Lectures

Contents of this section:

Return to Contents Page of this issue


INAUGURAL LECTURE

Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The meaning of strategy: historical reflections.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ROMANES LECTURE 2003

SIR PAUL NURSE will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required.

Subject: `The great ideas of biology.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

Perspectives on state liability

PROFESSOR CAROL HARLOW, QC, FBA, Emeritus Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures on the following days in the Faculty of Law, the St Cross Building.

The lecture on 28 October will be followed by a reception, after which Professor Harlow will take questions arising from her lectures.

The lectures are open to the public, and those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early.

Mon. 27 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Corrective justice in the frame.'

Mon. 27 Oct., 6.20 p.m.: `Tort law and globalisation.'

Tue. 28 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Towards distributive justice.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Science, innovation, and economic growth

PROFESSOR W.W. POWELL, Professor of Education, Organizational Behaviour, and Sociology, Stanford, and external faculty member, Santa Fe Institute, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from Liz Buckle, Marketing Assistant, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88852, e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Euan Hirst, Oxford University Press (telephone; Oxford 353650, e-mail: euan.hirst@oup.com).

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Emergence: university–industry interfaces in the life sciences—a comparison of the US, Britain, and Europe.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Amplification: practising polygamy with good taste—the structure and dynamics of multiple networks.'

Thur. 30 Oct.: `Institutionalism: managing the production of novelty.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, FINE ART

The Bible in art, music, and literature

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland, Queen's College, and Dr C. Joynes, Trinity College.

DR C. OAKES
20 Oct.: `The image of the Virgin of Mercy in English medieval art—its sources, contexts, and meanings.'

DR E. CLARKE, Warwick
3 Nov.: `Rewriting the Bride: the Song of Songs in early modern literature and culture.'

DR J. SHAW
17 Nov.: `A prophet's Bible.'

DR S. GILLINGHAM
1 Dec.: `Reading and rereading the Psalms: some trends in the reception of psalmody in Jewish and Christian tradition.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12), opposite the Main Lecture Theatre.

Convener: Professor Child.

PROFESSOR J.M. HUTSON, Durham
13 Oct.: `Interactions between molecules at milliKelvin and below.'

PROFESSOR I. PROCACCIA, Weizmann Institute
20 Oct.: `Fracture patterns in media with thermal stress.'

PROFESSOR R. VUILLEUMIER, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
27 Oct.: `Atomic partial charges and vibrational spectroscopy of liquid water from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations?'

PROFESSOR S.L. PRICE, University College, London
10 Nov.: `Progress and problems in the computational prediction of organic crystal structures and polymorphism.'

DR J. HARVEY, Bristol
17 Nov., ICL Lecture Theatre: `Spin-forbidden reactions in organometallic and bio-inorganic chemistry: how fast are they?'

DR C. DOMENE
1 Dec.: `Watching ions moving through potassium channels.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

PROFESSOR H. BRYDEN, Southampton
20 Oct.: `Role of the ocean in the global heat balance.'

PROFESSOR F. VON BLANCKENBURG
27 Oct.: `Quantifying tectonic and climate controls over continental erosion from cosmogenic nuclides in river sediment.'

DR N. TREWIN, Aberdeen
3 Nov.: `Devonian terrestrial biodiversity trapped in a Scottish hot spring deposit—the Rhynie chert.'

DR A. DICKSON, Cambridge
10 Nov.: `Echinoderm skeletal preservation: calcite/aragonite seas and the Mg/Ca ratio of Phanerozoic oceans.'

DR L. LONERGAN, Imperial College, London
17 Nov.: `Quantifying the extent of quaternary ice sheets in the North Sea—the evidence from 3-d seismic reflection data.'

PROFESSOR D. VAUGHAN, Manchester
24 Nov.: To be announced.

DR J. ANDREWS, East Anglia
1 Dec.: `Building microbial bioherms in the Pleistocene Gulf of Corinth.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery: immunology seminar

DR V. BUENO, Sao José do Rio Preto School of Medicine, Brazil, will give a seminar at 11 a.m. on Friday, 3 October, in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subject: `FTY720: a new immunosuppressive compound?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MODERN HISTORY

Modern European History Research Centre

Modern German History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in University College.

Conveners: Dr A. Green and Professor H. Pogge von Strandmann.

DR J. WRIGHT
15 Oct.: `Political biography and Gustav Stresemann.'

DR D. MOSES, Sydney
22 Oct.: `Holocaust and genocide: entanglement of master concepts.'

PROFESSOR R. MOORE, Sheffield
29 Oct.: `The rescue of Jews in German-occupied Western Europe.' (Provisional title)

J. GARDNER
5 Nov.: `The political debates about sexual equality for the West German Grundgesetz of 1949.'

DR T. BISKUP
12 Nov.: To be announced.

DR R. MOORHOUSE, Bedford
19 Nov.: `The Oststaat and Prussian separatism after 1918.'

DR F. MÜLLER, St Andrews
26 Nov.: `Defenceless writers and economists: German nationalism and military ambitions 1858–64.'

