University Gazette, 29 January 2009: Lectures
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.'
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
PROFESSOR ANTHONY DICKINSON, Experimental Psychology,
PROFESSOR JON ELSTER, Philosophy, Columbia
PROFESSOR DAVID MACDONALD, WildCRU, Zoology, Oxford
PROFESSOR UTA FRITH, Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
PROFESSOR JULIET B. SCHOR, Sociology, Boston College
English Language and Literature, Wolfson College
Lectures on life-writing
The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to all members of the university.
Department of the History of Art: departmental research seminar
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of the History of Art, second floor, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.
Note: this replaces the first notice published under the sub-heading of the Department of the History of Art in the Gazette of 22 January, pp. 509–10, in which the subjects of the seminars were given incorrectly.
Conveners: Professor C. Clunas and Mr N. Flis.
DR BARBARO MARTINEZ-RUIZ, Stanford
DR BEN THOMAS, Kent
PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP
MS ELIZABETH MILLER
MR NATHAN FLIS
Art history research seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of the History of Art, second floor, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.
Conveners: Dr M. Leino, Dr C. Whistler, and Dr A. Wright.
DR HANNEKE GROOTENBOER
PAUL SPENCER-LONGHURST, Barber Institute of Fine Arts
MARIA VILLALONGA, Oxford Brookes
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
PROFESSOR KISHAN DHOLAKIA, St Andrews
DR JULIAN HUPPERT, Cambridge
PROFESSOR JACOB KLEIN, Weizmann Institute of Science
PROFESSOR DANIEL BONN, Amsterdam
Mathematical Institute colloquium
PROFESSOR IVAR EKELAND, British Columbia, will lecture at 4.30 pm on Friday, 6 February, in Room L2, the Mathematical Institute.
Subject: 'Time inconsistency in the calculus of variations.'
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.
Conveners: Professor B.J. Howard and Dr M. Wilson.
PROFESSOR CAROL ROBINSON, Cambridge
PROFESSOR S.M. PIMBLOTT, Manchester
PROESSOR S.T. BRAMWELL, UCL
PROFESSOR M.N.R. ASHFOLD, Bristol
PROFESSOR P.A. MADDEN
PROFESSOR D. HINDERBERGER, Max-Planck-Institut für
Theoretical Physics Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre.
Convener: Dr John Wheater.
ALAN MCKANE, Manchester
ARTTU RAJANTIE, Imperial College, London
Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict
Strengthening international authority
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute, corner of Broad Street and Catte Street. Enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Wilkinson (e- mail: email@example.com).
No seminar will be held on 16 February.
Conveners: Dr David Rodin and Professor Jennifer Welsh.
DR ANTHONY LANG, St Andrews
DR JAMES PATTISON, West of England
PROFESSOR NIGEL WHITE, Sheffield
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER REUS-SMIT, ANU
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS WHEELER, Aberystwyth
DR TONI ERSKINE, Aberystwyth
PROFESSOR GRACIANA DEL CASTILLO, Columbia. will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 5 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor
Subject: 'Rebuilding war-torn states: the challenge of post-conflict economic reconstruction.'
Oxford Transitional Justice Research
Justice for apartheid crimes: corporations, states and human rights
This one-day symposium, with support from the Rhodes Chair Fund of the African Studies Centre, and the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, will be given from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 January, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. For enquiries, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers will include PROFESSOR COLIN BUNDY; DR MARJORIE JOBSON, Khulumani Support Group for Survivors of Apartheid Gross Human Rights Violations; PROFESSOR PAUL GREADY, York; PROFESSOR WILLIAM BEINART; INGRID GUBBAY, Cohen, Millstein, Hausfeld and Toll law firm; TSHEPO MADLINGOZI, Khulumani Support Group for Survivors of Apartheid Gross Human Rights Violations; and DR PHIL CLARK.Lecture
STEPHEN RAPP, Chief Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone, will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.
