Starting on Monday 8 July, the Department of Philosophy is running a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Perfect Me: Understanding Beauty Ideals, hosted by FutureLearn.

This free two-week course will allow you to discover the features of the beauty ideal and how it has changed over the years. You will explore the role of ‘normal’ and how beauty as an ethical ideal defines the way you view yourself and others. You will also look to the future and learn how beauty ideals can be understood in a more positive way.

The course is being led by Professor Heather Widdows, the John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics and Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research Impact at the University of Birmingham.

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Please note: new launch date, Monday 8 July. (updated3/6/19)