Food and hard times in three European countries

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New findings and panel discussion with Danny Dorling, Hannah Lambie-Mumford and Liz Dowler.

Tuesday 30th April 2019, 5.15-8pm, University College London.

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Having enough to eat of a decent quality and quantity has long been a central expectation of what it means to live in a Western country. But today food poverty is a major social and moral concern in Britain and some parts of Europe. Families and Food in Hard Times, a European Research Council funded study, presents key findings concerning these questions:

  • What is the relationship between economic inequality and diet in the UK and other parts of Europe?
  • Which types of families are going without enough decent food in different European countries?
  • How do social contexts shape children’s and families’ experiences of food poverty?
  • Where do the state and charity figure in addressing food poverty and its causes?

Guest speaker: Professor Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford. ‘Diet, exercise and economic inequality – why is Britain so bad at being European?’

Discussant: Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford, Research Fellow at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), University of Sheffield.

Q&A chaired by Professor Elizabeth Dowler, Emeritus Professor of Food and Social Policy, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.

Please join us to reflect upon the research, what the future holds in store and how we respond – as people and as researchers – to the challenges ahead: Tuesday 30th April 2019, 5.15-8pm, UCL Gordon House, Room 106, 29 Gordon square, London, WC1H 0PP

Places are free but limited and registration is essential: RSVP

The research leading to these results, and this event, are funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC grant agreement n° 337377

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