University Gazette, 15 February 2007: Lectures
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.'
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 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, Medical Sciences
NADRIAN C. SEEMAN, Department of Chemistry, New York University, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'DNA: not merely the secret of life.'
Botnar Research Centre
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held on Fridays at 12.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Botnar Research Centre. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 2 March.
DR TRUDY ROACH, Southampton
DR GUILLAUME MABILLEAU
DR RACHEL LOCKLIN
PROFESSOR JACOB KLEIN
DR GRAHAM RILEY, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
DR DAVID SIMPSON
DR NIGEL LOVERIDGE, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
Ethox Centre and Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park seminar series 2007: From principles to practice: implementing genetic database governance
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Ethox Centre library, Gibson Building, Block 21, Radcliffe Infirmary.
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
Medieval and Modern Languages
Editor, poet, and translator IAIN GALBRAITH, with guest poets EVELYN SCHLAG and PETER WATERHOUSE, will launch a collection of Austrian poetry, The Night Begins With a Question, with readings, at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 February, in Lecture Room 6, New College.
Convener: Karen Leeder (e-mail: email@example.com).
Violence and authority: comparative studies on European, Byzantine and Islamic states and state-building. Rebellion and other protest movements.
The Mellon Sawyer Seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church. For more information go to http://www.krc.ox.ac.uk/mellon_seminar.htm or contact Thomas.munt@Wolfson.ox.ac.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LENNART SUNDELIN, Miami
PATRICIA CRONE, Princeton
Department of Educational Studies
PROFESSOR JEROME BRUNER, New York University, leading educational psychologist and winner of the Balzan Prize, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 March, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free.
Subject: 'Cultivating the possible.'
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue
DR ROBERT SATLOFF, Executive Director, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, will deliver the eleventh lecture in this series at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 1 March, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'The Arab experience during the Holocaust: a hopeful antidote to Holocaust denial in the Arab world.'
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
British diplomatic perceptions of the Muslim world
The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.
SIR RICHARD DALTON, formerly HM Ambassador to Iran
SIR RICHARD DEARLOVE, Cambridge, formerly Head of Secret
SIR ALAN MUNRO, formerly HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.
CARLO GINZBURG, Pisa
PHILIPPE FOREST, Nantes
JOHN SCHEID, Collège de France
Queen Elizabeth House
PAUL HOWE, Policy Adviser, UN World Food Programme, and MARCO CAVALCANTE, Consultant, Policy, Strategy and Programme Support Division, UN World Food Programme, will speak at a special seminar to be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development. The seminar will introduce the first edition of the UN World Food Programme's new annual publication, the World Hunger series.
Those wishing to attend are advised to check on www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminars.html for any change in the arrangements.
Subject: 'Hunger and learning.'
James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation
James Martin Institute Lectures: Energy farmers—from energy hunter-gatherers to a sustainable future
PROFESSOR DANIEL KAMMEN, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the James Martin Institute Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.
Admission is free, and registration is not required. Further information can be found at www.martininstitute.ox.ac.uk/JMI/About+JMI/James+Martin+Institute+Lectures+2007. Enquiries should be directed to Clare Ruthven (e-mail: email@example.com).
Mon. 5 Mar.: 'Energy hunter-gatherers.'
Tue. 6 Mar.: 'The global possible: but we don't tenure Mother Teresa.'
Wed. 7 Mar.: 'Energy farmers and environmentalism for the twenty-first century.'
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.'
European Studies Centre
Conceptualising political leadership in Greece and south-east Europe
DR STEPHANIE SCHWANDER-SIEVERS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.
Subject: 'Controlling the void: informal structures in post-Communist northern Albania.'
St Catherine's College
Wallace Watson Award Lectures
The Wallace Watson Award Lectures will be given by the joint winners of the 2006 Award at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.
RACHEL BRETTELL: 'The long journey home—Mongols, mountains, mare's milk, and more.'
CHRISTIAN TOENNESEN: 'Ice capades in Greenland.'
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.'
Global Economic Governance Programme
BERNARD TABAIRE, Editor, Sunday Monitor, Kampala, and others will speak at the seminar to be held at 10.30 a.m. on Monday, 26 February, in the Swire Room, 12 Merton Street. Documentaries The Bank, the President and the Pearl of Africa will be shown at the meeting.
Conveners: Ngaire Woods and Paddy Coulter.
Subject: 'Exposing aid.'
Oxford Intelligence Group
SAM NILSSON will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 February, in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College. Those wishing to attend are asked to advise Claire Bunce (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Building up the big picture: Swedish humint collection against the Soviet Baltic Fleet 1946–7.'
AIR MARSHAL STUART PEACH, Chief of Defence Intelligence, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 12 March, in the Lecture Theatre, Nuffield College.
The lecture will be followed by a dinner/discussion at 7.15 p.m. Applications for places at dinner, with a cheque for £25 (£15 for students), made out to Nuffield College, should be sent to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF, by no later than 7 March.