Oxford University Gazette, 11 March 2010: Lectures
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.'
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.'
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.
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
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.'
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
National Science and Engineering Week: What on Earth?
The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory, as part of National Science and Engineering Week.
DR CLAIRE VALLANCE
PROFESSOR VLATKO VEDRAL
DR RICHARD BOMPHREY
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine public lectures
The following lectures take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Seminar Room, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital. Enquiries: tel. Oxford 222443.
PROFESSOR SIR ANDREW MCMICHAEL
DR LING-PEI HO
DR ADAM MEAD
DR VALENTINE MACAULAY
DR GRAHAM OGG
SIR MAGDI YACOUB, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College, London, will deliver a public lecture at 1.10 p.m. on Monday, 29 March, in the MBI Al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College. The lecture is presented by the European Cardiocell Consortium.
Subject: 'The hunt for the elusive cell to repair the heart.'
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: research seminar
DR JOHN MCPHERSON, Senior Vice-President, Genzyme Corporation, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'TGF-beta in health and disease.'
African Studies Annual Lecture
PROFESSOR SARAH NUTTALL and PROFESSOR ACHILLE MBEMBE, Witwatersrand, will deliver the African Studies Annual Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 April, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'Worldliness, postcolonial city life, and thinking from the south.'
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.'
St Antony's College
European Studies Centre
Monte dei Paschi Annual Public Lecture
PAOLO GARIMBERTI, President of RAI, will deliver the Monte dei Paschi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The meeting will be chaired by the Warden, Dr Margaret Macmillan, and the lecture will be introduced by John Lloyd, Director, Axess Programme. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'Media challenges today and the future of journalism: the view from Italy.'
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.'