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17:00 - 19:30 21 May 2018

UCL Food, Metabolism and Society Domain Summer Lecture: Milk, Microbes and the Fight for Real Cheese


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

We are delighted to welcome Bronwen Percival, cheese buyer for Neal's Yard Dairy and co-founder of MicrobialFoods.org, and Francis Percival, award-winning food and wine writer and co-convenor of The London Gastronomy Seminars who will be delivering our summer lecture based on their book Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese, which reveals the surprising truths and science behind the dairy industry.

The lecture will be followed by a wine and cheese reception, during which there will be quickfire soapbox science talks by UCL academics and The Eden Project; and make your own cheese with artist and materials specialist Ellie Doney.

Science Soapbox speakers include:

Dr Joanne Santini, UCL Structural and Molecular Biology Prof Mark Thomas, UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment Dr Rachel Warmington, Plant Pathologist, Eden Project Dr Mike Sulu, UCL Engineering Dr Mike Maunder, Eden Project

Supported by UCL Grand Challenges.


Dr Aarathi Prasad