University Gazette, 9 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 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.'
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. For tickets, apply in writing to Mrs Franca Potts, St Catherine's College, OX1 3UJ by 8 October.
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.'
Cyril Foster Lecture
DR KAREN KONING ABUZAYD, UNRWA Commissioner General for Palestinian Refugees, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Palestinian refugees in their sixtieth year: issues of human rights, public policy, and international law.'
Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture
PROFESSOR INGOLF DALFERTH, Edinburgh and Zurich, will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The contingency of evil.'
High Sheriff's Law Lecture
SIR MARK POTTER, President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice, will deliver the High Sheriff's Law Lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Examination Schools.
The audience is to be seated by 3.45 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Subject: 'The family in the twenty-first century: exploding the nuclear myth.'
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.'
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.'
Early Modern Europe Seminar
The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel. All welcome.
Conveners: Robert Evans, Howard Hotson and Lyndal Roper.
FRANCISCO DE BETHENCOURT, King's College, London
STUART CARROLL, York
REBEKKA VON MALLINCKRODT, Berlin
IRENA BACKUS, Geneva
Commonwealth History Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the History Faculty Building. Details of the 7 November seminar will be announced later.
Conveners: Judith Brown, John Darwin, and Jan-Georg Deutsch.
DR JOHN DARWIN
PROFESSOR IAN TALBOT, Southampton
DR JAMES ONLEY, University of Exeter
DR KARL GERTH
DR FRANK BONGIORNO, King's College, London
PROFESSOR TOM TOMLINSON, SOAS
DR JAN-GEORG DEUTSCH
The powers of science: negotiating and circulating knowledge in the early modern period
The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Colin Matthew Room, the History Faculty Building. The series has been organised in conjunction with Professor Antonella Romano and the European University Institute, Florence.
Convener: Pietro Corsi.
SABINA BREVAGLIERI, European University Institute,
FRANCO GIUDICE, Bergamo
ELISA ANDRETTA, European University Institute,
ANTONIO CLERICUZIO, Cassino
MASSIMO BUCCIANTINI, Siena
History, Social Sciences
History of Political Thought
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Swire Seminar Room, University College.
Conveners: Ben Jackson and Marc Stears.
RACHEL FOXLEY, Reading
DAVID BOUCHER, Cardiff
KEVIN MORGAN, Manchester
VALENTINA ARENA, University College, London
Seminar in Economic and Social History
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Conveners: Professor Jane Humphries and Dr Deborah Oxley.
ANNE DIGBY, Oxford Brookes
TIM LEUNIG, CHRIS MINNS, and PATRICK WALLIS, London
School of Economics
BISHNUPRIYA GUPTA, Warwick
HANS JOACHIM VOTH, Pompeu Fabra
STEPHEN HINDLE, Warwick
SIR RODERICK FLOUD, University of London and Gresham
Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group: Informal Governance
The discussion group meets at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room D, in the Manor Road Social Sciences Building (except week 1, which will be in the Saïd Business School and will begin at 5 p.m). All welcome.
Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, and Federico Varese.
PROFESSOR KATHARINA PISTOR, Columbia
DR FERNANADA PIRIE
PROFESSOR MARCO CASARI, Bologna and Purdue
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Organic Chemistry Colloquia
The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, unless otherwise stated, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. All welcome.
A series of presentations will be given on Thursday, 23 October.
DR HON WAI LAM, Edinburgh
DR DAFYDD OWEN, Pfizer
DR LIAM COX, Birmingham
DR ROBERT STOCKMAN, Nottingham
DR KEVIN FOOTE, AstraZeneca
PROFESSOR AMOS B. SMITH, Pennsylvania
PROFESSOR DAVID KNIGHT, Cardiff
PROFESSOR GIDEON DAVIES, York
PROFESSOR HANS DE VRIES, Groningen and DSM
Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical Geoscience Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House, Little Clarendon Street.
DR JEROME NEUFELD, Cambridge
PROFESSOR PAUL TACKLEY, ETH Zurich
PROFESSOR ALASTAIR RUCKLIDGE, Leeds
PROFESSOR NEIL CROUT, Nottingham
Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 3.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the PTCL Main Lecture Theatre).
Convener: Dr W. Barford.
