Professor Lisa Jardine, who very sadly died last week at the age of 71, was Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority from 2008 to 2014. I will always remember how, soon after her appointment to the HFEA, she arrived like a whirlwind at National Infertility Day, an event organised by Infertility Network UK, and whizzed around chatting to everyone in her wake. She was a truly dynamic woman who had achieved so much in so many different fields. Reading her obituaries, the incredible breadth and range of her appointments and interests is extraordinary, and she had been a leading academic, historian, biographer and broadcaster. She will be very much missed.