Subject: 'Prosecutor versus Chief of State: the test of international justice.'
Extra-legal Governance Institute: Organised Crime
The following discussion group seminars will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building. For further information, please e-mail email@example.com .
Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill and Federico Varese.
MARIO LAVEZZI, Palermo
Education and society: how do you see it?
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. The series is arranged by the Department of Education and St Antony's College.
Convener: David Johnson.
EMILY HANNUM, Pennsylvania
TESSA BOLD and JUSTIN SANDEFUR
SALLY THOMAS, Bristol
Conflict and Education Research Group: Emerging research: education and instability
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room D, Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, except where otherwise noted.
Two presentations will be made at the seminar on 11 March.
Conveners: Julia Paulson and Laura Ertmer.
BRIONY JONES, Manchester
MIKAELA LUTTRELL-ROWLAND, Bath
Oxford–Achilles Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility, Saïd Business School
DR DANA BROWN and DR STEVE NEW will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 4 February, in Lecture Theatre 5, Saïd Business School.
Subject: 'Learning from Mattel: politics and process in product recalls.'
Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre
PAUL HEALD, University of Georgia, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 January, in the first-floor Arumugam Building, St Catherine's College.
Conveners: Justine Pila and Barbara Lauriat.
Subject: 'Does the sound remain the same? An empirical study of best-selling musical compositions (1913–32) and their use in cinema (1968–2007).'
McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life: McDonald Lectures
Behaving in Public: Christian ethics outside of the Church
PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR will deliver the following McDonald Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.
Note: the lectures will be given on Wednesdays, and not, as previously announced, on Thursdays.
4 Feb.: 'Integrity, not distinctiveness.'
11 Feb.: 'Tense consensus.'
18 Feb.: 'Who are the public?'
25 Feb.: 'Can a theological argument behave?'
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
SAURO GELICHI, Venice, will deliver the following lecture, funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 February, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.
Subject: 'Local exchange—international exchange. The economy of northern Italy from Lombard to Carolingian times.'
Research Laboratory for Archaeology
The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Board Room, the Department of Geography, the Dyson Perrins Building.
Convener: Dr Peter Ditchfield.
PETER TOPPING, English Heritage
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and St Antony's College
Geopolitics of energy
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission is free and open to all.
Convener: Dr Shamil Midkhatovich Yenikeyeff.
JUAN CARLOS BOUE, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum,
Venezuela (to be confirmed)
JENIK RADON, Columbia
PROFESSOR VERA GOWLLAND-DEBBAS, Geneva, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Old Library, All Souls College. All welcome. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
The meeting will chaired by Professor Vaughan Lowe, and the discussant will be Professor Avi Shlaim.
Subject: 'Middle East crises and the challenges for international law.'
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.'
Oxford Internet Institute
Technology, individuality, and public policy
The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'. To register, send details of name, and affiliation if any, to firstname.lastname@example.org, from which further information may also be obtained.
Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 4 February.
Conveners: Professor Christopher Hood and Professor Helen Margetts.
PROFESSOR HELEN MARGETTS
PROFESSOR YORICK WILKS
PROFESSOR NIKOLAS ROSE, LSE
PROFESSOR ROSE LUCKIN, Sussex
PROFESSOR MARY DIXON WOODS, Leicester
PROFESSOR ROGER BURROWS, York
KIERON O'HARA, Southampton
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals: strategies of central power
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.
PROFESSOR POLLY O'HANLON
DR KATHERINE BROWN, King's College, London
DR ANDREW NEWMAN, Edinburgh
PROFESSOR EDMUND HERZIG
SUSAN STRONGE, Victoria and Albert Museum
DR EVRIM BIN BAS, Chicago
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.
Conveners: Dr Ekaterina Hertog and Professor Ian Neary.
