University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 13 December 2007: Lectures

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.'

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Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint

The Book of the Twelve: translation, interpretation, and current research

DR JENNIFER DINES, formerly Lecturer in Old Testament Studies, Heythrop College, University of London, will deliver the Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

21 Feb.: 'Devices and desires: clues to translational agenda.'

28 Feb.: 'Endings and beginnings: order matters.'

6 Mar.: 'Reading the Twelve: approaches old and new.'

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Ford's Lectures in British History

Parties, people, and the state: politics in England, c.1914–51

DR ROSS MCKIBBIN, Ford's Lecturer 2007–8, will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

18 Jan.: 'The First World War and the party system, 1914–18.'

25 Jan.: 'Unstable equilibrium, 1918–29.'

1 Feb.: 'The crisis of Labour and the Conservative hegemony, 1929–40.'

8 Feb.: 'The party system thrown off course, 1940–5.'

15 Feb.: 'The English road to socialism, 1945–51.'

22 Feb.: 'England 1914–51: what kind of democracy?'

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Carlyle Lectures

Changes of state: nature and the city in natural law, c.1545–1651

DR ANNABEL BRETT, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Carlyle Lecturer 2007–8, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

29 Jan.: 'The margins of the state.'

5 Feb.: 'Human beings, not animals.'

12 Feb.: 'A common libery of all.'

19 Feb.: ' "Divide things up. Punish the guilty".'

26 Feb.: 'Recalcitrance (1).'

4 Mar.: 'Recalcitrance (2).'

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Slade Lectures

Modern experiments in realism

PROFESSOR ALEX POTTS, University of Michigan, Slade Professor 2007–8, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Museum of Natural History.

16 Jan.: 'The artist's project: art work beyond the domain of art.'

23 Jan.: 'Art and the substance of things: postwar Europe and America.'

30 Jan.: 'Vernacular picture-making: Jean Dubuffet.'

6 Feb.: 'The new realism: between commitment and consumerism.'

13 Feb.: 'The world as assemblage: Robert Rauschenberg.'

20 Feb.: 'Art and life: the theatre of happenings.'

27 Feb.: 'Actions and radical hybridity: Joseph Beuys.'

5 Mar.: 'Artifice and nature: Arte Povera's everyday objects.'

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News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media

Twenty questions for the future of the media

PROFESSOR ANTHONY LILLEY will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Anne's College and Green College, as detailed below.

15 Jan., St Anne's College: 'Who controls the stories?'

22 Jan., St Anne's College: The search for value: networks, ideas, and evolution in the media.'

29 Jan., Green College: 'Network media as a public space.'

5 Feb., Green College: 'The 2020 twenty questions—a user-generated lecture.'

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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.'

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MATHEMATICAL, PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES

J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR RICHARD GARDNER will deliver a J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: 'Pre-patterning in the specification of axes and left–right symmetry in mammals.'

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Medical Sciences

Department of Psychiatry: Guest Lectures

The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital. Enquiries may be directed to Lucy Curtin (e-mail: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR PETER TYRER, Imperial College, London
22 Jan.: 'What value is the diagnosis of personality disorder in those with affective illness?'

DR CARMINE M. PARIANTE, King's College, London
12 Feb.: 'Depression: mind and body.'


Department of Clinical Neurology: Neuroscience Guest Lectures

The following guest lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

PROFESSOR RUSSELL FOSTER
11 Jan.: 'Clocks, light and sleep: fundamental to translational.'

DR DAVID NICHOLL, City Hospital, Birmingham
8 Feb.: 'The medical ethics of Guantanamo—the role of a UK neurologist.'

DR SARAH TABRIZI, Institute of Neurology, UCL
7 Mar.: 'The search for biomarkers in pre-clinical Huntington's disease and its importance for other neurodegenerative diseases.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Taylor Special Lecture

PROFESSOR GERALD PRINCE, Pennsylvania, will deliver a Taylor Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 January, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Classical and/or postclassical narratology.'

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Oriental Studies

Late antiquity: eastern perspectives—from the Sasanians to early Islam

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College (arrangements subject to confirmation).

Conveners: Dr Teresa Bernheimer and Dr Adam Silverstein.

DAVID TAYLOR
14 Jan.: 'Syriac sources for Sasanian history.' (Subject to confirmation)

PATRICIA CRONE, Princeton
21 Jan.: 'Babak and the end of antiquity.'

RIKA GYSELEN, CNRS, Paris
28 Jan.: 'Continuity and change in early Islamic Fars: the evidence from the Arabo-Sasanian copper coinage.'

LUKE TREADWELL
4 Feb.: 'From Sogd to Mawara al-nahr: continuity and change in early Islamic central Asia.'

KEVIN VAN BLADEL, NYU and USC
11 Feb.: 'Islam irredentism and the history of science.'

