The Third Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education will take place on June 19-21, 2013 at Reid Hall.
History of Reid Hall:
4 Rue Chevreuse, 6th arrondissement
The property was first used as a porcelain factory in the mid-eighteenth century. Later, it was purchased by the Dagoty brothers who expanded the porcelain production and their china became so popular that President James Monroe commissioned a service with an American eagle motif for use at official state dinners. In 1834 it became the site of an educational institute that was attended by André Gide and described in his writings. At the outbreak of World War I, the property was converted into a hospital, and its classrooms were used to house wounded soldiers. After the war ended, the site remained in the hands of the American Red Cross until 1922. In 1964, the property was bequeathed to Columbia University, and has since seen lectures by such notable French intellectuals as Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida and Simone de Beauvoir