University Gazette, 18 June 2009: Lectures
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.'
Becoming a person
This one-day conference, organised by the Centre for the History of Childhood, will be held on Saturday, 4 July, from 9.30 a.m., in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.
The conference will examine concepts of personhood and identity in history. Further details may be found at www.history.ox.ac.uk/research/clusters/history_childhood/. Enquiries may be directed to Professor Brockliss (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss and Professor George Rousseau.
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 email@example.com.
Subject: 'Science, engineering and technological challenges for the twenty-first century.'
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.'
Botnar Research Centre (amended notice)
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, the Botnar Research Centre.
The seminar due to have been given by Professor Henry McQuay on 24 July will now take place on 2 October.
DR DAVID EVANS, Senior Lecturer in Biostatistical Genetics
MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology,
PROFESSOR GORDON KLEIN, Shriners Burns Hospital and
University of Texas, Galveston
PROFESSOR JON TOBIAS, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol
PROFESSOR GILLIAM WALLIS, Manchester
PROFESSOR HENRY MCQUAY
Rothermere American Institute
PROFESSOR WILL KAUFMAN, Central Lancashire, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 June, in the Rothermere American Institute. Enquiries should be directed to the RAI (telephone: Oxford (2)82711, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'All you Jim Crow fascists! Woody Guthrie's freedom songs.'
Oxford Internet Institute
The following lectures will be given as shown in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'. To attend, e-mail name, and affiliation if any, to email@example.com. Further information may be found on www.oii.ox.ac.uk.
DR REX HUGHES and DAVID LIVINGSTONE, Co-directors, Cyber
Security Project, Royal Institute of International Affairs,
JOSEPH TUROW, Robert Lewis Shayon Professor and Associate
Dean for Graduate Studies, Annenberg School for
Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Tower Poetry Annual Summer School
Tower Poetry's annual summer school, held at Christ Church, for young poets aged 18–23, takes place this year between 25 and 28 August. The residential school gives twelve young people the opportunity to develop their own writing and critical skills through a series of workshops run this year by JANE DRAYCOTT, a UK-based poet with a particular interest in sound art and collaborative and digital work, and FRANCES LEVISTON, whose first volume of poems was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. MICHAEL SCHMIDT, Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow and Editorial and Managing Director of Carcanet, will discuss the publishing of poetry and give readings from his work.
The course offers its students a unique and challenging opportunity to work with other writers. At the end of the summer school, the students' work will be collected and edited for publication in a pamphlet. Further details will be found at www.towerpoetry.org.uk.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Catholic symbolism, Pan worship, and the true origin of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein—eccentrics and the English landscape.'
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.'