Would you want to live forever?
Year 9 Students “Oxplore” The Idea!
On Friday 15 September, Rebecca and Amy from the University of Oxford worked with Year 9 students to consider the concept of immortality and whether the students would like to live forever. They considered the impact that immortality would have on the local area and then predicted what they and the world around them would potentially look like. They also considered the ethical and moral aspects of immortality – whether they would want to stay the age they are now or continue ageing, whether being immortal would be a blessing or a curse and even what it means to be immortal.
The students said that they found the session to be very inspiring and interesting and it had encouraged them to “think deeper” about the world around them. The workshop tied in with the national launch of University of Oxford’s’ new “Oxplore” digital outreach portal, which is released on 20 September. It is the ‘Home of Big Questions’ and aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom. Big questions tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects and draw on the latest research undertaken at Oxford. Oxplore aims to realise aspirations, promote broader thinking and stimulate intellectual curiosity.
Visit www.oxplore.org or find them on Social Media by looking for @LetsOxplore on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat.