BrainEx technology: Consider the pig – killed, humanised, resuscitated, for the benefit of whom?

Consider the pig – they have made the headlines and the cover of the two major American scientific journals in  the last two years: first in Science when scientists led by George Church at MIT created humanised organs in pigs with CRISPR genome editing technology, raising spectre of Margaret Atwood’s “pigoons” ,  and this week in an […]

Bioethics & Society alumni series – featuring Gemma McKenzie, ESCR funded PhD candidate at King’s

Gemma McKenzie (Bioethics & Society, class of 2017) is an ESRC funded PhD candidate at King’s (Department of Nursing) exploring women’s narratives of freebirthing in the UK. “I first had the idea for my PhD subject when I was working in an entirely different and unrelated career. However, I had no academic contacts, no bioethics […]

2019 Bioethics & Society alumni series – Featuring Richard Gibson, PhD candidate in Bioethics & Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Manchester

Richard Gibson, Bioethics & Society alumnus (class of 2016), currently a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Law at the University of Manchester, UK, says about the programme: “Before undertaking the MA in Bioethics & Society, my primary academic interest revolved around the ethical and social implications of radical human enhancement. […]

2019 Bioethics & Society Alumni Series – Featuring James Aluri, class of 2016

We continue celebrating our amazing alumni to mark the 5 years of the Bioethics & Society programme. James Aluri, graduate of Bioethics & Society (class of 2016), currently a first year resident in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program, says about the Bioethics & Society: The Master’s in Bioethics & Society provided an enriching component […]

March 25th Careers in Bioethics event with Kate Harvey Senior Research Officer Nuffield Council on Bioethics

I am delighted to announce that, Kate Harvey Senior Officer Nuffield Council on Bioethics and King’s alumna, is coming back to King’s College London to talk about “Careers in Bioethics” . The event is targeted to the postgraduate students of the MSc in Bioethics & Society and MA in Medical Ethics and Law, but 3rd year UG students interested […]

2019 Bioethics & Society alumni series: Featuring Louisa Howard, class of 2018

Louisa Howard, Bioethics & Society alumna (class of 2018), currently a 3rd-year medical student at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and recipient of Academy of Medicine of Washington DC  2018 Award for the Best Medical Ethics Essay for an essay titled: “Trapped by TEXAS ‘Trap Laws’: the conflict between law and conscience”, […]

NEW LOCATION “Kant and climate colonialism” seminar today 2 pm Bush House (NE) 3.22

Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, professor of bioethics at the University of Lübeck, is visiting the department this week.  Today he will be giving a seminar on ‘Kant and climate colonialism’. When: Wednesday March 13, 2-3.30. NEW Location!  Bush House (NE) 3.22 (3rd floor, North East Wing) Abstract Kant’s later work on moral philosophy contains some thoughts about a […]

2019 Bioethics & Society alumni series – Featuring Melissa W. Gaule

Melissa W. Gaule, Bioethics & Society alumna (class of 2017), now Director of Ethics and Care Management for Coastal Care Partners in Savannah, Georgia, says about the appeal of the Bioethics & Society Master’s programme for US employers: “I have been getting some great feedback from having a degree in Bioethics AND SOCIETY. Companies that […]

March 12th at 5 pm Seminar with Professor Christoph Rehmann Sutter “Intergenerational relationships: The missing link in the ethics of inheritable genetic modification in humans”

We are delighted to announce a seminar with Professor Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Professor of Theory and Ethics in the Biosciences, University of Luebeck, President of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare, and visiting Professor in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. When: Tuesday March 12th 17:00-18:30 Where: Bush House North East […]

Call for Papers – 2019 Institute of Medical Ethics Conference, 24th-26th June 2019 Cardiff Met

Call for Papers – 2019 IME Conference Concept, Classroom and Clinic 24th – 26th June 2019 Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF2 2YB The Institute of Medical Ethics invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference in Cardiff, 24th – 26th June 2019. The conference is designed to give opportunities for researchers, educators, clinicians, and […]