Lectures

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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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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2003

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER F. PATTEN, CH, European Commissioner for External Affairs, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: ` "The End of History": the sequel.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY 2003

Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Cambridge, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

24 Jan.: `Critics of the crown: common law and neoclassical challenges.'

31 Jan.: `The rights and liberties of subjects.'

7 Feb.: `Parliament and the representation of the people.'

14 Feb.: `Critics of Parliament: Royalist and Leveller responses.'

21 Feb.: `The Free State proclaimed.'

28 Feb.: `The Free State denounced: Hobbes on freedom and representation.'

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SLADE LECTURES 2003

Reconstructing Rembrandt: questions and answers in recent research

ERNST VAN DE WETERING, Professor of the History of Art, University of Amsterdam, and Chairman of the Rembrandt Research Project, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2002–3, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, St Giles'. The lectures will be open to the public.

22 Jan.: `Rembrandt the stranger: the widening gulf between life and work.'

29 Jan.: `Rembrandt's anger: art lovers and asses.'

5 Feb.: `How to be a connoisseur in the seventeenth century.'

12 Feb.: `Pictor doctus or pictor vulgaris: tracing Rembrandt's thoughts on art.'

19 Feb.: `Rembrandt's workshop: training and production.'

26 Feb.: `Rembrandt's oeuvre: reduction and expansion.'

5 Mar.: `The impatient artist: seclusion in the studio and co- production.'

12 Mar.: `Rembrandt's genius: technique, style, and quality.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Public Understanding of Science Lecture

PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG, Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Arnes Research Center, California, and Nobel prize-winner, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 19 December, in the University Museum.

Subject: `Biology in space.'

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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.

PROFESSOR F. CAPIE, City University
21 Jan.: `The political economy of British financial stability.'

DR M. CHICK, Edinburgh
28 Jan.: `Controlling public expenditure: pricing, investment, and energy policy in France and the UK, 1945–73.'

DR C. DAVIS
4 Feb.: `Soviet armaments in the 1920s.'

DR R. HARRIS, Tel Aviv
11 Feb.: `Government, economy, and law in Britain, c.1688–1850.'

DR L. BRUNT
18 Feb.: `Grain prices, interest rates, and banks: measuring financial market integration in the Industrial Revolution.'

DR P. SOLAR, Free University, Brussels
25 Feb.: `Rents in Ireland, 1780–1860.'

DR M. ROSE, Lancaster
4 Mar.: `Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation, and networks in the British outdoor trades since 1960.'

PROFESSOR K. HONEYMAN, Leeds
11 Mar.: `The market for child labour in early industrial England: the case of parish apprenticeships.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar series: British government and politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: V.B. Bogdanor, MA, Professor of Politics and Government, and D.E. Butler, MA, D.Phil., Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College.

THERESA MAY, MP, Chairman, the Conservative Party
24 Jan.: `The organisation of the Conservative Party.'

SAM YOUNGER, Chairman, the Electoral Commission
31 Jan.: `The role of the Electoral Commission.'

ANDREW ADONIS, Head, the Prime Minister's Policy Unit
7 Feb.:: `Advising the Prime Minister.'

PROFESSOR BOB WORCESTER, Chairman, MORI
14 Feb.: `Politics and public opinion.'

SIR ANDREW TURNBULL, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head, the Home Civil Service
21 Feb.: `Public service reform.'

LORD DHOLAKIA, President, the Liberal Democrats
28 Feb.: `The strategy of the Liberal Democrats.'

LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN, QC, Leader of the House of Lords
7 Mar.: `House of Lords reform: the Government's view.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Science and religion

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

DR J. WEAVER, Cardiff
30 Jan.: `Theology of energy.'

DR C. CONTI, Sussex
13 Feb.: `Feuerbach and religious projection.'

DR M. CULHANE, Limerick, Ireland
27 Feb.: `Did the Creator dispense with time and history?—Newman on false dichotomies in the Darwinian debate.'

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TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC seminar series: Transport investment and the economy

DR JOHN PRESTON and TIM WHITEHEAD will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Transport charging, environmental improvements, and business location.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 2003

Science and the media: the challenge of adapting science to the mass media

The Green College Lectures will be held at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR LORD MAY OF OXFORD, AC, KT, FRS, President, the Royal Society; Royal Society Research Professor of Zoology
20 Jan.: `Many scientists, many mediums, many publics: problems inherent in slogans like "Science and the media".'

DR PALLAB GHOSH, BBC Science Correspondent
27 Jan.: `Trust no one, question everything, believe nothing: the new face of science journalism.'

PROFESSOR I. HARGREAVES, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies, University of Cardiff
3 Feb.: `Lost in media-space: how science failed the communications test.'

DR I. GIBSON, MP, Chairman, the Science and Technology Select Committee
10 Feb.: `The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: so where does that leave journalism?'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

DR S. ACKERMANN, British Museum, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 December, in the Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The star of Bethlehem: a journey through science and art.'

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