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Welcome
For all those who recognise that food
is more than mere consumption.
to the Oxford Food
Symposium
Welcome
to the Oxford Food
Symposium
For all those who recognise that food
is more than mere consumption.

Who are we?

An in-person Symposium in Oxford/UK and a global online event with keynotes, papers and meals, open to all. Food is at the core of what we do; for over forty years, academics, amateurs and aficionados from all areas of life have come together to share, learn and be inspired by each other.

The next symposium

5 – 7 July St Catherine’s College/Oxford
14 – 29 July Online

Next year’s topic is Gardens, Flowers, and Fruits and we’d like you to think small and large, from humble berries and petals to the huge challenge of climate change, from tiny spaces used for growing food to multinational behemoths towering over agriculture’s future.

Our ongoing activities

We are active all year round, not just during the symposium in July. Join us for online discussions at the virtual OFS Kitchen Table, subscribe to the monthly What’s Cooking newsletter or delve into the amazing riches of our archive.

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