University Gazette, 23 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.'
Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint (Second Series)
Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity
PROFESSOR PETER J. GENTRY, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, DR BAS TER HAAR ROMENY, Leiden, DR ALISON SALVESEN, Mansfield College, and THE REVD DR GERARD NORTON, OP, Birmingham (retired), will deliver the second series of Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Examination Schools.
PROFESSOR PETER J. GENTRY
THE REVD DR GERARD NORTON AND DR ALISON SALVESEN
DR BAS TER HAAR ROMENY
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?'
Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies
Gatekeepers: corporate governance and the professions
PROFESSOR JOHN C. COFFEE JR., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia School of Law, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Saïd Business School. The lectures will be open to the public, and admission is free.
Thur. 25 May: 'The prospects for reform: how can gatekeepers be induced to serve investors faithfully?'
Fri. 26 May: 'Litigation and corporate governance: the costs and benefits of the American reliance on the attorney as bounty-hunter.'
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.'
Department of Biochemistry
PROFESSOR RONALD LASKEY, FRS, MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Cambridge, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 5 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physiology.
Subject: 'Control of DNA replication and its exploitation for cancer diagnosis.'
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.
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
Medical Sciences and Green College
Oxford Medical Seminar: Healthcare reimagined—what is the role of private provision in the NHS?'
This seminar, supported by GE Healthcare, will be held on Tuesday, 2 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. The seminar will start at 5 p.m. with tea with the speakers.
JAMES NAUGHTIE, journalist and BBC broadcaster, will chair and introduce the debate.
PROFESSOR JULIAN LE GRAND, Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, will make a case for increasing private provision.
PROFESSOR ALLYSON POLLOCK, Head of the Centre for International Public Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh, will make a case against further private provision.
JAMES JOHNSON, Chairman of Council of the British Medical Association, will put the case from the profession.
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
David Patterson Seminars
The 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
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Medicine, surgery, and culture
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.
Convener: Dr Margaret Pelling.
M. MOORE, Ulster
C. HOCHMUTH, Technical University of Dresden
L. BRYDER, Auckland
W. CHURCHILL, Wellcome Trust, UCL
ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS)
States and emigrants
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Human Sciences, the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.
Convener: Dr Xiang Biao.
M. ABELLA, formerly of ILO
DR M. THUNO, Copenhagen
DR HEIN DE HAAS, International Migration Institute,
DR M. LALL, SOAS, London
DR N. VAN HEAR
F. RAGAZZI, Northwestern
DR R.M. RODRIGUEZ, Rutgers
All Souls College and the Mcdonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
Chichele Lectures 2006
Frontiers of consciousness
The 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, Peninsula 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 century
CAROL 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 Lecture
PROFESSOR 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.'
Lee Seng Tee Lecture
DR SIMON SKINNER will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.
Subject: 'Noetics and Newmaniacs: Oriel's intellectual legacy in the nineteenth century.'
St Edmund Hall
A.B. Emden Lecture
PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Archbishop Cranmer and his biographers.'
Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture
MONICA ALI will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture
THE RT. HON. LORD JUSTICE MOSES will deliver the Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Monday, 15 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'The mask and the judge.'