University Gazette, 1 May 2008: Lectures
Run Run Shaw Professor of Chinese
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY BROOK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Ming China and the emergence of a common world.'
Professor of Linguistics
PROFESSOR ADITI LAHIRI will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.
Professor of Mathematical Finance
PROFESSOR XUNYU ZHOU will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre. The lecture will be followed by the Nomura Lecture.
Subject: 'Risk, human judgement, and asset allocation.'
PROFESSOR HARRY M. MARKOWITZ will deliver the Nomura Lecture, via video-link from the United States, at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre. The lecture will follow Professor Xunyu Zhou's inaugural lecture.
Subject: 'A taxonomy of risk-facing behaviour.'
Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory
PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN will deliver his valedictory lecture
at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture
Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Note: Professor Cohen's valedictory lecture will be given on 1 May, and not on 22 May, as stated in the Special Lecture List for Trinity Term.
Professor of the History of Art
PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP will deliver his Valedictory Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.
Professor of Poetry
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Rhythms 3. Robert Graves?'
Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts
PROFESSOR MARINA WARNER, Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, will deliver the Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Wise men out of the east, or the knowledge of strangers.'
Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture
SIR ALAN WILSON, Professor of Urban and Regional Systems, Centre for Applied Spatial Analysis, University College London, will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.
Subject: 'Superconcepts for interdisciplinary research.'
O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies
DR KATHERINE FORSYTH, Glasgow, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'Rocking the cradle of Scottish Christianity: new work on Whithorn and its carved stones.'
PROFESSOR SUSAN SULEIMAN, Harvard, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Taylor Institution, St Giles'.
Subject: 'Language, foreignness, and the Canon: Beckett/Nemirovsky.'
PROFESSOR PETER A. GRÜNBERG, Institut für Festkörperforschung Forschungszentrum Jülich, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2007, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'From spin waves to giant magnetoresistance and beyond.'
J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR DIDIER STAINIER, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission. Those with specific access requirements are asked to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.
Subject: 'A genetic approach to cardiac development and function.'
Public Address By His Holiness the Dalai Lama
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA will give a public address at 10 a.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The visit has been arranged by the Society for the Wider Understanding of the Buddhist Tradition, associated with the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. Admission will be by tickets, obtainable through through www.so-wide.org.
Subject: 'Buddhist understanding: why and how.'
Vice-Chancellor's Research Forum
The Vice-Chancellor will hold an interdisciplinary Research Forum, on the subject of Global Health, on Tuesday, 20 May, 2–6.30 p.m., in the Nissan Lecture Theatre at St Antony's College.
The Research Forum is intended to bring together people from across the Collegiate University who have an interest in global health research. The event will comprise a series of presentations by Oxford academics about their research in the field of global health, and a round-table discussion of the problem of, and potential advances in, global health. All members of the University are welcome to attend the Research Forum.
Further information can be obtained from Dr Chris Ballinger (e-mail: email@example.com).
Seminar series: Blood for ghosts: Modernism and the classics
PROFESSOR SIMON GOLDHILL, Cambridge, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May, in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College.
Convener: Dr Kathleen Riley.
Subject: 'Picturing classical desire: Waterhouse and Warhol the Victorian.'
PROFESSOR CLAUDIA MOATTI, Paris 8 and Southern California,
will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May, in the New Seminar
Room, St John's College.
Subject: 'Citizenship and emigration: the right to leave of the Roman citizen and the "cosmopolitanisation" of the Roman world from the late Republic to the Principate.'
PROFESSOR MANFRED BIETAK, Vienna, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Lecture Room, the Classics Centre.
Convener: Dr L.M. Bendall.
Subject: 'In search of the palaces of Hyksos in Avaris: the most recent results of excavations at Tell el-Dabaea.'
Special Faculty Lecture
PROFESSOR JULIAN GARDNER, Foundation Professor of the History of Art, University of Warwick, will deliver the Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 April, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Painters and saints: anthroponymy and art in medieval Italy.'
History, Social Sciences
Seminar in Economic and Social History
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Antony's College.
PROFESSOR BERNARD HARRIS, Southampton
PROFESSOR CATHERINE SCHENK, Glasgow
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Astor Visiting Professor
PROFESSOR ARES ROSAKIS, California Institute of Technology, Astor Visiting Professor in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 2 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.
Subject: 'Intersonic earthquakes: what laboratory earthquakes can tell us about real ones.'
