Here for anyone who wants to live a greener, healthier and more ethical way of life. We welcome everyone – whether you’re an omnivore, flexitarian, vegetarian, pescetarian, vegan or anywhere in between. We’ll encourage and support you on your personal journey. This is a volunteer-led community project with the simple mission to save lives and protect our planet.
Yes, it’s true! It really is exciting, rewarding and much easier to be vegan these days! We simply don’t need to consume and use animal products. You now have access to everything you need to try a vegan lifestyle, TODAY. You can easily make the changes and we’re here to help you every step of the way. You’ll find plenty of helpful, free information throughout this site and across our extensive social media network. We continuously add new content. Better still, you have access to a wide range of exclusive discounts as well!
We are the University of Bristol’s Vegetarian and Vegan Society! We welcome everyone from the student community to join us and discover just how great a more plant-based lifestyle can be. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, interested in reducing your meat intake, pescatarian, lactose intolerant, or just curious, come and see what we have to offer. We aim to be as inclusive as possible.
There are all manner of exciting and interesting things going on in the society this year, including:
– Cafe, restaurant, and pub socials, so we can share some of the many fantastic veggie eateries that Bristol has to offer.
– Cookery demos. Are you looking to expand your meat-free repertoire? Can’t get a perfect rise on your vegan cakes? Or is this your first time living away from home, and you can barely tell the difference between a saucepan and an aubergine? These will be the events for you.
– Bring-and-share food events, picnics, and pot-lucks. Let’s all stuff our faces together!
– Talks, Debates, and Film Screenings. Including some by local and national charities & businesses.
– Activism. This year we’ll be getting more involved with local and national animal & environmental activism.
Plus much more! There could be some Great Vegan Bake-Off or Come Veg With Me style happenings in the pipelines, too. We are also more than happy to hear from members with any suggestions or ideas for other events or campaigns. We like everyone to have their voices heard and feel a part of the society.
Membership is open to all members of the UoB student community, and costs just £4 for the whole academic year. You can purchase your membership using the link on our SU page. Once a member, you will have access to our member-only and ticketed events, and receive a membership card which will give you some super discounts at local veg-friendly restaurants and outlets.
UoB VegSoc would also be happy to hear from any local or national charities, eateries, or organisations with a vegan ethos, who are willing to collaborate with us in some way. This can include anything from collaboration with campaigns, providing speakers, organising workshops, raising awareness, promotions, or offering discounts to our members.
If you would like to host or attend a raw pot luck event in & around Bristol, post your details on our timeline. Hope to meet you all soon 🙂
8 York Court, Wilder Street, vegan Bristol BS2 8QH
Viva! Health (formerly The Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation) is a registered charity. It was set up to monitor and to explain the increasing amount of scientific research linking diet to health – providing accurate information on which to make informed choices.
We regularly communicate this information to the public, health professionals, schools and food manufacturers.
Viva!, 8 York Court, Wilder St, Bristol BS2 8QH
“The most powerful action you can take to end animal suffering, improve your health, protect the environment and bring fairness to the world’s poor is to stop eating meat, dairy and fish. Support us and help Viva! campaign for a better world.” Juliet Gellatley, Founder & Director of Viva!
Viva! campaigns for a vegan world because most farmed animals spend their short and miserable lives in the filth of factory farms and are killed with sickening barbarity. We expose this abuse by secretly going inside these shameful places and filming the suffering – publicising it with nationwide campaigns that bring about change. Billions of animals are also killed at sea causing immense suffering and the ecological collapse of the oceans.
Viva! monitors the latest research from all over the world on the environment and development issues and argues for change with hard science.
Viva! organises demonstrations and imaginative local campaigns to ensure the public know what’s happening in their area.
Viva! provides all the information and support necessary to help people change their diet because the best way to protect animals is to stop eating them.
Viva! needs your support to end the shame of animal suffering, to protect the planet and stop the killing.
8 York Court, Wilder Street, vegan Bristol BS2 8QH
The Bristol based Vegan Recipe Club is the most comprehensive recipe website for meat reducers, vegetarians and vegans, as the proud food hub of leading animal campaigning group Viva! and its nutrition section, Viva! Health.
The Vegan Recipe Club is Viva!’s centre for the celebration of vegan recipes. Being vegan means our recipes have no ingredients from animals or animal by-products.
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