Deep-fried Mars bars and the Scottish diet: public seminar

CK smallThe School of Health Sciences is pleased to present a special lunchtime public seminar by Dr Christine Knight, Visiting International Fellow at the University during January and February 2015.

Christine will speak about her ongoing research on the negative stereotype of the Scottish diet in the UK media and popular culture. The Scottish diet has been associated since the mid-1990s with unhealthy, deep-fried foods, including the notorious deep-fried Mars bar, deep-fried pizza and deep-fried haggis. Christine’s presentation will examine how this stereotype circulates through the press in Scotland, and has become part of a vicious cycle with negative effects on eating habits.

Dr Knight is Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Science, Technology & Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

The seminar, “The Land of the Deep Fried Mars Bar”: Stereotypes of the Scottish diet in the UK media, will be held on Tuesday 17 February 2015, from 12 noon to 2 pm in Room 2.02, Level 2, 182 Victoria Square. Enter from Flinders St or Victoria Square.

Lunch is provided. The seminar is free, but spaces are limited.

RSVP by Friday, 13 February to Jessie Gunson by email:

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