University Gazette, 11 October 2007: Lectures
Professor of the Internet and Society
PROFESSOR WILLIAM DUTTON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 October, in the Examination Schools. Those wishing to attend should register by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Through the network (of networks)—the fifth estate.'
Professor of NeuroimmunologyPROFESSOR LARS FUGGER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Multiple sclerosis. When things go sour.'
Harmsworth Professor of American History
PROFESSOR LIZABETH COHEN will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Salvaging the American city in the age of mass suburbanisation.'
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, at 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.'
Cyril Foster Lecture: Cancellation
It is regretted that the Cyril Foster Lecture, due to have been given by Dr Javier Solana on Tuesday, 13 November, has been cancelled.
Clarendon Lectures in Economics
Directed technical change and economic growth
DARON ACEMOGLU, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Lecture Theatre at the Department of Economics, Manor Road.
Mon., 22 Oct.: 'Directed technical change: importance, issues and approaches.'
Tue., 23 Oct.: 'Implications of directed technical change: cross-country income differences and economic divergence.'
Wed., 24 Oct.: 'General theory of directed technical change.'
Clarendon Lectures in English
Strong women: life, text, and territory, 1347–1645
PROFESSOR DAVID WALLACE, Pennsylvania, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
Tue. 16 Oct.: 'Borderline sanctity: Dorothea of Montau (1347–94), Günter Grass, and Benedict XVI.'
Th. 18 Oct.: 'Anchoritic damsel: Margery Kempe of Lynn (c.1373–c.1438).'
Tue. 23 Oct.: 'Holy Amazon: Mary Ward of Yorkshire (1585–1645).'
Th. 25 Oct.: 'Vice-Queen of Ireland: Elizabeth Cary of Drury Lane (c.1585–1639).'
Clarendon Lectures in Law
From Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles: gender, identity, and criminalisation
PROFESSOR NICOLA LACEY, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Law on Wednesday, 31 October and Thursday, 1 November in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Wed., 31 Oct., 5 p.m.: ' "Don't go to murder my character": criminal responsibility in the age of Moll Flanders.'
Wed., 31 Oct., 6.15 p.m.: ' "What is the use of a woman's will?": the demise of Moll in the age of sensibility.'
Thur., 1 Nov.: ' "The weaker half of the human family"?: Responsibility, mind and morals in the age of Tess.'
SIR JOHN ELLIOTT will deliver the Dacre Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 October, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is arranged by the History Faculty in conjunction with the Dacre Trust.
Subject: 'Learning from the enemy. Early modern Britain and Spain.'
Ewen Green Memorial Lecture in Modern British History
PROFESSOR PETER CLARK will deliver the Ewen Green Memorial Lecture in Modern British History at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.
PROFESSOR STANLEY PAYNE, Wisconsin–Madison, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 December, in the History Faculty Building.
Subject: 'Franco's temptation: Hitler and Spain in World War II.'
Central European Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution, St Giles', except where otherwise noted.
Conveners: Dr Robert Pyrah and Dr Marius Turda.
DR STEVEN BELLER
PROFESSOR EAMONN JUDGE, Leeds Metropolitan; Warsaw Open
ERIC WEAVER and TUDOR GEORGESCU, Oxford Brookes
DR TIM BEASLEY-MURRAY, SSEES-UCL, London and DR OLIVER
Problems in the History of Science
The following seminars will be given at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Colin Matthew Room in the History Faculty building, the Old Boys' High School, George St. The sessions, except for the first, are organised in cooperation with the Maison Française.
Convener: Professor Pietro Corsi.
PROFESSOR RICHARD YEO, Griffith University
PROFESSOR BRUNO BELHOSTE, Université Paris 1,
DR MURIEL LE ROUX, CNRS
PROFESSOR ROBERT FOX
PROFESSOR YVES GINGRAS, Université du Quebec
DR AUDE FAUVEL
Commonwealth History Seminar: amended notice
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the History Faculty Building, George Street. This notice replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 4 October. Arrangements for weeks two and five have changed.
Conveners: Judith Brown, John Darwin and Jan-Georg Deutsch.
SUSAN STRONGE, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
PROFESSOR GRAHAM FURNISS, SOAS, London
DR RACHEL DWYER, SOAS, London
DR WALTER ARMBRUST
PROFESSOR ELLEKE BOEHMER
DR FRANCESCA ORSINI, SOAS, London
DR OLA UDUKU, Endinburgh College of Art
PROFESSOR MICHAEL ROSENTHAL, Warwick
Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law
PROFESSOR T. MERON will deliver the Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'Does international criminal justice work?'
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics seminars
The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room at the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.
