Hallam LGBT+ Staff Network present a screening of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) to mark LGBT+ History Month.
This film covers the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman's creation.
This event is hosted by Hallam LGBT+ Staff Network and is open to the public. It's free but donations are welcome to Friends of Edward Carpenter, to support the production of a permanent memorial to Edward Carpenter by renowned sculptor by Maggie Hambling in Sheffield city centre.