University Gazette, 25 October 2007: Lectures
Professor of Neuroimmunology
Subject: 'Multiple sclerosis. When things go sour.'
Harmsworth Professor of American History
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.'
Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture
SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK, Director of the Ditchley
Foundation, will deliver this year's Sir Patrick Nairne
Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November in the Bernard
Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's. Professor Roger
Ainsworth, Master of St Catherine's, will be in the Chair.
Subject: 'Iraq and its consequences.'
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, in 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 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.'
Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies: Public Address By His Holiness the Dalai Lama
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA will give a public address at 10 a.m. on Friday, 30 May 2008, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The visit has been arranged by the Society for the Wider Understanding of the Buddhist Tradition, associated with the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. Admission will be by tickets, obtainable through through www.so-wide.org.
Subject: 'Buddhist understanding: why and how.'
Onassis Programme for the Performance of Greek Drama at Oxford
HANNAH ROSENFELDER (mezzo-soprano), with MEREL VAN DER KNOOP (piano), and ANNEKE HODNETT (harp), will give a lecture-recital at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Further information will be found at www.onassis.ox.ac.uk.
Subject: 'Sirens: the seductive lure of the female voice.'
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
The following lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JATINDER VERMA, Artistic Director, Tara Arts Theatre
PROFESSOR BLAKE MORRISON, Goldsmiths College, London
English Language and Literature
Fin de Siècle
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Meyerstein Room (11), the St Cross Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dúnlaith Bird (e-mail: email@example.com). Two papers will be given at most meetings.
The series will continue in Hilary and Trinity Terms.
PROFESSOR PETER CHAPIN, Iona College, New Rochelle, New
ANNABEL RUTHERFORD, York University, Toronto
DR HEIKE BAUER, London
DR JUDY GREENAWAY, East London
Cancellation of lecture
It is regretted that the lecture due to have been given by Professor Stanley Payne on Thursday, 6 December, on the subject of 'Franco's temptation: Hitler and Spain in World War II', has been cancelled.
History, Social Sciences
Seminar in Economic and Social History
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Convener: Professor Avner Offer.
GUILLAUME DAUDIN, Paris
LIZABETH COHEN, Harvard
EDMUND (VALPY) FITZGERALD
Institute of European and Comparative Law: EC Law Discussion Group
The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room C, the Institute of European and Comparative Law. The series will continue in Hilary and Trinity Terms.
Convener: Dr Katja Ziegler.
MATEJ AVBELJ, Kent
DR ANNELI ALBI, Kent
DR VANESSA MAK, Max-Planck-Institut für
ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht,
PROFESSOR PIET ECKHOUT, King's College London
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008
Centenary Lectures. 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.
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other events. 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 email@example.com.
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Medical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering SeminarsThe following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.
Convener: Dr M.S. Thompson.
DR ADAM SHORTLAND, Guy's Hospital, London
DR SARAH CARTMELL, Keele
DR VICENTE GRAU
Botnar Research Centre
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre.
MR ALISTER HART, Imperial College
PROFESSOR PETRA KNAUS, Institut für Biochemie,
DR EUGENE MCCLUSKEY, Sheffield
PROFESSOR GEORG DUDA, Centre for Musculoskeletal
Surgery, Charite, Berlin
PROFESSOR PAUL THOMPSON, Poole Hospital
PROFESSOR DANIEL CHAPPARD, INSERM Faculty of Medicine,
Medieval and Modern Languages
Professor Siegbert Prawer: Valedictory lecture
PROFESSOR SIEGBERT S. PRAWER, Taylor Professor Emeritus of German 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.'
Modern Greek studies seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the ground floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square, except where otherwise stated.
YANNIS HAMILAKIS, Southampton
MARK JANSE, Ultrecht
CHURNJEET MAHN, Glasgow
DIMITRIS ASIMAKOULAS, Surrey
ANASTASIA CHRISTOU, Sussex
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.'
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.'
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Eastern medicines and religions in Britain: medical anthropological approaches
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Patrizia Bassini and Elisabeth Hsu.
ALEXANDRA RYAN, Lancaster
MARIA TIGHE, Bristol
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Fertility and reproduction seminars: reproduction and kinship
The following lectures will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road.
ANNE CADORET, CNRS, France
MONICA BONACCORSO, Cambridge
PETER PARKS, Kent
SASKIA WALENTOWITZ, Berne
Business ethics lecture series
MARK WOOD, Chief Executive of ITN, will deliver the first lecture in the Business Ethics lecture series at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November at the Saïd Business School. The subject will be ethics in television and the media. To reserve a place, contact Laura King at firstname.lastname@example.org or Oxford 278480. The lecture is sponsored by St Cross College and the Saïd Business School.
Reuters Memorial Lecture
MOHAMED HEIKAL will deliver the Reuters Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 29 October, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre at St Anne's.
Subject: 'Bridges and barriers.'
Media and politics seminar
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield.
Conveners: David Butler, John Lloyd and Malcolm Dean.