DR TIFFANY WALSH, Warwick
PROFESSOR ANDREW PARRY, Imperial College
DR JON DOYE
PROFESSOR MATTHEW FOULKES, Imperial College
Physical Chemistry Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Two presentations will be given at the meeting on 13 October. A Part II open day will be held on 24 November.
Conveners: Professor B.J. Howard and Dr M. Wilson.
PROFESSOR OLE G. MOURITSEN, Southern Denmark
PROFESSOR MARK S.P. SANSOM
PROFESSOR DAVID E. LOGAN
DR BENJAMIN MURRAY, Leeds
DR ILYA KUPROV, Durham
DR YVES COUDER, Paris
PROFESSOR WOLFGANG E. ERNST, Graz University of
PROFESSOR STEPHEN D. PRICE, University College
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 9 Oct.: 'Search for lepton-flavour-violating muon to electron conversion at J-PARC and development of highly intense muon sources.'
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
DR KIRSTEN BOMBLIES, Tübingen
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS TALBOT, University of Exeter
Department of Zoology: Southwood Lecture
PROFESSOR ILLKA HANSKI will deliver the Southwood Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 October, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'The Glanville fritillary butterfly: a model species for metapopulation biology.'
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Norman Heatley Lecture
PROFESSOR BRUCE BEUTLER, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, will deliver the seventeenth Norman Heatley Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Convener: Professor Herman Waldmann.
Subject: 'Forward genetic analysis of innate immunity in mammals.'
Pharmacology, Anatomical Neuropharmacology and Drug Discovery Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road.
DR YUKIKO GODA, University College, London
PROFESSOR RUSSELL FOSTER
PROFESSOR ROGER PATIENT
DR DAVID SPRING, Cambridge
DR GREG FITZHARRIS, University College London
PROFESSOR PAUL MARTIN, Bristol
PROFESSOR ANTOINE TRILLER, Institut National de la
Santé de la recherche médicale (INSERM),
DR YIN HUA ZHANG
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Monday Seminars
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, Sherrington Building.
Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.
DR ENRIQUE PEREZ-GARCI, Bern
PROFESSOR ANDREW MCCULLOCH, San Diego, California
DR LISET MENENDEZ DE LA PRIDA, Instituto Cajal, CSIC
DR MIGUEL MARAVALL, Instituto de Neurosciencias,
Alicante CSIC Spain
PROFESSOR URSULA RAVENS, Dresden
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Friday Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Sherrington Building.
Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.
DR DAVID J. CHRISTINI, Weill Cornell Medical College,
PROFESSOR MARIA V. SANCHEZ-VIVES, IDBAPS, Barcelona
PROFESSOR JOSHUA R. SANES, Harvard
PROFESSOR SHIN KWAK, Tokyo
PROFESSOR G. REES COSGROVE, Harvard
DR BRUNO ROSSION, Louvain
DR FRANCOIS GUILLEMOT, NIMR, London
PROFESSOR RAY TALLIS, Manchester
Neuroscience Guest Lectures
The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital. All welcome.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL SHARPE, Edinburgh
PROFESSOR DAVID BROOKS, Imperial College, London
Medieval and Modern Languages
PROFESSOR ALDO AGOSTI, Turin, will be in conversation with PROFESSOR STEPHEN GUNDLE, Warwick, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in the Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution. All welcome.
Subject: 'Italy and Communism. The Role of Palmiro Togliatti, Leader of the Italian Communist Party (1926–64).'
Sub-faculty of Italian: Postgraduate Research Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 2, Tom VIII, Christ Church, unless otherwise stated.
Convener: Dr E. Tandello.
PROFESSOR FEDERICA PEDRIALI, Edinburgh
PROFESSOR SERGIO ZATTI, Pisa
DOTT. CHIARA CARPITA, Siena
DR NICOLA GARDINI
Sub-faculty of Portuguese: Taylorian Special Lecture
PROFESSOR JOHN GLEDSON, Emeritus Professor of Brazilian Studies, University of Liverpool, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Subject: 'How Machado de Assis became a universal writer.'
Portuguese Graduate Seminar
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.
Conveners: Dr Stephen Parkinson and Dr Cláudia Pazos Alonso.
