University Gazette, 8 February 2007: Lectures
Lectures: liberal pluralism, citizenship, law and the sacred
LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD, Professor of Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, King's College London, will deliver the Bampton Lectures on at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.
16 Feb.: 'The sacred and the challenge to liberalism.'
23 Feb.: 'Liberalism and the challenge to the sacred.'
2 Mar.: 'The public and the private or "religion as a hobby".'
9 Mar.: 'Natural law, the virtues of religion and the virtues of the liberal citizen.'
The Book of the Twelve: translation, interpretation and current research
DR JENNIFER DINES, Lecturer in Old Testament Studies (retired), Heythrop College, London, will deliver a series of three lectures on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.
22 Feb.: 'New life from old bones? The Greek "Minor Prophets": characters and characteristics.'
1 Mar.: 'The Twelve among the prophets: innovation and dependence.'
8 Mar.: 'One scroll, one translator?'
J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture
DR SHIGERU KURATANI, Rigen Centre for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission. Persons with specific access requirements are advised to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.
Subject: 'Developmental factors behind the vertebrate evolution.'
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Department of Physics
PROFESSOR ARTHUR I. MILLER, UCL, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 February, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Convener: Professor R.L. Davies.
Subject: 'Empire of the stars: friendship, obsession, and betrayal in the quest for Black Holes.'
Department of Experimental Psychology
The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.
DR NICK YEUNG
DR JUSTIN BARRETT
PROFESSOR DOMINIC ABRAMS, Kent
PROFESSOR DAVIF J. MIKLOWITZ, Colorado
Medieval and Modern Languages
Seminar on Witold Gombrowicz
This seminar will be held on Thursday, 15 February, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.
Conveners: Mr Pawel Potoroczyn, Polish Cultural Institute, London, and Dr Jan Fellerer.
4.30–6 p.m.: Panel
MRS RITA GOMBROWICZ, Paris: welcome address.
MRS NINA TAYLOR-TERLECKA: 'Argentina's greatest writer? Witold Gombrowicz between two cultures.'
PROFESSOR ALLEN KUHARSKI, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia: 'The theatre of Witold Gombrowicz.'
6–6.45 p.m.: screening of Witold Gombrowicz documentary by Andrzej Wolski.
Embodiment, ritual, and the sacred landscape in the context of Tibetan healing
This conference, organised by the Anthropology Research Group Oxford on Eastern Medicine and Religion (ArgO-EMR) will be held on 17 and 18 May.
Enquiries should be directed to Patrizia Bassini or Elisabeth Hsu, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Centre for Brazilian Studies
The judiciary and economic development in Brazil and other emerging countries
This workshop will be held on Friday, 23 February, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The programme is available at www.brazil.ox.ac.uk
There is no conference fee but advanced registration is required. Register with name and affiliation to email@example.com, or telephone Oxford (2)84460
Dr Jairo Saddi, IBMEC Legal Centre, São Paulo (Convener)
Professor Oscar Vilhena Vieira, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo
Mr Marcos Cavalcante, Sturzenneger e Cavalcante Law Firm, São Paulo
Dr Persio Arida, Instituo de Estudos de Política Econômica, Rio de Janeiro
Professor Christopher McCrudden, Law Faculty
Professor Jérôme Ségard, University of Paris-Dauphine
Dr Edgardo Buscaglia, Columbia Law School, New York
Professor Dalvinder Singh, Oxford Brookes University and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London
Professor Armando Castelar Pinheiro, Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas Aplicadas (IPEA), Rio de Janeiro
Dr Pierpaolo Bottini, Ministry of Justice, Brasília
Centre for Criminology
The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.
MERCEDES HINTON, LSE
BEN CREWE, Cambridge
French Literature lecture
PHILIPPE FOREST will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 February, in the Maison Française.
James Martin Twentieth-first Century School
PROFESSOR SIR NICHOLAS STERN, HM Treasury, will deliver the inaugural James Martin Twenty-first Century School Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 February, in the Examination Schools. Tickets are not required for admission.
The Vice-Chancellor will introduce the meeting, which will be chaired by Dr Ian Goldin, Director of the School.
Subject: 'The economics of climate change.'
PROFESSOR RALPH HANNA will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 February, in the Pusey Room, Keble College. There is no charge for admission.
Subject: 'Early English print culture and English literary manuscripts.'
Lady Margaret Hall
PROFESSOR GEORGINA MACE, Director, NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College, London, will deliver the Heron-Allen Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 2 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally after the lectures. Enquiries should be directed to Janet Wardell, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Biodiversity, ecosystems, and human wellbeing.'
St Antony's College
Asian Studies Centre
PROFESSOR DANIEL BELL, Tsinghua University, Beijing, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 February, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.
Conveners: Dr Mark Rebick and Dr Steve Tsang.
Subject: 'From Marx to Confucius: changing political discourses in China.'
Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR JENNY MARTIN, Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, 6 March at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the University Museum, Parks Road.
Subject: 'The name's Bond—Disulfide Bond. Disulfide bond catalysts and their role in bacterial virulence and sex manipulation.'
Richard Hillary Lecture
PHILIP PULLMAN will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'Poco a poco: the fundamental particles of narrative.'
Global Economic Governance Programme
DANA BROWN will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 9 February, in the Swire Seminar Room, 12 Merton Street.
Subject: 'Corporate self-regulation and the recovery of the role of the state in developing countries. Making globalisation work for developing countries.'
Oxford English Dictionary Forum
The following lectures, which are open to all members of the University, will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House.
DR PETER MCCLURE, Hull
DR MARK ATHERTON, Regent's Park