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Prof Lisa Jardine, of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, gives a lecture on why the science of reproduction will create some of the most challenging ethical dilemmas.

Free Thinking 2009

In a lecture entitled Newfangled Families, delivered to an audience at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival at the Sage, Gateshead, Prof Lisa Jardine argues that the science of reproduction will create some of the century's most challenging ethical dilemmas, unleashing profound moral choices and complex emotions. And, as a historian, she reflects on the lessons from the ethical dilemmas of the past. Presented by Rana Mitter.

Lisa Jardine is one of Britain's most prominent public intellectuals. She is a professional historian, regular broadcaster and is chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority - a controversial job for any public figure.

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