Galton Institute

The Galton Institute is a learned society based in the United Kingdom. Its aims are "to promote the public understanding of human heredity and to facilitate informed debate about the ethical issues raised by advances in reproductive technology".[1]

It was founded in 1907 as the Eugenics Education Society, with the aim of promoting the research and understanding of eugenics. It became the Eugenics Society in 1926 (often referred to as the British Eugenics Society to distinguish it from others). From 1909-1968 it published The Eugenics Review.

The Society was based near Brockwell Park, Lambeth in London. It is currently based in Northfields, London, and changed its name to the Galton Institute in 1989.

Prominent members

See also


  1. "Galton Institute Home Page". Galton Institute. Accessed 14 December 2010.
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