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Oxford University Gazette, 28 May 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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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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Clarendon Lectures in Finance

The economics of venture capital

STEVEN N. KAPLAN, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepeneurship and Finance, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: keira.mcdermott@oup.com), or Deborah Lisburne, Saïd Business School (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Mon. 1 June: 'Selection.'

Tue. 2 June: 'Contrating.'

Wed. 3 June: 'Performance.'

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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

ANDREW HOPKINS, L'Aquila, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 June, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. There will be an opportunity after the lecture to make donations for reconstruction in the Abruzzo region.

Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin.

Subject: 'L'Aquila after the earthquake: the city and cultural patrimony.'

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Philosophy

Forum for European Philosophy

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.

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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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.


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/section.aspx?id=2570.

Subject: 'Rights and their limits: the role of proportionality.' (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)


General jurisprudence workshop

WILLIAM TWINING, Quain Professor of Jurisprudence emeritus, University College, London, will present a special workshop from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building. Aspects of Professor Twining's recent book will be discussed by Professor John Gardner, Professor Denis Galligan and Dr Fernanda Pirie.

Subject: 'General jurisprudence: understanding the law from a global perspective.'


Department of Social Policy and Social Work

PROFESSOR ITO PENG, University of Toronto, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 June, in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Subject: 'The good, the bad, and the confused: political and social economy of care in South Korea.'

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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.

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Equality and Diversity Unit, Central Administration

Panel debate: Stonewall at 40

The Equality and Diversity Unit is sponsoring a free event, to mark the fortieth anniversary of the 'Stonewall Rebellion', at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 June, in Rewley House. The panel will include PROFESSOR MARCUS BANKS, SUE SAUNDERS, co-founder of Schools Out UK and LGBT History Month, MAZZ IMAGE, Chair, Oxford Pride, and ROBERT TAYLOR, photographer. Further information can be found at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/lgbt, and enquiries can be e-mailed to equality@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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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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Library Services

Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources (WISER)

The following workshops, by specialist librarians, are intended to give researchers and others an understanding the specialist information resources that are available. They are held at 12.30 p.m. on the days shown in the OUCS. Booking is required: www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/.

PIP WILLCOX and JUDITH SIEFRING
Fri. 29 May: 'Early English Books Online (EEBO).'

LJILJA RISTIC and CATHY HUNT
Mon. 1 June: 'Key resources for mathematics and statistics.'

NIGEL JAMES
Tue. 2 June: 'Maps and mapping.'

MICHAEL POPHAM
Fri. 5 June: 'Google project.'

ISABEL HOLOWATY
Mon. 8 June: 'Sources for US history.'

MICHAEL WEBB
Tue. 9 June: 'Manuscripts.'

SARAH RHODES and LUCY MCCANN
Fri. 12 June: 'Information sources for African studies.'

ISABEL HOLOWATY
Mon. 15 June: 'Online resources for historians.'

JANE RAWSON and EMMA CRAGG
Tue. 16 June: 'Gadgets and widgets.'

KATE PETHERBRIDGE and GILLIAN PRITCHARD
Fri. 19 June: 'Keeping up to date.'

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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: ' "Manag'd by Interest, not by Merits": old regime Oriel, 1661–1781.'


Thomas Harriot Lecture

DR PASCAL BRIOIST, Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, University of Tours, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Thomas Harriot and the mariner's culture: on board a transatlantic ship in 1585.'

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St Antony's College

Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Book-launch: Development Aid in Russia: Lessons from Siberia, by Judith Marquand

This event, chaired by Professor Margaret Macmillan, will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, 2 June, in the Buttery, St Antony's College. LORD PATTEN OF BARNES will speak, and JUDITH MARQUAND will talk on 'Developing democratic behaviour in Russia'.

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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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Blackfriars, Campion Hall, and St Benet's Hall

John Henry Newman Lecture

PROFESSOR ALISDAIR MCINTYRE will deliver the John Henry Newman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is by tickets, obtainable by e-mailing to secretary@bfriars.ox.ac.uk. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Blackfriars.

Subject: 'The very idea of a university, Aristotle, Newman, and us.'

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Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science

ALAN RAISTRICK will give an illustrated talk at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 13 June, in the Museum of the History of Science.

Subject: 'Leather-making in Oxfordshire.'

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