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Oxford University Gazette, 8 March 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Professor of Computing Science

Amended notice

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: elizabeth.walsh@comlab.ox.ac.uk).

Note: the title of the lecture was given incorrectly in the Gazettes of 22 February and 1 March.

Subject: 'Living with computational complexity.'


Professor of Criminology

PROFESSOR IAN LOADER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 April, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Insecurity, politics, and excess.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

FREDERICK NAEREBOUT, Leiden, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 12 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries should be directed to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk or (2)88210.

Subject: ' "A detachment of beetles in search of a dead rat": the reception of ancient Greek dance in late nineteenth-century Europe and America.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR MICHELE PARRINELLO, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

26 Apr.: 'Ab initio molecular dynamics.'

3 May: 'Second generation Car-Parrinello methods.'

8 May: 'Rare events and metadynamics.'

10 May: 'Tracing reaction coordinates in complex systems.'

15 May: 'Crystal structure transformation in organic and inorganic systems.'

17 May: 'Nucleation.'


Astor Lecture in Planetary Science

PROFESSOR ANDREW P. INGERSOLL, Earle C. Anthony Professor of Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 March, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'Exploring the outer planets: extending the boundaries of the habitable zone.'


Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminar

PROFESSOR ANDREW P. INGERSOLL, Earle C. Anthony Professor of Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Thursday, 15 March, in the Dobson Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

Subject: 'Dynamics of giant planet atmospheres.'

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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: jayne.todd@medsci.ox.ac.uk).

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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Philosophy

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 www.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk.

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Social Sciences

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 www.oxonia.org.

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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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

In association with the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society

MINXIN PEI, Senior Associate and Director, China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building. Those wishing to attend should register interest to: events@fljs.org.

Subject: 'China's trapped transition.'

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Balliol College

Leonard Stein Lectures

PROFESSOR GABRIEL PITERBERG, Professor of History, UCLA, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

26 Apr.: 'An autochthonous settler's Bible: Ben Gurion reads the Book of Joshua.'

3 May: 'The Bible, the Nakbah, and Hebrew literature.'

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Green College

Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' Anniversary Lecture

DR MAX PARKIN will deliver the Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' Anniversary Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 March, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'The geography of cancer: Richard Doll's legacy.'

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Kellogg College

Bynum Tudor Lecture

SIR DAVID BROWN, Chairman, Motorola UK Ltd, will deliver the Bynum Tudor Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 March, in Rewley House. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform developments@kellogg.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Making the connections—reflections on innovation in the information age.'

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St Antony's College

Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

'Them' and 'us': the other in the Russian imagination

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Elena Katz.

PROFESSOR ROSALIND MARSH, Bath
9 Mar.: ' "Russia and the West" in post-Soviet culture.'

PROFESSOR JOHN KLIER, UCL
27 Apr: 'Are Jews a race?'

ADAM LEACH, Director for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and CIS, Oxfam
4 May: 'International NGOs in Russia: welcome guests?'

DR ELENA ETKIND, Cambridge
11 May: 'The shaved man's burden: internal colonisation in Russian cultural history.'

DR KATZ
18 May: 'Smart Russians and enterprising Jews: stereotyping the difference.'

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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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Oxford Asian Textile Group

PENELOPE WOOLFITT will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 March, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: 'Heroes and monsters.'

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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

DR URSULA LENKER, Munich, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 March, in Rewley House. The meeting will be open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'After all—moreover—swaþeahhwæþere: the present and past of adverbial connectors.'

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