University Gazette, 24 September 2009: Lectures
César Milstein Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology
PROFESSOR JORDAN RAFF will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'A journey to the centre of the centrosome.'
Dr Lee's Professor of Physical Chemistry
PROFESSOR CAROL ROBINSON will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Examination Schools. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.
History, Social Sciences
Seminar in Economic and Social History
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER
ROBERT W. FOGEL, Chicago
PRICE FISHBACK, Arizona
THIJS LAMBRECHT, Ghent
ALYSA LEVENE, Oxford Brookes
GILLIAN TETT, Financial Times
ALFONSO HERRANZ, Barcelona
Darwin in history: contexts and issues
The following lectures will be given at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Colin Matthew Room, the History Faculty Building. The series is part of a programme made possible by the British Council, in collaboration with the University of Tel Aviv and the Van Leer Foundation, Jerusalem.
MARTIN RUDWICK, Cambridge
JIM ENDERSBY, Sussex
JIM MOORE, Open University
MARK FRANCIS, Canterbury Christ Church
JIM SECORD, Cambridge
ROBERT RICHARDS, Chicago
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Oxford Strachey Lectures in Computer Science
PROFESSOR SIMON PEYTON-JONES, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 October, in Lecture Theatre B, the Computing Laboratory.
Subject: 'Classes, Jim, but not as we know them.'
Mathematical Institute: Colloquium
NORM ZABUSKY, Weizmann Institute of Science, will present the following colloquium at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 23 October, in Room L2, the Mathematical Institute.
Subject: 'My nonlinear Odyssey: analytics, simulation and visualisation.'
Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar
The following presentations will be made at the seminar to be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, 9 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the LeGros Clark Building, the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics (old Anatomy building).
Convener: Dr Shankar Srinivas.
ROBERT KELLY, Marseilles: 'Connecting heart and head muscle development.'
DR GEORGE TRICHAS: 'Just beat it: investigating the initiation of the mammalian heartbeat.'
Botnar Research Centre
The following seminar will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, the Botnar Research Centre.
PROFESSOR GILLIAM WALLIS, Manchester
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
On 1 October there will be a showing of Ana Fraile's film about the life of César Milstein, La Historia de un Fuegito.
For details of Professor Jordan Raff's inaugural lecture (5 October) see above.
PROFESSOR ROB CROSS, Marie Curie Research Institute
PROFESSOR PETER PALESE, Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
PROFESSOR DAVID A. HUME, Edinburgh
PROFESSOR ALAN CLARKE, Cardiff
DR KEVIN MORRIS, Scripps Institute
DR ERIC MISKA, Cambridge
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research: Signalling pathways and genetics of cancer
The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Ludwig/Jenner Seminar Room, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington.
Convener: Dr Gareth Bond.
DR NIC TAPON, Cancer Research UK London Research
DR STEPHAN M. FELLER
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Centre, Yarnton Manor.
Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.
RABBI DR NORMAN SOLOMON
DR AARON ROSEN
DR TAMAR DRUKKER, SOAS, London
PROFESSOR JAMES KUGEL, Bar Ilan
PROFESSOR ALAN JONES
DR MENACHEM KALLUS, Haifa
DR JOSHUA WALDEN
PROFESSOR ROBERT HAYWARD, Durham
Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period: Toleration of variety within Judaism in late antiquity
The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.
Convener: Professor M.D. Goodman.
CHARLOTTE HEMPEL, Birmingham
SETH SCHWARTZ, Columbia
HYWEL CLIFFORD, Ripon College, Cuddesdon
JAMES KUGEL, Harvard
NICHOLAS DE LANGE, Cambridge
BIRGIT VAN DER LANS, Groningen
PHILIP ALEXANDER, Manchester
PROFESSOR TONY COADY, Centre for Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, will lecture as follows. Enquiries may be directed to Nick Iles, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fri. 16 Oct., 12.30 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Philosophy Faculty Centre: 'How dangerous is religion?'
Thur. 22 Oct., 5.30 p.m., St Cross Room, St Cross College: 'Religion, public reason, and the liberal state.' (St Cross Special Ethics Seminar)
School of Geography: Current research, points of mutual interest, future possibilities in arid and semi-arid lands
This meeting, to which desert researchers based in the University will contribute, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, 2 October, in the St Cross Room, St Cross College. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Troy Sternberg (e- mail: email@example.com).
Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society, in association with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
PROFESSOR FRANK CASTLES, ANU and Edinburgh, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 October, in the Manor Road Building. Tickets may be obtained via the Web site www.fljs.org/Events, or from Phil Dines (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Black swans and elephants on the move: how emergencies impact on the welfare state.'
Extra-Legal Governance Institute: Discussion Group
Unless otherwise stated the following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room D, the Social Sciences Building. Enquiries may be directed to Elizabeth David-Barrett (e-mail: email@example.com ).
Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, and Federico Varese.
BERTRAM TURNER, Max Planck Institute, Germany
TIMOTHY RAEYMAKERS, Ghent
HSUNG-HSIAO PAI, author of Chinese Whispers: The
True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour,
FRANK PIEKE, PROFESSOR FEDERICO VARESE, and JOHN LLOYD
Department of Education: public lectures
The following public lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room A, the Department of Education. The lectures will be followed by a reception. Further information will be found at www.education.ox.ac.uk/home/semina rs. Enquiries may be directed to Philip Richards (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
PHILIP WOODS, Gloucester, GLENYS WOODS, Gloucester, and
LYDIA PLOWMAN, Stirling
MATTHEW SEXTON, Institute of Education, London
CELIA HOYLES and RICHARD NOSS, Institute of Education,
MANUEL SALAS-VELASCO, Granada, Spain
ALISON WRAY, Cardiff
Obesity: the welfare regime hypothesis
This conference, arranged by the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, will be held in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, on 27 and 28 November. Enquiries may be directed to Amy McLennan (e-mail: email@example.com). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/welfarehypothesis.
Friday, 27 November. 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.: Emergence and incidence
1.30–2.30 p.m.: Hypotheses
2.30–4 p.m.: Mechanisms
5–6 p.m.: Public lecture followed by public reception
Saturday, 28 November. 9.30–11 a.m.: Externalities and internalities
11.30 a.m.–12 noon: Hypotheses revisited, and open discussion
Israel: Historical, political, and social
Unless otherwise indicated the following lectures, workshops, and conferences will be held at 8 p.m. on the days shown. Further information may be found on www.ihps-oxford.co.uk. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.
JUSTICE DALIA DORNER, Israeli Supreme Court
HIRSH GOODMAN, Tel Aviv
PROFESSOR AEYAL GROSS, Tel Aviv
DR ILAN TROEN, Brandeis
Centre for Socio-legal Studies: Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication and governance
The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building.
PROFESSOR PAOLO MANCINI, Perugia
PROFESSOR PNINA WERBNER, Keele
MARK STEPHENS, Finers, Stephens and Innocent
DR DES FREEDMAN, Goldsmiths, London
DR LAWRENCE MCNAMARA, Reading
PROFESSOR PAUL CORNISH, Chatham House
PROFESSOR IOAN LEWIS, London School of Economics
The established Church: past, present, future
A day conference with CANON PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR, DR MATTHEW GRIMLEY, PROFESSOR MARK CHAPMAN, CANON DR JUDITH MALTBY, PROFESSOR ELAINE GRAHAM, Manchester, and PROFESSOR DAVID MARTIN, London School of Economics, will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. on Saturday, 24 October, in St John's College. Chair: Canon Professor Sarah Foot. Registration £25; students/unwaged £15. Contact: email@example.com k.
Rothermere American Institute
PROFESSOR SIR JOHN ELLIOTT will deliver the inaugural lecture of the series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, in the Rothermere American Institute. Those wishing to attend should register their interest by e- mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The Atlantic world.'
Bodleian Library (Centre for the Study of the Book)
Transmission: literary manuscripts on the move
The following master classes, supported by the Fell Fund and the Faculty of English, will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, New Bodleian Library.
A University Card is required for admission. Anyone without a card, who wishes to attend, should e-mail email@example.com, at least a day in advance.
Conveners: Chris Fletcher, Kathryn Sutherland.
