University Gazette, 30 October 2008: Lectures
Lecture By the President of Israel
By the invitation of Balliol College, HIS EXCELLENCY SHIMON PERES, the ninth President of Israel, twice Prime Minister of Israel, and winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Peace, will lecture at 7.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre.
The lecture will be open to all members of the University. Details of the admission arrangements will be announced later.
Subject: 'The globalisation of peace.'
Jewish–Muslim relations in a time of change
This meeting, arranged by the University, Oxford Brookes University, and the Coexistence Trust, will be held on Thursday, 13 November, 7–8.30 p.m., in the Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.
Panellists: BARONESS (RUTH) DEECH OF CUMNOR HILL, LORD (PARRY) MITCHELL, BARONESS (KISHWER) FALKNER OF MARGRAVINE, and LORD (KHALID) HAMEED.
The meeting will be chaired by Dame Fiona Caldicott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Personnel and Equality, and Principal of Somerville College.
The Coexistence Trust includes Muslim and Jewish peers and MPs who promote dialogue, co-operation, and good relations between Muslim and Jewish communities internationally. The Trust is embarking upon a university campus tour to promote dialogue between Muslim and Jewish student communities in the UK. The 'road show' aims to explore the similar trajectories of the Muslim and Jewish communities in Britain. Further information may be found at www.coexistencetrust.org.uk.
The event is free and open to all students and staff of the University and Oxford Brookes University. Tickets are required for admission: one ticket per person can be requested by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing name and postal address. As there is a limited number of tickets available, early booking is strongly advised.
Note: those attending the event will need to present their valid University Card along with their ticket in order to gain entry.
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.'
George Eastman Visiting Professor
Michaelmas Term Lecture
PROFESSOR LYNN MARGULIS, George Eastman Visiting Professor and Fellow of Balliol College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Lecture Theatre (ground floor), the Department of Earth Sciences. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Martin Brasier.
Subject: 'Early life on Earth: Gaia and symbiogenesis.'
Clarendon Lectures in Economics
Entrepreneurs, large firms, and innovation
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY F. BRESNAHAN, Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy, Stanford, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the St Cross Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
Mon. 3 Nov.: 'Network effects and competition.'
Tue. 4 Nov.: 'Positive economics, welfare economics, and competition.'
Wed. 5 Nov.: 'Entrepreneurial and large firm innovation in open systems.'
English Language and Literature, Music, History
The Bible in art, music, and literature
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room (Back Quad 4), Queen's College.
Conveners: Professor Christopher Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.
DR JOHN WALLISS, Liverpool Hope
DR BERNADETTE NELSON, Universidade Nova, Lisbon
DR HESTER JONES, Bristol
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.
BISHNUPRIYA GUPTA, Warwick
HANS JOACHIM VOTH, Pompeu Fabra
STEPHEN HINDLE, Warwick
SIR RODERICK FLOUD, University of London and Gresham
Institute of European and Comparative Law: Comparative Law Discussion Group
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of European and Comparative Law, the St Cross Building. Enquiries may be directed to Jenny Dix (e-mail: email@example.com).
MATTHEW DYSON, Cambridge
DR OMI HATASHIN, member of the Japanese Society of
DR GIORGIO PEDRAZZI, Brescia
EU Law Discussion Group
The following lectures will be given at 12.50 p.m. on Wednesdays in the foyer of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, the St Cross Building.
PROFESSOR GARETH DAVIES, Free University of
GERARD CONWAY, Brunel and Belfast
DR ELEANOR SPAVENTA, Durham
DR XAVIER GROUSSOT, Lund
Department of Pharmacology
PROFESSOR GARTH COOPER will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. Those wishing to attend the reception to be held after the lecture are requested to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Professor Edith Sim.
Subject: `Copper-based links between the extracellular matrix and the mitochondria in diabetes: new targets for pharmacotherapy of cardiovascular and renal disease.'
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Monday Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Library Conversion, Sherrington Building.
Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.
DR MIGUEL MARAVALL, Instituto de Neurosciencias, Alicante
PROFESSOR RICHARD VAUGHAN-JONES
PROFESSOR DAVID PATERSON
PROFESSOR URSULA RAVENS, TU Dresden
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Friday Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Sherrington Building.
Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.
PROFESSOR JOSHUA R. SANES, Harvard
PROFESSOR SHIN KWAK, Tokyo
PROFESSOR G. REES COSGROVE, Harvard
DR BRUNO ROSSION, Louvain
DR FRANCOIS GUILLEMOT, NIMR, London
PROFESSOR RAY TALLIS, Manchester
Medieval and Modern Languages
Sub-faculty of German
JAMES HAWES will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.
Convener: Professor Karen Leeder.
Subject: 'Excavating Kafka: text as historical artefact.'
DR SANDRA LINDEN, Tübingen, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Large Senior Common Room, Oriel College.
Convener: Professor Annette Volfing.
Subject: 'Minne als Darstellungsproblem. Zu den Exkursen in Wolframs von Eschenbach Parzival.'
Israel: historical, political, and social aspects: amended notice
GEN. SIR RUPERT SMITH will lecture in this series at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in St Anne's College (not in the Law Faculty, as previously announced).
Subject: 'Israeli Army conduct after 2006.'
Department of Education
PROFESSOR PETER AGGLETON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 November, in Seminar Room G, the Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens.
Subject: `Education, vulnerability, and HIV/Aids.'
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 Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Note: the lecture will be given in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, and not in the Examination Schools, as previously announced in the Gazette.
Subject: 'Reframing human rights in the global era: a tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello.'
Department of Politics: Refugees in International Relations
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated. Further information may be found at www.globalecon omicgovernanc e.org/migration/.
