Practical Ethics and Responsibility Competition

Welcome to the Uehiro Centre’s Practical Ethics and Responsibility competition!

"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 invite school students in Year 11, 12 or 13 (S4-S6 in Scotland, Years 12-14 in Northern Ireland, or the international equivalent) to take part in our Practical Ethics and Responsibility Competition by making a video to tell us about an ethical problem and how you think responsibility is involved. 

The 2024 competition has now concluded, following a final day of competition during the School's Day on 19th March. We're delighted to announce that the top prize for 2024 goes to the team from The Laurels School, 2nd place to the team from Royal Latin School, and third place to Westminster School. Huge congratulations to all our finalists, the seven Highly Commended teams, and to all who took part. You can see the winning videos plus the Highly Commended videos on the 2024 Schools' Day web page.

To take part next year, teams of between three and five people should send us a video of up to four minutes in length. Full details of the competition plus the terms and conditions will be made available here.

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