PROFESSOR KATHERINE DUNCAN-JONES
PROFESSOR MICHAEL SUAREZ, Virginia
PROFESSOR PAMELA CLEMIT, Durham
Saïd Business School
Oxford at Saïd: corporate governance
LADY BARBARA JUDGE, PROFESSOR COLIN MAYER and PROFESSOR PAUL DAVIES will discuss some of the most disputed issues in corporate governance at 6 p.m. on Monday, 26 October at the Saïd Business School. For information and to register, go to www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/events.
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
Strategising and embedding sustainability for business
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays, unless otherwise indicated, in the Seminar Room at the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street.
Convener: Dr M. Blowfield.
JEREMY BENTHAM, Shell International
JONATHON SAMUEL, Anglo American
HUGO SPOWERS, LIFECar
LEO JOHNSON, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
PETER LACY, Accenture
DR MICK BLOWFIELD
PROFESSOR MOHAMED HAMZA, Stockholm Environment Institute;
PROFESSOR MIKE HULME, East Anglia
MIKE BARRY, Marks and Spencer
Oxford Internet Institute
PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS, Catalonia and Southern California, OII Distinguished Visiting Professor in Internet Studies, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, in Oxford University Press. Those wishing to attend should e-mail name, and affiliation if any, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The crisis of global capitalism: towards a new economic culture?'
Latin American Centre
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays
in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.
JEAN GRUGEL, Sheffield
ANDRÉS MALAMUD, Lisbon
LEANY LEMOS, Brazilian Sentate and Oxford–Princeton
Global Leaders Fellow
DAVID DOYLE, Dublin City
CARLOS PIO, Brasília
LUCH TAYLOR, Aberystwyth
MARIA DO SOCORRO BRAGA, Federal University, Sao Carlos
Research integrity seminars
The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Teaching Suite, Level 2, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome.
Enquiries may be directed to Kathryn Dally, Research Services (e-mail: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR DOUGLAS ALTMAN
DR MARK SHEEHAN
PROFESSOR NICK STENECK, Michigan; US Office of Research
PROFESSOR GEORGE EBERS
DR PAUL TAYLOR, Melbourne
Taylor Institution Library
Introducing ancient languages
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Taylor Institution Library. All are welcome.
Convener: Dr Johanneke Sytsema.
DR DIRK MEYER
DR JOHN PENNY
DR ELIZABETH TUCKER
PROFESSOR GEERT JAN VAN GELDER
DR JAMES BENSON
DR ELIZABETH SOLOPOVA
DR JACOB DAHL
PROFESSOR ANNA MORPURGO DAVIES
James Martin Twenty-first Century School
PROFESSOR JEFFREY SACHS, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, will deliver a public lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, in the University Museum of Natural History. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.
Distinguished Public Lecture
DR MOHAMMED EL-ERIAN, Chief Executive and Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO, will deliver the Distinguished Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Pre-registration is required, at www.21school.ox.ac.uk/registration/. There is no charge for registration.
Subject: 'The end of business as usual: navigating the new normal.' (An exploration of the key forces currently shaping global finance)
Getting to zero
Unless otherwise specified, the following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute (corner of Holywell Street and Catte Street). The seminars are free and open to all. Pre-registration is not required.
DR RICHARD PRICE, University of British Columbia
THE RT HON. SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND 22 Oct.: 'Eliminating nuclear weapons.'
PROFESSOR TONY VENABLES, Director, Centre for the Analysis
of Resource Rich Economies
DR REBECCA JOHNSON,
Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London
DR PATRICIA LEWIS, James Martin Center for
Nonproliferation Studies, California
JODIE MCVERNON, Melbourne School of Population Health
SCHELLNHUBER, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Nuffield College and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Media and politics
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College. Undergraduates welcome.
Conveners: David Butler, John Lloyd.
PETER KELLNER, YouGov
MICHAEL CRICK, BBC Newsnight
CAROLINE THOMSON, BBC
GEORGE BROCK, City; formerly, The Times
PATIENCE WHEATCROFT, Wall Street Journal
TONY BENN, former MP and Cabinet Minister
SIR GUS O'DONNELL, Cabinet Secretary
St Antony's College
DR LILIA SHEVTSOVA, Moscow Carnegie Centre, author of Russia—Lost in Translation: the Yeltsin and Putin Legacies, will lecture at 12.45 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'Russian in crisis: domestic and foreign policy challenges.'
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 the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.
Subject: To be announced.