Oxford plays host to two universities that educate over 30,000 full-time students and employ another quarter of that as research and academic staff. Furthermore, a number of external research institutions dot the landscape. With such academic powerhouses in the area, it is understandable that a body of research from university students and researchers on topics related to Oxfordshire’s food system is emerging. Good Food Oxford has planted the seed, and begun aggregating and documenting this work to make it more accessible to the broad range of those interested in Oxford’s food system. Stay tuned as this section grows!
Oxford SFC Bronze Award application – Good Food Oxford submitted an application for a Sustainable Food Cities Bronze award in May 2018
Made in Oxfordshire – Report from Good Food Oxford & Local Nexus event on relocalising manufacturing
Mapping project of food outlets in Rose Hill, Blackbird Leys and Barton – Report from The Student Consultancy for Good Food Oxford
The Value of Local Food: A Local Business Perspective – Report from Good Food Oxford, gauging barriers to local food businesses trading local produce, and how a food depot might improve the current situation
Dealing with Food Waste at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford – Report from The Student Consultancy for Good Food Oxford
Current Food Waste Practices and Potential Improvements across the Colleges of the University of Oxford – Report from Oxford University ECI-funded intern Aaron Hanson for Good Food Oxford
Usage of the “Community Cupboard” in Barton Neighbourhood Centre – Report from The Student Consultancy for Good Food Oxford
SUGAR SMART Oxford – choice architecture, marketing and student engagement to minimise sugar consumption – Report from The Student Consultancy for Good Food Oxford
Research and Policy Publications
Crunching Numbers: A Snapshot of Oxford’s Food System – Good Food Oxford Blog
Feeding the Gaps: Food Poverty and Food Surplus Redistribution in Oxford – D. Lalor, report commissioned by the Community Action Groups project.
Food Poverty in Oxford: A Qualitative Study in Barton and Rose Hill – F. Hansford & R. Friedman
FoodPrinting Oxford: How to Feed a City – LandShare, Oxford City Council, Low Carbon Oxford
The Local Nexus Network for Redistributed Manufacturing Feasibility Project: Policies and Society: Draft – Oxfordshire Case Study – David Bradley and Andy Pike CURDS, Newcastle University
The Benefits of Land Management by Community Action Groups in Oxfordshire – Bronwen Hunter, report commissioned by the Community Action Groups project. See also CAG summary and infographic.
Theses and Dissertations
Free Cheese Only Comes in Mousetraps: Exploring Food Bank Use in the UK – M. Ellis-Petersen
If you know of something we are missing, drop us a line.
And if you have an idea for locally-focused environmental research, you can now get in touch with agile-ox at Oxford’s University Environment Change Institute.