SOAS University of London

BBC Radio 4 Food Programme presenter Sheila Dillon discusses food journalism at SOAS

9 December 2016

Renowned investigative journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme Sheila Dillon spoke at SOAS University of London this week, delivering the inaugural public lecture for IFSTAL (Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning).

Delivering the first Annual IFSTAL Public Lecture, Sheila Dillon examined the history of food programming and food journalism. She explored the parts of our food system that make it into the media, and those that more often get left out, and how media reflects the trends and challenges we face as a society with food, looking at production to consumption.

The lecture was livestreamed to IFSTAL’s partner institutions in Oxford, Reading and Warwick. It was followed by an interactive question and answer session, chaired by Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City, University of London. A recording of the lecture will be available on the IFSTAL website.

IFSTAL is a network of seven higher education institutions delivered as a programme to postgraduate students to address global food challenges. IFSTAL’s participating institutions are: the University of Oxford (lead), the University of Reading, the University of Warwick, City, University of London, and the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research, comprising of SOAS University of London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Royal Veterinary College.