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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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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CLASSICS

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR REINHARD STROHM will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further details, telephone (2)88210, or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `The Greeks in Baroque opera.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR M. BATE, Cambridge, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 June, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Embryonic behaviour in Drosophila—assembling the moving parts.'

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

PROFESSOR A. VAN GEEN, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York
9 June: `Arsenic in Bangladesh groundwater: from earth science to mitigation.'

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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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MEDICAL SCIENCES

University Laboratory of Physiology

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology. The organisers are Dr Kai Thilo (e-mail: kai.thilo@physiol.ox.ac.uk), and Dr C. Paul Plested (e-mail: paul.plested@physiol.ox.ac.uk).

Details of the 4 June seminar will be announced later.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

R. MALINOW, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York
28 May: `Receptor trafficking during plasticity.'(Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR K.R. SIPIRO, Laboratories of Experimental Cardiology, Leuven
11 June: `Calcium signalling in cardiac myocytes.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR D. SATTELLE
18 June: `Nicotinic receptor gene families: a wealth of variants on the pore man's prototype receptor.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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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: `Anabolic agents for the treatment of osteoporosis: similarities and differences.'

DR R. GILL
11 July: `The Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Collaborative.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
25 July: To be announced.

PROFESSOR C. VAUGHAN, Cape Town
31 Oct.: To be announced.

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR JULIANE BESTERS-DILGER, University of Vienna, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square. The lecture will be delivered in Russian.

Conveners: C.M. MacRobert, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Russian Philology and Comparative Slavonic Philology, and J.M. Fellerer, MA, University Lecturer in non-Russian Slavonic Languages.

Subject: `The Ostrog Academy: a cultural centre of the Eastern Slavs (1576–1636).'

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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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Seminar in Economic History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 3, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, N.H. Dimsdale, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economics History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

K. SOKOLOFF, UCLA
28 May: `Lives of invention: the "Great Inventors" of the United States, 1790–1935.'

I. KEAY, Queen's, Canada
4 June: `Productivity comparisons: manufacturing in Canada and the United States along the international border, 1870–1.'

R. STECKEL, Ohio State
11 June: `Long-term trends in health in pre- Columbian America.'

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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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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Annual African Studies Lecture

PROFESSOR P.T. ZELEZA, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, will deliver the annual African Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Subject: `Rewriting the African diaspora: beyond the Black Atlantic.'

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THEOLOGY

Becket Institute

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

DR D. CORRYWRIGHT, Oxford Brookes University
22 May: `Network spirituality: the Schumacher–Resurgence–Kumar nexus.'

DR G. HOUTMAN, London
12 June: `Aung San Suu Kyi: Buddhism and female leadership in south-east Asia.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

ANDREA ZENOBIO, Reuters Programme Fellow/Editor, EM Ecologia, Estado de Minas, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `The development of environmental journalism in Brazil.'

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New approaches to Brazilian independence

This workshop will be held on Thursday, 29 May, and Friday, 30 May, in St Antony's College and the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The full programme may be found at http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk, and obtained from enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk.

DR J. MALERBA: `Recent historiography on the independence of Brazil.'

DR J. PEDREIRA, Nova de Lisboa: `The political economy of the breakdown of the Portuguese–Brazilian empire.'

DR K. SCHULTZ, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York: `Revolutionary politics and the transfer of the Portuguese court to Brazil.'

DR L.M. SCHWARCZ, São Paulo: `The symbolic dimension of independence festivities and the payment for the Royal Library.'

DR I. SCHIAVINATTO, Universidade Estadual de Campinas: `On the political foundations of the Brazilian Empire.'

DR I. LUSTOSA, Case Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro: `The birth of a Brazilian press and Brazil's independence, 1821–3.'

DR H. KRAAY, Calgary: `Popular participation in Brazilian independence, with special reference to Bahia.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Deutsche Bank Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR XAVIER FREIXAS will deliver the Deutsche Bank Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free, and the lecture is open to the public.

Further details may be found on the Financial Research Centre Web site, http://www.finance.ox.ac.uk/deutbank_lecture2003.htm.

Subject: `European banking integration: where do we stand?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR BARRY FLOOD, New York University, Oxford, will present a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Translating India: booty and beauty in medieval Afghanistan.'

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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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GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WEATHERALL will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Genomics and world health: myth or reality?'

