Events & Conferences
Here you will be able to take a look at upcoming events and conferences as well as links to previous event and conference archives including, abstracts, programmes, video and poster presentations and much more.
Take a look at our previous events.
Ethics in Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminar – Automation and Robotics
16th April 2021
The philosophical, ethical, practical and legal challenges associated with automation, AI, robotics and driverless cars. How can we start to tackle the novel and cross-disciplinary challenges these present?
Presented by Prof. Viola Schiaffonati (Philosopher of Science, Polytechnic University of Milan); Dr Kyriaki Noussia (Law, University of Exeter); Dr Rob Lawlor (Philosopher/Ethicist, University of Leeds); Dr Edmond Awad (Economics/Computer Science, University of Exeter).
Building your moral compass with LEGO Serious Play
25th June 2021
University of Exeter
This one-hour session used the LEGO Serious Play technique to foster a fun, creative, and insightful discussion about ethics. The activity incorporated three different types of LEGO builds, each of helped participants delve into and communicate their own understanding of ethics -- what their own ethics are, the impacts of different ethical positions in society, and how ethics vary amongst researchers, disciplines, and industries. Participants gained first-hand experience of the LEGO Serious Play methodology, enabling them to harness this process for future brainstorming and ideation work.
Drop in ethical advice & support
21st June 2021
Gail Seymour, Research Ethics and Governance Manager at the University of Exeter, offered individual advice, support and feedback on Research Ethics applications. With years of experience, Gail looked over various ethical applications and answer any questions relating to the ethical process.and anything relating to ethical clearance for your research and project.
This was a volunteered event hosted by Gail to spirit staff and students within universities within the South West and Wales of England.