Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Barnett Professor of Social Policy

PROFESSOR J.E. LEWIS will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Subject: `Pictures of welfare.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE

H.E. MR KOFI ANNAN, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Admission will be by ticket only, available from the Sheldonian Theatre (open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 noon; one ticket only per person, in person, with identification).

Subject: `Why democracy is an international issue.'

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BRAM FISCHER LECTURE

MR JUSTICE ARTHUR CHASKALSON, President, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will deliver the Bram Fischer Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 June, in the Milner Hall, Rhodes House.

Subject: `Equality as a founding value of the South African Constitution'.

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JOHN LLOYD MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR PAUL ROBERTS, British Museum, will deliver the John Lloyd Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 11 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Institute of Archaeology.

Subject: `Forum Novum: the rediscovery of a Roman town.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR EDOARDO BONCINELLI, DIBIT (Istituto Scientifico H. San Rafaele, Milan), will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 June, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Genes and the developing cerebral cortex.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR C. CLARKE, Division of Neuroscience, City Hospital, Birmingham
15 June: `The future of dopamine agonists in Parkinson's disease.'

MR P. RICHARDSON, Royal London Hospital
13 July: `Some beneficial aspects of inflammation of the nervous system.'

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Department of Pharmacology

PROFESSOR HUNT POTTER, Pfeiffer Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `The essential role of pathological chaperones in both amyloid formation and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Politics and International Relations

PROFESSOR RICHARD DIEN WINFIELD, University of Georgia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 June, in the Russell Room, Balliol College.

Subject: `Representation and political freedom: Hegelian reflections on democracy.'

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OXFORD COLLEGES ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Admissions Seminars 2001

DEBORAH POPHAM, Disability Co-ordinator, and ALEX LARG, Disability Adviser. and will give a seminar at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 June, in the Harris Building, Oriel College.

Subject: `The admissions process for students with disabilities.'

All Tutors for Admissions and Admissions Secretaries are invited to attend. It is anticipated that the seminar will end around 1.45 p.m. A light sandwich lunch will be provided. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Louise Horsfall, Project Officer, Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, by Monday, 18 June (telephone: Oxford (2)70571, e-mail: louise.horsfall@admin.ox.ac.uk).

This is one of a series of occasional seminars, arranged throughout this academic year by the Admissions Executive of the Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, on topics related to undergraduate admissions and selection.

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Competition and regulation: the energy sector in Brazil and the UK/EU

This two-day conference, sponsored by Petrobras, will be held on 4–5 June in St Anne's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: margaret.hancox@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

Monday, 4 June (afternoon)

Opening: Dr Henri Philippe Reichstul, President, Petrobras.

Session 1: Institutional arrangements for competition and regulation and inter-agency relationships

Papers on US/UK/EU by: Dr Pablo Spiller, Hass Business School, University of California, Berkeley; Professor David Epstein and Professor Sharyn O'Halloran, Columbia University; Professor Iain McLean, Nuffield College; Professor Colin Mayer, Saïd Business School.

Papers on Brazil by: Dr Helder Queiroz Pinto Jr., Centre for Brazilian Studies, Oxford and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Dr Carlos Pereira, Centre for Brazilian Studies, and Dr Bernardo Mueller, Universidade de Brasilia; Dr Francisco Anuatti, Universidade de Sao Paulo


Tuesday, 5 June

Session 2: The UK/EU experience in reforming the energy sector

Papers/presentations by: Dr Dominique Finon, Institut d'Economie et Politique de l'Energie(IEPE), Grenoble; Professor Richard Green, University of Hull; Professor David Newbery, Department of Applied Economics, Cambridge; Professor Sergio Garribba, Chairman, Autorita per l'energia elettrica e gas, Italy; Representative of OFGEM ; Mr Ian Fletcher, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Mr Martin Plackett, Head of Regulation, BP Group; Mr Neil Gough, Vice President for International Regulatory Affairs, BP

Session 3: Brazil's experience in reforming the energy sector

Papers/presentations by: Professor Gesner de Oliveira, Fundacao Getolio Vargas, Sao Paulo; Dr André Luiz Rossi de Oliveira, Universidade de Brasilia; Dr Joao Lizardo de Araujo, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Representative of Brazilian National Petroleum Agency (ANP); Representative of Brazilian National Electricity Agency (ANEEL); Mr Claudio Considera, Secretary of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance; Dr Henri Philippe Reichstul, President, Petrobras; Representatives of foreign companies in energy sector in Brazil

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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 Lecture Room (Staircase L), Nuffield College.

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 Shephard (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

R. KIEFER, London Business School
1 June: `Wealth transfers during distressed equity issues.'

S. BASAK, London Business School
8 June: `A model of credit risk, optimal policies, and asset prices.'

MASAKO UEDA, University Pompeu Fabra
15 June: `Does innovation spur venture capital?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

ZUHRA HALIMOVA, Director, the Open Society Institute, Dushanbe, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 June, in the Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Postwar reconciliation and reconstruction in Tajikistan.'

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OXFORD CENTRE ON POPULATION AGEING, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Pensions Symposium: markets, policies, and people

This symposium will be held on Thursday, 7 June, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., in Worcester College.

