Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Ethics Forum

The purpose of our monthly Ethics Forum is to engage in theoretically careful analysis of issues of current ethical concern.

Academics, students and the public are welcome to attend.

The Forum takes place on Friday lunchtimes during term time. We welcome suggestions for speakers.

Upcoming events

Events may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Past events

Friday, 13 March 2015

This lunchtime session explores the challenge that brain drain present for global justice, and how universities can contribute to reversing this trend.

Read about Should Edinburgh University worry about contributing to brain drain?

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Please join us for this Ethics Forum public debate of ethical questions relating to buying or not minerals from conflict zones, and the various approaches to improving livelihoods and reducing conflict in these areas

Read about What should the University do about conflict minerals?

Friday, 6 February 2015

This lunchtime session examines what a commitment to social responsibility implies for educational institutions, and how these demands might conflict with principles of academic freedom.

Read about Does social responsibility mean limiting academic freedom?

Friday, 7 November 2014

Please join us for this Ethics Forum lunchtime session examining gender inequality.

Read about Reducing inequality: Has the University eradicated sexism?

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Please join us for this Ethics Forum public event on divestment and the role of educational institutions in the move towards climate justice.

Read about Should the University divest from fossil fuels?

Friday, 3 October 2014

Please join us for this Ethics Forum lunchtime session examining religious approaches to investment.

Read about Prophets on Investment: Exploring religious approaches to finance