The downturn has an upside. The current economic turmoil is the perfect opportunity for businesses, governments, and individuals to rethink their ethical orientations from the bottom up. The Open University Ethics Centre's new lecture series on “Integrity in Public Life” will explore some of the most pressing ethical dilemmas of our time.
As Timothy Chappell, Director of the Ethics Centre and Professor of Philosophy at The Open University, puts it: “The people, countries, and organisations that get through all this best are going to be the ones that have the best understanding of themselves, of where they are trying to go, and of what their true values are. Our four distinguished lecturers will present reflections on their own experience, at the heart of government, in business, and in the academy, to stimulate our audiences to ask those questions for themselves.”
The four lunchtime lectures will be hosted at St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London, during May and June 2009 from 12:50 – 2pm. Entrance is free and open to all.
For further information or to book a ticket, please contact Marie-Claire Le Roux on Tel: 01908 6 52032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
06 May 2009
20 May 2009
27 May 2009
17 June 2009
Lord Butler of Brockwell has been Head of the Civil Service, and was Master of University College, Oxford, until July 2008. He chaired the Butler Report on the broader issue of intelligence on weapons of mass destruction
John Cottingham is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Reading and an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. His recent books include On the Meaning of Life and The Spiritual Dimension.
Onora Sylvia O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve CBE PBA FAMS FRS (Hon.) FAAAS (Hon.) MRIA (Hon.), is a crossbench member of the House of Lords. She studied Philosophy, Psychology, and Physiology at Oxford University, and wrote her doctorate with John Rawls at Harvard. She is a professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge and President of the British Academy, and chairs the Nuffield Foundation. Until October 2006, she was the Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge.