August 7-10, 2022

Animals and Public Policy: Embodying, Implementing, and Institutionalising Animal Ethic

Oxford, United Kingdom

We are witnessing a change in attitudes to animals – from the idea that they are tools, machines, commodities, here for our use, to the idea that they are sentient beings who have intrinsic value, dignity, and rights. This Summer School will be concerned with how that change of attitude should be embodied, implemented and institutionalised in public policy, including legislation, education, business, arts, sciences, literature, and religion.

We invite public policy advisers and academics, educationalists, ethicists, historians, lawyers, criminologists, philosophers, theologians, psychologists, social scientists, and others from around the globe to participate and present. All selected papers will be considered for publication in book form or in the Journal of Animal Ethics.

We have over sixty confirmed speakers. Those interested in joining the waiting list for presenting should email the Director of the Summer School, Clair Linzey: