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Oxford University Gazette, 10 March 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology

PROFESSOR BEN SHELDON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 March, in Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Ornithology at Oxford.'

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Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology

PROFESSOR 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.'

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CLASSICS

David Lewis Lecture

PROFESSOR 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.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Osler Lecture

PROFESSOR 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 Hospital

PROFESSOR 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.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES, GREEN COLLEGE

Oxford Medical Seminar: Personalised medicine—what 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 case—it 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.

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

'Flaschenpost': German poetry and the long twentieth century

This 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: karen.leeder@new.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR R. VILAIN, Robert Holloway, London
9.30 a.m.: ' "Le style. . . c'est le diable": early twentieth-century German poetry in dialogue with Paul Valéry.'

PROFESSOR M. ESKIN, Columbia
10.15 a.m.: ' "Of Poets and Sailors"—on Celan, Brodsky, and Grünbein.'

PROFESSOR H.-H. MÜLLER and DR TOM KINDT, Hamburg
11.30 a.m.: 'Die Liebeslyrik: Brecht und andere.'

DR K. KOHL
12.15 p.m.: ' "Grammatische Meditationen" und "Herzworte"—Sprache als Metapher in der Lyrik des 20. Jahrhunderts.'

PROFESSOR W. EMMERICH, Bremen
2 p.m.: 'Keine Lyrik nach Auschwitz? 50 Jahre Kontroversen und Gedichte nach Adornos Diktum.'

DR G. PAUL, Warwick
2.45 p.m.: 'Gender and tradition: Bewegte Differenzen: readings in contemporary poetry by women.'

PROFESSOR H. KORTE, Siegen
4 p.m.: 'Das epigrammatische Gedicht in Westdeutschland seit 1945.'

PROFESSOR H. GNÜG, Bonn
4.45 p.m.: ' "Das Ende der Landschaftsmalerei"—Problematik und Wiederentdeckung eines Genre.' (Followed by closing discussion at 5.30 p.m.)

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

William Cohn Memorial Lecture

ROSE 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.'

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BEGBROKE SCIENCE PARK

NICOLA 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 (rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk ).

Subject: 'Employees in the driving seat: innovation at BMW Oxford.'

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INSTITUTE OF EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW

Harmonisation of European Contract Law: Implications for European Private Law, Business and Legal Practice

This conference will be held on 18–19 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 jenny.dix@eurocomplaw.ox.ac.uk and must be returned by 7 March.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

SHAIKHA 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.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture

PROFESSOR 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 Development

PROFESSOR 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.'

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JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR 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.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Heron-Allen Lecture

DR 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.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR 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 approach.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

DR 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 illness—the last great taboo.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Perspectives on the Passion

This 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.

Further information may be obtained from Dr Christine Joynes, Trinity College (e-mail: christine.joynes@trinity.ox.ac.uk).

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