Welcome! The kitchen table is where we chop vegetables, knead dough, do homework, pause for a cup and a bite, or share supper with friends. It is the place where ideas take root and blossom. We invite you to join our monthly online, interactive gatherings, open to anyone interested.
Coming up next
Women and Diaspora.
Making-do and rebuilding, for food, with food.
Monday 23rd November 16:00-17:30 BST
We will hear from women who had to start again from zero, in a foreign place, amidst a foreign culture, a language unknown to them, unfamiliar smells and tastes. How to keep yourself together under hardship and feed your family, against all obstacles? Through food.
Our Mission
Together at the table
The idea for monthly gatherings on a regular basis orginated at the 2020 VSymp, when a necessity became a vision and then a virtual reality, allowing us to come together, discuss and share, learn and laugh - almost like in Oxford, at St Catz. That exceptional experience made us understand how important it is to create and safeguard an accessible online space where our community can meet and grow, independent from any commercial or political interests, travel restraints or health scares.

For everyone with a deep interest in food who feels the need to change the conversation, the Oxford Food Symposium’s Kitchen Table presents single subject, hosted discussions, with all voices respected. Unlike the distance that comes with a keynote delivered from a lectern, these are informal, personal encounters around a table, to share ideas and spark constructive debate on issues that profoundly affect us all. So pull up a chair and join us!