• Thursday 29 January 2015
    • NO. 5084
    • VOL. 145


    Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Drama Studies

    Is the Playwright Dead? (and if not should s/he be?)

    David Edgar, playwright, will give the following lectures at 5pm. Registration free and open to all. Further information and registration: www.torch.ox.ac.uk/humanitas.

    2 Feb, Andrew Wiles Building: 'State of play'

    4 Feb, Examination Schools: 'How playwrights work' – conversation with playwrights April de Angelis and David Greig

    6 Feb, Oxford Playhouse: 'How playwrights collaborate' – conversation with playwrights Howard Brenton and Bryony Lavery

    7 Feb, Andrew Wiles Building: 'Plays for today? (The place of the playwright in contemporary theatre)' – closing symposium with critic Michael Billington, playwright Rachel De-lahay, theatre maker Chris Goode and Dr Liz Tomlin in discussion

    Faculty of Classics

    APGRD free public lectures

    The following lecture has been postponed from 16 February. It will now take place atl 2.15pm on 11 May in the Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies.

    Helen McCrory in conversation with Professor Edith Hall, KCL

    Subject: 'On Medea at the National Theatre (2014)'

    Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

    General Linguistics seminar

    The following seminars will be given at 5.15pm on Mondays in the Taylor Institution, unless otherwise noted. Conveners: Professor A Lahiri, Dr A Asudeh, Dr S Paoli

    Dr Kerstin Hoge

    2 Feb: 'The phrase structure puzzles of Yiddish prenominal possessors'

    Dr Allesandro Vatri

    9 Feb: ' "A man being beaten with my eyes I saw": automatic detection of syntactic ambiguity in Greek and Latin corpora'

    Dr Louise Esher

    16 Feb: 'The life history of morphomic patterns'

    Dr Peter Barber

    23 Feb: 'Analogy, asymmetry and underspecification: evidence from ancient Greek'

    Professor David Adger, QMUL

    2 Mar, Ship St Lecture Theatre, Jesus: 'The syntax of possession in noun initial languages'

    Professor Martin Maiden  

    9 Mar: 'Why Romanian appears to have three genders but really only has two'

    Faculty of Music

    Oxford Medievalism Seminar

    Dr Cynthia Gamble, Ruskin Society, will give a seminar at 5pm on 25 February in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College. Followed by refreshments. Information: http://oxfordmedievalism.wordpress.com. Conveners: Dr Jennifer Rushworth, Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury

    Subject: 'John Ruskin and Marcel Proust: medieval encounters'

    Faculties of Music and Theology and Religion

    Music and Theology seminar


    Dr Michael O'Connor, Toronto, will give the following seminar at the new time and date of 3pm on 25 February at 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'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums


    Seminar series: Shifting powers, shifting mobilities

    The following seminars will be given at 2pm on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Conveners: Dr Dace Dzenovska and Dr Nicholas Van Hear

    Dr Ravinder Kaur, Copenhagen

    29 Jan: ' "Emerging worlds": the reconfiguration of the global south'

    Dr Dace Dzenovska and Dr Nicholas Van Hear

    5 Feb: 'Beyond exit and voice: two perspectives'

    Dr Amanda Snellinger

    12 Feb: ' "We go to bring something back": a comparison between strategies of going and staying among frustrated youth in Birganj, Nepal'

    Daniel Trilling, New Humanist

    19 Feb: 'The border is everywhere: refugee journeys in Europe'

    Dr Gwendolyn Sasse

    26 Feb: 'Continuity and change in the perceptions and political behaviour of Polish migrants in the UK'

    Dr Helene Thiollet, Sciences Po

    5 Mar: 'Migration, exile and revolution: recent experience from the Middle East'

    Professor Bridget Anderson, Dr Mette Berg, Dr Franck Düvell, Dr Caroline Oliver and Dr Martin Ruhs

    12 Mar: 'Shifting powers, shifting mobilities: developing a research agenda'

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


    There will be a workshop discussing patent policy in genomics and human genetics beginning at 9am on 11 February in the Haldane Room, Wolfson. To register: www.fljs.org/content/patent-policy-genomics-and-human-genetics-public-health-perspective. Conveners: Denis J Galligan, Katerina Sideri 

    Book colloquium


    The following book colloquium has been postponed from 30 January until 5pm on 25 February in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson. To register: www.fljs.org/events.

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

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    Merton Equality Conversation

    Trevor Phillips, Deputy Chair, Steering Committee of the National Equality Standard, and former chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Commission for Racial Equality, will lead this year's Merton Equality Conversation at 5pm on 19 February in the TS Eliot Theatre. Information and registration: www.merton.ox.ac.uk/event/merton-equality-conversation-2015.

    Subject: 'Towards a fairer Oxford'

    St Antony's

    Southeast Asian Seminar Series

    The speaker for the lecture to be given on 18 February has changed. Michael Buehler, SOAS, will now lecture on this date at 2pm in the Deakin Room.

    Subject: 'The diffusion of Islamic laws across Indonesia'