Food Thinkers Lunch Club: Food, labour, and natural resources

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.


3rd June, Food, Labour and Natural Resources

Dr Alfy Gathorne Hardy: Head of Research at the Oxford India Centre will speak on his research looking at rice production systems in India and their labour and resource use implications. 

Dr Tom Thornton: Director of the Environmental Change and Management MSc and Senior researcher will speak on food, labour, natural resources and place in the Alaska Native subsistence economy. 


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 ( 



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


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