Event Name

The Dorothy Hodgkin Symposium

Start Date 29th Oct 2014
End Date

You are warmly invited to attend a one-day symposium that aims to recognise Dorothy Hodgkin’s legacy and mark the award of her Nobel  
 Prize. Her field, crystallography, underpins all of the sciences today and has an extensive range of applications within the agro-food,  
 aeronautic, computer, electro-mechanical, pharmaceutical and mining industries and more. 45 scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize  
 over the past century for work that is either directly or indirectly related to crystallography, and yet it remains a field relatively unknown to  
 the general public. This year UNESCO has joined forces with the International Union of Crystallography to promote education and public  
 awareness, and we are delighted to contribute to this effort with the Dorothy Hodgkin Symposium.  
 2:45 pm Tea & Coffee, Somerville College, Flora Anderson Hall
 3:00 pm Hidden Glory, Dorothy Hodgkin in her own words, Somerville College, Flora Anderson Hall
 A filmed performance of a short, one-woman play about the life and work of Dorothy Hodgkin,  
 followed by Q&A with the playwright Georgina Ferry
 4:00 pm Registration, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
 4:10 pm Welcome, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
 Dr Alice Prochaska, Principal of Somerville College
 Dr Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director General and  
 Executive Secretary of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
 4:30 pm Keynote Talk: A Hundred Years of Visualising Molecules, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
 Professor (Sir) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel laureate; Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge
 5:30 pm Tea & Coffee, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
 5:45 pm Panel Discussion, Using crystallography to help solve the world’s great medical problems: from Dorothy Hodgkin into the 21st century,  
 Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
  Biographies of panel participants may be found overleaf
 7:15 pm Drinks Reception, Somerville College, The Old College Bar
 8:00 pm Supper, Somerville College, Dining Hall 

The Symposium welcomes academics, students, Somerville and Oxford alumni, representatives of scientific bodies and institutions, the  
 media and members of the general public. The majority of the programme is free to attend. Tickets for supper including wine will be  
 £35 per person and students are offered a reduced rate of £15 per person.

To register, please visit https://www.alumniweb.ox.ac.uk/somerville/dorothy-hodgkin-symposium or ring the Somerville Development Office on 01865 280 626. Space is limited, so prompt  
 booking is recommended, and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location Oxford
United Kingdom

Category Symposia
Topics General