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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

A multi-disciplinary panel invites you to join their discussions of objects relating to food security, as a way to better understand all aspects of this complex challenge.

This is a public event, hosted by Cambridge Global Food Security IRC as part of the University of Cambridge's 2019 Science FestivalBooking is required through the Science Festival website.


What is this object? What is its value? Why should we care?


Cambridge researchers have been bringing their expertise together across disciplines to discuss objects relating to food security: from their history to their value, from what they represent to why we should care.


Herbpot  wheatpeeps


We invite you to join these conversations, and share perspectives that may help us to address the complex challenge of food security for all.



A head of wheat: could we survive without it?

A potato specimen collected by Charles Darwin: highly nutritious or junk?

Processed food: what are the cultural, economic and public health considerations?


Objects is a new project being led by the Cambridge Global Food Security IRC in collaboration with gloknos. Objects provide a simple focus for conversations that will help people from different viewpoints to better understand each other’s aims and motivations. We invite members of the public to join our conversations and help to generate new ideas for creative solutions to the complex challenge of food security for all.




Tuesday, 19 March, 2019 - 17:30 to 18:45
Contact name: 
Jacqueline Garget
Event location: 
Lecture Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge