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Oxford University Gazette, 4 February 2010: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Sydney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology

PROFESSOR FIONA POWRIE will deliver her inaugural lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Gut reactions: immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease.'

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A Celebration of the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Society, 1660–2010

A meeting on sustainability

The following meeting, held to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Society, will take place on Wednesday, 17 March, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. Admission will be by tickets, available from Mrs Janet Andrews (e-mail: rsap@physics.ox.ac.uk). A buffet lunch will be available (£6), for which orders should be placed with the application, supplying name and e-mail address.

The foundation of the Royal Society was due mainly to a combination of some eight fellows of Oxford colleges, with professors of Gresham College, London. A major instigator was Sir John Wilkins, previously Warden of Wadham College, who had organised the Experimental Philosophy Club in Oxford.

Details of the Royal Society's Wilkins Lecture, to be delivered by Lord (Melvyn) Bragg at 6.30 p.m. on the same day in the Sheldonian Theatre,
will be published later.

Session A (Chairman: Professor Bob Williams)

THE VICE-CHANCELLOR 10.30 a.m.: Introduction.

SIR CHRISTOPHER LLEWELLYN SMITH
10.45 a.m.: 'The energy challenge.'

DR MYLES ALLEN
11.30 a.m.: 'What can be said about future climate? Using observations to constrain the forecast and the implications for climate policy.'

PROFESSOR PETER EDWARDS
12 noon: 'Turning CO2 into fuel.'

PROFESSOR FRASER ARMSTRONG
12.30 p.m.: 'A chemist's view of the challenge for biohydrogen.'


Session B (Chairman: Professor Roger Crowley)

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL BRADY 2 p.m.: 'The relevance of information engineering.'

PROFESSOR GUY HOULSBY
2.45 p.m.: 'Tidal power; opportunities around the UK.'

DR HENRY SNAITH
3.15 p.m.: 'Photovoltaic solar energy conversion.'

PROFESSOR LORD MAY
3.45 p.m.: 'Sustainability and climate change policy.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Economics

The biological foundations of economic and social behaviour

ERNST FEHR, Professor in Microeconomics and Experimental Economics, University of Zurich, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5.30 p.m. on the dates shown. The first lecture will be held in the St Cross Building; the second and third lectures will be held in the Department of Economics, Manor Road Building.

Enquiries may be directed to Filip Adamski (e-mail: fil.adamski@oup.com).

Mon. 8 Feb.: 'Social and cultural foundations of economic preferences.'

Tues. 9 Feb.: 'Hormonal foundations of economic preferences.'

Wed. 10 Feb.: 'The neural circuitry of economic preferences.'

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Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR LEWIS WOLPERT, Emeritus Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine, University College, London, will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 February, in Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology.

Subject: Not set in concrete: from civil engineer to cell biologist.'

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Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint

From textual transmission to critical edition of the Septuagint of 1 Samuel

PROFESSOR ANNELI AEJMELAEUS, Helsinki, will deliver the second series of Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

18 Feb.: 'Collation of evidence.'

25 Feb.: 'Recensional developments.'

4 Mar.: 'Problems of the critical text.'

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History and Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment

Enlightenment workshop: amended notice

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment, Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road. The arrangements for the 8 February lecture differ from those previously published.

Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss, Dr John Robertson and Dr Kate Tunstall.

PROFESSOR GUY STROUMSA
8 Feb.: 'From Mohammedis Imposturae to The Three Impostors: the study of Islam in the Enlightenment.'

DR MARK PHILP and DR DAVID O'SHAUGHNESSY
15 Feb.: 'The Godwin Project.'

DR THOMAS BISKUP, Hull
22 Feb.: 'Literature and ceremonial. Voltaire, Frederick the Great and the Berlin tournament of 1750.'

DR HEATHER ELLIS, Berlin
1 Mar.: 'The scholar armed: teaching masculinity at the English universities in the Age of Enlightenment.'

PROFESSOR JÉSUS ASTIGARRAGA, zaragossa
8 Mar.: 'Political economy in Enlightenment Spain: adaptations of Antonio Genovesi.'

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Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

General Linguistics seminar

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays at 47 Wellington Square.

PROFESSOR PATRICIA KEATING, California
8 Feb.: 'Prosodic position and segmental articulation in English.'

DR KRISZTA SZENDROI, University College, London
15 Feb.: 'Hungarian focus.'

DR LUISA GARCÍA GARCÍA, Seville
22 Feb.: 'Morphological causatives in Old English: the quest for a vanishing formation.'

DR DAG HAUG, Oslo
1 Mar.: 'Participles, events and discourse structure in Ancient Greek.'

