University Gazette, 7 February 2008: Lectures
Cyril Foster Lecture
DR JAVIER SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.
Admission will be by presentation of university card. Non-card holders should apply for tickets to email@example.com or Oxford (2)78705.
Subject: 'Europe in the world. Next steps.'
Lecture Marking the Retirement of the Secretary General of the Commonwealth
THE RT. HON. DONALD MCKINNON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in Rhodes House (entry from 4.30 p.m.). The lecture marks Mr McKinnon's retirement as Secretary General of the Commonwealth.
Subject: 'Paths to peace and prosperity in the modern Commonwealth.'
All those attending the event are invited to join the Vice-Chancellor and the Secretary General at a drinks reception after the lecture, 6–7 p.m.
Admission will be by ticket only. Those wishing to attend should email to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving full name, a full address to which the ticket can be forwarded, and a full telephone number. Early application for tickets is advised. Note that for security reasons, tickets are not transferable.
Hensley Henson Lectures
Christianity and the history of the universe
THE REVD J.S.K. WARD, Regius Professor Emeritus of Divinity, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.
12 Feb.: 'The beginning of the universe.' 19 Feb.: 'The end of the universe.'
26 Feb.: 'Has the universe a history?'
4 Mar.: 'To infinity and beyond—the limits of cosmic history.'
Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2007–8
PROFESSOR BERNHARD SCHLINK, Professor for Public Law and the Philosophy of Law, Humboldt University, Berlin, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor 2007–8, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.
Tue. 12 Feb.: 'Collective guilt?'
Thur. 14 Feb.: 'The presence of the past.'
Tue. 19 Feb.: 'Overcoming the past through law?'
Thur. 21 Feb.: 'Forgiveness and reconciliation.'
Tue. 26 Feb.: 'Prudence and corruption.'
Thur. 28 Feb.: 'Writing in the present about guilt over the past.'
Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture
JOHN R. BOWEN, Dunbar–Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Science, Washington University, St Louis, will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.
Subject: 'Islamic persuasions: pathways to change in Islamic norms.'
Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR CLIVE SCOTT, East Anglia, will deliver the Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 March, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'The reinvention of the literary in literary translation.'
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit and Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies
PROFESSOR SHLOMO Z. BERGER, Amsterdam, will deliver the sixteenth Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture is open to all members of the University.
Subject: 'The early modern Yiddish book and the fostering of an Ashkenazi identity.'
Taylor Institution Special Lecture
PROFESSOR MICHAEL TOMASELLO, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, will deliver the Taylor Institution Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Communication before language.'
Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice
Preparing for academic practice—disciplinary perspectives
A conference on this subject will be held on Tuesday, 8 April, and Wednesday, 9 April, in St Anne's College. Attendance is free, but prior registration is required. Further details can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/cetl.php?page=196.
Enquiries should be directed to Richard Arnold (e-mail: email@example.com).
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 17 January, p. 508. Dr Tammy Boyce will speak in place of Edna Fernandez on 13 February.
Conveners: Sarmila Bose, Trevor Mostyn, Antonis Ellinas, and Henrik Ornebring.
DR TAMMY BOYCE, Cardiff School of Journalism
CHRIS DOYLE, Director, Council for the Advancement of
DOMINIC LAWSON, Visiting Fellow, and columnist, the
Centre for Socio-legal Studies
Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building, unless otherwise stated. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Phil Clark (e-mail: email@example.com) or Lydiah Bosire (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
ANNEKE VAN WOUDENBERG, Human Rights Watch
PROFESSOR DAVID ANDERSON
DR DOMINIK ZAUM, Reading
All Souls College
THE RT HON THE LORD HOPE OF CRAIGHEAD will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in the Examination Schools. All are welcome.
Subject: 'From Clova to Godmanchester—public rights over private land.'
Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government
PROFESSOR JOSIAH OBER, Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in
the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University,
will deliver the Lee Lecture in Political Science and
Government at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 February, in the Old
Library, All Souls College.
Subject: 'Democracy and knowledge: innovation and learning in classical Athens.'
Inside the United Nations—reflections on an eight-year sabbatical
EDWARD MORTIMER, former Director of Communications in the office of the UN Secretary-General, will lecture at 5 p.m. in the Old Library, All Souls College, except where noted. All welcome.
Tues., 26 Feb.: 'First impressions: the United Nations in 1998.'
Wed., 27 Feb.: 'The responsibility to protect, in theory and practice.'
Thur., 28 Feb.: ' "We the peoples"—making the United Nations relevant.'
Fri., 29 Feb., 3.30 p.m.: 'The tragedy of Iraq.'
Tues., 4 Mar.: 'Kofi's annus horribilis (2004).'
Wed., 5 Mar.: ' 'In larger Freedom' and the 2005 summit.'
