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Oxford University Gazette, 5 March 2009: Lectures

J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR WENDY BICKMORE, Edinburgh, will deliver a J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 March, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with special access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Spatial reorganisation of the genome during differentiation and development.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

DECLAN DONNELLAN, Artistic Director, Cheek by Jowl, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries may be directed to the APGRD (telephone: Oxford (2)88210, e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Staging the Greeks today: a personal view.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences

Darwin's lost world: the early history of life and the planet

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences. The meetings will end with an open discussion.

Conveners: Professor Lynn Margulis, Professor Martin Brasier and Kathy Willis.

5 Mar.: Life at four billion revisited

PROFESSOR A.N. HALLIDAY, Earth Sciences: 'The early solar system.'

TODD VENTURA, Earth Sciences: 'Geochemical biomarkers and early life on Earth.'

ROBERT WILLIAMS, Chemistry: 'Later evolution and the chemical elements.'


12 Mar.: Complexity in multicellular lineages

LIAM DOLAN, John Innes Centre: 'On the origin of rooting.'

PETER HOLLAND, Zoology:: 'Genes, genomes and animal complexity.'

ERIC WERNER, Computing, Physiology: 'In silico ontogenesis and the evolution of complex multicellular life.'

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Medical Sciences

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine: public lectures

The following public lectures, held as part of Science Week 2009, will be held on Thursday, 12 March, in the Seminar Room, the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. The lectures are open to the public; admission is free of charge, and booking is not required. Further information can be found at www.imm.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR ANDREW MCMICHAEL, Director
6 p.m.: Welcome and introduction.

DR STEPHAN FELLER, Department of Medical Oncology
6.10 p.m.: 'Towards personalised cancer therapies—the dawn of a new era of molecular analyses and treatments.'

PROFESSOR DAVID BEESON, Neurosciences Group
6.35 p.m.: 'Nerves, muscles, and that Monday morning feeling.'

JOHN BAKER, Human Immunology Unit
7 p.m.: 'Functions of immune genes linked to Crohn's disease.'

DR RAM MALLADI, Molecular Haematology Unit
7.25 p.m.: 'The potential for embryonic stem cells in science and medicine.'

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Social Sciences

Visiting Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS RAWSKI, Professor of Economics and History, University of Pittsburgh, will deliver a Visiting Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Further information may be found at www.chinacentre.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'China's economy: past, present, and future.'


Launch of the Oxford Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society

The Oxford Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society (formerly the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation) will be launched at an event held in the Saïd Business School from 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 16 March. A discussion on the topic 'Can we steer social and technological innovation?' will be held at 5.15 p.m.

Prior registration is required, at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/sbs_event_register.asp?eventID=111. Enquiries may be directed to Esther Vicente (e-mail: esther.vicente@sbs.ox.ac.uk).


Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict: Fifteen years after genocide: where now for Rwanda?

This symposium, co-hosted with Oxford Transitional Justice Research and the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, will be held on Tuesday, 17 March, 2–6.30 p.m., in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building. Registration is not required, but expressions of interest are welcomed, and should be sent to elac@politics.ox.ac.uk (to which enquiries may also be directed).


The speakers will include: Professor David Anderson (Oxford), Dr Anna Schmidt (Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex), Dr Phil Clark (Oxford), Jean- Baptiste Kayigamba (Rwandan genocide survivor and former Reuters journalist), Dr Devon Curtis (Cambridge), Bruno Versailles (Oxford), Zachary Kaufman (Yale Law School and Oxford), Dr Dominik Zaum (Reading), and Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Oxford).


Environmental Law Discussion Group (amended notice)

PROFESSOR TIM DIXON, Director, and DR RAJAT GUPTA, Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, will hold a seminar at 1 p.m. on Monday, 9 March, in the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Hayes House, 75 George Street.

The seminar due to have been given by Mr David Forsdick on 10 March has been postponed.

Convener: Eloise Scotford.

Subject: 'A low-carbon built environment for the twenty-first century.'


Governance of Climate Change

PROFESSOR PETER NEWELL, East Anglia, will hold a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 March, in the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Hayes House, 75 George Street.

