Oxford University Gazette, 2 February 2006: Lectures
George Eastman Visiting Professor Lectures
Rhetoric and the non-verbal arts during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance
The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College.
Convener: Professor Mary Carruthers, George Eastman Visiting Professor.
L. BOLZONI, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
E. E. LEACH, Royal Holloway
Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING will deliver the Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 February, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'The origin of the Universe.'
Centre for Brazilian Studies
Backlands in Brazilian cinema: from Cinema Novo to the present day
The following seminars and film showings will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road (telephone: Oxford (2)84460, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR L. NAGIB, Leeds
20 Feb.: Deus e o diabo na terra do sol (Glauber Rocha, 1964; English subtitles)
27 Feb.: Baile perfumado (Paulo Caldas e Lírio Ferreira, 1997; English subtitles)
6 Mar.: Abril Despedaçado (Behind the Sun) (Walter Salles, 2001; English subtitles)
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue
PROFESSOR RUTH GAVISON, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver the ninth lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 February, in the Ian Skipper Room, St Cross College (enquiries: Oxford 377946).
Subject: 'Rights discourse and the alleged Palestinian right of return.'
Oxford Internet Institute
Public Service Workshop series: Ranking public services: from local to global
PROFESSOR ALISON WOLF, King's College, London, will give the following lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 February, in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'. The Public Service Workshop series is arranged by the ESRC Public Services Programme and the Oxford Internet Institute.
Subject: 'Ranking schools: education league tables.'
Instituto Camoes Centre for Portuguese Language
PROFESSOR MÁRIO VIEIRA DE CARVALHO, Universidade Nova, Lisbon, will give the following lecture at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 February, in the Portuguese Centre, 11 Bevington Road.
Subject: 'Música, cepticismo e ironia em Eça de Queirós.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
PROFESSOR PERRY BLACKSHEAR, Director of Clinical Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures as shown.
Thur. 9 Feb., 5 p.m., Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'How Oliver Smithies changed my lifetwice!'
Mon. 13 Feb., 4 p.m., Lecture Room 1, Department of Biochemistry: 'The TTP family of RNA binding and destabilising proteins: roles in inflammation, reproduction, and who knows what else?'
Fri. 17 Feb., 1 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics: 'Roles of the MARCKS and RFX4 protein families in central nervous system development.'
Corpus Christi College
F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR RACHEL BOWLBY, UCL, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Family realisms: Freud and Greek tragedy.'
Lady Margaret Hall
PROFESSOR DAVID LOEWENSTEIN, WisconsinMadison, Starr Visiting Fellow, will give the following lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. (Enquiries: email@example.com.)
Subject: 'The war against heresy in Milton's England.'
Humanism and Protestantism in early modern England
PROFESSOR IAN GREEN, Queen's University, Belfast, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Magdalen College Grove Auditorium. Open to all.
15 Feb.: 'The evolution of Protestantism and Humanism in England, c.15601760.'
22 Feb.: 'The dominance of classicism and moralism in English education, c.15301760.'
1 Mar.: 'Reconciling virtue and grace in English school and parish instruction, c.5601760.'
8 Mar.: 'The impact of humanism on the Protestantism of the English laity, c.15401760.'
Media and Politics
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.
Conveners: David Butler, Patrick Coulter, and John Lloyd.
DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP, Shadow Attorney-General
TIM ALLAN, founder of Portland PR, formerly deputy press secretary, 10 Downing Street
Poetry Reading Evening
A Poetry Reading Evening, in which works will be ready by three Old Member poets, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 February, in the Memorial Room, Queen's College.
The poets attending will be SASHA DUGDALE (1993, Modern Languages), CHOMAN HARDI (1996, PPP), and OLIVIA MCCANNON (1993, Modern Languages).
Enquiries should be directed to Oscar Van Nooijen, Old Members' Office, Queen's College (elephone: Oxford (2)79214, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
St Peter's College
Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre
Intellectual property in the new Millennium
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.
Conveners: Professor David Vaver and Dr Christine Greenhalgh.
C. WADLOW, Norwich Law School
S. THAMBISETTY, LSE
E. PHILIPS, Nominet
PROFESSOR DAME NANCY ROTHWELL, Vice-President for Research, University of Manchester, will deliver the GlaxoSmithKline Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 February, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'Brain inflammation as a possible target for new therapies.'
Global Economic Governance Programme Seminar
ALASTAIR FRASER will lecture at 2 p.m. on 10 February in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.
Subject: 'New aid partnerships: conditionality that dares not speak its name?'
Creative Arts Lecture series: Poets as translators
DAVID CONSTANTINE, award-winning poet, translator, and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, will read a selection of his translations and comment on issues arising from his work at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.
The second and third lectures in this series will take place on 3 March (George Szirtes) and 9 June (Jon Stallworthy and Peter France).
Wolfson Haldane Lecture
PROFESSOR SIR KEITH O'NIONS will deliver the first Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 February, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries: Oxford (2)74103 (e- mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'The ten-year challenge for UK science and innovation.'
Oxford English Dictionary Forum
PROFESSOR DR HERBERT SCHENDL, Universität Wien, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 February, in Rewley House, Wellington Square. All members of the University are welcome to attend.
Subject: 'Aspects of code-switching in the history of English.'