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This house would ban all forms of animal research

October 17, 2013 @ 5:00 pm / 7:30 pm

Animal Research is an incredibly sensitive topic to many, and is not often openly debated in public between those that carry out that research, and those who are against it.

The Big Animal Research debate brings together student debaters and academics to debate the motion

“This House Would Ban All Forms of Animal Research”

Proposition:
Dr Stephen Cooke, Philosophy lecturer from the University of Manchester specialising in Animal Ethics and Animal Rights
Student Debater: Jack Mellish, Biomedical Student

Opposition
Professor Werner Muller, professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Manchester
Student Debater: Becky Montacute, Neuroscience and Immunology PhD student

Our debate is part of a nationwide project -The Big Animal Research Debate, a unique public debating project that will take place between 14 and 17 October 2013, during the UK’s National Biology Week.

Almost all of the UK’s universities host student-run debating societies, and many of them are hosting The Big Animal Research Debate which hopes to harnesses the skills and knowledge of young debaters to explore current attitudes to animal testing.

Animal Research Debate – iDebate

For security reasons only staff and students of the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford and The Royal Northern College of Music will be able to attend without pre-registration, and must bring a valid ID card. All other attendees must email secretary@mdu.manchester.ac.uk to request their attendance by the 10th of October.

Facebook event page: The Big Animal Research Debate

Details

Date:
October 17, 2013
Time:
5:00 pm / 7:30 pm
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