Past events

Thu 30 January, 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 30 January
Paulina Nowicka, Unit of Pediatrics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
 

Trying to make sense of child eating behaviours

Wed 29 January, 2014

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

The services of ecological systems and the natural capital stocks that produce them represent a considerable share of the total value of the planet. Because these services are not fully captured in markets, they are often given too little weight in policy decisions and this neglect may threaten the sustainability of humans in the biosphere.

This seminar series will synthesize the large (but scattered) existing information about the value of ecosystem services and natural capital and present it in a form useful for ecologists, economists, policy makers, and the general public. It will also be helpful in valuing natural capital in 'green' national accounting systems which are currently being proposed in many countries.

Open to all.

Convenors: Prof Dieter Helm, Prof Cameron Hepburn, Prof Robert Hahn

The science and science policy dimensions

Speaker: Ian Boyd, Professor, University of St Andrews and Chief Scientific Advisor to Defra.

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2014

Time: 5-6:30pm

Venue: Beckit Room, OUCE, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3QY

Wed 29 January, 2014

Weight gain associated with smoking cessation: Are we anywhere nearer a solution?

Speaker: Dr Deborah Lycett, Coventry University

Time & Date: Wednesday 29th January, 10.30-11.30am

Venue: Room 2, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, 2nd floor, New Radcliffe House, Walton St, Oxford

What is the extent of weight gained as a result of quitting smoking, and how does this vary across individuals?

How do the health risks balance in view of the benefits of smoking cessation and the resulting weight gained?

How effective are the different strategies to prevent cessation-related weight gain, including their effect on quitting success?

What are the limitations of the evidence so far? And, being pragmatic, what should we tell patients?

All welcome!

For more details, please contact Anna Christian: anna.christian@phc.ox.ac.uk

Wed 22 January, 2014

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

The services of ecological systems and the natural capital stocks that produce them represent a considerable share of the total value of the planet. Because these services are not fully captured in markets, they are often given too little weight in policy decisions and this neglect may threaten the sustainability of humans in the biosphere.

This seminar series will synthesize the large (but scattered) existing information about the value of ecosystem services and natural capital and present it in a form useful for ecologists, economists, policy makers, and the general public. It will also be helpful in valuing natural capital in 'green' national accounting systems which are currently being proposed in many countries.

Open to all.

Convenors: Prof Dieter Helm, Prof Cameron Hepburn, Prof Robert Hahn

Natural Capital Policy

Speaker: Dieter Helm, Professor, University of Oxford and Chair of the Natural Capital Committee

Date: Wednesday 22 January 2014

Time: 5-6:30pm

Venue: Beckit Room, OUCE, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3QY

Sat 18 January, 2014

Department for Continuing Education - Professonal Development

This one day course will introduce students to the factors driving globalisation and how this changes the way our economic systems work. Students will investigate the growth of global corporations and the impacts of large corporations on the environment, both globally and more locally. We will examine how this is changing understanding of the interactions between business, environment and society and what is needed for sustainability. The course will also review corporate responses and the potential role of business in a sustainable future.

Tutor: Jane Corbett

Date: Sat 18 Jan 2014, 10am-5pm

Location: Ewert House, Summertown, Oxford

Course fee: £125.00

Thu 05 December, 2013

Obesity in the news media life cycle: ethics, responsibility, and stigmatisation

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Speaker: Catriona Bonfiglioli, Media Studies, Social and Political Change Group, University of Technology Sydney

Date: Thursday 5 December

Time: 1-2pm

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

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

For further information about the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, please visit their website.

All are welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.

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’

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