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.'
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.'
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?'
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).'
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.'
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.'
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.'
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.'
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR PETER TYRER, Imperial College, London
DR CARMINE M. PARIANTE, King's College, London
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
DR DAVID NICHOLL, City Hospital, Birmingham
DR SARAH TABRIZI, Institute of Neurology, UCL
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.'
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.
PATRICIA CRONE, Princeton
RIKA GYSELEN, CNRS, Paris
KEVIN VAN BLADEL, NYU and USC
GEOFFREY KHAN, Cambridge
DEBORA TOR, Bar Ilan
HUGH KENNEDY, SOAS
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
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY KHAN, Cambridge
RABBI PROFESSOR MARC SAPERSTEIN, Leo Baeck College
PROFESSOR AVRAHAM FAUST, Bar-Ilan
PROFESSOR ORA SCHWARZWALD, Bar-Ilan
DR SEBASTIAN BROCK
PROFESSOR RACHEL ELIOR, Hebrew University
DR MICHAEL WENTHE, American University, Washington, DC
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.'
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.
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: email@example.com).
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
PETER RAMSAY, LSE
FELIA ALLUM, Bath
RENÉ VAN SWAANINGEN, Erasmus University,
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
JAMES CAMPBELL, Cambridge
PROFESSOR MAURICE HOWARD, Sussex
DR JIM BENNETT
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com).
Convener: Dr Bettina Lange.
PROFESSOR ANDREW GOULDSON, Leeds
PROFESSOR BÄRBEL DÖRBECK-JUNG, Twente, the
DR MARTIN LODGE, LSE
DR KATERINA SIDERI, University of Exeter
DR JAVIER LEZAUN
PROFESSOR ANTHONY OGUS, Manchester
DR THOMAS SCHEFFER, Berlin
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
PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER
PROFESSOR ANDREW STEPTOE, University College, London
PROFESSOR RICHARD WILKINSON, Nottingham
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: firstname.lastname@example.org). There is no fee.
JULIAN COOPER, Birmingham, CHRISTOPHER DAVIS, Oxford,
PHILIP HANSON, RIIA, and VLADIMIR MAU, Institute of
GRIGORII GOLOSOV, European University, St Petersburg,
RICHARD SAKWA, Kent, and PAUL CHAISTY, Oxford
FYODOR LUKYANOV, editor, Russia in Global
Affairs, CAROLINE KENNEDY-PIPE, Warwick, and ALEX
GRIGORII GOLOSIVE, FYODOR LUKYANOV, RODRIC LYNE, and
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.
PROFESSOR JONATHAN STERN
PROFESSOR DIETER HELM
TATIANA MITROVA, Centre for Global Energy Markets, Russian
Academy of Sciences
NAZRIN MEHDIYEVA, Oxford Analytica (to be confirmed)
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.'