Past events

Mon 21 January, 2013

Speaker: Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development, Imperial College.

Title: One Billion Hungry: Can we Feed the World?

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

Date: Monday 21st January 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 21 January, 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: Alfred Gathorne-Hardy, Research Fellow, 'The Materiality of Rice' project, University of Oxford

Title: “Biochar, Sustainability and Food Supply”

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

Date: Week 2, Monday 21 January 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Thu 17 January, 2013

Speaker: Dr Gordon McGranahan, Principal Researcher, International Institute for Environment and Development.

Title: Urbanization and food insecurity in an unequal world.

Venue: Department of Plant Sciences

Date: Thursday 17th January

Time: 17.30

Mon 14 January, 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: Prof. Barbara Harriss-White, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford

Title: “Climate Change and Rice in India”

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

Date: Week 1, Monday 14 January 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Thu 13 December, 2012

Guest Lecture organised by the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group

Speaker: Jane Martin, Senior Policy Adviser, Obesity Policy Coalition, Australia

Title: “Advocacy for obesity prevention policy – a view from the land down under”

Venue: Teaching Room B, Rosemary Rue Building

Date: Thursday 13th December 2012

Time: 1-2pm

Wed 12 December, 2012

The world's energy, water and food systems are tightly linked. How will these vital resources cope in the coming decades from a growing and more prosperous global population?

Join the RGS for this unique opportunity to hear from our internationally renowned speakers and a chance to put your own questions to them.

Panel members

  • Peter Voser: Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell
  • Tim Brown: Chief Executive Officer and President of IDEO
  • Professor Kevin Noone: Stockholm Resilience Centre
Thu 29 November, 2012

Speaker: Kelvin CHAN, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

Title: Social marketing and public health with Change4Life

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room)

Date: Thursday 29 November (week 8)

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Part of the UBVO seminar series, Michaelmas Term 2012

Wed 28 November, 2012

Oxford Food Governance Group Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2012
The Politics and Practices of Food Governance

Speaker: Dr Michael Guggenheim (TBC), Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Title: Experiments in sociological food governance

Venue: Barclay Room, Green Templeton College

Date: 28 November, Wednesday, Week 8

Time: 11.30am - 1pm

You can now listen to this seminar as a podcast

Tue 27 November, 2012

Speakers: Anna LAVIS (University of Birmingham) and Karin ELI (University of Oxford)

Title: Super-size -v- Super skinny

Venue: 64 Banbury Road

Date: Tuesday 27 November (week 8)

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Part of the UBVO seminar series, Michaelmas Term 2012

Mon 26 November, 2012

Cambridge led Public Debates on Global Food Security: Feeding Seven Billion

Debate 1: Biotechnology, Intellectual Property and Twenty First Century Crops

Chair: Professor Christopher Gilligan, Chair, Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security; Professor of Mathematical Biology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Speakers:

Dr Derek Byerlee
Chair, Standing Panel on Impact Assessment, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Chief Author of the World Bank World Development Report 2008 Agriculture for Development.

Professor Ian Crute
Chief Scientist, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Lead Expert Group for the UK Foresight project on Food and Farming Future

Professor Jack Kloppenburg
University of Wisconsin. Distinguished environmental sociologist and award winning author of First the Seed: The Political Economy of Biotechnology

Venue: King's Place, London (Hall One)

Date: 26 November 2012

Time: 7pm

Tickets: £9.50

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