Past events

Thu 14 May, 2015

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminar series - Trinity Term 2015

Themed series: Qualitative research perspectives on eating disorders (Week 2 – Week 5)

Date: Thursday 14 May

Time: 1-2pm

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

Convenors: Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek

ALL WELCOME

Speaker: Anna Lavis, Health and Population Sciences Department, University of Birmingham

Title: Anorexia as self-care: desire, stasis and not eating

Thu 07 May, 2015

Health Economics and Policy Seminar Series

Date: Thursday 7 May

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: Green Templeton College, Barclay Room

Title: Gluttony and sloth in the UK: patterns of food consumption and energy expenditure over the past three decades

Speaker: Rachel Griffith, University of Manchester

Thu 07 May, 2015

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminar series - Trinity Term 2015

Themed series: Qualitative research perspectives on eating disorders (Week 2 – Week 5)

Date: Thursday 7 May

Time: 1-2pm

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

Convenors: Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek

ALL WELCOME

Speaker: Emily Troscianko, TORCH and Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

Title: How literary studies can help us understand eating disorders

Sat 02 May, 2015

Annual Conference 2015

Culture, Food, & The Environment:  New Perspectives On Food Sovereignty And Security

The 4th Annual Student-Led Oxford Food Forum Conference

Date: May 2, 2015

Location: University of Oxford, United Kingdom

The full conference agenda is available on the Food Forum website and you can register here.

Thu 30 April, 2015

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminar series - Trinity Term 2015

Date: Thursday 30 April

Time: 1-2pm

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

Convenors: Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek

ALL WELCOME

Speaker: Anita Jansen, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University

Title: A cognitive profile of obesity and its translation into new cognitive-behavioural health care interventions

Wed 29 April, 2015

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.

Mon 27 April, 2015

Archaeobotany Discussion Group

Date: Monday 27 April

Time: 12.00pm

Location: Danson Room, Trinity College

The next ADG meeting will be on Monday, April 27th at 12.00pm at the Danson Room at Trinity College.

John Letts will be delivering the following lecture: “Growing Ancient Cereals in the UK for Flour and Thatch.”

John Letts is an archaeobotanist, agronomist and farmer who has grown heritage varieties of wheat for over a decade, conducting experimental research for local flour suppliers like Doves Farm. His lecture will cover some of the traits and physiological properties of heritage varieties of cereals and how these can contribute to agricultural diversity and sustainability.

Tue 17 March, 2015

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

See venue on a map

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

Thu 12 March, 2015

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

Thu 12 March, 2015

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

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

Date: Thursday 12 March

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Line Hillersdal and Jonas Winther, University of Copenhagen

Title: Local models of Obesities – Modelling Obesity in Collaborative Research Practices

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