Lectures

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture as follows in the next academic year. The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

29 Oct.: `The end of the poem: "Poetry" by Marianne Moore.'

21 Jan.: `The end of the poem: "Sea Poppies" by H.D.'

6 May: `The end of the poem: "Poem of the End" by Marina Tsvetayeva.'

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2002

PROFESSOR GERHARD MATERLIK, Chief Executive, Diamond Project, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Synchrotron radiation and X-ray lasers—light for the new century.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR DAVID HARE and PROFESSOR STEPHEN DALDRY will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. BERSANI, Berkeley, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Forming couples: Godard's Le Mépris.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 2002

DR PIERRE-YVES LAMBERT, Director d'Études à l'École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne, Paris, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 17 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Some new developments in the comparison between Gaulish and Brittonic.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR ENRICO COEN, John Innes Centre, Norwich, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 May, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Tickets are not required for admission. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Subject: `From genes to morphogenesis in plants.'

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MEYERSTEIN LECTURE

PROFESSOR P. ZANKER, Pisa and Munich, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Myth, emotion, and visual superlatives in Roman sarcophagi.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

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

PROFESSOR D. SHERRATT
23 May: `FtsK: a chromosome segregation protein that pumps DNA and remodels nucleoprotein complexes in vitro.'

DR A. O'GARRA, National Institute for Medical Research, London
6 June: `Regulation of T-helper cell responses: mechanisms for development and function of IL10-producing regulatory T-cells.'

DR A. ALCAMI, Cambridge
13 June: `Modulation of cytokine and chemokine networks by viruses.'

PROFESSOR B. CULLEN, Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina
20 June: `HIV-1 gene regulation: mechanisms of targeted inhibition.'

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MUSIC

DOUGLAS JARMAN will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 17 May, in the Holywell Music Room. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Berg's String Quartet, op. 3.'

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Graduate Students' Colloquia

WILLIAM WEBER, California State University, Long Beach, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 May, in the Music Faculty. Enquiries should be directed to Ian Taylor, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `The concept of hegemony and the consolidation of musical classics in the nineteenth century.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Consciousness and human responsibility

This conference will be held on Thursday, 30 May, 5–10 p.m., in the University Museum of Natural History. The speakers will be Lord Robert Winston and Lord John Habgood.

Registration costs £12.50, and admission will be by ticket only. Applications for registration, showing, name, address, date sent, number of tickets required, and the amount enclosed (payment only by cheque), should be sent to Dr M. Yee, Late Afternoon Conference, Ian Ramsey Centre, 41 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LW (e-mail: margaret.yee@theology.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries should be directed to Dr Yee.

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

GODFREY HODGSON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in the Seminar Room, the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: `Woodrow Wilson, Colonel House, and the inquiry: American scholars and gentlemen confront the iniquities of Europe and other unfortunate places.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

May Beattie Memorial Lecture in Carpet Studies

JOHN MILLS will deliver the second May Beattie Memorial Lecture in Carpet Studies at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `From glory to decadence: rug-weaving in southern Spain up to 1700.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Russian Musical Identity: Past, Present and Future

This conference, organised in conjunction with Oxford Contemporary Music's Russian Music series (2 May–8 June), will be held on Friday, 17 May, and Saturday, 18 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Concerts by Oxford Contemporary Music will be held at 8 p.m. on both days. Session 5 will include a video screening of When Time Overflows its Banks, an opera by Vladimir Tarnopolsky, based on Chekhov's Three Sisters, and a showing of Evgeny Bauer's After Death (1915), with live performances by the string trio Triptych of Music, will take place after Session 5.

Registration: All are welcome to attend. There is no registration fee, but as space is limited those wishing to attend are asked to notify Margaret Lord at All Souls College, by e-mail: margaret.lord@all-souls.ox.ac.uk. Those who attend should make their own arrangements for lunch and accommodation.

Conference information: further information about the conference may be obtained from Rosamund Bartlett (e-mail: rosamund.bartlett@ehrc.ox.ac.uk).

General information: European Humanities Research Centre, 76 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone: Oxford (2)84680, fax: (2)84681, e-mail: enquiries@ehrc.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk).

Friday, 17 May

3–3.15 p.m.


PROFESSOR M. BOWIE, Director, EHRC, and DR R. BARTLETT (conference chair): welcome and introduction.


3.15–4.15 p.m. (Session 1)

PROFESSOR M. RITSAREV, Bar-Ilan University, Israel: `The problem of national identity in eighteenth-century Russian music.'

DR L. KEARNEY, Ct, USA: `Intonatsiia: identity and non-identity in Russian music.'


4.45–5.45 p.m. (Session 2)

DR C. BROOKE, Queen Mary College, London: `Changing identities: the Russian and Soviet national anthems.'

DR P. BULLOCK: `The formation of national taste in the Russian art- song in the light of the 1937 Pushkin anniversary.'


