University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 15 November 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics

PROFESSOR RAPHAEL ROUQUIER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Knots, braids, and mathematical structures.'

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Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Rhythms: 1. Trains (Dickens to Dylan).'

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Charles Simonyi Lecture in the Public Understanding of Science

SIR PAUL NURSE, Nobel Laureate, will deliver the ninth Charles Simonyi Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 23 November, at the Oxford Playhouse. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Richard Dawkins. Tickets are £3.50. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 305305; www.oxfordplayhouse.com).

Subject: 'The great ideas of biology.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Department of Plant Sciences: Mary Snow Lecture

PROFESSOR SUSAN WESSLER, University of Georgia, Athens, will deliver the Mary Snow Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 November, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: 'Understanding the other Big Bang: how TEs amplify throughout genomes.'

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Medical Sciences

Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR ANTHONY HYMAN, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, will deliver the sixteenth Norman Heatley Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 29 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Convener: Professor Herman Waldmann.

Subject: 'Boveri revisited.'


Distinguished Lecture in Virology

DR GARY J. NABEL, Director, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, will deliver the second Distinguished Lecture in Virology at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 November, in Rhodes House. Enquiries may be directed to Mrs Lynda Butters (e-mail: lynda.butters@bioch.ox.ac.uk).

The lecture is sponsored by the United Therapeutics Corporation.

Subject: 'Rational vaccine design for public health threats: AIDS and influenza.'


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.'


Health Economics Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Conference Room, the Rosemary Rue Building, the Old Road Campus. Further information will be found at www.herc.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Borislava Mihaylova.

DR TERRY FLYNN, Bristol
20 Nov.: 'Reconstructing the QALY: how best–worst scaling methods can open the quality of life black box.'

PROFESSOR PETER SMITH, York
Wed. 12 Dec., 3 p.m.: 'How much does it cost to save a life year? Evidence from English programme budgeting.'

PROFESSOR JOHN BRAZIER, Sheffield
15 Jan.: 'The fole of condition specific measures in deriving health state utility values for economic modelling.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Autoridad y poder en la literatura del Siglo de Oro

This colloquium will be held on Friday, 23 November, and Saturday, 24 November, in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.

Convener: Professor Edwin Williamson (e-mail: edwin.williamson@exeter.ox.ac.uk).

Friday, 23 November

IGNACIO ARELLANO, Navarra, CHRISTOPH STROSETZKI, Münster, and PROFESSOR WILLIAMSON
9.30 a.m.: Introduction.

ULRICH WINTER, Marburg
10 a.m.: 'Reliogisidad y poder en la literatura (memorialística) del Siglo de Oro.'

RONALD TRUMAN
11.30 a.m.: 'La Inquisición española y el mundo de la erudición europea en los primeros decenios del siglo XVII: el caso de los libreros madrileños.'

COLIN THOMPSON
2 p.m.: 'Autor y auctoritas: las Eclogae de Virgilio y las 'Églogas' de Garcilaso.'

CERSTIN BAUER-FUNKE, Münster
3 p.m.: 'Reflexiones sobre autoridad y poder en la obra de Antonio Enríquez Gómez.'

IGNACIO ARELLANO, Navarra
4.30 p.m.: 'Poder, autoridad, y desautorización en el teatro calderoniano.'

Saturday, 24 November

CARMEN RIVERO, Münster
9.30 a.m.: 'El poder y el bien común en el Quijote.'

MARÍA ANTONIA GARCÉS, Cornell
10 a.m.: 'Poder y saber en Cervantes: de la 'Epístola a Mateo Vázquez' a Los tratos de Argel.'

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Social Sciences

South Africa Seminar

DR DANIEL HAMMETT, Edinburgh, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 November, in Seminar Room West, Garden Building, Mansfield College.

Convener: Dr A. Lemon.

Subject: 'Respect and resistance: claiming coloured identities in South Africa.'


School of Archaeology: Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR NORMAN YOFFEE, Michigan, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'The earliest cities and the evolution of history.'


Department of Education: public seminars

PROFESSOR GUNTHER KRESS, Institute of Education, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 November, in Seminar Rooms G and H, the Department of Education.

Convener: Professor Ingrid Lunt.

Subject: 'The challenge of multimodal semiotic theory for education: learning, curriculum, assessment.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Harrell-Bond Lecture

HRH PRINCE EL HASSAN BIN TALAL OF JORDAN will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 November, in the Museum of Natural History. Enquiries may be directed to Corinne Owen (e-mail: corinne.owen@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

This year's lecture marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Refugee Studies Centre.

Subject: 'Human rights and refugees.'

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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.'

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Magdalen College

Towards a new consitutional settlement

LORD MACLENNAN and BILLY BRAGG (to be confirmed) will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in Magdalen College.

Subject: 'A democratic second chamber: why patronage and placement are not enough.'

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St Antony's College

European Studies Centre

The following events will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

MARTIN CONWAY and DIMITAR BETCHEV
Tue. 20 Nov.: 'How can we tell if Europeanisation ever happened?'

SIR IVOR ROBERTS
Thur. 22 Nov.: 'Conversations with Milosevic and other war criminals.' (Public lecture)

LORD (PADDY) ASHDOWN and PROFESSOR NANCY BERMEO
Tue. 27 Nov.: ' "Exporting democracy" after Iraq—shall we every intervene again?' (launch of Swords into ploughshares: how to convert military victory into lasting peace, not endless guerrilla war)

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St Hilda's College

St Hilda's College Lectures

Corrigendum

It is regretted that the lecture by Dr Anita Holdcroft on the subject of 'Gender differences in medicine: what importance is diversity?', was mistakenly notified to take place on 18 November. The lecture was delivered on 18 October.

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Wolfson College

Launch of Oxford Poets 2007: An Anthology

Oxford Poets 2007: An Anthology will be introduced by Bernard O'Donoghue (joint editor, with David Constantine), with readings by Sue Leigh, Anna Robinson, Frances Thompson, Kieron Wynn, and Lynne Wycherley, at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.


Jill Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SIMS-WILLIAMS, SOAS, will deliver the Jill Hart Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Philology in action: the rediscovery of Bactrian.'

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