The Abortion Act: a Biography

A joint project of Kent and Edinburgh Universities

Project Presentations

Members of the research team will be discussing findings at the following events:

‘A Biography of the Abortion Act (1967)’ (University of Kent, 31 January 2018)

‘My Body/My Life’ event (Oxford, 8 November 2017)

The Abortion Act at 50: Still Disputed Ground? (University of Keele 30 November 2017)

Beyond the Backstreet, conference (Abortion Rights, London, 28 October 2017)

Excellence in abortion care conference (RSM, London 11 October 2017)

50th Anniversary Public Lecture Series (Glasgow, 24 August 2017)

Doing Women's Legal History (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 26 October 2016)

Abortion Past Present and Future (Leicester de Montfort University, 5 December 2016)

bpas Senior Managers’ Meeting (Warwick, 20 February 2017)

Staff seminar (Bristol Law School, 22 March 2017)

Abortion as a Workplace Issue (West Midlands UCU, Birmingham, 25 March 2017)

TUC Women’s Conference (Glasgow, 29 March 2017)

Social History Society (London, 4-6 April 2017)

The Social History of Contemporary Debates: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Abortion Act 1967 (Leeds, 27 April 2017)

Policing Pregnancy (Canterbury, 18 May 2017)

College of Arts Postgraduate Conference 2017: "Intersections: Interdisciplinary Encounters in the Arts and Beyond" (Glasgow, 7-8 June 2017)

Doctors, Conscience and Abortion Law and Practice (Kent, 29 June 2017)
Law and Society Association (Mexico, 20-23 June 2017)

European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Conference(Bucharest, 30 August - 2 September 2017)>

Society of Legal Scholars Conference (Dublin, 5-8 September 2017)

The Abortion Act (1967): a Promise Fulfilled? (London, 24-25 Oct 2017)


The research is funded by an AHRC Research grant titled 'The Abortion Act (1967): a Biography' (AH/N00213X/1).


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