University Gazette, 25 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.'
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 on at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. The series will continue in Trinity Term.
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.'
Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint
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?'
Sincerity, hypocrisy and lies in modern political thought from Hobbes to Orwell
DR DAVID RUNCIMAN, Cambridge, will deliver the Carlyle lectures on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.
1 Feb.: 'Hobbes and the mask of power.'
8 Feb.: 'Mandeville and the virtues of vice.'
15 Feb.: 'Bentham and the utility of fiction.'
22 Feb.: 'Victorian democracy and Victorian hypocrisy.'
1 Mar.: 'Orwell and the hypocrisy of ideology.'
8 Mar.: 'Epilogue: sincerity and hypocrisy in democratic politics.'
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.'
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
The following lecture will be held on Monday, 19 February, at 2.15 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 66 St Giles'. All welcome. Contact: email@example.com or Oxford (2)88210.
ISMENE LADA-RICHARDS, King's College, London
Subject: 'Dead but not extinct: on reinventing ancient pantomime in the eighteenth century.'
Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics and Phonetics
General linguistics graduate seminars
The following seminars will be held on Monday at 4 p.m. in Room 207 of the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.
BARRY SMITH, London
LOUISE MYCOCK, Manchester
DAN EVERETT, Illinois State University
MACIEJ BARANOWSKI, Manchester
English Language and Literature
Fin de Siècle
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Meyerstein Room (11), the St Cross Building.
Convener: Sarah Davison, St Anne's College.
IAN BELL, Keele
OLIVER HERFORD, UCL
MICHÈLE MENDELSSOHN, Edinburgh
English Language and Literature, Theology
Literature and Theology seminars
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of the Book Room, the St Cross Building.
Conveners: Benjamin Burton, St Edmund Hall; Johanna Harris, Somerville College; Patrick Hornbeck, Christ Church.
ARNOLD HUNT, British Library
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. Several of the talks in this series, and especially that on 21 February, commemorate the three-hundredth anniversary of the publication at Oxford in 1707 of Edward Lhuyd's Archaeologia Britannica.
Conveners: David Cram, Robert Evans, and Suzanne Romaine.
NICHOLAS OSTLER, Bath
ANDREAS WILLI, Worcester
BRYNLEY ROBERTS, Aberystwyth
PATRICIA PALMER, York
WERNER HÜLLER, Essen
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.
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
Intellectual property in the new millennium
The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. There will be no seminar on 6 Feb. Refreshments will be provided. All welcome.
Conveners: Professor David Vaver and Dr Justine Pila.
NIGEL JONES, Linklaters London, and MICHAEL YUDKIN
MICHAEL BLAKENEY, Queen Mary Intellectual Property
ISABELLA ALEXANDER, Cambridge
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Department of Plant Sciences: G.E. Blackman Lecture
PROFESSOR S.P. LONG, Illinois, will deliver the twenty-seventh G.E. Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 1 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.
Convener: Professor C.J. Leaver.
Subject: 'How will plants respond to global atmospheric change? From genes to fields.'
Soft matter, biomaterials and interfaces
Unless otherwise indicated the following interdisciplinary seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the PTCL Main Lecture Theatre.
Conveners: Professor Jacob Klein and Dr Robert Thomas.
PROFESSOR ANTHONY WATTS
PROFESSOR BEN DAVIS
DR SOFIA PASCU
PROFESSOR GLEN MCHALE, Nottingham Trent University
Earth Sciences Seminars
The following seminars will be held on Monday at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Earth Sciences Department.
PROFESSOR SATISH SINGH
PROFESSOR JON LLOYD, Manchester
DR WOLFGANG MUELLER, Royal Holloway
PROFESSOR PETER LISS, Norwich
DR CARMELA GARZIONE, Rochester, USA
Solid mechanics and materials engineering
The following seminars will be held in Lecture Room 8 in the Information Engineering Building, unless otherwise stated. For more information please contact John Huber on Oxford (2)83478.
Details of the 29 January and 12 February seminars are not available at the time of going to press.
ESTEBAN BUSSO, Ecole des Mines de Paris
VIKRAM DESHPANDE, Cambridge
ANTONIO GIL, Swansea
PAULO DE MATOS
The following colloquia will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre. Refreshments will be served in the foyer from 3.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR ANDRE GEIM, Manchester
PROFESSOR P.A. MADDEN, Edinburgh
PROFESSOR JENS K. NRSKOV, Technical University of
PROFESSOR HARALD BOLT, Max Planck Institute for Plasma
DR D. MCCOMB, Imperial College London
DR BARBARA A. SHOLLOCK, Imperial College London
Oxford Physics Colloquia
The following colloquia will be held on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. The programme has been arranged with a view to interesting a wide physics community. Tea will be served in the Common Room at 3.45 p.m.
Conveners: Professor I. Walmsley and Professor D. Sherrington.
