26 January 2016

Assisted Dying Panel Debate

Should people have the right to decide how and when they die?

This event has now finished, however you can still listen to the debate online.

To coincide with the opening of death: is it your right to choose?, a panel of experts will discuss the ethics and legalities of assisted dying.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Huxtable (Professor of Medical Law and Ethics, University of Bristol)
  • Silvan Luley (Dignitas)
  • Lesley Close (accompanied brother John to Dignitas in 2003)
  • Katherine Sleeman (Clinical Lecturer in Palliative care, Kings College, London)
  • John Troyer (Director Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath)
  • Havi Carel (Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol)

Part of the death: is it your right to choose? programme of events. death: is it your right to choose? is a powerful and emotive installation of a room at the Dignitas flat near Zurich.

More about the exhibition

Supported through funding from The Wellcome Trust, this exhibition complements death: the human experience and will encourage debate and discussion around end of life choices whilst the current law on assisted dying in the UK is undergoing scrutiny.


'death: is it your right to choose' events