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 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, St Catherine's College. The lecture is untitled.

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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

Archive of Performance of Greek and Roman Drama

LORNA HARDWICK, Open University, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Decolonising classics: Greek drama as a catalyst for change.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Biographers at work

VICTORIA GLENDINNING will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Biography and the problem of memory.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR PATRICK BOND, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, will lecture at 11.45 a.m. on Friday, 15 February, in the Seminar Room, the Rothermere American Institute.

Convener: A. Lemon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

Subject: `Zimbabwe's plunge: ideologies, geopolitics, and the crisis of development.'

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Department of Biochemistry

Royal Society Leeuwenhoek Lecture

DR STEPHEN C. WEST, FRS, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Clare Hall Laboratories, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 March, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception at 5.30 p.m.

Subject: `DNA repair—from microbes to man.'


Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR A.J. MCMICHAEL, Director, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, will deliver the fifth Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 May, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception at 5.30 p.m.

Subject: `Towards an AIDS vaccine: science, trials, and tribulations.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Seminar on plasma physics

PROFESSOR REECE ROTH, University of Tennessee, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Monday, 18 February, in Lecture Room 3, the Department of Engineering Science.

Convener: J.E. Allen, MA, D.Sc., Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Physics and applications of a one atmosphere uniform glow discharge.'

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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.

DR S. SHAW
18 Feb.: `Using synchrotron radiation techniques to solve earth and environmental science problems.'

DR R. RICKABY
25 Feb.: `The vitality of trace metal proxies.'

DR D. TEAGLE, Southampton
4 Mar.: to be announced.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

DR K SMITH, Cambridge
14 Feb.: `ITIM-containing negative regulators—adjusting the immunological brakes.'

DR T. MONATH, Vice-President, Research and Medical Affairs, Acambis Inc.
28 Feb.: `Smallpox: the threat of bioterrorism and building a new vaccine in response.'

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Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

The following public lectures, arranged as part of Science Week 2002, will be given on Monday, 11 March, in the John Radcliffe Lecture Theatre 2, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will end with questions to the speakers at 7.40 p.m.

Enquiries should be directed to Linda Barlow (telephone: Oxford 222443).

PROFESSOR A. MCMICHAEL
6 p.m.: Welcome and introduction.

DR R. GIBBONS
6.10 p.m.: `The mysteries of gene expression: clues from human disease.'

DR C. NORBURY
6.40 p.m.: `Using yeast to improve cancer therapy.'

PROFESSOR C. NEWBOLD
7.10 p.m.: `Why do we still have malaria?'

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MODERN HISTORY

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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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

DAVID NICHOLLS, Southampton, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 February, in the Music Faculty. Further information may be obtained from Barbara Titus, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Transculturalism and the American radical tradition.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Textiles and carpets in the Islamic world

Unless otherwise stated the following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. DR JON THOMPSON
2 May: `The draped world of Islam: introduction to textiles and carpets.'

DR RUTH BARNES
9 May: `Medieval Islamic embroideries: shifts in taste, change in status.'

DR BARNES
16 May: `From riches to rags: evidence from the history of the Indian Ocean textile trade.'

DR THOMPSON
23 May: `A perpetual puzzle: Mamluk carpets and textiles.'

DR THOMPSON
30 May, 4 p.m.: `From austerity to extravagance: Timurid and Safavid carpets and textiles.'

DR BARNES
6 June, Eastern Art Print Room, Ashmolean: `Fustat to Kashgar'—handling session of Islamic textiles.

DR THOMPSON
13 June: `Village, court, or commercial? Ottoman carpets and textiles.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Reform of EU institutions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Those attending the seminars are asked to note that speaker arrangements for the 18 February and 25 February meetings differ from those previously announced.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, and Mr Christopher Brooke.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH, GRAHAM MATHER, SIMON BURTON, and D. GERHOLD
18 Feb.: `Reform of EU scrutiny procedures at Westminster.'

CHARLES GRANT and DR WYN REES
25 Feb.: `Combined EU foreign and defence policies?'

SAM YOUNGER, Chairman, the Electoral Commission, others from the Commission, and PROFESSOR D. BUTLER
4 Mar.: `A referendum on the euro: its fair conduct?'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Lecture

ALLEN KURZWEIL, American novelist and writer, and Fellow of the John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University, will talk about his new novel The Grand Complication at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 February, in the Rothermere American Institute. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the institute.

Subject: `In search of lost time: intrigue, invention, and a hunt for a stolen pocket watch.'

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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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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE, ST PETER'S COLLEGE

ROWAN FREELAND, Simmons & Simmons, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 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: `Litigation of patents in Europe: the proposed European Patent Litigation Protocol and the proposed Community patent.'

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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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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Neill Lecture 2002

THE RT. HON. LORD STEYN OF SWAFIELD will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The case for a Supreme Court.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Exhibition of recent work and talk

ANYA GALLACCIO, Artist-in-Residence, Lady Margaret Hall, and 1871 Fellow, Ruskin School and the Rothermere American Institute, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. The talk will be introduced by Professor Alan Ryan, Director, the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: `Leap of faith.'

The talk will be followed by a private view of the exhibition of recent work by Anya Gallaccio in the Jerwood Room, 6–7 p.m. The exhibition runs from Friday, 15 February, to Thursday, 21 February, open weekdays 12 noon–2 p.m.

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

After 11 September: democracy, justice, and world order

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Arrangements for the 19 February seminar are now as shown below, and not as previously notified.

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, FBA, Mr Keith Simpson, MP, and Dr Tony Wright, MP.

PAUL BERGNE, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Afghanistan, JONATHAN FREEDLAND, The Guardian, and DR SAYED ASKAR MOUSAZI
19 Feb.: `The war and post-war in Afghanistan.' (Chair: Dr Tony Wright, MP)

THE RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, PC, MP, THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, PC, MP, and DR EUGENE ROGAN
26 Feb.: `Democracy, justice, and order: what hope for the Middle East?' (Chair: Keith Simpson, MP)

SIR MARRACK GOULDING, THE RT. HON. SIR NICHOLAS LYELL, PC, MP, and PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS
5 Mar.: `Mechanisms for international justice.' (Chair: Dr Tony Wright, MP)

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ST EDMUND HALL

PROFESSOR DAVID MARTIN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday, 17 February, in the Old Dining Hall, St Edmund Hall. The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 5 p.m. Evensong will take place in the chapel at 6.30 p.m. Subject: `From Washington to Kandahar: does religion cause war?'

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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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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Annual Lecture

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford, will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 1 March, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Admission will be by ticket (£7, or £5 for members of the Friends of Rewley House), available from the Events Secretary, Friends of Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA (telephone: Oxford (2)70393).

Subject: `Christianity and Islam after 11 September.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

GINA CORRIGAN will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 February, in the Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors will cost £2.

Further details may be obtained from Rosemary Lee (telephone: 01491 873276), or Fiona Sutcliffe (telephone: 01491 872268).

Subject: `Hemp and ramie.'

The talk will describe the production of hemp and ramie thread by the Miao-Hmung in south- west China, and consider the related products and associated cultural practices.

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB seminars

BARBARA TAYLOR will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 February, in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College.

Subject:`Mary Wollstonecraft and the DNB.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

DR CLIVE UPTON, University of Leeds
Mon. 18 Feb.: `Dialect and the OED: the matter of labelling.'

DR PETER MCCLURE, University of Hull
Tue. 26 Feb.: `Etymology, lexicology, and English personal names 1200–1700.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

Open lecture

DR MARGARET BENT will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 2 March, in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College. All interested members of the university community are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The musical stanzas in Martin le Franc's Le champion des dames.'

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