This year, we are focusing on connections between health, wellbeing and sustainability.
Each term, we will explore a different theme. First, in Michaelmas Term, we will focus on the determinants of health and wellbeing in Places - where we live. We will start with the built environment and then move to the natural environment recognising the social, economic and environmental conditions that influence the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities to explore how they affect the way we view and live in cities of the future.
In Lent Term 2017, we will build on the discussions we had during our last year’s topic and focus on Nutrition – what we eat. We will start with the principal constituents of food and which components of our diet that promote wellbeing and reduce the risk of diseases. We will move on to explore the ‘drivers’ that influence our food choices and how we make sense of available nutrition information and conclude by exploring how we can eat our way to health.
In Easter Term we will explore People and the new population dynamics in a rapidly changing world.
Profiles of the witnesses
- Founding Partner,
- PLP Architects
- Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
- Advisor in Environment and Human Health Interactions,
- Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
- James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food,
- Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Population Health,
- Oxford University
- Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), Director of the OPENspace research centre and Associate Dean for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact for the College of Humanities and Social Science,
- University of Edinburgh
- A food writer, journalist and historian