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Life after Death: A Woman's Victory in Having Her Deceased Husband's Children

Progress Educational Trust
Lecture Theatre 4, Arts Tower, University of Sheffield, 12 Bolsover Street, Sheffield S3 7NA
24 October 2017 - 6pm (drinks reception), 6.30pm-8pm (discussion)

Attendance at this event is free, but advance booking is required. Book your place now by completing this online form. If you have any queries, please email

Diane Blood, speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Life after Death: A Woman's Victory in Having Her Deceased Husband's Children', taking place at the University of Sheffield on the evening of Tuesday 24 October 2017Liam Blood, son of Diane Blood and and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Life after Death: A Woman's Victory in Having Her Deceased Husband's Children', taking place at the University of Sheffield on the evening of Tuesday 24 October 2017 20 years ago, widow Diane Blood won the legal right to conceive a child using the sperm of her deceased husband Stephen Blood. This free-to-attend public event in Sheffield, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with the University of Sheffield, with the support of the Wellcome Trust - will reunite some of the people at the centre of this landmark legal case, including Diane herself and her son Liam.

Michael Fordham QC, key member of Diane Blood's legal team and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Life after Death: A Woman's Victory in Having Her Deceased Husband's Children', taking place at the University of Sheffield on the evening of Tuesday 24 October 2017 Professor Ian Cooke, obstetrician and gynaecologist involved in Diane Blood's care and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Life after Death: A Woman's Victory in Having Her Deceased Husband's Children', taking place at the University of Sheffield on the evening of Tuesday 24 October 2017 Two decades on from Diane's legal victory the speaker panel will look back on personal, legal, medical and ethical aspects of the case. They will also consider the impact of the case on others who have sought to use a person's sperm, egg or embryo to conceive a child after that person has died. Why do such scenarios still lead to legal difficulties and provoke public debate, in the UK and elsewhere?

Professor Allan Pacey, Trustee at the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and chair of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Life after Death: A Woman's Victory in Having Her Deceased Husband's Children', taking place at the University of Sheffield on the evening of Tuesday 24 October 2017 Besides Diane and Liam, the speaker panel will also include Professor Ian Cooke (an obstetrician and gynaecologist involved in Diane's care) and Michael Fordham QC (a key member of Diane's legal team). The discussion will be chaired by PET Trustee Professor Allan Pacey.

If tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #DianeBlood

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CROSSING FRONTIERS

Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

Public Conference
London
8 December 2017

Speakers include

Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Jacques Cohen

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Andy Greenfield

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross


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