University Gazette, 24 January 2008: Lectures
Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Fellow
PROFESSOR FRANCESCO PAOLO FIORE, La Sapienza, Rome, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.
Tue. 29 Jan.: 'Leon Battista Alberti as architect.'
Tue. 5 Feb.: 'Francesco di Giorgio's treatises on architecture.'
Thur. 14 Feb.: 'The tracé italien: origins, conceptions, problems of the early Italian bastioned front.'
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.: 'On the threshold 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).'
Lecture Marking the Retirement of the Secretary General of the Commonwealth
THE RT. HON. DONALD MCKINNON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in Rhodes House (entry from 4.30 p.m.). The lecture marks Mr McKinnon's retirement as Secretary General of the Commonwealth.
Subject: 'Paths to peace and prosperity in the modern Commonwealth.'
All those attending the event are invited to join the Vice-Chancellor and the Secretary General at a drinks reception after the lecture, 6–7 p.m.
Admission will be by ticket only. Those wishing to attend should email to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving full name, a full address to which the ticket can be forwarded, and a full telephone number. Early application for tickets is advised. Note that for security reasons, tickets are not transferable.
Vice-Chancellor's Research Forum
The Vice-Chancellor will host an interdisciplinary Research Forum, on the subject of climate change, on Tuesday, 12 February, 2–6 p.m., in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.
The Research Forum is intended to bring together people from across the Collegiate University who share an interest in climate change research. The event will comprise a series of presentations by Oxford academics on the subject of climate change, and discussion of the problem of, and potential solutions to, climate change. All members of the University are welcome to attend the Research Forum.
Members of the University wishing to reserve a place at this Research Forum are requested to do so by e-mailing Dr Chris Ballinger (email@example.com).
Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics, and Phonetics
General Linguistics Graduate Seminar
The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in Room 207 of the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street. All interested are welcome.
NICHOLAS OSTLER, Foundation for Endangered Languages
ANNA PARKER, Edinburgh
Seminar in Medieval History
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Conveners: Paul Brand and Mark Whittow.
NICHOLAS ORME, University of Exeter
MEREDITH COHEN, Leeds
Environmental Law Discussion Group
The following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College.
Convener: Cinnamon Carlarne.
DR HEIKE SCHROEDER
DR SHERILYN MACGREGOR, Keele
PROFESSOR SIMON CANEY
DR BETTINA LANGE
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 C.W. HUGHES, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
DR C.C.C. TSANG
DR S. SATHYENDRANATH, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
DR M.A. LITTLE
DR A.J. CHARLTON PEREZ, Reading
C. WRENCH, Rutherford Appleton Laboaratory
Oxford Physics Colloquia
The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre of the Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road. Details of the 1 February seminar are not yet available.
Conveners: Professor I. Walmsley and Professor D. Sherrington.
PROFESSOR D. MARSHALL
PROFESSOR SIR P. KNIGHT, Imperial College, London
DR A. BOYLE, Lund Observatory, Sweden
PROFESSOR P. LITTLEWOOD, Cambridge
PROFESSOR M. DAVIES, Lund Observatory, Sweden
Theoretical Physics Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre. They will be preceded from 1 p.m. by an informal lunch in the Common Room of Theoretical Physics, 1 Keble Road.
Convener: Professor Carole Jordan.
PROFESSOR R. GREGORY, Durham
PROFESSOR F. WILCZEK, Massachusetts Institute of
PROFESSOR M. CATES, Edinburgh
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 Street.
DR HEIKE GRAMBERG
DR OLIVIER DUBRULE, Total E&P UK Geoscience Research
DR OLIVIER GAGLIARDINI, Université Joseph Fourier
Physical Chemistry Seminars
The following lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the PTCL Large Lecture Theatre.
Conveners: Dr J. Doye and Dr D. Aarts.
PROFESSOR BRIAN HOWARD
PROFESSOR ANDREW TURBERFIELD
PROFESSOR KENNETH MCKENDRICK, Heriot-Watt
DR DWAYNE HEARD, Leeds
DR ERIKS KUPCE, Varian
DR LOUISE SERPELL, Sussex
Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Conveners: Professor Jacob Klein, Dr Robert Thomas and Dr Dirk Aarts.
