Past Seminars

The Centre for Reproduction Research (CRR), formerly the Reproduction Research Group (RRG) hold a number of seminars throughout the year. 

Please see below for information on previous seminars. Details of our forthcoming seminars and booking instructions will be available via the Centre website. If you wish to be put on our mailing list so that you can be advised of future seminars please contact



Wednesday 25 April 12:00 - 1:30 - Prof Linda Layne, Visiting Scholar at the Reproductive Sociology Research Group, University of Cambridge - 'What Kind of a Family Do We Want to Be?’: One American Single Mother by Choice Family as a Case Study of Neo-Liberal Self-Regulation and the Cultivation of Entrepreneurial Subjects'


Monday 16 April 12:00 - 1:30 - Dr Kinneret Lahad, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Women and Gender Studies Program, Tel Aviv University - 'Singlehood and the violent effects of temporal normativity’


Wednesday 21 March 12:00 – 1:30 - Dr Ilke Turkmendag, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University - ‘Epigenetic Imaginaries in Remaking Reproductive Responsibility’


Wednesday 21 February 2018, 12.00 – 1.30 - Wendy Norton, De Montfort University -  'Gay men’s journeys to parenthood via surrogacy:  an exploratory study of UK residents'.


Wednesday 24 January 2018, 12.00 – 1.30 - Jessica Hepburn, author of ‘The Pursuit of Motherhood’ and founder of - 'Reflections on a Personal Journey through the World of Infertility'.


Wednesday 22 November 2017 12:00-1:30 - Damian Riggs, Flinders University - ‘Navigating reproductive desires and demands in the context of fertility preservation for transgender people’.


Wednesday 11 October 2017 12:00-1:30 - Dr Cathy Herbrand, De Montfort University - ‘Genetic Inheritance and Reproductive Processes through the lens of Mitochondrial Donation’



Please see here for full details of seminars in 2016/2017. 



Please see here for full details of seminars in 2015/2016.



Please see here for full details of seminars in 2014/2015.












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