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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2002

Amended notice

HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO OF BRAZIL will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Examination Schools (note: change of venue from previous announcements). Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall, Department of Politics and International Relations (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `For a democratic global governance: a Brazilian perspective.'

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NEWTON-ABRAHAM LECTURE 2002–3

PROFESSOR MARK GREENE, John Eckman Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor 2002–3, will deliver the Newton-Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `The origin and reversal of cancer.'

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WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach

GEOFFREY SAMUEL, Professor of Anthropology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 11 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: introduction—tracing back Ganesha.'

Tue. 12 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: the limits of our knowledge.'

Mon. 18 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the world of the Yakshas.'

Tue. 19 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the origins of the ascetic orders.'

Mon. 25 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: the growth of the transcendental.'

Tue. 26 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: wild goddesses and demon devotees.'

Mon. 2 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: ritual technologies and the state.'

Tue. 3 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: the privatisation of Tantra.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR IAN CHRISTIE, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the James Ford Special Lecture in British History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.

Subject: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25.'

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EUROPAEUM LECTURE

PROFESSOR CHARLES WYPLOSZ, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution. Admission is by ticket, obtainable by telephoning (2)84482 (or e-mail: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Fiscal discipline in the monetary union: rules or institutions.'

On Saturday, 23 November, a round table discussion following the lecture will be held in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon. The panel will include Professor Wyplosz, Professor Giorgio Basevi (University of Bologna), and Professor David Vines.

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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 2002

The future of education

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, South Parks Road. The lectures are open to the public.

Those attending the lectures are asked to note the venue (earlier announced as the Examination Schools).

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES, Professor of Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, London
8 Nov.: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning.'

PROFESSOR H. GIROUX, Waterbury Chair Professor
15 Nov.: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope.'

PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM, Director of the Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki
22 Nov.: `The new landscape of learning at work.'

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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR F. DECREUS, Ghent, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further details, telephone Oxford (2)88210 (e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Postmodernism and the staging of the classical tragedy.'

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CLASSICS AND THE EUROPAEUM

Graduate colloquium: Poets and propaganda: the tradition of epigram in Greece and Rome

This colloquium will be held on Saturday, 16 November, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College. Because of funding from the Europaeum, graduate students from the Universities of Bologna, Bonn, Geneva, Leiden, Paris, and Prague will take part.

The meeting will begin with an introduction at 10.30 a.m., and end with a summing-up at 3.45 p.m.

Conveners: P.S. Derow, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History and Director of Graduate Studies in Ancient History, and P.J. Parsons, MA, Regius Professor of Greek and Director of Graduate Studies in Greek and Latin Literature.

D. OBBINK
10.45 a.m.: `Poetic books and books of poems.'

J. MA
11.30 a.m.: `Statues, victors, and epigrams.'

R. HUNTER
12.15 p.m.: `Reading poems on stones and papyrus.'

G. HUTCHINSON
2.15 p.m.: `Catullus and the Greek epigram.'

T. MORGAN
3 p.m.: `Singing for the other side: verses on tombstones in the Roman Empire.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars (amended list)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, 20.12 (opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Those attending are asked to note the changed title of Professor Elliott's seminar.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

PROFESSOR S. ELLIOTT, Cambridge
11 Nov.: `Photoinduced metastability in glasses.'

DR M. WILSON, University College, London
2 Dec.: `Computer simulation of the formation of novel crystal structures in carbon nanotubes.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Experimental Psychology:
Oxford Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

This summer school will be held from Sunday, 20 July, to Friday, 1 August, in the Department of Experimental Psychology.

The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks, and brain function through lectures and exercises on Macintoshes and PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

No prior knowledge of computational modelling will be required though simple word-processing skills will be assumed.

The cost of participation is £950, which covers accommodation, registration, and all literature required. A number of partial bursaries (£200) will be available for graduate students, but intending participants should note that in previous years the number of applications for these has far exceeded the number of bursaries available.

If you are interested in participating in the Summer School, please complete the application form at http://epwww.psych.ox.ac.uk/conferences/connectionist_modelling, or alternatively send a brief description of your background, with an explanation of why you would like to attend, no later than 28 February 2003, to Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.ox.ac.uk).

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

Romance Linguistics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution (new venue).

The seminars deal with problems and issues in general linguistics exemplified from one or more Romance languages, and anyone with an interest in linguistic theory or any of the languages dealt with is welcome to attend.

PROFESSOR N. VINCENT, Manchester
14 Nov.: `Complementisers in Italo-Romance: one, two, or none?'

DR N. QUARTERMAINE, Manchester
21 Nov.: `The Frankish superstrate in Gaul: borrowing or "shift interference"?'

DR G. MASSINI-CAGLIARI, Universidade Estadual Paulista
28 Nov.: `Medieval Portuguese vowel sequences: the phonology of diphthongs, glides, and hiatus.'

PROFESSOR O. SCHWARZWALD, Bar Ilan University
5 Dec.: `The evolution of Judaeo-Spanish.'

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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: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

E. ROTHSCHILD, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `The economic history of rationality.'

M. HICKS
19 Nov.: `British managerial recruitment 1930–2000: beyond the decline debate.'

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM
26 Nov.: `Slavery in Portuguese India and Brazil, 1500–1800: a comparison.'

DR O. GRANT
3 Dec.: `The first dotcom boom? Finance and the electrical industry in Britain and Germany, 1880–95.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR HIROSHI WATANABE, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The system of gender and sexuality in Tokugawa Japan.'

