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 [email protected].

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Brighter and Ethical Workplaces open day

We set up Brighter and Ethical Workplaces with Brighter Berkshire with the aims of: helping to improve the mental well-being of individuals and teams in Reading’s workplaces and reducing the

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Notes on the ethical foundations

I’d like to start by stating how impressed I am with the initiative behind, and the work already carried out by, Ethical Reading. It’s clear that meeting the serious challenges

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Fairness in the workplace

We can distinguish between a broad and a narrow meaning of the term of the terms ‘fair’ and ‘fairness’. In the broad sense of ‘fair’, an action or outcome is

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Reflections on Reading

Our mission at Ethical Reading is to creating positive change in Reading. In an earlier blog we mentioned some of the statistics that compare Reading with other places to live and

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Jim Bignal talks to Sir John Madjeski

Listen to Jim Bignal, one of our founders, being interviewed by Sir John Madejski on his weekly radio show, Round at Sir John’s, about Ethical Reading, our values and our hopes

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Applying ethical values

So how do you apply ethical values in your day to day life? The table below gives an indication of how we see the mapping between our core ethical values

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The ethics of artificial intelligence

Many thanks to the twenty four people who braved “the Beast from the East” to attend our third meetup. The great contribution made by everyone was really inspirational. When we

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Mental health in the workplace

Nearly 30 people met at the Great Expectations Hotel in Reading on the 28th November to discuss mental health at work. Keith Leslie, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of

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The living wage

Ethical Reading’s first meetup was held on 31st October in the Library of the Great Expectations Hotel in Reading, Berkshire. Meetups are informal, open, relaxed events, which in due course

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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.
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.