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No 6396

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Vol cxlvi No 1

pp. 1–17

Events, courses, etc.

Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

The University offers a large number of lectures, seminars, and other events, many of which are free of charge, to members of the University and others who are interested. Details can be found on Faculty and Departmental websites, and in the following resources.

The What’s On website ( carries details of exhibitions, music, theatre and film, courses, and workshops, and is searchable by category and date. Both an RSS feed and a subscription email service are available. ( is a fully searchable talks listing service, and talks can be subscribed to and details downloaded.

Brief details of upcoming events are given below.

History of Art

Slade Lectures in Fine Art 2015–16: ‘Suddenly I forgot which comes first, 7 or 8. Making sense of the Russian avant-garde, by Professor John Bowlt, on Tuesdays at 5 p.m., starting Tuesday, 13 October, at Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, 1 Mill Lane. First lecture is entitled: In vino veritas? My sentimental journey into Russian art.

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Research seminars, on every other Tuesday at 4.30 p.m. in the Seminar room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane; first seminar: Communities of the Altai mountains and climate change works, by Chagat Almashev

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Francis Crick Lecture 2015: The transformative CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering technology: lessons learned from bacteria, by Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, at 11 a.m. on Friday, 2 October, in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, Laboratory of Molecular Biology

MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit

The 3rd annual Sir John Walker lecture: Human obesity: causes and consequences, by Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 28 September, in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, Laboratory of Molecular Biology


Scott Lecture Series 2015, by Professor Clifford Will, Distinguished Professor of Physics of the University of Florida, in the Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, at 4 p.m. on the following dates:

26 October: Lecture I. Was Einstein right? A centennial assessment

28 October: Lecture II. The cosmic barber: counting gravitational hair in the solar system and beyond

30 October: Lecture III. On the unreasonable effectiveness of post-Newtonian theory in gravitational physics