Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER, Chichele Professor of Economic History, 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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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

The next Cameron Mackintosh Lecture will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture will take the form of a dialogue between the Cameron Mackintosh Professor, JOHN NAPIER (set designer) and THELMA HOLT (director).

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ENGLISH 2001

Fantastic metamorphoses and other worlds: ways of telling the self

MARINA WARNER will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

16 Oct.: `Mutating: Ovid's Golden Age, Bosch's "Painting of the Strawberry", and the "poor" friar, Ramon Pane.'

13 Nov.: `Hatching: Leda and the Swan, Aladdin and the Roc (Francesco Colonna, Leonardo, Antoine Galland.'

20 Nov.: `Splitting: imperial Gothic, or, the Zombie Encounter (S.T. Coleridge, Lafcadio Hearn, Jean Rhys).'

27 Nov.: `Doubling: alters and daimons (Carlo Gozzi, James Hogg, Toni Morrison, Philip Pullman).'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 2001

PROFESSOR RONALD BURT, Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago, and Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School, Park End Street.

Tue. 30 Oct.: `Social capital, structural holes: creating and delivering values.'

Wed. 31 Oct.: `Trust: gossip, bandwidth, and echo.'

Thur. 1 Nov.: `Reputation: etiology and consequences.'

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GARETH EVANS MEMORIAL LECTURE 2001

PROFESSOR D.K. LEWIS, Princeton University, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Ramseyan humility.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR PETER CLARKE, Cambridge, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History in Hilary Term. The series will open on Friday, 18 January, and conclude on Friday, 22 February. Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The projection of British identity in the world during the twentieth century.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

MARGARET DRABBLE will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 18 October, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Public speech and public silence.'


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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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: D. Sherrington, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Physics, and J.I. Silk, MA, D.Phil., Savilian Professor of Astronomy.

PROFESSOR J. ZIMAN, Bristol
19 Oct.: `The non-instrumental role of science.'

PROFESSOR P. SANDARS
26 Oct.: `Biological (homo) chirality: a physicist in Wonderland.'

PROFESSOR A. MACKENZIE, St Andrews
9 Nov.: `Metamagnetic criticality in the bilayer ruthenate metal: Sr3Ru2O7.'

DR E.W. KOLB, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
16 Nov.: `The "alarming" phenomenon of particle creation in the expanding universe.'

PROFESSOR P. JEZZARD
23 Nov.: `Functional imaging of the brain with magnetic resonance imaging.'

PROFESSOR R. PALMER, Brookhaven Laboratory and Stanford; Astor Visiting Lecturer
30 Nov.: `The production and cooling of intense muon beams—from neutrino factories to muon colliders at the energy frontier.'

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: G.G. Ross, MA, Professor of Theoretical Physics, and R.B. Stinchcombe, MA, Reader in Physics.

DR S. SARKAR
12 Oct.: `Cosmology in wonderland.'

PROFESSOR H. NEUBERGER, Rutgers
26 Oct.: `Chiral symmetry outside perturbation theory.'

PROFESSOR A. SCHOFIELD, Birmingham
9 Nov.: `The demise of the electron.'

PROFESSOR J. KEATING, Bristol
23 Nov.: `Random matrix theory and [zeta] (1/2+it).'

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Condensed Matter Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Clarendon Laboratory.

Details of the 15 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., and J.T. Chalker, MA, D.Phil., Professors of Physics.

DR J. SINGLETON
11 Oct.: `2D or not 2D?; experimental tests of effective dimensionality in layered correlated electron systems.'

DR M. KUBBALL, Bristol
18 Oct.: `The magic of optical spectroscopy on III-nitrides, its nanostructures and devices.'

DR L. BREY, Madrid
25 Oct.: `A lattice-spin mechanism for colossal magnetoresistance in maganites.'

PROFESSOR T.C.B. MCLEISH, Leeds
1 Nov.: `A tangled tale: the topological dynamics of entangled polymers.'

