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Oxford University Gazette, 1 March 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Professor of Computing Science

PROFESSOR GEORG GOTTLOB will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 2 April, in the Examination Schools. Those wishing to attend the lecture are asked to contact Elizabeth Walsh (e-mail:

Subject: 'Living with computational complexity.'

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Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR SIMONE BETA, Siena, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries should be directed to or Oxford (2)88210.

Subject: '101 things to do with a Greek comedy: Aristophanes' Lysistrata from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century.'

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English Language and Literature, History of Art, Music

The Bible in art, music, and literature: 'Biblical Women and their Afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC

THE REVD DR RACHEL NICHOLLS, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Convener: The Very Revd John Drury, All Souls.

Subject: 'What kind of woman is this? A discussion of Luke 7:36–50 in the light of Dante Rossetti's Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon the Pharisee.'

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Medical Sciences

Oxford Osler Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER RATCLIFFE will deliver the Oxford Osler Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Jayne Todd (telephone: Oxford (2)21690, e-mail:

Subject: 'Oxygen metabolism and the cancer phenotype: then and now...'

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Medical Sciences, Green College

Oxford Medical Seminar: How do we use clinical data? Will IT ever realise its potential in the NHS?

An Oxford Medical Seminar will be held on Wednesday, 4 April, 2–7 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. The seminar is supported by GE Healthcare, and will be chaired by FERGUS WALSH, medical journalist and TV and radio presenter.

The speakers will be PROFESSOR D.E. DETMER, University of Virginia; DR MAUREEN BAKER, National Clinical Safety Officer, NHS Connecting for Health; and PROFESSOR MICHAEL PRINGLE, National Clinical Lead for GPs, NHS Connecting for Health.

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DR PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture 4 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor G.A. Cohen.

Subject: 'The nonsensical structure of modernity: Marx and Wittgenstein.'

Uehiro Lectures: Ethics and world poverty

PROFESSOR PETER SINGER, Princeton, will deliver the Uehiro Lectures at 4.30 for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 May, Thursday, 5 June, and Thursday, 12 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. Further details can be found at

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Social Sciences


KAREN KONING ABUZAYD, Commissioner-General for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, United Nations Relief and Works Agency, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture, St Anne's College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries should be directed to Denise Watt, Queen Elizabeth House (e-mail:

Subject: 'Palestine refugees: reflections on realities and possibilities.'

OXONIA Distinguished Speaker event

ANATOLE KALETSKY, The Times, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 May, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Economics. Further information can be found at

Subject: 'Capitalism's new Golden Age.'

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Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

John Berger Lecture

NEIL MACGREGOR, Director, the British Museum, will deliver a John Berger Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, 27 April, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture is arranged in association with New College.

Subject: 'Things subverting ideas: Africa in the British Museum.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

JAMES PAINTER, Executive Editor, BBC World Service (the Americas and Europe), will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 7 March, in the Committee Room, Green College. Enquiries should be directed to Kate Hanneford-Smith (e-mail:

Subject: 'Is more news good news? The new generation of twenty-four-hour television news channels.'

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Maison Française, Christ Church Picture Gallery

The reproductive print in France

This study-day, held in conjunction with the current exhibition at the Christ Church Picture Gallery, 'Multiple masters: French prints after paintings, 1700–1900', will be held from 10.45 a.m. on Saturday, 3 March, in the Maison Française. Attendance costs £17 (students (£10).

11.15 a.m.: Introduction.

11.30 a.m.: 'Interpretation versus reproduction: the understanding of printmaking after other artworks in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century France and Germany.'

12.15 p.m.: 'The higher hierarchy of printmaking: etching and engraving in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century France.'

SOPHIE BOBET-MEZZASALMA, Bibliothèque Nationale, France
2 p.m.: 'La lithographie sous la Restauration: entre art et industrie.'

PIERRE-LIN RENIÉ ;, Musée Groupil, Bordeaux
2.45 p.m.: 'The image on the wall: prints as decoration in nineteenth-century interiors.'

DR JON WHITELEY, Ashmolean Museum
3.30 p.m.: 'Reproductive prints and the Paris salon in the nineteenth century.'

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James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation

James Martin Institute Lectures: Energy farmers—from energy hunter-gathereres to a sustainable future

PROFESSOR DANIEL KAMMEN, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the James Martin Institute Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

Admission is free, and registration is not required. Further information can be found at . Enquiries should be directed to Clare Ruthven (e-mail:

Mon. 5 Mar.: 'Energy hunter-gatherers.'

Tue. 6 Mar.: 'The global possible: but we don't tenure Mother Teresa.'

Wed. 7 Mar.: 'Energy farmers and environmentalism for the twenty-first century.'

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Christ Church

Lectures for Lent

The following lectures will be given at 7.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Priory Room, Christ Church Cathedral.

DR MARTIN CONWAY, formerly Chairman, Friends of the Church in China
8 Mar.: 'The fifth age of Christianity in China.'

THE REVD FLEUR HOUSTON, United Reformed Church minister, Blackbird Leys
15 Mar.: 'The Church in the new Europe.'

22 Mar.: 'What hope for the Anglican Communion?'

THE REVD CANON GEORGE KOVOOR, Principal, Trinity College, Bristol
29 Mar.: 'Training leadership for the world church.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Heron-Allen Lecture

PROFESSOR GEORGINA MACE, Director, NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College, London, will deliver the Heron-Allen Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 2 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally after the lectures. Enquiries should be directed to Janet Wardell, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail:

Subject: 'Biodiversity, ecosystems, and human wellbeing.'

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Somerville College

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JENNY MARTIN, Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, 6 March at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the University Museum, Parks Road.

Subject: 'The name's Bond—Disulfide Bond. Disulfide bond catalysts and their role in bacterial virulence and sex manipulation.'

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Wolfson College

The history of British archaeology at Oxford

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER GOSDEN and DR ARTHUR MACGREGOR will be among speakers at this conference, to be held from 10 a.m. on Saturday, 31 March, to 1 p.m. on Sunday, 1 April, in Wolfson College. Attendance costs £15 (students £8). A full programme may be obtained from Megan Price, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (e-mail:, to whom requests for registration should also be sent.

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Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature

PROFESSOR ALAN DEYERMOND, Queen Mary, University of London, will deliver the annual Open Lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 10 March, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

Subject: ' "These things are figures of the true": uses of biblical typology in medieval Spanish literature.'

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