IVF is 40 – the world’s first IVF clinic is celebrating 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first test-tube baby, and the breakthroughs in fertility treatment in the decades since.
After their success the IVF pioneers Patrick Steptoe, Robert Edwards and Jean Purdy established a clinic to transform a scientific breakthrough into a robust medical treatment. This work took place at Bourn Hall and the clinic is still at lead of patient care and treatment.
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August 16, 2018
Bourn Hall Staff Summer Party
Bourn Hall staff held a 1970's themed party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of...
July 25, 2018
Video "We've come a long way" - Bourn Hall Clinic (IVF is 40)
A short video celebrating 40 years of IVF at Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic, looking...
July 25, 2018
Louise Brown celebrates her 40th birthday at Bourn Hall
Louise Brown, world’s first IVF baby, celebrates her 40th birthday with Bourn Hall Babies.
July 22, 2018
The story of IVF: 6 million babies later celebrated at Science Museum
The work of IVF pioneers celebrated in Science Museum exhibition
July 21, 2018
Jean Purdy IVF pioneer celebrated with memorial service
Celebrating the life and work of Jean Purdy
July 20, 2018
Louise Brown celebrates the life of Jean Purdy with her living legacy
Louise Brown marked the 40th Anniversary of IVF by remembering Jean Purdy at Bourn...
July 20, 2018
IVF is 40 in 2018 - the treatment continues to improve
Jean Purdy worked with Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards from 1968, and after their...
July 1, 2018
IVF is 40: First five-day human embryo created
An exhibition has just opened at the Science Museum to celebrate 40 years of...
June 6, 2018
Dr Kay Elder - 'A life in Glass'
Dr Kay Elder is to talk at the Cheltenham Science Festival
July 23, 2015
Louise Brown: “My life as the world’s first test-tube baby” – autobiography launched at...
Louise reveals the impact that being born a celebrity has had on her life...
July 25, 2014
Louise Brown is 36, Bourn Hall remembers IVF pioneers
Bourn Hall remembers its founders, IVF pioneers Steptoe and Edwards and their legacy
January 14, 2014
Alastair MacDonald: The world’s first IVF boy celebrates 35th birthday
Alastair's birth in 1979 was the best possible start to the year for his...
July 25, 2013
The Bourn Hall Legacy – 35 years of IVF
Happy Birthday Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby!
April 12, 2013
Tributes to Professor Sir Robert Edwards
"Father of IVF" will always be remembered as one of our greatest scientists.
June 20, 2012
Sad Loss Of Lesley Brown – First IVF Mother
It is with sadness that we hear that Lesley Brown, the first woman in...
The fertility journey is very individual. Gary and Matt considered adoption first but sadly decided it was not for them. They had almost given up on their hope of a family when they were given an expected offer - they told their story to the BBC Naked Scientist
Getting you and your body 'pregnancy ready' can help you cope with the fertility journey. Good nutrition is one element of this and we are delighted that Angela Attwood of Love Nutrition is providing consultations at our new Wickford fertility clinic. In a guest blog she explains what nutritional therapy is and how it can help.
My own experience of nutritional therapy was so positive that I later went on to study it and have always been reassured and inspired by the fact that it is based on scientific evidence that is contin...
Well done and thank you to all who participated at our Macmillan Coffee Morning - we raised £200 thanks to the yummy cakes we had on sale!Thank you to all those who baked it, faked it or just ate it! Our Macmillan Coffee Morning was very warmly received by patients and staff - who were spoilt for choice.
The Macmillan Nurses do an amazing work and it was good to be able to support them as part of the world’s biggest coffee morning. ... See MoreSee Less
The loss of pregnancy or a baby is a deeply private grief and its often difficult for family and friends to offer appropriate support. This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week, a collaboration of charities calling for better bereavement support.