University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 21 January 2010: Lectures

Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR LEWIS WOLPERT, Emeritus Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine, University College, London, will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 February, in Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology.

Subject: Not set in concrete: from civil engineer to cell biologist.'

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Strachey Lecture

CLIFF JONES, Professor of Computer Science, Newcastle, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 February, in Lecture Theatre B, Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'Abstractions for reasoning about concurrency.'

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News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media

PROFESSOR STEPHEN GARRETT will deliver the News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media Lectures at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays. The first two lectures will be held at St Anne's; the final two at Green Templeton.
26 Jan.: 'How to grow a creative business according to the laws of chance.'

2 Feb.: 'Why the only rule is that there are no rules.'

9 Feb.: 'No more heros.'

16 Feb.: 'Tomorrow got here yesterday.'

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James Ford Lectures in British History

The Normans and empire

PROFESSOR DAVID BATES, East Anglia and Caen-Basse-Normandie, will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

22 Jan.: 'The Normans and empire.'

29 Jan.: 'The experience of empire.'

5 Feb.: 'William the Conqueror as maker of empire.'

12 Feb.: 'Hegemony.'

19 Feb.: 'Core, periphery, and networks.'

26 Feb.: 'Empire: from beginning to end.'

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Carlyle Lectures

The transformation of the Republican idea in the Italian Renaissance (amended notice)

PROFESSOR J. HANKINS, Harvard, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

Note: the series will begin on 28 January, and not, as previously notified in the Gazette, on 21 January.

28 Jan.: 'Republicans before republicanism.'

4 Feb.: 'The princely republic.'

11 Feb.: 'The post-monarchical moment.'

18 Feb.: 'The Roman republic in Renaissance historical thought.'

25 Feb.: 'Republics in name and deed.'

4 Mar.: 'Two Renaissance concepts of liberty.'

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Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint

From textual transmission to critical edition of the Septuagint of 1 Samuel

PROFESSOR ANNELI AEJMELAEUS, Helsinki, will deliver the second series of Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

18 Feb.: 'Collation of evidence.'

25 Feb.: 'Recensional developments.'

4 Mar.: 'Problems of the critical text.'

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History

History of Art departmental research seminar

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Conveners: Dr H. Grootenboer and Ms J. Spencer.

CAITLIN HARTIGAN
26 Jan.: 'Revolutionising the rose: appropriation, crossover and divergence in manuscripts and printed editions of Le Roman de la Rose.'

MAYA CORRY
2 Feb.: 'Self-fashioning and the body in the Italian Renaissance courts.'

JOSEPHINE NEIL
9 Feb.: 'Exploring the relationship between pictorial artifice and divine communication in the Counter- Reformation.'

JUSTINA SPENCER
16 Feb.: 'Optical devices and artistic innovation in early modern Dutch art.'

MONICA MERLIN
23 Feb.: 'Painting as a network strategy: the case of the late-Ming courtesan Ma Shouzhen (1548–1604).'

KERRY GAVAGHAN
2 Mar.: 'Family portraits in the Dutch Golden Age.'


Art History research seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: Dr C. Payne, Oxford Brookes, Dr C. Whistler and Dr A. Wright.

ANGELAMARIA ACETO
28 Jan.: 'The Caracciolo di Vico chapel in San Giovanni a Carbonara in Naples: patronage and architecture (c.1514–17).

PROFESSOR JOS HACKFORTH-JONES, Sotheby's Institute of Art
11 Feb.: 'Exhibiting across cultures: "Between worlds: voyagers to Britain 1700–1850" for the National Portrait Gallery.'

PROFESSOR SHEARER WEST, AHRC
25 Feb.: Title to be announced.

PROFESSOR JULIET SIMPSON, Buckinghamshire New
11 Mar.: 'Tensions in modernity: Baudelaire's Guys and the Goncourts' Gavarni.'


Oxford Transnational and Global History seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, except where noted, in the St Cross Room, St Cross College.

DR ABIGAIL GREEN
27 Jan.: 'Writing Montefiore: Jewish history and global biography.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT BICKERS, Bristol
3 Feb.: 'Breaker Point 1932: life and death in the shadow of a Chinese lighthouse.'

DR TOLLY BRADFORD, Saskatchewan
10 Feb.: 'Comparing to connect: indigenous voice and transnational history.'

PROFESSOR WILLIAM BEINART
17 Feb.: 'Plant transfers are global history.'

DR RICHARD COGGINS
24 Feb.: 'Oil and empire: the British oil companies and decolonisation.'

PROFESSOR KENT DENG, London School of Economics
Mon. 1 Mar.: 'Silver flow and early globalisation: debate and assessment.'


Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine: Local and global perspectives in the history of medicine

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays at 47 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Sloan Mahone.

