• Thursday 17 February 2011
  • No. 4944
  • Vol 141


    Modern Languages

    Sub-Faculty of German

    Professor Roland Reuß, Heidelberg, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 February, in the Memorial Room, Queen's. The paper will be in German, but discussion may be in German or English.

    Subject: 'Die Aufgaben der Textwissenschaft: editorische Probleme bei Kafka und Kleist.'

    Centre for the Study of the Cantigas de Santa Maria

    Medieval Hispanic Text and Manuscript Seminar

    Laura Fernández Fernández, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, will give a seminar on Friday, 25 February from 2.30-4 p.m. in the Dorfman Centre, St Peter's. The lecture will be given in Spanish and will include an opportunity to compare the Códice Rico with other Alfonsine scriptorium manuscripts in the Wulstan Library facsimile collection.

    Subject: 'El Códice Rico de las Cantigas de Santa María. Ms. T-I-1, RBME. Definición material de un proyecto regio'.


    Please note change of time for the following:

    McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life

    Professor John Haldane will be present for a discussion of his lectures and his work at a seminar to be held on Thursday, 10 March, from 11.30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the South West Lodgings, Christ Church. For further information, please contact Professor Nigel Biggar at nigel.biggar@chch.ox.ac.uk.

    Ian Ramsey Centre Seminar

    Professor Gerry McDonnell, Bradford, will deliver the Ian Ramsey Centre seminar at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 February, in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College. Free and open to the public. Drinks reception at 8.15 p.m.

    Subject: 'Cistercian monks as metallurgists—iron technology at Rievalx Abbey c.1130–1600 AD.'

    Medical Sciences

    Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture

    Jonathan Miller, theatre and opera director, writer, doctor and polymath, will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 March, in Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology.

    Subject: 'Under the influence.'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    University Church

    Literature and Religion Seminar

    Dr Catherine Brown will lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 February, in the Old Library, University Church (enter via Vaults Café).

    Subject: 'D.H. Lawrence and deism.'

    Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

    Louis Jacobs Memorial Lecture

    Professor Michael Fishbane, Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies, Chicago, and Visiting Harold Hyams Wingate Foundation Fellow at OCHJS, will lecture in memory of Louis Jacobs at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 March, at the Oriental Institute.

    Subject: 'The kabbalistic ethics of R. Moshe Cordovero. The practice of imitatio dei.'

    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

    OCIS Graduate Colloquium

    A series of short presentations to showcase work of graduate students working on various aspects of Muslim Societies will be give at  5.15 p.m. on Friday, 18 February, at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. For further details, please see: http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/generalnews.html. Followed by buffet dinner. Numbers limited; those wishing to attend should register by emailing: academic.office@oxcis.ac.uk.

    Round-table discussion

    HE Dr Rawya Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of Higher Education in Oman, will lead a round-table discussion at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 February, at Rhodes House. Space is limited. To register interest in attending, email: academic.office@oxcis.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Oman's education renaissance, 1970–2010.'

    Colleges and Halls

    Brasenose College

    John Ackrill Memorial Lecture

    Professor Richard Sorabji will deliver the John Ackrill Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 March, in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

    Subject: 'Ideas of moral conscience in antiquity and their later effects.'

    St Antony's College

    Max Hayward seminar series

    Intellectual life in post-Soviet Russia

    The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre (RESC) Library, St Antony's. Convener: Dr Oliver Ready.

    Dr Alexander Etkind, Cambridge

    15 Feb.: 'Magical historicism in post-Soviet fiction (and some non-fiction).'

    Dr Oliver Ready

    22 Feb.: 'The literary critic—mistrusted, mistaken, missed.'

    Dr Edmund Griffiths

    1 Mar.: 'Eurocentrism and the East/West question: the case of S.G. Kara-Murza.'

    Mr George Walden, London

    8 Mar.: 'From Khrushchev to the Russian Booker—literary reminiscences.'


    Aquinas Institute Colloquium

    The Aquinas Colloquium, 'Faith within reason: the work of Herbert McCabe ten years on,' will be held on Saturday, 5 March, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Speakers: Fergus Kerr, OP, Edinburgh; Paul O'Grady, Trinity, Dublin; Sarah Coakley, Cambridge; William Carroll; Liam Walsh, OP, Emeritus of Fribourg. For further information contact Dr Vivian Boland, OP (01865 278407/610208; aquinas@bfriars.ox.ac.uk).