University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 6 December 2007: Lectures

News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media

Twenty questions for the future of the media

PROFESSOR ANTHONY LILLEY will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Anne's College and Green College, as detailed below.

15 Jan., St Anne's College: 'Who controls the stories?'

22 Jan., St Anne's College: The search for value: networks, ideas, and evolution in the media.'

29 Jan., Green College: 'Network media as a public space.'

5 Feb., Green College: 'The 2020 twenty questions—a user-generated lecture.'

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Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture

JOHN R. BOWEN, Dunbar–Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Science, Washington University, St Louis, will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subejct: 'Islamic persuasions: pathways to change in Islamic norms.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR RICHARD GARDNER will deliver a J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: 'Pre-patterning in the specification of axes and left–right symmetry in mammals.'

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Medical Sciences

Medical Sciences Division Science Day: Vaccinology

The Science Day will be held on Wednesday, 5 December, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Conveners: Professor Richard Moxon and Professor Siamon Gordon.

DR K.A. FLEMING
1.30 p.m.: Opening remarks.

BENJAMIN DAVIS
1.45 p.m.: 'Exploring glycoimmunology.'

THOMAS HANKE
2.05 p.m.: 'Development of HIV-1 vaccine.'

ANDREW POLLARD
2.25 p.m.: 'Maintaining humoral immunity in early childhood.'

HELEN MCSHANE
2.45 p.m.: 'Developing an improved TB vaccine: results from clinical trials.'

MARGARET STANLEY, Cambridge
4.15 p.m.: 'HPV vaccines—where are we now?'

JOHN WOOD, NIBSC, Potters Bar
4.35 p.m.: 'Pandemic flu vaccination—prospects and problems.'


Department of Psychiatry: Guest Lectures

The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital. Enquiries may be directed to Lucy Curtin (e-mail: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR PETER TYRER, Imperial College, London
22 Jan.: 'What value is the diagnosis of personality disorder in those with affective illness?'

DR CARMINE M. PARIANTE, King's College, London
12 Feb.: 'Depression: mind and body.'


Department of Clinical Neurology: Neuroscience Guest Lectures

The following guest lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

PROFESSOR RUSSELL FOSTER
11 Jan.: 'Clocks, light and sleep: fundamental to translational.'

DR DAVID NICHOLL, City Hospital, Birmingham
8 Feb.: 'The medical ethics of Guantanamo—the role of a UK neurologist.'

DR SARAH TABRIZI, Institute of Neurology, UCL
7 Mar.: 'The search for biomarkers in pre-clinical Huntington's disease and its importance for other neurodegenerative diseases.'

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Saïd Business School

Energy science and climate change

DR MYLES ALLEN, PROFESSOR PETER DOBSON, PROFESSOR FRASER ARMSTRONG, and DR CAMERON HEPBURN will lecture on this subject at 12.30 p.m. on 31 January, and 5, 7, and 12 February, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Law and regulation

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries should be directed to Paul Honey (e-mail: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr Bettina Lange.

PROFESSOR ANDREW GOULDSON, Leeds
21 Jan.: 'The impact of the better regulation debate on the Environment Agency.'

PROFESSOR BÄRBEL DÖRBECK-JUNG, Twente, the Netherlands
28 Jan.: 'The hardness of soft law in UK regulatory activities related to nanotechnological development.'

DR MARTIN LODGE, LSE
4 Feb.: 'Gammelfleisch everywhere? Public debate, variety of worldviews, and regulatory change.'

DR KATERINA SIDERI, University of Exeter
11 Feb.: 'Virtue (bio)ethics and the regulation of research directed to stem cells in the UK and the EU.'

DR JAVIER LEZAUN
18 Feb.: 'Law, ethics, and patient safety in human gene therapy research.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY OGUS, Manchester
25 Feb.: 'Regulatory enforcement and sanctions in specie.'

DR THOMAS SCHEFFER, Berlin
3 Mar.: 'Regulation of case formation in criminal procedures.'

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Green College

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR ALLAN BRANDT, Professor of the History of Science, and Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard, will deliver the annual McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'The tobacco pandemic: history, culture, and science.'


Green College Lectures 2008

Prospects of happiness?

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
14 Jan.: 'Beyond happiness: exuberance and mania.'

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER
28 Jan.: 'Should government try to make us happy?'

PROFESSOR ANDREW STEPTOE, University College, London
28 Jan.: 'Happiness, health, and biology.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD WILKINSON, Nottingham
4 Feb.: 'Dysfunctional societies—why equality matters.'

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St Antony's College

Russia beyond 2008

This conference, organised by the Centre for East European Language-based Area Studies, will be held on Friday, 14 December, in St Antony's College.

A limited number of places is available. Those wishing to attend should inform the Conference Organiser, Dr Elena Katz, by 10 December (e-mail: elena.katz@sant.ox.ac.uk). There is no fee.

JULIAN COOPER, Birmingham, CHRISTOPHER DAVIS, Oxford, PHILIP HANSON, RIIA, and VLADIMIR MAU, Institute of Transitional Economics
9.15 a.m.: 'Economic developments in Putin's Russia.' (Chair: Carol Leonard)

GRIGORII GOLOSOV, European University, St Petersburg, RICHARD SAKWA, Kent, and PAUL CHAISTY, Oxford
11.15 a.m.: 'Politics in the Putin era and beyond.' (Chair: Rodric Lyne, formerly UK ambassador to Russia)

FYODOR LUKYANOV, editor, Russia in Global Affairs, CAROLINE KENNEDY-PIPE, Warwick, and ALEX PRAVDA, Oxford
2 p.m.: 'Russia's resurgence as a major world power under Putin: will it continue?' (Chair: Peter Duncan, SSEES)

GRIGORII GOLOSIVE, FYODOR LUKYANOV, RODRIC LYNE, and VLADIMIR MAU
Round-table discussion, 4 p.m.: 'New directions for Russia?' (Chair: Robert Service)

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Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science

KEN FOLLETT will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 8 December, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: 'The historical novelist at work.'

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