Oxford University Gazette, 13 October 2005: Lectures
SIR PATRICK NAIRNE LECTURE 2005SANDY NAIRNE, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, will give this year's Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Chair: Professor Richard Wentworth, Master of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. All welcome.
Subject: 'Why do painted portraits still matter?'
The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman DramaPROFESSOR S. WALSH, Cardiff, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 October, in the Seminar Room at the Classics Centre. All welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01865 288210 for further information.
Subject: 'Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex , Enescu's
Oedipe , and the Parisian stage of the 1920s'.
CLASSICS AND ORIENTAL STUDIES
Syria in Antiquity: Looking East or Looking West?The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Classics Centre, unless otherwise indicated.
Conveners: Professor Martin Goodman and Dr David Taylor.
M. VAN DE MIEROOP, Columbia
K. BUTCHER, American University Beirut
P. BROWN, Princeton
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Fin de SiècleThe following seminars take place at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Meyerstein Room (R11) of the English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road. Wine and soft drinks served; all welcome. Enquiries: email@example.com.
DR N. SHRIMPTON
PROFESSOR A. CARTER, Middlesex University
PROFESSOR R. EBBATSON, Loughborough University
Early Modern Europe SeminarThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Conveners: Robert Evans, Ian Maclean, and Lyndal Roper.
C. HOPE, Warburg Institute
A. PETTEGREE, St Andrews
E. MIDELFORT, Virginia
S. OGILVIE, Cambridge
G. JANSSEN, Leiden
Colloquium: The Death of NelsonThe following colloquium will be held on Friday, 21 Oct., in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. There is no charge for attending, but there will be a small cost for tea in the afternoon. There will also be a Trafalgar Commemoration Service in Magdalen Chapel at 6 p.m. on Saturday, 22 October, when Evensong will contain music and readings from Nelson's funeral.
The colloquium will be followed by the launch of Nelson's Surgeon: William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the Battle of Trafalgar , at 6 p.m., and a showing of Justin Hardy's film Trafalgar: Battle Surgeon , and discussion, at 8.15 p.m. in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.
Convener: Professor Laurence Brockliss.
HISTORY, ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Restoration to Reform, 16601832: British literary, social, cultural, intellectual, and political history in the long eighteenth centuryThe following meetings will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Dorman Seminar Room, St Peter's College. All those with an interest in the period are welcome.
Conveners: Dr R. Ballaster, Dr P. Bullard, Professor M. Butler, Dr F. Dabhoiwala, Dr C. Gerrard, Dr K. Gleadle, Dr K. Loveman, Professor K. Sutherland, and Dr A. Williams.
PROFESSOR D. LANDRY, Kent
DR S. WHYMAN, formerly of Princeton University
DR F. JOHNSTON, Warwick
DR P. BULLARD
LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Department of Plant SciencesThe following research talks will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 20 October.
Abstracts are available on the departmental Web page at www.plants.ox.ac.uk.
Convener: Professor Hugh Dickinson.
DR C. KINDER, Edinburgh
DR J. HARRISON
DR A. FERNIE, Max Planck Institute, Golm, Germany
DR P. WIGGE, John Innes Centre, Norwich
PROFESSOR M. THOMASHOW, Michigan State University
DR N. KRUGER
DR S. BALDAUF, York
PROFESSOR D. BEERLING, Sheffield
Human Sciences SeminarsThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre, Institute of Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road.
Convener: Professor S. Ulijaszek.
DR S. UNDERDOWN, Oxford Brookes
PROFESSOR K. MCPHERSON
DR S. ZAKZEWSKI, Southampton
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: aspects of sexuality across culturesThe following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. in the Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road. All welcome. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Soraya Tremayne.
K. ALI, Texas, Austin
S. NASSERZADEH, Middlesex
M. MABILIA, Padua
C. MARSTON, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Z. DE SAS KROPIWNICKI
Departmental SeminarsThe following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. in 64 Banbury Road.
Conveners: David Parkin and Paul Dresch.
P. WADE, Manchester
D. PRATTEN, Sussex
E. HALLAM, Aberdeen
C. MORTON, Pitt Rivers Museum
MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary PhysicsThe following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. in the Dobson Lecture Room, Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning 01865 272933.
PROFESSOR D.S. LEE, Manchester Metropolitan University
DR J.E. HAMPSON, Service d'Aéronomie, Verrière-le-Buisson, France
DR M.A. RINGER, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, UK Meteorological
DR T. NOZAWA AND OTHERS, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Ibaraki,
DR N. BORMANN, ECMWF, Reading
MISS C.J.A. HOWETT
PROFESSOR N.O. RENNO, Michigan, Ann Arbor
Theoretical Chemistry Group SeminarsThe 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 D.E. Logan.
