Meat the Future exhibition in Oxford

The 27 May edition of BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science series examined the human use of plants beyond the limits of history.  Among the items featured was the Meat the Future exhibition at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, produced in association with the University’s Livestock, Environment and People research programme, which runs until 16 January 2022.  The exhibition seeks to raise awareness of the issues for health and the environment around eating, or not eating, meat, and will be accompanied by a travelling exhibition called Meat Your Persona, including an interactive quiz and tips, recipes and insights from the researchers behind the project.

Paul Appleby

Green Routes Cafe

Green Routes Café, 39 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RB, is a vegan cafe in East Oxford.  Food at the café is prepared by the Greenbox Food Co, described as “East London’s plant-pioneers … bringing London’s best Vegan Roast to Oxford”.  OxVeg supporter Lauren Chessum writes: “Green Routes is a lovely little cafe – they are only doing take-away at the moment, but they have a few outdoor seats [and] are planning to open the indoor seating area once lockdown restrictions ease. They also offer an evening menu of burgers and side dishes on Fridays and Saturdays, available for take-away or by click and collect.” The cafe is open Monday-Thursday 8 am – 5 pm, Friday-Saturday 8 am – 9 pm, and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm, with the kitchen closing an hour earlier.

Lauren’s pictures below show the front of the cafe and a box of their Biscoff, Banana & Dark Chocolate pancakes. They don’t usually put as much chocolate sauce on the pancakes, but the container spilt when they were serving up, much to Lauren’s delight!

Paul Appleby


Oxfordshire's local veggie group

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