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Oxford University Gazette, 22 July 2010: Lectures

Classics

APGRD Conference: Choruses—ancient and modern

The annual APGRD conference will be held on 13–14 September in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies and the Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's College. Confirmed speakers include Karen Ahlquist, George Washington; Josh Billings; Claudia Bosse, theatre director; Laurence Dreyfus; Zachary Dunbar, Central School of Speech and Drama; Simon Goldhill, Cambridge; Erika Fischer-Lichte, Free University, Berlin; Albert Henrichs, Harvard; Martin Revermann, Toronto; Ian Rutherford, Reading; and Roger Savage, Edinburgh. For more information, see www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events/confchorus.html. To register, contact naomi.setchell@classics.ox.ac.uk.

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Weldon Memorial Prize Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID SPIEGELHALTER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 November, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: 'Personal risk and scientific uncertainty—what's the connection?'

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Medical Sciences

Litchfield Lecture

PROFESSOR ELISE OLSEN, Professor of Dermatology and Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA, will deliver a Litchfield Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 September, in the Teaching Suite, Rosemary Rue Building, the Old Road Campus. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Susan Burge, Department of Dermatology, Churchill Hospital (e-mail: sue.burge@ndm.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Update on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.'


Reporting your randomised trial: CONSORT 2010 and other reporting guidelines

This seminar, organised by the EQUATOR Network, the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, will be held on Friday, 10 September, 2–4.30 p.m., in Oriel College. Target audience: clinical and non-clinical professionals involved in planning, conducting and publishing randomised trials in health research. The registration fee is £30. The seminar is restricted to eighty participants.

Further details can be found at www.equator-network.org/courses-events/. Enquiries may be addressed to Mrs Tracy Edwards (e-mail: tracy.edwards@csm.ox.ac.uk).

The seminar will provide an intensive overview of the major scientific and ethical issues relating to the quality of health research reporting with the main focus on reporting randomised trials. The updated guidance for reporting randomised trials will be presented, with the CONSORT 2010 Statement, and CONSORT for abstracts together with an overview of other relevant key reporting guidelines.

Presenters: Professor Doug Altman, Director, Centre for Statistics in Medicine; Dr Sally Hopewell, Senior Research Fellow, CONSORT Group, Centre for Statistics in Medicine; and Mrs Allison Hirst, Research Fellow, EQUATOR Network, Centre for Statistics in Medicine. Other speakers are to be confirmed.

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Ashmolean Museum

MS SHLOMIT STEINBERG, Hans Dichand Curator of European Art, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 July, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture concerns the panoramic painting currently on display in the Museum. The Gallery will be open following the lecture.

Seating reservation is recommended (e-mail: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Between the heart and the eye—an Ottoman view of Jerusalem by Vanmour.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Certification and sustainability

The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, Old Indian Institute Building (corner of Holywell and Catte Street).

DR LARS GULBRANDSEN, Fridtjof Nansen Institute
14 Oct.: 'Introduction to and overview of third party certification.'

DR CLIVE BARNETT, Open University
21 Oct.: 'Enacting the ethical consumer.'

PROFESSOR DAN KLOOSTER, Florida State
28 Oct.: 'Forest product certification.'

PROFESSOR IAN TAYLOR, St Andrews
4 Nov.: 'Conflict diamonds and the Kimberley process.'

DR ALEX NICHOLLS, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
11 Nov.: 'Fair Trade certification.'

PROFESSOR TIM BARTLEY, Indiana
18 Nov.: 'Voluntary labour standards programmes.'

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY SINCLAIR, Warwick
25 Nov.: 'Credit rating agencies.'

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Christ Church

Summer Lectures

The following public lectures will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the North Transept, the Cathedral. Admission is free. Enquiries may be directed to cathedral@chch.ox.ac.uk.

THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD
28 July: 'Religion in the European Union.'

PROFESSOR SARAH FOOT
4 Aug.: 'The cloister and the crime: medieval monks in modern murder mysteries.'

THE VERY REVD DR CHRISTOPHER LEWIS
11 Aug.: 'Is religion in decline?'

THE REVD DR EDMUND NEWELL
18 Aug.: 'Chaos theory: theology and the sea.'

DR GEORGI PARPULOV
25 Aug.: 'Sacred faces—icons in Oxford.'

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