The 32nd Annual Ilkley Colloquium on Health Care Ethics

Each January the Centre runs an informal colloquium on Biomedical and Health Care Ethics. All health care students, alumni, philosophers and professionals are welcome.

Led by Professor Chris Megone, this year’s colloquium welcomes new speakers and topics, including IDEA Centre staff, current students and PGRs, alumni and external academics. Our speakers will be presenting and leading discussions on such ethical research as implicit bias and autonomy in healthcare.

The colloquium takes place at the Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley which is five minutes’ walk from Ilkley railway station. For details on accommodation, please contact the hotel directly – their contact details can be found on the hotel website.


09.00 – 09:15 Arrival, registration and coffee
09:30 – 10:40 Dr Jon Fistein (Cambridge): “Justifying healthcare information sharing: the ideals and the realities from general practice.”
10:40 – 10.50 Tea and Coffee 
10:50 – 12:00 Professor Chris Megone (Leeds): “Ancient wisdom for contemporary healthcare ethics.”
12:00 – 13:15 Professor Mark Sheehan (Oxford): “Trustworthy Institutions.”
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 16:15 Walk / Shop
16:15 – 16:45 Tea and coffee
16.45-17.35 Dr Jo Best (MA Leeds and FY2 SE England): ’Do we have a moral duty to be healthy?’
17.40-18.30 Luka von Weiler (MA Intercalator, Leeds): 'Do physicians have a moral obligation to assist palliative care patients in dying via voluntary euthanasia?'
18.45 – 21:15 Conference Dinner