University Gazette, 9 March 2006: Lectures
Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation
PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 April, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The future of the Internet—and how to stop it.'
Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2005–6
The spirit of secularism: on fables, gender, and ethics
MICHÈLE LE DOEUFF, CNRS, Paris, philosopher and critic, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Anne's College. The opening lecture will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre; subsequent lectures will be given in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre.
25 Apr.: 'Epics.'
2 May: 'Ariadne and the Blue Beards.'
9 May: 'Prometheus and other colosses.'
16 May: ' "Not a goddess, she".'
23 May: 'Alas, poor Lucrecia!'
30 May: 'Are all wars wars of religion?'
6 June: 'The lost Island.'
13 June: 'All is imaginary, or is it?'
Life and Environmental Sciences
A celebration of the career of Professor Lord May
A symposium celebrating the career of Professor Lord (Robert) May, with lectures by leading international ecologists, will be held on Tuesday, 21 March, and Wednesday, 22 March, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Department of Zoology.
The symposium programme is available at www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/news/may_symposium.pdf.
Subject: 'Advances in theoretical ecology.'
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Department of Earth Sciences
PROFESSOR KERRY SIEH, CalTech, Pasadena, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 28 April, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'Great Sumatran megathrust earthquakes—from science to human welfare.'
Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Medical Sciences
Astor Visiting Fellow's Lecture
PROFESSOR IGOR R. EFIMOV, St Louis, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 March, in the Large Lecture Theatre of the Department for Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building.
Subject: 'Towards painless defibrillation: virtual electrode theory of electrical stimulation of the heart.'
Botnar Research Centre
The following lectures will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.
PROFESSOR I. MCINNES, Glasgow
DR S. FOX, Plymouth
PROFESSOR D.M. REID, Aberdeen
PROFESSOR N. BISHOP, Sheffield
PROFESSOR A.J. DAY, Manchester
DR T. VINCENT, Imperial College, London
PROFESSOR A. VAN DER MERWE
Rothermere American Institute
Panel discussion: Can new Europe creat Trans-Atlanticism?PROFESSOR LENKA ROVNA, Charles University, Prague, DR DAVID ELLWOOD, Bologna, PROFESSOR JAN ZIELONKA, St Antonoy's College, and MICHAEL CARMICHAEL, political consultant, will take part in a discussion to be held on Friday, 10 March, 5–6.30 p.m., in the Rothermere American Institute. All members of the University are welcome to attend.
Crime fiction novelist SARA PARETSKY will give a lunchtime seminar on Tuesday, 14 March, 12 noon–1.30 p.m., in the Rothermere American Institute. All members of the University are welcome to attend, but registration is strictly necessary: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Crime fiction and its place in society.'
International Gender Studies Centre
Contribution to Oxford International Women's Festival: Women's voices—a celebration
MARIA JASCHOK, HIDEKO MITSUI, and JUDITH OKELY will speak at a special seminar to be given at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 9 March, in Queen Elizabeth House.
Subject: 'Coming to voice: researchers' perspectives.'
All Souls College and the Mcdonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
Chichele Lectures 2006
Frontiers of consciousnessThe Chichele Lectures will be given as a series of six seminars and six lectures. The lectures will be of broad general interest, while the seminars will be more specialised.
SeminarsThe seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.
PROFESSOR DAVID MILNER, Wolfson Research Institute,
PROFESSOR JOSEPH LEDOUX, Center for Neural Science, New
PROFESSOR ADAM ZEMAN, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter
PROFESSOR CHRIS FRITH, Institute of Neurology, London
PROFESSOR CECILIA HEYES, Imperial College, London
PROFESSOR MARTIN DAVIES
The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the University Museum of Natural History.
PROFESSOR MARTIN DAVIES
PROFESSOR JOSEPH LEDOUX
PROFESSOR DAVID MILNER
PROFESSOR CHRIS FRITH
PROFESSOR CECILIA HEYES
PROFESSOR ADAM ZEMAN
St Antony's College
European Studies Centre
Workshop: Forms of Union: the British and Spanish monarchies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
This one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 11 March, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to Ulli Parkinson (telephone: (2)74470, e-mail: email@example.com).
Convener: Jon Arrieta, Basque Visiting Fellow (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
DR KNICK HARLEY: Welcome
JOSÉ ANTONIO CAMPOS, Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Basque Government: Opening
SIR JOHN ELLIOTT, Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History: Introduction
DR ARRIETA: 'Forms of Union: elements for a comparison.'
DR JENNY WORMALD: 'A Union of hearts and minds? Scotland and England, 1603.'
PROFESSOR JOHN ROBERTSON: 'The conceptual framework of Anglo-Scottish Union.'
PABLO FERNÁNDEZ ALBALADEJO, Autonomous University of Madrid: 'Union of souls, autonomy of bodies.'
XAVIER GIL, Barcelona: 'The crown of Aragon in the Spanish monarchy.'
JOSÉ MARÍA PORTILLO, University of the Basque Country: 'Biscay in Tlaxcala: how can a modern history of the Basque Country make sense?'
GREGORIO MONREAL, Public University of Navarre: 'Navarre in the Spanish monarchy.'
Oxford Intelligence GroupCHRISTIAN JENNY, Swiss Department of Defence, Civil Protection, and Sport, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 13 March, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries should be directed to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Swiss intelligence—past, present, and future.'