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Professor Lord Krebs: How what we eat can help save the planet and our health

This year’s Linacre Lecture will be given by Professor Lord Krebs Kt, FRS, FMedSci, ML. All members of the University of Cambridge are welcome to attend.
When May 05, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge.
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Event preceded by tea at 4:15pm

The lecture will focus on diet, which is now recognised as one of the largest contributors to ill health and avoidable premature death in the UK. Professor Lord Krebs will discuss whether people will actually be able to change their eating habits to resolve these problems, as well as their environmental impact.
Professor Lord Krebs is a renowned zoologist. He was Principal of Jesus College Oxford from 2005-15, and currently sits on the UK Climate Change Committee and chairs its Adaptation Sub Committee. In his earlier career he was the first Chairman of the Food Standards Agency (2000–05), Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council (1994-99), Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford University (1988-2005), Lecturer in Zoology at Oxford, and at the University of Wales, and Assistant Professor in the Institute of Resource Ecology at the University of British Columbia. Between 2010 and 2014 he chaired the Science and Technology Select Committee in the House of Lords, and in 2012 he was President of the British Science Association.

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