University Gazette, 19 February 2009: Lectures
A SENIOR CABINET MINISTER will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 1 p.m. on Friday, 27 February, in the Sheldonian Theatre.
Entry will be ticket only, for which early booking is advised. Application should be made to the Events Office (e- mail: email@example.com, telephone: Oxford (2)70568), giving full name and department/college and/or full postal address.
The subject of the lecture will be announced later.
Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies
PROFESSOR VESNA WALLACE will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'When a Buddha becomes a Mongol.'
J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR WENDY BICKMORE, Edinburgh, will deliver a J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 March, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with special access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.
Subject: 'Spatial reorganisation of the genome during differentiation and development.'
Hensley Henson Lectures
PROFESSOR JOHN RICHES, Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Wed. 4 Mar.: 'What are "pre-modern" readings of the Bible?'
Thur. 5 Mar.: 'The literary history of Galatians.'
Wed. 11 Mar.: 'The literal meaning of the Bible and the search for "what Paul wanted".'
Thur. 12 Mar.: 'Being found by the Bible: Coleridge and biblical inspiration.'
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
PROFESSOR VASSILIS LAMBROPOULOS, Professor of Greek, University of Michigan, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The death of tragedy and the return of the god Pan after Nietzsche.'
Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture
BARONESS (RUTH) DEECH will deliver the second Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 March, in St Edward's School, Woodstock Road. Enquiries may be directed to Kasia Lewis (telephone: Oxford 408311, e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Thirty years: from IVF to stem cells.'
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research: The signalling pathways and genetics of cancer
The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Ludwig/Jenner Seminar Room, Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus Research Building. The series will continue in Trinity Term.
Convener: Dr Gareth Bond.
DR GRANT STEWART, Birmingham
DR DAVID ADAMS, Sanger Institute, Cambridge
Department of Experimental Psychology
PROFESSOR ANAT RAFAELI, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Technion (Israel Institute of Techology), will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Weiskrantz Room, the Department of Experimental Psychology. University cards will be required for admission. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Brian Parkinson (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Some unexpected effects of anger displays.'
Medieval and Modern Languages
Sub-faculty of Russian and Other Slavonic Languages: Taylorian Special Lecture
PROFESSOR BORIS GASPAROV, Columbia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Convener: Professor Andrei Zorin.
Subject: 'The Silver Age heritage and the rise of Stalinism: Prokofiev in search for a new voice.'
Modern German Research Seminar: cancellation of lecture
The lecture due to have been given by Professor Helmut Lethen, entitled 'Der Schmerz—kulturwissenschaftlich betrachtet', at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in Lecture Room 2, the Taylor Institution, has been cancelled.
Oxford Kafka Research Centre
PROFESSOR GERHARD NEUMANN, Munich and Free University of Berlin, Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Kafka Research Centre, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 March, in Lecture Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
An abstract may be found at www.kafka-research.ox.ac.uk/activities/02Neuman1.php.
Subject: 'Chinesische Mauer und Schacht von Babel: Franz Kafkas Architekturen.'
Special Lecture in Historical ArchaeologyPROFESSOR MARK LEONE, Maryland, one of the leading archaeologists working on the archaeology of the modern period, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 March, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Dan Hicks (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'The archaeology of Frederick Douglass.'
'Exeter at Saïd' Seminar
RICHARD LAMBERT, Director-General, the Confederation of British Industry, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Saïd Business School. The event is open to all members of the University, and admission is free, but advance electronic registration is requested: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/lambert. Enquiries may be directed to Deborah Lisburne, Events Manager (e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
'Exeter at Saïd' is a series of collaborative events in which the Rector of Exeter College, Frances Cairncross, brings a high-level speaker to the Saïd Business School.
Subject: 'How the global financial crisis will reshape British business.'
Saïd Business School: Distinguished Speaker Seminars
PETER AVEN, President, Alfa Bank, Russia, formerly Russia's G-7 representative and Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, will lecture at 12.15 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Saïd Business School. The event is open to all members of the University, and admission is free, but advance electronic registration is required: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/aven. Enquiries may be directed to Deborah Lisburne, Events Manager (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Russia 2009: still a save haven?'
ROMANO PRODI, past President of the European Commission and formerly Prime Minister of Italy, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 March, in the Saïd Business School. The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free, but advance electronic registration is required: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/prodi. Enquiries may be directed to Deborah Lisburne, Events Manager (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The lecture is arranged in association with Italian Studies at Oxford and the Oxford University Italian Society.
Subject: 'What does the financial crisis mean for Europe? Political and economic consequences.'
Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy
The following seminars will be given on Fridays in Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome. Full details can be found at http://OCSID.politics.ox.ac.uk.
An additional seminar has been arranged for 5 March.
DANIEL ZIBLATT, Harvard
TONY ATKINSON, with commentary by DAVID GRUSKY,
WILL KYMLICKA, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Oxford Network for Social Inequality Research
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Manor Road Building.
Convener: Dr Tak Wing Chan.
