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Philosophy - Politics
25.08.2017
Ethics and politics of media and technology tackled in week long programme of free events
Ethics and politics of media and technology tackled in week long programme of free events
Inter/sections takes on the ethics and politics of media and technology through a free programme of workshops, talks, events and an art exhibition.
Life Sciences - Philosophy
19.07.2017
Producing Human-animal hybrid eggs for research not unethical
Scientists should not be prevented from creating human-animal chimeras to produce human eggs for research, according to Dr César Palacios-González , Centre of Medical Law and Ethics in The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's. Writing in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online today he examines four of the ethical arguments used against the creation of these chimeras to produce human eggs for research and finds that none of these arguments are ethically strong enough for it to be immoral to use this technique.
Event - Philosophy
23.06.2017
Philosophy
07.06.2017
Opinion: Remainer or re-leaver? The philosophical conundrum posed by Brexit
Opinion: Remainer or re-leaver? The philosophical conundrum posed by Brexit
A recent YouGov survey suggests there is increasing agreement that 'Brexit means Brexit'. However, Alfred Moore from theâ?Conspiracy and Democracy Project suspects support is "broad but shallow", and forcing people to change their minds about Brexit poses a danger to democracy.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Philosophy
21.04.2017
EU project launches '2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
EU project launches ’2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
A wearable technology project is offering up to '2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.
Philosophy - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.04.2017
Professor Barbara Prainsack appointed to European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
The European Commission has appointed Professor Barbara Prainsack, Global Health & Social Medicine, to the European Group on Ethics and Science and New Technologies (EGE).
Philosophy
24.03.2017
‘Predatory' journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing
‘Predatory’ journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing
‘Predatory' journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing An undercover operation by University of Sussex academic Dr Kasia Pisanski involving 360 scientific journals has found that 40 of 120 so-called ‘predatory' journals offered a fake, unqualified applicant a position on their editorial board without checking the veracity of her CV, or even that she existed.
Mathematics - Philosophy
21.03.2017
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
An Imperial mathematician is leading a new five-year program to test and improve predictive policing and tackle other challenges for future cities.
Philosophy - Administration/Government
22.02.2017
Enabling children to stretch their thinking skills
Enabling children to stretch their thinking skills
Can you change the present to make the future better? This was the question generated, chosen, asked and discussed by years five and six pupils from Armathwaite Community School in the Eden Valley when they visited Lancaster University Politics, Philosophy and Religion Department.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
01.12.2016
World AIDS Day – Liverpool leads on research to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV
World AIDS Day – Liverpool leads on research to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Researchers from the University's Institute of Translational Medicine have been awarded approximately £5.8m grant to lead a multinational research consortium that aims to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV.
Philosophy
31.10.2016
Sussex philosopher helps midwives communicate the wonder of childbirth
Sussex philosopher helps midwives communicate the wonder of childbirth
Sussex philosopher helps midwives communicate the wonder of childbirth A University of Sussex philosopher has created a training module to help midwives communicate with women and their partners during labour.
Life Sciences - Philosophy
28.10.2016
The Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body
All animal research at the University is overseen by the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB), which consists of several committees.
Philosophy
11.10.2016
’Why do older siblings do better on IQ tests than their younger counterparts?’ Oxford interview questions explained
The University of Oxford has released a set of sample questions from tutors who conduct Oxford s. Students applying for experimental psychology might be asked to speculate why research appears to show older siblings have higher IQs than their younger counterparts, while aspiring doctors might be asked to explain why the death rate from cancer is so much higher in the UK than in the Philippines.
Literature/Linguistics - Philosophy
07.10.2016
Business/Economics - Philosophy
03.10.2016
Philosophy
05.09.2016
UCL Academy earns successful Ofsted report
UCL Academy earns successful Ofsted report
The UCL Academy has achieved 'good' in all key areas in its latest Ofsted inspection and several aspects of the school's work have been identified as outstanding.
Sport Sciences - Philosophy
12.08.2016
Aesthetics over athletics when it comes to women in sport
Men are two to three times more likely than women to be mentioned when it comes to discussing sport and sporting achievement, according to new research by language experts at Cambridge University Press. Women get far less airtime than men and their physical appearance and personal lives are frequently mentioned.
Philosophy - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.08.2016
Where the river meets the sea: the making of ethical decisions
What is our place in the natural world - and how do we feel about the scientific advances that are changing the way we live?  In her book Making a Good Life , Dr Katharine Dow explores the ethics of
Business/Economics - Philosophy
14.07.2016
Philosophy - Astronomy
11.07.2016
Opinion: Brexistentialism: Britain, the drop out nation in crisis, meets Jean-Paul Sartre
Andy Martin (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages) discusses existentialism and the EU referendum.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
06.07.2016
Dementia research and treatment boosted as unique collaboration announced
Dementia research and treatment boosted as unique collaboration announced
Internationally renowned Professor Julian Hughes is announced as the first RICE Professor of Old Age Psychiatry in a collaboration between The Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE), the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) and the University of Bristol.
