Heythrop College, University of London
Piers Benn is a visiting lecturer in ethics at Heythrop College, University of London and adjunct professor at Fordham University New York. He has previously lectured in philosophy at the universities of Leicester, St Andrews and Leeds, followed by medical ethics at Imperial College London and King’s College London. His many interests include philosophy of religion, ethics and philosophy of psychiatry, with a particular focus on problems raised by sociopathy and addiction.
During the 1990s, he organised seminars for students in Poland and the Czech Republic, in collaboration with host institutions struggling to rebuild education after the communist period. He writes for both academic and wider audiences and has made several appearances on the British media, including Night Waves (Radio 3), The Moral Maze (Radio 4), News Hour (BBC World Service), Channel Four News and Sky News.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
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To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
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