• 3 March 2011
  • No. 4946
  • Vol. 141

    Race Equality in Higher Education

    Achievements, Future Challenges and Possible Solutions


    Friday, 11 March, St Anne's College, 9.30 a.m.–2 p.m. Half-day conference open to students, staff and academics in the sector and beyond. Designed to support understanding and thinking in the area of race equality. Keynote address by Ms Afua Hirsch and Dr Gurnam Singh. See: http://www.ox.ac.uk/visitors_friends/whats_on/0311_3.html.


    Medieval and Modern Languages

    Elizabeth Fallaize Memorial Lecture

    Toril Moi, Duke University, will deliver the Elizabeth Fallaize Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 March, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution, St Giles', followed by a reception in Room 2 from 6.15–7 p.m. All welcome.

    Subject: 'Knowing oneself, knowing others: love, language and truth in Simone de Beauvoir's The Woman Destroyed.'

    Music Faculty

    Ethnomusicology Seminar

    Professor Aaron Fox, Columbia, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 March, in the North Lecture Room, St John's College. Convenor: Dr Anna Stirr.

    Subject: 'Repatriation as ethnography and the ethnography of repatriation: working with indigenous cultural property in the field'.

    Music and Linguistics


    A workshop convened by researchers in Music and Linguistics and sponsored by the Humanities Division will be held on Saturday, 5 March, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. at the Taylor Institution. Keynote speakers will include: Aaron Fox (Columbia); Eric Clarke; John Coleman; Dave De Roure.

    Subject: 'Working with sound: music, language, and beyond (Oxford Sound Day)'.


    Ian Ramsey Centre Seminar

    Professor William Carroll will deliver the Ian Ramsey Centre seminar at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 10 March, in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College. Free and open to the public. Drinks reception 8.15 p.m.

    Subject: 'Cosmology and creation: from Hawking to Aquinas.'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Oxford e-Research Centre

    Information Security and Privacy Programme

    The Rt Hon David Blunkett, MP, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 March, in the Access Grid Room, Oxford e-Research Centre. For more information see: www.softeng.ox.ac.uk/infosec.

    Subject: 'Balancing security and privacy in an open society'.

    Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

    Mathematical Geoscience Seminars

    Cancellation: please note that the seminar by Andrea Rinaldo announced for 11 March has been cancelled. There will be no seminar in that week.

    Medical Sciences

    Neuroscience Grand Round Guest Lectures

    Mr John Elston will lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 25 March, in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital.

    Subject: 'Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: can we do better?'

    Social Sciences

    NOTE: This workshop has been postponed until 14 April from 23 March:

    Foundation for Law, Justice and Society/Centre for Socio-legal Studies

    Workshop: Regulation, Regulators, and the Crisis of Law and Government series

    Professor Alain Jeunemaitre and Giuliano Castellano will give the following seminar at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, 14 April, at Jesus College. For full details and programme, visit www.fljs.org/events.

    Subject: 'Remedies against regulators: legal and other processes'.

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Bodleian Libraries

    Oxford Seminars in Cartography: Annual Series

    David Fletcher, London Metropolitan, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 March, at the Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road.

    Subject: 'The Commission on the Royal Forests 1787–93: maps and parliamentary scrutiny in Britain'.

    Maison Française d'Oxford

    Early Modern French Seminar

    The following seminar will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 March, at Maison Française. Please note the change of title.

    John O’Brien, Royal Holloway

    Subject: 'Heart and hearth: some versions of secrecy.'

    Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

    Michele de Nevers, Visiting Fellow, Global Economic Governance Programme, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 14 March, at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Hayes House, 75 George Street.

    Subject: 'Opportunities and challenges for climate finance.'

    Neuroscience Grand Round Guest Lectures

    The following lectures will be given from 11.30-12.30 on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital

    Mr John Elston, Oxford Eye Hospital, West Wing
    25 March: 'Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: can we do better'