• Thursday 12 May 2011
    • NO. 4952
    • VOL. 141


    Oriental Studies

    Dr Asma Hilali, Institute of Ismaili Studies, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 May, in Lecture Room 2 at the Oriental Institute.

    Subject: 'Confusion of literary genres in early Islam.'


    A conversation between Melvyn Bragg and Diarmaid MacCulloch, chaired by the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten of Barnes, will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 July, at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. A drinks reception will follow. Ticket price, including wine: £10. To purchase tickets or enquire: www.theology.ox.ac.uk/events/booking or contact Meg Tissier at general.administrator@theology.ox.ac.uk or Oxford 270790.

    Subject: 'The King James Bible: end of the road?'

    Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religion

    Professor Allan Kellehear, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Death and Society, Bath, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 May, in Seminar Room West, Mansfield.

    Subject: 'Near-death experiences and the politics of knowledge.'

    Medical Sciences

    Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Dr Lorna Harries will lecture on Wednesday, 8 June, as part of the OCDEM Seminar series. Host: Dr Anna Gloyn.

    Subject: 'Messenger RNA (mRNA) processing and its role in diabetes.'

    Social Sciences

    Department of Politics and International Relations

    Please note venue change: this lecture will now be held in the Lecture Theatre, at 5 p.m. on 7 June. It forms part of the State of the State series.

    Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University

    Subject: 'Opinion formation and democratic legitimacy.'

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

    The Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions series

    Professor Tom Ginsburg, Professor of Law, Chicago, will deliver a lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 May, in Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building.

    Subject: 'Constitutions as contracts, constitutions as charters.'

    Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    Zola Skweyiya Lecture on South African Social Policy

    Please note the change of title for this lecture:

    Dr Zola Skweyiya, South African High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, will deliver the first Zola Skweyiya lecture on South African social policy at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 May, in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square.

    Subject: 'Building an inclusive, comprehensive and non-discriminatory social welfare system in post-apartheid South Africa: a reflection on achievements and continuing challenges.'

    Saïd Business School

    Professor Robert Wade, Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor, will give a public lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 June, in Lecture Theatre 5 at the Saïd Business School.

    Subject: 'Economic rise of south and effects on development economics and global economic governance.'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

    OCIS Scholars' Colloquium

    A series of short presentations to showcase the work of scholars will take place at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. For further details, please see the website www.oxcis.ac.uk/generalnews.html.

    Colleges and Halls


    Angel Mendez, Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, will deliver a lecture at 5 p.m. on 23 May, in Blackfriars Hall.

    Subject: 'The Eucharist and poverty.'

    Campion Hall, Blackfriars and St Benet's Hall

    John Henry Newman Lecture

    Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace, will deliver the 2011 John Henry Newman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's.

    Subject: 'Faith and reason in political life.'

    Green Templeton

    Future of Work Programme

    A workshop will be held from 3 p.m. on Thursday, 2 June to 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 3 June, at the Osler-McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens. To register: fow@gtc.ox.ac.uk; for more information please see www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/academic/research-centres/fow.html.

    First speaker: Mr László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Discussants: Mr Robbin Brugman, MD Randstad; Mr Philippe Pochet, Director, ETUI; Professor Guy Standing, former Director, ILO; Professor Duncan Gallie; Professor Anton Hemerijck, Amsterdam; Mr Gernot Grumbach, SPD Frankfurt; Professor Jacqueline O'Reilly, Brighton. Chairs: Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Dr Marc Thompson, Dr Ian Kessler.

    Subject: 'Building an inclusive workforce in the wake of the economic crisis.'


    Centre for the Historic Environment

    Polly Hudson will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 27 June, at Kellogg, 62 Banbury Road. All welcome.

    Subject: '"Visualising the history of UK energy use". Archive imagery and 4D digital modelling in public education about climate change.'


    Professor Kevin Warwick, Professor of Cybernetics, Reading, will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, 16 May, at the T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton.

    Subject: 'The cyborg experiments.'

    St Hilda's

    Dr Christine Achinger, Warwick, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 May in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's.

    Subject: '"Allegories of destruction": "the woman" and "the Jew" in Weininger's Sex and Character.'