2011 was the 20th anniversary of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, making it one of the longest running bioethics committees of its kind. In that time it has published 20 reports and discussion papers on a wide range of bioethics issues. Throughout the year we celebrated our achievements but, more importantly, we looked ahead to the next 20 years and how the Council can build on its core values of independence and quality.

Cover of anniversary publication

Activities included:

  • A publication reviewing the milestones and achievements of the past 20 years. Find out more

  • A public lecture by Baroness Onora O'Neill, one of the founding members of the Council, took place on 19 May in London. Find out more

  • An international symposium exploring global health inequalities took place on 22-23 June in London. Find out more

  • A series of consultative roundtable meetings with a range of key groups with an interest in the Council's work, such as journalists, MPs and teachers

  • A series of talks and discussions on bioethics in schools around the UK