• Thursday 4 November 2010
  • No. 4933
  • Vol 141



APGRD Seminar Series

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles'.

Dr Pantelis Michelakis, Bristol

8 Nov.: 'Reception and the Media.'

Professor Margaret Williamson, Dartmouth

15 Nov.: 'Citation as Translation:  The Case of Classical Names.'

Dr Katherine Harloe, Reading

22 Nov.: 'Reception and the History of Science.'           

Professor Miriam Leonard, University College, London

29 Nov.: 'Reception of Tragedy and the History of Ideas.'

APGRD Lectures

John Hamilton, Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 8 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles'.

Subject: 'Carefree and Careless: Augustine, Heidegger, and the Critique of Securitas.'

History/Social Sciences

Seminar on the Conservative Party and Decolonization

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. in Nuffield College (Chester Room).

Convenors:  John Darwin, Stephen Howe.

Professor Stephen Howe (Bristol) and Professor Saul Dubow (Sussex)

11 Nov.: 'Harold Macmillan and the Wind of Change.'

Professor Stephen Howe and Dr Nicholas Owen

25 Nov.: 'The Thatcher Years and the End of Empire.'

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Computing Laboratory

James Lyne (Sophos) will speak on Monday, 8 November, in the Computing Laboratory, Lecture Theatre B at 5 p.m. Please confirm attendance to shoshannah.holdom@comlab.ox.ac.uk as space may be limited.

Subject: ' "Anatomy of an Attack": A discussion of malware and hacking, and how to protect against cyber crime.'

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: Prof. Subir Sarkar and Dr Stefan Zohren.

 Dr Stefan Zohren, Oxford

4 Nov.: 'Causal random geometry from stochastic quantization.'

Dr Susha Parameswaran, Uppsala

11 Nov.: 'Moduli stabilisation and dS vacua in MSSM heterotic orbifolds.'

 Dr Martin Winkler, Munich

18 Nov.: 'Light dark matter in the NMSSM.'

 Mr James Barnard, Durham

25 Nov.: 'Metastable supersymmetry breaking.'

 Dr Alexander Belyaev, RAL and Southampton

2 Dec.: 'The Z' boson at future linear colliders.'

Medical Sciences

Litchfield Lecture

Professor Herman D. Suit, Andres Soriano Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital, will deliver the  Litchfield  Lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 3 December, in the Richard Doll Building Lecture Theatre, Old Road Campus.

Subject: 'Particle Beam Radiation Therapy: Rationale and Efficacy.'

Social Sciences

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods Special Interest Group (Quant SIG)

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room J (computer lab), 28 Norham Gardens.

Miranda Lubbers, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Barcelona

8 Nov.: 'Social comparison with friends versus non-friends.'

Lars-Erik Malmberg, Department of Education, Oxford

15 Nov.: 'Within-teacher stability and variability: an unexplored dimension of teachers' self-efficacy development.'

James Hall, Department of Education, Oxford

22 Nov.: 'SEM and Latent Growth Modelling across different measures: one instance of defensible validity.'

Ioulia Televantou, Department of Education, Oxford

29 Nov.: Title to be confirmed.

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

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

John W. Adams, Adjunct Professor, Rutgers, and Lance Cassak, Special Counsel, Baker Botts LLP, will give the following seminar at 3 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, at St Hugh's College. Participants include Sir John Bourn, former Head of the National Audit Office.

Subject: 'Regulation of Financial Markets: An Evaluation.'

Sub-faculty of Archaeology

Professor Zbigniew Fiema, Helsinki, will deliver a lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 November, at St John's College, New Seminar Room.

Subject: 'Mada'in Salih (ancient Hegra): the Excavations at the Nabataean-Roman site in Saudi Arabian Hijaz.'

Keble Lecture

Professor Albert Ammerman, Colgate University, will deliver the Keble Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, at Keble College, the O'Reilly Theatre. Supported by Wiley-Blackwell.

Subject: 'The First Argonauts: towards the first seafaring in the Mediterranean.'

