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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.

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

New edition: Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

New edition: Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Publication of the 7th edition of the Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Should we pay individuals to quit smoking or lose weight?

Should we pay individuals to quit smoking or lose weight?

Does paying individuals to achieve healthy behaviour amount to coercion? Does it corrupt the intrinsic value of healthy behaviour? Is it unfair to those who already lead healthy life styles and thus don't receive any rewards? In this video interview (with Katrien Devolder), Dr Rebecca Brown from the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics responds to these and other concerns and defends the use of financial incentives as a tool for health promotion.

MSt in Practical Ethics

MSt in Practical Ethics

The MSt offers high quality training in practical ethics, drawing on the internationally recognised expertise of Oxford’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, the Ethox Centre and the Faculty of Philosophy.

Speaking with: Julian Savulescu on the ethics of genetic modification in humans

Speaking with: Julian Savulescu on the ethics of genetic modification in humans

Julian Savulescu, Sir Louis Matheson Distinguishing Visiting Professor at Monash University, Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, and William Isdale, Research Assistant, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, discuss the ethics of genetic modification in humans.