PROFESSOR D. MIHAILOVIC, Ljubljana, Slovenia
8 Nov.: `Molybdenum disulphide nanotubes: structural, mechanical, and electronic properties.'

DR M. TURLAKOV, Cambridge
22 Nov.: `High-temperature superconductivity, Coulomb energy, and Umklapp scattering.'

PROFESSOR M. MILES, Bristol
29 Nov.: `AFM of biological systems: from cells to molecules.'

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Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Audrey Wood Seminar Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

PROFESSOR M. CHARLTON, Swansea
29 Oct.: `Towards cold antihydrogen.'

PROFESSOR P. EWART
5 Nov.: `Things that go bump in the light! or non-linear optics with fluctuating light and colliding atoms.'

DR D.P. HAND, Heriot-Watt
12 Nov.: `Fibre optic delivery of high peak power pulsed laser light for applications in machining and flow measurement.'

DR M. GOWER, Exitech Ltd.
26 Nov.: `Laser microfabrication.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences. Comments or suggestions should be directed to Dr P.C. England.

DR M. SUTTON
15 Oct.: `The worm that turned: computer reconstructions of Silurian soft-bodied fossils.'

DR S. GUPTA, Imperial College, London
22 Oct.: `What stratigraphy and geomorphology can tell us about the growth of normal faults.'

DR S. LAMB
29 Oct.: `A mountain on the move—late Cenozoic kinematics and dynamics of the Central Andes, South America.'

DR D. MARSHALL, Reading
5 Nov.: `Localisation of abrupt change in the North Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation.'

DR C. DE LA ROCHA, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `Silicon isotope palaeoceanography.'

PROFESSOR A. GALE, Greenwich
19 Nov.: `Global correlation of cretaceous sea-level events: evidence for astronomical control?'

DR M. WIDDOWSON, Open University
26 Nov.: `Timing and duration—the key to understanding the Deccan Traps CFB.'

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Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. Details of the 27 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

DR J. CLARKE, Cambridge
16 Oct.: `Combining nanotechnology, protein engineering, and MD simulation to study protein folding.'

PROFESSOR R. JONES, Sheffield
30 Oct.: `Finite size and surface effects on the glass transition in thin polymer films.'

PROFESSOR C. AMATORE, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
6 Nov.: `Exocytosis of adrenaline at the single cell level: delicate interplay between membrane dynamics and matrix swelling.'

PROFESSOR S. GRANICK, Illinois
13 Nov.: `Puzzles of polymers at surfaces.'

PROFESSOR J. PETHICA
20 Nov.: `Nanomechanics at surfaces.'

DR M. SUTTON

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

PROFESSOR M. SCHRODER, Nottingham
15 Oct.: `Metal co-ordination framework polymers: routes to micro- and mesoporous materials.'

PROFESSOR R.G. DENNING
22 Oct.: `Photonic crystals in a flash.'

PROFESSOR R.N. PERUTZ, York
29 Oct.: `Photo-active supramolecules: will electronics rescue the chemists?'

PROFESSOR E.I. SOLOMON, Stanford
5 Nov.: `Active sites in non-heme iron enzymes:structure/function correlations.'

PROFESSOR M.J. ROSSEINSKY, Liverpool
12 Nov.: `Low temperature chemistry of solids—unusual oxidation states and new framework structures.'

PROFESSOR P.P. EDWARDS, Birmingham
19 Nov.: `The electron in solution.'

PROFESSOR T.J. MARKS, Northwestern University
Fri. 23 Nov.: `Heterogeneous meets homogeneous catalysis. The case of single and multiple site olefin polymerisation.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia (revised notice)

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.

Convener: Dr J.L. Hutchison.

PROFESSOR S. MORITA, Osaka
11 Oct.: `Atomic resolution AFM of semiconductor surfaces.'

