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Science Speakeasy: Elephant in the (Court) Room – Life Science Centre

June 22, 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

An image of an elephant dressed as a judge. Next to it are the words Elephant in the Courtroom. Why are animal rights such a grey area?

During this grown-up night out at the Life Science Centre, a panel of experts will discuss and debate the concept sentient life.

They’ll explore the implications of granting an animal ‘personhood’ status and delve into questions like: Should there be a sentience hierarchy for animals? Can you hurt a hamster’s feelings? Does a chicken have a best friend? And many more.

This fun talk is full of insights, interesting viewpoints and terrible puns.


June 22
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm


Centre For Life
Times Square
Newcastle, NE1 4EP
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