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Southampton Ethics Centre Launch Event Event

13:00 - 19:00
16 October 2013
Lecture Theatre C Avenue Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this event, please email Professor Denis McManus at .

Event details

The Southampton Ethics Centre (SEC) brings together the large community of researchers working on ethics and ethics-related issues across the University. Over the course of its first year, the SEC will host a number of events, several co-organised with existing research centres, and beginning with its launch on Wed 16 October.

The launch will present an afternoon of talks from staff in Law, Medicine and Philosophy, rounded off by the third ‘Ethical Challenges' lecture, given by Baroness Onora O'Neill, crossbench peer, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and distinguished moral philosopher.


1.00: Introduction

1.15: Hazel Biggs (Law) - ‘Law, ethics and decision-making'


2.45: Fiona Woollard (Philosophy) - ‘Rethinking self-ownership: Does my body belong to me?'

4.00: Break

4.15: Anneke Lucassen (Medicine) - ‘Ethomics: handling the uncertainties from genome testing'

5.30: Break and pre-lecture refreshments

6.00: The Third ‘Ethical Challenges' Lecture Baroness Onora O'Neill (Cambridge) ‘The Best Arguments for Press Freedom'

If you wish to attend the Ethical Challenges Lecture, please email Tracy Storey to reserve your place by 9 October -

Speaker information

Professor Hazel Biggs,Head of School

Dr Fiona Woollard,Lecturer in Philosophy

Professor Anneke Lucassen,Professor of Clinical Genetics

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