Terry Sharp

Tuesday, February 28 2017 at 7:30PM

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66 Regent Street
GL50 1HA

Terry Sharp

What's the talk about?

This talk will focus on the challenges in determining the role of food and diet in our well-being and longevity and will demonstrate some of the trends in food consumption and patterns of life expectancy from the early 20th Century onwards.

Terry graduated in Chemistry from the University of Sussex and, to avoid having to find a job, hitch-hiked to Afghanistan instead. On returning to the UK he further put off having to work by studying for a PhD in development of flavours in food. He finally landed a job with a major biscuit company, working in R&D. After 10 good years there, he left to join ICI, in a joint venture that developed Quorn and brought it to the market. His final job in the UK was running a team in the largest food consultancy in the world and, after 12 years there, was headhunted to work as Technical Director for one of the major food companies in South Africa. He retired in 2012 but stayed on in Durban for the World Cup before returning to the UK. Since then he has consulted in the UK, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Dubai and Brazil.