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Prof. Lord Winston

Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College

Lord Winston is one of the world's most respected medical academics and researchers of the human reproductive system He is also Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, Chairman of the Royal College of Music, and was voted "Peer of the Year" by his fellow Parliamentarians in 2008 for his expertise and work on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. Perhaps the best known of his TV work is The Human Body which won a record of three BAFTAs, an Emmy nomination and a Peabody award, and Secret Life of Twins and Superhuman.

"A leading fertility expert"

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In detail

Lord Winston runs a research programme in the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, on improvements in transgenic technology in animal models, with a long-term aim of improving human transplantation. He has been a visiting professor at a number of American, Australian and European universities. He was Chairman of the British Fertility Society 1984-87 and Dean of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1989 - 97. He was President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 2005. He is currently a member of Council and Chairman of the Societal Issues Panel at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

What he offers you

The head of a world leading human fertility research team, Lord Winston also speaks on topics including education, science, medicine and the arts. He is committed to scientific education and regularly writes or hosts popular science programmes for the BBC's main channel, the Discovery and ABC networks.

How he presents

Well known today to audiences throughout the world for his several BBC television series and the winner of numerous awards, Robert Winston possesses a great capacity for communicating often-complex science to a wide public audience.

Languages

He presents in English.

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Topics

  • Human Fertility
  • Science
  • Innovation in Genetic Research
  • Human Body and Super Human
  • Investment Needs for Medicine in the New Millennium
  • Technology and Medicine in Y2K

Testimonials

  • Robert's delivery was excellent. He was very interesting and thought provoking and received great feeback - Membership Organisation

Publications

  • 2007
    It's Elementary!
  • 2006
    Human: The Definitive Visual Guide (with Don E. Wilson)
  • 2004
    What Makes Me, Me? (won the Aventis Prize in 2005)
  • 2004
    Human: The Definitive Guide to Our Species (won the BMA First Prize for the Best Popular Medicine Book in 2005)

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