University Gazette, 29 October 2009: Lectures
George Eastman Visiting Professor
PROFESSOR GRETCHEN GERZINA, Dartmouth, will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'Bloomsbury and race.'
Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History
PROFESSOR ROBIN KELLY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: ' "He's got the whole world in his hands": US history and its discontents in the Obama era.'
Dr Lee's Professor of Physical ChemistryPROFESSOR 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.
Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of SciencePROFESSOR 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.'
Clarendon Lectures in Economics
The biological foundations of economic and social behaviour
ERNST FEHR, Professor in Microeconomics and Experimental Economics, Zurich, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5.30 p.m. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free.
Tues. 10 Nov., St Cross Building: 'Social and cultural foundations of economic preferences.'
Wed. 11 Nov., Department of Economics, Manor Road Building: 'Hormonal foundations of economic preferences.'
Thurs. 12 Nov., Department of Economics, Manor Road Building: 'The neural circuitry of economic preferences.'
Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures
PROFESSOR NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.
12 Nov.: 'Pedagogies of duty.'
19 Nov.: 'Dilemmas of differentiated citizenship.'
26 Nov.: 'Genealogies of rights.'
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Glycobiology Institute: Distinguished Lecture in Virology
PROFESSOR IAN A. WILSON, Hansen Professor of Structural Biology, Scripps Research Institute, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, in Rhodes House, South Parks Road. All members of the University are welcome to attend.
Subject: 'Pandemic, avian and swine influenza: antigen structure, receptor specificity and neutralisation.'
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, in the Dobson Room at the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.
DR H.L. JOHNSON
DR T.M. WAGNER
DR C.C. COVEY, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,
PROFESSOR B. GALPERIN, South Florida
DR A.C. NAVEIRA GARABATO, National Oceanography Centre,
DR J.Y.-K. CHO, Queen Mary, London
JASON HOYT, Research Director, Mendeley, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in Room 478 at the Computing Laboratory, Keble Road (entrance via 7 Keble Road).
Subject: 'Science 2.0 tools for researchers.'
Joel Mandelstam Lecture
PROFESSOR JEFF ERRINGTON, Newcastle, will deliver the Joel Mandelstam Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'Spores, antibiotics and the cell cycle.'
Pharmacology, anatomical neuropharmacology and drug discovery seminars
The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays, except where otherwise stated, in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road. Details of the 24 November seminar will be available later.
DR SAMUEL FOUNTAIN, Leeds
PROFESSOR ASTERIOS TSIFTSOGLOU, Thessaloniki
PROFESSOR GORDON SHEPHERD, Yale
PROFESSOR TAMAS BARTFAI, Scripps Research Institute
PROFESSOR TAMAS BARTFAI, Scripps Research Institute
PROFESSOR DIETMAR SCHMITZ, Charité Berlin
DR ANDREW RAMAGE, University College, London
Medieval and Modern Languages
Portugal, southern Europe, and the European Union in perspective
This round-table discussion, arranged by the Instituto Camoes Centre for Portuguese Language, with the Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy and the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, will be held on Saturday, 31 October, 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Seminar Room, St John's College.
Registration is free, and coffee and lunch will be provided. Those wishing to attend are asked to register with Luisa Pinto Teixeira (e-mail: email@example.com). Further information can be found at http://ocsid.politics.ox.ac.uk/events.
PROFESSOR STEPHEN EPSTEIN, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.
Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.
Subject: 'Between some (Korean!) rocks and a large place: Japan, China, and South Korean popular media.'
PAUL FREESTONE will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in Seminar Room East, the Garden Building, Mansfield College.
Subject: 'A brief history of vegetarianism.'
PROFESSOR MICHAEL BALLS, FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) and former founder member, Animal Procedures Committee, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in Seminar Room West, the Garden Building, Mansfield College.
Subject: 'The "3 Rs" fifty years on.'
DR PETER KOHL will lecture at 1 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in Seminar Room West, the Garden Building, Mansfield College.
Subject: 'Models in biomedical research.'
Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford
JOHN HYMAN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November in the Lecture Room, Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street.
Conveners: Dr Roxana Baiasu and Dr Pamela Sue Anderson.
Subject: 'Pluralism and relativism.'
Department of Sociology lecture
DAVID STRANG, Cornell, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November, in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.
Subject: 'The evolving article: how and why journal articles have changed in the last fifty years.'
Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC): public lecture
MARTIN GRIFFITHS, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, at the James Martin Twenty-first Century School (corner of Catte and Broad Streets). The lecture is open to the public.
Subject: 'Private diplomacy, public peace: practical challenges in contemporary peace negotiations.'
Oxford Seminars in Cartography
PIETRO CORSI will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, at the Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Space is limited. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The map of the kingdom: the Italian geological survey, 1860–2000.'
