8th – 10th July at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Registration is now open 

The American Friends of the Oxford Symposium are delighted to announce the reception of a grant from The Julia Child Foundation to support student attendance at this year’s event. Click here for details.

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Latest news

SYMPOSIUM UPDATE: Papers available here for registered participants to download.

SYMPOSIUM UPDATE: The Jane Grigson lecture on Friday evening will be given by Professor Timothy Lang, City University. More details here.

NEW BLOG: ‘Sitting the Month’: post-partum practices and foods given to new mothers in China. Link

2017 SYMPOSIUM TOPIC ANNOUNCED: The invitation to contribute to ‘Food and Landscape’ is on the website. Link after ‘Offal’

NEW BLOG:  Our Wiki-Food (and mostly women) Project: link

The Oxford Symposium was originally founded and co-chaired by Alan Davidson, pre-eminent food historian and author of The Oxford Companion to Food and Dr Theodore Zeldin, the celebrated social historian of France.