Fourth Annual Meeting of AWRN

Date: 16/09/2019

University of Bristol


Registration has now closed for the 4th Annual Meeting of the AWRN which will take place in the Priory Road Complex of the University of Bristol on 16th and 17th September 2019.


The Event

Monday 16th September

The main topic for day one is “Global Animal Welfare: International Collaboration, Funding and Global Challenges”, which will include a range of talks from funding bodies and researchers with experience of working on international projects. In addition there will be speed networking, “Meet the Researcher” lunch and breakout groups (one of which will be aimed at Early Career Researchers), followed by a drinks event.


Tuesday 17th September

The topic for day two of the meeting is “Novel Approaches in Animal Welfare Research”. This day will include sessions on “Behaviour Change Theory and Practice” including a plenary from Jo White at Human Behaviour Change for Animals, “Microbiome and the Gut-Brain Axis” with a plenary from Phil Burnet at University of Oxford and a more varied session on “New Developments in Animal Welfare Science”. There will also be a poster session and parallel workshops linked to the topics for the day.



Registration for the event has officially closed, but if you are really keen to attend please get in touch with Poppy Statham (Network Manager) as soon as possible and she will assist you if she can. If this is your first time using the Bristol Online Shop please read the top tip below. You can book for the Full Event which includes both days and the drinks event taking place at the end of day one, just Day One (also includes the drinks event) or just Day Two (does not include the drinks event). All rates include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. 

Final Deadline for registration for this event is Thursday 29th August.  

Rate for full event:       Standard registration £90         Student £60

Rate for one day:          Standard registration £50         Student £35


Top tip for first time users of the Bristol Online Shop: please register for an account for the shop then log out and close the window before logging back in and attempting to book your tickets, this can help to prevent issues with your booking (these often occur when you have filled in all your details which is very frustrating). 



Registration will open at 9am on Monday 16th September and talks will commence at 10am and finish between 5 and 5.30pm. The drinks reception will run from then until 6pm. 

Registration will open at 8.30am on Tuesday 17th September and talks will commence at 9am. The meeting will close around 5pm. 

A full agenda will be available shortly once all the speakers have confirmed with the organisers. 


Venue and Travel Information

The whole meeting is being hosted at the University of Bristol in the Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TU. This lovely venue is a bus ride and a short walk or a taxi ride from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station or Bristol Bus Station.



Buses 8,9 and 72 run from Bristol Temple Meads via the City Centre to within walking distance of the venue, ask the driver for “Triangle West”.

There are many taxi services, the University recommends Streamline taxis on +44 (0)117 926 4001.

There is no car parking available at Priory Road Complex, street parking is a mix of residents only and pay and display bays which allow you to park for a maximum of 3 hours. There is a long stay NCP car park nearby on Jacobs Wells Road, BS8 1EH. For more information and charges please click here.

If you are travelling by car, train or plane the University website has further information, simply click here.


The Clifton Hotel Group offer a range of accommodation from guesthouse to luxury hotel all within walking distance of the venue. Please contact them directly and quote “Animal Welfare Research Network” in order to receive a discounted rate. 

Other accommodation recommended by the University of Bristol, including some budget options can be found in this guide:

Hotel Guide 2019

Alternatively you are welcome to use the Visit Bristol website to find places to stay.


Any questions about the event, please get in touch with Poppy Statham (Network Manager) on



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