The aim of the lectures is to offer students, staff and members of the community the opportunity to hear first-hand from fascinating, inspiring and creative people who have been successful in their field, focussing on those who have been entrepreneurial and have made a real difference.
Unless stated otherwise, Enterprise Lectures begin at 18.30 with light refreshments served from 18.00. The venue is The Stripe on the University's King Alfred Campus (get directions). The lectures are free but seat reservation is essential.
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Next Enterprise Lecture
Thursday 16 March 2017: Dead Zone: where the wild things were
by Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming and Visiting Professor in the University's Centre for Animal Welfare.
In Dead Zone: where the wild things were – based on his new book of the same title – Philip Lymbery takes us on an illuminating investigative journey across the globe, focussing on a dozen iconic species to understand the role that industrial farming is playing in their plight. Today many animals face extinction – and it’s not only climate change and habitat destruction that are to blame. The impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating. We are falsely led to believe that factory farming and the use of pesticides are necessary evils. However, as our planet’s resources reach breaking point, awareness is slowly building that the wellbeing of society depends on a thriving natural world.
This lecture is a passionate wake-up call for us all, laying bare the myths that prop up factory farming before exploring what we can do to save the planet with healthy food. Professor Lymbery’s presentation will be followed by a discussion about the findings in his book Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were with Professor Andrew Knight, Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare, and a Q&A session.
Philip Lymbery is a naturalist, author and the Chief Executive of leading international farm animal welfare organisation Compassion in World Farming. He has been instrumental in achieving major legislative and corporate change for animal welfare in Europe and worldwide. His research focusses on animal welfare, humane solutions, and the impacts of industrial farming on wildlife, the environment, public health, food security and sustainability. His book Farmageddon: The true cost of cheap meat has gained international acclaim.
Latest Enterprise Lecture
Wednesday 12 October 2016: Panel Debate 'Tackling the Housing Crisis'
The University of Winchester values collective action for the public good. A decent, affordable home is a basic need of everyone but currently this seems to be beyond the reach of many. We assembled a panel of experts to discuss the problem and to answer questions from the audience. Our speakers brought different perspectives to the discussion. Read more.