Ethical Record

Lecture

The Penultimate Curiosity: Science, Religion and the Big Questions?

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Speaker: Andrew Briggs
Speaker: Roger Wagner
climate change
Lecture

The Case for Abandoning CO2 Emission Reduction Targets

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

Much has been said on Climate Change and you may have thought there is not much else to say. Well, think again! It is the major problem facing humanity and unless we relentlessly pursue CO2 emission reduction targets, the global community will face catastrophe. This is the (misguided) mantra emanating from The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – manifest in the recent Paris conference, and is perceived as the current wisdom by the majority of nations. Evan Parker will present, without prejudice, a re-examination of the prospects of Climate Change. He and a colleague have developed a unique view and will set out to convince you that we are pursuing the wrong targets and that this has resulted in activities that are unethical, counter-productive and that will almost certainly fail. He will propose an alternative global strategic response, and advice what should be done at both government and citizen level. ...Read More »

Speaker: Prof. Evan Parker
Lecture
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Man-Made Climate Change – Is it Trumped Up?

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
Lecture
“Blind Lady Justice”

Transforming Justice

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

A summary of some of the proposed reforms to our Justice system emanating from JUSTICE, the British section of the international commission of jurists and the Ministry of Justice, before dealing with two changes which have serious implications for the poor, disadvantaged, sick and disabled...Read More »

Speaker: Chris Purnell
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Working men creating global business growth

Worker Cooperatives: The Next System?

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

What would happen if we had a system to replace capitalism? Bing-Pappoe discusses what would happen if cooperative enterprise were to do so – if the workers would themselves own and manage the means of production. ..Read More »

Speaker: Dr Adotey Bing-Pappoe
Lecture

Is it Time to Rethink the “University”?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Jeremiads abound on the ‘end’ or the ‘death’ of modern universities. There are claims that they are been severely compromised by ‘neoliberalism’ and social changes and left behind by technological advances. An increasing number of writers believe the university has been transformed turned into ‘safe spaces’, an extended school environment, that infantilises students. Many people describe this ‘crisis’ in academia but few offer any visions of the future and fewer still try to propose alternatives. In this talk Professor Dennis Hayes, an expert in educational development, will describe what’s gone wrong and discuss some attempts to save the university sector, making it fit-for-purpose for the 21st century...Read More »

Speaker: Professor Dennis Hayes
Lecture

Cheering for Trump?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Donald Trump’s conduct, temperament and outrageous utterances during the presidential campaign should have ensured his rejection by the electorate. He was patently prepared to say anything to achieve office. But our speaker today, Chris Bratcher, considers he was telling it as it is on two huge policy issues: Chris believes Trump is right about NATO; that it is obsolete; a relic of the Cold War, serving only to drag Europe into American adventures in countries we know well were, and are, no threat to either. Chris believes he is also right about the need to limit Free Trade. He feels it fosters the export of employment, and that imports free of tariffs smother any attempt to regenerate manufacture of those goods at home, because the risk to capital to re-enter these fields is too great. The arguments are not new: Joseph Chamberlain proposed tariffs to enhance both infrastructure and social conditions in the UK before the First World War. Perhaps globalisation is on the wane? Chris will explain why he considers Trump could just be a force for good...Read More »

Speaker: Chris Bratcher
Lecture

Poetic Naturalism – a New Understanding of Life and the Universe

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

“Naturalism” is the idea that there is only one world, the natural world, which follows the laws of nature and which can be investigated by scientific methods. The term “Poetic Naturalism” was introduced by theoretical physicist Sean Carroll in his 2016 book, The Big Picture. Carroll is perhaps the greatest living humanist thinker and in his book he explores humanity's big questions including: the origin of life, meanings in life and the origin of the universe. Poetic Naturalism accepts that traits of our everyday godless world can emerge from, and can fit together with, causes at the fundamental "Core Theory" physics level. Chris Street will hold your hand and take you through an incredible journey of new understandings of our existence on Planet earth...Read More »

Speaker: Chris Street
Lecture

My Death, My Decision?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

What is a 'good death'? For some people, it is a medically assisted death, when they feel their life is complete - something denied in the UK. Polls regularly show over 75% of people in favour of a change in the law on assisted suicide, yet many politicians, religious leaders and medical professionals remain opposed. How can we change the minds of the establishment who seem so out of touch with the feelings of the majority? We should work vigorously to move the debate forward, addressing valid concerns. Phil Cheatle explains the approach of the campaign group 'My Death, My Decision' (www.mydeath-mydecision.org.uk), providing much stronger protection for 'vulnerable people', while rejecting the restriction of assisted dying to those with a life-expectancy of 6 months or less a criterion that attracts criticism from both sides of the debate...Read More »

Speaker: Phil Cheatle
Lecture

The Abolition of Aging?

Lecture date: Thu, 1st Jan, 1970
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

If we choose to prioritise this project, there’s a high probability that comprehensive, affordable, reliable therapies for human rejuvenation will be available by 2040. People everywhere, on the application of these treatments, will, if they wish, stop becoming biologically older. Indeed they would start to become biologically younger, in both body and mind, as rejuvenation therapies take hold. In short, everyone will have the option to become ageless. That’s a viewpoint which our distinguished speaker, David Wood, has reached following more than ten years of study of the field of rejuvenation biotechnology. It’s a viewpoint which generates a storm of questions. This provocative talk reviews the ethical dilemmas and opportunities arising. Wood will urge society to embrace a project for “The abolition of aging” (the title of his recent book), which could change humanity forever. ..Read More »

Speaker: David Wood
Lecture

Brexit:The Fall of Troy?

Lecture date: Tue, 6th Dec, 2016
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Takis Tridimas, Professor of European Law, King’s College London, and Barrister, Matrix Chambers, offers an update on the situation since he gave his Thinking on Sunday talk about the EU referendum..Read More »

Speaker: Takis Tridimas
Lecture

Religious Education: Where has it been? What is it doing? Where is it going?

Lecture date: Thu, 1st Jan, 1970
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

John Holroyd discusses some of the key moments in the recent history of Religious Education in Britain, and some of the current and projected causes of concern and sources of hope for this vital aspect of a child’s education...Read More »

Speaker: John Holroyd
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