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Green Templeton College | Oxford


McGovern Lecture 2015

Speaker: Professor Mark Jackson, Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter


Emotions (or the `passions') have for many centuries been implicated in the aetiology of both mental and physical diseases. Although the place of emotions in disease was largely displaced during the nineteenth century by more specific bacteriological and pathological accounts of illness, interest in the emotions and human health persisted.

This lecture reflects on modern understandings of the role of emotions by focusing on three inter-related areas of medicine: early twentieth-century laboratory and clinical studies of shock and disease; mid-twentieth century accounts of the impact of emotional stress on health; and late twentieth-century formulations of midlife as a period of potential emotional, psychological and spiritual crisis.

Speaker: Zoltan Acs


A seminar presented by Zoltan Acs, Professor of Management, London School of Economics, and hosted and organised by the Oxford Centre for the Study of Philanthropy at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

Archie Cochrane Lecture 2015

Speaker : Professor Nicholas John White, Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford and Mahidol University, Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital

Thursday 11 June 2015

Malaria is the most important parasitic infection of humans. No other infectious disease has had left such an imprint on the human genome. In tropical regions approximately 2000 people, mainly children in Africa, die each day from malaria.

Medicines for malaria have been used for thousands of years and indeed due to active measures such as marsh draining and the development of residual insecticides, malaria was reduced substantially or eliminated in many areas, but in others (much of sub-Saharan Africa) there was little impact.

However the future is uncertain. Resistance to the main insecticides is rising jeopardising the efficacy of treated bed nets and resistance to the main drugs has emerged in South East Asia and is spreading.

Professor Abhijit Banerjee (Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor) delivers the 2015 Sajaya Lall Lecture. 


Professor Abhijit Banerjee , Ford International Professor of Economics at MIT, will be joining the Department of Economics as the Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor for Trinity Term 2015. Professor Banerjee is a founding director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and in 2011, he was named one of Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 global thinkers. His areas of research are development economics and economic theory.

He is the author of a large number of articles and three books, including Poor Economics which won the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year in 2011.

Speakers: John Barton, Tracey Camilleri and Professor Peter Tufano


The 2015 Barclay lecture was held in the Maths Institute on 5 June as a part of the Oxford Centre of Management Studies’ 50-year anniversary conference, ‘Management: Where Next?’

This year's Guest Barclay Lecturer was Cardinal Vincent Nicols, the Archbishop of Westminster, who spoke about “Management: Challenges and Responsibilities in a Changing World”.

The discussion panel following the lecture consisted of John Barton, Tracey Camilleri and Professor Peter Tufano, and was chaired by GTC Associate Fellow Kathryn Bishop.

Speaker: Dr Frank Prochaska


Series: Oxford Centre for the Study of Philanthropy, Green Templeton College

Somerville College historian, Dr Frank Prochaska, talks about the history of British philanthropy’s democratic traditions and local roots.