The Ethics of Using Animals in Research

Country: United Kingdom

City: Oxford

Abstr. due: 01.01.2015

Dates: 26.07.15 — 29.07.15

Area Of Sciences: Biology; Philosophy;

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Organizers: Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics


In 1947, Oxford don C. S. Lewis commented that it was “the rarest thing in the world to hear a rational discussion of vivisection”. This Summer School intends to provide just that: a rational discussion of the ethics of using animals in research.

The School is being arranged by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in partnership with the BUAV. The Centre is very grateful to the BUAV for its sponsorship of academic work on this subject, including this Summer School.

Papers are invited from academics world-wide on any aspect relating to the ethics of animal experimentation, including philosophical and religious ethics, historical, legal, psychological, and sociological perspectives, the morality of various types of research, the use of alternatives, the confinement of animals in laboratories, and the effectiveness of current controls and future legislation.
The Centre will be producing its own review of the ethics of the use of animals in research, which should be published in the Autumn of 2014. Contributors are asked to consider responding to the methodology and conclusions of the review in their contributions to the Summer School.
Abstracts of proposed contributions (no more than 300 words) should be sent to Clair Linzey via email: The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 January 2015.
All selected papers will be published in book form or in the Journal of Animal Ethics.
St Stephen’s House is an Anglican Theological College and a Hall of the University of Oxford.

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