Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion

PROFESSOR J.H. BROOKE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Of scientists and their gods.'

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Professor of English Law

PROFESSOR P.P. CRAIG will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Constitutions, consitutionalism, and the EU.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2000

MICHAEL CAMDESSUS, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The IMF in 2000: what has been learnt?'

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

PROFESSOR LUCE IRAGARAY, CNRS, Paris, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Le partage de la parole.'

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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

PATRICIA HEWITT, MP, Minister for Small Business and E-Commerce, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Creating competitive advantage in the knowledge economy.'

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PROFESSOR SIR ALISTER HARDY MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR JOHN HEDLEY BROOKE, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, will deliver the Professor Sir Alister Hardy Annual Memorial Lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 4 November, in Harris Manchester College.

Subject: `Can scientific discovery be a religious experience?'

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HUDSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR R.J. O'NEILL will deliver the Hudson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The development of amphibious warfare.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

School of Geography

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

RODNEY SHIRLEY will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November, in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography. Further seminars in this series will be given in Hilary and Trinity Terms.

Subject: `Symbolism and art in the decorative cartographic title-page.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

DR ELIZABETH MINCHIN, Australian National University, will give a talk at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Convener: O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Classical Languages and Literature.

Subject: `Speech acts in the everyday world and in Homer. The rebuke as a case study.'

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Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

DON CHAPMAN, theatre critic of the Oxford Mail 1959–94, will give a lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages, and O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Classical Languages and Literature.

Subject: `Agamemnon and after: how classical Greek drama helped rekindle Oxford's interest in modern theatre.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 6a, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital (JRII). This is a new venue for the seminars.

Anyone wishing to arrange to talk to one of the speakers should contact Linda Hands (telephone: Oxford 21285).

DR G. HARDACRE, Johns Hopkins Surgical Fellow
21 Nov.: `Use of a cauterising laparoscopic linear stapler in intestinal anastomoses.'

PROFESSOR P. FOEX
28 Nov.: `B blockade in vascular surgery.'

DR F. GREEN
5 Dec.: `Are genes involved in determining the role of cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases in arterial disease?'

MR I. LINDSEY
12 Dec.: `Sex, lies, and videotape: a new look at an old problem—impotence after rectal excisional surgery.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR HELMUT SCHNEIDER, Bonn, will lecture at 8.15 p.m. on Monday, 6 November, in Brasenose College.

Convener: T.J. Reed, MA, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature.

Subject: `Die Blindheit der Bilder: Heinrich von Kleists Ursprungsszenarien.'

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Clarice Lispector

A one-day conference on the Brazilian novelist and writer of stories, Clarice Lispector, will be held on Friday, 17 November, in the Music Room, St Peter's College.

St Peter's College has arranged for a buffet lunch to be available to those attending the conference. The cost is £7, payable by cheque in advance. Cheques, made payable to St Peter's College, should be sent to Professor T.F. Earle, St Peter's College, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DL.

PROFESSOR A. KLOBUCKA, Georgia
10.30 a.m.: `Clarice Lispector by Clarice Lispector.'

L. VILLARES, Institute of Romance Studies, London
11.30 a.m.: `Clarice Lispector and the Black Maid as a Ghost.'

DR C. WILLIAMS, Oporto
12.15 p.m.: ` "Eu sou nome": Clarice Lispector's Dramatis Personae.'

DR M. CLARKE, Portsmouth
2.15 p.m.: `Time and the fourth dimension of language in the novels of Clarice Lispector.'

DR C. PAZOS-ALONSO
3 p.m.: `Do centro e da periferia: uma re-leitura de Laços de Família.'

PROFESSOR M. PEIXOTO, New York
4 p.m.: `Figuraçoes da intimidade em Clarice Lispector.'

PROFESSOR L. LOBO, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
4.45 p.m.: `O feminismo na obra de Clarice Lispector.'

DR C. PAZOS-ALONSO (chairs discussion)
5.30 p.m.: round-table discussion.

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Additional lectures and seminars in Portuguese

The following lectures and seminars have been arranged for the second half of term. All meetings will take place in 47 Wellington Square, Room T11.

Convener: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil, King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies.

PROFESSOR L. LOBO, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Thur. 9 Nov., 10 a.m.: `What has been women's contribution to Brazilian literature in the two hundred years of women's literary history?'

PROFESSOR A. KLOBUCKA, Georgia
Wed. 15 Nov., 3 p.m.: `Pessoa Revisited 2000.'

PROFESSOR M. PEIXOTO, New York
Thur. 16 Nov., 5 p.m.: `O pomar às avessas: género e figuraçoes da escrita em Joao Cabral.'

