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Oxford University Gazette, 21 May 2009: Lectures

Inaugural 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.'

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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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Myres Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR OLAF KAPER, Leiden, will deliver the twenty-fifth Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: 'Combining styles in the arts of Roman Egypt: the temple decorations at Kellis as a reflection of a changing world.'

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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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Classics

First Philippe Wiener Annual Lecture

DR ATHENA TSINGARIDA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, will deliver the first Philippe Wiener Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 June, in the Classics Centre. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

The Philippe Wiener Lecture, instituted at the initiative of the Fondation Philippe Wiener-Maurice Anspach, will be delivered annually in the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge.

Subject: 'A path to modernity: the discovery of archaic Greek art.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Taylor Special Lecture, associated with series 'From "Stasiland" to "Ostalgie": remembering the GDR, twenty years on'

PROFESSOR JAN-WERNER MÜLLER, Princeton, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The lecture, which is open to those without German, is associated with the seminar series 'From "Stasiland" to "Ostalgie": remembering the GDR, twenty years on'. It will be followed by a reception.

Convener: Professor K.J. Leeder.

Subject: 'Just another Vergangenheitsbewältigung? Coming to terms with the GDR past.'


Italian Graduate Seminar

CHRISTOPHER CELENZA, Johns Hopkins, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 May, in Room 16, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin.

Subject: 'After Poliziano: Petrus Crinitus and ancient Latin poetry.'

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Social Sciences

Lessons in Government

JOHN HOWARD, Prime Minister of Australia 1996–2007, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free and open to all members of the University. To receive further details, and to register, e-mail: seminars@bnc.ox.ac.uk.


Centre for Criminology: Roger Hood Lecture

PROFESSOR JONATHON SIMON, California at Berkeley, will deliver the Roger Hood Annual Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. A follow-up seminar will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, 22 May, in the Wharton Room at All Souls.

Subject: 'No rationale for the law of homicide: how governing through crime has devolved the law of homicide and locked in hyper-punishment.'


African Studies Annual Lecture

MAMADOU DIOUF, Columbia, will deliver the African Studies Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Further African Studies events can be found at www.africanstudies.ox.ac.uk/.

Subject: 'Islam, the "Originaries" and the making of a colonial city: St Louis of Senegal.'


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/events/

Subject: 'Human rights and security, from the courts' point of view.' (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)

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Social Sciences, History

Hicks Lecture in Economic History

PROFESSOR PATRICK O'BRIEN, Professor of Global Economic History, London School of Economics, will deliver the Hicks Lecture in Economic History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'An architectural blueprint for the fiscal history of an exceptionally efficient fiscal state: Britain and its European rivals, 1642–1815.'

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Theology

McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life

Justice: rights and wrongs

This colloquium on Nicholas Wolstertorff's book will be held from 4 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, until 1 p.m. on Friday, 22 May, in Christ Church. The participants will include PROFESSOR NICHOLAS WOLSTERTORFF Yale, Virginia, ONORA O'NEILL, President, British Academy, ROGER CRISP, JULIAN RIVERS, Bristol, and TIMOTHY ENDICOTT. Attendance is strictly by prior registration. Registration forms may be obtained from the McDonald Centre Administrator, c/o Biggar, South-west Lodgings, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (e-mail: mcdonaldcentre@theology@ox.ac.uk).

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Rothermere American Institute

Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BIGSBY, East Anglia, will deliver the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Rothermere American Institute.

The lecture is open to the public. Those wishing to attend should register (without charge) by contacting Lucy Dugmore (e-mail: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)82711).

Subject: 'Arthur Miller—un-American?'


Conference: The Global Lincoln

This conference, co-sponsored with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, the US Embassy in London, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute, will be held on 3–5 July in St Catherine's College.

After his death Abraham Lincoln became a global figure who spoke—and continues to speak—to peoples across the world. Papers delivered by leading intellectuals and public figures will examine the meanings which individuals and groups drew from Lincoln. The presenters also will consider the political exploitation of Lincoln's image and legacy in the specific contexts in which they were invoked.

Further information, including information on how to register for the conference, may be found on the Web site www.rai.ox.ac.uk/lincoln. Enquiries may be directed to Lucy Dugmore (e-mail: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk) .

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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.'


Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

DR JACK GREEN will deliver the Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 30 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Entry is free. Contact to book a place: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78020.

Subject: 'Past, present, future. The ancient Near East at the Ashmolean.'

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Saïd Business School

Oxford at Saïd: Cancer Research

PROFESSOR JORDAN RAFF, PROFESSOR GILLIES MCKENNA, and PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD PETO will discuss the current understanding of the biology of cancer, and how these findings are translated into effective diagnostics and treatment, on Monday, 1 June, 6–7.30 p.m., in the Saïd Business School. The seminar will be followed by a reception.

The Oxford at Saïd series is organised by the Regional Liaison Office and the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Information and registration details may be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/events.


