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Book Launch - New Perspectives on Pakistan's Political Economy: State, Class and Social Change

Thursday 14 November 2019 17:00
Add to Calendar 2019-11-14T17:00:002019-11-14T17:00:00 Book Launch - New Perspectives on Pakistan's Political Economy: State, Class and Social ChangeThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Sir Tim Hitchens, Profesor Akbar Zaidi, Professor Matthew McCartney
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Matthew McCartney
Contact email
Matthew.McCartney@area.ox.ac.uk

This volume makes a major intervention in the debates around the nature of the political economy of Pakistan, focusing on its contemporary social dynamics. This is the first comprehensive academic analysis of Pakistan's political economy after thirty-five years, and addresses issues of state, class and society, examining gender, the middle classes, the media, the bazaar economy, urban spaces and the new elite. The book goes beyond the contemporary obsession with terrorism and extremism, political Islam, and simple 'civilian–military relations', and looks at modern-day Pakistan through the lens of varied academic disciplines. It not only brings together new work by some emerging scholars but also formulates a new political economy for the country, reflecting the contemporary reality and diversification in the social sciences in Pakistan. The chapters dynamically and dialectically capture emergent processes and trends in framing Pakistan's political economy and invite scholars to engage with and move beyond these concerns.

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AWRC Lunch Table and Talk by Dr Marco Ferrante

Thursday 21 November 2019 12:15
Add to Calendar 2019-11-21T12:15:002019-11-21T12:15:00 AWRC Lunch Table and Talk by Dr Marco FerranteThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Marco Ferrante
Cluster
Ancient World Cluster
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Diana Rodríguez Pérez
Contact email
diana.rodriguezperez@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
Lunch table in Hall with drinks provided by the AWRC followed by talk in the Florey Room at 13:15 delivered by Dr Marco Ferrante, Berggruen Fellow in Comparative Philosophy, on "Is Language Necessary to Consciousness? A Classical Indian Perspective". All welcome.
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First They Killed my Father - Wolfson Feminist Society Film Screening

Friday 28 June 2019 20:00
Add to Calendar 2019-06-28T19:00:002019-06-28T19:00:00 First They Killed my Father - Wolfson Feminist Society Film Screening The Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Wolfson Feminist Society
Contact email
wolf.fem.soc@gmail.com

Please join the Wolfson Feminist Society for our first event in the theme of women and war. This Friday, at 8pm, we will be screening First they Killed my Father, a film adaptation of the award winning book by Loung Ung. Set in 70s Cambodia, this biographical film tells the story of a five year old girl trained to be a child soldier.

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AWRC Lunch Table and Talk by Prof Jacob Dahl

Wednesday 23 October 2019 12:30
Add to Calendar 2019-10-23T11:30:002019-10-23T11:30:00 AWRC Lunch Table and Talk by Prof Jacob DahlThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Jacob Dahl
Cluster
Ancient World Cluster
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Diana Rodríguez Pérez
Contact email
diana.rodriguezperez@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
Lunch table in Hall with drinks provided by the AWRC followed by talk in the Florey Room at 1:15 delivered by Prof Jacob Dahl on "Where have all the Ur III seals gone?". All welcome. Coffee and cakes will be served.
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Flash Presentation Friday

Friday 14 June 2019 15:30
Add to Calendar 2019-06-14T14:30:002019-06-14T14:30:00 Flash Presentation FridayThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Wolfson Students
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Wolfson Feminist Society
Contact email
wolf.fem.soc@gmail.com

The newly inaugurated Wolfson feminist society is launching with a flash presentation event. This event is a platform for Wolfson students to give brief presentations on their work relating to the broad theme of gender, followed by questions and discussion. All members of the Wolfson community will be welcome to attend and participate in the conversation. A social mixer with refreshments will follow the event.

