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Student Bursaries for Travel to Christine M. Korsgaard’s Uehiro Lectures on the Moral and Legal Status of Animals and attend Animal Ethics Workshop

10 bursaries of up to £200 are available for current students of any University to travel to Oxford to attend the 2014 Uehiro Lectures “The Moral and Legal Status of Animals”, given by Professor Christine Korsgaard of Harvard University December 1 – 3, and to participate in a workshop on December 3. The workshop will consist of responses to the lectures from speakers including Jeff McMahan and Cecile Fabre, along with a group discussion of any specific implications this might have for the use of animals in research (Programme copied below, or downloadable.)

Bursaries can cover travel and accommodation expenses of up to £200 to attend the workshop plus one or more of the lectures. Bursaries are open to undergraduate and graduate students, but priority will be given to those undertaking research in a relevant area.

Applications should be sent via email to miriam.wood@philosophy.ox.ac.uk by November 14 and should consist of your name, contact details, details of your course of study or research focus, the dates of the lectures that you would like to attend, and a brief statement (no more than half a page) on how attendance would assist your studies.

The workshop is also open for anyone to attend but please email miriam.wood@philosophy.ox.ac.uk to reserve a space.

Animal Ethics Workshop
3 December 2014
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Martin School

Facilitator: Dr. Dominic Wilkinson

13:00 Opening summary Christine Korsgaard (Harvard University)

13:10 Response Jeff McMahan (University of Oxford)

13:20 Response Cecile Fabre (University of Oxford)

13:30 Response Alison Hills (University of Oxford)

13:40 Response Mark Sheehan (University of Oxford)

13:50 Response Valentin Muresan & Emilian Mihailov (University of Bucharest)

14:00 Response Caroline Bergman (University of Oxford)

14:10 Response James Yeates (RSPCA)

14:20 Refreshment Break

14:40 Response to Commentators Christine Korsgaard (Harvard University)

15:00 Open Discussion and Drawing Up of Recommendations

16:00 End of workshop

Participants are invited to a Drinks Reception following the close of the workshop

17:00 Lecture begins

We are grateful to the Wellcome Trust, the Society for Applied Ethics, the Oxford Martin School, the Uehiro Foundation for Ethics and Education, and the University of Bucharest for their generous support for this workshop

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