DPP’s Interim Policy on Assisted Suicide Published

The Director of Public Prosecutions has today published interim guidelines on prosecutions for assisted suicide in England and Wales – they’re available here (and Northern Ireland will get its own consultation process).  I’ve not had time to consider them in full, but there’s a number of things that stand out to me as worthy of comment. […]

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If you’re at a loose end in London…

I found myself yesterday at the Wellcome Collection, one of my favourite museums in London and somewhere I visit reasonably frequently (not being too big, and conveniently located on the Euston Road, it’s perfect to fill those odd hours between the end of the hangover and the train back to Manchester).  The permanent exhibition has […]

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Anyone’d Think I was Addicted

It’s another one of those posts about drug policy, I’m aftaid: this week’s All in the Mind covered the Portuguese experiment with decriminalisation (about which I posted recently), and is available to listen for the next few days.  Depressingly, one of the contributors dropped a fairly broad hint – accurately, I think – that the UK […]

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Engelhardt Lecture, Cambridge: Can Someone do me a Favour?

Tristram Engelhardt is giving a lecture entitled “Moral Pluralism and the Crisis of Secular Bioethics: Why Orthodox Christian Bioethics has the Solution” at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies at Wesley House in Cambridge on the 3rd June.  It’s a provoking title – and my guess is that I’d probably disagree with just about every word after “Good evening”.  Notwithstanding this – […]

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