University Gazette, 23 October 2008: Lectures
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.'
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.'
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.'
Architectural History Seminar
GEOFFREY TYACK and WILLIAM WHYTE will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.
Subjects: 'The rebuilding of the Inns of Court 1660–1700' and 'Restoration and recrimination: the Temple Church in the nineteenth century.'
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces
The following interdisciplinary seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Convener: Dr D. Aarts.
DR RUT BESSELING, Edinburgh
DR ULRICH KEYSER, Cambridge
DR SIMON TITMUSS
DR PETER VARNAI, Sussex
PROFESSOR ALEX EVILEVITCH, Lund
Oxford Physics Colloquia
The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road.
Conveners: Professor I. Walmsley, Professor A. Boothroyd and Professor R. Davies.
PROFESSOR S. RAWLINGS
PROFESSOR A. ZEILINGER, Vienna
PROFESSOR S. COWLEY, Culham Fusion Science Centre
PROFESSOR J. BARROW, Cambridge
PROFESSOR P. RADAELLI
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.
DR C.P. CAULFIELD, Cambridge
DR S. KINNE, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
MS I. SIMPSON, Imperial College, London
DR N. BELLOUIN, Meteorological Office
DR K.L. APLIN, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
A.H. MORTIMER, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
DR B.B.B. BOOTH, Meteorological Office
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Medical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus.
Convener: Dr Mark S. Thompson.
DR SANDRA SHEFELBINE, Imperial College
DR GWEN REILLY, Sheffield
PROFESSOR JOHN FOX
David Smith Lecture in Anatomical Neuropharmacology
PROFESSOR ANTOINE TRILLER, Institut National de la Santé de la recherche médicale (INSERM), Paris, will deliver the first David Smith Lecture in Anatomical Neuropharmacology at 12 noon on Tuesday, 25 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.
Subject: 'The synapse paradox: plasticity despite stability, stability despite plasticity.'
DR CHARLES RICE, Rockefeller University, will deliver the Distinguished Lecture in Virology at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in Rhodes House, South Parks Road.
Subject: 'Hepatitis C: the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?'
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
The following lectures will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital.
WIEBKE ARLT, Birmingham
DR DYLAN THOMPSON, Bath
GIANCARLO VIBERTI, King's College, London
EWAN PEARSON, Dundee
PAL NJOLSTAD, Norway
USHA AYYAGARI, NATHAN HILL, DAVID MATTHEWS and JONATHAN
Medieval and Modern Languages
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.'
Instituto Camões: poetry-reading
The Cape Verdean poet CORSINO FORTES will speak, and read from his work, at a meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Dolphin Room, St John's College.
Corsino Fortes is one of the most influential names of Cape Verdean poetry, and has also served as Cape Verde's ambassador to Angola, Portugal, and the European Union.
Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portuguese Graduate Seminar: amended notice
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square. Arrangements for the third week seminar differ from those previously announced.
Conveners: Dr Stephen Parkinson and Dr Cláudia Pazos Alonso.
ANA TERESA MARQUES DOS SANTOS, Oxford and Warwick
DR HELENA BUESCU, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars: amended notice
The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays on in Yarnton Manor. This notice replaces previous announcements.
Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.
PROFESSOR GLENDA ABRAMSON
PROFESSOR PETER MACHINIST, Harvard
DR PIET VAN BOXEL
DR DANIEL WILDMAN, Leo Baeck Institute, London
PROFESSOR ALAN JONES
PROFESSOR REUVEN SNIR, Haifa
PROFESSOR FRANCES KAMM, Harvard, will deliver the Uehiro Lectures at 4.30 p.m. on 26 and 27 November at the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, and on 1 December in the Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Philosophy.
Subject: 'Ethics for enemies: terror, torture and war.'
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 Examination Schools.
Note: the lecture will be given on Monday, 10 November, and not on Tuesday, 11 November, as stated in the Gazettes of 2 and 9 October (p. 71 and 167 respectively).
Subject: 'Reframing human rights in the global era: a tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello.'
Department of Education
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room G, 15 Norham Gardens.
