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Oxford University Gazette, 12 November 2009: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

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.

Subject: 'Vacuum-packed proteins—a new phase for structural biology?'


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 www.conted.ox.ac.uk/inauguralsimonyi to register.

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

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Cyril Foster Lecture

AMBASSADOR WILLIAM J. BURNS, US State Department, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools. This lecture is open to the public. Admission with University card; non-University card holders please provide photographic ID. Please do not bring large bags.

Subject: 'America and the world in a new era.'

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History

Early modern history seminar

JAKOB SEERUP, Copenhagen, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 20 November, in the Rees Davies Room, History Faculty, George Street.

Subject: 'Flogging, keelhauling, and crime in the Danish Navy in the Age of Sail— the creation of the Danish naval articles of 1752.'

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Medical Sciences

Oxford Forum for Medical Humanities

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Mure Room, Merton College.

PROFESSOR IRVING KIRSCH, Hull
16 Nov.: 'The emperor's new drugs: exploding the antidepressant myth.'

DR SIMON SINGH, journalist
30 Nov.: 'Trick or treatment? Alternative medicine and the libel laws.'


Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

The following seminars will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. Additional lectures have been added to those previously published.

DR ANNE CLARK
18 Nov.: 'The longevity of human beta cells: implications for type-2 diabetes.' (Chair: Rury Holman)

PROFESSOR ALBERT BASSON, Kings College, London
25 Nov.: 'Keeping FGF signalling at bay during thymus/parathyroid organogenesis.' (Chair: Raj Thakker)

PROFESSOR SOLOMON TESFAYE, Sheffield
2 Dec.: 'Management of diabetic neuropathy: where are we now?' (Chair: Rury Holman)

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Medieval Hispanic manuscript and text seminar: Introduction to the manuscripts of the Cantigas de Santa Maria

The following inaugural meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Theberge Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: Dr Stephen Parkinson and Dr Juan-Carlos Conde.

DEIRDRE JACKSON, British Library: 'The miniatures of the Códices Ricos.'

STEPHEN PARKINSON: 'Pagemakers: layout in the CSM manuscripts.'

DAVID WULSTAN, Aberystwyth: 'The CSM as a musical Rosetta Stone.'

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Social Sciences

Refugee Studies Centre: Harrell-Bond Lecture

JAN EGELAND, former UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will deliver the Harrell-Bond lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November in the Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Beyond blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced.'


Oxford transitional justice research seminars

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room D, Social Science Building, Manor Road.

Conveners: Dr Phil Clark and Nicola Palmer.

DR ALEX JEFFREY, Newcastle
17 Nov.: 'Localising transitional justice: establishing the War Crimes Chamber of the Bosnia Court.'

DR ZOE NORRIDGE and PIOTR CIEPLAK, Cambridge
24 Nov.: 'Landscapes of memory: place, visual culture and the Rwandan genocide.'

PAR ENGSTROM, London
1 Dec.: 'Transitional justice and the inter- American human rights system.'

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Theology

Interdisciplinary seminar in the study of religions

DAVID GELLNER and BAL GOPAL SHRESTHA will lecture at 8 p.m. on Monday, 16 November, at the Dorfman Centre, St Peter's College.

Chair: Sondra Hausner.

Subject: 'Nepali religion in diaspora: preliminary notes from the field.'

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Bodleian Library (centre for the Study of the Book) and Merton College

Symposium: Taking sides: the printed broadside, 1450–1850

This symposium will take place 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 November, in the Mure Room, Merton College. Event is free but please register by e-mail at: bookcentre@bodley.ox.ac.uk. For further information see: www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/csb/calendar1.ht m.

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Seminar

The lecture by DAVID KEITH, environmental scientist, which was previously announced, has been postponed. It will now be given at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, in the seminar room at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Subject: 'The case for geo-engineering research.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Barclay Room, Green Templeton College. Arrangements for the seminar on 18 November differ from those previously published.

ZOE SMITH, journalist
18 Nov.: 'Broadcasting and the Internet.'

PAOLO MANCINI, Perugia
25 Nov.: 'Comparing media systems.'

KEVIN MARSH, BBC College of Journalism Web site
2 Dec.: 'Using the BBC College of Journalism Web site.'

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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 at Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/training /wiser.

LJILJA RISTIC and LINDA ATKINSON
Thurs. 12 Nov.: 'WISER science: keeping up to date with the literature.'

JOHANNEKE SYTSEMA and KATE PETHERBRIDGE
Fri. 13 Nov.: 'WISER humanities: keeping up to date.'

GILLIAN BEATTIE
Mon. 16 Nov.: 'WISER social sciences: news resources for your research.'

KAREN LANGDON and PENNY ROBERTS
Thurs. 19 Nov.: 'WISER science: finding quality information on the Internet.'

ISABEL HOLOWATY and ELIZABETH CROWLEY
Fri. 20 Nov.: 'WISER humanities: finding journal articles for your research.'

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All Souls College

Chichele Lecture

PROFESSOR J. MORDAUNT CROOK will deliver the Chichele Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 November, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'G.M. Young: fifty years on.'

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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 www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/centres/entrepreneurship/events/Pages/SirDouglasHagueLect ure.aspx Enquiries may be directed to Emily Davis, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88845).

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Keble College

Keble Lectures for Archaeology

PROFESSOR IAN HODDER, Stanford, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College.

Subject: 'Science and multivocal practice at Catalhoyuk.'

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Kellogg College

Centre for the Study of Religion in Public Life

PROFESSOR ROGER TRIGG will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at Kellogg College.
24 Nov.: 'Is religion a public or a private matter?'

1 Dec.: 'A Christian heritage and a multicultural society?'

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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

Lecture

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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Somerville College

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

ELLEN LEIBENLUFT, National Institute of Mental Health, Maryland, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Diagnosing bipolar disorder in youth.'

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Oxford University Newman Society

Thomas More Lectures: Religion in the public square

THE RT REVD JOHN ARNOLD, Diocese of Westminster, and THE HON. DR EVAN HARRIS, MP, will debate the place of Christianity in the British Constitution at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Catholic Chaplaincy, the Old Palace, Rose Place. Further information is available at www.newmansociety.org.uk.

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