DR K. KENNEDY, King's College, London
Thur. 30 Nov.: `The madness of King Alfonso: evidence from the Cantigas.' (With slides)

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in Korean Studies

DR SUNGWOO KIM, Professor of Architecture, Yonsei University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 November, in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Annexe, 61 Banbury Road.

Convener: J.B. Lewis, MA, Korea Foundation Lecturer in Korean.

Subject: `Design and meaning of the traditional Korean Yangban house.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR D.R. MAYHEW, Yale University, will lecture on the American elections of 2000 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `Interpreting the outcome.'

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Saïd Business School, 59 George Street.

Enquiries should be addressed to Elaine Durham, Saïd Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88683, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Alexander Gümbel (Saïd Business School), Neil Shepherd (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

M. DA RIN, Bocconi—IGIER
3 Nov.: to be announced.

R. REPULLO, CEMFI
10 Nov.: to be announced.

D. DESSI, Toulouse
17 Nov.: to be announced.

F. PALOMINO, Tidburg
24 Nov.: `Mutual fund tournament: risk taking incentives induced by ranking objectives.'

F. SCHMID, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
1 Dec.: `Class struggle inside the firm? A study of German codetermination.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Postponement of meeting

The Research Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture, on the subject of `Female roles in French court ballet, 1650–70: male impersonators and the emergence of the female ballet dancer' (with Julia Prest, Jesus College), which was to have been held on Thursday, 9 November, in the Maison Française, has been postponed to Thursday, 30 November (5 p.m.), and will now be held in the Sainsbury Common Room, Worcester College.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Centre

Cancellation of Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Refugee Studies Centre regrets to announce that this year's Harrell-Bond Lecture, which was to have been given on 13 November by Mr Harold Koh, US Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor, has had to be cancelled because of an unexpected change in Mr Koh's schedule. The Centre hopes to rearrange the lecture for later in the academic year and will make an announcement about this as soon as possible.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Administrative governance, courts, and the limits of the law

PROFESSOR JAMES BRUDNEY, Ohio State University, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 6 November, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Linton Road.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Director of the Centre.

Subject: `The influence of social background on judicial behaviour: seeking middle ground between doctrine and what judges eat for breakfast.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

PROFESSOR LINDA FOWLER, Dartmouth College, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 10 November, in the ARCO Building, Keble College.

Subject: `Making sense of the US elections.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures

Managing the Earth

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Hilary Term in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. Details of the 22 February seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR H.-J. SCHELLNHUBER, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
18 Jan.: `How fragile is the Earth?'

PROFESSOR R. CONSTANZA, Maryland
25 Jan.: `Valuing the Earth.'

PROFESSOR P. SANDS, SOAS, London
1 Feb.: `Who governs the sustainable world?'

DR B. METZ, Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven
8 Feb.: `Will technology save us?'

DR J. GUPTA, Amsterdam
15 Feb.: `Negotiating climate change: can a divided world unite?'

SIR JOHN BROWNE, Group Chief Executive, BP Amoco
1 Mar.: `The role of corporate leadership.'

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL
8 Mar.: `Risks of conflict: resource and population pressures.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Public lecture

J. TEMPLE-LANG will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 17 November, in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Subject: `The Commission and the European Parliament—an uncertain relationship.'

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ORIEL COLLEGE AND FACULTY OF LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR ANDREW RIGGSBY, University of Texas, Austin, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Macgregor Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `Laws without courts? The Iudicia Publica in Cicero, de Legibus.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR JANE GARNETT and DR GERVASE ROSSER will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Theberge Room, St Peter's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Miracles and images.' (With slides)

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Traduire la poésie

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 4 November, in St Hugh's College.

To register, contact Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone: Oxford (2)74996, e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk). Registration costs £15 (students £3), and lunch £7. Cheques should be made payable to TRIO and sent to Edith McMorran as soon as possible.

C. FIOUPOU, Toulouse
10.30 a.m.: ` "When two languages meet they kiss and quarrel" (Niyi Osundare). Traduire la poésie africaine.'

C. CLARKE
11.30 a.m.: `Translating Baudelaire.'

M. SORRELL
12.15 p.m.: Mr Sorrell speaks on his new translations of Verlaine and Rimbaud, published by Oxford University Press.

D. CONNOLLY, Athens
2.15 p.m.: `On translating a Greek poem: "Bolivar" by Nikos Engonopoulos and the problem of cultural references.'

T. GARFITT, P. DALE, and others
3 p.m.: Round-table discussion comparing different translations of Verlaine, Apollinaire, and Laforgue.

G. LECLERCQ
4.30 p.m.: `Lecture critique et traduction interprétative du sonnet "La Musique" de Baudelaire.'

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