Oliver Smithies Lectures

The Oliver Smithies Lectures have been generously funded by Professor Oliver Smithies (Balliol 1943) as a way of giving generations of undergraduates and postgraduates at Balliol the opportunity to hear and meet outstanding academics from the USA and other countries working in a variety of fields.

The following people have given Oliver Smithies Lectures; more details of the lectures they gave can be found in the list of past events at Balliol.

2016/2017

Professor Jenny Davidson (English), Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2015/2016

Professor John Horne (History), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Paul Kosmin (Classics), Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Philippe Toint (Mathematics), Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2014/2015

Professor Keith Krause (International Relations), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Elliott Horowitz (History), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Stephen Brown (Theology), Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Dr John O’Leary (Computer Science), Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2013/2014

Professor Christian Wieland (History), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Tara Holm (Mathematics), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Katherine Zieman (English), Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Jason Hill (Biological Sciences), Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2012/2013

Professor Harold Koh (Law), Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Mr Tom Barron (Literature), Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Stephen Schwartz (Education and Philosophy), Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Concepcion Naval (Law), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Christine L. Borgman (Information Studies), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2010/2011

Professor Andrew Lister (Politics), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Dr Adrian Travis (Engineering Science), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Hans Medick (Modern History), Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Bengt Fornberg (Mathematics), Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Jim Rogers (Economics), Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2009/2010

Professor Maria Youni (Classics/Law), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2008/2009

Professor Juan Lopez Munoz (Modern Languages), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Ian Storey (Classics), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2007/2008

Professor Steven Levitan (Computer Engineering), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor John Ramsey (Classics), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Dr Uttara Natarajn (English), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Ben Heineman (Law), Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2006/2007

Professor Max Pensky (Law and Politics), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Dr Carl-Johan Segar (Computer Sciences), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2005/2006

Professor Perry Blackshear (Biomedical Sciences), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor A.G. (Tony) Fane (Chemical Engineering), Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Willard Bohn (Modern Languages – French), Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2004/2005

Professor Kevin Burrage (Computer Science), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Timothy Lane (Economics), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Joseph Nye (International Relations), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Tony Leggett (Physics), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
Professor Christopher Ricks (English), Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer

2003/2004

Professor Robert Crawford (English)

2002/2003

Professor Richard Rorty (Philosophy)

2001/2002

Professor Dick Wurtman (Medicine)

2000/2001

Professor George Hay (Law and Economics)