Governance

Food security in a globally-connected world will require better governance at all levels – local, national and international.

17th-19th November 2015, ExCeL, London

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The relationship between food, nutrition and health remains one of the most critical issues of our time.

The Food Matters Live 2015 Conference addresses this complex and challenging subject through a rich and varied programme across 17 thought-provoking debates.

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Food security in the 21st Century

Mr Phil Bloomer, Oxfam GB

Date: 20 June 2013

Time: 13:00

Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

In this lecture, Phil Bloomer (Director of Campaigns and Policy, Oxfam) will explore the role that science and scientists have to play in overcoming the challenges of food security and hunger in the 21st century.

Today, 1 in 8 of us go to bed hungry and this situation only looks set to worsen as we reach closer to the planet’s ecological limits and inequality rises to yet further extremes.

Whilst political and economic solutions, such as redistribution and targeted investment, are often at the forefront of the battle to ensure access to food for all, science also has a vital role to play. In order for scientific solutions to be used responsibly, however, scientists must acknowledge the political and economic context in which their solutions will play out.

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Food taxes - what role might they have in the battle against obesity?

Date: Monday 7th April

Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue: Governors Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

To register, please complete and return the form below.

Live-streaming registration:

Can’t make it to the event? You can join us for the live streaming from the comfort of where you are!

Register using the form below and you'll be able to watch the event live on your computer, tablet or phone - and get involved in the debate by submitting questions to our speakers.

The registration charge for live streaming is £30.00 (concession £15) per person. You will be sent instructions by email on accessing the event in advance of the conference. All registered delegates will be able to view the recordings for 3 months after the conference.

Attachments

Download this file BNF Food Taxes half-day symposium booking form.doc
Download this file BNF Food Taxes half-day symposium live-streaming booking form.doc

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

20th May, Food and Entrepreneurship

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

6th May, Food and Humanitarian Relief

 

Dr Tom Scott-Smith: Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, specialises in the ethnographic and historical study of humanitarian relief, and nutrition as part of that.

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

17th June, Food and Scale

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

3rd June, Food, Labour and Natural Resources

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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

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Speaker: Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City University, London

Title: Food Democracy, Food Control and the Social Dimension of Modern Food Policy

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

Date: Monday 4th 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

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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

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