1 May 2020
(drinks reception open to all at 5.45pm)
Teaching and Learning Building, University Park Campus, NG7 2RD
Free RGS-IBG members (and one guest) and students free
Please note this event has been cancelled. We hope to rearrange this talk at a later date and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We live in a world shaped by food, a Sitopia (sitos = food; topos = place). Food, and how we search for and consume it, has defined our human journey. In this talk, Carolyn Steel looks at food can help us build our future too.
How can we lead healthy and ethical lives in a world where cheap, poorly produced food is the norm?
How do we reform the production and distribution of food to avoid irrevocable climate change?
What role will mind-blowing technological advances play in the future?
How can food help us live a good, meaningful life?
From our foraging hunter-gatherer ancestors to the enormous appetites of modern cities, food has shaped our bodies and homes, our politics and trade, and our climate. Whether it’s the daily decision of what to eat, or the monopoly of industrial food production, food touches every part of our world. But by forgetting its value, we have drifted into a way of life that threatens our planet and ourselves.
Yet food remains central to addressing the predicaments and opportunities of our urban, digital age. Drawing on insights from philosophy, history, architecture, literature, politics and science, Carolyn will present a provocative and exhilarating vision for change, and how to thrive on our crowded, overheating planet.
[Cancelled] Food shapes our lives and the hidden costs of cheap industrial food are destroying us and our planet; yet by valuing food again, we can harness its power to create a better world.
1 May 2020
[Cancelled] Emily Penn is an ocean advocate and skipper. Having spent a decade at sea, she will share her adventures from her latest expedition 'Round the world' and her insights in developing upstream solutions.
6 May 2020
Join Martin Haslett as he leads a three mile walk between two community woodlands, which both encourage wildlife and engage the local community.
21 June 2020
The Society has curated a programme of talks that take you to places across the world from Cornbury Park.
30 July 2020
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