Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of English Private Law

PROFESSOR E.G. MCKENDRICK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 March, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The common law at work: the saga of Panatown v McAlpine.'

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 2001–2

Translating and being translated

PROFESSOR UMBERTO ECO will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Main Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution: Monday, 4 March; Tuesday, 5 March; Monday, 29 April; Tuesday, 30 April; Thursday, 6 June; Friday, 7 June; Thursday, 13 June; and Friday, 14 June.

Professor Eco will also lead seminars at 11.30 a.m. on the following days in the T.H. Green Room, St Anne's College: Tuesday, 5 March; Tuesday, 30 April; Friday, 7 June; Friday, 14 June.

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR STEPHEN DALDRY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is untitled.

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GRINFIELD LECTURES

The Septuagint of Ezekiel—select topics

PROFESSOR JOHAN LUST, Professor of Old Testament Exegesis, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, will deliver his second series of Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

11 Feb.: `Septuagint and translation Greek: remarks on syntax.'

12 Feb.: `Messianism in the Septuagint: the Sceptre of the Ruler (Ez. 21, 15, 18).'

13 Feb.: `The final era: spirit or wrath in Ez. 39, 29.'

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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

STEPHEN BAYLEY, Design Consultant, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Saïd Business School, Park End Street.

Subject: `Hire education—the real meaning of design.'

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CLASSICS

Classical Archaeology

PROFESSOR FRIEDHELM PRAYON, University of Tübingen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Convener: M.J. Vickers, MA, Reader in Archaeology.

Subject: `Excavations at Castellina del Marangone, an Etruscan settlement near Civitavecchia.'

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CLASSICS AND THE SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Public lecture

DR MARIE DUFKOVA, National Museum, Prague (British Academy Visiting Fellow), will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 February, in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

Convener: J.J. Coulton, MA, Reader in Classical Archaeology.

Subject: ` The local significance of Attic pottery in the northern Black Sea area.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Seminars in cardiovascular medicine

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, Level 5, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR D. TAGGART
11 Feb.: `Hearts and minds.'

DR I. MEGSON, Edinburgh
18 Feb.: `Therapeutic potential of S-nitrosothiols.'

DR V. O'DONNELL, Wales Heart Research Institute, University of Wales
25 Feb.: `Elucidating novel enzymatic pathways of nitric oxide metabolism by vascular cells.'

PROFESSOR D. HASKARD, Imperial College, London
11 Mar.: `Endothelial cell activation and the control of leukocyte trafficking in inflammation.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR HANS-JOCHEN SCHIEWER, Göttingen, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 1 March, in the Large Common Room, Oriel College.

Convener: A.M. Volfing, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Medieval German.

Subject: `Das Nibelungenlied als Hofroman.'

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Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR J. THACKER
12 Feb.: `Lope de Vega and "la más discreta figura de la comedia".'

P. GARCÍA-CARO
19 Feb.: `Whose agony? Fuentes's The Death of Artemio Cruz and the Impossible Mexican Nation.'

M. PUGA-MORUXA, Galician Studies Centre
26 Feb.: `Language debates in contemporary Galicia.'

DR G. REDWORTH, Manchester
5 Mar.: `A clash of cultures? Prince Charles and the Spanish Match.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Problems in the History of Science and Technology: additional seminar

EMILIO QUEVEDO, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and the National University of Colombia, Bogotá, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 21 February, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

Conveners: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science, and M. Harrison, MA, D.Phil., Director, the Wellcome Unit.

Subject: `International wealth and local negotiation: the Rockefeller Foundation and British public health, 1913–39.'

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Modern European History Research Centre

PROFESSOR PHILIP BENEDICT, Brown University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Religion and politics in early modern Europe, 1500–1700.'

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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 All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen (Ph.D. Harvard), Reader in Recent Social and Economic History, P.A. David, MA, Professor of Economics and Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

DR W. ELTIS
12 Feb.: `Lord Overstone and the establishment of nineteenth- century monetary orthodoxy.'

PROFESSOR J.-L. ROSENTHAL, UCLA and Paris
19 Feb.: `Organisational choice and economic development: a comparison of France and the USA in the mid nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR C. O'GRADA, University College, Dublin
26 Feb.: `Do markets make famines worse? Evidence from four European famines.'

PROFESSOR A. SHAI, Tel Aviv
5 Mar.: `Imperialism imprisoned? The fate of foreign firms in China in the Fifties.'

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MUSIC

DR FEDERICO CELESTINI, University of Graz and British Academy Visiting Research Fellow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Muzio Clementi and the classical style.'


PETER LAWSON, pianist, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 March, in the Holywell Music Room. This public lecture will be followed later the same evening by his performance of works by Copland, Gershwin, Ives, and Frederic Rzewski (for further details, see `Notices' above).

Subject: `American pioneers.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Gareth Evans Memorial Trust: conference

The Gareth Evans Memorial Trust is holding a one-day `mini-conference' in honour of David Lewis, on Wednesday, 6 March, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. All members of the University are welcome to attend: registration is not required.

Stephanie Lewis will deliver David Lewis's Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture, on `Ramseyan humility'.

Other speakers will be Professor Frank Jackson, Professor Rae Langton, and Professor Timothy Williamson.

Further information may be obtained from Thomas Moore (e-mail: tom.moore@philosophy.ox.ac.uk).

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Political theory seminar

PROFESSOR S. OKIN, Stanford, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 15 February, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: D.L. Miller, MA, D.Phil., Official Fellow, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Justice and gender: an ongoing debate.'

