Third Sex Reading Group

Welcome to the Third Sex Reading Group

Welcome to the Third Sex Reading Group! Meeting once a month, we focus on texts that examine ‘the third sex’ – that is; Victorian and neo-Victorian works that explore sex and gender, queerness, and LGBTQIA+ identities. 

Meetings take take place via Zoom, last for approximately 90 minutes, and will be supplemented by an exciting and supportive reading pack, comprising questions and textual prompts for members.

Our Next Session

We’re Back for Season Three

Watch this space for details of our next sessions!

Reading Group Archive

Season One

Season Two

How to Join

Interested in Queer History? Love literature and film? Join us! Our sessions aim to cover all things LGBTQIA+, the long Victorian, Neo-Victorian, poetry, fiction, history, art and so much more.

To join you can register via eventbrite or email us at

We will send out the reading pack a week in advance of the group meeting, and a link to join us online the day before it is scheduled. You will also be provided with a password to access the reading pack (link below). The pack and password will change with each session: please do not share this information with others. Bring your tea, coffee, other, and come join us! We look forward to seeing you there.

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