ANA TERESA MARQUES DOS SANTOS, Oxford and Warwick
DR HELENA BUESCU, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Sub-faculty of German
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.'
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.'
Department of Education: Conflict, Development and Education
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College.
Conveners: David Johnson, Julia Paulson and Mitsuko Matsumoto.
PETER COLENSO, DFID, London
MARGARET SINCLAIR, education consultant
Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy
The following lectures will be given on Fridays in Room B, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise stated.
BEN ROSS SCHNEIDER, Northwestern
ANTHONY MESSINA, Notre Dame
FRANCES HAGOPIAN, Notre Dame
MARIUS BUSEMEYER, Max Planck Institute for the Study of
Department of Politics: Refugees in International Relations
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated.
JACK SNYDER, Columbia
AMITAV ACHARYA, Bristol
MICHAEL BARNETT, Minnesota
SOPHIA BENZ AND ANDREAS HASENCLEVER, Tübingen
ANNE HAMMERSTADT, Kent
JAMES MILNER, Carleton
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
The following lectures will be given at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green Templeton. All welcome.
For details of the 'Media and Politics' seminars see below, under Nuffield College.
ADRIAN MONCK, City University and former producer, ITN
and Sky news
RUTH GLEDHILL, The Times, and
JEREMY HARRIS, Director of Communications and Public
Affairs; former spokesman for the Archbishop of
MISHA GLENNY, journalist and author
STEIN RINGEN and JOHN LLOYD, Financial
JORDAN AND ISLA MILNE, co-founders of a world student
MICK FEALTY, creator of Slugger O'Toole and head of
political blogs, Telegraph Group
ISABEL HILTON, journalist, presenter and editor
Economics of Transition
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College, unless otherwise stated.
Conveners: Dr C. Leonard, Dr A. Chawluk, and Dr C. Davis.
SIMON COMMANDER, EBRD, with JAN SVEJNAR
LAIXIANG SUN, SOAS
PHIL HANSON, Royal Institute of International
TOMASZ MICKIEWICZ, University College London
SHUANG HAN, Liaoning, China
SAI DING and JOHN KNIGHT
Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict: Sudan and the International Criminal Court
PROFESSOR LARRY MAY, Washington University, St Louis, and PROFESSOR ROBERT CRYER, Birmingham Law School, will participate in a round-table discussion chaired by Professor Jennifer Welsh at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars
The following seminars will be held at 4.10 p.m. on Fridays in the ISCA, 64 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Marcus Banks and David Pratten.
ULF HANNERZ, Stockholm
STEPHEN HUGHES, SOAS
JOOS FONTEIN, Edinburgh
DAVID ZEITLYN, Kent
RAMON SORRO, Lisbon
NIGEL ELTRINGHAM, Sussex
Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Islam, sexuality, and transgression
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.
Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.
PROFESSOR MARCIA INHORN, Yale
DR DAVID SHANKLAND, Bristol
DR CLAUDIA MERLI, Uppsala
DR THOMAS EICH, Tübingen
DR NAHIDA SHAIKH, Sussex
PROFESSOR WILLIAM CLARENCE-SMITH, SOAS
DR DAVID EDWARDS, NHS and Brunel
Pitt Rivers Museum Research Seminar in Material and Visual Anthropology
The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Pitt Rivers Museum Lecture Theatre (entrance via Robinson Close). Further information may be obtained from the convener.
Convener: Dr Clare Harris (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
STAFF OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM
LAYLA RENSHAW, University College London
SARAH FRASER, Northwestern
BRAD BUTLER, independent film-maker
MICHAEL MCMILLAN, Middlesex
CHRISTOPHER EVANS, Cambridge Archaeological Unit
TREVOR MARCHAND, SOAS
Department of International Development: Contemporary South Asia Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar, Queen Elizabeth House.
On 13 November there will be a screening of AMU (2005; 102 minutes), a film on the Delhi riots of 1984 by Shonali Bose (English, Hindi, Bengali and Punjabi, with English subtitles).
Conveners: Dr Nikita Sud, Mr Rajesh Venugopal, and Dr Nandini Gooptu.
