Anscombe Bioethics
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Bioethics Centre

We run a range of educational outreach initiatives for lower sixth form through to postgraduate level and for the general public. We tailor events to general, professional and specialist audiences, offering presentations, scholarship, advice, support and training in healthcare ethics. Please contact our Education Officer, Stephen Barrie on or see the links on the left for more information. Please also see the 'News and Events' section for events in your area.

The Centre is currently (2012/13) engaging in a major project to support schools. The title of the project is "Ethos: Ethics, Science and Religion in a Catholic school", and will consist in a series of consultations, conferences and the publication of a book. We are working closely with teachers, heads, governors and diocesan educationalists. Along with important questions about the 'ethos' or character of a Catholic - Christian school we are particularly interested in education understood as fostering virtue, in supporting the teaching of ethics, and in the relationship between science and religion.

In mid 2012 we ran a consultation on the initial results of our progress on our project, and were encouraged by extremely positive responses from around the country, and from a great variety of schools. In 2013 we sought further consultation and feedback.

For more information about this project please contact

The Centre is also in the process of developing teaching resources - short fact (and argument) sheets on bioethical topics, and classroom posters. These resouces will be of use across the curriculum, in RE, Science, and philosophy courses most obviously, but also Geography, Economics and History, where the curricula consider ethical questions. We hope to publish the first set of these resouces in 2013.