Past events

Wed 27 February, 2013

Speaker: Jack A. Bobo, JD, MS, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology, Chief, Biotechnology and Textile Trade Policy Division, United States Department of State

Title: ‘Will Agriculture Destroy the World before It Saves It?’

Venue: Department of Plant Sciences, Large Lecture Theatre

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2013

Time: 16:00 - 17:00, followed by a wine reception in the Plant Sciences Common Room

Mon 25 February, 2013

Oxford University Scientific Society

Sheldonian Theatre

The debate will feature Gary Taubes (author and journalist), Professor Philip James (President of the International Association for the Study of Obesity), and Professor Sir Richard Peto (Co-Director of the Clinical Trial Service Unit).

This event is FREE and open to EVERYONE.

Doors open at 18:30; please arrive early to be seated.

For more information on the debate and to register, please visit the OUSS online: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~science/

Mon 25 February, 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: Mike Gooding, Managing Director at FAI Farms Limited

Title: "Environment and (not “or”) Economics and (not “or”) Ethics"

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

Date: Week 7, Monday 25 February 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Fri 22 February, 2013

Speakers: Professor Liam Dolan, Co-Director, Plants for the 21st Century Institute, Oxford Martin School and Sherardian Professor of Botany, University of Oxford & Professor Jane Langdale, Co-Director, Plants for the 21st Century Institute, Oxford Martin School and Professor of Plant Development, University of Oxford

Chair: Professor Julian Savulescu, Director, Institute for Science and Ethics; Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

Title: Ethics and plant science – improving food yields in a changing environment

Venue: Humanities Building Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Date: Friday 22 February 2013

Time: 12:00 - 13:30

This seminar is free and open to all; however booking is recommended. Sandwiches provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

This talk is now available as a video and audio file, from the Oxford Martin School website

Mon 18 February, 2013

THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Unfortunately, this seminar has to be cancelled at short notice - many apologies to those who were hoping to come along


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

Speaker: Tara Garnett, Food Climate Research Network, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Title: “Food Security, Nutrition and Climate Change Mitigation: Exploring the Links”

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

Date: Week 6, Monday 18 February 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Mon 11 February, 2013

Speaker: Professor Jeyakumar Henry, Director, Clinical Nutrition Sciences, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences; Director, Functional Food Centre, Oxford Brookes University.

Title:  Global Malnutrition: Can We Make A Difference?

 Venue: Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Date: Monday 11th February 2013

Time: 6pm

You can now listen to this lecture as a podcast from the GTC website or the University podcast website and you can download the lecture presentation

Mon 11 February, 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: John Ingram, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Food Security Leader, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Title: “Food Security and Environmental Change: A Two-­Way Street”

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

Date: Week 5, Monday 11 February 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Thu 07 February, 2013

Linacre Lectures 2013

Speaker: David Heath CBE MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food

Title: The Future for Agriculture and Food

Venue: Department of Plant Sciences

Date: Thursday 7th February 2013

Time: 17.30

Mon 04 February, 2013

Speaker: Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City University, London

Title: Food Democracy, Food Control and the Social Dimension of Modern Food Policy

Venue: Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Date: Monday 4th February 2013

Time: 6pm

You can now listen to this lecture as a podcast from the GTC website or the University podcast website and you can download the lecture presentation

Mon 04 February, 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: Peter Scarborough, DPhil, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, University of Oxford

Title: “Diet, Environmental Sustainability and Chronic Disease”

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

Date: Week 4, Monday 4 February 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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