DR ANNA KIBORT, Cambridge
8 Mar.: 'Non-canonical subjects in Polish.'

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Medical Sciences

Department of Psychiatry guest lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Department of Psychiatry Seminar Room, Warneford Hospital.

MICHAEL KING, University College, London
9 Feb.: 'Predicting depression.'

PROFESSOR PETER WHYBROW, California at Los Angeles
23 Feb.: 'The dilemmas of affluence: have we created an addictive society?'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Taylor Special Lecture

PROFESSOR ERICA CARTER, Warwick, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 February, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: 'Béla Balázs and the fairy-tale close-up.'


Sub-faculty of Portuguese postgraduate research seminars

The following seminars will be held as shown.

ANTÓNIO MÁRCIO DA SILVA, Birkbeck, London
Thurs. 11 Feb., 2.15 p.m., Room 2, Taylor Institution: 'Rape, male anxiety and female resistance in Brazilian WIP "Women in Prison" films.'

STEPHANIE DENNISON, Leeds
Thurs. 25 Feb., 5.15 p.m., Room 2, Taylor Institution: 'National, transnational and post-national: locating the present and future of Brazilian cinema.'

CHRIS DE SÁ
Tues. 2 Mar., 2.15 p.m., T.11, 47 Wellington Square: 'Explaining the failure of anti-discrimination measures in Brazil: bad judges or bad law?'

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Oriental Studies

Korean Studies lecture

DR DANIEL SCHWEKENDIEK will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: 'Economic and social history of North Korea.'

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Philosophy

Society for Applied Philosophy annual lecture

PROFESSOR PHILIP KITCHER, Columbia University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 March, in the Auditorium, MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College.

Subject: 'Militant modern atheism.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford housing seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Professor Peter Kemp, Professor Sue Bright and Professor John Muellbauer.

DR PETER WILLIAMS, York
12 Feb.: 'In transition? The future shape of housing and mortgage markets in England and the housing policy challenges.'

PROFESSOR JOHN MUELLBAUER
26 Feb.: To be confirmed.

PROFESSOR DAVID COWAN, Bristol
12 Mar.: 'What's social about social housing?'


Centre for Socio-legal Studies

GEORGE WILLIAMS, Anthony Mason Professor of Law, New South Wales, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 February, in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building. The lecture will be followed by a panel featuring Professor Williams, Dr David Erdos and Aruna Sathanapally.

Subject: 'The prospect and possibilities of an Australian Human Rights Act.'


Oxford Transitional Justice Research: West Papua symposium

The following symposium will be held on Saturday, 6 February, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, the Social Sciences Building. Speakers include: Pieter Drooglever, Institute of Netherlands History; Albert Kersten, Leiden; Jos Marey, formerly of the Papua Student Association; Benny Wenda, Papua leader in exile; Agus Sumule, first adviser to the governor of Papua; and Muridan Widjojo, staff of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. The symposium is free of charge. To register, e-mail lionel.nichols@lincoln.ox.ac.uk with name and affiliation.

Subject: 'Justice and self-determination in West Papua.'


Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict/Programme on the Changing Character of War seminar series.

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL DOYLE, Columbia
9 Feb.: 'Human rights, sovereignty and military intervention: a dialogue with J.S. Mill.'

DR BASTIEN IRONDELLE
16 Feb.: 'Rethinking the nuclear taboo: the French perspective.'

DR ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI, London School of Economics
23 Feb.: 'Empires of mud: Afghanistan, 2001–10.'

PROFESSOR GERRY SIMPSON, London School of Economics; Melbourne
2 Mar.: 'War crimes trials, solemnity, and the problem of evil.'


Department of International Development: Distinguished Visitor Lecture

PROFESSOR WOLFGANG LUTZ, Leader, World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 February, in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House. The lecture is arranged in conjunction with the International Migration Institute. Enquiries may be directed to Gunvor Jonsson (e-mail: gunvor.jonsson@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Human capital and adaptation to climate change: a role for migration?'

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Theology

Interdisciplinary seminar in the study of religions: Religion in diaspora—perspectives from the social sciences

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Mondays in the Dorfman Centre, St Peter's College.

PROFESSOR ELEANOR NESBITT, Warwick
8 Feb.: 'Sikh diversity in the UK: contexts and evolution.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN WEBBER, Birmingham
22 Feb.: 'Contemporary diaspora Jewish society.'

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Bodleian Library and Oxford University Research Archive (ORA)

Scholarship, publishing and the dissemination of research seminar

PROFESSOR PAUL JEFFREYS, DR ANNE BOWTELL and MRS SALLY RUMSEY will give the first seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the EPA Lecture Room, Lincoln EPA Science Centre, Museum Road. Enquiries may be directed to Sally Rumsey (e-mail: sally.rumsey@ouls.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Disseminating Oxford's research in the era of electronic communications.'