DR D.R. MUNDAY
DR J.C. PICKERING, Imperial College, London
DR T. KANZOW, National Oceanography Centre,
DR T.J. WOOLLINGS, Reading
MR D.J. PAYNTER, Reading
DR R.K. SCOTT, St Andrews
DR N.P. GILLETT, East Anglia
DR C. MERCHANT, Edinburgh
Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science in Parks Road.
DR ALLAN CHAPMAN
DAVID K. BROWN
Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical Geoscience Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House, Little Clarendon St, unless otherwise stated.
DR RICHARD KATZ, Cambridge
DR TIINA ROOSE
DR PHILIPPE CLAUDIN, École Supérieure de
Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Paris
PROFESSOR ANDREW WILLMOTT, Proudman Oceanographic
Department of Materials: Colloquia
The following colloquia will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre.
HANNES LICHTE, Technische Universität Dresden
PROFESSOR MARK ASTA, California–Davis
PROFESSOR JAVIER LLORCA, Universidad Politecnica de
PROFESSOR KLAUS-PETER DINSE, Technische Universität
PROFESSOR TONY CHEETHAM, Cambridge
PROFESSOR NICK GREEN, Birmingham
BRIAN D. GERARDOT, Herriot-Watt
PROFESSOR GEOFF THORNTON, University College London
PROFESSOR PETER CRESSWELL, Professor of Immunobiology, Cell Biology and Dermatology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 18 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre (Dunn School).
Subject: 'Antigen cross-presentation by MHC class I—how do external proteins get in?'
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Small Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building.
Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.
DR ANDREAS SCHAEFER, University College London
DR BRITTA EICKHOLT, London
DR KRISTEN NOWAK, Western Australia
PROFESSOR PERE BERBEL, Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante
PROFESSOR DOUGLAS OLIVER, Connecticut
DR CESARE TERRACCIANO, Imperial College, London
DR EGLE SOLITO, Imperial College, London
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Research Seminars
The following research seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.
Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.
DR ZHEN YAN, Duke Unversity/NUS, Singapore
DR KATE NOBES, Bristol
DR JI-LONG LIU
PROFESSOR OLE PETERSEN, Liverpool
PROFESSOR MATTHEW DIAMOND, International Institute of
Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy
MR ROBERT MACLAREN, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
PROFESSOR KIM NASMYTH
PAT NOLAN, MRC Harwell, Oxford
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 at the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Sigmund Freud's Shakespearean autobiography.'
BEPPE SEVERGNINI will present his latest book, L'taliano. Lezioni semiserie at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, venue to be announced.
Conference: Vincenzo Consolo. Between Sicily and Europe
This one-day conference will be given on Monday, 15 October, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. The conference is presented in association with Maison Française and will be held at the Maison Française. All members of the University are welcome.
The morning session will be chaired by Professor Martin McLaughlin, and the afternoon session by Professor Diego Zancani.
PROFESSOR DIEGO ZANCANI
RUTH GLYNN, Bristol
CATHERINE O'RAWE, Bristol
DARAGH O'CONNELL, University College, Cork
JOSEPH FARRELL, Strathclyde
Italian postgraduate research seminars
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays at Christ Church, Lecture Room 2, Tom VIII, unless otherwise stated.
PROFESSOR ARTHUR GROOS, Cornell
LUCIANO PARISI, Exeter
Poetry seminar: Catching form in the act: poetesse del novecento
This seminar will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, 26 November (venue to be announced). Speakers include Nicola Gardini, Manuele Gragnolati, Vilma De Gasperin, Doiréann Lalor, Franca Pellegrini, Eleanor Parker, Francesca Southerden, Emmanuela Tandello.
Research Centre for Romance Linguistics
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 3, Taylor Institution.
Convener: Professor M. Maiden.
PROFESSOR MARTIN MAIDEN
IRENE GIL, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
DR ANXO LORENZO, Universidade de Vigo
PROFESSOR MAJ-BRITT MOSEGAARD HANSEN, Manchester
Lunchtime seminars in Jewish studies
The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays at the Oriental Insitute.
Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.
DR ESTHER ESHEL, Bar-Ilan
DR JORDAN FINKIN
PROFESSOR FERGUS MILLAR, Eyal Ben Eliyahu (Hebrew
Professor Sir Adam Roberts: Valedictory lecture
PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, will deliver a valedictory lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 October, in the Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'International relations after the Cold War.'
Oxonia: Inaugural lecture
DR JIM O'NEILL, Goldman Sachs, will deliver the Oxonia Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 November in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Economics Building. The seminar is organised in cooperation with the Department of Economics. The lecture is chaired by Dr D. Lombardi. Admission is free.
Subject: 'International monetary cooperation in the twenty-first century.'
Israel: historical, political and social aspects
The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. at the days and locations listed.
Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.
DAVID LANDAU, Ha'Aretz newspaper
SIR RONALD COHEN, Portland Capital LLP
PROFESSOR SHAI FELDMAN, Brandeis
PROFESSOR FAISAL AZAIZA, Haifa
DR ALEXANDER YAKOBSON, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Oxford Internet Institute
The following lectures will be given on Thursdays. Those wishing to attend should register by e-mailing to email@example.com.
