Internal Seminars

Internal talks and seminars

The OUC Internal Research Seminars and Graduate Discussion Group Meetings provide an internal-only 'safe space' for OUC's post-doc Researchers, Academic Visitors and Students to present a finished paper, current work-in-progress (WiP) paper or ideas for a future paper to a peer-group.

Each seminar lasts approximately one hour, with the presenter introducing their paper/ideas for approx. 20 minutes, followed by approx. 40 minutes for questions and further discussion. The sessions are not recorded or made available to the public.

OUC staff, visitors, students and collaborators from Ethox and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities are warmly invited to join these in-person talks at Littlegate House.

Practical Ethics and Law Lectures

Upcoming Practical Ethics and Law Lectures are listed below.

Colleagues from Philosophy, Ethox, WEH, Politics, Law, Sociology and Anthropology are warmly invited to join. 

Please direct enquiries to the convenor Dr Binesh Hass (Hosted Researcher, Oxford Uehiro Centre).

YouTube Lectures & Seminars Playlist


Audio recordings of select seminars and special lectures on wide-ranging topics relating to practical ethics. Annual Lectures, TOL podcasts and more available on our Albums page.

OUC Internal Research WiP Seminars & Graduate Discussion Group

Practical Ethics and Law Lectures

Convened by Dr Binesh Hass (Hosted Researcher, Oxford Uehiro Centre)

10th Annual National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

We are pleased to announce the four finalists for the National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics and to invite you to attend the final where they will present their entries. Two finalists have been selected from each category to present their ideas to an audience and respond to a short Q&A as the final round in the competition.

The Presentation will be held in the Seminar Room, Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford OX2 6HT, followed by a drinks reception until 7:45 pm in the Colin Matthew Room.

All are welcome to attend the final and are warmly invited to join the finalists for a drinks reception after the event.

Please book now and support the next generation of Practical Ethicists.


Attend in Person: Please sign up by the 10th March at:
Attend Online: To register in advance for this webinar sign in here: 


Undergraduate Finalists

Ayesha Chakravarti: Feminist in the streets, sadomasochist in the sheets: Are you morally aligning yourself with women’s subordination if you engage in consensually inegalitarian sexual relationships?

Wyatt Radzin: How to Say Things With Acts: Consumption as Language.

Graduate Finalists

Jakob Lohmar: The Moral Importance of Low Welfare Species

Theodore Naylor: Do Living-Wills Have Autonomous Authority When Applied to Patients in Advanced Stages of Dementia?

The following essays have been awarded an Honourable Mention:


David Logan: When Eating Meat is OK: A Defence of Benign Carnivorism

Gabriel McWilliams: To What Extent Has Aristotle’s Conception of a Virtuous Character Remained Relevant in the Face of Situationist Criticism?


Alexander (Sasha) Arridge: In Defence of Defensive Prejudice: Why We Should Believe That Men Are Trash

Esther Braun: Should We Prohibit Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques for Treating Infertility?

Beatrice Marchegiani: Undisclosed Conversational AIs: A Threat to Users’ Autonomy

Visit the Prize webpage for detailed instructions on how to enter, as well as information on previous winners.