Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.
Neuro-discourse: Neuro-enthusiasm or neuro-scepticism? Neuro-ethics (?)

Neuro-discourse: Neuro-enthusiasm or neuro-scepticism? Neuro-ethics (?)

This blog post was written by Dr Rodolfo Maggio and first appeared on the BeGood Early Intervention Ethics website.

Would a longer lifespan make us happier? A philosopher’s take

Would a longer lifespan make us happier? A philosopher’s take

In this article, Dr Mackenzie Graham from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics outlines differnt factors to assess whether or not a longer lifespan improves feelings of happiness.

Should Gene Editing Be Compulsory?

Should Gene Editing Be Compulsory?

Professor Julian Savulescu from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics presents two hypothetical cases to highlight the importance of research into genome editing.

Pain for Ethicists #2: Is the Cerebral Cortex Required for Pain? (Video)

Pain for Ethicists #2: Is the Cerebral Cortex Required for Pain? (Video)

This is a video of Dr Adam Shriver's presentation at the UQUAM 2018 Summer School in Animal Cognition, organised by Steven Harnad:

Pain for Ethicists: What is the Affective Dimension of Pain?

Pain for Ethicists: What is the Affective Dimension of Pain?

This is the first post by Dr Adam Shriver from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in a series highlighting current pain science that is relevant to philosophers writing about well-being and ethics.

OxTalent 2018 Award Ceremony

OxTalent 2018 Award Ceremony

Technology can be key to supporting public engagement with research. Oxford University's Digital Education has recognised this and introduced public engagement as an OxTalent award category four years ago. In this year's award ceremony there were very inspiring entries of an honourable mention, a runner up and a winner.

Should young people get genetic testing?

Should young people get genetic testing?

This article first appeard on Be GOOD Early Intervention Ethics.

Gene-Editing Mosquitoes at The European Youth Event 2018

Gene-Editing Mosquitoes at The European Youth Event 2018

On 1st June, Dr Johnathan Pugh was invited to represent The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the European Youth Event 2018 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. This event brought together 9’000 or so young people from across Europe to discuss some of the challenges facing the continent, and to suggest policy proposals.

Human Brain Organoids: the Science, the Ethics

Human Brain Organoids: the Science, the Ethics

This symposium was jointly organised by the International Neuroethics Society and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, with support from the European Dana Alliance for the Brain. This article first appeared on the International Neuroethics Society website.

Why it’s important to test drugs on pregnant women

Why it’s important to test drugs on pregnant women

In this article, Dr Mackenzie Graham from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics highlights ethical challenges resulting from the exclusion of pregnant women in drug testing.

Facebook, Big Data, and the Trust of the Public

Facebook, Big Data, and the Trust of the Public

This blog post was written by Dr Mackenzie Graham from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. It was originally published on the Practical Ethics - Ethics in the News blog.

Prof Ilina Singh on the ethics of medicating children for ADHD

Prof Ilina Singh on the ethics of medicating children for ADHD

The Professor of Neuroscience and Society at the Department of Psychiatry talks to Tes (Times Educational Supplement).

Caroline Miles Visiting Scholarship

Caroline Miles Visiting Scholarship

The Caroline Miles Visiting Scholarship is awarded annually to a post-doctoral or early career researcher to visit the Ethox Centre. The value of the scholarship is up to £2000, and is intended to assist scholars with travel and living costs during their visit.

Andrew Markus Visiting Scholarship

Andrew Markus Visiting Scholarship

The position of Visiting Scholar is to be awarded to a practising medical doctor (physician) with an interest in medical ethics. It provides an opportunity for a clinician to take part in the academic and College life of the University of Oxford. The University is one of the major centres for both medical research and philosophy in Europe.

Faster, Higher, Stronger…Happier? Olympic Athletes and the Philosophy of Well-Being

Faster, Higher, Stronger…Happier? Olympic Athletes and the Philosophy of Well-Being

This blog post was written by Dr Mackenzie Graham from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. It was originally published on the Practical Ethics - Ethics in the News blog.

Harmless kidney markets

Harmless kidney markets

This blog post was written by Dr Adam Shriver from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. It was originally published on the Practical Ethics - Ethics in the News blog.

Announcement: The 4th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics Final Presentation and Reception

Announcement: The 4th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics Final Presentation and Reception

We are pleased to announce the five finalists for the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics and to invite you to attend the final where they will present their entries. Two finalists have been selected from the undergraduate category and three from the graduate, to present their ideas to an audience and respond to a short Q&A as the final round in the competition.

Five rules for an open and civil debate on Ireland's abortion referendum

Five rules for an open and civil debate on Ireland's abortion referendum

Writing in the Irish Times, Dr Giubilini proposes five basic rules people should follow in debating either in favour or against the abolition of the constitutional ban on abortion.

Oxford-Amsterdam Winter School

Oxford-Amsterdam Winter School

Suzanne Metselaar, Dept. of Medical Humanities, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam and Gerben Meynen, Humanities, Dept. of Philosophy, VU University, Amsterdam, and Ruth Horn and Michael Dunn from the Ethox Centre, Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford.

Hannah Maslen featured in The Economist

Hannah Maslen featured in The Economist

Dr Hannah Maslen interviewed by The Economist on her work with the BrainCom project

Load More +