Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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.

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Money and liquidity

PROFESSOR JOHN HARDMAN MOORE, Edinburgh University and the London School of Economics, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Parks Road.

Mon. 26 Nov.: `Evil is the root of all money.'

Tue. 27 Nov.: `Business cycles and monetary policy.'

Wed. 28 Nov.: `Systemic risk.'

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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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ILCHESTER LECTURE

PROFESSOR VÉRONIQUE LOSSKY, Université de Paris–Sorbonne (IV) will deliver an Ilchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 November, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: C.H.M. Kelly, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Russian, and G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

Subject: `Marina Tsvetaeva: new biographical developments.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR ETTORE CINGANO, Professor of Greek Literature, University of Ca'Foscari, Venice, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

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

Subject: `Towards a definition of Greek choral lyric.'

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Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

MARINA WARNER will lead a discussion 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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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

DR CHRISTINA DE LA ROCHA, Cambridge, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 12 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Earth Sciences Building.

Subject: `Silicon isotope paleoceanography.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR BURKHARD HASEBRINK, Göttingen, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 November, in Somerville College.

Convener: A.M.V. Suerbaum, MA, University Lecturer in Medieval German.

Subject: `Die Magie der Medea. Selbstreferentielles Erzählen bei Konrad von Würzburg.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Private Finance Initiative and the NHS: sustainable investment or quick fix?

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Department of Social Policy, 32 Wellington Square.

For further information, or to indicate an intention to attend the seminars, contact Rebecca Surender (telephone: Oxford (2)70325, e-mail: rebecca.surender@socres.ox.ac.uk).

J. SUSSEX, Associate Director, Office of Health Economics
13 Nov.: `The economics of the PFI in the NHS.'

M. LADBROOKE, Chair, Oxfordshire Unison Health Branch
27 Nov.: `PFI alert: the view from health staff.'

P. FISHER, President, NHS Consultants' Association
27 Nov. (follows the above): `The clinician view of PFI.'

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room B, the Saïd Business School. Further details can be found at http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/.

Conveners: Alan Morrison (Saïd Business School), Neil Shephard (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

T. JOHNSON, London Business School
9 Nov.: `Valuing vesting provisions.'

B. PARIGI, Padua and LSE
16 Nov.: `Monitoring a common agent.'

HYUN SHIN, LSE
23 Nov.: `Positive feedback trading: evidence from the US Treasury securities market.'

J.-C. ROCHET, Toulouse and LSE
30 Nov.: To be announced.

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL AND ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Corporate foreign policy

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School, Park End Street.

Details may be subject to change. Up-to-date information will be available on the Saïd Business School Web site, http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Professor Mari Sako, Saïd Business School, Dr Valpy Fitzgerald, St Antony's College, and Dr Risto Penttila, Senior Associate Member, St Antony's College and Fellow of the Saïd Business School.

PROFESSOR N. FERGUSON
13 Nov.: `Firms and foreign policy in history.'

G. DAVIS, Vice-President, Shell
20 Nov.: `Corporations, governments, and NGOs.'

R. EGLIN, Director, WTO
27 Nov.: `The firm and the WTO: a missing link?'

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COMPUTING SERVICES

SEBASTIAN HOFFMANN, University of Zurich, will give a talk/demonstration on Monday, 12 November, 1–2 p.m., in Lecture Theatre A, the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road.

Subject: `BNCweb: managing 100 million words from your armchair—demonstration of a Web-based interface to the British National Corpus.'

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE, ST PETER'S COLLEGE

DR DWIJEN RANGNEKAR, School of Public Policy, University College, London, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 November, in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: D. Vaver, MA, Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, and Director, Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and C.A. Greenhalgh, MA, Reader in Economics and Economics Research Director of the Centre.

Subject: `R&D appropriability in plant breeding: genetic uniformity and the role of intellectual property rights.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

JEAN-CLAUDE COLLIARD, OLIVIER DUTHEILLET DE LAMOTHE, and RICHARD NEUSTADT will speak at a conference to be held on Saturday, 24 November, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Maison Française.

Subject: `Advising presidents.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

MARINA WARNER and PETER HAINSWORTH will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 16 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Illuminating Dante—the struggle towards Paradise.'

The talks will be followed by a private view of an exhibition of paintings on the same theme by Monika Beisner, in the Jerwood Room, 6–7 p.m. The exhibition will be open until 30 November.


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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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures

Water and the environment

The following 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.

The lectures are sponsored by Linacre College and the Environmental Change Institute in association with the Oxford Centre for Water Research and St Peter's College.

P. HORDEN, Royal Holloway College, London
17 Jan.: `Water in Mediterranean history.'

DR M. KAIKA, School of Geography
24 Jan.: `Water and Europe: creating the European Water Framework Directive.'

S. BURCHI, Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN), Rome
31 Jan.: `What water laws for water security in the twenty-first century?'

DR P. ASHTON, CSIR-Environmentek, South Africa
7 Feb.: `Water and development: a Southern African perspective.'

DR J. TROTTIER, Centre for Water Research
14 Feb.: `Water and conflict.'

DR M. REUSS, Office of History, US Army Corps of Engineers
21 Feb.: `The development of American water resources: planners, politicians, and constitutional interpretation.'

DR M. EDMUNDS, British Geological Survey
28 Feb.: `Silent springs: groundwater resources under threat?'

SIR IAN BYATT, formerly Director General of Water Services
7 Mar.: `Managing water for the future.'

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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

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian Studies Programme

PROFESSOR ROBERT WIRSING will speak at a special seminar to be held at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 9 November, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

The discussant will be Dr Iftikhar H. Malik. Dr David Washbrook will preside.

Convener: Dr M. Zafar Iqbal Cheema, Quaid-i-Azam Fellow, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Kashmir and the current war on terrorism.'


European Studies Centre

VOJISLAV KOSTUNICA, President, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 November, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Entry is by ticket only, obtainable in advance from the Development Office, St Antony's College, Oxford, OX2 6JF (telephone: Oxford (2)74496, e-mail: janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Building democracy in Yugoslavia.'

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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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