"Brexit, agriculture & dietary risks in the UK" with Dr Florian Freund
5th December 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
When the UK joined the EU in 1973 all previous trade barriers with the EU were abolished, which led to a strong intensification of trade with the European continent.
"Plant genetics from Mendel to Monsanto" with Dame Ottoline Leyser
28th November 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Plants and photosynthetic microbes have the extraordinary ability to convert light energy to chemical energy and as a consequence, they are the foundation of virtually all ecosystems and all agricultural systems on the planet.
"Diet, obesity and health: from science to policy" with Prof Susan Jebb
21st November 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Poor diet is the leading risk factor for ill health in the UK, carrying more risk than smoking or hypertension.
"The protean character of protein: from Diet for a Small Planet to the Impossible Burger™" with Prof Julie Guthman
13th November 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
A growing middle class in the developing world, as well as increasing concerns about the healthfulness, environmental footprint and inhumaneness of conventional livestock production have given rise to neo-Malthusian concerns about how to address what seems insatiable demand for protein.
"Migration: the movement of humankind from prehistory to the present" with Prof Robin Cohen
12th November 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Migration is present at the dawn of human history - the phenomena of hunting and gathering, seeking seasonal pasture and nomadism being as old as human social organisation itself.
"Linking people, nature, food and climate: progress and implications" with Dr David Nabarro
31st October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Dr David Nabarro, former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition, will give a talk on what implications there will be for the planet and us in linking nature, food and the climate.
"Cartographic attributes of the invisible – the geographies of the platform economy" with Prof Mark Graham
28th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Geographers have long been interested in the spaces brought into being by the internet. In the early days of the Web, digital technologies were seen as tools that could bring a heterotopic cyberspace into being: a place beyond space de-tethered from the material world.
"Sustainability scenarios for the global food and land-use system" with Dr Michael Obersteiner - FULLY BOOKED
24th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Michael Obersteiner will present new insights from co-producing a set of new sustainability scenarios.
"Psychologically informed micro-targeted political campaigns: the use and abuse of data" with Dr Jens Koed Madsen
18th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Data-driven micro-targeted campaigns have become a main stable of political strategy. As personal and societal data becomes more accessible, we need to understand how it can be used and mis-used in political campaigns and whether it is relevant to regulate political candidates’ access to data.
"Measuring poverty around the world" - Tony Atkinson’s new book - FULLY BOOKED
15th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
The persistence of poverty - in rich and poor countries alike - is one of the most serious problems facing humanity. But what is poverty and how much of it is there around the globe?
"The technology trap - capital, labour and power in the age of automation" with Carl Benedikt Frey - FULLY BOOKED
14th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
In this book talk the Author, Carl Benedikt Frey, will discuss how the Industrial Revolution was a defining moment in history, but how few grasped its enormous consequences at the time. Now that we are in the midst of another technological revolution, how can the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present?
"Ending energy poverty: reframing the poverty discourse" with Dr Rajiv J. Shah
7th October 2019: 5:30pm Registration Required
We cannot end poverty without ending energy poverty. Ever since the world’s first power plants whirred to life in 1882, we have seen how electricity is the lynchpin for development in all of its forms.
"The ecological dynamics of hantavirus disease in China: from environmental variability to disease prevention” with Dr Huaiyu Tian
7th October 2019: 12:15pm Registration Required
Zoonoses are increasingly recognised as an important burden on global public health in the 21st century. High-resolution, long-term field studies are critical for assessing both the baseline and future risk scenarios in a world of rapid changes.
Oxford Open Doors 2019 at the Oxford Martin School Tour (2pm)
14th September 2019: 2:00pm Registration Required
In conjunction with the Oxford Preservation Trust the Oxford Martin School is delighted to be part of the Oxford Open Doors 2019 programme and hopes that you can join us for a tour of our listed building.