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Southampton Ethics Centre

Southampton Ethics Centre Launch Event

13:00 - 19:30
16 October 2013
Lecture Theatre C Building 65 Avenue Campus

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

Event details

The Southampton Ethics Centre (SEC) aims to bring together the large community of researchers working on ethics and ethics-related issues across the University. With members from departments including Chemistry, Criminology, Health Sciences, History, Law, Management, Medicine, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy, and from research centres including C2G2, CELS, CLEG, HEAL and the Parkes Centre, the SEC will show-case the multi-disciplinary work already under way at the University, build on existing inter-disciplinary ethics teaching, and nurture inter-disciplinary research and outreach. 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 Oct 16th. 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 Dame Onora O'Neill, crossbench peer, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and distinguished moral philosopher.


1.00 pm - Introduction

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

2.30 - Break

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 - Dame Onara O'Neill (Cambridge) - 'The Best Arguments for Press Freedom'

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