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13:10 - 13:55 24 October 2017

Encore! Non-human personhood? Demanding legal rights for our next of kin


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Is an orangutan an item of property or a being with legal rights? Around the globe, lawyers, philosophers and scientists have begun arguing such questions. While some say that only humans can hold rights, others want to grant entitlements to nonhumans, too. Primatologist Professor Sommer examines this controversy.


Emma Wade


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