The British Professor, Medical Doctor, Scientist and Television Presenter Lord Robert Winston will be speaking at The Marches Festival of Education on Thursday 29th June, introduced by Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP.

In the 1970’s Robert developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.

He now runs a research programme at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London that aims to improve human transplantation. Robert Winston has over 300 scientific publications about human reproduction and the early stages of pregnancy.

Robert Winston is also Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust – a charity which raised over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women’s health and babies.

Sarah Longville, Executive Headteacher of The Marches Academy Trust commented, “I am thrilled that Professor Robert Winston will be joining us at our Festival of Education and look forward to Robert Winston delivering a scientific perspective to child development and learning, based upon his extensive research.”

The Festival of Education at The Marches School aim is to bring together leading educational experts and inspire debate and discussion amongst industry professionals, offering engaging and motivational CPD and presenting panel interviews with a variety of prominent and inspirational practitioners.

For any educational professionals who are interested in attending the festival, please visit

Photo – Professor Robert Winston.