The Anscombe Bioethics Centre is an Oxford-based research institute serving the Catholic Church in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Established in 1977, the Centre promotes the study of Catholic bioethics in service of the common good.
We engage with the moral questions arising from clinical practice and biomedical research, and publish academic books and articles on such topics.
We are a leading platform in the global conversation on bioethics, fostering dialogue among established and emerging scholars from different religious and philosophical traditions.
Our bioethicists regularly comment on breaking news stories in the media, and contribute to ongoing public policy debates.
Through regular talks, seminar series, and educational programmes, we equip people with the tools necessary for addressing the challenges of bioethics in the 21st Century.