Ethical Reading blog

Here you’ll find our latest news, event summaries and topical articles on ethical themes. If you would like to contribute, please email us at support@ethicalreading.org.uk.

Well-being in employment

Professor Philip Stratton-Lake University of Reading Both Government and employers are increasingly concerned with their employees’ well-being. For instance in May a government report recommended that individual well-being should replace

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Our Trees for Reading initiative is now live

With our Trees for Reading initiative, we aim to bring more than 3,000 urban trees to Reading over the next five years. To make this possible, we’re looking for local organisations to sponsor their planting and care and inviting Reading residents to donate to our community tree planting fund.

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Ethics and AI – a debate

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) organised a debate at the IT Hall on 2 April and drew about 50 people. The event aimed to cut through the hype

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Diversity and inclusion challenges

As part of Ernst & Young’s ongoing activities to support the economic prosperity and wellbeing of businesses and citizens across the Thames Valley, they held an event on 20 March

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Ethical Property

A breakfast workshop was organised by Lichfields, supported by Shoosmiths and Ethical Reading, on Wednesday 27 February 2019. The aims were to explore consensus among professionals on good and bad

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Wellbeing at work – a seminar in aid of Launchpad 

Directors, HR Professionals and Senior Managers were invited to attend the #WellbeingatWork business breakfast seminar on February 8th, held at IKEA in Calcot and organised by IKEA and BalanceTime  http://www.balancetime.co.uk/ . The focus was on helping organisations unpick

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Respect

There’s no doubt that respect plays a central role in our interactions with each other. But at the November meet up we also learned that respect affects the way in

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What might 2019 bring?

This is the time of the year when we look forward and ask – what might the New Year bring? It is easy to be gloomy, with headlines about chaos

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The Quaker in Business Conference

I was privileged to be invited to talk about Ethical Reading at this conference, held at Friends House by Euston Station on 5th December. The theme of the conference was

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September meetup: On the brink of burnout

A really enjoyable session where I presented the subject of stress and burnout by firstly exploring a diagram I presented called the Human Function Curve.  In this initial discussion I spoke about how we need activity in our lives in order to thrive and how having nothing to do is actually detrimental to our mental health.

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