Social & Cultural

This theme covers social aspects of the food system, including consumer culture in relation to food, the history of food and the development of agriculture, interactions between food and other social issues, and the wider implications of food-related technologies.

Date: Wednesday, April 29

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Venue: School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford OUCE, South Parks Road, OX1 3QY Oxford

Who is responsible for feeding hungry people?

What about the massive amounts of food wasted each year?

Is there a basic right to food, and the right to choose that food?

Is the ‘food bank’ the best solution for the issues of hungry people and surplus food, or are they masking larger institutionalized problems?

We know that the UK has hungry people and contributes to copious amounts of food waste/surplus food. The questions listed above, and more, will be discussed by a panel discussion hosted by the Oxford Food Justice Society. The Panel will consist of David Cairns MBE and co-founder of Oxford Food Bank; Elizabeth Dowler PhD, European Commission Advisor, and Trustee for Food Ethics Council; and Jane Benyon founder of the Community Emergency Food Bank in Oxford. Finally, Peter Lefort, the Project Officer for Community Action Group Oxfordshire, will chair the event.

We expect many opportunities for audience participation during the panel, and look forward to further discussion among attendees afterwards.

For more information, please visit the Oxford Food Justice Facebook page.

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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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Part of the 'The nature of conflict' seminar series hosted and organised by the Oxford Martin School. Find out more at: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2448

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017, 17:00 – 18:00

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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.

 

3rd June, Food, Labour and Natural Resources

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Rebecca O'Connell and Julia Brannen present their new book:

 

Food, Families, and Work

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Neil Stephens, Clemens Driessen and Alexandra Sexton

Tuesday 26th April 2016 - 4:00pm
Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

 

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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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