• Thursday 20 January 2011
  • No. 4940
  • Vol 141

    Cyril Foster Lecture

    HE Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 February, in the Examination Schools. This is a public lecture; admission with University card. Non-University card holders will be asked to show valid photographic ID. No backpacks or large bags will be allowed in the lecture theatre. Further information: ir@politics.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78705.

    Subject: 'Human Protection and the twenty-first century United Nations.'



    Military History seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College. Convener: Dr R. Johnson.

    Speaker to be confirmed                        

    26 Jan.: To be confirmed.

    Dr Saul Kelly, Kings College, London

    9 Feb.: 'War and politics in the desert: Britain and Libya during the Second World War.'

    General Mungo Melvin                        

    23 Feb.: 'General von Manstein: a new biography.'

    Matthew Johnson                        

    2 Mar.: 'Leading from the front? The service members in Parliament, the armed forces, and British politics during the Great War.'

    Campaigning and Generalship seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College. Convener: Major General J. Bailey and Colonel R. Iron.

    Lieutenant General Simon Mayall, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff Operations                              

    19 Jan.: 'Comfort in a stampede.'

    Major General John Lorimer

    2 Feb.: Title to be confirmed.

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, Chief of the Air Staff                             

    16 Feb.: Title to be confirmed.

    Major General Nick Carter

    9 Mar.: 'Afghanistan: a Regional Commander's perspective.'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

    Mathematical Geoscience Seminars

    The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House, Little Clarendon Street.

    Dr Hua Lu, British Antarctic Survey

    28 Jan.: 'Solar wind dynamic pressure and its possible influence on atmospheric temperature, static stability and wave-meanflow interaction.'

    Valerio Lucarini, Reading

    11 Feb.: 'A statistical mechanical approach for the computation of the climatic response to general forcings.'

    Anthony Anderson, DAMTP

    25 Feb.: To be confirmed.

    Andrea Rinaldo, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

    11 Mar.: Seminar cancelled - there will be no seminar this week.

    Department of Physics

    Particles and fields Seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics. Conveners: Professor Subir Sarkar and Dr Stefan Zohren.

    Dr Malcolm Fairbairn, King's College, London

    20 Jan.: 'Dark matter and stars.'

    Professor Graham Ross

    27 Jan.: 'Complementarity between dark matter and LHC SUSY searches.'

    Dr Ido Ben-Dayan, ENS Paris

    3 Feb.: 'Supergravity Higgs inflation and shift symmetry in electroweak theory.'

    Dr Kai Schmidt-Hoberg

    10 Feb.: 'A unique Z_4^R symmetry for the MSSM.'

    Dr Kristian McDonald, Heidelberg

    17 Feb.: 'Low energy signals from kinetic mixing with a warped Abelian hidden sector.'

    Dr Xingang Chen, Cambridge

    24 Feb.: 'Primordial non-Gaussianities from inflation.'

    3 Mar.: To be confirmed.

    10 Mar.: To be confirmed.

    Social Sciences

    Faculty of Law

    Oxford Intellectual Property Invited Speaker Seminar Series

    Stephen Jones, partner at Baker and McKenzie LLP, will give a seminar on at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 27 January, in St Catherine's College.  For more information, please refer to http://www.oiprc.ox.ac.uk/events.php.  

    Subject: 'The Europeanisation of UK patent law.'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Latin American Centre

    General Seminar Series

    The following seminars will take place on Fridays at 5 p.m. in the Latin American Centre, Seminar Room. All welcome.

    Michael Reid, The Economist

    21 Jan.: 'Latin America after the great recession: changing faster than you think'.

    Dr Paulo Drinot, ISA, London

    28 Jan.: 'Website of memory: the War of the Pacific (1879–84) in the global age of YouTube'.

    Dr Helga Baitenmann, ISA, London

    4 Feb.: 'Recentring the regime: agrarian reform in revolutionary Mexico'.

    Dr Timothy J. Power  

    11 Feb.: 'Brazilian democracy: From Lula to Dilma'.

    Germán Ríos

    18 Feb.: 'Blessing or curse? The impact of oil in Venezuela in recent years'.

    Dr Sian Lazar, Cambridge

    25 Feb.: 'Of autocracy and democracy, or discipline and anarchy: when organizational structure meets political ideology in Argentinean public sector trade unions'.

    Professor Kevin Middlebrook, ISA, London

    4 Mar.: 'Organized labour and politics in Mexico: changes, continuities, and contradictions'.

    Professor Hillel Soifer, Temple

    11 Mar.: 'Patterns of persistence in state-society relations in Latin America'.

    Colleges and Halls

    Corpus Christi

    F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

    Professor Adrian Poole, Professor of English Literature and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 February, in the MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi.

    Subject: 'Henry James and charm'.

    Lady Margaret Hall

    The Deneke Lecture

    Professor Rémi Brague, Guardini Chair, European Religious History and the Christian Worldview, Ludwig-Maximilians, Munich; recipient of the Grand Prix in Philosophy, Académie Française; and distinguished member, Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Institut de France, will deliver the Deneke Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, February 25, in the Simpkins Lee Lecture Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall.  Free and open to the public by advance booking only. Tickets available from Senior Tutor's Assistant: stassistant@lmh.ox.ac.uk or 01865 274 321. Drinks reception, 7 p.m.

    Subject: 'The failure of the modern project.'


    Linacre Lectures—Riding the Perfect Storm

    The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road.

    Lester R. Brown, Founder and President, Earth Policy Institute, Washington DC

    27 Jan.: 'World on the edge: when will the big bubble burst?'

    Professor David Grey, former World Bank Senior Water Advisor

    3 Feb.: 'Sink or swim? Chasing water security in changing climates.'

    Professor Angela McLean

    10 Feb.: 'Scratch 'n' sniff: emerging infections, why so many?'

    17 Feb.: To be confirmed.

    Professor Tim Lang, City

    24 Feb.: 'The food security challenge: will current institutions provide adequate shelter from the gathering storm?'

    Professor Paul Ekins, Energy Institute, University College, London

    3 Mar.: 'A globally sustainable energy system: the economics and politics of the transition.'

    10 Mar.: Panel discussion.

    St Antony's College

    European Studies Centre

    SEESOX Public Lecture

    Ardian Fullani, Governor of the Bank of Albania, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 January, in the Seminar Room of the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

    Subject: 'Regional cooperation in South East Europe in the aftermath of the global crisis.'

    St John's College Research Centre

    Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis

    The following seminars will take place at 8.15 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Research Centre at 45 St Giles'. Free to members of the University and to mental health professionals but space is limited. To attend it is helpful (but not essential) to email: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk. Conveners: Louise Braddock, Richard Gipps and Paul Tod.

    Daniel Pick, Birkbeck

    24 Jan.: 'The allied struggle, Freudian thought, and the invention of the authoritarian personality.'

    Sally Alexander, Goldsmith's

    7 Feb.: 'Some uses to which historians have put psychoanalysis.'

    Gary Browning, Oxford Brookes    

    21 Feb.: 'Collingwood, the historical imagination, and the notion of influence.'

    Mary Target, London

    7 Mar.: 'Some thoughts on lying and pretending.'