Slow Food Anglia at the UEA

Students at the University of East Anglia have been working with the University authorities for some time to give Slow Food and local food producers a presence at this prestigious University located in Norwich, and on Friday 6th May they will hold the first local and sustainable food and drink related event on campus involving both us at Slow Food Anglia and the students at the University.
Slow Food Anglia was approached by students from the UEA at the beginning of the year to see how we could work together to establish a new Slow Food Anglia "hub" group at the University and we were pleased to be able to help with this and now look forward to working with them over the coming months.

The UEA was only established in 1963, has over 17,000 student and staff and is now ranked as one of the tenth best nearly created Universities in the world and is also in the top twenty rankings of all current UK Universities,
The University is now going to actively promote Slow Food Anglia on the campus and which will offer students the chance to hear about the ethos, projects and events that Slow Food Anglia together with Slow Food Norwich has to offer in the county of Norfolk.
Slow Food Anglia is the regional body for the larger Slow Food organisation in the UK and is working closely with members of the local Slow Food Norwich group which was set up in Norwich in 2009 to help bring this event to the UEA.

The UEA campus is situated on a 320 acre site on the western edge of the City of Norwich in Norfolk, it has a vibrant student population, is part of the Norfolk and Norwich hospital with a large faculty of Medicine and is at the forefront of research on climate change, has a large Environmental Sciences Department and also is known as a centre of excellence for literature studies.
The students involved with Slow Food Anglia and Norwich will be offering local artisan food businesses the chance to come to the campus and work closely with the Student union to offer courses, workshops and talks about local food and sustainability issues in Norwich and the county of Norfolk.
The first event on the 6th May will have cookery demonstrations from several local small food businesses as well as talks and presentations by the food producers involved with the event and also a talk from Dermott Sales of Slow Food Anglia.
It is hoped that this will be the first of an ongoing programme of similar events to be held at the UEA by Slow Food Anglia and the student body which was instrumental in setting up this exciting new project for the students.


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