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All you need is love?

On Friday 5th February, a group of Sixth Formers travelled to Oxford to attend an Ethics Conference. Entitled 'All you need is Love?', the conference aimed to provide the necessary tools to look beyond the Hollywood and Hallmark definition of love to the deeper definition provided by major philosophers and religious traditions, and to appreciate the relevance of love in moral decision-making of all sorts. Speaker Dr Peter Vardy, who was vice-principal of Heythrop College, the specialist Philosophy and Theology college of the University of London, and is the author of several bestselling Ethics textbooks, along with guest speaker, Dr David Webster, explored Kantian Ethics and Situation Ethics in depth, alongside further consideration of Utilitarianism and other Christian Ethics; issues arising from Sexual Ethics, the Ethics of IVF, Embryo-Research, Genetic Engineering, Abortion and the Right to a Child.