DR S. HOOKER
PROFESSOR R. GOLDSTEIN, Cambridge
PROFESSOR D. SAAD, Aston
PROFESSOR SIR C. LLEWELLYN SMITH, UKAEA, Culham
PROFESSOR SIR G. RADDA
Organic Chemistry Colloquia
Unless otherwise indicated the following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Jeremy Robertson (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
DR I. FAIRLAMB, York
PROFESSOR M. REETZ, Max-Planck-Institut für
DR KING KUOK (MIMI) HII, Imperial College
DR C. HAYES, Nottingham
PROFESSOR P. PAGE, Loughborough
PROFESSOR S. BUCHWALD
PROFESSOR KEN IZUMORI, Kagawa University
Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics Seminars
The following research seminars, intended for a broad audience, will be held on Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Additional specialist seminars will be held on Mondays at 4 p.m. (please see departmental Web site for programme). Enquiries: email@example.com.
Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.
PROFESSOR CLAUDIO STERN, University College London
DR HELEN SKAER, Cambridge
PROFESSOR SIMON LOVESTONE, King's College London
PROFESSOR HANNAH MONYER, Heidelberg
PROFESSOR LINDA PARTRIDGE, University College London
PROFESSOR DENIS NOBLE
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. The arrangements for the 3 May seminar differ from those previously published.
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
Medical Sciences, Social Sciences
Medical Anthropology Seminars: The medical ecology of childhood
The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 11 a.m. in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Devi Sridhar.
MHAIRE GIBSON, Bristol
REBECCA SEAR, LSE
KEVIN WATKINS, UN Development Programme
BARRY BOGIN and INES VARELA SILVA, Loughborough
Medieval and Modern Languages
Central European Seminar
The following seminars will be held as shown.
Conveners: Dr Robert Pyrah, Dr Marius Turda and Dr Jan Fellerer.
PROFESSOR PHILIP LONGWORTH, Professor Emeritus, McGill
JOHN WARREN, Emeritus, Oxford Brookes and DR ROBERT
DR MARSHA SIEFERT, CEU, and DR RACHEL BECKLES WILLSON,
Italian Postgraduate Research Seminars
The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Christ Church, Lecture Room 2, Tom Quad 8, unless otherwise stated. Postgraduate presentations will be made at the meeting on 19 February.
Convener: Professor M.L. McLaughlin.
GUIDO BALDASSARRI, Padua
RIAN RICHARDSON, Leeds
PIERO BOITANI, La Sapienza, Rome
MARGHERITA GANERI, Cosenza, University of Calabria
Violence and authority: comparative studies on European, Byzantine and Islamic states and state-building
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_semin ar.htm or contact Thomas.munt@Wolfson.ox.ac.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAUL FOURACRE, Manchester
MARIBEL FIERRO, CSIC, Madrid
LENNART SUNDELIN, Miami
PATRICIA CRONE, Princeton
African History and Politics Seminar: Labour, space and conflict in Africa
The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House. For more information contact email@example.com a>.
Conveners: Gavin Williams and Eric Morier-Genoud.
DIDIER PÉCLARD, Swiss Peace Foundation
ANNE PITCHER, Colgate University
MARTIN MURRAY, SUNY-Binghamton
MILES LARMER, Keele
African Studies Seminar
The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College, unless otherwise indicated. For further information contact Wanja Knighton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: David Anderson.
RITA ABRAHAMSEN, Aberystwyth
WILIMA KALUSA, Zambia
MICHAEL JENNINGS, Swansea
RICHARD WALLER, Bucknell
JOCELYN ALEXANDER, Linacre
Southern Africa Seminars
The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in M.Sc. Teaching Room 1, School of Geography, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road.
Convener: Dr Tony Lemon.
PROFESSOR RICHARD GIBB, Plymouth
PROFESSOR JO BEALL, LSE
PROFESSOR DAVID SIMON, Royal Holloway
DR LUCY STEVENS, Access to Services Programme, Practical
DR ALEX LOFTUS, Royal Holloway
DR PETER LEKGOATHI, Witwatersrand
Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars
The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. in the Pauling Centre Lecture Theatre at 58a Banbury Road.
Conveners: Robert Barnes and David Pratten.
JAMES LAIDLAW, Cambridge
LARS BUUR, DIIS
SARI WASTELL, Goldsmiths, London
KOSTAS RESIKAS, SOAS
JON MITCHELL, Sussex
GEERT DE NEVE, Sussex
BENEDETTA ROSSI, SOAS
Perspectives on the Human Sciences Lecture Series
PROFESSOR ROBIN DUNBAR, Liverpool, will give the next lecture in the Human Sciences Lecture Series on Thursday, 8 February, at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Museum of Natural History.
Subject: 'Why only humans have culture.'
Centre for the Study of African Economies Lunchtime Seminars
The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Seminar Room C, Department of Economics, Manor Road. Please check the departmental Web site for updates. Details of the 6 February seminar will be announced later.
ASIM IJAZ KHWAJA, Harvard
REMCO OOSTENDORP, Free University, Amsterdam
(written with K. Burger, Wageningen
MARLEEN DEKKER, Free University, Amsterdam
ESTHER DUFLO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
CSAE Research Workshops
The following research workshops will be held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. on Seminar Room C, Department of Economics, Manor Road. Please check the departmental Web site www.csae.ox.ac.uk/seminars/pagedseminars.asp?fromtoday=1 for updates.
