University Gazette, 14 December 2006: Lectures
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.
Note: the date of the lecture was incorrectly given as 27 January in the Gazette of 7 December (p. 484).
Admission will be by ticket only (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Democracy and identity: building a global union.'
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 St Cross 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.'
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: email@example.com).
DR JUDITH MARQUAND, Tomsk State University
DR PAVLOS ELEFTHERIADIS
DAVID WILLIS, Partner, Herbert Smith
DR LIZ FISHER
PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
New horizons in molecular medicine and their relevance to cardiovascular diseaseA 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
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/events/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,
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit
David Patterson Seminars
The David Patterson Seminars will be given 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
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 JACQUIE BURGESS, UEA
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY LUKE, Virginia State University
PROFESSOR MELISSA LEACH, Sussex
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.'
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?'