University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 8 November 2007: Lectures

  • Inaugural Lecture

    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.'

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    Professor of Poetry

    PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 November, in the Examination Schools.
    Subject: 'Rhythms: 1. Trains (Dickens to Dylan).'

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    Romanes Lecture

    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.'

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    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.'

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    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.

    DAVID CHAMBERS
    13 Nov.: 'Just how good an investor was Keynes?'

    LIZABETH COHEN, Harvard
    20 Nov.: 'Renewing the city in postwar America.'

    EDMUND (VALPY) FITZGERALD
    27 Nov.: 'Kuznets south of the Rio Bravo: income distribution in Latin America 1900–2000.'

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    Medical Sciences

    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: lynda.butters@bioch.ox.ac.uk).

    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, Berlin
    16 Nov.: 'TGFss and BMP family receptor activation and signaltransduction.'

    PROFESSOR GEORG DUDA, Centre for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charite, Berlin
    30 Nov.: 'Biomechanics and biology of musculoskeletal regeneration.'

    PROFESSOR PAUL THOMPSON, Poole Hospital
    7 Dec.: 'Victims of medical imaging technology.'

    PROFESSOR DANIEL CHAPPARD, INSERM Faculty of Medicine, France
    14 Dec.: 'Microarchitecture of bone in osteoporosis and cancer patients.'

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    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).'

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    Oriental Studies

    Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature

    DR LINDA FLORES conducts this seminar, at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Michaelmas Term, in the Oriental Institute.

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    Social Sciences

    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 events@stx.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78480. The lecture is sponsored by St Cross College and the Saïd Business School.

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    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: hazel.fry@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

    ANDREW WHITE
    22 Nov.: 'The adoption of consortium B2B e- marketplaces: an exploratory study.'

    EAMONN MOLLOY
    29 Nov.: 'What's the difference between a project and a programme?'

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    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
    14 Nov.: 'Gulf hegemons: Iraq.'

    MR RICHARD SCHOFIELD, King's College, London
    21 Nov.: 'Borders in the region.'

    PROFESSOR ROBERT SPRINGBORG, London
    28 Nov.: 'Globalisation and the Gulf.'

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    Green College

    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.'

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    Kellogg College

    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.

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    Magdalen College

    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
    15 Nov.: 'Revisiting the F-word: a federal Britain in a federal Europe.'

    LORD MACLENNAN and BILLY BRAGG (to be confirmed)
    22 Nov.: 'A democratic second chamber: why patronage and placement are not enough.'

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    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: anne.guillermain@sant.ox.ac.uk).

    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: anne.guillermain@sant.ox.ac.uk).


    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: julia.cook@sant.ox.ac.uk).

    Subject: 'The Israeli lobby and United States foreign policy.'

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    St Hilda's College

    St Hilda's College Lectures

    Corrigendum

    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.

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    Wolfson College

    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.'

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    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.'

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