PETER AGGLETON, University of London
CATHERINE WALTER, University of London
ANDREW J. ELLIOTT, Rochester
HERB MARSH AND JACKIE CHENG
LORRAINE DEARDEN, Institute of Fiscal Studies, London
Eastern Medicines and Religions: South Asian Bodies and Medicine
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Patrizia Bassini and Elisabeth Hsu.
CLAUDIA MERLI, Uppsala
CAROLINE WILSON, Sussex
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: email@example.com, telephone: Oxford (2)70723).
Subject: 'Asylum: a new perspective.'
International Gender Studies Centre
Elisabeth Croll Memorial Lecture
DR 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.
Subject: 'Islam and the politics of gender: perspectives on Afghanistan.'
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.'
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
LOTTE HEDEAGER, Oslo, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street.
Subject: 'Migration period Scandinavia: cosmological and institutional invention.'
Healing Power of Plants
The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Mondays in the Daubeny Lecture Theatre at the front of the Botanic Garden. Tickets £7 or £32 for the series.
DR GERRY BODEKER
DR GAIL PRESTON
DR STEPHEN HARRIS
DR JEFF ARONSON
Special Christmas Lecture
STEPHEN CRISP, head gardener, will lecture on Thursday, 4 December.
Subject: 'Horticultural diplomacy.'
Saïd Business School
Centre for Professional Service Firms
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. in the Saïd Business School. Those wishing to attend should contact Camilla Stack (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Other enquiries should be directed to Mehdi Boussebaa (e-mail: email@example.com).
MARTIN KILDUFF, Judge Business School, Cambridge
MATS ALVESSON, Lund
Study-day: Quand la France était galante
This study-day will be held on Friday, 31 October, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Maison Française. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Convener: Alexis Tadié ;, Université de Paris-Sorbonne.
Committee for Palaeography and Bodleian Library
The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the seminar room (Room 132), ground floor of the New Bodleian.
Conveners: Professor Richard Sharpe and Dr Martin Kauffmann.
DR WILLIAM STONEMAN, Harvard, PROFESSOR RICHARD SHARPE and
DR JAMES WILLOUGHBY
PROFESSOR HENRY WOUDHUYSEN, University College London
PROFESSOR MICHAEL REEVE, Cambridge
Centre for Socio-legal Studies
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights: amended notice
The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. in the Manor Road Building. Arrangements for the meeting in third week differ from those previously announced.
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
The following lectures will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Indian Institute Building (corner of Catte Street and Broad Street).
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
WOLFGANG GRULKE, futurist, author and CEO of FutureWorld International, Ltd, will lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday, 23 October in the Old Indian Institute Building, corner of Broad and Catte Streets. All are welcome.
Subject: 'Lessons from the Future.'
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.'
Bishop George Bell (1883–1958)
DR ANDREW CHANDLER, Director, George Bell Institute, University of Chichester, will deliver the second of two lectures in this series at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 27 October, in the Library, Christ Church. This lecture was previously notified for Monday, 20 October.
Enquiries may be directed to the Precentor (telephone: Oxford (2)76214).
Subject: 'George Bell—a life in a landscape.'
PROFESSOR JOHN CRAIG, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The English Reformation by the book, 1536–1642.'
Lady Margaret Hall
PROFESSOR JANET MOMSEN, Starr Visiting Fellow, will deliver the Starr Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to Maya Evans (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Fairtrade Caribbean bananas: a study in ethics and post-colonialism.'
Towards a new constitutional settlement?
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. The Chatham House Rule will apply.
Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth and Dr Stewart Wood.
PROFESSOR SIR JOHN BAKER
THE RT. HON. LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL
LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of
State, Justice Department
SHAMI CHAKRABARTI, Directory, Liberty
PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR
CHRIS HUHNE, MP
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.
Subject: 'What can Europe do for global governance?'
Global Narratives of Cold War Europe
The following events will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.
Convener: Anne Deighton.
ANTONIO COSTA PINTO, Lisbon
holger nehring, Sheffield
PIERS LUDLOW, London School of Economics
LEOPOLDO NUTI, Rome III
RICHARD ALDRICH, Warwick