University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 29 November 2007: Lectures

Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre

PATRICK STEWART will be in conversation with PHILIP FRANKS at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 29 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Philip Franks directed the recent RSC production of Twelfth Night, in which Patrick Stewart played Malvolio.

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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.

1.30 p.m.: Opening remarks.

1.45 p.m.: 'Exploring glycoimmunology.'

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

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

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

4.15 p.m.: 'HPV vaccines—where are we now?'

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:

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.'

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Christ Church

Advent Conversations: What is God saying in...?

The Advent Conversations, arranged by Christ Church Cathedral and the Wesley Memorial Church, will be held as follows: the meetings at Christ Church will take place at 7.15 p.m. on Thursdays; the meetings at the Wesley Memorial Church will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

What is God saying in decisions about unborn life?

29 Nov., Christ Church: DR RICHARD WADE-MARTINS
5 Dec., Wesley Memorial Church: PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD GARDNER

What is God saying in peace-making "interventions"?'

6 Dec., Christ Church: DR BASIL MUSTAFA, Nelson Mandela Fellow, OCIS
12 Dec., Wesley Memorial Church: DR MILLIUS PALAYIWA

What is God saying in reality TV?

13 Dec., Christ Church: NICHOLAS BUXTON, Senior Student, St Stephen's House
19 Dec., Wesley Memorial Church: Speaker to be announced

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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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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: 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)

Round-table discussion, 4 p.m.: 'New directions for Russia?' (Chair: Robert Service)

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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.

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Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology

THE REVD RICHENDA LEIGH, Chaplain, London Metropolitan University, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 29 November, in Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Enquiries may be e-mailed to

Subject: 'Christian communicative practice in the media.'

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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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