Oxford University Gazette, 3 March 2005: Lectures
Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field OrnithologyPROFESSOR BEN SHELDON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 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.'
ENGLISH, HISTORY OF ART, MUSIC
The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar seriesPROFESSOR J. RICHES, Glasgow, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 March, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.
Conveners: Professor Chris Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.
Subject: 'Galatians and the end of the law: the reception of an idea and
its ethical consequences.'
MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Earth SciencesDR IAN HALL, Cardiff, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 7 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.
Subject: 'Ice-sheetocean interaction at sub-centennial
time-scales in the north-east Atlantic.'
MRC Co-operative Group in Functional Imaging of the Heart and BrainAn Imaging Symposium will be held from 3.15 p.m. on Thursday, 10 March, in the Weiskrantz Room, the Department of Experimental Psychology.
Following Dr Brindle's paper the meeting will end at 5.30 p.m. with an imaging poster presentation and refreshments.
DR KEVIN BRINDLE, Cambridge; guest speaker
MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES
Modern Greek Special LecturePROFESSOR MICHAEL PASCHALIS, University of Crete, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 March, in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.
Convener: Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou.
Subject: 'The Greek historical novel (185080), classical
antiquity and Walter Scott.'
MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES
Seminar in Economic and Social HistoryLESLIE HANNAH, Tokyo, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 March, in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road. Further information is available at www.history.ox.ac.uk/seminars.
Convener: Dr Knick Harley.
Subject: 'State versus private enterprise in manufacturing in the very
long run: the cigarette industry in Europe, America and Asia, 191262.'
BEGBROKE SCIENCE PARKNICOLA SCOTT, BMW Group, Oxford, will give a Begbroke Seminar at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 March, in the Blenheim Room, Begbroke Sciene Park.
Ms Scott will discuss the radical 'culture change' at the BMW plant in Oxford, which has established teamwork and personal responsibility as central to its philosophy.
To reserve a place, e-mail Dr Rebecca Lingwood (email@example.com ).
Subject: 'Employees in the driving seat: innovation at BMW Oxford.'
CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES
After the dictatorship: Brazilian prose fiction since 1985This one-day conference will be held on Monday, 7 March, 9.30 a.m.6 p.m., in the McKenna Room, Christ Church.
Co-ordinator: Dr Sara Brandellero (Sub-faculty of Portuguese).
Speakers: Professor Flora Sussekind (Uni-Rio and Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro), Professor Ana Maria Lisboa de Mello (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), Professor Jacqueline Penjon (Université Paris III), Professor Tânia Pellegrini (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Paulo), Mr Aquiles Alencar Brayner (King's College, London), Dr Claire Williams (University of Liverpool), Professor João César Rocha (Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro).
Does Brazil have a 'defective democracy'? (change to published arrangements)This seminar will will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 March, in the Centre. It replaces the previously round-table meeting on 'The Lula administration: a mid-term assessment', which has been postponed.
Participants: Professor Philippe C. Schmitter (European University Institute, Florence and Central European University, Budapest), Professor Guillermo O'Donnell (University of Notre Dame and Nuffield College), Professor Peter Evans (University of California, Berkeley and George Eastman Visiting Professor) and Mr Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College).
Education as a human rightwith special reference to BrazilThis one-day workshop will be held on Friday, 11 March, 10 a.m.5.15 p.m., in the Centre.
Participants: Dr Sergio Haddad (Centre for Brazilian Studies), Dr Fiona
Macaulay (Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Katerina Tomasevski (Lund University,
Copenhagen and former United Nations special rapporteur on the Right to Education), Mr
David Archer (Action Aid), Dr
David Johnson (St Antony's College), Mr Carlos Abicalil (President of the Committee
on Education, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies), Dr Maria Malta Campos
Carlos Chagas, São Paulo), Andre Carvalho (Centre for Brazilian Studies).
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. All members of the University are welcome to attend.
Subject: 'A brush with foxes and some other carnivore tales.'
Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecturePROFESSOR JULIAN PETO will deliver the Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 17 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.
Subject: 'Human papilloma viruses, cervical cancer, and screening.'
ST EDMUND HALL
A.B. Emden LecturePROFESSOR G. HOSKING, Leverhulme Research Professor of Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Trust and distrust in European societies: a historian's
Monica Fooks Memorial LectureDR MIKE SHOOTER, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'Mental illnessthe last great taboo.'
Martin D'Arcy LectureMarking the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, PROFESSOR TOM KING, SJ, of Georgetown University, will deliver the 2005 Martin D'Arcy Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 March, in Campion Hall.
Subject: 'Scientific research as adoration.'