PROFESSOR STEPHEN MANN, Bristol
PROFESSOR JEFF PENFOLD, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
PROFESSOR ULLRICH STEINER, Cambridge
DR SUSAN PERKIN, University College, London
DR PADDY ROYALL, Bristol
Organic Chemistry Colloquia
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, except where noted, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. All visitors are welcome. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Jonathan Burton (e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR PHILIP STEPHENS, Southern California
PROFESSOR ALOIS FÜRSTNER, Max-Planck-Institut
für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim
PROFESSOR MANFRED REETZ, Max-Planck-Institut für
PROFESSOR PAUL WENDER, Stanford
PROFESSOR TAMIO HAYASHI, Kyoto
Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, the Information Engineering Building. Details of the 4 February and 11 February seminars will be announced later. Student presentations will be given at 1 p.m. on 25 February.
Enquiries may be directed to John Huber (telephone: Oxford (2)83478).
NORMAN FLECK, Cambridge
JINGZHE PAN, Leicester
ERIC BROWN, Los Alamos National
PROFESSOR JANUSZ R. KLEPACZKO, University of Paul
DR ROBERT NUSSENBLATT, NIH, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 January, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Convener: Professor Siamon Gordon.
Subject: 'The role of the immune response in eye disease: moving from the known to the unknown.'
Pharmacology and Drug Discovery Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road.
DR SARI LAURI, Helsinki
PROFESSOR CHRIS ABELL, Cambridge
DR DOMNA KARAGOGEOS, Crete
DR LEN BEST, Manchester
DR TRISTRAM WYATT
PROFESSOR RUSSELL FOSTER
Medieval and Modern Languages
PROFESSOR SILVIO RAMAT, Padua, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 February, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Poeti in commedia.'
Sub-faculty of Italian: Postgraduate Research Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the New Council Room, Somerville College.
PROFESSOR ZYG BARANSKI, Cambridge
DR MARCO FORMISANO, Berlin
Poetry readingLUCIANO ERBA, SILVIO RAMAT, and PETER ROBINSON will give a poetry reading at 6.30 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, at Blackwell's. All welcome. Admission is free.
Gardens in the Islamic World
DR LAURA E. PARODI will lecture at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room, Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John Street.
25 Jan.: 'Early Islamic gardens and their legacy in the Islamic Mediterranean.'
15 Feb.: 'The 'Persian garden' prototype: myth or reality? Gardens in the Eastern Islamic world before the fifteenth century.'
22 Feb.: 'Gardens for entertainment and residence. Timurid and Safavid gardens.'
29 Feb.: 'Gardens for the living, gardens for the dead. Mughal gardens.'
7 Mar.: 'The exception to the rule. The informality of the Ottoman garden.'
Foundations of governance in a globalised world (amended notice)
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 17 January (p. 506).
PROFESSOR ANDREW HURRELL
PROFESSOR STEPHEN WEATHERILL
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MCCRUDDEN
PROFESSOR VAUGHAN LOWE
PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Departmental Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 4.10 p.m. on Fridays in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Paul Dresch and David Gellner.
NIGEL RAPPORT, St Andrews
HARRI ENGLUND, Cambridge
WENDY JAMES and JUDITH ASTON, West of England
JOY HENDRY, Oxford Brookes
JOHN BOWEN, St Louis
7 Mar.: 'Marian pilgrimage in a Maronite village, Lebanon, 2004–7.'
ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS): Critical Epistemologies of Migration
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road. Further information is available at www.compas.ox.ac.uk./ events/seminars_lectures.shtml.
Convener: Dimitrina Spencer.
DR WILLIAM BERTHOMIERE, Poitiers
DR KAVERI HARRISS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical
DR KATY GARDENER, Sussex
DR MAJA POVRZANOVIC FRYKMAN, Malmö
PROFESSOR ULF BRUNNBAUER, Free University, Berlin
PROFESSOR DR JEANNE GAAKEER, Rotterdam
African Studies Seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College, unless otherwise indicated.
