Humanities in Public: Season Two: Sex

Humanities in Public: Season Two: Sex

01 Jan - 31 Mar

'Humanities in Public' is the research showcase of the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Our aim is to introduce you to the research we do via a programme of topical events and activities that make you want to come join us and participate. The programme is open to absolutely everyone.

Sex – be it our gender, sexual orientation, biological make-up, our attraction for somebody else, the act of intercourse or procreation – matters to all of us. Sex is a tremendous source of joy, love, connection, identity and pride, but it can also provoke great shame, stigma, fear, worry and vilification. The intention of this HiP strand on SEX is to examine just a few of the pressing questions that sex confronts us with, such as: How is our era of increased sexualisation affecting and changing our relationship to our own bodies and to each other? What does parenthood signify? Can our ideas about disease and sexuality inform each other?

Our events will match a discussion of questions like these with numerous fun activities and popular, accessible events that take a lighter look at sex, gender and sexuality, particularly as examined in performance and representation on stage and screen. We hope that you will be able to join us and allow yourselves to be inspired, thrilled, enthused, educated and – ultimately – satisfied by what we have to offer."