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Monday, 17 January 2022, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Your Body Parts and the Law

Professor Imogen Goold

Do we own our own body parts? What can we do with them? Can we sell them and control what others do with them? People often say, "it’s my body", but the law is much more complex. 

This lecture explains the law on body part ownership, tracing it from the early legal cases through the body-snatching years of the Victorian period, to the present day. Should we use the law of property to regulate human tissue?


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Dr Imogen Goold is Associate Professor, Faculty of Law at University of Oxford and Fellow of St Anne’s College

In 2021, Imogen was appointed Visiting Gresham Professor of Medical Law.

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