Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Taxation Law

PROFESSOR J. FREEDMAN will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: To be announced.

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Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR M.P. LEFFLER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `9/11 and the past and future of American foreign policy.'

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Merton Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR D.G.E. NORBROOK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Women Lucretians: materialism, critique, and the canon.'

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Professor of French Literature

PROFESSOR ALAIN VIALA will deliver his inaugural lecture, in French, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Réponse à Rousseau, ou: De La Modernité des Lettres.'

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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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LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

The world of books in Byzantium

NIGEL WILSON, James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2002–3, will continue the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

14 May: `An ill-paid profession.'

21 May: `Circulation.'

28 May: `Lenses and spectacles.'

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR BILL PHILLIPS, Distinguished Professor of the University of Maryland, and Nobel Laureate 1997, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Time, Einstein, and the coldest stuff in the Universe.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Is Keynes dead? Reviving a sensible macroeconomics

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Columbia University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 13 May: `Cycles in business cycle theory.'

Wed. 14 May: `Foundations of a new macroeconomics.'

Thur. 15 May: `Applications to economic policy.'

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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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HICKS LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR RICHARD SYLLA, Stern School of Business, New York University, will deliver the Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Trans-Atlantic capital market integration, 1790–1845.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 2003

PROFESSOR ROBIN CHAPMAN STACEY, University of Washington, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Law and memory in early Ireland.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR DR. H.-G. NESSELRATH, Göttingen University, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `The Greeks and the Western Seas.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL, Boston University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Sidney Keyes (1922–43).'

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D.F. McKenzie Lecture

DR L. BRAKE, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the eighth annual D.F. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: ` "Daily Calendars of Roguery and Woe": the politics of print in nineteenth-century Britain.'

Dr Brake will give the McKenzie Seminar at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in Lecture Room 2, the St Cross Building.

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

Unless otherwise indicated, the following interdisciplinary seminars will continue at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

PROFESSOR P. CHAIKIN, Princeton
Fri. 16 May, 2.15 p.m.: `Hard spheres and other hard problems: packings and crystallisation of colloids.'

DR C.D. BAIN
20 May: `Pour oil on troubled water: wetting and phase transitions in surfactant/alkane/water systems.'

PROFESSOR E. KUMACHEVA, Toronto
27 May: `Polymer nanostructured materials: from meso- to nanoscales.'

PROFESSOR M. GRUNZE, Heidelberg
3 June: `Solvation forces between hydrophobic and hydrophilic objects in aqueous solutions.'

PROFESSOR P.T. CUMMINGS, Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mon. 9 June, 2.15 p.m.: `Molecular simulation of the structure and rheology of nanoconfined fluids.'

PROFESSOR M. KLEIN, Pennsylvania
17 June: `Self-assembly and morphology of block copolymer surfactants.'

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Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR STEVEN CHU, Department of Physics, Stanford University, will continue the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

8 May: `Single molecule enzymology.'

13 May: `The study of more complex bio-molecular systems.'

15 May: `An atom interferometer measurement of the fine structure constant.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR M. HAVENITH, Bochum
19 May: `How fast is the proton transfer in formic acid dimer? A high resolution IR study of a prototype system.'

PROFESSOR A. GEIM, Manchester
26 May: `The physics of flying frogs.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials. Two papers will be presented at the meeting on 15 May.

Convener: J.L. Hutchison, MA status, Reader in Materials.

DR J. HOOPER, Johns Hopkins
8 May: `Metallurgy of RMS Titanic.'

PROFESSOR S. LYON, Princeton
15 May, 2.15 p.m.: `Electron spins in silicon: are they coherent enough for quantum computers?'

PROFESSOR P. CHAIKIN, Princeton
15 May, 3.15 p.m.: `Trillions of quantum dots, fingerprints, nanolithography with diblock copolymers, and annealing of striped phases.'

DR H. ASSENDER
22 May: `Polymer photovoltaic devices.'

DR P. DOBSON
29 May: `Complex nanoparticles, self-assembly, and developments at Begbroke.'

DR P. MIDGLEY, Cambridge
5 June: `Electron tomography of nanocrystals and nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR D. DINGLEY, Bristol
12 June: `Electron backscatter diffraction as a tool in crystallography.'

