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Oxford University Gazette, 22 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).< /p>

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.'

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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.

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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.'

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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...'


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
23 Mar.: 'Cellular changes and mechanical consequences of age and disease on the proximal femur.'

DR HELEN KNOWLES
20 Apr.: 'Hypoxia and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) in GCTB and osteoclast formation/activity?'

PROFESSOR MARK MCCARTHY
27 Apr.: 'Sweet dreams—finding genes for type 2 diabetes.'

DR MIN LIANG
15 June, 12.30 p.m.: 'The expression and regulation of Bim in mitochondria-dependent apoptosis in osteoblasts.'

DR ZHIDAO XIA
15 June, 1 p.m.: Characterisation of bisphosphonate binding on hydroxyapatite ceramic spheres.'

PROFESSOR CHARLES ARCHER, Cardiff
22 June: To be announced.

DR NIGEL ARDEN, Southampton
20 July: To be announced.

PROFESSOR PAUL WORDSWORTH
27 July: 'Unravelling the genetics of ankylosing spondylitis.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT COLEMAN, Sheffield
7 Sept.: 'Clinical developments in bone oncology.'

DR COLIN FARQUHARSON, Edinburgh
28 Sept.: To be announced.

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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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Oriental Studies

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
25 Apr.: 'The exegesis of the Psalms in the New Testament: some notes on method.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL SILBER, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2 May: ' "Alliance of the Hebrews" ;, 1863–75: from diaspora nationalism in Hungary to political Zionism in Palestine—the evolution of an ultra-Orthodox Utopia.'

PROFESSOR DAVID ABULAFIA, Cambridge
9 May: 'A new blood libel? The publication of Passovers of Blood in Italy.'

PROFESSOR BERNARD JACKSON, Manchester
16 May: 'The problem of the "chained wife" (Agunah): the current state of Halakhic research and politics.'

DR ANSELM HAGEDORN, Berlin
30 May: 'Taking a fish to Tarshish—travelling the Mediterranean biblical style.'

EYAL BEN-ELIYAHU, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
13 June: 'Is the highest place the holiest place? Rabbinic literature and the holy places.'

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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

Israel: historical, political, and social aspects

The following lectures and seminar will be held as stated.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.

PROFESSOR SHAI FELDMAN, Brandeis
Tue. 24 Apr., 8 p.m., Oriel: 'From Tehran to Beirut: a Middle East update.'

DANNY RUBINSTEIN, member of editorial board, Ha'aretz
Thur. 3 May, 8 p.m., Lincoln: 'Israeli media coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict.'

PROFESSRO SHALOM LAPPIN, King's College, London
Mon. 7 May, 8 p.m., St Anne's: 'Binationalism versus a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine.' (Seminar, chaired by Professor Michael Yudkin)


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.'

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Theology

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
17 May: 'Religious commitment and the scientific habit of mind.'

DR DENIS ALEXANDER, Cambridge
31 May: 'Evolution and theodicy—a biologist's perspective.'

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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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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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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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Trinity College

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.'

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