University of Oxford


Oxford 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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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".'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.

GEORGINA FERRY
3 Feb.: 'Biography and science.'

JON STALLWORTHY
10 Feb.: 'Biography and poetry.'

JENNY UGLOW
17 Feb.: 'Biography and history.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


History

Department of the History of Art: departmental research seminar

Corrigenda

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
3 Feb.: 'Engraving the world: rupestrian art and migration in Central Africa.'

DR BEN THOMAS, Kent
10 Feb.: 'The artist and the print.'

PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP
17 Feb.'Leonardo and the ladies, including, of course, Lisa Gerardini.' DR RICHARD HOWELLS, King's College, London 24 Feb.: 'Celebrities, saints and sinners: the photograph as holy relic.'

MS ELIZABETH MILLER
3 Mar.: 'Nationalism and the birth of modern art in Egypt (1908–39).'

MR NATHAN FLIS
10 Mar.: 'Visual knowledge and the beasts and birds of Francis Barlow (1626–c.1704).'


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.

CAMILLA MURGIA
29 Jan.: To be announced.

DR HANNEKE GROOTENBOER
12 Feb.: 'The eloquence of the body: theatricality as strategy in seventeenth-century Dutch portraiture.'

PAUL SPENCER-LONGHURST, Barber Institute of Fine Arts
26 Feb.: 'Northern lights: Swedish landscapes at the Barber Institute.'

MARIA VILLALONGA, Oxford Brookes
12 Mar.: 'Anglada-Camarasa and the development of his successful technique, Paris 1900.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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
3 Feb.: To be announced.

DR JULIAN HUPPERT, Cambridge
17 Feb.: 'DNA beyond the double helix—structure and function of unusual nucleic acid structures.'

PROFESSOR JACOB KLEIN, Weizmann Institute of Science
24 Feb.: 'Dynamic phases of confined liquids: why water is different.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL BONN, Amsterdam
3 Mar.: To be announced.


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
2 Feb.: 'Weighing the evidence for structure.'

PROFESSOR S.M. PIMBLOTT, Manchester
9 Feb.: 'Radiation chemistry of nuclear waste systems.'

PROESSOR S.T. BRAMWELL, UCL
16 Feb.: 'The distribution of spatially averaged critical properties.'

PROFESSOR M.N.R. ASHFOLD, Bristol
23 Feb.: 'Laser diagnosis and modelling of diamond chemical vapour deposition.'

PROFESSOR P.A. MADDEN
2 Mar.: 'Simulation studies of ionic materials and the electrochemical interface.'

PROFESSOR D. HINDERBERGER, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
9 Mar.: 'Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy: a molecular view on biological and synthetic macromolecular systems.'


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.

ALEXANDER SCHEKOCHIHIN
6 Feb.: 'Kinetic turbulence in astrophysical plasmas: a non-linear route to dissipation through phase space.'

ALAN MCKANE, Manchester
20 Feb.: 'Amplified stochastic oscillations.'

ARTTU RAJANTIE, Imperial College, London
6 Mar.: 'Defect formation from gauge symmetry breaking: from cosmology to condensed matter.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


SOCIAL SCIENCES

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: elac@politics.ox.ac.uk).

No seminar will be held on 16 February.

Conveners: Dr David Rodin and Professor Jennifer Welsh.

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

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER REUS-SMIT, ANU
Tue. 24 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'How individual rights transformed world politics.'

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.'

Lecture

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 janet.jobson@sant.ox.ac.uk.

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 liz.davidbarrett@sociology.ox.ac.uk .

Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill and Federico Varese.

GAVIN SLADE
29 Jan.: 'Professional criminals in Georgia: a profile of the Vory-v-Zakone of Kutaisi.'

VALERIA PIZZINI-GAMBETTA
5 Feb.: 'Women in the Mafia: opportunities before emancipation.'

MARIO LAVEZZI, Palermo
12 Feb.: 'Economic structure and vulnerability to organised crime in Sicily.'


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
3 Feb.: 'Education and gender inequality in rural China: sociological perspectives.'

LAURA CAMFIELD
17 Feb.: 'The anthropology of education and child wellbeing in Ethiopia.'

DAVID MILLS
24 Feb.: 'Anthropology and education? African exemplars of an awkward pair.'

TESSA BOLD and JUSTIN SANDEFUR
3 Mar.: 'The economics of "free primary education" in Kenya: enrolment, achievement and local accountability.'

SALLY THOMAS, Bristol
10 Mar.: 'Economics and educational improvement in Rwanda.'


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
4 Feb.: 'Education, protest and citizenship in post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina.'

JULIA PAULSON
11 Feb., Seminar Room C: 'Remembering conflict in Peru's national curriculum.'

KATE ORKIN
18 Feb.: 'Factors affecting children's time allocation to schooling and work in rural Ethiopia.'

MIKAELA LUTTRELL-ROWLAND, Bath
25 Feb., Seminar Room C: 'Policies, politics and institutions: the materiality of children's rights in Lima, Peru.'

LAELA ADAMSON
4 Mar.: 'Education for...? Comparing the promise of secondary schooling with the experience in rural Tanzania.'

ROZ EVANS
11 Mar.: To be announced.

LAURA ERTMER
11 Mar.: 'Preventing conflict through education? Intercultural education in La Paz, Bolivia.'


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).'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Theology

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?'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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
12 Feb.: 'Landscape archaeology and the work of English Heritage's Archaeological Survey and Investigation Team.'

