University Gazette, 11 January 2007: Lectures
Professor of Ancient Philosophy
PROFESSOR TERENCE IRWIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 February, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Fundamental morality.'
Cyril Foster Lecture
THE RT. HON. JACK STRAW, MP, Leader of the House of Commons, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 January. The location of the lecture will be announced later.
Admission will be by ticket only (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, or e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Democracy and identity: building a global union.'
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.'
PROFESSOR OLIVIER DANVY, Aarhus, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 January, in the Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building.
Subject: 'Defunctionalised interpreters for higher-order programming languages.'
On Minerva and Mars: science and war, 1914–20
PROFESSOR ROY MACLEOD, Sydney, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, will deliver the Leverhulme Lectures at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Osler–McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens.
25 Jan.: 'Into hostile camps: the scientists go to war.'
1 Feb.: 'Frontline and factory: the chemists' war.'
8 Feb.: 'Sight and sound: the physicists' war.'
15 Feb.: 'Of men and mines: the geological war.'
22 Feb.: 'Tending minds, mending bodies: the medical war.'
1 Mar.: 'The war the victors lost: the shape of things to come.'
Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion
Religion, ritual, and power in the Nepal Himalayas
DR DAVID GELLNER, University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of South Asia, and Fellow of Wolfson College, will deliver the Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays (except where otherwise indicated) in the Examination Schools.
Tue. 16 Jan.: 'Theories of ritual, types of religion.'
24 Jan.: 'Hinduism and the rites of kingship.'
31 Jan.: 'Buddhism and rituals of power.'
7 Feb.: 'Resistance and conversion.'
14 Feb.: 'Biopower or bioweakness? Rituals of democracy and development.'
21 Feb.: 'Rituals and cultural nationalism.'
28 Feb.: 'Maoism as a ritual system.'
7 Mar.: 'Max Weber on Asian religions revisited.'
Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies
Material markets: facts, technologies, politics
PROFESSOR DONALD MACKENZIE, Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.
Mon. 26 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'Making derivatives.'
Tue. 27 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Making facts.'
Wed. 28 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Doing politics.'
English Language and Literature
Visiting lectures on life-writing
The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
Convener: Professor Hermione Lee.
English Language and Literature, History of Art, Music
The Bible in art, music, and literature
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.
Convener: The Very Revd John Drury, All Souls.
PROFESSOR VINCENT GILLESPIE
THE REVD ALLAN DOIG
PROFESSOR PAUL FIDDES
THE REVD DR RACHEL NICHOLLS, Cambridge
Commonwealth History Seminar: Slavery, abolition, and empire in historical perspective
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the History Faculty Building. M.St/ PRS presentations will be held on 9 March.
Conveners: Judith Brown, John Darwin, Jan-Georg Deutsch, and Amalia Ribi.
ROBIN LAW, Stirling
GOPALAN BALACHANDRAN, Geneva
JOE MILLER, Virginia
GAD HEUMAN, Warwick
History, Medieval and Modern Languages
Language and history
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Macgregor Room, Oriel College. Details of the 7 March seminar will be announced later.
Conveners: David Cram, Robert Evans, and Suzanne Romaine.
MARI JONES, Cambridge
NICHOLAS OSTLER, Bath
BRYNLEY ROBERTS, Aberystwyth
PATRICIA PALMER, York
Seminar on the history of the book, 1450–1800
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Convener: Professor I.W.F. Maclean.
PROFESSOR BRIAN RICHARDSON, Leeds
DR MAX ENGAMMARE, FNRS Geneva
PROFESSOR DANIEL ROCHE, Collège de France
DR PIET VAN BOXEL
DR NICHOLAS DAVIDSON
PROFESSOR PAUL NELLES, Carleton University
NICHOLAS PICKWOAD, Camberwell College of Arts
History, Social Sciences
Seminar in economic and social history
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.
Conveners: Professor Robert Allen, Professor Knick Harley, Professor Jane Humphries, and Professor Avner Offer.
PROFESSOR OSCAR GELDERBLOM, Utrecht
PROFESSOR JOERG BATEN, Tübingen
DR ALESSANDRO NUVOLARI, Eindhoven Centre for Innovation
DR DEBIN MA, LSE
PROFESSOR MARISTELLA BOTTICINI, Turin and Boston
PROFESSOR GILLES POSTEL-VINAY, INRA
PROFESSOR ALBRECHT RITSCHL, Humboldt University,
PROFESSOR DANIEL RAFF, Wharton School, University of
Republics of Letters in Early Modern Europe
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.
