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 Post subject: Bioethical SF
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:03 pm 

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One of British medicine's most senior advisers on medical ethics will give a special lecture for alumni on 6th September 2007. Professor John Harris of the Institute of Medical Law and Bioethics, The University of Manchester, will deliver a fascinating lecture entitled "The Moral Obligation to Improve on Evolution: the new possibilities for human enhancement".

In this lecture, Professor Harris will question this: if the goal of enhanced intelligence, increased powers and capacities and better health is something that we might strive to produce through education, why should we not produce these goals, if we can do so safely, through enhancement technologies or procedures?

Professor Harris has been a member of The United Kingdom Human Genetics Commission since its foundation in 1999 and is a member of the British Medical Association's Ethics Committee. He has acted as Ethical Consultant to national and international bodies and corporations including the European Parliament, the World Health Organisation, the European Commission, the UK Department of Health, the Health Council of the Netherlands and the Research Council of Norway. He frequently appears on television and radio in both the UK and overseas to discuss Biomedical Ethics and related issues. Professor Harris is also the Series Editor of 'Social Ethics and Policy' and is the author or editor of over 14 books and over 150 papers. In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, becoming the first philosopher to be thus honoured.

The lecture starts at 6.15pm (on the University campus) and there will be a drinks reception beforehand from 5.30pm. Tickets are £5 per person.

For more information, or to book a place at the lecture, please contact Alumni Officer Alex McAlinden on a (dot) mcalinden (at) manchester (dot) ac (dot) uk. Alternatively tickets can be bought online at our new alumni community Your Manchester Online.

To use Your Manchester Online, you will first need to register by clicking on the Registration button.

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