UCL Health Humanities Centre


London Bioethics Colloquium

A substantial number of faculty and PhD students are now working in bioethics, broadly construed, in London. This colloquium aims to facilitate high-level discussion among these scholars; link individuals and groups across universities; and foster contacts between the academic and non-academic worlds. 

Topics range from traditional questions in medical ethics and law to ethical issues in the design of health systems at the national and global level (public health ethics / global health ethics).

When? First Monday of the month, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, with the possibility to go for drinks afterwards. Two sessions per term.

Where? Alternating between King's College London and University College London.

10 October 2016, 16:00 - 17.30  King's College London, Strand Campus, Somerset House East Wing, SW1.17 (Ante Room)

Dr Octavio Ferraz (King's College London): Who should we treat? Rare diseases, universal health coverage and children's right to health.

7 November 2016, 16:00 - 17.30 University College London, Room TBC

Professor Jochen Vollmann (Ruhr University Bochum): Personalised medicine: priority-setting and opportunity costs at an international scale

5 December 2016, 16:00 - 17:30 King's College London, Strand Campus, Somerset House East Wing, SW1.18 (Moot Court)

Dr Arnon Keren (University of Haifa / King's College London): Autonomy, ignorance and informed consent

6 February 2017, 16:00 - 17:30  Kings College London, Room TBC

Dr Garrett Brown (University of Sheffield): An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Global health justice and the new global health emergency financing facilities'

6 March 2017, 16:00 - 17:30 University College London, Room TBC

Dr Emily McTernan (University College London): Title TBC

See our events calendar for latest updates. 

For more information contact James Wilson or Annette Rid. You can see the list of previous talks here.