Lectures

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EUROPAEUM LECTURE

Amended notice

PROFESSOR CHARLES WYPLOSZ, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, 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?'

A panel discussion will be held directly after the lecture, in the Taylor Institution. The speakers will be Professor Ray Barrell, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Economic and Social Research; Professor Giorgio Basevi, Professor of Economics, University of Bologna; and Professor David Vines.

Note: the round table discussion formerly announced for Saturday, 23 November, in Balliol College, will not now take place.

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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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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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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Biophysical Chemistry Seminar Series

PROFESSOR GRAHAM RICHARDS will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Pattern recognition and grid computing in drug discovery.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room, the Oxford Eye Hospital. Details of the 25 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: J.M. Tiffany, MA, University Lecturer in Ophthalmology.

DR D. RACHDAN
18 Nov.: `Reviving enzymes from cataracts.'

PROFESSOR S. HODSON, Cardiff
2 Dec.: `New findings in the tear film.'

A.-M. DEMETRIADES, Baltimore
16 Dec.: `Periocular gene transfer in the treatment of ocular neovascularisation.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: clinical seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital. Anyone wishing to arrange to talk to the speaker should contact Ashok Handa (telephone: 21278).

The presentation by Dr Isabel Quiroga, originally announced for 12 November, will now take place on 19 November.

I. QUIROGA
19 Nov.: `The role of MICA and MICB in renal transplantation.'

S. BACH
26 Nov.: `Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.'

A. MCLAREN
3 Dec.: `Non-heart beating donor renal transplantation.'

M. BOOTH
10 Dec.: `The effects of laparoscopic fundoplication on oesophageal body and lower oesophageal sphincter function.'

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Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures: Hilary Term meetings

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR J. PICKARD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
17 Jan.: `The modern management of ICP and CSF disturbances.'

PROFESSOR R. FRACKOWIAK, Leopold Müller Functional Imaging Laboratory, Institute of Neurology
Subject: `Functional and structural neuroimaging in the clinical context.'

PROFESSOR P. INCE, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
14 Mar.: `The neuropathology of a vascular dementia.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Sub-faculty of Spanish: Rafael Alberti Centenary Lecture

PROFESSOR DEREK GAGEN, University of Wales, Swansea, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 November, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ` "Muerte y juicio": Rafael Alberti's poetry of (dis)belief.'

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

ANTHONY NEWCOMB, University of California, Berkeley, will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public. There is no charge for admission.

Subject: `The authority of the notated musical text in Italian musical culture c.1570–1620.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street.

Convener: D.R. Isaacson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Mathematics.

PROFESSOR R. THOMAS, Manitoba
21 Nov.: `The comparison of mathematics with narrative.'

DR ISAACSON
5 Dec.: `Philosophical significance of complex conjugation.'

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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 in Hilary Term and Trinity Term. 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.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

MR FARISH NOOR, International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `The prospects for progressive Islam today, with special reference to south-east Asia.'


MRS SONIA GANDHI, President, Indian National Congress, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be free, by ticket only, obtainable from the OCIS (telephone: Oxford (2)78730, fax: 248942).

Subject: `Conflict and co-existence in our age.'

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INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Lecture series

PROFESSOR SANJAY SUBRAHMANYAM will lecture at 11 a.m. on Mondays, 11 November–2 December, in the Instituto Camoes Centre.

Subject: `Shifting perspectives on Portuguese Asia, 1500–1700.'


Other lectures

The following lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

DR LUÍS KRUS, Univ. Nova Lisbon
14 Nov.: `The Portuguese representation of an Hispanic noble community in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.' (This lecture will be given in French)

DR M. VALE
21 Nov.: `Princely and royal courts—English, Netherlandish, and Iberian.'


Conference: Jornada de Estudos Camonianos

This one-day conference devoted to the life and works of Luís de Camoes, organised by the Sub-faculty of Portuguese with the collaboration of the Instituto Camoes Centre in Oxford and Programa Lusitânia, will be held on Friday, 22 November, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in St Peter's College. For the full programme of the meeting and inscriptions, contact the Sub-faculty of Portuguese Studies, 47 Wellington Square, or the Instituto Camoes Centre.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Centre

Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR V. MUNTARBHORN, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `Human trafficking and smuggling: implications for the refugee protection system.'

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

Archaeology in the Science Area

ANGELA BOYLE of Oxford Archaeology will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the University Museum.

Subject: `Shedding new light on old bone: earlier prehistoric burial in Oxford.'

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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 ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

New dimensions in Italian public policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

DTT.SSA PAOLA MANACORDA, Communications Regulatory Authority
15 Nov.: `Media and telecommunications.' (Discussant: Mark Thatcher, LSE)

SENATOR STEFANO PASSIGLI, author of numerous parliamentary bills on conflict of interest regulation
22 Nov.: `The politics and legislation of conflicts of interest.' (Discussant: David Hine)

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR HELMUT NEUNZERT will deliver the annual Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is sponsored by the Smith Institute.

Subject: `What did we "Europeans" learn from Alan Tayler?'

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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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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

GILLIAN VOGELSANG-EASTWOOD will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Pauling Centre. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Iranian regional dress: beyond the chador.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR ANDREW NASH will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 21 November, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: ` "The Dead should be protected from their own carelessness": collected editions of Robert Louis Stevenson, 1894–1924.'

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