Returning to St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, CAWSEL will take place between 10 and 22 September 2017.

We are delighted to open registrations for the 2017 edition of CAWSEL with a fresh look (have you seen our fresh new website but the assurance that CAWSEL remains faithful to the years of expertise promised to be shared through intensive lectures, discussions and social interaction.

Aimed at veterinarians, veterinary nurses (working in practice or for government or animal charities), animal welfare researchers, animal science researchers, FE, HE, Masters or PhD students and animal charity workers/campaigners, the four Courses are designed to give all a solid background in animal welfare science, ethics and law. Delegates can choose to attend as many Courses as they wish, all being taught and priced individually.


A total of 15 experts in the field of animal welfare, all eminent academics and professionals, are involved in delivering the material over the two weeks, through a combination of lectures, videos and discussions. Historically, the course has attracted students from over 25 countries world-wide.


Following a very successful 2016 edition, described as an “epic course” by attendee and CAWSEL Ambassador Jess Rendle BSc (Hons) MSc ATLS, PhD Student at Murdoch University, Western Australia, CAWSEL has now established a legacy spanning over two decades. Jess went on to say she felt “… truly inspired by meeting the world’s leaders in animal welfare and mingling with like-minded people who were on the course.”


Early Bird Fees (valid until April 30th) vary from £400 to £980 per Course, and some grants are available via the Douglas Houghton Memorial Fund. We take online registrations only for all four Courses.


Find out more including fees and available grants on our official website:


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