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Welcome to the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies

The Centre for Gender and Women's Studies is an internationally renowned research and teaching centre with a long and important history. The centre is distinctly interdisciplinary in its focus and also aims to foster links between academic research, and political movements for gender equality and social justice.

We welcome anybody with an interest in gender, sexuality and feminist research to participate in the informal and formal events organised through and affiliated with the centre.

Undergraduate Study

Study for a BA Hons in Sociology or Media and Cultural Studies, with a strong focus on Gender and Women's Studies. More»


Postgraduate Study

Master's Degree in Women's Studies with options for combined masters.

We also offer a PhD programme with MA and PhD funding opportunities through the ESRC North West Doctoral Training School and (from 2014) through a new AHRC doctoral training school. More»


The CGWS fosters a particularly strong research culture and offers an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary research.

Find out more about our research»



Book cover image fro Secrecy and SilenceWe are home to the Transformations book series (Routledge).

You will also find further information about our staff publications on their individual homepages. See our affiliated staff pages and Lancaster's publications repository

Latest News

Lucy Suchman elected President of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), 22 September 2014

At the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 23 August, Lucy Suchman was presented with the ...Read more»


There are no forthcoming events scheduled at present.


Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory Lunch Time Lectures

'Open for all’ coffee morning
every Tuesday 9.15am Bowland North B Floor hub, during term time.

Feminist Movie MondaysFeministMovieMonday

Rev Steve Charman at a Lancaster Feminist Society event

Steve Charman

Centre Directors

The centre is currently Directed by Dr Imogen Tyler and Dr Celia Roberts.


Imogen and Celia

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