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New College Lecture Series 2009: 8-10 Sept - Bioethics And The Future

Monday 22 June, 2009
by New College Admin
Our ethical responsibilities & the implications of our decisions on the future.

Bioethics and the Future: our ethical responsibilities in the present and the implications of our decisions on the future. Professor John Wyatt.

Eschatology, that branch of theology concerned with such final things as death, Last Judgment; Heaven and Hell; the ultimate destiny of humankind – has a profound influence upon the value we assign to human lives in the present, and the future, especially if close to death. In his New College lectures Professor Wyatt will contrast the bioethical implications on medical ethics of three eschatologies: the secular, the spiritual and the biblical. Professor Wyatt will cover a range of subjects from the beginning of life such as the newborn to end of life decisions and our ethical responsibilities, to quality of life and decisions around treatment.

Tuesday 8 September

Drinks and Canapés from 6.15pm The John Niland

Scientia Building, UNSW with lecture to follow from

7.15pm

Wednesday 9 September and

Thursday 10 September

7.30pm Main Common Room, New College, UNSW,

question time and supper to follow the lectures

RSVP is essential for all lectures by Friday 4 September 2009.

Phone (02) 9381 1999 • Fax (02) 9381 1909 • Email enquiries@newcollege.unsw.edu.au.

Website /newcollegelectures.html

About Professor Wyatt: John Wyatt is Professor of Ethics and Perinatology at University College, London, and Consultant Neonatologist at University College London Hospitals (UCLH). His work concentrates on ethical issues raised by advances in reproductive and medical technology at the beginning of life, research ethics and governance, and the philosophical basis of medical practice. He is a member of the ethics committees of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and a board member of Biocentre.

Mark Fairfull