Oxford University Gazette, 26 January 2006: Lectures
Whitley Professor of Biochemistry
PROFESSOR KIM NASMYTH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 30 January, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.
Subject: 'How do cells hold sister chromatids together?'
Boden Professor of Sanskrit
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 March, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'King David in Oudh: a Bible story in Sanskrit and the Just King at an Afghan court.'
Professor of Poetry
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 February, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'True friendship: II. Hill, Pound, and others.'
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
Jenkinson Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR STEPHEN COHEN, Heidelberg, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture on Monday, 30 January at 5 p.m. in Lecture Theatre A of the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. No tickets are required for admission. Refreshments will be served after the lecture. If you have specific access requirements please ring 01865 282464 a few days before the lecture.
Subject: 'Recent insights into the functions of microRNAs in animal development.'
DR T. CAROTHERS, Senior Associate and Director, Democracy and Rule of Law Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will deliver the Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 February, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Does democracy promotion have a future?'
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
WLODZIMIERZ STANIEWSKI, Gardzienice Theatre Company, Lublin, will deliver the following lecture on Wednesday, 8 February, at 2.15 p.m. in Magdalen Auditorium. The talk will accompany the performance at the Barbican in the first two weeks of February.
Subject: 'Ancient Greek music and the art of cheironomy at the Gardzienice Theatre: reclaiming the lost territories of drama.'
English Language and Literature
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL will be reading poems from across the whole of his oeuvre, and celebrating the publication of his new collection Without Title (Penguin, 2006), at the Sheldonian Theatre on 1 February, 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.10 p.m., an event sponsored by OUP. Admission free. His books will be available to buy and Professor Hill will sign copies when the reading is finished.
D.F. McKenzie Lectures
PROFESSOR GARY TAYLOR, Florida State University, will deliver the eleventh annual D.F. McKenzie Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building. All welcome.
Convener: Peter D. McDonald.
Mon., 30 Jan.: 'Why publish Shakespeare's collected plays?'
Tues., 31 Jan.: 'England's greatest literary critic.'
Wed., 1 Feb.: 'Of poetry and praise and packaging.'
Thurs., 2 Feb.: 'Making money making meaning.'
Problems in the History of Science and Technology
The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, History Faculty Building, Broad Street. Preceded by tea in the Faculty Common Room at 4.40 p.m.
Convener: Professor Robert Fox.
R. MACLEOD, Sydney
F. JAMES, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London
Oxford Architectural History Seminar
The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5.30 p.m. in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.
Convener: Geoffrey Tyack.
E. MCKELLAR, Open University
History, Social Sciences
Seminar in Economic and Social History
The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, St Antony's College. Up-to-date information is available at http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/ecohist/seminars.
Conveners: Professor Robert Allen, Dr Knick Harley, Professor Jane Humphries, Professor Avner Offer.
PROFESSOR L. NEAL, Illinois
PROFESSOR A. MILWARD, Cabinet Office
PROFESSOR L. PRADOS DE LA ESCOSURA (Carlos III, Madrid)
PROF. A. TAYLOR, California at Davis
DR M. MORYS
PROFESSOR J. FERRIE, Northwestern
Life and Environmental Sciences
Department of Plant Sciences
The following research talks will be given on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences. There will be two 'Local Heroes' seminars on 2 February. Abstracts are available on the departmental Web page at www.plants.ox.ac.uk.
Convener: Professor Hugh Dickinson.
PROFESSOR L. DOLAN, Norwich
DR S. GIDDENS
PROFESSOR J. A. C. SMITH
PROFESSOR N. HARBERD, Norwich
PROFESSOR E. FARMER, Lausanne, Switzerland
DR B. MABLE, Glasgow
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces
The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Convener: Professor Jacob Klein.
PROFESSOR A. DONALD, Cambridge
DR J. URBAN
PROFESSOR P. PUSEY, Edinburgh
PROFESSOR A. VAN DER MERWE
DR P. DAVIES, Cambridge
PROFESSOR R. COMPTON
PROFESSOR M. RUTLAND, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 3.15 p.m. in the Mathematical Institute. Details of the 3 February seminar are not available at the time of going to press.