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How to Read Haiku

Tuesday 11 June 2019 18:00
Add to Calendar 2019-06-11T17:00:002019-06-11T17:00:00 How to Read HaikuThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Sir Tim Hitchens
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Contact name
Tim Hitchens
Contact email
tim.hitchens@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

How do haiku work? How can you understand them if you don’t read or speak Japanese? Tim Hitchens, President of Wolfson College, will take you on a journey into this most exquisite of Japan’s literary art forms; decipher a famous verse by the poet Basho; and will offer for exclusive sale at knock-down prices copies of his book of Japanese haiku, with all proceeds going to the College Charity AMREF, working to support health services in Africa. Join him in the brand new Buttery at 6.00pm on Tuesday 11th June for thirty minutes of enlightenment!

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Ramadan Iftar Potluck

Wednesday 29 May 2019 20:30
Add to Calendar 2019-05-29T19:30:002019-05-29T19:30:00 Ramadan Iftar PotluckThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Event type
Parties and Dinners
Booking Required
not_recommended
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Fahad Rahman
Contact email
fahad.rahman@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
The holy month of Ramadan is upon us! We welcome all members of our Wolfson community to join our fellow fast-keepers on a special Iftar Potluck! It's the most wonderful time of the year for Muslims all over the world as they fast from dawn to dusk. Ramadan is a special time of the year meant to detoxify and renew. Muslims open their fasts with an evening feast, called iftar, which is meant to be a joyous social event connecting friends and family together over food and laughter. If you plan to join, please click on the link to the google document to enter your name and the dish you plan to bring to the potluck. Thank you! We look forward to enjoying a festive iftar with you all!
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1st Oxford Cross-disciplinary Applications of Machine Learning (OxfordXML) Workshop 2019

Friday 14 June 2019 10:00
Add to Calendar 2019-06-14T09:00:002019-06-14T09:00:00 1st Oxford Cross-disciplinary Applications of Machine Learning (OxfordXML) Workshop 2019The Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Dr. Brian Sheil, Dr. Tingting Zhu, Dr. Antoniya Georgieva, Timo Flesch
Cluster
Digital Research
Event type
Courses and Workshops
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Stephen Suryasentana
Contact email
stephen.suryasentana@eng.ox.ac.uk

Advances in machine learning, AI & data science is already transforming our ability to work with big data and complex information. The 1st Oxford Cross-disciplinary Applications of Machine Learning (OxfordXML) Workshop will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines to learn about the techniques, applications and impact of machine learning in their respective fields, such as civil engineering, healthcare, biomedical, and psychology. The speakers include Dr. Brian Sheil (from civil engineering), Dr Tingting Zhu & Dr. Antoniya Georgieva (both from healthcare/biomedical engineering) and Timo Flesch (from experimental psychology). Come and hear them speak on June 14, 2019 at 10:30am to 12.30pm, at the Florey Room. This is an open event. No registration is required. For more information on the speakers and the schedule, please visit http://oxfordxml.com

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Private View, Talk, and Reception - The Golden Age of Japanese Prints, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and Hiroshige

Saturday 15 June 2019 15:00
Add to Calendar 2019-06-15T14:00:002019-06-15T14:00:00 Private View, Talk, and Reception - The Golden Age of Japanese Prints, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and HiroshigeThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Professor Gillies McKenna
Event type
Art Exhibition
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Luisa Summers
Contact email
luisa.summers@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
A private view, talk, and reception for The Golden Age of Japanese Prints, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and Hiroshige. Ukiyo-e from the Collection of Ruth Muschel and Gilles McKenna. All welcome.
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Tom Cross: Shapes and Adventures, an exhibition of paintings 2004-2019

Sunday 14 April 2019 14:00
Add to Calendar 2019-04-14T13:00:002019-04-14T13:00:00 Tom Cross: Shapes and Adventures, an exhibition of paintings 2004-2019The Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Event type
Art Exhibition
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Luisa Summers
Contact email
luisa.summers@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
Private View - Tom Cross: Shapes and Adventures, an exhibition of paintings 2004-2019