PROFESSOR R. SAMBLES, University of Exeter
19 June: `Photonic surfaces: butterfly wings and zero-order metal gratings.'

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Geophysical and Nonlinear Fluid Dynamics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics. The organisers are Dr Suzy Bingham (telephone: (2)72098, e-mail: bingham@atm.ox.ac.uk), and Dr Luca Montabone (telephone: (2)72902, e-mail: montabone@atm.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: P.L. Read, MA, Reader in Physics, I.M. Moroz, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics, and J. Norbury, MA, University Lecturer in Mathematics.

PROFESSOR J. HARNAD, Concordia University, Montreal
13 May: `Isomonodromic deformations, integrable systems, and applications.' (Mathematical Institute Applied Dynamical Systems series)

DR A. WHITE, the Meteorological Office
20 May: `Global model design for deep and shallow atmospheres.'

PROFESSOR T. MULLIN, Manchester
3 June: `Balls in syrup: a "simple" dynamical system.'

PROFESSOR E.A. SPIEGEL, Columbia, New York
10 June: To be announced. (Mathematical Institute Applied Dynamical Systems series)

DR C.E. NEWMAN
17 June: `Mars climate variability on different timescales.'

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Palaeobiology Seminars

DR P. BARRETT, Natural History Museum, London, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Convener: Dr M. Sutton, Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences.

Subject: `An exceptional Lower Cretaceous ecosystem: putting the feathered dinosaurs in context.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics.

Conveners: I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, Readers in Physics.

R. SZABO, Heriot-Watt
9 May: `Quantum field theory on noncommutative phase spaces.'

G. GIBBONS, DAMPT, Cambridge
23 May: `Holonomy in physics and super-physics.'

J. GAUNTLETT, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
6 June: `String, branes, and quantum field theory.'

P. TINYAKOV, Lausanne
20 June: `Baryon and lepton number violation at high energies.'

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Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

DR L.J. SMITH
28 May: `Characterising non-native protein conformations.'

PROFESSOR P. HORE
18 June: `Bird navigation: a chemical magnetic compass?'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Genetics and Bioinformatics Group

The following weekly seminars in Bioinformatics will be held in the Seminar Room, the Peter Medawar Building, South Parks Road.

8 May: GUY SLATER, European Bioinformatics Institute.

15 May: ROBERT GIEGERICH, Bielefeld.

22 May: speaker to be announced.

29 May: DAVID MACKAY, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

5 June: ELENA RIVAS, Washington University, St Louis.

12 June: speaker to be announced.

19 June: KEVIN HOWE, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge.

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Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Philip Maini (e-mail: maini@maths.ox.ac.uk), or Dr Santiago Schnell (e-mail: schnell@maths.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR D. RAND, Warwick
16 May: `Design principles behind circadian clock regulatory networks.'

DR M. KIRKILIONIS, Warwick
23 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR D.B. KELL, UMIST
30 May: `Metabolomics and machine learning: rapid analysis of complex biological systems using genetic programming to create simple robust rules.'

PROFESSOR M.J.C. CRABBE, Reading
6 June: `Modelling coral colony growth: indicators of reef health in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific.'

PROFESSOR R.D. VAUGHAN-JONES
13 June: `Imaging and modelling of intracellular H+ ion diffusion: implications for local control of intracellular pH.'

PROFESSOR J. STARK, Imperial College, London
20 June: `T-cell fratricide, homeostasis, and HIV.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Experimental Psychology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. Details of the 13 May seminar were not available at the time of going to press.

PROFESSOR M.L. PERLIS, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
20 May: `Beta/gamma activity and cortical arousal in insomnia.' (Supported by the McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR M. WILLIAMS
27 May: `Autobiographical memory and emotional disorders.'(Supported by the McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR A. BAILEY
3 June: `Autism: investigating brain–mind relationships.'(Supported by the McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON
10 June: `Talking about disasters: coping with multiple meanings.'

PROFESSOR R. BROWN, Kent at Canterbury
17 June: `Choices of comparisons in intergroup settings: social and temporal referents and the role of intergroup comparison orientation.'

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Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

DR M. HALSEY
30 May: `Intellectual property.'

DR J. TOBIAS, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol
13 June: `Oestrogen receptors in bone disease.'

PROFESSOR L. RIGGS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
4 July: To be announced.

