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Oxford University Gazette, 4 March 2010: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

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.'


Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

PROFESSOR GUY STROUMSA will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'From Abraham's religion to the Abrahamic religions.'

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Wilde Lectures

Epistemic authority: an investigation of trust, authority and autonomy in religious belief

PROFESSOR LINDA ZAGZEBSKI, Oklahoma, will present the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools, except where noted.

Tues. 27 Apr.: 'The ideal of epistemic self-reliance.'

Thurs. 29 Apr.: 'Self-trust.'

Tues. 4 May: 'Trust in others.'

Thurs. 6 May: 'Trust in exemplars.'

Tues. 11 May: 'Epistemic authority.'

Thurs. 13 May: 'Testimony and authority in communities.'

Tues. 18 May: 'Moral authority.'

Thurs. 20 May, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.: 'Religious disagreement, trust and intellectual autonomy.'

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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.

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.'


Wilkins–Bernal–Medawar Lecture

To mark the historic relationship between Wadham College and the Royal Society as they celebrate their 400th and 350th anniversaries respectively, broadcaster and Wadham alumnus MELVYN BRAGG will give the annual Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 March, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The lecture is part of the Oxfordshire Science Festival 2010, and is open to the public. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained from Tickets Oxford online at www.ticketsoxford.com, by telephone on Oxford 305305 or in person at the Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW.

Subject: 'Notes from an amateur on the history of the Royal Society.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR MARK FRANKO, California at Santa Cruz, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. For information, contact: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Martha Graham: from mythic journey to psychoanalytic voyage (1947–53).'

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History

Were Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL STROHM, Columbia, will deliver the Were Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in Balliol College.

Subject: 'Wyclif and conscience.'

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Medical Sciences

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit: visiting lecture

PROFESSOR JAMES HECKMAN, Nobel Laureate in Economics, University of Chicago, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 13 April, in the Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Old Road Campus.

Subject: 'Why it is important for society to invest in the prenatal period.'

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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

Centre for International Studies

SUNANDA K. DATTA-RAY will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 5 March, in Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Centre for International Studies and the South Asian History Seminar.

Subject: 'Looking East to look West: Lee Kuan Yew's Mission India.'


DR DAVID MALONE, President, International Development Research Centre; formerly Canadian High Commissioner to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal, and President, International Peace Academy, New York, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 March, in Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Global institutional architecture for strategic, economic and international relations.'

Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme lecture

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Queen Mary, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building. For further information, contact: reidar.maliks@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The idea of the State: a genealogy.'


Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BRONK RAMSEY and DR ANDREW SHORTLAND, Cranfield, will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 March, at the University Museum of Natural History. Tickets are free, but please register at: egyptian.chronology@rlaha.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Radiocarbon dating and the Egyptian historical chronology.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

Lecture

MICHAEL STONE, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. The lecture is given in conjunction with the Seminar for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.

Subject: 'The Armenian appropriation of biblical themes, and creation of apocryphal literature.'

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Saïd Business School

Distinguished speaker seminars

LORD BROWNE OF MADINGLEY, Riverstone Holding LLC, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in the Saïd Business School. The meeting is free and open to all, but advance electronic registration is required at: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/.

Subject: 'How broad should business be?'


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.'

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

DR MICK BLOWFIELD will convene the following event from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 March, at the Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum. To register your interest, e-mail: events@smithschool.ox.ac.uk using reference ESRC.

Subject: 'Business and climate change—private sector responses to the global warning (sic).'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Graduate colloquium

The following short presentations will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. Numbers are limited. Those wishing to attend are asked to register by e-mail at: academic.office@oxcis.ac.uk.

ZUBAIR ABBASI: 'Institutional roots of stagnation in the Middle East.'

OLIVIA LUCE: 'Muslim intellectuals in Paris: an analysis into the interaction between Muslim and Parisian intellectuals.'

NAFISA SHAH: 'Honour, violence, law and moral power: a case study of Karo Kari in Upper Sindh.'

ZAID MISRI: 'New directions in Islamic finance.'

RIMA MAJED: 'From political protest to sectarian violence: the case of the Sunni–Shia split in Lebanon.'

AHMAD AL-DAILAMI: 'Anti-sectarianism and the workers movement in Bahrain, 1953–75.'

REEM AL-SAUD: 'Female religious authority in Jeddah: the phenomenon of the Da'eyat.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict/Institute for the Future of the Mind

PROFESSOR BARONESS SUSAN GREENFIELD and JEREMY LACK, Etude Altenburger, Geneva, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, Broad Street. For further details e-mail: elac@politics.ox.ac.uk or visit: www.elac.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Understanding the mind in peace negotiations.'

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Brasenose College

John Ackrill Memorial Lecture in Ancient Philosophy

PROFESSOR DAVID WIGGINS will deliver the John Ackrill Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March, in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Subject: 'Knowing how to and knowing that.'

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Green Templeton College

Richard Normann Lecture

PROFESSOR PASQUALE GAGLIARDI, Catholic University, Milan, will deliver the Richard Normann Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College. Enquiries may be directed to Ms Romola Coope (e-mail: romola.coope@gtc.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Empowering theories in management studies.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Heron-Allen Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN BEDDINGTON, Government Chief Scientific Officer, will deliver the Heron-Allen Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 5 March, in the Simpkins Lee Theatre, Pipe Partridge Building, Lady Margaret Hall. Professor Beddington will speak on current issues. Enquiries to Janet Wardell (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

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St Antony's College

European Studies Centre

Annual Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena lecture

PAOLO GARIMBERTI, President of RAI, will deliver the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Paolo Mancini, Jan Zielonka and John Lloyd.

Subject: To be confirmed.


Seminar

The following seminar will be held on Friday, 12 March, and Saturday, 13 March. Admission is by invitation only.

Convener: Jan Zielonka and Paolo Mancini.

Subject: 'Public service broadcasting in southern and eastern Europe.'

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St Hugh's College

D.F. McKenzie Lecture

PROFESSOR WOUDHUYSEN will deliver the D.F. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'A.W. Pollard (1859–1944): friends and fine printing.'

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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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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme

PROFESSOR ANDREW PRICE-SMITH, Colorado College; author of Contagion and Chaos: Disease, Ecology, and National Security in the Era of Globalization, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Swire Seminar Room, 12 Merton Street.

Subject: 'Governing global health: contagion and chaos.'

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Wolfson College

Wolfson Haldane Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR MARTIN EVANS, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and President of Cardiff University, will deliver the Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Embryonic stem cells: origins and futures.'


Public lecture

PROFESSOR LINDA COLLEY, Princeton, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Writing constitutions into British histories.'

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