• Thursday 10 November 2011
    • NO. 4969
    • VOL. 142


    Faculty of History

    Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Conference

    The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry is hosting a conference at 1.40 pm on 24 November in the Maplethorpe Seminar Room, St Hugh's. Speakers include Robin Mackie, Gerrylynn Robert and Anna Simmons, Open University and UCL; Bill Brock, Leicester; Sally Horrocks, Leicester; and Viviane Quirke, Oxford Brookes. Preceded by the Society's AGM at 1.15 pm. £10 for SHAC members, £15 non-members; lunch available at £10.50 extra. Further information: anna.roos@history.ox.ac.uk. Registration form and online payment: www.ambix.org.

    Subject: 'Academics, consultants, industrialists and government chemists: the history of chemists' careers in England from 1880 to the 1970s'

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    The European Humanities Research Centre (EHRC)

    A joint seminar on gender in medieval literature, will be given at 4 pm on 16 November in Room 3, Taylor Institution. Speakers: Sophie Marnette, 'Gender and genre: reported discourse in Lais and Fabliaux'; Manuele Gragnolati, 'Maternal language and corporeality in Dante'; and Annette Volfing, 'Half out, half in: gender ambiguity and pastoral care in Seuse's Exemplar'. No fee. Convener: Martin McLaughlin.

    Faculty of Philosophy

    Oxford Forum Dialogue

    Professor Mark Wrathall, Professor of Philosophy, California at Riverside, will be in conversation with Professor George Pattison at 4 pm on 14 November in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church. For more information: roxana.baiasu@philosophy.ox.ac.uk or Dr Juliana Cardinale: 020 7955 7539, j.cardinale@lse.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Heidegger and the phenomenology of religion'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Physics

    Please note the changed time for this event:

    Dr John Grunsfeld,  former Astronaut and Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, will deliver a special lecture at the new time of 5.15 pm on 30 November in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory. This lecture will be ticketed. See: www.physics.ox.ac.uk/astro/Astro_Events/index.htm.

    Subject: 'A Hubble story'

    Medical Sciences

    Distinguished Lecture in Virology

    Professor Harald zur Hausen, Nobel Prize in Medicine, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, will lecture at 4.30 pm on 16 November in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Reception to follow.

    Subject: 'Tumor virology contributes to cancer prevention'

    Social Sciences

    Department of International Development


    Professor Rajneesh Narula, Reading, will lecture at 5 pm on 17 November in Seminar Room 1, Department of International Development (QEH), 3 Mansfield Road.

    Subject: 'MNEs as drivers of development: why is the evidence ambiguous?'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Dr Hiromi Habata will lecture at 5 pm on 11 November in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

    Subject: 'The last day of the Buddha's life as depicted in the Mahaparinirvana-mahasutra'

    Change to announced lecture:

    Dr Yu-Shuang Yao will lecture at 5.30 pm in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol, on 14 November.

    Subject: 'The essence and appeal of engaged Buddhism in contemporary Taiwan'

    Oxford University China Africa Network

    Oxford University China Africa Network (OUCAN), with generous support from the Asian Studies Centre at St Antony's, will organise an international symposium, 8.30 am–4.30 pm, on 29 November at St Antony's. Fee £12, with discounts available. Register: http://oucan.politics.ox.ac.uk. Information: oucan@politics.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'China's diplomacy, aid and investment in Africa and South East Asia'  

    Colleges and Halls

    St Antony's

    Dahrendorf Programme For The Study Of Freedom

    Please note the changed date for this event:

    Professor Timothy Garton Ash will lead a discussion at 4.30 pm on 25 January in the Sheldonian Theatre.

    Subject: 'Freespeechdebate.com: debating global free speech in the age of mass migration and the internet'

    Russkiy Mir Programme

    John Dewey, biographer of Russian lyric poet Fyodor Tyutchev, will deliver a talk, with readings from Tyutchev's verse, at 5 pm on 18 November in the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Library, St Antony's.

    Subject: 'Fyodor Tyutchev: poet and thinker'

    St Hugh's

    150th anniversary of the birth of Italo Svevo

    Adam Phillips, psychologist, literary critic and essayist, will deliver a public lecture at 8 pm on 15 December in the Mordan Hall, St Hugh's. Advance booking required. Please email: svevo2011@gmail.com.

    Subject: 'Getting it wrong: what Zeno did for psychoanalysis'