Good health requires a good diet, and diseases of under-nutrition and over-nutrition (e.g. heart disease and diabetes) are some of the major challenges in modern medicine.

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity – Karolinska Institutet Workshop

Developmental Frameworks of Childhood Obesity

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Paulina Nowicka

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 6.30pm

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

Please view Developmental Frameworks of Childhood Obesity workshop 2014: Final programme

To register, contact Paulina Nowicka:


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



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


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


Guest Lecture organised by the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group

“Urban food systems”

Speaker: Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University & Head of the Scientific Secretariat (University College London) for the World Health Organisation’s landmark global Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2005- 2008).  

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2013

Time: 1.00pm  - 2.00pm

Venue: Room 211, Second Floor, Rosemary Rue Building,  Old Road Campus

All welcome


Weight gain associated with smoking cessation: Are we anywhere nearer a solution?

Speaker: Dr Deborah Lycett, Coventry University

Time & Date: Wednesday 29th January, 10.30-11.30am

Venue: Room 2, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, 2nd floor, New Radcliffe House, Walton St, Oxford

What is the extent of weight gained as a result of quitting smoking, and how does this vary across individuals?

How do the health risks balance in view of the benefits of smoking cessation and the resulting weight gained?

How effective are the different strategies to prevent cessation-related weight gain, including their effect on quitting success?

What are the limitations of the evidence so far? And, being pragmatic, what should we tell patients?

All welcome!

For more details, please contact Anna Christian:


Oxford Martin School Seminar series: Health in the 21st century: what’s new?

The Oxford Martin School's Michaelmas Term seminar series will examine the frontiers of technology and ideas in healthcare in the 21st century. 

Health and wellbeing concerns us all, but how is medical care changing and how does it affect us? What new ideas and technology are out there to take better care of us? Does where you live matter? What can we do to extend the quality and length of our lives?

Non-fat, low-fat, saturated fat, trans fats, healthy fats - in an era where we seem to be constantly bombarded with often conflicting messages about our diets, is all this information actually making us any healthier? How can we cut through media hysteria and make wise choices about the food we eat, and what impact do our consumption habits have, not just on our own health but that of the planet?

Well fed? The health and environmental implications of our food choices

Date: Thursday, 6 November

Time: 3.30pm - 5pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
Dr Tara Garnett, Principal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food
Dr Mike Rayner, Principal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

Please visit the Oxford Martin School website to register for this event.

Join in on Twitter with #c21health

This seminar will be live webcast on YouTube:


Who is shaping the food choices of the future?

BNF 50th anniversary conference.

10.00 – 16.20  Thursday 12 October 2017
Governors’ Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH



Michaelmas Term 2013

Time & Date: Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm

Venue: Department of International Development (QEH), Seminar Room 2

Convenor: Dr Peter Wynn Kirby


Thursdays 1-2pm, 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford, OX2 6PE