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.

Mon. 4 Mar.: `Translation and meaning.'

Tue. 5 Mar.: `Negotiating losses and gains.'

Mon. 29 Apr.: `Translation and reference.'

Tue. 30 Apr.: `Source v target.'

Thur. 6 June: `To see things and texts.'

Fri. 7 June: `Translation and interpretation.'

Thur. 13 June: `Translation and transmutation.'

Fri. 14 June: `A conclusion on perfect language and colours.'

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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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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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR ROGER TSIEN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Pharmacology, University of California at San Diego, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 March, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Genetically encoded reporters of signal transduction and protein sociology.'

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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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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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.'


Joint meeting: Magnetic resonance in cardiovascular research (sixth international symposium) and British Society for Cardiovascular Research

This joint meeting will be held on Friday, 22 March, and Saturday, 23 March, in the University Museum of Natural History. For further information, e-mail vsg@bioch.ox.ac.uk, or see the Web site http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/~mrcvr/.

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MODERN HISTORY

Problems in the History of Science and Technology

The following additional seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on the days shown.

Conveners: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science, and M. Harrison, MA, D.Phil., Reader in the History of Medicine and Director, the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

EMILIO QUEVEDO, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and the National University of Colombia, Bogotá
Thur. 21 Feb., Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine: `International wealth and local negotiation: the Rockefeller Foundation and British public health, 1913–29.'

LORNA ARNOLD, formerly of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Tue. 5 Mar., History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty: `Official nuclear historians: a threatened species.'

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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 All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen (Ph.D. Harvard), Reader in Recent Social and Economic History, P.A. David, MA, Professor of Economics and Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

PROFESSOR C. O'GRADA, University College, Dublin
26 Feb.: `Do markets make famines worse? Evidence from four European famines.'

PROFESSOR A. SHAI, Tel Aviv
5 Mar.: `Imperialism imprisoned? The fate of foreign firms in China in the Fifties.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Turkey's financial crisis

This one day-seminar will be held from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 27 February, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Convener: P.J. Robins, MA (Ph.D. Exeter), Fellow, St Antony's College, and Director, the Programme on Contemporary Turkey.

Session one: keynote address (10–11 a.m.)

G. ERCEL, former Governor, Central Bank of Turkey: `Turkey's financial crisis.'


Session two: political economy of crisis (11.15 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR Z. ONIS, Koc University: `Crisis in comparative perspective.'

PROFESSOR Y. TEZEL, Bilkent University: `Domestic impact.'


Session three: the impact of the crisis (2.15–4 p.m.)

PROFESSOR I. TURAN, Bilgi University: `Impact on domestic politics.'

E. KUMCU, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Turkey: `Crisis as a banking crisis.'

K. LINDOW, Moody's: `A ratings agency perspective on the crisis.'


Session four: policy options and future prospects (4.15–5.45 p.m.)

DR L. SOLA, University of São Paulo: `View from Latin America.'

M. WOLF, Financial Times: `View from London.'

DR D. GOKCE, Bosphorus University: `View from Turkey.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

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

ANTHONY MURPHY, Director of Copyright, UK Patents Office, will give a seminar 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: `Queen Anne and the anarchists: can copyright survive in the digital age?'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Challenging the French nation: community, region, Union

Change of seminar arrangements

The lecture in this series by John Loughlin, postponed from 18 February, will now be given on 25 February, together with the lecture by Andrew Knapp. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the Maison Française.

JOHN LOUGHLIN, Cardiff
25 Feb.: `The regional challenge to the French "one and indivisible Republic".'

ANDREW KNAPP, Reading
25 Feb.: `Gaullism: squandered legacy or constraining irrelevance?'

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COMMITTEE ON STUDENT HEALTH AND WELFARE

Students and substances use and misuse: challenges and responses

This seminar, organised jointly by the University's Committee on Student Health and Welfare and Oxford Brookes University, will be held on Thursday, 7 March, 1.30–4.30 p.m., at the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College. Spaces are still available for those who wish to attend.

The aims of the seminar are: to increase understanding of the changing social and legal context of substances use and misuse, including recent changes in the law on the use of cannabis; to increase understanding of the substances (including alcohol) and their impact on behaviour and academic performance; and to encourage participants to reflect on the procedures and the responses to substances use and misuse which they are currently employing.

The seminar is aimed at anyone within the University who is involved in student welfare and should be of particular interest to deans, tutors, chaplains, student welfare officers, doctors, and nurses. It will be in two parts. The first part will feature three guest speakers covering developments at both national and local level. The second part will comprise a discussion of two case studies: one on cannabis and one on alcohol. There is no charge for attendance.

Those wishing to attend should contact Max Todd, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: Oxford (2)80299, e-mail. max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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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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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Distinguished Canadians Speaker Series

MR A. HUTCHINSON, Chief of Staff, Oversight Commission for Policing Reform in Northern Ireland, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 February, in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information can be obtained from Mark Matz, Corpus Christi College, (e-mail: mark.matz@ccc.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Oversight of policing reform in Northern Ireland—a Canadian perspective.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Heron–Allen Seminar

DR DAVID MACDONALD, Director, WildCRU, will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 8 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. All members of the University are welcome to attend. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Britain's mammals: the challenge of conservation.'


Exhibition and lecture

DR CATHERINE WHISTLER will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Body and soul in late Michelangelo drawings.'

The talk will be followed by a private view of the exhibition `Studies after Michelangelo', by Miranda Creswell, in the Jerwood Room and chapel, 6–8 p.m. The exhibition is open until Tuesday, 12 March, open weekdays 12 noon–2 p.m., or by appointment (telephone: Oxford 553569).

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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 26 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.

THE RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, PC, MP, ALAN DUNCAN, 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, QC, and PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS
5 Mar.: `Mechanisms for international justice.' (Chair: Dr Tony Wright, MP)

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Russian and East European Studies Centre

DR RONALD D. ASMUS, formerly US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State with special responsibility for NATO enlargement, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 February, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `NATO enlargement: past, present, and future.'

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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 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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OXFORD BALKAN SOCIETY AND ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Bosnia since Dayton: the evolution of the international community's role

This conference, which is open to members of the University only, will be held on Thursday, 7 March, 2–6 p.m., in St Antony's College. Admission costs £3 (free to members of the Oxford Balkan Society and to members of St Antony's College), and tickets must be purchased in person in advance from the Public Relations Officer, St Antony's College (e-mail: polly.friedhoff@sant.ox.ac.uk). The conference is sponsored by the Bosnian Institute.

The speakers will be Jacques Paul Klein, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Dr Haris Silajdzic, former Bosnian Prime Minister; Dr Noel Malcolm, author of Bosnia: a Short History; and Mr Martin Bell.

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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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