Previous Terms

Trinity Term 2018

Week 2: Monday 30th April: 8pm
Meeting
Presentation by Daniel Evans (Vice President), Felix Taylor (Secretary), and Kaitlyn Abrams (Vice President) on Saving the Bees (an IBECC presentation)

Week 4: Monday 14th May: 8pm
Meeting
Daniel Evans (Vice President) and Andrew Linzey (Emeritus Senior Member) in conversation about Is Capitalism bad for animals?

Week 6: Monday 28th May: 8pm
Meeting
Presentation by Ben Card (Brasenose College) on Chicken Farming in the American South

Week 8: Monday 11th June
End of Year Potluck
Potluck dinner at the Centre

Hilary Term 2018

Monday 22nd January: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Jack Beckwith (Merton College) on Ecosystem Services: Can we Reduce Nature to Numbers?

Monday 5th February: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Jade Cormack (Treasurer) on Shakespeare and Animal Ethics

Monday 19th February: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting and AGM
Presentation by Tobias Thornes (Secretary) on Difficult Questions in Animal Ethics

Monday 5th –  March: (8th week)
End of Term Dinner
Formal Dinner at Merton College

Michaelmas Term 2017

Freshers’ Fair
Wednesday 4th – Thursday 5th October (0th Week) in the Exam Schools

Monday 16th October 2017: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Professor Andrew Linzey (Senior Member) on Global Animal Protection

Monday 30th October 2017: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by William Gildea (Keble College) on Do Animals Really Have Rights?

Monday 13th November 2017: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Mirjam von Bechtolsheim (Worcester College) on The Archaeology of Animal Sacrifice in Roman Britain

Monday 27th November: 7pm: (8th week)
End of Term Potluck
Potluck dinner at the Centre

Trinity Term 2017

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:

Monday 1st May 2017: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting and AGM
Presentation by Dr Violette Pouillard (St Antony’s College) on The Gorilla Perspective: A history from below of zoos in the second half of the twentieth century

Monday 14th May 2017: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Bianca Gillam (Queen’s College) on Feminism and Veganism

Monday 29th May 2017: 8pm: (6th week)
NO MEETING

Monday 11th – 17th June 2017: (8th week)
End of Term Dinner
Formal Dinner in College.  Details to be confirmed

Hilary Term 2017

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:

Monday 23rd  January 2017: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Rivers Gambrell (Secretary) on From Guard Dogs to Guide Dogs: The Untold Story of Canines and the Holocaust

Monday 6th February 2017: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Katie Javanaud (Treasurer) on Aśoka the Great

Monday 20th February 2017: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Emily Neil (Worcester College) on the Ethics of Invasive Species Management

Monday 27th February 2017: (7th week)
End of Term Dinner
Formal Dinner at Oriel College.

Michaelmas Term 2016

Join us at Freshers’ Fair
Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th October (0th Week) in the Exam Schools

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:

Monday 17th October 2016: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Katie Javanaud (Treasurer), Harshmeena Sanghani (New College), and Grace Young (Somerville College) on The Future of Seaworld

Monday 31st October 2016: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Adam Bridgen (Linacre College) on Humphry Primatt and Animal Rights

Monday 14th November 2016: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Tobias Thornes (Oriel College and President) on Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

Monday 28th November: (8th week)
End of Term Potluck Dinner
Potluck dinner at the Centre at 7pm.

Trinity Term 2016

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:
These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Monday 2nd May 2016: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Jennifer Clements (President) on Posthumanism

Monday 16th May 2016: (4th week)
No Meeting

Monday 30th May 2016: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Violette Pouillard  (St. Antony’s College) on A Historical Perspective of Zoos and Ethics

Monday 13th June 2016: (8th week)
AGM and End of Year Vegan Potluck
With a Q&A on Vegan Nutrition from Chloe Wakelin and George Myer’s (Queen’s College)

Hilary Term 2016

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:
These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Monday 25th January 2016: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Katie Javanaud (Keble) on Animals in Buddhism

Monday 15th February 2016: 8pm: (5th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Harshmeena Sanghani (Vice-President) on Can Cell Models Replace Animal Models in Bipolar Disorder Research?

Monday 22nd February 2016: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Geraldine Porter (Corpus Christi) on Writing Animals (Back) into History: The Domestic Dog in Elite Eighteenth-Century British Portraiture

Monday 7th – Friday 11th March 2016: (8th week)
End of Term Dinner
Formal Dinner at The Queen’s College.

