Sex in Three Cities

Unfortunately, the Sex in 3 cities London leg on 11th March 2020 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We will look to rearrange the event for some time in the autumn.

10 Years of Sex in Three Cities

Sex in Three Cities 2020 – Let’s talk about sperm: Sperm you can bank on

Sperm are remarkable cells that have the role of delivering the male DNA to the egg during sexual reproduction. Since their first discovery nearly 350 years ago, scientists are still trying to figure out how they work and why, in some cases, their dysfunction can lead to infertility. In recent years, concern has been raised about how aspects of modern lifestyle may affect the quality and quantity of sperm and whether this will be a threat to our human existence. Yet, sperm are rarely talked about in popular culture or in newspaper and magazine articles and male infertility remains somewhat of a taboo subject. Therefore, this lecture will give an overview of what we know about sperm, how they work, and why it’s important to talk about them.



2020 lectures will be delivered by Professor Allan Pacey, University of Sheffield Medical School, Sheffield, UK.



Lectures are free to attend and open to all and will be held on the following dates and locations:

Nottingham – 27 February 2020 at 18.00

Sutton Bonington Campus, University of Nottingham

Edinburgh – 4 March 2020 at 17.30

Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI), University of Edinburgh

London – 11 March 2020 networking at 16.45, lecture starts at 17.45

Royal Veterinary College, Camden Campus

The London leg of Sex in Three Cities 2020 will be paired with the Royal Veterinary College’s ‘Night at the Vet College’.
Tickets are limited for the lecture theatre and this evening is not to be missed! Register your free space now to secure your place.

Come along to the RVC’s Night at the Vet College, all about reproduction and fertility!

There will be interactive science stands looking at everything from conservation breeding to oviducts, genetics to ethics! Check out our fantastic simulators and hear from experts in their field.

Hear from expert lectures, including a talk from Professor Alan Pacey as part of the Sex in 3 Cities tour, as well as animal art from artist Tim Pond, and see an exiting demonstration from our Head of Anatomy. You will have the chance to talk to the staff and students of the RVC to learn more about the university, and the cutting edge of reproduction research.

This event is intended for people ages 16+ due to the nature and level of the science being discussed. Please be aware that we have several specimens on display throughout the university which are used for teaching.

There is an onsite cafe for light refreshments, and a licensed bar on Campus


Sex in Three Cities 2020 Press Release

Sex in Three Cities 2019 

Speaker Sarah Robertson lecture, Partner compatibility: the immune system and reproductive success.

Professor Sarah Robertson presented at the Sex in Three Cities Lecture Series at in London, Nottingham and Edinburgh in March 2019.

To learn more about Sarah please click here.

If you missed the lectures, please find below our recorded version.