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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

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

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

Lecture: Daniel Sinclair, ‘Combining Religious Norms with Liberal Autonomy in Contemporary Biomedical Law: The Israeli Experience’, Edinburgh

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 Date: 12.30 – 2pm, Tuesday 24th October 2017 Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, Doorward 6, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG ‘Combining Religious Norms with Liberal Autonomy in Contemporary Biomedical Law: The Israeli Experience’, with Prof. Daniel Sinclair, School of Law, Fordham University The heteronomous nature of Jewish Law (Halakhah) would at first sight appear to militate… Continue reading

PhD Scholarships in Biomedicine and Ethics, Mason Institute (Edinburgh)

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Maclagan Prize PhD Scholarships 2017/18: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Law Deadline: 30th April 2017 The J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law will offer two Maclagan Prize Scholarships to students wishing to pursue a PhD under the auspices of the Institute. Details about the work of the Mason Institute… Continue reading

Lecture: Prof. Jonathan Montgomery, ‘New Bearings in Health Research Ethics: Towards a Social Contract Paradigm’ (Edinburgh)

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The J Kenyon Mason Annual Lecture,  Mason Institute Edinburgh Professor Jonathan Montgomery: ‘New Bearings in Health Research Ethics: Towards a Social Contract Paradigm’ Date: 5-7pm, Thursday 27th April 2017 Location: Business School Atrium, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS Health research ethics has a long history of adapting itself to contemporary challenges. The current paradigm reflects concerns,… Continue reading

Mason Institute: Dan Crossley, ‘Food Ethics’, Edinburgh

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Dr Isabel Fletcher is pleased to announce the next Mason Institute series of lunchtime talks, which this time is co-organised with the Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED) network. Speaker: Dan Crossley, Food Ethics Council Respondent: Emily Postan, University of Edinburgh Date: Tuesday 28th of February, 12.00-13:30 Venue: room 2.04, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street Why food… Continue reading

Mason Institute Lunch Seminars, Spring 2016

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The Mason Institute is pleased to announce our lunchtime seminars for Spring 2016. On 16th February we will welcome Dr Amrit Ray (Chief Medical Officer, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson). We are pleased to co-host this seminar with the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Dr Ray will speak on ‘Ethical Challenges in Compassionate… Continue reading