DR R. GILL
11 July: `The Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Collaborative.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
25 July: To be announced.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Genetics Forum

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Saïd Business School. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 4 June.

There has been a three-year moratorium on the licence to grow genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the United Kingdom. In the summer the Government will decide whether to lift the moratorium, and this series will discuss some of the issues involved.

Further details may be obtained from Jennifer Swift (e-mail: jswift@onetel.net.uk), or Jane Kaye (e-mail: jane.kaye@ethox.ox.ac.uk). To subscribe to the Genetics Forum, send an e- mail with the message `subscribe' to: geneticsforum@maillist.ox.ac.uk.

H. WARWICK, independent researcher
14 May, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Seeds of doubt: experience of North American farmers growing GM crops.'

DR M. ANTONIOU, King's College School of Medicine, London
21 May, Lecture Theatre 5: `The new genetics: implications for GM crops and human health.'

PROFESSOR R. GROVE-WHITE, Lancaster; Chair, Greenpeace UK
28 May, Lecture Theatre 5: `The emerging politics of public values in GM regulation.'

DR L. LEVIDOW, Open University
4 June, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Metaphors of pollution: GM and the cultural meaning of the countryside.'

COLIN TUDGE, LSE
4 June, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Shall we reap: the future of agriculture.'

DR H. SCHMIDT, Nuffield Council in Bioethics, and P. MULVANY, Intermediate Technology Development Group
11 June, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `The role of GM crops in developing countries.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Commonwealth History: the Mediterranean world and the British Empire

This meeting will be held on Friday, 16 May, in the Modern History Faculty Building. The meeting will conclude with a period of discussion at 3.30 p.m.

D. BARCHARD
9.30 a.m.: `Turkey and the decline of Ottoman power.'

DR R. KATSIAOUNIS
10.10 a.m.: `Social and ethnic conflict during colonial rule: the case of Cyprus.'

PROFESSOR A. LAMBERT, King's College, London
11.15 a.m.: `The Mediterranean in British and imperial strategy in the long nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR R. HOLLAND, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
1.30 p.m.: `The British Empire and Hellenism in the eastern Mediterranean world, 1860–1960.'

DR M. THOMAS, West of England
2.10 p.m.: `Anglo-French imperial relations in the Arab world: intelligence, liaison, and nationalist disorder, 1920–39.'

PROFESSOR M.J. COHEN, Bar-Ilan
2.50 p.m.: `Fighting World War Three from the Middle East: Anglo-American strategic planning, 1945–60.'

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Modern European History Research Centre

PROFESSOR OLWEN HUFTON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Paying for education? The Jesuits and the arts of fund-raising in early modern Europe.'


PROFESSOR GEOFFREY ELEY, Michigan, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Hitler's silent majority? Conformity and resistance in the Third Reich.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays 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.

Note: the 14 May seminar, at which the lecturer was to have been Dr Dimsdale, has been cancelled.

PROFESSOR OFFER
21 May: `The markup for lemons: used car prices in America and Britain before 1973.'

K. SOKOLOFF, UCLA
28 May: `Lives of invention: the "Great Inventors" of the United States, 1790–1935.'

I. KEAY, Queen's, Canada
4 June: `Productivity comparisons: manufacturing in Canada and the United States along the international border, 1870–1.'

R. STECKEL, Ohio State
11 June: `Long-term trends in health in pre-Columbian America.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

ANTHONY FRENDO will give a seminar in this series at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Further seminars will be announced later.

Conveners: M.J. Smith, MA, Reader in Egyptology, and J.B. Black, B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Akkadian.

Subject: `From the central Levant to a central Mediterranean archipelago: an overview of Phoenician–Punic Malta.'

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The archaeology of Urartu

DR STEPHEN KROLL, Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität, München, will deliver a series of lecture as follows.

Three lectures will be given on 10 May.

The series is being given under the auspices of the SOCRATES/ERASMUS exchange programme between the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie/Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München.

In the ninth to sixth centuries BCE the powerful state of Urartu controlled a wide area of eastern Turkey, north-western Iran, and Armenia, some 200,000 square kilometres at its greatest extent. The archaeological record reaches from the Chalcolithic Period to the Achaemenid Empire. The state declined after its defeat by the Assyrian king Sargon II in 714 BCE. A fertile and mountainous land, Urartu was distinguished by its impregnable fortresses, its advanced metalwork, and its viticulture.