Convener: Professor A.J. Wilkie.
D. MACPHERSON, Leeds
M. ITAI, Tokai
N. PEATFIELD, Bristol
A. MACINTYRE, QMUL
Oxford Physics Colloquia
The following lectures will take place on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, unless otherwise indicated. No colloquium will be held on 10 February.
Conveners: Professor R. Davies and Professor I. Walmsley.
PROFESSOR E. WRIGHT, UCLA
PROFESSOR J. THOMAS, UCL
PROFESSOR E. VAN DISHOECK, Leiden Observatory, Netherlands
PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING, Cambridge
PROFESSOR J. BAUMBERG, Southampton
PROFESSOR J. RYAN
Biophysical Chemistry Seminars
Unless indicated otherwise the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
DR LIMING YING, Cambridge
DR E. PACI, Leeds
PROFESSOR D. SMITH, Keele
Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the 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 Oxford (2)72933.
PROFESSOR H. VON STORCH, GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany
DR D. PORCELLI
DR N. TEANBY
DR S. MIGLIORINI, Reading
PROFESSOR D.P. MARSHALL, Reading
DR A. COLLARD, European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts
DR B.N. LAWRENCE, CCLRC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences
Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars
The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 2 p.m. in Lecture Room 3, unless otherwise stated, in the Mathematical Institute. There will be no seminars in week 2, 4, 6, and 8. Enquiries should be directed to Sara Jolliffe (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
DR J. OLIVER, Nottingham
MR B. WINDISCH, Cambridge
DR N. MONK, Sheffield
Department of Psychiatry
The following guest lectures will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital. Organised by the Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Regional Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training. Enquiries: email@example.com or 01865 226451. Website: www.psychiatry.ox.ac.uk/seminars.
PROFESSOR P. GRASBY, Imperial College London
PROFESSOR G. LEWIS, Bristol
Oxford Clinical Neuroscience Lectures
The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.
PROFESSOR J. NORRIS and DR R. MENON, St George's Hospital, London
DR P. READING, South Tees NHS Trust
Medieval and Modern Languages
Sub-faculty of Italian: Postgraduate Research Seminars
The following seminar will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 1 (first floor), Tom Quad VII, Christ Church. There will be postgraduate presentations on work in progress weeks 7 and 8. Details of the 7 February seminar will be announced later.
E. LOMBARDI, McGill University
Talk on Lucio Colletti
The following talk on the life and works of Lucio Colletti will be given by PROFESSORE PINO BONGIORNO, Università La Sapienza di Roma (in the presence of Dott.ssa Fauzia Gavioli vedova Colletti) on Friday, 3 February, at 5 p.m. in the Taylor Institution, St Giles'. The talk will be followed by a private viewing of the Colletti exhibition at the Taylor Institution. (Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The events are sponsored by the Centro Studi Lucio Colletti ONLUS, Rome.
Convener: Professor Diego Zancani.
Subject: 'Lucio Colletti (19242001): Il cammino di un filosofo contemporaneo. The journey of a contemporary philosopher.'
Interdisciplinary seminars on Rilke's late poetry
The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5.30 p.m. in Christ Church (Hilary Term), and refreshments will be served after each paper. For further information, including abstracts etc., see http://www.rhul.ac.uk/German/Rilke2.html. Any enquiries should be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The series will continue in Trinity Term.
Conveners: Dr K. J. Leeder and Professor R. Vilain.
M. SUTHERLAND, Oxford Brookes
H. BRIDGE, University of Exeter
B. HUTCHINSON, Marbach am Neckar
L. OLSCHNER, Queen Mary, London
N. SEGAL, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, London
Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology
The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 2.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 1 in the Oriental Institute.
Conveners: Professor John Baines and Dr Stephanie Dalley.
D. WENGROW, UCL
Southern Africa Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays (weeks 16) and Friday (week 6) in the School of Geography, Oxford University Centre for Environment, South Parks Road.
C. HEYMANS, Independent Consultant
DR T. LEMON
DR R. GIBB, Plymouth
Round-table discussions: nuclear weapons proliferation
The following two round-table discussions, organised by the Department of Politics and International Relations, will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building.
Conveners: Professor Adam Roberts and Dr Andrew Hurrell.
