Lectures

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EUROPAEUM LECTURE

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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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 2002

The future of education

PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM, Professor of Adult Education and Director of the Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki, and Professor of Communication, University of California at San Diego, will deliver the final lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, South Parks Road. The lecture will be open to the public.

Those attending are asked to note the venue (earlier announced as the Examination Schools).

Subject: `The new landscape of learning at work.'

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CLASSICS, PHILOSOPHY

DR STEPHAN EBERLE, Halle, Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Subject: `Aristotle's Psychophysics, or what a philosopher may learn from Protagoras.'

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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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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

CCP5 Mini-symposium on Supercooled Liquids and Amorphous Materials

This mini-symposium will be held from 4.15 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Lecture Theatre.

The visit of Professor Glotzer and Professor Kieffer is sponsored by CCP5.

Convener: P.A. Madden, MA, Professor of Chemistry.

PROFESSOR S. GLOTZER, Michigan
4.15 p.m.: `Supercooled liquids as nanostructured complex fluids: insights from molecular simulations.'

PROFESSOR J. KIEFFER, Michigan
5.15 p.m.: `Simulations of nanostructural assembly in hybrid polymer/inorganic materials.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MOORBATH will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Subject: `Oldest rocks, impacts, life—fact and fiction.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Regional Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training: Hilary Term meetings

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

PROFESSOR M. MARSHALL, Manchester
4 Feb.: `Assertive outreach—experiencing the evidence.'

PROFESSOR A. MATHEWS, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Modifying emotional processing bias.'

PROFESSOR S. WESSELY, King's College Hospital, London
4 Mar.: `Gulf War syndrome: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.'

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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 S. SUBRAHMANYAM
26 Nov.: `Slavery in Portuguese India and Brazil, 1500–1800: a comparison.'

DR O. GRANT
3 Dec.: `The first dotcom boom? Finance and the electrical industry in Britain and Germany, 1880–95.'

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

ROBERTA MARVIN, Iowa, will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public. There is no charge for admission.

Subject: `Verdian opera burlesqued: a glimpse into mid-Victorian theatrical culture.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Programme on Contemporary Turkey

A Conference on Turkish Relations with the Turkic Republics of the CIS will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, 30 November, in St Antony's College. Advance registration is required with Carol Davies, Oriental Institute (telephone: Oxford (2)88202, or e-mail: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk.)

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SAWYER SEMINAR (IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION)

The theory and politics of civil society

PROFESSOR ADAM SELIGMAN, Boston, will deliver the final seminar in this term's series on Monday, 25 November, 1.45–4.15 p.m., 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.

Subject: `Trust, confidence, and social boundaries.'

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

PROFESSOR MAARIT KAIMIO, Helsinki, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 December, in the New Common Room, the Classics Centre. Text and translation will be available in advance from the conveners.

Conveners: A.K. Bowman, MA, Camden Professor of Ancient History (e-mail: alan.bowman@bnc.ox.ac.uk), and E.M. Steinby, MA, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire (e-mail: eva.steinby@arch.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The secret of the koprodocheion: archaeological and papyrological problems in the carbonised papyri from Petra.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford readings

A Miscellany of Prose, Poetry, and Music, the final event in the Bodleian Library's Quatercentenary celebrations, will take place in the Sheldonian on Wednesday, 27 November, at 7.30 p.m.

Artists taking part will include Mary Archer (St Anne's), Diana Quick (LMH), Humphrey Carpenter (Keble), Michael Elwyn (University), Nigel Frith (St Catherine's), Sheridan Morley (Merton), and the Academical Clerks of Magdalen College Choir.

Optional refreshments (£7) will be available at 6.30 p.m. in the Divinity School.

Tickets: £25 Chairs and Semi-Circle, £15 Lower Gallery, £7 Upper Gallery (£5 for students with card).

Tickets are obtainable by post only from Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: 01865 (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk), with the exception of Upper Gallery tickets which will be on sale at the Sheldonian Box Office (Door C) from 7 p.m. on the evening.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR FRANÇOIS BURGAT, Centre Français d'Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales de Sanaa, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Face to face with political Islam: the case of Yemen.'


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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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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TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

Transport investment and the economy (ESRC seminar series 2002–3)

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 e-mail Sylvia Boyce (e-mail: sylvia.boyce@tsu.ox.ac.uk).

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

DR PRESTON AND T. WHITEHEAD
12 Dec.: `Transport charging, environmental improvements, and business location.'

PROFESSOR R. VICKERMAN, Kent
23 Jan.: `Trans-European networks and economic development: appraising the benefits.'

PROFESSOR S. PROOST, Leiden, and E. CALTHROP
13 Feb.: `Investment in economies with distortions.'

PROFESSOR A. MCKINNON, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
20 Mar.: `The effects of transport investment on logistical efficiency.'

DAVID SIMMONDS, David Simmonds Consultancy
10 Apr.: `Transport and land-use interaction: the state of the art.'

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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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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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture in Environment and Development

PROFESSOR ROBERT HINDE, Cambridge, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Why are people willing to go to war?'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

On Saturday, 30 November, the college will hold a one-day conference on Gilbert Ryle's life and work, to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his benefaction of books to found the college library. The conference will be held in the Tanner Room, Linacre College.

DR PAUL SLACK, Principal of the college
10 a.m.: `Introduction: Ryle in Linacre's foundation.'

PROFESSOR ANTONY FLEW, Reading
10.15 a.m.: `Ryle in Oxford.'

PROFESSOR HERMAN PHILIPSE, Leiden
10.45 a.m.: `Ryle and Heidegger.'

MS CHARLOTTE VRIJEN, Groningen
11.30 a.m.: `Ryle and Collingwood.'

DR ROM HARRÉ, Linacre College
12 noon: `Ryle and psychology.'

BEDE RUNDLE, Trinity College
1.45 p.m.: `Mental occurrences and terminus verbs.'

DR JOHN HYMAN, Queen's College
2.15 p.m.: `Ryle on mind and will.'

PROFESSOR GOREN SUNDHOLM, Leiden
2.45 p.m.: `Inference tickets versus (logical) consequence.'

SIR STUART HAMPSHIRE, Wadham College
3.15 p.m.: `Reminiscences of Ryle.'

PROFESSOR JOHN SHOSKY, American University
4 p.m.: Round table discussion.

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NEW COLLEGE

Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law

H.E. JUDGE DAME ROSALYN HIGGINS, DBE, QC, of the International Court of Justice, will deliver the second Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 29 November, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College. Admission will be by invitation only, obtainable from Mrs Maggie Davies (e-mail: maggie.davies@new.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)79552).

Subject: `Human rights and the International Court of Justice.'

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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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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture

EDWARD BALLS, Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, will deliver the twelfth Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the chapel, St Peter's College. The lecture is given in association with the Institute of Contemporary British History.

Subject: `Why the Five Economic Tests?' (Provisional title)

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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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