DR J. PALMOWSKI, King's College, London
3 Dec.: `National identity without a nation: the limits of "democratic centralism" in the GDR.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor R. Allen, Professor A. Offer, Dr C.K. Harley, and Dr J. Humphries.

PROFESSOR P. FISHBACK, Arizona
14 Oct.: `The political economy of the New Deal.'

DR R. GRAFE
21 Oct.: `Transport in the nineteenth century.'

DR C. SCHENK, Glasgow
28 Oct.: `The empire strikes back: Hong Kong and the decline of sterling in the 1950s.'

DR D. ORMROD, Kent
4 Nov.: `The state, institutions, and commercial growth: England and the Netherlands, 1650–1800.'

DR J. ELORANTA, Warwick
11 Nov.: `Responding to threats and opportunities: military spending behaviour of the great powers, 1870–1913.'

PROFESSOR M. MORGAN, LSE
18 Nov.: `Ricardo and model farming.'

DR J. LANDERS
25 Nov.: `Destructive labour: gunpowder, populations, and the costs of war in early modern Europe.'

N. DIMSDALE
2 Dec.: `The staple industries and international competition in late Victorian Britain.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


SOCIAL SCIENCES

Making globalisation work for developing countries

The following seminars, arranged by University College and the Centre for International Studies, will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Convener: Dr N. Woods, University Lecturer in International Relations.

PROFESSOR S. LALL
17 Oct.: `How globalisation is affecting developing countries: trends and issues.'

DR L. FAWCETT
24 Oct.: `Regionalism as a way to manage globalisation.'

PROFESSOR F. STEWART
31 Oct.: `Global economic influences on conflict in the developing world.'

DR B. MORGAN
7 Nov.: `Global companies and local actors: the case of water politics in South Africa.'

DR D. HAYDEN
14 Nov.: `Global companies and local actors: the case of bioprospecting in Mexico.'

DR R. HALL
21 Nov.: `The Washington consensus versus the Asian development model.'

DR YUEN FOONG KHONG
28 Nov.: `Using regional institutions to mitigate strategic uncertainty: the case of south-east Asia.'

DR S. EVENETT
5 Dec.: `The impact of an expanding trade agenda on regulation in developing countries.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


COMPUTING LABORATORY

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

Conveners: E. Süli and J. Scott (RAL).

PROFESSOR A. STUART, Warwick
16 Oct.: `Fitting stochastic models to partially observed dynamics.'

PROFESSOR A. ISERLES, Cambridge
23 Oct.: `Computation of highly oscillatory problems made easy.'

DR R. SCHEICHL, Bath
30 Oct.: `Preconditioning for 3-d sedimentary basim simulations.'

DR E. FRAGA, UCL
6 Nov., at RAL: `Robust numerical methods for computer aided process plant design.'

DR P. BOSANDER, COMSOL Ltd.
13 Nov., at RAL: `Multiphysics modelling in FEMLAB.'

DR J. PENA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
20 Nov.: `Conditioning in optimisation and variational analysis.'

PROFESSOR A. GRIEWANK, Dresden
27 Nov.: To be announced.

DR N. PETRINIC
4 Dec.: `Recent developments in numerical simulation of failure in metals subjected to impact loading.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR P. BUNEMAN, Edinburgh, will deliver the Strachey Lecture for Michaelmas Term at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Curate databases.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


COMPUTING SERVICES

PROFESSOR N. MCLEAN, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, E-Learning and Information Services, Macquarie University, Sydney, and Director of IMS Australia, will lecture at 1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Computing Services building.

8 Oct.: `Common services interoperability project.'

15 Oct.: `Interoperable repositories.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Visualising American History

The following lectures will be given on Monday, 13 October, 2–4 p.m., in the Computing Services building. Further information may be found at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/.

WILLIAM KELSO, Director of Archaeology for the Association of Virginia Antiquities, Jamestown, Virginia, and CRANDALL SHIFFLETT, Professor of History, and Project Director, Virtual Jamestown, Virginia Tech.
2 p.m.: `Visualising lost Atlantic world landscapes.'

WILLIAM G. THOMAS III, Director, Virginia Center for Visual History
3.15 p.m.: `Is the future of digital history spatial history?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Digital Projects in Oxford

The following talks will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services building. The series is organised by the Learning Technologies Group.

For details of the talks by Professor N. McLean (8 and 15 October), see above.

K. LINDSAY and P. GROVES, OUCS
22 Oct.: `Multimedia resources in the Medical Division: shared resources and tools.'

S. RAHTZ, OUCS
29 Oct.: `The new national Open Source Software watch service.'

DR V. SIEBER, Medical Sciences
5 Nov.: `Teaching with WebLearn in the Medical Sciences Division.'

DR M. FRASER, OUCS
12 Nov.: `Learning about institutional portals: the OUCS Pilot Portal Project.'

M. DOVEY, Oxford e-Science Centre
19 Nov.: `E-science at Oxford.'

H. NOBLE, OUCS
26 Nov.: `Educational interoperability standards.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

M. HOSKIN, Cambridge, will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 9 October, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture is linked to the special exhibition `Succession: families at work in science'. Admission is free.

