University Gazette, 16 March 2006: Lectures
Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation
PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 April, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The future of the Internet—and how to stop it.'
Marshal Foch Professor of French LiteraturePROFESSOR MICHAEL SHERINGHAM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 May, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'The difference a day makes: the Journée as a measure of the self.'
Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2005–6
The spirit of secularism: on fables, gender, and ethics
MICHÈLE LE DOEUFF, CNRS, Paris, philosopher and critic, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Anne's College. The opening lecture will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre; subsequent lectures will be given in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre.25 Apr.: 'Epics.'
2 May: 'Ariadne and the Blue Beards.'
9 May: 'Prometheus and other colosses.'
16 May: ' "Not a goddess, she".'
23 May: 'Alas, poor Lucrecia!'
30 May: 'Are all wars wars of religion?'
6 June: 'The lost Island.'
13 June: 'All is imaginary, or is it?'
Life and Environmental Sciences
A celebration of the career of Professor Lord May
A symposium celebrating the career of Professor Lord (Robert) May, with lectures by leading international ecologists, will be held on Tuesday, 21 March, and Wednesday, 22 March, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Department of Zoology.
The symposium programme is available at www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/news/ may_symposium.pdf.
Subject: 'Advances in theoretical ecology.'
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
PROFESSOR RICHARD J. SAYKALLY, University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Detailed synopses of the lectures are available at http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/seminars/hinshelwood2006.html.
Convener: Professor G. Hancock.
Tue. 25 Apr.: 'What makes water wet?? New insights from cluster spectroscopy.' Thur. 27 Apr.: 'Ions at the liquid water surface: beyond Langmuir and Onsager.'
Wed. 3 May: 'X-ray spectroscopy of aqueous solutions and their surfaces.'
Thur. 4 May: 'Water clusters in the atmosphere.'
Tue. 9 May: 'A unified description of hydrogen bond perturbations in liquid water and aqueous electrolytes: it's all in the field!!'
Thur. 11 May: 'Chirped CARS spectromicroscopy: molecule-selective imaging of complex samples.'
Department of Earth Sciences
PROFESSOR KERRY SIEH, CalTech, Pasadena, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 28 April, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'Great Sumatran megathrust earthquakes—from science to human welfare.'
Health Economics Research Centre
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Board Room, the Rosemary Rue Building, the Old Road Campus.
PROFESSOR J. CAIRNS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical
DR D. HUGHS, Wales
A. BATE, Newcastle
PROFESSOR N. DEVLIN, City University, and P. BURGE, RAND
Botnar Research Centre
The following lectures will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.
PROFESSOR I. MCINNES, Glasgow
DR S. FOX, Plymouth
PROFESSOR D.M. REID, Aberdeen
PROFESSOR N. BISHOP, Sheffield
PROFESSOR A.J. DAY, Manchester
DR T. VINCENT, Imperial College, London
PROFESSOR A. VAN DER MERWE
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
David Patterson SeminarsThe David Patterson Seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the OCHJS, Yarnton Manor.
Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.
DR M. GOLANI, Haifa
DR C. HELMAN, Royal Free and University College Medical
PROFESSOR J. GOLDSTEIN, State University of West
DR I. GINOR and G. REMEZ
PROFESSOR A. KAHANE, Royal Holloway, London
DR Y. ZIRLIN
DR A. SUTCLIFFE, King's College London
DR S. GELLER, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
All Souls College and the Mcdonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
Chichele Lectures 2006
Frontiers of consciousnessThe Chichele Lectures will be given as a series of six seminars and six lectures. The lectures will be of broad general interest, while the seminars will be more specialised.
SeminarsThe seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.
PROFESSOR DAVID MILNER, Wolfson Research Institute,
PROFESSOR JOSEPH LEDOUX, Center for Neural Science, New
PROFESSOR ADAM ZEMAN, Peninsual Medical School, Exeter
PROFESSOR CHRIS FRITH, Institute of Neurology, London
PROFESSOR CECILIA HEYES, Imperial College, London
PROFESSOR MARTIN DAVIES
The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the University Museum of Natural History.
PROFESSOR MARTIN DAVIES
PROFESSOR JOSEPH LEDOUX
PROFESSOR DAVID MILNER
PROFESSOR CHRIS FRITH
PROFESSOR CECILIA HEYES
PROFESSOR ADAM ZEMAN
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Children in crisis: the state of the world's children and the challenges they face in the twenty-first centuryCAROL BELLAMY, formerly Executive Director, UNICEF, will deliver the Tanner Lectures in Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. The lectures are open to the public.
Tue. 25 Apr.: 'From Taliban to the tsunami—true stories from the front lines of making a world fit for children.'
Wed. 26 Apr.: 'Stealing childhood—poverty, war, and disease.'
Alan Emery LecturePROFESSOR DAVID RIMOIN, Los Angeles, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.
Subject: 'The skeletal dysplasias: clinical–molecular correlations.'