Conveners: Professor I.W.F. Maclean and Dr N.R. Malcolm.
DR DIRK VAN MIERT, Warburg Institute
PROFESSOR PETER MILLER, Bard Graduate College, New
DR PAUL ARBLASTER, Louvain
DR JANE STEVENSON, Aberdeen
DR ADAM MOSLEY, Swansea
DR NOEL MALCOLM
DR GRAEME MURDOCK, Birmingham
DR JOHN ROBERTSON
History and the Voltaire Foundation
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss, Dr John Robertson and Dr Jan Spurlock.
PROFESSOR SIMON DIXON, University of Leeds
DR SILVIA SEBASTIANI, European University Institute,
PROFESSOR PIETRO CORSI
DR ROBIN DARWALL-SMITH
PROFESSOR ANTHONY LA VOPA, North Carolina and
DR ALEXANDRA HYARD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences
PROFESSOR BARBARA TAYLOR, East London
Oxford Environmental Law Discussion Group
Unless otherwise indicated, the following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Cinnamon Carlarne (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
DR JUDITH MARQUAND, Tomsk State University
DR PAVLOS ELEFTHERIADIS
DAVID WILLIS, Partner, Herbert Smith
DR LIZ FISHER
PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the ICL Lecture Theatre.
Convener: Dr J.J. Davis.
PROFESSOR MARTIN SCHRODER, Nottingham
PROFESSOR TODD MARDER, Durham
PROFESSOR MOSHE KOL, Tel Aviv
PROFESSOR IAN MANNERS, Bristol
DR BEN SLATER, Royal Institution
PROFESSOR CLARE GREY, Stonybrook, US
PROFESSOR JUN OKUDA, Aachen
PROFESSOR TOM WELTON, Imperial College; RSC Ingold
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
The following research seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
PROFESSOR DOUGLAS FEARON, Cambridge
PROFESSOR STEPHEN BUSBY, Birmingham
PROFESSOR MARGARET FRAME, Glasgow
DR RICHARD BOYD
PROFESSOR TONY BASTEN, Centenary Institute of Cancer
PROFESSOR AMANDA FISHER, Imperial College School of
Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminarsThe following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.
DR PETER KOHL
PROFESSOR ALEXEI TEPIKIN, Liverpool
DR DELIA BELELLI, Dundee
PROFESSOR ALISON BRADING
PROFESSOR CLIVE BRAMHAM, Bergen
PROFESSOR ANGELA VINCENT
PROFESSOR GRAEME HENDERSON, Bristol
DR DANIEL JAGGER, UCL
Department of Psychiatry
The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital. Enquiries: email@example.com.
PROFESSOR DAVID NUTT, Bristol
DR IAN ANDERSON, Manchester
Ethox centre and Oxford genetics knowledge park seminar series 2007: from principles to practice: implementing genetic database governance
The following seminars will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Ethox Centre library, Gibson Building, Block 21, Radcliffe Infirmary.
DR JANE KAYE,
HÖRDUR HELGI HELGASON, LM Attorneys,
ADRIAN MCNEIL, Chief Executive, Human Tissue Authority
PROFESSOR SARAH CUNNINGHAM-BURLEY, Edinburgh/Human
DR MARY DIXON-WOODS, Leicester
PROFESSOR ALEXANDER M. CAPRON, Southern
California/International Association of Bioethics
PROFESSOR RORY COLLINS, Oxford/UK Biobank
PROFESSOR DAVID VAVER
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays of full-term in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.
PROFESSOR DAVID MORGAN, California, San Francisco
PROFESSOR DALE WIGLEY, Cancer Research UK Clare Hall
Laboratories, South Mimms
PROFESSOR ANTHONY J. DAY, Wellcome Trust Centre for
Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester
PROFESSOR I. CAMPBELL
PROFESSOR MALCOLM WALKINSHAW, Edinburgh
New horizons in molecular medicine and their relevance to cardiovascular disease
A Divisional Science Day on this subject will be held on Wednesday, 17 January, 1.30–5 p.m., in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. Enquiries should be directed to Melissa Wright (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR M.S. GAUTEL, BHF Chair
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: Medicine, surgery, and culture
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.
Convener: Dr M. Pelling.
DR P. WALLIS, LSE
ALEXANDRA BAMJI, Cambridge
DR C. RIDER, Cambridge
DR J. SHAW, Sheffield
THOMAS BLAEN, University of Exeter
DR D. MADDEN
DR E. HURREN, Oxford Brookes
Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 pm on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.
