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Workshop/Course, Sat 1 Dec 2018, free entry


Archives of Feeling: World AIDS Day event

Archives of Feeling: World AIDS Day event


To tie in with 2018’s Remembrance exhibition (Abbey House Museum) , Kirkstall Abbey are pleased to be hosting an event to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December a the visitor centre. The programme is as follows:

1.30pm-3pm Talk: “Archives of Feeling: AIDS in the UK c.1987,” with Professor Matt Cook

This talk will trace the emotional landscape of Britain at a key turning point in the history of AIDS. Drawing chiefly on the astonishing testimonies of around 600 largely straight men and women, Professor Cook will explore the feelings at stake in the epidemic, how they related to press and politics, how they shaped everyday lives, and how they played out for those dealing most directly with the escalating crisis. Such ‘archives of feeling’ are fundamental to our understanding of intersecting social and intimate lives – past and present.

3.10pm-5pm Talk & discussion, with West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Ross Horsley will present a short presentation about the WYQS project, a chance to listen to some recordings touching on AIDS-related subjects, and the opportunity for attendees to participate themselves with the opportunity for them to have stories of their experiences recorded in a quiet space.

Matt Cook is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck, University of London, and you can find out more about his research here: []

You can find out about the West Yorkshire Queer Stories project here: []

To find out more about the Living With Dying project and the Remembrance exhibition, please visit : []

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 Dec 2018 13:30 to 17:00


Free entry

Event is free but booking is essential. Light refreshments (tea and coffee) will be served.



    Kirkstall Abbey


    Abbey Road,
    LS5 3EH



    See location of Kirkstall Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

    By Car:
    Kirkstall Abbey is located 3 miles from the city centre off the main A65 road, adjacent to Abbey House Museum.

    By Public Transport:
    The number 33 bus stops outside the abbey which can be caught at Leeds bus station.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups