Mirjam Hazenbosch to take part in the 'Speak Up for Food Security' competition

Our very own Mirjam Hazenbosch will be taking part in the final of the 'Speak Up for Food Security' competition, part of the Cambridge Science Festival, which aims to use storytelling to convey a message about how food system change can be achieved.

Global Food Security’s Maia Elliott and bestselling author and BBC presenter Dr Adam Rutherford will be asking the question: How can our food tackle global challenges like the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and world hunger? Join then for this unique scientific storytelling event, where Mirjan and four other scientists have been challenged not only to inform food system change, but to inspire it.

Recently, Mirjam took part in a Masterclass on how researchers can use storytelling to inspire change within the food system. Participants received training in narrative techniques, harnessing emotions and presentation skills. The five finalists who will be presenting were chosen during this event and are looking forward to presenting their stories at the final to an audience of ~200 people and a panel of high profile judges. 

Do support Mirjam as she uses her research to tell a story on sweetpotatoes in Papua New Guinea.

Detail of the event:

Tuesday 10th March. 19:15 - 21:00 

Babbage Lecture Theatre, (Through the Pembroke Archway), New Museums Site, Downing Street, Cambridge. CB2 3RS


credit Steve Cross
Photo credit Steve Cross. Masterclass delegates. Mirjam is center, bottom row