Next symposium

Registration for 2022 is now open!
8 – 10 July at St Catz and July 15 – 31 Online.
The Best of Both Worlds.

Book tickets

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Full weekend package
Access to the physical Symposium at St Catz July 8-10, incl. 2 nights B&B, 2 lunches (Sat & Sun), and 2 dinners (Fri & Sat). Access to the online Symposium July 15-31, including recorded paper videos & plenary talks after the event and all on-line events.
£ 600
235 available
Student, full weekend package
Access to the physical Symposium at St Catz July 8-10, incl. 2 nights B&B, 2 lunches (Sat & Sun), and 2 dinners (Fri & Sat). Access to the online Symposium July 15-31, including recorded paper videos & plenary talks after the event and all on-line events.
£ 300
6 available
Full weekend package, non-residential
Access to the physical Symposium at St Catz July 8-10, incl. 2 lunches (Sat & Sun), and 2 dinners (Fri & Sat). Access to the online Symposium July 15-31, including recorded paper videos & plenary talks after the event and all on-line events.
£ 400
235 available
Student, non-residential
Access to the physical Symposium at St Catz July 8-10, incl. 2 lunches (Sat & Sun), and 2 dinners (Fri & Sat). Access to the online Symposium July 15-31, including recorded paper videos & plenary talks after the event and all on-line events.
£ 200
10 available
Online only
Access to the online Symposium July 15-31, including recorded paper videos & plenary talks after the event and all on-line events.
£ 50
Unlimited
Student, Online only
Access to the online Symposium July 15-31, including recorded paper videos & plenary talks after the event and all on-line events.
£ 25
Unlimited
Non-symposiast staying with a Symposiast in a twin-bedded room
2 nights B&B at St Catz (Fri and Sat night)
£ 110
19 available
Additional Thursday night
For residents you can choose to stay an additional night on Thursday
£ 115
16 available
Additional Sunday night
For residents, you can choose to stay an additional night on Sunday
£ 115
18 available

Please note: We are eagerly anticipating a return to St Catz, but are mindful that unanticipated travel challenges may arise. Please take a moment to understand our cancellation and refund policies noted in the “T&C” (terms and conditions) at the bottom of the web page. You might consider purchasing travel insurance in the unpredictable event that your local situation prevents traveling to the Symposium. We cannot refund Symposium fees beyond what is stated in our Terms & Conditions, but for cancellations received more than 28 days before the Symposium, if we can rebook your place from a waiting list, we will apply a 15% cancellation fee to your refund to cover our administrative costs; for cancellations 28 days or less before the Symposium, we will apply a 30% cancellation fee in the event we can rebook your place from a waiting list.

Paper proposals for 2022 – deadline is January 31

Paper-proposals are invited on the subject of Portable Food – Food away from the Table. While it might be tempting to discuss migration of people and foodstuffs, much of this was covered in Food on the Move in 1983, the first Symposium at which papers were formally presented. We therefore encourage the consideration of the possibilities inherent in situations in which food is eaten somewhere other than in the home’s traditional eating area or its commercial equivalents: restaurants, cafes, canteens, etc.

What to expect

An immersive weekend and beyond

Joyful news! Call it a leap of faith, but registration is now open for 2022’s Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery at St. Catz. While the event is still some time away, the college assures us that all necessary precautions for keeping delegates safe are in place, and that the facilities have undergone energetic upgrading under lockdown.

This doesn’t mean we’re abandoning our on-line Symposiasts, many of whom joined for the first time in 2020 and 2021 on our all-singing, all-dancing new website. We intend this to form an integral part of the Symposium’s purpose – the preparation, discussion, editing and publication of the annual Proceedings. These are made available the following year and are downloadable free after three years.

Symposiasts who gather for the weekend at St Catz will be able to follow (circumstances permitting) the usual programme of Speakers, Paper-presentations, meals, entertainments, book-room and informal discussion-forums.

The in-person Symposium weekend will be followed by a virtual Symposium – separately ticketed for those who are not attendees at St. Catz – which is scheduled to run for three weeks and include recordings of our Speakers, video recordings of all Papers, live panel discussions of Papers with their presenters (as in 2020 and 2021), Fringe activities, interactive Noticeboard and a final Speaker followed by a vote on the topic for 2025.

A symposium for everyone

The Symposium has always been a coming-together rather than setting-apart: Admission will be, as usual, first-come first-served, no academic qualifications required. Numbers of attendees at St.Catz will of necessity be strictly limited in 2022, so do please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Awards, grants & prizes

We have a number of assisted places, student rates, awards, grants and prizes that all applicants should endeavour to consult before registering their place.

St Catz is still our spiritual home

We are much looking forward to our return to St Catz, and you can read about the physical campus below.

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