University of Oxford Homepage

University of Oxford Crest

Oxford 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.

Enquiries should be directed to Deborah Lisburne, Saïd Business School (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Claire Abel, Oxford University Press (e-mail: claire.abel@oup.com).

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Bampton 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 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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Grinfield Lectures

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?'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Medical Sciences

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
23 Feb.: 'The importance of epigenetics in health and disease.'

DR GUILLAUME MABILLEAU
2 Mar., 12.30 p.m.: 'Response of bone cells to orthopaedic materials.'

DR RACHEL LOCKLIN
2 Mar., 1 p.m.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR JACOB KLEIN
Wed. 7 Mar.: 'Molecular mechanisms of mammalian joint lubrication.'

DR GRAHAM RILEY, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
9 Mar.: 'MMPs and their role in the molecular pathology of tendon.'

DR DAVID SIMPSON
16 Mar.: To be announced.

DR NIGEL LOVERIDGE, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
23 Mar.: 'Cellular changes and mechanical consequence of age and disease on the proximal femur.'


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
20 Feb.: 'Regulation in practice: implementation of the Human Tissue Act 2004.'

PROFESSOR SARAH CUNNINGHAM-BURLEY, Edinburgh/Human Genetics Commission
6 Mar.: 'Addressing public concerns through governance practices for human genetic databases.'

DR MARY DIXON-WOODS, Leicester
24 Apr.: 'Beyond commodification: childhood cancer tumour banking, trust, and community.'

PROFESSOR ALEXANDER M. CAPRON, Southern California/International Association of Bioethics
3 May, Green College Lecture Theatre, 1.30 p.m.: 'Ethical norms and international governance of genomics.'

PROFESSOR RORY COLLINS, Oxford/UK Biobank
15 May: 'Blocking access to personal data for medical research: in the public interest?'

PROFESSOR DAVID VAVER
29 May: 'Medical databases: fit for intellectual property rights?'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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: karen.leeder@new.ox.ac.uk).

^ Return to Contents of this section


Oriental Studies

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 teresa.bernheimer@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

LENNART SUNDELIN, Miami
20 Feb.: 'Rural unrest in Abbasid Egypt.' (Discussant: Yossef Rapoport)

YOSSEF RAPOPORT
27 Feb.: 'The countryside alliance: Bedouins, peasants and rebels in Mamluk Egypt and beyond.' (Discussant: Judith Pfeiffer)

PATRICIA CRONE, Princeton
6 Mar.: 'Babak and the rebel prophets of Iran.' (Discussant: Chase Robinson)

^ Return to Contents of this section


Department of Educational Studies

Public lecture

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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
21 Feb.: 'Iran and the Middle East: ideology or interests?'

SIR RICHARD DEARLOVE, Cambridge, formerly Head of Secret Intelligence Service
28 Feb.: 'The security dimension of Middle East policy.'

SIR ALAN MUNRO, formerly HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
7 Mar.: 'British relations with the countries of the Gulf.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Maison Française

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

CARLO GINZBURG, Pisa
Fri. 16 Feb.: 'Coleridge, exoticism, and empire.' (Chair: Duncan Wu)

PHILIPPE FOREST, Nantes
Tue. 20 Feb.: 'Pour en finir avec l'autofiction: de l'écriture textuelle au roman du jeu.' (Chair: Michael Sheringham)

JOHN SCHEID, Collège de France
Tue. 6 Mar.: 'The meaning of ritual in ancient Rome.' (Chair: Robert Parker)

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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: clare.ruthven@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Keble College

Richardson Lecture

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Lady Margaret Hall

Heron-Allen Lecture

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: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Biodiversity, ecosystems, and human wellbeing.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Somerville College

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


University College

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

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.

^ Return to Contents of this section