Michaelmas Term 2015

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:

These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Join us at Freshers’ Fair
Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th October (0th Week) in the Exam Schools

Monday 19th October 2015: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Professor Andrew Linzey (Senior Member) on The Challenge of Animal Ethics

Monday 2nd November 2015: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Grace Young (Treasurer) on Are they reefs or hazards? When industry can leave equipment in the ocean

Monday 16th November 2015: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Adam Bridgen (Former President) on Free to Range: James Woodhouse’s Animal Environmentalism in The Life and Lucubrations of Crispinus Scriblerus (1896)

Monday 30th November – Friday 4th December 2015: (8th week)
End of Term Dinner
Formal Dinner at Oriel College.

Trinity Term 2015

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:
These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Monday 4th May 2015: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Grace Young (Somerville College) on Noise Pollution in the Ocean

Monday 18th May 2015: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Clair Linzey (Organising Member) on Towards a Liberation Theology for Animals

Tuesday 16th June 2015: (8th week)
End of Term Dinner
Formal Dinner in Worcester College.

Hilary Term 2015

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:
These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Monday 26th January 2015: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Tobias Thornes (Oriel College) on Animals and Climate Change

Monday 9th February 2015: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Clementine McAteer (Christ Church College) on Attitudes Towards Wolves – What Should Ours Be?

Monday 9th  March 2015: (8th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Jennifer Clements (Treasurer) on The Classification of Animals

Michaelmas Term 2014

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:
These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Join us at Freshers’ Fair
Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th October (0th Week) in the Exam Schools

Monday 20th October 2014: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Presentation by Adam Bridgen (President) on Fatal Food: Thomas Tryon, Animals, and Slavery

Monday 3rd November 2014: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Juliane Beck (Secretary) on Animals and the Plastic in our Oceans

Monday 17th November 2014: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Professor Tom White (Centre Fellow) on SeaWorld: Ethics, Dolphins and Business

Professor White is the Conrad N. Hilton Professor in Business Ethics and Director of the Centre for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He is author of In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier published by Blackwell in 2007.

Wednesday 3rd December 2014: (8th week)
End of Term Dinner
Formal dinner in St John’s College.

Trinity Term 2014

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:
These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Thursday 1st May 2014: 8pm: (1st week)
Meeting
Presentation by Oxford Team for the International Business Ethics Case Competition

Monday 19th May 2014: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
AGM

Thursday 5th June 2014: (6th week)
End of Term Dinner
Formal Dinner in Worcester College.

Hilary Term 2014

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:
These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Monday 27th January 2014: 8pm: (2nd week)
Meeting
Book Launch Party: Alastair Harden, Animals in the Classical World

Monday 10th February 2014: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Rachel Wechsler on Animal Law and Ethics

Monday 24th February 2014: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Kelsi Nagy (Vice President) on Animal Ethics, “Pest” Species, and “Trash Animals”

Monday 10th March 2014: 8pm: (8th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Jennifer Clements on Animals in Science Fiction

Michaelmas Term 2013

Forthcoming Meetings at the Centre:
These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Join us at Freshers’ Fair

Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th October (0th Week) in the Exam Schools

Monday 21st October 2013: 8pm: (2nd week)
AGM and Meeting
Drinks party and AGM

Monday 4th November 2013: 8pm: (4th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Justin Begley (President) on Early Modern Animal Ethics

Monday 18th November 2013: 8pm: (6th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Robert Lazo (Treasurer) on Lucretius and Animal Ethics

Monday 2nd December 2013: 8pm: (8th week)
Meeting
Presentation by Ash Bond on Yoga and Animal Ethics

Trinity Term 2013

These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Monday 29th April 2013: 8pm: (2nd week)

AGM and Meeting

Trinity Term 2010

AGM of the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on Monday 14th June at 8pm at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, 91 Iffley Road (opposite the University Sports Centre). Wine and nibbles will follow the meeting.

Agenda

  1. Annual report, including accounts for previous year
  2. Society’s compliance with paragraph 6 of constitution (as required by the Proctors)
  3. Election of Committee (see below)
  4. Any other motion of which due notice has been given, and any other relevant business.

The following have been proposed and agreed by the outgoing committee as
officers of the Society for 2010-2011:

Emeritus President: Sarah Harden (ex officio)
President: Joseph Wolyniak
Vice-Presidents: Alastair Harden (ex officio), Alan Lecras (ex officio) and Martin Henig (ex officio)
Secretary: Kelly Dhru
Treasurer: Jonas-Sebastien Beaudry
Senior Member: Andrew Linzey

As required by the Constitution, the official committee is constituted by the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Senior Member, with other officers as ex officio.

