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Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment


This year, our topic aims to draw connections between health, wellbeing and sustainability.

Each term has a different theme. First, in October, November and December, we focused on the determinants of health and wellbeing in places. Between January and March 2017, we built on the discussions we had during our second topic and focused on diets. In April, May and June, we will explore health, wellbeing and sustainability in a changing world and more details will be available soon.

Profiles of the witnesses


 Ron  Bakker
Founding Partner,
PLP Architects
Dr Dimitris  Ballas
Senior Lecturer,
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield
 Craig  Bennett
Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Dr David  Cope
Director of Strategy and External Affairs,
Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Professor Matthew  Gandy
Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography,
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Professor Charles  Godfray
Hope Professor and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food,
Oxford University
Dr Scott  Hosking
Climate Scientist in the Atmosphere, Ice and Climate team,
British Antarctic Survey
Professor Tim  Lang
Professor of Food Policy,
Centre for Food Policy, Department of Sociology
City, University of London
Dr Brent  Loken
Science Liaison Officer,
EAT Foundation, Oslo
Professor Theresa  Marteau
Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit,
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
Dr Michael  Obersteiner
Program Director of the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program,
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria
 Laurie  Parma
Researcher based within the Policy Research Group,
Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
Dr Peeter  Pärt
Advisor in Environment and Human Health Interactions,
Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
Dr Gillian  Petrokovsky
James Martin Fellow in the Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab,
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford
Professor Sumantra  Ray
Founding Chair and Executive Director of the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health,
Senior Medical Advisor and Head of the Volunteer Studies and Clinical Services Facility,
MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, University of Cambridge
 Ellie  Robinson
Assistant Director of External Affairs,
National Trust
Dr Marco  Springmann
James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food,
Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Population Health,
Oxford University
Professor Catharine  Ward Thompson
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 Soci
University of Edinburgh
Professor Martin  White
Programme Lead – Food behaviours and public health interventions,
UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR),
MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge
 Bee  Wilson
A food writer, journalist and historian