University Gazette, 11 February 2010: 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.'
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: firstname.lastname@example.org). 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)
SIR CHRISTOPHER LLEWELLYN SMITH
DR MYLES ALLEN
PROFESSOR PETER EDWARDS
PROFESSOR FRASER ARMSTRONG
Session B (Chairman: Professor Roger Crowley)
PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL BRADY 2 p.m.: 'The relevance of information engineering.'
PROFESSOR GUY HOULSBY
DR HENRY SNAITH
PROFESSOR LORD MAY
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.'
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.'
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
BARONESS NICHOLSON, DR RAHUL ROY-CHAUDHURY, and PROFESSOR
PROFESSOR STEVE RAYNER and others
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
DR JOSE FLOREZ
PROFESSOR ROGER COX
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
DR ANDREW CHALMERS, Bath
PROFESSOR VALENTINE MACAULAY
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS PROUDFOOT
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.'
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: email@example.com), or the Forum coordinator, Dr Juliana Cardinale (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conveners: Dr Roxana Baiasu and Dr Pamela Sue Anderson.
Subject: 'Hegel, freedom, and trust.'
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
PAUL NEWMAN, Mobile Robotics Research Group
DR LAUREN BAILEY, Nuffield Department of Medicine
DR AMANDA BURLS, Department of Primary Health Care
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
A member of the Centre for Educational Assessment, Department of Education 1 Mar.: To be announced.
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: email@example.com, 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.'
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
JAMES SHAW and SUE BIRD
CLARE HILLS-NOVA and VICTORIA BROWN
JULIET RALPH and LINDA ATKINSON
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
LORD BROWNE OF MADINGLEY, Riverstone Holding LLC
All Souls College
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.'
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?'
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Empowering theories in management studies.'
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: email@example.com).
Subject: 'What does the heart like to eat?—feeding fat to the heart in health and disease.'
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: Oxford 612015.
Subject: 'Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for twenty-first century challenges.'
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 email@example.com. 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?'
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The future for UK science.'
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).'