Past events

Mon 16 February, 2015

CHEW: China's Health, Environment and Welfare Research Group is pleased to announce Oxford's first screening of a new documentary that examines the rapidly increasing consumption of animal-based foods in China:

What's For Dinner

Date: Monday, February 16

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Vanue: Wadham College, Parks Road, OX1 3PN Oxford, Oxfordshire

'What's for Dinner?' is a 29-minute documentary by award-winning independent filmmaker Jian Yi, co-produced by US 'action tank' Brighter Green and dGenerate Films. Through interviews with pig farmers, abbatoir operators, livestock entrepreneurs and environmentalists, this film offers a unique look into China’s rapidly changing food and agricultural landscape and sheds light on some of its consequences for public health, sustainability, the environment, climate change, and animal welfare. Much of the footage documents places, people, and events that have never been filmed before in China.

The screening will be introduced by Mia MacDonald, Executive Director of Brighter Green and Senior Fellow at Worldwatch Institute. Isabel Hilton, Editor of and international journalist and broadcaster, will offer comments.

Meet at Wadham College lodge at 6pm to be taken through to the Gillese-Badun room in the MCR.

Thu 12 February, 2015

Join the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on 12 February for a seminar on environmental change and food security, presented by Dr John Ingram of Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute (ECI).

Date: Thursday, 12 February, 2015

Time: 4-5.30pm

Venue: International Institute for Environment and Development, 80-86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH.

To attend this event: contact Claire Hatfield (, assistant coordinator of the Partnerships team at IIED.

Thu 12 February, 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 February

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Sebastiano Collino, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences

Title: Healthy ageing, longevity and stratified intervention for the elderly population

Thu 29 January, 2015

Plant Sciences Research Seminar

Speaker: Dr Salomé Prat, CNB CSIC

Time: 1pm

Date: Thursday 29th January

Location: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

Thu 04 December, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Gary Martin (Global Diversity Foundation)

Time: 5.30pm

Date: Thursday, December 4th

Venue: Danson Room, Trinity College

Sponsored by the Trinity College Scientific Society

Refreshments will be provided.

Thu 27 November, 2014

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity – Karolinska Institutet Workshop

Developmental Frameworks of Childhood Obesity

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Paulina Nowicka

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 6.30pm

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

Please view Developmental Frameworks of Childhood Obesity workshop 2014: Final programme

To register, contact Paulina Nowicka:

Wed 26 November, 2014

Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food with Plants for the 21st Century

“Technophobia vs. Technophilia: The Polarized Debate about our Food”

Speaker: Michael Mack, CEO Syngenta

Date: Wednesday November 26 2014

Time: 4-5pm, followed by a drinks reception

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

Everyone welcome

Tue 25 November, 2014

Date: Tuesday 25 November

Time: 7pm

Location: Mawby Room, Kellogg College

Kellogg Sustainability Group is hosting a talk by the Director of The Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, Dr Alfred Gathorne-Hardy.

Refreshments will be served at 19.00. All College members and guests are welcome to attend, no booking required.

Thu 20 November, 2014

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Michaelmas Term 2014

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Paulina Nowicka

Speaker: Peter Scarborough, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Title: Evidence of the effectiveness of health-related food taxes

Date: Thursday 20 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

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

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

Wed 19 November, 2014

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.