Any other nominations must be proposed and seconded, and must be received in writing by the Secretary not less than seven days before the date of the AGM.

Andrew Linzey
Senior Member (for Joseph Wolyniak, Secretary, currently travelling in Europe).

Hilary Term 2010

Tuesday 9th March 2010 at 8pm
Animals in Catholic Theology
Dr Deborah Jones
Bayne Room at Christ Church
Wine/drinks and snacks will be served.

Wednesday 24th March 2010 at 5.30pm
Are dolphins “persons”?
A Public Lecture by Professor Thomas I. White
Mansfield College, Oxford
Garden Building Seminar Room East
This lecture is held under the auspices of the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society and VERO (Voice for Ethical Research at Oxford).

For more information contact:
Alastair Harden at alastair.harden@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Michaelmas Term 2009

Thursday, 29th October (3rd week)
Wine and Food Tasting
Vaults and Garden Café, High Street, 8pm

Open to new and returning members. Please RSVP Alastair Harden at alastair.harden@chch.ox.ac.uk if you would like to come.

Thursday, 12th November (5th week)
Discussion: The Ethics of Vegetarianism,
Bayne Room at Christ Church, 8pm

This student-led discussion will begin with a brief exploration on being a vegetarian in Oxford followed by a discussion on the ethical dimensions of vegetarianism.

Thursday, 26th November (7th week)
Discussion: The Ethics of Animal Testing
Bayne Room at Christ Church, 8pm

For nearly a decade, students in Oxford have lived under the spectre of fierce debate over animal testing: this student-led discussion will situate the new labs in their context in relation to the wider debate on animal testing.


Officers of the Animal Ethics Society, 2008-2009

President: Sarah Harden (DPhil student at University College)
Secretary: Alastair Harden (MSt student at Christ Church)
Treasurer: Hannah Thompson (Classics, St Hilda’s College)
Senior Member: The Revd Professor Andrew Linzey
(Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics)

Trinity Term 2009

Meetings at the Centre:
These are informal meetings with drinks and nibbles.

Tuesday 5 May 2009: 7.30pm:
Members’ meeting
to discuss Vegetarian Week in Oxford (4th week)
and vegetarian provision in colleges.

Monday 18 May to Sunday 24 (4th week):
Vegetarian Week in Oxford 

Look out for events.

Tuesday 26 May, 7.30pm:
AGM and Members’ Meeting

to elect new officers and plan events for next year.

The meetings will take place at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, 91 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EG.


Hilary Term 2009

Tuesday 17 February: 7.30pm onwards: Party at the Centre 
for all students, and Fellows of the Centre.

Seminars at the Centre:
These are small, informal meetings lasting for one hour (a presentation for 20 minutes, and 40 minutes discussion) followed by drinks and nibbles.

Tuesday 27 January, 7.30pm:       
Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare

Sir David Madden
Former Ambassador to Greece, and currently Consultant to the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

Tuesday 10 February, 7.30pm:
Human Rights and Animal Rights

Peter Tatchell
Internationally known human rights advocate and Green Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Oxford East.

Tuesday 3 March, 7.30pm:
Member’s meeting

The seminars and the party will take place at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, 91 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EG.


Michaelmas Term 2008

Tuesday 28 October: 7.30pm onwards: Party at the Centre for new and returning students, and Fellows of the Centre.

Seminars at the Centre:
These are small, informal meetings lasting for one hour (a presentation for 20 minutes, and 40 minutes discussion) followed by drinks and nibbles.

Tuesday 11 November, 7.30pm:
Professor Martin Henig
Animals in Antiquity

Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology at University College, London. He was recently Visiting Lecturer in Roman Art at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford.

Tuesday 18 November, 7.30pm:
The Making of Animals Count
Jasmijn de Boo

Chair of Animals Count, a new political party that aims to help create a better world for people and animals.

Tuesday 2 December, 7.30pm:
Replacing Animal Experiments
Dr Gill Langley

Science Director of the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research and the most knowledgeable person in the UK on alternatives. She was previously a member of the Animal Procedures Committee of the Home Office.

The seminars and the party will take place at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, 91 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EG.

Membership is free and open to all members of the University. For more information, please contact Clair Linzey at depdirector@oxfordanimalethics.com.