Saturday, 18 May

9.30–10.30 a.m. (Session 3)

DR I. SNITKOVA, Gnesin Academy, Moscow: `The music of ideas and the idea of music: Russian conceptualism and the Western avant- garde.'

PROFESSOR S. SAVENKO, Moscow Conservatoire: `Tarnopolosky and Chevengur: Platonov's novel as a paradigm of post-Soviet musical culture.'


11 a.m.–12.30 p.m. (Session 4)

DR M. FROLOVA-WALKER, Cambridge: `The hidden fault-line in Russian musical identity: the "tragic soul" myth and its rival.'

DR R. BARTLETT, Durham: `New identities: the post-Soviet musical landscape.'

PROFESSOR A. IVASHKIN, Goldsmiths' College, London: `Songs My Mother Taught Me: recycling processes in Soviet popular songs and in post- modern Russian music.'


2–4 p.m. (Session 5)

PROFESSOR V. TARNOPOLSKY, Moscow Conservatoire: `When Time Overflows its Banks: some comments on the opera.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR HUGH KENNEDY, St Andrews, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `State formation and military pay in early Islam.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

MICHAEL BYERS, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Law, and Peter North Visiting Fellow, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, will present a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in Wolfson College.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, DCL, Director of the Centre and Professor of Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `The secret life of the legal adviser: politics, strategy, and the making of international law.'

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International Human Rights Seminar

DR BARBARA HARRELL-BOND, founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, will present a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 May, in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Convener: Dr William Pepper.

Subject: `Asylum seeking in the Middle East, with particular reference to Egypt.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lecture

PETER CLARK, Chairman of the Institute of Actuaries, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Words and numbers—actuaries are ambidextrous.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures

All Souls and the idea of public service in the twentieth century

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

PROFESSOR R. LOUIS, University of Texas at Austin
24 May: `Leo Amery and the post-war world, 1945–55.'

S. CRETNEY, Emeritus Fellow
31 May: `John Simon, a lawyer in politics.'

S. GREEN, Fellow
7 June: `Government by a Mallardian: All Souls and the ideal of public service in the political thought of R.H. Brand.'

PROFESSOR J. DAVIDSON, Victoria University
14 June: `Have brain, will travel: the case of W.K. Hancock.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

The social foreground of Israeli–Palestinian relations

PROFESSOR BERNARD WASSERSTEIN, Glasgow, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Wed. 5 June: `Demography.'

Fri. 7 June: `Sociology.'

Tue. 11 June: `Geography.'

Fri. 15 June: `Social dynamics of political change.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Upending the Constitution: Bush v. Gore, the Bush Tribunals, and beyond

PROFESSOR LAURENCE TRIBE, Harvard Law School, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Mon. 20 May: `When judges pick presidents and presidents determine guilt.'

Tue. 21 May: `The constitutional virtues of shared power and self- doubt.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture 2002

DR DAVID HILTON-JONES will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Muscular dystrophy—evolution of a concept (but whither the patient?).'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

H.E. MR RAYMOND CHRÉTIEN, Canadian Ambassador to France, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 30 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Canada, France, and Europe: is the Atlantic Ocean shrinking?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Hamid Enayat Lecture

PROFESSOR E. ABRAHAMIAN, City University of New York, will deliver the nineteenth Hamid Enayat Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The US media and the present crisis in the Middle East.'

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European Studies Centre

JOSÉ M. DE AREILZA CARVAJAL, Instituto Empresa, Madrid, ANA PALACIO, MEP, and CHARLES POWELL, Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 May, in the seminar room, the European Studies Centre. This round-table meeting has been organised in conjuntion with the Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos, Madrid.

Subject: `The future of Europe: Spanish perspectives.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture 2002

DR E. HOFFMAN will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `The romance of difference and the question of tolerance today.'

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB Seminars

MICHAEL BILLINGTON, theatre critic, the Guardian, and PETER THOMSON, Professor of Drama, Exeter University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 June, in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College,

Subject: `A life in the theatre: David Garrick and Laurence Olivier.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR E. TYLER, York, will lecture at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. New members are welcome. The meeting will also be the the Annual General Meeting of the society.

Subject: `Fictions of family: the Encomium Emmae Reginae and the Aeneid.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Rowe Memorial Lecture

DR J. WHITELEY, Ashmolean Museum, will deliver the Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `Michelangelo's Moses and the Tomb of Julius II.'

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OXFORD LYCEUM

Panel discussion: the future of EU–Zimbabwe relations

This meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 May, in the Danson Room, Trinity College. The speakers will be Ambassador Pierre Schori, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, former Head of the EU Observer Team in Zimbabwe; Mark Lyall Grant, Director Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Peter Longworth, former British High Commissioner to Zimbabwe; and Dr George Shire, Open University, former Zimbabwe Liberation War veteran.

Lecture

NIC ROBERTSON, Senior Correspondent, CNN, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in Convocation House, the Bodleian Library.

Subject: `Reporting from the frontline in 2002; Afghanistan and the Middle East.'

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