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Oxford University Gazette, 18 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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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 Enquiries may be directed to Professor Brockliss (e-mail:

Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss and Professor George Rousseau.

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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

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.'

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, Bristol
26 June: 'Genome-wide association studies of ankylosing spondylitis.'

PROFESSOR GORDON KLEIN, Shriners Burns Hospital and University of Texas, Galveston
Tue. 30 June: 'Burns—bad to the bone.'

PROFESSOR JON TOBIAS, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol
18 Sept.: 'Insights into the regulation of bone development in childhood from ALSPAC.'

25 Sept.: To be announced.

2 Oct: 'Pain matters.'

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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:

Subject: 'All you Jim Crow fascists! Woody Guthrie's freedom songs.'

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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 Further information may be found on

PROFESSOR HAL VARIAN, Berkeley; Chief Economist, Google
Tue. 23 June, 4 p.m.: 'Computer mediated transactions.'

DR REX HUGHES and DAVID LIVINGSTONE, Co-directors, Cyber Security Project, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
Mon. 29 June, 4 p.m.: 'War 2.0: the battle for cyberspace.'

JOSEPH TUROW, Robert Lewis Shayon Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Tue. 30 June, 5 p.m.: 'Journalism organisations and the clickmetrics economy: past, present, and future.'

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Christ Church

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

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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:

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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