• Thursday 23 May 2013
    • NO. 5026
    • VOL. 143


    Oriental Institute

    Islamic World Subject Group

    The following lectures will take place at 4pm on Fridays in Lecture Room 2, Oriental Institute.

    Helen Blatherwick, SOAS

    24 May: 'Literary approaches in Qur'anic studies'

    Christopher Melchert

    7 Jun: 'The creeds of Ahmad ibn Hanbal'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Newton Abraham Symposium

    Professor Richard R Schrock and Professor Peter P Edwards will give a one-day series of talks 10am–5pm on 24 May in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Lecture Theatre. Free entry.

    Subject: 'Olefin metathesis: a long-lived reaction'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Environmental Change Institute

    Oxford University Energy Research Network

    A one-day conference will be held on 31 May in Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology; registration from 9.30am, prompt start at 10am. Free (but lunch not provided); for programme and to register: https://bookwhen.com/eci1. Convenor: Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith

    Subject: 'UK energy policy'

    Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

    Research seminar series

    The following seminars will be given at 12.30pm on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road. Convener: Professor Sarah Harper

    Professor Vegard Skirbekk, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna

    23 May: 'Religion, fertility and the role of education'

    Professor Øystein Kravdal, Oslo

    30 May: 'The importance of women’s education for fertility in sub-Saharan Africa: a multilevel perspective'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    St Antony's

    SEESOX Seminars

    Ziya Önis, Koç, Istanbul, will give the following seminars in the ESC Seminar Room. Chair: Kerem Öktem

    28 May, 12.30pm: 'Conservative globalism at a crossroads: Turkey's economic and democratisation challenges during the AKP era'

    31 May, 5pm: 'The new Turkish foreign policy in the age of Arab revolutions: between ethics and self-interest'

    Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom

    Michael Ignatieff will be in conversation with Adam Roberts and Timothy Garton Ash at 5pm on 28 May in the Nissan Lecture Theatre

    Subject: 'Is universalism ethnocentric?'

    St Edmund Hall

    A China Policy Forum will be held 2–6pm on 7 June in the Doctorow Lecture Hall. Free and open to all. Sponsors: St Edmund Hall and Oxford Chinese Economic Programme. Speakers: Xiaolan Fu; Christine Wong; Li Shi, Beijing Normal; Zhao Yaohui, Peking; and John Knight. Chairs: John Knight and Xiaolan Fu

    Subject: 'Economic policy options for the new leadership in China'