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The Vegan Academy

Timetable

Saturday

11:00 - 11:45

Education for a Vegan Future

Diane Smith

Animal Aid’s inspirational speakers give hundreds of school talks every year from primary sessions to cookery demos to presentations on animal experiments in sixth form.

Come along to hear about Diane’s experiences in schools. Find out how we get into schools, what we say, how the students react and how we bring about change.

Diane Smith

12:00 - 12:45

Advocating Veganism as a Family

Bob Love

Bob from YouTube channel Family Freedom explains how his family YouTube channel has been highly effective at inspiring others into trying the vegan lifestyle.

Bob Love

1:00 - 1:45

Practical Aspects of Veganism

Dean Bracher

After Veganuary comes the rest of your lives to keep learning and be inspired by veganism. This talk is for anyone on that journey and idea for students or those new to being vegan and learning the practical aspects. It’s open to anyone where plant based diets, nutrition and ethics are an important step into the ever growing world of veganism.

Dean Bracher

2:00 - 2:45

Panel - Ask Us Anything About Veganism

Nitu Bajekal, Dr Laila Kassam, Fiona Oakes, Patrik Baboumian, Jeremy Hess

Join this diverse and knowledgeable panel to explore anything and everything about veganism.  Bring any burning questions you may have for this robust and comprehensive exploration of living vegan.
  • Dr Nitu Bajekal, Consultant Gynaecologist and Women’s Health Specialist
  • Dr Laila Kassam, Sustianable Food System Advocate
  • Fiona Oakes, Guinness World Record Marathon Runner
  • Patrik Baboumian, World Record Holding Strong Man

Moderator: Jeremy Hess

Nitu Bajekal

Dr Laila Kassam

Fiona Oakes

Patrik Baboumian

Jeremy Hess

3:00 - 3:45

6 Steps To Going Vegan

Rob Masterson

Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across some challenges? Are you a new vegan? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then please join us at our Vegan Approach talk. Rob Masterson will outline our 6 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey including cooking tips, nutrition, eating out and dealing with family and friends. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions to our expert vegan speaker.

Rob Masterson

4:00 - 4:45

Are you passionate about sharing the benefits of plant based living?

Charmaine Fyffe

In this talk Charmaine shows the ways anyone can share with your family, local network or community.  Whatever skills we have, along with our passion for change – we can create a ripple effect that encourages others to transform.

Charmaine Fyffe

5:00 - 5:30

Changing the world for animals

Abigail Penny

This talk will be about our investigations, campaigns and outreach and explain how Animal Equality’s unique approach is impacting millions of farmed animals every year.

Abigail Penny

Sunday

11:00 - 11:45

Plenty more fish in the sea?

Tayana Simons

The world’s oceans are in crisis with nearly 90% of fish stocks used up, and marine ecosystems on the brink of collapse. Tayana explains how overfishing is destroying our oceans, showing you how going fish-free is better for the planet and our health.

Tayana Simons

12:00 - 12:45

A Short History of Veganism and Animal Rights

Jeremy Hess

How veganism began, what animal rights truly means, followed responses to common justifications and a Q&A.

Jeremy Hess

1:00 - 1:45

How to launch a vegan business or brand

David Pannell

There has never been a more exciting time to launch a new vegan business or brand, but the boom in ‘plant-based’ means you’ll be up against more competition than ever before. Only by understanding the vegan consumer and marketplace (and having a kick-ass point of difference) can you be successful.

David Pannell

2:00 - 2:45

Extreme(ly) Vegan

Wenda Shehata

Adopting a Vegan diet is undoubtedly the first positive step on the road to a Selfless life, yet our journey toward a sustainable civilisation will require an equally revolutionary change in the way we view this Earth; learning to live without demonising Nature.

What will the future hold for the refugees of animal agriculture and our environment, as we battle our excesses?

A thought-provoking amble through some of the questions that need answering, as neo-veganism becomes mainstream.

Wenda Shehata

3:00 - 3:45

Raising Vegan Kids Before It was Cool

Bob Love

Bob explains what inspired him and his wife to begin raising their 3 kids vegan for the last 6 years. This includes how they approached the subject, how they tackled replacing animal products, navigating social situations, and other challenges.

Bob Love

4:00 - 4:45

The legal protection of vegans

Jordi Casamitjana

In January, as part of an employment dispute between Jordi Casamitjana and his former employer, a judge ruled that ethical veganism is a protected philosophical belief in the UK. The news about such historical landmark ruling travelled all over the world. But what does this mean? Jordi will explain.

Jordi Casamitjana