Convener: Professor Martin Goodman.
DR JOANNA WEINBERG
PROFESSOR REINHARD KRATZ, Georg-August Universität,
MILA GINSBURSKY, Cambridge
EYAL BEN-ELIYAHU, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and
DR CATRIN WILLIAMS, Bangor
Violence and authority: Comparative studies on European, Byzantine, and Islamic states and state-building—rebellion and other protest movements
The Mellon Sawyer Seminar series will continue at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.
Conveners: Dr Petra Sijpesteijn and Professor Chase Robinson.
ARIETTA PAPACONSTANTINOU, Dumbarton Oaks
THOMAS SIZGORICH, New Mexico
PAUL FOURACRE, Manchester
PROFESSOR CHASE ROBINSON
MARIBEL FIERRO, CSIC, Madrid
LENNART SUNDELIN, Miami
PATRICIA CRONE, Princeton
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars
The David Patterson Seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.
Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.
DR DAVID LEHMANN, Cambridge
PROFESSOR REINHARD KRATZ, Georg August University,
TIM WINTER, Cambridge
PROFESSOR MARTIN GOODMAN
PROFESSOR EMANUEL TOV, Hebrew University
DR JEREMY SCHONFIELD
PROFESSOR SHMUEL FEINER, Bar Ilan University
DR DANIELA MANTOVAN-KROMER, Hochschule für
Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg
Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group
The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries: email@example.com.
Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, and Federico Varese.
DR SARAH PERCY
NICK KOCHAN, The Financial Times
MS MARINA TZVETKOVA
ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminars: Migration on the fringes of Europe: trends, patterns, transformations
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Human Sciences, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Further information may be found at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml.
Convener: Franck Düvell.
PROFESSOR ELSPETH GUILD, Nijmegen
BEN WARD, Human Rights Watch
PROFESSOR ANDREAS WIMMER, UCLA
FERRUCCIO PASTORE, Centro Studi di Politica
NICK MAI, London Metropolitan University
PROFESSOR AHMET ICDUYGU, Koç University,
IRINA MOLODIKOVA, Central European University,
Current issues in social policy: Welfare and social security around the globe
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Details of the 13 February seminar will be announced later.
Conveners: Dr Y.J. Choi and Mrs T. Smith.
PROFESSOR R. WALKER
PROFESSOR I. GOUGH, Bath
DR A. BARRIENTOS, Sussex
PROFESSOR L. LEISERING, Bielefeld
DR M. ORENSTEIN, Syracuse
PROFESSOR R. DEACON, Sheffield
PROFESSOR P. KEMP
Israel: historical, political, and social aspects
The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown. Further lectures will be announced later.
A number of seminars will also be held on related topics. The first will take place on Thursday, 25 January, in St Anne's College, introduced by Professor Asa Kasher of Tel Aviv University, on the subject of 'Military ethics'.
Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.
PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS
PROFESSOR YOSSI BEN-ARTZI, Rector, Haifa University
Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College.
Convener: Dr Peggy Morgan.
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI
DR PHILIP STEWART
DR BEN KNIGHTON
DR MAHINDA DEEGALLE
Oxford Institute of Ageing
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building.
Convener: Mr Derek Ross.
PROFESSOR STEPHEN MCNAIR
MS LUCY ATHERTON, Senior Legal Adviser, EEF
PROFESSOR KEN MAYHEW
DR TONY MALTBY
PROFESSOR TONY WARNES, Sheffield
PROFESSOR JUHANI ILMARINEN, Finnish Institute of
PROFESSOR AMANDA GRIFFITHS, Nottingham
William Cohn Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY SCREECH, SOAS, London, will deliver the William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 22 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.
Subject: 'On the way to the Yoshiwara Pleasure District: poetic memory and representation in eighteenth-century Japan.'
Centre for Brazilian Studies
PROFESSOR LESLIE BETHELL, CBS, DR TIMOTHY POWER, CBS, DR PERSIO ARIDA, Rio de Janeiro, and DR ANDREW HURRELL, Nuffield College, will take part in a round-table discussion to be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 January, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.
Subject: 'Challenges facing the second Lula Government.'
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.
