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Oxford University Gazette, 19 November 2009: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

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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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

FRANK MCGUINNESS, playwright and translator, will appear in conversation at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in the Classics Centre Lecture Theatre, 66 St Giles'. For information, contact: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk or (2)88210.

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History

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR DIPESH CHAKRABARTY, Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Empire and disinterestedness: the cultivation of historical objectivity in British India.'


Centre for Early Modern Studies

The Centre will present a work-in-progress session on digital research with Dr Margaret Bent, Dr Giles Bergel, Dr Julia Craig-McFeely, Dr Felicity Heal, Dr Paulina Kewes and Professor David Robey at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in the Breakfast Room, Merton College. For more information, see www.cems.ox.ac.uk.


Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine: Disease, Health and Medicine since 1650

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays. Arrangements for the seminar on 30 November differ from those previously published.

Conveners: Professor Mark Harrison and Dr Saurabh Mishra.

DAVID HAYCOCK
23 Nov., 47 Banbury Road: 'Pills, bills and elixirs: making and selling irregular medicines in London, 1650–1720.'

CONRAD KEATING
30 Nov., Osler-McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens: 'Richard Doll: from political to medical revolutionary.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Mathematical Institute

PROFESSOR ALESSIO CORTI, Imperial College, London, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: 'Finite generation of the canonical ring after Lazic.'

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Medical Sciences

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Astor Lecture

DR KEVIN MORRIS, Scripps Institute, will deliver the Astor Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'The role of non-coding RNAs in gene transcription.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Special lecture

DR MANOLO GUERCI, Cambridge, and DR JACOPO MARCELLO, Padua, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The lecture is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, London, the Regione Veneto, and the Associazione Ville Venete.

It will be followed by a reception and buffet, to which all are welcome. Reservations for the buffet may be made by telephone to 0207 396 4430, or by e-mail to rsvp.icilondon@esteri.it.

Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin, Magdalen College.

Subject: 'Living Palladio: the architectural masterpieces in the Veneto.'


Graduate Seminars in Italian Studies: cancellation of seminar

The seminar due have been given by Dr Nicholas Davidson on Monday, 23 November, on 'The "failed" Italian Reformation', has been cancelled.

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Social Sciences

Department of Sociology and the Centre for Experimental Sciences

BRENT SIMPSON, South Carolina, will give the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Two paths to generosity: persons, situations and prosocial behaviour.'


Centre for Socio-legal Studies: Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication and governance

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building. Arrangements for the seminars differ from those previously published.

Conveners: Dr Nicole Stremlau and Dr Yik Chan Chin.

DR LINJE MANYOZO, London School of Economics
23 Nov.: 'Communication and human rights in Malawi: community participation as a research method.'

DR LAWRENCE MCNAMARA, Reading
30 Nov.: 'Media freedom and the right to know: the effects of counter-terrorism laws and cultures.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

EBERHARD SAUER, Edinburgh, and HAMID OMRANI REKAVANDI, ICHHTO, Gorgan, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi. The event is held in conjunction with the 'Late Roman' seminar and is funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.

Subject: 'Sasanian frontier walls and fortresses in northern Persia: results of the joint Iranian and British project (2005–9).'

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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 in the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/trainin g/wiser/.

LUCY DESLIGNÈRES and JOHANNEKE SYTSEMA
Mon. 23 Nov.: 'Learning a language.'

JAMES SHAW and SUE BIRD
Thur. 26 Nov.: 'Science: conferences.'

ISABEL HOLOWATY and SHONA MCLEAN
Fri. 27 Nov.: 'Humanities: citation searching with Web of Knowledge.'

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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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Hertford College

Tyndale Lecture

CHRISTOPHER WILKINS, author, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The last knight errant: Sir Edward Woodville and the age of chivalry.'

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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

ROFESSOR 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 Antony's College

Lecture

PROFESSOR ALEX DANCHEV will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.

Subject: 'Art and war and terror: Gerhard Richter and the Baader–Meinhof group.'


Conference

A conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 November, at Wolfson and St Antony's. For more information, e-mail: faisal.devji@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Moral and political ideas of Mahatma Gandhi—on the 140th anniversary of his birth.'


Middle East Centre: The Arab world in the global economic crisis

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road. All welcome.

Conveners: Dr Eugene Rogan and Dr Leïla Vignal.

DR BASSAM FATTOUH
20 Nov.: 'The GCC and the financial crisis: short-term responses and long-term challenges.'

DR MASOOD AHMED, IMF, Washington
27 Nov.: 'The Middle East: beyond the international financial crisis.'

DR BRIGITTE DUMORTIER, Paris IV
4 Dec.: 'Urban societies of the Gulf countries in the crisis.'

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St Catherine's College

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR LORD DESAI will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Parks Road.

Subject: 'Mathematics, economics and decision making.'

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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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Wolfson College

African Research and Medical Foundation Group

DR BAYOUM AWADHI, AMREF Tanzania, ANTONY WAIRAGU, AMREF Kenya, and STEVE MURIGI, AMREF Uganda, will talk about their work in the field at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson.

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Oxford Intelligence Group

Lecture

BRUCE HOFFMAN, Georgetown, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Conference Room, Nuffield College. The Chatham House rule applies.

Subject: 'Al Qaeda's grand strategy: an assessment eight years after the 9/11 attacks.'

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