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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



Tuesday 23rd March, 12 - 1, PGR in progress session: Jessica Turner, De Montfort Univsersity, 'Reproducing and resisting dominant discourses of pregnancy and early motherhood on social media'

Monday 8th February, 12 - 1 , Dr Sarah Marie Hall, University of Manchester,  'A pregnant pause? Oral histories and futures of reproduction and austerity'


Monday 20th January, 12  - 1.30 - Professor Damien Riggs, Flinders University, 'Fertility preservation for transgender and non-binary people: Views of adults, young people, parents and healthcare professionals'

Wednesday 9th October, 12 - 1.30 - Dr Yuliya Hilevych, University of Cambridge, 'Infertility and childlessness before IVF: alternatives and activism in Britain'


Tuesday 14 May 2019, 12-1.30, Dr. Sezin Topçu, French National Research Center (CNRS) and Paris School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Ehess), ‘Caesarean Nation? Techno-birth, Risk and Obstetric Practice in Turkey’

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 12-1:30, Dr Pam Lowe, Aston University, ‘Constructing Abortion Harm: The interplay of ‘science’ and ‘sin’ in anti-abortion activism at abortion clinics’

Wednesday 30 January 2019, 12 – 1.30, Ilana Lowy, Inserm, Paris,  ‘Prenatal diagnosis and disability rights’

Wednesday 28 November 2018, 12 – 1.30, Dr Sayani Mitra, University of Goettingen, Germany, 'Technological fixes and reproductive disruptions during commercial surrogacy in India'

Wednesday 10 October 12– 1.30 PhDs in progress session: Three of our PhD students will be presenting an overview of their research:

  • Victoria Crowdell - Selling hope? Investigating the UK IVF industry and the case of fertility treatment add-ons
  • Sasha Loyal - Exploring perceptions of reproductive timing within British South Asian communities: A qualitative study
  • Sumaira Rashid – An ethnographic study of the social, cultural and biomedical construction of menopause in Punjab, Pakistan



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



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.