Dr Lesley Hall

Dr Lesley Hall is a Wellcome Library Research Fellow at the Wellcome Trust, an Honorary Lecturer in the History of Medicine at University College London, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Previously, she was a Senior Archivist at the Wellcome Library.
She has published extensively on issues of sexuality, gender and reproductive health in the UK during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Besides having catalogued the archives of the British Eugenics Society and related collections which are now in the Wellcome Library, she has also published numerous articles on eugenics in Britain in historical perspective, including the relevant chapter – written with Dr Lucy Bland – in the definitive overview volume, the Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics edited by Professors Alison Bashford and Philippa Levine.
She has reviewed for a wide range of publications, is the founding editor of the mailing list H-Histsex, and has made numerous radio and TV appearances.

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Judge rule: is the law taking over politics?

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Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board

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