Sixth Form Philosophy and Ethics students visited The University College
At the end of January,the Sixth Form Philosophy and Ethics students visited The University College, London for a seminar and debate on the topic of euthanasia. We learnt about the different types of euthanasia and discussed the justifications for it. It was incredibly insightful to hear from Prof. Rob de Bruin who grew up in the Netherlands, where euthanasia is legalised.
During the seminar we were asked for our opinions, which were constantly questioned by the professors, causing us to develop and tweak our arguments. Main discussions were about the consequences of euthanasia, and whether we do indeed have autonomy over our actions.
Afterwards we visited the Wellcome Collection Museum where we had the opportunity to explore and view the exhibits. These included many interesting pieces such as King George III's hair, Charles Darwin's walking stick, HIV positive blood made into bowls and interpretive dance pieces expressing happiness, all of which explored the concept of joy, medicine and what it means to be human.