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16:30 - 18:00 14 June 2010

The Pleasures of the Bed: Jeremy Bentham on Sex, Population, and Happiness


JZ Young Lecture Theatre | Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Philip Schofield, UCL Bentham Project

The philosopher, jurist and social scientist Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) is considered to be UCL's spiritual father, and wrote widely on sex, population growth and wellbeing. Writing around the time of the UK's demographic transition, this symposium will explore Bentham's changing views on population growth, and how he influenced the discourse on population in the 1820's, as well as exploring Bentham's work on sex. How are Bentham's seminal writings on sex important not only for the history of sex, but for current debates on sex, population and global health?


Sarah Ball
+44 (0)20 7905 2352 | s.ball@ucl.ac.uk


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Jeremy Bentham