DOROTHY BYRNE, head of news and current affairs, Channel
CAROLINE THOMSON, Chief Operating Officer, BBC
GEORGINA HENRY, Comment Editor, The Guardian
LORD ADONIS, Minister for Schools
Unit for Cultural Variation and Obesity
Unless otherwise indicated the following multidisciplinary seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Michael Rayner.
MICHAEL RAYNER and STANLEY ULIJASZEK
NICHOLAS HARRIGAN and THOMAS SNIJDERS
SUSAN JEBB, Cambridge
ANA CARDEN-COYNE, Manchester
JAMES STUBBS, Slimming World and Diogenes
University Library Services
Oxford University Library Services is providing a series of practical workshops this term, focusing on the key resources provided. Full details are available at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/information_sk ills/wiser.
The workshops will cover topics such as: Finding books and journals; Electronic journals and current awareness services; Electronic resources; Key search skills; Keeping up-to-date; finding quality information on the Internet; and Citation searching with Web of Science.
There are three series, for Science (Wednesdays, 12.30–1.30 p.m., OUCS), Humanities (Fridays, 12.30–1.30 p.m., OUCS) and Social Sciences (Tuesdays, 12.30–1.30 p.m., Social Science Library). These sessions are open to everyone and Library staff are encouraged to attend. It is essential to book from the Web site for the Science and Humanities workshops but not necessary for the Social Science series.
Further information about the content of the workshops, or advice as to the most appropriate session to attend, may be obtained by e-mailing to email@example.com.
Maison Francaise d'Oxford
Medieval French Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.
Conveners: Tony Hunt, St Peter's College; Sophie Marnette, Balliol College; and Helen Swift, St Hilda's College.
MICHEL ZINK, Collège de France
CHIMENE BATEMAN, Wadham College
French Philosophy Seminar: Social values
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Philosophy Faculty Centre, 10 Merton Street.
Convener: Alison Denham, Faculty of Philosophy.
SIMONE BATEMAN, Paris V
PASCAL ENGEL, Geneva
PIERRE JACOB, CNRS-Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
Mediterranean writers series
FATOS KONGOLI, Writer
Problems in the History of Science
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Colin Matthew Room in the History Faculty building, the Old Boys' High School, George Street.
Convener: Professor Pietro Corsi.
PROFESSOR ROBERT FOX
PROFESSOR YVES GINGRAS, Quebec
DR AUDE FAUVEL
Dawkins Prize for Animal Conservation and Welfare: Prize Lecture
DR ROGER PAYNE, founder and president of Ocean Alliance, will deliver the Dawkins Prize for Animal Conservation and Welfare at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 November at the Museum of Natural History.
Subject: 'Trying to conserve whales: winning battles but losing the war.'
McGovern Lecture in the History of MedicinePROFESSOR ALLAN BRANDT, Professor of the History of Science, and Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard, will deliver the annual McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.
Subject: 'The tobacco pandemic: history, culture, and science.'
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.'
MARK GOLD, formerly Director of Animal Aid, and author of Living Without Cruelty and Animal Century, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in Seminar Room East, the Garden Building, Mansfield College.
Subject: 'Extending the circle of compassion.'
St Antony's College
European Studies Centre
South-east European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX): Annual Lecture
MRS DORA BAKOYANNIS, Foreign Minister of Greece, will deliver the Annual Lecture of SEESOX (South-east European Studies at Oxford) at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from Julie Adams (telephone: Oxford (2)74537, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Does Europe have a message for the world?'
DENIS MCSHANE, MP, and TARIQ RAMADAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 October, in the European Studies Centre. Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74470.
Subject: 'Should we be afraid of Islamism?'
Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence
CAPT. DAVID HUDSON, US Navy, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Members of the University may attend on production of a University card; non-members of the University should obtain permission to attend from Jennifer Griffiths at email@example.com .
Subject: 'Not all quiet on the Pacific Front: US efforts in counter-terrorism in the Asia Pacific.'
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?'
St John's College Research Centre
Introductory lectures in psychoanalysis
During this academic year there will be a series of Saturday morning showings of Introductory Lectures on DVD, recorded at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. A psychoanalyst from the Institute will then lead a discussion. Details will be advertised each term and will be posted on the college's Web site (follow link 'Research' to 'Research Centre Events').
This term the meeting will be on Saturday, 24 November, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. There will be two DVDs from the series: 'Playing and Symbolisation' and 'The Oedipus Complex'. Discussion will be led by Richard Rusbridger.
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Interested mental health professionals are welcome to attend if there is room; please e-mail to request a place.
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.'
Jill Hart Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SIMS-WILLIAMS, SOAS, will deliver the Jill Hart Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.
Subject: 'Philology in action: the rediscovery of Bactrian.'
Oxford English Dictionary Forum
The following meetings, which are open to all members of the University, will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House.
JONATHAN ROBINSON, British Library
ANTHEA FRASER GUPTA, Leeds