University Gazette, 19 November 2009: Lectures
Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science
PROFESSOR MARCUS DU SAUTOY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 November, in the Examination Schools. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Visit www.conted.ox.ac.uk/inauguralsimonyi to register.
Subject: 'Mathematics: navigating nature's dark labyrinth.'
Cyril Foster Lecture
AMBASSADOR WILLIAM J. BURNS, US State Department, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools. This lecture is open to the public. Admission with University card; non-University card holders please provide photographic ID. Please do not bring large bags.
Subject: 'America and the world in a new era.'
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
FRANK MCGUINNESS, playwright and translator, will appear in conversation at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in the Classics Centre Lecture Theatre, 66 St Giles'. For information, contact: email@example.com or (2)88210.
Special Faculty Lecture
PROFESSOR DIPESH CHAKRABARTY, Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Empire and disinterestedness: the cultivation of historical objectivity in British India.'
Centre for Early Modern Studies
The Centre will present a work-in-progress session on digital research with Dr Margaret Bent, Dr Giles Bergel, Dr Julia Craig-McFeely, Dr Felicity Heal, Dr Paulina Kewes and Professor David Robey at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in the Breakfast Room, Merton College. For more information, see www.cems.ox.ac.uk.
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine: Disease, Health and Medicine since 1650
The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays. Arrangements for the seminar on 30 November differ from those previously published.
Conveners: Professor Mark Harrison and Dr Saurabh Mishra.
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
PROFESSOR ALESSIO CORTI, Imperial College, London, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute.
Subject: 'Finite generation of the canonical ring after Lazic.'
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Astor Lecture
DR KEVIN MORRIS, Scripps Institute, will deliver the Astor Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'The role of non-coding RNAs in gene transcription.'
Medieval and Modern Languages
DR MANOLO GUERCI, Cambridge, and DR JACOPO MARCELLO, Padua, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The lecture is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, London, the Regione Veneto, and the Associazione Ville Venete.
It will be followed by a reception and buffet, to which all are welcome. Reservations for the buffet may be made by telephone to 0207 396 4430, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin, Magdalen College.
Subject: 'Living Palladio: the architectural masterpieces in the Veneto.'
Graduate Seminars in Italian Studies: cancellation of seminar
The seminar due have been given by Dr Nicholas Davidson on Monday, 23 November, on 'The "failed" Italian Reformation', has been cancelled.
Department of Sociology and the Centre for Experimental Sciences
BRENT SIMPSON, South Carolina, will give the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.
Subject: 'Two paths to generosity: persons, situations and prosocial behaviour.'
Centre for Socio-legal Studies: Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication and governance
The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building. Arrangements for the seminars differ from those previously published.
Conveners: Dr Nicole Stremlau and Dr Yik Chan Chin.
DR LINJE MANYOZO, London School of Economics
DR LAWRENCE MCNAMARA, Reading
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
EBERHARD SAUER, Edinburgh, and HAMID OMRANI REKAVANDI, ICHHTO, Gorgan, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi. The event is held in conjunction with the 'Late Roman' seminar and is funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.
Subject: 'Sasanian frontier walls and fortresses in northern Persia: results of the joint Iranian and British project (2005–9).'
Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)
The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the days shown in the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/trainin g/wiser/.
LUCY DESLIGNÈRES and JOHANNEKE SYTSEMA
JAMES SHAW and SUE BIRD
ISABEL HOLOWATY and SHONA MCLEAN
All Souls College
PROFESSOR J. MORDAUNT CROOK will deliver the Chichele Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 November, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
Subject: 'G.M. Young: fifty years on.'
Green Templeton College
Inaugural Annual Sir Douglas Hague Lecture
THE RT HON. LORD DRAYSON OF KENSINGTON, Minister for Science and Innovation, will deliver the inaugural Annual Sir Douglas Hague Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 November, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will expore the links between the academic and entrepreneurial worlds and the leadership challenges they pose.
Those wishing to attend should register online at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/centres/entrepreneurship/events/Pages/SirDouglasHagueLect ure.aspx Enquiries may be directed to Emily Davis, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88845).
CHRISTOPHER WILKINS, author, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The last knight errant: Sir Edward Woodville and the age of chivalry.'
Keble Lectures for Archaeology
PROFESSOR IAN HODDER, Stanford, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College.
Subject: 'Science and multivocal practice at Catalhoyuk.'
Centre for the Study of Religion in Public Life
ROFESSOR ROGER TRIGG will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at Kellogg College.
24 Nov.: 'Is religion a public or a private matter?'
1 Dec.: 'A Christian heritage and a multicultural society?'
St Antony's College
PROFESSOR ALEX DANCHEV will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.
Subject: 'Art and war and terror: Gerhard Richter and the Baader–Meinhof group.'
A conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 November, at Wolfson and St Antony's. For more information, e-mail: email@example.com.
Subject: 'Moral and political ideas of Mahatma Gandhi—on the 140th anniversary of his birth.'
Middle East Centre: The Arab world in the global economic crisis
The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road. All welcome.
Conveners: Dr Eugene Rogan and Dr Leïla Vignal.
DR BASSAM FATTOUH
DR MASOOD AHMED, IMF, Washington
DR BRIGITTE DUMORTIER, Paris IV
St Catherine's College
Alan Tayler Lecture
PROFESSOR LORD DESAI will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Parks Road.
Subject: 'Mathematics, economics and decision making.'
St Edmund Hall
Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture
GEORDIE GREIG, Editor, London Evening Standard, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.
Subject: 'Editing in changing times.'
St John's College
ANGELA GODFREY-GOLDSTEIN, Advocacy Officer for ICAHD, Jerusalem, will give an illustrated talk at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College.
Subject: 'Jerusalem dispossed' (an Israeli considers the matrix of control imposed on Palestinians).
African Research and Medical Foundation Group
DR BAYOUM AWADHI, AMREF Tanzania, ANTONY WAIRAGU, AMREF Kenya, and STEVE MURIGI, AMREF Uganda, will talk about their work in the field at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson.
Oxford Intelligence Group
BRUCE HOFFMAN, Georgetown, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Conference Room, Nuffield College. The Chatham House rule applies.
Subject: 'Al Qaeda's grand strategy: an assessment eight years after the 9/11 attacks.'