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Oxford University Gazette, 5 November 2009: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR ROBIN KELLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ' "He's got the whole world in his hands": US history and its discontents in the Obama era.'

Dr Lee's Professor of Physical Chemistry

PROFESSOR CAROL ROBINSON will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Examination Schools. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science

PROFESSOR MARCUS DU SAUTOY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 November, in the Examination Schools. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Visit to register.

Subject: 'Mathematics: navigating nature's dark labyrinth.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Economics

Cancellation of lectures. The Clarendon Lectures in Economics, due to have been held as detailed below (speaker Ernst Fehr), have been cancelled.

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Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

12 Nov.: 'Pedagogies of duty.'

19 Nov.: 'Dilemmas of differentiated citizenship.'

26 Nov.: 'Genealogies of rights.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Glycobiology Institute: Distinguished Lecture in Virology

PROFESSOR IAN A. WILSON, Hansen Professor of Structural Biology, Scripps Research Institute, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, in Rhodes House, South Parks Road. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: 'Pandemic, avian and swine influenza: antigen structure, receptor specificity and neutralisation.'

Materials Modelling Laboratory seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre, Department of Materials.

6 Nov.: 'Computational modelling of dye- sensitised solar cells from first principles.'

DR GEOFFROY HAUTIER, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
13 Nov.: 'Combining data mining and high- throughput ab initio computations for new materials discovery.'

DR ARASH MOSTOFI, Imperial College, London
20 Nov.: 'Exploiting locality in electronic structure: a tale of two linear-scaling approaches.'

27 Nov.: 'Modelling the climb of multiple dislocations.'

DR SCOTT WOODLEY, University College, London
4 Dec.: 'Applications of the ACS revolutionary algorithm.'

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Medical Sciences

Joel Mandelstam Lecture

PROFESSOR JEFF ERRINGTON, Newcastle, will deliver the Joel Mandelstam Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Spores, antibiotics and the cell cycle.'

Oxford Plastic Surgery

PROFESSOR J. STRETCH, Sydney Melanoma Unit, will be the guest speaker at the Academic Meeting for Oxford Plastic Surgery at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, in Lecture Theatre 1, Tingewick Hall, John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subject: 'The ongoing evolution of the Sydney Melanoma Unit: development of the Melanoma Institute Australia and a review of recent developments in management and research opportunities.'

Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

The OCDEM seminars will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. Information about other lectures in the series will be announced.

ALBERT BASSON, King's College, London
25 Nov.: 'Keeping FGF signalling at bay during thymus/parathyroid organogenesis.'

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Society for Applied Philosophy annual lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS POGGE, Yale, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the auditorium of the MBI Al Jaber building, Corpus Christi College.

Subject: 'Measuring development, poverty and gender equity.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy (OCSID)

MICHAEL WOOLCOCK, Development Research Group, the World Bank, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 December, in Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building. All are welcome.

Subject: 'The past as a foreign country: reconciling contending approaches to understanding the significance of history for development policy.'

Lessons in Government seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College. Arrangements for the seminar on 19 November differ from those previously published.

Conveners: Mr Tom Lubbock and Dr Andrew Stockley.


Thur. 26 Nov.: LORD PHILLIPS, President, Supreme Court of the UK

Tue. 1 Dec.: SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, former US Supreme Court Justice (Venue to be announced)

Eastern medicines and religions: medicine and commerce

DR IKUMI OKAMOTO, John Fellow Fellow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 November, in the School of Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.

Subject: ' "I want to cure cancer by increasing tairyoku (body power)": use of tairyoku by patients and the wellness industry in Japan.'

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Ashmolean Museum

William Cohn Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR MAGGIE BICKFORD, Professor of Art and Architecture, Brown University, will deliver the forty-first William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 November, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Repossessing the past: retrospective painting at the courts of Song Dynasty China.'

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Saïd Business School

The following events will take place at the Saïd Business School. For more information or to register for any of the following, please visit ntrepreneurship/event s/.

Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Speaker Series

MILES MORLAND, Blakeney Management, an emerging and frontier markets investor, will give a seminar, including a question and answer session and networking reception, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 November.

Oxford at Saïd Seminar

SLOAN MAHONE, IAN BROWN and JOHN MORRIS will give the following seminar, at 6 p.m. on Monday, 30 November.

Subject: 'Stress.'

Oxford Entrepreneurs Speakers Series

RICHARD REED, Innocent Smoothies, will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, on the story of his business.

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Library Services

Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)

The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the days shown in the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at g/wiser/.

Thurs. 5 Nov.: 'WISER Science: finding databases and articles with OxLIP+.'

Fri. 6 Nov.: 'WISER: theses and dissertations.'

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication and governance

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building.

MARK STEPHENS, Finers, Stephens and Innocent
9 Nov.: 'Communication and cultural property rights: the case of the Tasmanian Aboriginals.'

DR DES FREEDMAN, Goldsmiths, London
16 Nov.: 'Silences in media governance.'

23 Nov.: 'Media freedom and the right to know: the effects of counter- terrorism laws and cultures.'

30 Nov.: 'The limits of international law: interdisciplinary approaches to cybersecurity policy.' (Subject to change)

PROFESSOR IOAN LEWIS, London School of Economics
7 Dec.: 'Communication and law in Somalia.' (To be confirmed)

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Green Templeton College

Inaugural Annual Sir Douglas Hague Lecture

THE RT HON. LORD DRAYSON OF KENSINGTON, Minister for Science and Innovation, will deliver the inaugural Annual Sir Douglas Hague Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 November, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will expore the links between the academic and entrepreneurial worlds and the leadership challenges they pose.

Those wishing to attend should register online at< /a> Enquiries may be directed to Emily Davis, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88845).

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St Edmund Hall

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

GEORDIE GREIG, Editor, London Evening Standard, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.

Subject: 'Editing in changing times.'

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St John's College


ANGELA GODFREY-GOLDSTEIN, Advocacy Officer for ICAHD, Jerusalem, will give an illustrated talk at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Jerusalem dispossed' (an Israeli considers the matrix of control imposed on Palestinians).

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PROFESSOR EDMUND PELLEGRINO, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Georgetown, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 November, at Blackfriars. Sponsored by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, the Linacre Centre for Bio-ethics and the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.

Subject: 'Is (Catholic) bioethics an authentic scholarly discipline?'

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Wycliffe Hall

Chavasse Lectures

Markets, money and morals: a vision for capitalism after the crisis

LORD GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH, Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs, will deliver a series of Chavasse Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lower Common Room, Wycliffe Hall. The lecture series will continue in Hilary Term.

3 Nov.: 'The teaching of Jesus and the question of money.'

24 Nov.: 'Hard questions for bruised bankers.'

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Oxford Current Affairs Society

DR ECKHARD LUBKEMEIER, Deputy German Ambassador and Minister Plenipotentiary, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Gladstone Room, the Oxford Union. The lecture is not a Union event, and is open to all members of the University.

Dr Lubkemeier will speak on the consequences of the 2009 Federal Election, and the direction of German politics over the next decade. He will also discuss the twentieth anniversary of reunification, and the sixtieth anniversary of the passing of the Basic Law.

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