Title Wellcome Witness seminar: 50 years of Brook.
Imprint 2015.

50 Years of Brook
50 Years of Brook
Physical description 1 encoded audio file (02:44:35 min.)
Note Wellcome Witness Seminar hosted by Wellcome Library Special Collections at the Wellcome Trust, London, on Friday 6th February 2015.
Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25, providing fee and confidential sexual health information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and outreach and education work, reaching more than 290,000 young people every year.
Brook was founded by Helen Brook CBE (1907-1997). Marie Stopes died in 1958, leaving her clinic at Whitfield Street in London to the Eugenics Society, who invited Brook to run the clinic, where she began weekly evening sessions for unmarried women who could not be seen by Family Planning Association clinics under their terms of operation. It was suggested that she found a separate centre and in 1964 the first Brook Advisory Centre exclusively for young, unmarried people opened in London. More material is available in the Wellcome Library by consulting SA/BRO.
Some extracts have been redacted where indicated in the transcript in line with our Access to Personal Data Policy.
Credits Host for the session; Dr Lesley Hall (Senior Archivist, Wellcome Library 1979-2015). Chair; Simon Blake (Chief Executive of Brook 2006-2015). Witnesses; Dilys Cossey, Caroline Woodroofe, Dr Christine Watson, Wendy Thomas, Suzie Hayman, Polly Goodwin, Mary Crawford, Alison Hadley, Dorothy Borbas (Keeping) and David Paintin.
Partial contents Time start: 00:00:00 Time end: 02:44:35 Length: 02:44:35
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Summary A recording taken of the Wellcome Witness seminar in celebration of 50 years of the organisation Brook. There are fascinating reminiscences about the founder Helen Brook as well as insights in how the organisation blossomed and filled a vacuum in supporting contraceptive advice for the under 25s. The organisation fought off significant challenges to service user confidentiality for the under sixteens in the 1980s, emerging stronger although still subject to pressures on their funding. There are also insights into how Brook operates in Birmingham and Northern Ireland.
Target audience General public.
Reproduction conditions CCBYNCND.
Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2.0 UK: England & Wales.
Language In English.
Copyright Wellcome Trust, 2015.
Author, etc. Blake, Simon, 1974- host, speaker.
Hall, Lesley A., host, speaker.
Cossey, Dilys, witness, speaker.
Woodroffe, Caroline, witness, speaker.
Watson, Christine, witness, speaker.
Thomas, Wendy, witness, speaker.
Hayman, Suzie, 1949- witness, speaker.
Goodwin, Polly, witness, speaker.
Crawford, Mary, witness, speaker.
Hadley, Alison, witness, speaker.
Borbas, Dorothy, witness, contributor.
Paintin, David, witness, contributor.
Wellcome Trust (London, England), producer.
Subject name Lessore, Helen.
Brook Advisory Centres.
Topic-LCSH Contraceptives.
Reproductive rights.
Oral history.
Topic-MESH Ambulatory Care Facilities.
Contraceptive Education Service.
Genre/Technique Sound recordings.
System no. .b28488830