• Thursday 3 February 2011
  • No. 4942
  • Vol 141


    Ruskin Research Seminars

    Contemporary Art and Theory

    The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays (except where shown) at the Ruskin School, 74 High Street.

    Boris Groys, NYU

    7 Feb.: 'The politics of time.'

    David Spero, photographer

    14 Feb.: 'Settlements and Ball photographs: process and serendipity.'

    Amna Malik, Slade

    21 Feb.: 'Proximity: the work of Lamia Joreige.'

    Maria Fusco, Goldsmiths

    28 Feb.: 'But the past is disappearing, said the pioneer.'

    J.J. Charlesworth, critic

    7 Mar.: 'On a practice free of discipline(s): criticisms of the critiques of art criticism.'

    Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine

    Friday, 11 Mar., noon: 'Curating in the twenty-first century.'


    Ian Ramsey Centre Seminar

    Dr Iain McGilchrist, Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists, will deliver the Ian Ramsey Centre seminar at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 10 February, in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester. Free and open to the public. Drinks reception at 8.15 p.m.

    Subject: 'The master and his emissary: the divided brain and the making of the western world.'

    Social Sciences

    Risk and Resilience in Society Seminar Series

    The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Conveners: Dr Angela Wilkinson and Dr Patrick McSharry.

    Professor Katrina Brown, East Anglia

    8 Feb.: 'Multiple meanings of resilience: policy discourses and narratives in international development.'

    Richard Sykes, PwC

    15 Feb.: 'Striving for a risk resilient organisation—a focus on what FTSE companies are doing in practice.'

    Dr Tom Dowling, Stockholm Environment Institute

    22 Feb.: 'Mainstreaming climate risk management: lessons from emerging practice to achieve resilience in Africa.'

    Professor Patricia Longstaff

    1 Mar.: 'Strategies for managing in environments with high uncertainty: emerging principles and tools for resilience.'

    General Meir Elran, Tel Aviv

    8 Mar.: 'Societal resilience, in the context of counterterrorism.'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

    HE Dr Muhammad bin Sulaiman Al-Jasser, Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), will deliver a lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 February, in the Examination Schools.

    Subject: 'Macroeconomic management in an oil economy: the case of Saudi Arabia.'

    Other Groups

    Greyfriars Centre for Franciscan Studies Talks

    The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 3, Taylor Institution.

    Professor James Carley, York, Toronto, and Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies

    7 Feb.: 'John Leland and the libraries of the mendicant orders.'

    Dr Richard Boileau, Crib and Cross Franciscan Ministries

    7 Mar.: 'Consciousness, conversion and communication in Franciscan spirituality.'