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University of Leeds Student Clinical Ethics Forum presents The Webinar Series

Each week starting 29th July through to 30th September, the University of Leeds Student Clinical Ethics Forum will be hosting talks with well-renowned speakers from all over the UK on relevant ethical topics.

The SCEF Webinar Series is open to all healthcare students and other students with an interest in ethics. If you would like to be involved, Zoom links will be posted soon so keep an eye on SCEF social media for updates:

Attend more than three talks and receive a certificate.


29th July - 'How stories help us understand the ethical world' (includes discussion of Scrubs, House and films) by Dr David Obree (Edinburgh)

5th Aug - 'Your autonomy or mine' by Professor Gordon Stirrat (Bristol)

12th Aug - 'Ethics of Suicide - breaking a taboo' by Reverend Bryan Vernon (Newcastle)

19th Aug - 'Ethics and Covid-19' by Dr Jonathan Ives (Bristol)

27th Aug - 'Who knows best? Paediatric cases in court' by Dr Peta Coulson-Smith (Southampton)

2nd Sep - 'Physician Assisted Dying - Should it be legalised? Should the BMA continue to oppose, support or become neutral about legalisation?' by Professor Raanan Gillon (Imperial)

9th Sep - 'Your country needs you' by Dr Michael Dunn (Oxford)

10th Sep - 'Consent and Negligence: A case based discussion' by Dr Pirashanthie Vivekananda-Schmidt (Sheffield)

16th Sep - 'Is England's new opt-out system of organ donation ethical?' by Georgia Testa (Leeds)

23rd Sep - TBC by Dr Lucy Frith (Liverpool)

30th Sep - 'The challenge of teaching ethics to medical students' by Dr Greg Moorlock (Warwick)