Illkley Colloquium on Health Care Ethics

The 26th Annual Ilkley Health Care Ethics Colloquium will be held on Saturday 20th January 2018.

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

The colloquium takes place at the Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

Led by Dr Joe Saunders, this year’s colloquium welcomes all new presenters. We will be welcoming some of our newly-appointed IDEA Centre staff, University of Leeds health care experts and external speakers, who will be presenting their research and leading workshops.

10.00 – 10.30 Registration and coffee

10.30 – 11.25 Amelia Thompson – Protecting the Young vs Violating Autonomy:

the blanket ban on gender reassignment surgery in adolescents


11.30 – 12.25 Dr Jane Wardman and Dr Neil Williams – Pragmatism in Health Care

12.30 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 15.00 Walk

15.00 – 16.00 Tadhg Ó Laoghaire – What Sort of Choices do Addicts Make?

16.00 – 16.30

Tea and coffee

16.30 – 17.30 Dr Natasha McKeever – The Rights and Wrongs of Surrogacy

17.30 – 19.15 Dr David Batho and Dr Daniel Watts – Powerlessness and the Power to be Oneself

19.30 – 22.00 Conference Dinner

Tickets are available on the University of Leeds Online Store. Students are entitled to a subsidised ticket.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday 17th January.

Please contact Rosena Stevens at the IDEA Centre for more information.

Location details 

Craigland's Hotel, Ilkley