Oxford University Gazette, 3 May 2007: Lectures
Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion
PROFESSOR PETER HARRISON will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Religion and the rise of science.'
Professor of Indian History and Culture
PROFESSOR POLLY O'HANLON will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'Cultures of the body in the making of modern India.'
PROFESSOR RODERICK MACKINNON, Rockefeller University, New York, and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2003, will deliver the CherwellSimon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'Potassium ion channels.'
Weldon Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WEST, Santa Fe Institute, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2005, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with specific access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.
Subject: 'On the scale and unity of life.'
J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR JANET ROSSANT, Toronto, will deliver a J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with specific access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.
Subject: 'Stem cells and lineage development in the early mammalian embryo.'
Oxford Leverhulme Changing Character of War Lecture
THE RT. HON. DES BROWNE, MP, Secretary of State for Defence, will deliver the third annual Changing Character of War Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May. Further details can be found at ccw.politics.ox.ac.uk.
Myres Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR SUSAN E. ALCOCK, Director, Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, will deliver the twenty-fourth Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.
Subject: 'Looking at Ararat: archaeologies of a mountain.'
Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts
PROFESSOR JOHN BUTT, Glasgow, will deliver the Hussey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Composers as churchmen in the modern age: a story of harmony, counterpoint, and dissonance.'
PROFESSOR RON EKERS, CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'Paths to discovery in radioastronomyprediction and serendipity.'
YVES BONNEFOY, poet and Professeur Honoraire, Collège de France, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Ce qu'offre toujours Rimbaud.'
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative
PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The lecture will be open to the public, and admission is free.
Subject: 'What theory of justice?'
Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture
SIR MARTIN WOOD, President, Oxford Instruments Group PLC, will deliver the thirty-third Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.
Subject: 'The entrepreneurial bug.'
PROFESSOR JAN LUITEN VAN ZANDEN, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, will deliver the Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The medieval origins of the "European miracle".'
Roger Hood Public Lecture
JOHN BRAITHWAITE, Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University, will deliver the second Roger Hood Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Law Faculty Common Room, the St Cross Building. A follow-up seminar will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Subject: 'Intelligent alternatives to the criminal law.'
Bertelsmann Europaeum Visiting Professor of Jewish Twentieth-century Politics and History
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BROWNING will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days. The lectures will be given in the Council Room, Mansfield College, unless indicated otherwise. Professor Browning will also give a seminar at 10 a.m. on Friday, 8 June, in the Old Bar, Mansfield College.
Tue. 29 May: 'The Nazi use of Jewish slave labour and the historian's use of survivor testimony.'
Thur. 31 May, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies: 'The Jewish community of Wierzbnik.'
Tue.n 5 June: 'The factory slave camps of Starachowice.'
Thur. 7 June: 'The final days: flight, evacuation, survival'
Crime, punishment, and policing in imperial contexts
This Commonwealth History Workshop will take place on Friday, 11 May, 9.20 a.m.4 p.m., in the History Faculty Building.
Conveners: Professor Judith Brown and Dr Jan-Georg Deutsch.
DR K. WAGNER, Cambridge
DR C. ANDERSON, Leicester
DR D. PRATTEN
MS S. HYND
History, Social Sciences
African history and politics seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road.
Conveners: Abdul Raufu Mustapha and Margret Frenz.
S. JONES, Southampton
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Soft matter, biomaterials and interfaces: amended notice
The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Conveners: Dirk Aarts, Jacob Klein, and Robert Thomas.
PROFESSOR T. MCLEISH, Leeds
PROFESSOR D. BENSIMON, ENS Paris
PROFESSOR B. BINKS, Hull
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Medical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering Seminars
T. GOLESWORTHY, Environmental Development Technology Ltd., will give a seminar at 3.30 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building.
Convener: Dr Mark Thompson.
Subject: 'The Exovasc(TM) for external support in the diseased aortaa pilgrimage of innovation.'
Ethox Centre and Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park Seminar Series 2007: From principles to practice: implementing genetic database governance
The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 12.30 p.m. in the Ethox Centre
Building, Block 21, Radcliffe Infirmary. Essential information about clearing site security
is available at
PROFESSOR DAVID VAVER
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.
PROFESSOR M. GAUTEL, King's College, London
DR L. BELL
DR G. SCHERTLER, Cambridge
PROFESSOR C. BAGSHAW, Leicester
Violence and Authority: Comparative Studies on European, Byzantine and Islamic States and State-Building
The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church. Further information: www.krc.ox.ac.uk/mellon_seminar.htm.
Conveners: Dr Petra Sijpesteijn and Professor Chase Robinson.
MAAIKE VAN BERKEL, Amsterdam
JOHN HALDON, Princeton
ARON ZYSOW, Harvard
GERD ALTHOFF, Münster University, Germany
ANDREA ZORZI, Florence
Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room West, Mansfield College.
Convener: Peggy Morgan.
DR SARAH BROWN, English Heritage
PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN
Research Laboratory for Archaeology
The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Board Room, the Department of Geography, the Dyson Perrins Building.
Convener: Dr J.-L. Shwenninger.
ALEX BAYLISS, English Heritage
State formation and ideologies, c.1400c.2000
The following seminars for the joint MA programme 'European History and Civilisation' will be held at 10 a.m. on Mondays in the History Faculty Building.
Convener: Dr David Rundle.
PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND
PROFESSOR ROBERT EVANS
PROFESSOR MICHAEL FREEDEN
DR JOHN ROBERTSON
DR DAVID PARROTT
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and the African Studies Centre
HENRIETTA MOORE, LSE, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The new politics of female circumcision in Kenya.'
