Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2005: Lectures
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Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field OrnithologyPROFESSOR BEN SHELDON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 March, in Wolfson College.
Subject: `Ornithology at Oxford.'
Diebold Professor of Comparative PhilologyPROFESSOR ANDREAS WILLI will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College.
Subject: `Unholy diseases, or why Agamemnon and Tuthaliya should
not have offended the gods.'
PROFESSOR OF POETRYPROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 February, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `Many voices: II, from the regional.'
HAMBRO VISITING PROFESSOR OF OPERASIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. There is no charge for admission, and the lectures are open to the public.
8 Feb.: `The operas J.S. Bach never wrote?'
15 Feb.: `Staging Mozart's operasopening up the score.'
CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES
The tales business professors tellPROFESSOR LESLIE HANNAH, University of Tokyo, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free and open to the public. For further information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
Mon. 28 Feb.: `The fables of successful giants: Japan, Europe, and America.'
Tue. 1 Mar.: `National champions: a European obsession or a true story?'
Wed. 2 Mar.: `Ato-ji-e (hindsightin Japanese):
the Whig misinterpretation of business.'
COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
General Linguistics Graduate SeminarThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Basement Seminar Room, 47 Wellington Square.
P. PATRICK, Essex
J. BLEVINS, Cambridge
ENGLISH, HISTORY OF ART, MUSIC
The Bible in Art, Music and LiteratureThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.
Conveners: Professor Chris Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.
PROFESSOR U. LUZ, Bern
PROFESSOR P. HAWKINS, Boston
PROFESSOR J. RICHES, Glasgow
Environmental law discussion groupThe following lectures and discussions will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in Corpus Christi College. For further details e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Dr Liz Fisher.
DR D. KELEMAN
DR L. FISHER and DR L. ZEDNER
DR A. LAWRENCE
LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MEDICAL SCIENCES
Medical Anthropology SeminarsThe following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Pauling Centre, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Ruth Travis.
H. LAMBERT, Bristol
Urban Social Segregation SeminarPROFESSOR A. GONEN, Professor Emeritus and Head of the Floersheimer Institute for Policy Studies, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 11 February, in the School of Geography and the Environment.
Convener: Professor Ceri Peach.
Subject: `A traditional community (the Orthodox Jewish) negotiating
the modern metropolis.'
MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
LectureDR NICHOLAS WALKER (DESY), Scientific Co-ordinator of the EuroTeV collaboration, will deliver the second lecture in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science series at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road.
Subject: `A general introduction to ILC machine issues.'
Earth SciencesThe following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.
PROFESSOR P. BLAND, Imperial College, London
PROFESSOR F. NIMMO, UCLA
DR J. HART, SOUTHAMPTON
DR A DEUSS, Cambridge
DR I. HALL, Cardiff
MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES
Centenary of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern LanguagesPROFESSOR CLAUDIO MAGRIS, University of Trieste, will give the following public lecture on Wednesday, 9 February, at 5 p.m. in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution, St Giles'.
Subject: `Between the Danube and the sea. Itinerary of a writer.'
MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES
Seminar in Economic and Social HistoryThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road. Up-to-date information is available at www.history.ox.ac.uk/seminars.
Convener: Dr Knick Harley.
T. DENNISON, Cambridge
J. SIMPSON, Pablo de Olavide
E. KARAKACILI, West Ontaria
L. HANNAH, Tokyo
Conflict ResolutionThe following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.
Conveners: The Rt. Hon. Sir Brian Mawhinney, MP, Martin O' Neill, MP, and Professor Archie Brown.
EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP, PROFESSOR A. SHLAIM, and DR K. NABULSI
(Chair: SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP)
PETER ROBINSON, MP, MARTIN MCGUINNESS, MP, and SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY,
MP (Chair: MR MARTIN O'NEILL, MP.)
MARTIN O'NEILL, MP, DR S. TSANG, and PROFESSOR R. FOOT (Chair:
PROFESSOR A. BROWN)
WILL HUTTON, Work Foundation, DAVID DAVIES, MP, and G. FITCHEW, former
Treasury and EU official (Chair: SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP)
THE RT. HON. MICHAEL MEACHER, MP, PROFESSOR D. LIVERMAN, and DR D.
HELM (Chair: MR MARTIN O'NEILL, MP)
Are Labour's constitutional changes working?The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. Sponsors: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Christopher Brooke, and Dr Richard Coggins.
