• Thursday 15 May 2014
    • NO. 5060
    • VOL. 144


    Faculty of Classics

    Classical Art Research Centre: Special Lecture

    Professor Salvatore Settis, former director, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, will lecture at 5pm on 2 June at the Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, followed by refreshments. All welcome. Further information: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk or www.carc.ox.ac.uk/events.

    Subject: 'Graphidis vestigia: drawing and colour in the Greek and Roman world'

    Faculty of History

    Changing Character of War Annual Lecture 2014

    General David Petraeus will be in conversation with General Sir Nick Parker at 5pm on 20 June in the Union Debating Chamber. It is not necessary to be a member of the Union to attend. Free tickets from: ccw@history.ox.ac.uk.

    Medical Sciences

    Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

    Departmental seminar

    Professor Nigel Emptage will deliver a departmental seminar at 1pm on 22 May at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Level 6, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital.

    Subject: 'Learning from failure: how synaptic transmission is regulated by expectation'


    Ruby Wax and Colin Blakemore will be in conversation at 7pm on 4 June at the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets: £10 from www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford/#promoter=720.

    Social Sciences

    Saïd Business School

    Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms

    Maryam Hussain and Steve Caine, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, EY, will give a seminar at 12.30pm on 27 May in Seminar Room 13, Saïd Business School. A sandwich lunch will be provided. Please email bryn.harris@sbs.ox.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

    Subject: 'Corporate fraud: the human factor'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    All Souls/Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences

    Can you hear me now? Two lectures on social media and political activism

    Ana Marie Cox, Senior Political Columnist for the Guardian US, will lecture 5–6.30pm on the following dates.

    16 Jun, Old Library, All Souls: 'History of social media: what we talk about when we talk about each other'

    17 Jun, Butler Room, Nuffield: 'Disobedience in social media: civil and uncivil'


    John Wesley Lecture

    Professor J Richard Watson, Emeritus Professor of English, Durham, will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5pm on 20 May in the chapel, Lincoln. All welcome.

    Subject: 'Poetry and piety: John Wesley and hymns'

    University College

    H L A Hart Memorial Lecture

    Professor Samuel Scheffler, Professor of Philosophy/Law, NYU, will deliver the H L A Hart Memorial Lecture at 5pm on 27 May in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church. Followed by a question and answer session and a reception in the Fellows' Garden, University College. Please confirm attendance by emailing marion.hawtree@univ.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Distributive justice, the basic structure, and the place of private law'