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Imaging the Basques: foreign views of the Basque country

This meeting will be held on Friday, 30 May, 9.50 a.m.–5.10 p.m., in 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: Jeremy MacClancy, Oxford Brookes University (e-mail: jmacclancy@brookes.ox.ac.uk), and Santiago Leoné, Basque Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College (e-mail: santiago.leone@sant.ox.ac.uk).

A. DRACE-FRANCIS, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London
10 a.m.: `Seeing the Basques in context: some symbolic˜geographical frameworks for a European identity.'

DR MACCLANCY
10.45 a.m.: `Imaging others: anthropological perspectives.'

J. GABILONDO, Reno, Nevada
12 noon: `Imagining the global Basque country: on the discursive encounter of North American tourism and Basque emigration/exile. From Hemingway and Monzon to the Laxalts and Kurlansky.'

C. ROBIO, Universidad del País Vasco—Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
2 p.m.: `Basque identity and travel accounts in the nineteenth century.'

E. JIMÉNEZ, writer
2.45 p.m.: `Ernest Hemingway's Basque connection.'

F. JAVIER CASPISTEGUI, Navarra
3.40 p.m.: `Between repulsion and attraction: Carlism seen through foreign eyes.'

DR LEONÉ
4.25 p.m.: `Before and after the Carlist wars: changing images of the Basques.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Just war and actual war

This conference will be held on Thursday, 26 June (10.15 a.m.), and Friday, 27 June, in Wolfson College.

Registration forms may be obtained from Jan Scriven, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD (e-mail: jan.scriven@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 2 June.

Conveners: Professor Richard Sorabji and Dr David Rodin.

Thursday, 26 June: just war

PROFESSOR SORABJI
11 a.m.: `Just war in the Conquistadors debate: ancient origins and modern relevance.'

Speaker to be confirmed
12.15 p.m.: `Islamic theories of just war.'

DR N. SOLOMON
2.30 p.m.: `Jewish theories of just war.'

DR N. ALLEN
3.30 p.m.: `Just war in the Mahabharata.'

DR K. NABULSI
5 p.m.: `Just war from Grotius to modern times.'

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford
6 p.m.: `The Christian just war tradition and its application to the modern world (nuclear weapons, guerrilla warfare, counter-terrorism).'


Friday, 27 June: actual war

DR D. RODIN
11 a.m.: `Terrorism and asymmetric war.'

E. KIRKSEY
12 noon: `From terrorist camps to Bible camps: militarism and Christianity in West Papua.'

PROFESSOR M. GOODMAN
12.15 p.m.: `Jews and Romans.'

PROFESSOR R. HOLMES, Royal Military College of Science
2.15 p.m.: `The business of battle.'

PROFESSOR J. STALLWORTHY (chairing a panel of speakers from Wolfson College)
3.15 p.m.: `The First World War.'

DR A. DEIGHTON
5 p.m.: `Europe's role.'

SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN, King's College, London
6 p.m.: `Kuwait to Iraq.'

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Michael Argyle Memorial Lecture

DR MICHAEL G. BROCK, Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College, will deliver a special lecture in memory of Michael Argyle at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: ` "An engagement very difficult": the early days at Wolfson.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD AND THE EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Translating Freud again? (The New Penguin Freud, edited by Adam Phillips)

This seminar will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, 14 June, in St Hugh's College. Registration fee £18 (students £4); lunch £8.70. Further details may be obtained from Edith McMorran (e-mail: edith.mcmorran@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), and from the Web site http://www.trio.org.uk.

ADAM PHILLIPS
10 a.m.: `Presentation of the project.'

PAUL KEEGAN
10.30 a.m.: `History of Freud in translation.'

MALCOLM BOWIE, RACHEL BOWLBY, HUGH HAUGHTON, AND JERI JOHNSON
11.30 a.m.: round table discussion.

ADAM PHILLIPS
2 p.m.: `Textual analysis of the translation: clinical implications.'

Mr Phillips' second paper will be followed by a round table discussion, by translators ALAN BANCE, ANTHEA BELL, JOYCE CRICK, NICOLA LUCKHURST, HELEN RAGG-KIRKBY, JOHN REDDICK, and ANDREW WEBBER, with a French view from FRANÇOISE COBLENCE.

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