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Oxford University Gazette, 29 October 2009: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

George Eastman Visiting Professor

PROFESSOR GRETCHEN GERZINA, Dartmouth, will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Bloomsbury and race.'


Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR ROBIN KELLY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ' "He's got the whole world in his hands": US history and its discontents in the Obama era.'


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. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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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Clarendon Lectures in Economics

The biological foundations of economic and social behaviour

ERNST FEHR, Professor in Microeconomics and Experimental Economics, Zurich, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5.30 p.m. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free.

Tues. 10 Nov., St Cross Building: 'Social and cultural foundations of economic preferences.'

Wed. 11 Nov., Department of Economics, Manor Road Building: 'Hormonal foundations of economic preferences.'

Thurs. 12 Nov., Department of Economics, Manor Road Building: 'The neural circuitry of economic preferences.'

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Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

12 Nov.: 'Pedagogies of duty.'

19 Nov.: 'Dilemmas of differentiated citizenship.'

26 Nov.: 'Genealogies of rights.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Glycobiology Institute: Distinguished Lecture in Virology

PROFESSOR IAN A. WILSON, Hansen Professor of Structural Biology, Scripps Research Institute, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, in Rhodes House, South Parks Road. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: 'Pandemic, avian and swine influenza: antigen structure, receptor specificity and neutralisation.'


Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, in the Dobson Room at the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

DR H.L. JOHNSON
29 Oct.: 'Basin- wide integrated volume transports in an eddy-filled ocean.'

DR T.M. WAGNER
5 Nov.: 'The convective cloud field model—simulating the non-resolved.'

DR C.C. COVEY, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California
12 Nov.: 'The lessons learned from Earth climate model intercomparison and the prospects for Venus GCM intercomparison.'

PROFESSOR B. GALPERIN, South Florida
19 Nov.: 'Turbulent transport processes in atmospheres and oceans.'

DR A.C. NAVEIRA GARABATO, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
26 Nov.: 'Theory and observations of eddy-induced mixing in the Southern Ocean.'

DR J.Y.-K. CHO, Queen Mary, London
10 Dec.: 'Hot extrasolar planet atmospheric dynamics.'


Computer Laboratory

JASON HOYT, Research Director, Mendeley, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in Room 478 at the Computing Laboratory, Keble Road (entrance via 7 Keble Road).

Subject: 'Science 2.0 tools for researchers.'

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Medical Sciences

Joel Mandelstam Lecture

PROFESSOR JEFF ERRINGTON, Newcastle, will deliver the Joel Mandelstam Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Spores, antibiotics and the cell cycle.'


Pharmacology, anatomical neuropharmacology and drug discovery seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays, except where otherwise stated, in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road. Details of the 24 November seminar will be available later.

DR SAMUEL FOUNTAIN, Leeds
3 Nov.: 'Exploiting amoeba to identify mechanisms of purinergic signalling.' (Convener: Professor A. Galione)

PROFESSOR ASTERIOS TSIFTSOGLOU, Thessaloniki
10 Nov.: 'Mechanisms of induced leukaemic cell differentiation: implications in leukaemia therapy.' (Convener: Professor Edith Sim)

PROFESSOR GORDON SHEPHERD, Yale
Thurs. 12 Nov.: Title to be announced. (Convener: Dr Nigel Emptage)

PROFESSOR TAMAS BARTFAI, Scripps Research Institute
Mon. 16 Nov.: 'Drug discovery process I.' (Convener: Professor A. Galione)

PROFESSOR TAMAS BARTFAI, Scripps Research Institute
17 Nov., 10.30 a.m.: 'Drug discovery process II.' (Convener: Professor A. Galione)

PROFESSOR DIETMAR SCHMITZ, Charité Berlin
17 Nov.: 'The role of PRG-1 in hippocampal excitability and epilepsy.' (Convener: Dr M. Capogna)

DR ANDREW RAMAGE, University College, London
1 Dec.: 'The role of central 5-HT pathways in cardiovascular regulation.' (Convener: Dr T. Sharp)

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Portugal, southern Europe, and the European Union in perspective

This round-table discussion, arranged by the Instituto Camoes Centre for Portuguese Language, with the Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy and the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, will be held on Saturday, 31 October, 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Seminar Room, St John's College.

