Lectures

  • Thursday 18 November 2010
  • No. 4935
  • Vol 141

Humanities

Professor Lord Foster of Thames Bank, OM, Brasenose, Visiting Professor in the School of Geography and the Environment, will deliver his inaugural lecture as Humanitas Visiting Professor in Architecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools, South. Please apply for tickets to this event online at the Humanities Division website: http://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/events/humanitas/lord_foster_architecture.

Subject: 'Performance.'

English

Robert J.C.Young, Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature at New York University and a visiting professor at St John's College for the academic year 2010–11, will deliver the second comparative literary studies seminar, at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the McGregor Matthews Room, Old Quad, New College. Seminar convenors: Laura Marcus (New College) and Ritchie Robertson (Queen's). All are welcome.

Subject: 'What is a Translation?'

Theology

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature

Dr Kevin Killeen, York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Danson Room, Trinity College. Convenor: Dr Christine Joynes, Trinity.

    Subject: 'Reading the Kings: Seventeenth Century Politics and the Bible.'

Social Sciences

Department of International Development

John Letts, Oxford Local Bread, will lecture at noon on Monday, 29 November, in Queen Elizabeth House, SR1. All welcome.

Subject: 'The local loaf of bread: good for your health, good for nature, good for the economy.'

China Centre

Wang Cheng, Director of Information Office, State Council, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Maplethorpe seminar room, St Hugh's College.

Subject: 'Social Change in China: A Personal Reflection'.

Institutes, Centres and Museums

Bodleian Libraries

Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)

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

Nia Roberts and Gillian Pritchard

Mon. 29 Nov. 9.15 a.m. –12.15 p.m.: 'RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences.'

Bodleian Library and the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA)

Scholarship, publishing and the dissemination of research in the social sciences

The following seminar will be given at 12.15 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in Seminar Room C, second floor, Manor Road Building. Speakers: Dave de Roure (Professor of e-Research and National Strategic Director for e-Social Science, OeRC), Dale Heenan (Economic and Social Research Council), and Neil Stewart (LSE Research Online). Chair: Mr Richard Ovenden (Keeper of Special Collections and Associate Director, Bodleian Library). Followed by open discussion. All University members welcome. To reserve a place: sally.rumsey@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Join the debate on the Oxford Scholarly Communications Debate blog at http://oxscholcomms.blogspot.com/.

Subject: 'New directions in scholarly communications in the social sciences.'

Colleges

Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lecture

Professor Bengt Fornberg, Colorado, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lecture at 5 p.m., Wednesday, 1 December, in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College. Admission by ticket only, from Balliol Lodge.

Subject: 'Radial Basis Functions: Developments and Applications to Planetary Scale Flows'.

Lady Margaret Hall

Amanda Foreman Lecture

Please note change of date for this 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

Andrew Huxley, SOAS, London, will deliver the St John's College Research Centre Legalism Seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Research Centre Seminar Room, 45 St Giles'. Tea served from 4 p.m. For further information please contact Judith Scheele: judith.scheele@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Guns, Buddhism and rhetoric in a Southeast Asian empire: the "Great Law Report" of c.1578.'