Applied Ethics Graduate Discussion Group

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Convenor:  Dr Rebecca Brown


This seminar is currently on pause while Dr Brown is on maternity leave.

As and when the seminar is restarted information will be posted here and shared on the mailing list.


This seminar is an opportunity for University of Oxford graduate students from all departments whose work has an applied ethics dimension to join a practical and medical ethics seminar group led by researchers from the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

Each week, for the first hour of the seminar, one of the researchers will introduce a key topic in Practical or Medical Ethics, referencing various texts.

During the second hour of the seminar students will be given the opportunity to present works in progress, draft papers or thesis chapters for constructive comments and discussion with other graduate students, led by Dr Rebecca Brown.

Each week one student will have the opportunity to present a work in progress paper, giving a 10 min presentation. Another student will then give a 5 min initial response to the paper presented.  This will then be followed by an open group discussion for the remainder of the hour. Papers and reading material are circulated a week in advance via email.  Students who volunteer to present are asked to choose another session in which to respond.

The presenting and respondent spaces are issued on a first come first served basis so please email ASAP to ensure you get a space.  Responding to papers is as important an aspect of the seminar as presenting.

Please email if you wish to sign up for the mailing list for this seminar group.