7pm – 9pm: Early Registration
The conference kicks off with early registration from 7pm to 9pm upstairs in the Turl Street Kitchen. If you are in Oxford the night before the conference, come and register to beat the queues. Then you can catch up with old friends and new downstairs in the Turl Street Kitchen. The 15% discount for conference delegates starts tonight!
5pm – 6.30pm: Bar and open networking in the Main Hall
After the final session in the Main Hall, stick around for a while for a drink and a chat. We will be serving a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, including real ale and British wines.
5.15pm – 6.15pm: Screening of In Our Hands film in the Christopher Room
The long-awaited release of the Land Workers’ Alliance feature documentary: In Our Hands profiles the emergence of a new generation of farmers who are outgrowing the industrial food system with a vision for post-Brexit food production that redefines our relationship with food.
5.15pm – 6.15pm: The Soil Never Sleeps book launch in the Assembly Room
Adam Horovitz, poet-in-residence at last year’s ORFC, launches his new book about pastoral farming. For the last 15 months, Adam was embedded on four certified Pasture for Life farms in Cornwall, Kent, Yorkshire and Wales – learning, and writing, about pasture farming and the ethics and politics of farming. If you can’t be at the launch you can buy the book here
6pm – 7pm: Big, small or not at all? The future of milk and diary at the Turl Street Kitchen
This informal workshop will discuss the rise of micro-dairies and the impact they could have on the dairy industry. It will explore how the rest of the sector will look in ten years time, whilst discussing some of the wider themes around micro-dairying and the dairy industry in general, such as the place of milk and dairy in our diets including health, nutrition, changing diets, milk’s poor identity and value. We will hear perspectives from consumers and mirco-dairy producers.
7pm – 9pm: Evening Dinners with Good Food Oxford
Restaurants and cafes across Oxford will be hosting a range of evening dinners for conference delegates. Please note, tickets for the Evening Dinners need to be ordered at the same time as your standard delegate ticket.
Anybody involved in Permaculture is invited to come to the Thali Café’s evening dinner.
Meet, network and connect with other ‘permies’.
The meetup is convened by the Permaculture Association.
Book for dinner when you buy your conference ticket!
8pm – 11pm: The Land Workers’ Alliance host Modern Art Oxford
The Land Workers’ Alliance will be hosting their legendary knees-up, this year at Modern Art Oxford. They will be joined by Me and My Friends – a UK quintet bringing the sound of English folk colliding head-on with afrobeat, highlife and roots reggae.
There will be a £4 charge on the door to cover the band.
9.00pm – 11pm: Pasture-Fed Livestock Association ‘Open House’ at the Turl Street Kitchen
Spend some time in the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association’s living room for the evening, upstairs at the cosy Turl Street Kitchen. Come along to meet, mingle, chat PFLA or wind down from the day.
5pm: Conference ends
The conference finishes! Go home!
No, seriously, many delegates are likely to convene on the St Aldates Tavern opposite the Town Hall, the Turl Street Kitchen and the Jam Factory for a final farewell. Your 15% discount on food at the Turl Street Kitchen will still be valid, and there are some simple options at the Jam Factory if you’d prefer a quick bite. The Jam Factory is just opposite the station so you can make a quick getaway.