The 2014 Galton Institute conference will be on 4th November at The Royal Society and will be on Genetics in Medicine. Admission is free but strictly by ticket, available from the General Secretary: betty.nixon@talk21.com. See Contact page for mailing address. Click here for the programme.

The Birth Control Trust of the Galton Institute

The Trustees of The Birth Control Trust of The Galton Institute invite applications for funding of projects designed to improve birth control and related matters, such as sexual health.   These projects can be either in the UK or overseas in developing countries.

Grants of up to £10,000 p.a. will be offered.

Applications should be made to The General Secretary of the Institute, preferably by email to:

Third Occasional Paper published
The third paper in our Occasional Papers series has just been published. It is titled Genetics in Medicine – 1. Conception and Early Life and can be read here. Hard copies can be obtained from the General Secretary.

The Royal Statistical Society presents a commemoration of RA Fisher
The Galton Institute was well represented at the Royal Statistical Society's 50th anniversary commemoration of RA Fisher, held on Thursday 7th June 2012. Both the President, Professor Walter Bodmer, and a Fellow of the Galton Institute, A.W.F. Edwards, spoke at this event. For the full programme, please see the Royal Statistical Society website.

Galton Institute-funded workshops
The Galton Institute runs a small Grants for Conferences scheme, which provides up to £1000 to support relevant conferences and workshops.

The latest issue has now been posted to members. If you haven't received your copy, let Betty Nixon know. Click here to view on online copy.

Annual General Meeting
Although members are welcome to attend the Institute's Annual General Meeting, the business is usually very formal and is normally completed in less than 15 minutes. Any member wishing to ask a question at the meeting is requested to put it in writing to the General Secretary no later than two weeks before the meeting, so that any necessary research can be undertaken beforehand.

Member's Database
We are building up a database of members' email addresses. If you are a Galton Institute member and the General Secretary does not have your email, please let her know.



The Galton Institute exists to promote the public understanding of human heredity and to facilitate informed debate about the ethical issues raised by advances in reproductive technology. It is a registered charity and does not seek to advocate particular applications of scientific understanding or reproductive technology, only to ensure that those taking decisions do so in the light of all relevant facts and after consideration of all relevant issues.