Copyright, Glossary, Acknowledgements & Further Resources

All images are copyright of the University of Oxford, unless otherwise stated.

The Q logo was designed by Jack Kearsley and Ren of My Normal.

Glossary of terms used

This list is not exhaustive and not definitive, and should only be used for general guidance. For more information, please see GLAAD glossaries.

Sex: Biologically determined. People can be male, female or intersex, which is a combination of both. Intersex animal or plant species are sometimes called hermaphrodites, but people should not be called this as it is offensive.

Gender, gender identity or gender role: The behaviour, roles and activities associated with the different sexes depending on the culture a person is from. This can be binary (male and female) or non-binary.

Transgender or trans: An umbrella term for people whose gender identity does not ususally match their sex.

Sexuality: A person’s sexual orientation or preference.

Cis-gendered or hetero-normative: People who relate to the gender and sexuality most commonly associated in their culture with their sex.

Queer: A word used derogatively in the past, which has been reclaimed by some people to refer to non-binary or non-hetero-normative people collectively.


Pitt Rivers Museum Project Team: Beth Asbury, Katherine Clough, Nicholas Crowe, Madeleine Ding and Jozie Kettle. To get in touch, please e-mail

We would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and the following people, without whom this project would not have been possible.

Volunteer writers: Olivia Aarons, Clara Barker, Michael Beauvais, Gemma Cantlow, Barbara Diaz-Navarro, AKE, Peter S Forsaith, Ruby Gilding, Katie Hambrook, Iris Kaye-Smith, G R Mills, Hetty Mosforth, JC Niala, Victoria Sainsbury, Rachael Seculer-Faber, Adrienne Mortimer, Martha Robinson Rhodes, JW, Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull, Rebecca Wood, Aaron Worsley and Ela Xora.

Ashmolean Museum: Graeme Campbell, Simon Glenn, Alice Howard, Julia Lenaghan, Liam McNamara, Clare Pollard, Paul Roberts, Amy Taylor and Matthew Winterbottom.

Bate Collection: Andrew Lamb.

Bodleian Libraries: Stuart Ackland, Bruce Barker-Benfield, Catriona Cannon, Francesca Galligan, Julie Anne Lambert, Jeremy McIlwaine, Charlotte McKillop-Mash, Nick Millea, Judith Priestman, Madeline Slaven, Susan Thomas, Mike Webb and Imaging Services.

Botanic Garden: Ruth Jordan, Tom Price, Kate Pritchard and Victoria Yates.

Museum of the History of Science: Robyn Haggard, Keiko Ikeuchi and Stephen Johnston.

Museum of Natural History: Scott Billings, Mark Carnall, Zoë Simmons, Paul Smith and Janet Stott.

Pitt Rivers Museum: Helen Adams, Faye Belsey, Stuart Booker, Jeremy Coote, Haas Ezzet, Louise Hancock, Clare Harris, Dan Hicks, Beth McDougall, Zena McGreevy, Sian Mundell, Alistair Orr, Laura Peers and Laura Van Broekhoven.

Others: Nicola Bird, Hannah Bruce, Helen Charlesworth, Carolyn Conroy, Claire Davis, Jack Kearsley, Ren, Helena Fox, Stephen Fry, Susan Griffiths, Spike Greenwood, Emma Henderson, Jo Kay, Caroline Kennedy, Victoria McGuinness, Caroline Moreau, Karen Muir, Richard Parkinson, Lucy Shaw, Jessica Suess and Joy Todd.

Further Resources

This is not an exhaustive list, but represents some of the support and networks available in Oxford and elsewhere in the UK.

University of Oxford LGBTQ+ Society

University of Oxford Equality and Diversity Unit

Oxford Area Academic LGBT Staff Network

Oxford Brookes Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Oxford Brookes LGBTQ+ Society

Oxford Lesbian History Group

Gay Oxford

Tales of our City

Molly: Party for Queers

My Normal


Oxford Pride

Oxford Friend

Oxford City Council


Gendered Intelligence

Being Gay is OK

Mermaids UK

LGBT History Month

LGBT Archive

People’s History of LGBT+ Life in Britain (History Pin)

LGBT+ Oxfordshire

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