The Council organises and takes part in a number of conferences and events to raise awareness of its work and promote debate of the issues considered in its reports.

Recent and upcoming events

Nuffield Council on Bioethics 25th anniversary public event:

Bioethics: its role in public policy

Monday 14 November 2016 – 6.30pm (registration from 6pm)

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

This event will bring together perspectives from Parliament, Government, media and other sectors to reflect on how issues in bioethics are an important part of debates and decision making in different policy and public environments; how these issues are discussed and debated; and how they can influence society in different ways.


  • Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, Science Museum Group
  • Sharmila Nebhrajani OBE – Chair of the Human Tissue Authority and Director of External Affairs for the Medical Research Council
  • Mark Robertson, Director, Science Policy Compass Ltd
  • The Earl of Selborne GBE FRS DL, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
  • Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The event is free to everyone who wishes to attend, but you must register in advance by emailing

Westminster Health Forum Seminar, London, 17 November 2016

Hugh Whittall, Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, will be speaking at this Westminster Forum: The future of personalised and genomic medicine – diagnosis, workforce development and early indications from the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Speaker requests

Are you looking for a speaker for your event?

Members of the Council, Working Parties and Secretariat are available to speak at conferences, seminars or events on a range of bioethics topics. Contact us on to find out more.

Annual lectures

The Council holds an annual public lecture, where a guest speaker is invited to give an international perspective on a bioethics issue of their choice. Our public lectures are free to attend and open to anyone. Find out about our previous annual lectures, recordings are available for most of our recent events.

Videos of recent annual lectures on YouTube:

Audio recordings of recent annual lectures on SoundCloud:

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