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Oxford University Gazette, 18 December 2008: Lectures

Bampton Lectures

'Le christianisme est étrange': Christian particularity in writing of the French seventeenth century

PROFESSOR RICHARD PARISH, Professor of French and Fellow of St Catherine's College, will deliver a series of Bampton Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. The lectures will be delivered in English, and all exemplary material will be translated.

20 Jan.: 'Particularity and apologetics.'

27 Jan.: 'Particularity and physicality.'

3 Feb.: 'Particularity and language: (i) talking of God.'

10 Feb.: 'Particularity and language: (ii) talking for God.'

17 Feb.: 'Particularity and discernment.'

24 Feb.: 'Particularity and polemics: (i) Jansenism.'

3 Mar.: 'Particularity and polemics: (ii) Quietism.'

10 Mar.: 'Particularity and salvation.'

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Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint

From oral translation to textual transmission

PROFESSOR ANNELI AEJMELAEUS, University of Helsinki, will deliver the first series of Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 17 Feb.: 'Once more: the origins of the Septuagint.'

Thur. 19 Feb.: 'Text-history of the Septuagint and the Hebrew text in the Books of Samuel.'

Thur. 26 Feb.: 'Towards a critical edition of the Septuagint of 1 Samuel.'

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Herbert Spencer Lectures

Modifying human behaviour

The Herbert Spencer Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the following days in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

The lectures are arranged by a trust fund held by the University. They are held every three years, on a theme that would have been of interest to Herbert Spencer.

JUSTICE EDWIN CAMERON, Supreme Court of Appeal, South Africa
Thur. 5 Feb.: 'Rethinking rights and responsibilities in the AIDS epidemic.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY DICKINSON, Experimental Psychology, Cambridge
Mon. 9 Feb.: 'Beast machines or cognitive creatures?'

PROFESSOR JON ELSTER, Philosophy, Columbia
Thur. 19 Feb.: 'How constitutions shape and change behaviour.'

PROFESSOR DAVID MACDONALD, WildCRU, Zoology, Oxford
Thur. 26 Feb.: 'People and nature: conservation, conflict, and compromise.'

PROFESSOR UTA FRITH, Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
Thur. 5 Mar.: 'How our social brain modifies our behaviour.'

PROFESSOR JULIET B. SCHOR, Sociology, Boston College
Thur. 12 Mar.: 'The social consumer and the sustainability challenge—consumer behaviour, ecological challenge, and the new "social science".'

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James Ford Lectures in British History

The politics of feeling in the age of revolutions, 1770–1830

PROFESSOR JOHN BREWER, California Institute of Technology, will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

23 Jan.: 'Mixed feelings: physiology, society, and morality, 1740–1800.'

30 Jan.: 'Conjugal love and aristocratic depravity, 1769–1809.'

6 Feb.: 'The politics of fear and love: Edmund Burke and Mary Wollstonecraft.'

13 Feb.: 'Attachment and distance: loyalism, patriotism, and benevolence in the 1790s.'

20 Feb.: 'The love of God and the fear of enthusiasm: vital religion.'

27 Feb.: 'A man without soul: Dr Erasmus Darwin and the spectre of materialism.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Department of Statistics: Corcoran Memorial Prize Ceremony

The Corcoran Memorial Prize Ceremony will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 January, in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The prizewinners will each deliver a lecture: Dr Anja Sturm (2004), Dr Simon Myers (2006), Dr Ludger Evers and Dr Chris Spencer (2008). The lectures will be followed by a reception.

Enquiries may be directed to cstone@stats.ox.ac.uk.

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Medical Sciences

Neuroscience Grand Round Guest Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL HANNA, National Hospital for Neurology
16 Jan.: 'Update on channelopathies.'

PROFESSOR GAVIN GIOVANNONI, Barts and the London Centre for Neurosciences
13 Feb.: 'Update on anti-basal ganglia antibodies.'

PROFESSOR GERAINT REES, UCL
20 Mar.: 'Imaging consciousness.'


Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in Rooms NDO 7 and 8, the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

DR IAIN WATT, Leiden
9 Jan.: 'OA = ? X + 1 and other paradoxes in OA.'

DR KENNETH POOLE, Addenbrooke's Hospital
13 Feb.: ' Through thick and thin: new insights into hip fracture mechanisms from 3D computed tomography.'

PROFESSOR ALEX SEIFALIAN, Royal Free Hospital, Hospital
27 Mar.: 'Nanocomposite polymer and its application in development of medical implant using tissue engineering.'


OXION seminars

The following seminars will be given on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Henry Wellcome Centre for Gene Function, South Parks Road (or, if numbers exceed capacity, the Small Lecture Theatre, the Sherrington Building).

