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YAS member joins Ideas Hub 2018 at the Wellcome Collection

Siobhan O’Connor a member of the Young Academy of Scotland has participated in the first Ideas Hub run by the Welcome Collection in London. The Ideas Hub is a week-long programme of activities and workshops exploring the links between science, medicine, life and art.

A mix of scientists and artists from different backgrounds were selected to spend a week together at the Wellcome Collection from 3-7th September 2018. The group experienced inspiring talks and workshops, undertook creative challenges and visited thought provoking organisations to inspire transdisciplinary collaborations. A host of topics from inclusive design to climate change and medical morality were explored among others.

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I am a Reader in Philosophy and Head of Department at the University of Edinburgh. My teaching and research are focused on ethical theory, political philosophy, the philosophy of language, and epistemology. I have published books with Oxford University Press and Routledge and articles in the Journal of Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and Philosophical Studies.

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