Religion and the Sexual Revolution in Scotland 1968-1975

Posted by on 3 March, 2017 | 0 comments

From the mid-twentieth century, a complex series of changes took place across the Western World which became known as the ‘sexual revolution’.



While historians have contested its nature and extent, Scotland remains one of the European countries about which we know the least.


Using both oral history and contemporary comment, this lecture explores sexual attitudes and behaviours in Scotland in relation to religious discourses. In particular, this era was characterised by the alienation of large numbers of young people from churchgoing, and consequently, the waning influence of Christian ideas about sexualities.


Charlie Lynch is completing a PhD in History at the University of Glasgow and is Secretary of the Scottish Secular Society.


As always with our events, wine service and lively discussions included.


Date: 6 April 2017

Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Location: Annie Besant Lodge, 17 Queens Crescent, St. George’s Cross, Glasgow, G4 9BL

Our events and talks are free and open to the public, member and non-members alike. We are a non-profit organisation that receives no funding from external groups or the government. Our campaigns and events are funded by the generous donations of our members and supporters.

Leave a Reply