The Rise of Real Bread: Changing Britain's Daily Loaf

14 Nov 2009 - 10:00
14 Nov 2009 - 17:00

To be held at St Anne's College, Oxford on 14 November 2009, 10am-5pm.

Nothing is more important than bread, truly it is the staff of life. Yet the majority of us are eating highly processed bread packed with additives - designed for industrial production rather than nutrition and taste. This one day conference brings together growers, bakers, millers, consumers and campaigners to discuss how to substitute mass-produced bread with locally produced all-natural bread - better for our communities and our palates.

Chaired by Sheila Dillon (Radio 4’s The Food Programme), speakers include:

Felicity Lawrence (Special Correspondent, The Guardian, author of Not on the Label); Andrew Whitley (Bread Matters and co-founder of The Real Bread Campaign); John Letts (archeo-botanist, thatcher and founder of The Oxford Bread Group); Colin Tudge (biologist and writer, founder of The Campaign for Real Farming); Professor Martin Wolfe (Research Director, The Organic Research Centre and Bee Wilson (Sunday Telegraph food columnist, author of Swindled). Also speaking are our local food heroes – including The Handmade Bakery and the Natural Bread Company.

Join us for an enjoyable day of discussion, workshops and celebration– the day includes lunch and the chance to taste the Oxford loaf and the famous saffron buns.

See for more information and to register. Tickets are 38, This includes lunch, tea and coffee. There will be an evening event at Freud café for those who want to pursue ‘bread matters’.

This conference has been organised by Landshare CIC in cooperation with the Real Bread Campaign and the Oxford Bread Group.

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