Past events

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

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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

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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.

Thu 24 October, 2013

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Behavioural economics and eating habits

Speaker: Michèle Belot, School of Economics, University of Edinburgh

Date: 24 October (Thursday, week 2)

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

Thu 24 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 24th October, from 12.30pm to 2pm

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

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Dr Mary Brennan, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Newcastle University & University of Edinburgh

‘Food Lives- tales from behind the Kitchen Door’

Mon 21 October, 2013

Speaker: Gail Preston

Date: 21st 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

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Metal hyperaccumulator plants are an unusual group of plants that are able to accumulate exceptionally high concentrations of metals such as zinc, nickel, copper and cadmium in their leaves. They are typically found growing in metal-rich soils, and are of interest because of their potential applications in remediation of metal pollution caused by mining and industry. However, the reasons why these plants do this are not fully understood. One possibility is that the toxicity of the accumulated metal provides an 'elemental' defence against herbivory and disease.

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

Mon 21 October, 2013

Feeding the elderly. A study of political, societal and individual practices regarding food for the elderly in Denmark 1880-2013

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Biocultural perspectives on globalizing fat stigma

Speaker: Tenna Jensen, University of Copenhagen

Date: Monday 21 October

Time: 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 17 October, 2013

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Biocultural perspectives on globalizing fat stigma

Speaker: Alexandra Brewis, School of Human Evolution and Social Change & ASU-Mayo Clinic Obesity Solutions, Arizona State University

Date: 17 October (Thursday, week 1)

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

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