Past events

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

Thu 22 November, 2012

Speaker: Hannah GRAFF, National Heart Forum (TBC)

Title: Beyond 'fat tax': What is the role and potential of food taxes?

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room)

Date: 22 November, Thursday, (week 7)

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Part of the UBVO seminar series, Michaelmas Term 2012

 

Wed 21 November, 2012

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

Speaker: Dr Richard Milne, University of Sheffield, UK

Title: Date labelling and the governance of food quality and safety

Venue: Barclay Room, Green Templeton College

Date: 21 November, Wednesday, Week 7

Time: 11.30am - 1pm

You can now listen to this seminar as a podcast

Thu 15 November, 2012

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

Speaker: Christel Schaldemose, Committee on Internal Markets and Consumer Protection, European Parliament, Belgium

Title: Legislating for healthy food in a single European market

Venue: Barclay Room, Green Templeton College

Date: 15 November, Thursday Week 6

Time: 11.30am - 1pm

Wed 14 November, 2012

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

Speaker: Professor Julie Guthman, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Title: Fat places? Re-thinking the obesogenic environment thesis and the implications for food governance

Venue: Barclay Room, Green Templeton College

Date: 14 November, Wednesday, Week 6

Time: 11.30am - 1pm

You can now listen to this seminar as a podcast

Fri 09 November, 2012

Irrigation policy in a time of drought and high food prices

This seminar, organised by ICID.UK and the UEA Water Security Research Centre (with support from NERC Water Security Knowledge Exchange Programme and the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network) will examine global and local irrigation policy in the context of drought and high food prices. The 2012 droughts in the UK, the US and Indo-Gangetic Plain plus current high food prices provide the background to this seminar. The broad question that guides the seminar is “In a time of climate change and food scarcity, can better irrigation policies reduce food vulnerabilities?”

Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA.

Date: Friday 9 November 2012

Time: 9.30 am to 5:00 pm

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