VERKIJIKA FANSO, Yaounde
25 Jan.: 'Scientific and traditional medicines in the Bamenda Grassfields, Cameroon: contact, conflict and collaboration.'

JENNIFER JOHNSON, Princeton
1 Feb.: 'The doctor is the true conqueror, the peaceful conqueror: the SAS, 1955–62.'

CARRIE HAMILTON, Roehampton
8 Feb.: 'Narrating AIDS in Cuba: oral history between myth and memory.'

SLOAN MAHONE
15 Feb.: 'Female circumcision in the history of medicine and anthropology.'

ROBERT PERRINS, Acadia
22 Feb.: 'Imag(in)ing death and disease: Japanese photographic representations of the Manchurian pneumonic plague outbreak of 1910–11.'

POWEL KAZANJIAN, Michigan
1 Mar.: 'The HIV epidemic in historic perspective.'

PAULO DRINOT, Manchester
8 Mar.: 'The venerealisation of Peru, c.1900–50.'


Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Beckington Room, Lincoln College.

GORDON HIGGOTT, English Heritage
1 Feb.: ' "This more than Royal House": aggrandising the west end of St Paul's Cathedral, 1685–1710.'

STEPHEN HAGUE
1 Mar.: ' "A Modern-built House... fit for a Gentleman": building status in eighteenth-century England.'


Commonwealth history seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m., except where noted, on Fridays in the History Faculty, George Street.

Convener: John Darwin.

PROFESSOR RICHARD HILL, Victoria, New Zealand
22 Jan.: ' "The control of both races: adopting and adapting colonial policing models in the settler colony of New Zealand.'

DR ROLAND QUINAULT, London Metropolitan
29 Jan.: 'British prime ministers and imperial democracy from Disraeli to Churchill.'

DR FAISAL DEVJI
5 Feb.: 'The impossible Indian: Gandhi as imperial thinker.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT HOLLAND, King's College, London
12 Feb.: 'Via or vita? The "British Mediterranean" since 1800.'

DR DAVID OMISSI, Hull
19 Feb.: ' "A most arduous but a most noble duty": Gladstone, "anti-imperialism" and the British Raj in India, 1868–98.'

EDWARD GOODMAN, GEORGE KAREKWAIVANANE
26 Feb.: Graduate presentations (D.Phil).

AIDAN RUSSELL, AURELIE DECONINCK, ANDREA SCHEIBLER and JAMES COCKFIELD
3 p.m., 5 Mar.: Graduate presentations (D.Phil).

HANIF ALAM, FRANCOIS-XAVIER COLIN, MAT KENNEDY, KHUMISHO MOGUERANE and OR ROSENBOIM
3 p.m., 12 Mar.: Graduate presentations (M.St).

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Mathematical biology and ecology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

PROFESSOR ALAIN GORIELY
22 Jan.: 'The life of Streptomyces: a case study in microbiomechanics.'

PROFESSOR PETER GRINDROD, Reading
5 Feb.: 'Continuous and discrete models of neuro-dynamical behaviour.'

PROFESSOR DAN V. NICOLAU, Liverpool
19 Feb.: 'Space searching algorithms used by cells in confined micro-environments.'

DR FRANK HILKER, Bath
5 Mar.: 'Wildlife disease models with Allee effect.'


Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical geoscience seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House.

29 Jan.: To be announced.

DR POUL CHRISTOFFERSEN, Cambridge
12 Feb.: 'Observing and modelling processes at the base of the Antarctic ice sheet.'

DR THIBAUT PUTELAT, Cambridge
26 Feb.: To be announced.

DR STEPHEN GRIFFITHS, Leeds
12 Mar.: 'Global modelling of ocean tides.'


Department of Earth Sciences lecture series

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, Earth Sciences Department.

PROFESSOR KEITH PRIESTLEY, Cambridge
25 Jan.: 'Seismological constraints on the Tibetan upper mantle structure and their tectonic implications.' Convener: Professor Shamita Das.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL KENDALL, Bristol
1 Feb.: 'Mantle upwellings, melt migration and the rifting of Africa: insights from seismological investigations.' Convener: Dr Michael Worthington.

PROFESSOR DUNCAN WINGHAM, University College, London
8 Feb.: 'Antarctic glaciers: to float or not to float.' Convener: Dr Richard Katz.

DR CHRISTIAN HUBER, Georgia Tech
15 Feb.: 'The dynamics of crystal-rich magma bodies: how to build a homogenous crystal-rich magma ready to erupt.' Convener: Professor David Pyle.

DR TIM HENSTOCK, Southampton
22 Feb.: 'Constraints on segmentation of the Sumatra subduction zone from marine geophysical data.' Convener: Professor Tony Watts.

