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Updated 5 January 2022

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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. To request the Zoom links email rachel.gaminiratne@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

[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 rachel.gaminiratne@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Events for MSt students
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Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics
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National Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

The National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics is an annual competition held in the Spring. It is open to all Undergraduate and Post Graduate Students enrolled in UK universities.

 

 

 

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. 

Practical ethics is concerned with what we should do in any given situation. It reflects on personal, professional, policy, and social choices and structures and holds them up to scrutiny. It may balance or prioritise different values and interests.

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 £300, and the runner up £100. 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 be invited to take part in an online Q&A, as part of the Oxford Uehiro Festival of Arguments.

The competition will be opened for entries during Michaelmas Term, with announcements appearing on this website as well as our social media platforms and the Practical Ethics in the News blog. The competition will be closed to entries in February, and the final to take place in March. Exact dates will be announced at the time of the opening of the competition each year. 

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

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