PROFESSOR ROBERTS, DR J. PISCATORI, DR A. ADIB-MOGHADDAM,
DR D. MALONE, and PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH.
DR HURRELL, SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN, DR P. CRONIN, DR D. JOYNER, and
Ian Ramsey Centre
The Ian Ramsey Centre seminars, organised in conjunction with SophiaEuropa Oxford, will be held on Thursdays in weeks 2, 4, and 6 at 8.15 p.m. for 8.30 p.m. in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College. Speakers will include Professor Harald Walach, Northampton, and Dr Dr Margaret Yee, SophiaEuropa, Oxford.
Conveners: Professor J. Hedley Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.
Said Business School
The following seminars will beheld on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, the Saïd Business School, Park End Street, unless otherwise indicated. Papers and further information available on www.sbs.ox.ac.uk. E-mail: email@example.com. Tel.: Oxford (2)88902.
Conveners: Tarun Ramadorai and Celine Rochon.
Speaker to be announced
R. KOSOWSKI, INSEAD
L. GUISO, Italy
D. EASLEY, Cornell
F. GOMES, London Business School
H. ALMEIDA, NYU Stern School of Business
L. HANSEN, Chicago
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
John Berger Lecture
GREGORY RUBINSTEIN, Sotheby's, will deliver the John Berger Lecture on Thursday, 2 February at 5.30 p.m. in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.
The John Berger Lectures take place on an occasional basis and focus on various aspects of art history. The series is organised by the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in association with the Ashmolean Museum. No booking required, but seating is limited.
Convener: Paul Bonaventura.
Subject: 'The life and times of a masterpiece: Vermeer's Young Woman seated at the Virginals'.
Films: Tony Grisoni's 'Prime Cuts'
A selection of films by the acclaimed screenwriter will be shown on Friday, 10 February and Saturday, 11 February between 10 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. in the Magdalen College Auditorium. Tony Grisoni will be present to introduce each film, including Queen of Hearts (1989), In this World (2002), and Brothers of the Head (2005). This event is organised by the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in association with Magdalen College Film Society. No booking required, but seating is limited.
All Souls College
Neill Lecture 2006
THE HON. MICHAEL BELOFF, QC, President, Trinity College, will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 January, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Paying the judgeswho, whom, how much, and why?'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
PROFESSOR PERRY BLACKSHEAR, Director of Clinical Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures as shown.
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.'
The Linacre Lectures will be given on Thursdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
The Linacre Lectures are arranged in association with the Environmental Change Institute, and are supported by Tetra Laval.
PROFESSOR ARTHUR MOL, Wageningen University, Netherlands
PROFESSOR S. OWENS, Cambridge
DR R. WATSON, The World Bank
THE RT. HON. J. GUMMER, MP, Chairman, Quality of Life Commission
DR G. BRIDGE, Manchester
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.15601760.'
Poetry Reading Evening
A Poetry Reading Evening, in which works will be read 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 (telephone: Oxford (2)79214, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
St Antony's College
Latin American Centre
The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in the Latin American Centre.
C. CAUMARTIN, QEH
J. DUNKERLEY and A. KNIGHT
St Edmund Hall
Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture
NICK ROBINSON, Political Editor, BBC, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 January, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'A troubled marriageTV and democracy.'
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
HA-JOON CHANG, Cambridge, will lecture on 3 February at 2 p.m. in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.
Subject: 'Abolishing (industrial) tariffs: the end of economic development?'
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.'
Christianity 'Made in Japan': the Jesuit enterprise 15491640
DR ANTONI ÜÇERLER, Sophia University, Tokyo, will deliver the D'Arcy Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.
8 Feb.: ' Aristotle and Aquinas in Japanese dress: a unique Magdalen College treasure.'
15 Feb.: 'Dissonant voices: Jesuit debates on race and religion.'
22 Feb.: 'The Japanese "Primitive Church": Alessandro Valignano's rhetorical History of Japan (1603).'
1 Mar.: ' "Warring States"Japan meets Silicon Valley: creating electronic editions of the sources.'
8 Mar.: 'The "Christian Century" in Japan (15431640): conflicting interpretations. '