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Oxford University Gazette, 15 March 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

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

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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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.'


Department of Zoology: Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR MARC MANGEL, Santa Cruz, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 30 April, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: 'Ecology, conservation, and public policy: a vision for the twenty-first century.'

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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...'


Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics: Genetics in the kitchen

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre will demonstrate scientific experiments that can be done using everyday materials and equipment, on Friday, 16 March, and Saturday, 17 March, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., in Science Oxford, 1–5 London Place, Oxford. Those attending will have an opportunity to carry out some of the experiments. Enquiries should be directed to Oxford (2)87649 or e-mail: comms@well.ox.ac.uk. Schools and groups of over ten people should contact the Centre to arrange a booking.

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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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Medieval and Modern Languages

Paget Toynbee Lecture

GUGLIELMO GORNI, La Sapienza, Rome, will deliver the Paget Toynbee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'La biografia di Dante.'


Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR NIGEL VINCENT, Manchester, will deliver the Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Language, geography, and history in medieval Italy.'

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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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Saïd Business School

Oxford Media and Communications seminar series: Cyclical blip or structural change? The future of advertising-funded TV

This seminar, led by Dr David Levy, will be held on Wednesday, 21 March, 3–6 p.m., in the Saïd Business School. Those wishing to attend should register by contacting Emily Webster (e-mail: emily.webster@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

The seminar will have the following three sessions:

Session 1: 'Changing technology and changing consumer behaviour.'

Session 2: 'Linear advertising and new revenue sources.'

Session 3: 'Contrasting views of the long-term prospects for TV advertising.'

Further seminars in this series will be held on Tuesday, 24 April, and Wednesday, 13 June. Details can be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/events/.

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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 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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St Hilda's College

St Hilda's College Lectures

PROFESSOR KATE PURCELL, Warwick, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 3 May, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

Subject: 'Breaking through the glass ceiling? Progress towards gender equality in early graduate careers.'

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Wolfson College

DR BEATRICE GROVES will discuss her recent book William Shakespeare: Texts And Traditions, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 March, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. All members of the University are welcome to attend, and there is no charge for admission. Enquiries should be directed to Megan Price (e-mail: megan.price@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

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