AYA NISHIZONO-MAHER, King's College, London, and Tokyo
Institute of Psychiatry
PROFESSOR JOHN MAHER, International Christian University,
DR GAYE ROWLEY, Waseda University
MAKI FUKUOKA, Michigan, and Sainsbury Institute for the
Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
DR NORIHIRO NIHEI, Japan Society for the Promotion of
PROFESSOR CHARLES FENWICK, College of New Jersey
NOBUTAKA FUKUDA, Aoyama Gakuin University
Taylor Institution Library
Portuguese and French event: readings and book launch
DR ANA CLAUDIA SURIANI DA SILVA, Birmingham, and DR AQUILES ALENCAR BRAYNER, British Library, will discuss a new edition of Queda que as mulheres tem para os tolos, by Machado de Assis (a translation of Victor Hénaux's De l'amour des femmes pour les sots), at 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 February, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The event will be in English, with readings in Portuguese and French.
Enquiries should be directed to Liz Baird (e-mail: email@example.com).
A display of books by and about Machado de Assis will continue in the library until 30 March (open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m).
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.'
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"?'
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)
Corpus Christi College
F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR ANGELA LEIGHTON will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 February, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Poetry and the imagining ear.'
Towards a new constitutional settlement?
Unless otherwise indicated 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.
THE RT HON. BARONESS HAYMAN, Speaker
CHRIS HUHNE, MP
SIR JOHN SCARLETT
SIR ROGER SANDS, PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR, and PROFESSOR
IAIN MACLEAN (speakers subject to confirmation)
PETER OBORNE, SIR ROGER SANDS, SIR ALAN BUDD, and SIR
THE RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP
St Antony's College
Visiting Parliamentary Fellows Seminar: Democracy: who wants it? (amended notice)
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
This notice replaces previous announcements. Jan Truszezynski will speak in place of Michael Leigh on 24 February.
Conveners: Professor David Marquand, Professor Robert Service, Gisela Stuart, MP, and John Horam, MP.
DR VLADIMIR BULDAKOV, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow,
THE RT HON. LORD OWEN, and PROFESSOR LORD SKIDELSKY,
THE RT HON. DAVID CURRY, MP, PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND, and
GISELA STUART, MP
SIR MARK LYALL-GRANT, Political Directorate, FCO, DR YUNAS
SAMAD, Bradford, and DR S. AKBAR ZAIDI, Karachi
CHRISTOPHER BREWIN, Keele, IHSAN DAGI, Ankara, and JAN
TRUSZEZYNSKI, European Commission
DR DAVID JOHNSON, PROFESSOR PETER LAWRENCE, Keele, and a
third speaker, to be announced
PROFESSOR JOHN DUNN, Cambridge, JOHN HORAM, MP, and
CONSTANZA STELZENMÜLLER, German Marshall Fund of the
Asian Studies Centre
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER R. HUGHES, LSE, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 March, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.
Subject: 'Confronting the global economic slowdown: the impact on cross-Strait relations.'
St Cross College
St Cross College Lectures
DR SCOTT PARAZYNSKI, Visiting Professor in Space Medicine,
will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in St
Cross College. All are welcome. For further details and to
book, contact email@example.com or
Subject: 'A view from the top'—an account of Dr Parazynski's experiences as a spaceflight veteran and one of NASA's most experience space-walkers.
St John's College
PROFESSOR JOHN KAY will deliver a lecture to mark the launch of his new book at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 February, in the Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception to which all are welcome.
Subject: 'The long and the short of it: finance and investment for normally intelligent people who are not in the industry.'
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.'
COLIN BLANE, formerly East Africa correspondent, BBC, will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.
Subject: 'Reporting Africa: where journalism fails'—why some stories matter and others are ignored.
PROFESSOR JAMES CRABBE, Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, and Executive Dean and Professor at the University of Bedfordshire, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.
Subject: 'Climate change and coral reefs: moving from science to conservation actions.'
THE REVD DR WOJCIECH GIERTYCH, OP, will deliver the Aquinas Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 February, in Blackfriars.
Subject: 'St Thomas's understanding of human freedom.'