University of Sheffield

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The University of Sheffield was founded in 1897 as the University College of Sheffield, and became a university in its own right in 1905. It occupies a number of buildings around the city of Sheffield.

LGBT societies

Sheffield University Homophile Society was founded in June 1970. It started a Gay Action Group in the winter of that year, but folded in early 1971. It is listed as a CHE group in Amiable Warriors Volume One.[1]

Sheffield University Students Union Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Executive is a former member of the LGBT Consortium[2] and is listed as a member of ILGA,[3] but the web address given is no longer in use.

The University of Sheffield LGBT Committee was a member of the Coalition for Equal Marriage.

Alumni and staff


  1. Amiable Warriors Volume One, page 573.
  3. Accessed: 2016-06-26. (Archived by WebCite® at