Lectures

  • Thursday 27 January 2011
  • No. 4941
  • Vol 141

    Humanities

    Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

    Ruskin Seminar in Contemporary Art

    Klara Kemp-Welch will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 31 January, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.

    Subject: 'Networking the "Bloc": international relations and experimental art in late socialist Europe.'

    History

    Oxford Architectural History Seminar

    The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. in the EPA Lecture Theatre, Lady Abraham House (Lincoln College), Museum Road.

    Paul Davis, Reading

    Mon., 31 Jan.: 'Redeveloping the East End: choirs, crypts and chancels in fifteenth-century Italy.'

    Christopher Paterson

    Mon., 28 Feb.: 'Masons or managers? The three master masons who built Exeter Cathedral from 1298–1342.'

    Theology

    Bampton Lectures 2011

    God's Presence: a contemporary recapitulation of early Christianity

    Frances Young, Emeritus Professor of Theology, Birmingham, will deliver the Bampton Lectures 2011 on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. on the following dates in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

    15 Feb.: 'From pondering scripture to the first principles of Christian theology.'

    22 Feb.: 'From cosmology to doxology: reading Genesis alongside Plato and Darwin.'

    1 Mar.: 'From creation to re-creation: nature and the naked ape.'

    8 Mar.: 'From image to likeness: incarnation and theosis.'

    3 May.: 'From Adam and Eve to Mary and Christ: sin, redemption, atonement.'

    10 May.: 'From inspiration to sanctification: the spirit of wisdom and holiness.'

    17 May.: 'From the Church to Mary: towards a critical ecumenism.'

    24 May.: 'From dogma to theoria: God as Trinity.'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Oxford e-Research Centre Seminar Series

    The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Access Grid Room, Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford.  

    Pete Sykes, Edinburgh

    1 Feb.: 'Transport planning microsimulation.'

    Stuart Jeffrey, York

    15 Feb.: 'The Archaeological Data Service: international archive discovery and sharing in the archaeological domain.'

    Jon Blower, Reading

    22 Feb.: 'Visualisation and intercomparison of environmental data on the web using 4D GIS.'

    Gary Polhill, Aberdeen

    8 Mar.: 'Ontologies in integrated socio-environmental simulation.'

    Department of Physics

    Halley Lecture

    Professor Michel Mayor, Geneva, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 March, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

    Subject: 'Other worlds in the universe?—the quest for Earth twins.'

    Department of Zoology

    Departmental Research Seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, Department of Zoology.

    Dr John McCauley, MRC National Institute for Medical Research

    24 Jan.: 'Influenza viruses: always causing problems. Genetic and antigenic analyses of recent human H3N2 viruses and the pandemic H1N1 virus.'

    Professor Patrizia D'Ettorre, Paris XIII

    31 Jan.: 'The chemical language of ants: signature mixtures and identity signals.'

    Professor Abigail Fowden, Cambridge

    7 Feb.: 'Developmental programming by environmental cues in mammals.'

    Professor Jacobus J. Boomsma, Copenhagen

    14 Feb.: 'Life-time commitment and the evolution of altruism and mutualism.'

    Professor Laurence Hurst, Bath

    21 Feb.: 'Why there is more to protein evolution than protein function: splicing, nucleosomes and dual coding sequence.'

    Professor Jane Hill, York

    28 Feb.: 'Conserving species in a changing climate: will improving habitat connectivity help?'

    Professor Kevin Foster

    7 Mar.: 'Social life at the molecular level: the evolution of microbial groups.'

    Social Sciences

    Medical Anthropology Research Seminar series

    Psychiatric Anthropology and Clinical Ethnography

    The following seminars will take place at 4 p.m. on Mondays at 64 Banbury Road. Convenors: Joseph Calabrese and Caroline Potter.