Department of Materials: Colloquia
The following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.
PROFESSOR ROBIN NICHOLAS
DR JOHN MORTON
DR LES ALLEN, Melbourne
PROFESSOR ATAC IMAMOGLU, ETH, Zurich
PROFESSOR JULIAN EVANS, UCL
PROFESSOR RICHARD JONES, Sheffield
PROFESSOR PHILIP PRANGNELL, Manchester
Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, the Information Engineering Building. Enquiries may be directed to John Huber (telephone: Oxford (2)83478).
ARES ROSAKIS, CalTech
BHUSHAN KARIHALOO, Cardiff
GARTH WELLS, Cambridge
ALISON MCMILLAN, Rolls-Royce
ROBERT ADAMS, Professor Emeritus, Bristol
MIKAEL SJODAHL and FREDERIK LORSBERG, Lulea Technical
Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute. Enquiries may be directed to Sara Jolliffe (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Convener: Professor P.K. Maini.
PROFESSOR JOHN TYSON, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
DR DAVID KAY
DR KATIE BENTLEY, Cancer Research UK
Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Conveners: Dr R. Thomas and Dr D. Aarts.
DR MATTHIAS SCHMIDT, Bristol
DR CHRISTOPHER HERTLEIN, Stuttgart
DR MICHAEL SUMMERS
PROFESSOR ALAN SOPER, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
PROFESSOR ALEX EVILEVITCH, Lund
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.
DR GORDON MACPHERSON
PROFESSOR STEN ERIK JACOBSEN
Speakers from Isis Innovation, BBSRC, industry, and a
ANDREW JOHNSON, narrator, introduced by MARION BROWN
DR DIMITRIS KIOUSSIS, NIMR, Mill Hill
PROFESSOR DEBBIE SMITH, York
DR KARIM LABIB, Manchester
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, the Churchill Hospital.
Details of the seminar on 28 May will be announced later. No seminar will be held in eighth week (11 June).
PAL NJOLSTAD, Norway
POLLY BINGLEY, Bristol
Medieval and Modern Languages
PROFESSOR DAGMAR C.G. LORENZ, University of Illinois at Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.
Convener: Professor Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly.
Subject: 'The land of hopes, broken dreams, and desires. Israel in the works of contemporary Jewish authors in Austria.'
DR KONSTANTIN BOGDANOV, University of Konstanz and Institute of Russian Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg ('Pushkin House'), will give an Ilchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.
Convener: Professor Catriona Kelly.
Subject: 'Little Volodya Ulyanov: Lenin stories for Russian children.' (In Russian)
Taylor Special Lecture Series
PROFESSOR STEPHANIE SANDLER, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Visual poetry, in and out of Russia.'
Peter Moores Lecture
PROFESSOR W. RICHARD SCOTT, Stanford, will deliver the Peter Moores Lecture at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School.
Convener: Professor Mari Sako.
Subject: 'Professions, organisations, and fields.'
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars
The following seminars will be held at 4.10 p.m. on Fridays in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road.
Conveners: Robert Parkin and Anne de Sales.
JEREMY MACCLANCY, Oxford Brookes
ALPA SHAH, Goldsmiths College, London
Rothermere American Institute
Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters
LORRIE MOORE, author of works including Birds of
America, will deliver the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in
American Arts and Letters at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in
the Rothermere American Institute.
Subject: 'Random things one can learn from a visiting writer.'
DR ABBAS AL-HUSSEINY, Al Qadassiyah University, Iraq, and PROFESSOR ROGER MATTHEWS, University College London, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. This is a joint seminar with the Oriental Institute, and is open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to Oxford (2)78020, e-mail: email@example.com.
Subject: 'The present state of archaeological heritage in Iraq.'
Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR ELSPETH DUSINBERRE, Colorado, will deliver the fourth Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Enquiries and reservation requests should be made to Oxford (2)78020, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Persepolis and the founding of an empire.'
Ashmolean Museum and the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
PROFESSOR MICHAEL VICKERS and DR SUSAN WALKER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture marks the recent acquisition by the Ashmolean of the Wilshere Collection of late Roman gold-glass, sarcophagi, and inscriptions. Those wishing to attend should e-mail email@example.com, or telephone Oxford (2)78020.
Subject: 'Miracles, myths, and menorahs: celebrating the Wilshere Collection at the Ashmolean Museum.'
International Gender Studies Centre
Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture
PROFESSOR BRIDGET O'LAUGHLIN, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, will deliver the Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May, in St Anne's College.
