Food Thinkers Lunch - "Food Futures"

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. The lunches aim to provide an informal atmosphere for the stimulation and exchange of ideas and the building of collaborations.

The lunches are hosted by Linacre College in their Small Dining Room, an ideal venue for people with like-minded interests to gather and eat together in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere.

Each Food Thinkers lunch has a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly (5-10 minutes) on their work as it relates to the theme.
Date: Friday 2 June, 12:15-13:30

Venue: Linacre College, Small Dining Room

Registration required:

Jelena Jaric is undertaking her DPhil in Archaeology, titled “Warfare and Urban Transformation in the Late Antique Central Balkans (late 3rd - early 7th c. AD)”. As part of her research, she has explored the Roman empire’s food production system, and how dealt with food trade and food shortages in times of conflict. Her work is valuable in emphasising the dependence of certain areas of the world on food trade and the fragility of food systems in times of conflict.
Second speaker TBC
The lunch has a maximum capacity of 20. 18 places are available to Oxford academics and graduate students, and 2 places are available for people interested in and working on food in and around Oxford. These lunches aim to help build a local, vibrant community researching and working on food issues.
Registration closes 23:59 on Monday 29 May.

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