• Thursday 10 February 2011
  • No. 4943
  • Vol 141


Modern Languages

Sub-Faculty of German

Research Colloquium in German

Dr Regina Sachers will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in the Memorial Room, Queen's.

Subject: 'Geology and geography in Mörike and Stifter.'

Oriental Studies

Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period: Special Seminar

Professor Hannah Cotton, Hebrew University, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 February, in the Faculty Room, Oriental Institute.

Subject: 'On the occasion of the appearance of the first volume (part 1) of the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae (CIIP).'


Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford

The following Provocations will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Room, Philosophy Faculty.

John Mullarkey, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Kingston, London

15 Feb.: 'Animal thoughts: on some recent reality effects in philosophy and film.'

Joseph K. Schear

1 Mar.: 'Heidegger on truth.'

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Mathematical Geoscience Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House, Little Clarendon St.

Anthony Anderson, DAMTP

25 Feb.: 'Diffusion in mushy layers.'

Andrea Rinaldo, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

11 Mar.: 'River networks as ecological corridors.'

Social Sciences

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in 61 Banbury Road. Convener: Professor Stanley Ulijaszek.

Dr Karin Eli

24 Feb.: 'The phenomenology of binge eating in anorexia and bulimia.'

Professor Michael Goran, Southern California

3 Mar.: 'Fizzyology: genetics, metabolic effects, health outcomes and politics of high sugar consumption in children.'

Dr Paul Kelly and Dr Aiden Doherty

10 Mar.: 'Digital image capture in public health surveillance for physical activity and food behaviour assessment.'

Foundation for Law, Justice and Society/Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Public Debate: Courts and the Making of Public Policy series

Please note amended speakers:

Joshua Rozenberg, BBC Presenter and Legal Commentator, will chair a debate featuring Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary; Lord Justice Jacob; and Richard Bellamy, Professor of Political Science, UCL. The debate will be held from 3–4.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 February, at Magdalen College Auditorium. To register, see: www.fljs.org/11Feb.

Subject: 'The role of courts in a democracy: a debate.'

Institutes, Centres and Museums

Botanic Garden

Ethnobotany Lecture

Dr Paul Alan Cox, founder and chairman of Seacology, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 3 March, in the Daubeny Lecture Theatre. Tickets cost £7 and are available from the Botanic Garden (Oxford (2)96690).

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies


Conference on Haskalah: 'Cultural revolution in Berlin: Jews in the age of the Enlightenment', Monday, 14 February, 9.30 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. at Exeter College.

Colleges and Halls

All Souls College

Lee Lecture

Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, Berkeley, will deliver the Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Civilisational delusions: equality, secularism, tolerance.'

Linacre College

Linacre Lecture Series: Riding the Perfect Storm

Dr Simon Stuart will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in the Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road.

Subject: 'The biodiversity crisis: will we turn the corner or go over the precipice?'

Other Groups

Oxford Bibliographical Society Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 3, Taylor Institution.

Professor Trevor Dadson, Queen Mary, London

14 Feb.: 'What the preliminaries can tell us about early modern Spanish books.'

Dr Maria Luisa López-Vidriero Abelló, Biblioteca Real, Madrid

28 Feb.: 'Lecture masculine or feminine: ways of becoming accomplished heirs apparent in late eighteenth-century Spain.'

Dr Antoni Uçerler, SJ

14 Mar.: 'Legacies of the book: early missionary printing in Asia and the Americas.'