Current seminars

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.



Seminar series – Hilary Term 2019

Thursdays 1pm-2pm

School of Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, OX2 6PE

Conveners: Caroline Potter & Stanley Ulijaszek 

Week 1.   


17th January

Giles YeoDirector of Genomics/Transcriptomics, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit,Cambridge‘Are your genes to blame when your jeans don’t fit?’
Week 2


24th January

Sarah Bourke
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford‘Following the Mayi Kuwayu National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing’
Week 3



31st January

Cristiana DuarteSchool of Psychology, University of Leeds 

‘Energy balance behaviours: The role of emotions and emotion regulation’

 Week 4


 7th February

Alexandra SextonDepartment of Zoology, University of OxfordBug burgers, lab meat and plant blood: What implications for food and farming?
Week 5


14th February


Week 6


21st February

Claire KnellerHead of Food, WRAP Global ‘How do we fix the food waste problem?’
Week 7


28th February

Marijana TodorčevićOxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) 

‘Function of fat. What are the determinants and does it matter?’

Week 8


7th March

Zofia Boni
SOAS Food Studies Centre; Department of Anthropology, University of Poznań ‘The social life of childhood obesity in Poland’


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