DR ANDREW HURRELL
PROFESSOR MICHAEL BARNETT, Minnesota
SOPHIA BENZ and ANDREAS HASENCLEVER,
DR ANNE HAMMERSTADT, Kent
DR JAMES MILNER, Carleton
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 a>, 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.'
Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions
The film Son of Man, a South African retelling of the Jesus story set in contemporary Africa, will be shown at 7.45 p.m. on Monday, 3 November, in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College. The film-showing will be followed by a discussion.
Convener: Dr Elizabeth de Michelis, Oriel College.
Rothermere American Institute
PROFESSOR MARC CONNER, Washington and Lee University,
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.'
Oxford Centre for Late AntiquityZBIGNIEW FIEMA, Helsinki, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. This event is held in conjunction with the Seminar for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, and is funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.
Subject: 'Jabal Haroun: a holy mountain and Byzantine monastery in south Jordan.'
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.
RICHARD THOMAS, Leicester
DUSAN BORIC, Cambridge
MARTIN JONES, Cambridge
Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity
Unless otherwise indicated the following multidisciplinary seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus.
Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek, Caroline Potter, and Michael Rayner.
PAUL SACHER, Director, MEND 5 Nov.: `Preventing and treating child obesity: a family and community- based approach through the MEND programmes.'
ANDREW BREWSTER, South-East Regional Director, National Obesity Forum 12 Nov.: `Cut the waist and BAROMETER: answers that matter.'
THORKOLD SORENSEN, Copenhagen University Hospital 19 Nov.: `Historical analysis of the development of the obesity epidemic.'
ROSEMARY KYLE, Sandwell Primary Care Trust 26 Nov, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: `Food and obesity: are we in danger of becoming all style and no substance?'
Saïd Business School
Building a business
The following lectures, which are open to all members of the University, will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School. Further information and registration details can be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/entrepreneurship/Open+programmes.htm.
The series will continue in Hilary Term.
TOM HOCKADAY, Managing Director, Isis Innovation
ROBERT PITKETHLY, Lecturer, Saïd Business
OWEN DARBISHIRE, Lecturer, Saïd Business
PAUL FISHER, Associate, Advent Venture Partners
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
MATT STUART and GEOFF DYER will discuss street photography at 3 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in 128 Bullingdon Road.
Matt Stuart is a street photographer, who is reliant for his work on a small Leica camera, patience and lots of optimism. In return he gets the chance to make an honest picture, which people know immediately is a genuine moment that burrows deep into their memories.
Geoff Dyer's recent book The Ongoing Moment is a unique and idiosyncratic history of photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles, Dyer looks at the ways that canonical figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Andre Kertesz, Diane Arbus and William Eggleston have photographed the same scenes and objects. He constructs a narrative in which those photographers, many of whom never met in their lives, constantly come into contact with each other.
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
Environmental and Ecological Economics: amended notice
Unless stated otherwise, the following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, and in the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street. This notice replaces previous announcements.
Conveners: Dr Georgina Santos and Dr Stanislav Shmelev.
AYRES, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science
and Technology Management, INSEAD
PROFESSOR JOHN QUAH
PROFESSOR PETER SODERBAUM, Mälardalen,
DR HERMAN R.J. VOLLEBERGH, Netherlands Environmental
Assessment Institute and Tinbergen Institute
PROFESSOR JEROEN C.J.M. VAN DEN BERGH, Autonomous
University of Barcelona and the Free University of
Risk, Uncertainty, Climate and Policy: amended notice
The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street. This notice replaces previous announcements.
Convener: Dr David Frame.
PROFESSOR CHARLES MASON, Wyoming
PROFESSOR THOMAS E. DOWNING, Stockholm Environment
DR STEVE JEWSON, Vice-President, Model Development, Risk
DR PETER TAYLOR, Future of Humanity Institute, and DAVID
SHIPLEY, member of Council of Lloyd's and Chairman of
Managing Agency Partners Ltd.
DR RAFAEL RAMIREZ, Professor of Management, HEC
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.'
Lady Margaret Hall
Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture
SIR JOHN GURDON, of the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, will deliver the Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to Maya Evans (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).< /p>
Subject: 'The reversal of cell differentiation and prospects for cell replacement therapy.'
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
St Edmund Hall
Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture
LIONEL BARBER, editor, The Financial Times, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.
Subject: 'W(h)ither journalism? The future of the press and new media.'
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.'
Colloquium: The world almost turned upside down: conscience, constitution, and a troubled poet in seventeenth-century England
This colloquium will be held on Monday, 17 November, 2.30–5 p.m., in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Members of the University and other interested parties are invited to attend. It will be followed by a public lecture by Mr Tony Benn (see below).
The colloquium is sponsored by Wolfson College and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society.
PROFESSOR RICHARD SORABJI: 'The idea of conscience in the Civil War period.'
DR MARGARET KELLY, Macquarie: 'John Milton: catching the conscience of the king? Politics and Paradise Lost.'
PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN: 'Constitutional revolution: the Levellers, the New Model Army, and the Putney Debates.'
MR TONY BENN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.
The lecture follows an afternoon colloquium (see above).
Subject: 'The long hard road to democracy and social justice.'
Translation Seminar: Modern European Literature in English
DR JULIE CURTIS, DR ROSAMUND BARTLETT, DARYA PROTOPOPOVA, and DR OLIVER READY will discuss Chekhov's The Bishop in three English translations, at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Further information may be obtained from Carmen Bugan (e-mail: email@example.com. uk).
Oxford Intelligence Group
GREG KENNEDY will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Subject: 'The importance to modern intelligence work of the events of the First World War, and in particular the need to operate a global blockade.'