PROFESSOR V. BARANAUSKAS, Sao Paulo
18 Oct.: `Recent advances in diamond growth.'

PROFESSOR R. RICHARDSON, Bristol
25 Oct.: `Liquid crystals of all shapes and sizes.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR R. SINCLAIR, Stanford
1 Nov.: `in situ HREM of interface reactions.'

DR R. CLARK, New South Wales
8 Nov.: `Building a quantum computer.' (Provisional title)

PROFESSOR P. WITHERS, UMIST
15 Nov.: `Insight into composite micromechanics by neutron and synchrotron diffraction.'

DR D. ROBINSON, Culham Laboratory
22 Nov.: `Fusion power for the future.'

DR K. URBAN, Research Centre Jülich, Germany
29 Nov.: `Applications of aberration-corrected HREM to materials science.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Seminars in public health and epidemiology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR J. HOLLY, Bristol
16 Oct.: `To live or let die! New perspectives of the IGF- system.'

DR H. WEISS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
23 Oct.: `Male circumcision and HIV prevention: the evidence to date.'

DR J. CAIRNS, Harvard
30 Oct.: `Stem cells: mutagenesis and carcinogenesis.'

PROFESSOR D. DEYKIN, Boston
6 Nov.: `Epistemologic escapades: power games, meta-analytic mischief, and the new archaeology.'

DR T. KEY
13 Nov.: `Endogenous sex-hormones and breast cancer.'

PROFESSOR G. DAVEY-SMITH, Bristol
20 Nov.: `Offspring birth characteristics and parental cardiovascular disease mortality risk: evidence for intergenerational influences?'

DR C. BAIGENT
27 Nov.: `Renal function as an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

Unless otherwise specified, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Graduate members
16 Oct.: Research plans and research in progess.

DR A. GUIMERÁ, Research Fellow, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid
Mon. 22 Oct.: `Trafalgar y Galdós: de la historia a la literatura.' (Public lecture)

PROFESSOR J. LAWRANCE, Manchester
30 Oct.: `Allegory and apocalyptic in El Alboraique.'

DR H. GUNKEL, Stirling
6 Nov.: `Baltasar Gracián (1601–58): hombre en su siglo or the Art of Spin.' (Public lecture, in honour of the quatercentenary of the birth of Gracián)

MS K. BOWSHER
13 Nov.: `Latin American history as problem: Abel Posse and the new historical novel.'

PROFESSOR T. DADSON, Birmingham
20 Nov.: `The moriscos of Villarrubia de las Ojos and their expulsion: 1611–14.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and C.P. Wormald, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

P. NOLD
15 Oct.: `Cardinal Bertrand de la Tour OFM and apostolic poverty.'

J. GRAHAM-CAMPBELL, University College, London
22 Oct.: `The Danelaw and its dual economy.'

M. HOLFORD, York
29 Oct.: `Thinking about the regions in late medieval England.'

J. DENTON, Manchester/Sheffield
5 Nov.: `Why was there a Franco-Papal crisis between 1301 and 1303?'

C. RAUER, Birmingham
12 Nov.: `Origin myths and the vernacular: the Old English version of Pope Sergius' Bull for Malmesbury.'

D. ABULAFIA, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Seven types of ambiguity: wandering across medieval frontiers.'

Y. TOREN
26 Nov.: `The confessional interrogation in the thirteenth century.'

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Science and religion in historical perspective

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Conveners: Professor Brooke and Professor Mayr-Harting.

PROFESSOR MAYR-HARTING
17 Oct.: `Religion and arithmetic in the tenth-century West.'

ROBIN BRIGGS
24 Oct.: `Pascal's wager: probability theory and rationalism in early modern Europe.'

JAMES SECORD
31 Oct.: `The Victorians and the Book of Creation.'

MARTIN RUDWICK
7 Nov.: `The antiquity of the earth and the antiquity of man.'

GEOFFREY CANTOR
14 Nov.: `Quakers and science.'