DAVID GELLNER, Oxford, and HARSH PANT, King's College,
STUART CORBRIDGE, LSe
ANTHONY D'COSTA, Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen
DAYABATI ROY, CSSS Kolkata and Roskilde University
SOUMHY VENKATESAN, Manchester
BEN ROGALY, Sussex
JEEVAN SHARMA, Edinburgh
Sanjaya Lall Programme for Technology and Management for Development Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House.
Note: there is no access to Queen Elizabeth House after 5.15 p.m.
Persons with special access requirements should contact Denise Watt (telephone: Oxford (2)81803, e-mail: email@example.com). Seminar Room 2 has an infra-red hearing system fitted.
The programme is subject to change: details will be available at www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/event-info.
Conveners: Dr Xiaolan Fu and Professor Adrian Wood.
PRASANTA PATTANAIK, California, Riverside
HOWARD WHITE, International Initiative for Impact
PROFESSOR JOHN TOYE, Visiting Professor of Economics
TIMOTHY UNWIN, Royal Holloway, London
MICHAEL LIPTON, Sussex
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 KING21 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
Oxford Seminars in Cartography
RICHARD OLIVER, University of Exeter, will lecture at 5
p.m. on Thursday, 20 November, in the Centre for the
Environment, South Parks Road.
Subject: 'At the end of the queue: the Ordnance Survey one-inch in the later nineteenth century.'
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
Pension reform and the 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.
This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 2 October, p. 72. Professor Gordon Clark's seminar will now take place on 27 November, no on 30 October as previously stated.
Convener: Kenneth Howse.
DR MARTIN SEELEIB-KAISER
DR WILLIAM JACKSON, York
PROFESSOR E. PHILLIPS DAVIS
DR MAHMOUD MESSKOUB, Institute of Social Studies, The
DR MARTIN KARLSSON
PROFESSOR GORDON CLARK
PROFESSOR PHILIP BOOTH, Cass Business School, City
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 Centre for Late Antiquity
MARK VESSEY, British Columbia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles'.
Subject: 'Augustine's literary professions.'
Saïd Business School
CABDyN Seminar Series
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room B, the Saïd Business School.
Further seminars will be announced in the seminar series Web page: http://sbs-xnet.sbs.ox.ac.uk/complexity/complexity_seminars.asp.
Conveners: Felix Reed-Tsochas and Eduardo López.
DR F. REED-TSOCHAS
PROFESSOR H.J. JENSEN, Imperial College London
DR T. GALLA, Manchester
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.
Conveners: 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
Centre for Criminology
All Souls Criminology Seminar Series
The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.
LAWRENCE SHERMAN, Cambridge
DAVID COLE, Georgetown
VICTORIA NOURSE, Emory
REX BLOOMSTEIN, independent documentary film-maker
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,
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.
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.
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
History, politics, and culture of the Islamic world
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.
PROFESSOR GEORGE JOFFE
PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON
DR AMIRA BENNISON, Cambridge
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Examination Schools.
H.E. MR KAMALESH SHARMA, Secretary General of the
H.E. MR DANILO TÜRK, President of the Republic of
SIR GUS O'DONNELL, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, will hold a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.
Subject: 'The economic contribution made to society by Muslims.'
Latin American Centre
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.
PROFESSOR ALAN GILBERT, University College, London
DR JULIA BUXTON, Bradford, and DR JOSÉ MANUEL
DR GARETH JONES, London School of Economics
PROFESSOR PATRICK BARR-MELEJ, Ohio
DR KEVIN MIDDLEBROOK
DR ANDRÉS MEJÍA ACOSTA, IDS
DR SARAH WASHBROOK
DR DIEGO SÁNCHEZ
Brazilian Studies Programme
OSWALDO AMARAL, University of Campinas, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, at 1 Church Walk. All welcome.
Convener: Professor Alan Knight.
Subject: 'Explaining change in Lula's Workers' Party (PT).'
Maison Francaise D'oxford
(e.mail:firstname.lastname@example.org), unless otherwise indicated. Lectures and conferences with English titles will be in English.
Early Modern French Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.
Conveners: Kate Tunstall, Worcester College, Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment; Alain Viala, Lady Margaret Hall; James Ambrose, Exeter College; and Rowan Tomlinson, St John's College.