PROFESSOR ANDREAS RIETBROCK, Liverpool
1 Mar.: 'Dehydration processes in the subducting slab: seismological observations from the Andean subduction zone.' Convener: Professor Shamita Das.

PROFESSOR TIM PALMER
8 Mar.: 'If we can't forecast next month's weather, what hope for predicting climate one hundred years from now?' Convener: Dr Helen Johnson.


Mathematical Institute lecture

PROFESSOR DON ZAGIER, Max-Planck Institute, Bonn, and College de France, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 22 January, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: 'Modular forms, K-theory and knots.'


Oxford Physics colloquia

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: S.J. Blundell, J. March-Russell, R. Davies and P. Radaelli.

PROFESSOR V. SCARANI, National University of Singapore
29 Jan.: 'Quantum information in a black box.'

PROFESSOR DR M. KRAMER, Manchester
5 Feb.: 'Fundamental physics with radio astronomy.'

PROFESSOR S. BLUNDELL
19 Feb.: 'Going organic: the challenges of molecular magnetism.'

PROFESSOR SIR B. HOSKINS, Imperial College, London
26 Feb.: 'Mid-latitude storm-tracks and blocking.'

PROFESSOR S. BRAMWELL, University College, London
5 Mar.: 'Magnetricity and magnetic monopoles in spin ice.'


Physical chemistry seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor M. Brouard and Dr R. Dullens.

PROFESSOR JULIE MACPHERSON, Warwick
25 Jan.: To be announced.

DR STUART C. ALTHORPE, Cambridge
1 Feb.: 'Ring- polymer molecular dynamics in the deep-tunnelling regime.'

PROFESSOR JOEL BOWMAN, Emory
8 Feb.: 'Dynamical excursions on ab initio, permutationally invariant potential energy surfaces—from electronic quenching of OH* to the vibrational spectrum of water.'

PROFESSOR CLEMENS BECHINGER, Stuttgart
15 Feb.: 'Fluctuations-induced forces: the critical Casimir Effect.'

PROFESSOR GODFREY BEDDARD, Leeds
22 Feb.: 'Unfolding proteins under applied force.'

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID KING
1 Mar.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR WILSON POON, Edinburgh
8 Mar.: 'Bacteria meet polymers.'

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Medical Sciences

Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR NICK HASTIE, Director, MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, will deliver the Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 January, in Lecture Theatre B, Department of Zoology.

Subject: 'Cancer, development and adult tissue maintenance.'


Oxford developmental biology seminar

DEREK STEMPLE, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 January, at the Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. The lecture is supported by the J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Fund.

Convener: Jo Begbie.

Subject: 'Genetic dissection of vertebrate sarcomere assembly.'


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

PROFESSOR ANGELA MCLEAN
21 Jan.: 'Within-host evolution and between- host transmission of HIV.'

DR MONIKA GULLEROVA
28 Jan.: 'Gene orientation in fission yeast: the importance of being convergent—(a la Oscar Wilde).'

DR SIMON BOULTON, Clare Hall Laboratories
4 Feb.: 'Controlling recombination.'

PROFESSOR LAURENCE H. PEARL, Institute of Cancer Research, Chester Beatty Laboratories
11 Feb.: 'Assembling and regulating DNA repair complexes.'

DR CLAUDIA KEMPER, King's College, London
18 Feb.: 'Complement and T cell homeostasis.'

PROFESSOR MAURO PERRETTI, Barts and the London School of Medicine
4 Mar.: 'Anti-inflammatory GPCRs and the control of leukocyte trafficking.'


Pharmacology, anatomical neuropharmacology and drug discovery seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology.

DR OLEG GERASIMENKO, Liverpool
26 Jan.: 'Physiological and pathological calcium signalling in pancreatic acinar cells.'

DR PHILIP BIGGIN
26 Jan.: 'What can computational chemistry tell us about ionotropic glutamate receptors.'

DR CHRISTIAN HENNEBERGER, University College, London
2 Feb.: 'Hippocampal long-term potentiation depends on release of D-serine from astrocytes in vitro.'

PROFESSOR JEREMY WARD, King's College, London
9 Feb.: 'Signalling by reactive oxygen species in the vasculature: hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction and sphingolipids.'

PROFESSOR MATTHEW WALKER, University College, London
16 Feb.: 'GABA—a tonic for the hyperexcitable brain.'

DR ROBIN HILEY, Cambridge
23 Feb.: 'How do blood vessels return to endocannabinoids? Is there a role for GPR55?'

DR PAIKAN MARCAGGI, University College, London
2 Mar.: 'Maintenance of synaptic independence by retrograde endocannabinoid signalling.'

