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IVF History Project

To explore the history of in vitro fertilisation techniques using archival and interview sources

Project Director: Professor Sarah Franklin

The project has three aims:

  • To conduct interviews with key scientists, journalist and policy makers involved in the clinical translation of human IVF in the postwar period in the UK
  • To find, deposit and catalogue archival material relevant to this period
  • To produce an interdisciplinary account of IVF as a case study in biomedical translation


More information can be found on the Reproductive Sociology Research Group website.

Project part of

Academy Research Projects

The Academy Research Projects are major long-term infrastructural projects or research facilities, intended to produce works of scholarship.