PROFESSOR BROOKE
21 Nov.: `Darwinism and the unification of nature.'

JAMES MOORE
28 Nov.: `Alfred Russel Wallace: science in the spirit world.'

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Portuguese and Brazilian history

The following lectures will be given at 12 noon on Thursdays in the Centre for Portuguese Language—Instituto Camoes. The centre is in Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

PROFESSOR BRANCO
11 Oct.: `Nation building and national identity, 1100–1300' (part I).
18 Oct.: `Nation building and national identity, 1100–1300' (part II).

PROFESSOR EARLE
25 Oct.: `The Portuguese discoveries.'

DR P. ALONSO
1 Nov.: `Nation building and national identity in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Portugal.'

DR CAREY
8 Nov.: `Portugal's East Timor débâcle reconsidered, 1974–2001.'

PROFESSOR BETHELL
15 Nov.: `Brazil: Portuguese colony, independent empire, and first republic.'

PROFESSOR BETHELL
22 Nov.: `Brazil since 1930.'

DR GOLDEY
29 Nov.: `The transition to and consolidation of democracy in Portugal after 1974.'

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MUSIC

The Bach Symposium 2001: Understanding Bach through science, art, and criticism

The symposium will take place in the Holywell Music Room on Monday, 17 December, and Tuesday, 18 December. It will look at the composer from a vantage-point above the arts–science divide, considering the way that Bach's music has become the focus of scientific, artistic, and critical thought in various disciplines.

Booking forms and general information may be obtained from Alexander Binns, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (e-mail: alexander.binns@st-annes.ox.ac.uk). Programme information may be obtained from Reinhard Strohm, Bach Research Group, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB (telephone: Oxford (2)76137, e-mail: reinhard.strohm@music.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr J. Butt, Professor R. Strohm, and Ruth Tatlow.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar Series: Historical writing in the Near East, 500–1500: comparative perspectives

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Faculty Room, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: C.F. Robinson, MA (Ph.D. Harvard), University Lecturer in Islamic History.

DR J.D. HOWARD-JOHNSTON
17 Oct.: `Byzantine historiography 500–1000: contraction of horizons and revival of classicism.'

PROFESSOR R.W. THOMSON
24 Oct.: `The first thousand years of Armenian historical writing (400–1400): background and general characteristics.'

DR T. GREENWOOD
31 Oct.: `Armenian historical writing in the tenth century: developments and limitations.'

DR ROBINSON
7 Nov.: `Islamic historiography 800–1200: traditionalism and the emergence of genre.'

PROFESSOR E.M. JEFFREYS
14 Nov.: `Byzantine historiography 1000–1500: the end of the tradition?'

D.S. RICHARDS
21 Nov.: `Later Islamic historiography: bureaucracy and biography.'

DR J. WEINBERG, Leo Baeck College, London
28 Nov.: `Jewish historiography of the sixteenth century.'

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THEOLOGY

A Scientific Theology—Nature (book-launch)

There will be a reception at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 October, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College, for the launch of The Revd Professor Alister McGrath's new book, A Scientific Theology—Nature. The programme is as follows:

Introduction: Professor John Hedley Brooke, Andrea Idreos Professor of Science and Religion and Fellow of Harris Manchester College.

Presentation of the `Scientific Theology' project: The Revd Professor Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology and Principal of Wycliffe Hall.

Responses by: The Revd Professor John Webster, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity and Canon of Christ Church, and The Revd Professor Keith Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity and Canon of Christ Church.

Tickets are not required for admission.

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Ian Ramsey Centre

Theology, science, and medicine

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

PROFESSOR B. LEONARD, National University of Ireland, Galway
11 Oct.: `A neuroscientist looks at the brain–mind dichotomy.'

PROFESSOR J.S. WATT, University College, London
25 Oct.: `Ethical dilemmas in neonatal medicine.'

