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Past event - 2022
10 May Doors open 6:30pm
Talks starting from 7:30pm
To be finished by 9:30pm
Queen St Brewhouse, 7 Queen Street,
Colchester CO1 2PG
Food is life, so let’s talk about it. Join us to look back at Colcheter’s food history, discuss how growing our own food could help us feel better and find out if the planet can keep us with us as we grow hungrier and hungrier.

Science against nature at the royal table

Dr. Lisa Smith (Senior Lecturer, History, University of Essex)
We might think of the world of Bridgerton in terms of old-fashioned candlelit glamour, but the Georgian period brought exciting scientific food developments. This talk focuses on royal dining at Kew and Carleton House, which was at the cutting edge of culinary technology and displayed innovation that could control nature. From glasshouses and copper kitchens to pastry rockets: a Georgian dining experience that would appeal to Heston Blumenthal!

Cultivating change

Dr. Simone Coetzee (Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex)
Growing food can be fun, collaborative, creative and make us healthier. It can also be frustrating at times. Dr Coetzee is an occupational therapist and scientist from the University of Essex. She researches community food growing, asking what happens when we grow food together. What are the changes that take place and how can we understand them? In this talk, using examples from London and Colchester, she discusses how personal, social, environmental and political changes can be cultivated in community food growing projects.

Hot and hungry: food shortages in a warming world

Happiness Uka (Speaker)
Agriculture is one of the sectors most vulnerable to climate change, at risk from both extreme weather events and long-term changes in climatic pattern. The resulting lower yields and higher prices could cause severe food insecurity, driving up food prices for consumers around the world. This talk focuses on the link between rising temperatures and our dinner tables, explaining how food shortages could be intensified as the world warms up and environmental crises become more common.


Other Queen St Brewhouse events

2022-05-09 Let’s Talk About That Queen St Brewhouse 7 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PG, United Kingdom
2022-05-11 To Do or Not To Do Queen St Brewhouse 7 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PG, United Kingdom
11 May

To Do or Not To Do

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