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image for Literary Event item typeAn Evening with Professor Robert Winston at Saffron Hall

Literary Event, Wed 17 Oct 2018, £12.50

Robert Winston

Robert Winston

Contact

Box Office: 0845 548 7650

08455487650

Address

Audley End Road,
Saffron Walden,
Essex,
CB11 4UH

Details

Does decoding the human genome herald new opportunities for medicine or is there a darker side? Will ethics prevent us from manufacturing stronger, more gifted children? Or will our imperfect knowledge of genetics result in some major surprises? Join legendary scientist, politician and writer Robert Winston to discover more.

Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. In the 1970s he developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis. Robert Winston is also Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust – a charity which raised over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women’s health and babies.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 17 Oct 2018 19:30 to 21:30

Prices

£12.50, under 18s half price

Directions

See location of Saffron Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 532377  Lat: 52.01711 Long: 0.23141

Saffron Hall is minutes from the centre of Saffron Walden and close to the M11.

If travelling northbound along the M11, exit at junction 8 and follow the signs to Hertford (A120) and then Saffron Walden (B1383). Soon after the turning to Audley End station on the left, turn right along Walden road/Wenden road. Once you reach the top of the hill, turn right at the t-junction and Saffron Hall is almost immediately on your right, on the site of Saffron Walden County High School.

If travelling southbound along the M11, exit at junction 10 and follow the signs to Saffron Walden via the A505, A1301, then B1383. Once you have driven past Audley end house and the Audley End estate turn left along Walden road/Wenden road. Once you reach the top of the hill turn right at the t-junction and Saffron Hall is almost immediately on your right, on the site of Saffron Walden County High School. Note that junction 9 of the M11 has restricted access.

Saffron Hall has ample free on-site parking, including parking for blue badge holders.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Audley End station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired