IFSTAL public lecture 2019

IFSTAL public lecture 2019

The IFSTAL Annual Public Lecture is an opportunity to hear from an influential figure in food and learn more about the current and future food landscape.

For 2019, our guest speaker will be Sue Pritchard, Director of the RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission.

The 2019 Public Lecture is free to attend and takes place on 13 December 2019 at 17.30 at SOAS University of London.

The Q&A will be chaired by Lizzie Hull, followed by a festive reception. See full details here.

The challenges and issues facing our food and drink system are huge and vary greatly. The very nature of these challenges means that they require collective and collaborative action towards standards, interventions and reports at both a global and local level.


The IFSTAL Public Lecture is free to attend and all are welcome. Advance registration is required; you can sign up here.

About Sue Pritchard

Sue Pritchard

Sue has a background in leading large-scale change for more sustainable futures.  Before joining the RSA, she ran a small consulting practice, working with public, private and not for profit organisations on their leadership, strategy, culture and governance.  She worked with governments and enterprises on the leadership and delivery of major and complex projects, most recently focussed on gender balance, diversity and inclusion in the leadership teams of government major projects.

Over the last twenty years, Sue has been awarded a number of Visiting Research Fellowships, from the Revans Institute for Action Learning & Research at Salford, the Academy of Engineering at University of Leeds, Ashridge Business School and most recently The Bartlett, at University College London, where she still holds the title of Honorary Senior Associate.  Sue has herself had a number of board level appointments, from vice chair of a large education charity to non-executive director and then chair of a health board for ten years, giving her a grounding appreciation for the real challenges in leading sustainable change.  Sue has written a number of papers and books on leadership and change and is a founding board member of the international journal Action Learning: research & practice

Alongside this, Sue also runs an organic livestock farm in Wales, with her family and volunteers.  The farm is also home to a charity, the Silver Birch Foundation, which provides education, training and development for disaffected and disengaged young people, in partnership with local schools.

About Lizzie Hull

Lizzie’s research focuses on the viability of small-scale farming as a component of rural livelihoods; the role of gender and time-use as factors that influence pathways between agriculture and nutrition outcomes; the intersections of formal and informal systems of food production and distribution; and the role of the state and institutions in shaping rural food security.

Learn more about the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission.

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