E-mail sent by Nessa Carson, Sunday, 19th May 2013 @ 11:28am
Hope it’s all going well for you. I’d firstly like to welcome Oxford Vegans’s new admin, Ben Jarvis. You may know Ben from VERO and Oxford Students for Animals (OSFA). I’m sure he’ll do a great job of keeping Oxford’s only surviving vegan group going! Other than that, just a few notices:
The Vegan Society Shop
Remember you can get a 33% discount off anything at theVegan Society Shop(even if you’re not a VS member) if you order through Nessa. Reply to this email and get your orders in by the end of the month!
Sponsorcraft for Students
Do any student members need to raise funds for projects during the uni year or in the summer?
Sponsorcraft is a crowdfunding platform for students to raise funds for their projects, ideas, and events. We've helped other students at Oxford Uni and Brookes, so wanted to see if we could help Oxford Vegans members too! You can view some of the Oxford Uni projects we've helped at: www.sponsorcraft.com/g/ousu
Mission Burrito on King Edward St is celebrating National Vegetarian Week with a new Special Veggie Burrito. It’s vegan and contains courgettes, red pepper, pak choi and spring onions, stir fried with a touch of sesame oil, a dash of soya sauce, and a hint of chilli.
Sounds tasty! It will be on sale between 20th and 26th May, in addition to their other vegan options.
Crib or Playpen Hire?
A vegan family are visiting Oxford in July and were wondering whether it’s possible to hire a crib or pack ‘n’ play playpen around Oxford, or whether anyone from the group could lend them one. If you’re able to help, please email me and I’ll pass the message on!
E-mail sent by Rich Sleight, Tuesday, 30th April 2013 @ 7:32pm
A quick reminder it is coming up to the first Sunday of the month when we have a regular Oxford Vegans team at the Gardeners Arms pub quiz. Turn up at 7.30pm to eat food, and 8.30pm for the quiz, or anytime actually just to say hi! The Quiz Master is always on form with a special theme each week. We regularly have 2 teams for this quiz now. All newcomers always welcome. It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, all for fun and no skills in quizzes are required either (otherwise I would not be going)!
The Gardeners Arms is a veggie and vegan pub in Jericho.
Someone will have an Oxford Vegans sign on a table. If you don't see one then you are the first one there! Please ask the bar staff for paper and pen and make a sign :). If you cannot find us then please ask the bar staf and they will point us out.
E-mail sent by Nessa Carson, Monday, 22nd April 2013 @ 2:44pm
A wealth of information and events in today's email... scroll through it all to see what you're interested in! Oxford Vegans obviously can't guarantee the authenticity of information on any external links; that's their business. :)
Some really important information to start off with: we are looking for someone new to manage the mailing list and organize events. I am moving to America in August to start my PhD, and while it's been great fun these last couple of years, that's too much of a commute! It really does not take a lot of time; you just need to be passionate about veganism and welcoming to others in the community or wishing to learn more about veganism. If you are a member of the national Vegan Society, it's also coming to the time for someone else to take over the job as Local Contact - this involves being the first port of call for local vegans or interested people to talk to, and occasionally forwarding emails to this mailing list. It's a great alternative interest for your CV (look how broad my interests are! I'm clearly a great leader and organizer! I'm looking at you, students), and actually a lot of fun. Although it occasionally forces you to do horrible things like go out to the pub and hang out with like-minded people. ;)
So that's how it goes. It really has been a lot of fun. I'll still be around till August, but I don't know how around I'll be with this thesis! Anybody who's interested, and perhaps if you'd like to share the job with a couple of other people, just email me back on methionine57 [at] gmail.com. No commitment just yet.
See you soon,
Lecture and formal dinner – Peter Singer
Peter Singer, world renowned philosopher, author and Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University will present a lecture 'Ethical Food: what it is and why it's important' at the Oxford Examination Schools at 11am on Friday 3 May. The free event is open to the public.
