Lectures

    • Thursday 16 February 2012
    • NO. 4979
    • VOL. 142

    Humanities

    Faculty of English Language and Literature and New College

    Moving Modernisms conference

    An interdisciplinary three–day conference will be held from 5 pm on 21 March at the English Faculty, St Cross Building. Fee £180, including lunch (£100 students). A stand-alone postgraduate day will also take place 9 am–5 pm on 21 March. Organisers: Professor David Bradshaw and Professor Laura Marcus. To register: www.movingmodernisms.org.

    Subject: 'Moving modernisms'

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Sub-faculty of German

    Susanne Scharnowski, Freie Universität, Berlin, will lecture at 5 pm on 23 February in the Memorial Room, Queen's. Convener: Dr Tom Kuhn.

    Subject: 'Literatur für das Anthropozän. Die Ästhetik der berührten Natur in Dieter Bachmanns "Unter Tieren" und Andreas Maiers/Christine Büchners "Bullau. Versuch über Natur" '

    Sub-faculty of Spanish

    Colloquium on the Bicentenary of the Spanish 1812 Constitution

    The following seminars will be given on 9 March between 4 and 6 pm in the Taylor Institution. Introduction by Professor Edwin Williamson. Following the colloquium, HE the Ambassador of Spain will open an exhibition on the 1812 Cadiz Constitution in the Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution.

    Dr Frances Lannon

    Subject: 'The 1812 Constitución de Cádiz in historical perspective'

    Martin Murphy, biographer

    Subject: 'Two critics of the constitution: Lord Holland and Blanco White'

    Professor Sir John Elliott

    Subject: 'Spaniards of both hemispheres: a constitution for an empire'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Mathematical Institute Colloquium

    Professor Dr Stephan Luckhaus, Leipzig, will deliver the Mathematical Institute Colloquium at 4.30 pm on 2 March in Lecture Theatre 2, Mathematical Institute, St Giles'.

    Subject: 'Mathematics of phase transitions from PDEs to many particle systems and back?'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Latin American Centre

    Thirtieth Anniversary Lecture for the Bulletin of Latin American Research

    Professor James Dunkerley, QMUL, will deliver the BLAR Anniversary Lecture at 5 pm on 24 February at the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk. A glass of wine will be served following the discussion.

    Subject: ' "Where is Carlos Montufar?" Scenes of sensibility in the scientific life of Alexander von Humboldt'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    St Edmund Hall

    Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

    Alan Rusbridger, Editor, the Guardian, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5.30 pm on 2 March in Jarvis Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.

    Subject: tbc

    St Antony's

    Russkiy Mir Programme

    The Russian Connection

    To mark the inauguration of the Russkiy Mir Programme at St Antony’s, the following events will be held on 24 February in the Nissan Lecture Theatre. All welcome, admission free. Further details: oliver.ready@sant.ox.ac.uk. Convener: Dr O J Ready.

    2 pm: 'East meets West: a Russian great in London'. Speakers: Robert Harris; Professor Derek Offord, Bristol; Professor Kathleen Parthé, Rochester, NY. Chair: Professor Andrei Zorin.

    3.15 pm: 'Between Churchill and Stalin'. Speakers: Professor Gabriel Gorodetsky and Dr Oliver Ready.

    4.30 pm: Public lecture by V A Nikonov, Moscow, Executive Director, Russkiy Mir Foundation.

    North American Studies Programme

    Seminar series

    Please note revised date

    Professor Emeritus Hal Klepak, Royal Military College of Canada, was to give a seminar on 27 February. This has been rescheduled to 5 pm on 23 February in the Latin American Centre Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk.

    Subject: 'A mutually beneficial relationship: Cuba and Canada since the Revolution and today'

    The following lecture has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances:

    Professor Gerardo Otero, Professor of Sociology, Simon Fraser, will give a seminar at 5 pm on 1 March in the Latin American Centre Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk.

    Subject: ‘NAFTA and “food security,” or Mexico’s loss of labour sovereignty’

    Other Groups

    Oxford University Consulting

    Seminar

    Caroline Chivers and Robert Renfree, Mills & Reeve Solicitors, will deliver a seminar at 5 pm on 7 March at the Saïd Business School. To register: www.learning.ox.ac.uk/courses.

    Subject: 'Acting as an expert witness'