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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR IN EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Translating and being translated

UMBERTO ECO will deliver the final four lectures of his series at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Main Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Numbers are strictly limited in the Hall. Tickets for the lecture will be issued (first come first served, one ticket per person) from the Porters' Lodge, the Taylor Institution, from 4 p.m. on 6 June for the 6 June lecture, from 4 p.m. on 7 June for the 7 June lecture, from 4 p.m. on 13 June for the 13 June lecture, and finally from 4 p.m. on 14 June for the 14 June lecture. There will be no video-link to Room 2 in the Taylor Institution on these occasions.

Thur. 6 June: `To see things and texts.'

Fri. 7 June: `Translation and interpretation.'

Thur. 13 June: `Translation and transmutation.'

Fri. 14 June: `A conclusion on perfect language and colours.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Deutsche Bank Lecture in European Financial Integration

PROFESSOR BRUNO BIAIS, Professor of Finance, Université de Toulouse, and Fellow, the Institut Universitaire de France, will deliver the inaugural Deutsche Bank Lecture in European Financial Integration at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 June, in the Saïd Business School. The lecture will be followed by a reception at 6.30 p.m.

Subject: `Integration and competition in European stock markets.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR CHASE ROBINSON will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 June, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Islamic empire and Islamic states: comparative conclusions.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

The social foreground of Israeli–Palestinian relations

PROFESSOR BERNARD WASSERSTEIN, Glasgow, will continue the series of Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Fri. 7 June: `Sociology.'

Tue. 11 June: `Geography.'

Fri. 14 June: `Social dynamics of political change.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Reuters Foundation Programme

Iain Walker Memorial Lecture

MR GEOFFREY NYAROTA, Editor, the Daily News, Zimbabwe, will deliver the Iain Walker Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 21 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The challenge of covering Zimbabwe.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

George Antonius Lecture

PROFESSOR W.R. LOUIS, Kerr Professor of English History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the twenty-seventh George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: `The British withdrawal from the Gulf, 1967–71.'

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Asian Studies Centre

DR JOSE RAMOS HORTA, Foreign Minister of East Timor, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, 1996, and former Senior Member, St Antony's College, will lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Monday, 10 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `East Timor: the challenges of independence.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture 2002

DR E. HOFFMAN will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `The romance of difference and the question of tolerance today.'

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB Seminars

MICHAEL BILLINGTON, theatre critic, the Guardian, and PETER THOMSON, Professor of Drama, Exeter University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 June, in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College,

Subject: `A life in the theatre: David Garrick and Laurence Olivier.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

DR B. HALL, Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 8 June, in the Institute of Archaeology. New members are welcome.

Subject: `European gunpowder 1250–1600: from oriental curiosity to critical war matériel.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Rire encore: le rire comme traduction

A study-day on this subject will be held on Saturday, 15 June, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m., in St Hugh's College. The speakers will be A. Philips, London; T. Cohen, Chicago; S. Blakemore, Lyon; H. Hughton, York; and S. Bassnett, Warwick.

Registration costs £15 (students £3); lunch £7. The organiser is Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College (e-mail: edith.mcmorran@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk).

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