We are pleased to invite you to the Men’s Unwanted Sexual Experiences (MUSE) project event with the research team Dr Carl-Bonner Thompson, Dr Kirsty McGregor and Dr Jason Preston, and the project partners 1in6.uk, ManKindUK and Jon Ralphs. See the links below to register for events in Newcastle and Brighton.

The MUSE project Exhibition, talk and reception

The Common Room, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Wed 6th July 2022 5:30PM


The MUSE project Exhibition, talk and reception

The Ledward Centre, Brighton, BN1 1GE

Mon 11th July 2022 5:30PM


Both events include talks from the research team, representatives from 1in6.uk and a panel discussion. There will also be an exhibition of work that was created by participants during the project and refreshments.

5.30 -6.00pm – Exhibition
6.00 – 7.30pm – Talks/discussion
7.30-8pm – Drinks reception

About the project – Website

Men’s unwanted sexual experiences – or sexual violence and harassment towards men – are receiving growing attention from charities, academics and policymakers. A recent survey by the ManKindUK for 1in6.uk highlighted that 42% of men in the UK have experienced at least one form of unwanted sexual contact in their lives and they rarely seek formal support.

The MUSE project explores the barriers men experience when trying to seek support (both formal and informal). The project, based at University of Brighton, has interviewed men in South East and North East England who have had unwanted sexual experiences. The project has also conducted arts-based workshops with participants to explore the relationship between masculinity and sexual harassment and violence. The aim of the project is to explore how to create better pathways for men to find support.