University Gazette, 2 October 2008: Lectures
Professor of Microbiology
PROFESSOR STEPHEN BELL will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, 21 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The evolution of DNA replication.'
Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HARBERD will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Plant biology from the Flora Graeca to the genome era.'
Professor of Russian
PROFESSOR ANDREI ZORIN will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Tolstoy and his creation of historical continuity.'
Professor of the History of Art
PROFESSOR CRAIG CLUNAS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.
Subject: 'Putting China in its place in the history of art.'
Harmsworth Inaugural Lecture
PROFESSOR PETER ONUF, University of Virginia, Harmsworth Professor of American History 2008–9, will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Thomas Jefferson and the origins of American democracy.'
Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre
KEVIN SPACEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 October, in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College. Tickets are required for admission: to apply, telephone Oxford (2)71762.
Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR DEBORAH HOWARD, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Magdalen College Auditorium (entry through Longwall). Admission is free.
Subject: 'Sound and space in Renaissance Venice.'
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
DAVID BEARD, Cardiff, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 27 October, in the Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 66 St Giles'. All welcome.
Subject: ' "Incidental Music"? Settings of Greek tragedy by Judith Weir and Harrison Birtwistle.'
Special Faculty Lecture
PROFESSOR RONNIE HSIA, Pennsylvania State, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Elective affinities: the Jesuits and China in the early modern world.'
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science series
The following lectures will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road.
Further details can be found at www.adams-institute.ac.uk/lecture_series.php.
DR YOSHITAKA KUNO, Osaka
DR SUSAN SMITH, ASTeC
DR CARLO BENEDETTI, INFN Bologna
DR GERO KUBE, DESY
Department of Plant Sciences
The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences. Convener: Professor Nicholas Harberd.
PROFESSOR DAVID BAULCOMBE, Cambridge
PROFESSOR RICHARD MOTT
DR ANDREAS MEYER, Heidelberg
PROFESSOR RENS VOESENEK, Utrecht
PROFESSOR THORSTEN HAMANN, Imperial College, London
PROFESSOR JIM BEYNON,
DR KIRSTEN BOMBLIES, Tübingen
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS TALBOT, University of Exeter
Medieval and Modern Languages
JAMES HAWES will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.
Convener: Dr Karen Leeder.
Subject: 'Excavating Kafka: text as historical artefact.'
Technologies for Cultural Heritage: Leonardo and Beyond
Italian Studies at Oxford presents a symposium on Friday, 1 October, in Magdalen College, and on Thursday, 2 October, in the Forte Room, Pembroke College. For more details, contact www.italianstudies.ox.ac.uk/events/conferences/events/technologies.
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays on in Yarnton Manor. Details of the seminars on 19 and 26 November will be announced later. No seminars will be held on 15 and 22 October.
Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.
PROFESSOR GLENDA ABRAMSON
PROFESSOR PETER MACHINIST, Harvard
PROFESSOR ALAN JONES
PROFESSOR REUVEN SNIR, Haifa
Department of Politics: Sergio Vieira de Mello Lecture
PROFESSOR FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO will deliver the Sergio Vieira de Mello Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Reframing human rights in the global era: a tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello.'
The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. To reserve a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This series will continue in Hilary and Trinity Terms.
PROFESSOR PETER KING 21 Oct.: 'The future of social housing.'
PROFESSOR STEVE NICKELL
PROFESSOR JOHN MUELLBAUER and DR ANTHONY MURPHY
ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS): Migration, Welfare and Inequalities
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays (except Fourth Week, which will be on Wednesday), in the seminar room, the Institute of Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road.
Conveners: Hiranthi Jayaweera and Isabel Shutes.
PROFESSOR ELEONORE KOFMAN, Middlesex
PROFESSOR BILL JORDAN, Plymouth
DR ISABEL SHUTES and DR ALESSIO CANGIANO
DR LUCINDA PLATT, Essex
PROFESSOR FIONA WILLIAMS, Leeds
DR DEBBIE PHILLIPS, Leeds
DR ROB BERKELEY, Runnymede Trust
DR NICOLA YEATES, Open University
Launch of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life
The launch of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Examination Schools, followed by a reception in Christ Church, 6.15–7.15 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
Oxford Institute of Ageing
Pensions and Economics of Ageing
Seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building. Contact Ms Debbie Alder for enquiries on (2)86193.
Convener: Kenneth Howse.
DR MARTIN SEELEIB-KAISER
DR WILLIAM JACKSON, York
PROFESSOR GORDON CLARK
PROFESSOR E. PHILLIPS DAVIS
DR MAHMOUD MESSKOUB, Institute of Social Studies, The
DR MARTIN KARLSSON
PROFESSOR PHILIP BOOTH, Cass Business School
Rothermere American Institute
PROFESSOR MARC CONNER, Washington and Lee University, will
lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the
Rothermere American Institute.
Subject: 'Modernity and the homeless: the religious dimensions of the contemporary African-American novel.'
American History Research Seminar
The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute. Details of the 5 November meeting will be announced later.
On 12 November a discussion of the Harmsworth Inaugural Lecture (see above) will be held.
DR JAY SEXTON
PROFESSOR H. BREEN, Northwestern
DR ANDREW PRESTON, Cambridge
PROFESSOR AKIRA IRIYE, Harvard
PROFESSOR LIZ BORGWARDT, Washington University, St
RAI Research Fellows' Seminar
The following lectures will be given at 12.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute.
DR JEFFREY A. SMITH, Southern California
PROFESSOR JOHN C. BERG, Suffolk University, Boston
DR MARY VOGEL, King's College, London
DR DAVID LEVIATIN, independent scholar
United States Election: Election Outcomes—Interpreting the Results
Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays 13, 20, and 27 November in the Rothermere American Institute. Professor Byron Shafer, Wisconsin, will lecture on 27 November. Further details will be announced later.
