• Thursday 23 January 2014
    • NO. 5047
    • VOL. 144


    Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics/Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Romance Linguistics seminar

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm on Thursdays in room 3, Taylor Institution. Convener: Professor Martin Maiden

    Dr Alex Nicolae and Dr Adina Dragomirescu, Bucharest

    20 Feb: 'On the uniform syntax of modal verbs in Romanian' and 'Slavic features in the syntax of Romanian?'

    Professor Aditi Lahiri and Dr Stephen Parkinson

    27 Feb: 'Coronal asymmetries in Portuguese' and 'English loans into Bengali'

    Xavier Bach

    6 Mar: 'Basic colour categories in Lengadocian Occitan: an experiment and a corpus study'

    Dr Oana Bărbulescu Uță

    13 Mar: 'The diachronic evolution of three cell-mates: el, însul, dânsul. A case study on Romanian pronominal paradigm(s)’

    Modern and Medieval Languages

    Portuguese postgraduate seminars

    The following events will be given at 2.15pm on Tuesdays in the Gillese-Badun Seminar Room, Graduate Centre, Wadham. Convener: Dr Cláudia Pazos Alonso

    28 Jan: Dr Ana Frankenberg-Garcia, Sussex

    11 Feb: Professor Sérgio Paulo Guimarães Sousa, Minho

    18 Feb: Dr Joao Lopes, Oslo

    4 Mar: Dr Fabio Mario Silva, São Paulo

    11 Mar: André Penafiel

    Medical Sciences

    Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

    Botnar Research Centre seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 12.30pm on Tuesdays in the G54/38 Seminar room, Botnar Research Centre. Convener: Dr James R Edwards

    Dr Alex Bullock

    28 Jan: 'Protein complexes determining altered BMP signalling in FOP'

    Dr Jeffrey Karp, Harvard

    4 Feb: 'Bioengineered strategies for controlling cells post-transplantation'

    Professor Ian Clark, Norwich

    11 Feb: 'You are what you eat – can diet-derived factors impact on osteoarthritis?'

    Dr Isabel Orriss, London

    18 Feb: 'The regulation of skeletal and soft tissue mineralisation by extracellular ATP and NPP1'

    Dr Celia Gregson, Bristol

    25 Feb: tbc

    Dr Fiona McCann

    4 Mar: tbc

    Mr Wulf Forrester-Barker    

    11 Mar: 'Don't lose it: data protection and information security for research'

    Professor Bo Abrahamsen, Odense

    18 Mar: 'The atypical femur fracture – have we cracked it?'

    Dr Clive Metcalfe

    25 Mar: 'Controlling immune cell activation through disulfide bond switching at the cell surface'

    Social Sciences

    Department of International Development

    Children and Youth in a Changing World: interdepartmental seminar series

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 1, QEH (Department of International Development).

    Shrochis Karki

    28 Jan: 'Disrupted trajectories: the unmasking of the "successful" student in Nepal'

    Professor Martin Woodhead, Open

    4 Feb: 'The role of the private sector in achieving education for all goals for early childhood and primary education: opportunities and challenges'

    Dr David Johnson

    11 Feb: 'In, out, in out, shake it all about: schooling and the development of basic concepts for learning in Nigeria'

    18 Feb: tbc

    Dr Catherine Allerton, LSE

    25 Feb: 'Schooling, exclusion and belonging among the children of Indonesian and Filipino migrants in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo'

    Dr Patricia Kongori

    4 Mar: 'A qualitative exploration of the issues involved in paediatric research in contexts of large numbers of orphans and children living without parents'

    Dr Lucy Bowes

    11 Mar: 'Bullying and child mental health: risk and resilience'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Institute for Population Ageing

    Change of speaker:

    Dr Anne Katahoire, Makere, will give a seminar at 12.30pm on 13 February in the Seminar Room, OIPA, 66 Banbury Road, as part of the Fertility and Development series. This replaces the previously announced seminar by Professor Nynke Van den Broek on that date.

    Subject: 'Adolescent pregnancy and fertility in Uganda: does education have a role?'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    Political Science seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm in the Clay Room, Nuffield. All welcome. Conveners: Geoff Evans, Ray Duch, Steve Fisher, James Tilley and Catherine De Vries

    Professor Cees van der Eijk

    28 Jan: 'Risky business: on the use of factor analysis in survey data'

    Dr Lucy Barnes

    4 Feb: 'The size and shape of government: preferences over taxation in advances industrial democracies'

    Dr Clement Imbert

    11 Feb: tbc

    Professor Peter John

    18 Feb: 'Voter mobilisation experiments in the UK'

    Professor Dr Gerald Schneider

    25 Feb: 'The Euro crisis, austerity measures and strikes'

    Dr Georg Picot

    4 Mar: 'The political consequences of precarious employment'

    Centre for Experimental Social Sciences

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm at Nuffield. More information at: http://cess-web.nuff.ox.ac.uk/calendar/seminars.

    Diana Mutz, Pennsylvania

    29 Jan: 'The political psychology of American attitudes toward globalisation'

    George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon

    12 Feb: 'Behavioral economics and public policy'

    David Huffman

    25 Feb: 'The complementarity of trust and institutions for economic outcomes'

    Erte Xiao, Carnegie Mellon

    11 Mar: 'Time delay and support for taxation'