CHIMA KORIEH, Marquette
RICARDO S.M. SOARES DE OLIVEIRA
KENNETH SIMALA, Maseno University, Kenya
JAMES BRENNAN, SOAS
DAVID TURTON AND MARCO BASSI
Department of Education
The following public seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Rooms G and H, the Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens.
PROFESSOR RICHARD PRING
DR GEOFFREY HAYWARD, PROFESSOR ANNE EDWARDS, and MISS
PROFESSOR ERNESTO MACARO and DR LYNN ERLER
DR JOHN HOWSON and DR ALMUT SPRIGADE, Education Data
DR KATHRYN ECCLESTONE, Oxford Brookes
DR SARAH-JAYNE BLAKEMORE, University College London
Research Laboratory for Archaeology
The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Board Room, the Department of Geography, the Dyson Perrings Building.
Convener: Dr J.-L. Schwenninger.
REBECCA STACEY, British Museum
THOMAS GUILBERT, Copenhagen
KRISTJAN AHRONSON and JUKKA-PEKKA ONNELA, Bangor
Conference: Neolithic violence in a European perspective
This conference will be held in the Centre for the Environment, 14–15 March. Details can be found at www.arch.ox.ac.uk/conferen ces/neolithic_violence.
Conveners: Dr Rick Schulting and Ms Linda Fibiger.
Numerical Analysis Group
Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars
Unless indicated otherwise the following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Computing Laboratory. Enquiries may be directed to Lotti Ekert (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).
Conveners: L.N. Trefethen and S. Dollar (RAL).
PROFESSOR TOM MELHAM
PROFESSOR PAUL VAN DOOREN, Catholic University of Louvain,
PROFESSOR YA-XIANG YUAN, Chinese Academy of Science,
PROFESSOR HOLGER WENDLAND, Sussex
PROFESSOR FOLKMAR BORNEMANN, TU Munich
PROFESSOR VOLKER MEHRMANN, TU Berlin
Oxford Internet Institute
Public Service Workshop Series: paradoxes of modernisation: puzzles and unintended consequences
The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Oxford Internet Institute.
JUSTIN KEEN, Leeds
YORICK WILKS, Sheffield
DAVID MARSDEN, LSE
PETER JOHN, Manchester
PERRI 6, Nottingham
Collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry. Changing relationships in Britain and France, 1935–65
A round-table discussion to launch the book of the above title by Dr Viviane Quirke, Oxford Brookes, will be held on Friday, 25 January, 2–5 p.m., in the Maison Française. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Pietro Corsi.
The invited speakers are: Dr Viviane Quirke (Oxford Brookes); Professor Vivien Walsh (Manchester Business School); Professor Robert Fox; Dr Kenneth Bertram (Université Libre de Bruxelles); and Dr Muriel Le Roux (CNRS–MFO).
Workshop: Ecritures du vécu: autour de trois livres récents
This workshop will be held on Friday, 1 February, 2.30–6.30 p.m., in the Maison Française.
Conveners: Alexis Tadié and Alain Viala.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL SHERINGHAM
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Convener: Dr Bettina Lange.
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
Taylor Institution Library
THE RT. HON. TESSA JOWELL, MP, Minister for the Olympics and London, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, 1 February, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution. Admission costs £6 (£3 unwaged/student), with proceeds in aid of Oxfordshire Mind.
Subject: 'Mental health.'
James Martin Twenty-first Century School
James Martin Twenty-first Century School Lecture
NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB, essayist, scholar and practitioner of mathematical finance, will deliver the James Martin Twenty-first Century School Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 March in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.
Those wishing to attend should reserve a place, by contacting Alison Stibbe (e-
Subject: 'The impact of the highly improbable.'
Risk in the twenty-first century
The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Indian Institute, corner of Broad and Catte Streets. Open to everyone.
LEONARD A. SMITH, Centre for the Analysis of Time Series
SABINE ROESER, Delft University of Technology
SIR DAVID KING
PROFESSOR STEPHEN RAYNER
HELEN GHOSH, DEFRA
All Souls College
THE RT. HON. THE LORD HOPE OF CRAIGHEAD will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in the Examination Schools. All are welcome.
