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Oxford University Gazette, 24 June 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 SHIRO IKEGAWA, Tokyo
29 June: 'Genetic analysis of common bone and joint diseases.'

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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MODERN HISTORY

Adults' minds and children's bodies: historical insights

This interdisciplinary conference will be held on Saturday, 25 June, in Magdalen College.

Speakers will include Elizabeth Archibald, Elleke Boehmer, Daphne Briggs, Alison Hennegan, Heather Montgomery, Rachel O'Connell, George Rousseau, Lindsay Smith, and Michael Vickers.

Respondents and commentators include Jocelyn Boyden, Laurence Brockliss, Mark Harrison, Tim Hitchcock, Maire Davies Messenger, Josephine McDonagh, Josephine Crawley Quinn, Katherine Watson, and Emma Wilson.

Enquiries should be directed to Sarah-Jane White (e-mail: sarah-jane.white@history.ox.ac.uk). Pre-registration is essential and places are limited: see details at http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/research/clusters/history_childhood.

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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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