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Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing


Seminar Room 4, University of Liverpool (LONDON CAMPUS), 33 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AG
19 June 2019 6pm (registration), 6.30pm-8.15pm (discussion)

Dr Lucy Frith, Reader in Bioethics and Social Science at the University of Liverpool and co-chair of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA TestingSarah Norcross, Director of the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and co-chair of PET's FREE-to-attend public event 'Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing', taking place in London on the evening of Wednesday 19 June 2019 Last chance to register for this free-to-attend public event, taking place in London this evening (Wednesday 19 June). Doors will open at 6pm, and the discussion will then take place from 6.30pm-8.15pm.

An outline of the themes of the event, incorporating links to related readings, can be found here. The event has also been the subject of advance press coverage in the Daily Mail.

The event is produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with the University of Liverpool, with additional sponsorship from the European Sperm Bank and the London Women's Clinic.

The event will be co-chaired by Sarah Norcross (Director of the Progress Educational Trust) and Dr Lucy Frith (Reader in Bioethics and Social Science at the University of Liverpool), with speakers including:

  • Andy Waters, sperm donor and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA TestingDebbie Kennett, Genetic Genealogist and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA TestingDebbie Kennett (Genetic Genealogist and Honorary Research Associate at University College London)

  • Andy Waters (was a sperm donor in the UK before the law was changed to end anonymity)

  • Becky (donor-conceived person)

  • Louise Johnson (Chief Executive of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority)

Please note that the event is taking place in central London - although the venue is part of the University of Liverpool, it is in the university's London campus.

Attendance at this event is free, but advance registration is required. Register here.

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