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Robert Winston

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Professor Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, Baron Winston (born 15 July 1940) is a British scientist and politician.

Winston achieved prominence in the media as an expert in human fertility, and was one of the pioneers of in vitro fertilisation. He was made a life peer in 1995. He sits on the Labour Party benches in the House of Lords and is Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University. His mother, Ruth Winston-Fox, was mayor of the former Borough of Southgate, now absorbed into the London Borough of Enfield, England.

Winston also hosted the BBC documentary The Human Body, based on the bestselling book by Tomorrow's World presenter Anthony Smith, which went by the name, Intimate Universe: The Human Body in the United States.

See also List of British Jews.

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