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...
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 Societyread 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.
Derek Parfit, 1942-2017
We were saddened to hear the news of the unexpected death of Derek Parfit.read more... 06 Jan 2017
A Brave New World: Understanding the Ethics of Human Enhancement
Article by Steve Clarke published in a special free edition of AQ
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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.
- 23rd Jan 2017 3rd Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics
- 2nd Feb 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm HT17 St Cross Special Ethics Seminar: Samuel Bruce
- 14th Feb 2017 4:00pm-5:30pm HT17 Week 5 Public Lecture: William Casebeer
Open Access Resources
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).