2017 – Food & Landscape

Report on the Oxford Food Symposium 2017: by Josh Evans Though ‘Food and Landscape’ had been anticipated to be a popular theme, the response was overwhelming. Not only were 178  paper-proposals submitted for 42 available slots, but 40% of us … Continue reading

2015 – Food & Communication

Report on the Oxford Symposium 2015: Food & Communication by Naomi Duguid I love the sense of anticipation in the room at the opening of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. Generous welcoming words from several of the Trustees … Continue reading

2012 – Wrapped & Stuffed

This year’s Symposium opened with David Thompson’s Jane Grigson Memorial Lecture on ‘Thai Food, Stuffed, Wrapped and Beyond’, followed by a surprising tasting of Thai wines from Monsoon Valley Wines. Dinner, a splendid affair prepared by Rowley Leigh of Le … Continue reading


Donate to Become a Friend of the Oxford Symposium The Friends of the Oxford Symposium fund activities that enrich the Symposium’s intellectual purpose. Over the last few years symposiasts have donated  £21,000 to the Friends. These funds have been spent on special … Continue reading

Oxford Symposium Awards & Grants

Oxford Symposium Awards and Grants ▪ Five Oxford Symposium Student Research Grants ▪ Prizes for Best Student Paper Presentations ▪ Prize for Best Presentation by a non-Student First-time Presenter ▪ Four Oxford Symposium Young Chefs Grants ▪ Thirty Student Discounted Places ▪ The Sophie … Continue reading


SYMPOSIUM DATES: 12-14 July 2019 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. Yearly Timetable Website design: Jake Tilson Studio   Latest news 2019 Symposium registration now open. Book your place here. SYMPOSIUM ON SEEDS FEATURED ON BBC RADIO FOUR’S THE FOOD PROGRAMME. … Continue reading