GEOFFREY KHAN, Cambridge
18 Feb.: 'Newly discovered Arabic documents from early Islamic Khurasan.'

DEBORA TOR, Bar Ilan
25 Feb.: 'The long shadow of late antique Iran.'

HUGH KENNEDY, SOAS
3 Mar.: 'Continuity, change, and the coming of Islam in the Middle East c.500–c.900 CE: the case of Iran.' (Subject to confirmation)


Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

DR RAFFAELA DEL SARTO
16 Jan.: 'The limits of consensus: Israel's contested identity between regional conflict and peace-making.'

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY KHAN, Cambridge
23 Jan.: 'The importance of medieval Karaite sources for the history of the Hebrew language.'

RABBI PROFESSOR MARC SAPERSTEIN, Leo Baeck College
30 Jan.: 'British Jewish preaching during the "Great War".'

PROFESSOR AVRAHAM FAUST, Bar-Ilan
6 Feb.: 'Bible and archaeology: past, present, and future.'

PROFESSOR ORA SCHWARZWALD, Bar-Ilan
13 Feb.: 'A Ladino prayer book for women from the sixteenth century.'

DR SEBASTIAN BROCK
20 Feb.: 'Job and his wife, and other Syriac dialogue poems.'

PROFESSOR RACHEL ELIOR, Hebrew University
27 Feb.: 'The Dead Sea Scrolls and the priestly mystical tradition of the Chariot.'

DR MICHAEL WENTHE, American University, Washington, DC
5 Mar.: 'Why is this knight different?: the Old Yiddish romance of Sir Vidvilt, Gawain's son.'

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Social Sciences

Department of International Development: Olof Palme Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHAN GALTUNG, Rector, the Transcend Peace University, will deliver the Olof Palme Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 January, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'The coming decline and fall of the US empire.'

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Saïd Business School

Energy science and climate change

DR MYLES ALLEN, PROFESSOR PETER DOBSON, PROFESSOR FRASER ARMSTRONG, and DR CAMERON HEPBURN will lecture on this subject at 12.30 p.m. on 31 January, and 5, 7, and 12 February, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

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Centre for Criminology

Globalisation, ethnicity, and racism: challenging criminology

This conference will be held on Thursday, 10 January (1–4.30 p.m.), and Friday, 11 January (9 a.m.–4.30 p.m.) in the Centre for Criminology.

The speakers are listed below. The discussants will be: Mary Bosworth, Centre for Criminology; Ian Loader, Centre for Criminology; Lucia Zedner, Corpus Christi; Ben Goold, Somerville; Loraine Gelsthorpe, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge; Eugene McLaughlin, Department of Sociology, City University, London.

As numbers will be limited, those wishing to attend should register with Mary Bosworth (e-mail: mary.bosworth@crim.ox.ac.uk).

Thursday, 10 January

MARY BOSWORTH: 'Criminology, globalisation, ethnicity, and racism: an introduction.'

BARBARA HUDSON, Central Lancashire: 'Criminology and difference.' COLIN WEBSTER, Leeds Metropolitan: 'White ethnicity, race, and crime.'

Friday, 11 January

ANNE-MARIE SINGH, Ryerson: 'Private security, crime control, and the policing of race.'

CORETTA PHILIPS, LSE: 'Situated identities: ethnicity and the micropolitics of the prison.'

LEANNE WEBER, New South Wales, and BEN BOWLING, King's College, London: 'Valiant beggars and global vagabonds: select, control, immobilise.'

MANUEL ITURRALDE, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá: 'Emergency penality and authoritarian liberalism: recent trends in Colombian criminal policy.'


Oxford Criminology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.

ADAM CRAWFORD, Leeds
16 Jan.: 'Excavating the politics of antisocial behaviour.'

PETER RAMSAY, LSE
30 Jan.: 'ASBOs: reassuring the vulnerable, punishing the vulnerated.'

FELIA ALLUM, Bath
13 Feb.: 'Understanding and analysing the Neapolitan Camorra.'

RENÉ VAN SWAANINGEN, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
27 Feb.: 'Bending the punitive turn: a European perspective.'

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Museum of the History of Science

Architecture, science, and mathematics in early modern England

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lower Gallery, the Museum of the History of Science.

Conveners: A. Gerbino, S. Johnston.

MATTHEW WALKER, York
17 Jan.: 'Locating architecture in the early Royal Society: evidence from the careers of Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke, and John Evelyn.'

DAVID YEOMANS
31 Jan.: ' "Athenian" Stuart's measurements, Vitruvian ideas, and Greek setting out.'

JAMES CAMPBELL, Cambridge
7 Feb.: 'Cubico-parabolic conoids: Wren, Hooke, and the dome of St Paul's Cathedral.'

PROFESSOR MAURICE HOWARD, Sussex
21 Feb.: 'Italians and the expertise for fortification in sixteenth-century England.'

DR JIM BENNETT
6 Mar.: 'Circumspice: Wren in retrospect.'

