The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience. The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based…See More
Amia Srinivasan is the first woman and youngest person to be appointed Chichele Professor of social and political theory at Oxford University. Her essay talks about what the extraordinary mind of the octopus might tell us about intelligence, evolution and much else besides.
via London Review of Books, 7 September 2017See More
There is a wealth of research that suggests octopuses are one of the most complex and intelligent animals in the ocean. They can recognise individual human faces, solve problems (and remember the answers for months) and there is some evidence they experience pain and suffering. They are the only invertebrate that the 2012 Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness considers sentient alongside mammals and birds. They are also a culinary delicacy with growing demand, but scientists say farming them is not only unethical but extremely damaging to the environment.
weforum 19 May 2019See More
Cranlana’s alumni are an international group, making a difference across the globe. Sometimes their pets make an impact too. Karen’s dog Cactus this year inadvertently joined thousands of human runners are competing in Marathon Des Sables in Morocco.
Daily Mail 12 April 2019
Before the 2019 Melbourne Cup our Lead Moderator Peter Mares considered what we owe the horses running in it. Does the same Enlightenment-era reasoning that produced our cherished concepts of human equality and human dignity lead us to conclude that we have extensive obligations to other animals?
The Canberra Times, 4 November 2019