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Rod Preece

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– Born on August 15, 1939, in Cheadle Hulme, England
– Earned a BA in Philosophy and PhD in Political Science from the University of Leicester
– Taught at the University of Surrey, University of Leicester, and University of Waterloo
– Authored and edited 19 books
– Passed away on July 22, 2021, at the age of 81

– Initially focused on European politics, especially German politics
– Later shifted focus to political philosophy, ideology, conservatism, and animal rights
– Joined Wilfrid Laurier University in 1973
– Served on the boards of various organizations related to animal welfare
– Was a Maurice Young Invited Research Scholar at the University of British Columbia

– Book “Animals and Nature: Cultural Myths, Cultural Realities” short-listed for prestigious prizes
– Served on the board of directors of the Ontario SPCA
– Vice-president of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
– Board member of the Christian Vegetarian Association
– Owned an antique store in Waterloo, Ontario

Personal Life:
– Married to Lorna Chamberlain, with two children
– Moved back to Cheadle Hulme in 2013
– Reunited with past girlfriend Janet Penny
– Owned an antique store in Waterloo, Ontario
– Lorna Chamberlain predeceased Rodney Preece

– Contributions to animal rights and welfare
– Impactful presence in academia through teaching and writing
– Remembered for his work on animal rights and welfare
– Leaves behind a legacy of scholarly contributions
– Mourned by the academic community and organizations he was involved in

Rod Preece (Wikipedia)

Rodney John Charles Preece (August 15, 1939 – July 22, 2021) was a British-Canadian political philosopher and historian of animal rights and vegetarianism. He was professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. Preece authored and edited 19 books on topics including animal rights and welfare, vegetarianism, German politics, socialization in Europe, and political theory.

Rod Preece
Rodney John Charles Preece

(1939-08-15)August 15, 1939
Cheadle Hulme, England
DiedJuly 2, 2021(2021-07-02) (aged 81)
Cheadle Hulme, England
  • British
  • Canadian
EducationUniversity of Leicester (BA, PhD)
SpouseLorna Chamberlain
PartnerJanet Penny
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