After four successful previous instalments, the fifth annual ‘Great Medico-Legal Debate’ was held on 20 February 2018 at the University of Edinburgh. The Great Medico-Legal Debate is an annual event that explores the arguments on both sides of a current
‘Should the UK government change the current policy for childhood immunisation?’ In contrast with other countries, there is no legal obligation in the UK for parents to immunise their children against certain diseases. Rather, it is a matter of parental
After three successful previous installments, the fourth annual ‘Great Medico-Legal Debate’ was held on 24 February 2017 at the University of Glasgow. The Great Medico-Legal Debate is an annual debate on an exciting medical law and ethics topic between five
Applications for two Lecturer positions and two Chancellor’s Fellows now live. Lecturer in Law (Medical Law and Ethics) Applications are invited for a Lecturer (UE08) in the School of Law from candidates with core research interests in medical law and
Maclagan Prize PhD Scholarships 2017/18 The J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law will offer two Maclagan Prize Scholarships to students wishing to pursue a PhD under the auspices of the Institute. The topic of the PhD
The Great Medico-Legal Debate 2017 When health care professionals receive a patient’s predictive genetic information should they owe a legal duty to disclose this information to genetic relatives? The Mason Institute warmly invites you to attend the fourth annual Great Medico-Legal
Are you facing writer’s block?
With the multiple demands of academic life, do you have trouble making time for your writing?
Would you welcome support in warding off the mighty distractor that is the Internet?
Writing is hard work and is often relegated to the bottom of our to-do list. The Mason Institute (MI) organises a fortnightly writing retreat modelled on the Institute for Academic Development’s writing boot camps: a day a writing, away from wifi and phones, and organised around dedicated writing blocks and breaks.
The Mason Institute (MI) is pleased to have awarded six scholarships to help outstanding international students attend the 13th World Congress of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB 2016).
Ahead of this exciting event, taking place in Edinburgh on 14-17 June, MI asked its scholarship recipients to share what they hoped to get out of their attendance at IAB 2016, as well as a bioethics-related journal article that has influenced their work.
The Mason Institute is delighted to congratulate Aisling McMahon who has just been awarded her doctorate from the University of Edinburgh. Dr McMahon’s research on ‘The place for a “European” morality in the patenting of biotechnology’ explored the decision-making framework
The Mason Institute is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Maclagan Prize Scholarship for a student already pursuing or wishing to pursue a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. The topic of the PhD research project must be within the broad areas and themes of the Mason Institute – that is, ethical, legal, social and political implications and impacts of new technologies and practices in medicine and the life sciences, which are likely to have an ever greater and deeper impact on the everyday lives of individuals, groups and societies. Please note this can be in ANY related discipline – not solely law.