Oxford Strachey Lectures in Computer Science
PROFESSOR RANDAL E. BRYANT, Carnegie Mellon, will lecture in this series at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in Lecture Theatre B, the Computing Laboratory.
Subject: 'Data-intensive scalable computing: taking Google-style computing beyond Web search.'
Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars
The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, Computing Laboratory, except Weeks 2 and 7, which will be held at RAL.
Details of the 30 October seminar will be announced later.
Coordinators: L.N. Trefethen and S. Dollar.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL FLOATER, Oslo
DR DAVID MAYERS
DR MARC BABOULIN, Coimbra
PROFESSOR DIVAKAR VISWANATH, Michigan
FRÉDÉRIC NATAF, Paris VI and CNRS
PROFESSOR SÖREN BARTELS, Bonn
DR ALICIA KIM, Bath
JONATHAN HOGG, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
Risk, Uncertainty, Climate and Policy
The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in Hayes House, 75 George Street.
Convener: Dr David Frame.
DR MYLES ALLEN
DR PATRICK MCSHARRY
PROFESSOR THOMAS E. DOWNING, Stockholm Environment
DR RAFAEL RAMIREZ
Environmental and Ecological Economics
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays (except that of 22 October, which will be on Wednesday at 1 p.m) in the Lecture Hall, School of Geography, Dyson Perrins Building.
Conveners: Dr Georgina Santos and Dr Stanislav Shmelev.
PROFESSOR DAVID NEWBERY, Cambridge
PROFESSOR DIETER HELM
PROFESSOR ROBERT HAHN
PROFESSOR ROBERT AYRES
PROFESSOR PETER SODERBAUM, Mälardalen
PROFESSOR JEROEN C.J.M. VAN DEN BERGH, Autonomous
University of Barcelona and the Free University of
International Gender Studies Centre
Gender and Film: Gender in Film
The following lectures will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays.
Conveners: Dr Jacqueline Waldren and Dr Janette Davis.
PNINA WERBNER, Keele
TONY DUNN, Portsmouth
HO SWEE LIN
LIEVE SPAAS, Kingston
SUE BROOK, Manchester
NATASHA MORGAN, psychologist
POALA BOUSIOU, Goldsmiths' College, London
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Health, Disease and Medicine since 1800
The following lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays at 47 Banbury Road. All are welcome.
Convener: Professor Mark Harrison.
DR MARGARET JONES
PROFESSOR MICHAEL WORBOYS, Manchester
DR SANCHARI DUTTA, SOAS
Oxford Internet Institute
PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS, Annenburg School of Communication, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Park Road. Register for the event by e-mailing name and affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Power in a network society.'
PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS, Annenburg School of Communication, will lecture in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles', at 2 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, Tuesday, 21 October and Wednesday, 22 October. Register for the event by e-mailing name and affiliation to email@example.com.
Refugee Studies Centre
Public seminar series
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road.
Conveners: Dr Eva-Lotta Hedman and Dr Dawn Chatty.
Institut Catholique de Paris
PETER LOIZOS, London School of Economics
DR ALEX BETTS
DR MICHELLE PACE, Birmingham
The Barbara Harrell-Bond Public Lecture will be given on
Wednesday, 19 November in the University Museum. Further
details will be announced later.
Centre for Socio-legal Studies
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights
The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. in the Manor Road Building.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL FREEMAN, Essex Mon., 13 Oct., Room C: 'Human rights: advocates, sceptics, problems–a view from political theory.'
DR KATERINA DALACOURA, London School of Economics
PROFESSOR CHRIS MCCRUDDEN
PROFESSOR ERIC NEUMAYER, London School of Economics
PROFESSOR MARK GOODALE, George Mason University
PROFESSOR STEFAN VOIGT, Marburg
PROFESSOR RYAN GOODMAN, Harvard, author, and PROFESSOR
DENIS J. GALLIGAN
Foundation for Law, Justice and Society
PROFESSOR HUGH COLLINS, London School of Economics, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 October, in Rhodes House.
Subject: 'Beyond the third way in labour law: towards the constitutionalisation of labour law?'
James Martin Twenty-first Century School
Twenty-first century challenges—more questions, any answers?
The following lectures will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Indian Institute Building.
PROFESSOR YADVINDER MALHI
DR MALCOLM MCCULLOCH
DR PAUL FAIRCHILD
PROFESSOR MARK SANSOM
PROFESSOR KEN PEACH
DR DAVID RODIN and PROFESSOR JENNIFER WELSH
PROFESSOR GIDEON HENDERSON and PROFESSOR DAVID
PROFESSOR MARIE-HÉLÈNE COTONI, University of Nice, will deliver the Besterman Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Maison Française d'Oxford.
Subject: 'Les dégoûts de Voltaire: impressions et expression.'
St Catherine's College
SIMON WINCHESTER, author and journalist, will talk about his book Bomb book and compass (about Joseph Needham in China) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 October, in the Bernard Sunley Theatre.
MR TONY BENN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'The long hard road to democracy and social justice.'
Oxford Italian Association
The following lectures will be given at the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Members £1, non-members £3, students under 30 free. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details of the Rowe Memorial Lecture, see above.
DR JACQUELINE THALMANN
DR JOHN DICKIE, University College, London
Film: Il Caimano (English subtitles). Friday, 17 October at 8 p.m., Rewley House Lecture Theatre.
Presentation and concert by the Schola Pietatis Antonio
Vivaldi: 'An evening with Vivalidi's Women.' Friday, 31
October at 7.45 for 8 p.m. at the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St
Anne's College. Members and guests £7, students under
AGM (members only). Wednesday, 3 December at 8 p.m. at St Margaret's Institute, Polstead Road.