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Theme: An Appetite for Food

From Jane Austin’s use of food through her ‘ordered’ world, to the challenges we now face in feeding a rapidly growing and increasingly hungry world population, join us to explore the order and chaos of food creation, suitability and history.

What's on

Thu
19
Jun

Don't eat! Finding sandwiches in York

Contemporary artist Karen Thompson will discuss her quirky and irreverent ceramic multiples

Tue
17
Jun

The Hidden Science of Afternoon Tea

Find out how afternoon tea might not be quite as English as you thought!

Sat
14
Jun

Food: The debt of pleasure

Keynote address by Mark Post, Maastricht University on The Future of Food: The stem cell burger? followed by a panel debate on food culture and influencing behaviour change

Sat
14
Jun

Supermarkets, Supply Chains and Food Security

A discussion on supermarkets, supply chains and food security

Sat
14
Jun

New technologies for crop production and resilience

A panel of experts will debate new technologies for crop production and resilience

Sat
14
Jun

The Future of Food

A panel of experts will debate the future of food

Sat
14
Jun

The Challenge of Feeding 9-10 Billion People Sustainably and Equitably

How can we feed the world’s growing population? And should we eat less meat to achieve this. Find out more from population biologist Charles Godfrey

Fri
13
Jun

Dinner with Mr Darcy

Whether it is breakfast at Northanger Abbey, tea and cake at Mansfield Park, Christmas treats with the Musgroves or one of Mrs Bennet’s dinners to impress, food is an important theme in Jane Austen’s novels. Join Pen Vogler as she explores the meals enjoyed by Austen's characters.