University Gazette, 28 January 2010: Lectures
Sydney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology
PROFESSOR FIONA POWRIE will deliver her inaugural lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Gut reactions: immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease.'
Clarendon Lectures in Economics
The biological foundations of economic and social behaviour
ERNST FEHR, Professor in Microeconomics and Experimental Economics, University of Zurich, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5.30 p.m. on the dates shown. The first lecture will be held in the St Cross Building; the second and third lectures will be held in the Department of Economics, Manor Road Building.
Enquiries may be directed to Filip Adamski (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mon. 8 Feb.: 'Social and cultural foundations of economic preferences.'
Tues. 9 Feb.: 'Hormonal foundations of economic preferences.'
Wed. 10 Feb.: 'The neural circuitry of economic preferences.'
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.'
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.'
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.'
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Astronomy for all
The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College.
DR ALLAN CHAPMAN
Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, the Information Engineering Building.
RYUICHI TARUMI, Osaka
DAVID BARTON, Leeds
DR HOMA HADAVINIA, Kingston
PROFESSOR HARM ASKES, Sheffield
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. The speaker for the 29 January seminar has now been confirmed.
PROFESSOR PETER READ
DR POUL CHRISTOFFERSEN, Cambridge
DR THIBAUT PUTELAT, Cambridge
DR STEPHEN GRIFFITHS, Leeds
Materials Modelling Laboratory seminars
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre, Department of Materials, except where noted.
Conveners: Feliciano Giustino, Aleksey Kolmogorov and Jonathan Yates.
PROFESSOR SAIFUL ISLAM, Bath
PROFESSOR DAVID MANOLOPOULOS
DR OLIVIERO ANDREUSSI
PROFESSOR NICOLA MARZARI
DR ANDREA FERRETTI
DR BARBARA MONTANARI, RAL
DR PAUL TANGNEY, Imperial College, London
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: soft matter, biomaterials and interfaces
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Conveners: Dr J. Doye and Dr R. Dullens.
PROFESSOR ALFONS VAN BLAADEREN, Utrecht
PROFESSON BERND BRUTSCHY, Goethe University, Frankfurt
DR MIRJAM LEUNISSEN, AMOLF, the Netherlands
DR EDO BOEK, Imperial College, London
DR STEFAN BON, Warwick
Medieval and Modern Languages
Italian graduate seminars
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, Tom VIII, Christ Church.
CATERINA MONGIAT FARINA, Colby College, USA
FRANCESCA BILLIANI, Manchester
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY COOLEY, University of California at Santa Barbara, will hold the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 February, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.
Convener: Dr Anna Stirr.
Subject: 'Musicking about surf, surfing about music.'
Seminar in late medieval and Renaissance music—a forum for work in progress
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in All Souls College.
Convener: Dr Margaret Bent.
JACQUES BOOGART, Amsterdam
MANUEL PEDRO FERREIRA, Lisbon
FABRICE FITCH, RNCM
Graduate students' colloquia
The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays, except where noted, in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.
PROFESSOR ROBERT SAXTON
DR SUSAN WOLLENBERG
DR ANNA STIRR
PROFESSOR MARK EVAN BONDS, North Carolina
PROFESSOR DAVID FANNING, Manchester
DR GLENDA DAWN GOSS, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
Society for Applied Philosophy annual lecture
PROFESSOR PHILIP KITCHER, Columbia University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 March, in the Auditorium, MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College.
Subject: 'Militant modern atheism.'
SELF Research Centre: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods Special Interest Group (Quant SIG) seminars
The following seminars will be given at 12.15 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room J (Computer Laboratory), 28 Norham Gardens.
PROFESSOR MOSHE ZEIDNER, Haifa
Medical anthropology research seminars: Bodies in transformation
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays at 64 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Caroline Potter.
STEFAN ECKS, Edinburgh
SUSIE KILSHAW, University College, London
RACHEL HALL-CLIFFORD, London School of Hygiene and
JAMES STAPLES, Brunel
Oxford intellectual property law invited speaker seminar series
The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays at St Peter's College (directions from the Porter's Lodge).
Conveners: Graeme Dinwoodie and Justine Pila.
