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Lectures & Seminars: Michaelmas Term

11/02/2005 09:59:33

Annual Esmée Fairbairn Lecture in Economics: “Choice, Competition and Public Services,” by Prof. Julian Le Grand, Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics.

On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, it is with great pleasure that Professor Steven Bradley, Head of the Department of Economics, extends to all members of staff, students and to members of the general public a cordial invitation to attend the annual Esmée Fairbairn Lecture in Economics, which is to be given this year by Professor Julian Le Grand, Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and recently Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister. The title of the lecture is “Choice, Competition and Public Services.”

Professor Le Grand will discuss the rationale behind the policy of extending choice in key public services, such as school education and the National Health Service, and will spell out what has to be done if the Government’s aims are to be achieved.

The lecture will be given in Lecture Theatre 1 in the new Leadership Centre of the Management School at 6.00 pm on Thursday, 1 December.

Institute for advanced studies

'That Elusive Object of Desire: A Science Studies History of Science Studies' by Geoffrey C. Bowker, (Director of the Centre for Science Technology and Society, Santa Clara University), Weds 30 November, 5.00pm, Furness B62.

'Memory Practices in the Sciences', by Geoffrey C. Bowker, (Director of the Centre for Science Technology and Society, Santa Clara University) Thurs 1 December, 2.30-4.30pm, A9-10 Institute for Advanced Studies.


All to be held in room D28, Fylde College, on Mondays, 4.30pm-6.00pm.

'SEXING UP OR SCREWING AROUND? DEPLOYING THE EROTIC IN QUEER THEOLOGY AND RADICAL ORTHODOXY, Steven Shakespeare (Liverpool Hope University College), Monday, 12 December.


The following seminars will take place in the Johnson Seminar room (A60), Physics Building, at the time indicated. All staff, postgraduates and interested undergraduates are welcome to attend. Seminar duration 1hour.

Water-take a break: coastal hazards and breaking waves, Dr Suzi Ilic (Lancaster, Geography), Mon 5th Dec, 13.00- 14.00.

Capturing Complexity: the Kat River Catchment of Eastern Cape, South Africa, Prof Graham Chapman, (Lancaster, Geography), Mon 12th Dec, 13.00- 14.00.


On the Subject of Our Laws:Kafka's Trial and the Political, Graham Smith, Politic and International Relations, University of Lancaster, Wednesday, 7 December, 2005 – 2-3:30 pm, Frankland Colloquium Room, Faraday Building.


Department of European Languages and Cultures

“"Our race is no longer for this world": Gypsies, Race, Culture and Hybridity in Wilhelm Jensen”, Professor Nick Saul (University of Durham):, Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 5 p.m. Institute for Advanced Studies room A10.

“Gendered Strategies in Catalonia. From 1930s Women Writers to Current Perspectives in Academia”, Dr Neus Real (Autonomous University of Barcelona):, Thursday, 8 December 2005, 2 p.m. Bowland North seminar room C132.

“Cassirer and Myth”, Professor Paul Bishop (University of Glasgow): 14 December 2005, 1 p.m. Institute for Advanced Studies room A10.

Department of Continuing Education - Free Lunchtime Lectures
At the Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster city centre

Fridays from 12.35 to 1.15 pm followed by questions – open to all.

For more information please contact the Department on 10524 592623/4, email or check the website


2 December The Role of Imagery in Hinduism Dr Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad.
9 December Tibetan Buddhist Images: Buddhas, Deities and Mandalas Andy Weber

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM : THE DOCUMENTATION OF FINE ART PROCESS & PRACTICES, The Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts (LICA) Lancaster University.

2nd December 2005, 9.30 - 5.30 Conference Centre, Lancaster University.

'Artists … have learned to tread cautiously when it comes to reporting the internal events that produce their works. They watch with suspicion all attempts to invade the inner workshop and to systematise its secrets. "

[Arnheim, The Genesis of a Painting: Picasso's Guernica , 1962:1]

This symposium addresses an important current issue facing fine art researchers and draw together work researchers in the field of fine art throughout the UK . The idea for it has arisen out of LICA:Art's Visual Intelligences Research Project, that has been set up to investigate the way visual artists think and make and, most importantly, the relationship between their thinking and making.

Further details can be obtained from the web site and bookings can be made through Sheila Graham.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ORGANISATION, WORK AND TECHNOLOGY is pleased to announce its seminar programme for the rest of Michaelmas term. The programme includes a fortnightly themed seminar titled ‘Reflecting on Organisation Theory’.

Seminars take place on Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm in C91, Management School. All staff and doctoral students are warmly invited to participate in the seminar series.

Click on for further details and sign up for email notification of future departmental seminars at the JISC Mailing List Service at

Fit for Business – ‘Mob rules the telecoms’ industry’

Martin Higginson Chief Executive of MonsterMob.
Wednesday 30th November 2005, 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Venue – The Leadership Centre, Lancaster University.

Martin is an accomplished developer of businesses and has taken several to floatation. As the North West’s Entrepreneur of the year in 2002 he is an outstanding young go getter. Listening to him will be a thrilling and enlightening experience. Come and join us for the last in the 2005 series.

To book a place please contact Christine E. Dixon at Knowledgelink,, telephone 015395 39800, fax 015395 39801.

Department of Linguistics and English Language:Lecture series, ‘LANGUAGE, MIND AND SOCIETY’

14 December Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton)

Titles and exact location will be announced in this space closer to the time.


The Dept. of English & Creative Writing at Lancaster University, in collaboration with Litfest, and supported by Lancaster University Friends Fund and Lancaster City Council, is organising two events open to an academic and public audience, focused on the theme of ‘Writing, Culture and Location’.

The events will bring together academics speakers presenting discussion papers, and creative writers in the performance of their work.

1. Retrospection (Wed. 7 December 2005, 3.00pm), AT THE Storey Institute, Lancaster)

This event will focus upon writing and critical/theoretical approaches that have developed in relation to decolonisation and might be defined variously as post-war European, postcolonial, Black British, British-Asian, first or second-generation migrant writing.

Academic speakers:
Dr. Denise DeCaires-Narain (Sussex)
Dr. Alison Donnell (Nottingham Trent)

Mimi Khalvati
Abdulrazak Gurnah

The second event will take place in March.

Dr Lindsey Moore:
Dr Graham Mort:

Lancaster Women in Business Lecture

Professor Cary Cooper welcomes you to this Lecture by Nighat Awan OBE Chief Executive of the Shere Khan Group.

7th December 2005, 6pm, Lancaster Leadership Centre.

If you would like to attend, RSVP to Aletheia Hunn:

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE RESEARCH SEMINAR: "The relationship between leadership behaviour and the use of performance measures: A test of antecedents and consequences", by Professor Frank Hartmann (RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands).

Wednesday 30th November, 2.30pm p.m. in Lecture Theatre 2, Management School.