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Oxford University Gazette, 18 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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Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre

MICHAEL FRAYN will be in conversation with Dr Julie Curtis at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 February, in the Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Reservation requests may be addressed to Franca Potts (e-mail: franca.potts@stcatz.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)81596).

Subject: 'A plain man's guide to translating Chekhov.'

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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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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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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR DAVID WILES, Royal Holloway, London, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 22 February, in the Outreach Room, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. Enquiries may be directed to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Brutus: stage interpretations of the citizen.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Weldon Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER DONNELLY will deliver the Weldon Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 March, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with specific access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)71259 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'The evolution of recombination hotspots.'


Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical geoscience seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House. An additional lecture, on 19 March, has been added to those previously published.

DR THIBAUT PUTELAT, Cambridge
26 Feb.: To be confirmed.

DR STEPHEN GRIFFITHS, Leeds
12 Mar.: 'Global modelling of ocean tides.'

PROFESSOR VAUGHAN VOLLER, Minnesota
19 Mar.: 'Analytical and numerical solution of sedimentary delta formation.'

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Medical Sciences

Pharmacology, anatomical neuropharmacology and drug discovery seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology.

DR ROBIN HILEY, Cambridge
23 Feb.: 'How do blood vessels turn on to endocannabinoids? Is there a role for GPR55?' Convener to be announced.

DR PAIKAN MARCAGGI, University College, London
2 Mar.: 'Maintenance of synaptic independence by retrograde endocannabinoid signalling.' Convener: Dr Marco Capogna.

PROFESSOR STEVE WALKLEY, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
9 Mar.: 'Thinking "outside the organelle" to understand lysosomal disease.' Convener: Professor F. Platt.

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Oriental Studies

Korean Studies

PROFESSOR ANTONETTA LUCIA BRUNO, Oriental Institute, University of Rome, 'La Sapienza', will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 February, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: 'Korean shamanism: images of musok and mudang in film.'

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Social Sciences

Education Department students' annual conference

STORIES 2010: Students' Ongoing Research in Education Studies annual conference will be held on Wednesday, 17 March (10 a.m.–5.45 p.m), and Thursday, 18 March (9.30 a.m.–3.15 p.m), at the Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens. For more information, see: www.education.ox.ac.uk/courses/hotspot/STORIES/. For enquiries, telephone: Oxford (2)74024 or e-mail: general.enquiries@education.ox.ac.uk.

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Theology

Interdisciplinary seminar in the study of religions

PROFESSOR JONATHAN WEBBER, Birmingham, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Monday, 22 February, at the Dorfman Centre, St Peter's College.

Subject: 'Representing diaspora Jewish religion and culture in a post-Holocaust museum in Poland: the problem of identifying an appropriate narrative.'

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Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Geography Board Room, the Dyson Perrins Building.

PROFESSOR HANS GRAFF, Cambridge
18 Feb.: 'Explosive super-eruptions: consequences in human history.'

RICHARD OSGOOD and MARTIN BROWN, Ministry of Defence (Defence Estates), and ANDREW SHORTLAND, Cranfield
4 Mar.: 'Known unto God. Archaeology and the missing of World War One.'

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Bodleian Libraries

Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)

The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m., except where noted, in Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/training/wiser.

GILLIAN BEATTIE and ANGELA CARRITT
Mon. 22 Feb.: 'Beyond Wikipedia: reliable reference sources.'

LJILJA RISTIC and ANGELA CARRITT
Thurs. 25 Feb.: 'Technology tools: keeping up to date with the latest research.'

ROGER MILLS and others
Thurs. 25 Feb, 2.30 p.m.: 'Technology tools: reference management.'

NICK HEARN and JOHANNEKE SYTSEMA
Fri. 26 Feb.: 'MLA and other resources for modern languages.'

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Saïd Business School

Operations management seminar

DARIA LOI, User Experience Group, Intel, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 February, in Seminar Room 13, Saïd Business School. All welcome, but please confirm attendance to Hazel Fry (e-mail: hazel.fry@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'TV reinvented: enabling and designing new TV experiences through user research.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Muslims in the media

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. The title of the first lecture differs from that previously published.

