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Are you a veterinarian, veterinary nurse (working in practice or for government or animal charities), animal welfare researcher, FE, HE, Masters or PhD student or animal charity worker/campaigner looking to gain a solid background in animal welfare science, ethics and law?
CAWSEL is comprised of 4 independent courses and you can attend as many as you choose.
Please scroll down for more information. Grants are available via the Douglas Houghton Memorial Fund.
When: Sunday 8 – Tuesday 10 September 2019
Where:  JCR, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge
What:  3-day course – Introduction to welfare assessment; Behaviour – methods of study; Motivation, self-awareness and cognition; Physiological indicators of welfare; The welfare of zoo animals;
How much: multi-course booking discounts apply
Student / Charity: £750
Adult: £885
When: Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 September 2019
Where: JCR, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge
What: 4-day course – Legislation protecting domesticated species; Companion animal welfare issues; Human–animal relationships; Effects of housing and management systems; Exotic species as companion animals;
How much:  multi-course booking discounts apply
Student / Charity: £1,000
Adult: £1,180
When: Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 September 2019
Where:  JCR, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge
What:  3-day course – Ethics and welfare; Public attitudes to welfare; Laboratory animals; Welfare concerns for utility animals used in racing and hunting; Veterinary Surgeon’s role in animal welfare;
How much: multi-course booking discounts apply
Student / Charity: £750
Adult: £885
When: Thursday 19 – Friday 20 September 2019
Where: JCR, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge
What: 2-day course – Conventional and alternative housing systems; Understanding of environmental factors; Diseases related to animal housing; Specific problems of farm animals; Effects of routine surgical procedure;
How much: multi-course booking discounts apply
Student / Charity: £500
Adult: £590
CAWSEL will take place at St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. The College, which was founded in 1473, is on Trumpington Street, in the centre of the city – within short walking distance of most university departments and numerous historic buildings and collections. St. Catharine’s is committed to academic excellence and success, while maintaining a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. Cambridge is a city for all season! While in Cambridge you have the opportunity to explore quaint passages around the historic market place and colleges, be inspired by the many museums and art galleries and admire the majestic college buildings. Take time to relax in the many beautiful pubsrestaurants and cafes and maybe see live music or comedy at the Corn Exchange.
"For over two decades the courses have been educating people from around the world. Although in our digital age, courses increasingly are taught online and the students kept ever more remote from the teachers and other students, CAWSEL bucks the trend and continues to bring everyone together – enthusiastic students and teachers – in one real and beautiful place, Cambridge. Join us for thought-provoking lectures and interesting and entertaining discussions. Oh, and make great new friends too!”
Dr Anthony Podberscek
Course Organiser
Meet our CAWSEL Ambassador
JESS RENDLE, BSc (Hons) MSc ATLS, PhD Student, Murdoch University,
Western Australia
“I have taken part in several animal welfare courses over the years, but none that have had the huge impact on me personally, and professionally, as CAWSEL! The topics covered during CAWSEL, coupled with the interesting course attendees, stimulated thought-provoking and interesting discussions that have led to a deeper appreciation of animal welfare in the broadest context. ”
Jess would be delighted to share with you her CAWSEL experience

Contact Us

Appointed course organiser:
Madalina Marincas
Opening Doors & Venues for and on behalf of CAWSEL
TEL +44 (0) 1562 731 788 (UK)
Courses on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law care of Dr Anthony Podberscek, University of Sydney
(via appointed organiser Opening Doors & Venues Limited, Wassell Grove Business Centre, Wassell Grove Lane, Stourbridge, DY9 9JH, United Kingdom, Tel. +44 (0) 1562 731788)