Food Thinkers Lunch Club: Food and Humanitarian Relief

This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.


6th May, Food and Humanitarian Relief


Dr Tom Scott-Smith: Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, specialises in the ethnographic and historical study of humanitarian relief, and nutrition as part of that.

Dr Rachel Loopstra: Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Welfare Systems, researches social welfare policy as a determinant of population health and wellbeing, food insecurity and food banks are two areas she has focussed on.


WHEN: Friday, 6 May 2016 from 12:15 to 13:30 

WHERE: Linacre College (Private Dining Room) - St.Cross Road, Oxford, OX1 3JA 

Please note that this event is for Oxford academics and graduate students only.


More about Food Thinkers Lunches:

There are many people working directly or indirectly on food across the University’s staff and student body, and across a vast range of disciplines. We are keen to provide a platform through which we can regularly meet and exchange ideas, as well as get to know each other.

The Food Thinkers Lunch Club, hosted by Linacre College, hopes to provide such a platform - a place for people with like-minded academic interests to gather and eat together in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere.

These lunches are sponsored by the IFSTAL programme (, the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food (, the ECI Food Group ( and Linacre College (


To book your place click here.