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Register now for the 7th Anscombe Memorial Lecture

Monday 17th October 2016

The 2016 Anscombe Memorial Lecture will be delivered by: 

Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht 

'Is Medicine Losing its Way? A firm foundation for medicine as a real therapeia'

Time: 4pm

Date: Monday, 7 November 2016

Venue: In the Aula, Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford (OX1 3LY)

Followed by a reception. The Cardinal will preside over Mass at 6.15pm.

To attend the lecture please register (free of charge): / 01865 610 212

About the speaker: 

Cardinal Eijk was appointed Archbishop of Utrecht in 2007 and was made a cardinal in 2012. He graduated in medicine from the University of Amsterdam before training for the priesthood. After ordination, he completed a doctorate in medicine from the University of Leiden, on the topic of euthanasia, and followed this with a second doctorate in philosophy at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, on the ethics of human genetic engineering. Cardinal Eijk was subsequently appointed professor of ethics and moral theology at institutes in the Netherlands and Switzerland, and was also a member of the International Theological Commission from 1997 to 2002. 


The Anscombe Memorial Lectures are co-sponsored by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, with the support of a generous benefactor.

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