• Thursday 31 October 2013
    • NO. 5039
    • VOL. 144


    Faculty of History

    Changing Character of War Programme Annual Lecture

    David Kilcullen will deliver the 2013 Annual Lecture at 5pm on 18 November in the Examination Schools.

    Subject: 'Out of the mountains: war after Afghanistan'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry Seminars

    The following lectures will be given on Thursdays at 4pm in the Dyson Perrins lecture theatre, except where noted.

    Pfizer Poster Symposium
    Dr Ross Denton
    , Nottingham, and Dr Stephen Goldup, QMUL

    2pm, 31 Oct, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory lecture theatre: tbc

    Professor Herbert Mayr, Munich

    7 Nov: 'Mythology in organic chemistry'

    Dr Andy Plant, Syngenta UK and Switzerland

    14 Nov: tbc

    Professor Per-Ola Norrby, Copenhagen

    28 Nov: 'Selectivity modeling in asymmetric catalysis'

    Social Sciences

    Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment


    A lecture will be given at 5.30pm on 4 November in the Founder's Room, Saïd Business School. Speakers will include leading sustainability practitioners from companies such as Shell, SAB Miller, UBS, Mars, Marks & Spencer and Sustainable Finance Ltd.

    Subject: 'True north: seven biggest steps for business to address social and environmental sustainability'

    School of Geography and the Environment

    Power, Space and Theory Seminar Series

    The following lectures will be given at 4pm on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment, for the Transformations and Technological natures clusters. Convenor: Ian Klinke (ian.klinke@ouce.ox.ac.uk); all welcome.

    Kathryn Yusoff, QMUL

    5 Nov: 'Geologic life: the material politics of the Anthropocene'

    Jo Sharp, Glasgow

    26 Nov: 'Pan-Africanism and subaltern geopolitics in postcolonial Tanzania'

    Gerry Kearns, Maynooth

    3 Dec: 'The geopolitical agency of the Catholic Church'

    Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    A century of social enquiry: seminar series celebrating the centenary of Barnett House

    The following seminars will be given on Thursdays at 5pm in the Violet Butler Room, Barnett House, Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Convenor: Dr Georg Picot

    Professor Jose Harris

    31 Oct: 'The "tin can" versus the "golden staircase" models of social reform: some new light on the making of the Beveridge Plan of 1942'

    Professor Carole Torgerson, Durham

    7 Nov: 'A brief history of randomised controlled trials in education research (over the last 100 years)'

    Professor Herbert Obinger, Bremen

    14 Nov: 'Warfare and the welfare state: casual mechanisms and effects'

    Professor Eileen Munro, LSE

    21 Nov: 'Knowledge and humility in social work: learning from past mistakes'

    Ms Ceridwen Roberts

    28 Nov: 'Using social science research to influence policy: the case of the family justice system'

    Professor Jonathan Bradshaw, York, Dr Zoë Irving, Sheffield, Professor Jane Millar, Bath, and Professor Robert Walker (chair)

    5 Dec: Panel discussion: 'Social Policy as an academic discipline – looking back and looking forward'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    Medical and Life Sciences Symposium

    A symposium will be held on Saturday, 9 November, as part of Exeter's 700th anniversary celebrations. Short and specific talks will be given by alumni and current fellows in these fields. Tickets: free for current University members (lunch £15); non-University members £45 (including lunch). To book, please email: will.watt@exeter.ox.ac.uk; for more information, please see: www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/alumni/events/medical-and-life-sciences-symposium.

    Subject: 'Improving medicine individually and globally'

    St Anne's

    Launch of the Centre for Personalised Medicine

    The following events will take place as part of the launch of the Centre for Personalised Medicine on 9 November at St Anne's (exact venue to be confirmed – please report to the lodge on arrival). The seminar will include a discussion with a panel of invited experts including Dame Mary Archer, former Chair of Cambridge University Hospitals Trust, Richard Girling, Centerview Partners, and Dr Tim Lancaster. To register: kate.davy@st-annes.ox.ac.uk. For more information, see: www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/fileadmin/documents/Alumnae/CPM_Opening_Event_Programme.pdf.

    Professor Peter Donnelly

    4pm: 'The genetic revolution: implications for the future of medicine'

    Dr Gabriele De Luca, Dr Chris Spencer and Dr Ingrid Slade

    5.30pm: 'Personalised medicine in practice'