DR D. TEAL
8 Nov.: `Autonomy, identity, and the meaning of "health" in a consumerised medical culture.'

DR YEE
22 Nov.: `The human person: brain, mind, and spirit.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Jewish identities and American writing

This conference, sponsored by the Rothermere American Institute and the English Faculty, will be held on between Friday, 26 October, and Sunday, 28 October, in the Milner Hall, Rhodes House (Parks Road entrance). The co-organisers are Professor Hermione Lee and Professor R.L. Bush.

Panels will include: Patrimonies, Jewish American Fiction, Jewish Critics and Modern Culture, Jewish American Poetry, and Intellectuals and Political Languages.

Speakers will include: Robert Pinsky, Howard Jacobson, Grace Paley, Judith Baumel, Jaqueline Osherow, and Michael Lerner.

Further information may be obtained from Andrea Beighton, Rothermere American Institute (telephone: Oxford (2)82710, e-mail: andrea.beighton@rai.ox.ac.uk).

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Enquiries about any of the events below should be directed to the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

Public lecture

PROFESSOR A.J.R. RUSSELL-WOOD, Johns Hopkins University, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 December, in the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Brazil and the wider world, 1500–1822.'


Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

DR E. GIANNETTI DA FONSECA, Faculdades IBMEC, Sao Paulo
16 Oct.: `The aftermath of devaluation in Brazil.'

DR A. BARTHOLOMEW
23 Oct.: `The Brazilian experience of Mercosur: an analysis of the impact of regional integration on trade flows.'

DR E. NEVES, Sao Paulo
30 Oct.: `Anthropogenic landscapes in the Amazon.'

DR J. NICOLAU, Instituto Universitario de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro
13 Nov.: `Historia da participacao eleitoral no Brasil.'

DR E. GIANNETTI DA FONSECA, Faculdades IBMEC, Sao Paulo
20 Nov.: `Economics and happiness: the Brazilian case.'


Workshops

The following one-day workshops will be held at the Centre for Brazilian Studies. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre for Brazilian Studies (see contact details above).

Fri. 23 Nov.: `Political reform in Brazil.'

Fri. 30 Nov.: `Foreign direct investment in the Brazilian automotive industry: context and general issues.'

Mon. 3 Dec.: `The politics of central banking in new democracies, with special reference to Brazil.'

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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.

E. MAYO, New Economics Foundation
16 Oct.: `Are corporations a threat to democracy?'

N. BUTLER, Policy Adviser, BP
23 Oct.: `The potential and limits of corporate foreign policy.'

A. TURNER, Vice-Chairman, Merrill Lynch, Europe
30 Oct.: `Should corporations assume state-like international responsibilities?'

PROFESSOR V. FITZGERALND
6 Nov.: `The firm in international political economy.'

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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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecture in Byzantine Studies, and M.C.M. Mango, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art.

DR T. GREENWOOD
16 Oct.: `Patterns of contact and communication: Byzantium and Armenia 860–976.'

PROFESSOR S. LIEU, Macquarie
23 Oct.: `Myth and Constantine the Great.'

DR J. ELSNER
30 Oct.: `Piety and passion: contest and consensus in the early Christian pilgrimage.'

D. KOROBEINIKOV
6 Nov.: `Diplomatic correspondence between Byzantium and Oriental powers in the thirteenth to fourteenth centuries.'

DR MANGO
13 Nov.: `Recent scientific work related to silver mining in Asia Minor.'

DR T. ANTONOPOULOS, Ioannina
20 Nov.: `Medieval Hungarian historical sources and the portrait of Byzantium.'

DR B. CROKE, Sydney
27 Nov.: `Problems in Zosimus' New History.'

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COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

PROFESSOR PETER SCHRIJVER, University of Munich, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 October, in Somerville College.

Convener: A. Morpurgo Davies, MA, Professor of Comparative Philology.

