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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


Internal seminars

OUC Internal Research WiP Seminars & Graduate Discussion Group

The OUC Internal Research Seminars and Graduate Discussion Group Meetings provide an internal-only 'safe space' for OUC's post-doc Researchers, Academic Visitors and Students 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.

Practical Ethics and Law Lectures

Convened by Dr Binesh Hass (Hosted Researcher, Oxford Uehiro Centre)

Events for MSt students
Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

10th Annual National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

To be launched in October 2023 with essays due in February 2024 and the final to take place in March 2024.

Full details and dates for the 2024 National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics will be announced on this website in October 2023.

  • All graduate and undergraduate students (full and part-time) enrolled at any UK university, in any subject, at the time of the competition will be 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.

If you have a question that is not answered by the information on these pages, please email: rocci {dot} wilkinson {@} philosophy {dot} ox {dot} ac {dot} uk



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