Professor Imogen Goold’s Second Gresham Law Lecture, “Your Body Parts and the Law”, now available to watch online

Professor Imogen Goold, Professor of Medical Law, Faculty of Law at University of Oxford and Fellow of St Anne’s College, was appointed Visiting Gresham Professor of Medical Law in 2021.

Her second lecture of a three part series is now available to watch online:

Your Body Parts and the Law

‘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?’