Richard Hornsey

Richard Hornsey is a senior lecturer in cultural studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is writing a book on space, time and male homosexuality in postwar London.

Join the club: a new queer history of London

Richard Hornsey, 7 September 2006

In December 1932, thirty officers from the Metropolitan Police burst into a ballroom on the ground floor of a house in Holland Park. The party they interrupted was packed with domestic servants and staff from nearby hotels. All the guests were male, half of them wearing lounge suits, the rest evening dresses and make-up. The organiser of the ball, Lady Austin (otherwise known as Austin S., a...

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