Event Name The Dorothy Hodgkin Symposium
Start Date 29th Oct 2014 2:45pm
End Date 29th Oct 2014 8:00pm
Duration 5 hours and 15 minutes

The Somerville College, Oxford together with UNESCO and the International Union of Crystallography organize The Dorothy Hodgkin Symposium celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the award of Dorothy Hodgkin’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the International Year of Crystallography.

You are warmly invited to attend a one-day symposium on Wednesday 29th October 2014. The symposium 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
7:15 pm Drinks Reception, Somerville College, The Old College Bar
8:00 pm Supper, Somerville College, Dining Hall

Panelists: Prof Judith Armitage (Fellow of Merton College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Bioloby), Georgina Ferry (scinece writer, editor and broadcaster), Prof Elspeth Garman (Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford and former President of BCA), Prof Matthew Higgins (Fellow in Biochemistry at Somerville College, Oxford), Prof Susan Lea (Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Vaccines), Dr Andrew Leach (Director on Comutational and Structural Chemitry at GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development), Prof Maciej Nalecz (Director of the Division on Science Policy and Capacity Building for UNESCO), Dr Alice Prochaska (Principal of Somerville College), Dr Wendy Watson-Wright (Assistant Director General and Executive Secretary of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission), Dr Michele Zema (Project Manager for the International Year of Crystallography at the IUCr and lecturer in crystallography at U. Pavia, Italy).

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.

Please see the programme and the biographies of participants here

Location Oxford
United Kingdom
Contact Brett de Gaynesford
URL http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/192-7366/all/1/Dorothy_Hodgkin_Commemoration_Symposium_.aspx
Category symposia