JASON STOCKWOOD, Managing Director, Match.com
PROFESSOR SHERRY TURKLE, MIT
Rothermere American Institute
Transatlantic dialogue in public policy
LORD PATTEN OF BARNES, Chancellor of the University, and PROFESSOR ARJUN APPADURAI, Global Initiatives; New School, New York, will speak at the meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 November, in the Rothermere American Insitute.
Subject: 'The culture of globalization: national identity and transnational geographies in the twenty-first century.'
THE REVD JESSE JACKSON will lecture at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, 14 November, in the Rothermere American
Subject: To be announced.
ConferencesSylvia Plath 75th year symposium
Th., 25 Oct.–Mon. 29 Oct. at the Rothermere American Institute and Rhodes House. For further details visit: www.rai.ox.ac.uk/seminars/.
New world cartographies: mapping America, 1500–1776
Fri., 2 Nov.–Sat. 3 Nov. at the American Museum in Bath. For further details visit: www.rai.ox.ac.uk/seminars/.
American history research seminars
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Rothermere American Institute.
ANDREW ROBERTSON, CUNY; KRISTA FERRANTE, Tufts; PHILIP
LAMPI, American Antiquarian Society
PROFESSOR MEL LEFFLER, Virginia
SARAH KNOTT, Indiana
PROFESSOR MATTHEW HILTON, Birmingham
PROFESSOR PAUL GILES
BETTY WOOD, Cambridge
RAI research fellows' seminars
The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute.
JAMES B. BELL
TONI-MICHELLE TRAVIS, George Mason University
SANDA LWIN, Yale
Oxford e-research Centre
PROFESSOR DON IHDE, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Technoscience Research Group, New York–Stony Brook, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road.
Subject: 'Imaging Technologies: visualism in science.'
Refugee Studies Centre
HRH PRINCE HASSAN EL BIN TALAL OF JORDAN will deliver the annual Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 November, in the Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: To be announced.
Public seminar series
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, unless otherwise stated.
Conveners: Dr Eva-Lotta Hedman and Professor Roger Zetter.
FRANÇOIS GEMENNE, CEDEM/CERI
DR CHARLES WATERS, Kent
TOBIAS DENSKUS, Sussex
DR VICTORIA SQUIRE, Birmingham
DR MALATHI DE ALWIS, International Centre for Ethnic
DR FINN STEPPUTAT, Danish Institute for International
Studies in Guatemala
DR ALICE BLOCH, City University
James Martin Twenty-first Century School
The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Old Indian Institute. Admission is free.
PROFESSOR ANGELA MCLEAN, Institute for Emergent Infections
PROFESSOR BARONESS SUSAN GREENFIELD, Institute for the
Future of the Mind
DR NICK BOSTROM, Oxford Future of Humanity Institute
PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN, Environmental Change
PROFESSOR BILL DUTTON, E-Horizons Institute
PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU, Programme on the Ethics of the
PROFESSOR STEVE RAYNER, James Martin Institute for Science
PROFESSOR STEPHEN CASTLES, International Migration
PROFESSOR SARAH HARPER, Oxford Institute of Ageing
Tyndale Lecture 2007
PROFESSOR PETER MARSHALL, Warwick, will deliver the annual Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Betrayers and betrayed in the age of William Tyndale.'
The Linacre Seminars
DR KEITH LLOYD, Old Member and Honorary Fellow, will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 October, in the Tanner Room, Linacre College. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'From Linacre to CEO and back again?'
St Antony's College
Seminar: Seize the hour: when Nixon met Mao
PROFESSOR MARGARET MACMILLAN will discuss her recent book of this title, with contributions from Dr Evelyn Goh and Professor Rosemary Foot, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Kalypso Nicolaides.
Admission is by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained from the Development Office, St Antony's (telephone: Oxford (2)74496, e-mail: email@example.com).
St Edmund Hall
Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture
MARTHA KEARNEY, presenter of the BBC's The World at One and Newsnight Review, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Radio—medium of the moment.'
St Hilda's College
St Hilda's College Lectures
DR ANITA HOLDCROFT, Imperial College, London, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.
Subject: 'Gender differences in medicine: what importance is diversity?'
Ronald Syme Lecture
JOHN WILKES, Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Archaeology, University of London, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'Between Europe and Asia overland: from Egnation Way to Orient Express.'
Ripon College, Cuddesdon
Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology
THE REVD PROFESSOR DUNCAN FORRESTER will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 October at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.
Subject: 'The communicative practice of a humble church.'
Asian Textile Group
RALPH ISAACS will lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 October in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors is £2.
Subject: 'Textile, text and Buddhist context.'