It’s well known that pet ownership is surging as we navigate Covid solitude.

But our affection goes way back – dogs are celebrated on ancient rock art, and Einstein observed his terrier was so intelligent he could hold a grudge!

Once seen as a tool for hunting, nowadays some are treated like humans.

Author, Simon Garfield says the unique bond between pooches and people is almost indefinable.

This talk is provided by the York Festival of Ideas. The Festival is led by the University of York, UK. August 19, 2021.

Listen to Big Ideas – What we can learn from cats

Speakers

Simon Garfield – Author, Dog’s best friend: A brief history of an unbreakable bond

Professor Matt Matravers – Political Philosopher, University of York



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