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Ralph Weir

About Ralph Weir

Ralph Weir is a Visiting Lecturer in philosophy at The University of Buckingham, and lectures in aesthetics at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. He has also taught epistemology, ancient philosophy, and ancient Greek language, and has contributed to conferences and workshops in the UK, USA, and Europe. These include plenary talks for the ‘Science and Personal Action’ conference, MIT, 2015, and the First International Philosophical Dialogue, «EAST-WEST», Skopje, 2015. He holds a BPhil in Philosophy and an MSt in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Oxford and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Reading. His doctoral research at the University of Cambridge concerns the philosophy of mind and is funded by an AHRC scholarship. In addition to his work for the Dalai Lama Centre, he is co-founder of the Humane Philosophy Project, a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Warsaw organising high profile conferences, seminars, and accredited philosophy courses.

Alex Norman Speaks at the Oxford Human Rights Festival

Director of the DLCC, Alex Norman, recently delivered a talk at the Oxford Human Rights Festival, 2018, organised by Oxford Brookes University. Video footage of this talk, which reflected on compassion, and on Alex’s work with the Dalai Lama, can be viewed here: In addition to directing the DLCC Alex … Continue reading

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Compassion, Institutions and the Law

Reflections on the Law and Compassion Colloquium on Monday the 11th of June 2018 On Monday the 11th of June, Politics and Poetics organized a colloquium on the topic of Compassion and Law with sponsorship from the DLCC and other organisations. The colloquium started with a joint lecture from Jonathan … Continue reading

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Law and Compassion

The DLCC has teamed up with the journal Politics & Poetics and other sponsors to hold an afternoon colloquium on Monday the 11th of June, between 4-7 p.m., in the Aula of  Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. The topic is ‘Law and Compassion‘. This event is co-sponsored by the DLCC, The Humane Philosophy … Continue reading

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New Compassion Matters Executive Director Jimi Slattery

The DLCC is delighted to announce the appointment of Jimi Slattery as the new Executive Director of its Compassion Matters (CM) programme, bringing an ethics education grounded in compassion and related values into UK schools. Prior to joining the DLCC, Jimi was Head of Widening Access and Participation at the … Continue reading

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Book Release: Forgiveness is Really Strange

We are pleased to inform followers of the DLCC of the publication of Forgiveness is Really Strange by DLCC Honorary Fellow, Marina Cantacuzino and Dr. Masi Noor, with art by Sophie Standing This imaginative comic uses science and real stories to explore key aspects of forgiveness, asking what it means … Continue reading

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Honorary Fellow, Dame Claire Bertschinger

The DLCC is delighted to announce as its latest Honorary Fellow, Dame Claire Bertschinger DBE DL DHEd DSSC DSc (Hon Causa) MSc RGN. Currently an Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dame Claire was honoured as Dame Commander of British Empire by the Queen in 2010 for services … Continue reading

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New Research Fellow, Stefan Riedener

The DLCC is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Stefan Riedener as a Research Fellow of the DLCC. Dr Riedener is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Zurich’s Centre for Ethics. He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy, German literature and mathematics from the University of Zurich, and … Continue reading

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DLCC Reception, The Charterhouse

Last week, in the Elizabethan splendour of the Great Chamber of London’s Charterhouse, an evening reception hosted by world-renowned actress and activist Joanna Lumley marked the launch of the DLCC’s major fundraising programme. The event also marked the launch of its Compassion Matters programme, in partnership with the Dragon School, … Continue reading

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Conference: Transhumanism

On 3rd-8th April 2017 DLCC Fellow Dr. Dr. Benedikt Göcke has organised a wide ranging conference on the theme of transhumanism. This event will also feature a talk by DLCC Fellow Ralph Weir. Transhumanism is the thesis that we should deploy the means provided by the sciences to change human nature and … Continue reading

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More on Compassion for Schools

The DLCC’s Compassion for Schools project announced here is progressing fast with several classes already in development. Further information about the initiative is provided below. The purpose of the Compassion for Schools project is to introduce secular ethics into primary and secondary education in the UK and beyond. Today’s world … Continue reading

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