PROFESSOR STEVE WALKLEY, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
9 Mar.: 'Thinking "outside the organelle" to understand lysosomal disease.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Taylor Special Lecture

PROFESSOR ERICA CARTER, Warwick, will deliver the Taylor Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 February, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Béla Balázs and the fairy-tale close-up.'


Spanish research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

PROFESSOR ROBIN FIDDIAN
26 Jan.: 'Borges on location: duplicitous narration and historical truths in "Tema del taidor y del heroe".'

DR EMMA GATLAND
9 Feb.: 'Saintly models: Isabel la Católica and the commissioning of a flos sanctorum.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD CARDWELL, Nottingham
23 Feb.: 'Antonio Machado "modernista" or "noventayochista"? Is this a valid question?'

PROFESSOR DEBORAH COHN, Indiana
2 Mar.: 'The "Cold War struggle" for Latin American literature: politics, philanthropy and push-back in the Center for Inter-American Relations.'

ALICE BROOK; SARAH PUELLO ALFONSO (2 lectures)
9 Mar.: ' "Unidos con admirable trabazón y concierto": Sor Juana's use of allegory in her religious plays' and 'Buenos Aires: Borges's destino poético before 1930.'


Reading

VOLKER BRAUN, distinguished German writer, will be reading (in German) from his work at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 February, in the McGregor Matthews Room, New College. This will be followed by a launch for the recent edition of Oxford German Studies: From Stasiland to Ostalgie: The GDR Twenty Years After at 6 p.m. in the Undercroft, New College. All welcome, but places are limited. To reserve a place, contact: karen.leeder@new.ox.ac.uk.

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Philosophy

Lecture

PROFESSOR ERIC SCHWITZGEBEL, California at Riverside, will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 18 January, in Seminar Room 1, the Old Indian Institute.

Subject: 'The moral behaviour of ethics professors.'


St Cross Special Ethics Seminar

DOMINIC WILKINSON will deliver the St Cross Special Ethics Seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 January, in the St Cross Room, St Cross College. If you would like to attend, please e-mail: ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Neuroethics and neonatal prognosis.'

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Social Sciences

Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BRONK RAMSEY and DR ANDREW SHORTLAND, Cranfield, will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 March, at the University Museum of Natural History. Tickets are free, but please register at: egyptian.chronology@rlaha.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Radiocarbon dating and the Egyptian historical chronology.'


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology departmental seminars

The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Fridays at 64 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Biao Xiang.

JANE COWAN, Sussex
22 Jan.: 'The League of Nations' minority regime as anthropological object: rethinking "minority" ;, "nationality" and "the international" through history.'

ADAM FRANK, Central Arkansas
29 Jan.: 'Re-tooling a body with the Body: three ways of teaching Taijiquan to the white guy.'

TANYA LI, Toronto
5 Feb.: 'Indigenous capitalism in upland Indonesia.'

FAISAL DEVJI
12 Feb.: 'Dying for Islam: an alternative history.'

DAVID GRAEBER, Goldsmiths, London
19 Feb.: 'Money, bodies, materialism and virtuality.'

JOHAN LINDQUIST, Stockholm
26 Feb.: 'The elementary school teacher, the thug and his grandmother: brokers and transnational migration.'

LIZ HALLAM, Aberdeen
5 Mar.: 'Modelling human anatomy: materials, relations and histories.'

CHARLES RAMBLE
12 Mar.: 'The mysterious reluctance of Tibetan vampire-slayers in Nepal.'


African Studies Centre seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's, unless otherwise noted.

Conveners: Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach and Dr Matteo Rizzo.

LIZA DEBEVEC, Ljubljana
21 Jan.: 'To pray or not to pray: postponing piety among Muslims in urban Burkina Faso.'

ROY DILLEY, St Andrew's
28 Jan.: ' Son of Bordeaux, African devotee: the life of Henri Gaden in West Africa, 1894–1939.'

VIVIAN BECKFORD-SMITH, Cape Town
4 Feb.: 'Belonging in the city: Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in Anglophone literature and film, 1940s to 1970s.'

ALISON BROWN, Cardiff
11 Feb.: 'Globalisation and livelihoods in the African city.'

FORREST METZ, Cambridge
18 Feb.: 'Navigating difficult business environments: the experiences of small- and medium-sized enterprises in Angola.'

MICHAEL PEEL, writer and journalist
25 Feb., at St Cross: 'A swamp full of dollars: pipelines and paramilitaries at Nigeria's oil frontier' (St Cross Annual Lecture).

CHRISTOPHER CRAMER, SOAS
4 Mar.: 'Fair enough? Agricultural exports, labelling and five minutes of fieldwork in Ethiopia.'

GRAHAM HARRISON, Sheffield
11 Mar.: 'Domesticating Africa: reflections on the African presence in the British polity.'