SIR NEIL MCINTOSH, Electoral Commission
PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND and PROFESSOR LORD SKIDELSKY
TAM DALYELL, MP, Father of the House of Commons
EDWARD GARNIER QC, MP
LORD PATTEN, Chancellor of the University
State-building: governance and development under international administrationsThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Politics Building, Manor Road.
Conveners: Felix Martin, Minna Jarvenpaa, and Dominik Zaum.
S. CLIFFE, World Bank and R. CAPLAN
S. GRAY, Bank of England, and A. BEARPARK, CPA
LORD PATTEN, Chancellor of the University, and JOHN DARWIN
C. POORTMAN, World Bank and L. CAMERON, DFID, Baghdad
THEOLOGYPROFESSOR A. MCGRATH will deliver the inaugural lecture for the Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.
Subject: `To capture the imagination of our culture: the place
of Christian apologetics in the church and academy.'
Young Friends of the AshmoleanThe following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Ashmolean Museum.
Talks are free to members (a year's subscription costs £10). Non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of £2 per talk. Further information about the Young Friends may be obtained from Kate Heard (telephone: Oxford (2)78049, e-mail: email@example.com).
For all Ashmolean-based events meet at the Portico (main) Entrance.
A tour of the Bodleian Library will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 February (meet in the Divinity School, Old Bodleian).
COLIN HARRISON, Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Art
DR R. FREDERIKSEN, Sackler Research Fellow in Classical Art and Archaeology
DR C. RÜMELIN, Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Art
OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES
SeminarDR T. DÄHNHARDT will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February, in the Centre.
Subject: `Between the shaykh and the guru: transcultural transmission
of knowledge in the Mujaddidiya Order in North India.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
(i)PROFESSOR A.J. LEGGETT, Illinois, Nobel Laureate in Physics, will give three Oliver Smithies Lectures as follows at 4.15 p.m. on the following days in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Mon. 7 Feb.: `Quantum liquids: BoseEinstein condensation.'
Wed. 9 Feb.: `The very degenerate alkali gases: what can we do with them?'
Thur. 10 Feb.: `High-temperature superconductivity: what do we and
what don't we understand?'
(ii) Henry James: two modern warningsPROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will give two Oliver Smithies Lectures on this topic at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 February, and Tuesday, 22 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
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Dawkins Prize LecturePROFESSOR DAVID MACDONALD will deliver the Dawkins Prize Lecture for Animal Conservation and Welfare on Friday, 4 March, at 5 p.m. in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Everyone welcome.
Subject: `A brush with foxes and some other carnivore tales.'
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE
F.W. Bateson Memorial LecturePROFESSOR A. MINNIS will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 February, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: ` "Dante in Inglissh": what Il
Convivio really did for Chaucer.'
Lowe Lectures in Palaeography
Beneventan script and the culture of medieval southern ItalyPROFESSOR V. BROWN, Toronto, will deliver the Lowe Lectures in Palaeography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Tue. 22 Feb.: `E.A. Lowe and the making of The Beneventan Script.'
Thur. 24 Feb.: `In the shadow of Monte Cassino: Beneventan centres in the Abruzzi.'
Tue. 1 Mar.: `Across the Adriatic: Beneventan scriptoria in Dalmatia.'
Human Values and Social PolicyPROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.
Subject: `Freedom, reason and the Welfare State: Isaiah Berlin's
Richardson LecturePROFESSOR G. REINERT will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.
Subject: `Small worlds.'
ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE
European Studies Centre
The history of work: German, European, and global perspectives in the modern eraThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre. Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (telephone: (2)74470, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conveners: Professor Jürgen Kocka (Berlin) and Dr Jane Caplan.
U. FREVERT, Yale and Berlin
G. SPITTLER, Bayreuth
K. TENFELDE, Bochum
S. CONRAD, Berlin
J. EHMER, Salzburg
A. LÜDTKE, Erfurt and Göttingen
Richard Hillary Memorial LectureMARK HADDON will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject: `Blood and scissors.'
Wolfson College Lectures
Speaking of othersThe following lectures will be given on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Wolfson College. Open to the public. Enquiries: 01865 274103 or email email@example.com.
PROFESSOR J. MITCHELL, Cambridge
PROFESSOR P. GILROY, Yale
PROFESSOR R.J.C. YOUNG
PROFESSOR J. FABIAN, Amsterdam
PROFESSOR S. MAHARAJ, Lund University, Sweden
OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETYThe following lectures will be given at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Garrard Room, Harris Manchester College. New members are welcome to attend.
PROFESSOR R. LERNER, Northwestern