• Thursday 30 October 2014
    • NO. 5075
    • VOL. 145


    TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

    Interdisciplinary discussion: Ming: 50 years that changed China

    Craig Clunas, Clare Harris, Peter Ditmanson and Rana Mitter will discuss the British Museum's exhibition 'Ming: 50 years that changed China' at 1pm (with lunch from 12.45pm) on 5 November at Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road. Free and open to all; no need to book. Information: www.torch.ox.ac.uk/ming-50-years-changed-china.

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces seminars

    The time of the following seminars has been changed; they will now be given at 3pm on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (PTCL). All welcome. Conveners: Dr R P A Dullens, Professor J Yeomans

    Dr Kazem Edmond  

    4 Nov: 'Rheology of self-assembling colloidal chains'

    Professor Martin Oettel, Tübingen

    18 Nov: 'Some aspects of soft interfaces with trapped colloids'

    Dr Daniela Kraft, Leiden

    2 Dec: 'Self-assembly of anisotropic colloidal particles'                    

    Department of Computer Science

    Strachey Lectures in Computer Science

    Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Southampton, will deliver the Strachey Lecture on 18 November at 2pm in Lecture Theatre B, e-Science Building, 7 Keble Road.

    Subject: 'Brute force and insight: dealing with a web of data'

    Mathematical Institute

    Brooke Benjamin Lecture on Fluid Dynamics

    Professor Oleg Lavrentovich, Kent State, will deliver the 8th Brooke Benjamin Lecture on Fluid Dynamics at 5pm on 5 November in Lecture Theatre L2, Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. Information: www.maths.ox.ac.uk/events/special-lectures/brooke-benjamin-lecture.

    Subject: 'Dynamics of particles in liquid crystals'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Ashmolean Museum

    Sir Norman Rosenthal and Dr Georgina Paul will be in conversation at 11.30am on 5 November at the Ashmolean Museum.

    Subject: 'Art belongs to the people!'

    Bodleian Libraries

    The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, D R Thorpe, political biographer, and John Campbell, political biographer, will speak at 5pm on 5 November in the Weston Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (use Parks Road entrance), followed by a Q&A with the audience. All welcome; admission free. Places limited; advance booking recommended: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/whats-on.

    Subject: 'The lives of Harold Macmillan and Roy Jenkins'

    Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

    The business and practice of journalism

    The following seminars will replace those originally scheduled on the dates shown. They will be given at 2pm in the Barclay Room, Green Templeton.

    Lucy Küng, Jönköping International Business School

    19 Nov: 'Leadership and innovation in media organisations' (working title)

    Ewen MacAskill, defence and security correspondent, the Guardian

    3 Dec: 'Snowden and the debate on surveillance versus privacy'

    Oxford University Royal Naval Unit

    Guy Hudson Memorial Lecture

    Admiral James Goldrick will lecture at 6pm on 3 November in the Lecture Theatre, Pembroke. Please arrive by 5.45pm.

    Subject: 'The Royal Navy and the offensive 1914–39: something must be left to chance'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    Professor Michael Alexander, Emeritus Professor of English Literature, St Andrews, will lecture at 3.30pm on 9 November at Trinity.

    Subject: 'Laurence Binyon and For the Fallen'

    St Benet's Hall

    A one-day symposium will be held 10.15am–6pm on 2 December at Ertegun House, 37A St Giles'. There will be six speakers from various disciplines. Further details: www.st-benets.ox.ac.uk/news. Free and open to all but places must be booked in advance: penelope.lane@stb.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Justice, hope and redemption: Jewish perspectives'