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Mason Institute Annual Lecture: ‘On Strange ground: biomedical transformation, narrative vulnerability and identity repair’, 18th June 2018, Edinburgh

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Date: 5:30-8:00pm, 18th June 2018 Location: Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH Mason Institute Annual Lecture: ‘On Strange ground: biomedical transformation, narrative vulnerability and identity repair’ Speaker: Jackie Leach Scully, Professor of Social Ethics and Bioethics, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre, Newcastle University Abstract: Vulnerability is generally understood in terms of harmful… Continue reading

Mason Institute Lunch: ‘Death Benefits: Clinically Assisted Dying, Best Interests, and the Problem of Justification’, 17th May 2018, Edinburgh

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Date: 12:30-2:00pm, 17th May 2018 Location: Room G.01, 21 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD Mason Institute Lunch: ‘Death Benefits: Clinically Assisted Dying, Best Interests, and the Problem of Justification’ Speaker: Mary Neal, Senior Lecturer, Law, University of Strathclyde Abstract: Moral philosophers have long wrestled with the ‘problem of posthumous harm’; namely, the question of whether it… Continue reading

Conference: ‘The Social Life of Time’, Edinburgh, 5-7 June

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Date: 5th-7th June 2018 Location: Edinburgh, Scotland ‘The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation’  The 1st Temporal Belongings International Conference Supported by the Wellcome Trust The ‘Social Life of Time’ is running in Edinburgh on the 5-7th of June and hosts a number of panels on temporal aspects of health and healthcare, including a full… Continue reading

McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Deadline: 31st August 2018 McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has set up an annual award for history of medicine research, specifically focused on the history of Scottish medicine. The purpose of this award is to support and develop the study of the… Continue reading

Event: A film celebration of Everyday Cyborgs and Humanimals, 14 April 2018, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

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Date: Saturday 14 April 2018 Location: Filmhouse Cinema 3, 88 Lothian Road, EH3 9BZ Edinburgh A film celebration of Everyday Cyborgs and Humanimals If you had the choice between animal, mechanical or human parts to repair or replace your failing organs what would you choose? If an individual is no longer 100% biologically human does that change… Continue reading

Event: ‘Should We Give Up Meat to Save the Planet?’, 6 April 2018, Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Date: 6th April 2018 Location: Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh As part of this years’ International Science Festival, Isabel Fletcher is organising ‘Should We Give Up Meat to Save the Planet?’ a public discussion event on sustainable diets. There will be short presentations from two speakers: Pamela Mason, a registered public health nutritionist with a Masters… Continue reading

CFP: The Literary Self: from Antiquity to the Digital Age, University of Edinburgh, 4-5 June 2018

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Date: 4th-5th June 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh Deadline: 10th April 2018 Keynote: Professor Simon James, Durham University Other confirmed speakers: Dr Roger Rees, University of St Andrews The University of Edinburgh (with collaboration from the University of St. Andrews and the University of Strathclyde) will be hosting a postgraduate interdisciplinary conference entitled ‘The Literary Self: from Antiquity… Continue reading

Mason Institute Annual Debate 20th February 2018: The Great Medico- Legal Debate 2018 ‘Should the UK government change the current policy for childhood immunisation?’

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Date: 6:00-8:30pm, 20th February 2018 Location: Room LG.11 David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX The Great Medico- Legal Debate 2018 ‘Should the UK government change the current policy for childhood immunisation?’ As part of the University of Edinburgh’s Festival of Creative Learning 2018, the Mason Institute invites you to join them for their… Continue reading

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