Should we vaccinate children against addictions? Some ethical considerations

Green Templeton College Outreach Talks 2019

Thursday 27 June 2019   17:30


Lovro Savić, PhD student in Public Health Ethics at the University of Oxford


EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College

The fast-paced technological development in the last decades has brought many crucial ethical questions to the table. Many of these questions are as fascinating as they are difficult, creating strong controversies both in the medical profession and public opinion. How do we find solutions? How can we understand what is right?

In this talk, Lovro Savić, PhD student in Public Health Ethics at the University of Oxford, will provide a gentle but captivating overview of public health ethics, explaining how researchers study these questions and try to come up with useful solutions. In particular, Lovro will be examining a real-life research question: is state-mandated vaccination of children against addictions morally admissible?

This is the fourth and last of the Green Templeton Outreach Talks, funded by a Green Templeton College Academic Initiatives Grant.

Quantum computing: why you should be interested (and why not)
Wednesday 15 May, 17:30
Carlos Outeiral, Oxford PhD student, National Quantum Technologies Hub

Big data – big deal?
Friday 31 May, 17:30
Rosemary Walmsley, PhD student, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

Introducing the economics of happiness
Monday 10 June, 17:30
Karl Overdick, PhD student in Management, University of Oxford

The idea of the Outreach Talks is to allow Green Templeton College students to share their knowledge with an inexpert audience. Each talk will be informal, lasting around 30-40 minutes, followed by discussion over refreshments.

EP Abraham Lecture Theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road

Type: Featured, Lectures and Seminars