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Oxford University Gazette, 14 July 2005: Lectures

LITCHFIELD LECTURE 2005

PROFESSOR RICHARD BUXTON, University of California, San Diego, will deliver the Litchfield Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 26 August, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: Dr Peter Jezzard (e-mail: peterj@fmrib.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The thermodynamics of thinking: what does fMRI tell us about the brain?'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. Details of further meetings will be announced later.

PROFESSOR JULIET COMPSTON, Cambridge
22 July: 'Oestrogen and bone.'

PROFESSOR A. MACGREGOR, East Anglia
2 Sept.: 'Phenotypic data mining: the search for genetic patterns in OA.'

DR ANDREW PITSILLIDES, Royal Veterinary College, London
9 Sept.: 'Novel models to understand the development and modulation of skeletal mechanoadaptive responses.'

PROFESSOR PETER ANDREWS, Sheffield
16 Sept.: 'Human embryonic stem cells: self renewal, adaptation, and cancer.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

IDEAS seminar series: Human, biological, and geochemical responses to climate change

A seminar in this series will be held on Friday, 22 July, 10 a.m.--3 p.m. Further information may be obtained from Dr Simon Blockley (e-mail: simon.blockley@archaeolo gy-research.oxford.ac.uk).

The preliminary programme includes:

Simon Blockley, Oxford (Dating, climate change and human migrations)

Henneke Bos, Utrecht (Early Holocene climate oscillations)

Peter Ditchfield, Oxford (Climate change and oxygen isotopes)

Oliver Heiri, Utrecht (Chironomid-based temperature reconstruction)

Elizabeth Mackie, Durham (Stable isotopes and sea level reconstruction)

Nellie Phoca-Cosmetatou, Oxford (Mobility and animal exploitation in Italy during the Late Glacial)

Rike Wagner, Utrecht (Holocene atmospheric CO2 dynamics: solid as a rock or quick as lightning?)

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture

PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH will deliver the annual Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The latitude of the Church of England.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE AND THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Literary Luncheon

On Saturday, 24 September, at 12 noon for 12.30 p.m., there will be a Literary Luncheon in Somerville to celebrate Somerville and the Oxford DNB.

Speakers : Barbara Harvey (Consultant Editor to ODNB ), Janet Howarth (Associate Editor) and Pauline Adams (author of Somerville for Women). Many Somervillians feature in the Dictionary as subjects and as contributors. There will be a demonstration of the on-line version by Robert Faber.

The event is held in support of the college's Annual Fund and is open to all. Tickets, costing £30, may be obtained by application to Elizabeth Cooke (telephone: Oxford (2)70632, e-mail: elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

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