BONUS EPISODE : IVF IN CONVERSATION AT THE BRITISH SCIENCE MUSEUM
Thank you to the British Science Museum for sharing the audio from its Late opening event where Louise Brown and Roger Gorsden a former doctoral student of IVF pioneer Robert Edwards and expert in female infertility, had a one-off in-conversation event in the IMAX Theatre, chaired by Science Museum Director of External Affairs, Roger Highfield.
The development of in vitro fertilisation, or IVF, culminating in the ‘miraculous’ birth of Louise Joy Brown on 25 July 1978, was a defining moment for reproductive technology pioneered by British researchers. Louise’s birth followed ten years of experimentation, hundreds of failed attempts and many setbacks for Robert Edwards, Patrick Steptoe and Jean Purdy, the scientists responsible for this remarkable achievement.
This event accompanies a new exhibition, IVF: 6 Million Babies Later which you can hear from its curator Connie Orbach in a previous episode I released here
You can also follow Louise on twitter here
‘It’s very weird to think I started off life in that tiny dish.’ – Louise Brown.
— Science Museum (@sciencemuseum) July 26, 2018
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