DR YOAV MAZEH, Ono Academic College
SIMON MALYNICZ, Hogarth Chambers
PROFESSOR ANSGAR OHLY, Bayreuth
Ian Ramsey Centre seminarsThe following seminars will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old
Dining Room, Harris Manchester College.p KELLY CLARK,
ERNAN MCMULLIN, Notre Dame
THOMAS DIXON, Queen Mary, London, GEOFFREY CANTOR, Leeds,
and JOHN HEDLEY BROOKE
Research seminar on the Abrahamic religions: Contemporary perspectives
The following workshops will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Theology Faculty.
Convener: Professor Guy G. Stroumsa.
DR JOSEPH DAVID
PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
PROFESSOR AZIZ AL-AZMEH, Central European University,
PROFESSOR MARC SAPERSTEIN, Leo Baeck College; King's
MARK SILK, Trinity College, Hartford, USA
PROFESSOR DAVID FORD, Cambridge
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
History and identity in the eastern Mediterranean, 500–1000
The following colloquium (with the Corpus Classics Centre) will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 13 February, in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College. To pre-register, send an e-mail entitled 'colloquium' to: email@example.com. Cost £10.
JOSEPH BALI, Athens/Damascus: 'The writing of history and the political setting: Bar Hebraeus' account of late antiquity.'
TARA ANDREWS: 'Armenian chronicles of the fifth to seventh centuries.'
DAN KING, Cardiff: 'Remembering the Fathers: florilegia as history in the west Syrian tradition.'
HUSSEIN OMAR, Cairo: ' "The crinkly haired people of the black earth": examining Egyptian identities in Ibn Abd al-Hakam's Futuh.'
AMAL MAROGY, Cambridge: 'Arabic linguistic reasoning in the early 'Abbasid period: tribal and cultural identity and its linguistic reflection in the first Arabic grammar.'
HARRY MUNT: 'The Prophet's city before the Prophet: Ibn Zabala (d. after 199/814) on pre-Islamic Medina.'
ADAM TALIB: 'Topoi and topography in the histories of al-Hirah.'
SARAH SAVANT, Agha Khan Institute: 'Forgetting the past: traditions of early Islam and Iran.'
Bodleian Library/Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Crossing borders: Hebrew manuscripts as a meeting-place of cultures
The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, except where noted, in the Convocation House, Bodleian Library. Talks are followed by a guided tour of the exhibition 'Crossing borders: Hebrew manuscripts as a meeting place of cultures'.
PIET VAN BOXEL
WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources
The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the dates shown at OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details can be found at: www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/trainin g/wiser.
HILLA WAIT, JULIET RALPH and ROGER MILLS
KATE JACKSON and ANGELA CARRITT
Saïd Business School
Distinguished speaker seminars
The following seminars will be given at 6 p.m. in the Saïd Business School. Seminars are free and open to all, but advance electronic registration is required at: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/. The title for the first lecture has now been confirmed.
ROGER CARR, Cadbury
PAOLO SCARONI, Eni plc
LORD BROWNE OF MADINGLEY, Riverstone Holding LLC
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
H.E. NALIN SURIE, High Commissioner for India to the UK, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 February, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Indian foreign policy: shifting roles and challenges in the new decade.'
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.
Convener: Professor Nigel Biggar.
JAMES BRANDON, author of Unlocking Al-Qaeda:
Islamist extremism in British Prisons (2009)
PROFESSOR ONORA O'NEILL, Cambridge
PROFESSOR DAVID ODERBERG, Reading
JOHN CORNWELL, Cambridge; journalist
BRIAN MOYNAHAN, author; formerly Sunday
All Souls College
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.'
BARONESS HALE OF RICHMOND will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Justice for the Jains: remedies for bad administration.'
All Souls College/Oxford Roman Economy Project
Economies before Domesday: economic growth and contraction in classical antiquity and the early Middle Ages
The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.
FRANÇOIS DE CALLATAY
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: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Subject: 'Religion and guilt—burden or blessing?'
Christ Church Cathedral Lent course
The following sessions, based on the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent book, Our Sound is our Wound: Contemplative Listening to a Noisy World (Lucy Winkett), will be held at 7.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Priory Room, Christ Church.
