Past events

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

PLEASE NOTE, REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED - DINNER AND LECTURE ARE BOOKED OUT

Sat 27 April, 2013

Food Uncertainties: The Past, Present and Future of Food Security

Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Venue: 64 Banbury Road, Oxford University

This student-organised one-day conference will bring together researchers, students, policy-makers, private sector consultants and others to share insights into the past, present, and future of food uncertainties grappled with globally.

To Register: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFVpTlNvN2dlRGxpbW5yWktfVWhTbEE6MA

Thu 25 April, 2013

UBVO Seminars - Trinity Term 2013

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

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek & Karin Eli

Date: 25 April (Thursday, week 1)

Statusfood and state food: notes on obesity in Cuba

Giovanna NERI, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo

Wed 24 April, 2013

Rosie Kay is the current Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence in the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography.

WORKSHOP SERIES

Anthropology in Dance or Dance in Anthropology?
Wednesdays, 2.00pm, 64 Banbury Road (Lecture Theatre)

A series of participatory practical sessions with choreographer Rosie Kay exploring the following themes: how dance can inform anthropology, and how anthropology can illuminate dance. Please wear clothes that you can comfortably move in.

24 April (week 1) TRUST – the listening body
1 May (week 2) SPACE – bodies and the environment
8 May (week 3) OTHER BODIES – relationships and collaboration
15 May (week 4) EMOTIONS – internal feeling / external dance

Wed 13 March, 2013

13 March 2013 - Food and Behaviour Event - Oxford - SUGAR AND THE BRAIN: FOOD CHOICE, ADDICTION AND THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS - A Symposium with Professor Robert Lustig MD

Date: March 13 2013
Duration: 12.30pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PL

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE - REGISTER NOW

FAB Research is proud to be hosting the first visit to the UK by Professor Robert Lustig MD of the University of California, a specialist in neuro-endocrinology and obesity who is internationally renowned for his research into the hormonal and other effects of dietary sugar.

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Tue 12 March, 2013

12 March 2013 - Food and Behaviour EVENT - London - SUGAR, FAT AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS - A Symposium with Professor Robert Lustig MD

Date: March 12 2013
Duration: 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Location: London, UK
Venue: Church House Conference Centre (Hoare Memorial Hall), Dean's Yard, Westminster SW1P 3NZ

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE - REGISTER NOW

FAB Research is proud to be hosting the first visit to the UK by Professor Robert Lustig MD of the University of California, a specialist in endocrinology and pediatric obesity who is internationally renowned for his research into the hormonal and other effects of dietary sugar.

Download a flyer for this event

Wed 06 March, 2013

Speaker: Peter Hazell

Title: "Is small farm led development still a relevant strategy for Africa and Asia?"

Venue: Seminar Room D38, Department of Zoology

Date: Wednesday 6th March

Time: 4pm - 5pm

The seminar will be followed by drinks and snacks in D38.

The presentation from this talk is now available to download: Peter Hazell Presentation

Mon 04 March, 2013

The Oxford Food Security Forum Lunchtime Talks Hilary Term 2013 on Global Food Security, organised by the student-led Oxford Food Security Forum

Speaker: Professor Steven Newman, Managing Director at BioDiversity International

Title: “The Role of ‘Gathering’ in Relation to Food Security and Reduced Vulnerability as Part of Agroforestry Development in Rural India”

Venue: Queen Elizabeth House, Meeting Room A, 3 Mansfield Road

Date: Week 8, Monday 4 March 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Mon 04 March, 2013

Professor Joshua Farley, Vermont University

4-8 March 2013

Professor Joshua Farley from Vermont University will be giving a series of lectures, seminars and workshops in Week 8:

Monday 4 March, 4:00-6:00pm, SoGE Auditorium
Lecture: "The Political Economy of Ecosystem Services"

Tuesday 5 March, 2:00-5:00 pm, Beckit Room, SoGE
Hands-on case study based workshop for Masters students: "From Small Family Farms in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest to Global Food and
Ecosystems: How do we Value, Produce and Allocate Essential and Nonsubstitutable resources on a full planet?"
(pre-registration requested, e-mail Thomas.Thornton@ouce.ox.ac.uk)

Wednesday 6 March, 2:00-4:00 pm, Seminar Room B, St Cross Building (Department of Economics)
"Monetary and Fiscal Policy for a Steady State Economy"

Thursday 7 March, 2:15-4:00 pm, ISCA, 61 Banbury Rd
"Does Excessive Quantification Diminish the Social Sciences? The Case of Economics"

Friday 8 March, 2:00-3:30 pm, Seminar Room B, qeh-ODID
Open discussion on the contribution of ecological economics to development studies with ODID researchers and Visiting Professor Pascal van Griethuysen from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

Download a programme for this visiting lecturership

Fri 01 March, 2013

Heron Allen Lecture and Reception

Speaker: Professor Marian Dawkins, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Vice-Principal, Fellow and Tutor in Biological Sciences, Somerville College

Title: "Do Animals Matter?"

Venue: Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall

Date: Friday 1st March 2013

Time: 5.15pm

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