• Thursday 2 February 2012
    • NO. 4977
    • VOL. 142



    Vanessa Redgrave, actress, has been appointed the next Humanitas Visiting Professor in Drama. She will deliver the following lectures and symposium, which take place in the Examination Schools unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to all; however, booking is required: www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/events/humanitas.

    3–6 pm, 9 Feb.: 'Speak what we feel not what we ought to say (Part 1) – King Lear'

    9–11 pm, 9 Feb.: Screening of The Fever (2004, dir. Carlo Nero), introduced by Vanessa Redgrave and Carlo Nero, with Q&A to follow. 

    3–6 pm, 10 Feb. (St Cross Building): 'Speak what we feel not what we ought to say (Part 2) – Antony and Cleopatra'

    8–10 pm, 10 Feb.: Symposium with Ralph Fiennes, actor, Michael Billington, Guardian theatre critic, and Simon Stephens, playwright: 'Theatre and politics today'

    Faculty of History

    Oxford History of Chemistry

    Charles Webster will lecture at 5 pm on 6 March in the History Faculty Lecture Hall. This lecture is sponsored by the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (www.ambix.org).

    Subject: 'Paracelsus: chemistry and revolution'

    Social Sciences

    School of Geography and the Environment

    Oxford Water Futures Programme: Louwes Lecture

    Professor Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law and Co-Director, Joint Degree in Law and Government, Georgetown, will lecture at 4.30 pm on 23 February in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church. Followed by drinks reception at 6 pm in the Freind Room, Christ Church. Register to attend: louweslecture@gmail.com.

    Subject: 'Accountability and international law: reflections from water projects'

    Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)

    Book launch

    Dr Mette Berg and Professor Cathy McIlwaine, QMUL, will launch their new publications at 5 pm on 9 November in the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.

    Subject: 'Diasporic generations: memory, politics and nation among Cubans in Spain' and 'Cross-border migration among Latin Americans: European perspectives and beyond'

    Colleges and Halls

    New College


    A symposium will be held Friday–Saturday, 13–14 April, at New College. Fee £20, including tea and coffee (£10 students). Speakers: María del Pilar Blanco, Colin Davis, Mark Fisher, Kirstin Gwyer, Dina Khapaeva, Karen Leeder, Julian Wolfreys, with prize-winning writer David Constantine and painter and visual artist Sarah Sparkes. Conveners: Professor Karen Leeder and Dr Kirstin Gwyer. Registration: www.new.ox.ac.uk/giving-up-the-ghost. Enquiries: egle.jankauskaite@new.ox.ac.uk, Oxford 279487.

    Subject: 'Giving up the ghost: the haunting of modern culture'