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Past events

The Centre for Reproduction Research (CRR), formerly the Reproduction Research Group (RRG) hold a number of events, from workshops to seminars and conferences, offering a great opportunity to network throughout the year.

Please see below for information on previous events. Details of our forthcoming meetings 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 events please contact crr@dmu.ac.uk

 

2020/2021

 

Human Reproduction Study Group Summer Event

On Thursday 20th May 2021, the Centre for Reproduction Research hosted the Human Reproduction Study Group Summer Event Online Symposium ‘Reproductive challenges in a post-Covid19 world’ funded by the British Sociological Association.

The symposium included a keynote address from Professor Ayo Wahlberg, University of Copenhagen on the ‘Decline-fertility forms in a stratified world’, and talks from Dr Charlotte Faircloth, University College London: ‘Not the best time: Methodological and ethical challenges of researching parenting in a pandemic’, and Dr Mari Greenfield, King’s College London: ‘Unpredictable, unclear and unsafe; changes to expectant parents’ views of maternity services during the first UK lockdown’.

A full event programme is avaialble here.

For more information about the event please contact cathy.herbrand@dmu.ac.uk or kbaldwin@dmu.ac.uk

East Midlands Medical Sociology Group Event

On Tuesday 9th February 2021, the Centre for Reproduction Research in collaboration with the East Midlands Medical Sociology Group hosted a conference funded by the British Sociological Association.

This conference included a keynote lecture from Dr Katie Featherstone, Reader in Medical Sociology, University of Cardif on ‘Wandering the wards: ward ‘rules’ and the consequences for people living with dementia’

Further information about this conference can be found by accessing the event programme which contains an abstract as well as contact details of the presenter.

Forty-seven people attended the event. Delegates were a mixture of students, university and NHS researchers and clinicians from across the Midlands.

The meetings are open to both BSA and non BSA members. Details of our forthcoming meetings and booking instructions will be available via the BSA and CRR websites. A small charge may be levied for attendance at meetings. However, BSA members and students will be charged a discounted fee. If you wish to be put on our mailing list so that you can be advised of future events please contact Jessica Turner (or tel: 0116 207 8306).

Decolonising Reproduction  - Understanding the impact of racial stratification on sexual and reproductive health

In collaboration with the Decolonising DMU Project, the Centre for Reproduction Research held an event on Decolonising Reproduction on Thursday 21 January.

This event included a talk by Dr Annabel Sowemimo, Community Sexual & Reproductive Health Registrar, member of the FSRH’s International Committee and founder of the non-profit, community based organisation ‘Decolonising Contraception’ about the impact of racial stratification on sexual and reproductive health.

For more information about this event please contact christina.weis@dmu.ac.uk

 

 

2019/2020

 

 

 

2018/2019

 

BSA International Expert Symposium: Comparative and transnational perspectives on technologies of fertility preservation and extension

In collaboration with the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness, and the British Sociological Association Human Reproduction Study Group, the Centre for Reproduction Research held the first International Expert Symposium on Thursday 13th June at De Montfort University, Leicester.

A full programme is available here.

BSA Human Reproduction Study Group Conference

The Centre for Reproduction Research held the BSA Human Reproduction Study Group Conference on Wednesday 12th June, 2019 at De Montfort University, Leicester.

This conferecne included a keynote address from Professor Marcia Inhorn, Department of Anthropology, Yale University: ‘The Quest for Conception: Where Has It Taken Us?’. 

A full programme is available here.

For more information about the event please contact cathy.herbrand@dmu.ac.uk 

Inaugural Lecture

On Wednesday 13th February 2019, the Centre for Reprioduction Research hosted the Inaugural Lecture of the Centre Director, Professor Nicky Hudson. Nicky’s lecture entitled ‘Did Margaret Atwood get it right? Reflecting on the social, economic and technological transformation of human reproduction’ provided a reflection on the current reproductive landscape, as well as recent developments and possible future directions for this rapidly developing field.

BSA Human Reproduction Study Group Winter Event

The Centre for Reproduction Research held the BSA Human Reproduction Study Group Winter Event: Critically Mapping Cross-Border Reproduction on Friday 1st February 2019, at the University of the West of England, Bristol

This conference included a keynote address from Professor Diana Marre, from the AFIN Research Group at the Autonomous University Barcelona, also Visiting Professor 2017-19 at UWE, Bristol: "On stratified reproductive work in Spain: the role of ‘anonymity’ and ‘altruism’"

More information can be found here.

 

2017/2018

Please see here for full details of events in 2017/2018.

2016/2017

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

2015/2016

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

2014/2015

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

Pre 2014/2015

Please see here for full details of events pre 2014/2015.