Eleanor Glanville Centre holds exhibition focusing on equality in Lincoln

The Eleanor Glanville Centre (EGC) is partnering up with the University of Lincoln to promote equality and diversity of thought in Lincoln.

The exhibition is being held at the University’s Stephen Langton building and covers topics such as sexuality, ethnicity, gender and race in Lincoln and how it is important to be able to speak openly with others about sensitive topics.

Created by academics and professors, they believe after events such as the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s presidency causing some people to feel validated in expressing hate speech, that creating environments for open discussion is important for everyone.

Named after a famous entomologist from the 17th century, Eleanor Glanville was also the first woman to ever be acknowledged by the British Natural History for her accomplishments which is why her name was chosen.

Director of the EGC, Belinda Colston, said: “By hosting events such as these we hope that both students and people in Lincoln, the community, learn more about different issues affecting people they might not have been aware of.”