Applied Ethics Graduate Discussion Group

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Convenor:  Dr Rebecca Brown

Seminars for Trinity Term 2024 are scheduled for Weeks 2, 4, 6 & 8, Fridays 14:15 – 16:15
In Person: Oxford Uehiro Centre Seminar Room, Suite 1, first floor, Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbes St. OX1 1PT as well as

Via Zoom: email for the zoom link


This seminar is an opportunity for University of Oxford graduate students from all departments whose work has an applied ethics dimension to join a practical and medical ethics seminar group led by researchers from the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

The seminar lasts for two hours. During the first hour we will discuss a student work in progress. This is pre-circulated before the seminar. The author will give a brief summary of the paper, before discussion is opened up for constructive comments from the group.

During the second hour one of our researchers will introduce a key topic in Practical or Medical Ethics or lead a discussion relating to career development / academic skills. This part is recorded for students who are unable to attend.

Guidance for student presenters:

Draft papers or thesis chapters in early and late stages of development are welcome. If you are sharing a chapter from a longer thesis, you may want to include a brief summary of the arguments that come before, or the arguments you want to subsequently make, which fall outside of the work you are sharing.

When introducing your paper, please talk for no more than 10 minutes to maximise time for discussion. The aim is to remind people of the key points of the paper and highlight any areas on which you would particularly welcome feedback. You are welcome to use powerpoint slides if you wish, but these are by no means essential. Papers are circulated a week in advance via email.

Please email if you would like to volunteer to share a work in progress or sign up to the mailing list.