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Open Access

The Centre is committed to raising awareness of ethical issues in the broader community and stimulating debate in the public arena. To this end, the resources listed on these pages are freely available to the public, and include journal articles , our Journal of Practical Ethics and online lectures (MP3 and MP4).



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The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics was established in 2003 with the generous support of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Japan. It is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.

Oxford is one of the world's great centres for philosophy. More than one hundred and fifty professional philosophers work in the University and its colleges, between them covering a vast range of subjects within philosophy.    read more...




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Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

We are pleased to announce details of our 3rd annual student essay competition
read more...                                                                      13 Oct 2016


Book Launch: Philosophers Take On the World

Edited by David Edmonds, with many contributions by OUC staff and affiliated researchers.

read more...                                                                      10 Oct 2016


New Podcast Series: Philosophy 24/7

David Edmonds, OUC Senior Research Associate, has created a new podcast series devoted to moral and political issues.

read more...                                                                      04 Oct 2016

Professor Shelly Kagan

2016 Annual Uehiro Lectures

We are pleased to announce that Professor Shelly Kagan (Yale University) will deliver the 2016 Uehiro Lectures in November 2016.

read more...                                                                      14 Sep 2016

Professor Shelly Kagan

Uehiro Lectures: School Student Discussion Groups

In conjunction with our 2016 Uehiro Lectures, secondary school students are invited to a series of events on animal ethics.

read more...                                                                      26 Sep 2016

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New Publication: The Ethics of Human Enhancement

Edited by Steve Clarke, Julian Savulescu, C.A.J. Coady, Alberto Giubilini, and Sagar Sanyal.

read more...                                                                      06 Sep 2016

Essi Viding

2016 Loebel Lectures in Psychiatry and Philosophy

We are pleased to announce details of our 2016 Loebel Lectures, to be delivered by Professor Essi Viding. 

read more...                                                                      14 Sep 2016

Responsibility and Healthcare

Information on new research projects 'Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease' and 'Individual Responsibility and Healthcare' can be found here


The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics hosts scholars and students wishing to engage in research in practical and applied ethics as academic visitors. Applications are invited three times a year and are to be submitted at least one term in advance of the proposed dates of the visit. Further details here.



Research Fellow - Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility (closing date 5 September 2016)




Bioliberation Video

Bioliberation or Biothreat
Prof Julian Savulescu