Consultation: Mental capacity in the law of wills

Public consultation open: 13 July 2017 – 10 November 2017.  The outdated law of wills needs an overhaul according to the Law Commission. Victorian laws, out of step with the modern world, are failing to protect the vulnerable – and not allowing others to distribute their cherished possessions after they’ve gone. [The] Law Commission is consulting on […]

Job/PhD: Post-doc or PhD studentship in neuroethics

NEUROETHICS RESEARCH UNIT – INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES CLINIQUES DE MONTRÉAL (IRCM) / MONTREAL CLINICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE Postion remains open until filled. To start as early as September 1st, 2017. ICRM is seeking postdoctoral fellow, or possibly a very strong graduate student, to lead empirical and conceptual research on free will which includes the examination of people’s […]

Job: Post-doc in Mental Health & Justice

York Law School, in collaboration with King’s College London.  Full-time position, 2.2 years. Closing date for applications: 25th August 2017. We wish to appoint a fixed-term full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on the ‘Enabling legal capacity through decision making support’ work stream within the ‘Mental Health and Justice’ Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award project.  Based […]

PhD Scholarship: Mental Health / Disability and Implementation of Human Rights in an International Context

Closing date: 5th June 2017. Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) at the University of Nottingham invites applications for a scholarship on the above topic, to be funded by the IMH.  The scholarship forms part of a developing collaboration with the WHO in Geneva relating to human rights and […]

Panel event: Origins of Consciousness

June 7th 2017, 6.30 – 8.30 pm, London School of Economics. Speakers Björn Brembs, Professor of Neurogenetics, University of Regensburg Chris Frith, Professor Emeritus, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL; Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, University of London Eva Jablonka, Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Philosophy of Biology, Tel-Aviv University David Papineau, ​Professor of […]

Change: MHEL SEMINAR May 24th

Unfortunately Dr Ben Spencer has had to postpone the seminar planned for 24 May. We have now re-scheduled for Wednesday 5 JULY, 4.00 pm in the AnteRoom (SW1.17) of the Dickson Poon School of Law. The seminar subject is the unchanged: “‘I don’t have schizophrenia but I’ll help you with your study’  —  the role of […]