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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of Indian History and Culture

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `On the window that was India: the place of South Asia in early modern world history.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES

The nature and significance of modern political theology

PROFESSOR M. LILLA, Chicago, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

17 Feb.: `The stillborn God.'

19 Feb.: `The sentimental God: Hobbes to Rousseau.'

24 Feb.: `The justifying God: Kant.'

26 Feb.: `The reconciling God: Hegel.'

3 Mar.: `The twice-born God: Barth and Rosenzweig.'

5 Mar.: `The redeeming God: Schmitt, Tillich, Bloch, Benjamin.'

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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

PROFESSOR LORD MAY OF OXFORD, President, the Royal Society, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 February, in the Saïd Business School. A reception will follow the lecture.

Subject: `Innovation: from new knowledge to new products.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Biographers at work

CAROLE ANGIER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Primo Levi and biography.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Palaeobiology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Conveners: Dr P.M. Barrett, Departmental Lecturer, Department of Zoology, and Dr M. Sutton, Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences.

DR C. JEFFERY, Liverpool
12 Feb.: `Bringing up baby: evolution of development in temnopleurid sea urchins.'

DR P. AHLBERG, Natural History Museum, London
26 Feb.: `Evolution, development, and function at the origin of tetrapods.'

DR D. MARTILL, Portsmouth
12 Mar.: `Intercontinental pterosaurs.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Earth Sciences

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Convener: J.H. Woodhouse, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Geophysics.

DR C. BALLENTINE, Manchester
17 Feb.: `Numerical simulations, noble gases, and changing models of mantle evolution.'

DR S. RUSSELL, Natural History Museum
24 Feb.: `The formation of chondrules.'

DR K. BURTON, Open University
3 Mar.: `Resolving magma chamber processes and mantle signatures using the Re-Os isotope system.'

PROFESSOR C. HAWKESWORTH, Bristol
10 Mar.: `The timescales of magmatic processes.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Sub-faculty of Spanish in conjunction with the Instituto Cervantes, London: public lecture

JOSÉ MARÍA ÁLVAREZ, the Spanish poet, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Panorama de la poesia española actual.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Labour's undetected constitutional changes

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

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, MA, Lecturer in Politics, Magdalen College, D.I. Marquand, MA, Honorary Fellow, Mansfield College, C.R. Brooke, Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Magdalen College, and G. Cappoccia (Ph.D. Florence), University Lecturer (CUF) in Politics.

JEREMY PAXMAN
10 Feb.: `The political animal.'

LORD WAKEHAM and LORD CARTER
17 Feb.: `The handling of parliamentary business.'

PROFESSOR MARQUAND
24 Feb.: `Is populism a threat to parliamentary democracy?'

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

Fin de siècle: history of the arts and sciences, ideas and society, c.1870–1920

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Two presentations will be made at the meetings on 13 February and 13 March.

Convener: Grace Brockington, Wolfson College (telephone: Oxford (2)84297, e-mail: grace.brockington@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

CAROL PEAKER
13 Feb.: `Reading revolution: Russian émigrés and the dissemination of Russian texts at the English fin de siècle.'

ALEXANDRA KARL, Cambridge
13 Feb.: `The degenerate art of Alfred Kubin (1877–1959): vestiges of Darwinism and devolution in his fin de siècle drawings.'

DR GHIL'AD ZUCKERMANN, Cambridge
20 Feb., 4 p.m.: `History and myth in the making of the Israeli language: rethinking the "Hebrew Revival".'

DR NICK ATKIN and DR FRANK TALLETT, Reading
13 Mar.: `Catholics and Modernism at the fin de siècle.'

DR MATTHEW BEAUMONT
13 Mar.: `Socialism and the occult at the fin de siècle.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Public lecture

GARY HART, former US Senator and presidential candidate, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 February, in the Rothermere American Institute. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `In search of national security in the twenty-first century.'


Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Further information may be found at the RAI's Web site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk, or from Cheryl Hudson, RAI (telephone: Oxford (2)82711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. FABBRINI, University of Trento, Italy
25 Feb., 2.30 p.m.: `Reacting to America: globalisation and American hyper-power in a European perspective.'

PROFESSOR J. EPSTEIN, Vanderbilt
13 Mar., 5 p.m.: `Britain's "America": notes from the nineteenth century.'

D. RYAN, De Montfort
29 Apr., 2.30 p.m.: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism at the periphery: from Central America to 9/11.'

R. CROCKATT, East Anglia
13 May, 5 p.m.: `No common ground? Islam, America, and anti-Americanism.'

PROFESSOR R. PELLS, University of Texas at Austin
27 May, 2.30 p.m.: `From Modernism to the movies: the globalisation of American culture in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR H. ICKSTADT, Free University, Berlin
12 June, 5 p.m.: `The presence of America and post-war Germany's cultural responses.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Education in Brazil

DR FRANCISCO SOARES, Federal University of Minas Gerais, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Centre for Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens.

Subject: `Quality and equity in Brazilian primary education: facts and possibilities.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Training Room, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: F. Reed-Tsochas (e-mail: felix.reed- tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

P. ALLEN, Complex Systems Management Centre, Cranfield School of Management
11 Feb.: `Evolution of complex adaptive systems and the implications for management.'

D. ROBERTSON
18 Feb.: `Agent-based models for business strategy: exploring strategic space in turbulent environments.'

D. CLIFF, HP Laboratories, Bristol
25 Feb.: `Automatic design of online auction market mechanisms via artificial evolution.'

R. KAY
11 Mar.: `Large changes in an evolutionary agent model.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.p The OCHJS minibus will leave from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.45 p.m., and will depart from Yarnton at 9.45 p.m. Single fare £1.60 (students £1.20).

Convener: Mr R.L. Nettler.

PROFESSOR J. PAGE, Florida
12 Feb.: `Reinventing Shylock: Romanticism and the representation of Shakespeare's Jew.'

DR D. KAHN-PAYCHA, Cérgy-Pontoise
19 Feb.: `Jewish identity and narrative identity.'

PROFESSOR D. SORKIN, Wisconsin
26 Feb.: `Reflections on emancipation.'

PROFESSOR A. KOSMAN, Bar Ilan
5 Mar.: `The Talmudic story of Rabbi Akiva and Rachel: a romantic love story?'

PROFESSOR M. LEFFLER
12 Mar.: `Harry Truman and Israel.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR EVERETT K. ROWSON, Pennsylvania, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Touch and go—patronising philosophy in the tenth- century Islamic world.'

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TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC Seminar Series: Transport Investment and the Economy

PROFESSOR S. PROOST and EDWARD CALTHROP will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 February, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Investment in economies with distortions.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Perceiving low literature: the captivity narrative.'

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QUEEN'S COLLEGE

DAVID CONSTANTINE will introduce this meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 February. John Heath-Stubbs will be present. The meeting will be open to the public.

Subject: `Two Queen's College poets: Drummond Allison and Sidney Keyes.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR OLIVER RACKHAM, OBE, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The making of the world's landscapes.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

SUSAN CONWAY will lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 February, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Refreshments will be served from 5.30 p.m. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Silken threads: lacquer thrones.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

Open lecture

PROFESSOR MARY CARRUTHERS, NYU, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 22 February, in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College. All interested members of the university community are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Learning to read the hard way (Peter of Celle, On Affliction and Reading).'

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