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Religious Studies and Philosophy students attend conference in careers week

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As part of Careers Week at Long Road, Religious Studies and Philosophy students had an opportunity to take part in two events.

The first was a conference in Ethics, which took place at the Guildhall in Cambridge. The conference was specifically aimed at students studying Philosophy and/or Religious Studies at A level and involved expert scholarly discussion of key ethical debates, taken from or relating to topics studied at Long Road. The main speaker was Dr Peter Vardy, Vice Principal of Heythrop College, University of London from 1999-2011, and who has over 25 years of experience in delivering Ethics Conferences.

Topics under discussion included Goodness and God, Kantian Ethics, the World Market, which included a debate “This house believes that greed is good”, Abortion and Utilitarianism.

The second event was a talk in college by Dr Ruth Makoff, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, at the University of East Anglia (UEA).  Dr Makoff told students about studying in the School of Philosophy at UEA, which is the second-highest ranked Philosophy department in the country for student satisfaction, and also talked about possible careers involving Philosophy.

Photo: Dr Ruth Makoff with students left to right: Sam Robinson, Seb Whittaker, Kurt Hornett and Darcy Wilson.