PROFESSOR DAVID GRUSKY, Stanford
PROFESSOR TIM F. LIAO, Illinois
PROFESSOR ARTHUR ALDERSON, Indiana
Oxford Network for Social Inequality Research and the Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: Growing unequal? Inequality in the advanced industrial societies
This round-table discussion will be held on Friday, 27 February, 5–7 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.
The speakers will be PROFESSOR TONY ATKINSON, Department of Economics; DAVID GRUSKY, Stanford; GREG DUNCAN, California, Irvine; TAK-WING CHAN; and NANCY BERMEO.
Israel: historical, political, and social aspects
The following lectures will be given as shown.
The lecture due to have been given by Professor Shimon Shamir on 19 February has been cancelled.
Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.
A.B. YEHOSHUA, Israeli novelist and playwright
TOM SEGEV, Israeli historian and journalist,
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
DR PETER ADAMSON, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 March, in the History Faculty Building. The event is funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.
Subject: 'The early reception of late antique philosophy in Islam.'
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
A.N. Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies
DR KERSTIN HOGE will deliver the A.N. Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Objects of desire: on the role of non-Jewish languages in Sholem Aleichem's Mayses far yidishe kinder.'
Latin American Centre
PROFESSOR JO-MARIE BURT, George Mason University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Seminar Room, the Latin American Centre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
Convener: Dr Leigh Payne.
Subject: 'How truth led to justice in Peru: the Fujimori trial and Peru's integral model of transitional justice.'
All Souls College
Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government
PROFESSOR ALAIN DESROSIÈRES, French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies, will deliver the Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 March, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
Subject: 'Statistics and governmentality: an historical approach.'
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.
PROFESSOR ROBIN WEISS, University College London,
PROFESSOR JANE CARDOSA, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and
PROFESSOR EDDIE HOLMES, Penn State
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
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
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)
DR SOPHIE RATCLIFFE, British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Keble College, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 February, in the Pusey Room, Keble College. Dr Ratcliffe's first book, On Sympathy, was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.
Subject: 'A history of tears: some readings of fictional sympathy.'
Keble College Archaeology Lectures
PROFESSOR LORD (COLIN) RENFREW will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 March, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College. The lecture is open to all members of the University.
The Keble College Archaeology Lectures are sponsored by Oxford University Press.
Subject: 'Becoming human: changing perspectives in human evolution 150 years after Darwin.'
St Antony's College
European Studies Centre
'Wreckage of modernity' or 'revolution of perception'? 1968: consequences and echoes
This workshop, sponsored by the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft, will be held on Friday, 27 February, 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m., in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. Registration is not required, but expressions of interest are welcomed. These should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, to which enquiries may also be directed. The speakers will be INGRID GILCHER-HOLTEY, Bielefeld; STEFFEN BRUENDEL, Essen; GARETH STEDMAN-JONES, Cambridge; HENNING MARMULLA, Frankfurt; KAREN LEEDER, Oxford; PETRA TERHOEVEN, Göttingen; RAINER HORN, Warwick; RAINER WINTER, Klagenfurt; SAM WHIMSTER, London; KRISTINA SCHULZ, Geneva; SALLY ALEXANDER, London; LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI, Oxford; ROBIN BLACKBURN, London; SHEILA ROWBOTHAM, Manchester; MICHAEL VESTER, Hanover; and K.D. WOLFF, Berlin.
JOSCHKA FISCHER, formerly Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany, and Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, will deliver the European Studies Centre Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission is by pre-registration only: application should be made to Julie Adams (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Dreams, myths, realities: transatlantic relations in the Obama era.'
St Catherine's College
SIR JOHN MEURIG THOMAS will deliver the inaugural Katritzky Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Inorganic Chemistry.
Subject: 'The genius of Michael Faraday.'
St John's College Research Centre
Gender, sexuality, and the city
This workshop will be held on Saturday, 7 March, 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Seminar Room, the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'.
Those wishing to attend should e-mail to Linda McDowell (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), stating whether or not lunch is required.
LINDA MCDOWELL and WILLIAM WHYTE
PROFESSOR ELLEKE BOEHMER
GISELA METTELE, Leicester
Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture
PAMELA J. BJORKMAN, California Institute of Technology, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. (reception at 6 p.m) on Wednesday, 11 March, in the University Museum Lecture Theatre. The lecture is arranged in conjunction with the Association for Women in Science and Engineering. All are welcome.
Subject: 'Your mother's antibodies: how you get them and how we might improve them to combat HIV.'
Wolfson Haldane Lecture
PROFESSOR V.S. RAMACHANDRAN, Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, will deliver the annual Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'Molecules to mind: the self and others in neurology.'
Friends of the Bodleian
The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the Wednesdays indicated. 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 Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: email@example.com).
ROGER TOMLIN, Wolfson, Fellow of the Society of
RITA RICKETTS, Blackwell's Historian and Bodleian Visiting
Oxford University Newman Society
Religion in the public square
HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL GEORGE PELL, Archbishop of Sydney, will lecture in this series at 4 p.m. on Friday, 6 March, in the Divinity School, the Bodleian Library. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Convocation House. The lecture is open to all members of the University.
Subject: 'Varieties of intolerance: religious and secular.'