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Oxford University Gazette, 25 February 2010: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

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.'


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.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Lecture

PROFESSOR PIERRE CARTIER, IHES, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 26 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: 'Algebraic geometry and Feynman amplitudes.'

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Medical Sciences

Botnar Research Centre

The following lectures will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in Room G38, Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, except where indicated.

DR ALEX BULLOCK
26 Feb.: 'The structural basis for FOP and dorsomorphin inhibition.'

PAUL DAVEY, British Library
5 Mar.: 'Developing the information resource of choice for life sciences researchers.'

PROFESSOR CYRUS COOPER
9 Apr., Lecture Theatre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre: 'Musculoskeletal ageing throughout the life course.'


Oxford Forum for Medical Humanities

DR NEEL BURTON, author of The Meaning of Madness, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, 26 February, in the Mure Room, Merton College. Dr Burton will address mental illness and the adaptive or evolutionary advantages that may be exhibited from different types of disorders. For more information, e-mail: daniel.nicolae@orinst.ox.ac.uk.


Neurosciences

Cross-departmental neuroscience lectures at the University are being promoted through a Web site. Upcoming neuroscience seminars at Oxford are listed at http://tinyurl.com/oxneuro. The Web page also gives information on how to receive the list as a weekly e-mail.


Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine public lectures

The following lectures will take place from 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Seminar Room, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital.

PROFESSOR SIR ANDREW MCMICHAEL
6 p.m.: Welcome and introduction.

DR LING-PEI HO
6.10 p.m.: 'Swine flu—why some of us do worse than others.'

DR ADAM MEAD
6.35 p.m.: 'Do cancer stem cells have an Achilles' heel?'

DR VALENTINE MACAULAY
7 p.m.: 'Days of wine and roses... and cancer.'

DR GRAHAM OGG
7.25 p.m.: 'Allergies: outside in or inside out?'

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Philosophy

Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford

DR PAMELA SUE ANDERSON and PROFESSOR VICTOR JELENIEWSKI SEIDLER, Goldsmiths College, London, will discuss the following subject at 6.45 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Faculty Centre. The time and location differ from those previously announced.

Conveners: Dr Roxana Baiasu and Dr Pamela Sue Anderson.

Subject: ' "Who are you?"—debating Judith Butler.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Transitional Justice Research seminar series (amended notice)

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated.

The 3 March event announced below was previously announced as taking place on 1 March.

Convener: Dr Phil Clark.

LARS WALDORF, York, and DR PHIL CLARK
Wed. 3 Mar., 7 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building: 'Debating power, politics and justice in post-genocide Rwanda.'

PROFESSOR SANDRA FREDMAN; DR SABINE MICHALOWSKI, Essex (two lectures)
8 Mar.: 'Socio-economic rights in the South African Constitutional Court: is the honeymoon over?'; 'Bringing socio-economic factors into the transitional justice debate.'

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Theology

Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion: lecture

PROFESSOR ERNAN MCMULLIN, O'Hara Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Notre Dame, will lecture at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 25 February, in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Subject: 'Darwin and the other Christian tradition: from Augustine to Darwin.'


Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion: book launch

A book launch will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March, in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester, for Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives by Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor, and John Hedley Brooke.

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Refugee Studies Centre

Public seminar series

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room One, the Department of International Development.

DR PATRICIA DALEY
3 Mar.: 'Whither the refugee? The dynamics of displacement in East and Central Africa.'

DR PHILIP MARFLEET, East London
10 Mar.: ' "Refugee manipulation"—the use and abuse of research in forced migration.'

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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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St John's College

Various facets of European printmaking, 1750–1800

The following one-day series of lectures will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. All are welcome but space is limited. To attend, register by e-mailing: camilla.murgia@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Camilla Murgia.

MS SHEILA O'CONNELL, British Museum: 'Hogarth's complete works and other marketing strategies.'

DR CECILIA HURLEY, Ecole du Louvre and Bibliothèque des Pasteurs, Neuchâtel: 'The artist's amanuensis: Lichtenberg's and Hagedorn's commentaries on Hogarth's work.'

COLIN HARRISON: 'Books for bibliophiles, not readers: illustrated fiction in France towards the end of the eighteenth century.'

DR CAMILLA MURGIA: 'Satirical prints for a global market: Francis Grose's Rules for Drawing Caricatures (1788) and its French and German editions.'

DR GIORGIO MARINI, Uffizi, Florence: 'Drawings in print: Stefano Mulinari and the reproduction of the Uffizi's drawing collection.'

DR INGRID VERMEULEN, Amsterdam: 'The roots of Charles Rogers' Collection of Prints in Imitation of Drawings (1778) in early modern drawing collecting practices.'

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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.


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.'


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.'

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Regent's Park College

On being human—uniqueness and dignity: theological and biomedical perspectives

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at Regent's Park College.

Conveners: Dr Nicholas Wood and Professor Michael Marsh.

PROFESSOR JOHN HARRIS, Manchester
2 Mar.: 'Enhancing the human image: ethical perspectives.'

BARONESS ILORA FINLAY, Cardiff
9 Mar.: 'Assisted dying—disposal by decree of man?'

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

FRANCES PRITCHARD will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors welcome. Cost £2.

Subject: 'The Newberry Collection of Near Eastern and Middle Eastern embroideries at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.'

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