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Our current topic

Each term has a different theme. First, in October, November and December, we will focus on the determinants of health and wellbeing in places. We started by exploring these connections in places where we live and work, before moving on to green spaces in cities and the way in which they can be designed to benefit people's health, bring communities together and have a positive effect on nature. As always, the working title of the final meeting of term was 'catalyzing change' and we discussedthe role that policy, industry and communities could play in shaping cities in ways that benefit people and the environment.

Between January and March 2017, we will build on the discussions we had during our last year’s topic and focus on diets and lifestyles. We will start by looking at how our diets may change in the future and ways in which these changes could impact the environment. We will then turn to what drives the choices people make and finally, we will discuss 'catalysing change' and the role that policy, industry, advocacy and education could play in changing what people eat and how active they are.

In April, May and June, we will explore People and the new population dynamics in a rapidly changing world and more details will be available later this term.

If you would like more information about these themes, please contact Dr Rosamunde Almond (