University Gazette, 6 November 2008: Lectures
Lecture By the President of Israel
By the invitation of Balliol College, HIS EXCELLENCY SHIMON PERES, the ninth President of Israel, twice Prime Minister of Israel, and winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Peace, will lecture at 7.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre.
The lecture will be open to all members of the University. Details of the admission arrangements will be announced later.
Subject: 'The globalisation of peace.'
Coexistence Trust: Panel Discussion
Jewish–Muslim relations in a time of change
This meeting, arranged by the University, Oxford Brookes University, and the Coexistence Trust, will be held on Thursday, 13 November, 7–8.30 p.m., in the Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.
Panellists: BARONESS (RUTH) DEECH OF CUMNOR HILL, LORD (PARRY) MITCHELL, BARONESS (KISHWER) FALKNER OF MARGRAVINE, and LORD (KHALID) HAMEED.
The meeting will be chaired by Dame Fiona Caldicott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Personnel and Equality, and Principal of Somerville College.
The Coexistence Trust includes Muslim and Jewish peers and MPs who promote dialogue, co-operation, and good relations between Muslim and Jewish communities internationally. The Trust is embarking upon a university campus tour to promote dialogue between Muslim and Jewish student communities in the UK. The 'road show' aims to explore the similar trajectories of the Muslim and Jewish communities in Britain. Further information may be found at www.coexistencetrust.org.uk.
The event is free and open to all students and staff of the University and Oxford Brookes University. Tickets are required for admission: one ticket per person can be requested by e- mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and providing name and postal address. As there is a limited number of tickets available, early booking is strongly advised.
Note: those attending the event will need to present their valid University Card along with their ticket in order to gain entry.
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 Modern History
PROFESSOR ROBERT GILDEA will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The long road of oral history: around 1968 in France.'
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.'
Cyril Foster Lecture
DR KAREN KONING ABUZAYD, UNRWA Commissioner General for Palestinian Refugees, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.
Note: The lecture will be given on Thursday, 27 November, and not on Friday, 28 November, as stated in the Gazette of 9 October (p. 162–3).
Subject: 'Palestinian refugees in their sixtieth year: issues of human rights, public policy, and international law.'
Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture
PROFESSOR INGOLF DALFERTH, Claremont Graduate University, California, and Zurich, will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Examination Schools.
Note: this replaces the announcement which appeared in the Gazette of 9 October (p. 163), in which the date of the lecture was given incorrectly.
Subject: 'The contingency of evil.'
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.'
Professor of Poetry
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Ghosts 1. Anthony Hecht and the Jews.'
AKIRA IRIYE, Charles Warren Research Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'Transnational moments.'
George Eastman Visiting Professor
Michaelmas Term Lecture
PROFESSOR LYNN MARGULIS, George Eastman Visiting Professor and Fellow of Balliol College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Lecture Theatre (ground floor), the Department of Earth Sciences. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Martin Brasier.
Subject: 'Early life on Earth: Gaia and symbiogenesis.'
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
PROFESSOR MARGARET MALAMUD, Associate Professor of History, New Mexico State University, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. The lecture will be followed by refreshments. Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com (telephone: Oxford (2)88210).
Subject: 'Romans on the American stage, 1770s–1830s.'
History of Art seminars
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.
Conveners: Professor C. Clunas and Mr Nathan Flis.
DR JOHN HYMAN
DR VIMALIN RUJIVACHARAKUL, Delaware
DR CATHERINE WHISTLER
ROBERT POULTER, New Model Theatre
Art History Research Seminar
The following open seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.
Conveners: Dr M. Leino (Oxford Brookes), Dr C. Whistler, and Dr A. Wright.
SUREKHA DAVIES, Warburg Institute
DR RUTH BARNES
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR J. BARROW, Cambridge, will deliver the Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'The constants of nature.'
PROFESSOR OFER ZEITOUNI, University of Minnesota and the Weizmann Institute, Israel, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute.
Subject: 'Random walks in random environments.'
Oxford Developmental Biology SeminarThe following seminar will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in Room A/B (ground floor), the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. The Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar is supported by the J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Fund.
Convener: Shoumo Bhattacharya.
DR LESLIE DALE, University College London: 'Proteolytic regulation of dorsal- ventral patterning in Xenopus embryos.'
DR DOROTA SZUMSKA: 'New insights into Tolloid-like 1 function through ENU mutagenesis.'
Ethel Smyth (1858–1944) and her generation
This one-day symposium will be held from 9.45 a.m. (registration) on Saturday, 29 November, in the Music Faculty. Further details may be found at www.music.ox.ac.uk/events/ethe l-smyth.html.
PAVEL B. JIRACEK
Committee for Palaeography and Bodleian Library
The following seminars (involving original manuscripts) will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the seminar room (Room 132), ground floor of the New Bodleian. Advance registration is not required for those holding a University or Bodleian Card.
Conveners: Professor Richard Sharpe and Dr Martin Kauffmann.
PROFESSOR HENRY WOUDHUYSEN, University College London
PROFESSOR MICHAEL REEVE, Cambridge
Israel: historical, political, and social aspects: amended notice
GEN. SIR RUPERT SMITH will lecture in this series at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in St Anne's College (not in the Law Faculty, as previously announced).
