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July 2019

July meetup: How a goldfish called Wilson saved my life

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Firefly Cellar Bar, The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Having suffered with deep depression, acts of ending his life and feeling very alone with no purpose in life, Jason got a goldfish, he called it 'Wilson'.  From that moment life changed and started to feel more positive, homely, and a small level of purpose in life.  With all of his life struggles weighing him down, not sharing his pain with friends and family, it was a goldfish called 'Wilson' that Jason reflects on the moment that changed his outlook…

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September 2019

Webinar: How ethical is your workplace?

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reading, Reading
Reading, GB
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Following numerous corporate scandals the Financial Reporting Council has put a lot of effort recently into encouraging listed companies to improve their organisational culture. Tools and practises for understanding and assessing culture, including ethics, are however relatively new and there is no established best practice. Paul has been interested in this area for over twenty years and will outline some ways in which you and your colleagues can assess and improve your team’s and organisation’s ethical health. Joining the webinar…

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September Meetup: Health and the Reading Climate Action Network

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Firefly Cellar Bar, The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Our main speaker, Chris Beales, will give a brief overview of some of the risks facing the health sector, as a consequence of the changing climate. A discussion will follow about what we can and must do about this. The risks to both physical and mental health and wellbeing are significant. However, there are great opportunities for all of us in Reading if we tackle the climate change challenge. He will finish by talking about a really positive vision for…

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October 2019

Ethical Reading webinar: Conscientious objection in the workplace

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Reading
Reading, GB
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Should a healthcare provider’s deeply held convictions about the wrongness of a treatment or service ever be accommodated? The question here concerns freedom of conscience in health care and it has been a major area of disagreement in recent years. Prof. David Oderberg's research has led him to argue that not only must conscience rights be respected in medicine, but the same should be extended to other professions such as finance, business, and law. He will give an overview of the problem…

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October meetup: Adult social care is in crisis!

October 22 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Firefly Cellar Bar, The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Adult social care is in crisis. It's widely seen as unfair, and not properly funded. Governments of all colours have talked about it, then avoided action. Few of us know how social care works, yet we all want more say in big decisions like this: What care should be available, and for whom? How much funding should it have, and how should we pay for it? Our friends from TalkShop will be hosting this meetup. Talk Shop is a new way of…

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