University Gazette, 9 November 2006: Lectures
Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History
PROFESSOR LINDA KERBER, Harmsworth Professor 2006–7, will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The stateless as the citizen's other: a view from US history.'
Clarendon Lectures in Economics
Unravelling the mystery of economic trends
PROFESSOR PETER C.B. PHILLIPS, Yale University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Department of Economics. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon., 20 Nov.: 'The mystery of trend: using trends as coordinates and instruments.'
Tues., 21 Nov.: 'The passage through unity: mildly integrated and explosive time series.'
Wed., 22 Nov.: 'Transition and growth: econometrics of convergence and clustering.'
J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR MICHAEL AKAM, Director, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.
Tickets are not required for admission. Anyone wishing to attend who has specific access requirements is asked to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.
Subject: 'The evolution of segmentation mechanisms in animals.'
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY TILL, Defence Studies Department, King's College, London (based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College), will deliver the Hudson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 November, in Room 6, the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Trafalgar, Tsushima, Medway and the decisive battles of the twenty-first century.'
Intellectual property in the new millennium
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.
Convener: Professor David Vaver.
DR CATHERINE SEVILLE, Cambridge
PROFESSOR FIONA MACMILLAN, Birkbeck College, London
DR M.F. MAKEEN, SOAS, London
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Distinguished Lecture in Virology
The inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Virology will be held on Thursday, 30 November, at 4.30 p.m., in the University Museum of Natural History, followed by a champagne reception in Museum Court from 5.45 p.m.
PROFESSOR BARUCH BLUMBERG, Nobel Laureate: 'Hepatitis B. The first cancer vaccine.'
DR DENNIS BURTON, The Scripps Institute: 'The challenge of an HIV vaccine from the antibody perspective.'
DR MARTINE ROTHBLATT, United Therapeutics: 'Management of xenoviral risk.'
Medical Sciences Division
Science day: Aids intervention research at Oxford
This Science Day will be held on Wednesday, 29 November, 2–5 p.m., in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road.
Convener: Professor Siamon Gordon (e-mail: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR ANGELA MCLEAN, Zoology
MS KRISTEN UNDERHILL, Social Policy and Social Work
PROFESSOR ALAN STEIN, Psychiatry
PROFESSOR QUENTIN SATTENTAU, Dunn School
DR LUCY DORRELL, Molecular Medicine
DR PHILIP GOULDER, Paediatrics
PROFESSOR ANDREW MCMICHAEL, Molecular Medicine
Department of Educational Studies
SIR DAVID WATSON, Professor of Higher Education
Management, Institute of Education, London, will lecture at
3.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Department of
Subject: 'The concept of student experience.'
PROFESSOR CHRISTINE HOWE, Strathclyde, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 November, in the Department of Educational Studies.
Convener: Professor Terezinha Nunes.
Subject: 'Group work in science: from principles to practice.'
Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions (amended notice)
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College. Arrangements have now changed for the seminar on 14 November.
Conveners: Dr Bettina Schmidt and Dr Peggy Morgan.
DR ELIZABETH DE MICHELIS
PROFESSOR DOUGLAS DAVIES
Centre for Brazilian Studies
Research Seminars (amended notice)
The following research seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road.
Details of the 21 November seminar given here differ from those previously published. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROFESSOR T. RIEDINGER, Ohio State University
DR RAQUEL ROLNIK, Ministério das Cidades,
DR JOÇO ROBERTO MARTINS, Universidade Federal de
SÆo Carlos, SÆo Paulo
State politics and institutions in comparative perspective: Lessons from BrazilThis one-day workshop will be held on Friday, 3 December, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The full programme can be found at www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.
There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. Those wishing to attend should register with name and affiliation to email@example.com, or to Oxford (2)84460.
Participants: Dr André Borges, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (co-convenor); Professor Celina Souza, Universidade Federal da Bahia (co-convenor); Dr José Antônio Cheibub, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr Timothy Power, Centre for Brazilian Studies; Dr Aaron Schneider, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; Dr Santosh Matthew, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; Professor Argelina Figueiredo, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro; Dr Natália G.D. Sátyro, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro; Dr Soraya Côrtes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Dr Anthony Hall, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Museum of the History of Science
Occasional lecture series: Between the lines
ANDREW ROBINSON, Literary Editor, The Times Higher Education Supplement, will talk about his book Thomas Young: The Last Man Who Knew Everything, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Museum of the History of Science.
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Economic development in the Muslim world: problems and prospects
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.
PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER, Centre for the Study of the
PROFESSOR HASHEM PESARAN
PANEL OF DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
GERRY JACKSON, founder and director, SW Radio Africa, will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Committee Room, Green College. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Press freedom and Zimbabwe.'
Mediterranean Writers Series (amended notice)
The following meetings will be held on the days shown in the Maison Française.
The meeting with Al-Tayyib Salih will now take place in the Maison Française, and not, as previously notified, in the Middle East Centre, St Antony's.
Queen Elizabeth House
Department of International Development
DR RAJESH TANDON, Society for Participatory Research in Asia, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House. The seminar will be followed by a reception. Enquiries may be directed to Gabriela Guzman (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Citizen participation and democratic governance: twenty-five years of the PRIA.'
GEORGE SOROS, author, financier, and international philantropist, will hold a discussion with PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH at 12 noon on Sunday, 12 November, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. The discussion will last one hour, with an opportunity for questions.
Subject: 'Consequences of the war on terror.'
Lady Margaret Hall
JENNIFER WELSH, Professor of International Relations, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 24 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. All members of the University are welcome to attend. Enquiries should be directed to Janet Wardell (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Values and vision in Canadian foreign policy.'
St Antony's College
Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence
Intelligence and the sociology of terrorism
This workshop, arranged jointly by St Antony's and the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, will be held in St Antony's on 8 and 9 December. Requests for pre-registration and enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Griffiths, Secretary to the Pluscarden Programme (e-mail: email@example.com). The closing date for pre-registration is Monday, 27 November.
Conveners: Dr Steve Tsang, Dr Roy Giles, Dr Sandra Bell, Suraj Lakhani, and Chris Pope.
Friday, 8 December
SIR COLIN MCCOLL, former Head, SIS
MARK URBAN, BBC diplomatic correspondent
ROBERT WHALLEY, formerly of the Home Office
DR TARIQ RAMADAN
SHEIKH MUSA ADMANI, Imam, London Metropolitan
DR DAVID JOHNSON
PROFESSOR ANTHONY GLEES, Director, Brunel Centre for
Intelligence and Security Studies
HIS HONOUR JUDGE WILLIAM BIRTLES
Saturday, 9 December
DAC PETER CLARKE, Head, Anti-Terrorist Branch,
PROFESSOR DR MAGNUS RANSTORP, Director, Centre for
Asymmetric Threat Studies, NDC Sweden
ASIM SIDDIQUI, Chairman, City Circle
REAR-ADM. RICHARD COBBOLD, Director, RUSI
ROGER HARDY, Islamic affairs analyst, BBC
LORETTA NAPOLEONI, author and journalist
Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR JOHN GEDDES will deliver the fourth Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'Bi-polar disorder: reining in the extremes of mood.'
Creative Arts Lecture Series
JON STALLWORTHY and PETER FRANCE will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 10 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Poets as translators.'
Oxford Bibliographical Society
DR JULIAN HARRISON will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 13 November, in the Taylor Institution. All members of the University are welcome to attend.
Subject: 'Sir Robert Cotton's library revisited.'