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Mason Institute Event 20th February 2018: Public Health Policy and the Ethics of the Long Game with Professor John Coggon

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Date: 4:30-5:30pm, 20th February 2018 Location: Room LG.11 David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX Public Health Policy and the Ethics of the Long Game with Professor John Coggon John Coggon, Professor of Law and Honorary Member of the UK Faculty of Public Health, Centre for Health, Law, and Society, University of Bristol Law School,… Continue reading

The Sutherland Trust Spring Lecture: Save the Date!

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Date: 6.30pm for 7pm lecture, 14th May 2018 Location: Central Halls, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP Title: Alienation in Families: On Reflection and Action Professionals who work with families are familiar with situations in which one separated parent turns a child against the other parent for no good reason. In addition – and topical given the… Continue reading

Arts Health Early Career Research Network: Informal Meet-Up in Edinburgh

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Date: 5.30pm, 27th February 2018 Location: Usher’s pub in Edinburgh – 32b West Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DD The Arts Health Early Career Research Network is organising an informal networking meet-up and drinks on Tuesday 27 February, for those working or interested in the intersection of the arts, humanities, health and medicine. We will be meeting at… Continue reading

Visiting Researcher and Post-Doctoral Opportunities: Digital Scholarship Fellowships at IASH, Edinburgh

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Location: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh Deadline for Applications: 28th February 2018 for the Visiting Researcher Fellowships and 30th April 2018 for the Postdoctoral Fellowships and Bursaries Applications are now open for two new Fellowships in Digital Scholarship, based at the university’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). IASH… Continue reading

Seminar: ‘Do new tools need new ethics? The challenge of advancing biotechnology for ethics and policy’, Professor Jeff Kahn (Berman Institute for Bioethics), Mason Institute, Edinburgh

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Date: Tuesday 30th January, 1-2pm Location: Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre (second floor) Doorway 1, Teviot Place, University of Edinburgh The Mason Institute at the University of Edinburgh invites you to attend a special seminar to be presented by Professor Jeff Kahn (Berman Institute for Bioethics): Title: ‘Do new tools need new ethics? The challenge of advancing… Continue reading

Talk: ‘Medicine, Mistakes and Manslaughter’, Dr Oliver Quick, Edinburgh

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Date: 12.30-2.00 pm, 24th January Location: Elder Room, Old College, University of Edinburgh Please follow the link below for details of a talk by Dr Oliver Quick (University of Bristol) to be given this Wednesday as part of the Criminal Law Seminar Series: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/other_areas_of_interest/events/event?id=234111

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh

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Date: 15.30 – 17.00, Monday 22nd January Location: 6th Floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building The Science, Technology and Innovation Seminar Series is pleased to announce its first speaker for this semester: Title: Assembling the conditions for Genome Wide Association Studies: The story of the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium Speaker: Dr Catherine Heeney (University of… Continue reading

Mason Institute (MI) Lunch with Beverley Hood – ‘Positively Squishy – creative research in the lab’, Edinburgh

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Date: 12.30 – 2.00pm, Thursday 22nd February Location: Seminar Room 6,Chrystal MacMillan Building,15a George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD Title: Positively Squishy – creative research in the lab Speaker: Beverley Hood, artist and lecturer in the School of Design at the University of Edinburgh. Abstract: In an environment where bioscientific research undertaking “qualitative field-based inquiries with living… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture’, Edinburgh

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Date: 3rd – 4th May 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh Website: www.madnessinpopculture.com Deadline: 2nd February 2018     “Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum (1989)   In Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault writes that “madness fascinates man”. Indeed, examples of this dark allure are present throughout the ages. From tales… Continue reading