skip to primary navigationskip to content

Through a glass, darkly : unmasking ancient deities and intersex identities

A showcase of work exploring the empowering potential of the ancient world for the LGBTI present.
When Dec 02, 2015
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Museum of Classical Archaeology
Contact Name
Contact Phone (01223) 330402
Add event to calendar vCal

Join us for one night only: a showcase of work by artists Ela Xora and Francis Segelman exploring the empowering potential of the ancient world for the LGBTI present. Celebrate the end of term and the publication of the Independent’s Rainbow List with a glass of wine and a fresh look at the classical past after-hours in our atmospheric Cast Gallery.



  • Ela Xora (Rainbow List judge, mask maker and artist)
  • Sarah Graham (Intersex activist, acclaimed addiction councillor and no.2 on this year’s Rainbow List)
  • Joe Holliday (Author, Intersex activist and no.67 on this year’s Rainbow List)
  • Charlie Northrop (Classics student and no.97 on this year’s Rainbow List)
  • Suz Temko (Intersex activist, campaign manager for IntersexUK and "one to watch" on this years Rainbow List)



  • Xora's paintings and masks inspired by intersex deities
  • Segelman’s sculpture of Xora as the Borghese Hermaphroditus
  • Sarah Graham, Joe Holiday, Suz Temko live performance alongside aural art pieces from Harry Potter actress Natalia Tena and Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey taken from Xora’s current exhibition, ‘Prime Minister, No More Scars’
  • An introduction by Charlie Northrop

Performances start at 7.30pm.

Members of the Faculty are most welcome to attend. Space is limited will be limited. To book a place, please email  

Find out more...

  • Ela Xora:
  • Francis Segelman:
  • Sarah Graham:
  • Joe Holliday:
  • The Rainbow List:

RSS Feed Latest news

Vacancy - Research Associate, ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ Project (CREWS)

Oct 20, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be a member of the ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ (CREWS) project, led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele.

How to write a Greek Dictionary

Oct 06, 2016

Watch the film about the Faculty's Greek Lexicon Project, working towards a a new dictionary of Ancient Greek.

New Discovery

Sep 20, 2016

Professor Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker (Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati), ‘Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos’, 5 pm on Monday 10 October in Room LG.17, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. To reserve your place please reply to by Monday 3 October.

Temporary University Lectureships in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 31, 2016

Applications are welcome for two temporary lectureships in Classics (Ancient History) from 01 January 2017. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for further information.

View all news