Thurs., 6 Mar.: 'The United Nations and the Middle East.'
Fri., 7 Mar., Wharton Room: 'Conclusion—Kofi Annan's achievement.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
PROFESSOR JOHN T. RAMSEY, Professor of Classics, University of Illinois at Chicago, will deliver two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Examination Schools.11 Feb.: 'When did comets become portents of disaster in the Graeco-Roman world?'
25 Feb.: 'Halley's comet and the destruction of Jerusalem in ad 70.'
Lent course: Hyms and hymnwriters
The following meetings, in which members of the Chapter of Christ Church Cathedral will explore devotional depths and doctrines in various hymns and writers, will be held at 7.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Priory Room, Christ Church Cathedral. The meetings are open to the public.
CANON PROFESSOR SARAH FOOT
THE REVD CANON MARILYN PARRY, Diocesan Director of
THE REVD JOHN PATON, Precentor
THE VERY REVD NICHOLAS COULTON, Sub-Dean
THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD, Archdeacon of Oxford
Corpus Christi College
E.A. Lowe Lectures in Palaeography
Impressed on the memory: musical sounds and notations in the ninth century
PROFESSOR SUSAN RANKIN, Professor of Medieval Music, Cambridge, will deliver the Lowe Lectures in Palaeography on the above subject at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 February, Thursday, 28 February, and Thursday, 6 March, in the Examination Schools.
DR OLE PAULSEN will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 15 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.
Subject: 'Orchestrating brain function: the music of the mind.'
Lady Margaret Hall
PROFESSOR MARGARET MACMILLAN, Warden of St Antony's
College, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 8 February, in
the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be
directed to Janet Wardell (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Who owns Canadian history? Controversy at the Canadian War Museum.'
DR KATHERINE MORRIS, Fellow in Philosophy, Mansfield College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 February, in Seminar Room East, Mansfield College. The lecture is sponsored by VERO (Voice for Ethical Research in Oxford).
Subject: 'Do we really need all those medicines?'
St Antony's College
European Studies Centre
The following seminars will be given as shown in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Enquiries may be directed to the Administrator (telephone: Oxford (2)74470).
EDWARD LUCAS, The Economist
THOMAS DAVIES, City University
DETLEF SIEGFRIED, Copenhagen
St John's College
Venice and the League of Cambrai: politics, art, architecture
The following conference will be held on Saturday, 15 March, in St John's College. Registration is free, but space is limited. To reserve a space, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will be chaired by Dr Catherine Whistler and Dr Malcolm Vale.
Convener: Dr Simon Oakes.
PROFESSOR DEBORAH HOWARD, Cambridge
PROFESSOR PAUL JOANNIDES, Cambridge
PROFESSOR PAUL KAPLAN, Purchase College
DR SIMON OAKES
DR STEPHEN BOWD, Edinburgh
DR DAVID OLDFIELD, Cambridge
DR KRYSTINA STERMOLE, Boston University
MATTHIAS WIVEL, Cambridge
PROFESSOR RONNIE FERGUSON, St Andrews
PROFESSOR IAIN FENLON, Cambridge
DR JANE STEVENS, St Andrews
PROFESSOR MONIQUE O'CONNELL, Wake Forest
Glaxo SmithKline Lecture
SIR PAUL NURSE, FRS, Nobel Laureate for Medicine 2001, President, Rockefeller University, New York, will deliver the Glaxo SmithKline Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, with live transmission to Lecture Theatre 2, the John Radcliffe Hospital.
Subject: 'Milton and Darwin—two views of creation.'
Wolfson Haldane Lecture
PROFESSOR LORD (MARTIN) REES, President of the Royal Society, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Cambridge, will deliver the Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
Subject: 'Scientific challenges in the twenty-first century: a cosmic perspective.'
Oxford Intelligence Group
PROFESSOR EUNAN O'HALPIN, Professor of Contemporary Irish Trinity, Trinity College, Dublin, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.
A limited number of places is available for dinner, at 7.15 p.m. Applications, with a cheque for £25 (students £15), made out to Nuffield College, should be sent to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF, by no later than 20 February.
Those attending the lecture only (for which there is no charge) are asked to confirm attendance to Ms Bunce.
Subject: 'The JIC and the emerging Northern Ireland crisis, 1966–72.'
Friends of the Bodleian
The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free, and open to all members of the University.
Wine and sandwiches will be served in the Chancellor's
Court after the lectures at a cost of £5 per person,
for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance
with Ian Wilde, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian,
Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone:
Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). DR
DR HILARY L. TURNER
Oxford English Dictionary Forum
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House. All members of the University are welcome to attend.
PROFESSOR BAS AARTS, University College London
SANDRA KOTZOR, Kellogg College