Was Jack the Ripper a slaughterman? Unexpected journeys in animal welfare.
Inaugural Lecture by Andrew Knight: a European, American and RCVS-recognised Veterinary Specialist in animal welfare, Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Winchester.
A career in animal welfare can take one to some very interesting and unexpected places indeed. Join Professor Andrew Knight as he recounts his adventures in animal welfare, which have involved climbing a Caribbean volcano with some most unusual equipment, swimming with sea turtles, and generally adventuring around the world. He'll summarise his recent research projects, which have involved being insulted by a bionic donkey named Ruth, examining the effects of Oceanarium confinement on killer whales, assessing whether cats can thrive on vegetarian diets, and, most recently, considering the unsettling case of Jack the Ripper. There is very good reason to believe he might have actually been a slaughterman...
Enjoy an unforgettable evening, and discover why animal welfare is one of the most exciting academic fields at Winchester!
Given by newly appointed professors, inaugural lectures provide a platform for them to inform academic colleagues, University staff, students and the wider community of their current and future research.
The University of Winchester's inaugural lectures start at 18.30, with light refreshments served from 18.00. They are free and open to all but booking is required. To reserve your place, please visit: www.winchester.ac.uk/knight, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 01962 827578
For more details about the Centre for Animal Welfare, please visit: www.winchester.ac.uk/CAW
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