PROFESSOR BIRGIT LISS, Research Centre for Life Sciences, University of Ulm
15 Jan., 3 p.m.: 'Dopamine midbrain neurons: functional and molecular diversity in health and disease.'

PROFESSOR BERNARD ATTALI, Tel Aviv
29 Jan., 4.30 p.m.: 'Gated motions and assembly modalities of voltage-gated Kv7 potassium channels: the case of the cardiac IKS potassium channel.'

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Oriental Studies

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. Details of minibus arrangements will be found at www.ochjs.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

DR JOSEPH SHERMAN
21 Jan.: 'David Bergelson (1884–1952) in Weimar Berlin: 'language, ideology and modern Jewish identity.'

DR DILWYN KNOX, University College London
28 Jan.: 'Maimonides' reflections on the immortality of the soul.'

DR GHIL'AD ZUCKERMANN, University of Queensland, Australia
4 Feb.: ' Language, religion, and identity in Israel.'

DR JOSEFINA RODRIGUEZ ARRIBAS
11 Feb.: ' Technical terminology in Abraham ibn Ezra's Biblical excursuses: the sciences of stars.'

DR ANNA AKASOY
18 Feb.: 'Andalusian exiles and identities. The experience of Jewish and Muslim scholars in the eastern Mediterranean (twelfth and thirteenth centuries).'

DR DAVID ARIEL
25 Feb.: 'Objectivity and engagement: the changing agenda of Jewish studies.'

PROFESSOR TESSA RAJAK, Reading
4 Mar.: 'Martyrdom, Kiddush Ha-shem and resistance: from Josephus to Akiva.'

DR CHRISTINE KRUEGER, Oldenbourg
11 Mar.: 'Are we not brothers? French and German Jews in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870–1.'

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Social Sciences

Lessons in Government seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: Mr Tom Lubbock and Dr Andrew Stockley.

22 Jan.: LORD HUTTON

29 Jan.: RICHARD THOMAS, Information Commissioner

5 Feb.: PROFESSOR ANTHONY KING, University of Essex

Fri. 6 Feb.: PETER KELLNER, YouGov

12 Feb.: ANN ABRAHAM, Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman

19 Feb.: LORD BEST, President, Local Government Association

26 Feb.: MICHAEL HOWARD, MP, former Leader, Conservative Party

5 Mar.: RHODRI MORGAN, AM, First Minister of Wales

Wed. 11 Mar., 11 a.m.: CHARLES CLARKE, MP, formerly Education Secretary and Home Secretary


Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: Human investigation and privacy in a regulatory age

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to admin@csls.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR FRANK FUREDI, Kent at Canterbury
19 Jan.: 'If it moves—regulate! Society's uneasy relationship with the informal.'

DR REBECCA WONG, Nottingham Trent
26 Jan.: 'Social networking: the application of the data protection framework.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT DINGWALL, Nottingham
2 Feb.: 'Motherhood and apple pie? Questioning ethical regulation in the social sciences and humanities.'

DR RENATE GERTZ, Glasgow
9 Feb.: 'Quo vadis, FOI?'

ANTHONY WHITE, QC, Matrix Chambers
16 Feb.: 'Data protection, freedom of expression, and the media.'

PROFESSOR GAVIN PHILLIPSON, Durham
23 Feb.: 'Media freedom and privacy under the Human Rights Act.' PROFESSOR CHARLES WARLOW, Edinburgh2 Mar.: 'Proportionality—regulate the banks, keep off the backs of clinical researchers,'

Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society, and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

PROFESSOR ANTONIO CASSESE, Professor of Law, University of Florence, and formerly President of the International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 January, in Mordan Hall, St Hugh's College. Further information may be found at www.fljs.org.

Subject: 'The International Criminal Court and evolving conceptions of victim-centred justice.'


Department of Social Policy and Social Work: Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR GREG DUNCAN will deliver the Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Poverty and child development.'

Department of Social Policy and Social Work: Values, ideas and welfare cultures in comparative perspective

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Room, Barnett House. Enquiries may be directed to Bryony Groves (e-mail: bryony.groves@socres.ox.ac.uk).

STEINAR STJERNO, Oslo
20 Jan.: 'The history of an idea: three traditions of solidarity.'

ALEX WADDAN, Leicester
27 Jan.: 'American exceptionalism and social policy.'

PROFESSOR WIM VAN OORSHOT, Tilburg
3 Feb.: 'Popular deservingness perceptions and conditionality of solidarity in Europe.'

RANA JAWAD, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, Warwick
10 Feb.: 'Possibilities of positive social action: religion and social welfare in the Middle East.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT WALKER
17 Feb.: 'European and American welfare values: case studies in cash benefits reform.'

DR MARTIN SEELEIB-KAISER
24 Feb.: 'From conservative to liberal- communitarian welfare states: changing interpretative patterns in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands.'

