Thursday 18 February 2016, 5.30PM to 7.00pm
Speakers: Dr David Orton (Archaeology), Dr Nicola Mcdonald (English), Dr Erica Sheen (English)Dr Bob McKay (University of Sheffield), Chair: Prof. Jason Edwards (History of Art).
A report on the environmental impacts of consumption and production commissioned by the UN in 2010 recommended a 'substantial world-wide diet change away from animal products'. What's the relationship between factory farming and university education? If there is a direct connection between environmental sustainability and what the Vegan Society describes as 'true compassion to animals', how is it expressed in the critical principles that underpin teaching and research in the humanities? Or indeed in the way we live our private and public lives under the intellectual regime of our individual 'disciplines'? Why don't we have sex with animals and eat each other? Is the conception of human rights fundamentally speciesist?
Location: Treehouse, Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus
Admission: All welcome, admission free