    Vieda Skultans, Bristol

    24 Jan.: 'Europeanization and the post-Soviet psychiatric clinic.'

    Roland Littlewood, UCL

    31 Jan.: 'Did Christianity cause schizophrenia?'

    Alex Cohen, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    7 Feb.: 'Esquirol, St Dymphna and the search for moral treatment.'

    Dominique Behague, Brunel

    14 Feb.: 'Psychopharmacology in southern Brazil: a triumph of the brain?'

    Andrew Beatty, Brunel

    21 Feb.: Title to be confirmed.

    Sushrut Jadhav, UCL

    28 Feb.: 'Anthropology in the clinic: the cultural formulation approach.'                                         

    Joseph Calabrese

    7 Mar.: 'The "effectiveness of symbols" in the context of an indigenous ethnobotanical biopsychiatry.'

    School of Archaeology

    NearEastMed (NEM) Archaeology Group Seminar Series

    The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology. Refreshments follow. Conveners: Dr Jack Green and Dr Catherine Draycott.

    Dr Ian Rutherford, Reading

    27 Jan.: 'Religious interactions between Anatolia and the Aegean: what sorts of archaeological evidence might we expect to find?'

    Ali Çifçi, Liverpool

    4 Feb.: 'A new model for the socio-economic study of Urartian society.'

    Dr Christoph Bachhuber

    24 Feb.: 'Accommodating foreignness at MBA Kültepe-Kanesh and LBA Bogazköy-Hattusa on the Anatolian Plateau.'

    School of Geography

    Professor Iain Stewart, Professor of Geosciences Communication, Plymouth, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 27 January, in the Mackinder Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment.

    Subject: 'Relevance of geological ideas to contemporary environmental knowledge.'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment/Voltaire Foundation

    Enlightenment Workshop

    The following workshops will take place at 5 p.m. at the Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road. Convener: Professor Brockliss.

    Jim Reed

    17 Jan.: 'The German Enlightenment ("Really?").'

    David Gilks

    24 Jan.: 'Urban improvements, hygiene, and artistic heritage in eighteenth-century France.'

    Judith Still, Nottingham

    31 Jan.: '/Homo homini lupus/: Rousseau and the question of the wolf.'

    Hanco Jurgens, Netherlands

    7 Feb.: 'Colonial knowledge and the Enlightenment.'

    David Wiles, Royal Holloway

    14 Feb.: 'Theatre and citizenship.'

    Katherine Harloe, Reading

    21 Feb.: 'Winckelmann and the Republic of Letters.'

    Brian Young

    28 Feb.: 'Gibbon among the Christians.'

    7 Mar.: Discussion: Antoine Lilti, Le Monde des salons. Sociabilité et mondanité à Paris au XVIIIe siècle (2005): introduced by Laurence Brockliss.

    Colleges and Halls

    St Cross College

    Science Lecture Series

    Professor Brian Greene, Columbia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 March, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School. Admission free but ticket required; to book a place email: events@stx.ox.ac.uk. Book-signing for Professor Greene's new book after the lecture.

    Subject: 'The hidden reality: parallel universes and the deep laws of the cosmos.'

    St Edmund Hall

    Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture: amendment

    Dr Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 February, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall. Please note new start time of 5.30 p.m.

    Subject: 'Science and citizens: help and hindrance from new media.'

    Campion Hall

    Martin D’Arcy Memorial Lectures

    Healthcare in Chaos: Models in Conflict

    The Revd Dr Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM, Co-director, RPD Social Research Unit, Sydney, Australia, and Consultant to the Government, New South Wales, for the reform of the Public Health System, will deliver the Martin D’Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at Campion Hall.

    2 Feb.: 'Chaos in healthcare: what about the patient?'

    9 Feb.: ' "Tribal tensions" in healthcare institutions.'

    16 Feb.: 'The "bully in the hospital": a cultural analysis.'

    23 Feb.: 'Re-founding "value-based" healthcare: leadership insights into institutional reform.'

    2 Mar.: ' "Faith-based" healthcare: utopian dream or social imperative?'