MOHAMED CHEBARRO, Al-Arabiyya
24 Feb.: 'Post 9/11 and the rise of Arabic media on the world stage.'

JON DEFTERIOS, CNN
3 Mar.: 'Economic crises in the Gulf: oil, banks and billionaires.'

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Maison Française

Conference: change of arrangements

The previously announced conference entitled 'Lévi-Strauss and British anthropology' to be held 2 and 3 March, will now take place on Monday, 22 February, 2–5.30 p.m., in the Maison Française. The new title of the conference is 'Lévi-Strauss' legacy and British anthropology,' and features a lecture by Professor Maurice Bloch, Honorary Professor at London School of Economics and Collège de France, entitled 'Naturalism and anti-naturalism in British understandings of Lévi-Strauss.'


Poetry reading

PATRICK MCGUINNESS and CHARLES DANTZIG will give a poetry reading at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 February, at Maison Française.

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Seminar

DR ROBERT BISHOP, President, ICESF (International Centre for Earth Simulation Foundation), will lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute.

Subject: 'The role of computing in climate science.'

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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

John Ackrill Memorial Lecture in Ancient Philosophy

PROFESSOR DAVID WIGGINS will deliver the John Ackrill Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March, in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Subject: 'Knowing how to and knowing that.'

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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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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

CHRISTINA MACKIE, Arts Council England Oxford–Melbourne Fellow and Artist in Residence at Lady Margaret Hall and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, will deliver a Canada Seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 19 February, in the Pipe Partridge Building, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to Maya Evans (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: maya.evans@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'A Canadian accent.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Taiwan Studies Programme

CAPT. KENNY GOLDEN, US Navy, retired, and candidate for US Congress, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'China and the US in near parity: implications for Taiwan and the world.'


European Studies Centre and Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Workshop

The European Studies Centre and the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre are giving a workshop from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. on Friday, 26 February. Details at the St Antony's College Web site or by e-mailing: jonathan.scheele@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The European Union and its eastern neighbours—what kind of partnership?'

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St Hilda's College

Open lectures

ROGER W. KIRBY, Visiting Law Fellow, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

23 Feb.: 'An introduction to the class action mechanism.'

2 Mar.: 'Transnational reach of the American securities class action, discussion of the Vivendi jury verdict of 29 January 2010.'

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St John's College Research Centre

Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis

The following seminars will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Mondays at 45 St Giles'. Open to members of the University and mental health professionals, but space is limited. To attend, please e-mail: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk. JIM HOPKINS, University College, London
22 Feb.: 'Darwin, Freud, conflict and aggression.'

MARTIN GOLDING, Cambridge
8 Mar.: 'Silence as communication: psychoanalysis and the photograph.'

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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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Wolfson College

Reading

AMITAV GHOSH, author of An Antique Land, Shadowlines, The Hungry Tide and Sea of Poppies, will be reading and signing books at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, in the Hall, Wolfson College.


Public lecture

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.'


Wolfson Haldane Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR MARTIN EVANS, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and President of Cardiff University, will deliver the Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Embryonic stem cells: origins and futures.'

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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

Lecture

EDMUND WEINER, OED, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 February, in Room 207, the Centre for Linguistics and Philology.

Subject: 'The making of OED2 (1982–9): an insider's story.'

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Greyfriars Centre for Franciscan Studies

Lecture

PHILIPPE YATES, Franciscan International Studies Centre, Canterbury, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 22 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'The Four Masters and the origins of a legal(istic) understanding of the Franciscan rule.'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

PETE DAVIES, Queen Mary, London, formerly an analyst in the Defence Intelligence Staff, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, in the Conference Room, Nuffield College. The Chatham House rule will apply. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Bunce (e-mail: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Economic intelligence and the dark matter of the UK's intelligence machine.'

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