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Bodleian Libraries

WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources

The following workshops will be held at the times and dates shown at OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details can be found at: www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/training/wiser.

NICK MILLEA
Mon. 8 Feb., 12.30 p.m.: 'Maps and mapping.'

LJILJA RISTIC and ISABEL MCMANN
Thurs. 11 Feb., 12 noon: 'Electronic resources for research: engineering and computing.'

JANE RAWSON and EMMA CRAGG
Fri. 12 Feb., 12.30 p.m.: 'Technology tools: getting organised on the Web.'

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Saïd Business School

Annual Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies

HECTOR SANTS, Chief Executive, Financial Services Authority, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Saïd Business School. The lecture is free and open to the public, but prior electronic registration is appreciated at: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/sants.

Subject: 'After the crisis: the role of the regulator.'


Distinguished speaker seminars

The following seminars will be given at 6 p.m. at the Saïd Business School. Seminars are free and open to all, but advance electronic registration is required at: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/. The title for the final lecture has now been confirmed. ROGER CARR, Cadbury
Tues. 9 Feb.: 'Hostile bids and takeovers.'

PAOLO SCARONI, Eni SpA
Tues. 16 Feb.: 'Their oil, not ours: a vision for twenty-first-century oil.'

LORD BROWNE OF MADINGLEY, Riverstone Holding LLC
Mon. 8 Mar.: 'How broad should business be?'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Muslims in the media

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

MOHAMED CHEBARRO, Al-Arabiyya
24 Feb.: 'From Beirut to Birmingham: an Arab reporter's perspective on news in the UK.'

JON DEFTERIOS, CNN
3 Mar.: 'Economic crises in the Gulf: oil, banks and billionaires.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL SCHUDSON, Columbia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 February, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be introduced by Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia, and followed by a panel discussion with David Levy, Paul Starr, Princeton, and John Lloyd. To register, e-mail name and any affiliation to: kate.hanneford-smith@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The reconstruction of American journalism.'

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All Souls College

Neill Lecture

BARONESS HALE OF RICHMOND will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Justice for the Jains: remedies for bad administration.'

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Balliol College

Lecture by Lord Harries

LORD HARRIES OF PENTREGARTH, formerly Bishop of Oxford, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 February, in Balliol College. The lecture is open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Alexandru Popescu (e-mail: alexandru.popescu@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Religion and guilt—burden or blessing?'

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Brasenose College

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

AHMED RASHID, leading expert on Afghanistan, Pakistan and central Asia, will lecture at 5 p.m., Friday, 12 February, and 11 a.m., Saturday, 13 February, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The second lecture will be followed by a discussion with a distinguished panel. Open to the public, but space is limited. Places can be reserved at: http://bnctannerlectures2010.eventbrite.com.

Subject: 'Afghanistan and Pakistan: past mistakes, future directions?'

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Kellogg College

Bynum Tudor Lecture

THE MOST REVD DESMOND TUTU, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, will deliver this year's Bynum Tudor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, at the Sheldonian Theatre. To reserve a place, contact: ana.pastega@kellogg.ox.ac.uk or telephone: Oxford 612015.

Subject: 'Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for twenty-first century challenges.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Southeast Asian Studies seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: P.J. Thum.

MS JENI WHALAN
11 Feb.: 'The power of local legitimacy: UN peace operations in Cambodia, 1992–3.'

DR PHYLLIS FERGUSON, United Nations Development Programme
18 Feb.: 'Post- conflict East Timor: freedom—but what about rights, justice and development?'

DR FELICIA HUGHES-FREELAND, Swansea
25 Feb.: 'Women's impacts on cinema in post- Suharto Indonesia: beyond the "victim–virago dichotomy"?'

PROFESSOR DUNCAN MCCARGO, Leeds
4 Mar.: 'The Khmer Rouge tribunal: some preliminary reflections.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL HITCHCOCK, Chichester
11 Mar.: 'The Ottoman Empire/Turkey and Southeast Asia: preliminary findings from the joint ASEASUK and British Institute in Ankara project funded by the British Academy.'


Film showings

The following films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Rachel Murphy.

4 Mar.: The King of Masks, directed by Wu Tian Ming

11 Mar.: Going to School with Father on my Back, directed by Chow Yau Chiu

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St Catherine's College

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

LORD DRAYSON, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, will deliver the Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 February, in the Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. To reserve a place, contact franca.potts@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The future for UK science.'

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Somerville College

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ELSPETH GARMAN, President, British Crystallographic Association and Senior Kurti Fellow, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Crystallography one century AD (after Dorothy).'

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