Student newspapers offer remarkable learning opportunities for future generations of news reporters. They also perform an important public service in keeping student populations informed about key university issues. But they are not perfect. Turnover is constant, leading to a lack of continuity and fluctuating ability and expertise levels. In addition - as is the case with … Continue reading News Analysis: How NOT to Cover Animal Research
It’s no secret that academic institutions conduct a significant share of the world’s health research. It is also common knowledge that colleges and universities have a strong commitment to free speech and open dialogue. However, in the era of fake news, alternative facts and increasing division, are there limits? When does free speech cross the … Continue reading PETA’s Latest “Drive-By” Campaign, Free Speech or Dangerous Harassment?
October 21st - University of Pennsylvania I was invited to speak to the Lab Animal Club at the University of Pennsylvania, where I’d get the chance to interact with students working towards their qualificatioins in veterinary medicine. Veterinary medicine is one of the core areas where the world of animal research and the world of … Continue reading SR in Pennsylvania
Tom Holder of Speaking of Research (SR), will give presentations, participate in debates and/or meet with student groups over the course of the Monday 20th October to the Tuesday 4th November 2008. The first week (20th-25th) is likely to be spent in or around the state of California, where the issue of animal research remains … Continue reading SR University Tour – 20th Oct – 4th Nov – Get Involved
On Tuesday, May 27th 2008, Speaking of Research founder, Tom Holder, will be speaking at Pittsburgh University (Note to self: Pittsburgh does not rhyme with Edinburgh). The presentation will take place at: S100a, Biomedical Science Tower (map). The order of the day is: 4:00 – 4:30 pm Introductions 4:30 – 5:30 pm Seminar 5:30 – … Continue reading SR in Pittsburgh – May 27th
Earlier today, I spoke on the Dave Ross show at 9:35am. Mp3s will be available on his website soon (listen here). We covered animal activism in the UK and USA, as well as the importance of animals in the development of modern medicine, and why scientists and students need to stand up for biomedical research. … Continue reading Washington State: Speaking to Students, Speaking of Research