Lectures

    • Thursday 7 May 2015
    • NO. 5095
    • VOL. 145

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Physical Chemistry Seminar: RSC Bourke Award Lecture

    Professor Ann McDermott, Columbia, will deliver the RSC Bourke Award Lecture at 2.15pm on 11 May in the Main Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

    Subject: 'Function of ion channels: insights from NMR'

    Hinshelwood Lectures: The Science and Engineering of Molecular Semiconductors

    Professor Sir Richard Friend, Cambridge, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15am in the Main Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

    19 May: 'Molecules as semiconductorsʼ

    21 May: 'Light emitting diodes – electricity into lightʼ

    26 May: 'Electronic transport – field effect devicesʼ

    28 May: 'Light harvesting – solar cellsʼ

    3 Jun: 'Organic photovoltaicsʼ

    4 Jun: 'Spin managementʼ

    Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 4.45pm on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. All welcome. Convener: Professor J P K Doye

    Dr Halim Kusumaatmaja, Durham

    11 May: 'Exploring the free energy landscapes of continuum soft matter systems: minima, transition states, pathways'

    Professor Aron Walsh, Bath

    8 Jun: 'Energy solutions from computational chemistry'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Ashmolean Museum

    Annual Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

    Jonathan Tubb, Keeper, Department of the Middle East, British Museum, will give the 11th annual Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 5.30pm on 28 May at the Ship Street Conference Centre. Free admission; no ticket required but reservation recommended. More information and to register: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk or 278020.

    Subject: 'The identification of Qadesh: a new perspective on the battle'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    Mansfield

    The following lectures will be given at 5pm on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, Mansfield. Convener: Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC

    Catherine Wyn Rogers

    8 May: 'A night at the opera. Behind the scenes in the world of opera with one of our distinguished mezzo-sopranos'

    Professor Katherine Blundell

    22 May: 'Global perspective, universal appeal: round-the-world astronomy'

    Professor Carol Sanger

    15 May: 'Father and fetuses: what would men do?'

    David Mepham

    5 Jun: 'Putting development to rights: integrating human rights into international development policy'

    Professor Mary Beard

    12 Jun: 'Is there a history of laughter?'

    Nuffield

    Centre for Experimental Social Sciences

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm at Nuffield, unless otherwise noted. More information: http://cess-web.nuff.ox.ac.uk/calendar.

    Ammara Mahmood, Cass Business School

    1pm, 12 May: 'The impact of consumer fairness considerations on behaviour based price discrimination'

    John S Ahlquist, Wisconsin

    13 May: 'Dependency status and demand for social insurance: evidence from experiments and surveys'

    Ryan Oprea, California at Santa Barbara

    20 May: 'Do wealth dynamics eliminate bad beliefs? An experimental test of the market selection hypothesis'

    Abigail Barr, Nottingham

    26 May: 'Household efficiency and polygyny: findings from a lab-in-the-field experiment in Nigeria'

    Winter Mason, Facebook

    2 Jun: 'Expressions of gratitude on Facebook'

    Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Middlebury College

    1pm, 9 Jun: 'Do social comparisons motivate workers? A field experiment on relative earnings and labor supply'

    St Cross

    St Cross College Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics conference

    A one-day conference will be held on 13 June at St Cross reviewing the ways physics and its mathematics changed the nature of conflict from various points of views: technical, historical and sociological. Attendance free. More information and to register: www.stx.ox.ac.uk/happ/events/physics-and-great-war-one-day-conference.

    Subject: 'Physics and the Great War'

    St John's

    Founder's Lecture

    Professor Sir Keith Burnett, physicist and Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield, will deliver the 2015 Founder's Lecture at 5pm on 14 May in St John's Auditorium. Admission is free; all welcome. More information: www.sjc.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'The idea of a university – revisited'

    University College

    H L A Hart Memorial Lecture

    Professor Nicola Lacey, LSE, will deliver the H L A Hart Memorial Lecture at 5pm on 19 May in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church. Registration required: marion.hawtree@univ.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Responsibility without consciousness'