Anscombe Bioethics Centre | Elizabeth Anscombe Centenary Symposium: ‘Ethics and Agency’ | Monday 18th March, 13.00 - 16.30 | Blackfriars Hall
Speakers: David Albert Jones Director (The Anscombe Bioethics Centre), Maria Alvarez (Professor of Philosophy, KCL), Roger Teichmann (College Lecturer in Philosophy, St Hilda’s), Lucy Campbell (Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Warwick).
Registration (free of charge): www.bioethics.org.uk. Enquiries: email@example.com / 01865 610 212.
Model Truths series: modelling, evidence, and truth in science and policy? | Critical appraisal of assumptions in model-based scientific assessment | Monday 18th March, 15.00 | 64 Banbury Road
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ERC Research Seminar on Responsibility | Coercion and consent | 10.00 - 12.00 | Philosophy Department, University College London
With Max Kiener. The target readings are:
- Franklin G. Miller and Alan Wertheimer. 2010. “Preface to a Theory of Consent Transactions: Beyond Valid Consent.” In The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice (eds. Franklin G. Miller and Alan Wertheimer; Oxford UP), 79–105.
- Joseph Millum. 2014. “Consent Under Pressure: The Puzzle of Third Party Coercion.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17: 113–27.
Please visit https://rootsofresponsibility.co.uk/ for further details and venue information.
Symposium on David Brink, Fair Opportunity, Responsibility, and Excuse | 20th March 2019, 09.30 | Somerville College
Lisa Forsberg, Karen Margrethe Nielsen, and Anthony Skelton are hosting a symposium on Davd Brink's book manuscript 'Fair Opportunity, Responsibility, and Excuse'. David Brink's monograph engages with a range of issues relating to responsibility, culpability, and excuse at the intersection of moral psychology and philosophy of criminal law. The symposium will comprise a number of short prepared commentaries, to which David Brink will respond. Ample time will be devoted to discussion with the wider audience. Commentators include: Roger Crisp, Gabriel De Marco, Tom Dougherty, Tom Douglas, Lisa Forsberg, Jeff McMahan, Karen Margrethe Nielsen, David Prendergast, Janet Radcliffe-Richards, and Victor Tadros.
More details can be found here: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/content/book-symposium-david-brinks-fair-opportunity-responsibility-and-excuse. A very limited number of attendee places are available. Those interested in attending should express their interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March. Upon notification of acceptance you will be sent a full draft manuscript of the book which you should read in advance of the symposium.
Careers Service | Careers Conference for Researchers | Wednesday 20th March, 09.30 - 17.00 | Manor Road Building
This conference is aimed at late-stage DPhil students and research staff who are considering career options beyond academia. The event aims to build understanding of trends in key employment sectors, the skills sought by each, and the steps involved in transitioning from academia, or into the interface between academia, applied and/or policy work. Opportunities to network with speakers and other employers who actively recruit researchers will be available during an extended networking lunch. Employers will also be involved in facilitating post-lunch skills workshops covering public engagement, networking, communication skills, applied data analysis, mentoring, portfolio careers and entrepreneurialism, as well as CV check and interview tips clinics.
Booking is essential in advance via the Careers Service platform, CareerConnect. Places are limited. For more information: https://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/researchers/
WEH/Ethox seminar | Gender as structural and epistemic vulnerability in global health emergencies | Wednesday 20th March, 11.00 – 12.30 | Seminar Room 0, Big Data Institute.
Speaker: Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra, Chancellor's Fellow in Legal & Ethical Aspects of Biomedicine; Co-Director, Mason Institute for Medicine; Life Science and the Law, Edinburgh.
Full information and abstract: https://www.weh.ox.ac.uk/upcoming-events/title-tbc-1
Moral Encroachment Reading Group | Thursday 21st March, 11.00 | G4 Teaching Room in Kendrew Quadrangle, St. John's
The research themes of this reading group include the epistemic significance of statistical evidence, profiling, legal proof, legal epistemology, big data, AI, formal epistemology and judgement, the epistemology of society, moral encroachment, pragmatic influences on belief, and related themes. We often have lunch together afterwards at the college cafe.
To be added to the mailing list and also receive a document with emails, papers and resources, please email email@example.com
Children's Consent: Philosophy and Law in Conversation | 21st - 22nd March | Exeter College
This workshop, organised by Lisa Forsberg, Isra Black, Jonathan Herring, and Anthony Skelton, brings together academics working in philosophy and law to explore children's consent to medical treatment in addition to a range of closely related issues, including children’s values, wellbeing, responsibility, and decision-making capacity. The event will provide a broader understanding of these matters and of the nature of childhood and of consent more broadly. Full details of the event, including the programme, may be found on the Law Faculty website.
A very limited number of attendee places, including provision for six early-career researchers (graduate students or non-permanent staff), are available. Please express your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February.
The Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group (EPSIG) 3rd International Symposium | Friday 22nd March, 09.00 | The Royal College of Psychiatrists, London
Full programme here. Online booking here.