Star Lecture 'The Ethics of Organ Donation' with Professor John Harris
World-renowned philosopher John Harris is Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester’s Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation.
This lecture directly confronts the challenges posed by a dire shortage of donor organs and tissue for transplantation, both in the UK and globally. Without donor organs, many people who could otherwise go on to lead full lives die each year. Professor Harris will talk participants through a range of questions – and possible actions – that this fact raises. In the process participants will develop some of the thinking tools needed to navigate such difficult debates.
Organs, Dead or Alive? will be of interest and accessible to Year 12 and 13 students studying a range of subjects, including: Philosophy; Law, Religious Studies, Biology and those investigating related topics in EPQs; and it will also be of direct relevance to those interested in pursuing careers in Medicine, Nursing or other healthcare subjects. To book onto this event please visit www.manchester.ac.uk/starlectures
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