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Taboo - The ethics of abortion

19 October 2017

Despite its legalisation in most western nations, a significant minority of people are still deeply morally opposed to abortion. Dr Greasley will explore exactly why the abortion problem…


Encore! Non-human personhood? Demanding legal rights for our next of kin

24 October 2017

Is an orangutan an item of property or a being with legal rights? Around the globe, lawyers, philosophers and scientists have begun arguing such questions. While some say that only…


Taboo - Speaking my mind or being myself? How should European law treat religious expression at work?

26 October 2017

Religious symbols in work raise key issues about the future relationship between religion, law and state in Europe. Dr McCrea will ask whether courts should see religion as a form of…


#trending - Is Euroscepticism unethical?

2 November 2017

Both left-wing and right-wing voters judge the EU’s merits in terms of cost and benefits to the national interest. Professor Letsas will ask whether there are reasons of justice to…


Taboo - The death of others: suicide in the German Democratic Republic (GDR)

16 November 2017

The movie The Lives of Others features suicide in the GDR in an impressive, but somewhat misleading way. The communist regime was not responsible for the high suicide rate. Dr Grashoff…


UCL Lancet Lecture 2017 – Mrs Lilianne Ploumen

20 November 2017

Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch MP will talk about creating the She Decides international sexual and reproductive healthcare initiative in response to President Trump’s reinstatement of the US global gag rule.


Encore! Who likes working in open-plan?

21 November 2017

Why do some insist that they need the privacy of a cellular office while others insist that an open office landscape is better? Professor Penn will review what we know about the way…


Opposites Attract – Facsimile cities: should architects now be making video game worlds?

23 November 2017

For centuries, architects have dreamed up new cities and societies. Today, the widespread influence of contemporary video game technologies challenges the architect’s hold on speculative…


To Infinity and Beyond! Life in our solar system: redefining the habitable zone

28 November 2017

Traditionally, the search for life beyond Earth has been in the ‘habitable zone’, where water may be, or may have been, present on a planetary surface. Professor Coates will examine…


#trending – Language brokers, not stock brokers: young people as traders of culture

30 November 2017

When young people migrate to a new country, they often learn the local language rapidly and inevitably begin to translate on behalf of their family. These ‘child language brokers’ translate…


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