University Gazette, 26 November 2009: Lectures
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.
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.'
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.'
Department of Chemistry
Late notice: cancellation of lecture
The lecture due to have been given by Professor C.N.R. Rao, on 'Science in India', at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, has been cancelled.
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.'
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 email@example.com.
Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin, Magdalen College.
Subject: 'Living Palladio: the architectural masterpieces in the Veneto.'
Oriental Studies and Pitt Rivers Museum
PROFESSOR IK-DOO KIM, Chonbuk National University, will deliver an illustrated lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Pitt Rivers Museum (entrance through the Pitt Rivers' south door, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road).
Conveners: Dr J.B. Lewis and Dr A. McLellan.
Subject: 'New directions in world theatre in the twenty-first century through the lens of Korean p'ansori: a harmonious fusion of two modes of audience communication—"mirroring" and "relating".'
Lessons in Government seminars
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, former US Supreme Court Justice, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 December, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free and open to all members of the University. To register to attend, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements for this lecture differ from those previously published.
Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, and the Centre for Socio-legal Studies
PROFESSOR RANDALL PEERENBOOM, DR MONIKA MAGYAR, constitutional lawyer, and DR CRISTINA PARAU will speak at this workshop, to be held on Tuesday, 8 December, 9.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m., in the Buttery, Wolfson College. For further information and to reserve a place, see: www.fljs.org/events, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Subject: 'Social foundations of constitutions: China, Hungary, Romania.'
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/.
PENNY SCHENK and ANGELA CARRITT
ROGER MILLS and CATHERINE DOCKERTY
Maison Française and St Hugh's College
St Hugh's–Maison Française d'Oxford seminar series
MÁIRE CROSS, Newcastle, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in Mordan Hall, St Hugh's College.
Convener: Mike Holland.
Subject: 'What really happened to Gauguin's grandmother? Historic and literary traces of Flora Tristan.'
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.'
Graduate workshop: Decolonisation
The following speakers will present at a workshop, sponsored in conjunction with the Defence Studies Department, King's College, London, on Wednesday, 9 December (from 9.30 a.m), in Nuffield College. Those interested in attending, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conveners: John Darwin and Ashley Jackson, King's College, London.
GREGOR DAVEY, King's College, London
LAURA EVANS, Sheffield
JOHN SLIGHT, Cambridge
JACOB NORRIS, Cambridge
DANIEL SPENCE, Sheffield Hallam
WILL JACKSON, Leeds
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.'
Asian Studies Centre
Southeast Asian Studies Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.
Convener: P.J. Thum.
DR BEN MURTAGH, SOAS
DR GRAHAM K. BROWN, Bath
European Studies Centre
TIMOTHY GARTON ASH and CHARLES GRANT will hold the following seminar to commemorate the life and work of Ralf Dahrendorf (Warden 1987–97), at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 December, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre. Please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org and await confirmation. Chair: Margaret MacMillan.
Subject: 'Dahrendorf's Europe.'
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.'
WILLIAM FIENNES will read from and talk about The Snow Geese and The Music Room at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.
MARK ROWAN-HULL, Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson, will lecture, preceded by a short film, Acrylic Variations, at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.
Subject: 'Performance, visual art and the senses.'
Oxford University Heraldry Society
MAURICE KEEN will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Or a manche gules: arms disputed in the Court of Chivalry, 1407–10.'