DR OSCAR VILHENA VIEIRA, Fundação
Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo and Conectas Human
Rights, São Paulo
DR EDMUND AMANN, University of Manchester
PROFESSOR JEFFREY LESSER, Emory University
PROFESSOR JOSÉ MURILO DE CARVALHO, Universidade
Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Academia Brasileira de
PROFESSOR DAVID TREECE, King's College, London
DR FRANCISCO DE ASSIS COSTA, Universidade Federal do
DR MAURICIO LISSOVSKY, Universidade Federal do Rio de
DR MARCELO TRINDADE, Chairman, CVM (Brazil's Securities
and Exchange Commission)
Workshop: The judiciary and economic development in Brazil
This workshop will be held on Friday, 23 February, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. Pre-registration is required: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Oxford (2)84460. The convener is Dr Jairo Saddi, IBMEC Legal Centre, São Paulo. Details of the programme of the workshop will be announced later.
Saïd Business School
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School. Enquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
JAVIER SUAREZ, CEMFI
VICENTE CUÑAT, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
ANDREA PRAT, LSE
MAGNUS DAYLQUIST, Swedish Institute for Financial
TANO SANTOS, Columbia
FRANK DE YONG, Tilburg
Centre for Criminology
The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.
JOHN KLEINIG, City University of New York
SOPHIE BODY-GENDROT, Paris
MERCEDES HINTON, LSE
BEN CREWE, Cambridge
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
British diplomatic perspectives on the Muslim world
SIR HAROLD WALKER, formerly Ambassador to Iraq, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 January, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.
Subject: 'Lessons from Iraq.'
Oxford Learning Institute
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oxford Learning Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Rocio Garavito (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The full programme can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/oli.php?page =138.
DR MARGARET KILEY, ANU
DR MATTS MATTSSON, Stockholm Institute of Education
PROFESSOR GRAHAM GIBBS
DR JOHN ALBAN-METCALFE, Real World Group Ltd
PROFESSOR NOEL ENTWISTLE, Edinburgh
DR ANDREW NORTHEDGE, Open University
Early Modern French Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.
Conveners: Richard Cooper, Nicholas Cronk, and Alain Viala.
JAN HERMAN, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven
KIRSTEN DICKHAUT, Universität Giessen
Modern French Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.
Conveners: Michael Sheringham and Marc Dambre.
CELIA BRITTON, University College London
MICHEL LEYMARIE, Univrsité Charles de Gaulle-Lille
MARTIN CROWLEY, Cambridge
ERIC ROBERTSON, Royal Holloway, University of London
Medieval French Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays in the Maison Française.
Convener: Helen Swift.
PETER NOBLE, Reading
YAN GREUB, Swiss National Science Foundation
REBECCA DIXON, Manchester
New Directions in French Research Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on alternate Mondays in the Maison Française.
Conveners: Marie-Claire Lavabre, Anne Simonin and Stéphane van Damme, CNRS-MFO.
SYLVAIN VENAIRE, Paris I-Sorbonne
PIERRE SERNA, Paris I-Sorbonne
JUDITH LYON-CAEN, EHESS, Paris
BLAISE WILFERT-PORTAL, ENS, Paris
History, politics and memory in twentieth-century Europe
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the History Faculty Building, Broad Street.
Conveners: Robert Gildea, Worcester College and Marie-Caire Lavabre, CNRS- MFO.
SARAH GENSBURGER, Sciences-Po, Paris
CLAIRE ANDRIEU, Sciences-Po, Paris
JAMES MARK, University of Exeter
JACQUES SEMELIN, Science-Po, Paris
GRAHAM DAWSON, Brighton
SANDRINE LEFRANC, CNRS-Unviersité de Paris
Study Day: Multiple masters: French prints after paintings, 1700–1900
This study day will be held in collaboration with the Modern European History Research Centre on Sat., 3 March from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Convener: Stephen Bann, Bristol.
The following conferences will be held in the Maison Française unless indicated otherwise.
STÉPHANE VAN DAMME, CNRS-MFO and ALEXIS
TADIÉ ;, MFO-Université de Paris 7
MARIE-CLAIRE LAVABRE, CNRS-MFO and ROBERT GILDEA
RICHARD SCHOLAR and ALEXIS TADIÉ (Organisers)
JEAN-LOUIS LABARRIÈRE, CNRS-MFO and OSWYN MURRAY
JEAN-FREDERIC SCHAUB, EHESS-MFO
LINE COTTEGNIES, Université de Paris 3 and ALEXIS
TADIÉ ;, MFO-Université de Paris 7
MARK PHILP and JOANNA INNES (Organisers)
The following events will be held in the Maison Française unless otherwise indicated.
