Summer School 2021: Focus on Risk
The 2021 Autonomy Project Summer School will be held online on the 26th-30th July, and will be free to attend. The central theme will be Risk.
More information about the programme and speakers will be published on this page soon.
About the Autonomy Project
The Essex Autonomy Project is a research and public policy initiative, based at the University of Essex, and investigating the ideal of self-determination (autonomy) in the context of care (health care, social care, eldercare, psychiatric care, etc.). Led by Professor of Philosophy, Wayne Martin, it involves extensive intramural and extramural collaboration with jurists, clinicians, service users, activists, civil servants, and policy makers. It is affiliated with the Wellcome-funded Mental Health and Justice project and the award-winning Essex Human Rights Centre.
About the Summer School
The Autonomy Project Summer School is an annual event, held each July, which brings together a group of researchers, activists, students, clinicians, social workers, service-users, and public officials in order to work together on the challenges of embedding respect for autonomy and human rights in the practices of care.
This year, the Summer School will take place across 5 days from the 26th to the 30th July, with sessions running for 2 hours each day, and optional additional sessions to facilitate discussion. It will combine keynote addresses, panel discussions, and work on case study materials.