This is a talk I did recently in Conwy, North Wales, at "Vegans @ Conwy Feast." I presented two basic introductory talks on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October, 2012.
The audiences were largely non-vegan in composition - in fact, many people had come in off the street to sample vegan foods for the very first time in their lives.
I kept the talk brief and (mainly) to the point, outlining the origins of the British Vegan Society, how some definitional changes had occurred over time, the differences between ethical, health, environmental, and "human rights" vegans, the establishment of veganism as the moral baseline in some parts of the animal advocacy community, and recent issues like further definitional controversies, and the "vegetarianism as gateway" argument.
I would like to thanks the following people who made this event happen.
Jane V Geis
The Snowdonia String Quartet
Workshop with Laura Coxeter
Live Band - Lonely Joe Parker
Live Band - The Joe Webb Trio (jazz)
Poet - Dominic Berry
Talk - Badgers with Joe Blakesley
Music - Flashing Astraptes
[Please scroll down if you want to view the power point slides used].