Centre for Socio-legal Studies/Oxford Transitional Justice Research seminar series

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated. The title for one of the 8 March lectures differs from that previously published.

Convener: Dr Phil Clark.

FRANCESCA PIZZUTELLI, Amnesty International
25 Jan.: 'Moving away from the South African model: amnesties and prosecutions in the practice of forty truth commissions.'

PROFESSOR RALPH HENHAM, Nottingham Trent
1 Feb.: 'Punishment in transition: re-thinking the role of punishment and sentencing for transitional justice.'

DR RAMA MANI
8 Feb.: 'Conflict prevention and reconciliation after mass atrocity.'

DR IOANNIS ARMAKOLAS
15 Feb.: 'A hard case: thinking "out of the box" on transitional justice and reconciliation in Bosnia.'

PETER ROBINSON, Legal Advisor, International Criminal Tribunals
22 Feb.: 'Defending the damned: the role of defence counsel in international criminal cases.'

LARS WALDORF, York, and DR PHIL CLARK
1 Mar., 5 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building: 'Debating power, politics and justice in post-genocide Rwanda.'

PROFESSOR SANDRA FREDMAN; DR SABINE MICHALOWSKI, Essex (two lectures)
8 Mar.: 'Socio-economic rights in the South African Constitutional Court: is the honeymoon over?'; 'Bringing socio-economic factors into the transitional justice debate.'


International Gender Studies Centre:
International Women's Day: Grass roots and glass ceilings

BECKY AYEBIA CLARKE, Ghanaian publisher specialising in Afro-Caribbean writing, and METTE BERG will each present a lecture for International Women's Day at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in Lecture Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House.

Subjects: 'African identity in the modern world' (B.A.C) and 'The rise (and fall?) of academic careers for women' (M.B).

Gender and the struggle for economic, civil and social survival in the twenty-first century

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House. For information on the International Women's Day lecture, see above.

Conveners: Jacqueline Waldren and Marianna Leite.

NANCY LINDISFARNE, SOAS
21 Jan.: 'Writing ethnography: a Welsh miner's story.'

SHIRLEY ARDENER
28 Jan.: 'Money-go-rounds (ROSCAs): Cameroon diaspora, 2009.'

DARIA UKHOVA
4 Feb.: 'Maternal and child healthcare in twenty-first-century Soviet Russia.'

DEBORAH FAHY BRYCESON, Glasgow, and RICHARD SHERRINGTON, Cambridge
11 Feb.: 'Miners' magic: fetish creation in Tanzanian artisanal mining.'

ALISON-LOUISE KAHN
18 Feb.: 'Captured by women: unveiling the lost film archives from the Pitt Rivers Museum.'

MARIANNA LEITE
25 Feb.: 'Power, violence and health in Rio de Janeiro.'

ELENA SCHAK
11 Mar.: 'Women and the law: is there justice for women?'


Contemporary South Asia seminar

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Nikita Sud, Dr Lucia Michelutti and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

CAROLE SPARY, Warwick
21 Jan.: 'Women candidates and the Indian general election, 2009.'

MANUELA CIOTTI, Edinburgh
28 Jan.: 'Challenging Dalits? Representation: low-caste women party activists between the nation and its 'others'.'

HENRIKE DONNER, London School of Economics
4 Feb.: 'The embarrassment of the middle class: India and beyond.'

AMITA SHASTRI, San Francisco State
11 Feb.: 'Structure and agency: the politics of state reform in Sri Lanka.'

ISABELLE GUÉRIN, Sorbonne
18 Feb.: 'Indebtedness and over-indebtedness of South Indian rural households.'

CYRIL FOUILLET, Centre for European Research in Microfinance, Brussels
25 Feb.: 'Spatial inequalities and financial inclusion dynamics in India: liberalisation, microfinance and safety nets.'

JAMIE CROSS, Goldsmiths, London
4 Mar.: 'Zones without walls: offshore manufacturing enclaves and the informal economy in Andhra Pradesh.'

ANDREW SANCHEZ, London School of Economics
11 Mar.: The good, the bad and the unfortunate: entrepreneurship and industrial labour in an Indian company town.'


Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek.

NIKOLA KOEPKE
24 Feb.: 'Insights into the development of well-being in the very long run: nutritional status in pre-historic and historic Europe.'

DANIEL SCHWEKENDIEK
3 Mar.: 'Korea: indications and implications.'

EMMA REDDING, Laban Contemporary Dance, London
10 Mar.: 'Physiological demands of dance.'


Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: Faculty workshops and seminars in comparative politics

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, except for the 9 and 23 February lectures, which will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the senior common room, Nuffield College.

PATRICK BARRON
29 Jan.: 'Development projects and local conflict in Indonesia: part of the problem or part of a solution?'

