Lectures

    • Thursday 3 May 2012
    • NO. 4987
    • VOL. 142

    Humanities

    Faculty of History

    Oxford Architectural History Seminar

    The following seminars will be held at 5.30 pm in the EPA Lecture Theatre, Lady Abraham House, Museum Road.

    Louis Nelson, Virginia

    14 May: 'Landscapes of exchange: merchant houses of the greater British Caribbean'

    Tim Skelton, independent scholar

    11 Jun: 'Lutyens: our greatest memorial architect?'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Physics

    Cherwell-Simon Lecture

    Professor Anton Zeilinger, Vienna and Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, will deliver the Cherwell-Simon Lecture at 4.30 pm on 18 May in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics. A drinks reception will follow.

    Subject: 'Quantum games and quantum information'

    Social Sciences

    Oxford University Press and the Saïd Business School

    Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: Maverick markets: the virtual societies of financial markets

    Karin Knorr Cetina, George Wells Beadle Distinguished Service Professor, Chicago, will lecture at 5.30 pm at the Saïd Business School. The first lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Open to the public, admission free. Register online at: http://sbscetina.eventbrite.co.uk. More information: Michael Burt (business.uk@oup.com) or Kate MacDonald (conference@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

    22 May: 'What is a financial market? Global markets as post-traditional social forms'

    23 May: 'Scopic media: what they are and how they help organising markets and other domains'

    24 May: 'The market as an object of attachment'

    Department of Education

    Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (Oxford) seminars  

    Change of date: please note that this seminar has been postponed by a week from the date initially advertised.

    Dr Janet Orchard         

    5 pm, 22 May, Seminar Room D, 15 Norham Gardens: 'Practical wisdom and the good school leader'

    Department of Politics and International Relations

    Centre for International Studies

    OxPeace Conference

    The OxPeace Conference will be held on Saturday, 19 May, 9.30 am–5.30 pm, in St John's Auditorium. Speakers: Professor Richard Caplan; Dan Smith, Secretary General, International Alert; Professor Henry Shue; Professor Cheyney Ryan; Dr Rhys Kelly; Dr Marcus Mayer; Dr Richard Barltrop; Dr Charlotte Bannister-Parker. All welcome. For more information, contact: trisha.mittal@sant.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Disciplines of peace'

    Department of International Development/China Centre

    Oxford Forum

    A forum will take place at 1–6 pm on 9 May in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's. Registration and lunch in the Buttery at St Antony's at 1–1.30 pm. Speakers include Professor Alan Winters, former Chief Economist,DFID; Professor David Vines; Professor Yongding Yu, Director of IWEP, CASS; John Farnell, European Commission; Mr Stephan Perry, Vice Chairman, Sino-Britain Business Council; Professor Angang Hu, Director of China Studies Centre, Tsinghua; Professor Shujie Yao, Head of China School, Nottingham; Professor John Knight; Professor Rana Mitter; and Dr Xiaolan Fu. Convenors: Professor Andrew Goudie, Dr Xiaolan Fu and Professor Valpy FitzGerald. Please RSVP to Lucy Driver: lucy.driver@area.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'China and the world economy'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    All Souls

    Chichele Lecture 2012

    Alan Powers, Professor of Architecture and Cultural History, Greenwich, will deliver the Chichele Lecture at 5 pm on 24 May in the Old Library, All Souls.

    Subject: '1938: an architectural crisis at All Souls'

    Oriel

    Thomas Harriot Lecture

    Dr Lesley B Cormack, Alberta, will give the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 pm on 31 May in the Champneys Room, Oriel. For more information, see: www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/content/thomas-harriot-lecture-2012.

    Subject: ' "The whole earth, a present for a Prince": Molyneux's English globes and the creation of a global vision'

    Newman Lecture

    Dr Benjamin King, Tennessee, will give the Newman Lecture at 5 pm on 6 June in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel. For more information, see: www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/content/newman-lecture-2012.

    Subject: 'John Henry Newman and the church fathers: writing church history in the first person'

    St Antony's

    Taiwan Studies Seminars

    The following seminars will be held at 5 pm in The Fellow's Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's.

    Professor Steve Goldstein, Smith College

    7 May: 'Election results in Taiwan: what's next for the US–China–Taiwan tangle?'

    Professor Shelly Rigger, Davidson

    31 May: 'Why Taiwan matters'