Institutes, Centres and Museums

Bodleian Libraries

Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)

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

Gillian Pritchard and Ljilja Ristic

Wednesday, 10 November, 2–3.30 p.m., WISER: Technology Tools—Reference Management.

Lucile Deslignères

Wednesday, 10 November, 4–5 p.m., WISER:  Learning a Modern Language.

Jane Rawson

Friday, 12 November, 9.30–11.00 a.m., WISER: Getting Organised on the Web.

Anne Manuel

Friday, 12 November, 11.15–12.45 p.m., WISER: Using the Internet to Find Quality Resources.

Saïd Business School


'Neurosociety...What is it with the brain these days?', 7 and 8 December, Saïd Business School. International conference jointly organised by InSIS and the European Neuroscience and Society Network (ENSN). Free but spaces limited. To register, and for speakers and full details, see www.sbs.oxford.edu/neurosociety.

Colleges and Halls

Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lecture

Jim Rogers, author, inter alia, of the bestsellers Investment Biker and Adventure Capitalist, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lecture at 5.45 p.m., Thursday, 4 November, in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College. Admission by ticket only, from Balliol Lodge.

Subject: Jim Rogers in conversation. 

Keble College

Richardson Lecture

Dr Jan Grabowski, Fellow by Special Election and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Keble College, will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Pusey Room, Keble College.  

Subject: 'Advanced counting: what do mathematicians do?'

Kellogg College

Vincent Strudwick Lecture

The Rt Revd Professor Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Gresham Professor of Divinity and Honorary Professor of Theology at King's College, London, will deliver the Vincent Strudwick Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, at Kellogg College.

Subject : 'Allies or opponents? Secular and religious contributions to public policy.'

New College Chapel

The New Forum

Sir John Houghton, Co-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Chair, John Ray Initiative, and Chris Goodall, author of How to Live a Low-Carbon Life; Green Party councillor, will speak at 4 p.m., Sunday, 14 November, in the Chapel. The discussion will be followed by tea in the Founder's Library at 5 p.m., and Sir John will preach at Evensong at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome; no tickets required. Details: chapel.administrator@new.ox.ac.uk or 279108.

Subject: 'Climate Change.'

St Catherine's College

The Alan Tayler Lecture

Dr Lincoln Wallen, Head of R and D, Dreamworks Animation, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Subject: 'Telling Great Stories: the Mathematics and Systems Engineering of Movie Production.'

St John's College Research Centre Legalism Seminar Series

The Revd Dr Tim Jenkins, Jesus College, Cambridge, will deliver the St John's College Research Centre Legalism Seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in the Research Centre Seminar Room, 45 St Giles'. Tea served from 4 p.m. For further information contact  judith.scheele@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Forms of law and social forms in Béarn, south west France.'


Aquinas Institute Colloquium

'Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange and some disputed questions in 20th-century Catholic thought.' Saturday, 27 November, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Speakers: Richard Peddicord OP (Aquinas Institute of Theology, St Louis, Missouri); Henry Donneaud OP (Institut Catholique de Toulouse); Aidan Nichols OP (Blackfriars, Cambridge). Respondents: Philip Endean SJ (Campion Hall, Oxford); John Sullivan (Liverpool Hope University); Thomas Crean OP (Holy Cross, Leicester). For further information, and registration, contact the convenor, Francis Murphy (Magdalen College): francis.murphy@theology.ox.ac.uk.

Other Groups

Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lectures

Ashley Jackson (Professor of Imperial Military History, King's College, London) and David Tomkins (Project Manager, John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Library) will lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Convocation House, Bodleian Library, 16 Nov.

Subject: 'Illustrating Empire: images from the John Johnson Collection.'

Oxford Brookes Early Modern Research Cluster

Professor Loreen L. Giese, Professor of English, Ohio, will deliver a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, at Oxford Brookes University, Fuller Building, Room FHG 07.

Subject: 'Probing between the Sheets: Uncovering Marital Cruelty in Early Modern England.'