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Past Events

Vertical Sustainable Growing Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture Feb 23, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 04:30 PM Hasse Fen, Soham, Cambridgeshire,
A visit to controlled environment trials at the NIAB centre.
Smart Farming: The ‘AI’m of Machine-to-Machine Learning in Agriculture Feb 20, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Eagle Labs, Chesterton Road, Cambridge,
Can machines be taught to spot diseased crops and weeds and take action to solve the problem? So-called machine learning is already being used to spot patterns and make decisions – in fraud detection, advertising and self-driving vehicles, and it is poised to be the next new decision support tool for agriculture.
Geopolitics of Food Systems Feb 16, 2018 from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College New Court, CB2 1TJ ,
Cambridge Food Security Forum (CamFSF) and the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) bring to you a lecture on the geopolitical nuances of food systems.
The Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub Feb 07, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus,
Talk by Duncan Catchpole
UCCRI Early Career Researcher Programme events from Jan 26, 2018 12:00 AM to Mar 15, 2018 12:00 AM David Attenborough Building, Cambridge,
The University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) Early Career Researcher Programme is open to all Cambridge PhD students and postdocs whose research is related to conservation and environmental issues, or who would like to meet researchers in this area. You can now sign up for specific events.
Counting the Cost, Value and Benefits of Natural Capital in Agriculture Jan 24, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Norwich Research Park, Centrum, Norwich, NR4 7UG,
Defining the benefits we get from nature is not easy. Attempts to develop metrics to quantify the “sustainability” of agriculture, the “health” of soils and the “benefits” from certain insects, for example, remain a Holy Grail for research and industry, and often rely on anecdote and observation to demonstrate impact.
Emerging Imaging Technologies in Agri-Food Workshop Jan 23, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Birmingham,
The workshop will address the needs of the arable, horticultural and livestock industries, as well as the food processing and manufacturing sector. 
Cambridge University Potato Growers Research Association 28th Annual Potato Conference from Dec 13, 2017 09:00 AM to Dec 14, 2017 05:00 PM Robinson College,
CUPGRA was set up in 1982 to encourage study and research on potatoes. It promotes the interchange of scientific research and field practice for innovative, sound commercial production of potatoes through its association with the Agronomy Research Group at NIAB CUF.
Sensors for Food and Agriculture from Dec 05, 2017 09:00 AM to Dec 06, 2017 05:00 PM Møller Centre, Cambridge,
The 3rd annual Sensors for Food and Agriculture conference will take place 5-6 December 2017 at the Møller Centre in Cambridge UK.
Nutri-Inno 2017 from Dec 04, 2017 09:00 AM to Dec 08, 2017 05:00 PM Cambridge (various locations),
Stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship for better nutrition
Meat, Monkeys, and Mosquitoes: A One Health Perspective on Emerging Diseases Nov 29, 2017 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 3JX,
Cambridge Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting of Minds 2017 Nov 24, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM Downing College, Cambridge,
Join the University of Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre's annual full-day conference ‘Cambridge Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting of Minds’, with over 100 attendees from across Cambridge.
Maximising the potential of crop researchers from Nov 20, 2017 10:00 AM to Nov 21, 2017 04:00 PM NIAB Park Farm, Histon,
An interactive two day meeting and networking event for young researchers and professionals
Film Screening: Food Evolution Nov 14, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM Old Divinity School, St John's College,
Join us for a private screening of the new documentary film 'Food Evolution,' which focuses on the debate surrounding the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Unlocking Public Health Challenges of Our Time Nov 14, 2017 from 09:30 AM to 06:30 PM Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge,
Now in its fourth year, the annual CIPH conference and lecture series presents an opportunity for public health researchers, policymakers and professionals to come together, discover and discuss the latest public health research breakthroughs at Cambridge.
REAP Conference 2017 Nov 07, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton,
Today's Knowledge Meets Tomorrow's Technology
Agri-Tech Week 2017 from Nov 06, 2017 09:00 AM to Nov 10, 2017 05:00 PM
Total Food 2017 from Oct 31, 2017 12:00 AM to Nov 02, 2017 12:00 AM Institute of Food Research, Norwich, NR4 7UA ,
An international conference exploring the latest breakthroughs in research into better ways of exploiting waste and co-products from agriculture and food production.
What's stopping your diet being more sustainable? Oct 24, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge,
Before the Flood, with expert Q&A Oct 20, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM Seminar Room 1, David Attenborough Building, Cambridge,
GM Food: What's the Problem? Oct 17, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge,
Agriculture and Health Sep 05, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 07:30 PM Old Divinity School, St John's College,
Cereals 2017 from Jun 14, 2017 09:00 AM to Jun 15, 2017 05:00 PM Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire,
Cereals is the one-stop shop for all the latest innovations in the arable world. Attendees will get to meet with all the major and new companies showcasing their latest products – from the newest breeding technologies to the state-of-the-art in precision engineering.
Third European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017 from Jun 06, 2017 09:00 AM to Jun 09, 2017 05:00 PM SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW ,
Looking at topics including urban, energy and infrastructure, agriculture, forestry biodiversity, ecosystem services, health and well being.
Putting Dirt in its Place: The Contemporary Politics of Waste from Jun 02, 2017 09:00 AM to Jun 03, 2017 05:00 PM Alison Richard Building, Cambridge ,
Transfer of Crop Research Knowledge to Small Farmers May 16, 2017 from 01:30 PM to 06:00 PM NIAB Innovation Farm, Villa Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9NZ ,
This seminar is organised by Cambridge Global Food Security in collaboration with the Tropical Agriculture Association East Anglia Branch, NIAB International, and CambPlants. Participants will learn about the experiences of two of East Anglia’s leading crop research centres in transferring research results to farmers in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Your Next Graduate Opportunity: in the food and fresh produce industry May 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Tackling Childhood Obesity: Are we doing enough? May 11, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College,
BHU Annual Lecture, in association with CSaP
Next Steps for Sugar Reduction Apr 27, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM Central London-UK Headquarters, 4 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7BW ,
Delegates at this conference will discuss the next steps for reducing sugar consumption in the UK. It takes place in light of the recently published policy paper on the Soft Drinks Industry Levy ahead of new legislation being introduced in the Finance Bill 2017 as set out in the Government’s childhood obesity plan.
Obesity: Tipping Back the Scales of the Nation Apr 19, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 04:15 PM The Studio, 51 Lever St Manchester, M1 1FN, United Kingdom,
Increasing levels of Obesity not only adversely affects current population health but will impact on the risks for future generations and according to the Chief Medical Officer tackling obesity should be made a national priority. The latest figures published reveal that 58% of women and 65% of men were overweight or obese in 2014, with an increased prevalence of 26% as compared to 15% in 1993. Childhood obesity is also a major cause for concern with more than 1 in 5 children in Reception, and 1 in 3 children in Year 6 classified as obese or overweight. Children from poorer backgrounds and twice as likely to be obese than children living in less deprived circumstances. The latest predictions in regard to future levels of obesity in the UK have been revised upwards, stating that by 2030 it is estimated that 74% of men and 64% of women in the UK will be overweight. It is thought that within the next decade obesity will overtake smoking as the greatest cause of cancer. NHS England spends around £16 billion a year on the direct medical costs of diabetes and conditions related to being overweight or obese; over £2bn more than is spent on fire and police services. The cost to individuals, society and the wider economy is much greater.