Speaking of Research in UC Davis – A Review

On Friday 8th August I visited the California National Primate Research Center at UC Davis. The talk was well received with many leaflets about getting involved in Speaking of Research being taken by the audience afterwards.

I had the pleasure of taking a tour round the Primate Center, where I was impressed by the lengths the animal care staff had gone to provide enrichment for its Rhesus monkeys. Monkeys have bars to swing on, platforms to sit on out of the sun, and many playmates (50+) in each of the outdoor pens.

At 2:30pm I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” show hosted by Jeffrey Callison. The interview can be downloaded here. We discussed issues of extremism, medical benefits, and the UK’s Pro-Test movement.