18 Feb.: 'The sound of scripture.'
25 Feb.: 'The sound of lament.'
4 Mar.: 'The sound of freedom.'
11 Mar.: 'The sound of resurrection.'
18 Mar.: 'The sound of angels.'
25 Mar.: 'Our sound is our wound.'
Corpus Christi College
F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR DAVID BROMWICH will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February, in the MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College.
Subject: 'Destruction and the theory of happiness in the poetry of Stevens and Yeats.'
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.
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 at Evensong (6 p.m).
Subject: 'Forgiveness and reconciliation in a world of conflict.'
Creative writing workshops
The Oriel College creative writing workshops will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College. Workshops will be held on 28 January, 4, 11, 18, 25 February and 4 March. For further information, contact: email@example.com.
St Antony's College
European Studies Centre
International, imperial and global history seminar: Writing Europe in the world, 1900 to the present
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.
For details of the 'Changing identities in South East Europe' seminar series see Gazette, 14 January.
Conveners: Anne Deighton, Jane Caplan and Patricia Clavin.
DANIEL MAUL, Giessen
DAVID EDGERTON, Imperial College, London
HOPE HARRISON, George Washington
PETER GATRELL, Manchester
European economic and social history seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.
Convener: Knick Harley.
STEFANO BATTILOSSI, Carlos III
ANGELA REDISH, British Columbia, and WARREN WEBER, Federal
Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
JUAN FLORES, Geneva
BERNARD HARRIS, Southampton
PETER SANFEY, EBRD, JEROMIN ZETTELMEYER, EBRD, and MAX WATSON will discuss the following subject at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 February, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.
Convener: Max Watson.
Subject: 'The impact of the global crisis on transition economies.'
Seminar on Polish–Ukrainian relations
ANDRZEJ PODRAZA, Catholic University, Lublin, will give the following seminar at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 February, in the Khodorkovskii Room.
Conveners: Paul Chaisty and Jan Zielonka.
Subject: 'Poland's relations with Ukraine in an integrated Europe: a difficult advocacy?'
Deakin workshop in collaboration with the Department of Politics and International Relations
The following workshop will be held on Friday, 26 February, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the European Studies Centre, and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Conveners: Bastien Irondelle and Chris Bickerton.
Subject: 'European security and defence policy: new approaches.'
Workshop in cooperation with the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre
JACEK SARYUSZ-WOLSKI, European Parliament, and other speakers will present in the following workshop from 2 p.m. on Friday, 26 February, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre.
Conveners: Jonathan Scheele, John Beyer and Graham Avery.
Subject: 'The EU and its eastern neighbours—what kind of partnership?'
The following workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 March, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre. Speakers are to be confirmed.
Convener: Helena Iñarra.
Subject: 'Game theory applied to social science.'
Annual Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena lecture
PAOLO GARIMBERTI, President of RAI, will deliver the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Conveners: Paolo Mancini, Jan Zielonka and John Lloyd.
Subject: To be confirmed.
The following seminar will be held on Friday, 12 March (and Saturday, 13 March, by invitation only).
Convener: Jan Zielonka and Paolo Mancini.
Subject: 'Public service broadcasting in southern and eastern Europe.'
Middle East Centre and Asian Studies Centre
ALEX STRICK VAN LINSCHOTEN and FELIX KUEHN, authors of My Life with the Taliban, will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 February, in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.
Subject: 'Losing Kandahar, 1968–2010.'
St Catherine's College
Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture
LORD DRAYSON, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, will deliver the Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 February, in the Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. To reserve a place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The future for UK science.'
St John's College (research Centre)
Legalism: history and anthropology
DR ALLEN ABRAMSON, University College, London, will hold a seminar at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 February, in the seminar room, the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'.
Convener: Sarah Womack.
Subject: 'The lie of the land: jural and ritual domains of material possession in Fiji.'
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).'
DR JOHN MARENBON, Cambridge, will deliver the Aquinas Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February, in Blackfriars. Enquiries may be directed to The Revd Dr Vivian Boland, OP (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Aquinas, Thomists, and the problem of paganism.'
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.'