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Talk, Tue 24 Oct 2017, free entry

Life after Death

Life after Death

A woman's victory in having her deceased husband's children


Jeanette Peat

0114 222 1030


The University of Sheffield,
Western Bank,
S10 2TN


Life after Death: A woman's victory in having her deceased husband's children

20 years ago, widow Diane Blood won the legal right to conceive a child using the sperm of her deceased husband Stephen Blood. This free-to-attend public event in Sheffield, produced by the University of Sheffield in partnership with the Progress Educational Trust (PET) will bring together some of the people at the centre of this landmark legal case - including Diane herself and her son Liam. Two decades on from Diane's legal victory the speaker panel will look back on personal, legal, medical and ethical aspects of the case. They will also consider the impact of the case on others who have sought to use a person's sperm, egg or embryo to conceive a child after that person has died. Why do such scenarios still lead to legal difficulties and provoke public debate, in the UK and elsewhere?

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 24 Oct 2017 18:30 to 20:00


Free entry

Free but registration is essential

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Tue 24 Oct Life after Death


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Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Sheffield station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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