Internal Seminars

Internal talks and seminars

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

Upcoming Practical Ethics and Law Lectures are listed below.

Colleagues from Philosophy, Ethox, WEH, Politics, Law, Sociology and Anthropology are warmly invited to join. 

Please direct enquiries to the convenor Dr Binesh Hass (Hosted Researcher, Oxford Uehiro Centre).

YouTube Lectures & Seminars Playlist


Audio recordings of select seminars and special lectures on wide-ranging topics relating to practical ethics. Annual Lectures, TOL podcasts and more available on our Albums page.

OUC Internal Research WiP Seminars & Graduate Discussion Group

Practical Ethics and Law Lectures

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

Judges and finalists of the 2024 Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

Judges and Finalists (L-R): Ayesha Chakravarti, Dr Cristina Voinea, Jakob Lohmar, Prof Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Theo Naylor, Prof Roger Crisp, Wyatt Radzin

Announcing the Winners and Runners Up in the 10th Annual National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

HT24 Week 9, Tuesday 12th March, 5:30pm – 7:00 pm. 

Please join us in congratulating all four of the finalists in the National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics 2023, and in particular our winners, Wyatt Radzin and Jakob Lohmar. We would also like to thank our judges, Prof Roger CrispProf Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Dr Cristina Voinea.

This, the final of the 10th Annual National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics, was held on the 12th March in the Seminar Room of the Faculty of Philosophy, as well as online. During the final the four finalists presented their papers and ideas to an audience and responded to a short Q&A as the deciding round in the competition. A selection of the winning essays and honourable mentions will be published on the Practical Ethics Blog.

Undergraduate Category

Winner: Wyatt Radzin: How to Say Things With Acts: Consumption as Language.

Runner Up: Ayesha Chakravarti: Feminist in the streets, sadomasochist in the sheets: Are you morally aligning yourself with women’s subordination if you engage in consensually inegalitarian sexual relationships?

Honourable Mentions: David Logan: When Eating Meat is OK: A Defence of Benign Carnivorism

Gabriel McWilliams: To What Extent Has Aristotle’s Conception of a Virtuous Character Remained Relevant in the Face of Situationist Criticism?

Graduate Category

Winner: Jakob Lohmar: The Moral Importance of Low Welfare Species

Runner Up: Theodore Naylor: Do Living-Wills Have Autonomous Authority When Applied to Patients in Advanced Stages of Dementia?

Honourable Mentions: Alexander (Sasha) Arridge: In Defence of Defensive Prejudice: Why We Should Believe That Men Are Trash

Esther Braun: Should We Prohibit Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques for Treating Infertility?

Beatrice Marchegiani: Undisclosed Conversational AIs: A Threat to Users’ Autonomy



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