PROFESSOR PETER TAYLOR-GOOBY, Kent
3 Mar.: 'Social justice and social provision: qualitative and quantitative evidence from Germany and the UK.'

RACHEL HINTON, Department for International Development
10 Mar.: 'Culture and social policy in developing countries: a perspective from UK development policy.'


Controversies in post-conflict state-building

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room C, the Manor Road Building.

Convener: Professor Richard Caplan.

SIR ADAM ROBERTS
27 Jan.: 'Post-conflict state destruction in Iraq.'

PROFESSOR JENNIFER WELSH
10 Feb.: 'Evaluating the ethics of post-conflict reconstruction.'

PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER
24 Feb.: 'Post-conflict risks.'

DR HUGO SLIM, Director, Corporates for Crisis
10 Mar.: 'Development and security in post- conflict state-building.' (Arrangements subject to confirmation)


All Souls Criminology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College. Enquiries may be directed to ccr@crim.ox.ac.uk.

DR PHIL CLARK
22 Jan.: 'Restorative justice for genocide? Assessing the impact of the Gacaca Community Courts in Rwanda.'

PROFESSOR DAVID NELKEN, University of Macarata, Italy
5 Feb.: 'What makes concepts travel well? Comparing prison rules and corruption standards.'

DR ANNA SOUHAMI, Edinburgh
19 Feb.: 'Transforming youth justice: power, ambiguity, and the governance of youth crime.'

PROFESSOR PAUL WILES, PROFESSOR IAN LOADER, and other speakers
12 Mar.: 'Does crime policy need criminology, and does criminology need crime policy?' (Debate)


School of Geography and the Environment

TIM SCHWANEN will lecture at 2 p.m. on Monday, 15 December, in the Boardroom, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Subject: 'Analytical, critical, and cultural understandings of every mobility and beyond.'

Open lecture series: Sustainable transport

PROFESSOR CHENG YUAN LIN will deliver the first lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 January, in the School of Geography and the Environment. The full series programme will be published later. Enquiries may be directed to Lara Scott (e-mail: lara.scott@ouce.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Approaches towards sustainable maritime transportation.'


Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict: Strengthening international authority

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute Building, corner of Broad Street and Catte Street. Enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Wilkinson (e-mail: elac@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr David Rodin and Professor Jennifer Wilkinson.

PROFESSOR MERVYN FROST, King's College, London
19 Jan: 'Understanding contemporary warfare in ethical terms.'

PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
26 Jan.: 'Indiscriminate disproportionality: another attempt at rules with teeth.'

DR ANTHONY LANG, St Andrews
2 Feb.: 'The just war tradition as political theory: authority and the use of force.'

DR JAMES PATTISON, West of England
9 Feb.: 'Who should intervene? The agents of humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect.'

PROFESSOR CHRIS REUS-SMIT, ANU
16 Feb.: 'Individual rights and the making of the international system.'

PROFESSOR NIGEL WHITE, Sheffield
23 Feb.: 'Institutional responsibility for private military contractors.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS WHEELER, Aberystwyth
2 Mar.: 'A leap of trust? Overcoming the distrust in US–Iranian nuclear relations.'

DR TONI ERSKINE, Aberystwyth
9 Mar.: 'Kicking bodies and damning souls: the danger of harming "innocent" individuals while punishing "delinquent" states.'


Israel: historical, political, and social aspects

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 8 p.m.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.

PROFESSOR ANITA SHAPIRA, Tel Aviv
Thur. 15 Jan., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln: 'The Holocaust as a pro-Zionist and anti-Zionist narrative.'

PROFESSOR ALON HAREL, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mon. 26 Jan., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln: 'Judicial review of human rights in Israel.'

PROFESSOR CHAIM GANS, Tel Aviv
Mon. 16 Feb., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'Could Zionism be rejected just because of its defining principles?'

PROFESSOR SHIMON SHAMIR, Tel Aviv
Thur. 19 Feb., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'Israel's relations with Egypt and Jordan: cold peace or cooperation?'

A.B. YEHOSHUA, Israeli novelist and playwright
Thur. 26 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: Venue and title to be announced.

TOM SEGEV, Israeli novelist and journalist, Ha'aretz
Mon. 2 Mar., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'Israeli society and the Holocaust.'


Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology and the Ian Ramsey Centre, Faculty of Theology

DR GRAHAM WOOD, School of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 22 January, in the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road.

Subject: 'Detecting design: fast and frugal or all things considered?'


ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: Immigration and low-wage labour markets

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Further information is available at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml.

Convener: Martin Ruhs.

KEN MAYHEW, SKOPE, Oxford
22 Jan.: 'Low-wage work in the EU and US.'

