Digest Week 8 Hilary Term 2018

Events for HT18 Week 8 (05 March — 11 March 2018)

(If you have anything to go in this weekly Digest, please send the information to admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk by midday on the Wednesday before the event.)

If no building is given, the building is the Radcliffe Humanities Building on Woodstock Rd, OX2 6GG. 

Notices - Events taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond.

Oxford University Women’s Campaign | 5.00-6.30pm, Christ Church; Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre
Dr Mari Mikkola (Somerville College): ‘Feminism and Pornography’ (discussing her forthcoming book with OUP on the same subject).
Please contact Bridget Brasher if you have any questions concerning the talk.

Enlightenment Workshop | 5.00pm-, Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road)
Prof Elisabeth Decultot (Halle-Wittenberg): ‘Do we need the concept of Enlightenment?: A survey of older and more recent debates’
Convenors: Prof Nicholas Cronk and Dr Avi Lifschitz

Oxford Philosophy Forum | 5.15-6.45pm, Stanford House, 65 High St
Delusion and spiritual experience: a role for cultural values in mental health?
Prof Bill Fulford (St Catherine’s College); Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar (Psychiatry Department, Oxford); Dr Roxana Baiasu (Stanford University Centre in Oxford)
Convenor: Dr Roxana Baiasu
This event is free to attend; there is no need to register.

Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis | 8.15pm-, St John’s College: Lecture Room of the Research Centre
Dr Manuel Batsch (Essex): “I masturbate therefore I am’: the ego as a primary sexual object’
The seminar is open and free of charge to members of the University and to mental health professionals but space is limited. To attend it is helpful (but not essential) to e-mail paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk
Further Information

French Philosophy Reading Group: From Phenomenology to Deconstruction | 10.00am-, Balliol College: Massey Room
Please see here for all further information.
Convenors: Megan Hughes, Holly Armstrong, Nikolaas Deketelaere 

Box Ethics: A Homage to Derek Parfit | 5.00-6.30pm, Lecture Room
Prof Larry Temkin (Rutgers)
Organised by Oxford PPE Society.
The event is free and open to all. Please see here for further details.

Aquinas Institute Events | 2.30pm-, Blackfriars: Lecture Room
Thomas Joseph White ‘Aquinas and Predestination: the Omnipotence and Innocence of Divine Love’

Oliver Smithies Lecture | 5.00pm-, Balliol College: Lecture Room 23
Dr Sara Miglietti (Johns Hopkins): ‘Diet, Displacement, Environmental Change: Coping with Climatic Influence in the Early Modern Period’ 

Health: Fresh Perspectives | 5.00-6.00pm, Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
Prof Sir Andrew Haines (LSHTM): ‘Planetary health: is human health at risk in the Anthropocene?’  (Abstract)
Please visit the website for further details.

Radical Uncertainty and Robust Public Policy | 4.30-6.30pm, All Souls College: Old Library
Speaker: Lord Mervyn King (further discussants to be announced)
Please note spaces are limited, and on a first-come-first-served basis. To register please contact events@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.