Food for Thought

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‘Food for Thought’ is a response to a huge shift in consumer demands, as more and more people consider animal rights when making dietary choices. Veganuary 2018 was a record breaking event, with over 150,000 people worldwide taking part, and articles and trending stories have become ubiquitous on our daily social media.

This year will also see the University’s own Dr Richard Twine and Professor Claire Parkinson, from the Centre for Human-Animal Studies (CfHAS), conduct research into effective vegan advocacy. The project is the first of its kind, and will explore the barriers to veganism.

The food festival will take place alongside a programme of stimulating events which take a look at themes of ‘Modern Feminism’ and ‘Individual Equalities’, relating to the Festival of Ideas overarching theme of Equalities.

Saturday 2nd June

Exploring the Suffragette Movement and Modern Feminism

2018 marks 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act was passed and gave women of a certain criteria the right to vote in the UK. It was a change which sparked others. In 1928 another Act gave women the vote at 21, equal to men, and in 1969 the voting age for both sexes was lowered. Today anyone over 18 can vote in the UK, and there are moves to enfranchise and empower younger people too.

To celebrate the centenary of Women’s suffrage, Wonder Women have hosted, and continue to host, a series of events, installations and activities across campus throughout 2018.

The first day of our vegan fair ‘Food for Thought’ will continue these celebrations, with a whole day of events exploring the historical, political and cultural impact of suffrage and modern feminism.

 

#IsMisogynyTrending? Social Media Abuse and Trolling Women

2nd June 2018
12:00
In this public lecture, Laura Bliss aims to expose the sexist and misogynistic abuse women are exposed to everyday on social media and why as a society we need to do more to combat this.

Consumable Women: Gender and Consumer Culture Theory

2nd June 2018
14:00
This event focuses on the representation of women in media and the marketplace, including their influence on consumer culture.

404 Ink on the Nasty Woman phenomenon

2nd June 2018
17:00
With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever to share real experiences and hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil.

Votes for Women? Don’t Make Me Laugh

2nd June 2018
18:00
This exhibition will enable visitors to view a selection of the cartoons, hear from experts, and discuss how successfully the messages were conveyed.

Mrs Pankhurst’s Players presents: Votes for Women!

2nd June 2018
19:30
Students from Edge Hill’s Drama Department celebrate the legacy of the Actresses' Franchise League (AFL), who supported women's suffrage, by staging Elizabeth Robins' classic play Votes for Women!

Fabric of Protest

2nd June 2018
14:00
Come and take part in an artist-led, family-friendly workshop that will encourage creativity as well as enable you to express your views on issues that you feel strongly about.

Cegin y Capel: The Chapel Kitchen

2nd June 2018
11:00
Building on the performance Cartref presented at last year’s Festival of Ideas, Cegin y capel documents a short series of performance interventions located in chapel kitchens in Liverpool and North Wales.

Young Women – Leaders of Today, Not Just Tomorrow

2nd June 2018
11:30
This workshop aims to bring together young women leaders and champions of young women’s leadership to talk about what is working in strengthening young women’s leadership, and to explore how to address the barriers that remain.

Everything that I'm Not

2nd June 2018
13:00
Everything That I’m Not is an experimental documentary that centres on three Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples.

Sunday 3rd June

Exploring Individual Equalities

The second day of ‘Food for Thought’ will explore the possibility of an egalitarian society by examining how we relate to one another and the impact of our choices upon culture, politics and the environment. The day will also explore the Arts for Wellbeing Research and its key focus on equal access and treatment for people from all walks of life.

Reinterpreting Diversity: Transforming Lives and Society

3rd June 2018
16:00
The view from Positive Psychology is that everyone has their own ‘personal best’ strengths and that they will thrive and be more productive if they can craft their lives to spend more time on them.

Outbreak: Antibiotic Resistance and the Hunt for New Antibiotics

3rd June 2018
11:00
Antibiotic resistance is a serious global problem, with the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Dr Lorena Fernández-Martínez’s research focuses on the search for new antibiotics.

No, Donald, global warming is not an expensive hoax, see!

3rd June 2018
12:00
Decades of scientific investigation have not yet succeeded in countering all climate change scepticism, but it can be hard to argue with a perfectly painted picture.

Human-robot Social Interactions: The Future of Robotics and Automaton in Social Care

3rd June 2018
14:00
This seminar provides a rare opportunity to learn about different types of robots which could be engaged in social care, whether in home or in institutions, and to interact with Edge Hill's very own automaton, Robbie the Nao robot.

Inequality of Opportunity: Does Implicit Bias Hold the Key?

3rd June 2018
13:00
Despite efforts to deal with the under-representation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff at senior grades in higher education (and elsewhere), progress to date has been limited. Professor Geoff Beattie will explore and discuss potential explanations.

Unite or Unravel? The Future of the European Union

3rd June 2018
14:00
Following a series of global crises, the increasingly uncertain future of the European Union, and Europe itself, has generated an important academic debate. Will the European Union survive? If so, in what shape? If not, will anything replace it?

Autism: A Curious Case of the Human Mind

3rd June 2018
15:00
After witnessing the effects of autism on his brother’s life, Edge Hill University student Tom Griffiths decided to create a film in an effort to learn more about, and raise awareness of, the neurological condition which affects so many people.

Cegin y Capel: The Chapel Kitchen

2nd June 2018
11:00
Building on the performance Cartref presented at last year’s Festival of Ideas, Cegin y capel documents a short series of performance interventions located in chapel kitchens in Liverpool and North Wales.

 

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Centre for Human Animal Studies

Academics conduct research to help people become vegan