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Oxford University Gazette, 16 June 2005: Lectures

LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

ED BALLS, MP, former Special Adviser to the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, MP, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 June, in the Saïd Business School. The lecture is open to the public, and registration is not required. Enquiries should be directed to Deborah Lisburne (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Trust and economic policy.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

British Academy sponsored lecture

PROFESSOR N.J. VAN DER MERWE, Professor of Natural History, University of Cape Town, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Robert Hedges (e- mail: robert.hedges@rlaha.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The diets of early hominins in Africa.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

'Talk and chalk' public lectures on the history of cosmology

The following public lectures will be given at 7 p.m. on the days shown in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free. The series is sponsored by Taylor & Francis.

There will be no slides, overheads, or PowerPoint: the lecturers are allowed to use only blackboard and chalk.

PROFESSOR JOHN HEILBRON, Berkeley
Tue. 21 June: 'The moving Earth after Galileo.'

PROFESSOR JOSEPH SILK
Thur. 23 June: 'The dark side of the universe.'

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Understanding Einstein: a family-friendly day

The following talks form part of a day of events being held at the Museum of the History of Science on Saturday, 25 June, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission to all events is free. Further details will be available shortly at www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/events'einstein.

Talks and films relating to Einstein

The following talks and film-showings will be held in the Basement Gallery.

DR BOB LAMBOURNE
11 a.m.: 'Einstein's life and work.'

DR PEDRO FERREIRA
12 noon: 'On place: Einstein, space, and time.'

DR GAVIN PARKINSON
2 p.m.: 'Surrealism in and out of love with Einstein.'

CLIVE WALLEY
3 p.m.: 'Light of uncertainty'—three short animation films in part inspired by aspects of quantum theory.


Little talks on big ideas

The following short and informal ten-minute talks will be held in the Entrance Gallery.

DR NICOLAS DELERUE
11 a.m.: 'Special Theory of Relativity.' (Repeated at 2 p.m. )
11.30 a.m.: 'The photoelectric effect.' (Repeated at 2.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR JAMES BINNEY
12 noon: 'Quantum theory.' (Repeated at 3 p.m.)
12.30 p.m.: 'Brownian motion.' (Repeated at 3.30 p.m.)

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Robert Penson Lecture

PROFESSOR LUCIA TONGIORGI TOMASI will deliver the Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 June, in the Auditorium, Garden Quadrangle, St John's College.

Subject: 'Gardens of knowledge.'

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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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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

PROFESSOR MARINA WARNER will address the sixtieth Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 23 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: 'The word unfleshed: memory in cyberspace.'

A selection from the year's purchases and donations will be exhibited in Case 8 in the Library's Exhibition Room (Schola Naturalis Philosophiae, Old Schools Quadrangle) until 4.45 p.m.

Those wishing to attend should contact Katia Pisvin, Friends' Administrator, Bodleian Library (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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