University Gazette, 18 May 2006: Lectures
Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies
PROFESSOR ROGER GOODMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.
Subject: 'The uncertain future of Japan's universities.'
Cookson Professor of Materials
PROFESSOR PATRICK GRANT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St Catherine's College.
Subject: 'The manufacture of new materials for industrial applications using droplets.'
Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures
The 'new' Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?
PROFESSOR MUSHTAQ H. KHAN will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.
31 May: 'The "new" Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?'
7 June: 'Rent seeking and development in India: where did all that rent seeking go?'
14 June: 'Democracy in the Indian subcontinent: who benefits and how?'
Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies
ALAN RUSBRIDGER, editor, the Guardian, will deliver the annual Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will be open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
Subject: 'Is it all over for bloggers?'
PROFESSOR CARL WUNSCH, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography, MIT, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'Astronomical controls on climate.'
Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR DAME LOUISE JOHNSON will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.
Subject: 'Physics to biology: structural biology of protein kinases and implications for cancer research; and the implications of the new diamond light source for structural biology.'
David Lewis Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR R.S. STROUD, Berkeley, will deliver the David Lewis Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 May, in St John's College.
Subject: 'The Athenian empire on stone.'
PROFESSOR MARK GRIFFITH, Berkeley, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St John's College.
Subject: 'Horse power and donkey work: mules and other equids in the ancient Greek imagination.'
Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies
Gatekeepers: corporate governance and the professions
PROFESSOR JOHN C. COFFEE JR., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia School of Law, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Saïd Business School. The lectures will be open to the public, and admission is free.
Wed. 24 May: 'The silent watchdog: why the gatekeepers failed at Enron, WorldCom—and elsewhere?'
Thur. 25 May: 'The prospects for reform: how can gatekeepers be induced to serve investors faithfully?'
Fri. 26 May: 'Litigation and corporate governance: the costs and benefits of the American reliance on the attorney as bounty-hunter.'
Epicurus in the Enlightenment: mode d'emploi
This colloquium will be held on Saturday, 17 June, in Magdalen College. The cost of attendance is £12 (students free). Enquiries should be directed to the conveners.
The colloquium is supported by the Faculty of History, the Royal Historical Society and the Voltaire Foundation.
First session (from 8.45 a.m.)
ELODIE ARGAUD, Jean Monnet University, St Etienne: 'Pierry Bayle and Epicurus.' (In French)
MATTHEW NIBLETT: 'Men, morals, and matter: Epicurus and materialist thought in England from Bolingbroke to Priestley.'
LEONHARD HERMANN, Leipzig: 'Epicurus versus Spinoza in Wilhelm Heinse's thought.'
Second session (from 10.45 a.m.)
HANS W. BLOM, Erasmus University, Rotterdam: 'The Epicurean motif in seventeenth-century Dutch political thought.'
THOMAS AHNERT, Edinburgh: 'Epicureanism and the transformation of natural law in the early German Enlightenment.'
ANDREW KAHN: 'Epicureanism in Russia.'
Third session (from 2 p.m.)
NATANIA MEEKER, University of Southern California, Los Angeles: 'Diderot and the Epicurean infant.'
CHARLES T. WOLFE, Boston: 'La Mettrie's medicalisation of morals.'
4 p.m.: DR JOHN ROBERTSON chairs the concluding discussion.
Medieval and Modern Languages
PROFESSOR MICHAEL FLIER, Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 May, in the ground-floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square.
Convener: Dr Jan Fellerer.
Subject: 'Making a difference: the role of feature ranking in East Slavic dialect diversity.'
Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.
Convener: Professor Martin Goodman.
PROFESSOR HAVA TIROSH-SAMUELSON, Arizona State
DR CATHERINE HEZSER, SOAS
DR CHARLOTTE HEMPEL, Birmingham
Seminar in the Philosophy of Mathematics
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Ryle Room, the Philosophy Centre.
Convener: Dr Daniel Isaacson.
RICHARD HECK, Brown University
PHILIP WELCH, Bristol
DIRK VAN DALEN, Utrecht
Philosophy, Social Sciences
PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 May, in Seminar Room 3, All Souls College.
Conveners: Professor G.A. Cohen and Dr P.M.S. Hacker.
Subject: 'Kant's and Wittgenstein's dissolution of moral philosophy.'
