27th October 2020: 5:00pm
We are justified to say that we are living through a new age of globalisation, which Professor Jeff Sachs calls the Digital Age. The hugely disruptive changes were already with us before Covid-19, but now we’ve been hurled head-first into the new age.
UK Soft Drink Industry Levy: impact on sugar in drinks, sales, economics and health - with Dr Peter Scarborough & Dr Linda Cobiac
28th October 2020: 4:00pm
In 2016 the UK Government announced a levy on soft drinks, which was implemented in 2018. The levy is tiered, with no charge for drinks containing less than 5g sugar per 100mL, increasing to 24p per litre for drinks containing more than 8g sugar per 100mL.
Prof Tim Schwanen and Dr Jennie Middleton in Conversation, chaired by Prof Jim Hall: "Re-imagining urban mobility after COVID-19"
12th November 2020: 5:00pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruptions to urban mobility systems across the globe yet also presented unique opportunities for people to drive less, walk/cycle more and reduce carbon emissions.
18th November 2020: 4:00pm
The China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) study, jointly coordinated by the University of Oxford, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and Peking University (China), includes over 0.5 million adults aged 30-79 who were recruited from the general population in 10 geographically defined regions of China (5 urban and 5 rural).
Prof Susan Jebb and Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation: "Rethinking diet, weight and health in and after the COVID-19 pandemic"
19th November 2020: 5:00pm
The current covid-19 pandemic has focussed attention on the variability in personal risk of serious illness. After age and ethnicity, one of the most important factors associated with developing serious covid complications, requiring admission to hospital or ICU, is being overweight.
"Data work: the hidden talent and secret logic fuelling artificial intelligence" with Prof Gina Neff
23rd November 2020: 5:00pm
What happens when new artificial intelligence (AI) tools are integrated into organisations around the world?
"The Human Population Monster": historical perspectives on crop disease and its relation to population - with Dr John Lidwell-Durnin
25th November 2020: 4:00pm
In 1977, plant scientist Norman Borlaug delivered a paper entitled 'The Human Population Monster'. Borlaug's fears are easily guessed from the title: he doubted that agricultural improvements would be able to keep pace with the rise in human population.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt in conversation: "The Web, internet and data during the pandemic: lessons learnt and new directions"
26th November 2020: 5:00pm
In 2019, Governments around the world made the decision to lock down their country to help stop the spread of Covid-19. This led to teaching, meetings, conferences, contacting family and more being conducted from home via the internet.
Prof Christophe Fraser & Prof Oliver Pybus in conversation: "21st century technologies for tackling 21st century pandemics”
30th November 2020: 5:00pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a defining event of the 21st century.
Prof Julian Savulescu and Dr Samantha Vanderslott in conversation: "Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: the arguments for and against"
3rd December 2020: 5:00pm
With COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, attention again returns to the contentious topic of whether vaccination should be made mandatory.
8th December 2020: 9:30am
Building on the successful 2018 and 2019 conferences we will continue to bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption to consider its effects on population health, the economy, society and the environment.