• Thursday 7 February 2013
    • NO. 5014
    • VOL. 143

    Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme

    Hoffmann Lecture

    Jim Leape, Director General, WWF International, will deliver the first Hoffmann Lecture at 5pm on 12 February at the Ship Street Conference Centre, Jesus.

    Subject: 'Making sustainable development happen'


    Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

    Peter Weibel will lecture at 4pm on 15 February at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. For more information, see: www.ruskin-sch.ox.ac.uk/news/detail/peter_weibel_renaissance_2.0.

    Subject: 'Renaissance 2.0'

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Comparative Literature workshop

    There will a workshop on Fernando Pessoa and English literature, 2–5.30pm on 15 February in Room 2, Taylor Institution. For information or to register: mariana.decastro@gmail.com.

    Modern Greek Studies seminar

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm on Thursdays in the Ground Floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square. Convener: Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou

    Akis Gavriilidis, Macedonia

    7 Feb: ' "Two brotherless peoples": Theodorakis, Elytis and other nationalists'

    Dimitris Plantzos, Athens

    14 Feb: 'Hellas mon amour: Greek museums as national "sites of trauma" '

    Michalis Chryssanthopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

    28 Feb: 'Literature tackles history: the transformation of the public sphere in Greece in the late-19th and early-20th century'

    Helena González Vaquerizo, Autónoma de Madrid

    7 Mar: 'Kazantzakis' Odyssey: a 20th-century epic'

    Faculty of Oriental Studies

    Islamic World Subject Group

    Dr Baha Megid, University of `Ayn Shams, Cairo, will lecture at 4pm on 15 February in Lecture Room 2, Oriental Institute.

    Subject: 'Why Naguib Mahfouz is cursed: a reading in Children of Gabalawy; an archetypal interpretation'

    Social Sciences

    Department of Education

    Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (Oxford)

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm in Seminar Room D, 15 Norham Gardens. All welcome. Conveners: Dr Alis Oancea, Dr Lorraine Foreman-Peck, David Aldridge,Oxford Brookes, Dr Janet Orchard, Bristol

    Professor Andrew Stables, Bath

    19 Feb: 'Be(com)ing human: semiosis and the myth of reason'

    Professor David Bridges, Cambridge

    12 Mar: 'The ethics and politics of the international transfer of educational policy and practice'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    International Gender Studies Centre

    IGS at LMH seminar series: Closing gender gaps: gender-critical turns in researching education, gender and society

    Change of speaker

    The following will now be the speaker at 2pm in the Old Library, Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Conveners: Dr J Davies, Dr M Jaschok

    Professor Harriet Evans, Westminster

    14 Feb: 'Gender, memory and place: an oral history of change in an "old Beijing" neighbourhood'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    All Souls

    Lee Lecture

    Professor Patrick Le Galès, Sciences Po, Paris, will deliver the  Lee Lecture at 5.15pm on 20 February in the Examination Schools.

    Subject: 'Reconfiguring the state in Western Europe'


    Oliver Smithies Lectures

    Professor Steven Schwartz, former Vice-Chancellor of Murdoch University, Brunel University and Macquarie University, Chair of the Fulbright Commission, Fellow of the Academy of Social Science, NATO Fellow and author of 13 books, will deliver two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 pm on the following Thursdays in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol. See: www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/events/2013/february/21/oliver-smithies-lecture-professor-steven-schwartz and www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/events/2013/february/28/oliver-smithies-lecture-professor-steven-schwartz.

    21 Feb: 'Justice and fairness in university admissions'

    28 Feb: 'Knowledge without wisdom'