Past events

Thu 20 June, 2013

Date: Thursday, June 20 2013

Time: 12:30pm

Venue: Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, 100 Strand, London, WC2R 0EW

Lunch Presentation and commentary chaired by Nick Spencer, Director Client Strategies & Research, Russell Investments

A Preliminary Model for Constructing Tailored Farmland Portfolios

Dane Rook. D.Phil. Candidate, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

Thu 20 June, 2013

Sustainable use and production of biochar in the UK

June 20 & 21st, 2013, Oxford

The conference is a unique event that aims to broaden the biochar spectrum, bring together all those that will benefit and launch a unique and innovative industry at the same time. This low carbon, community economy event is being held at Oxford Town Hall, Oxford.

We want to invite businesses, community groups, researchers, local authorities, waste management companies, composting facility, growing medium producers and biochar producers……. In fact, we believe that every business and every community can benefit from the sustainable production and deployment of biochar and it’s technology in some way, even if they only support it within their community.

So, if you’re interested in reducing costs and yet increasing profits, increasing productivity, reducing GHG, ISO accreditation, the science behind it or just in helping generate a low carbon economy and create a carbon sink and store within your low carbon community, then you need to come and meet the people that can tell you how to make it happen.

The conference will cover a wide range of talks given by industry, science and research leaders as well as policy-makers, waste specialists, technology providers and producers. The day includes a light lunch and refreshments and tickets start from as little as £65. Concession prices available.

You can download the full agenda from the Biochar Foundation website here

Register and buy tickets from the Biochar Foundation website here

Wed 19 June, 2013

A seminar hosted by Dr Saran Sohi from the UK Biochar Research Centre.

Date: Wednesday 19 June

Time: 2pm

Venue: Moa Room, OUCE

please RSVP to Emily Read if you would like to attend this seminar.

Thu 13 June, 2013

'Evolving Human Nutrition: Implications for Public Health' By Stanley Ulijaszek, Neil Mann and Sarah Elton, Cambridge University Press

Book launch and presentation from the authors

Venue: St Cross Room, St Cross College, Oxford

Date: Thursday 13 June 2013

Time: 5:30pm

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Mon 03 June, 2013

This Oxford Water open afternoon will showcase some of the diverse water research at the University from across the natural, social and engineering sciences

Date: Monday 3 June

Time: 4-5.30pm

Venue: Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, St Aldates, OX1 1DP

Come and meet researchers from the Oxford Water Network, find out what’s going on in other departments, and get a flavour of the opportunities for collaboration.

The afternoon will finish with a drinks reception and nibbles.

All are welcome, including prospective and current students, researchers and faculty, and the general public.

Registration required:

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Thu 23 May, 2013

UBVO Seminars - Trinity Term 2013

Thursdays 1-2pm, 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek & Karin Eli

Date: 23 May, (Thursday, week 5)

An attempt to act: practical implementation of best-practice guidelines, policy and innovation in the complex world of childhood obesity

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork


Thu 23 May, 2013

Media Strategies and Mechanisms for Promoting Better Understanding of Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Media Workshop Organised by the Pastoral & Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) hosted by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), Oxford Brookes University  

A day of identifying, exploring, and addressing the myths and realities of food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and their portrayal by the UK media


  • Zeremariam Fre (Development Planning Unit at UCL)
  • Micheline Ravololonarisoa (International Consultant and former Chief, Africa section, UNIFEM)
  • Jason Mosley (Research Associate at African Studies Centre, University of Oxford and Associate Fellow at Chatham House)
  • Joseph O. Adamson (CEO, Africans in London TV-AIL TV)

Date: Thursday May 23rd 2013

Time: 13:00-17:00

Venue: Buckley Building, BG10, Gipsy Lane, Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP)Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP 

Please register your interest or subject that you would like to present on and send this information to: or

Download the flyer for this workshop here

Thu 16 May, 2013

On Thursday 16 May, the Oxford Food Governance Group will be convening a half-day workshop entitled ‘Towards Food Systems Transparency’.

Speakers include:

  • David BARLING (Centre for Food Policy, City University London)
  • Tara GARNETT (The Food Climate Research Network, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford)
  • Erinch SAHAN (Policy Adviser, Private Sector Advocacy Team, Oxfam)
  • Christel SCHALDEMOSE (Member of the European Parliament)

The workshop will take place in St Cross Room at St Cross College, Oxford, from 1-5pm.

All are welcome to attend the workshop, but registration is essential at:

Slides from the workshop are now available online here.

Thu 09 May, 2013

Trinity College Scientific Society proudly presents

“Achieving Food Security and Sustainability for 9 Billion”

A talk by Chris Leaver, Emeritus Professor of Plant Science

Venue: Danson Room, Trinity College

Date: 9th May (Thursday 3rd Week)

Time: Arrive 8.20 p.m. for a 8.30 start

Free Admission

Wine and other refreshments will be provided

For more information, please download the poster for this event.

You can also read the abstract for this talk.

Fri 03 May, 2013

In this talk, Peter Singer will explore how the food choices we make have consequences for animals, for humans, and for the climate of our planet; and what we ought to be eating, and not eating, and why, followed by a lively Q&A session.

Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.

Venue: The South Hall in the Oxford University Exams School, South Hall

Time: 11am

Date: Friday 3rd May



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