University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 4 June 2009: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Michael Davys Professor of Neuroscience

PROFESSOR JONATHAN FLINT will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'The genetic basis of depression.'

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Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL BERRY, University of Bristol, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Exuberant interference.'

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Halley Lecture

PROFESSOR RAYMOND PIERREHUMBERT, Louis Block Professor in the Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'How rare is the Earth? Habitability in the Universe reconsidered.'

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Zaharoff Lecture

ANTOINE COMPAGNON, Collège de France and Columbia, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.

Subject: 'Raconter avec des photos.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

ANDREW HOPKINS, L'Aquila, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 June, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. There will be an opportunity after the lecture to make donations for reconstruction in the Abruzzo region.

Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin.

Subject: 'L'Aquila after the earthquake: the city and cultural patrimony.'

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Oriental Studies

DR MICHAEL AXWORTHY, Director, Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies, University of Exeter, and formerly Head of Iran Section, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 June, in Lecture Room 2, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr Firuza Abdullaeva.

Subject: 'Victim, bully, or basket-case? The shape of Iranian history.'

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Philosophy

Forum for European Philosophy

DR ANITA AVRAMIDES will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 June, in the Philosophy Faculty Centre. Registration is not required. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Roxana Baiasu (e-mail: roxana.baiasu@philosophy.ox.ac.uk), or to the Forum Coordinator, Dr Juliana Cardinale (e-mail: j.cardinale@lse.ac.uk). The Forum's Web site is at www.philosophy-forum.org.

Conveners: Dr Roxana Baiasu and Dr Pamela Sue Anderson.

Subject: 'How to think about the mind: Thomas Nagel and The View from Nowhere.'

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Social Sciences

Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society

PROFESSOR AHARON BARAK, Professor of Law, Yale University, formerly President of the Supreme Court of Israel, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in Rhodes House. Tickets are required for admission (e-mail: sally.lane@fljs.org, telephone: Oxford (2)84435). Further information may be found on www.fljs.org/section.aspx?id=2570/.

Subject: 'Rights and their limits: the role of proportionality.' (Professor Barak will discuss the role of proportionality as both a limitation on, and protection for, the human rights of dignity and liberty within the context of Israel)


General jurisprudence workshop

WILLIAM TWINING, Quain Professor of Jurisprudence emeritus, University College, London, will present a special workshop from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building. Aspects of Professor Twining's recent book will be discussed by Professor John Gardner, Professor Denis Galligan and Dr Fernanda Pirie.

Subject: 'General jurisprudence: understanding the law from a global perspective.'


Department of Social Policy and Social Work

PROFESSOR ITO PENG, University of Toronto, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 June, in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Subject: 'The good, the bad, and the confused: political and social economy of care in South Korea.'

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Ashmolean Museum

Festival of Architecture

RICK MATHER will lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, 12 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution Library. The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free. Further information may be found at www.ashmolean.org.

Subject: 'Transforming the Ashmolean.'

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European Humanities Research Centre

Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR LAURA ENGELSTEIN, Yale University, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the McGregor Matthews Room, New College.

Convener: Professor Catriona Kelly.

Subject: 'Between art and icon: Aleksandr Ivanov and the politics of style.'

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Keble College

Keble Archaeology Lecture

PROFESSOR MIKE PARKER PEARSON will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 June, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College.

Subject: 'Stonehenge: new discoveries.'

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Oriel College

Thomas Harriot Lecture

DR PASCAL BRIOIST, Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, University of Tours, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Thomas Harriot and the mariner's culture: on board a transatlantic ship in 1585.'

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St Edmund Hall

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR MARK MAZOWER will deliver the 2009 A.B. Emden Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 June, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.

Subject: 'No enchanted palace: the United Nations in history.'

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St John's College

Robert Penson Lecture

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY MOWL, Professor of the History of Architecture and Designed Landscapes, University of Bristol, will deliver the Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Enquiries may be directed to Mrs Ruth Toureau (e-mail: ruth.toureau@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Catholic symbolism, Pan worship, and the true origin of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein—eccentrics and the English landscape.'

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Blackfriars, Campion Hall, and St Benet's Hall

John Henry Newman Lecture

PROFESSOR ALISDAIR MCINTYRE will deliver the John Henry Newman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is by tickets, obtainable by e-mailing to secretary@bfriars.ox.ac.uk. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Blackfriars.

Subject: 'The very idea of a university, Aristotle, Newman, and us.'

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