John Harris
professor emeritus, University of Manchester; author, How to be Good; former member, United Kingdom Human Genetics Commission

Professor John Harris is professor emeritus at the University of Manchester. He was previously the Lord Alliance professor of bioethics and former director of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation in the School of Law. John is also a visiting professor in bioethics for the School of Global Affairs, King’s College London and a distinguished research fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

John has served on many advisory bodies. He was a member of the United Kingdom Human Genetics Commission (HGC) from its foundation in 1999 until 2010 and was a member of The Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association for more than fifteen years. He was a member of the United Kingdom Government Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing from its inception in 1996 until its closure in 1999.

His many books Include: The Value of Life (Routledge, London, 1985), On Cloning (Routledge, London, 2004), Enhancing Evolution (Princeton University Press, 2007) and How to be Good (Oxford University Press, 2016) He is the author of more than 350 peer reviewed papers.

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Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Garden Room
Assisted dying: a doctor’s poisoned chalice?

Saturday 2 November, 17:30 Frobisher 4-6
Genome editing: do we need global regulation?