Subject: 'From Clova to Godmanchester—public rights over private land.'
Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government
PROFESSOR JOSIAH OBER, Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in
the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University,
will deliver the fifth Lee Lecture in Political Science and
Government at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 February, in the Old
Library, All Souls College.
Subject: 'Democracy and knowledge: innovation and learning in classical Athens.'
Inside the United Nations—reflections on an eight-year sabbatical
EDWARD MORTIMER, former Director of Communications in the office of the UN Secretary-General, will lecture at 5 p.m. in the Old Library, All Souls College, except where noted. All welcome.
Tues., 26 Feb.: 'First impressions: the United Nations in 1998.'
Wed., 27 Feb.: 'The responsibility to protect, in theory and practice.'
Thur., 28 Feb.: ' "We the peoples"—making the United Nations relevant.'
Fri., 29 Feb., 3.30 p.m.: 'The tragedy of Iraq.'
Tues., 4 Mar.: 'Kofi's annus horribilis (2004).'
Wed., 5 Mar.: ' 'In larger Freedom' and the 2005 summit.'
Thurs., 6 Mar.: 'The United Nations and the Middle East.'
Fri., 7 Mar., Wharton Room: 'Conclusion—Kofi Annan's achievement.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
PROFESSOR JOHN T. RAMSEY, Professor of Classics, University of Illinois at Chicago, will deliver two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Examination Schools. 11 Feb.: 'When did comets become portents of disaster in the Graeco-Roman world?'
25 Feb.: 'Halley's comet and the destruction of Jerusalem in ad 70.'
Starun Lecture in Polish Studies
PROFESSOR PIOTR PIOTROWSKI, Head of the Department of the History of Art, University of Poznan, will deliver the Starun Lecture in Polish Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in Hertford College.
Subject: 'Beyond democracy—art and censorship in post-communist Central Europe.'
Lady Margaret Hall
PROFESSOR MARGARET MACMILLAN, Warden of St Antony's
College, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 8 February, in
the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be
directed to Janet Wardell (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Who owns Canadian history? Controversy at the Canadian War Museum.'
ANDRÉ MENACHE, Scientific Consultant at Antidote, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 31 January, in Mansfield College.
Convener: Dr Katherine Morris.
Subject: 'REACH for the future: reflections on the EU's new chemical testing programme.'
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.
Conveners: Peter Hedström, Tom Snijders and Nicholas Harrigan.
PROFESSOR RAFAEL WITTEK, Groningen
EMMANUEL LAZEGA, Paris–Dauphine
PROFESSOR DR HANS-PETER BLOSSFELD, Bamberg
PROFESSOR PETER BEARMAN, Columbia
PROFESSOR ANDREAS DIEKMANN, Berne
St Antony's College
European Studies Centre
Stifterverband Seminar on Ethnic Restaurants
MAREN MÖRING, Cologne, will hold a Stifterverband Seminar on Ethnic Restaurants at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 January, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. All welcome.
Subject: 'The impact of immigration and tourism on (food) culture in West Germany.'
Seminar on Conditionality and Convergence
FRANK SCHIMMELFENNIG, Centre for Comparative and International Studies, Switzerland, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 January, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. All welcome.
Subject: 'EU promotion of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe.'
SPYROS ECONOMIDES, LSE and JAMES KER LINDSAY, Kingston, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 January, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.
Subject: 'Kosovo: can there be a fair endgame?'
Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture
HOWARD JACOBSON will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 March, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. All welcome.
Subject: 'Forget plot, it's the thought that counts: the novelist as moral mentor.'
LORD REES, President of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal, and Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Cambridge, will deliver the Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Scientific challenges in the twenty-first century: a cosmic perspective.'
REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE
Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture
Project on Religion and Public Policy
The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.
PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS
PROFESSOR PAUL WELLER, Derby
DR OLIN ROBISON
BARONESS USHA PRASHAR, Chairman of the Judicial
PAUL WOOLLEY, Theos