Ruth Deech

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Ruth Deech (born 29 April 1943) is a barrister, academic, bioethicist and former Governor of the BBC. She chaired the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority from its establishment in 1994 until 2002.


Interview in the Guardian [1]

  • I would like to create a speedier and more efficient system. Careers and reputations are at stake, and it would be good to be able to inject a sense of calm and transparency into procedures.
  • Everyone was muttering about Bill Clinton's philanderings before he came to visit, but once he walked into the room none of the women - or men - could get enough of him. He rather ignored me: my hair wasn't big enough.
  • I'm now a committed silver surfer.

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