DAMIAN ROBINSON
19 Feb.: 'Current work in Alexandria and future expansion into the South China Sea.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.

CHRISTOPHER ALLSOPP
4 Feb.: 'The financial crisis, world recession and energy.'

JUAN CARLOS BOUE, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Venezuela (to be confirmed)
18 Feb.: 'Resource nationalism in Latin America.'

BASSAM FATTOUH:
4 Mar.: 'OPEC and the oil price crisis.'

JENIK RADON, Columbia
11 Mar.: 'The problems of transborder pipelines: BTC, BTE, Trans-Caspian and Nabucco.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


The Europaeum

Europaeum Lecture

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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 public-services@politics.ox.ac.uk, 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
4 Feb.: 'Personalising the tools of government.'

PROFESSOR YORICK WILKS
4 Feb.: 'Personalising public policy with companions.'

PROFESSOR NIKOLAS ROSE, LSE
11 Feb.: 'Confluence of consumerism technology in personalising medicine.'

PROFESSOR ROSE LUCKIN, Sussex
18 Feb.: 'Personalising education.'

PROFESSOR MARY DIXON WOODS, Leicester
25 Feb.: 'Technoregulation: doctors and design- based approaches to patient safety.'

PROFESSOR ROGER BURROWS, York
4 Mar.: 'Geodemographics, commercial sociology, and public policy.'

KIERON O'HARA, Southampton
11 Mar.: 'Autonomy, privacy, and online personalisation: rights and responsibilities.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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
4 Feb.: ' "Regional centralisations" in the Mughal empire: some perspectives on a comparative history.'

DR KATHERINE BROWN, King's College, London
11 Feb.: 'Sense and sensibility: the domain of pleasure and the place of music in Mughal society.'

DR ANDREW NEWMAN, Edinburgh
18 Feb.: 'Shahs and subalterns: the response of the Safavid court to "voices from below".'

PROFESSOR EDMUND HERZIG
25 Feb.: 'Messing with the market: Safavid trade policy under Abbas I and his successors.'

SUSAN STRONGE, Victoria and Albert Museum
4 Mar.: 'Portraits of power at the Mughal court.'

DR EVRIM BIN BAS, Chicago
11 Mar.: 'The constitutional crisis of the fifteenth century and the Timurid antecedents of the early modern Islamic discourse on the absolute monarch.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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
29 Jan.: 'The primary and secondary prevention of eating disorders: the interface between education and mental health.'

PROFESSOR JOHN MAHER, International Christian University, Tokyo
5 Feb.: 'The case for multilingual Japan: 1968þ2008.'

DR GAYE ROWLEY, Waseda University
12 Feb.: 'Nakanoin Nakako and the gekirin scandal of 1609: researching a woman's life in seventeenth-century Japan.'

MAKI FUKUOKA, Michigan, and Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
19 Feb.: 'Between seeing and knowing: materia medica, honzo-gaku, and the concept of shashin.'

DR NORIHIRO NIHEI, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo
26 Feb.: 'The restructuring of "civil society" in Japan, 1990sþ2000s.'

PROFESSOR CHARLES FENWICK, College of New Jersey
5 Mar.: 'Myths and reality: street crime, foreigners, fear, and safety in contemporary Japan.'

NOBUTAKA FUKUDA, Aoyama Gakuin University
12 Mar.: ' "Shotgun" marriages in contemporary Japan: who is a front- runner?'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk).

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).

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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"?'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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 Pat Spight (e-mail: pat.spight@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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Magdalen College

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
5 Feb.: 'The Speakership in the Lords, where the House is self-regulatory.'

CHRIS HUHNE, MP
12 Feb., Auditorium: 'Terrorism and the conflict with liberty.'

SIR JOHN SCARLETT
5 Mar.: 'Why the accountability of the security services has increased, is increasing, and seems likely to increase.'

SIR ROGER SANDS, PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR, and PROFESSOR IAIN MACLEAN (speakers subject to confirmation)
Date to be announced: 'Constitutional and parliamentary modernisation, aspirations and reality.'

PETER OBORNE, SIR ROGER SANDS, SIR ALAN BUDD, and SIR MICHAEL SCHOLAR
Date to be announced: 'Politicians and non-political public servants: has the relationship broken down?'

THE RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP
Date and subject to be announced.

^ Return to Contents of this section


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, Warwick
3 Feb.: 'Russia.'

THE RT HON. DAVID CURRY, MP, PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND, and GISELA STUART, MP
10 Feb.: 'The European Union.'

SIR MARK LYALL-GRANT, Political Directorate, FCO, DR YUNAS SAMAD, Bradford, and DR S. AKBAR ZAIDI, Karachi
17 Feb.: 'Pakistan.'

CHRISTOPHER BREWIN, Keele, IHSAN DAGI, Ankara, and JAN TRUSZEZYNSKI, European Commission
24 Feb.: 'Turkey.'

DR DAVID JOHNSON, PROFESSOR PETER LAWRENCE, Keele, and a third speaker, to be announced
3 Mar.: 'Southern Africa.'

PROFESSOR JOHN DUNN, Cambridge, JOHN HORAM, MP, and CONSTANZA STELZENMÜLLER, German Marshall Fund of the US
10 Mar.: 'Democracy: who wants it?'


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 asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'Confronting the global economic slowdown: the impact on cross-Strait relations.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


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 events@stx.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78480.

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.

^ Return to Contents of this section


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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Somerville College

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Wolfson College

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


Blackfriars

Aquinas Lecture

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.'

^ Return to Contents of this section


^ Return to Contents of this section