Following this, at 8pm on Friday 3 May, Professor Singer will host a formal vegetarian dinner, including vegan courses at Balliol Hall to discuss the development of animal and food ethics over the past forty years and its implications today. This event is also open to the public. Cost is £32 students and £38 others. Booking is essential atwww.ethicalfoodoxford.info
Room wanted in a vegan house
My Name is Daniel and I am a 25 year old Swiss vegan. I got accepted into Oxford University (PPE) and can start studying in the coming October (if I'll find the money 'till then). Even though the College is offering some places to live for first year students, I'd prefer living outside the College with other people. But as I am right now in Honduras working as a human right's defender, it is not that easy to find a room in Oxford. So I thought the best way would be to ask some like-minded people; if by chance you know someone who is renting a room starting September or October, I'd love to get in contact with them. I know it would be an off chance but maybe I'm lucky.
We, a group of concerned wildlife enthusiasts from London are organising a National March Against the Badger Cull and would like to invite your group to join us. Our group is called London Against the Badger Cull.
We are calling for a National March as the Government continues to ignore science and public opinion. The campaign against the cull is gathering momentum and many people want to show the government that they oppose the cull.
We are asking people to meet at 12pm on Saturday 1stJune in Victoria Tower Gardens, Central London, SW1P 3JA. We will be marching to the Defra offices. This will bring maximum impact as we stand in opposition to the cull. Government will be able to see how many of the public oppose the cull. We’re hoping this will also bring a lot of media attention. We will bring public attention to the undemocratic and unscientific nature of the cull. The March will end with a rally and speakers. We are still waiting to hear from the Police as to the exact route of the march.
Given the strength of public opinion on this matter we are hoping to make this event as big as possible and that’s where you come in! We would very much appreciate your support, so why not make some banners and placards and come along with your group to show the government you oppose the cull and help raise awareness of the plight of badgers in cull zones. It will also be a good opportunity to meet and network with fellow badgerists, wildlife enthusiasts and animal lovers. Maybe paint your face like a badger or wear a home-made badger mask. We are asking people to wear black and white to support legal direct action against the cull.
Lots of people are working very hard in the campaign against this deeply flawed cull and it is a pleasure to be working alongside an enthusiastic and dedicated team. We sincerely hope to see you on the 1stJune at 12pm. Standing proudly for the badgers.
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Europe’s biggest vegan event will be opening to the public at 11am on Saturday May 25th(after our tenth birthday party on Friday) and we can’t wait! Hope you are looking forward to the event as much as we are. The weather is warming up nicely, should see a big crowd!
Headline acts for the Bristol event include Happy Mondays, Caravan Palace, The Farm, 808 State,
The Abyssinians, Mack B, The Boxettes, Kitten and the Hip, and a DJ set from Peter Hook (New
Order/Joy Division). There’s also an after party on Saturday at Canvas Night club with Club Yeyo,
Graham Park and Bez (Happy Mondays).
Entry costs £2 during the daytime 11am – 6pm Saturday May 25th, and £2 on Sunday all day 11am – 10pm (£1 for kids under 16 and OAP’s) – pay on gate. Admission to the evening events on Friday and Saturday is by advance tickets only – see website for details: http://www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk.
VegfestUK – celebrating its tenth birthday in 2013 – then moves on to a brand new show at London
Kensington Olympia October 5th and 6th, with an all-star comedy line-up including Dave Spikey, Jamie Kilstein, Lucy Porter and Andrew O’Neill – see www.london.vegfest.co.uk for details and ticket info.
Date for your diaries
LABL (Live A Better Life) Fair Liverpool
Saturday 19th October 2013, St George’s Hall (opposite Liverpool Lime Street railway station), Liverpool. 10:00 – 16:00
A brand new event for Liverpool! Helping you to Live A Better Life with 130 stalls offering everything from food to natural beauty and healthy living to fairtrade clothes.
Cookery demonstrations, film screenings, talks and a free prize draw will add to the entertainment.
This unique event will broaden your horizons and provide you with many opportunities to taste, try and buy fantastic goods from the best natural, cruelty free and ecological companies around.
Delicious hot and cold food will be served throughout the day, all 100% vegan.