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 26 February

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, University of Oxford

Title: Obesity, Responsibility, and Ethics


Ethics of Food Security in a Changing Society – Learning from the Past to Shape the Future

24th September 2014 @Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park

The conference will be followed by a public lecture for which the confirmed speaker is Professor Tim Benton, the UK Champion for Global Food Security.

Abstract submission:

Abstracts will be selected for poster and oral presentation according to their relevance with the conference’s core themes. Abstract submission will open on the 25th of April and close on the 1st of June.

Abstracts have to be sent to


This lecture, held last week, is now available to watch or listen to on the Oxford Martin School website:

Oxford Martin School Webcasts


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