Ethics in Public Life

Dr. Michael Platt - Pain, Suffering, and 'Loss of Dignity': Valid Reasons for Killing?

Dr. Michael Platt is Senior Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and practises in the area of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care.

Seminar held on 28 April 2010

James MacMillan - The Musical Search for the Sacred in Modernity

James MacMillan is a composer and conductor, whose music is played all over the world. His work is, in many instances, shaped by his Catholic faith, which has also become the basis for lectures and articles he delivers on the interface between theology and culture.
Seminar held on 24 February 2010

Michael Woolgar – Whatever Happened to Honour? Reflections on Ethics in Business with Some References to Government

Michael Woolgar has an economics, project development and finance background with experience as an economist in several multi-national oil companies, banks, and international organisations.
Seminar held on 11 November 2009

Dr. Dermot Grenham - Greasing Palms or Oiling Wheels: The Impact of Corruption on Developing Countries

Dr. Dermot Grenham holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford and a specialist master’s degree in population and development from the London School of Economics. He is a part-time tutorial fellow at the L.S.E.’s Development Studies Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Seminar held on 26 January 2010

Alexander Boot - Egotism and Modernity in Leo Tolstoy

This seminar marks the British launch of Alexander Boot's book, God and Man According to Tolstoy (Basingstoke, 2009), to which reference is made in the text.
Seminar held on 23 September 2009

Prof. Neil Scolding - Stem Cells: Principles and Politics, Pitfalls and Progress

Prof. Neil Scolding is currently Burden Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Bristol
Seminar held on 30 June 2009

Lord Justice Maurice Kay - Discretion and Subjectivity in Judicial Decision-Making

Rt. Hon. Maurice Kay has been a Lord Justice of Appeal since 2004. He previously practised as a Q.C. and a High Court Judge
Seminar on Wednesday 29 April 2009

Baroness Scotland - The Rule of Law at The Heart of Government

Baroness Scotland is a barrister and currently Attorney General for England and Wales.
Seminar held on Wednesday 14 May 2008


Dr. Tom Pink – How to Think about Freedom

Dr. Tom Pink is Reader in Philosophy at King's College London, and is Director of the Centre for Philosophical Studies
Seminar on Tuesday 4 December 2007                                             


Dr. Ludek Rychetnik – Postcommunism and Constitutional Democracy: The Case of the Czech Republic

Dr. Ludek Rychetnik is Lecturer at the Institute of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, and at the University of Reading
Seminar on Wednesday 25 April 2007                     

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