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Oxford University Library Services

Oxford University Research Archive Seminar: Priorities, purposes, and preferences

ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) is the new online archive for research materials produced by University of Oxford researchers. It offers benefits such as increased visibility, easier discovery of and access to research materials, plus efficient management and preservation of the digital items it contains. The archive is home to many types of research materials such as conference papers, articles, book chapters, reports, discussion papers and so on.

This seminar, to be held on Thursday, 31 January, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., in the Isis Room, OUCS, Banbury Road, is intended to offer ORA users (and future users) the opportunity to discuss their requirements for the service. A draft programme and further details can be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/ora/.

Those wishing to attend the seminar should contact Sally Rumsey, ORA Service and Development Manager (e- mail: sally.rumsey@ouls.ox.ac.uk).

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Law and regulation

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries should be directed to Paul Honey (e-mail: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr Bettina Lange.

PROFESSOR ANDREW GOULDSON, Leeds
21 Jan.: 'The impact of the better regulation debate on the Environment Agency.'

PROFESSOR BÄRBEL DÖRBECK-JUNG, Twente, the Netherlands
28 Jan.: 'The hardness of soft law in UK regulatory activities related to nanotechnological development.'

DR MARTIN LODGE, LSE
4 Feb.: 'Gammelfleisch everywhere? Public debate, variety of worldviews, and regulatory change.'

DR KATERINA SIDERI, University of Exeter
11 Feb.: 'Virtue (bio)ethics and the regulation of research directed to stem cells in the UK and the EU.'

DR JAVIER LEZAUN
18 Feb.: 'Law, ethics, and patient safety in human gene therapy research.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY OGUS, Manchester
25 Feb.: 'Regulatory enforcement and sanctions in specie.'

DR THOMAS SCHEFFER, Berlin
3 Mar.: 'Regulation of case formation in criminal procedures.'

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Green College

Green College Lectures 2008

Prospects of happiness?

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
14 Jan.: 'Beyond happiness: exuberance and mania.'

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER
28 Jan.: 'Should government try to make us happy?'

PROFESSOR ANDREW STEPTOE, University College, London
28 Jan.: 'Happiness, health, and biology.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD WILKINSON, Nottingham
4 Feb.: 'Dysfunctional societies—why equality matters.'

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St Antony's College

Russia beyond 2008

This conference, organised by the Centre for East European Language-based Area Studies, will be held on Friday, 14 December, in St Antony's College.

A limited number of places is available. Those wishing to attend should inform the Conference Organiser, Dr Elena Katz, by 10 December (e-mail: elena.katz@sant.ox.ac.uk). There is no fee.

JULIAN COOPER, Birmingham, CHRISTOPHER DAVIS, Oxford, PHILIP HANSON, RIIA, and VLADIMIR MAU, Institute of Transitional Economics
9.15 a.m.: 'Economic developments in Putin's Russia.' (Chair: Carol Leonard)

GRIGORII GOLOSOV, European University, St Petersburg, RICHARD SAKWA, Kent, and PAUL CHAISTY, Oxford
11.15 a.m.: 'Politics in the Putin era and beyond.' (Chair: Rodric Lyne, formerly UK ambassador to Russia)

FYODOR LUKYANOV, editor, Russia in Global Affairs, CAROLINE KENNEDY-PIPE, Warwick, and ALEX PRAVDA, Oxford
2 p.m.: 'Russia's resurgence as a major world power under Putin: will it continue?' (Chair: Peter Duncan, SSEES)

GRIGORII GOLOSIVE, FYODOR LUKYANOV, RODRIC LYNE, and VLADIMIR MAU
Round-table discussion, 4 p.m.: 'New directions for Russia?' (Chair: Robert Service)


Geopolitics of Energy

These seminars, organised by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and St Antony's College, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr Carol Scott Leonard and Dr Shamil Midkhatovich Yenikeyeff.

ROBERT MABRO
16 Jan.: 'Geopolitics of energy: new challenges and opportunities.'

CHRISTOPHER ALLSOPP
23 Jan.: 'Oil prices, security, and the world economy.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN STERN
30 Jan.: 'Russia and Europe: energy issues.'

PROFESSOR DIETER HELM
6 Feb.: 'Europe's external energy policy.'

TATIANA MITROVA, Centre for Global Energy Markets, Russian Academy of Sciences
13 Feb.: 'Companies and the changing energy rules: Europe, Russia, and the CIS.'

NAZRIN MEHDIYEVA, Oxford Analytica (to be confirmed)
20 Feb.: 'Geopolitics of the Caspian and Central Asian energy.'

KEUN WOO-PAIK
27 Feb.: 'Asia and the FSU: a new energy paradigm?'

SHAMIL YENIKEYEFF
5 Mar.: 'The battle for Russian oil: corporations, regions, and the state.'

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Somerville College

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.'

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