Subject: `Astronomy in the family: the Herschels.'

DR P. FARA, Cambridge, will talk about her book Newton: the making of a genius, at 7 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture continues the series `Between the lines', given by authors of books on the history of science for a wide readership.

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Introduction to Islam

DR HUSSEIN HASSAN, Research Fellow, OCIS, will hold a series of seminars on this topic at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 14 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Topics will include:

`The path to the divine';

`The Qur'an';

`The Prophet';

`The Sunna';

`The Caliphate';

`The Law';

`Spirituality in Islam';

`Islam in the modern world'.

Return to List of Contents of this section


CENTRE FOR MEXICAN STUDIES

The following events have been arranged.

Conference: `Fiscal federalism: prospects of reform', organised with the Oxford Mexican Society. To be held 10–11 October, 12 noon--7 p.m., in the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College. (For further details contact: victor.pavon-villamayor@hertford.oxford.ac.uk, or see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mexican/.)

Film-showing: ` Clipperton, la Isla de la Pasión', 3 p.m. on Saturday, 11 October, in the Pusey Room, Keble College. (For further details contact: victor.pavon-villamayor@hertford.oxford.ad.uk, or see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mexican/.)

Workshop: `Human rights, democracy, and foreign policy: the Mexican case', to be held on Friday, 24 October, 9 a.m.–4.15 p.m., in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. (For further details contact: ana.covarrubias@sant.ox.ac.uk.)

Conference: `Mexican foreign policy in the post-Cold War world', to be held 8–9 December, in CIDE, Mexico City. (For further details contact: ana.covarrubias@sant.ox.ac.uk.)

Return to List of Contents of this section


QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

International Gender Studies Centre

Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 20 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr Janette Davies and Dr Zoe Morrison.

PROFESSOR R. FRANKENBERG, Keele
16 Oct.: `Cymring out: witnessing the fight for gender space in the 1950s Welsh marches.'

DR J. WALDREN
23 Oct.: `What's new under the sun? Rural Mallorca in the twenty-first century.'

DR J. DAVIES
30 Oct.: `From shanty town clinic to peri-urban teaching hospital in Bolivia.'

DR H. MONTGOMERY, Open University
6 Nov.: `Rethinking child prostitution.'

DR L. SCIAMA
13 Nov.: To be announced.

DR J. OKELY, Hull
27 Nov.: `Revisiting sequestered Gypsy narratives.'

K. HOUGH
4 Dec.: `Locating field and identity in an asylum context.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Refugee Studies Centre

Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration: an international seminar series

The following public seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville College.

Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk or jason.hart@qeh.ox.ac.uk). Updates and amendments can be found on the Web site http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk.

H. TEFFERI, independent consultant, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
15 Oct.: `The reconstruction of adolescence in conflict situations: experience from eastern Africa.'

J. DE BERRY, Save the Children, Kabul, Afghanistan
22 Oct.: `The challenges of programming with youth in Afghanistan.'

DR M. UTAS, Uppsala
29 Oct.: `Of masks and men: Liberian youth combatants and the experience of marginality.'

DR D.A. PALMA, Corporacion AVRE, Bogotá, Colombia
5 Nov.: `Adolescence and armed conflict in Colombia.'

M. MASRI, independent film-maker, Beirut, Lebanon
19 Nov.: `Palestinian children call the shots: historical memory, identity, and film.'

PROFESSOR P. REYNOLDS, Johns Hopkins
26 Nov.: `Young people and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission: the difficulties in documenting harm.'

G. MANN, LSE
3 Dec.: ` "We are not here": conducting research with young Congolese and Burundian refugees and their families in Dar es Salaam.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR G.S. GOODWIN-GILL will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture on Wednesday, 12 November. The title and venue of the lecture will be announced later.

Return to List of Contents of this section


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2003–4

DR D. ZEITLYN, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 21 Oct.: `Sample of one: joining the queue.'

Wed. 22 Oct.: `Writing history, talking historically. Problems of biography, autobiography, and social history—some precedents.'

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Talking about Somié—from the social to the individual and back.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Talking about Diko—introducing a woman, and means of researching a life.'

Tue. 4 Nov.: `Religion and change.'

Wed. 5 Nov.: `Summing up a life? Last words. Several farewells.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

PROFESSOR H. MEJCHER, Hamburg, will deliver the King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Germany and Saudi Arabia: encounters in the twentieth century.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

SIR PETER STOTHARD, formerly Editor of The Times, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `After Hutton: Downing Street and the media.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture

DR G. KEMP, Director, Regional Strategic Programs, Nixon Center, Washington, DC, will deliver the Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the chapel, St Peter's College. The lecture is given in association with the Institute of Contemporary British History.

Subject: `The geopolitics and economics of Iraq's reconstruction.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

EILUNED EDWARDS will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (admission £2). The lecture will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the Oxford Asian Textile Group.

Subject: `Analysing the social fabric: changing patterns of production, use, and exchange of embroidered textiles in Kachchh District, Gujarat.'

Return to List of Contents of this section