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SAWYER SEMINAR (IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION)

The theory and politics of civil society

The following seminars will be held from 1.45 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Rothermere American Institute. The series will continue throughout the academic year. Papers will be precirculated to participants. Those wishing to attend the seminars should register their interest in good time. All enquiries should be directed to Paul Bou-Habib (telephone: (2)82718, e-mail: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk). Web site: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/jurisprudence/civilsociety.htm.

PROFESSOR HANS JOAS, Erfurt
18 Nov.: `Value pluralism and moral universalism.'

PROFESSOR ADAM SELIGMAN, Boston
25 Nov.: `Trust, confidence, and social boundaries.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT PUTNAM, Harvard
10 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR S. LUKES, New York
24 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR THEDA SKOCPOL, Harvard
10 Mar.: To be announced.

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Poetry in contemporary English translation

This one-day conference and presentation of Treny: The Laments of Jan Kochanowski, translated by Adam Czerniawski (Legenda/Studies in Comparative Literature: EHRC, Oxford), will be held on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College. This conference has been organised in conjunction with the Oxford University Polish Society.

The meeting will begin at 9.30 a.m., and will end with readings from Treny at 5.30 p.m. Copies of this work and other books from the Legenda catalogue (www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk) will be on sale.

All are welcome to attend. There is no registration fee. Lunch will be available in the college at £5 per head.

Further information is available from the conference organiser: wojciech.jajdelski@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk. General information may be obtained from the European Humanities Research Centre, 76 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: enquiries@ehrc.ox.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk).

Morning session

PROFESSOR M. MCLAUGHLIN: Introduction.

A. BRAJERSKA-MAZUR, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland: `Katena: a new method of "measuring" translation quality.'

P. WILCZEK, University of Silesia, Poland: `Between archaism and colloquialism: Polish Renaissance poetry in English translation (the case of Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski).'

F. JONES and A. TURNER, Newcastle: `Archaism in translation: a linguistic perspective.'

T. BATUK-ULEWICZ, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland: `A brief comment on translation (to those who do not believe in the art of archaism in translation).'


Afternoon session

C. KELLY, New College: `The boundaries of taste: translating poetry by Russian women into English.'

J. JARNIEWICZ, Lódz University, Poland: `The rise and fall of East European diction.'

J. BOASE-BEIER, East Anglia: `Poems are not stories: common sense, theory, and practice in poetic translation.'

C. SCOTT, East Anglia: `Theorising literary translation as the literature of translation.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR SALWA ISMAIL, University of Exeter, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Islamism and identity politics.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Transmission and understanding of the sciences in the early modern period

This conference will be held on 8–9 November in the Maison Française, Norham Road. For further details, to contact one of the conveners, or the Director's Secretary, Maison Française, telephone Oxford (2)74222 (e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies, and R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science.

Friday, 8 November—afternoon session: Mathematics (Chair: Professor Fox)

J. STEDALL
3.30 p.m.: `From Cardano to Descartes: the algebraic line of descent.'

S. JOHNSTON
4.45 p.m.: `Mathematicians, mechanicians, and men of learning: discipline and identity in English readings of Copernicus.'

J. PFEIFFER, CNRS, Paris
5.45 p.m.: `La représentation du travail mathématique dans la correspondance de Jean Bernouilli.'


Saturday, 9 November—morning session: Cartesianism (Chair: Professor Maclean)

S. VAN DAMME, CNRS, Paris
9.30 a.m.: `Le moment 1650–70: circulation et usages des savoirs cartésiens à Paris.'

S. ROUX, Université de Grenoble II
10.45 a.m.: `Sur la réception de la physique chez quelques jésuites français (Fabri, Pardies, Rochon, Le Valois, Daniel).'

S. SCHAFFER, Cambridge
11.45 a.m.: `Optical philosophies in the republic of letters (1710–30).'


Saturday, 9 November—afternoon session: Italy and England (Chair: Pietro Corsi, Paris I)

N. DAVIDSON
2.15 p.m.: `Scientific academies in early modern Italy.'

M. CONFORTI, Università di Roma I
3.15 p.m.: `Surgery, medicine, and natural philosophy in the library of Marco Aurelio Severino (1580–1656).'

M. PELLING
4.45 p.m.: `Edifying or otherwise? Communications between the London College of Physicians and irregular practitioners, 1580–1640.' (Followed by a round table discussion at 6 p.m.)

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

PROFESSOR JONATHAN HODGKIN will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Pusey Room, Keble College.

Subject: `A worm for all reasons: can we completely understand a simple animal?'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

H.E. MR MEL CAPPE, High Commissioner for Canada, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, 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: `The Privy Council, the public service, and the peaceful transition of power in Canada.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Lecture

DR ARNOLD RÜÜTEL, President of Estonia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Garden Quadrangle.

Subject: `Traditions and values in changing Europe.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS will deliver the biennial Bryce Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Flora Anderson Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Hall, Somerville College. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `Tangling with long molecules: understanding and manipulating synthetic polymer molecules.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP, will deliver the fifth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `How might the Right right itself?'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

MISS GERTRUD SEIDMANN, FSA, Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Jewish marriage rings.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

ALAN BELL will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

All are invited. (Those attending are asked to enter the Sheldonian Quadrangle by the Broad Street gate.)

Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture at a cost of £3 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Sir Edmund Craster, a great Bodley's Librarian.'

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OXFORD LYCEUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Examination Schools.

GAVYN DAVIES, Chairman of the BBC
Thur. 14 Nov.: `The role of the BBC in the digital age.'

BILL SCHNEIDER, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Tue. 19 Nov.: `The political war: the US mid-term elections.'

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