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Oxford University Gazette, 20 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.'

Oxford Biomedical Imaging Festival 2008

The second annual Oxford Biomedical Imaging Festival will be held on Tuesday, 16 September, from 9 a.m., in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. The festival is aimed at gathering together all biomedical imaging scientists across the University and its partner NHS hospitals, working at all scales from microscopy to radiology.

Registration is free to members of the University's biomedical imaging community and to the University's NHS partners. Those attending are invited to present posters of their work, and to indicate if they would like to contribute a fifteen-minute talk as part of the Proffered Talks session.

Details of the event, and of registration arrangements, can be found at

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

PROFESSOR FRITZ ROTH, Harvard Medical School, will give a seminar at 12 noon on Friday, 22 August, in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

Convener: Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya.

Subject: 'Systematic analysis of genetic interactions from yeast to humans.'

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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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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