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Oxford University Gazette, 11 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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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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Weidenfeld Debates

The shift of power

The following debates, arranged by the Weidenfeld Scholars, will be held as shown in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Further information will be found at www.weidenfelddebates.org.

SIR NIGEL RODLEY, DR WILLIAM CALLAHAN, and DR ALICE EDWARDS
Fri. 19 Feb., 4.30 p.m.: 'Shift of power and human rights. How shifts of power and standards of power in the international system affect human rights.'

BARONESS NICHOLSON, DR RAHUL ROY-CHAUDHURY, and PROFESSOR VICTOR KORGUN
Thur. 25 Feb., 6 p.m.: 'Security, power, and terrorism in South Asia, in the context of the shift of power towards the East.'

PROFESSOR STEVE RAYNER and others
Thur. 4 Mar., 4.30 p.m.: 'Shifting power: what does climate change mean for global governance?'

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Medical Sciences

Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar

VINCENT M. CHRISTOFFELS, Amsterdam, and JULIE DE MESMAEKER will lecture at a meeting to be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 25 March, in Room A/B (ground floor), the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

Convener: Shoumo Bhattacharya.

VINCENT M. CHRISTOFFELS: 'T-box factors and the development of the cardiac conduction system.'

JULIE DE MESMAEKER: 'George: a novel mouse mutation isolated by ENU mutagenesis.'


Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital.

PROFESSOR EDWIN GALE, Bristol
17 Feb.: 'Antidiabetic agents and risk of cancer.'

DR JOSE FLOREZ
24 Feb.: 'Clinical translation of genetic predictors for type 2 diabetes.'

PROFESSOR ROGER COX
3 Mar.: 'Investigating the function of the fat mass and obesity gene (FTO) using mouse models.'

ROBIN CHOUDHURY
10 Mar.: 'Magnetic resonance imaging to characterise atherosclerosis and vascular disease.'


Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research: Signalling pathways and genetics of cancer seminars

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Ludwig/Jenner Seminar Room, Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus Research Building.

Convener: Dr Gareth Bond.

PROFESSOR SIR WALTER BODMER
17 Feb.: 'Genetics and biology of colorectal cancer: cell line based studies.'

DR ANDREW CHALMERS, Bath
3 Mar.: 'Tumour suppressors: mitosis and epithelial cell polarity.'

PROFESSOR VALENTINE MACAULAY
24 Mar.: 'The type 1 IGF receptor as a cancer treatment target.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS PROUDFOOT
21 Apr.: 'Gene punctuation: multiple roles of transriptional termination in regulating eukaryotic gene expression.'

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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.'

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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.'


Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HOULGATE, Professor of Philosophy, Warwick, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February, in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Faculty Centre. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Roxana Baiasu (e-mail: roxana.baiasu@philosophy.ox.ac.uk), or the Forum coordinator, Dr Juliana Cardinale (e-mail: j.cardinale@lse.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Roxana Baiasu and Dr Pamela Sue Anderson.

Subject: 'Hegel, freedom, and trust.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Institute of Ageing: The impace of science and technology on ageing societies

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Wolsey Hall, 66 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Professor Sarah Harper and Angelika Kaiser.

PROFESSOR MARK TAYLOR, Director, Bio-Medical Research Centre
18 Feb.: 'The National Institute of Health research in Oxford.'

PAUL NEWMAN, Mobile Robotics Research Group
25 Feb.: 'Robots now know where they are—what use is that?'

DR LAUREN BAILEY, Nuffield Department of Medicine
4 Mar.: 'Fixing the broken elderly—technological advances.'

DR AMANDA BURLS, Department of Primary Health Care
11 Mar.: 'Think- well—an experiment in citizens' epidemiology.'


SELF Research Centre: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods Special Interest Group (Quant SIG) seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12.15 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room J (Computer Laboratory), 28 Norham Gardens.

PROFESSOR MOSHE ZEIDNER, Haifa
15 Feb.: 'Emotional intelligence: muddling through conceptual and measurement issues.'

JENNIFER FLASHMAN
22 Feb.: 'Adolescent friends and academic success: what is gained by a dynamic approach?'

A member of the Centre for Educational Assessment, Department of Education 1 Mar.: To be announced.

TEREZINHA NUNES
8 Mar.: 'Longitudinal prediction of KS2 and 3 maths.'

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Bodleian Library

Literary Manuscript Masterclass

PHILIP PULLMAN will be in conversation with Dr Margaret Kean at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 February, in Convocation House, the Bodleian Library. Admission is free, but registration is required (e-mail: sectemp@ouls.ox.ac.uk, by 19 February). The event is organised by the Bodleian Library and the Faculty of English Language and Literature, with the assistance of the John Fell Fund.

Subject: 'The making (and faking) of Lyra's Oxford.'

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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.

KERRY WEBB and ANGELA CARRITT
Mon. 15 Feb., 9.15 a.m.: 'Finding stuff: books.' Mon. 15 Feb., 10.15 a.m.: Finding stuff: journals articles.'

JAYNE PLANT
Mon. 15 Feb., 11.15 a.m.: 'Finding stuff: theses and dissertations.'

JAMES SHAW and SUE BIRD
Mon. 15 Feb., 12.15 p.m.: 'Finding stuff: conferences.'

CLARE HILLS-NOVA and VICTORIA BROWN
Thur. 18 Feb., 12.30 p.m.: 'Sourcing images.'

JULIET RALPH and LINDA ATKINSON
Fri. 19 Feb., 12.30 p.m.: 'Beyond PubMed: exploring other biomedical databases.'

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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.

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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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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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.co m.

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

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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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Keble College

Lecture

DR RHYS EVANS will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 17 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College. Enquiries may be directed to Mrs Ruth Dry (e-mail: ruth.dry@keble.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'What does the heart like to eat?—feeding fat to the heart in health and disease.'

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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

Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

SIR HUGH ORDE, formerly Chief Constable of Northern Ireland, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk. The meeting is open to members of the University on production of their University card.

Subject: 'Resurgence of terrorist threats in Northern Ireland: how seriously should we take it?'

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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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