Past events

Thu 22 May, 2014

Date: Thursday 22 May

Time: 2-5:30pm

Location: St. Cross College

The workshop will focus on working papers, developed as part of our ongoing research project on consumer engagements with food governance.

Thu 22 May, 2014

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Trinity Term 2014

Date: Thursday, 22 May

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Amy McLennan

Speaker: Amy Sharrocks, Artist, filmmaker and sculptor

Bodies of water

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

Wed 14 May, 2014

Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development Seminar

Date: Wednesday 14th May

Time: 12:45 – 14:00

Venue: Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College

Presenters:

Dr John Ingram, Oxford, Food Systems Programme Leader at the ECI

Dr Ruth Kattumuri, LSE, Co-Director, Asia Research Centre and India Observatory; Associate, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

The discussion will begin at 13:00, with a light lunch from 12:45.

All welcome. Please RSVP to salome.hughes@some.ox.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

Fri 09 May, 2014

Date: Friday May 9th

Time: 19:30-21:00, followed from drinks and nibbles

Venue: Jesus College, Habakkuk Room

Speakers: Tristram Stuart and Dr Sean Rickard

Come to Jesus College to hear from Tristram Stuart and Dr Sean Rickard about the issues surrounding global food wastage.

This event, hosted by Food Justice, will feature a debate between these two professionals who have long been involved in the food industry.

Tristram, founder of the 'Feeding the 5000' campaign and author of numerous books including 'Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal', and Sean, ex-Chief Economist for the National Farmers' Union and founder of Sean Rickard Ltd, a consultancy that provides independent economic analysis of farming.

The event will run from 19:30-21:00 in the Habakkuk Room and will be followed from drinks and nibbles. We hope to see you all there!

Thu 08 May, 2014

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Trinity Term 2014

Date: Thursday, 8 May

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Amy McLennan

Speaker: Nadine Levin, University of Exeter

Microbes matter: metabolism and chronic disease in contemporary biomedicine

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

Sun 04 May, 2014

The Oxford Food Security Forum presents its 3rd Annual Conference, Sunday May 4th at St. Antony's College

Food Security Research: Critical Perspectives And Marginalized Issues

Date: Sunday May 4, 2014

Location: St Anthony's College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

As with any field of study, Food Security research prioritizes topics that promise to yield useful and timely information, while sometimes excluding less pressing topics. However, a critical perspective may look to the field of Food Security as a discursive space in which the ways we define, frame and categorise knowledge constrains our perception of the field itself. With this possibility in mind, the Oxford Food Security Forum has arranged three panels to address the following questions:

  • How do dominant paradigms frame and constrain analysis of food security issues?
  • What boundaries have been applied to food security research, and might they exclude potentially fruitful sites of research?
  • How does the food security discourse contribute to relations of production and power?

We are please to welcome Lord Krebs and Bhavani Shankar as our keynote speakers.

The day's events will include a catered lunch from Vaults & Gardens, refreshments throughout the event, and a wine reception to follow.

Registration is required and there is a fee of 5 pounds. Please see the link below to our Eventbrite page:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oxford-food-security-forum-14-critical-perspectives-marginalised-issues-tickets-11129505651

Or see our section on the Future of Food site:

http://www.futureoffood.ox.ac.uk/food-security-forum/annual-conference-2014 

The Oxford Food Security Forum sponsors include The Oxford Martin Program on the Future of Food

Fri 02 May, 2014

Date: Friday 2nd May 2014

Time: 10am - 1.15pm

Venue: Christopher Room, St. Aldates Parish Centre, 40 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

Thu 01 May, 2014

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Trinity Term 2014

Date: Thursday, 1 May

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Amy McLennan

Speaker: Emily Yates-Doerry, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research

“How many bodies?” The clinic, the kitchen, and the context of obesity

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

Wed 30 April, 2014

CHEW Conference 2014: Environmental, Health and Welfare Challenges for a Changing China

Date: 30 April 2014

Time: 10:30am – 5 pm

Location: E P Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, Oxford

China’s rapid economic development has dramatically transformed the country’s social and environmental landscape in recent decades. Such changes call for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative methods of inquiry. This one-day conference will bring together scholars from China, North America and the UK to explore issues affecting the natural environment, public health, and human welfare in China through a variety of theoretical frameworks, research methodologies, and practical experiences.

CHEW (China’s Health, Environment and Welfare) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Hathaway, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Simon Fraser University, will be our keynote speaker. His talk, ‘The Emergence of Global Environmentalism in China’ will address how global environmentalism has been reshaping rural China over the past two decades, and how activities in China have, in turn, reshaped what we imagine to be global environmentalism.

We are delighted to provide lunch to our audience!

Further information: email irina.fedorenko@gtc.ox.ac.uk

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Thu 13 March, 2014

Unit For Biocultural Variation And Obesity - Seminar Series - Hilary Term 2014

Thursdays 1-2pm, 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room) Oxford OX2 6PE

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek & Amy McLennan

ALL WELCOME

Thursday 13 March
Eleanor Bryant, Department of Psychology, Bradford University

The status of disinhibition and its role in predicting eating behaviour

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