Past events

Thu 14 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: Thursday14th November, from 12.30pm to 2pm

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

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Professor Douglas Gollin, Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford

‘Food prices & agricultural development strategies in Africa’

Tue 12 November, 2013

Health, Environment & Development (HED) Interdivisional Research Seminars

Michaelmas Term 2013

Time & Date: Tuesday 12th November, 5-6:30pm

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

Convenor: Dr Peter Wynn Kirby

Speaker: Dr David Brown, Overseas Development Institute, London

'Health and development issues in the African bushmeat trade'

Mon 11 November, 2013

Speaker: Charles Godfray

Date: 11th November 2013

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Daubeny Lecture Theatre, Botanic Garden Entrance, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AZ

Cost: £8 per talk or £36 for whole series

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By 2050 there will probably be about 10 billion people on earth, a larger proportion of them wealthier than today and demanding a more varied diet. This pressure on the food system will occur at the same time as competition for water, land and other resources increases, and the effects of climate change become increasingly felt. Charles will explore what might be done, focusing on the role of plant science and how best we can protect crops from pests and diseases.

This talk is part of the Botanic Gardens Science Lecture Series.

Sat 09 November, 2013

Department for Continuing Education - Professonal Development

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are a vital part of the planning process and anyone interested in pursuing work in consultancy or with an NGO will need to have an understanding of them. This session will introduce students to Environmental Impact Assessment in a global, European and national context. Students will be led through the key stages of the process, enabling a discussion of the issues of this system in the context of UK planning policy.

Tutor: Katherine Drayson of Oxford Brookes University

Date: Sat 9 to Sun 10 Nov 2013, 10am-5pm each day

Location: Ewert House, Summertown, Oxford

Course fee: £295.00

Thu 07 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 7th November, from 12.30pm to 2pm

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

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Kenneth Howse, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford

‘The effects of an ageing farm workforce in Vietnam’

Tue 05 November, 2013

Health, Environment & Development (HED) Interdivisional Research Seminars

Michaelmas Term 2013

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

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

Convenor: Dr Peter Wynn Kirby

Speaker: Dr Vanessa Grotti

'Giving birth in an Amazonian gold rush: indigenous and tribal peoples, migration and healthcare policy in Suriname and French Guiana'

Mon 04 November, 2013

Speaker: David Boshier

Date: 4th November 2013

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Daubeny Lecture Theatre, Botanic Garden Entrance, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AZ

Cost: £8 per talk or £36 for whole series

Book online

Although just one in a line of recent disease arrivals in Britain, Chalara fraxinea, the fungus that causes ash dieback, gained massive media and public interest. This talk examines what the disease means for ash trees in Britain, what research is going on in response, and whether resistance or resilience is the key for our trees.

This talk is part of the Botanic Gardens Science Lecture Series.

Thu 31 October, 2013

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Managing weight loss on the internet: Two popular calorie database websites compared

Speaker: Bea Prentiss, Queen’s University, Belfast

Date: 31 October (Thursday, week 3)

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

Thu 31 October, 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 31st October, from 12.30pm to 2pm

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

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Professor Andy Morse, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Liverpool

‘Driving disease transmission models with climate models … where angels fear to tread?’

Mon 28 October, 2013

Speaker: Sarah Gurr

Date: 28th October 2013

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Daubeny Lecture Theatre, Botanic Garden Entrance, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AZ

Cost: £8 per talk or £36 for whole series

Book online

Fungal pathogens are a major threat to global ecosystems, accounting for billions of pounds of lost or damaged crops every year. This talk will consider the fungal challenges we have faced and will evaluate future threats posed by the emergence and movement of pathogens, fuelled by modern agricultural systems, trade and transport and by climate change.

This talk is part of the Botanic Gardens Science Lecture Series.

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