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Women’s Reproductive Health Crisis – Breakthroughs & Backtracks

Tuesday 15th November 2022 | 18:30 – 20:30 GMT | London

The recent ruling in the US overturning Roe v. Wade sent shockwaves around the globe. Stripping women, as well as trans and non-binary people, of their rights to privacy and bodily and reproductive autonomy, has devastating implications. Taking this as our starting point, our esteemed panellists will be offering a thought-provoking and wide-ranging discussion around the past, present and future of women’s reproductive health, exploring the giant leaps forward – but also the massive steps back – in this incredibly important issue.

Join us at this free event, where our panel will be made up of Palgrave Macmillan authors giving a distinctly humanities perspective on this issue. The event will be chaired by Professor Emma Rees (University of Chester), and speakers will include Professor Violetta Hionidou (Newcastle University), Dr Lindsay Balfour (Coventry University) and Professor Thomas Leitch (University of Delaware).

There will be a drinks reception and audience questions will be invited at the end of the panel.


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Chair and Speakers


  • Professor Emma Rees, University of Chester


  • Professor Violetta Hionidou, Newcastle University

  • Dr Lindsay Balfour, Coventry University

  • Professor Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware

Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities

Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. Taking place annually at venues across the UK, it highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.