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Hands in the Soil

Upcoming OxCAN Events

Past Events

  • 17 Jun, 12:00 – 13:00 BST
    Professor Jo Patterson will talk about her experiences in achieving affordable low carbon housing including both new build and retrofit housing - involving the design and construction of an affordable energy positive new build home that has been replicated by social housing companies in Wales.
  • 07 Jun, 19:00 – 20:00
    Continuing from February's great discussion, we would love to hear more stories of things your local community are doing to tackle climate change, what's working, what are the challenges and how could we support each other to do more.
  • 17 May, 14:00 BST
    Kate Burtonwood is Head Gardener at Trinity College, Oxford. She has a deep interest in sustainability and will talk about the challenges of introducing sustainable ideas in her current role, and raise some ideas of what we could be doing at home to focus on sustainable practices in gardening.
  • 10 May, 19:00 BST
    Our informal networking events, OxCAN connect are a chance to discuss a topic of your choice. This month, we pick up the conversation that started in September about how we stay inspired to do our bit.
  • 19 Apr, 19:00 BST
    Join Jamie Anderson, who is leading our Transport Working Group, to learn about innovation and share ideas for how we can make a difference in this important area which accounts for 20-25% of global CO2 emissions.
  • 14 Mar, 11:00 GMT
    Deap Khambay has over 10 years experience in the fashion industry including as the Head of Sustainability at 'Seasalt'
  • 09 Feb, 20:00 – 21:30 GMT
    We would love to hear your stories of things your local community are doing to tackle climate change, what's working, what are the challenges and how could we support each other to do more.
  • 03 Feb, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT
    We're delighted to announce our first AGM, now that we have incorporated as a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation). Your chance to input to our plans for the future!
  • 01 Feb, 14:00 GMT
    Join Jonty Brunyee from FarmED in discussion of the importance of soil health and carbon sequestration as well as its benefits for farmers and harvests.
  • 11 Jan, 10:30 GMT
    Professor Mike Rayner brings a unique viewpoint combining science and theology in proposing ways to solve the flaws in our food system.
  • 06 Nov 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 GMT
    What's left to say about climate change? This month, OxCAN Connect is calling on all you rebels out there with original ideas, quirky theories or things to get off your chest. We know the challenge. But what's the solution?
  • 21 Oct 2021, 19:00 – 20:15 CEST
    Continuing OxCAN Europe, hear from Dr Steve Smith (Oxford Net Zero), Owen Hewlett (CTO at Gold Standard Foundation), Eli Mitchell-Larson (Scoping Team Lead, Carbon Removal Advocacy Europe), Lori Guetre (Carbon Engineering Ltd.), and Zhizhen Wang (Signify) on the role of voluntary offsetting.
  • 19 Oct 2021, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT+10
    Part of our Asia, Australia and New Zealand series, speakers Will Steffen and Sujay Natson discuss the risks of climate change to the Asia Pacific region following the latest IPCC report. This event will be followed by optional informal networking for 30 minutes.
  • 11 Oct 2021, 19:15 – 20:45 BST
    South Wing, Exam Schools, 75 - 81 High St, Oxford OX1 4BG, UK
    OCS Event: A conversation with the lead authors of the latest IPCC report
  • 06 Oct 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 BST
    Judy Brewer AO, speaks about her experiences as a beef cattle farmer and the transition of farming practices in Australia to be more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable
  • 17 Sept 2021, 18:30 – 22:30 CEST
    Cafe am Neuen See, Lichtensteinallee 2, 10787 Berlin, Germany
    Our very first in-person OxCAN meet-up, being held for local members in Berlin in conjunction with the Oxford Berlin Society
  • 14 Sept 2021, 20:00 – 21:00 BST
    Meeting Minds Event
    In this interactive session at Meeting Minds Sep 2021, Rachel Evatt (Balliol, 2000) talks about the practical elements of her project to restore a more natural ecological balance to her Derbyshire farm
  • 08 Sept 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
    It's all change for UK farming with huge new policy changes, Brexit, new trade deals. And on top of it all the climate and nature crises. Vicki Hird from Sustain discusses how farmers, the food system and consumers will need to respond and take action. But will politicians help or hinder?