Lectures

    • Thursday 22 January 2015
    • NO. 5083
    • VOL. 145

    Humanities

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Oxford Portuguese research seminar

    The following seminars will be given at 2.15pm in the Theberge Room, St Peter's. Convener: Professor Phillip Rothwell

    Teresa Pinto Coelho, Nova de Lisboa

    17 Feb: 'Decline and fall: late 19th-century London as seen by Robert Louis Stevenson and the Portuguese'

    Luís Trindade, Birkbeck

    24 Feb: 'The gaze of Othello. Radical culture and historical emplotment in post-revolutionary Portugal'

    Simon Park

    3 Mar: 'Of ants and grasshoppers, or, what is an early modern poet?'

    Tiago Salazar

    10 Mar: 'Portuguese travel writing'

    Faculties of Music and Theology

    Music and Theology seminar

    Dr Michael O'Connor, Toronto, will give a seminar at 5pm on 18 February in Worcester, followed by refreshments. Information: http://oxfordmusicandtheology.wordpress.com. Conveners: The Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold, Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury

    Subject: 'Logocentrism and church music: early modern thought and contemporary practice'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Physical Chemistry Seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 2.15pm on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, unless otherwise noted. All welcome. Conveners: Professor R G Compton, Dr M I Wallace

    RSC Liversidge Award Lecture
    Professor Mike Ashfold, Bristol

    26 Jan: 'Molecular photodissociation dynamics in the gas and the condensed phase: similarities and differences'

    Dr Justin Molloy, NIMR, London

    2 Feb: 'Pulling and twisting single biological macromolecules with lasers and magnets'

    Professor Tim Dafforn, Birmingham

    23 Feb: 'A tail of two bio-nanoparticles: lipid discs and viral detectors'

    Professor Fredrik Höök, Sweden

    9 Mar: 'Surface-sensitive imaging for diagnostic and drug-discovery applications'

    Professor Authur Suits, USA

    16 Mar: 'Chirped-pulse microwave spectroscopy in uniform supersonic flows: a new approach to reaction dynamics in polyatomic systems'

    Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 3pm on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. All welcome. Conveners: Dr R P A Dullens, Professor J Yeomans

    Dr Adar Sonn, Tel-Aviv

    27 Jan: 'Viscoelastic response of actin networks at intermediate distances'

    Professor Olivier Dauchot, ESPCI, France

    10 Feb: 'Walking grains, rolling colloids, swimming droplets… how universal are transitions to collective motion in active matter'

    Professor Gijsje Koenderink, AMOLF, The Netherlands

    24 Feb: 'Some aspects of soft interfaces with trapped colloids'

    Professor Patrick Tabeling, ESPCI, France

    10 Mar: 'Colloidal microfluidics'

    Department of Earth Sciences

    Departmental Lectures

    Addendum:
    The title for the following seminar in this series is now available. It will be given at noon in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences.

    Professor Eric Rignot, California at Irvine and Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    13 Feb: 'Contribution to sea level rise from melting ice sheets'

    Medical Sciences

    Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit/Equator Network

    Seminar series

    Dr Trish Groves, Head of Research, BMJ, will lecture at 1pm on 9 March in the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus. Free seminar, but please reserve your place by emailing: octrutrialshub@ndorms.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'BMJ – the highs, lows and what attracts editors to accepting your findings'

    Department of Experimental Psychology

    Anne Treisman Lecture

    Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Birkbeck, will deliver the annual Anne Treisman Lecture at noon on 29 January in Lecture Theatre A, Tinbergen Building, 9 South Parks Road. Abstract: www.psy.ox.ac.uk/events. Host: Professor Glyn Humphreys

    Subject: 'What can babies with Down syndrome possibly tell us about Alzheimer's dementia in adults?'

    Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit

    Seminar series

    Dr Trish Groves, Head of Research, BMJ, will lecture at 1pm on 9 March in the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus. Free seminar, but please reserve your place by emailing: octrutrialshub@ndorms.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'BMJ – the highs, lows and what attracts editors to accepting your findings'

    Social Sciences

    Saïd Business School

    Inspiring Women in Leadership and Learning

    Debora Spar, President, Barnard, will deliver a seminar at 6pm on 26 January at Saïd Business School, followed by a drinks reception. To register: www.iwilldebspar.eventbrite.com.  

    Subject: 'Wonder women: sex, power and the quest for perfection'

    Distinguished Speaker seminars

    Helena Morrissey, CEO, Newton, and founder, 30% Club, will deliver a seminar at 5.30pm on 18 February at Saïd Business School, followed by a drinks reception. To register: www.distinguishedmorrissey.eventbrite.com.

    Subject: 'The 30% Club journey – so far!'

