The BNF Annual Lecture is held on the BNF Annual Day, usually in November, with an invited audience that typically includes students from local universities. It is usually delivered by a previous winner of the BNF Prize.
Past Annual Lectures
2020 Professor Hilary Powers
2019 Professor Sue Lanham-New, From Acids to Alkalis; Sunshine to Shadows – Reflections of a Journey in Nutritional Sciences
2018 Professor Ian Macdonald, Nutritional Science: Diet, Lifestyle and Health
2017 Professor Susan Jebb, Diet and Cardiovascular Health
2016 Professor Philip Calder, Omega-3: The good oil
2015 Professor Keith Frayn, Living with lipids: reflections of a fat physiologist
2014 Professor Ricardo Uauy, Reflections on Professor David Barker's Changing the Paradigm: Our health is shaped before conception and by early life events
2013 Professor Sean Strain, Eating fish for two
2012 Dr Ann Prentice, Standing on the shoulders of giants: understanding calcium and vitamin D requirements
2011 Professor Jeya Henry, How much food does man require: new insights
2010 Professor John Blundell, Interactions between physical activity and appetite control: can we reduce the energy gap?
2009 Professor Tom Sanders, The role of fat in the diet - quantity, quality and sustainability
2008 Professor J Cummings, Probiotics: better health from "good" bacteria?
2007 Professor K Khaw, Diet and Health: What Can We Learn From Population Studies?
2006 Professor S Blair, Physical Inactivity: A Major Public Health Problem
2005 Professor T Kirkwood, Nutrition for a Longer Life
2004 Professor S Bingham, What do people eat? Nutritional insights from molecular epidemiology
2003 Professor JC Mathers, Nutrition and epigenetics - how the genome learns from its experience
2002 Professor CM Williams, Chips with Everything? Nutritional genomics and the application of diet in disease prevention
2001 Professor M Gibney, On the Right to Eat Wrongly
2000 Professor A Prentice, The Fires of Life: the struggles of an ancient metabolism in a modern world
1999 Professor AA Jackson, All that glitters -Today’s challenges facing nutritional science
1998 Professor RS Pickard, The Food of the Gods - honey
1997 Professor RB Flavell, Challenges for Tomorrow’s Food from Today’s Science
1996 Professor Dame B Clayton, Nutrition Tasks: Achievements and Challenges for the Future
1995 Dr A Ganguly, Nutrition: From Molecules to Well-being
1994 Dr G Pascal, Food and Nutrition in a European Context
1993 Dr K Calman, The Health of the Nation: Nutritional Implications
1992 Sir F Riley, Beyond Two Ears of Corn
1991 Professor J Durant, Apple a Day? Public Understanding of Advice on Healthy Eating
1990 Professor J Waterlow, Malnourished Children: Problems and Controversies
1989 Professor N Kurti, Pleasures and Problems of Eating
1988 Professor JVGA Durnin, Nutritional Lessons from the Developing World
1987 Professor JRA Mitchell, Preventing Coronary Disease: The Myths and Realities
1986 Sir K Blaxter, Future Hunger?
1985 Miss J Marr, One Man and his Diet
1984 Professor I Macdonald, Nutrition in Balance: Fact and Fantasy
1983 Professor H Munro, Research on Nutrition and Ageing: The Challenge
1982 Dr E Widdowson, Age, Sex and Nutrition
1981 Professor Sir John Butterfield, A Policy for Clinical Nutrition
1980 Sir David Orr, Bridging the Nutrition Gap: The Role of the Food Processor
1979 Professor FM Clydesdale, Nutritional Fantasy
1978 Dr JS Garrow, Obesity: Is the Battle Worthwhile?
1976 Sir David Cuthbertson, Injury, Operation and Wound Healing: their Nutritional Implications
1975 Professor Sir Frank Young, The Nutrition of a Biochemist
1974 Dame H Chick, Studies of Rickets in Vienna 1919-1922
1973 Dr E Kodicek, The Story of Vitamin D: from Vitamin to Hormone
1972 Professor Sir Rudolf Peters, The Neglect of Nutrition and its Consequences
1971 Professor RA McCance, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
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