Subject: 'Israeli Army conduct after 2006.'
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 Monday, 10 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Note: the lecture will be given in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, and not in the Examination Schools, as previously announced in the Gazette.
Subject: 'Reframing human rights in the global era: a tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello.'
Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict
PROFESSOR ROSEMARY FOOT, PROFESSOR RUTI TEITEL, New York Law School, and PROFESSOR JEREMY WALDRON, New York University School of Law, will participate in a round-table discussion at 2 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building. The discussion will be chaired by Dr David Rudin. Further details are available at www.elac.ox.ac.uk/events/.
Subject: 'Human rights and the war on terror.'
Refugee Studies Centre
THE RT HON. SIR JOHN WAITE, co-chair of the Independent Asylum Commission, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in the University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries may be directed to Katherine Salahi (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: Oxford (2)70723).
Subject: 'Asylum: a new perspective.'
Centre for International Gender Studies
Elisabeth Croll Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR DENIZ KANDIYOTI, SOAS, will deliver the Elisabeth Croll Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution. Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
The lecture marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Centre for International Gender Studies.
Subject: 'Islam and the politics of gender: perspectives on Afghanistan.'
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
ZBIGNIEW FIEMA, Helsinki, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies.
This event is held in conjunction with the Seminar for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, and is funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.
Subject: 'Jabal Haroun: a holy mountain and Byzantine monastery in south Jordan.'
Museum of the History of Science
DR SVEN DUPRÉ ;, University of Ghent, a leading authority on the history of optics during the early years of the telescope, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 December, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'The invention of the telescope.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
PROFESSOR JUAN MANUEL LÓPEZ MUÑOZ, University of Cadiz, will deliver a series of Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Great Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, as detailed below.
20 Nov.: 'French lyrical poetry in the Middle Ages (I): problems of traditional classification.'
4 Dec.: 'French lyrical poetry in the Middle Ages (II): women's discourse and discourse about women.'
DOUGLAS MCLELLAND, Research Associate, Keble College, and Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Pusey Room, Keble College. Admission is free.
Subject: 'Tricking the brain to see how it works: scientific insights from visual illusions.'
Bynum Tudor Lecture
DR RALPH KOHN will deliver the Bynum Tudor Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in Rewley House. Enquiries may be directed to Jitka Fort (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Challenges and opportunities in a changing world.'
Lady Margaret Hall
Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture
SIR JOHN GURDON, of the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, will deliver the Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to Maya Evans (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'The reversal of cell differentiation and prospects for cell replacement therapy.'
St Antony's College
PROFESSOR PHILIP BOBBIT, University of Texas, DR SCOTT BLINDER, Nuffield, and DR NIGEL BOWLES, Director, Rothermere American Institute, will present the following seminar at 12.15 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Nissan Theatre, St Antony's College.
This is expected to be a capacity event, so early arrival is recommended.
Subject: 'The next American administration: change or continuity?'
European Studies Centre
Monte Dei Paschi Lecture
FRANCO FRATTINI, Italian Foreign Minister, will deliver the Monte Dei Paschi Lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre. The meeting will be chaired by Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University.
Photographic identification will be required for admission. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org (telephone: Oxford (2)74470).
Subject: 'Europe's role in the reform of global
St Edmund Hall
Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture
LIONEL BARBER, editor, The Financial Times, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.
Subject: 'W(h)ither journalism? The future of the press and new media.'
Colloquium: The world almost turned upside down: conscience, constitution, and a troubled poet in seventeenth-century England
This colloquium will be held on Monday, 17 November, 2.30–5 p.m., in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Members of the University and other interested parties are invited to attend. It will be followed by a public lecture by Mr Tony Benn (see below).
The colloquium is sponsored by Wolfson College and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society.
PROFESSOR RICHARD SORABJI: 'The idea of conscience in the Civil War period.'
DR MARGARET KELLY, Macquarie: 'John Milton: catching the conscience of the king? Politics and Paradise Lost.'
PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN: 'Constitutional revolution: the Levellers, the New Model Army, and the Putney Debates.'
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.
The lecture follows an afternoon colloquium (see above).
Subject: 'The long hard road to democracy and social justice.'
Translation Seminar: Modern European Literature in English
DR JULIE CURTIS, DR ROSAMUND BARTLETT, DARYA PROTOPOPOVA, and DR OLIVER READY will discuss Chekhov's The Bishop in three English translations, at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Further information may be obtained from Carmen Bugan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Friends of the Bodleian
The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free, and open to all members of the University.
Wine and sandwiches will be served in the Chancellor's Court after the lectures at a cost of £5 per person, for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance with the Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR T.J. REED, Taylor Professor Emeritus of the
German Language and Literature
PETER WARD JONES, retiring Music Librarian, Bodleian
Oxford Intelligence Group
The following lectures will be given as shown in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Bunce (e-mail: email@example.com).
ALEXANDER EVANS, Fellow, Nuffield College, and a British
diplomat based in Pakistan
THE RT HON. MICHAEL MATES, MP