Past events

Tue 09 June, 2015

InSIS Seminar Series: Ecologies of Expertise

Date: Tuesday 9 June

Time: 3pm-5pm

Location: Seminar Room, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN.

Speaker: David Demortain, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés

Title: Thinking about expertise differently: GM risk assessment as an ecology of regulatory knowledge

The control over standards of regulatory evidence is one of the factors that determine who may be called an expert, despite the level of scrutiny and contestation that surrounds claims to expertise, specifically in public and controversial environments. The history of the regulatory testing of genetically modified organisms shows that that standards of proof are simultaneously shaped in various inter-related spaces (industrial, academic, regulatory, civic spaces among others), and are thus varied, if not multiple. Standards of proof get selected or deselected, rise or fall, depending on what happens in this complex environment, or what may be called an ecology of regulatory knowledge, that heavily determines who may prove products safe or unsafe, and thus claim to be an expert.

Mon 01 June, 2015

Professor Susan Jebb

1 Jun 2015

Time: 17:30 - 18:30

1-7 Wellington Square (Rewley House), Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JA

Book online here

Susan Jebb is a nutrition scientist who has spent more than 25 years studying the links between what we eat and the effect on our weight and risk of cardiovascular disease. Her research includes a mix of observational analyses from prospective cohorts, experimental studies, and both controlled and pragmatic dietary intervention studies. In this talk she will consider how evidence from these diverse sources informs dietary recommendations. Drawing on her experience as a scientific advisor to the Department of Health on obesity and food policy, and a raft of public engagement activities, including the recent Horizon series “What’s the right diet for you?”, she will consider how scientific evidence is translated into policy and practice.

Fri 29 May, 2015

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015

Time: 16:15

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

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr Luke Parry, Lecturer & ESRC Future Research Leader, Lancaster University

All welcome. To book a place for this event please visit https://v1.bookwhen.com/octf

Thu 28 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 28 May

Time: 1-2pm

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

Convenors: Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek

ALL WELCOME

Speaker: Karin Eli, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Title: Strategic ambivalence: liminal patienthood on an eating disorders ward

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.

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