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The Secret Life of Cows: Rosamund Young In Conversation with Julian Baggini

Welcome to our 2018 programme.We’ve got over 100 events going on throughout the week, check back in with us as more are added.

You can filter the events by day, category or area. Take a look at our family events, land and growing activities, feasts & festivities, and plenty more to involve and inspire.

The Bristol Food Connections Hub will be a hosting all manner of creative activities, drop in workshops and talks all week long, check out what’s on here. We have set up our Festival Hub at the Bristol Energy hub, Waterfront, Bristol BS1 4XJ. 

You can also get involved with the festival by cooking and sharing food with your colleagues, neighbours, friends and family – find out more on our festival theme page.

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    The Secret Life of Cows: Rosamund Young In Conversation with Julian Baggini

    Theme: Land & Growing, Food Journeys
    Venue: City Centre
    On: Sunday 17th June
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Address: St George’s, Great George St, BS1 5RR

    “Cows are as varied as people.  They can be highly intelligent or slow to understand; friendly, considerate, aggressive, docile, inventive, dull, proud or shy.  All these characteristics are present in a large enough herd and for many years we have been steadfast in our determination to treat our animals as individuals.”  Rosamund Young,

    When The Secret Lift of Cows was first published in 2003, it went largely unnoticed.  Or so it was thought.

    However, when Alan Bennett’s third diary series was published late in 2016, Rosamund’s life changed.  For his entry for 24th August 2006 (an entry he happened to read live on Radio 4) read:  “I am reading The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young, a delightful book….it alters the way one looks at the world.”

    This prompted Alan’s publisher Faber and Faber to republish her book, with a foreword from him, and it has now been published in 21 languages, was Waterstones’ book of the month in November, and has sold internationally at an extraordinary pace.

    Join Cotswold farmer Rosamund Young in conversation with Bristol Philosopher Julian Baggini where they’ll discuss some of her exraordinary stories of how cows behave when left to express their natural behaviours; and chew the cud over the issues raised about compassion in farming and raising animals for meat.

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