University Gazette, 8 November 2007: Lectures
Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics
PROFESSOR RAPHAEL ROUQUIER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Knots, braids, and mathematical structures.'
Professor of Poetry
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on
Monday, 19 November, in the Examination Schools.
DAME GILLIAN BEER will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre.
Subject: 'Darwin and the consciousness of others.'
Charles Simonyi Lecture in the Public Understanding of Science
SIR PAUL NURSE, Nobel Laureate, will deliver the ninth Charles Simonyi Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 23 November, in the Oxford Playhouse. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Richard Dawkins. Tickets are £3.50. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 305305; www.oxfordplayhouse.com).
Subject: 'The great ideas of biology.'
History, Social Sciences
Seminar in Economic and Social History
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Convener: Professor Avner Offer.
LIZABETH COHEN, Harvard
EDMUND (VALPY) FITZGERALD
Distinguished Lecture in Virology
DR GARY J. NABEL, Director, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, will deliver the second Distinguished Lecture in Virology at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 November, in Rhodes House. Enquiries may be directed to Mrs Lynda Butters (e-mail: email@example.com).
The lecture is sponsored by the United Therapeutics Corporation.
Subject: 'Rational vaccine design for public health threats: AIDS and influenza.'
Botnar Research Centre: amended notice
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre.
It is regretted that the seminar by Dr Eugene McCloskey, advertised for Friday, 23 November, has been cancelled.
PROFESSOR PETRA KNAUS, Institut für Biochemie,
PROFESSOR GEORG DUDA, Centre for Musculoskeletal
Surgery, Charite, Berlin
PROFESSOR PAUL THOMPSON, Poole Hospital
PROFESSOR DANIEL CHAPPARD, INSERM Faculty of Medicine,
Medieval and Modern Languages
Professor Siegbert Prawer: Valedictory lecture
PROFESSOR SIEGBERT S. PRAWER, Taylor Professor Emeritus of German Language and Literature, will deliver a valedictory lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Sigmund Freud's Shakespearean autobiography.'
Sub-faculty of German
DR REGINA D. SCHIEWER, Augsburg, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 November, in Oriel College.
Convener: Dr A.M. Volfing.
Subject: 'Riskante Theologie? Minnegrotte, Engel und Eucharistie.'
PROFESSOR ARTHUR GROOS, Cornell, will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 28 November, in Somerville College.
Convener: Dr A.M.V. Suerbaum.
Subject: 'Ekphrasis, landscape, and power: some castles in Wolfram's Parzifal (Book III).'
Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature
DR LINDA FLORES conducts this seminar, at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Michaelmas Term, in the Oriental Institute.
School of Archaeology: Astor Lecture
PROFESSOR NORMAN YOFFEE, Michigan, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture will be open to the public.
Subject: 'The earliest cities and the evolution of history.'
St Cross College at Saïd Business School: Business ethics lecture series
MARK WOOD, Chief Executive of ITN, will deliver the first lecture in the Business Ethics lecture series at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Saïd Business School. The subject will be ethics in television and the media. To reserve a place, contact Laura King at firstname.lastname@example.org or Oxford (2)78480. The lecture is sponsored by St Cross College and the Saïd Business School.
Saïd Business School
The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 14, the Saïd Business School. Enquiries may be directed to Hazel Fry (e-mail: email@example.com).
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.
DR TOBY DODGE, Queen Mary, London
MR RICHARD SCHOFIELD, King's College, London
PROFESSOR ROBERT SPRINGBORG, London
McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine
PROFESSOR ALLAN BRANDT, Professor of the History of Science, and Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard, will deliver the annual McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.
Subject: 'The tobacco pandemic: history, culture, and science.'
Centre for Creative Writing
JULIAN BARNES will hold a masterclass on fiction at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 November, in the Mawby Pavilion, Kellogg College.
Mr Barnes will discuss short works-in-progress with four aspirant fiction writers. Audience participation is welcomed. Mr Barnes will also read from his own work. Numbers are limited; admission is free.
Towards a new consitutional settlement: amended notice
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Magdalen College.
Professor David Marquand will speak in place of Shami Chakrabarti on 15 November. Professor Marquand's seminar was originally scheduled for 29 November.
PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND
LORD MACLENNAN and BILLY BRAGG (to be confirmed)
St Antony's College
European Studies Centre
Europe in discourses of anti-Americanism
This seminar will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 12 November, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Enquiries may be directed to the Administrator (telephone: Oxford (2)74470, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eurosceptic parties and EU enlargement
This seminar will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 19 November,in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Registration is required (contact the Administrator: telephone: Oxford (2)74470, e-mail: email@example.com).
Middle East Centre
JOHN MEARSHEIMER, Chicago, and STEPHEN WALT, Harvard, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools. Enquiries may be directed to the Administrator (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'The Israeli lobby and United States foreign policy.'
St Hilda's College
St Hilda's College Lectures
It is regretted that the lecture by Dr Anita Holdcroft on the subject of 'Gender differences in medicine: what importance is diversity?', was mistakenly notified to take place on 18 November. The lecture was delivered on 18 October.
Launch of Oxford Poets 2007: An Anthology
Oxford Poets 2007: An Anthology will be introduced by Bernard O'Donoghue (joint editor, with David Constantine), with readings by Sue Leigh, Anna Robinson, Frances Thompson, Kieron Wynn, and Lynne Wycherley, at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.
Jill Hart Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SIMS-WILLIAMS, SOAS, will deliver the Jill Hart Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.
Subject: 'Philology in action: the rediscovery of Bactrian.'
Oxford Bibliographical Society
PROFESSOR WILLIAM SHERMAN, York, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 12 November, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'The beginning of the end: terminal paratext after the invention of printing.'