STEPHEN NICKELL, Nuffield
29 Jan.: 'The impact of immigration on occupational wages in Britain.'

DAVID METCALFE, LSE; Chairman, MAC
5 Feb.: 'Labour shortages and immigration policy: the work of the UK's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).'

DON DEVORETZ, Simon Fraser
12 Feb.: 'Border thickness: obese or svelte?'

MARTIN RUHS, COMPAS
19 Feb.: 'Economic research and labour immigration policy.'

SONIA MCKAY, London Metropolitan
26 Feb.: 'Undocumented worker transitions.'

JO MORIARTY, King's College, London
5 Mar.: 'Immigration and the social care sector in the UK.'

BRIDGET ANDERSON, COMPAS
12 Mar.: 'Smoke, mirrors, and magic numbers: immigration and labour markets.'

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Saïd Business School

BT Annual Lecture

MATT BROSS, CEO BT Innovate and BT Group Chief Technology Officer, will deliver the first annual BT Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 January, in the Saïd Business School. The lecture will be open to the public. Those wishig to attend should register at www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/btlecture08 ).

Subject: 'Innovation at the speed of life.'


New organisational perspectives: design, networks, and practices

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Andrew Cormack Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School. The series will continue in Trinity Term.

MATS ALVESSON, Lund
22 Jan.: 'Identity issues in knowledge intensive firms.'

MEHDI BOUSSEBAA
5 Feb.: 'Managing projects across national borders: the case of multinational professional service firms.'

ANDREW PETTIGREW, Bath
26 Feb.: 'Leading global professional service firms: preliminary thoughts for a research project.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR IAN STOREY, Professor of Classics, Trent University, Ontario, will give two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Classics Centre.

6 Feb.: 'On looking (again) into Kratinos' Dionysalexandros.'
What happens when Paris cannot be found for the (in)famous Judgement of Paris, and the only substitue that can be found is the comic god, Dionysos? In 1904 a papyrus from Oxyrhynchus yielded most of the plot-summary of this lost comedy by Kratinos (career: 454–423 bc).

20 Feb.: 'The play before the play: when did a Greek play "begin"?'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values will be held on Friday, 20 February, and Saturday, 21 February, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

Tickets will be required for admission: see www.bnc500.co.uk/bnc500/events.html . Registration is free. Enquiries may be directed to Merry Donati (e-mail: merry.donati@bnc.ox.ac.uk).


PROFESSOR ROBIN WEISS, University College London, PROFESSOR JANE CARDOSA, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and PROFESSOR EDDIE HOLMES, Penn State
Fri., 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'The challenge of emerging infection.'


LT.-COL. JOHN NAGL, Center for a New American Security, TANVIR KHAN, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, LEO DOCHERTY, author of Desert of Death and former serving officer in Iraq and Helmand, and PADDY DOCHERTY, author of The Khyber Pass
Fri., 2–5.30 p.m.: 'Terrorism and security: what have we learned from Afghanistan and Iraq?'


PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR, SIR NICOLAS BRATZA, UK Judge on the European Court of Human Rights, KATE ALLEN, Director of Amnesty International Uk, SIR IAN KENNEDY, Chairman of the Healthcare Commission, and PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU
Sat., 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'Human rights in the twenty-first century.'


GEORGE MONBIOT, Guardian columnist, SIR DAVID KING, PROFESSOR DIETER HELM, and PROFESSOR ROBERT WATSON, Chief Scientific Adviser, DEFRA (Chair: David Shukman, Environment and Science Correspondent, BBC News)
Sat., 2–5.30 p.m.: 'Environmental challenges in a warming world.'

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Regent's Park College

Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture

Darwin reconsidered: marking the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College, Pusey Street, Oxford. The lectures are open to the public.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN FULLER, Warwick
20 Jan.: 'Darwin's original sin: the rejection of theology's claims to knowledge.'

PROFESSOR JOHN HEDLEY BROOKE, Durham
27 Jan.: 'Darwin on nature and God.'

DR THOMAS DIXON, Queen Mary, London
3 Feb.: 'Darwin and ethics: morals from history.'

PROFESSOR CELIA DEANE-DRUMMOND, Chester
10 Feb.: 'Beyond separation or synthesis: Christ and evolution as theodrama.'

DR JUSTIN BARRETT
17 Feb.: 'From Homo erectus to Homo religiosus: cognitive evolution and religion.'

PROFESSOR JOHN LENNOX
24 Feb.: 'Darwin and secularism.'

DR CONOR CUNNINGHAM, Nottingham
3 Mar.: 'Darwin contra Darwinism: the anti-evolutionary thinking of some recent Darwinists.'

DR JOHN WEAVER, President, Baptist Union of Great Britain
10 Mar.: 'The challenge of evolutionary theory for the twenty-first century Church.'

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