A Night with Nigel Owens (public tickets)
Wednesday 08 May 2019
7pm - 9pm
As a part of our #StandTogether campaign, we are hosting a talk on the Wednesday 8 May at 7pm from Nigel Owens, MBE. The talk will take place in Owen Harris, with a meet and greet in the Students’ Union Lounge afterwards. There will also be an opportunity to have a free drink at the meet and greet.
Nigel Owens, MBE, is a Welsh international rugby union referee. He is the current world record holder for most test matches refereed.
In May 2007, Owens publicly came out as gay in an interview with Wales on Sunday. Reaction was mostly supportive. Owens said that coming out was a difficult decision, and that he had contemplated suicide when he was 26.
Shortly after the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Owens was named 'Gay Sports Personality of the Year' at gay rights group Stonewall's awards ceremony in London. He was a patron of the LGBT Centre of Excellence Wales, until its disbandment in late 2012, but he is still that of the Wooden Spoon Society rugby charity. In 2013 Owens became a patron of Bullies Out charity in Wales. He has served as secretary, chairman and president of the Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs. In 2015, Owens was named 'Gay Sports Personality of the Decade' at Stonewall awards ceremony in London.