Ethical Record

Should People have a Right to know their own Genome?

What does it mean ‘to know your own genome’? Genetic knowledge has become much more easily available in recent years. We no longer receive information exclusively in the context of a conversation with our physician or genetic counsellor. Nowadays we can also obtain genomic information in the form of raw…

Sartre and the Anguish of Freedom

Sartre proclaimed how free we are – able to choose what to do, be and feel. But this freedom is not a liberation but a life-sentence – with hard labour. If we are to follow Sartre’s exacting strictures on avoiding bad faith, then we will always be scrupulously monitoring ourselves…

TTIP: A deal that will end our freedom

Ever heard of TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? It is a “Free Trade” deal with the United States currently under consideration by the European Union. Trade deals used to be about removing import tariffs. This one is also about the rights to invest in the provision of…

Is Anarchism Relevant in Today’s World?

When Tony Blair committed the British government to join the war in Iraq, the huge demonstrations against were unsuccessful. Has society learnt anything from this and, in particular, does anarchism have a role to play? The ideal of anarchism is the abolition of all government and the organisation of society on a voluntary,…

So, there is no God?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.. John 1.1 So begins my PhD thesis, written in 1983. It is a quote from the beginning of John’s Gospel, one of 4 accounts of Jesus and of 60 or more books that…

Dr Adam Rutherford, Prof Francesca Stavrakopoulou and Rev Giles Fraser in conversation about Life, the Universe, and Everything. The event will be facilitated by Samira Ahmed. Update: A selection of authors (and related) books will be available by Newham Bookshop for purchase and signing on the night. Religion, science and ethics have always…

Index on Censorship, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, freeDimensional, PEN America, FreeWord, Reporters Without Borders, English PEN and Conway Hall Ethical Society call on all those who believe in the fundamental right to freedom of expression to join in publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo on January…

ER Jun 15 Debate. Evan Parker Proposing the case for re-introducing Capital Punishment How far will we, – or won’t we, go for the sake of a principle?  Debate held at the Ethical Society, 11 January 2015 [The case against CP’s re-introduction was made by Barbara Smoker and  printed in…

Given that most people who gamble lose most of the time, why on earth do they do it? Chris Bratcher, who has been a regular casino-goer and occasional punter elsewhere for many years, as well as a former Treasurer and Chairman of Conway Hall Ethical Society, examines the reasons for…

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Wed, 24th Dec, 2014

The media’s focus on nanotechnology suggests that grey goo may kill everyone at some stage in the future. The reality is very different. We all carry and use nanotechnology every day in our smart phones, for the internet, in computers and for entertainment. I will show how nanotechnology techniques have…

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