KCL/UCL Joint Bioethics Colloquium programme

The timetable for the 2015/16 program for the Joint Bioethics Colloquium has been announced. As always, the talks run from 4.00 – 5.30pm on Thursdays. Locations for talks will be confirmed soon.

8 October 2015 – Benedict Rumbold (UCL), “Why biomedical moral enhancements will always constitute a counsel of despair

5 November 2015  Annette Rid (UCL): “The ethics of conducting research during an epidemic: lessons from Ebola”

3 December 2015 – Jillian Craigie (KCL): “Problems of control: How should we think about the impact of alcohol dependence on personal and criminal responsibility?”

4 February 2016 – Bronwyn Parry (KCL), “Ethics in cultural context: Situating surrogate labour as an exploitative practice”.

This will be followed by “A Good Death” 

4th February 2015. Good deathMoot Court, Somerset House East Wing, KCL

The photographer Edo Zollo is running a project to photograph and interview members of the public who have been personally involved with the issue of assisted dying. At this event, the photographer will present some of the images and interviews with the subjects, and Prof Penney Lewis will chair a panel discussion with him, some of the photographic subjects, and other academics working on assisted dying.

3 March 2016 – Albert Weale (UCL), “Doctors on Assisted Dying: The Dialectics of Debate”.

Also for your diaries:

25th – 26th September 2015. “Dying Well”: Enacting Medical Ethics”, Barts Pathology Museum. This symposium brings together medical professionals, lawyers, ethicists, policy makers, humanities scholars, cultural practitioners and patient representatives to consider what it might mean in today’s world to ‘die well’. The springboard for this event is Arthur Schnitzler’s medical drama Professor Bernhardi(1912), which will be performed in a new adaptation on 23-25 September. The play focuses on a Jewish doctor who prevents a Catholic priest from giving the last rites to a patient who is unaware that she is dying, and takes a wry look at some of the ways in which death is embroiled in wider social structures: cultural, political and religious. (Tickets free for UCL staff and students with discount code DWEME)

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