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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING AND THE ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Workshop on pension security in the twenty-first century

The following one-day workshop will be held on Friday, 8 March (beginning at 9 a.m.), at the Rothermere American Institute. Members of the University are welcome to attend. However, places are limited and admission will be by prior registration with Ms Madeline Mitchell, School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road, Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)71928, fax: (2)71940). The registration form can be found at http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/news/conference04.html.

Conveners: Professor G.L. Clark and Professor N. Whiteside (University of Warwick).

PROFESSOR WHITESIDE
9.15 a.m.: `Introduction. Constructing the public–private divide.'

PROFESSOR J. VISSER, Amsterdam
10 a.m.: `Pension policy in the Netherlands.'

DR B. PALIER, CNRS
11.15 a.m.: `Pension crisis in France.'

PROFESSOR W. SCHMAEL, Bremen
12 noon: `Pension reform in Germany.'

DR J. PALME, Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University
2 p.m.: `Sweden and the new world of pensions policy.'

DR C. EMMERSON, Institute of Fiscal Studies
2.45 p.m.: `Private pensions and stakeholder pensions in the UK.'

PROFESSOR A. MUNNELL, Boston College
4 p.m.: `Why not privatise US social security?'

PROFESSOR CLARK
4.45 p.m.: `Conclusions.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

DR C. COGAN, Senior Research Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 14 February, in the Seminar Room, the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: `The third option: the emancipation of European defence.'

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British Association for American Studies: conference 2002

The conference of the British Association for American Studies, hosted this year by the Rothermere American Institute, will be held in St Anne's College, 5–8 April. A programme of papers encompassing a wide range of disciplines will be presented. Evening entertainment will also be arranged.

The conference application form, with information about registration fees and the provisional programme, can be found at the RAI Web site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk. Registration forms can also be obtained from Andrea Beighton (see details below).

As space is limited, early registration is advisable. The closing date for registration is 1 March, after which a late registration fee may be payable.

Because of assistance provided by the US embassy, BAAS postgraduate students and schoolteachers who are British or UK-based will be eligible for a special stipend to help cover costs in attending the conference.

Enquiries should be directed to Andrea Beighton, BAAS Conference Secretary, Rothermere American Institute, 1A South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG (telephone: Oxford (2)82710, fax: (2)82720, e-mail: andrea.beighton@rai.ox.ac.uk).

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Public lecture

DR BRANKO KIRIGIN, Archaeological Museum, Split, Croatia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For enquiries, telephone Oxford (2)88015.

Subject: `Palagruza, the island of Diomedes: recent archaeological research.'

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE, ST PETER'S COLLEGE

PROFESSOR TIM SWANSON, University College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 February, in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. All members of the University are welcome to attend. Details of the seminar series can be found at http://www.oiprc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Diffusion and distribution: the distributional impacts of IPR regimes.'

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Presidential election in France

CHRISTIAN ROUDAUT, journalist at Valeurs Actuelles and BFM, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 February, in the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. The lecture will be in French. Further information may be obtained from Laure Ayosso (e-mail: laure.ayosso@lang.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Election présidentielle 2002: analyse et enjeux.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Texte et image

JEAN KHALFA, Cambridge, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 February, in the Maison Française.

Subject: `La rélation entre le texte et l'image dans les livres d'art'.

Note: those wishing to attend are asked to note that the seminar will take place at 5.15 p.m., and not, as previously advertised, at 4 p.m. The second talk due to have been given at the same meeting (by Laurent Bazin) has been cancelled.

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 2002

PROFESSOR STEFAN COLLINI, Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `T.S. Eliot among the intellectuals.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

DR PAUL PETTITT will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 15 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `Neanderthals: the evolutionary rise and fall of an Ice Age superpredator.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Hands Lecture

THE RT. HON. SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND, KCMG, QC, will deliver the second annual Hands Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: `Principle or pragmatism in politics?'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture

JULIAN BARNES will give readings from his novels at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 February, in the St Cross Building.

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College.

RICHARD DAVENPORT-HINES
Thur. 7 Feb.: `Criminal biography and the DNB.'

BARBARA TAYLOR
Wed. 20 Feb.: `Mary Wollstonecraft and the DNB.'

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LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES GROUP

The following conferences will be held on the days shown. The conferences centre on the use of C&IT in teaching and learning. Further details, including the cost of attendance, can be found at the Web site addresses given, and may also be obtained from Jenny Newman (telephone: Oxford (2)73221, e-mail: jenny.newman@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

Shock of the old 2

This one-day conference, on the use of C&IT in traditional teaching, will take place on 11 April. It is sponsored by the Learning Technologies Group and the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/iaul/).

Speakers will include: Oleg Liber, Bangor; Peter Birmingham, Oxford; Kim Whittlestone, Cambridge; Gill Chesters, UKERNA; Mark Stiles, Staffordshire; Siobhan Holland, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College; Tish Roberts, JISC; Tristram Wyatt, Oxford; John Alexander, Virginia; and Chad Kainz, Chicago.

Further details can be found at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/shock.shtml.

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Beyond chalk and talk: challenges and opportunities for teaching in the digital age

A one-day series of debates, sponsored by the JISC Committee for Learning and Teaching (http://www.jisc.ac.uk), will be held in the Oxford Union Debating Chamber on 12 April.

Speakers will include: John Brown, Director, BECTA; David Lloyd, Esher College; Stuart Lee, Oxford; Doug Brown, Divisional Manager for National Grid for Learning, Department for Education and Skills; Diana Laurillard, Open University; Mark Stiles, Staffordshire; Neill Thew, Sussex; Steve Draper, Glasgow.

Further details can be found at http://www.hcu.ox.ac.uk/beyond/chalk/.

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