Joint Bioethics Colloquium

KCL and UCL now have a substantial number of faculty and PhD students working in bioethics, broadly construed. This colloquium aims to facilitate high-level discussion among these scholars and link individuals and groups across KCL, UCL, and beyond. Topics range from traditional questions in medical ethics and law to ethical issues in the design of health systems at the national and global level (public health ethics / global health ethics).

When? First Thursday of the month, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, with the possibility to go for drinks afterwards. Two sessions per term, starting in the fall of 2013.
Where? Alternating between KCL and UCL.
Contact: Annette Rid, James Wilson

UPCOMING SESSIONS

7 May 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

UCL, Room TBD

Christopher Mills: The Nature and Value of Reproductive Autonomy

Continuing session in the Lord John Russell 

Unless otherwise announced, sessions will be continued in the Knight’s Templar (KCL) or Lord John Russell (UCL)

PAST SESSIONS

5 March 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

SW 1.17 William Robinson (KCL Strand Campus, Law School, East Wing of Somerset House)

Noam Zohar: The struggle for freedom of childbirth in Israel: Can the Ethics Council help?

5 February 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

SW 1.17 William Robinson (KCL Strand Campus, Law School, East Wing of Somerset House)

Barbara Prainsack and Alena Buyx: A solidarity-based perspective on organ donation

4 December 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

UCL, location TBD

Sarah Edwards, Prince Saprai and Rob Horne: The Compliance Pill: the ethical and legal implications of the rise of digital health technology to monitor the uptake of prescription medications

6 November 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

UCL, location TBD

James Wilson: Theory, practice and the future of bioethics: bioethics as translational research

2 October 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

SW 1.17 William Robinson (KCL Strand Campus, Law School, East Wing of Somerset House)

Ilina Singh: Robust resilience and substantial interest: A survey of pharmacological cognitive enhancement among UK university students

29 May 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

SW 1.17 William Robinson (KCL Strand Campus, Law School, East Wing of Somerset House)

Thomas Pogge: The Health Impact Fund: Latest Developments

1 May 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Medawar G02 Watson LT (UCL Bloomsbury Campus)

John Tasioulas: Global Justice and Health

6 March 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Moot Court (UCL Law School, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens)

Jonthan Montgomery: Bioethics Governance after the Bonfire of the Quangos

6 February 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 pm [cancelled due to university strikes]

SW 1.17 William Robinson (KCL Strand Campus, Law School, East Wing of Somerset House)

Ilina Singh: No thanks, I am interested: Interpretation of the evidence on UK students’ use of and attitudes toward cognitive enhancers

7 November 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

K0.20 (KCL Strand Campus, King’s Building)

Genevra Richardson: Mental disability and human rights: can principle ever serve global reality?

3 October 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Moot Court (UCL Law School, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens)

Jonathan Wolff: Paying people to act in their own interests: incentives versus rationalisation