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Appointment of New Fellows

25th June 2007

The Centre proudly announces the appointment of 21 new fellows – bringing the total number to 28. Appointments range across a spectrum of disciplines from philosophy to veterinary science and span eight countries. “The aim is to create a fellowship of academics who have made an outstanding contribution or who are capable of making such a contribution in the years ahead”, said the Centre’s Director, Professor Andrew Linzey. “We appoint some of the ablest minds capable of making the best ethical case for animals and pushing the boundaries of the discipline”. Of the 21 appointees, 8 are associate fellows who are normally doctoral candidates studying subjects of direct relevance to animal ethics. “It is especially pleasing to include a number of younger scholars who will be pioneering the subject in the future.” “We are now on our way to fulfilling our goal of creating a genuinely international and multidisciplinary fellowship” commented Professor Linzey. Academics, both from the sciences as well as the humanities, who are researching or intending to research in the field are eligible for consideration. Under the rules, appointment is offered only once to successful individuals within their lifetime. Appointment is by invitation or nomination only and takes place after rigorous, painstaking, and often lengthy consideration. Only a small proportion of those nominated are eventually selected. “The Centre extends its warmest congratulations to the successful candidates” said Professor Linzey. The list of new fellows and their biographies can be viewed here.