University Gazette, 5 June 2008: Lectures
Professor of Linguistics
PROFESSOR ADITI LAHIRI will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: ' "Language asymmetries in the brain: "handbags" = "hambags", but "ham dish" ≠ "hand dish".'
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
CHIEF JUSTICE PIUS LANGA, Chief Justice of South Africa, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 June, in Rhodes House. The lecture is arranged by the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society in association with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Further information may be found at www.fljs.org.
Subject: 'Transformative constitutionalism and socio-economic rights.'
Neuroscience Grand Round: Guest Lectures
DR MATTHEW WOOD will lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 11 July, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.
Subject: 'Gene therapy for neurodegenerative disorders: quo vadis?'
International conference: Art, patronage and society in the Muslim Deccan from the fourteenth century to the present day
This conference will be held in the University on 4, 5, and 6 July.
The architecture and art associated with the polities known as 'Deccani Sultanates', which flourished in the Indian sub-continent between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries, are receiving increasing scholarly attention. The conference will explore them in a broader socio-historical perspective, examining the cultural premises that brought them into existence, the dynamics of their development, and the legacy of this rich and diverse heritage to the present day.
A public lecture and a round-table discussion will additionally explore the issue of conservation of the architectural heritage in the sub-continent today, with a focus on the Deccan's regional capital, Hyderabad, as a paradigm of the challenges India's historical cities face in this phase of fast urban development.
Further information may be found at www.krc.ox.ac.uk/deccan.html.
Registration requests and enquiries should be addressed to Alessandra Cereda (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for registration is 20 June.
Conveners: Professor J.W. Allan and Dr L.E. Parodi.
Rothermere American Institute
PROFESSOR ROBERT LIEBER, Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 June, in the Rothermere American Institute.
Subject: 'Foreign policy in the presidential election.'
Saïd Business School
Oxford Fairtrade Research Group
KATHLEEN SEXSMITH will hold a seminar at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Saïd Business School. Enquiries may be directed to Catherine Dolan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Power relations in the fair trade coffee global value chain.'
Oxford Internet Institute
HENRIK SPANG-HANSSEN, researcher and Danish Supreme Court lawyer, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'.
The lecture will be open to the public. Those wishing to attend should email details of name, and affiliation if any, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Cyberspace: its protocols and public international law.'
DR TANYA BYRON will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road. The respondents will be PROFESSOR JOHN PALFREY and ANNIE MULLINS, Global Head of Content Standards, Vodafone.
Those wishing to attend should email details of name, and affiliation if any, to email@example.com.
Subject: 'Beyond Byron: towards a new culture of responsibility.'
Latin American Centre
Colombia and the work of Malcolm Deas
This conference will be held on Friday, 6 June, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Full details can be found at www.lac.ox.ac.uk/seminars.htm.
James Martin Twenty-first Century School
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY MURPHY, Professor of Philosophy in the Biomedical Sciences Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois College of Medicine, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in Seminar Room 1, the James Martin School, the Old Indian Institute. Further information can be found at www.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk.
Subject: 'Unfinished business: money, ethics, and a better transplant system.'
Dying and living: faith matters
The Christ Church Cathedral Summer Lectures will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Priory Room. The lectures are open to the public.
THE REVD RALPH WILLIAMSON, college chaplain
THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD, Archdeacon of Oxford
THE VERY REVD CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, Dean
THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR, Regius Professor of
Moral and Pastoral Theology
CANON PROFESSOR SARAH FOOT, Regius Professor of
THE REVD JOHN PATON, Precentor
Alan Emery Lecture
LORD WALTON OF DETCHANT will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.
Subject: 'A myologist in the House.'
Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture
PROFESSOR STEPHEN MACMAHON, Sydney, will deliver the Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.
Subject: 'Blood pressure: from observational to randomised evidence.'
Keble College Archaeology Lectures
PROFESSOR ROBERTA GILCHRIST, Reading, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 June, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College.
The Keble College Archaeology Lectures are sponsored by Wiley–Blackwell.
Convener: Dr Simon Blockley.
Subject: 'Magic for the dead: the archaeology of magic in later medieval burials.'
St John's College
Robert Penson Lecture
DR F. EGMOND will deliver the Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.
Subject: 'Gardens as living collections in the decades before Tradescant.'
Friends of the Bodleian
Annual General Meeting
The sixty-third Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The meeting will be chaired by Profesor Ewan McKendrick, Pro- Vice-Chancellor, Research, Academic Services, and University Collections.
After the formal business meeting, MR PHILIP ZIEGLER will address the meeting.
Subject: 'Prime Ministers: a biographer's view.'
Dr Sarah Thomas, Bodley's Librarian and Director of University of Library Services, will propose a vote of thanks to the speaker and report on library matters.
A selection from the year's purchases and donations will be exhibited on the Proscholium at the entrance to the Divinity School, from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).
Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science
SARAH CREWE BROWN will give an illustrated lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 June, in the Museum of the History of Science.
Subject: 'Medieval stained glass: art and technology.'