MARC LAZAR, Sciences-Po, Paris
CARLO GINZBURG, UCLA
CHRIS HUHNE, MP
JOHN SCHEID, Collège de France
The following events will be held in the Maison Francaise on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Dr Reider Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College, will introduce each film. No need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
23 Jan.: Les enfants terribles. (1949. Director: Jean-Pierre Melville)
6 Feb.: Touchez pas au Grisbi (1953. Director: Jean Becker)
20 Feb.: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1957. Director: Louis Malle)
6 Mar.: Pickpocket (1959. Director: Robert Bresson)
Queen Elizabeth House (department of International Development)
Contemporary South Asia Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development.
Conveners: Professor Barbara Harriss-White, Dr Nandini Gooptu, and Mallarika Sinha Roy.
DEEPAK K. MISHRA, Jawaharlal Nehru University
RAVI RAMAN, Manchester
DILIP MENON, Delhi and Cambridge
VANDANA UPADHYAY, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar
MICHAEL ROBERTS, Adelaide
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, 3 Mansfield Road. Late changes to the seminars will be posted at www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminar s.html.
Conveners: Professor Barbara Harriss-White, Professor Valpy Fitzgerald, and Dr Nandini Gooptu.
RODNEY HALL, Academic Director, Foreign Service
TIM DI MUZIO, Foreign Service Programme
JO BOYDEN, Director, Young Lives Research Project
MARIA JASCHOK, Director, International Gender Studies
STEPHEN CASTLES, Director, International Migration
SABINA ALKIRE, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human
Centre for Socio-legal Studies
Law, culture, and development
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building.
Convener: Dr Maria Kurkchiyan.
PROFESSOR W.F. MENSKI, SOAS, London
DR FERNANDA PIRIE
PROFESSOR BARBARA HARRISS-WHITE
PROFESSOR ANNE GRIFFITHS, Edinburgh
PROFESSOR RANDALL PEERENBOOM, California, Los Angeles
Taylor Institution Library
Immer ein bisschen revolutionär: Oma, Mu, and me
IRENE GILL will talk on life as a refugee for three generations of women in her family, with readings from her two books, in German and English, at 5.15 for 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 January, in the Taylor Institution Library (confirm attendance to: email@example.com).
Readings from A la recherche du temps perdu
NICOLE GORE will read Combray, la tante Léonie, and Le Temps retrouvé (extracts) in French, with introductions in French/English followed by discussion and questions, at 5.15 for 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 February, in the Taylor Institution Library (limited seating—application to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
All Souls College
Commercial law: change and challenge
CHRISTOPHER BUTCHER, QC, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.
26 Jan.: 'Evidence in contract interpretation: principle and practical constraints.'
2 Feb.: 'European rules and private international law: how grave a threat to English commercial law?'
9 Feb.: 'Auditors' liability: the profession, Parliament, and the courts.'
16 Feb.: 'Insurance disputes: what future for good faith?'
Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government
ELIOT COHEN, Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 January, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
Subject: 'The military profession and modern war.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
DR CARL-JOHAN SEGER, Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Architect of the Integrated Design and Verification System, Intel, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures at 3 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Department of Engineering Science.
8 Feb.: 'Micro-processor design: theoretical physics meets high-volume manufacturing.'
22 Feb.: 'Micro-processor design. You wanted to design what?'
Remaking environments: histories, practices, politics
The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCE Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Building. The lectures are organised in conjunction with the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, and are supported by Tetra Laval.
Convener: Professor Sarah Whatmore.
PROFESSOR KENNETH OLWIG, Swedish University of
PROFESSOR NICK BLOMLEY, Simon Fraser
PROFESSOR DENIS COSGROVE, UCLA
PROFESSOR TIM INGOLD, Aberdeen
PROFESSOR CHRIS TILLEY, UCL
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY LUKE, Virginia State University
PROFESSOR MELISSA LEACH, Sussex
St Antony's College
Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar: How can democracies cope with minorities?
