University Gazette, 22 March 2007: 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.
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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.'
Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion
PROFESSOR PETER HARRISON will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Religion and the rise of science.'
Oxford Leverhulme Changing Character of War Lecture
THE RT. HON. DES BROWNE, MP, Secretary of State for Defence, will deliver the third annual Changing Character of War Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May. Further details can be found at ccw.politics.ox.ac.uk.
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.'
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.'
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: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Oxygen metabolism and the cancer phenotype: then and now...'
Botnar Research Centre
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held on Fridays at 12.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Botnar Research Centre. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 15 June.
The seminar due to have been given by Dr Aubrey Blumsohn on 8 June has been postponed.
DR NIGEL LOVERIDGE, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
DR HELEN KNOWLES
PROFESSOR MARK MCCARTHY
DR MIN LIANG
DR ZHIDAO XIA
PROFESSOR CHARLES ARCHER, Cardiff
DR NIGEL ARDEN, Southampton
PROFESSOR PAUL WORDSWORTH
PROFESSOR ROBERT COLEMAN, Sheffield
DR COLIN FARQUHARSON, Edinburgh
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.
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.'
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars
The David Patterson Seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.
Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.
DR TIMOTHY EDWARDS
PROFESSOR MICHAEL SILBER, Hebrew University of
PROFESSOR DAVID ABULAFIA, Cambridge
PROFESSOR BERNARD JACKSON, Manchester
DR ANSELM HAGEDORN, Berlin
EYAL BEN-ELIYAHU, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
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.
Israel: historical, political, and social aspectsThe following lectures and seminar will be held as stated.
Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.
PROFESSOR SHAI FELDMAN, Brandeis
DANNY RUBINSTEIN, member of editorial board,
PROFESSRO SHALOM LAPPIN, King's College, London
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.'
Comparing the cognitive foundations of science and religion
PROFESSOR ROBERT MCAULEY, Emory University, will lecture at 4 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
The lectures are arranged by the Centre for Anthropology and Mind, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Tue. 24 Apr.: 'Natural cognition.'
Wed. 25 Apr.: 'The cognitive unnaturalness of science.'
Tue. 1 May: 'The cognitive naturalness of religion.'
Wed. 2 May: 'Unexpected consequences of the cognitive comparison of science and religion.'
Ian Ramsey and Sophia Europa Oxford
The following lectures will be given at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.
For details of the lecture series 'Comparing the cognitive foundations of science and religion' see under 'Social Sciences' above.
Conveners: Professor R. Trigg and Dr Margaret Yee.
PROFESSOR R. AUDI, Notre Dame
DR DENIS ALEXANDER, Cambridge
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.'
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.'
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
ADAM LEACH, Director for the Middle East, Eastern Europe
and CIS, Oxfam
DR ELENA ETKIND, Cambridge
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.'
Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture
JOSHUA ROZENBERG, Legal Editor, the Daily Telegraph, will deliver the Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'Words, words, words: writing about the law.'