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.

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

Speaker: Jane Martin, Senior Policy Adviser, Obesity Policy Coalition, Australia

Title: “Advocacy for obesity prevention policy – a view from the land down under”

Venue: Teaching Room B, Rosemary Rue Building

Date: Thursday 13th December 2012

Time: 1-2pm


Health Economics And Policy Seminar Series

Date: Thursday 12 March

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: Blavatnik School of Government, Board Room

Speaker: Osea Giuntella, University of Oxford

Title: Are Taquerias Healthier than Fast-Food Restaurants? Migration, Food Diversity, and Health Gains from Variety


Mark Lawrence is visiting the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group on Friday 28th June 2013 and will be giving a talk about his work on food security and sustainability entitled 'Integrating environmental sustainability into the Dietary Guidelines’

Date: Friday 28th June

Time: 1pm

Venue: Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus

Please contact Fay Nugent if you would like to attend this talk.


Speaker: CAPT Joseph R. Hibbeln, MD, Chief, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, Bethesda, USA.

Title: 'Modern Nutrition and the Modern Mind: Aggression and Depression'.

Location: Warneford POWIC/SANE seminar room, OX3 7JX

Time: Noon

Date: Fri 17th, July 2015


Organised by Food and Behaviour Research

Date: 29 October 2014

Time: 9.20 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

Join us at our forthcoming conference to hear from a panel of leading international researchers and expert practitioners about the links between diet and mental resilience.


Date: Friday 2nd May 2014

Time: 10am - 1.15pm

Venue: Christopher Room, St. Aldates Parish Centre, 40 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP


The Oxford Food Security Forum Lunchtime Talks Hilary Term 2013 on Global Food Security, organised by the student-led Oxford Food Security Forum

Speaker: Peter Scarborough, DPhil, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, University of Oxford

Title: “Diet, Environmental Sustainability and Chronic Disease”

Venue: Queen Elizabeth House, Meeting Room A, 3 Mansfield Road

Date: Week 4, Monday 4 February 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm


The Oxford London Lecture, now in its fifth year, aims to connect the widest possible audience to some of Oxford's ground-breaking research. It has been made possible by the generous support of the Romanes Fund.

T​itle: Knowledge, nudge and nanny: opportunities to improve the nation’s diet

Speak​er: Professor Susan Jebb, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2015

Time: 6.45pm

Venue: The Assembly Hall, Church House, Westminster

Church House Conference Centre
Westminster Dean's Yard
London SW1P 3NZ

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To register your interest, please email


Diet, Health and the Environment: Towards a More Sustainable Diet

Time & Date: 4pm, Wednesday 27 November

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road

Speaker: Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Professor Susan Jebb will speak about the relationship between diet, health and the environment, and how we might encourage changes in behaviour towards a more sustainable diet.

Book Launch for "Food: A Very Short Introduction"

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception and a book launch for Professor Lord Krebs's new book entitled, "Food: A Very Short Introduction".

In this Very Short Introduction, Prof Lord John Krebs provides a brief history of human food, from our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. By looking at the four great transitions in human food - cooking, agriculture, processing, and preservation - he considers a variety of questions, including why people like some kinds of foods and not others; how your senses contribute to flavour; the role of genetics in our likes and dislikes; and the differences in learning and culture around the world.

In turn he considers aspects of diet, nutrition, and health, and the disparity between malnutrition in some places and overconsumption in others. Finally, he considers some of the big issues - the obesity crisis, sustainable agriculture, the role of new technologies such as genetic modification of crops, and ends by posing the question: how will it be possible to feed a population of 9 billion in 2050, without destroying our natural environment?


Oxford SciBar: Should we all become vegans to save the world?

Date: Wednesday 19th November

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Port Mahon, St Clements St

What lifestyle changes are you willing to try in order to reduce your carbon footprint? Walking or cycling to work? Taking less long haul flights? How about going vegan? A new study suggests that greenhouse gas emissions associated with vegan diets are about half that of a meat-based diet, and the difference in a year amounts to an individual flying from London to New York and back. Join us to hear Dr Peter Scarborough discuss the role of meat in sustainability and dietary health and find out whether cutting back on meat could make you and the planet more healthy.

SciBar is a relaxed informal event.

Find out more about Oxford SciBar on their website.