Lectures

    • Thursday 10 May 2012
    • NO. 4988
    • VOL. 142

    Humanities

    Faculty of History

    Astor Visiting Lecture

    Professor James Vernon, Chancellor's Chair in History, Berkeley, will deliver the Astor Visiting Lecture at 5 pm on 21 May in the auditorium at Magdalen.

    Subject: 'Distant strangers: how imperial Britain became modern'

    Humanities Division Discussion Forum

    Professor James Vernon, Astor Visiting Lecturer and Chancellor's Chair in History, Berkeley, will lead a Humanities Division Discussion Forum, 5–6.30 pm on 22 May in the Sheldonian Theatre. Respondents include Andrew McGettigan, Critical Education, David Sweeney, HEFCE, and Professor Shearer West.

    Subject: 'Why Britain? The privatisation of the world's best public university system'

    Research Colloquium

    There will be a one-day research colloquium led by Professor James Vernon, Astor Visiting Lecturer and Chancellor's Chair in History, Berkeley, 10 am–6 pm on 26 May at Worcester. Convenors: Dr Matt Houlbrook and Dr Conrad Leyser. Places are limited; to register please email conrad.leyser@worc.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Modernities old and new'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Voltaire Foundation

    Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment

    Besterman Lecture

    Ourida Mostefai, Boston College, will deliver the 2012 Besterman Lecture at 5.15 pm on 7 June at Maison Française d'Oxford. Enquiries: email@voltaire.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Jean-Jacques Rousseau et les conflits des Lumières'