Those wishing to attend should contact Priscilla Frost (telephone: Oxford 794727, e- mail: enquiries.oxconf@pop3.hiway.co.uk).

The Oxford Centre on Population Ageing is an academic research centre with strong links to the professions, corporate world, government and NGOs. The symposium, held with the financial support of Help the Aged, aims to highlight key issues concerning the current international pensions debate drawing on speakers from academia, the professions, government, and business. It will be one of the first opportunities in the UK for these diverse interests to come together and discuss the issues at an international level. There will also be a multidisciplinary academic audience, drawn from economics, political science, sociology, demography, history, representatives from the major UK government departments, European Commission, NGOs, media, and across the corporate and financial sectors and professions.

The broad theme of the symposium is to highlight the range of complex issues, social, political and ethical, as well as economic, which surround the current debate over the provision of pensions within demographically ageing market economies.

Participants will include: Sir Tony Atkinson, Nuffield College (Chair); Michael Lake, Director-General, Help the Aged; Dalmer Hoskins, Secretary, ISSA; Syl Schieber and Watson Wyatt, US Senate advisers; Tom Ross, Chair, Pensions Policy Institute, and Chair, Scottish Life; Ignazio Visco, Chief Economist, OECD; and Gordon Clark, St Peter's College.


Annual Lecture

PROFESSOR LINDA MARTIN, Population Council, New York, will deliver the centre's Annual Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 14 June, in St Anne's College.

Those wishing to attend should contact Priscilla Frost (telephone: Oxford 794727, e- mail: enquiries.oxconf@pop3.hiway.co.uk).

Subject: `Research and policy challenges of an ageing world.'

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HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE

Menlo Lectures 2001

The following lectures will be given at the times stated on Monday, 4 June, in Harris Manchester College.

DR J. WADDELL
5 p.m.: `Levinas and the ethics of sexuality.'

DR J. WILLIAMS
8.15 p.m.: `Comprehensive planning for sustainable development.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

CASIO LUISELLI, Under-secretary of Regulation, Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 June, in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Subject: `Inequality and poverty in Mexico: the problem of water.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

DR MARTIN HENIG, Visiting Lecturer in Roman Art, the Institute of Archaeology, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Were there Romans at Wolfson?'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

ROGER MASON, historian of cartography and rare map dealer, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 9 June, in the Institute of Archaeology.

Subject: `A medieval map of Britain prior to science and technology: the construction of Great Britain on the Hereford Mappa Mundi.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Anatomy of laughter/traduire le rire

This conference will be held in St Hugh's College, 13–16 September, under the auspices of the French Embassy, the Maison Française, the European Humanities Research Centre, and the Modern Languages Faculty. The conference on Laughter is a major extension of TRIO's workshops and will incorporate the Sciences as well as the Humanities within its brief. Forty invited speakers include Susan Bassnett, Anthea Bell, Sarah Blakemore, Ranjit Bolt, Malcolm Bowie, Peter Bush, Ted Cohen, Jean-Michel Déprats, Susan Greenfield, Mike Holland, Adam Phillips, Walter Redfern, Jean- Claude Sergeant, Shashi Tharoor, Gérard Toulouse, Alain Viala, and Theodore Zeldin.

Topics will include: the physics and metaphysics of laughter; the colour of laughter; why can't you tickle yourself?; laughter and carnival in Bakhtin; Darwinian perspectives on translatability and laughter; Wodehouse in India; laughter and the architecture of hysteria; what's so funny?; what if they don't laugh?; Jewish humour; is God laughing?

Further details may be obtained from Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: edith.mcmorran@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), or from Edith Mansour (telephone: Oxford 378139). Details can also be found on the TRIO Web site, http://www.trio.org.uk.

The sessions of the conference will be as follows:

Thur. 13 Sept.: morning—`Physics and metaphyics of laughter'; afternoon–`Imaging and imagining laughter'; evening, dinner and entertainment—Mervyn Heard and his Magic Lantern.

Fri. 14 Sept.: morning—`Rites et rire de passage'; afternoon—`Laughter: no laughing matter'; Round Table: `Translating laughter for the stage'; evening, dinner and entertainment—theatre, Arléquin (Didier Galas).

Sat. 15 Sept.: morning—`To laugh ot not to laugh?/Rire et inconscient'; afternoon—`Typology of laughter: "Est-il bon? Est-il méchant?" (Diderot)'; conference dinner and entertainment—French songs and Scottish dances.

Sun. 16 Sept.: morning—`Pot-pourrire'; 12.30 p.m.—closing plenary session.

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Annual General Meeting

The fifty-sixth Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 21 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The Vice-Chancellor will take the chair.

After the formal business, PROFESSOR JOHN CAREY will address the meeting.

Subject: `Making anthologies.'

Non-members of the Friends who would like to attend are asked to inform the Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk), in advance of the meeting.

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House.

ANDREW BALL, OED
Tue. 5 June: `Is the eighteenth century under-represented in the OED?'

DR J. BEAL, Sheffield
Thur. 14 June: `Regional English as represented in the Newcastle Poitiers Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English.'

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