FORA.tv Speaker - David Albert Jones
David Jones was born in 1966 in Leicester and brought up in Wrexham, North Wales where he attended the local co-educational comprehensive school. Both parents were teachers. He read Natural Sciences and Philosophy at Cambridge (BA), Theology at Oxford (BA, MSt, DPhil).
In 2001 he was appointed Director of the Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics. In this capacity he gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Stem Cell Research. In 2002 he helped establish a Master's Programme in Bioethics at St Mary's College and was appointed Professor of Bioethics there in 2007.
His works include: The Soul of the Embryo : A inquiry into the status of the human embryo in the Christian tradition. This has been favourably reviewed by, among others, Julia Neuberger in The Lancet, and Sir Anthony Kenny in the TLS. It was short-listed for the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing. His most recent work is Approaching the End: a theological exploration of death and dying Oxford.
He has also supported the Roman Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, helping in the writing of Cherishing Life and The Mental Capacity Actand Living Wills: a practical guide for Catholics.
He is currently working on a Very Short Introduction to angels.
11.01.08 | 01:50:21 min
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