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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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR TIM RICE, Cameron Mackintosh Professor 2003, will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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CARLYLE LECTURES

Modern political theology: its nature and significance

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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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Biographers at work

CLAIRE HARMAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `An open and shut case: biographical archives.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be held 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.

PROFESSOR G. ATTARD, Southampton
19 Feb.: `Lipid-mediated feedback control of biological reaction networks.'

PROFESSOR L.D. BARRON, Glasgow
12 Mar.: `Structure and behaviour of proteins, nucleic acids, and viruses from Raman Optical Activity.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies: programme for the remainder of Hilary Term

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and J.D. Rutherford, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR G. REI-DOVAL, Galician Studies Centre
18 Feb.: `Galician sociolinguists in the Hispanic linguistic tradition: an overview.'

DR J. EDWARDS
25 Feb.: `Isabel la Católica: saint or sinner?'

DR J. RATTRAY
4 Mar.: ` "Un delicioso viaje imaginativo": Juan Miró and José María Hinojosa's surreal exploration.'

DR J.C. BAYO, Manchester
11 Mar.: `Algunas observaciones sobre la cronología de la épica hispánica medieval.'

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Seminars on the work of Paul Celan (1920–70)

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Old Seminar Room, Wadham College.

This series will continue in Trinity Term.

Conveners: R.C. Ockenden, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in German, and A. Phelan, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German.

PROFESSOR T.J. REED
18 Feb.: `Reading Celan: what's the problem?'

DR K.M. KOHL
25 Feb.: `Celan and the issue of "absolute metaphor".'

DR OCKENDEN
4 Mar.: `Monologue–dialogue and Celan's poem "In Eins".'

PROFESSOR L. OLSCHNER
11 Mar: To be announced.

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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.'

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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 postwar Germany's cultural responses.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: margaret.hancox@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

DR S. SCHWARTZMAN, Academic Brasileira de Ciências
Mon. 17 Feb., Centre for Brazilian Studies: `The social question and social policy alternatives in Brazil.'

DR M. DE FIGUEIRIDO-COWEN, London
Tue. 18 Feb., 5 p.m., Department of Educational Studies: `Teacher education and training in Brazil.' (Series `Education in Brazil')

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR DONALD RICHARDS will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Salah Al-Din, a patron of arts and learning?'

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INSTITUTO CAMÕES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

DR J. PERKINS, King's College, London, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 20 February, in the Instituto Camões Centre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Convener: Dr Maria Joao Branco, Director of the Centre.

Subject: `A talent to confuse: António José da Silva's 1736 treatment of the Amphitryon myth.'

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Film-showings

The video Manha submersa, by Lauro António, will be shown at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 21 February, in the Instituto Camões Centre, preceded by a showing of the short film O Gato e a Lua, by Pedro Serrazina.

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

Israel as a foreign state

PROFESSOR SARI NUSSEIBEH, Al-Quds University, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

Entry will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)77758, or by e-mailing to: senior.tutors.secretary@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

25 Feb.: `The Arabs' intellectual dynamics.'

4 Mar.: `Palestinian political dynamics.

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

DR RICHARD WASHINGTON will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 21 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `African rains and ocean–atmosphere interaction?'

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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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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Research Centre

`Voices crying in the wilderness'

DAVID CONSTANTINE and BERNARD O'DONOGHUE will give presentations and readings of ancient Arabic poetry at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 February, in St Giles' House, 16 St Giles'. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Annual Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR CLAIRE NAYLOR, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

The lecture, which will be open to the public, is jointly sponsored with the Association for Women in Science and Engineering during the International Women's Festival.

Subject: `Pathogenic proteins: how bacterial agents cause disease.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Life at the limits: reflections on religion and death

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

DR D. ROOKE, King's College, London
18 Feb.: `Sex and death, or the death of sex: the case of Jephthah's daughter (Judges 11:29--40).'

PROFESSOR G. CURRY, Georgetown College, Kentucky
25 Feb.: `Poetry, death, and Christian faith.' (McCandless Lecture 2003)

DR A. MOORE, Regent's Park College
4 Mar.: `Explanation, suffering, and death in the Bible: a test case for the science and theology debate.'

DR R. ELLIS, Regent's Park College
11 Mar.: `God in the trenches: Woodbine Willy and the problem of pain.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Rewley House.

MARGARET LAING, Edinburgh
4 Mar.: `A Linguistic Atlas of Early Modern English: a Protean corpus.'

PROFESSOR DAAN PRINSLOO, Pretoria
13 Mar.: `Lexicography and African languages.'

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