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 and help us transcribe some of Bentham's unique and important manuscripts? 

Get involved!


  • What happened at the Bentham Hackathon? Read a report on the Transcribe Bentham blog which describes the creative digital research tools that participants were able to develop over the course of a weekend.  
  • For the first time in decades, Bentham's real head is going on display in a new exhibition at UCL.  What does it mean to be human? Curating heads at UCL opens on 2 October 2017.
  • Call for papers open for the next ISUS conference! The 2018 conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies will take place on 24-26 July at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.  The conference theme is 'Utility, Progress and Technology'.  The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 2 February 2018. 

See previous news and events in our archive.