I remember a journalist once telling me that when you see a speculative headline ending in a question mark, such as “Could Elvis be alive and working in my local chip shop?” the answer is invariably ‘no’. Last week the cover of The Economist featured a Rodin penseur, seated on a toilet, musing (via a thought bubble): ‘Will we ever invent anything this useful again?’
Monthly archives: January 2013
The previous post reviewed some of our highlights of 2012, and in this post we turn our attention to what lies ahead in 2013.
In February we are set to launch a new teaching resource based on the Council’s report Human bodies: donation for medicine and research. This set of materials contains case studies, activity sheets and background information to help teachers carry out structured ethical debates in the classroom.
2012 will be remembered for many things, and for the Council it was a particularly eventful year. There were several ‘firsts’ as we took new directions to promote discussion and inform policy in bioethics, whilst staying true to our task of providing timely, independent and balanced advice. Here are some of our highlights of the year.
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