Brunel University London
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Public Lecture 2014: Professor Lord Robert Winston Monday 7 April 2014 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm Location: Eastern Gateway Building Auditorium Professor Lord Robert Winston will give a lecture on 'Meddling with the Future' at Brunel University London

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Public Lecture: 'Meddling with the Future'

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Public Lecture 2014: Professor Lord Robert Winston Monday 7 April 2014 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm Location: Eastern Gateway Building Auditorium Professor Lord Robert Winston will give a lecture on 'Meddling with the Future'

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About the Speaker

Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. He is committed to scientific education and tries to communicate the excitement of science through his award winning BBC programmes and books. He continues to give public lectures in a large number of British and overseas universities and regularly visits schools throughout the UK.

In the 1970s he developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and it has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.

He now runs a research programme at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College that aims to improve human transplantation. Lord Winston has over 300 scientific publications to his name about human reproduction and the early stages of pregnancy.

Lord Winston is also Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust – a charity which raised over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women’s health and babies.

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Brunel University London is a leading international university which addresses the challenges facing society through ground-breaking applied research and educational programmes.

Our students are taught and prepared for their future careers in a supportive culture of excellence, enterprise and innovation. This supportive community instils confidence, curiosity and ambition in our students. Our work changes the lives of people around the world by bringing economic, social and cultural benefits.

Our attractive London campus offers students and staff a secure and friendly environment in which to work and relax. Our location offers easy access to Central London, Heathrow and the motorway network. Everything is on one campus with over £400 million of investment creating first class facilities.

All of our accommodation is on site so students are never far from teaching and learning resources, accessible student services, impressive sports and social facilities and catering outlets.

The Student Recruitment Team are here to help guide you through the process of applying and preparing for university, and provide information about what's on offer at Brunel. We support prospective students and teachers by facilitating individual and group visits to our campus and attending school and college events. For further information please visit:

our website http://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/information-for-parents-and-schools/schools-and-college-group-visits

or email [email protected]

We look forward to working with you.






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