Thur. 8 May, 5.30 p.m., the Buttery, Wolfson College: `Recent archaeological research in Armenia.'

Sat. 10 May, 11 a.m., Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute: `Early Urartu and Hasanlu.'

Sat. 10 May, 2 p.m., Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute: `The Urartian fortress at Bastam: the excavations reconsidered twenty-five years later.'

Sat. 10 May, 4 p.m., Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute: `Urartu's fall and aftermath: the Median-Achaemenian dark age.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR SUSAN CAREY, Harvard, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The origin of concepts.'

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PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS

Amended notice

DR PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Wharton Room (not, as previously notified, the Hovenden Room), All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor G.A. Cohen and Dr P.M.S. Hacker.

Subject: `Winch, Wittgenstein, and political authority.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Annual African Studies Lecture

PROFESSOR P.T. ZELEZA, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, will deliver the annual African Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Subject: `Rewriting the African diaspora: beyond the Black Atlantic.'

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

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

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on the dates shown.

Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 22 May.

Convener: Grace Brockington, Wolfson College (telephone Oxford (2)84927, e-mail: grace.brockington@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

FIONA MACDONALD
Tue. 13 May, English Faculty, Room 10: `Fallen women and the definition of English drama in 1890: the example of Henry James's Tenants.'

DR GRACE MOORE, Idaho
Thur. 22 May, English Faculty, Room 11: `Out for the Count: framing Dracula.'

DR MICHAEL GRATZKE, Cambridge
Thur. 22 May, English Faculty, Room 11: `Return to Kolomea. Spaces and limits of masochism.'

SUSAN GAMBLE, Cambridge
Tue. 3 June, Haldane Room, Wolfson College: `Full colour virtual reality 1908: French ambitions in physics and photography.'

ANNA THIDEMANN, Cambridge
Tue. 10 June, Haldane Room, Wolfson College: `Making art business: art dealing in late nineteenth-century Paris.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

PROFESSOR LILIA MORITZ SCHWARCZ, Universidade de São Paulo, Ministry of Culture Visiting Fellow, Centre for Brazilian Studies, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `Ze Carioca's complex: some reflections on race and colour in Brazil.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School.

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

N. SIGGELKOW, Pennsylvania
Wed. 14 May, 3 p.m., Seminar Room B: `Performance determinants of organisational design: towards an understanding of environmental contingency.'

E. CHATTOE
20 May, Seminar Room B: `Modelling self-organisation of oligopolistic markets using genetic programming.'

N. JOHNSON
3 June, Seminar Room A: `Pros and cons of networks in complex multi-agent systems.'

M. KUHLMANN, Bremen
17 June, Seminar Room B: `Why is econophysics possible?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

PROFESSOR SHLOMO AVINERI, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Israel and the Palestinians: listening to the other.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Horological Masterworks Events

Lecture

DAVID THOMPSON will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 May, in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, telephone the Museum on Oxford (2)77280.

Subject: `The golden age of English clocks.'

Study-day

A study-day will be held on Saturday, 14 June, 2–6 p.m. There will be a charge of £15 per person (concessions £10). Numbers will be limited, so booking is essential. For enquiries and bookings, telephone the Museum on Oxford (2)77280.

Gallery talks

JEFFREY DARKEN will give gallery talks at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 7 June, and Saturday, 21 June. Admission is free and booking is not required.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR OYA PANCAROGLU will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Image before knowledge: frontispieces in medieval Islamic manuscripts.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Corporate social responsibility and the law

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Conveners: Dr Doreen McBarnet (e-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk), and Dr Aurora Voiculescu (e-mail: aurora.voiculescu@csls.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR C. MCCRUDDEN
12 May: `Public procurement and corporate social responsibility: buying social justice.'

DR A. CROOK, St Andrews
19 May: `Transactions in perpetual motion: the Ok Tedi Mine Continuation Agreement, Papua New Guinea.'

PROFESSOR L. SKLAIR, LSE
Thur. 29 May: `The political economy of regulating corporations.'

PROFESSOR C. WELLS, Cardiff
2 June: `Corporate complicity for international human rights violations.'

