University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 31 January 2008: Lectures

Cyril Foster Lecture

DR JAVIER SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Admission will be by presentation of university card. Non-card-holders should apply for tickets to ir@politics.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78705.

Subject: 'Europe in the world. Next steps.'

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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 events.office@admin.ox.ac.uk, 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.

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English Language and Literature, Music, Fine Art

The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Sutro Room, Trinity College (not, as previously announced, in the Danson Room).

Conveners: Professor Christopher Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

DR KEVIN MILLS, Glamorgan
4 Feb.: 'A parable of criticism.'

DR HARRIET SONNE DE TORRENS, Toronto
18 Feb.: 'Ecclesia and fovea: female sexuality and baptism in the Middle Ages.' ('Biblical women and their afterlives' series, funded by the ARHC)

PROFESSOR MIRI RUBIN, Queen Mary, London
3 Mar.: 'Mary: a challenge to the (medieval) historian.' ('Biblical women and their afterlives' series, funded by the ARHC)

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History

Oxford architectural history seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the St John's College Lecture Room, 15 St Giles'.

SUSIE WEST, Open University
18 Feb.: 'Bess the builder: female creativity and architectural experiment in early modern Derbyshire.'

NIGEL HISCOCK, Oxford Brookes
3 Mar.: 'The king of the castle: Edward I's castles in Wales.'

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Medical Sciences

Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre.

PROFESSOR DAVID ABRAHAM, University College London
8 Feb.: 'Pathogenesis and anti-fibrotic therapies in systemic sclerosis.'

DR INKEN LORENZEN
15 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR TIM HARDINGHAM, Manchester
14 Mar.: 'Chondrogenic differentiation and cartilage formation by human bone marrow stem cells.'

DR SHELLY ANNE LAWSON, Sheffield
28 Mar.: To be announced.

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Oriental Studies

Japanese traditional performing arts

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane.

The lecture on 13 February will be given in Lecture Room 2; other lectures will be given in Lecture Room 1.

The series of lectures is a part of the Oxford Kyogen Project, and a Japanese traditional comedy, Kyogen, will follow at the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College, on 4, 5, and 6 March. Details can be found at http://faculty.orinst.ox.ac.uk/kyog en/.

PROFESSOR MASARU SEKINE, Waseda University6 Feb.: 'Minimalism and Japanese arts.'

PAUL GRIFFITH, formerly Saitama University
13 Feb.: 'Kabuki matsubamemono and the influence of Noh and Kyogen in Kabuki.'

DR BRIAN POWELL
20 Feb.: 'From isolated oddity to global leader: Japanese theatre over the past 150 years.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW GERSTLE, SOAS
27 Feb.: 'The cult of celebrity of Kabuki actors in the Edo period.'


Bhattoji and Nagoji: grammarians and philosophers of language in early modern Banaras

The following workshop will be held on Friday, 29 February in the Russell Room, Balliol College.

Convener: Professor Christopher Minkowski.

Session 1: 2–4 p.m.

Professor Polly O'Hanlon: 'Is a social history of Sanskrit Pandits possible?'

Madhav Deshpande, Michigan: 'Sanskrit grammarians in Vedantic disputes: Bhattoji, Rangoji and their opponents.'

James Benson: 'Commentators and commentaries on Bhattoji.'

Jan Houben, Paris: 'Bhattoji's brilliant fundamentalism: grammar, ritual, religious life.'

Session 2: 4.30–6 p.m.

Maria Piera Candotti, Leiden: 'Changing rule-order: what was at stake in reorganising Panini's test?'

Pascale Haag, Paris: 'Philology in a rural setting: grammar and genealogical chronicles in Bengal.'

Christopher Minkowski: 'Philosophers of grammar on the types of people.' (Followed by discussion)

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Philosophy

Oxford–Harvard Applied Ethics Lectures

PROFESSOR FREDERICK SCHAUER, Harvard, George Eastman Visiting Professor 2007–8, will lecture as follows in Seminar Room 2, the Old Indian Institute. Enquiries may be directed to Miriam Wood (e- mail: miriam.wood@philosophy.ox.ac.uk) .

Wed. 6 Feb., 10 a.m.: 'Academic freedom: what is it, where does it come from, and is it a good thing?'

Thur. 21 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Stereotypes: are they always wrong?'

Wed. 27 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Reasoning in law, and how it differs from reasoning.'

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Social Sciences

Problems in British government (Amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 17 January (p. 506). Professor Bogdanor will now speak at the seminar on 1 February, and Lord Goldsmith at the seminar on 7 March.

Conveners: Professor Vernon Bogdanor and Lord Butler.

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR
1 Feb.: 'Reforming the constitution.'

SIR MICHAEL BARBER, formerly Head of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit
8 Feb.: 'Government and the delivery of public services.'

PROFESSOR SIR ROBERT WORCESTER, Chairman, MORI
15 Feb.: 'Politics and public opinion.'

TREVOR PHILLIPS, Chairman, Equality and Human Rights Commission
22 Feb.: 'Rights in a multicultural society.'

THE RT. HON. JUSTICE LADY ARDEN, Lady Justice of Appeal
29 Feb.: 'The judiciary and parliament.'

