University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 12 June 2008: Lectures

Medical Sciences

PROFESSOR ADA YONATH, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 20 June, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: Professor Dame Louise Johnson.

Subject: 'The stunning ribosome architecture: from peptide bond formation to initial protein folding.'

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?'

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Oriental Studies

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

Registration requests and enquiries should be addressed to Alessandra Cereda (e-mail: The deadline for registration is 20 June.

Conveners: Professor J.W. Allan and Dr L.E. Parodi.

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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:

Subject: 'Power relations in the fair trade coffee global value chain.'

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Oxford Internet Institute

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

Subject: 'Beyond Byron: towards a new culture of responsibility.'

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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

Subject: 'Unfinished business: money, ethics, and a better transplant system.'

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Christ Church

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.

9 July: 'Life out of death—cross-cultural approaches to death and regeneration.'

THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD, Archdeacon of Oxford
16 July: 'Living and dying in the NHS: an interfaith perspective.'

23 July: ' "Keep your mind in hell, and despair not" (Silouan).'

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology
30 July: 'Medical killing should not be legal; therefore it is not ethical.'

CANON PROFESSOR SARAH FOOT, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History
6 Aug.: 'Living with the dead: saints and pilgrims in the earlier medieval church.'

13 Aug.: 'Climbing Jacob's ladder: living where heaven and earth meet.'

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Green College

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.'

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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.'

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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 (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

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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.'

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