University Gazette, 18 October 2007: Lectures
Professor of Neuroimmunology
PROFESSOR 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.'
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 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.'
The global Cold War
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Trevor-Roper Room, History Faculty, George Street.
Conveners: Tom Buchanan, Rana Mitter, David Anderson, David Priestland.
PATRICK MAJOR, Warwick
HEONIK KWON, Edinburgh
RANA MITTER (introducing discussion)
Oxford Architectural History seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the North Lecture Room at St John's.
CHRISTINE STEVENSON, Courtauld Institute
ANTHONY GERAGHTY, York
Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences
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.
Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
DR ALLAN CHAPMAN
DAVID K. BROWN
DR JANE SMALLMAN
LT.-COL. CHRISTOPHER PUGSLEY
PROFESSOR GUY HOULSBY
DR JULIAN MORRIS
PROFESSOR LIONEL TARASSENKO
DR ALASTAIR HOWATSON
PROFESSOR CARLOS RUIZ
PROFESSOR PETER DOBSON
PROFESSOR ROLAND CLIFT
PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL BRADY
Centenary Lubbock Lecture
LORD BROWNE, President, the Royal Academy of Engineering,
will deliver the centenary Lubbock Lecture on Thursday, 15
May, in Lecture Rooms 1–3, the Thom Building. The
subject of the lecture will be announced later.
Conference for Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers
This conference will be held on Thursday, 10 April, in
Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building. Enquiries may be directed
Seminar: Educating engineers
This seminar will be held on Thursday, 24 April, in
Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building. Enquiries may be directed
A commemorative garden party will be held at Keble College on Saturday, 28 June. Dr A.M. Howatson's book, Engineering Science at Oxford: a History will be launched at the garden party. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solid mechanics and materials engineering group seminar series
The following seminars will be given at the times indicated on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, IEB. Student presentations will be given at 1 p.m. on 26 November.
Mathematical Biology and Ecology seminars
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3 at the Mathematical Institute.
PROFESSOR ALAN MCKANE, Manchester
PROFESSOR STEPHEN EGLEN, Cambridge
DR BEN MACARTHUR, Southampton General Hospital
Medieval and Modern Languages
Professor Siegbert Prawer: Valedictory lecture
PROFESSOR SIEGBERT S. PRAWER, Taylor Professor Emeritus of Geman 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.'
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.'
Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR PAUL PIERSON will deliver the Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.
Subject: 'Winner-take-all politics: policy and inequality in the new American political economy.'
Oxford Seminars in Cartography
KEITH LILLEY, Belfast, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 October, in the Oxford Centre for the Environment. Enquiries may be directed to Nick Millea (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Cartographic veracity in medieval mapping: new findings from digitising the Gough Map of Great Britain.'
Intellectual property in the new millennium
The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.
Conveners: Dr Justine Pila and Dr Christine Greenhalgh.
PROFESSOR GRAHAM DUTFIELD, Leeds and DR UMA SUTHERSANEN,
Queen Mary, London
MR KEN MOON, AJ Park, New Zealand
DR TANYA APLIN, King's College, London
PROFESSOR STEVE ANDERMAN, Essex
CÉSAR RAMIREZ MONTES
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.'
Research Laboratory for Archaeology
The following seminars will be given at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Board Room, Department of Geography, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road.
Convener: Dr J.-L. Schwenninger.
SILVIA GONZALEZ, Liverpool John Moores University
EDWARD RHODES, Manchester Metropolitan University
Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group: amended notice
The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries should be directed to John Carlarne. This notice replaces previous announcements, in which the venue of the seminars was given as Seminar Room F.
Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, and Federico Varese.
DR FELIA ALLUM, Bath
D.C.I. STAN GILMOUR, Thames Valley Police
Saïd Business School
Complex agent-based dynamic networks (CABDyN) Seminars
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room B, the Saïd Business School. The series Web site is at http://sbs-xnet.sbs.ox.ac.uk/complexity/complexity_seminars.asp.
Conveners: Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas and Dr Jukka-Pekka Onnela.
PROFESSOR LÁSZLO PÓLOS, Durham
DR MASON PORTER
PROFESSOR MAXI SAN MIGUEL, University of the Balearic
PROFESSOR KRISTIAN SKREDE GLEDITSCH, Essex
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.
PROFESSOR ANOUSHIRAVAN EHTESHAMI, Durham
PROFESSOR TIM NIBLOCK, Exeter
DR TOBIAS SCHUMACHER, Institute for Strategic and
International Studies, IEEI, Lisbon
DR TOBY DODGE, Queen Mary, London
MR RICHARD SCHOFIELD, King's College, London
PROFESSOR ROBERT SPRINGBORG, London
Processes of change in early modern Europe
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College. Enquiries may be directed to the Maison Française (telephone: Oxford (2)74220, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conveners: Robin Briggs and Jean-Frédéric Schaub.
CHRISTIAN WINDLER, Bern
PHILIP BENEDICT, Geneva
MAFALDA SOARES DA CUNHA, Universidade de Evora
BARTOLOMÉ YUN CASALILLA, EUI Florence
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.'
PROFESSOR CLIVE GAMBLE will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 November in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College. The lecture is organised by the Sub-faculty of Archaeology and sponsored by Oxford University Press and Keble College.
Subject: 'The first humans: a very remote period indeed.'
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 email@example.com.
Subject: 'From Linacre to CEO and back again?'
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.'
Oxford Bibliographical Society
The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Taylor Institution.
Joseph Butler Society
The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. in Oriel College. Enquiries should be directed to Vincent Vitale, Worcester College.
WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT, Distinguished Professor Emeritus,
PROFESSOR HUGH MCCANN, Texas A&M