UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Philip Schofield speaks about Bentham and morality on BBC Radio 4

16 November 2018

The BBC Radio 4 show was presented by lawyer Harry Potter, who discussed morality and the law.

Portrait of Jeremy Bentham 1790

Professor Philip Schofield, Professor of the History of Legal and Political Thought at UCL Laws and Head of Department at The Bentham Project, was featured on BBC Radio 4 yesterday.

Professor Schofield explains Jeremy Bentham's concepts, which promised the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people, as part of a discussion on whether the law should enforce morals.

You can listen to a recording of the show now (starts at 3:32).

Listen to the show now