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November 2019

Ethical Reading Webinar: Well-being and Employment

November 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Reading
Reading, GB
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Both Government and employers are increasingly concerned with workers’ well-being. But their understanding of well-being very often is not especially sharp. Sometimes well-being is understood in terms of mental and physical health, but this is not fundamental to the concept. Two people can have the same level of mental and physical health, but one of them might be much happier than the other. So is well-being the same as happiness? Many philosophers think not. To be happy is to have…

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Thriving at work – by design!

November 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thames Lido, Napier Road, Reading, RG1 8FR
Reading, RG1 8FR GB
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In too many organisations, health and wellbeing is seen as a 'nice to have' rather than core to business sustainability. The purpose of this one-day workshop is to transform the way you think about health and well-being at work. We will provide tools to help you thrive at work and build a healthy and ethical workplace. Extensive research shows that a strong, values-based ethical workplace culture improves people’s health and wellbeing, drives up engagement and improves productivity. This workshop will provide…

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Breakfast briefing: The challenge of climate change

November 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Thames Lido, Napier Road, Reading, RG1 8FR
Reading, RG1 8FR GB
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Ethical Reading is delighted to invite you to our breakfast business briefing on the challenge of climate change. We hope you can join us to explore what can be done to start to tackle this challenge. What you will learn World-renowned meteorologist and climatologist, Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, will be sharing the latest scientific thinking on climate change and anwering your questions. Our panel of three speakers will then share information on what can be done here in Reading and what's…

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November Meetup: AI in healthcare

November 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LX
Reading, RG1 1LX GB
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We are partnering with Austin Vita this month to cover AI in healthcare - both the medical benefits and the ethical considerations. Please note the location for the meetup and timing are different this time round. New technologies that harness artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) present huge opportunities to transform healthcare, improve the quality of people, and help health professionals. At the same time, there are ethical concerns. For example, IBM’s Watson for Oncology is an artificial intelligence…

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January 2020

Ethical Reading webinar: Charity – a corporate or private concern?

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Reading
Reading, GB
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The idea of devoting some company time and/or resources to doing good is becoming increasingly popular. Ways of doing so might include making charitable donations and allowing staff some paid leave to volunteer. In this webinar, I will discuss some interesting ethical issues that arise in connection with different forms of corporate giving. Joining the webinar We will be using Microsoft Teams for the webinar. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Please scroll to the bottom of the…

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