Tim Lang


Tim Lang became Emeritus Professor of Food Policy at City University London's Centre for Food Policy in 2021. He was Professor of Food Policy at City from 2002 to 2021 and had founded the Centre in 1994 at Thames Valley University (now University of West London). After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University 1970-73, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since. For years, he's engaged in academic and public research and debate about its direction, locally to globally. He and the Centre for Food Policy at City University London work closely with scientific and civil society organisations, the latter in the UK notably through the Food Research Collaboration (run from this Centre since 2014), Sustain (which he chaired in the past), the UK Food Group (of development NGOs), and Food & Climate Research Network (Oxford University). He has written and co-written many articles, reports, chapters and books. His books include: Food Wars (with Michael Heasman, Routledge, 2015), Unmanageable Consumer (with Yiannis Gabriel, Sage, 2015), Ecological Public Health (with Geof Rayner, Routedge Earthscan, 2012), Food Policy (with D Barling and M Caraher, Oxford University Press, 2009) and the Atlas of Food (with E Millstone, Earthscan 2003/2008), which won the André Simon award 2003. He writes frequently in the media and his most recent book is Feeding Britain (Pelican, 2020).

Past Events

5x15 x School Food Matters

The Tabernacle, W11
The Tabernacle, W11
Event Featuring

Join us for a very special 5x15 event on food, to celebrate the 15th year of the amazing charity School Food Matters. All proceeds from the tickets go to the charity.