LORD GOLDSMITH, formerly Attorney-General
7 Mar.: 'Citizenship.'


Foundations of governance in a globalised world

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.

The lectures form part of a programme of academic events sponsored by the Social Sciences Division on 'Governing the globe? Governance and institutions in the twenty-first century', directed by Professor Andrew Hurrell. The programme also includes the seminars listed below. Full details can be found at http://gtg.politics.ox.ac.uk. Enquiries may be directed to gtg@politics.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN WEATHERILL
4 Feb.: 'What is supra-national governance? When and how is it effective?'

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MCCRUDDEN
11 Feb.: 'Buying social justice: human rights and economic regulation.'

PROFESSOR VAUGHAN LOWE
25 Feb.: 'Private disputes and the public interest in international law.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN
3 Mar.: 'Network governance and the Internet.'

Global perspectives on order and justice

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building.

The seminars form part of a programme of academic events sponsored by the Social Sciences Division on 'Governing the globe? Governance and institutions in the twenty-first century', directed by Professor Andrew Hurrell. The programme also includes the lectures listed above. Full details can be found at http://gtg.politics.ox.ac.uk. Enquiries may be directed to gtg@politics.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR PANG ZHONGYING, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
Wed. 6 Feb.: 'China, international society, and global governance: China's intervention in the world.'

PROFESSOR YASUAKI ONUMA, Tokyo
Tue. 12 Feb.: 'The expansion of international society revisited.'

PROFESSOR WANG JISI
Fri. 6 June: 'China and the United States.'


Medical anthropology research seminar: Vitality-enhancing body substances

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road. All welcome.

Convener: Elisabeth Hsu.

LENA SPRINGER, Vienna
4 Feb.: 'Ensuring the relatedness of qi and blood in republican Chinese medicine.'

DR ANDREW IRVING, Manchester
11 Feb.: 'Money, materiality and imagination.'

KARIN ELI
18 Feb.: 'A meaningful lack: amenorrhea and identity among Israeli women with anorexia.'

DR IKUMI OKAMOTO, Southampton
25 Feb.: 'Tairyoku (body power) in Japanese cancer patients: a body substance or a coping strategy for managing illness?'

DR CHRIS LOW
3 Mar.: 'Working with potency: blood, wind, identity and healing amongst southern African Khoesaan.'


Higher education and professional learning research group

PROFESSOR DR HANS-PETER BLOSSFELD, Bamberg, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 February, in Seminar Rooms G and H, Department of Education, Garden Building.

Conveners: Hubert Ertl and Michael Hoelscher.

Subject: 'National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) in Germany—research questions and design for a new lifecourse study.'

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International Gender Studies Centre

Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture

PROFESSOR BRIDGET O'LAUGHLIN, Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, will deliver the Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May, in St Anne's College.

Subject: 'AIDS, migration and gender inequality in southern Africa.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Public seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road.

Further details can be found at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk. Enquiries may be directed to rsc@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Mr Richard Haavisto, Pedro Arupe and Dr Jason Hart.

DR EMMA HADDAD, European Commission
6 Feb.: 'Crossing borders: in search of a new relationship between migration policy and research.'

DR ALICE BLOCH, City University, London
13 Feb.: 'Gaps in protection: Zimbabwean undocumented migrants in South Africa.'

DR DANNY MULALA SIMATELE, Sussex
20 Feb.: 'Rising to the challenge: Zambia's response to the influx of refugees from the sub-region.'

DR HEAVEN CRAWLEY, Swansea
27 Feb.: 'Asexual, apolitical beings: the conceptualisation of children's identities in the UK's asylum determination process.'

JEAN-FRANÇOIS DURIEUX
5 Mar.: 'Refugee law and groups at risk: legal representations of discrimination and persecution as individual and/or collective experiences.'

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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.'

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University Church of St Mary the Virgin

Oxford Debates Religion

FRANK FIELD, MP, will be in conversation with THE REVD CANON BRIAN MOUNTFORD at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 11 February, in the Old Library, the University Church.

Subject: 'Politics, religion, and ethics.'

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All Souls College

Neill Lecture

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 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.'

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Balliol College

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.'

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Hertford College

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.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

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: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Who owns Canadian history? Controversy at the Canadian War Museum.'

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Nuffield College

Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy

JUERG STEINER, Department of Political Science, University of California, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 1 February, in Nuffield College.

Subject: 'The potential for democracy in deeply divided societies: power-sharing and deliberation.'

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St Antony's College

Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship Seminar: Climate change and international conflict (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 17 January (p. 509).

Conveners: Professor David Marquand, Dr Alex Pravda, Baroness Quin, and Mr Ian Taylor, MP.

LINDA MCAVAN, MEP, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee, SIR KENNETH COLLINS, Chairman, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and BARONESS (JOYCE) QUIN, formerly Minister for Europe
5 Feb.: 'Can Europe lead?'

IAN TAYLOR, MP, formerly Minister for Science and Technology, SIR ANDREW WOOD, formerly UK Ambassador to Russia, PROFESSOR DIETER HELM, and PROFESSOR JONATHAN STERN
12 Feb.: 'Energy security in the wider Europe.'

