August 5-8, 2024

Oxford Centre Animal Ethics Summer School

Oxford, United Kingdom

The ninth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School will be held at Merton College, Oxford, from 5-8 August, 2024 and the subject is Animal Thinkers: Celebrating the Pioneers of Ethical Sensitivity to Animals.
Ethical sensitivity to animals has been pioneered throughout the world by key individuals. Some of these, like Henry Bergh, William Wilberforce and John Wesley are well known, but most are not. The aim of the 2024 Summer School is to recognise the thinkers and doers – both historical and contemporary - who have made strides for animals, including the well-known, the lesser known, and even the unknown.
The Summer School is now in its ninth year. The 2023 Summer School attracted over 70 speakers and 150 attendees from all over the globe. Photos from the eighth Summer School can be found here.  Short films on each of the previous Summer Schools can be viewed on the Centre’s website. For example, the Animals and Public Policy short film is here.
The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics is inviting academics and intellectuals from all disciplines, including historians, biographers, philosophers, social scientists, psychologists, theologians, lawyers and anthropologists (plus other disciplines that have something to offer on the subject) to join them in recognising the pioneers of animal protection worldwide.
People wishing to put themselves forward as a speaker are asked to send abstracts, of no more than 150 words, of potential presentations to Clair Linzey at