• Thursday 25 April 2013
    • NO. 5022
    • VOL. 143


    Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Literature and Medicine Seminar Series

    The following seminars will be given at 6pm in the third floor seminar room, Radcliffe Humanities Building. Please note earlier start time. Abstracts: www.gtc.ox.ac.uk. Convenors: Peter Friend, Laurie Maguire, Neil Mortensen, Sophie Ratcliffe, Marion Turner, Rutger Ploeg

    Change of title:

    Adam Mars-Jones, writer and critic

    9 May: 'Cinematically challenged'

    Additional lectures:

    Katherine Duncan-Jones

    23 May: ' "To move wild laughter in the throat of death": palliative mirth in the age of Shakespeare'

    Jeremy Davies, Leeds

    6 Jun: 'The feeling of bodily pain'

    Oriental Institute

    Dr Adam Mestyan will lecture at 4pm on 3 May in Lecture Room 2, Oriental Institute. Sponsor: Islamic World Studies Group

    Subject: 'Arabic theatre in Khedivial culture, 1868–72: James Sanua revisited'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies: Graduate colloquium

    Graduate students will deliver short presentations of their research at 5.15pm on 2 May at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Numbers limited; those wishing to attend please register at: academic.administrator@oxcis.ac.uk. Convener: Dr M Talib

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    Lecture series

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

    Jeanette Winterson, author

    26 Apr: 'Creativity versus inequality: how creative health changes us as people and challenges us as a  society'

    Annual Hands Lecture

    Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and former Prime Minister, New Zealand

    Wed 1 May, Examination Schools: 'Development in practice: rule of law, transitional justice and human rights'

    Dr Giles Fraser, former Canon Chancellor, St Paul's Cathedral

    17 May: 'The suspicion of suspicion: Othello and New Atheism'

    Professor Mary King, University for Peace, and Distinguished Fellow, RAI

    31 May: ' “A single garment of destiny”: Martin Luther King Jr and today's world'

    Beeban Kidron, documentary filmmaker, director, and co-founder, FILMCLUB

    7 Jun: 'In real life: the transformative nature of film'


    Sociology Seminar Series

    Correction to days:

    The seminar series will be given on Wednesdays, rather than Thursdays as previously announced. The dates given remain correct.

    Change of speaker:

    Dr Alexander L Janus

    1 May: 'The gap between mothers' work–family orientations and employment trajectories in 18 OECD countries'

    St Antony's

    SEESOX Lunchtime Seminars

    The following seminars will be held at 12.30pm in the ESC Seminar Room.

    Yasar Yakis, former Turkish Foreign Minister and a former Turkish Ambassador. Chair: Edward Mortimer

    25 Apr: 'The evolution of the Syria conflict and of Turkish–Syrian relations'

    Nora Fisher Onar, Bahçeşehir. Chair: Othon Anastasakis

    29 Apr: 'Symbology of the state and its discontents: the case of Turkey'

    SEESOX Seminar

    The following seminar will be held in the ESC Seminar Room at 5pm on 6 May. Speaker: Dejan Popović, Ambassador of Serbia to the UK. Discussant: Elizabeth Roberts. Chair: David Madden

    Subject: 'Serbia and regional cooperation in the Western Balkans: EU membership perspective as a tool for overcoming the past'