PRISM Speakers - July 2021

Organised by: PRISM Exeter
Date: Mon 5th July 2021
Time: 19:00 to 21:30
Location: Venue TBC

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PRISM Exeter host talks on LGBTQ+ identities in the census and accommodating neurodiverse learners in STEMM

Join PRISM Exeter for their latest event in their 'Speakers' series. These events showcase some of the amazing work being done by STEMM* professionals who just so happen to be LGBTQ+ and the ground-breaking work being done to make STEMM* more accessible and inclusive to all.

*STEMM = Science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine

Alexis Hoyland (Office of National Statistics) will be giving a talk on LGBTQ+ identities in the 2021 census of England and Wales. They will provide insights into the classifications that were prepared to assist the analysis of the anonymised free-format responses to the sexual orientation and gender identity questions.

Dr Layal Hakim (University of Exeter) will present PRISM Exeter's 'Allyship' talk for 2021. She will talk about the `'Exeter Spectrum Programme' which she leads. This program of pedagogical research focuses on supporting autistic students in their learning.

Please note : we are hopeful that this event will be able to feature an in-person element. However, we anticipate that social distancing regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic will reduce capacity at our intended venue. Therefore, we are only releasing 'Virtual Attendee' tickets at this time.


Is this event for me?

Yes (probably). We welcome everyone interested in attending our event, regardless of your gender identity and sexual orientation. We particularly welcome LGBTQ+ individuals, STEMM professionals, STEMM enthusiasts, young adults, and the parents, educators and influencers of children and young adults.


About PRISM Exeter

PRISM Exeter are a network, originally established in July 2018, catering for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies who work and study in the local Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) sector. For more information, visit their website at


About the Speakers series

PRISM Exeter's Speakers events series was established to showcase and celebrate the incredible work of LGBTQ+ people in STEMM and game-changing diversity and inclusion initiatives from across the UK. These events run three times a year, typically in February, July, and November to coincide with LGBT History Month in the UK, PRISM Exeter's own birthday, and LGBTQ+ STEMM Day, respectively.


This event is supported by a 'Diversity in Science' grant from the Biochemical Society, awarded to Dr Claire L Davies.