MARCO SIMONI, London School of Economics
5 Feb.: 'The phoenix of European politics. The alliance between the Left and organised labour.'

THOMAS CAROTHERS, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
9 Feb.: 'Is there a convergence between socioeconomic and political development assistance?'

NICHOLAS VAN DE WALLE, Cornell
23 Feb.: 'Inequality and democracy in Africa.'

SILJA HÄUSERMANN, Zurich
26 Feb.: 'What explains the "unfreezing" of continental European welfare states? Changing electoral party constituencies as drivers of reform.'

ALEXANDRA SCACCO
5 Mar.: 'Who riots? Explaining individual participation in ethnic violence.'


Nissan Institute seminar in Japanese Studies

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr Sho Konishi and Professor Ian Neary.

PROFESSOR IAN NEARY
21 Jan.: 'Matsumoto Jiichiro—explanations of a biography.'

SHARALYN ORBAUGH, British Columbia; Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
28 Jan.: 'Killer kitsch: Kamishibai and Japanese propaganda, 1937–45.'

DR KEIKO SHIMONO
4 Feb.: 'Why Japanese women do not want to work—labour market, tax and pension.'

DR KRISTIN SURAK, SOAS; Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
11 Feb.: 'Making tea, making Japanese.'

PROFESSOR ERICO KUMAZAWA, Tokyo University of Agriculture
18 Feb.: 'The education of the new nobility in the Meiji era: Yasutaka Matsudaira's agricultural study abroad in England, 1889–92.'

DR CLINTON GODART, Cambridge
25 Feb.: 'Overcoming modernity, overcoming science: Japan's struggle over Darwinism.'

PROFESSOR KENNETH PYLE, Washington
4 Mar.: 'The troubled spirit of modern Japan.'

11 Mar.: To be announced.

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Saïd Business School

Oxford at Saïd seminars: Ageing

PROFESSOR SARAH HARPER, DR LYNNE COX and PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU will discuss the social, biological and ethical implications for an ageing society at 6 p.m. on Monday, 1 February, at the Saïd Business School. The event is free. Register at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/newsandevents/pages/oxfordatsaidageing.aspx.


Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms at the Saïd Business School seminar series

The following seminars will be held at the Saïd Business School.

PROFESSOR MARIE-LAURE DJELIC, ESSEC Business School
Fri. 26 Feb., 2 p.m., Seminar Room 14: 'Transnational communities: shaping global economic governance.'

DR SAVITA KUMRA, Brunel
Thurs. 6 May, 4 p.m., Andrew Cormack Seminar Room: 'Merit and choice in the PSF: guardians of equality or veils for inequality?'


Distinguished speaker seminars

The following seminars will be given at 6 p.m. at the Saïd Business School. Seminars are free and open to all, but advance electronic registration is required at www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/.

ROGER CARR, Cadbury
Tues. 9 Feb.: Title to be confirmed.

PAOLO SCARONI, Eni plc
Tues. 16 Feb.: Title to be confirmed.

LORD BROWNE OF MADINGLEY, Riverstone Holding LLC
Mon. 8 Mar.: Title to be confirmed.


Exeter at Saïd lecture

SIR TERRY LEAHY, Chief Executive, Tesco plc, will speak at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 21 January, at the Saïd Business School. Lecture is free and open to all, but advance electronic registration is required at www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/leahy.

Subject: 'Lessons from retailing.'

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Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Art and theory: interdisciplinary orientations

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Old Masters' Studio, 74 High Street.

Convener: Dr K. Reed-Tsocha.

PROFESSOR BRANDON TAYLOR, Southampton
25 Jan.: 'Art as technique.'

DR SIMON MORLEY, Winchester School of Art
1 Feb.: 'The sublime: then and now.'

DR KATERINA REED-TSOCHA
8 Feb.: 'Art history: a misunderstood discipline.'

DR MARQUARD SMITH, Westminster
15 Feb.: 'What kind of practice is yours? Art history, visual culture studies and practice-led research.'

PROFESSOR CINDY SKATCH
22 Feb.: 'Telling places: law and art.'

DR MAO MOLLONA, Goldsmiths, London
1 Mar.: 'Participation, re-enactment and revolution: exploring "the political" in visual art and anthropology.'

DR HANNEKA GROOTENBOER
8 Mar.: 'Seeing photographically: photorealism as pictorial reflection.'

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Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment

DR MICK BLOWFIELD will convene the following event from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 March, at the Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum. To register your interest, e-mail: events@smithschool.ox.ac.uk using reference ESRC.

Subject: 'Business and climate change—private sector responses to the global warning (sic).'

