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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.

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Al Jazeera interview on 'three-person baby'

Video available of Professor Dominic Wilkinson discussing mitochondrial transfer 'three-person baby'

read more...                                                                      16 Jan 2017


5 yr EU BrainCom Project to develop implants for speech disorders

OUC's Dr Hannah Maslen will lead the work package on Ethics, Implants and Society

read more...                                                                      12 Jan 2017


Practical Ethics Youtube Channel: Shelly Kagan Interview

Katrien Devolder's video interview with Shelly Kagan on animal ethics available on YouTube.

read more...                                                                      09 Jan 2017

Derek Parfit

Derek Parfit, 1942-2017

We were saddened to hear the news of the unexpected death of Derek Parfit.

read more...                                                                      06 Jan 2017

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A Brave New World: Understanding the Ethics of Human Enhancement

Article by Steve Clarke published in a special free edition of AQ

read more...                                                                      06 Dec 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.


Open Access Resources

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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