Food for Thought Weekend

2nd Jun 2018, 11:00am - 3rd Jun 2018, 6:00pm

Edge Hill University

Food For Thought Vegan Fair

Edge Hill University will open its doors to the public on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd June for Food for Thought, an inspiring programme of talks and events accompanied by a vegan food fair.

Food for Thought is part of Edge Hill’s annual Festival of Ideas, which this year explores a theme of Equalities and it also links in with the University’s Wonder Women programme which throughout 2018 celebrates the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote for the first time.

Events on Saturday 2nd June will focus on the Suffrage Movement and modern feminism. They include alternative independent publishers 404 Ink on the ‘Nasty Woman’ phenomenon, a public lecture on online mysogyny, an exhibition of vintage satirical Punch cartoons showing various views of the suffrage movement and a banner-making workshop from Manchester’s People’s History Museum.

On Sunday 3rd June a series of talks will explore a plethora of individual equalities, examining how we relate to one another and the impact of our choices upon culture, politics and the environment. From autism to global warming, and the future of the European Union to antiobiotic resistance, view the full programme for the day here.

This thought-provoking weekend will also feature a vibrant vegan marketplace in The Hub with over 40 stalls selling everything from cupcakes to Caribbean food and vegan sushi plus a wide range of ethical produce including make-up and clothing. There will be demonstrations of the 4K interactive environment The CAVE, plus the chance to try out your circus skills with our live performers.

The fair is FREE to attend – bookings are only required for individual events.

Programme of Events

Saturday 2nd June

Other events on this day, include CAVE demonstrations and St Helens Vegan Outreach

Sunday 3rd June

Other events on this day, include, CAVE demonstrations and Reverb: Performance and Open Mic