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Eaten Up: Food, God and Us

  • Course Dates: Tue 26 March, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Everyone has a ‘food story’.

Food is essential to life, yet is contested at just about every level – from our individual relationship with it (do we under-eat, over-eat, obsess about it, not care about it?), to its wider political significances.

This day will be exploratory and participatory. We will look at issues of:

  • food and identity: body image, health and wellbeing, links with mental health, food as culture;
  • food and politics: food poverty, gifting food, inequality, starvation as a weapon; self-starvation as a political tool, sustainability; food security;
  • food and spirituality: fasting, eating, mysticism, bread of life, manna from heaven.

Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

Course Details

Date:
Tue 26 March
Time:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Tutor:
Alison Webster is the Social Responsibility Adviser for the Church of England Diocese of Oxford, founder editor of two international journals, Theology and Sexuality, and Political Theology. Her latest book is Found Out: Women’s Faith in Sexuality (2017).
Course Code:
2471
Course Price:
£60, includes lunch and refreshments