DR K. CAMPBELL and DR D. VICK, Stirling
16 June: `The impact of corporate social responsibility on investment performance and corporate behaviour in the UK: evidence from the FTSE4Good Ethical Indices.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

PROFESSOR ROGER LOUIS, Kerr Professor in English History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `Sir Keith Hancock and the British Empire: the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana.'

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Chichele Lectures 2003

All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, .1865–1914

DR SIMON GREEN, Fellow of the college, will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The lectures are open to the public.

30 May: `The years of the Constituent Assembly.'

6 June: `The impact of Anson.'

13 June: `The golden age of the Prize Fellows.'

20 June: `Chichele's professoriate and its peculiar purposes.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2003

Dilemmas of difference in democratic society

PROFESSOR DAVID KENNEDY, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Stanford University, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in Rhodes House.

Mon. 12 May: `The case of women.'

Tue. 13 May: `The case of race.'

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JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Lecture

PROFESSOR ELLEN OLIENSIS, Associate Professor of Classics, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Don Fowler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `What Scylla wants: Freudian questions in Ovid's Metamorphoses.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792--3

MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Centre for Eighteenth-century Studies, University of York, and guest curator of the William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain, 2000, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.
14 May:` "A whole house to range in": recovering no. 13 Hercules Buildings, Lambeth, Blake's studios, method of "Illuminated Printing", and the production of "A Song of Liberty" .'

21 May: ` "GOD save the PEOPLE!!": Lambeth's manufactories, asylum, lying-in hospital, and workhouse, and the creation of Songs of Experience.'

28 May: ` "From the commencement of ALARM": Thomas Paine and Charles Ross, the Lambeth Association for the Preservation of Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers, "Our End is Come", and the prospect of Newgate.'

4 June: ` "The several Works now published and on Sale at Mr. Blake's": the Prospectus of 10 October 1793, meeting of the Society of Loyal Britons, Mount Row, Lambeth, America a Prophecy, and the politics of colour.'

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Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE, FBA, Emeritus Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `The Travels of Marco Polo.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

DR S. CRETNEY will deliver the twenty-sixth Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 10 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The family and the law: lessons from history?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

PROFESSOR TS'UI-JUNG LIE, Fellow, the Academia Sinica; Director, Institute for Taiwan History (Preparatory Office), Academia Sinica, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.

Subject: `Land use in Taiwan and its implications on the environment.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture 2003

H.E. JUDGE RICHARD MAY will deliver the Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Upholding human rights through international law.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: David Berry, Wolfson College, Louise Durning, Oxford Brookes University, and William Whyte, St John's College.

CHRISTOPHER WILSON, UCL
13 May: `The Divinity School at Oxford: a turning-point in fifteenth-century English architecture.'

CLIFFORD DAVIES, Wadham
20 May: `Wadham College: tradition and innovation in Jacobean Oxford.'

MR BERRY
27 May: ` "A Large and Stately Pile of Squared Stone"—the architecture of the Old Ashmolean Building.'

SUSAN JAMES, architect and biographer
3 June: `Basil Champneys: the Indian Institute and other buildings in Oxford 1870–1911.'

GEOFFREY TYACK, Kellogg
10 June: `Modern architecture in an Oxford college: new building at St John's since 1945.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Intellectual Property Research Centre

Intellectual Property in the New Millennium

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Seminar Room, St Peter's College.

DR S. THOMAS, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
13 May: `Patenting DNA: the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' report.'

PROFESSOR W. GORDON, Boston University School of Law
20 May: `How long is a piece of copyright? Dreading Eldred.'

PROFESSOR R. TOWSE, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
27 May: `Assessing the economic effect of changes to copyright law: of WIPO Internet Treaties and other things.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

P.D. JAMES will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `Manners and murder: women detective writers as social historians.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR AVISHAI MARGALIT, Schulman Professor of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Compromise and appeasement: between peace and justice.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

The following meetings will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

The Annual General Meeting of the society will also take place at the meeting in sixth week (5 June).

PROFESSOR T. BURMAN, Tennessee
15 May, Quarrell Room, Exeter College: `Polemic, philology, and ambivalence: Robert of Ketton's Latin Qur'an translation and its manuscripts.'

PROFESSOR R. STACEY, Washington
Thur. 5 June, Latner Room, St Peter's College: `Law as theatre in early Ireland.'

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