Lectures

    • Thursday 27 October 2011
    • NO. 4967
    • VOL. 142

    Humanities

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Portuguese

    A workshop will take place at 2–5 pm on 4 November, in Room 2, Taylor Institution. Speakers: Professor Paulo de Medeiros, Dr Rui Goncalves Miranda, Suzette Macedo, Professor António M Feijó and Dr Mariana Gray de Castro. Convenors: Dr Cláudia Pazos Alonso and Dr Mariana Gray de Castro. No conference fee. To register email: mariana.decastro@gmail.com.

    Subject: 'Fernando Pessoa'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry Lectures

    The following lectures will be given at 4 pm, unless otherwise stated, on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. Convener: Dr S P Fletcher.

    Professor Andrew Turberfield

    27 Oct.: 'Synthetic molecular machinery'

    RSC Tilden Prize Lecture
    Professor John Sutherland, Cambridge

    3 Nov.: 'Prebiotic chemistry: a new modus operandi'

    Dr Mats Thelin, AstraZeneca

    10 Nov.: 'Development and launch of ticagrelor (Brilinta/Brilique)'

     Professor John Williams, Bath

    17 Nov.: 'Catalytic amide synthesis'

    RSC Norman Heatley Award Lecture
    Dr David Spring, Cambridge

    24 Nov.: 'Search for new antibacterials using diversity-oriented synthesis'

    Professor Dr Ruth Gschwind, Regensburg

    1 Dec.: 'Enamine and Brønsted acid catalysis – intermediates trapped by NMR'

    RSC Pedler Award Lecture
    Professor Mark Lautens, Toronto

    11 am, 8 Dec.: 'No stain, no gain? Lessons in catalysis'

    Social Sciences

    Department of International Development, Department of Public Health and School of Geography and the Environment

    Health environment and development seminar series

    The following seminars will be given at 5 pm on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development.

     Dr Karen Brown

    1 Nov.: 'African knowledge: ideas about livestock diseases and treatments in contemporary South Africa'

    Dr Giovanni Leonardi, Health Protection Agency

    8 Nov.: 'Public health services facing the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil'

    Professor Stanley Ulijaszek

    15 Nov.: 'Why obesity is both simple and complex'

    Ms Tara Garnett, Food Climate Research Network

    22 Nov.: 'Food, climate change and health: exploring the connections'

    Dr Deborah Johnston, Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health

    29 Nov.: 'What the poor eat: the challenges of measuring the effects of agriculture on health'

    Colleges and Halls

    Harris Manchester

    Professor Douglas J Davies, Durham, will lecture at 5 pm on 31 October in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester.

    Subject: 'Atonement, evil and the Mormon vision'

    St Antony's

    Asian Studies Centre seminar series

    The following seminars will be given 5 pm on Tuesdays at in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, unless otherwise stated.

    Dr Gerda Wielander, Westminster

    1 Nov.: 'Christian values in communist China'

    Dr Alessio Patalano, KCL

    15 Nov.: ' "Flying Imperial Colours": history, memory and professional identity in the museums of the contemporary Japanese Navy.' Chair: Professor Rana Mitter. Co-hosted with the Leverhulme China's War with Japan Programme.

    Dr Stephen Morgan, Nottingham

    29 Nov.: 'Getting fat on reform: obesity and nutritional inequality in contemporary China'

    Dr Anne Marie Brady, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Noon, 13 Dec.: 'The velvet fist in the velvet glove: new approaches to social and political control in China.' Lunchtime brown bag seminar in the Buttery, St Antony's. Feel free to bring your lunch.

    South Asian history seminars

    The following seminars are held at 2 pm on Tuesdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's.

    Dr Louise Tillin, KCL

    1 Nov.: 'Changing states: the history of territorial design and federal thought in India'

    Professor Radhika Singha, Nehru

    8 Nov.: 'Geographies of the Great War: the Indian Labour Corps in France, 1917–18'

    Dr Andrew Sartori, New York

    15 Nov.: 'Prajas and property: the political economy of Bengali Muslimness'

    Dr Jon Wilson, KCL

    29 Nov.: 'Law without relationships: suspicion, Haqshafi and the British Empire'