Lectures

  • Thursday 14 October 2010
  • No. 4930
  • Vol 141

    Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Drama

    Sir Trevor Nunn, Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Drama, will lecture on Monday, 18 October at 5 p.m. in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College. 'All The World's a Stage — Shakespeare, the Player Poet.' To reserve a seat contact francis.petis@stcatz.ox.ac.uk, (2) 281596. All welcome.

    Humanities

    History

    Early Modern Europe Seminar

    Evelyn Welch, Friday 15 October, 'Fashion and Innovation in Renaissance Italy', 2.15 p.m., Oriel College, MacGregor Room. Convenors Robert Evans, Lyndal Roper. Further enquiries contact Jane Cunning 01865 (6)15038 or email: jane.cunning@history.ox.ac.uk.

    Jan Machielsen, Friday 22 October, 'How to talk about family'; Martin Delrio's memoirs on the Dutch Revolt (1576–8), 2.15 p.m., Oriel College, MacGregor Room. Convenors Robert Evans, Lyndal Roper. Further enquiries contact Jane Cunning 01865 (6)15038 or email: jane.cunning@history.ox.ac.uk.

    History of Science Seminar Series: From Charles Darwin to Jerry Fodor: Issues in the history of evolutionary biology

    Fern Elsdon-Baker, The British Council, Thursday 14 October: 'Richard Dawkins and the Legacy of Charles Darwin?', 3–5 pm in the Colin Matthew Room, History Faculty. Convenors: Professors Pietro Corsi and Peter Harrison.

    Thierry Hoquet, Université Paris X, Thursday 21 October: 'Exporting the Origin of Species: the prism of translations', 3–5 pm in the Colin Matthew Room, History Faculty. Convenors: Professors Pietro Corsi and Peter Harrison.

    Medieval and Modern Languages

    Seminar Introducing Ancient Languages

    Dr Heather O'Donoghue  
    20 October: Seminar Introducing Ancient Languages, Old Norse, Taylor Institution Library (Hall), St Giles', Wednesdays 5 p.m.–6.15 p.m. Convenor: Dr Johanneke Sytsema.

    Graduate seminars of the Sub-faculty of Italian

    Week 2, 18 October, Roberto Gigliucci (Rome, Università la Sapienza), 'Esperienze di un antologista sulla Melanconia,' the Taylorian Building, room 2, at 5 p.m.

    Oriental Studies/Theology

    Research Seminar in the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

    20 October: Professor Tariq Ramadan
    Judaism and Christianity in Islamic Consciousness (title tbc), Wednesday at 17.00 in the Oriental Institute, Lecture Room 1. Organizers: Adam Silverstein and Guy G. Stroumsa.

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical Geoscience Seminars

    John Norbury and Anthony Lock, OCIAM
    22 Oct: 'Exact solutions of a column model as an inner loop in global climate modelling,' 2.30 p.m. on Friday in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House, Little Clarendon St.

    Medical Sciences

    Sir William Dunn School of Pathology Research Seminars

    Professor David Sherratt, Dept Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Thursday 14 Oct.: 'Watching molecules one-by-one: in vivo and in vitro single-molecule studies of molecular machines that replicate and segregate chromosomes,' 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre.

    Professor Anne Cooke, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Thursday 21 Oct: 'Interplay between infection and autoimmunity: co-habitation may be a good thing,' 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre.

    Social Sciences

    School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Reproduction, Family and Changing Concepts of Childhood

    Maya Unnithan (Sussex University) and Sylvie Dubuk (Oxford University)
    18 October, 'Child sex-selection among Indian couples in Britain', Monday 11.00, Seminar Room 61 Banbury Road. All welcome.

    Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar

    Peter Wade (Manchester)
    15 October, 'Race, kinship, genetics, and the ambivalence of identity', Friday at 4.00 p.m., 64 Banbury Road. Organizers: Marcus Banks and Elisabeth Hsu.

    Caroline Osella (SOAS)
    22 October, 'Kerala Muslim marriage, gender, and intimacy in a field of neoliberal and reformist tensions', Friday at 4.00 p.m., 64 Banbury Road. Organizers: Marcus Banks and Elisabeth Hsu.

    All Souls College and Winton Institute for Monetary History

    Financial Stability and Housing Finance: The UK Experience c.1870-2008

    Afternoon Colloquium. Friday, 12 November, 14.00 in the Heberden Coins Study Room, Ashmolean Museum. Convenors: John Muellbauer, Avner Offer, Luke Samy. Places at this event are limited and require pre-registration, at http://winton.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/Colloquium2010.html. Registration closes on Friday, 30 October. Inquiries to avner.offer@all-souls.ox.ac.uk, or (2)79348.

    Ashmolean Museum

    Winton Institute for Monetary History Seminar Series: Financial Crises and Policy through History

    Sir Samuel Brittan (Distinguished Columnist, Financial Times)
    Monday 18 October: Keynes and Myself, 5–6.30 p.m. Open to all members of the university. Enquiries to Luke Samy: luke.samy@ashmus.ox.ac.uk. Venue: Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School.

    Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

    Lance Cousins
    Comparative Mysticism Seminar 1: 'Flowing Milk. A Lost Meditation, Tradition from the Silk Road', Friday 22 October, 2–3.30, OCHS Library.

    Nissan Institute Seminar in Japanese Studies

    Dr Christine Guth, Department of History of Design, Royal College of Art
    15 October, 'Hokusai's Great Wave as a Global Museum Brand', Friday, 5.00 p.m. in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's. Convenors: Dr Sho Konishi and Professor Ian Neary.

    Atsuko Abe, PhD, Associate Professor College of Liberal Arts, J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo
    22 October, 'Immigrants and citizenship in Japan: local citizenship and foreign residents civic activities', Friday, 5.00 p.m. in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's. Convenors: Dr Sho Konishi and Professor Ian Neary.

    Nuffield College

    Sociology Group Seminars

    Professor Jackie Scott, Professor of Sociology, University of Cambridge
    20 October: 'Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction', Wednesday, 5 p.m., Clay Room, Nuffield. Organised by: Peter Hedström (Nuffield College) and Dr Tak Wing Chan, (New College, Oxford).

    St Antony's College

    Latin American Centre conference

    'Amnesty in the Age of Accountability: Brazil in Comparative and International Perspective,' a conference with distinguished guests from around the world, one year after the thirtieth anniversary of Brazil's Amnesty Law. Date: 22–23 October, Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, Oxford OX2 6JF. Attendance free of charge, but participants must register in advance as places are limited: david.robinson@lac.ox.ac.uk.

    Middle East Centre

    Film

    Screening of The Glass House on Tuesday 19 October, a documentary film directed by Hamid Rahmanian and a panel discussion with Marjaneh Halati (Omid Foundation UK), Nazila Ghanea (Oxford) and Soraya Tremayne (Oxford). The screening will be from 18.30 until 20.00, followed by the panel discussion until 21.00. Location: Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's. All welcome,

    Seminar

    Professor Fawaz Gerges, LSE, October 22: 'The Rise and Fall of the Global Jihad: Disentangling Myth from Reality', Friday at 5.00 p.m. in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road. All welcome. Check www.sant.ox.ac.uk for changes in the programme.

    European Studies Centre

    The Expanding European Union Seminar

    Michael Leigh (Director General for Enlargement, European Commission, Brussels), 'Prospects for EU Enlargement', Thursday 14 October, Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 5 p.m. Comment: Jan Zielonka (St Antony's). Convenor: Graham Avery

    SEESOX Seminar

    Jens Bastian (SEESOX/Alpha Bank Fellow on South East Europe, St Antony's College), 'Can Greece Avoid D(efault)-Day?', Monday 18 October, 5 p.m. Seminar Room, European Studies Centre. Convenor: Othon Anastasakis.

    ESC Core Seminar: Citizenship in Europe: Political and Social Perspectives

    Jose Harris (St Catherine's), 'Citizenship in Britain and Europe: Some Missing Links in T.H. Marshall's Theory of Rights', Tuesday 19 October, 5 p.m., Seminar Room, European Studies Centre. Comment: Paola Mattei (St Antony's). Convenors: Jane Caplan and Paola Mattei.

    MDCEE Seminar: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: State of the Arts

    András Bozóki (Central European University, Budapest), 'The Freedom of Culture or the Culture of Freedom?'
    Problems of Democratic Culture in New Democracies, Comment: Marina Kurkchiyan (Wolfson) Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, Wednesday, 20 October, 5 p.m. Convenor: Jan Zielonka and MDCEE team.

    The Expanding European Union Seminar

    Lawrence Meredith (Head of Unit for Kosovo, European Commission, Brussels), 'Kosovo and the EU', Thursday 21 October, 5 p.m. Comment:  Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's). Convenor: Graham Avery.

    St Antony's College/Department of Politics and International Relations

    Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: the State of the Art

    András Bozóki (Central European University, Budapest; former Hungarian Minister of Culture)
    20 October, 'The Freedom of Culture or the Culture of Freedom? Problems of Democratic Culture in New Democracies'. Chair: Terhi Rantanen (LSE), Commentator: Marina Kurkchiyan (Wolfson College), 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the Seminar Room of the European Studies Centre, St Antony's.

    St John's College Research Centre

    Legalism Seminar Series

    John Langton (St John's College, Oxford): 'English forest laws: what, where, when, and whose?' Tuesday 19 October at 4:30 p.m. in the Research Centre's Seminar Room, 45 St Giles'. For information: judith.scheele@all-souls.ox.ac.uk..

    St Stephen's House

    Guest Lecture

    Canon Andrew Clitherow, MPhil, will give this term's guest lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday 21 October in the Couratin Room, St Stephen's House. Open to all members of the University.
     Subject: 'The Merciful Self.'