DR R. ALLEN, AMOLF, Amsterdam
PROFESSOR D. BUCKINGHAM, Cambridge
PROFESSOR J. TULLY, Yale
PROFESSOR J. YEOMANS
Mathematical Logic SeminarsThe following seminars will take place in the Mathematical Institute at 3.15 p.m. on Fridays. On 21 October, instead of a seminar, there will be a Mathematics Colloquium preceded by the postponed Alleyne Jackson talk on Grothendieck.
PROFESSOR A. WILKIE
M. ZIEGLER, Freiburg and Leeds
A. PILLAY, Leeds
R. ELWES, Leeds
D. EVANS, UEA
J. KRAJICEK, Prague
Soft Matter, Biomaterials and InterfacesThe following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room. Contact: email@example.com or wuge.briscoe@chem..ox.ac.uk.
Convener: Professor Jacob Klein.
PROFESSOR J. YEOMANS
DR J. MOLLOY, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
PROFESSOR H. WENNERSTRÖM, Lund, Sweden
PROFESSOR S. EVANS, Leeds
PROFESSOR M. WARNER, Cambridge
PROFESSOR Z.F. CUI
PROFESSOR J. EASTOE, Bristol
Particle Physics LecturesThe following lectures will be held on Thursdays in the John Adams Institute for Accelarator Science Series in the Dennis Sciama Lecturer Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road.
DR J. URAKAWA
DR R. EDGECOCK
DR S. CHATTOPADHYAY
MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES
Centenary of French at OxfordAs part of the celebration of one hundred years of French at Oxford, the writer MICHEL BUTOR will give a reading of his work, entitled 'Le Voyageur acharné', at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 20 October, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution. Tickets are not required for admission.
Research seminar in Spanish and Spanish American StudiesThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. Seminars will not be held in third, fifth, and eighth weeks.
Convener: Professor Edwin Williamson.
DR FEDERICO BONADDIO, King's College, London
DR AGUSTÍN COLETAS, Universidad de Oviedo
Cervantes SymposiumA Cervantes Symposium, marking the fourth centenary of Don Quixote, will be held on Friday, 4 November, 10.30 a.m.4.30 p.m., in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.
PROFESSOR FRANCISCO RICO, Real Academia Española, will deliver a Taylor Special Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on 4 November in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Don Quijote, o la historia de la novela.'
Italian Graduate SeminarThe Italian Graduate Seminar will meet at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 3 of the Taylor Institution unless otherwise indicated. On 17 October there will be an introductory session by the Italian sub-faculty members, and on 28 November papers will be given by graduate students.
F. FURLAN, Université de Paris 8, and CNRS
P. DALLA ROSA, Feltre
M. GANERI, Calabria and Cambridge
W. SNYMAN, Cape Town
Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman PeriodThe following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.
Convener: Professor Martin Goodman.
DR J. TAYLOR, Waikato and UCL
DR G. GILBERT, Claremont
PROFESSOR G. BROOKE, Manchester
DR M. LAVEE, Leo Baeck Institute
DR S. STERN, UCL
COMMITTEE FOR PALAEOGRAPHY AND THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY
Palaeography workshopsThe following workshops will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.
Conveners: Professor Nigel Palmer and Dr Martin Kauffmann.
PROFESSOR S. OAKLEY, Reading
PROFESSOR S. RANKIN, Cambridge
PROFESSOR P. Ó RIAIN, Cork
DR S. HOROBIN, Glasgow
Political norms and ideologies in Asia, Africa and Latin AmericaUnless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. The speaker and title of the seminar on 3 November is to be announced. For updates, see http://cpi.politics.ox.ac.uk or http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk.
Conveners: Dr N. Gooptu and Dr R. Bajpai.
DR S. KAVIRAJ, SOAS
DR I. NEARY
PROFESSOR H. AFSHAR, York
DR L. WHITEHEAD
PROFESSOR A. KNIGHT
DR D. WASHBROOK
Perspectives in Sociological ResearchThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.
Conveners: Duncan Gallie and Peter Hedström.
Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of ReligionsThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Oriel College.
Convener: Dr Bettina Schmidt.
DR S. GUPTA, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
DR S. HAWTHORNE, Gender and Religions Research Centre, SOAS
DR M. JASCHOK
ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE
American History Research SeminarThe following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute Room. For further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Stephen Tuck.
