The theme for History Month 2014 is Music. To cover the LGBT range we have four ‘faces’ from the field of music – lesbian composer and suffragette Dame Ethel Smyth, gay classical composer Lord Benjamin Britten (whose centenery is being marked in 2013); bisexual blues singer Bessie Smith, and trans TV and film music composer […]
Over the last fifty years the study of the past has begun to look at people from groups not previously given much attention by historians, including: • Women’s History • Working people’s History • Black History • Native American History • Non-Christian History • LGBT History This lesson ask learners to consider why the history […]
‘The trouser role’ or ‘Breeches role’ is a role in which an actress appears in male clothing (breeches being tight-fitting knee-length pants, the standard male garment in the classical era when breeches roles were introduced). In opera it can also refer to any male character that is sung and acted by a female singer. Most […]
Mrs Tiresias is a poem from The World’s Wife selection written by Carol Ann Duffy and published in 1999. It uses a Greek myth to explore ideas about gender and sexual orientation.
This lesson offers an opportunity for students to consider how scientific discoveries can impact minority groups.. It can also be used to develop an understanding of genetics and that variation is both acceptable and influenced by a variety of factors. On a very basic level it asks students to consider ethics and the impact of […]
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