• Thursday 11 November 2010
  • No. 4934
  • Vol 141


Humanitas Programme

Athol Fugard, the leading South African playwright, director and actor, and the first Humanitas Visiting Professor in Drama, will present the following events. University staff and students and members of the general public welcome to attend. No advance booking or charge and seats allocated on first come, first served basis. Further information on the Humanitas Programme: http://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/events/humanitas.

Thu., 11 Nov., 6 p.m., Simpkins Lee Lecture Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall: Playwriting – The Process: Athol Fugard in conversation with Jez Butterworth and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Fri., 12 Nov., 11 a.m., Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College: Screening of Athol Fugard's Tsotsi followed by question and answer.

Fri., 12 Nov., 5 p.m., Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building: Athol Fugard in conversation with Janet Suzman and Dr John Kani.

Sat., 13 Nov., 5 p.m., Simpkins Lee Lecture Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall: Keynote Lecture: 'Defining Moments'.

Sat., 13 Nov., 6.30 p.m., Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall: reception.


Ian Ramsey Centre Seminar

Professor Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Astrophysics, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, will deliver the Ian Ramsey Centre seminar at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College. Free and open to the public. Drinks reception 8.15 p.m.

Subject: 'Reconciling Islam and modern science: from schizophrenia to harmony.'

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Mathematical Institute

Professor Luis Caffarelli, Texas, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: 'Non linear problems involving anomalous diffusion.'

Medical Sciences

Special Grand Round Seminar

Geoffrey Gurtner, Stanford, James IV Visiting Fellow to Oxford, will lecture at 8 a.m. on Friday, 19 November, Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subject: 'Developing New Medical Technologies: The Essential Role of the Surgeon-Scientist.'

Institutes, Centres and Museums

Bodleian Libraries

Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)

The following workshops will be held on the days shown in the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/training/wiser/.

Angela Carritt

Wednesday, 17 November, 1–2.30 p.m.: WISER: Technology Tools—Keeping up to date with research

Hilla Wait

Wednesday, 17 November, 3–4 p.m.: WISER: E-Books

Isabel McMann and Laura Wilkinson

Wednesday, 17 November, 4–5 p.m.: WISER: E-Book Readers

Angela Carritt, Penny Roberts and Kerry Webb

Friday, 19 November, 9.15–10.15 a.m., WISER: Finding Stuff—Books etc on SOLO

Angela Carritt, Penny Roberts and Kerry Webb

Friday, 19 November, 10.15–11.15 a.m.: WISER: Finding Stuff—Journal Articles

Jayne Plant

Friday, 19 November, 11.30–12.30 p.m.: WISER: Finding Stuff—Theses and Dissertations

Oxford Martin School Public Lecture

Amory B. Lovins, Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Chairman, Fiberforge Corporation, will deliver the Oxford Martin School's latest Public Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 November, in the T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College.

Subject: 'Reinventing Fire: Profitable Solutions to Climate, Oil and Proliferation.'

Pitt Rivers Museum

Saturday Spotlight

A programme of general interest gallery talks at 14.30 on the third Saturday of the month, focusing on the displays and their relevance today. These free events are suitable for adults and older children.          

20 November, 14.30, Gallery Talk: 'The Decorated Body '. Helen Hales, Special Projects Officer, Pitt Rivers Museum.

 18 December, 14.30, Audiovisual Presentation: 'Taking the Past into the Future'.


Lady Margaret Hall

Amanda Foreman Lecture

Amanda Foreman, Lady Margaret Hall alumna, will discuss her latest work A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided, at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 November, in the Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall. All welcome. Please contact: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Tales of heroism, tales of terror: the British in the American Civil War.'

St John's College Research Centre Legalism Seminar Series

Patrick Lantschner, Christ Church, Oxford, will deliver the St John's College Research Centre Legalism Seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Research Centre Seminar Room, 45 St Giles'. Tea served from 4 p.m. For further information, please contact Judith Scheele at: judith.scheele@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Justice contested and affirmed: the political order and conflicts in Late Medieval European cities.'

Other Groups

Oxford Asian Textile Group

Mary Dusenbury will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors welcome; £2.

Subject:  'Ikat Weaving in Central Asia—history and contemporary production.'

Oxford Intelligence Group

The following lecture will be given on Monday, 22 November, 5.30 p.m. in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. The seminar will be given by Chris Pocock, the recognised authority on the U-2 programme, and the first of only two foreign civilians to have flown in the aircraft. Enquiries to Claire Bunce (email: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Mayday 1960—The U-2 Spy Flights over the Soviet Union 1956–1960.'