Past events

Wed 06 September, 2017

The University of Oxford, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies are bringing together a diverse group of archaeologists, scientists, cooks, and classical scholars to discuss ancient fish production. Classical antiquity witnessed many challenges that we would recognise today – population expansion, mass migration, border disputes, and over exploitation of resources. Like us, the Roman Empire processed and consumed fish on an industrial scale. How did ancient cultures shape the modern seas? What can past industries tell us about the present?

Thu 15 June, 2017
Guest seminar by Dr Katharine Legun, University of Otago, New Zealand. Hosted by the Food Systems Group, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.
Date: Thursday 15 June, 12:30-13:30
Venue: Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment
Fri 02 June, 2017

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.

Tue 30 May, 2017

Panel discussion organised by by first year PhD students studying at the University of Oxford as part of the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership in Evironmental Research. Part of the Grand Challenges Seminar Series 2017.

Date: Tuesday 30 May, 17:30-18:30

Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

Thu 18 May, 2017

Part of the 'The nature of conflict' seminar series hosted and organised by the Oxford Martin School. Find out more at:

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017, 17:00 – 18:00

Wed 03 May, 2017

Guest Seminar by Dr Laura Lengnick Founder and Lead Scientist, Cultivating Resilience, LLC.

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2017, 12:30 – 14:00

Venue: Gottmann A, School of Geography and the Environment - South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

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Sat 29 April, 2017

The 2017 Oxford Food Forum seeks to showcase diverse understandings of the food system that break down traditional silos constraining connectivity between people, places, and problems within the food system.

Thu 02 March, 2017

The BBC World Service has joined forces with Wellcome Collection to explore some of the biggest challenges facing our world today in a new programme of events and radio broadcasts.

This event, which will take place with a live audience at Wellcome Collection, will be recorded and broadcasted on the BBC World Service in March 2017.

Presenters Claudia Hammond and Tim Cockerill will join an archaeologist, an epidemiologist, a sociologist and an expert in livestock sustainability to ask: should we all be vegetarians?

Fri 02 December, 2016

The 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy will be celebrated in Melbourne, Australia, from Friday 2 to Tuesday 6 December 2016. With our guiding theme of ‘Utopian Appetites’, we are looking with hope towards bright food futures.

Wed 14 September, 2016

This conference directly follows the BSPP presidential conference which runs from the 12th - 13th September 2016. Click here to view more details.