• Thursday 25 January 2018
    • NO. 5192
    • VOL. 148


    Faculty of English Language and Literature

    New Perspectives on the Psalms

    Alexander Massey will deliver a public talk on his musical settings of the psalms at 6pm on 6 February in the Memorial Room, Worcester. More information: psalms@torch.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: ' "God is in the detail": a composer’s illustrated talk on setting the psalms and crafting musical prayer'

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Subfaculty of Spanish Research Seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm on Tuesdays in Room 2, Taylor Institution.

    Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize-winner

    6 Feb: 'La lucha actual por los derechos humanos en América Latina'

    Dr Juan José Pastor Comín, Castilla-La Mancha

    13 Feb: 'Música callada del Siglo de Oro: Cervantes'

    Ariadna Pujol, documentary filmmaker

    22 Feb: screening of her film Aguaviva followed by Q&A session

    Dr Jorge Catalá-Carrasco, Newcastle

    27 Feb: 'Vanguardia, crisis y humorismo gráfico en España y Cuba'

    Jorge Edwards, Chilean novelist and diplomat

    6 Mar: tbc

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages/Faculty of English Language and Literature/Mediating Modern Poetry

    Poetry Reading

    Michael Krüger and Paul Muldoon will hold a poetry reading and discussion at 6pm on Saturday 27 January in the Shulman Auditorium, Queen's. Free but space limited. Reservations: karen.leeder@new.ox.ac.uk. Further information: mmp.mml.ox.ac.uk; https://torch.ox.ac.uk/poetry-reading.

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 3pm on Tuesdays in the PTCL Lecture Theatre. All welcome. Conveners: Dr R P A Dullens, Professor J Yeomans

    Professor Paul van der Schoot, Eindhoven UT

    30 Jan: 'The shape and structure of nematic liquid crystalline droplets'

    Dr Veronique Trappe, Fribourg

    6 Feb: 'Hallmarks of local intermittent relaxation events in the creep behaviour of a colloidal gel'

    Dr Rhoda Hawkins, Sheffield

    13 Feb: 'Active matter droplets and applications to single-cell migration'

    Dr Arianna Bottinelli, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics

    20 Feb: 'The physics of high-density crowds'

    Professor Jonathan Doye    

    27 Feb: 'Computational DNA nanotechnology'

    Dr Sela Samin, Utrecht

    6 Mar: 'Tuning structure and transport in oil–water mixtures'

    Physical Chemistry seminars

    The following seminars will be held at 2pm in the PTCL Lecture Theatre. All welcome. Refreshments served after the lecture, providing an opportunity for discussion with the speaker. Conveners: Professor Andrew Baldwin, Professor Dirk Aarts

    Professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern

    29 Jan: 'Self-assembly of heterogeneous molecules'

    12 Feb: tbc

    Professor Scott Prosser, Toronto; Professor Warren Warren, Duke; Professor Doug Tobias, California at Irvine; Professor Stephan Rauschenbach

    26 Feb: RSC mini-symposium

    Professor Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

    21 May: 'Taking a minimalist approach to membranes'

    Medical Sciences

    Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

    Charles Sherrington Lecture

    Professor Mu-Ming Poo will deliver the Charles Sherrington Lecture at 4pm on 17 April in the Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building.

    Subject: 'Neural plasticity from synapse to cognition'

    Nuffield Department of Population Health

    National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit seminars in maternal and infant health and care

    The following seminars will take place at 10.30am in the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building. All welcome. Convener: Dr Manisha Nair

    Professor Simon de Lusignan and Dr Harshana Liyanage, Surrey

    27 Feb: 'Opportunities and challenges for using real world evidence (RWE) for surveillance, quality improvement and research: pregnancy ontology – Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC)'

    Dr Rachel Rowe

    27 Mar: 'UKMidSS: the UK Midwifery Study System'

    Social Sciences

    Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    Oxford Institute of Social Policy research seminars


    The Perspectives on Social Policy in Oxford seminars will take place at 5pm rather than 5.30pm as originally listed in the lectures supplement.

    Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

    Regulation discussion group

    Dr Sophie Haines will deliver the final discussion group seminar at 1pm on 6 March in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building.

    Subject: 'The usability of weather forecasts for UK drought management: interdisciplinary explorations of skill, risk and regulation'

    Continuing Education

    Rewley House Research Seminar Series


    Dr Elizabeth Gemmill and Dr Roger Willoughby will lecture at 4.30pm on 9 February in the Sadler Room, Rewley House. More information and to register: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/events/view/rhrs-desire. Chair: Dr Tara Stubbs

    Subject: 'Drowning their sorrows? Or strategic spending? The desire for luxury goods in later medieval Durham' (EG) and 'No sex please, we're British/repression, sex and death: trends in the reception of psychoanalysis in Britain 1910–20' (RW)

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Institute for Population Ageing

    Population ageing in countries that have experienced war, revolution and economic transition

    The following seminars will be given at 2pm on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. More information: www.ageing.ox.ac.uk. Convener: Professor Christopher Davis

    Professor Peter Matanle

    25 Jan: 'The depopulation dividend in Japan: the impacts of population decline and ageing on society and the environment'

    Professor Jieyu Liu, London

    1 Feb: 'Ageing in rural China: migration and care circulation'

    Professor Jay Lewis and Professor Christopher Davis

    22 Feb: 'The elderly in South Korea and North Korea during war and peace, and challenges posed by unification'

    Professor Christopher Gerry

    1 Mar: 'Health, well-being and the labour market: the case of elderly Russians'

    Professor Asghar Zaidi, Southampton and LSE

    8 Mar: 'The role of population policies in addressing ageing in the BRICS countries'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    ASC Relics Cluster lecture

    Jan Graffius, Stonyhurst College, will lecture at 5pm on 25 January in Pusey Room.

    Subject: ' "A rich and rare memorial": the story of the oldest museum in the English-speaking world'


    Lecture series

    The following lectures will be given at 5pm on Fridays in the Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium, Hands Building. Convener: Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC

    Jeremias Prassl

    26 Jan: 'Humans as a service: the promise and perils of work in a gig economy'

    Christiane Amanpour in conversation with Helena Kennedy

    2 Feb: 'Reporting the world'

    Professor A C Grayling

    9 Feb: 'Democracy and its crisis'

    Rebecca Fraser

    16 Feb: 'MAYFLOWER: fleeing persecution THEN and NOW'

    John Milton Fellowship Lecture

    Professor David Marquand

    23 Feb: 'Milton's legacy: republican liberty today'

    Hands Annual Lecture

    The Rt Hon Lord Heseltine

    2 Mar: 'The role of government in creating prosperity in a globalised world'

    Oona Hathaway

    9 Mar: 'The internationalists: and their plan to outlaw war'

    St Cross

    St Cross College Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics

    A one-day conference will be held 10.30am–5pm on Saturday 24 February in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics. Free. More information and to register: www.stx.ox.ac.uk/happ/events/physics-controversies-past-and-present-one-day-conference.

    Subject: 'Physics controversies past and present'