Portsmouth Diocese is hosting a symposium focusing on modern medical ethics and social care on Saturday 16 March in Winchester. What does it mean to be Human? is an in-person event crafted by the Diocese’s Dialogue with Cultural Sectors Team, members of whom work across a range of fields (including education, medicine, business, the law and politics) and who seek to bring the Catholic tradition into critical conversations with the thinking and philosophy behind these professional sectors.
Over the past couple of years the team have successfully organised two symposia featuring key note addresses, workshops and critical discussions – Science and Religion featured celebrity scientist and professor, Dr Brian Cox and Fr Andrew Pinsent, Catholic priest and CERN physicist. And Politics and Religion, featured Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Ruth Kelly MP and Lord David Alton.
The Symposium will feature presentations from well-known experts and will be led by David Wells, the popular motivational speaker. It is open to people of all faiths and none, specialist and lay, to students and to anyone with an interest in medical and social care.
Alasdair Akass, head of communications and fundraising at Portsmouth Diocese, says: “Given the relevance and importance of the subject, we are really keen to reach as many people as possible. Whilst many in the audience will be Catholic, we hope many others will come so that they can hear Catholic viewpoints expressed by experts in their respective fields.”
The event will run from 10am to 4.15pm at The Arc, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
Tickets cost £20, including sandwiches and refreshments, and are available on-line via Eventbrite here