How to Live Well Series: Public Lecture by Professor David Archard - 'Senior Citizens: Rights, Duties and the Old'


Start: 27th Apr 2018 6:00pm
End: 27th Apr 2018 7:30pm

As part of the ‘How to Live Well' Series, Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst will be hosting a free public lecture 'Senior Citizens:Rights, Duties and the Old' by Professor David Archard, on Friday 27 April 2018 from 6pm to 7.30pm.

It is all too easy to think of the old within our society as the beneficiaries of collective care at the inequitable expense of others and at the same time as possessed of civic rights – such as that of voting - that are exercised to the detriment of the interests of those who will outlive them.

Yet whilst we do have duties to the old there is reasonable disagreement as to the value of longer lives and the place of old age within these. Such disagreement can only be resolved by political deliberation. The right to vote should not be accorded only on the basis of a principle of affected interests.

Moreover, the senior citizen has a particular status, perhaps not one as the repository of accumulated wisdom, but as that of our collective memory.

About Professor David Archard
David Archard is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast, having previously taught at the Universities of Ulster, St Andrews, and Lancaster. He has published extensively in applied ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law, especially on the topics of children, the family, sexual consent, and the public role of philosophy.

Professor Archard has been Honorary Chair of the Society for Applied Philosophy and is its Vice-President. For twelve years he was a Member of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (UK), and latterly its deputy Chair. Currently he is Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (UK), and a Member of the Clinical Ethics Committee of Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

Event and Registration Details

The lecture will be of interest to students and staff in humanities and social sciences, law and legal studies, business and justice studies, health and medical sciences, and to members of the community working with or interested in issues affecting older people.

Following the lecture, a discussion will take place and light refreshments will be served.

Registrations will be required by Tuesday 24 April 2018.

Venue / Address:
Charles Sturt University Bathurst, Building 1292, Room 223, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst NSW (event parking in P7 near Building 1292)

Contact Phone: (02) 6272 6292
Contact Email: Professor Suzanne Uniacke

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