Mark your diary! October 8th First Session of 2015/16 KCL/UCL Bioethics Colloquium with Benedict Rumbold on Moral Enhancement

KCL and UCL now have a substantial number of faculty and PhD students working in bioethics, broadly construed. This colloquium aims to facilitate high-level discussion among these scholars and link individuals and groups across KCL, UCL, and beyond.

Topics range from traditional questions in medical ethics and law to ethical issues in the design of health systems at the national and global level (public health ethics / global health ethics).

UPCOMING SESSIONS 2015/16 Calendar:

8 October 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (UCL, room TBC)

Benedict Rumbold: Why biomedical moral enhancements will always constitute a counsel of despair

5 November 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (KCL Waterloo Campus, Franklin-Wilkins Building, F-WB1.11)

Annette Rid: The ethics of conducting research during an epidemic: lessons from Ebola

3 December 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (KCL Strand Campus, Somerset House East Wing, SW1.17)

Jillian Craigie: Problems of control: How should we think about the impact of alcohol dependence on personal and criminal responsibility?

4 February 2016, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (KCL Waterloo Campus, Franklin-Wilkins Building, F-WB1.16)

Bronwyn Parry: Ethics in cultural context: Situating surrogate labour as an exploitative practice

Followed by panel on Edo Zollo’s “A Good Death” Euthanasia Photography Project (6:00-8:00 pm, KCL Strand Campus, Somerset House East Wing, SW1.17/18)

3 March 2016, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (UCL, room TBC)

Albert Weale: Doctors on Assisted Dying: The Dialectics of Debate.

… sessions are continued in a nearby pub.

For inquiries:

annette.rid@kcl.ac.uk or james.wilson@ucl.ac.uk

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