Registration is free, and coffee and lunch will be provided. Those wishing to attend are asked to register with Luisa Pinto Teixeira (e-mail: luisa.pintoteixeira@sjc.ox.ac.uk). Further information can be found at http://ocsid.politics.ox.ac.uk/events.

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Oriental Studies

Korean Studies

PROFESSOR STEPHEN EPSTEIN, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: 'Between some (Korean!) rocks and a large place: Japan, China, and South Korean popular media.'

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Philosophy

Lectures

PAUL FREESTONE will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in Seminar Room East, the Garden Building, Mansfield College.

Subject: 'A brief history of vegetarianism.'


PROFESSOR MICHAEL BALLS, FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) and former founder member, Animal Procedures Committee, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in Seminar Room West, the Garden Building, Mansfield College.

Subject: 'The "3 Rs" fifty years on.'


DR PETER KOHL will lecture at 1 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in Seminar Room West, the Garden Building, Mansfield College.

Subject: 'Models in biomedical research.'


Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford

JOHN HYMAN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November in the Lecture Room, Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street.

Conveners: Dr Roxana Baiasu and Dr Pamela Sue Anderson.

Subject: 'Pluralism and relativism.'

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Social Sciences

Department of Sociology lecture

DAVID STRANG, Cornell, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November, in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'The evolving article: how and why journal articles have changed in the last fifty years.'


Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC): public lecture

MARTIN GRIFFITHS, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, at the James Martin Twenty-first Century School (corner of Catte and Broad Streets). The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Private diplomacy, public peace: practical challenges in contemporary peace negotiations.'


Oxford Seminars in Cartography

PIETRO CORSI will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, at the Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Space is limited. For details contact nick.millea@ouls.ox.ac.u.uk.

Subject: 'The map of the kingdom: the Italian geological survey, 1860–2000.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

Beyond the end of sacrifice

The following colloquium, organised with the support of Paul Pheby, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 7 November, in the Sutro Room, Trinity College. Those wishing to attend should e-mail neil.mclynn@classics.ox.ac.uk.

JÖRG RÜPKE, Erfurt: 'Starting sacrifice in the beyond: Roman innovations in Jewish texts.' (Response: John North, University College, London)

KATERYNA KOVALCHUK, Leuven: 'Christianised animal sacrifice in late antiquity and the middle ages.' (Response: Simon Price)

GERALD HAWTING, SOAS, London: 'The persistence of sacrifice: the case of Islam.' (Response: Arietta Papaconstantinou)

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Museum of the History of Science

SUSAN PHILIPSZ, artist, will be in conversation about her work, 'You are not alone,' with MICHAEL STANLEY, Director, Modern Art Oxford, at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 31 October, at the Museum of the History of Science. The work has been especially commissioned for the Radcliffe Observatory and features recordings broadcast from FM transmitters on the rooftop of Modern Art Oxford to receivers at the Observatory. Booking for the talk essential on Oxford 813800.

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Oxford e-research Centre

International conference

The UK e-Science All Hands Meeting/IEEE e-Science conference will be held on 7–11 December at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford. For information and to register, see www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/ieee/registration .


Lecture series

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road.

PAOLO DIORIO
3 Nov.: 'Scholarly information management—a proposal.'

RON PERROT
10 Nov.: 'e-science in the clouds.'

CATHERINE JONES
17 Nov.: 'An introduction to the MRC Data Support Service.'

CHRIS LINTOTT
24 Nov.: 'Dealing with images by the millions—citizen science and Galaxy Zoo.'

TONY SOLOMONDES
1 Dec.: 'Healthgrids—projects and open questions.'

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Pitt Rivers Museum

Research seminar in material and visual anthropology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum (entrance via Robinson Close)

Convener: Dr Inge Daniels.

FELIX DRIVER, Royal Holloway, London
30 Oct.: 'Exhibiting geographical collections: hidden histories of exploration.'

MARCEL VELLINGA, Oxford Brookes
6 Nov.: 'Anthropology and the materiality of architecture.'

DIMITRIOS DALAKOGLOU, Sussex
13 Nov.: 'Road ethnography and the materiality of transnationalism.'

