The BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section Annual Awards

Extended deadline: 31st May 2015.

 The Section awards three Prizes:

Practitioner Award

For a mental health professional registered with a professional body. The award will be made for a substantial contribution to the field of sexualities, such as service development; policy and governance development; clinical work; and other major contributions.

Research Award

Awarded to any professional, in the UK or Internationally, writing in relation to sexualities. Submissions should be no more than 8,000 words (including references) and must comprise an original piece of research.

Student Award

Awarded for an outstanding piece of work written in relation to sexualities. The Section encourages both International and UK students to submit their work irrespective of whether their studies are undertaken in the UK or abroad. The work may be a case study, qualitative or quantitative study, or a mixed methods study. Submissions should be no more than 5,000 words (including references), and must be accompanied by a covering letter from their Institution confirming their eligibility to enter the competition as a student (undergraduate or postgraduate). Entries must be received by no later than the closing date above.

The awards comprise:-

A cash prize,

A certificate,

One year’s free membership to the section (BPS members only), 

Publication in the Psychology of Sexualities Review (Abstracted by EBSCOhost).

Closing date: 31st May 2015.

For more information on the awards contact:

Or check out the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section Awards and Funding page.

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RIP, Leonard Nimoy


He passed away today at 83.Here’s the New York Times obituary. Doubt there are many people in the world who were so plainly and simply admired as he was, and is.

And rather than to be entirely sad about the end of a life lived well and prosperously, here’s a couple of music videos for you.

Rest in peace, Leonard Nimoy. We are, will always be, your friends.

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Lesbian Lives 2015

The Lesbian Lives 2015 conference is in full swing right now.  Very disappointed that I couldn’t attend but am following via Twitter #LesbianLives

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How to write 10,000 words a day

I wish I could do this…..

The Thesis Whisperer

One of the most popular posts on the Thesis Whisperer is How to write 1000 words a day and not go bat shit crazy. Last year a Twitter follower brought to my attention a post called How I went from writing 2000 words to 10,000 words a day by the fiction writer Rachel Aaron.

I did a double take.

Can you really write 10,000 words a day? Well, Rachel says she can, with three conditions:

1) Know what you are going to write before you write it
2) Set aside a protected time to write, and
3) Feel enthusiastic about what you are writing

I read the post with interest. Much of what Rachel did conformed with what I suggest in my earlier post, but I couldn’t bring myself to really believe Rachel’s productivity claims. To regularly write 10,000 words: It’s the dream, right? Imagine if you could reliably…

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Film Screening: Brace

This looks like great event. Unfortunately I can’t make it

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Queer London Research Forum Talk: Lesley A. Hall, ‘‘‘Bearded Fruit-Juice Drinkers”: the Queerness of Interwar Progressives’

This looks like a worthwhile event. Plan on attending.

British Association for Modernist Studies

We’re excited to announce the first Queer London Research Forum event of 2015, which will be a talk by the Wellcome Library’s Lesley A. Hall, entitled ‘‘‘Bearded Fruit-Juice Drinkers”: the Queerness of Interwar Progressives’.

The talk will take place on the 9th of February at 18:30 in the Cayley Room (room 152-3) at the University of Westminster (309 Regent Street). The talk will be followed by a wine reception. Attendance is free, but places must be booked, please email to confirm your place.

Abstract: “There was a significant mass of individuals and organisations in Britain between the wars, concentrated in the metropolis, who were widely perceived as ‘queer’ both in the contemporary popular sense of generally eccentric and cranky and also on account of their contravention of gender and sexual norms. This paper will look at the ways this somewhat amorphous group destabilised prevalent assumptions of the day, with…

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LGBT @ Appleseed bookshop, UoS

One of the LGBT History Month events at the University of Surrey

Orla Parslow 23 Things

To mark LGBT history month the University bookshop are having a display of LGBT+ books recommended by staff and students from across the Surrey campus.

Appleseed LGBT Feb 2015

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