What Shouldn't Science Do?
For Seren Students Yrs10/11
Science brings knowledge, but sometimes at a price. When is that price too high? In this session, you'll explore some of the issues faced by ethics committees that have to decide whether or not a particular scientific experiment should be allowed. Drawing on experiments from both fact and fiction, we'll look at how you might weigh issues such as consent, the benefits of scientific progress, human and animal suffering and the powers for good and ill that scientific knowledge and the choices it enables can bring. This is a one-hour Zoom philosophy session with Jason Buckley, a leading expert in philosophy with young people. These sessions are exclusively for students in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil schools who have been offered them by their schools. When booking, please add the name of your school in the "Notes". The sessions take place on zoom and are one hour long. There will also be an online forum with links to relevant resources for those who want to explore further, and where you'll be able to add your thoughts after a session (comments are pre-moderated). These sessions are funded by Seren, a Welsh Government initiative dedicated to helping Wales’ brightest state educated learners achieve their full academic potential and support their education pathway into leading universities in Wales, the UK, and overseas.
Classes or Courses can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the start time. We cannot refund for missed individual sessions within a course. Classes or courses cancelled by P4HE or GIFT will be refunded as soon as practically possible.