Lectures

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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 continue the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

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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LAW

THE RT. HON. LORD GOLDSMITH, QC, Attorney General, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in Rhodes House.

Admission will be free, by ticket only, available from Jane Buswell (telephone: Oxford (2)82894, e-mail: jane.buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk). Applications for tickets will close at 5 p.m. on 7 March. Tickets will not be available at the door. The audience is requested to be seated ten minutes before the commencement of the lecture.

Subject: `An independent legal establishment: democratic necessity or optional extra?'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Nanomaterials seminar

This meeting, arranged jointly with the JSPS, will be held on Monday, 24 March, and Tuesday, 25 March. The venue for the first day, of which details of speakers are given below, will be the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics. On the second day there will be a visit to the Begbroke Science Park, and a series of workshops in the Department of Materials.

To register, apply in writing or by e-mail to Julie Quinn, JSPS London Liaison Office, 12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT (telephone: 020-7629 3577, fax: 020-7629 3588, e-mail: jquinn@sps.org).

The meeting will begin at 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 24 March.

Session 1

PROFESSOR YASUHIKO ARAKAWA, Tokyo
9.55 a.m.: `Progress in quantum dots and application to advanced devices.'

PROFESSOR A. BRIGGS
10.40 a.m.: `Quantum computing with nanomaterials.'

PROFESSOR YOSHIO BANDO, National Institute of Material Science
11.45 a.m.: `Discovery of nanothermometer using carbon and oxide nanotubes.'

PROFESSOR M. WELLAND, Cambridge
12.30 p.m.: `Working with single molecules.'

Session 2

PROFESSOR KOHEI UOSAKI, Hokkaido
2.30 p.m.: `Construction and properties of multilayer assemblies of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR P. DOBSON
3.15 p.m.: `Self-assembly as a method to create novel composite nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR TERUNOBU MIYAZAKI, Tohuko
4.15 p.m.: `Development of spin-electronics technology and application for magnetic random access memory.'

PROFESSOR TERUO KISHI, National Institute of Materials Science
5 p.m.: `Policy and trends of nanotechnology in Japan.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

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

DR S. RUSSELL
24 Feb.: `The formation of chondrules.'

DR K. BURTON, Open University
3 Mar.: `Resolving magma chamber processes and mantle signatures using the Re-Os isotope system.'

PROFESSOR C. HAWKESWORTH, Bristol
10 Mar.: `The time-scales of magmatic processes.'

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Biophysical Chemistry seminars

PROFESSOR L.D. BARRON, Glasgow, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Structure and behaviour of proteins, nucleic acid, and viruses from Raman Optical Activity.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

DIANE COYLE, Head of Enlightenment Economics, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 March, in the Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester College.

Convener: Dr Mark Rogers, Tutor in Economics and Management, Harris Manchester College.

Subject: `How to think like an economist (and why it matters).'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

STEVE BELL, editorial cartoonist, the Guardian, and KEVIN `KAL' KALLAUGHER, editorial cartoonist, The Economist and the Baltimore Sun, will conduct an open seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Rothermere American Institute, and will give a public lecture on the same subject at 5 p.m. on the same day in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Enquiries should be directed to lee.tawney@ukuscenter.org.

Subject: `Editorial cartoons and freedom of speech.'

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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 M. CARTER
Mon. 24 Feb., Centre for Brazilian Studies: `The origins of the Movimentos dos Trabalhadores Rurais sem Terra (MST) in Brazil.'

DR C. DE MOURAS CASTRO, President, Consultative Council, Faculdade Pitágoras, Belo Horizonte
Fri. 28 Feb., Department of Educational Studies: `Secondary and technical education in Brazil: chronicle of an unhappy marriage and subsequent divorce.' (Series `Education in Brazil')

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

PROFESSOR A. SELA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thur. 27 Feb.: `Whither Arab–Israeli peace? The Arab and Muslim discourse of peace in the Middle East in the 1990s.'

PROFESSOR S. BEN-AMI, formerly Foreign Minister of Israel
Mon. 10 Mar.: `So close and yet so far ... lessons of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR F. BAUDEN, Liège, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Writing history in the Mamluk period: Al-Maqrizi's method in the light of his unpublished notebook.'

DR A. GUNNY will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `French and English writers' perceptions of Muslim women in the nineteenth century.'

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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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GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture

DR S. LEWINGTON will deliver the Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Doubling the importance of blood pressure: the prospective studies collaboration.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Starr Foundation Seminars

DR J. BOUDREAU, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, and Visiting Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards.

Subject: `The meaning of recent experiments on matter and anti- matter.'

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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 HUGH'S COLLEGE

Becket Institute

Law and religion

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

P. PETKOV, Oxford Society for Law and Religion
25 Feb.: `The impact of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on the law on religion in Bulgaria.'

P. EDGE, Oxford Brookes
11 Mar.: `Religious legislators: Manx perspectives on "Anglican" bishops in second chambers.'

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Middle Common Room

Truth, knowledge, power

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College. Further information may be obtained from William Jennings (e-mail: william.jennings@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), or Ethan Sen (e-mail: ethan.sen@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR G. EBERS
25 Feb.: `Lessons from the decade of treatment trials in a virgin disease.'

DR M. GRAY, Director, National Electronic Library for Health
4 Mar.: `The three most important words for a doctor in the knowledge era—"I don't know".'

DR P.D. MCDONALD
11 Mar.: `Contagious power: J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians and the apartheid censors.'

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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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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR D. RUNDLE will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 27 February, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `The wanderings of manuscripts once owned by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

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

Note: the title of Ms Laing's talk will now be as shown below, and not as given in the Gazette of 13 February.

MARGARET LAING, Edinburgh
4 Mar.: `A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English: the protean corpus.'

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

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