Archaeobotany Discussion Group

Date: Monday 27 April

Time: 12.00pm

Location: Danson Room, Trinity College

The next ADG meeting will be on Monday, April 27th at 12.00pm at the Danson Room at Trinity College.

John Letts will be delivering the following lecture: “Growing Ancient Cereals in the UK for Flour and Thatch.”

John Letts is an archaeobotanist, agronomist and farmer who has grown heritage varieties of wheat for over a decade, conducting experimental research for local flour suppliers like Doves Farm. His lecture will cover some of the traits and physiological properties of heritage varieties of cereals and how these can contribute to agricultural diversity and sustainability.


Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Date: Thursday 12 March

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Line Hillersdal and Jonas Winther, University of Copenhagen

Title: Local models of Obesities – Modelling Obesity in Collaborative Research Practices


Local Food Celebration

Date: Saturday 20 September

Time: 12-3pm

Venue: Oxford Town Hall

Tickets cost £25 - Find out more and book tickets online.

On Saturday 20 September, Cultivate - Oxford's local food cooperative - would like to invite you to join us at our first ever feast at Oxford Town Hall. This lunchtime event will showcase the best of Oxfordshire’s homegrown food, prepared expertly by some of the most talented chefs in the county.

You will be treated to a delicious three course lunch, as well as interesting talks from local food producers, key food buyers within Oxford, and our local chefs. Come alone to meet interesting people and discover more about Oxford’s local food scene, or come with friends and book a whole table to yourselves! 


Good Food Oxford has launched an Oxford Good Food Charter, a vision for a healthy, fair and sustainable food system in Oxford City.

The first page lays out nine points for a better food system, and the second page lists five simple things you or your organisation can do to help achieve the vision - read the Oxford Good Food Charter.

Good Food Oxford is a new network for a better food system in Oxford City, working together for healthy, fair, sustainable and tasty food.

The Charter will be publicly launched during the Good Food Oxford Launch Fest in Bonn Square from 10am-2pm on Saturday 14th June.

If you are interested in getting involved in this initiative, visit the Good Food Oxford website.


A workshop for producers, suppliers, food buyers, consumers and organisational representatives keen to grow an exciting new food project for South Oxfordshire.

Date: Thursday 6th March 2014

Time: either 2.00 - 4.30pm or 5.30 – 8.00 pm

Venue: Fison Barn, Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ

We will explore participants’ vision for a practical project in our region that will promote good, healthy, local food, the interests of businesses and the environment.

Refreshments will be provided between the two sessions with time for informal networking.

For a full programme or any enquiries please contact Philip Pritchard on 01865 409403 or Philip.Pritchard@earthtrust.org.uk

RSVP to state which session you would like to attend and if you have any special dietary requirements. Thank you!

This event is being organised by the Earth Trust in partnership with the South Oxfordshire Sustainability (SOS), a network of Community Action Groups.

General enquiries- www.earthtrust.org.uk; 01865 407792; admin@earthtrust.org.uk