Bangers and mash?  Bubble and squeak? What is British cuisine and how has it changed from wartime to the present?  Have negative stereotypes of British cuisine been replaced by a new food culture of focused on celebrity chefs, ethical choices and a new-found ‘best of British’ pride?  Or, do fast-rising rates of obesity, childhood diabetes and dependency on supermarkets and ready meals tell a different story?

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this course examines the critical issues in food today and the interconnectedness of food, culture, and society in modern Britain.  The rich and multicultural heritage of London provides a multitude of opportunities to explore the issues herein and use our senses to taste, smell and see the food cultures of this dynamic city.



  • Walking Lecture and Borough Market Visit with Guide
  • Walking Lecture and Market Visit in Brixton with Guide
  • Cheese Lecture and Tasting with a Cheese Expert


*Please note: A lab fee of £90 (covers tastings and samples of relevant food and drink) is required for this course 


Students registered for this course may also be interested in booking a place on our Food and Drink in the Garden of England weekend day trip. Learn more and sign up on our London Activities page. 



Food, Society, and Culture in Britain

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