University Gazette, 27 September 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.'
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: cancellation
It is regretted that the Cyril Foster Lecture, due to have been given by Dr Javier Solana on Tuesday, 13 November, has been cancelled.
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
Computational Mathematics and Applications
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Enquiries should be directed to Lotti Ekert (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).
Conveners: L.N. Trefethen and S. Dollar (RAL).
PROFESSOR E. DE KLERK, Tilburg
DR O. LAKKIS, Sussex
PROFESSOR P. BENNER, Chemnitz
DR D. ROBINSON
DR L. GRIGORI, INRIA
DR D. HUYBRECHS, Leuven
PROFESSOR J. MAGNUS, Tilburg
PROFESSOR S. ULBRICH, TU Darmstadt
DR R. PLATTE
Organic Chemistry Colloquia
Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. Details of the Pfizer Mini-Symposium (18 October) are given below.
For further information, or to meet any of the speakers, contact Dr Jonathan Burton (e-mail: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR SUZUKI, Hokkaido
DR J. HARRITY, Sheffield
DR I. NASH, AstraZeneca, Alderley Park
PROFESSOR M. BELLER, Rostock
PROFESSOR C. SCHMIDT-DANNERT, Minnesota
PROFESSOR R. TAYLOR, York
DR N. WESTWOOD, St Andrews
PROFESSOR G. LLOYD-JONES, Bristol
DR A. BADER, founder, Aldrich Chemical Company
This meeting will be held on Thursday, 18 October, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. It will conclude with a poster session in the CRL Atrium, followed by a prize-giving and reception. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Jonathan Burton (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
DR C. FROST, Bath
DR D. FOX, Pfizer, Sandwich
DR R. GRAINGER, Birmingham
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
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.'
Foundation for Law Justice, and Society, and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
PROFESSOR AMITAI ETZIONI, former Senior Adviser to the White House on domestic affairs, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 October, in the Milner Hall, Rhodes House. Further information will be found at www.fljs.org/content.asp?pageRef[ equals]44.
Subject: 'Will the right basic income please stand up? Communitarian arguments for a guaranteed basic income.'
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: email@example.com).
This notice replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 20 September (pp. 9–10).
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
Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group
The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room F, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries should be directed to John Carlarne.
Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, and Federico Varese.
DR JEAN-LOUIS BRIQUET, CNRS, Paris
DR FELIA ALLUM, Bath
D.C.I. STAN GILMOUR, Thames Valley Police
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.10 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.
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.
Note: this notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 20 September, p. 10. Details of the 25 October and 8 November seminars have changed.
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
PROFESSOR SARAH STEWART-BROWN, Warwick
PROFESSOR JONATHON BRADSHAW, York
GEOFF MULGAN, Director, the Young Foundation, London
PROFESSOR ANN BUCHANAN and DR EIRINI FLOURI
Maison Francaise D'oxford
Early Modern French Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.
Conveners: Richard Cooper, Brasenose College; Nicholas Cronk, Voltaire Foundation; Kate Tunstall, Worcester College; Alain Viala, Lady Margaret Hall.
NATHALIE FERRAND, CNRS-MFO
FRÉDÉRIQUE AÏT-TOUATI, New College
HUBERT BOST, Université de Paris IV
JAN MIERNOWSKI, Wisconsin
Modern French Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.
Convener: Michael Sheringham, All Souls College.
NATHALIE AUBERT, Oxford Brookes University
DIANA KNIGHT, Nottingham
WOLFGANG ASHOLT, Osnabrück
MAIRÉAD HANRAHAN, University College London
Medieval French Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays in the Maison Française.
Conveners: Tony Hunt, St Peter's College; Sophie Marnette, Balliol College; and Helen Swift, St Hilda's College.
TONY LODGE, St Andrews
SYLVIA HUOT, Cambridge
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 alternate Tuesdays in the Philosophy Faculty Centre, 10 Merton Street.
Convener: Alison Denham, Faculty of Philosophy.
SIMONE BATEMAN, Université de Paris V
PASCAL ENGEL, Université de Genève
PIERRE JACOB, CNRS-Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
Conferences and study days
The following conferences will be held in the Maison Française unless indicated otherwise.
Fri., 28 Sept., 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., conference: 'Crime.' Organisers: Louise Hardwick, Trinity College and Benjamin Andréo, Worcester College.
Fri.,19 Oct.–Sat., 20 Oct. (Fri. 2–6 p.m.; Sat. 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.), conference: 'Désirs de fondation et expériences de mobilité ;. La construction des espaces jésuites à l'époque moderne.' Organisers: Stéphane Van Damme, Warwick; Antonella Romano, Institut Universitaire Européen, Florence; and Pierre-Antoine Fabre, EHESS, Paris.
Fri., 9 Nov.–Sat., 10 Nov. (Fri. 2–6 p.m.; Sat. 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.), conference: 'Modes of reading/Façons de lire.' Organiser: Sally Humphreys, Michigan–Central European University, Budapest.
Sat., 24 Nov., 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m., study day: 'Dumézil and Dumont as third-generation Durkheimians.' Organisers: Bill Pickering, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies, Oxford, and Robert Parkin, University College.
Other lectures and events
The following events will be held in the Maison Française unless indicated otherwise.
FABRICE VIRGILI, CNRS-IRICE–Université de
GRANT LAWRENCE, Director for Water, Chemicals and Cohesion
in the Environment, European Commission
ELIZABETH PICARD, CNRS-IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence
GÉRARD LENCLUD, CNRS, Paris
PAUL FOURNEL, Writer
YVES GINGRAS, Université du Quebec
PIERRE BRIANT, Collège de France
Mediterranean writers series
ELIAS KHOURY, Writer
VINCENZO CONSOLO, Writer
FATOS KONGOLI, Writer
The following events will be held in the Maison Française, on alternate Tuesdays, at 8 p.m.
Each film will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College. No need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.
16 Oct., 7 p.m.: 'Introduction to the Nouvelle Vague'— Reidar Due, Magdalen College. Followed at 8 p.m. by the film 'Les quatre cents coups (1959, 94 min. Director: François Truffaut)
30 Oct.: Le signe du lion (1959, 103 min. Director: Eric Rohmer)
13 Nov.: A bout de souffle (1960, 90 min. Director: Jean-Luc Godard)
27 Nov.: Paris nous appartient (1960, 141 min. Director: Jacques Rivette)
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.'
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
Sociology seminars: Employment change, social inequality, and social integration
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.
Conveners: Professor Duncan Gallie and Professor Nan Dirk de Graaf.
PROFESSOR DUNCAN GALLIE
PROFESSOR COLIN CROUCH, Warwick
PROFESSOR CLAIRE WALLACE, Aberdeen
PROFESSOR YOSSI SHAVIT, Tel Aviv
DR KLAUS SCHÖMANN, Jacobs University Bremen
JAVIER POLAVIEJA, Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies
and Research, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra
PROFESSOR NAN DIRK DE GRAAF and DR STIJN RUITER
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.
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.'
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.