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FILM: Dr Roger Highfield in conversation with Baroness Mary Warnock

9 July 2018
By BioNews
Appeared in BioNews 957

In this film, Dr Roger Highfield (Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum Group) interviews Baroness Mary Warnock (Patron of the Progress Educational Trust, the charity that publishes BioNews) about how she and her colleagues built the foundations of today's IVF and embryo research regulation.

(If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)

Roger Highfield will be chairing a public discussion with Louise Brown (the world's first IVF baby) on the occasion of her 40th birthday, at the Science Museum in London on the evening of Wednesday 25 July 2018, and the Progress Educational Trust (PET) will be among the exhibitors at this event. Attendance is free, but advance booking is required - click here to book places.

Roger Highfield will also be chairing a session at PET's Annual Conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?', in London on Wednesday 5 December 2018. There is an early bird discount if you book for this conference before 14 September - see here for details.

Mary Warnock was recently awarded a Dan David Prize, 'for her leading role in the development of practical bioethics, specifically for her progressive and unparalleled contribution to the ethics of embryology and genetics'. Watch films of Mary receiving this award and then discussing her life and work at a follow-up event.

Finally, read Roger Highfield's recent article about Mary Warnock's work, which focuses on her recommendation of a 14-day limit on human embryo research.

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