Edward Carpenter – A Talk by Peter Tatchell


This Monday 28th June at 7pm distinguished human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will give the 1st Edward Carpenter Memorial Lecture. This will be via zoom at 7pm and can easily be attended by anyone virtually anywhere.

To get the zoom link you have to just book a ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edward-carpenter-memorial-lecture-with-guest-speaker-peter-tatchell-tickets-159608743047 with the charge set at just £4 wth the money raising money for Derbyshire LGBT+.

Edward Carpenter (1844-1929): socialist, feminist, environmentalist and LGBT+ rights campaigner was quite literally the last gay man standing in England when Oscar Wilde went to prison and the France at the turn of the century. And yet throughout this time and right up to 1922 Edward was living in Chesterfield and subsequently Millthorpe, Derbyshire, as an out gay man with his same sex partners, notably George Merrill. This talk written and delivered by Peter Tatchell will draw out the stor of Edward and his associates as well as his significance for equality campaigners today.


Derbyshire LGBT+ would like to express their gratitude to Peter for giving this talk which he has specially written after he visited the LGBT+ Centre in Chesterfield last year as part of the Derbyshire events to celebrate Edward Carpenter.