The BIG Veganism in Education Conference Programme

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The BIG Veganism in Education Conference will take place on Saturday 1 October 2022 from 9am until 4.30pm.

Please see the programme below for a schedule of the day. 



8.45am – 9:15am 


9:15am – 9:30am 

HOUSEKEEPING: Partners for Learning Charity. Welcome: Dr Jeanette Rowley & Laura Chepner 


9:30am – 9:50am 

Lynda Korimboccus 

Hidden Barriers for Vegan Children in Education 


9:50am – 9:55am 

Q&A Finish 

10:00am – 10:20am 

Ruth Jenkins 

The Lived Experience of Vegan Pupils – Early Findings 


10:20am – 10:25am 

Q&A Finish 

10:30am – 10:50am 

Hayley Lugassy 

The Educational Experiences of Vegan Young People Aged 11-18 in England: A Qualitative  Research Project 


10:50am – 10:55am  

Q&A Finish 

11:00am – 11:20am 


11:20am – 11:40am 

Victoria Simpson 

Can Psychology Reveal a Window of Opportunity for Educators to Foster Positive Peer Relations Between Vegan and Omnivorous Children? 


 11:40am – 11:45am  

 Q&A Finish 

11:50am – 12:10pm 

Laura Chepner 

Vegan-inclusive Education: What Does It Mean? Resources and How to Adapt Your Practice 


12:10pm – 12:15pm 

 Q&A Finish 

12:20pm – 12:40pm 

 Dr Maureen O’Sullivan, (Ireland)  

 Vegan Rights in Education: the UK, Ireland and Europe 


12:40pm – 12:45pm 

Q&A Finish 

1:00pm – 2:00pm 


2:00pm – 2:20pm 

Dr Jeanette Rowley 

The Public Sector Equality Duty and Vegan-Inclusion 


2:20pm – 2:25pm 

Feedback & Finish 

2:30pm – 2:50pm 

Ralf Mull-Amenitsch, (Germany) 

The Discrimination of Vegans in German Schools and Kindergartens 


2:50pm – 2:55pm 

Q&A Finish 

3:00pm – 3:20pm 


3:20pm – 3:40pm 

Jess Swallow 

Know Your (Vegan) Rights: The Legal Protection of Veganism in Education 

3:40pm – 3:45pm 

Q&A Finish 

3:50pm – 4:10pm 

Dr Richard Twine 

A Child’s Right to Contest Meat Culture 


4:10pm – 4:15 

Q&A Finish 

4:20pm – 4:30pm 

Close: Laura Chepner   

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