Subject: 'Missing men again: gender, AIDS, and migration.'
Oxford Internet Institute
PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, and PROFESSOR FREDERICK SCHAUER, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The event is open to the public. Those wishing to attend should e-mail details of name, and affiliation if any, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The Internet is primed for a meltdown—and the most obvious cures are just as bad...'
All Souls College
All Souls after Anson: aspects of college history, c.1914–15
DR SIMON GREEN will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.
30 May: 'Affluence and anxiety: the significance of the Asquith Commission.'
6 June: 'Historians and men of letters: the emergence of a research college.'
13 June: 'Wykehamists and public servants: the recasting of the Ansonian ideal.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
Can we win the long war against global corruption?
MR BEN W. HEINEMAN, JR, former Senior Vice-President for Law and Public Affairs, General Electric Co., will deliver two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 4, the Saïd Business School.
20 May: 'Inside the private firm?'
27 May: 'Through governmental initiatives?'
Leonard Stein Lectures
PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI, author of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: the Israeli-Arab Tragedy, will deliver two Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Tue. 13 May: 'The changing window of opportunities for an Israeli-Arab peace.'
Thur. 15 May: 'Lessons of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.'
Don Fowler Memorial Lecture
DR EFI SPENTZOU, Royal Holloway, London, will deliver the Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Classics Centre.
Dinner for the speaker and guests will be held at 7.15 p.m. in Jesus College. Applications for tickets (£25) should be sent to Dr Armand D'Angour (telephone: Oxford (2)79683, e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Travelling to forget: space and memory in Statius' Thebaid.'
Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture
THE REVD CANON DR JANE SHAW, Chaplain, New College, and Dean of Divinity, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in the chapel, Keble College.
Subject: 'The mystical turn: religious experience in the modern world.'
Lady Margaret Hall
Benazir Bhutto Memorial Lecture
SIR MARK LYALL GRANT, Director General, Political, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will deliver the Benazir Bhutto Memorial Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Admission will be by invitation only. Invitations may be obtained on application to Janet Wardell (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: Oxford (2)74302).
Subject: 'Reflections on Pakistan.'
Rose Research Fellow Lecture
DR ALEXANDER BETTS will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to the Development Office, Lady Margaret Hall (e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: Oxford (2)74362).
Subject: 'The global governance of migration.'
John Wesley Lecture
DR DEBORAH MADDEN will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.
Subject: 'Saving souls and saving lives: John Wesley's "inward and outward health".'
St Anne's College
TREVOR ROWLEY, Emeritus Fellow, Kellogg College, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.
The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.
Subject: 'Heathrow—the landscape history of a global airport.'
St Edmund Hall
A.B. Emden Lecture
PROFESSOR SIR JOHN ELLIOTT will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Starting afresh? The eclipse of empire in British and Spanish America.'
St Hilda's College
St Hilda's College Lectures
DR SARA CONNOLLY, East Anglia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.
Subject: 'Are there equal opportunities for women in UK science?'
St Hugh's College
Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture
JONATHAN KEATES, City of London School, will deliver the Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.
Subject: 'Young England versus Young Italy: Prince Albert, the Tories, and the Italian revolutions of 1848.'
St John's College
PROFESSOR JOHN KAY will deliver the Founder's Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Enquiries may be directed to the Alumni Office (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Risks, uncertainties, and decisions.'
Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR DAVID MIKLOWITZ, Colorado, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.
Subject: 'The role of the family in the course and treatment of bipolar disorder.'
H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR SAMUEL ISSACHAROFF, Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University Law School, will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a discussion session in the Seminar Room, University College, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May.
Subject: 'Democracy in times of war.'
Isaiah Berlin Lecture
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College.
Subject: 'Isaiah Berlin and the challenge of multiculturalism.'
Blackfriars, Campion Hall, Greyfriars, and St Benet's Hall
John Henry Newman Lecture
CARDINAL WALTER KASPER will deliver the inaugural John Henry Newman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Admission will be ticket only, obtainable from the College Secretary, Blackfriars (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'The timeliness of speaking about God.'
Bodleian Library and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
H.H. Asquith and the Liberal legacy
DR LAWRENCE GOLDMAN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in Convocation House. The lecture, which is arranged by the Bodleian Library and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to mark the centenary of Asquith's 1908 Liberal Government, will be followed by a panel and open forum discussion. A selection of manuscripts will be on display in the Divinity School.