Lectures

    • Thursday 23 October 2014
    • NO. 5074
    • VOL. 145

    Humanities

    Faculties of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics and Medieval and Modern Languages

    Romance Linguistics Seminar

    The following seminars will take place at 5pm on Thursdays in room 3, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, unless otherwise noted. Convener: Professor Martin Maiden

    Dr Pavel Štichauer, Charles

    5.30pm, 23 Oct: 'VN compounds in Italian from the 16th century onwards: an exploitation of a word-formation pattern'

    Dr Antonio Fortin, Manchester

    6 Nov: 'The expressive dimension of Spanish evaluative affixes'

    Dr Márcia Cristina do Carmo, UCL

     20 Nov: 'Phonological variation in São Paulo Brazilian Portuguese'

    Dr Sandra Paoli

    4 Dec: 'Between friulano and veneto: the case of tergestino'

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Astor Lecture

    Professor George Whitesides, Harvard, will deliver the Astor Lecture at 4pm on 31 October in the Mathematical Institute.

    Subject: 'Simplicity as a strategy in research. "Simplicity" as a component of invention'

    Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 4.45pm on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (PTCL) unless otherwise noted. All welcome. Convener: Professor J P K Doye

    Dr Edina Rosta, London

    27 Oct: 'Catalytic mechanism of phosphate cleavage reactions'

    Dr Jochen Blumberger, London

    10 Nov: 'Electron transport in proteins and organic semiconductors: insights from molecular computations'

    Professor Joel Bowman, Emory

    24 Nov: 'Embedded local quantum dynamics using many-body high-dimensional potential energy surfaces: applications to water clusters, ice and liquid'

    Department of Plant Sciences

    Inaugural Lecture

    Professor John Mackay, Wood Professor of Forest Science, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5pm on 6 November in the Examination Schools.

    Subject: 'Mapping the future of trees and forests in era of global environmental change – from adaptability to sustainability'

    Social Sciences

    Department of International Development

    Children and Youth in a Changing World: inter-departmental seminar series

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 1, Department of International Development, QEH, 3 Mansfield Road. Convener: Caroline Knowles

    Nikki Luke and Judy Sebba

    4 Nov: 'What influences the education outcomes of young people in care? The interplay of emotional well-being, care history, school environment and local authority context'

    Andy Cunningham

    11 Nov: 'Kenya's first National Children's Government: implications for educational research, policy and practice'

    Jamie McLaren Lachman

    18 Nov: 'Development of a randomised controlled trial evaluation of a parenting programme to reduce the risk of child maltreatment in Cape Town, South Africa'

    Elaine Chase

    25 Nov: ' "Becoming adult": transitions at 18 for young people subject to immigration control in the UK'

    Gina Crivello

    2 Dec: ' "There's no future here": the time and place of children's migration aspirations in Peru'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Martin School

    Please note change to advertised date:
    The panel discussion featuring Professor Charles Godfray, Professor Ian Goldin, Professor Sarah Harper, Professor Yadvinder Malhi and Dr Toby Ord will now take place at 5pm on 18 November.

    Subject: 'Is the planet full?'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    St Cross

    St Cross College Series in the History and Philosophy of Physics

    A one-day conference will be held on 22 November at St Cross as the first event in this new series. Free. Details and registration: www.stx.ox.ac.uk/happ/events/wittgenstein-and-physics-one-day-conference.

    Subject: 'Wittgenstein and physics'