Colloquium in honour of Michael Screech for his 81st birthday
This colloquium will be held on Friday, 4 May, 2.156 p.m., and on Saturday, 5 May, 9 a.m.1 p.m., in the Maison Française. Enquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
Convener: Richard Cooper.
Subject: 'Melancholy and ecstasy.'
Refugee Studies Centre
Camp life: exception, emergency, and the spaces of forced migration
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Department of International Development. Note that the entrance to the department is closed after 5.15 p.m.
Convener: Simon Addison.
PROFESSOR JENNY JENKINS, Aberystwyth
DR BÜLENT DIKEN, Lancaster
DR RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC
PROFESSOR MARK DUFFIELD, Bristol, will deliver the Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Development and emergency: containing the migratory effects of underdevelopment.'
Weekend workshops and courses
Enquiries should be directed to the Refugee Studies Centre (e-mail:
220 July: International Summer School on Forced Migration.
James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation
Unless otherwise indicated the following lectures by visiting speakers will be given at 5 p.m. Tuesdays in the James Martin Institute Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School.
BETTY SUE FLOWERS, Federal CEO, Director, L.B. Johnson Presidential Library
BILL SHARPE, The Appliance Studio
KEES VAN DER HEIJDEN
GWYN PRINS, LSE
All Souls College
PROFESSOR GABRIEL GORODETSKY, Tel Aviv, will deliver a Chichele Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
Subject: 'At loggerheads with Churchill: Sir Stafford Cripps as British ambassador in Moscow, 19402.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
PROFESSOR MAX PENSKY, Professor of Philosophy, Binghampton University, New York, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room A, the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Manor Road Building.
7 May: 'Amnesty and justice.'
14 May: 'Amnesty, democracy, and solidarity: lessons from South Africa.'
21 May: 'Amnesty, sovereignty, and international law.'
Don Fowler Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR ALESSANDRO BARCHIESI will deliver the Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a dinner for speaker and guests. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Armand d'Angour (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Ennius and the dark virgin.'
Keble Archaeology Lectures
PROFESSOR CHRIS STRINGER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College.
Convener: Dr Simon Blockley.
Subject: 'Reconstructing the early human history of Britain.'
Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture
THE REVD DR RICHARD A. BURRIDGE, Dean of King's College, London, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the chapel, Keble College.
Subject: 'Being Biblical: slavery, sexuality, and the inclusive community.'
High density lipoproteins and heart disease
NORMAN MILLER, Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, wil deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.
10 May: 'In the beginning.'
17 May: 'Molecules and mechanisms.'
24 May: 'Trials and tribulations.'
Thomas Harriot Lecture
DR STEPHEN JOHNSTON will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.
Subject: 'Thomas Harriot and the English experience of navigation.'
Lee Seng Tee Lecture
DR KENNETH FINCHAM will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.
Subject: 'An Oriel Sphinx? Provost Blencowe (15741618).'
PROFESSOR SIR ROY GOODE will deliver the thirtieth Blackstone Lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 12 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'Removing the obstacles to commercial law reform.'
St Antony's College
Asian Studies Centre
South Asian Studies Programme: additional seminar
ANASTASIA NORTON-PILIAVSKY will give an additional seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'The Moghia Commission and its discontents: notes on policing and politicking in nineteenth-century north India.'
St Edmund Hall
A.B. Emden Lecture
PROFESSOR R.J. OVERY will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.
Subject: 'A morbid age: the "crisis of civilisation" in Britain between the wars.'
St John's College
PROFESSOR JOHN WHITE, Professor of Chemistry, ANU, Canberra, will deliver the Founder's Lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, 10 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free and further details may be obtained from email@example.com.
Subject: 'Belief in science.'
Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture
JOSHUA ROZENBERG, Legal Editor, the Daily Telegraph, will deliver the Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'Words, words, words: writing about the law.'
Poets as translators
DON SHARE, Curator of the Poetry Room, Harvard, and SASHA DUGDALE, currently working as a translator and consultant at the Royal Court Theatre, London, will lecture in this series at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 8 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assunta Kirwan Lecture on Biblical Justice
DR JONATHAN GORSKY, Member of the Council for Christians and Jews, will deliver the Assunta Kirwan Lecture at 2 p.m. on Sunday, 6 May, in Blackfriars.
Subject: 'Radical covenantJews, Christians, and the politics of hope.'
Regent's Park College
Centre for Christianity and Culture
A sense of place II: landscapes of the spirit
DR LYNN ROBSON will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in Regent's Park College.
Subject: ' "O this dark dungeon, the best room that ever I came in": penitence and transformation in the early modern condemned cell.'
Exhibition: the root of all creation
An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by AMY HEMINGWAY will be held from Saturday, 12 May, to Sunday, 20 May, in Regent's Park College. There will be an opportunity to meet Amy Hemingway and reflect with her on her art at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May.
DR ROGER WARD, Georgetown College, Kentucky, will deliver the McCandless Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in Regent's Park College. The lecture will be open to the public.
Subject: 'William James' alternate understanding of conversion in The Varieties of Religious Experience.'
Inauguration of the Oxford Project on Religion and Public Policy
The following lectures, which are open to the public, will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.
DR NICHOLAS WOOD and DR ISABELLA BUNN
PROFESSOR ROGER TRIGG, Warwick
DR OLIN ROBISON, Middlebury College, USA
Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum
Beatrice Blackwood Lecture
MARINA WARNER will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 May, in the Saïd Business School.
Subject: 'Dreams of empire: magic powers, spirit travel, soul theft.'
Oxford English Dictionary Forum
LORNA PIKE and CATRIONA MACKIE, Edinburgh, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in Rewley House.
Subject: 'Making complete sense: spelling out the way in Scottish Gaelic lexicography.'