• Thursday 24 January 2013
    • NO. 5012
    • VOL. 143


    Faculty of History

    Early modern German culture: an interdisciplinary seminar series

    The following seminars will take place at 2.15pm in the Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, unless otherwise noted. Conveners: Kat Hill, Lyndal Roper, Edmund Wareham

    Chris Kissane, Edmund Wareham and Kat Hill

    24 Jan: 'Food'

    Joseph Koerner, Harvard, Bridget Heal, St Andrews, Jessica Berenbeim and Jan Hennings (further speakers to be confirmed)

    7 Feb, Graduate Training Room: Round table: 'Enemy images/images of belonging'

    Nik Funke, Institute of Historical Research, and Angela Schattner, German Historical Institute

    21 Feb: 'The vulnerable body'

    Anne Simon, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, and Shami Ghosh

    28 Feb: 'Literature and history'

    Faculty of Philosophy

    Astor Keynote Lecture

    Professor Jeff McMahan, Rutgers, will deliver the Astor Keynote Lecture at 6.30pm on 7 February in the Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities.

    Subject: 'What rights may be defended by means of war?'

    Astor Public Debate

    Professor Jeff McMahan, Rutgers, will take part in a public debate with Professor John Broome at 2pm on 6 February in the Graduate Training Room, Radcliffe Humanities.

    Subject: 'The value of life'

    Social Sciences

    Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

    Lecture postponed

    Giles Hutchins, Biomimicry for Creative Innovation, will now lecture at 4pm on 20 February at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

    Subject: 'The nature of business – redesigning for resilience'

    School of Geography and the Environment

    Basins under Pressure

    The following seminars will take place at 5pm in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church. Drinks provided after the seminars. Organised by Oxford University's Water Security Network. Register to attend at: https://bookwhen.com/7seqd.

    Simon Dadson

    30 Jan: 'Water security, global change and land-atmosphere feedbacks'

    Jamie Hannaford, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

    13 Feb: 'Water availability and drought trends in the UK and Europe'

    Claudia Sadoff, World Bank

    27 Feb: 'Basins under pressure: the case of the Ganges Basin'

    Dave Tickner, WWF

    6 Mar: 'The river is the nexus: strategic basin planning and water allocation in the 21st century'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    Advanced Studies Centre

    Creativity Lecture Series

    Professor Pierre Lemonnier, CNRS, will lecture at 5pm on 31 January in the Pusey Room, Keble. Convener: Dr L Malafouris

    Subject: 'The blending power of things: from mundane to strategic objects'

    Medieval and Renaissance Cluster Lecture Series

    The following lectures will be given at 5pm in the Pusey Room, Keble. Convener: Dr T Sowerby

    Professor Bill Sherman, York

    8 Feb: 'The reader's eye: between annotation and illustration'

    Professor Greg Walker, Edinburgh

    22 Feb: 'Conscience and satire in John Heywood's Play of Love'


    Lecture series

    The following lectures will be given at 5pm on Fridays in the Junior Common Room, Mansfield, except where noted. Convener: Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC

    Sister Helen Prejean, advocate for abolition of the US death penalty

    6pm, Sun 3 Feb, the Chapel: 'Ending the death penalty' (informal talk)

    Jonathan Mills, Director and Chief Executive, Edinburgh International Festival

    8 Feb: 'Art – the great conversation of mankind'

    The Rt Hon Tony Benn, former MP and Cabinet Minister

    15 Feb: 'Still trying to change the world'

    Reverend Charles Brock, Emeritus Fellow, Mansfield

    22 Feb: 'John Milton – revolutionary spirit?' (inaugural lecture of the John Milton fellowship)

    Michael Palin, actor, writer, television presenter

    1 Mar: 'Around the world in one hour and 20 minutes' (ticketed event; contact jane.buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk)

    Leslie Woodhead, prize-winning documentary filmmaker

    8 Mar: 'How the Beatles rocked the Kremlin. Tales in the cultural shifts that brought down the Soviet Union'

    St Antony's

    Middle East Centre: Women's Rights research seminars

    Dr Zahra Tizro, York St John, will give the following seminar at 12.45pm on 30 January at the Middle East Centre Library, St Antony’s. Contact: Binesh Hass (binesh.hass@law.ox.ac.uk).

    Subject: 'The archaeology of experience of domestic violence against women in Iran'


    Professor Paul Fiddes will give a talk at 6pm on Sunday, 3 February, in the Chapel, Somerville. Accompanied by choral music from Somerville College Choir. For further details, please contact daniel.moulin@some.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Iris Murdoch and the love of truth'