The 10-12th September saw 28 PhD students, postdocs, technicians and PIs attend Walks and Talks 2018. The Collins group were this year's organisers, opting to show off the county in which we’re based by holding the event on the beautiful Yorkshire coastline. The presentations were of a fantastic standard, covering not only a wide-range of animal welfare themes, but also spread across a diverse mix of species. We heard talks on horses, dogs, pigs, cows, kea, elephants, sheep, cats, mice and chickens! Topics ranged from thermography to task preference, accelerometers to attention bias and personality to parasitism. We walked around 7.5 miles through the very pretty Robin Hood’s Bay and along the top of the cliffs, even managing to spot some seals along the way. Thank you to everyone for attending, for bringing along delicious food, for indulging Mary and I in our quiz (!) and for taking the time to share your research and results with everyone. We can’t wait for next year!