Past events

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

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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


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.

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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.


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


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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