University Gazette, 13 July 2006: Lectures
Communication of science in the media age
The following speakers from television, radio, politics,
and The Lancet will attend this seminar, to be
held on Friday, 21 July, 10 a.m.–3.30 p.m., in Lecture
Theatre 2, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe
The Medical Sciences Board invites all research scientists
and graduate students in the division to attend. Students are
expected to attend as part of their training.
Other members of the University are also welcome, but are
asked to register their interest by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details may be found at
ANDREW COHEN, Commissioning Editor, BBC television
BARONESS SUSAN GREENFIELD, Director, the Royal
DR EVAN HARRIS, MP, Liberal Democrat science spokesman
DR RAJ PERSAUD, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bethlem Royal and
DR BILL SUMMERSKILL, Senior Editor, The
SUSAN WATTS, Senior Editor, Newsnight, BBC
The Ethox Centre and Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park
Seminars: Governing genetic databases: collection, storage,
ALEXANDER CAPRON, World Health Organisation, will lecture
at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 September, in the Lecture
Theatre, Green College.
Subject: 'Ethical norms and international
governance of genomics.'
Botnar Research Centre
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on
Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre.
PROFESOR ANTON VAN DER MERWE
14 July: 'The importance of size in T cell
DR JAMES DUNFORD
1 Sept.: 'Targets and effects of nitrogen containing
DR JOANNA PRICE, Royal Veterinary College, London
8 Sept.: To be announced.
DR PAUL GENEVER, York
22 Sept.: 'Wnt signalling in bone: poison chalice or
DR INGUNN HOLEN, Sheffield
29 Sept.: 'Tumour-induced bone disease, molecular
mechanisms and therapies: potential benefits of combined
treatment using bisphosphonate and cytotoxic drugs.'
DR FRASER COXON, Aberdeen
6 Oct.: 'Inhibition of mevalonate pathway by
analogues of bisphosphonates.'
PROFESSOR JAMES GALLAGHER, Liverpool
13 Oct.: To be announced.
PROFESSOR ROBERT COLEMAN, Sheffield
3 Nov.: 'Clinical developments in bone
DR MARK PERRY, Bristol
17 Nov.: To be announced.
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History
William Buckland 150th anniversary symposium
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the
History of Geology Group (HOGG), and the Palaeontological
Association will meet on Saturday, 12 August, for a day of
talks on William Buckland (1784–1856), to mark the
150th anniversary of his death.
The Museum will also be exhibiting some of Buckland's
specimens and archives.
To attend the symposium, complete a registration form,
which can be downloaded from the HOGG Web site: www.geolsoc.org.uk/hogg.
Completed forms should be sent to Professor James Kennedy,
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road,
Oxford OX1 3PW, with a cheque for £15 (£10 to
members of HOGG and the Palaeontological Association).
Cheques should be made payable to Oxford University Museum of
Further information may be obtained from Professor Kennedy
The programme will begin at 10.30 a.m., followed by a
series of thirty-minute presentations.
PROFESSOR KENNEDY: 'William Buckland: biographical
JOHN BROOKE: 'On grand, original design: Buckland and his
HUGH TORRENS, Keele: 'William Buckland and the
transmission of British stratigraphic knowledge.'
MARTIN RUDWICK, San Diego and Cambridge: 'Buckland,
Agassiz and glacial theory.'
PHILIP POWELL: 'New light on the history of "Megalosaurus"
;, the Great Lizard of Stonesfield.'
SIMON KNELL, Leicester: 'William Buckland and museum as
MARIANNE SOMMER, Zurich: 'On Buckland and the problem of
antediluvian human remains.'
RALPH O'CONNOR, Cambridge: 'Journey to the centre of the
Earth: William Buckland and geological storytelling.'
PHILLIP TAQUET, Paris: 'Buckland and Cuvier.'
CLAUDIA SCHWEIZER, Vienna: 'Pioneers of palaeobotany:
Buckland, Brongniart, Sternberg, and their relations with
PATRICK BOYLAN, Leicester: 'William Buckland and the early
institutionalisation of geology: the Oxford Readership,
Geological Society and British Association.'
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