PROFESSOR E. RAUCHWAY, California at Davis
DR P. THOMPSON
DR N. BOWLES
DR A. SEDLMAIER
PROFESSOR K. KISH SKLAR, State University of New York at Binghampton; Harmsworth
Professor of American History
PROFESSOR M. O'BRIEN, Cambridge
PROFESSOR J. KLEINBERG, Brunel, and PROFESSOR K. KISH SKLAR
American Political Institutions SeminarsThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, unless otherwise stated. For further details please contact email@example.com.
Conveners: Des King and Nigel Bowles.
DR G. DAVIES
PROFESSOR D. KING
DR S. TUCK
DR N. BOWLES
DR S. BLINDER
DR J. WELSH
PROFESSOR G. EDWARDS
PROFESSOR G. EDWARDS
Other Lectures and SeminarsAn informal lunchtime seminar will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 17 October, in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, with CONGRESSMAN THADDEUS MCCOTTER (R. Michigan).
Subject: 'Superpower struggles: the rise of China.'
Convener: Sally Bayley.
Subject: 'Poetry as footprints.'
Subject: 'Diane Arbus: motives and meanings.'
RAI Annual Conference: The United States in the 1980sthe Reagan yearsThe RAI Annual Conference will be held from Thursday, 10 November to Saturday, 12 November. Registration by email will be necessary. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAN RATHER, former CBS news anchorman
TOM WOLFE, novelist and journalist
JACK MATLOCK, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union under President Reagan
RAI Fellows' Research SeminarThe following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, unless otherwise indicated. For further details please contact Cheryl Hudson on 01865 282710 or email@example.com. Website: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.
SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL
Finance SeminarsUnless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, Saïd Business School, Park End Street. Papers can be downloaded from http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/, where any changes to the schedule will also be announced.
Details of the 27 October seminar will be announced later.
Further information may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)88902 or by e-mailing Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Tarun Ramadorai and Celine Rochon.
B. DUMAS, INSEAD
J.-P. DANTHINE, Lusanne
W. GOETZMAN, Yale
M. CREMERS, Yale
J. ZECHNER, Vienna
C. CHAMLEY, ENS
OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING LABORATORY
Numerical Analysis Group
Computational Mathematics and Applications SeminarsThe following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCL Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise indicated. For further information, contact Shirley Day on 01865 273885.
Conveners: L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott.
PROFESSOR J. GONDZIO, Edinburgh
DR P.-A. ABSIL, Cambridge
DR J. REID, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
DR S. GRATTON, CERFACS, Toulouse
PROFESSOR F. BORNEMANN, TU Munich
DR S. SHERWIN, Imperial College
DR J.-Y. L'EXCELLENT, ENS Lyon
PROFESSOR DR V. TEMLYAKOV, University of South Carolina
INTERNATIONAL GENDER STUDIES CENTRE
The Mediterranean: a place of passage, transition, and changeThe following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Queen Elizabeth House, Manfield Road (in the former Geography Institute). The lecture title and speaker on 1 December will be announced at a later time. Tel.: 01865 273644. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.qeh.ox.ac.uk.
Conveners: Judith Okely, Lidia Sciama and Jacqeline Waldren.
J. OKELY and H. ISSA
OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES
Muslims in Britain: issues and reflectionsUnless othewise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Centre, George Street.
DR T. ABBAS, Birmingham
PROFESSOR H. ANSARI, Royal Holloway
DR Y. SAMAD, Bradford
DR M. MUKADAMD, Association of Muslim Schools UK
PROFESSOR M. ANWAR, Warwick
PROFESSOR T. RAMADAN
DR P. LEWIS, Bradford
NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES
Seminar in Japanese StudiesThe following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College. The Dahrendorf Room will be open from 4.45 p.m. Those travelling from outside Oxford are advised to telephone the Nissan Secretary earlier in the day on 01865 274570 in case there has been a cancellation.
Conveners: Roger Goodman and Ian Neary.
MASAYUKI TANIMOTO, Tokyo and LSE
R. WERNER, Southampton
J. KNIGHT, Queen's University
PROFESSOR K. MCCORMICK, Sussex
P. PURVIS, Links Japan
P. FRANCKS, Leeds
TAKEHIKO KARIYA, Tokyo
Oliver Smithies LecturesPROFESSOR WILLARD BOHN, Illinois State University, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College.
17 Nov: 'Guillaume Apollinaire, Raoul Duffy, and the modern bestiary.'
24 Nov.: 'Guillaume Apollinaire and the green mouse. The role of
ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE
LectureH.E. VICE PRESIDENT ATIKU ABUBAKAR OF NIGERIA will deliver the following lecture, organised by the African Studies Centre and St Antony's College, at 4 p.m. on Monday, 24 October. All welcome.
Subject: Towards the African renaissance: the consolidation of
democracy and reform in Nigeria.'
