• Thursday 16 May 2013
    • NO. 5025
    • VOL. 143


    Faculty of History

    Dacre Lecture

    Toby Barnard will give the Dacre Lecture at 5pm on 17 May in Corpus Christi.

    Subject: 'Renewing the "new" British history'

    Faculty of Philosophy

    Oxford Forum

    Professor Michael Freeden and Ms Dana Mills will participate in a discussion at 2pm on 17 May in the Seminar Room, third floor, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. For information: Dr Roxana Baiasu (roxana.baiasu@philosophy.ox.ac.uk) or Forum Coordinator, Dr Juliana Cardinale (020 7955 7539, j.cardinale@lse.ac.uk).

    Subject: 'Moving the boundaries of the political: dialogue on the work of Jacques Rancière'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Special Simonyi Lecture

    Eric Weinstein will lecture at 4pm on 23 May in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre. Host: Marcus du Sautoy

    Subject: 'Geometric unity'

    Social Sciences

    Saïd Business School

    Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms: Seminar series

    The following seminars will be given at 12.30pm at the Saïd Business School. Sandwich lunch provided.

    Woody Powell, Stanford

    23 May, Seminar Room 14: 'From an inconvenient truce to a convention: the institutionalisation of the 1855 French wine classification system'

    Eucman Lee, London Business School

    10 Jun, Boardroom: 'The designer’s influence on organisation design: a study of CEO characteristics and organisational structures in NHS trusts'

    Department of International Development


    Professor Robert Gleave, Exeter, will lecture at 5.30pm on 16 May at the Department of International Development. All welcome.

    Subject: 'Shari'a law and Muslim legal mythology'


    A one-day workshop will take place 9.30am–4.30pm on 17 May at Wolfson. All welcome. Convenor: Dr Masooda Bano

    Subject: 'Law, religion and social order: unpacking the promise of Shari'a'

    Department of Politics and International Relations

    Comparative Political Economy Seminar series

    Professor Atul Kohli will present a lunchtime seminar at 12.30pm in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building. All welcome. No registration required. Details: maya.tudor@bsg.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Regional diversities in India’s development'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums


    Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

    Professor Mark Pollard will deliver the ninth annual Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 5.30pm on 30 May at Jesus, Ship Street Conference Centre.

    Subject: 'Ancient Iran: developments in chronology and copper metallurgy'

    Maison Française

    The planned lecture by Jean-Louis Debré on 17 May has been postponed. Revised date to be confirmed.

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    Harris Manchester

    Michael Argyle Forum for Psychology and Religion

    Professor Kevin Ladd, Indiana at South Bend, will give a special lecture at 5.30pm on 20 May in the Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester. Drinks reception from 5pm. All welcome.

    Subject: 'Psychology of prayer: embodiment and experiments'


    John Wesley Lecture

    Professor Andrew Thorpe, Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Exeter, will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5pm on 23 May in Lincoln Chapel. A reception follows. All welcome.

    Subject: 'More Methodist than Marx? Methodism and the British Labour movement 1890–1939' 


    Professor Robert Kaufman, Rutgers, will lecture at 5pm on 10 June in the Clay Room, Nuffield.

    Subject: 'Inequality and regime change: democratic transitions and the stability of democratic rule'

    St Antony's

    North American Studies Seminar Series

    Change of date
    Professor Pekka Hämäläinen will lecture at 5pm on 24 May in the Pavillion North Room, St Antony's.

    Subject: 'The ungovernable: Indians, states, power and sovereignty in North America before 1900'

    European Studies Centre

    Basque Visiting Fellow Workshop

    A workshop will be held from 10am on 20 May in the ESC Seminar Room. Speakers: Professor Peter Humphreys, Manchester; Gorka Mercero and Eusko Ikaskuntza, Birmingham; Irati Agirreazkuenaga, Basque Country; Mikel Anton, President's Office, Basque Government; Aitziber Díez, Grupo Noticias. Convenor: Estefania Jimenez

    Subject: 'Europe of regions: the role of media'


    Konstantinos Bikas, Greek Ambassador to Britain, will lead a seminar at 5pm on 20 May in the ESC Seminar Room. Chair: Othon Anastasakis

    Subject: 'Redefining Greece's foreign policy priorities'

    Ivo Josipović, President of Croatia, will lecture at 3pm on 24 May in the Nissan Lecture Theatre. Please email julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk to register. Chair: David Madden

    Subject: 'Croatian foreign policy: the EU and south east Europe'