Lectures

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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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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Money and liquidity

PROFESSOR JOHN HARDMAN MOORE, Edinburgh University and the London School of Economics, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics 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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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 on the presence of Greek myth and drama in recent creative literature at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)88210.

The following texts will be considered: Gjertrud Schackenberg, an extract from The Throne of Labdacus, a sequence of poems in supernatural love (Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 2000); Elizabeth Cook, `Quicken', a chapter from Achilles (London: Methuen, 2001); Anne Carson, an extract from Autobiography of Red. A Romance (London: Cape, 1999).

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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.

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

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

PROFESSOR T. COSGROVE, Bristol
27 Nov.: `Polymer-complexes at interfaces.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Jornada de Estudos Pessoanos

This one-day conference will be held on Friday, 23 November, in the Music Room, St Peter's College, 10.15 a.m.–5.30 p.m. The conference will end with a Round Table at 4.45 p.m.

Arrangements for the conference are the same as in previous years. There is no fee for attending. St Peter's College will provide a buffet lunch. The cost (which includes morning coffee and afternoon tea) is £8, payable by cheque in advance. Cheques, made payable to St Peter's College, should be sent to Professor T.F. Earle at St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL.

PROFESSOR B. MCGUIRK, Nottingham
10.30 a.m.: `de Campos on "f-f-f-f-f-f-f- f..."uturism.'

PROFESSOR M. FREEMAN, Bristol
11.30 a.m.: `The poet and the city: Pessoa's Lisbon.'

B. O'DONOGHUE
12.15 p.m.: `Pessoa and W.B. Yeats.'

DR M. SABINE, Manchester
2.15 p.m.: `Pessoa embodied: Saramago's materialist critique in o Ano de Morte de Ricardo Reis.'

DR M. GONÇALVES, Manchester
3 p.m.: ` "Um cuidar que se ganha em se perder": o amor em Fernando Pessoa à luz das cartas a Ofélia.'

PROFESSOR M.I. RAMALHO DE SOUSA SANTOS, Universities of Coimbra and Wisconsin–Madison
4 p.m.: `Poetic arrogance. A Pessoan concept for reading the lyric.'

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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 the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Dr R. Allen, Professor P.A. David, and Professor A. Offer.

PROFESSOR B.R. TOMLINSON, Strathclyde
20 Nov.: `Unblocking the drain: Asian trade, Indian wealth, and British income, 1793–1813.'

DR C. MULDREW, Cambridge
27 Nov.: `Self-control and savings in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain.'

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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).

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

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

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

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE, ST PETER'S COLLEGE

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BLAKENEY, Queen Mary College, London, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 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: `Access to genetic resources and TRIPS.'

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CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

11 September and its implications for international politics

PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

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.

Subject: `11 September and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

MRS NALEDI PANDOR, Chairperson, the National Council of Provinces, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 15 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Transforming higher education and the research agenda in South Africa.'

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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.

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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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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

PROFESSOR W.J. KENNEDY will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `On the trail of the Oxfordshire dinosaurs.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR R. MCTURK, Leeds, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Theberge Room, St Peter's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Chaucer and the Norse and Celtic worlds.'

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