MARIE-HÉLÈNE COTONI, Université de
RUTH VORSTMAN, New College
OLIVIER FERRET, Université de Lyon II
TIM CHESTERS, Royal Holloway, University of London
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.
DEBARATI SANYAL, Berkeley
DOMINIC THOMAS, UCLA
SEÁN HAND, Warwick
Medieval French Seminar
Conveners: Tony Hunt, St Peter.'s College; Sophie
Marnette, Balliol College and Helen Swift, St Hilda's
College. DANIELA MAIRHOFER, Bodleian Library
JANE TAYLOR, Durham
JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ MUÑOZ, University of Cadiz
Thur. 4 Dec., 5 p.m., Taylor Institution: 'French lyrical poetry in the Middle Ages (ii): the women's discourse and the discourse about women.' (Oliver Smithies Lectures)
Conferences and Study Days
The following conferences will be held in the Maison Française unless indicated otherwise.
Thur. 2 Oct. (1–7 p.m), and Fri. 3 Oct. (9.30 a.m.–5 p.m). Oxford French Postgraduate Conference: 'Display and disguise.' Organisers: Manon Mathias, Trinity College; Maria O'Sullivan, Balliol College and Ruth Vorstman, New College, with the support of the Society for French Studies and the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.
Fri. 10 Oct. (7 p.m), to Sun. 12 Oct. (12.45 p.m) Conference: 'In search of solidarity: 150 years after the birth of Emile Durkheim.' Organiser: Willie Watts Miller, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies, with the support of the British Academy and Berghahn Books.
Thur. 16 Oct., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Conference: 'Elite symbolic superiority: multi-disciplinary perspectives.' Organisers: Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS- MFO and University of Oslo and Muriel Le Roux, CNRS-MFO.Fri. 31 Oct., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Study day: 'Quand la France était galante.' Organiser: Alexis Tadié ;, Université de Paris-Sorbonne.
Sat. 22 Nov., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Conference: 'Public service broadcasting in Britain and France compared: the Copé Commission and the new draft broadcasting law compared with the BBC Charter renewal and the debate over the future of public service broadcasting.' Organisers: David Goldey, Lincoln College, and David Levy, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, with the support of the Reuters Institute and GDRE 'Démocraties européennes.'
Fri 5 Dec., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Conference: 'Social distinction: comparative perspectives.' Organisers: Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS-MFO and University of Oslo and Tak Wing Chan, New College.
Sat 6 Dec., 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m. Study day: 'Durkheim: suffering and violence.' Organisers: Bill Pickering, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies.
Mon. 15 Dec. and Tue. 16 Dec., Rothermere American Institute, South Parks Road. Conference: 'Confronting European perspectives on American historical writing.' Organisers: Stephen Tuck, Pembroke College, and Jean-Frédéric Schaub and François Weil, EHESS, Paris.
Other Lectures and Events
The following events will be held in the Maison Française unless otherwise indicated.
HENRY LAURENS, Collège de France
S.E.M. MAURICE GOURDAULT-MONTAGNE, Ambassadeur de France
KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS, European Studies Centre, St
MICHAEL EDWARDS, Collège de France
NATHALIE FERRAN, CNRS-MFO, organiser
The following events will be held at the Maison Française on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
During Michaelmas Term, the Maison Française will show a series of four films by Krysztof Kieslowski. Each film will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Lecturer in European Cinema at Magdalen College. No need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.
21 Oct., 7 p.m., lecture: 'Introduction to Krysztof Kieslowski's films' by Dr Reidar Due. 8 p.m., film: La double vie de Véronique (1991, 98 min)
4 Nov.: Trois couleurs: bleu (1993, 100 min)
18 Nov.: Trois couleurs: blanc (1994, 91 min)
2 Dec.: Trois couleurs: rouge (1994, 99 min)
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.
CECILE DUBERNET, Institut Catholique de Paris
PETER LOIZOS, London School of Economics
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?'
Taylor Institution Library
Introducing Ancient Languages
The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution. All welcome, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Convener: Dr Johanneka Sytsema.
