Past events

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

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

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