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Ethics for scientists

This is a one year, non-examined course, where students discuss the ethical considerations around the latest breakthroughs and problems in science. Topics include, issues of consent in medical ethics, carbon offsetting, the use of AI and the problems of outsourcing scientific research.

Ms Kelly Meuleman, Head of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Facts and figures


topics - medical ethics, non-human animal ethics, environmental ethics, technology and AI, and research ethics

Small class sizes of 10-2 for unlimited debates and discussions


In 1984 Barry Marshall infected himself with Heliobachter pylori to prove the bacterium caused peptic ulcers and won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


In 2019 the company Open AI developed a system which can write automated text mimicking a human writing. They didn't release the algorithm publicly due to fear of misuse

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