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Key priorities

Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences) supports excellence in academic research, innovative teaching and public dialogue on the ethical, social and regulatory issues raised by the life sciences. This area is defined broadly to include issues relating to health, the environment and biotechnology. We seek to promote the exchange of ideas and the production of high-quality scholarship within and beyond the University. Our expertise spans a wide range of academic disciplines, including (but not restricted to) anthropology, biology, law, philosophy, sociology and theology.

About Us
Engaging public dialogue on the ethical, social and regulatory issues raised by the Life Sciences
Range of academic disciplines including Anthropology, Biology, Law, Philosophy, Sociology and Theology
Innovative teaching through our wide-ranging expertise
Exchanging ideas promoting the production of high-quality scholarships

Upcoming events

International Safe Abortion Day: Equality of Access and the Telemedical Imperative

Tuesday 28 September 2021 - Tuesday 28 September 2021
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
In person at Durham University and online via Zoom.
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Linda Siegele, The Compensation Question: Loss and Damages

Friday 8 October 2021 - Friday 8 October 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom
Saddler Street in Durham City Centre

Blogs

  • CELLS Blog

    The CELLS Blog offers a multidisciplinary platform for commentary and analysis on a range of subjects and themes related to the ethical, social and regulatory issues raised by the life sciences. 

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  • Obstetric Violence Blog

    The Obstetric Violence Blog offers a multidisciplinary platform for commentary, analysis, and critical reflection on established and emerging issues related to obstetric violence, disrespect and abuse during pregnancy and childbirth, and human rights in childbirth more generally.

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CELLS Blog

The CELLS Blog offers a multidisciplinary platform for commentary and analysis on a range of subjects and themes related to the ethical, social and regulatory issues raised by the life sciences. 

People handling placards and protesting in the street

Obstetric Violence Blog

The Obstetric Violence Blog offers a multidisciplinary platform for commentary, analysis, and critical reflection on established and emerging issues related to obstetric violence, disrespect and abuse during pregnancy and childbirth, and human rights in childbirth more generally.

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Postgraduate research

Durham CELLS is committed to recruiting and supporting the very best research students engaged in innovative research on the ethical, societal and regulatory aspects of the biosciences.

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Durham CELLS

The Palatine Centre
Durham
DH1 3LE
UK