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Talks - Easy Veganism

Talks - easy Veganism

A series of talks from quality speakers aimed at beginners to veganism

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12.00 - Rob Masterson - 10 steps to going vegan

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2.00 - Juliet Gellatley (Viva!) - Why You Don’t Need Dairy

3.00 - Ben Martin (Animal Aid) - The Social Vegan

4.00 - Juliet Gellatley (Viva!) - 30 Day Vegan

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12.00 - 

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2.00 - Jordan Greiner Martin and Kate Louise Powell - The UK Vegan Camp Out

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4.00 - Dr. Stephen Walsh - How do you get your…?

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NB: Schedule subject to change


Rob Masterson - 10 steps to going vegan

Are you thinking about going vegan? Have you tried being vegan before but come across some challenges? Are you a new vegan? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then please join us at one of our Vegan Approach workshops. During the workshop we outline our 10 simple steps to start you on your vegan journey including what to buy, where to eat, and how to deal with family and friends. We will also answer any questions you have about going vegan.

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Juliet Gellatley (Viva!) - Why You Don’t Need Dairy

Is it natural to consume milk after weaning? Indeed, is it safe to consume cow’s milk at all? Juliet explores the many health issues and new research showing why dairy is linked to cancers; how natural growth hormones in milk affect us and what are the dangers of milk protein and saturated fats? Also, if we don’t consume dairy where should we get calcium?

With free materials to help you go dairy-free for this talk only.

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Ben Martin (Animal Aid) - The Social Vegan

This talk looks at how people can continue to have a happy, healthy social life after going vegan, by looking at things like where to eat out, vegan drinks, spending time with non-vegan friends, and how to meet like-minded people.

Ben has been vegan for 12 years and in that time has campaigned on a number of animal rights, human rights and environmental issues.

For the last seven years he has been working at Animal Aid and is currently the group’s Campaign Manager for vegan issues. He organises and runs the Great Vegan Challenge in November and the Great Vegan University Challenge in February, and he is also responsible for orchestrating the Mark It Vegan campaign, calling for supermarkets to clearly label all of their own-brand vegan products.

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Juliet Gellatley (Viva!) - 30 Day Vegan

A fun, inspiring and informative talk about why and how go vegan.

With free materials to help you on your way.

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Jordan Greiner Martin and Kate Louise Powell - The UK Vegan Camp Out

Jordan and Kate, organisers of the inaugural UK Vegan Camp Out, one of the UK's largest vegan festivals, talk about how the idea of a Vegan Camp Out originally came to them and the process of creating this amazing event, on top of information about the event and plans for the future.

Jordan Greiner Martin is the founder of The UK Vegan Camp Out.

Kate Louise Powell is a vegan animal rights activist and artist from West Yorkshire, currently based in Edinburgh. She is part of the Save Movement, Earthlings Experience, and is currently president of Edinburgh's Student Voice for Animal Rights. As well as using social media as a tool to educate and inform others about veganism and the treatment of animals in our society, she is starting to use her illustration degree as a visual platform to raise awareness about issues surrounding animals and the planet.

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Dr. Stephen Walsh - How do you get your…?

Every vegan has been asked this question and there is always an answer.  Stephen will address protein, iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin D and omega-3s as well the more rarely featured (but interesting) selenium and iodine and any suggestions from the audience.

Stephen Walsh has been a Nutrition and Health Adviser to The Vegan Society for 15 years. In 2001, he prepared consensus guidelines on vitamin B12 for vegans and, in 2003, he wrote “Plant Based Nutrition and Health”. This book reviewed thousands of scientific studies on people to develop realistic recommendations for good health at all stages of life without any exploitation of animals. In 2005, he formulated the VEG 1 supplement, designed specifically for vegans. He has written many articles ranging from simple dietary guidelines to contributions to academic text books. He is currently Chair of the Society’s board of trustees.

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