24 Aug 2021
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is seeking contributions to an inquiry on the ethical issues relating to the role of science and technology in helping people live well in old age.
08 Jun 2021
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has appointed members to the working group of its latest in-depth inquiry, which will examine ethical questions in relation to the role of science and technology in helping people live well in old age.
10 Dec 2020
Current in-depth inquiry
Our latest in-depth inquiry will explore the ethical implications of the emerging role of science and technology in helping people live well in old age.
We are pleased to announce that Bella Starling is the Chair of our new in-depth inquiry into ageing.
07 Oct 2020
24 Jul 2020
Council Member Ann Gallagher (Professor of Ethics and Care, University of Surrey) co-authored this b...
14 May 2018
by Catherine Joynson
Last week, we published our first bioethics briefing note on The search for a treatment for ageing, ...
26 Jan 2018
10 Jan 2018
This briefing note explores the latest scientific developments in the burgeoning field of ageing research, and identifies the key ethical and social issues raised.
Research on the biological processes of ageing is aiming to identify interventions that might delay ...
10 Jan 2018
In November and December 2016 the Council will be holding three scoping workshops to explore topics ...
14 Oct 2016
The Council will discuss artificial gametes, dual use and longevity as possible future work topics a...
18 Jan 2016
01 Nov 2015
This commissioned paper examines a possible increase in longevity and its potential ethical implications
13 May 2015
This commissioned paper focuses on the implications of extremely expensive biomedical technologies and treatments that may extend the lives of people with incurable diseases.