Anscombe Bioethics
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Bioethics Centre
We will be making various lectures and presentations available (audio and video) for those who are unable to make it to our events, or who would like a recap.

Anscombe Memorial Lecture 2013: Professor Anselm Müller
"On the spiritual nature of man"

Friday 27th September 2013

This paper was delivered at Hugh's College, Oxford, as the keynote paper at a conference on "The Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe", which was co-sponsored by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford

An interview with Prof. Muller is available here:

Anscombe Memorial Lecture 2012: Most Rev Dr Anthony Fisher OP
on "Fair Innings? Healthcare rationing in favour of the young over the elderly"

Monday 15th October 2012

This paper was delivered at St John's College, Oxford, at an event co-sponsored by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford

Lecture by Professor Daniel Sulmasy
on "Evidence Based Bioethics: Myth or Reality?"

Wednesday 20th June 2012

This paper was delivered at the Royal Society of Medicine's Open Section AGM.

Live conference webcast
Human Dignity in Healthcare

18th June 2012, 0930-1700 (BST)

Live video by Ustream

This conference was broadcast live on Monday 18th June, live from Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.

Speakers included Professor Daniel Sulmasy, Professor Christopher McCrudden, Dr Sylvie DeKermadec, Mr Ben Bano and the Centre's director Professor David Albert Jones

Abstracts and speaker biographies are available here (pdf file).


9.00 Registration
9.30 Prof Christopher McCrudden “Human dignity's dark side”
10.30 Prof Daniel Sulmasy, University of Chicago, “The varieties of
human dignity: A logical and conceptual analysis”
11.30 Coffee Break
12.00 Prof David Albert Jones, Anscombe Bioethics Centre, “Dignity,
dependence, and the virtue of respect”
1.00 Lunch
2.00 Dr Sylvie de Kermadec, OB/GYN, Paris, “The 'perinatal hospice'
and the dignity of the dying infant”
2.45 Mr Ben Bano, Director at Telos Training Ltd., “See ME rather
than my dementia – the role of spirituality in promoting dignity and personhood in dementia”
3.30 Coffee Break
4.00 Panel Discussion, chaired by Dr Jan Deckers, Newcastle
5.00 End

Seminar on International Theological Commission Document "In Search of a Universal Ethic: A New Look at the Natural Law"

22nd May 2012, 2pm - 5pm (BST)

Live stream videos at Ustream

This seminar was broadcast here on Tuesday 22nd May 2012, live from Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.

Speakers included Rev Dr Robert Ombres OP, Rt Rev Mgr Michael Sharkey, Dr Pia Matthews, and the Centre's director Professor David Albert Jones

Picture for Organ Donation task force

Oxford Research Seminar
8th May 2012, "Catholic Perspectives on Organ Donation"

Podcasts of the presentations by Rev.Dr. Michael Jarmulowicz and Professor David Albert Jones are available.(right click to download)

Dr Michael Jarmulowicz (11mins, 10MB)
Prof David Albert Jones (30mins, 27MB)

Handout: Professor David Albert Jones on Organ Donation

Other resources:
Address of the Holy Father John Paul II to the 18th International Congress of the Transplantation Society (Tuesday 29 August 2000)

and David Albert Jones Organ Transplants and the Definition of Death (London: Lincare and CTS, 2001)
Picture of Professor Robert P George delivering the Anscombe Memorial Lecture, 2011

Anscombe Memorial Lecture 2011
delivered by Professor Robert P. George

Professor Robert P George on "Science, Philosophy, and Religion in the Embryo Debate" with an introduction from Professor John Finnis FBA
*Podcast available here Prof George 36MB 77mins (and for a higher quality, but larger file click here: Prof George 71MB 77mins *