SPUC 50th Anniversary Conference

September 23 - September 25, 2016
Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, DE55 1AU

This event comes at an important moment in the history of Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) - the 50th anniversary of the formation of the society, which is marked by the letter to the Church Times, published on 30th September 1966, by Alan Smith and Elspeth Rhys-Williams (later Chowdharay-Best). You can read this letter here, and its publication marks the 'conception' of SPUC.

The SPUC National Conference will be at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2016.

This was the start of SPUC, formed, in the words of Alan and Elspeth's letter "to co-ordinate opposition" to the Abortion Act 1967 then going through Parliament. SPUC was the first pro-life organisation to be formed anywhere in the world.

The address from which they were writing was SPUC's first address and, following the Society's conception, it came to birth on 11th January 1967,at a meeting at the Wig and Pen club in central London.

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