Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Camden Professor of Ancient History

PROFESSOR A.K. BOWMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Outposts of empire.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

Understanding financial crises

PROFESSOR FRANKLIN ALLEN, Nippon Life Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

Mon. 9 June: `Banking crises.'

Tue. 10 June: `Currency crises.'

Wed. 11 June: `Bubbles and crises.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry: Koshland Lecture Series

DR DANIEL E. KOSHLAND, JR., University of California, Berkeley, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The seven pillars of life.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Earth Sciences

PROFESSOR A. VAN GEEN, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 9 June, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Subject: `Arsenic in Bangladesh groundwater: from earth science to mitigation.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

MRC Co-operative Group in Functional Imaging of the Heart and Brain

PROFESSOR DAVID DELPY, FRS, Vice-Provost, University College, London, will deliver the 2003 Co-operative Group Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Weiskrantz Lecture Theatre (Room C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Subject: `Using near infra-red light to non-invasively monitor and image brain oxygenation and function.'

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The Wellcome Integrative Physiology Initiative on Ion Channels

The following seminars will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Convener: Professor D.B. Sattelle.

PROFESSOR T.G. SMART, University College, London
24 June: `GABAA receptor ion channels.'

PROFESSOR J.N.P. RAWLINS
8 July: `Learning and memory in the GluRA knockdown mouse.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic History

R. STECKEL, Ohio State, will present the final seminar in this term's series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 June, in Seminar Room 3, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, N.H. Dimsdale, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economics History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

Subject: `Long-term trends in health in pre-Columbian America.'

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THEOLOGY

Becket Institute

DR G. HOUTMAN, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

Note: the lecture will be given on 12 June, and not on 5 June, as stated in the Gazette of 29 May (p. 1341).

Subject: `Aung San Suu Kyi: Buddhism and female leadership in south- east Asia.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Economics Workshop

This workshop will be held on Friday, 6 June, 2–6 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The co-ordinator is Dr Ronaldo Fiani, BP Visiting Research Fellow in Economics, Centre for Brazilian Studies/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Subject: `The fiscal reform of the Brazilian state: social security and tax.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oxford Financial Research Summer Symposium

The second Oxford Financial Research Summer Symposium, now taking place, will continue until Thursday, 12 June, at the Saïd Business School. Details may be found at http://www.finance.co.uk (follow links: conferences; symposium).

Two presentations will be made daily. For details of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance (9, 10, and 11 June), see above.

A Faculty Seminar will be held on 12 June. Further details will be announced later.

A further presentation will be made, within the framework of the symposium, on 13 June.

Conveners: Professor William Wilhelm and Professor Colin Mayer, Saïd Business School.

ANDREW WINTON, Finance and Banking Chair, Finance Department, University of Minnesota
Fri. 6 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `A model of entrepreneurial finance.'

ALBERT S `PETE' KYLE, Professor of Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Fri. 6 June, 5–6.30 p.m.: `Adjustment costs, industry structure, and corporate finance.'

STEVE TADELIS, Assistant Professor Department of Economics, Stanford University
Mon. 9 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `A theory of partnerships.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

MAUREEN O'HARA, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Management, Cornell College; President, American Finance Association
Tue. 10 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Information and the cost of capital.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

ZSUZSANNA FLUCK, Associate Professor of Finance, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
Wed. 11 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `The political economy of stock exchanges.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

ROSS LEVINE, Carlson Chair in Finance, University of Minnesota
Thur. 12 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Bank supervision and corporate finance.'

ZHAOHUI CHEN, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Fri. 13 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Buy-side and sell-side research.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Public lecture

PROFESSOR LISA JARDINE will launch a series of lectures under the title `Between the Lines', dealing with history of science books for a wide readership. The first lecture will be on Professor Jardine's book, On a Grander Scale: the Outstanding Career of Sir Christopher Wren.

The lecture will be given at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free. Seats may be reserved by telephoning the museum (Oxford (2)77280).

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

MS MARIAM ROSSER-OWEN, Victoria & Albert Museum, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 June, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The meaning of 'Amirid art: non-royal patronage in tenth century Al-Andalus.'

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TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC Seminar Series 2002–3: Transport investment and the economy

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 June, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Convener: J.M. Preston, MA, Director of the Unit and Reader in Transport Studies.

Subject: `Delivering transport investment: socio-economic issues.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

George Antonius Lecture 2003

ZAHA HADID will deliver the twenty-eighth George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: `Fluid terrains: the new complexity of civic space.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Artists in Residence and Research Centre

Toxteth TV

Toxteth TV is a pilot project based in Toxteth, Liverpool, and funded by the Department for Education and Skills.

TOD DAVIES, project director, will present and discuss a video of the project, which aims to provide a multicultural and inclusive atmosphere to support creativity and to draw back 14--18-year-olds who have dropped out of education. The presentation will take place at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 June, in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'.

Using elements of popular culture, Toxteth TV aims to develop abilities and talents in young people that will be useful to them later in life, whatever they choose to do, and at the same time to contribute to neighbourhood regeneration in Toxteth.

Attendance is free, but those wishing to attend are asked to inform the Research Centre by e-mail (research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Michael Argyle Memorial Lecture

DR MICHAEL G. BROCK, Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College, will deliver a special lecture in memory of Michael Argyle at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: ` "An engagement very difficult": the early days at Wolfson.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

PROFESSOR L. ELDREDGE, University of Ottawa (retired), will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 June, in the Museum of the History of Science. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Thirteenth-century eye doctors and nineteenth-century ophthalmologists.'

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