University Gazette, 25 September 2008: Lectures
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.'
Clarendon Lectures in Geography
Voices of places
PROFESSOR DOREEN MASSEY, Professor of Geography, Open University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Geography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College. Admission is free, and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: email@example.com).
Tue. 21 Oct.: 'What's left of place? What possibility for a place-based radical politics in the current globalised world?'
Wed. 22 Oct.: 'Places in a revolution: theories of place meet politics in revolutionary Venezuela.'
Thur. 23 Oct.: 'Place beyond place: a relational politics towards an alternative globalisation.'
Clarendon Law Lectures
On law and globalisation
PROFESSOR HAROLD HONGJU KOH, Dean and Gerard C. Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Two lectures will be given on Wednesday, 22 October.
Admission is free, and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wed. 22 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Law as globalisation.'
Wed. 22 Oct., 6.15 p.m.: 'Law of globalisation.'
Thur. 23 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Law in globalisation.'
Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies
Corporations, games, and societies
MASAHAKI AOKI, Takashi Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies as follows in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free, and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: email@example.com).
Mon. 20 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Corporations as embodying cognitive systems.'
Tue. 21 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'Corporations embedded in societies.'
Wed. 22 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'Corporations and societies co-evolving.'
English Language and Literature
Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton College. Enquiries may be directed to Professor David Norbrook (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conveners: Sharon Achinstein, Paulina Kewes, David Norbrook, Emma Smith, and Bart van Es.
JAMES SHAPIRO, Columbia
CYNDIA SUSAN CLEGG, Pepperdine
NEIL RHODES, St Andrews
LIAM SEMLER, Sydney
Paths to democracy
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the History Faculty Building.
Conveners: Martin Conway and Thomas Buchanan.
JULIAN WRIGHT, Durham
LINDA RISSO, Reading
CHRISTIAN BAILEY, Yale
FRANÇOISE GUESNET, UCL
HUBERTUS JAHN, Cambridge
NIGEL TOWNSON, Complutense, Madrid
History, Social Sciences
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
BISHNUPRIYA GUPTA, Warwick
HANS JOACHIM VOTH, Pompeu Fabra
STEPHEN HINDLE, Warwick
SIR RODERICK FLOUD, University of London and Gresham
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Department of Zoology: Seminar
PROFESSOR SVANTE PÄÄBO, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, will hold a seminar at 1 p.m. on Monday, 29 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.
Conveners: Sir Walter Bodmer, Professor Paul Harvey, Professor Paul Holland, Professor Christopher Gosden, and Professor James Kennedy.
Subject: 'A Neanderthal perspective on human origins.'
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.'
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Research seminars
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
PROFESSOR SIAMON GORDON
PROFESSOR GERO MIESENBÖCK
DR DUNCAN ODOM, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research
STEN EIRIK W. JACOBSEN
PROFESSOR OLIVER SCHWARTZ, Institut Pasteur, Paris
DR RICHARD MCCULLOCH, Glasgow
Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar
The following presentations will be made at the seminar to be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 25 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the Le Gros Clark Building, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics.
Convener: Shankar Sridivas.
MELINA SCHUH, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany: 'Spindle assembly and asymmetric spindle positioning in mouse oocytes.' RICHARD PARTON: 'The polarity and dynamics of MTs in Drosophila oogenesis.'
The Changing Character of War Programme
LAKHDAR BRAHIMI, formerly Special Adviser for Afghanistan to the UN Secretary General, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the East Writing School, the Examination Schools. The lecture is open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
Subject: 'Reflections on the war in Afghanistan.'
Ian Ramsey Centre
The following seminars will be given at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College. Further details can be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/semin ar.html.
Convener: Dr David Leech (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
DR THOMAS DIXON, Queen Mary, London
THE REVD DR JOHN POLKINGHORNE, Cambridge
PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
The nomadic world of late antiquity
The following papers will be given at the colloquium to be held on Saturday, 4 October, 2–5.30 p.m., in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College. Those wishing to attend should inform Neil McLynn (e-mail: email@example.com). The colloquium is arranged with the support of Paul Pheby.
RUDI LINDNER, Michigan: 'Sedentary scholarship and nomadic history.' (Respondent: Peter Heather, King's College, London)
ROGER BATTY, Keio University, Tokyo: 'After Rome and the nomads.' (Respondent: John Wilkes)
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. Enquiries may be directed to the Voltaire Foundation (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Les dégouts de Voltaire. Impressions et expression.'
Oxford Strachey Lectures in Computer Science
PROFESSOR RICHARD 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.'
DAVID H. WOLPERT, NASA Ames Research Center, will hold a seminar at 12 noon on Thursday, 9 October, in Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.
Subject: 'The physical limits of inference.'
Ronald Syme Lecture
PROFESSOR W.V. HARRIS, Columbia, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'History, empathy, and emotions.'
Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum
The following lectures will be given at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the new extension to the Pitt Rivers Museum (entrance through the south door in Robinson Close). Non-members are welcome to attend, and are requested to make a £2 donation. Enquiries may be directed to Elisabeth Yardley (e-mail: email@example.com).
HARRY BERAN, Historian of the art of the Massim region of
Papua New Guinea
DR GEORGE MCGAVIN, Department of Zoology
Oxonia Distinguished Speaker Events
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Department of Economics. Enquiries may be directed to Catherine McNeill, Nuffield College (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR DAVID BLANCHFLOWER, Bank of England's Monetary
Policy Committee and Dartmouth College
BILL EMMOTT, formerly editor of The