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
DR DENIS MACSHANE, MP, THE RT. HON. CHARLES KENNEDY, MP,
and ROGER LIDDLE, Policy Adviser, European Commission
SHAHID MALIK, MP, BARONESS FALKNER, and PROFESSOR TARIQ
THE MOST REVD PETER SMITH, Archbishop of Cardiff, DR EVAN
HARRIS, MP, and DR ROY GARDNER, Institute of Education,
YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN, columnist, the
Independent, JOHN LLOYD, Reuters Institute and
The Financial Times, and DR SCOTT BLINDER
LORD TRIMBLE, MARK DURKAN, MP, and PROFESSOR ROY
MICHAEL PORTILLO and PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
THE RT. HON. JIM WALLACE, QC, MSP, ELFYN LLWYD, MP, and
THE RT. HON. PAUL MURPHY, MP
LORD (DAVID) STEEL, H.E. MS LINDIWE MABUZA, South African
High Commissioner, AND DR DAVID JOHNSON
Conceptualising Political Leadership in Greece and South East Europe
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.
Conveners: Dr Othon Anastasakis and Dr Renee Hirschon.
PROFESSOR PASCHALIS KITROMILIDES
DR NIYAZI KILZIYUREK
DR TAKIS PAPPAS
SIR MICHAEL LLEWELLYN SMITH
DR VASSILIS GOUNARIS
DR STEPHANIE SCHWANDERS
PROFESSOR STEVAN PAVLOWITCH
DR SERAPHIM SEFERIADES
St John's College Research Centre
A one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 13 January, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. There will be five talks around the theme of 'Imagination'. The speakers are listed below. Full details of the programme may be found on the college Web site, www.sjc.ox.ac.uk (choose the link 'Research').
All members of the University are welcome, but space is limited. Those who wish to attend should e-mail email@example.com.
RITCHIE ROBERTSON: 'Imagination and Romanticism.'
PAUL HARRIS: 'Imagination and testimony in cognitive development.'
GREG CURRIE: 'Two kinds of imagining.'
SIMON OAKES: ' "Figure a sua fantasia per mostrar l'arte": imagination in painting.'
LOUISE BRADDOCK: 'Richard Wollheim on imagination and identification.'
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.'
Regent's Park College
Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture
A sense of place: landscapes human and divine
The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.
PROFESSOR DAVID BROWN, Durham
HELEN WOOLLEY, Sheffield
PROFESSOR TIM GORRINGE, University of Exeter
THE VERY REVD JUNE OSBORNE, Dean of Salisbury
THE VERY REVD RICHARD GILES, Dean of Philadelphia
DR IAN BRADLEY, St Andrews
THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD, Archdeacon of Oxford
THE RT REVD DR JOHN INGE, Bishop of Huntingdon
Friends of the Bodleian
PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 January, in the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1. Tickets, costing £10, may be obtained on application to Vikki Cunningham, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: Oxford (2)77234).
Subject: 'Edith Wharton and biography.'
Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum
The following lectures will be given at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the New Extension to the Pitt Rivers, Robinson Close, South Parks Road.
DR STEPHANIE DALLEY 17 Jan.: 'The Hanging Gardens of Babylon—an old problem and its solution.'
ANDREW MILLS, PRM
JONATHAN FOWLER, St Cross
Oxford Italian Association
The following lectures will be given at 7.30 for 8 p.m. on the days shown. Admission costs £1 for members, £3 for non-members; students under thirty admitted free. Enquiries: email@example.com, or telephone Oxford 377479.
PROFESSOR C. KING
PROFESSOR FEDERICO VARESE
DR CATHERINE HOLMES
Fri., 19 Jan., 8 p.m., Rewley House: showing of film I giorni dell'abbandono (96 minutes; English subtitles). Admission free.
Tue., 14 Feb., 7.30 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.
Thur., 8 Mar.: tutored wine-tasting: Italian Wines in Oxford. By ticket and for members only. Contact the Hon. Sec., Oxford 377479.
Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia
Islam in Central Asia
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 15 February.
PROFESSOR DEVIN DEWEESE, Indiana
AKUN SABITOV, film production designer, Almaty
DR JOHAN RASANAYAGAM, Aberdeen
DR ALEXANDRE PAPAS, EHESS, Paris
PROFESSOR THIERRY ZARCONE, CNRS, Paris
DR ALISHER ILKHAMOV, SOAS
PROFESSOR ALISHER KHAMIDOV, Johns Hopkins
PROFESSOR JO-ANN GROSS, New Jersey
Oxford Intelligence Group
SIR RICHARD MOTTRAM, Permanent Secretary, Security, and Intelligence and Resilience, Cabinet Office, and Chair, Joint Intelligence Committee, will take part in a dinner/discussion at 7.15 on Monday, 22 January, in Nuffield College. The cost of dinner is £25 (students £15). Cheques, payable to Nuffield College, should be sent to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF by no later than 17 January.