Past events

Check out some of our past events

We want to inspire people and organisations to make more ethical choices, to provide education through events and training and encourage collaboration in tackling some of our major challenges such as mental health in the workplace.

Events are an important way in which we engage with individuals and organisations to highlight topical ethical issues and bring people together. We typically write up a blog post afterwards. Have a look at some our past events to get a taste of what we do…

September meetup: On the brink of burnout

A really enjoyable session where I presented the subject of stress and burnout by firstly exploring a diagram I presented called the Human Function Curve.  In this initial discussion I spoke about how we need activity in our lives in order to thrive and how having nothing to do is actually detrimental to our mental health.

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Brighter and Ethical Workplaces open day

We set up Brighter and Ethical Workplaces with Brighter Berkshire with the aims of: helping to improve the mental well-being of individuals and teams in Reading’s workplaces and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. Together we’re applying Ethical...

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Fairness in the workplace

We can distinguish between a broad and a narrow meaning of the term of the terms ‘fair’ and ‘fairness’. In the broad sense of ‘fair’, an action or outcome is fair if and because this action or state of affairs is, on balance, favoured by consideration of all morally...

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Bullying in the workplace meetup

Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect at work, yet sadly, bullying is all too common. A survey by YouGov in 2015 found that almost a third of people (29%) have been bullied at work with women (34%) being more likely to be victims than men...

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The ethics of artificial intelligence

Many thanks to the twenty four people who braved “the Beast from the East” to attend our third meetup. The great contribution made by everyone was really inspirational. When we decided that the “Ethics of Artificial Intelligence” would be an ideal topic for our third...

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Mental health in the workplace

Nearly 30 people met at the Great Expectations Hotel in Reading on the 28th November to discuss mental health at work. Keith Leslie, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mental Health Foundation told us about the massive adverse effect of poor mental health in the...

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