Amanda Woodvine

Amanda Woodvine

Chief Executive, V for Life

Amanda’s early career was spent working in law, mostly advising an older client base. She then led campaigns in the not-for-profit sector, alongside voluntary posts, including citizen advocacy. As well as being Vegetarian for Life’s Chief Executive, Amanda is a trustee for another charity providing services to older people.

Saturday
4:00 - 4:45

Age-related issues might force you to abandon your veganism. Take action today

People are sometimes surprised to discover that a charity for older vegans exists. Some even respond by asking ‘Why does there need to be a charity for older vegans?’ As V for Life celebrates its 11-year-anniversary, its Chief Executive reflects on how far the charity has come, and the key challenges faced by the older vegans of today.

Mature Zone full timetable

Sunday
12:00 - 12:45

Developing a movement that is inclusive to older vegans

In recent years, the number of vegans and meat-reducers has SOARED worldwide. At the same time, globally, the population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups. This begs a number of questions: How inclusive is the vegan movement to older adults? And if I get dementia, will they serve me meat? Find out more in this fascinating talk by Amanda Woodvine, Chief Executive of UK charity, V for Life.

Mature Zone full timetable