• Thursday 18 October 2012
    • NO. 5002
    • VOL. 143


    Faculty of History

    Annual Special Faculty Lecture 2012

    Professor Gareth Stedman Jones, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 pm on 22 October in the Examination Schools.

    Subject: 'Marx and the village community'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

    Biological Physics and Soft Matter seminars

    The following seminars will be given on Tuesdays at 4 pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory. All welcome. Conveners: Professor R Golestanian and Professor A Turberfield

    Professor Robijn Bruinsma, UCLA and the Netherlands

     23 Oct: to be confirmed

    Professor David Bensimon, Paris  

    6 Nov: 'Are bacteria playing tit-for-tat?'

    Professor Judy Armitage

    20 Nov: to be confirmed

    Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces seminars

    The following seminars will be given on Tuesdays at 4 pm in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (PTCL). All welcome. Conveners: Dr R P A Dullens and Professor J Yeomans

    Professor Rodrigo Soto, Chile  

    30 Oct: 'Fluctuations, phase transitions, and capillary phenomena in confined granular matter'

    Professor Björn Högberg, Stockholm   

    13 Nov: 'Design challenges in DNA origami for biomedicine'

    Professor Sylvie Roke, Switzerland  

    27 Nov: 'The origin of the charge on the surface of water: impurities, OH or charge transfer?'  

    Medical Sciences

    Richard Doll Centenary MeetingRichardDoll

    A meeting of epidemiologists on the varying hazards in different prospective studies of smoking will be held from 9 am on 29 October until 1 pm on 31 October in the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building. Lunch will provided at 1 pm. For further details, please see www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/richard_doll_centenary_meeting.

    Speakers: Monday: Richard Peto, Kirstin Pirie, Sun Ha Jee, Ritsu Sakata, Emily Banks, Rachel Huxley, Steve MacMahon, Salim Yusuf, Vendhan Gajalakshmi, Prabhat Jha, Mangesh Pednekar, K T Shenoy, Judith Mackay; Tuesday: Richard Peto, Tai-Hing Lam, Zhengming Chen, Dan Xiao, David Zaridze, Freddy Sitas, Fatma Hassan, Raghib Ali, Mike Thun, Frank Speizer, Walt Willett, Alfredo Dueñas, Pablo Kuri, Loic Le Marchand, Samira Asma; Wednesday: Charlie Hennekens, Sarah Lewington, Pablo Kuri, Elio Riboli, Amy Ming-Fang Yen, Zhengming Chen, Rory Collins, Richard Peto.

    Subject: 'The hazards of prolonged smoking in various different populations, and the age-specific benefits of stopping'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) seminar series

    The following seminars will be given at 5 pm on Tuesdays in the Butler Room, Nuffield.

    Professor Ulrike Malmendier, Berkeley

    23 Oct: 'Experience effects – learning from inflation, stock market and other macroeconomic shocks'

    Professor Arno Riedl, Maastricht

    30 Oct: 'Coordination in public good problems with heterogeneous populations: on the focality and multiplicity of fairness ideals'

    St Antony's

    Middle East Centre: Women's Rights Research Seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 12.45 pm on Wednesdays at the Middle East Centre Library, St Antony's. A light lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact: Binesh Hass (binesh.hass@law.ox.ac.uk).

    Dörthe Engelcke

    24 Oct: 'Family law reform in Morocco and Jordan – a comparative approach'

    Parinaz Raisi, KCL

    21 Nov: 'Islamic jurisprudence and the internal sources of women's rights in Iran'

    Other Institutions

    Oxfordshire Mind

    Michael Sheen, actor, will lecture on behalf of Oxfordshire Mind (oxfordshire-mind.org.uk) at 5 pm on 26 October in the Taylor Institution. Tickets available on the door: £5 (£3 concessions).

    Subject: 'Acting and cinema'