University Gazette, 20 September 2007: Lectures
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.'
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.'
Cyril Foster Lecture
JAVIER SOLANA, Secretary-General, Council of the European Union and the Western European Union, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 November, in the Nissan Institute Lecture Lecture, St Antony's College. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.
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 N. LACEY will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Law at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 October, and Thursday, 1 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
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. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.
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.'
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
Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).
Convener: Dr W. Barford.
MARTIN HOWARD, John Innes Institute, Norwich
ALESSANDRO TROISI, Warwick
ERIC BITTNER, Houston and Cambridge
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Medical Sciences
Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar
The seminar, which is supported by the J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Fund, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the LeGros Clark Building, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics (old Anatomy building). Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Linda Roberts (e-mail: email@example.com).
Convener: Professor Roger Patient.
SEAN MEGASON, Harvard: 'The Digital Fish Project—enabling systems biology in a vertebrate embryo.' DELPHINE DEBARRE: 'Higher harmonic microscopy in investigating development.'
Botnar Research Centre
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre.
Postgraduate presentations will be held on Thursday, 22 November, 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.
DR COLIN FARQUHARSON, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh
DAFNA BENAYAHU, Tel Aviv
PROFESSOR JEREMY SAKLATVALA, Imperial College
DR DAVID BEARD
MR ALISTER HART, Imperial College
DR EUGENE MCCLUSKEY, Sheffield
PROFESSOR DANIEL CHAPPARD, INSERM Faculty of Medicine,
Jewish Studies Seminars (Qumran Forum): The Dead Sea Scrolls after sixty years
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.
Convener: Professor Geza Vermes.
PROFESSOR HANAN ESHEL, Bar Ilan
PROFESSOR P.S. ALEXANDER, Manchester
PROFESSOR G.J. BROOKE, Manchester
DR CHARLOTTE HEMPEL, Birmingham
DR ESTHER ESHEL, Bar Ilan
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. Details of the 7 November seminar will be announced later.
Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.
DR HANAN ESHEL, Bar-Ilan
DR HELEN BEER, University College London
PROFESSOR AMÉLIE KUHRT, University College
DR FRANÇOIS GUESNET
DR CÉSAR MERCHAN HAMANN
PROFESSOR REINIER MUNK, Leiden
PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS 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.'
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: Challenges to media policy, law, and regulation in the twenty-first century
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room E, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to Paul Honey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Convener: Dr Danilo Leonardi.
PROFESSOR PHILIP SCHLESINGER, Glasgow
PROFESSOR IAN WALDEN, Queen Mary, London
PROFESSOR THOMAS GIBBONS, Manchester
MARIE MCGONAGLE, National University of Ireland,
PROFESSOR COLIN MUNRO, Edinburgh
PROFESSOR ERIC BARENDT, University College London
ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminars: New trends in contemporary migration
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Human Sciences, the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Further information is available at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml.
Convener: Ellie Vasta.
Promoting the well-being of children: bringing all the evidence together (tenth anniversary series)
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Details of the 30 October seminar will be announced later.
Convener: Dr A. Buchanan.
PROFESSOR JAN PRYOR, Victoria University, Wellington, New
PROFESSOR MARTA SANTOS PAIS, UNICEF, Innocenti, Italy
NAOMI EISENSTADT, Social
Exclusion Task Force, Cabinet Office
PROFESSOR SARAH STEWART-BROWN, Warwick
PROFESSOR JONATHON BRADSHAW, York
GEOFF MULGAN, Director, the Young Foundation, London
PROFESSOR ANN BUCHANAN and DR EIRINI FLOURI
James Martin Twenty-first Century School
CRAIG VENTER, J. Craig Venter Institute, will deliver a Distinguished Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 25 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre.
Subject: 'Genomics—from humans to the environment.'
PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER, Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Museum of Natural History.
Subject: 'The bottom billion—why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it.'
PROFESSOR HUBERT BOST will deliver the Besterman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Maison Française.
Subject: 'La Beaumelle, huguenot éclairé: quelques enseignements de sa correspondance.'
Towards a new consitutional settlement
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Magdalen College.
PAM GIDDY, Power Inquiry, with PAUL WHITELY and CHARLES
PATTIE, Citizenship in Britain
ANTHONY BARNETT, Open Democracy (formerly Charter 88), and
PROFESSOR DAWN OLIVER, UCL
PROFESSOR IAIN MCLEAN and GERAINT TALFAN DAVIES, Institute
of Welsh Affairs
SHAMI CHAKRABARTI, Liberty
LORD BUTLER and GUY LODGE, IPPR
LORD MACLENNAN and BILLY BRAGG
PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND
Nuffield College and the Reuters Institute
Media and Politics
Seminars in this series will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays during term in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College. Details of the Michaelmas Term seminars will be announced later.
Conveners: John Lloyd, David Butler, and Malcolm Dean.
Oxford Italian Association
Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture
RICHARD OWEN, The Times, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Admission is free.
Subject: 'Reporting Italy: twelve years as Rome Correspondent.'
The following lectures will be given at 7.30 for 8 p.m. in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission costs £1 for members, and £3 for non-members. Students under thirty are admitted free.
For further information on the Oxford Italian Assocation, and details of how to join, telephone Oxford 377479/865476, or e-mail: email@example.com.
PROFESSOR GIORGIO RIELLO, Warwick
DR GILLIAN LEWIS
DR DAVID BOSWELL
Fri. 19 Oct., 8 p.m., Rewley House Theatre: showing of film L'Ora di Religione (Il Sorriso di Mia Madre) (102 minutes, no sub-titles). Admission free.
Wed. 7 Nov., 7.30 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road: conversazione in italiano. Admission free. Fri. 23 Nov., 7.30 for 8 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: an evening of Italian music, with Rosella Bondi Blomberg (soprano), Monica Cuneo (viola), and Tony Parmenter (accompanist). Members £1, non- members £3, students under thirty admitted free.
Thur. 29 Nov.: AGM and spumante party. Open to members only.