Bentham Project


Bentham Project


About Jeremy Bentham

Find out more about Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), utilitarian philosopher and legal and political reformer.

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About the Bentham Project

Based at the Faculty of Laws at UCL, the Bentham Project is responsible for the publication of the new critical edition of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.


Transcribe Bentham

Transcribe Bentham is a double award-winning participatory inititive where volunteers can assist in the production of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham by transcribing Bentham's manuscripts.

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The Bentham Project regularly hosts seminars, conferences, and symposia on Bentham and utiltiarianism, the majority of which are open to the public and free to attend. 


The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham

The Bentham Project is responsible for publishing a definitive scholarly edition of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, as well as journals, leaflets, blogs, and online editions.



Keep up to date with the latest Bentham Project news, including announcements about new publications and forthcoming public talks, and sign up to the Transcribe Bentham newsletter.

Research Tools

Research Tools

The Bentham Project has an extensive list of scholarly tools to help with research into eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history in general, and Bentham's writings in particular.


Audio and Video

Watch a range of pre-recorded seminars and promotional videos related to Bentham and the Bentham Project, or listen to podcasts and radio shows about Bentham and his philosophy.  

Funding Bodies

The Bentham Project is supported by The British Academy

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