Subject: `The language of Linear A: structure and affiliation.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in Yarnton Manor. All are welcome to attend.

Transport by the OCHJS minibus will be provided from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 and 7.45 p.m., returning at 9.45 p.m. A single fare costs £1.50 (students (£1.10).

Convener: G. Abramson, MA, Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew.

DR G.S. PAULSSON
17 Oct.: `Secret city: the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940–5.'

PROFESSOR J. DUHAIME, Montreal
24 Oct.: `A prayer for the eschatological war from the Dead Sea Scrolls' (1QM xi 1–12).'

DR S. HONIGMAN, Tel Aviv
31 Oct.: `The "Letter of Aristeas" and the origins of the Septuagint: a new approach to old issues.'

DR E. DVORJETSKI, Haifa
7 Nov.: `Thermo-mineral waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin: historical, archaeological, and medicinal aspects.'

PROFESSOR Y. MURATA, Toho University, Chiba, Japan
14 Nov.: `Taming the paradox: poems of Yehuda Amichai.'

DR J. WEINBERG
21 Nov.: `A sixteenth-century Italian Jew reads the Gospels.'

RABBI D.H. LINCOLN, Senior Rabbi, Park Avenue Synagogue, New York
28 Nov.: `The legal status of Karaites in the light of Halacha.'

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CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

11 September and its implications for international politics

The following seminar will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays of Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8, in the Seminar Room (basement), the Rothermere American Institute. Topics and speakers for other weeks will be announced later.

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.

PROFESSOR ROBERTS, DR HURRELL, and DR KHONG
19 Oct.: `The United States' response and the multilateral framework.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following lectures will be given this term in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

DR REBICK and others Mon., Wed., Fri. 9–10 a.m.: Survey course on modern East Asia.

PROFESSOR STOCKWIN
Mon. 12 noon–1 p.m.: Japanese politics through contemporary Japanese language newspapers (reading class; weeks 2–8 only).

DR REBICK
Tue., Wed., 10–11.30 a.m.: Special texts in economics.

PROFESSOR STOCKWIN
Tue. 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Japanese political texts.

DR REBICK
Wed. 12 noon–1 p.m.: The Japanese economy.

DR GOODMAN
Thur. 11 a.m.–12 noon: `Japanese education and social policy in anthropological perspective.'

PROFESSOR STOCKWIN
Fri. 12 noon–1 p.m.: `Politics in Japan.'

DR WASWO and DR GOODMAN
Fri. 2.30–4 p.m.: Graduate seminar in modern Japanese studies.

PROFESSOR STOCKWIN and others
Fri. 5–7 p.m.: Nissan Institute Seminar.

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Texte et image

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Maison Française.

Further information may be obtained from Nathalie Aubert (Oxford Brookes) or Nicola Luckhurst (Somerville College).

C. RIBEYROL, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon
24 Oct.: `De Ruskin à Fromentin: l'ekphrasis ou les ambiguïtés du concept de modernité.'

D. OSTROWSKA, Queen's College
31 Oct.: `The importance of the cinematic metaphor in French literary theory of the sixties.'

DR R. FOTIADE, Glasgow
7 Nov.: `Latent images: Brassaï and the Proustian camera eye.'

DR E. GUALTIERI, Sussex
14 Nov.: `Photography, textuality, and auto-ethnography in Un Paese.'

DR J. SIMPSON, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
21 Nov.: `Symbolism and Cubism's visual metaphors.'

DR F. BINCKES, Brasenose College
28 Nov.: `Poison in the pot-au-feu: reading George du Maurier beyond Trilby.'

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Palaebiology seminar series

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Conveners: Dr Paul Barrett (paul.barrett@zoo.ox.ac.uk), and Dr Mark Sutton (mark.sutton@earth.ox.ac.uk).

DR J. FRANCIS, Leeds
17 Oct.: `Cretaceous and Tertiary forests in Antarctica: a polar paradise in a greenhouse world.'