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Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

Corob Lectures in Yiddish Culture

PROFESSOR DAVID G. ROSKIES, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and Ben-Gurion, will deliver the second lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 February, at the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Crossing the Jew-zone: Yiddish writing and the making of Holocaust literature.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism/Mcdonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life

Journalism and public responsibility

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

MARTIN BRIGHT, Jewish Chronicle; formerly New Statesman
27 Jan.: 'Journalism and extremism: the record.'

ONORA O'NEILL, Cambridge
10 Feb.: 'Ethics for mediated communication.'

DAVID ODERBERG, Reading
24 Feb.: 'Appearance and reality: what Plato can teach journalists and the media.'

JOHN CORNWELL, Cambridge; journalist
3 Mar.: 'What ethic should journalism have?'

BRIAN MOYNAHAN, author; formerly Sunday Times
10 Mar.: ' "We don't do God": journalism and the coverage of faith.'

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All Souls College

Cancellation of seminar

Note: the seminar due to have been given on 27 January by Dr Christoph Lüthy, in the series 'What makes an "ism"? Doctrines and traditions in early modern thought and later historiography', has been cancelled.


Lee Lecture

PROFESSOR RODNEY BARKER, Professor Emeritus of Government, London School of Economics, will deliver the Lee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'A tale of three cities: the early years of political science in Oxford, London, and Manchester.'


Neill Lecture

BARONESS HALE OF RICHMOND will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 February, at the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Justice for the Jains: remedies for bad administration.'

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Balliol College

LORD HARRIES OF PENTREGARTH, formerly Bishop of Oxford, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 February, in Balliol College. The lecture is open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Alexandru Popescu (e-mail: alexandru.popescu@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Religion and guilt—burden or blessing?'


Oxford Seminar on Conventions and Rules (OSCAR)

The following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Old Common Room, Balliol, except where noted. The seminar is free to University members, but space is limited. To attend, e-mail: john.latsis@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Ismael Al-Amoudi and John Latsis.

DR ANDY DENIS, City
19 Jan.: 'A century of methodological individualism.'

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS PORPORA, Drexel
2 Feb., Massey Room, Balliol: 'Emergence, rules and relations: recovering the material dimension of social life.'

DR ROUSLAN KHOUMAKOV, Reims Management School
16 Feb.: 'The economic psychology of conventions.'

PROFESSOR MARTIN KUSCH, Vienna
Mon. 1 Mar.: 'Was Wittgenstein a relativist?'

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Christ Church

'The heart in pilgrimage: notice

Notice of a lecture series entitled 'The heart in pilgrimage' was published in error in the Gazettes of 17 December and 14 January, and is hereby withdrawn.

The error was due to the inadvertent repetition of a notice published in 2006.

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Corpus Christi College

Bateson Lecture

PROFESSOR BROMWICH will deliver the Bateson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February, at the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Destruction and the theory of happiness in the poetry of Stevens and Yeats.'

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Green Templeton College

Green Templeton lectures: Uncertainties and insecurities

This lecture series seeks to explore and explain the sources and forms of uncertainty in key aspects of contemporary life, including health, finance, politics and the media. Speakers include Gillian Tett, assistant editor of the Financial Times; Helena Kennedy, expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues; and Stephen Coleman, Institute of Communications Studies, Leeds. The lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on four Mondays, beginning 22 February, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton. Further details will be announced at a later date.

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Linacre College

Linacre Lectures 2010

Disease and environmental change

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. The lectures are supported by Tetra Laval.

Conveners: Professor Paul Slack, Professor Mark Pollard, and Dr Nick Brown.

PROFESSOR NILS STENSETH, Oslo
28 Jan.: 'Plagues, past, present, and future.'

PROFESSOR DAVID ROGERS
4 Feb.: 'Environmental change and vector- borne diseases.'

PROFESSOR DONALD ORTNER, Smithsonian Institution
11 Feb.: 'Bones, pathogens, and disease: environmental factors in past human populations.'

PROFESSOR BRUCE CAMPBELL, Belfast
18 Feb.: 'Panzootics, pandemics, and climatic anomalies in the fourteenth century.'

PROFESSOR NEIL FERGUSON, Imperial College, London
25 Feb.: 'Pandemics: a growing risk?'

PROFESSOR PAUL SLACK
4 Mar.: 'Plague: histories and continuities.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW PRICE-SMITH, Colorado College
11 Mar.: 'Plagues and politics.'

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New College

New College Chapel: The New forum

DR HUGO SLIM, Visiting Fellow, and PROFESSOR MILES HEWSTONE, will present the following at 4 p.m. on Sunday, 31 January. Dr Slim will preach Evensong at 6 p.m.

Subject: 'Forgiveness and reconciliation in a world of conflict.'

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Nuffield College

Sociology Group seminars: Employment change, social inequality and personal well-being

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Duncan Gallie and Jonathan Gershuny.

