• Thursday 7 November 2013
    • NO. 5040
    • VOL. 144


    Sub-faculty of Spanish

    Seminar to mark the 300th Anniversary of the Real Academia Española

    A seminar will be given at 5pm on 11 November in the Taylor Institution. Speakers from the Real Academia Española and Sub-faculty of Spanish. Introduction: Professor Edwin Williamson. All talks in English unless specified. Following the seminar, HE the Ambassador of Spain will open an exhibition in the Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution.

    Social Sciences

    Department of International Development

    Children and Youth in a Changing World

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 1, QEH, 3 Mansfield Road.

    Dr Angela Raven-Roberts, former executive director, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership

    12 Nov: ' "Drop out" or "in transition"? The challenges and opportunities facing pastoralist youth in the Horn of Africa: issues and implications'

    Ina Zharkevich

    19 Nov: 'Inhabiting one space but different times: generational conflict and values in post-war Nepal'

    Patrick Alexander

    26 Nov: 'Acting your age in a changing world: schooling, childhood and the concept of age imaginaries'

    Rachel Bray

    3 Dec: 'Being young amidst illness and violence in South Africa: an experiment with resilient systems theory'

    Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    Annual Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture

    Baroness Lister of Burtersett will deliver the 2013 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture at 5pm on 4 December in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's. Followed by a reception; all welcome.

    Subject: 'Speaking truth to power: social policy in action'

    Continuing Education

    Mick Aston Landscape Archaeology Lecture

    Mr Trevor Rowley will give the first annual lecture in memory of Mick Aston at 6pm on 6 December at Rewley House Lecture Theatre, Department for Continuing Education. Fee: £10, including coffee and tea from 5.30pm. To register: ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk or (2)70380. Convenor: Dr David Griffiths

    Subject: 'Landscape archaeology: 40 years on'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Maison Française

    Lecture cancellation

    The Maison Française regrets to announce that the lecture by Alain Prochiantz, scheduled to take place on 20 November, has been cancelled.

    Oxford Martin School/Biodiversity Institute


    Professor Paula Kankaanpää, Director, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, will deliver a seminar at 5pm on 13 November at the Oxford Martin School (corner of Catte and Broad Streets). All welcome; registration is required: www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/1720.

    Subject: 'The Arctic in change and the Arctic Council'

    Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food


    Professor Susan Jebb will deliver the 2013 lecture at 4pm on 27 November in Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology. Followed by drinks reception and book launch for Professor Lord Krebs's Food: a very short introduction.

    Subject: 'Diet, health and the environment: towards a more sustainable diet'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    ASC Medieval and Renaissance Studies Cluster Lecture

    Dr Heather Dalton, Melbourne, will lecture at 5.15pm on 12 November in the Roy Griffiths Room, Keble.

    Subject: 'A sulphur-crested cockatoo in 15th-century Mantua: rethinking symbols of sanctity and patterns of trade'


    Book Launch

    A book launch for Breaking new ground: a history of Somerville College as seen through its buildings will be held at 5pm on 15 November in the Brittain-Williams Room, Somerville. Drinks and canapés will be served. All welcome; please RSVP to principals.office@some.ox.ac.uk.

    University College

    Oxford Medievalism seminar

    Professor Fabio Camilletti, Warwick, will lecture at 5pm on 13 November in the Pomona Room, 9 Merton Street, University College.

    Subject: 'Exhumations: Dante's "Vita Nova", the invention of courtly love and the framing of 19th-century desire'