• Thursday 14 November 2013
    • NO. 5041
    • VOL. 144


    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Guest Lecture on Medieval German Literature

    Professor Dr Elke Brüggen, Bonn, will lecture at 6pm on 20 November in the New Council Room, Somerville.

    Subject: 'Die Rüstung des Anderen: zu einem rekurrenten Motiv bei Wolfram von Eschenbach'

    Medical Sciences

    Developmental Biology

    The following events take place on 10 December at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road. Supported by the J W Jenkinson Memorial Fund. All welcome; please contact Linda Roberts (linda.roberts@imm.ox.ac.uk or Oxford 222446) with any queries.

    Annual Oxford Developmental Biology Symposium

    The symposium will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Speakers include: Tim Mohun, MRC National Institute for Medical Research; Andy Copp, UCL Institute of Child Health;  Aziz AboobakerStephen FleenorMatthew FreemanStephen GoodwinWenchao GuNicolas Harberd; Zoltan MolnarCedric Patthey and Nicola Smart. Registration: £10 by 22 November.

    Public Lecture

    Andrew Copp, UCL Institute of Child Health, will lecture at 3.30pm. Please arrive slightly early to be seated.

    Subject: 'Spina bifida: how does it arise in the embryo and can it be prevented?'

    Social Sciences

    Saïd Business School

    Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford 2013

    The 13th annual Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford will take place at Saïd Business School from 9am on Sunday, 24 November. Speakers include: Jaan Tallinn, co-founder, Skype; Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote; Larry Weber, Chairman, W2 Group; Gary Lauer, CEO, eHealth. Free event. More information: www.sbs.oxford.edu/siliconvalley. To register:  www.svco2020sessions.eventbrite.com or siliconvalley2013@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

    Department of Politics and International Relations

    A series of events will be held  on Saturday, 30 November, as part of an alumni event. Further information and registration: http://bit.ly/194PxaI. All welcome, but pre-registration is required.


    A conference will be held from 9am in the Manor Road Building. Speakers include: David Miller, Daniel Butt, Iain McLean and Jeremy Waldron.

    Subject: 'The engagement of theory'


    Iain McLean will lecture at 6.30pm in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, followed by a drinks reception and private viewing of a Lewis Carroll exhibition.

    Subject: 'The eccentric genius of Lewis Carroll, the pioneer mathematician of voting'


    A dinner will be held at 8.30pm in the Fellows Dining Room, Balliol. Pre-dinner drinks at 8pm in the lounge. The after-dinner speaker will be Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the Supreme Court.

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

    Special Lecture

    Change of date

    HE Mr Nasser Judeh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, will deliver a Special Lecture at 5pm on 26 November in the Examination Schools.

    Subject: 'Jordanian foreign policy in a changing region'

    Foundation for Law, Justice and Society/Wolfson/Centre for Socio-Legal Studies


    Professor Alberto Febbrajo, Macerata, will lecture at 3.30pm on 19 November in Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building. To register: www.fljs.org/events.

    Subject: 'The deep roots of social systems theory: reconsidering the contribution of Max Weber'

    Professor William Twining, UCL, will deliver the first Law, Film and Literature lecture at 5.30pm on 26 November in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson. To register: www.fljs.org/events.

    Subject: 'Law and literature: a dilettante's dream?'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    The Global Ocean Commission Lecture

    José María Figueres, former President of Costa Rica, David Miliband, former UK Foreign Secretary and Environment Secretary, Cristina Narbona, former Environment Minister of Spain, and Bronwen Maddox, Editor and Chief Executive, Prospect, will host a panel discussion at 4pm on 21 November in Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville. Please confirm your attendance to emily.landis@globaloceancommission.org.

    Subject: 'Valuing the high seas: economics, environment and governance in the 21st century'