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March 2018

Cambridge Science Festival

March 12 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

Cambridge Science Festival gives the public the opportunity to explore science in Cambridge, the events include a huge variety of subjects to get everyone involved! There are talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film screenings and debates. Check out the whole list of events here, we will be posting relevant ones on our events web-page so keep an eye on that too!

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GSI Seminar – Making sense of sustainability: small steps to change the world

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Campus, East Road Room RUS203
Cambridge, CB1 1PT
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What does sustainability look like in practice? The Global Sustainability team present an interactive talk to help explain how we understand sustainability, why it matters and what we can do to address its central themes; from global research to organisations change, to practical steps anyone can take in their everyday lives.  To find out more and book a place click here.  This event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival 2018

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Talk “Are food miles worth worrying about?”

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane cb2 1rw United Kingdom + Google Map

Trying to make sensible food choices can be confusing. 'Eat local' is claimed by many to be the way to have minimal impact on the environment. But the total greenhouse gas emissions depend on the product in question - overall they are lower for tomatoes grown in the warmer climes of Spain using natural sunlight and imported to the UK, than for tomatoes grown locally in heated glasshouses in the middle of winter. How can we make sense of 'food…

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Food Security Lecture: Dr. John Ingram

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, Trumpington Street CB2 1AG + Google Map

Dr. John Ingram is Food Systems Programme Leader, Environmental Change Institute, The University of Oxford. His interests are in the conceptual framing of food systems; the interactions among the many actors involved and their varied activities, and the outcomes of their activities for food security, livelihoods and environment; and food system resilience. He leads the food system research group within ECI, as well as the multi-university post-graduate food systems training programme (IFSTAL) and coordinates the UK Global Food Security programme…

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Grow Your Own Session in Trumpington

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Foster Road, Cambridge, Foster Road
Cambridge, CB2 9JR
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Join Dave Fox at Trumpington allotments, novices and experienced growers are all welcome! It is mutual sharing, not a lesson. The day will include; preparing seed beds; sowing potatoes, parsnips, onions, and broad beans; weeding; a look around the forest garden; and pruning of fruit trees. You will have produce to take home so bring bags! Expect rhubarb, potatoes and greens.  To find out more click here. For directions click here. 

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Burgers, bacteria and heart disease: the processed food debate

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anglia Ruskin University, Science Centre, CSI105, East Road CB1 1PT + Google Map

Dr Clett Erridge, Anglia Ruskin University, presents a thought provoking examination of some of the latest scientific discoveries making unexpected connections between bacteria, processed foods and our risk of developing heart disease and type II diabetes.  Part of Cambridge Science Festival, book here. 

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GSI Seminar – Prof Andy Gouldson: Leeds Climate Commission

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lord Ashcroft Building (LAB113), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

The Leeds Climate Commission was established in 2017 to help Leeds make a positive choice on issues relating to energy, carbon, weather and climate. It brings together key organisations and actors from across the city and seeks to be an independent voice in the city, providing authoritative advice on steps towards a low carbon, climate resilient future.  Andy Gouldson, Professor of Environmental Policy and Dean: Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Leeds, was selected to be the first Chair of the…

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April 2018

Vegan food and wine tasting

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road
Cambridge, CB1 7BX
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The Cambridge Wine Merchants and Grazie Cambridge are co-hosting the very first vegan food and wine tasting event.  Vegetables and legumes cooked using traditional Sardinian and Tuscan methods and recipes. 100% Vegan. Food will be served both raw and cooked; partnered with some of our amazing selection of vegan wines. Find out more and book here.   

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Green Cooking for Kids

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cambridge Cookery School, Homerton Gardens, Purbeck Road, off Hills Road
Cambridge, CB2 8EB United Kingdom
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Cambridge Cookery is an award-winning cookery school and neighbourhood bistro and cafe with strong Scandinavian and Italian influences. They believe in sustainable ingredients and know all of their suppliers well with everything being handmade on the premises.  Green Cooking for Kids is designed to encourage young cooks to have a go in the kitchen, using simple, fresh, everyday ingredients free from animal protein. The session will finish with a small communal lunch and, depending on appetites, goodie bags to take home! …

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CropShare – Be an organic farmer for the day!

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Willow Farm, Lode
Cambridge, CB25 9HF
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Join Transition Cambridge’s community farming project to experience life as an organic farmer for a day. This event is family friendly and everyone is welcome! It will be good healthy fun, a great chance to see our local countryside and how the food we eat is grown on a large scale. Activities will include sowing, planting, weeding and harvesting. Click here to read more and sign up for upcoming dates. The event is held on Willow Farm in Lode, Cambridge…

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