Past events

Thu 05 December, 2013

Michaelmas 2013 Seminar Series
‘Demography, Agriculture & Food’

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing holds Seminars every Thursday throughout Term, from 12:30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m at the Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD (with the exception of Thursday 17th October which is being held in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

> Seminars Programme [pdf]

> Further information: debbie.alder@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Time & Date: Thursday 5th December, from 12.30pm to 2pm

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

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Dr Jeroen Warner, Associate Professor of Disaster Studies, Wageningen University

‘Security from floods, food and the aged: insights from the Netherlands and Japan’

Tue 03 December, 2013

Health, Environment & Development (HED) Interdivisional Research Seminars

Michaelmas Term 2013

Time & Date: Tuesday 3rd December, 5-6:30pm

Venue: Department of International Development (QEH), Seminar Room 2

Convenor: Dr Peter Wynn Kirby

Speaker: Dr Doreen Montag, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador

'Development illusions: how diseases are used to sell oil extraction in Yasuní-ITT'

Thu 28 November, 2013

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Obesity and Physical Activity: From Behaviour to Environment

Speaker: Jean-Michel Oppert, Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine (CRNH), Paris

Date: 28 November (Thursday, week 7)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Thu 28 November, 2013

Michaelmas 2013 Seminar Series
‘Demography, Agriculture & Food’

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing holds Seminars every Thursday throughout Term, from 12:30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m at the Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD (with the exception of Thursday 17th October which is being held in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

> Seminars Programme [pdf]

> Further information: debbie.alder@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Time & Date: Thursday 28th November, from 12.30pm to 2pm

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

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Emma Visman, Humanitarian Futures Programme, Kings College London

‘Making climate science usable: linking sources of risk knowledge and strengthening capacities to appropriately act on risk’

Wed 27 November, 2013

Diet, Health and the Environment: Towards a More Sustainable Diet

Time & Date: 4pm, Wednesday 27 November

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road

Speaker: Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Professor Susan Jebb will speak about the relationship between diet, health and the environment, and how we might encourage changes in behaviour towards a more sustainable diet.

Book Launch for "Food: A Very Short Introduction"

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception and a book launch for Professor Lord Krebs's new book entitled, "Food: A Very Short Introduction".

In this Very Short Introduction, Prof Lord John Krebs provides a brief history of human food, from our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. By looking at the four great transitions in human food - cooking, agriculture, processing, and preservation - he considers a variety of questions, including why people like some kinds of foods and not others; how your senses contribute to flavour; the role of genetics in our likes and dislikes; and the differences in learning and culture around the world.

In turn he considers aspects of diet, nutrition, and health, and the disparity between malnutrition in some places and overconsumption in others. Finally, he considers some of the big issues - the obesity crisis, sustainable agriculture, the role of new technologies such as genetic modification of crops, and ends by posing the question: how will it be possible to feed a population of 9 billion in 2050, without destroying our natural environment?

Tue 26 November, 2013

*** CANCELLED ***

Unfortunately, the speaker has come down with a virus and this talk has been cancelled

Health, Environment & Development (HED) Interdivisional Research Seminars

Michaelmas Term 2013

Time & Date: Tuesday 26th November, 5-6:30pm

Venue: Department of International Development (QEH), Seminar Room 2

Convenor: Dr Peter Wynn Kirby

Speaker: Professor Kate Hill, Oxford Brookes University

'Problem animals leave but the “conflict” persists: people-wildlife narratives and people-wildlife interactions'

Mon 25 November, 2013

Date: 25th November

Time: 4pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre B, Department of Zoology

Title: Should we blame agriculture on all our ills

Speaker: Professor Francois Balloux, Chair in Computational Biology Systems, University College London

Please note that access to the Department of Zoology's seminar rooms and the lecture theatres in the Tinbergen Building is only allowed to those who hold a valid University card. You will be required to show your card on entry to the building.

Thu 21 November, 2013

British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group Seminar

“The mortality implications of rising obesity: insights from individual- and population-level analyses”

Speaker: Professor Majid Ezzati, Chair in Global Environmental Health, Imperial College  School of Public Health , London.

Date: Thursday 21st November  2013

Time: 2.00 - 3.00 pm in  

Venue: Seminar Room 01, Rosemary Rue Building,  Old Road Campus

All welcome

Thu 21 November, 2013

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Financial Hardship, Weight Gain and Obesity: Rethinking Economic Determinants

Speaker: Annalijn Conklin, Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge

Date: 21 November (Thursday, week 6)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Thu 21 November, 2013

Michaelmas 2013 Seminar Series
‘Demography, Agriculture & Food’

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing holds Seminars every Thursday throughout Term, from 12:30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m at the Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD (with the exception of Thursday 17th October which is being held in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

> Seminars Programme [pdf]

> Further information: debbie.alder@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Time & Date: Thursday 21st November, from 12.30pm to 2pm

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

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Dr Michael Bonsall, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

‘Fundamental population dynamics and its implications for understanding agricultural systems and technologies’

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