Bentham Project

Bentham Project

Transcribe Bentham Needs You!

This website gives information on Jeremy Bentham and about the work of the Bentham Project. We are the world centre for Bentham Studies and our main activity is the production of the new edition of Bentham's Collected Works. We are part of UCL's Faculty of Laws.

The Bentham Project is responsible for Transcribe Bentham, the double award winning scholarly crowdsourcing initiative. Why not get involved?


News and Events

  • Your chance to run Bentham's unrealised prison is now here: download the free game, Panopticon Pandemonium, now!
  • The latest volume of Bentham's Collected Works is now available from Oxford University Press.  Writings on Political Economy, vol. 1 is edited by Dr Michael Quinn. 
  • The May 2016 issue of the Royal Historical Society newsletter carries news of Transcribe Bentham's role in the READ project.  The article explains the potential of Handwritten Text Recognition technology and suggests how it could help our volunteers to decipher Bentham's handwriting.   
  • On 17 May 2016 Transcribe Bentham's place in the READ project was presented in a paper at the Institute of Historical Research in the Archives and Society seminar series.
  • Professor Philip Schofield will travel to the University of Macau, China in April 2016.  Professor Schofield will give two papers at the Centre for Law Studies: 'Bentham on Codification' and 'Utilitarianism from Locke to Sidgwick'.  

See previous news and events in our archive.

The Bentham Project is supported by:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

British AcademySpacerEuropean Commission Seventh Framework Programme