KEVIN WATKINS, Director, Human Development Report Office, PROFESSOR FRANCES STEWART, and PROFESSOR WILLIAM BEINART
19 Feb.: 'Climate change and the "bottom billion".'

ELLIOT MORLEY, formerly Environment Minister, CHRIS HUHNE, MP, and PROFESSOR TOM BURKE, environmental policy adviser, RTZ
26 Feb.: 'Drift or decision?'


European Studies Centre

Twentieth-century international history workshop

The following workshops will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. All welcome.

Convener: Dr Anne Deighton.

PROFESSOR MARGARET MACMILLAN
6 Feb., Uses of history: 'Uses and abuses of history.'

DR KARL GERTH
13 Feb., Cultural history: 'The international history of consumerism in twentieth- century China.'

PROFESSOR JUSSI HANHIMAKI, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
20 Feb., Transnational history: 'Refugees and the Cold War.'

PROFESSOR PATRICK SALMON, FCO
27 Feb., UK archives; the Freedom of Information Act: 'Writing official history.'

DR CHRIS FLETCHER
5 Mar., Oxford archives: tour under the Bodleian of twentieth-century manuscript collections.


Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. at the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. All welcome. For more information, contact the Administrator at 274470.

RICHARD WHITMAN, Bath and JOCHEN PRANTL
Thurs. 31 Jan., ESC Core Seminar: 'Is the EU really the master of multilateralism?'

SIMONE DERIX, Cologne
Fri. 1 Feb., Stifterverband Seminar: 'Courting dictators? State visits as political performances and the making of West German democracy in the 1960s.'


South East European Studies at Oxford

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, unless otherwise stated. For more information, contact julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk.

ULRICH SEDELMEIER, London School of Economics and GWENDOLYN SASSE
4 Feb.: 'Europeanisation through conditionality? The EU's influence in post-Communist Europe.'

ECE TEMELKURAN and KEREM OKTEM
11 Feb.: 'Turkey's hidden war: the AKP and the Kurdish challenge.'

GEORGE ALOGOSKOUFIS, Minister of National Economy, Greece and PROFESSOR COLIN MAYER
18 Feb., Lecture Room, St Antony's College: 'Globalisation and the European social model.'

OLEG LEVITIN, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and CONSTANTINOS FILIS
25 Feb.: 'Russia's re-engagement in the Balkans: genuine or tactical?'

LEONARD ORBAN, Romanian Commissioner of the European Union
3 Mar.: 'Enlargement and diversity in the European Union.'

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St John's College

Venice and the League of Cambrai: politics, art, architecture

The following conference will be held on Saturday, 15 March, in St John's College. Registration is free, but space is limited. To reserve a space, e-mail cambrai_conference@hotmail.co.uk.

The conference will be chaired by Dr Catherine Whistler and Dr Malcolm Vale.

Convener: Dr Simon Oakes.

PROFESSOR DEBORAH HOWARD, Cambridge
10 a.m.: 'Civic building in wartime Venice, 1508–17.'

PROFESSOR PAUL JOANNIDES, Cambridge
10.20 a.m.: 'Echoes of the Cambrai Wars in the work of Giorgione, Titian and Sebastiano?'

PROFESSOR PAUL KAPLAN, Purchase College
10.45 a.m.: 'Between tempests and pastorals: Venetian painters, private patrons and the Cambrai Wars.'

DR SIMON OAKES
11.30 a.m.: 'Venice and Germany, 1505–10.'

DR STEPHEN BOWD, Edinburgh
11.50 a.m.: 'The sack of Brescia (1512).'

DR DAVID OLDFIELD, Cambridge
12.15 p.m.: 'Art in Bergamo during the League of Cambrai.'

DR KRYSTINA STERMOLE, Boston University
2 p.m.: 'The art of reportage during the Cambrai Wars: printed news pamphlets and their woodcuts.'

MATTHIAS WIVEL, Cambridge
2.30 p.m.: 'Titian's Submersion of the Pharaoh's Army in the Red Sea: grand allegory and editorial cartoon.'

PROFESSOR RONNIE FERGUSON, St Andrews
2.50 p.m.: 'Representing the Wars on stage (1517–30): the experience of the Veneto peasantry form Cambrai to Cognac in Ruzante's theatre.'

PROFESSOR IAIN FENLON, Cambridge
2.40 p.m.: 'Music in the aftermath of the Wars.'

DR JANE STEVENS, St Andrews
4.10 p.m.: 'Disease and defence on the Terra Firma after the League of Cambrai.'

PROFESSOR MONIQUE O'CONNELL, Wake Forest
4.30 p.m.: 'Cambrai and its aftermath in the Venetian Adriatic.'

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Somerville College

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR E. YVONNE JONES will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the University Museum Lecture Theatre, Parks Road. All are welcome.

Subject: 'Postcards from the surface: the structural biology of cell–cell communication.'

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Trinity College

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.'

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Wolfson College

Haldane Lecture

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 college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Scientific challenges in the twenty-first century: a cosmic perspective.'

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