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Dublin: Eighteen debating societies have now confirmed that they will be running public debates on the motion “This House would ban all forms of animal research” between 14th and 17th October as part of the Big Animal Research Debate.

The seventeenth and eighteenth societies to join the line-up of debating organisations being put... Read more

Lord Drayson (Baron Drayson PC), the former Minister for Science and Innovation, has endorsed the Big Animal Research Debate.

Lord Drayson said last week, "Animal research is an issue which impacts all of us and I believe that it is important that students get involved in the debate over its future. The Big Animal Research Debate is a... Read more

The total number of university debating societies who have agreed to take part in the Big Animal Research Debate now stands at 16. Debaters from all of the societies participating will gather at their universities during national biology week (14th to 17th October 2013) to debate the motion "This House would ban all forms of animal research".... Read more

The Big Animal Research Debate's Twitter feed is now live at https://twitter.com/AnimalArguments and @AnimalArguments.

In the run up to the Big Animal Research Debate, which will take place across the country between 14th and 17th October... Read more

With six months to go until the start of the Big Animal Research Debate growing numbers of university debating societies are signing up to support the event. Each society that the Big Animal Research Debate has partnered with will hold a public debate on the motion “This House would ban all forms of animal research” during UK National Biology... Read more

It is only possible to run an event like the Big Animal Research Debate because of the dedicated and ambitious community of university debate societies that has grown up in the UK, Ireland and continental Europe over the last three decades.

Between now and September this year, the Big Animal Research Debate’s organisers will be reaching... Read more

The Big Animal Research Debate now has its own logo.

As part of the build-up to the project’s centrepiece debates, which will take place between 14th and 17th October in university debating societies all over the country, IDEA’s UK and South East Europe offices have been working to build a unique visual identity for the Big Animal... Read more

London: Today marked the launch of the Big Animal Research Debate.

Set up by two non-profit organisations, The Big Animal Research Debate is an initiative that aims to make a significant contribution to the on-going public debate about the use of animals in medical and scientific research.

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