Religions - Philosophy
30.06.2016
Leading theologians urge the Church of England to celebrate same-sex relationships
Leading theologians have called on the Church of England to recognise and celebrate same-sex relationships at its forthcoming General Synod, warning that to take a hard line on the subject would be "suicidal".
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
11.05.2016
Careers/Employment - Philosophy
11.05.2016
Statement of support for the London Anti-Corruption Summit
Statement of support for the London Anti-Corruption Summit
The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law ('CEL') is delighted to endorse and release the following statement in support of the London Anti-Corruption Summit by leading professional services organisations, reflecting their commitment to tackling corruption in the global economy.
Philosophy
15.04.2016
Philosophy - Careers/Employment
12.04.2016
How our employment status affects our morals around money
Becoming unemployed changes people's morals around the distribution of money, says a new study from The University of Nottingham. Understanding how becoming unemployed affects people's reasoning is important. Unemployment and the poverty it causes are associated with depression, anxiety, stress, low well-being and self-esteem.
Philosophy - Psychology
06.04.2016
Study helps explain why we favour a black and white approach to morality
Would you kill one innocent person to save five? Choose your answer wisely: your popularity may depend on it. New research from Oxford University shows people gauge others' trustworthiness based on their moral judgements. The findings can help explain why snap judgements about morality tend to be based on a set of absolute moral rules (such as 'don't kill innocent people'), even if we might make different decisions when given more time.
Philosophy
06.04.2016
War, peace and the Welsh Baccalaureate
An exciting new initiative which aims to complement schools' Welsh Baccalaureate studies on global citizenship has been piloted by the University.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
24.03.2016
Professor Penney Lewis appointed to the Human Tissue Authority
Professor Penney Lewis of The Dickson Poon School of Law , King's College London has today been appointed as an Authority Member to the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) by the Secretary of State for Health.
Philosophy - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.03.2016
Design for Life
A Lancaster University-based designer is exhibiting his work at Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin in Coniston, this spring.
Philosophy - Religions
10.03.2016
Hindu-Christian study earns Professor top honour
A Lancaster University Professor has been commended for his book which brings Indian and Western religious and philosophical ideas together.
Administration/Government - Philosophy
18.02.2016
Research Councils UK
The University has received a top rating from Research Councils UK (RCUK) for its expenditure in relation to research grants, fellowships and doctoral training grants as well as ethics in Research.
Philosophy - Event
20.01.2016
University experts share their expertise with global leaders at the World Economic Forum
Academics from the University of Sheffield will share their expertise with the global elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week (Wednesday 20 January to Saturday 23 January 2016).
Philosophy - Event
20.01.2016
Comment: What philosophy can tell Davos about educating for a better future
Professor Angie Hobbs, Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, is discussing the role that philosophy can play in addressing current global challenges at the World Economic Forum in Davos (20-23 January 2016).
Philosophy
14.01.2016
Scientists call for more open research practices through peer review
Scientists call for more open research practices through peer review
Peer reviewers should provide complete reviews only for scientific papers that share data and materials, or where the authors explain why sharing is impossible, an international group of scientists,
Philosophy - Careers/Employment
17.12.2015
'Moral' anger is a force for good at work
’Moral’ anger is a force for good at work
Employers should embrace anger among employees for the vital role it plays in sustaining a just and fair workplace, according to a University of Liverpool academic.
History/Archeology - Philosophy
04.12.2015
Opinion: Frankenstein or Krampus? What our monsters say about us
Natalie Lawrence (Department of History and Philosophy of Science) discusses the history of monsters, and what they say about the people who invent them.
Law/Forensics - Philosophy
26.11.2015
Expert comment - Military action in Syria
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Philosophy - Business/Economics
19.11.2015
Academic advises on ethics for regulators
Academic advises on ethics for regulators
Professor Ania Zalewska has taken part in an expert roundtable discussion on the ethical standards of regulators, organised by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL).
Social Sciences - Philosophy
30.10.2015
Opinion: How free are we really?
Priyamvada Gopal (Faculty of English) discusses freedom as a practice rather than a value to be worshipped.
Social Sciences - Philosophy
29.10.2015
Spiritual violence and the divine revolution of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
In 1879, a young Indian boy arrived in England from Calcutta (now Kolkata), in the state of Bengal, sent by his father to receive a British education.
Philosophy - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.10.2015
Doctors liken keeping patients alive unnecessarily to torture
Elizabeth Dzeng's research shows doctors' moral distress surrounding futile end of life treatments. Doctors' words - 'torture', 'gruesome', 'abuse', 'mutilate' and 'cruel' evoke images more fitting of penal regimes than hospitals. The moral toll exacted upon these physicians is evident in descriptions such as feeling 'violated' and 'traumatised'.
Philosophy - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.09.2015
Administration/Government - Philosophy
22.09.2015
Philosophy - Media
18.09.2015
Comment: Justice should be the driving force for reporting on the refugee crisis
Steven Harkins, a PhD student from the University of Sheffield's Department of Journalism Studies, argues that justice should be the driving force for reporting on the refugee crisis.
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