Subject: 'Governing clean development.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR AUDREY SINGER, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, will deliver the Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in Rewley House. Enquiries may be directed to Katherine Salahi (e-mail: katherine.salahi@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Obama's policy challenges and the future of US immigration.'

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All Souls College

Evans-Pritchard Lectures

Smugglers and Shurafâ': Saharan connectivity and the moral unity of the central Sahara

DR JUDITH SCHEELE, Fellow by Examination, Magdalen College, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Tue. 28 Apr.: 'Camel-herders and truckers, caravanserais and garages: preliminary thoughts on Saharan connectivity.'

Wed. 29 Apr.: 'Cosmopolitan underbellies: Saharan traders and national morality in the Algerian south.'

Tue. 5 May: 'Dates, cocaine, and AK-47s: moral conundrums on the Algero-Malian border.'

Wed. 6 May: 'Shurafâ' as cosmopolitans: hierarchy, genealogies, and their contemporary use.'

Tue. 12 May: 'Trading in the shari'ah: universalising legal aspirations and the quest for local moral autonomy.'

Wed. 13 May: 'Turning movement into place: contemporary Saharan cities and the pitfalls of "hybridity".'

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Keble College

Keble College Archaeology Lectures

PROFESSOR LORD (COLIN) RENFREW will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 March, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College. The lecture is open to all members of the University. The Keble College Archaeology Lectures are sponsored by Oxford University Press.

Subject: 'Becoming human: changing perspectives in human evolution 150 years after Darwin.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Heron-Allen Lecture

PROFESSOR E.J. MILNER-GULLAND, Professor in Conservation Science, Imperial College, London, will deliver the Heron-Allen Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 6 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to the Development Office (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Conserving the saiga antelope: science in a changing world.'

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Magdalen College

Lenten sermons: George Herbert

THE REVD DR MICHAEL PIRET, Dean of Divinity, Magdalen College, will preach the second of his two Lenten sermons on George Herbert, at Sung Eucharist on Sunday, 8 March (11 a.m), in the college chapel.

Subject: ' "Church-monuments" and "Vertue": intimations of mortality.'

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St Hugh's College

D.F. McKenzie Lecture

PROFESSOR J. MCGANN, Virginia, will deliver the fourteenth D.F. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in Lecture Theatre 2, the English Faculty, the St Cross Building. The lecture is sponsored by the McKenzie Trust in association with the Centre for the Study of the Book, the Bodleian Library.

Professor McGann will give a follow-up seminar at noon on Friday, 6 March, in the History of the Book Room, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Philology in a new key: information technology and the transmission of culture.'

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Somerville College

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PAMELA J. BJORKMAN, California Institute of Technology, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. (reception at 6 p.m) on Wednesday, 11 March, in the University Museum Lecture Theatre. The lecture is arranged in conjunction with the Association for Women in Science and Engineering. All are welcome.

Subject: 'Your mother's antibodies: how you get them and how we might improve them to combat HIV.'

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Wolfson College

Wolfson Haldane Lecture

PROFESSOR V.S. RAMACHANDRAN, Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, will deliver the annual Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Molecules to mind: the self and others in neurology.'


Poetry-reading

CARMEN BUGAN, Wolfson College Creative Arts Fellow, will read from her latest work: her collection of poems The House of Straw, and her memoir Burying the typewriter, at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 March, in the Buttery, Wolson College. All welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Isaiah Berlin Centenary Celebration

The Isaiah Berlin Centenary Celebration will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, 6 June, in Wolfson College. Events will include the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture, amalgamated for this special occasion with the British Academy's annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture, delivered by the Librarian of Congress, DR JAMES H. BILLINGTON; a piano recital by MURRAY PERAHIA; and an exhibition of Berliniana. Places are limited and entrance will be by ticket. Those wishing to attend should apply for tickets by 30 March, by contacting the College Secretary, Wolfson College (e-mail: jan.scriven@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

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Oxford University Newman Society

Religion in the public square

HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL GEORGE PELL, Archbishop of Sydney, will lecture in this series at 4 p.m. on Friday, 6 March, in the Divinity School, the Bodleian Library. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Convocation House. The lecture is open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'Varieties of intolerance: religious and secular.'

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