nn Oxford University Gazette, 11 June 2009: Lectures
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Oxford University Gazette, 11 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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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN BEDDINGTON, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science, will deliver the Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 June, in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science. Those wishing to attend are asked to e-mail head@eng.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Science, engineering and technological challenges for the twenty-first century.'

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Medical Sciences

Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar

Two presentations will be made at the seminar to be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 9 July, in the Seminar Room, the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. The Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar is supported by the J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Fund.

Convener: Professor Andrew Wilkie.

MOHAMMAD HAJIHOSSEINI, East Anglia: 'FGF signalling in embryonic and adult neurogenesis.'

DAVID WILKINSON, Division of Developmental Neurobiology, NIMR: 'Regulation of cell sorting and neuronal differentiation.'

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Music

Graduate Students' Colloquia

DAVID FANNING, Manchester, will give the last of this term's colloquia at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 June, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Subject: 'Carl Nielsen and theories of symphonism.'

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Philosophy

Forum for European Philosophy (amended notice)

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.

Note: this lecture was formerly advertised as taking place on Tuesday, 9 June.

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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Oxford Institute of Ageing

Ageing in Latin America—developing the research agenda

The Oxford Institute of Ageing will hold a two-day conference on all aspects of ageing in Latin America, on 2 and 3 July, in the Manor Road Building. The institute hopes that the conference will attract scholars, policy-makers, and others interested in ageing in Latin American. The conference will take a multidisciplinary approach.

For more information and registration, see www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/events/conferences-workshops or telephone Oxford (2)86193. Registration is open until 15 June.

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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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Keble College

Keble Lectures for Archaeology

PROFESSOR MIKE PARKER PEARSON, University of Sheffield, 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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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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Oxford Asian Textile Group

MICHAEL HITCHCOCK will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 June, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: 'North Vietnamese embroidery: exploring a partnership project with London, Limerick, and Hai Duong.'

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