CAWSEL, 9-21 September

Date: 2018/09/092018/09/21


We are delighted to return to St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, from 9 to 21 September for CAWSEL 2018.




We are delighted to return to St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, from 9 to 21 September for CAWSEL 2018.

What is CAWSEL?

CAWSEL is a professionally developed range of courses aimed at providing attendees with a broad appreciation of animal welfare science, ethics and law. The topics covered include: Welfare Concepts and Assessment, and Zoo Animal Welfare; Law and Companion Animal and Horse Welfare; Principles of Ethics in Relation to Animal Use and Farm Animal Welfare.


With a legacy spanning over two decades, CAWSEL is comprised of four Courses aimed at veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animal welfare researchers, animal science researchers, FE, HE, Masters or PhD students and animal charity workers or campaigners. Delegates can choose to attend as many Courses as they wish, all being taught and priced individually. Historically, the courses have attracted students from over 25 countries world-wide.


CAWSEL Ambassador and 2016 attendee, Jess Rendle (BSc (Hons) MSc ATLS, PhD Candidate at Murdoch University, Western Australia) describes the course as "epic". Jess adds that she felt "truly inspired by meeting the world's leaders in animal welfare and mingling with like-minded people who were on the course."

15 experts in the field of animal welfare, all eminent academics and professionals, are involved in delivering the material over the two weeks, through a combination of lectures, videos and discussions.

Amongst them are Professor Emeritus Donald Broom (Cambridge University) who has lectured on animal welfare in 43 countries, had published over 200 refereed papers and seven books; Professor Emeritus David Morton, awarded a CBE for his "services to the UK and International Veterinary Profession especially Animal Welfare and Ethics"; and course organiser, Dr Anthony Podberscek (University of Sydney), board member of The International Society for Anthrozoology and editor-in-chief of Anthrozoös, the multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and animals.


Early Bird Fees (valid until April 30th) vary from £400 to £980 per Course, and some grants are available via the Douglas Houghton Memorial Fund. We also offer Student and Charity rates. We take online registrations only for all four Courses. Find out more including fees and available grants on our official website:


For more information on this course, contact Madalina Marincas at Opening Doors & Venues, the appointed organisers:
Tel: +44 (0) 1562 731788


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