A free festival showcasing the memories, joys, tastes and academic study of food is to be held at the University of Roehampton in mid-November, and Wandsworth residents are being invited to sign up and join in.
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While there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there is a free evening banquet during the 10 hour celebration on Saturday 15 November. The banquet will include a tasting menu and discussion of how food has played key roles in our lives, from the first things we ate as infants, to funeral foods. Whilst they eat, diners will learn about the myths and truths around brain food and ritual practices in different cultures. Visitors will be encouraged to talk about memories of food and its associations with milestones in their lives.
As well as the banquet local people can sign up for day time activities, including:
The festival has been designed to increase understanding across the University of how food is central to many academic disciplines, from psychology to history, dance, literature and others. People’s reaction to the events, and the opinions they share will help lecturers understand how best to teach.
All events are free to attend, but must be booked in advance.
The event is part of a nationwide project called the Being Human Festival, led by the University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
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