Oxford University Gazette, 10 March 2005: Lectures
Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field OrnithologyPROFESSOR BEN SHELDON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 March, in Wolfson College.
Subject: 'Ornithology at Oxford.'
Diebold Professor of Comparative PhilologyPROFESSOR ANDREAS WILLI will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College.
Subject: 'Unholy diseases, or why Agamemnon and Tuthaliya should
not have offended the gods.'
David Lewis LecturePROFESSOR SIMON HORNBLOWER, University College London, will deliver the David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.
Subject: 'Theatre and the ancient Greek historian.'
Oxford Osler LecturePROFESSOR J.I. BELL will deliver the inaugural Oxford Osler Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'Will genomics change Oslerian medicine?'
Oxford Eye HospitalPROFESSOR STEVEN PODOS, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital.
Convener: Professor John Harding.
Subject: 'Ruminations on the pharmacology of glaucoma.'
MEDICAL SCIENCES, GREEN COLLEGE
Oxford Medical Seminar: Personalised medicinewhat is its true role?This seminar will be held from 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
GEOFF WATTS, journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Leading Edge, will chair and introduce the seminar.
PROFESSOR JOHN BELL, Regius Professor of Medicine, will make the scientific caseit will solve all (or most) of our problems.
PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL MARMOT, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, and Director, International Centre for Health and Society, will argue that while it may be useful, it will not address the real problems.
A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (to be confirmed) will speak to the NHS view of the putative contribution.
The seminar is supported by GE Healthcare.
MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES
'Flaschenpost': German poetry and the long twentieth centuryThis colloquium will be held on 15 and 16 April in New College.
On Friday, 15 April, a bilingual poetry reading, with Michael Krüger, Ulrike Draesner, Iain Galbraith, and Karen Leeder, will be held at 5.30 p.m. in the Long Room.
Details of the papers to be given on Saturday, 16 April, in Lecture Room 4, the Noël Salter Room, are set out below.
Further details may be found at http://www.mod- langs.ox.ac.uk/german/flaschenpost. Places at the colloquium are available, but must be reserved by 1 April: enquiries should be directed to Dr Leeder.
Convener: Dr K.J Leeder (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR R. VILAIN, Robert Holloway, London
PROFESSOR M. ESKIN, Columbia
PROFESSOR H.-H. MÜLLER and DR TOM KINDT, Hamburg
DR K. KOHL
PROFESSOR W. EMMERICH, Bremen
DR G. PAUL, Warwick
PROFESSOR H. KORTE, Siegen
PROFESSOR H. GNÜG, Bonn
William Cohn Memorial LectureROSE KERR, formerly Chief Curator, Far East Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, will deliver the thirty-seventh William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.
Subject: 'Chinese porcelain: achievements and disasters at Jingdezhen.'
BEGBROKE SCIENCE PARKNICOLA SCOTT, BMW Group, Oxford, will give a Begbroke Seminar at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 March, in the Blenheim Room, Begbroke Sciene Park.
Ms Scott will discuss the radical 'culture change' at the BMW plant in Oxford, which has established teamwork and personal responsibility as central to its philosophy.
To reserve a place, e-mail Dr Rebecca Lingwood (email@example.com ).
Subject: 'Employees in the driving seat: innovation at BMW Oxford.'
INSTITUTE OF EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW
Harmonisation of European Contract Law: Implications for European Private Law, Business and Legal PracticeThis conference will be held on 1819 March, in St Anne's College.
Speakers include: Guido Alpa (University of Rome, 'La Sapienza'), Baroness Ashton of Upholland (Department of Constitutional Affairs), Hugh Beale (Law Commission), David Edward (formerly European Court of Justice), Roy Goode (University of Oxford), Martijn Hesselink (University of Amsterdam), Ewan McKendrick (University of Oxford), Stuart Popham (Senior Partner, Clifford Chance), Dirk Staudenmayer (European Commission), John Vickers (Chairman, Office of Fair Trading), Stephen Weatherill (University of Oxford), and Reinhard Zimmermann (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg).
Further information, including the full conference programme, may be found on the
Institute's Web site, http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/news/files/Programme.pdf. Registration
forms can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org and
must be returned by 7 March.
OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIESSHAIKHA MOZAH BINT NASSER AL MISSNED, Chair, Qatar Foundation for Education and UNESCO Envoy for Higher Education, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 March, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'Globalising education and educating the globe: the
case for human development and education in Arab societies.'
Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecturePROFESSOR JULIAN PETO will deliver the Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 17 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.
Subject: 'Human papilloma viruses, cervical cancer, and screening.'
Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and DevelopmentPROFESSOR G. CONWAY will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 April, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.
Subject: 'Science, technology, and development.'
Don Fowler Memorial LecturePROFESSOR M. WYKE, Reading, will deliver the Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Julius Caesar in western culture: from Lucan to Las Vegas.'
LADY MARGARET HALL
Heron-Allen LectureDR G. BROWN will deliver the Heron-Allen Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 11 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.
Subject: 'When the wheels stop spinning: genetic defects of
mitochondrial energy generation.'
ST EDMUND HALL
A.B. Emden LecturePROFESSOR G. HOSKING, Leverhulme Research Professor of Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Trust and distrust in European societies: a historian's
Monica Fooks Memorial LectureDR MIKE SHOOTER, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'Mental illnessthe last great taboo.'
Perspectives on the PassionThis interdisciplinary conference will be held between 18 and 20 March in Trinity College. The conference will begin with registration at 3 p.m. on 18 March.
Speakers will include Neil MacGregor, Regina Schwartz, Robin Jensen, and John Butt. There will also be an exhibition by artist Kip Gresham, and a concert by A Capella Portuguesa.