"How am I responsible for the environment? Should there be limits on how we can punish people who do wrong? If very ill patients want to die, should doctors be held responsible if they help them? Who is responsible for the global spread of infectious diseases?"
If these and other questions about our responsibilities towards each other, our planet and our future make you think, then this competition is for you!
At the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics we think a lot about responsibility and how we can all do more to tackle some of the biggest ethical problems facing us today. We are inviting school students in Year 11, 12 or 13 to take part in our 2022 Practical Ethics and Responsibility Competition by making a video to tell us about an ethical problem and how you think responsibility is involved.
The 2022 competition is now open, and we look forward to seeing your videos. The top four finalists will be invited to take part in our Schools' Day as part of our Festival of Arguments and you can see last year's four winning videos plus eight Highly Commended videos on the 2021 Schools' Day web page.
To take part, teams of between three and five people should send us a video of up to four minutes in length, by the competition deadline of 5pm on 10th January 2022. Full details and terms and conditions can be found below.
The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics is grateful to Schools Outreach Co-ordinator Wedad Rattab, and to an advisory group of teachers for supporting this event.