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Food: Good, Bad or Ugly

Starts: 24 April 2013

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The Culture, Imagination and Practice (CIP) and Medicine, Science and Culture (MeSC) research groups at SOCSI are hosting this roundtable session 

Food and the Future


2.00pm - 4.30pm, Wednesday 24th April 

In the current climate, food - especially in relation to health - is a controversial topic, particularly in light of the horse meat fiasco. This session will be a space in which contributors from different areas will be sharing their perspective on the issue of food. This will be followed by an open discussion whereby all contributors and attendees will be able to discuss this topic further. 

Guest contributors include Lara Bell (The London Food Project/LSE), Ian Purcell (The Cardiff Foodbank), Dr. Martin O’Neill (WISERD) and Jess Paddock (Sustainable Places Research Institute).

Drawing on her research exploring the food of differing nationalities in London, Lara Bell will highlight the transcendental nature of food and its power to bring together all people of diverse cultures. Ian Purcell will discuss the current situation of food distribution and availability in relation to the work of the Cardiff Foodbank. Dr. Martin O'Neill will speak about his research capturing the barriers to healthy eating that emerge in working-class environments. Jess Paddock will discuss her research which explores sustainable food and class division.


Please contact Sophie Davies (, Gareth Thomas ( or Rebecca Dimond ( for more information and to register. All postgraduate students, staff, and researchers are welcome to come along. We hope to see you there.

Room -1.72, Glamorgan Building

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