    Responsible Leadership seminars

    Debashis Chatterjee, Director, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, will deliver a seminar at 12.30pm on 26 February at Saïd Business School. To register: www.responsiblechatterjee.eventbrite.com.

    Subject: 'Timeless leadership'

    Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms seminars

    The following seminars will take place at 12.30pm on Tuesdays at the Saïd Business School. A sandwich lunch will be provided. Please email novakdruce.centre@sbs.ox.ac.uk if you would like to attend. More information: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ideas-impact/novak-druce-centre-professional-service-firms/events.

    Heidi Gardner, Harvard, and Distinguished Fellow, Center on the Legal Profession

    27 Jan: 'Collaboration among highly autonomous professionals: costs, benefits, and promising directions for future research'

    Vincent Mangematin, Grenoble Ecole de Management

    24 Feb: 'Business models: configurations and antecedents'

    Department of Politics and International Relations

    Centre for International Studies

    Sophie Meunier will speak at 5pm on 29 January in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre.

    Subject: 'Beggars can't be choosers? The euro crisis and the rise of Chinese direct investment in Europe'

    Professor Richard Caplan, Dr Scilla Elworthy and Dr Rama Mani will speak at a panel discussion on Dr Elworthy's new book Pioneering the Possible: Awakened Leadership for a World That Works, and the UK launch of the organisation Rising Women Rising World, at 5pm on 5 February in Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building. Chair: Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis

        Subject: 'A conversation on the role of women in transforming conflict in the 21st century'

    Rob Howse will speak about his new book at 5pm on 9 February in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building. Panel discussants: Janalee Cherneski and Aggie Hirst. Chair: Kalypso Nicolaïdis.

        Title: Leo Strauss: Man of Peace

    Scott Atran will speak at 5pm on 27 February in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre.

        Subject: tbc

    Kalypso Nicolaïdis will speak on 13 March in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre for a book launch. Time and further speakers to be confirmed.

        Subject: 'Echoes of empire – a conversation across disciplines'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

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

    To register for the following events, see: www.fljs.org/events.

    Workshop

    A workshop will be held from 2pm on 26 January in the Haldane Room, Wolfson, to investigate if it is possible for regulators and companies to strike a balance between business innovation and data protection in the Digital Age. Speakers: Dr Christopher Kuner, Copenhagan, Steve Wood, ICO, Nick Stringer, UK and International Advertising Bureau, Ronnie Preiskel, Partners Preiskel & Co LLP, Christopher Millard, London, Cristopher T Marsden, Sussex, Dr Jatinder Singh, Cambridge, and Dr Asma Vranaki, London.

    Book colloquium

    There will be a book colloquium at 5pm on 30 January in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson.

    Title: Capitalism v Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution (by Timothy K Kuhner)

    Film

    Persepolis will be screened at 7.30pm on 4 February in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson.

    Oxford Energy

    Colloquia

    Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, will lecture at 5pm on 27 January in the Lecture Theatre, Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, followed by a drinks reception. Information: www.energy.ox.ac.uk/events.

    Subject: 'Opportunity to act: making smart decisions in a time of low oil prices'

    Reuters Institute/Nuffield College Media and Politics seminars

    Addendum:
    The title for the following seminar in this series is now available. It will be given at 5pm in the Butler Room, Nuffield.

    Andrew Tyrie, MP and chair, Treasury Select Committee

    6 Mar: 'Parliament and the media'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Energy

    Colloquia

    Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, will lecture 5–6.30pm on 27 January in the Lecture Theatre, Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, followed by a drinks reception. For more information see: www.energy.ox.ac.uk/events.

    Subject: 'Opportunity to act: making smart decisions in a time of low oil prices'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    Balliol

    Oliver Smithies Lectures

    Professor Stephen Brown will deliver the following Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5pm in Lecture Room XXIII.

    26 Feb: 'Moral virtue as a mean and as a means'

    4 Mar: 'Revealed religion as an intellectual discipline'

    Mansfield

    Lecture series

    The following lectures will be given at 5pm on Fridays in the Old Junior Common Room, unless otherwise noted. Convener: Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC

    Professor Sarah Churchwell, East Anglia

    30 Jan: 'The Great Gatsby and the invention of American literature'

    Errollyn Wallen

    6 Feb: 'Being a composer'

    2015 Neil Lecture
    Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC

    13 Feb, Examination Schools: 'Securing justice in a complex world'

    John Milton Fellowship Annual Lecture
    Karen Armstrong

    20 Feb: 'Fields of blood. Religion and the history of violence'

    Rachel Holmes

    27 Feb: 'Eleanor Marx: a life'

    Mikael Strandberg

    6 Mar: 'Say yes to living! Exploration in extreme cold and heat'

    Professor Julia Hobsbawm

    13 Mar: 'Social capital and the connected age'