HT24 Week 1 Practical Ethics and Law Lecture

My body, my choice: exploring the limits of consent

Abstract: From birth to death, from late-term abortion on the basis of the disability of the foetus, to choices about puberty blockers to the demand to legalise assistance with dying, our bodies have become legal battle-grounds. How far are we entitled to assert that it is simply a matter of our choice – and who gets to decide when and how we have the right to make that choice?

Speaker: Professor Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon) (Visiting Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London; Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London; Research Affiliate, Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex)

Respondent: Esther Braun (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy)

In-person attendance: All University members are welcome to attend in-person (booking not required).

Venue: Oxford Uehiro Centre, Suite 1 Seminar Area, Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbe’s Street, Oxford OX1 1PT (buzzer 1)