Real Families – IVF’s role in the story of change

Home > News & events > News       Posted - November 16, 2023

A new exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, ‘Real Families: Stories of Change’, asks us to consider what makes a family today, and the impact our families have on us, through the eyes of contemporary artists.

Louise Brown spreads the joy with a free cycle of IVF

Home > News & events > News       Posted - August 27, 2019

The first two babies have been born following an initiative by IVF Babble to donate free cycles IVF. Bourn Hall is the latest clinic to contribute a cycle of treatment.

Fertility Fest – ‘A life in Glass’

Home > News & events > News       Posted - May 8, 2018

Dr Kay Elder is to talk at Fertility Fest. In 1984 she joined Bourn Hall, the world’s first IVF clinic, established by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards after their breakthrough with ‘test-tube’ baby Louise Brown.

National Fertility Awareness Week 2017

Home > News & events > News       Posted - October 24, 2017

Fertility treatment at Bourn Hall has come a long way since its founders success with the first “test-tube baby” conceived 40 years ago, but as National Fertility Awareness Week reveals there is still much to do.

Special Relationship: World’s first test-tube baby meets first USA IVF baby

Home > News & events > News       Posted - June 16, 2017

World’s first test-tube baby Louise Brown, born nearly 40 years ago in the UK as a result of a medical breakthrough by IVF pioneers Steptoe and Edwards, has flown to Chicago to finally meet Elizabeth Jordan Carr who made history three years later as the USA’s first IVF baby.