Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Chichele Professor of Economic History

PROFESSOR A. OFFER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Why is the public sector so large in market societies? The political economy of prudence in the UK, c. 1870–2000.'

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Gladstone Professor of Government

PROFESSOR C. HOOD will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The risk game and the blame game.'

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Professor of Jurisprudence

PROFESSOR J. GARDNER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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WILLIAM COHN MEMORIAL LECTURE

J.P. LOSTY, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (Oriental and India Office Collections), the British Library, London, will deliver the thirty-fifth William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Perspectives and profiles: formal and aesthetic imperatives in Indian painting.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

CARYL PHILLIPS, novelist, will read from and talk about his work at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

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Romantic Realignments

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Room, 90 High Street.

Further details may be obtained from Luisa Cale (e-mail: luisa.cale@univ.ox.ac.uk).

C. SYMONS
6 Nov.: `Lyrical Ballads and the mysteries of the real.' (Followed by discussion and a related reading)

P. FERMANIS
13 Nov.: ` "From rudness to refinement": stadial theory and Robertson's History of America in the Hyperion poems.' (Followed by discussion and a related reading)

S. MOSS
20 Nov.: `Emma, food, and social security.' (Followed by discussion and a related reading)

G. DART, UCL
27 Nov.: `The Cockney moment: metropolitan journalism, 1820–40.' (Guest speaker lecture)

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

MARINA WARNER will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)88210.

Subject: `How do we believe in the gods?'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: cancellation of seminar

The seminar which had been due to be given by Professor J.A. Hoffmann, of the Louis Pasteur Institute, Strasbourg, on Thursday, 8 November, has been cancelled, as Professor Hoffmann is ill.

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Nuffield Department of Surgery

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Anyone wishing to arrange to talk to the speaker should contact Ashok Handa (telephone: 21278).

E. NAKAKURA, Johns Hopkins Fellow
6 Nov.: `Conserved pathways of neuroendocrine differentiation in cancer and development.'

PROFESSOR G. ABOUNA, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia
13 Nov.: `Extra-corporeal whole liver perfusion for treatment of hepatic failure as a bridge to liver transplantation or liver regeneration.'

PROFESSOR A. GASPARI, University of Rome, Tor Vergata
Thur. 15 Nov.: `The minimally invasive revolution: laparoscopy to robotic surgery.' (Special seminar)

R. BOND
27 Nov.: `Alternatives to carotid endartectomy.'

PROFESSOR A. BRADBURY, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Research Institute
4 Dec.: `Bypass versus angioplasty for severe limb ischaemia of the leg (BASIL).'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern Greek.

PROFESSOR R. BEATON, King's College, London
8 Nov.: `Mythistorema, the Odyssey, and Joyce's Ulysses.'

PROFESSOR D. TZIOVAS, Birmingham
15 Nov.: `Individualism and collective memory in modern Greek fiction.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern European History Research Centre

German history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in University College.

Conveners: N.C. Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Political and Financial History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

PROFESSOR G. GORODETSKY, Tel Aviv
5 Nov.: `Stalin and Hitler: who attacked whom in 1941?'

DR A. GREEN
12 Nov.: `The Zollverein on show: representing Germany in the World Exhibitions, 1851–62.'

DR R. LOFTHOUSE
19 Nov.: `Otto Dix and the beauty of ugliness, 1910–39.'

DR A. TOOZE, Cambridge
26 Nov.: `The economic history of the Third Reich: towards a reassessment.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

For details of Professor Offer's inaugural lecture, see above.

Conveners: Dr R. Allen, Professor P.A. David, and Professor A. Offer, MA, D.Phil.

DR F. TRENTMANN, Birkbeck College
13 Nov.: `Consumer politics in twentieth-century Britain, Japan, and the United States.'

PROFESSOR B.R. TOMLINSON, Strathclyde
20 Nov.: `Unblocking the drain: Asian trade, Indian wealth, and British income, 1793–1813.'

DR C. MULDREW, Cambridge
27 Nov.: `Self-control and savings in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

PROFESSOR MICHAEL SULLIVAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Further information may be obtained from Lindsay O'Nions (telephone: Oxford (2)88299, e-mail: lindsay.onions@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Collecting twentieth-century Chinese painting, 1940–2000.'

The lecture is being given to celebrate the opening of the exhibition `Modern Chinese Paintings from the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, Part One: works acquired during 1940–80'. The exhibition will be open to the public from 14 November to spring 2002.

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

MICHAEL MALONE, editor of the Forbes high-tech supplement, Forbes ASAP, and presenter of the US Public Broadcasting Service series on entrepreneurs, Betting it All, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Saïd Business School, Park End Street. Admission is free. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The truth about entrepreneurs.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

DR S. BILLETT, Director of Studies for Adult and Vocational Education, and Senior Lecturer, School of Vocational, Technology, and Arts Education, Faculty of Education, Griffith University, Australia, will present a SKOPE Theme 3 seminar at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Subject: `Participation and learning: workplace pedagogic practices.'

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CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

11 September and its implications for international politics

S. SIMON, International Institute of Strategic Studies, London, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Conveners: E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations, and Y.F. Khong, MA, John G. Winant Lecturer in American Foreign Policy.

Subject: `The security implications of 11 September.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

H.E. MR AMR MOUSSA, Secretary General, the League of Arab States, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `International dialogue: the Arab perspective.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Starr Foundation Seminars

PROFESSOR R. LAURENCE MOORE, Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies/History, Cornell University, and Visiting Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity the meet the speaker informally afterwards. All members of the University are welcome. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Touchdown Jesus and the public display of religion in America.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

LORD BRADSHAW OF WALLINGFORD will deliver the eleventh Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Transport, the environment, and Oxford.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Elliott Lecture

THE RT. HON. ROBIN COOK, PC, MP, will deliver the Elliott Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 November, in St Antony's College.

Subject: `Globalisation: curse or boon?'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR J. HUNT will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is sponsored by the Smith Institute.

Subject: `Maths in industry—past experiences and future challenges.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

THE HON. DOMINIC LAWSON, Editor, the Sunday Telegraph, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The heart of journalism.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Theberge Room, St Peter's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome. DR J. MARENBON, Cambridge
8 Nov.: `Can philosophy console? Boethius and some of his medieval readers.'

DR R. MCTURK, Leeds
22 Nov.: `Chaucer and the Norse and Celtic worlds.'

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