Saïd Business School
Oxford Finance Summer Symposium
The following workshops and lectures will be held as shown in the Saïd Business School. Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Christine Seal, Symposium Administrator (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
CHRISTOPHE CHAMLEY, Ecole Normale Superiéure
JOHN BOYD, Minnesota
MARIO BLEGER, Argentine Central Bank
PAUL SCHULTZ, Notre Dame
BRUNO BIAIS, Toulouse
CHARLES HADLOCK, Michigan
THOMAS NOE, Tulane
MIHIR DESAI, Harvard
PETER KYLE, Duke
PHILIP BOND, Wharton
PETER KYLE, Duke
CHRISTINE PARLOUR, Carnegie Mellor
PETER KYLE, Duke
VOJISLAV MAKSIMOVIC, Maryland
Complex Adaptive Systems Group
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.
Convener: Felix Reed-Tsochas, Saïd Business School (e-mail: email@example.com).
SERGUEI SAAVEDRA SANCHEZ
DR DUNCAN MACFARLANE, Cambridge
DR TAKESHI TAKAMA
PROFESSOR PAUL A. DAVID, Stanford
Department of Educational Studies
The changing information environment for education: online resources to support teaching and educational research in the UK
This conference, organised jointly by the Education Librarians Group of CILIP and the British Educational Research Association, will be held on Monday, 5 June, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Department of Educational Studies. The cost of attendance is £60 (a concessionary rate is available).
Enquiries should be directed to Judy Reading, Department of Educational Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)74028, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information can be found at www.cilip.org.uk/specialinterestgroups/bysubject/education/events/.
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue
AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS, Counsellor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Special Middle East Co-ordinator 1988–2000, will deliver the tenth lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.
Subject : 'The missing peace: Camp David and beyond.'
Museum of the History of Science
MICHAEL BARTON, formerly Controller of BBC Local Radio, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 June, in the Museum. The lecture is linked to the current special exhibition 'Wireless world: Marconi and the making of radio'. There is no charge for admission.
Subject: 'Marconi and the BBC.'
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
AMBASSADOR HANS GUNTER GNODTKE, Federal German Foreign Office, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.
Subject: 'Dialoguing with Islam—the German experience.'
Oxford Learning Institute
The following seminars, which are open to all members of the University, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street. Enquiries should be directed to Rocio Garavito (e-mail: email@example.com). The full programme can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/oli.php?pag e=138.
DR HARRIET DUNBAR-GODDET
DR CLAIRE STOCKS
PROFESSOR MIEN SEGERS, Leiden
PROFESSOR HERB MARSH
University Library Services
WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resource
The following lunchtime workshops will be held at the OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m. on the days shown. There is no charge for attendance, but booking is required. Further information can be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/information_skills.< /a>
JULIET RALPH and KATE WILLIAMS
HILLA WAITS and KATE ALDERSON-SMITH
Centre for Socio-legal Studies
PROFESSOR LI JIANYONG, Director, Institute of Sociology of Law, and Dean of the Department of Sociology, East China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai, will deliver the annual lecture of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building. Those interested in attending should register by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The way to the rule of law in China.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
PROFESSOR ANTHONY G. FANE, New South Wales, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures as shown below.
Fri. 19 May, 5 p.m., Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'The role of membrane technology in our quality of life.'
Mon. 22 May, 5 p.m., Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'Sustainable water for all—the role of advanced membrane technology.'
Mon. 3 July, 4 p.m., Department of Engineering Science: 'Techniques to measure and enhance the performance of membrane processes.'
Nuffield College and the Reuters Fellowship Programme, Green College
Media and Politics
PROFESSOR ADRIAN MONCK, Head of Journalism, City University; formerly with Sky News and ITN, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 May, in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.
Subject: 'Why the public doesn't deserve the news.'
Lee Seng Tee Lecture
DR SIMON SKINNER will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.
Subject: 'Noetics and Newmaniacs: Oriel's intellectual legacy in the nineteenth century.'
St Antony's College
Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence
PROFESSOR YORAM DINSTEIN, Pro-President, University of Tel Aviv, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 25 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to email@example.com< /a>.
Subject: 'Terrorists as unlawful combatants in international armed conflicts.'
George Antonius LectureDR ABDOU FILALI-ANSARI, Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, will deliver the thirty-first George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The humanities and the heritage of Muslims.'
African Studies Centre
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to Wanja Knighton (e-mail: email@example.com).
EMMANUEL AKYEAMPONG, Harvard
SHULA MARKS, formerly of SOAS