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Veganism - a debate Event

18:30 - 20:30
3 June 2019
Southampton City Art Gallery Commercial Road Southampton SO14 7LY

For more information regarding this event, please email Will McNeill at .

Event details

A free public event discussing the rise of veganism, supported by the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

Veganism is fast growing in popularity. The number of vegans in the UK quadrupled between 2014 and 2018. Factors that may contribute to this trend include societal change, economic considerations, concerns about the environmental impact of meat-based diets, and questions of animal welfare.

With the generous support of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the University of Southampton's Philosophy Department is organizing a free public event to discuss the rise of veganism. Our speakers are Ray Monk, professor emeritus at the University of Southampton, and Patrick Holden CBE, founder and director of the Sustainable Food Trust. The Trust works to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food and farming systems that nourish the health of both people and planet. To achieve this, the Trust works catalytically and collaboratively, with an emphasis on communication, education and thought leadership.

The event will be held at the Southampton City Art Gallery's lecture theatre. Participation is free but we ask you to register.


6.30-6.50pm – speaker - Ray Monk

6.50-7.00pm – question & answer session

7.00-7.40pm – refreshments and nibbles

7.40-8.00pm – speaker - Patrick Holden

8.00-8.20pm – question & answer session

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