Asian Studies Centre
Lectures and SeminarsPROFESSOR MARGARET CHU, One Country Two Systems Research Institute, Hong Kong, will hold the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 November, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College. All welcome. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 274559.
Convener: Dr Mark Rebick.
Subject: 'SAR politics and allegiances.'
European Studies Centre
Britain and EuropeDANIEL COHN-BENDIT will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. This lecture has been organised jointly with Maison Française. For further information, please telephone Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470 or email email@example.com.
Subject: 'Europe's crisis: what is to be done?'
Panel discussionThe following discussion with DR ANDREAS BUSCH, DR HARTMUT MAYER, and PROFESSOR PETER PULZER will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 October in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Chair: Professor Timothy Garton Ash. For further details, please call Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470. Email: European.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The 2005 German elections: stalemate or new beginning?'
Other lecturesPROFESSOR L. KOLAKOWSKI and PROFESSOR J. GRAY will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, to mark the republication of Professor Kolakowski's classic work Main Currents of Marxism. For further details, please telephone Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470 or email email@example.com. Chair: Professor Timothy Garton Ash.
Subject: 'Marxism: The greatest fantasy of the twentieth century?'
South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)TOM GALLAGHER, Bradford, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 October, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. For further details, please telephone Julie Adams on 01865 274537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Eurocrats on the Black Sea: the meaning for Romania of EU accession.'
24 Oct.: 'Denationalisation of citizenship: the Turkish
State-Building SymposiumA state-building symposium will be held on Monday, 17 October at 2 p.m and Tuesday, 18 October at 9 a.m. in the Lecture Theatre/Fellows' Dining Room. This symposium builds on the seminar series 'State Building: governance and development under international administrations', January■March 2005. This event is organised jointly by SEESOX and the Politics Department.
Conveners: Minna Jarvenpaa and Dominik Zaum.
Russian and East European Studies Centre
Economics of Transition SeminarsThe following seminars, organised by Russian and East European Studies and the Department of Economics, will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Deakin Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. For further information please contact Dr C. Leonard on 01865 284767 or at email@example.com.
Conveners: Dr C. Leonard, Dr C.M. Davis, and Dr L. Yueh.
DR J. FIDRMUC, Brunel
DR K. SONIN, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
DR T. MICKIEWICZ, SSEES, UCL
PROFESSOR LAIXIANG SUN, SOAS
R. DIMOVA, Brunel University
PROFESSOR M. ELLMAN, Amsterdam
DR JIN ZHANG, Cambridge
ST PETER'S COLLEGE
Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre
Intellectual property in the new millenniumThe following seminars are held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. There is no seminar scheduled for week 1 or week 3.
Conveners: Professor David Vaver and Dr Christine Greenhalgh.
DR R. MOUFANG, Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, Munich
DR C. GREENHALGH and DR M. ROGERS, OIPRC
PROFESSOR L. BENTLY, Cambridge
A. BRIMELOW, European Patent Office, Munich
H. CARR, QC, Gray's Inn
C. MEYER, OIPRC
Global Economic Governance ProgrammeThe following research seminar will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, 14 October, in University College.
RICHARD DOWDEN, Royal Africa Society, JUSTIN FORSYTH, Tony Blair's special adviser, JOHN GITHONGO, former Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President, Kenya, and MYLES WICKSTEAD, Commission for Africa
Subject: ' "Saving Africa": G8 publicity stunt or serious
OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUPDR LUCY NORRIS will lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 October in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors most welcome; admission £2.
Subject: 'Cloth that lies: the recycling of clothing in India.'
FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN
Miller's TalesThe Friends of the Bodleian presents Miller's Tales, with Sir Jonathan Miller reading humorous passages from books of his choice, at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 October, in the Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's College. Wine will be served. Tickets £10 (a limited number of tickets for students are available at £5) on application to Katia Pisvin, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Tel.: 01865 277234. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds to the funds of the Friends of the Bodleian.
Lunchtime LectureDR LAWRENCE GOLDMAN will lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 October, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission free. All welcome. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture at a cost of £5 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Katia Pisvin, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Tel.: 01865 277234. Email: email@example.com.
Subject: 'Rewriting British history: the Oxford Dictionary of
National Biography. '
OXFORD INTELLIGENCE GROUPSIR DAVID OMAND will deliver the following seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 27 October in the Nuffield College Lecture Theatre. A dinner/discussion will be held at 7.15 p.m. in the Fellows' Dining Room/Senior Common Room. A limited number of places are available for dinner. Please send your application with a cheque for £25 (£15 for students) made out to 'Nuffield College' to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1 NF no later than 21 October.
Subject: 'Reflections on secret intelligence.'