Rothermere American Institute
Seminar on US Politics
The following seminars will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, unless otherwise indicated. For further details contact email@example.com.
Conveners: Joel Aberbach and Scott Blinder.
BRUCE JENTLESON, Duke University
JOEL ABERBACH, UCLA
KHALILAH BROWN-DEAN, Yale
FRANK BAUMGARTNER, Pennsylvania State University
The following lecture will be held on Thursday, 8 February, in Lecture Room 2, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road. For further details contact Andrea Beighton on Oxford (2)82710 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.
LEO MARX, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy
The following events will be held on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further details contact Andrea Beighton on Oxford (2)82710 or email@example.com . Web site: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.
At the meeting on 22 February copies of two of Professor Djerassi's books, NO and Menachem's Seed, will be available, free of charge, to those attending.
PROFESSOR CARL DJERASSI, Stanford, DR EVAN HARRIS, MP
PROFESSOR BENJAMIN BARBER, Maryland, PROFESSOR GEORGE
American Literature Colloquium
The following colloquium will be held on Thursday, 1 March, at 5.15 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further details contact Andrea Beighton on Oxford (2)82710 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.
MARGARETTA JOLLY, Exeter
Subject: 'Signed in sisterhood? Letter writing and relationship in American feminism.'
American History Research Seminar
The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, unless stated otherwise. For further details please contact email@example.com.
Conveners: Gareth Davies and Linda Kerber
LINDA KERBER, Iowa
LINDA GORDON, Wisconsin
PETER FEARON, Leicester
MARY DUDZIAK, Southern California
STEVEN TELES, Yale
MICHAEL KLARMAN, Virginia
RAI Fellows' Research Seminar
The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 12.15 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room unless otherwise stated.
ELLEN BERG, California, Berkeley
JONATHAN PEARSON, Durham
STEPHEN WOLFE, Troms› University, Norway
JAHAN RAMAZANI, Virginia
Research Laboratory for Archaeology
The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. in the Board Room, Department of Geography, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road.
Convener: Dr J.-L. Schwenninger.
CARL HERON, Bradford
A. PALMER, London
MARVELO TOLEDO, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle,
Saïd Business School
SAS Distinguished Speaker Seminar
LUIS CANTARELL, Executive Vice-President, Nestlé SA, Europe, will hold the following seminar on Wednesday, 7 February, at 6 p.m. in the Saïd Business School, Park End Street.
Subject: 'Responsible and sustainable competitiveness: wishful thinking or business reality?'
Centre for Criminology
The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.
SOPHIE BODY-GENDROT, Paris
MERCEDES HINTON, LSE
BEN CREWE, Cambridge
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.
OLIVER MILES, formerly HM Ambassador to Libya
PROFESSOR GEORGE JOFFE, Cambridge
SIR RODRIC BRAITHWAITE, formerly HM Ambassador to Russia
and Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee
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
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?'
Do our institutions work?
The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.
Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Both, Professor David Marquand and Dr Stewart Wood.
LADY ASHTON OF UPHOLLAND, Parliamentary Secretary,
LORD (KENNETH) BAKER OF DORKING/SIR ROGER SANDS, retired
Clerk of the House
St Antony's College
Asian Studies Centre
PROFESSOR AMITAV ACHARYA, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 February, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.
Conveners: Dr Mark Rebick and Dr Steve Tsang.
Subject: 'East Asia's arrested regionalism.'
Middle East Centre
King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Annual Lecture
HRH PRINCE TURKI AL-FAISAL, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States, will lecture on Wednesday, 7 February at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Saudi constitutional reform, from Abdul Aziz to Abdallah.'
LAWRENCE PINTAK will lecture on Monday, 29 January, at 8 p.m. in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'America, Islam and the war of ideas.'
PROFESSOR SIR RAVINDER MAINI, Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology, Imperial College, will deliver the GlaxoSmithKline lecture on Tuesday, 6 February at 5 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road.
Subject: 'Lessons learnt in taking successful anti-TNF biological therapy from the bench to the clinic.'
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.'
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.'
Creative Arts Lecture Series
DANIEL WEISSBORT will lecture on Wednesday, 7 February, at 7.30 p.m. in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to carmen.bugan@Wolfson.ox.ac.uk.
Subject: 'Poets as translators.'
Wolfson Haldane Lecture
PROFESSOR SIR JOHN KREBS, FRS, will deliver the annual Wolfson Haldane Lecture on Thursday, 1 February at 6 p.m. in the Hall, Wolfson College. Open to the public.
Subject: 'Whose risk? Whose choice? Whose health?'
Ripon College, Cuddesdon
The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Enquiries should be directed to Sophie Farrant (telephone: Oxford 874404, e-mail: email@example.com).
DR ANTHONY BASH, University College, Durham
STEPHEN CHALKE, Oasis Trust
Bray LectureDR BRAD R. BRAXTON, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, will deliver the Bray Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Thursday, 8 March, in the Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon.
Subject: 'Reversing the curse of racism: the Apostle Paul, the black pulpit, and international reparations.'