IFSTAL Digest 16.11.2016

IFSTAL Digest 16.11.2016

by Kelly Reed -
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Dear IFSTAL-ites


It has been great meeting many of you at the fortnightly events and at the away day last Saturday, and most importantly, seeing you interacting with each other, across disciplines and institutions – this is what IFSTAL is all about. We hope to see you all again this Thursday!

Unit 2 Workshop (TOMORROW)

A reminder that tomorrow is the second workshop where you can learn more about food systems thinking.  Please look at the Events page on the portal to see where the local sessions will be held.

Although we recommend having gone through Unit 2 prior to the workshop, it is not essential in order to attend.

Oxford sign up here

Public lecture to end term (6.15pm on 5th December)

Renowned investigative journalist, Sheila Dillon, presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme explores food systems in the media.

Free but please book your ticket here

Sheila has been a food journalist for over three decades, beginning work as an editor and writer at the New York based magazine, Food Monitor. For over 20 years she has worked on The Food Programme, first as reporter, then producer and now presenter.

The live event will take place in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, WC1H 0XG. But, the lecture will be live streamed to IFSTAL's consortium institutions in Warwick, Oxford and Reading as follows:

University of Oxford: Beckit Room, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road OX1 3QY.

University of Reading: John Nike Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building

University of Warwick: Room 3.006, Warwick Business School

Further IFSTAL Participation

If you haven’t introduced yourself to everyone yet, then please do so here.


IFSTAL @ Food Matters Live – FREE 3-day conference and exhibition event in London

Food Matters Live is the UK's only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future.

IFSTAL has a stand this year in the research pavilion, RP43. Come and see us, bring your friends, join the stand, enter the competition.

Remember to register in advance, it is a FREE event and there are many interesting seminars and exhibitors from all across the food sector. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday next week. (22.23.24 November)

Sustainable Diets Interactive Policy Game

Invitation to take part in an interactive policy game on sustainable diets: SOAS, Thursday 24th November, 10am – 1:30pm (refreshments provided, limited places)
The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy’s Working Group on Sustainable Diets invites you to take part in a social and interactive game called Diet Dimensions

If you would like to take part in this exercise then please contact ANH-Academy@lshtm.ac.uk

Centre for Food Policy Food Symposium 2016, City, University of London, Monday 12th December 2016

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the 7th one-day City Food Symposium will consider how to develop, design and deliver food policies more effectively in the 21st century.

Free but booking is essential, click here

Medact's ‘Healthy Planet, Better World’ Conference is taking place on 9-10th December 2016, at Friend's House London.

W​e have 135 Two-Day Tickets for a discounted rate of £20. If you are studying a degree related to health​, ​and want the chance to have one of these tickets, please complete this short form.

‘Healthy Planet, Better World’ will host over 600 delegates, and will explore the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on health. Our full conference programme is available here.

We are also inviting students, academics and clinicians to submit poster abstracts of research related to climate and health​.

Graduate Journal of Food Studies looking for book reviews editor

The GJFS, run by the Graduate Association for Food Studies, is looking for a book reviews editor. More details can be found here.

Youth Agricultural Summit application open [9th -13th October 2017]:

From October 9-13, 2017, young leaders from around the world will gather at the Youth Ag-Summit to discuss ideas, develop a vision and deliver action. If you’re 18-25 and care about our planet’s future, you should be part of this. https://www.youthagsummit.com/apply-now/

Dietary Public Health Research and the Food Industry Project - Research Associate Vacancy

A post-doc Research Associate is needed to work on the first phase in which we will review and analyse the handling of conflicts of interest in this domain, and map stakeholders and food industry actors. Further details can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12028/ . The closing date for applications is Wednesday 23 November 2016.

PhD Position on Northern Food Systems at Lakehead University

Lakehead University, in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and the Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE) project, is looking for an exceptional candidate to undertake PhD research on issues of northern food systems sustainability. Deadline December 1st 2016. For further details see here

Global Challenges Programme – 2017. Registration open until 20th December 2016.

Learn more about an issue you care about and present your findings to the world.

This is a competition run by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University, with great prizes and the chance to meet fellow contestants at the Oxford Global Challenge Final event.

See here for more details and how to apply.