Ethics in Public Life

The Ethics in Public Life Research Group is a multi-disciplinary network of scholars engaged in research on questions of public ethics, broadly conceived.

The Group organises conferences, public lectures, research projects, and other activities on a range of topics which address key ethical issues across the disciplines of science, politics, history, and business. 


  • 2015 Public lecture series, featuring Tariq Ali, Shami Chakrabarti, Michael Meacher MP, and Jonathan Porritt.
  • 2016 Workshop on ‘The Ethics of Political Participation’, convened by Dr Phil Parvin. Contributors: Michael Bennett, Sarah Birch, Eva Erman, Alfred Moore, Phil Parvin, Ben Saunders, and Demetris Tillyris. Papers published as a special edition of the peer reviewed journal Res Publica.
  • 2018 Workshop on ‘Participation in a Populist Age’, co-hosted by the New Economics Foundation, Westminster. Participants included: Stella Creasey MP, Sirio Canos Donnay (Podemos), Alan Finlayson (University od East Anglia), Jess Garland (Electoral Reform Society), Will Jennings (University of Southampton), Trish Rich (SumOfUs).


Further details are available from Dr Phil Parvin.