Coming Up

Lagom Calling with Sunday Assembly Southampton

Banister Primary & Nursery School

25 th February 2018 11:00

Break out of the Winter Cycle by Living even Better in 2018!

Last year, teacher and standup comedian Tony Kinsella declared Denmark to be the cultural pioneers of contentment in his talk on hygge; but now it's time to throw away the candles and the spicy fruit porridge, because Tony has visited Stockholm, read another book and adopted a new philosophy: Lagom: The Swedish concept of The Good Life.

Lagom Calling explores the very Socialist principles of the Swedish lifestyle, with its focus on justice, community and frugality. Combining Viking team ethics and The Law Of Jante, the Swedish mantra that 'enough is as good as a feast' is a simple and accessible ethos that will change your life for the better and save you a few quid with a few small tweaks to your own routine.

Along with this, there'll be a short talk, singing, poetry, positive news, cake, tea and mindfulness. As always, we'll be going to The Flying Aubergine after for delicious food if you want to join us.

You’ll find us at Banister Primary School, Archers Road, Southampton, SO15 2LS. We aim to start at 11am, and have tea/coffee/cake/conversation by 12:30, leaving by 13:30

If you have children you'd like to bring along, they are certainly welcome, but we'd recommend that you bring some quiet activities along for them.

We have disabled access and an accessible toilet, but no assisted listening. If you'd like large print of the lyrics, let us know.

**** Sunday Assembly is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. Please bring cash and support us if you can to keep it free for those who can't.

To find out more about Sunday Assembly Southampton, or get involved in shaping this community, whether through bringing along cake, offering a short talk, or helping us plan, please email ****

Posted by Phil Wiles

A Brief History of Gay Life and LGBT Activism in Southampton

Lecture Theatre A - Nuffield Theatre (Building 6, Room 1077)

02 nd March 2018 19:00

To round off LGBT+ History Month, we are extremely lucky to be joined by Sue Johnson and Selina Siak for a talk and Q & A. Both were members of the predecessors to the Southampton LGBT+ society, GaySoc and PinkSoc, during the 1980s.

Sue studied Chemistry in Southampton from 1981 and graduated with a PhD in Organic Chemistry. During her time as a student, she helped increase the presence of GaySoc within the University and was key in the organisation of the very first Pride week in Southampton. She currently works at the Greater London Authority as a Senior Equality and Fairness Policy Officer.

Selina graduated with an undergraduate degree in 1986 and a doctorate in Physics in 1989 and has since worked as a theoretical physicist, investment banker and quant trader. She is now a London-based author of acclaimed novels with diversity themes. Once a prominent activist in the city, Selina worked with the Southampton city council to ensure that its staff were better informed about challenges facing lesbians and gay men at the time.

The efforts of Sue, Selina and other early activists all have helped to make Southampton the more tolerant place that it is today

There will be an opportunity to see photographs from the period and ask them any questions you may have.

Posted by Mark Brewerton