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

Launch event:

Genome editing: an ethical review

Thursday 6 October – 2pm-5pm

The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

The Council will publish a review of the impact of recent advances in genome editing and the range of ethical questions this raises on 30 September 2016.

At this event on 6 October, members of the Working Group on genome editing and invited speakers will discuss the review, as well as future Council work on possible applications of genome editing.

A preliminary programme for the event is available to download here.

RSVP / contact

This event is free and open to anyone but registration is required.

To secure your place at this event, or for any other enquiries please email

More information about the programme will be available soon.

Find out more about this work.

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:

Previous work

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+44 (0)20 7681 9619

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