Nutrition

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.

16-24 June 2018

Oxford Green Week is a city-wide summer festival which uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change

It’s a celebration of all things good and green in our city and aims to show local people how they can save money, get fit and be happy whilst being kind to the environment.

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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
Westminster
London SW1P 3NZ

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To register your interest, please email joanne.fisher@admin.ox.ac.uk

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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?

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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.

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Department of Plant Sciences Departmental Research Seminars

Convener: Dr I Moore.

Speaker: Professor Johnathan Napier, Rothamsted

Title: ‘Metabolic engineering for the production of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in transgenic Camelina - making fish oils in plants’

Date: Thursday, 30th October 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

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Speaker: Professor Graham Riches

Date: Friday 24th October

Time: 1.00 – 2.00 pm

Venue: Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Room 211, the Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

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Oxford University Scientific Society

Sheldonian Theatre

The debate will feature Gary Taubes (author and journalist), Professor Philip James (President of the International Association for the Study of Obesity), and Professor Sir Richard Peto (Co-Director of the Clinical Trial Service Unit).

This event is FREE and open to EVERYONE.

Doors open at 18:30; please arrive early to be seated.

For more information on the debate and to register, please visit the OUSS online: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~science/

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Sugar consumption has more than tripled worldwide in the past 50 years, contributing to an elevated burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and certain forms of cancer.

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Food and Behaviour Research presents a one-day conference on:

Sugar, Fat, Food and Addiction: New Approaches to the Public Health Crisis with Prof. Robert Lustig MD

Date: Thursday 10 July, 2014

Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (registration from 9.00 am)

Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A

FAB Research is extremely proud to offer this opportunity to hear from our highly distinguished panel of international researchers and expert practitioners, who will present and discuss potential new approaches to the growing public health crisis, focused on the latest evidence linking food and diet with behaviour.

Our central theme is the controversial issue of whether some nutrients, foods or dietary patterns may actually promote (or reduce) ‘addictive’ behaviours. Sugar has recently come under the spotlight in this respect, although the scientific evidence in this area, and its implications, still remain hotly debated.

Related topics under discussion will include obesity and other eating disorders, alcoholism and other substance use disorders, antisocial behaviour, and other mental health conditions in which impulsivity and poor self-control play a key role, such as ADHD. 

Presentations and discussions will be focused on both the latest scientific evidence and its broader implications for  policymakers, professionals, food industry representatives and the general public.

For more information, and to book your place, please visit the FAB Research website.

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Panel discussion organised by by first year PhD students studying at the University of Oxford as part of the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership in Evironmental Research. Part of the Grand Challenges Seminar Series 2017.

Date: Tuesday 30 May, 17:30-18:30

Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

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