‘The toad is slow to let you know’

As Parliament debates the hormonal pregnancy test Primodos and its alleged links to birth defects, Jesse Olszynko-Gryn places the drug in the history of pregnancy testing and asks why the British government took so long to ban it.

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Reproductive Politics in France and Britain

A two-day conference bringing together historians, demographers and other social scientists from France and Britain working in the field of reproductive politics was held in September 2016.

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Congratulations to Leah Astbury

Leah Astbury will be staying in Cambridge this academic year as a Society for Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Fellow with matching funding from the Isaac Newton Trust.

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Recipes to Improve Your Love Life: Advice from the Eighteenth Century

A talk Dr Lisa Smith (University of Essex) took place in the Whipple Museum on 31 March 2016.

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