Oxford Food Governance Group Seminars

These seminars took place in Michaelmas Term 2012 (October & November).

A number of these seminars are now available to listen to as podcasts

The Politics and Practices of Food Governance

Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2012

Barclay Room, Green Templeton College

17 October
Wednesday, Week 2
11.30am – 1pm
Professor Charles Godfray
University of Oxford, UK
The challenge of feeding 9-10 billion people by mid-century: Is it a question of supply, demand or governance?
25 October
Thursday, Week 3
Professor Alan Petersen
Monash University, Australia
Governing food anxieties: The role of emotion in mothers’ food practices
1 November
Thursday, Week 4
(4.30-6pm at Said Business School)
Professor Annemarie Mol
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Where is the eating body? On situating beyond anatomy
7 November
Wednesday, Week 5
11.30am – 1pm
Dr David Barling
City University London, UK
Sustainability and governance of the food supply
14 November
Wednesday, Week 6
11.30am – 1pm
Professor Julie Guthman
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Fat places? Re-thinking the obesogenic environment thesis and the implications for food governance
15 November
Thursday, Week 6
Christel Schaldemose
Committee on Internal Markets and Consumer Protection, European Parliament, Belgium
Legislating for healthy food in a single European market
21 November
Wednesday, Week 7
11.30am – 1pm
Dr Richard Milne
University of Sheffeld , UK
Date labelling and the governance of food quality and safety
28 November
Wednesday, Week 8
11.30am – 1pm
Dr Michael Guggenheim (TBC)
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Experiments in sociological food governance


This seminar series is supported by Green Templeton College as well as the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food and organised in collaboration with the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) and the Science and Technology Studies (STS) Group at the University of Oxford.

Download the poster for this seminar series