Centre for Professional Service Firms: New organisational perspectives—design, networks, and practices

TAMAR PARUSH will hold a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 11 June, in Seminar Room 13, the Saïd Business School. Attendance requests should be directed to Camilla Stack (e-mail: camilla.stack@sbs.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the series should be directed to Mehdi Boussebaa (e-mail: mehdi.boussebaa@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

The arrangements for this seminar differ from those previously published.

Subject: 'Management fashions, movements, and reforms: what makes management innovations wax—and what makes them wane.'

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Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment

Restoration to Reform

PROFESSOR JONATHAN LAMB, Vanderbilt, will hold a seminar in the 'Restoration to Reform' series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 June, in the Voltaire Room, the Taylor Institution. The seminar is arranged in collaboration with the Faculty of English Language and Literature. Enquiries may be directed to Liz Hancock (e- mail: email@voltaire.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Characters, persons, authors: fictionality and the eighteenth-century novel.'

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Environmental regulations and corporate strategy

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room at the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street.

Convener: Dr Frances Bowen.

DR THOMAS L. BREWER, Senior Visiting Fellow
26 May: 'International competitiveness and corporate strategy issues in EU and US climate change policy-making.'

DR NICOLE DARNALL, George Mason University
2 June: 'The business of corporate sustainability.'

DR PRATIMA BANSAL, Western Ontario
9 June: 'Short of time in business sustainability.'

PROFESSOR SVEINN GUDMUNDSSON
16 June: 'The air transport industry's long-term strategic options to meet energy, congestion and emissions challenges.'

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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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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Catherine Lewis Master-class

PROFESSOR PETER GUMBERT, Leiden, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The event is open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'Fixing the quire: a book technique as mirror of Mediterranean and Western culture.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Lecture by a Senior Member of the Cabinet

A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE CABINET will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Taylor Institution. Admission is by tickets, obtainable from the Academic Assistant, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730, fax: 248942, e-mail: islamic.studies@oxcis.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Our shared future: broadening coalition and winning consent.'

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All Souls College

Chichele Lectures

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The lectures are open to all members of the University.

DR ANTHONY GERAGHTY, York
29 May: 'Christopher Wren and the Restoration.'

DR SIMON GREEN, Leeds
5 June: 'John Sparrow's garland: All Souls in the 1950s.'

PROFESSOR COLIN KIDD, Glasgow
12 June: 'The Warren Commission and the dons.' 19 June: 'The Old-Soules Club: Mercurius and student unrest.'

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Green Templeton College

Green Templeton Lectures

Addicted to Big Pharma? Reconciling business, medical and ethical needs (amended notice)

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to April Robson (e-mail: april.robson@gtc.ox.ac.uk).

The title of Dr Vallance's lecture (2 June) differs from that previously published.

DR PATRICK VALLANCE, GlaxoSmithKline
2 June: 'A pharma perspective on healthcare needs and innovation in drug discovery.' (Respondent: Philip Bloomer, Oxfam)

DR JOHN PATTERSON, formerly of AstraZeneca
9 June: 'Can the pharmaceutical company of today be the company of the future?' (Respondent: Sophia Tickell, Pharma Futures)

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Oriel College

Lee Seng Tee Lecture

DR PAUL SEAWARD, Director, the History of Parliament Trust, will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Thomas Harriot and the mariner's culture: "Manag'd by Interest, not by Merits": old regime Oriel, 1661–1781.'

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St Antony's College

Rethinking gender in the twenty-first century: masculinities, well-being, and health

Two presentations will be given in this series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 May, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Enquiries and registration requests may be directed to Yiu-tung Suen (e-mail: yiu.suen@sant.ox.ac.uk).

DR ROBERT WILLIAMS and DR ALISTAIR HEWISON, Birmingham: ' "Being a father... is the embodiment of everything I do": African-Caribbean fathers' accounts of fatherhood and health.'

DR ELLEN ANNANDALE: 'Men's health and women's health: pulling together or tearing apart?'

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St Cross College

Philosophy of Psychiatry Symposium

This symposium will be held on Thursday, 28 May, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in St Cross College. Confirmed speakers are DR TIM BAYNE (Oxford), PROFESSOR JOHN CAMPBELL (Berkeley), PROFESSOR MARTIN DAVIES (Oxford), and PROFESSOR TIM THORNTON (UCLA). Attendance is free but reservation is required (e-mail: events@stx.ox.ac.uk).


St Cross College Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR MICHIO KAKU, City University of New York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 May, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will be followed by a book- signing. Entry is by tickets, which may be obtained, without charge, by e-mailing to events@stx.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Physics of the impossible.'

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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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Oxford Intelligence Group

MARK BISHOP, an officer of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, currently on sabbatical at King's College, London, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. Wednesday, 27 May, in the Conference Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Bunce (e-mail: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk). The Chatham House Rule will apply.

Subject: 'Intelligence and policing in modern Britain, the US, Moscow, and Afghanistan.'

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