Past events

Tue 19 November, 2013

Guest Lecture organised by the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group

“Urban food systems”

Speaker: Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University & Head of the Scientific Secretariat (University College London) for the World Health Organisation’s landmark global Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2005- 2008).  

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2013

Time: 1.00pm  - 2.00pm

Venue: Room 211, Second Floor, Rosemary Rue Building,  Old Road Campus

All welcome

Mon 18 November, 2013

Speaker: Dianne Irwin

Date: 18th 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

The practice of using extracts from plants for the control of agricultural pests dates back at least two millennia in countries such as China, Egypt, Greece and India. Syngenta's Natural Product Team recognises the potential of plants as a source of useful bioactive compounds. Dianne will illustrate her talk with case studies that show the challenges involved when developing novel products from plant sources.

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

Fri 15 November, 2013

In the Wake of ‘Land Grabs’: Do we Need New Global Rules for Land Governance?

Date & Time: Friday, 15 November, 2.00 – 3.30

Venue: BSG Lecture Theatre, 10 Merton Street

Large-scale land acquisitions in Africa have grabbed the attention of the world’s media in the past few years. Foreign investors, from private companies to sovereign wealth funds, have been leasing Africa’s land, a trend driven by higher world food prices and concerns about longer term food, energy and water security. Some argue that this investment is welcome and will support Africa’s growth while others argue that there are major negative consequences as local farmers lose their land.

This seminar asks: how should governments balance the competing needs for food and fuel? How should investment in land be regulated? Do we need new global rules or a code of conduct for land acquisitions by foreign investors?

Panelists:
- Akachi Odoemene, Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow and former lecturer at Redeemer’s University, Nigeria
- Robin Palmer, Global Land Rights Policy Specialist, Mokoro
- Lorenzo Cotula, Senior Researcher, International Institute for Environment & Development, author of ‘The Great African Land Grab’

Thu 14 November, 2013

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Obesity, Systems and Complexity

Speaker: Harry Rutter, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Date: 14 November (Thursday, week 5)

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

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

Book online

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'

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