DR BJARKE FRELLESVIG
PROFESSOR T.M.O. CHARLES-EDWARDS
DR JOHANNEKE SYTSEMA
DR PHILOMEN PROBERT
DR DANIEL KÖLLIGAN
DR PETER BARBER
PROFESSOR JOHN BAINES
James Martin Twenty-first Century School
Twenty-first century challenges
The following lectures will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Indian Institute Building.
PROFESSOR YADVINDER MALHI
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.'
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.'
Media and Politics Seminar
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College. Undergraduates welcome.
For details of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars, see above, under Social Sciences.
Conveners: David Butler and John Lloyd.
Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, 1997–2007
MICHAEL COCKERELL, director of political
LORD (NORMAN) FOWLER, Chairman, House of Lords
JOHN F. BURNS, New York Times
SIR SIMON JENKINS, columnist; former editor, The
Times and Evening Standard
TO BE CONFIRMED
ALAN RUSBRIDGER, the Guardian
St Antony's College
Asian Studies Centre
SUN SHUYUN, writer and documentary film-maker, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All welcome.
Convener: Professor Rosemary Foot.
Subject: 'A year in Tibet.'
ANDREW HSIA, Deputy Foreign Minister of Taiwan, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All are welcome. Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.
Subject: 'Taiwan's foreign policy under Ma Ying-Jeou: a return to the 1990s or a new paradigm?'
China and the World: History, Politics and Security
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room in the Founder's Building, St Antony's College, except where otherwise stated. All welcome.
Convener: Professor Rosemary Foot.
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY BROOK
DR MUTHIAH ALAGAPPA, East–West Center, Washington
DR SHOGO SUZUKI, Manchester
PROFESSOR BILL GATES, Stockholm International Peace
PROFESSOR ALLEN CARLSON, Cornell
DR KATHY MORTON, Australian National University
DR JAMES REILLY
PROFESSOR CHEN ZHIMIN, Fudan
DANIEL LARGE, London School of Oriental and African
Southeast Asian Studies Seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Deakin Room in the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All welcome.
Convener: Dr Eva-Lotta Hedman.
DR CATHERINE ALLERTON, London School of Economics
DR ANDREW WALTER, London School of Economics
DR SANDRA DUDLEY, Leicester
PROFESSOR BRIDGET WELSH, Johns Hopkins
South Asian History Seminar: Alternative Nationalisms in South Asia
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College, except where otherwise stated. All welcome.
Convener: Dr Jeevan Deol.
JUSTIN JONES, Cambridge
SIOBHAN LAMBERT-HURLEY, Nottingham–Trent
BEN ZACHARIAH, Sheffield
AKBAR ZAIDI, Cambridge
HUMEIRA IQTIDAR, Cambridge
SARAH ANSARI, Royal Holloway, London
FAISAL DEVJI, New School
European Studies Centre
European Studies Core Seminar Lecture
SEÑOR DON GUILLERMO DE LA DEHESA, Director, Banco Santander, and President, Centre for Economic Policy Research, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre.
Subject: 'Spain: how does it contribute to Europe's role in the world?'
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.
St John's College Research Centre
Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis
The following seminars will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room of the Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. Seminars are open to members of the University and mental health professionals, but space is limited. If you wish to attend, please e-mail email@example.com.
Conveners: Dr Louise Braddock, Dr Michael Lacewing and Professor Paul Tod.
LOUISE BRADDOCK, Cambridge
JOHN COTTINGHAM, Reading
BRIAN GARVEY, Lancaster
DENISE CULLINGTON, British Psychoanalytical Society
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.'
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Regent's Park College
Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture
David Nicholls Memorial Lecture
THE RT REVD RICHARD HARRIES, formerly Bishop of Oxford, will deliver the David Nicholls Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October.
Subject: 'What makes us think God wants democracy?'
Book-launch: Home from home: Caribbean diaspora and Church
DR DELROY REID-SALMON, New York, with PROFESSOR PAUL
FIDDES, DR ANTHONY REDDIE, Birmingham, and DR MICHAEL
JAGESSAR, United Reform Church, will present a project and
book launch at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 October.
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 email@example.com.
For details of the Rowe Memorial Lecture, see above.
DR JACQUELINE THALMANN Thurs., 13 Nov., 7.30 p.m.: 'General John Guise and the antique.'
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.