Past events

Tue 25 November, 2014

Date: Tuesday 25 November

Time: 7pm

Location: Mawby Room, Kellogg College

Kellogg Sustainability Group is hosting a talk by the Director of The Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, Dr Alfred Gathorne-Hardy.

Refreshments will be served at 19.00. All College members and guests are welcome to attend, no booking required.

Thu 20 November, 2014

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Michaelmas Term 2014

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Paulina Nowicka

Speaker: Peter Scarborough, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Title: Evidence of the effectiveness of health-related food taxes

Date: Thursday 20 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Wed 19 November, 2014

Oxford SciBar: Should we all become vegans to save the world?

Date: Wednesday 19th November

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Port Mahon, St Clements St

What lifestyle changes are you willing to try in order to reduce your carbon footprint? Walking or cycling to work? Taking less long haul flights? How about going vegan? A new study suggests that greenhouse gas emissions associated with vegan diets are about half that of a meat-based diet, and the difference in a year amounts to an individual flying from London to New York and back. Join us to hear Dr Peter Scarborough discuss the role of meat in sustainability and dietary health and find out whether cutting back on meat could make you and the planet more healthy.

SciBar is a relaxed informal event.

Find out more about Oxford SciBar on their website.

Tue 18 November, 2014

Date: Tuesday 18th November

Time: 5pm - 6pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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Panel:

  • Professor Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food and author of the chapter How can 9-10 Billion People be Fed Sustainably and Equitably by 2050?
  • Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School, Editor of Is the Planet Full? and author of the chapter Governance Matters Most
  • Professor Sarah Harper, Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford Martin School and author of the chapter Demographic and Environmental Transitions
  • Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Director, Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, Oxford Martin School and author of the chapter The Metabolism of a Human-Dominated Planet
  • Dr Toby Ord, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology and author of the chapter Overpopulation or Underpopulation?

The panel will discuss whether our planet can continue to support a growing population estimated to reach 10 billion people by the middle of the century.

The panel discussion will be followed by a book signing and drinks reception.

This panel discussion will be live webcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFIqDQP1Vjc

Thu 13 November, 2014

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Michaelmas Term 2014

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Paulina Nowicka

Speaker: Karen Throsby, Leeds University

Title: “It’s not fat – it’s bioprene”: marathon swimming and heroic fatness

Date: Thursday 13 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Wed 12 November, 2014

Time: 7.30am - 9am

Date: Wednesday 12th November

Location: Blake Morgan, Seacourt Tower, West Way Oxford OX2 0FB

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Speaker: Dr John Ingram, Leader of Oxford’s Food Systems Programme, formerly Executive Officer of the 10-year Global Environmental Change and Food Systems project, and Chair, Royal Society/British Academy “Future Earth” Group

Thu 06 November, 2014

Oxford Martin School Seminar series: Health in the 21st century: what’s new?

The Oxford Martin School's Michaelmas Term seminar series will examine the frontiers of technology and ideas in healthcare in the 21st century. 

Health and wellbeing concerns us all, but how is medical care changing and how does it affect us? What new ideas and technology are out there to take better care of us? Does where you live matter? What can we do to extend the quality and length of our lives?

Non-fat, low-fat, saturated fat, trans fats, healthy fats - in an era where we seem to be constantly bombarded with often conflicting messages about our diets, is all this information actually making us any healthier? How can we cut through media hysteria and make wise choices about the food we eat, and what impact do our consumption habits have, not just on our own health but that of the planet?

Well fed? The health and environmental implications of our food choices

Date: Thursday, 6 November

Time: 3.30pm - 5pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Speakers:
Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
Dr Tara Garnett, Principal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food
Dr Mike Rayner, Principal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

Please visit the Oxford Martin School website to register for this event.

Join in on Twitter with #c21health

This seminar will be live webcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UbwkWsEdmU

Thu 06 November, 2014

Department Of Plant Sciences Departmental Research Seminars

Convener: Dr I Moore.

Speaker: Dr James Hartwell, University of Liverpool

Title: ‘Using de novo ‘omics to elucidate the basis for a complex photosynthetic adaptation: from functional genomics in models to synthetic biology in crops’

Date: Thursday, 6 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

Thu 06 November, 2014

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Michaelmas Term 2014

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Paulina Nowicka

Speaker: Neil Docherty, University College Dublin

Title: Rodent Models of Obesity-Reductionist Approaches to Understanding the Basis of a Complex Human Trait

Date: Thursday 6 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Thu 06 November, 2014

Oxford Food Justice

Date: Thursday 6 November

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: New College, Lecture room 6

Find out more on the Food Justice Facebook page.

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