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
Beyond the end of sacrifice
The following colloquium, organised with the support of Paul Pheby, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 7 November, in the Sutro Room, Trinity College. Those wishing to attend should e-mail email@example.com.
JÖRG RÜPKE, Erfurt: 'Starting sacrifice in the beyond: Roman innovations in Jewish texts.' (Response: John North, University College, London)
KATERYNA KOVALCHUK, Leuven: 'Christianised animal sacrifice in late antiquity and the middle ages.' (Response: Simon Price)
GERALD HAWTING, SOAS, London: 'The persistence of sacrifice: the case of Islam.' (Response: Arietta Papaconstantinou)
Museum of the History of Science
SUSAN PHILIPSZ, artist, will be in conversation about her work, 'You are not alone,' with MICHAEL STANLEY, Director, Modern Art Oxford, at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 31 October, at the Museum of the History of Science. The work has been especially commissioned for the Radcliffe Observatory and features recordings broadcast from FM transmitters on the rooftop of Modern Art Oxford to receivers at the Observatory. Booking for the talk essential on Oxford 813800.
Oxford e-research Centre
The UK e-Science All Hands Meeting/IEEE e-Science conference will be held on 7–11 December at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford. For information and to register, see www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/ieee/registration .
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road.
Pitt Rivers Museum
Research seminar in material and visual anthropology
The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum (entrance via Robinson Close)
Convener: Dr Inge Daniels.
FELIX DRIVER, Royal Holloway, London
MARCEL VELLINGA, Oxford Brookes
DIMITRIOS DALAKOGLOU, Sussex
PAOLO FORTIS, St Andrews
ELIZABETH SHOVE, Lancaster
The following lectures will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, University Church (enter via Radcliffe Square).
DR CATHERINE BROWN
DR CARL SCHMIDT
PROFESSOR VAL CUNNINGHAM
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/SirDouglasHagueLecture.aspx Enquiries may be directed to Emily Davis, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88845).
McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine
MARK HONIGSBAUM, author and journalist specialising in the history and science of infectious disease, will deliver the McGovern Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College.
Subject: 'The great dread: pandemic influenza at the Victorian fin-de-siècle.'
Harris Manchester College
The following lectures explore the world of the arts and their influence on the world of belief. They will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Chapel, Harris Manchester. All members of the University are welcome to attend.
PROFESSOR BEN QUASH, King's College, London, and THE REVD
NICK HOLTAN, St Martin in the Fields
MAXWELL HUTCHISON, architect, author and broadcaster, and
THE VERY REVD RICHARD GILES, formerly of Philadelphia
DR EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM and DR CHRISTOPHER BATCHELOR,
founder, London Festival of Contemporary Church Music
Global Economic Governance Programme annual lecture
HENRIQUE MEIRELLES, Governor, Central Bank of Brazil, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 November in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Why we need a new global economic order: Brazil, the BRICs and the world economy.'
Ronald Syme Lecture
PROFESSOR SUSAN TREGGIARI will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission.
Subject: 'Syme and Servilia.'
PROFESSOR EDMUND PELLEGRINO, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Georgetown, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 November, at Blackfriars. Sponsored by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, the Linacre Centre for Bio-ethics and the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.
Subject: 'Is (Catholic) bioethics an authentic scholarly discipline?'
Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures
At the origins of modern international law: the case of Francisco de Vitoria (c.1485–1546) for human rightsLADISLAS ÖRSY, SJ,, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law School, will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.
4 Nov.: 'Do the "barbarians" have rights?' (Respondent: Professor Kevin Conry, Vice-President, Georgetown Law School)
11 Nov.: 'Are "barbarian" nations sovereign?' (Respondent: Professor Franz Werro, Georgetown Law School)
18 Nov.: 'Is there a "community of nations"?' (Respondent: Dr Gerard J. Hughes, SJ, Campion 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. The lecture series will continue in Hilary Term.
3 Nov.: 'The teaching of Jesus and the question of money.'
24 Nov.: 'Hard questions for bruised bankers.'
Friends of the Bodleian
JUSTIN REAY will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, in the Convocation House, Bodleian Library. Admission is free; all welcome.
Subject: ' "An uninterrupted excess of satisfaction": Samuel Pepys' naval papers in the Bodleian collections.'
Oxford Bibliographical Society
PETER KOCH, Peter Koch Printers, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 9 November, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Printing in the shadow of Aldus: the book as a work of art in the twenty- first century.'
Greyfriars Centre for Franciscan Studies
The following lectures will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Taylor Institution.
MARK TURNHAM ELVINS
Oxford Intelligence Group
BRUCE HOFFMAN, Georgetown, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 9 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.'