PROFESSOR SHIRLEY DEX, Institute of Education, London
27 Jan.: 'Gender differences in lifetime occupational mobility over the business cycle.'

PROFESSOR MELANIE BARTLEY, University College, London, and PROFESSOR DAVID BLANE, Imperial College, London
3 Feb.: 'Recession and the public health: what is the evidence.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN GERSHUNY
10 Feb.: 'Time, utility and the history of happiness.'

STEPHEN NICKELL
17 Feb.: 'Do relative incomes matter?'

PROFESSOR THOMAS A. DIPRETE, Columbia
24 Feb.: 'The employment and pay of highly paid workers.'

DR BRENDAN BURCHELL, Cambridge
3 Mar.: 'The social consequences of job insecurity in the European Union.'

PROFESSOR GÖRAN THERBORN, Cambridge
10 Mar.: 'Cities and states: national capitals and 'global cities'.'

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St Antony's College

Lecture

KAKHA BENDUKIDZE, Georgian politician and businessman, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 January, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Politics, state and business in Georgia.'


South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)

A symposium in honour of John Campbell (1923–2009) will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Friday, 29 January, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Speakers include: RICHARD CLOGG, MICHAEL GILSENAN, MICHAEL HERZFELD, RENÉE HIRSCHON, ROGER JUST, MICHAEL LLEWELLYN SMITH, PETER LOIZOS, MARK MAZOWER, JOAO DE PINA CABRAL, CHARLES STEWART and THANOS VEREMIS.

Convener: Margaret Macmillan.

Subject: 'Anthropology and history: remembering John Campbell.'

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St Hilda's College

JAMES CHANOS, President and founder of Kynikos Associates, New York, will hold an open lecture for students and academics at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 January, in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's.

Subject: 'The China Syndrome: warning signs ahead for the global economy.'

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St Hugh's College

D.F. McKenzie Lecture

PROFESSOR WOUDHUYSEN will deliver the D.F. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'A.W. Pollard (1859–1944): friends and fine printing.'

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St John's College

St John's Research Centre: Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis

The following seminars will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Mondays at 45 St Giles'. Free to University members and mental health professionals but space is limited. To attend, e- mail: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

LOUISE BRADDOCK, Cambridge
25 Jan.: 'What philosophers think and what psychoanalysts do.'

IRENE FREEDEN, British Psychoanalytic Association
8 Feb.: 'From Hades to Oedipus: from psychotic to erotic transference and beyond.'

JIM HOPKINS, University College, London
22 Feb.: 'Conflict in evolution and psychoanalysis.'

LESLEY CALDWELL, University College, London
8 Mar.: 'Holding as the condition of being: early processes and their implications for treatment.'

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Somerville College

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ELSPETH GARMAN, President, British Crystallographic Association and Senior Kurti Fellow, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Crystallography one century AD (after Dorothy).'

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Blackfriars

Aquinas Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the aula of Blackfriars.

PROFESSOR THOMAS PINK, King's College, London
28 Jan.: 'Religious liberty and the coercion of belief.'

PROFESSOR VITTORIO POSSENTI, Venice
4 Feb.: 'Aquinas and modern juridical nihilism.'

PROFESSOR ANGELO CAMPODONICO, Genoa
11 Feb.: 'Reading Aquinas on natural law.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MEREDITH, Chicago
18 Feb.: 'Reading Thomas Aquinas on human nature in an age of biotechnology.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL MCINERNY, Baylor
25 Feb.: 'Picturing happiness.'

PROFESSOR NICANOR AUSTRIACO, OP, Providence College, USA
4 Mar.: 'The specification of sex-gender in the human species: a Thomistic analysis.'

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Campion Hall

Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

The dragon and the cross: contemporary Chinese perspectives on Christianity in China

DR XIAOXIN WU, San Francisco, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

3 Feb.: 'Pyramid or triangle? Church, government and local Catholic communities in Fujian in the Qing Dynasty.'

10 Feb.: 'The Hall of Four: politics, faith and daily life in a northern Chinese village.'

17 Feb.: 'Economic growth and spiritual nourishment: Shenzhen and its entrepreneur citizens.'

24 Feb.: 'Connecting the dots: Chinese scholars on Christianity in China today.'

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St Stephen's House

CANON ROBIN GAMBLE, Diocese of Bradford, will give this term's guest lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 January, in the Couratin Room, St Stephen's House. Open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'Jesus the evangelist.'

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Wycliffe Hall

Chavasse lectures Markets, money and morals: a vision for capitalism after the crisis

LORD GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH, Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs, will deliver a series of Chavasse lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lower Common Room, Wycliffe Hall.

26 Jan.: 'Restoring hope for the world's poor.'

9 Feb.: 'Scientific evidence and environmental stewardship.'

2 Mar.: 'A culture of consumerism.'

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