Henrietta L. Moore

is the Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and Chair in Philosophy, Culture and Design at UCL

Henrietta L. Moore.

Professor Henrietta Moore helps to launch the UCL Campaign

On Thursday 15 September, Professor Henrietta Moore joined a panel of world-class academics for the launch of the new UCL Campaign. More »


Migration is a part of today’s world. We can’t just shut the borders, whatever the Leave campaign tells you

And so our membership of one of the world’s greatest multinational partnerships has been reduced to a single-issue protest over immigration. The dog whistle has been dispensed with. Now, with less than a week to go, those who wish us to leave the European Union have plugged their rhetoric into a speaker that emits a continuous low but all too audible hum. More »


Queer Wars at the UCL Festival of Culture

Why have sexuality and gender identity become so vexed an issue between and within nations? How best to advocate for change? This panel session will reflect on more than four decades of LGBT activism and writing about queer history, life and politics. More »


Henrietta Moore at ECOSOC Conference 2016

Henrietta Moore will be speaking at the UN Economic and Social Council Integration Segment conference on 2-4 May 2016 in New York City More »


Landscape, time and cultural resilience

In their article 'Landscape, time and cultural resilience: a brief history of agriculture in Pokot and Marakwet, Kenya' Matthew Davies and Henrietta Moore consider the Marakwet and Pokot communities of northwest Kenya, both of which have been subjected to a range of external agricultural interventions. The authors find a dynamic, yet hidden ‘cultural resilience’ spanning several centuries. More »


Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016

Professor Henrietta Moore talks about her role on the judging panel at the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016. More »


‘My Perfect Country’: Uganda

The sixth episode of the BBC World Service programme 'My Perfect Country' looks at how communities in Uganda have revolutionised the justice system by taking matters into their own hands. The programme delves into the inner workings of the legal group to hear why they wanted to help and how they have made it work. They hear from the individuals whose lives have been changed as a result – as well as how the country’s official legal system are responding to the group. Is a DIY law system the basis for a perfect country? Presenter Fi Glover, entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, professor Henrietta Moore of the Institute for Global prosperity and special studio guests – give their verdict. More »

From Writing

If we leave Europe, the price will be paid by the poor


Henrietta Moore comments on the Brexit campaign in the New Statesman

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From Audio+Video

‘My Perfect Country’: India


The fifth episode of ‘My Perfect Country’ (BBC World Service, 3 March 2016) examines India’s pioneering work on sanitation for women. With stories from the native workers who are inventing simple systems alongside active campaigning, she follows the changing attitudes towards women’s rights and their wellbeing. Our local reporter explores the corridors of universities to hear the young women who are putting themselves in charge of their own future – and whether those in charge of inspiring change nationwide are taking note.

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From Engagements Events

Defra Science Advisory Council


Professor Moore has begun her appointment as a member of the Science Advisory Council for the UK Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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From Audio+Video

‘My Perfect Country’: Mental healthcare in Michigan, USA

The fourth episode of the BBC World Service ‘My Perfect Country’-series looks at Michigan, USA, and its ground-breaking mental healthcare service

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From Audio+Video

Why glaciers don’t like the smell of frying bacon

Many communities around the world think of landscapes, plants, rocks, winds, non-human ancestors and a variety of physical phenomena, beings and entities as having consciousness and intentionality. Should we be using these ideas to regain our respect and sense of wonder about our planet?

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From Writing

What should the UK do about foreign aid?

The UK is about to pass legislation committing it to ringfencing 0.7% of gross national income for international development spending. Prof Henrietta Moore offers a personal perspective on the way forward.

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