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"Ethics, conflict and medical treatment for children" with Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu

This book talk is part of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2019, the Oxford Martin School is the Festival Ideas Partner

Experts in medical ethics Professors Dominic Wilson and Julian Savulescu look at what should happen when doctors and parents disagree about what is best for a child. When should courts get involved and should life support be stopped against parents’ wishes?

The case of Charlie Gard in 2017 gained worldwide attention and led to widespread debate about what role the law had to play in disputes between parents and doctors. Wilkinson and Savulescu explain the ethical questions at the heart of the debate and look at some prominent cases at home and abroad.

Wilkinson is director of medical ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, and consultant neonatologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Savulescu is Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics and director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Co-Director of the OXford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease.

This is a ticketed event and the tickets are £8 - £12.50. For more information and to purchase a ticket please visit this website:

This event is part of a series:

Oxford Martin School at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2019

In 2019, following five successful years working together, the Oxford Martin School is pleased to once again be acting as Festival Ideas Partner to the Financial Times Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. Throughout the festival from 30 March - 7 April, the School will host a wide range of Festival lectures and events, including book talks from academics working at the Oxford Martin...

Event Details

03 April 2019 12:00 - 13:00

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Seminar Room, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street, (Corner of Catte and Holywell Street), Oxford, OX1 3BD