DR A. MILNER, Natural History Museum, London
31 Oct.: `Dinosaurs and birds—Chinese feathered connections.'

PROFESSOR M. BENTON, Bristol
14 Nov.: `Biodiversity on land and in the sea: different régimes?'

PROFESSOR D. EDWARDS, Cardiff
28 Nov.: `The green invasion—latest news from the front.'

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REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE

Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR H. HONGJU KOH, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 October in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Why nations obey international law: a view from the trenches.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

Summit to summit: the road to Rio+10

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room, ground floor (main building), Mansfield College. Admission is free and open to the public. Further information may be obtained from Caroline Bastable, OCEES, Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

S. HUQ, Director, Climate Change Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development
16 Oct.: `Rio+10: through southern eyes.'

R. THORPE, Chief Scientist, Research and Development, Meteorological Office
30 Oct.: `How sound is the science of climate change?'

D. OSBORN, Chair, UNED-UK
6 Nov.: `What should Rio+10 achieve? What can it achieve?'

S. HENDRY, Head of Global Atmosphere Division, DEFRA
13 Nov.: `Climate change policy: the view from Whitehall.'

M. MCKENZIE-HEDGER, Head of UK Climate Impacts Programme, Environmental Change Institute
20 Nov.: `If the world won't change, can/will it adapt successfully?'

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL
27 Nov.: `Human responsibilities in the global environment.'

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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

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

The Annual Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture will be given in the form of a dialogue between SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN, GCB, and SIR TIMOTHY GARDEN, KCB, FRAES, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Twenty-first century war.'

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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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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Becket Institute

Church and State seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

DR P. DUNCAN, School of Slavonic and East European Studies
17 Oct.: `Russian Messianism and its role today.'

DR T. HALIK, Charles University
7 Nov.: `The Czech republic: towards a new understanding of religion.'

M. GIEDROYC
21 Nov.: `State and churches: medieval Lithuania.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Cairncross Memorial Lecture

PETER SINCLAIR, Professor of Economics, Birmingham University, and Director, Central Bank Studies, the Bank of England, will deliver the Cairncross Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 October, in the Junior Common Room, St Peter's College.

Subject: `War, states, and factor movements.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

In anticipation of its 450th anniversary in 2005, Trinity College has inaugurated a series of lectures on future aspects of public affairs. The series is named after the Earl of Chatham, one of the college's most celebrated graduates. PROFESSOR SIR JOHN SULSTON, the Sanger Centre, will deliver the fourth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The common thread—society and the human genome.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR T.J. CORNELL, Professor of Ancient History, University of Manchester, will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Republican legislation and the Roman historians.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

The view from eternity: perspectives on faith and time in contemporary thought

Unless indicated otherwise, the following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

DR P. FIDDES
16 Oct.: `Expecting the unexpected: eschatology and the healing of time.'

J. DARNBOROUGH
23 Oct.: `Time, eternity, and music.'

DR D. WILKINSON, St John's College, Durham
30 Oct., 8 p.m.: `The matrix, Star Trek, and God: time and eternity and science fiction.'

PROFESSOR KEITH WARD
6 Nov.: `The temporality of God.'

DR J.M. SOSKICE, Cambridge
13 Nov.: `Did the Fathers baptise Aristotle? Eternity and creatio ex nihilo.'

DR R. TEICHMANN
20 Nov.: `Outside time.'

PROFESSOR R. LE POIDEVIN, Leeds
27 Nov.: `Time and incarnation.'

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LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES GROUP

Digital projects in Oxford

A further series of talks on this subject will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room A, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Topics and speakers for other weeks will be announced later.

The full schedule for Michaelmas Term can be found at: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/dpo.shtml. Further information may be obtained from Nancy Weitz (e-mail: nancy.weitz@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

JIM DAVIES
17 Oct.: a discussion of the Software Engineering Programme's Web-based administration system.

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