Peter Singer is one of the world’s great philosophers. His Animal Liberation, published 35 years ago, immediately became a classic book about humanity’s treatment of animals, remains in print worldwide, and continues to be influential in teaching, research and campaigning. In this special lecture, Peter Singer looks at the progress of animal liberation 35 years on, examines changing attitudes to farm animals and animal experimentation in that time, and reflects on the development and future of animal liberation philosophy and action.
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The Tom Ewer Memorial Lecture
The Tom Ewer Memorial Lecture was established in 1998 by donation from the family of Tom Keightly Ewer OBE, Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol from 1961-1977 and Professor Emeritus from 1977-97. The endowment provides for a biennial lecture to be given on a subject connected with animal welfare. Previous lectures have included Professor Patrick Bateson (Animal Welfare and Human Rationality) and Professor David Fraser (From Burger King to World Trade: The Rapid Move Towards Animal Welfare Standards).
Farm Animal Minds
Screening of Earthlings(18)
Peter Singer’s lecture will be followed on 28th May by a screening of Earthlings (18) at The Cube Microplex, one of the most controversial, talked-about, underground films ever made. Click here for more information and details about how to book.
“If I could make everyone in the world see one film, I’d make them see Earthlings” – Peter Singer.
Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, is the author of many books including the classic Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, How Are We to Live? A Darwinian Left, One World, Eating, and, most recently, The Life You Can Save.
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