February 10, 2013
More than forty scholars worldwide will be speaking at the Summer School at
Oxford in July 2014 to address the role of religion in furthering animal
“There has been so much interest in the Summer School” said Professor Andrew
Linzey, “that we have had to arrange parallel sessions to cope with the demand”.
The top scholars include Professor Richard Gombrich (University of Oxford) and
Professor Sudhir Chopra (University of Cambridge) on animals in Buddhist Ethics;
Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield (President, The Movement for Reform Judaism) and Dr
Khayke Beruriah Wiegand (University of Oxford) on Judaism and animals;
The Rt Revd John Pritchard (Bishop of Oxford), Professor Kurt Remele (Karl-Franzens-University
in Graz, Austria) and Professor Daniel Dombrowski (Seattle University) on
Christianity and animals;
Dr Tim Winter (University of Cambridge) and Dr John Chesworth (University of
Oxford) on Islam and animals;
Professor Clifford Flynn (Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of
South Carolina Upstate), Dr Kay Peggs (University of Portsmouth), Professor
Chien-hui Li (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan) and Professor Lisa Johnson
(University of Puget Sound) on the historical, sociological and legal analyses
of the role of religion.
The Revd Professor Adrian Anthony McFarlane (Vice President, International
University of the Caribbean) and Professor Kai Horsthemke (University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) on Caribbean and African religions and animals;
Professor Deborah Cao (Griffith University, Australia) on animals and
Confucianism; Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal (University of Birmingham) on animals and
Sikhism, and Dr Kenneth Valpey (University of Oxford) on Hinduism and animals.
In addition, the special Gala Dinner speakers will be Professor Joy Carter, Vice
Chancellor of the University of Winchester, and Sir David Madden, formerly
British Ambassador to Greece.
“This promises to be the most important event ever on religion and animals”,
said Professor Linzey, Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.
The Summer School will be held at St Stephen’s House Oxford, on 21-23 July. The
full programme of events will be published in March 2014. For more
http://www.oxfordanimalethics.com/what-we-do/summer-school-2014/ or contact