PAOLO FORTIS, St Andrews
20 Nov.: 'Sculptural forms among the Kuna. Images of person in an Amerindian society.'

LAURA PEERS
27 Nov.: 'Replacing objects with people: fieldwork, source communities and the Pitt Rivers Museum.'

ELIZABETH SHOVE, Lancaster
4 Dec.: 'The design of everyday life.'

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University Church

Christian aesthetics

The following lectures will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, University Church (enter via Radcliffe Square).

DR CATHERINE BROWN
4 Nov.: 'D.H. Lawrence and Christianity.'

DR CARL SCHMIDT
11 Nov.: 'Poetry and hope: a Christian aesthetics for today.'

PROFESSOR VAL CUNNINGHAM
25 Nov.: 'John Bunyan.'

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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/SirDouglasHagueLecture.aspx Enquiries may be directed to Emily Davis, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88845).


McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

MARK HONIGSBAUM, author and journalist specialising in the history and science of infectious disease, will deliver the McGovern Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College.

Subject: 'The great dread: pandemic influenza at the Victorian fin-de-siècle.'

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Harris Manchester College

Lectures

The following lectures explore the world of the arts and their influence on the world of belief. They will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Chapel, Harris Manchester. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

PROFESSOR BEN QUASH, King's College, London, and THE REVD NICK HOLTAN, St Martin in the Fields
2 Nov.: 'Seeing salvation: the world of art.'

MAXWELL HUTCHISON, architect, author and broadcaster, and THE VERY REVD RICHARD GILES, formerly of Philadelphia Cathedral
16 Nov.: 'Vacant possession: the world of space.'

DR EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM and DR CHRISTOPHER BATCHELOR, founder, London Festival of Contemporary Church Music
23 Nov.: 'Band as before: the world of music.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme annual lecture

HENRIQUE MEIRELLES, Governor, Central Bank of Brazil, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 November in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Why we need a new global economic order: Brazil, the BRICs and the world economy.'

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Wolfson College

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR SUSAN TREGGIARI will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: 'Syme and Servilia.'

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Blackfriars

Lecture

PROFESSOR EDMUND PELLEGRINO, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Georgetown, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 November, at Blackfriars. Sponsored by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, the Linacre Centre for Bio-ethics and the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.

Subject: 'Is (Catholic) bioethics an authentic scholarly discipline?'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

At the origins of modern international law: the case of Francisco de Vitoria (c.1485–1546) for human rights

LADISLAS ÖRSY, SJ,, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law School, will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

4 Nov.: 'Do the "barbarians" have rights?' (Respondent: Professor Kevin Conry, Vice-President, Georgetown Law School)

11 Nov.: 'Are "barbarian" nations sovereign?' (Respondent: Professor Franz Werro, Georgetown Law School)

18 Nov.: 'Is there a "community of nations"?' (Respondent: Dr Gerard J. Hughes, SJ, Campion Hall)

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Wycliffe Hall

Chavasse Lectures: Markets, money and morals: a vision for capitalism after the crisis

LORD GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, will deliver a series of Chavasse Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lower Common Room, Wycliffe Hall. The lecture series will continue in Hilary Term.

3 Nov.: 'The teaching of Jesus and the question of money.'

24 Nov.: 'Hard questions for bruised bankers.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

Thirty-minute lecture

JUSTIN REAY will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, in the Convocation House, Bodleian Library. Admission is free; all welcome.

Subject: ' "An uninterrupted excess of satisfaction": Samuel Pepys' naval papers in the Bodleian collections.'

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Oxford Bibliographical Society

Lecture

PETER KOCH, Peter Koch Printers, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 9 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Printing in the shadow of Aldus: the book as a work of art in the twenty- first century.'

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Greyfriars Centre for Franciscan Studies

Lectures

The following lectures will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Taylor Institution.

MARK TURNHAM ELVINS
16 Nov.: 'St Francis and chivalry.'

MICHAEL BLACK
23 Nov.: 'The secular legacy of the Covenant: how the Franciscans created the modern corporation.'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

Lecture

BRUCE HOFFMAN, Georgetown, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 9 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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