Meat Me Halfway

  • Wednesday 19 May, 12.30-13.15 BST

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The rise of intensive agriculture has had vast consequences for the planet's land, water supply, and climate. Could the reduction in demand for animal products be the key to a more equitable future for everyone - and are we capable of making the change?

Join Dr Tara Garnett, researcher from the University of Oxford and acting director of Table, and Dr Julia Shaw, psychological scientist at University College London, as we explore the complexities of our relationship with animal products and what drives us to make the choices we do.

About the speakers

Dr Tara Garnett is the director of Table, which seeks to provide a platform for informed discussions and bridge divides in debates surrounding food systems. Tara is based at the Environmental Change Institute in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, is a fellow of the Oxford Martin School and is a co-investigator on the Wellcome Trust-funded Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) project.

Dr Julia Shaw is a psychological scientist, science communicator and honorary research associate in the University College London (UCL) Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS). Julia is the international bestselling author of Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side (2018) and The Memory Illusion: Remembering Forgetting and the Science of False Memory (2016). She is also known for her media appearances and consulting work, including the co-hosting the BBC Sounds podcast, Bad People.

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