Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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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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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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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THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR I.W.F. MACLEAN will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `Thomas Harriot on combinations.'

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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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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

SIR PAUL NURSE, Director-General, the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, will deliver the Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: `Controlling the cell cycle.'

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Oxford Seminars in Cartography

DR C. BOARD, International Cartographic Association, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the School of Geography and the Environment. For further details e- mail nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk, or telephone Oxford (2)87119.

Subject: `E.C. Willatts and the planning maps from central government: thirty years of achievement in British thematic cartography, 1953–82.'

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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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Theoretical Physics Seminars

Amended notice

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

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 1 May (p. 1162).

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

PROFESSOR P. LEATH, Rutgers
16 May: `Phonons in random alloys: the itinerant coherent potential approximation.'

PROFESSOR K. BURNETT
30 May: `Dynamics of Bose–Einstein condensates.'

DR P. SODANO, INFN, Perugia
13 June: `Quantum mechanical coherence in Josephson junction networks with non-conventional architectures.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

DR S. TUDHOPE, Edinburgh
19 May: `What controls variations in the El Niño Southern Oscillation ... evidence from annually banded massive corals.'

DR S. KELLEY, Open University
2 June: `Meteorite impacts and mass extinctions—do they really correlate?'

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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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Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites

Industrial Lecture

PROFESSOR C. WHITEHOUSE, Director of Engineering at the Council for the Central Laboratory for the Research Councils (CCLRC), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, will deliver the eighth annual Industrial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject:: `University–industry interfaces: charged or neutral?'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

SIR JOHN SKEHEL, NIMR, Mill Hill
29 May: `Entry of influenza virus into cells.'

PROFESSOR M. DALLMAN, Imperial College
5 June: To be announced.

PROFESSOR I. MCCONNELL, Cambridge
26 June, Old Lecture Theatre: `Animal plagues of the twenty- first century.'

PROFESSOR T. HUNT, London Research Institute
10 July: To be announced. (Norman Heatley Lecture; entry by ticket only)

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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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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Writing between cultures: Greek writers in England

This round-table discussion, organised in association with the Oxford University Greek Society, will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College (a complimentary glass of wine will be served from 7 p.m.).

The following Greek writers who live and work in or near Oxford will take part: Nikos Athanasou (novelist and short-story writer); Angela Dimitrakaki (novelist); Pavlos Karnezis (author of the short-story collection Little Infamies); Evgenios Trivizas (celebrated author of children's books); and Eleni Yannakakis (author of the prize-winning novel Peri orexeos kai allon deinon).

The discussion, chaired by Professor Peter Mackridge, will focus on the experience of being a Greek writer living in England and the ways in which this influences their writing. The event will conclude with a dramatised English version of one of Evgenios Trivizas's stories.

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries —narrations and interpretations

PROFESSOR D. DINER, Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century, will deliver the following lectures and seminars at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rothermere American Institute (unless indicated otherwise).

Tue. 27 May, Council Room, Mansfield College: `Jewish history as general history: concepts and paradigms reconsidered.'

Wed. 28 May: `Empire, ethnicity, and diplomacy: the Jews as a historical minority.'

Thur. 29 May: `Twilight time: nation-states and the crisis of citizenship.'

Fri. 30 May, 10 a.m.: `The Jewish experience between pre-modernity and post-modernity.'

Mon. 2 June: `The impact of the Holocaust: reinventing the Jewish nation after 1945.'

Wed. 4 June, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies: `State, society, and memory: Jewish experience and historiographical change in Europe after 1989.'

Thur. 5 June: `History, variety, and legitimacy: concerning Israeli historical consciousness.'

Fri. 6 June, 10 a.m.: `The crisis of modernity and the Jews.'

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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

DR PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Wharton 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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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

DR MILTON TOSTO, University of Westminster, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `Liberalism in Brazil: lessons from the past.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Thursdays in Seminar Room 14, East Wing, the Saïd Business School.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 24 April (p. 1098).

M. KILDUFF, Pennsylvania State
15 May: `The structuralist legacy in organisational network research: a critical review.'

T. CLARK, Durham
22 May: `Management fashion as spectacle: the production of management best-selling books.'

A. VAN WITTELOOSTUIJN, Durham
29 May: `The ecology of strategy.'

R. PECCEI, King's College, London
5 June: `Much ado about nothing? The impact of gender similarity on employee satisfaction and commitment at work.'

L.B. HENRIKSON, Alborg, Denmark
12 June: `Radical organisational changes.'

K. MOLLER, Helsinki School of Economics
19 June: `Managing in value networks: a key managerial capability or another buzzword?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, QC, DL, Shadow Foreign Secretary, will present a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `Clash or dialogue of civilisations?'


DR ZEINA KHOURY-KLINK will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Layered meanings: female attire in Mount Lebanon in the nineteenth century.'

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TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC Seminar Series 2002–3: Transport investment and the economy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Sylvia Boyce (e-mail: sylvia.boyce@tsu.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: J.M. Preston, MA, Director of the Unit and Reader in Transport Studies.

PROFESSOR A. MAY, Leeds
22 May: `Determining levels of local transport investment.'

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
19 June: `Delivering transport investment: socio- economic issues.'

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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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CHRIST CHURCH

Churchill and Roosevelt: the Atlantic Alliance

This conference, the second in the Christ Church series, will take place between 31 August and 5 September. The distinguished speaker list includes Professor Sir Michael Howard, Dr Geoffrey Best, Professor Warren Kimball, and Professor Richard Aldrich. A comprehensive programme is available from the Conference Administrator, Christ Church.

The college is making available a number of scholarship places for scholars whose academic work relates to the conference theme, but who may not be fully funded for an event of this kind. Applications will be welcomed and may be sent to the Programme Director via the Conference Administrator, Steward's Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (e-mail: churchill@chch.ox.ac.uk).

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

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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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Reuters Foundation Programme

Media and politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr David Butler, Nuffield College, and Mr Paddy Coulter, Reuters Foundation Programme.

16 May: ALAN RUSBRIDGER, editor, The Guardian.

13 May: YASMIN ALIBAI-BROWN, columnist, The Independent.

30 May: MARK THOMPSON, Chief Executive, Channel 4.

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

CHUNG-IN MOON, Professor of Political Sciences, Yonsei University, and adviser to the South Korean National Security Council, will hold a special seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 May, in the Fellows' Dining Room, the Hilda Besse 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: `Coping with the North Korean nuclear crisis—a South Korean perspective.'

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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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