Anne McLaren Lecture 2023: Women in Science Research and Policy

Professor Sarah Franklin, Professor Emily Jackson, Professor Dorothy Bishop FRS, Professor Susan Michie, Dr Helena Rodriguez Caro
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 18:30
Kellogg College (and Online)
Banbury Road
Venue details

The Hub

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Kellogg College is delighted to have an outstanding panel of four women academics who will discuss various aspects of women in science and public policy.

Anne McLaren was a leading stem-cell scientist who in the 1950s performed the world's first IVF birth using mice - work which helped lead to human in vitro fertilisation. She later went on to influence public policy around IVF, serving on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. She received many honours for her contributions to science and became the first woman Officer of the Royal Society (as Foreign Secretary and Vice President). Anne was a Trustee of the Oxford International Biomedical Centre, which commissioned this event.


Professor Sarah Franklin holds the Chair in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. She established the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc), a leading research centre in reproductive studies. Professor Franklin is Chair of the Anne McLaren Trust.

Professor Emily Jackson is a Professor of Law at the LSE. She is a member of the British Medical Association Medical Ethics Committee, and until 2012 was Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

Professor Dorothy Bishop FRS is Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.

Professor Susan Michie is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behavioural Change at UCL. She is Chair of the WHO's Behavioural Insights and Sciences Technical Advisory Group.

Panel Chair:

Dr Helena Rodriguez Caro is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, and a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.

The talk will be introduced by Kellogg President, Professor Jonathan Michie, and Dr Charles Pasternak, President of OIBC.

This event is in-person and will also be streamed live, and recorded. There will also be a photographer taking photos at the event. If you are booking to attend online, you will receive a link with your event reminder email.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00 in the Kellogg Hub, followed by the panel at 17:30 and there will be a drinks reception after the event.

This event is free and open to all.