Michaelmas Term 2022 OUC hybrid/in-person events will continue to run as planned.  Wherever possible, we will increase ventilation and provide additional space between seats.

Information for University of Oxford Staff and Students can be found here.

For the latest advice on reducing the spread, and living safely with COVID-19, please visit the UK Government website.

If you have minor respiratory symptoms, such as cough and shortness of breath, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) recommends that you consider limiting contact with others and wearing a face covering while out and around others. If you have a high fever or feel very unwell, you should stay at home and consider contacting the NHS via 111. You can view further information on the Government's COVID-19 webpages.

Updated 19 October 2022

Industrial Action

Industrial action is currently taking place at universities around the country including Oxford. This University webpage provides more information about the industrial action, and what it means for students, with answers to some helpful FAQs:

Please be aware that some of our internal events may be affected by strike action, and we will update the website with further information when known.

Updated 23 November 2022

Public events
Recordings and past events

Oxford Podcast Album

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A selection of seminars and special lectures on wide-ranging topics relating to practical ethics. The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics was established in 2002 with the support of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Japan. It is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.

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Annual Lectures, TOL podcasts and more available on our Albums page.

YouTube Lectures and Seminars playlist



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Internal research seminars

OUC Internal Research Seminars

The OUC Internal Research Seminars provide an internal-only 'safe space' for OUC's post-doc Researchers and Academic Visitors to present a finished paper, current work-in-progress (WiP) paper or ideas for a future paper to a peer-group.

Each seminar lasts approximately one hour, with the presenter introducing their paper/ideas for approx. 20 minutes, followed by approx. 40 minutes for questions and further discussion. The sessions are not recorded or made available to the public.

OUC staff, visitors, students and collaborators from Ethox and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities are warmly invited to join these in-person talks at Littlegate House.

[For the teaching seminars 'Methods and WiPS in Practical and Medical Ethics' please click here]

The Oxford Philosophy and Medicine Network (OPMN)

The Oxford Philosophy and Medicine Network provides a forum that encourages interaction between academics interested in the Philosophy of Medicine. The Network includes researchers working within medical ethics and foundational issues in the philosophy of medicine, yet has been focused mostly on more practical issues about the nature of medical evidence, and practical ethics. This includes empirical ethics and empirical philosophy. More information here.

Each seminar lasts approximately one hour, with the presenter introducing their paper/ideas for approx. 20 minutes, followed by approx. 40 minutes for questions and further discussion. The sessions are not recorded or made available to the public.

All University of Oxford members with an interest in Philosophy and Medicine are warmly invited to join. To request the Zoom links email

Events for MSt students
OxTalks Collection
Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

We are pleased to announce that the National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics 2023 is now open for entries.

  • All graduate and undergraduate students (full and part-time) currently enrolled at any UK university, in any subject, are invited to enter the National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics by submitting an essay of up to 2000 words on any topic relevant to practical ethics.  
  • Two undergraduate papers and two graduate papers will be shortlisted from those submitted to go forward to a public presentation and discussion, where the winner of each category will be selected.  
  • The winner from each category will receive a prize of £500, and the runner up £200. Revised versions of the two winning essays will be considered for publication in the Journal of Practical Ethics. The two winners from the prize will also be invited to take part in an online Q&A, as part of the Oxford Uehiro Festival of Arguments.
  • To enter, please submit your written papers by the end of Tuesday 7th February 2023 to Finalists will be notified by Tuesday 21st February of selection. The public presentation will take place on Tuesday 14th March, from 5:30pm. Please save this presentation date, as you will need to attend if selected as a finalist.  

If you have a question that is not answered by the information on these pages, please email:  

Visit the Prize webpage for detailed instructions on how to enter, as well as information on previous winners.