The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics

The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, hosted by the Department of Philosophy, is an international hub of interdisciplinary research, impact and engagement. Centre staff work on major issues in international ethics and global justice and train the next generation of students to tackle these issues. We work across global ethics with focus areas on justice and development, environment and health, gender justice and conflict and security. We collaborate with range of partners within and outside the University, including the Birmingham UNESCO Bioethics Unit.


Professor Heather Widdows on the global ideals of beauty

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Posted 21 November 2018

Seeing the perfect me in Fantastic Beasts 2

The Mirror of Erised (desire backwards) featured in Harry Potter and in the new Fantastic Beasts 2 is a magic mirror. It shows 'not your face but your heart's desire'. Professor Heather Widdows discusses the demands of beauty and how we see our bodies in the mirror for the Birmingham Brief.

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