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Mason Institute PhD Biomedical Law and Ethics Reading Group - first meeting

Convenor, Emily Postan (3rd year PhD student, School of Law)

Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (GMT)

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This event is the first meeting of the Mason Institute PhD Reading Group - dedicated to discussing topics of interest to doctoral researchers from diverse disciplines with mutual and complimentary interests in the interface between medicine, life sciences, ethics and the law in a friendly and informal setting.

This discussion group aims to bring together PhD students from all the Mason Institute affiliated disciplines and schools - although postdoctoral fellows and staff are also very welcome. The group is hosted by the Law School, but this is where a necessary connection to a legal perspective ends. A central feature of this group will be to discuss texts from different disciplines, and the task for all of us will be to ensure that discussions are stimulating and accessible to everyone from all the fields of research represented.

Practicalities:

 - the first meeting will be held in the Ken Mason Suite in the Basement of Old College on South Bridge at 17:00 on Thursday 31 October and last just over an hour

- we will discuss a text selected by a different member of the group each session.  Discussions will be kicked-off by a 5-10 minute introduction by the person who proposed the text - followed by about 50 minutes group discussion.  Texts may include published articles or book chapters, as well as papers written by group members themselves. The selected reading will be circulated 2 weeks in advance of each meeting.  So the first reading will be sent out in just over  week from now and will have been selected by Leslie Stevens, a 2nd Year PhD researcher in the Law School. Thanks Leslie!

- we'll meet once every 3 weeks for 1 hour - plus a little time afterwards for refreshments (hope, that's got your attention... refreshments will be provided!) and catching up. The plan is that meetings will generally take place around 5pm on a Thursday, but whether this works well for everyone can be discussed at the first meeting

- the group will initially run for the academic year 2013/14, but we hope it will last into Summer 2014 and well beyond this as well

We'd be delighted if you could join us on 31 October for the first meeting of the group. Please sign up using the link above. This isn't actually a ticketed event, I am just using EventBrite to keep track of who is coming.

Have questions about Mason Institute PhD Biomedical Law and Ethics Reading Group - first meeting? Contact Convenor, Emily Postan (3rd year PhD student, School of Law)

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Ken Mason Suite, Old College (street level from Chambers St, basement level from the Quad))
South Bridge
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (GMT)


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