Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of Indian History and Culture

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `On the window that was India: the place of South Asia in early modern world history.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2003

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER F. PATTEN, CH, European Commissioner for External Affairs, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: ` "The End of History": the sequel.'

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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

PROFESSOR LORD MAY OF OXFORD, President, the Royal Society, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 February, in the Saïd Business School. A reception will follow the lecture.

Subject: `Innovation: from new knowledge to new products.'

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SLADE LECTURES 2003

Reconstructing Rembrandt: questions and answers in recent research

Revised notice

ERNST VAN DE WETERING, Professor of the History of Art, University of Amsterdam, and Chairman of the Rembrandt Research Project, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2002–3, will continue the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, St Giles'. The lectures will be open to the public.

This notice replaces previous announcements. The titles of the lectures to be given on 19 February, 26 February, and 5 March differ from those previously published.

29 Jan.: `Rembrandt's anger: art lovers and asses.'

5 Feb.: `How to be a connoisseur in the seventeenth century.'

12 Feb.: `Pictor doctus or pictor vulgaris: tracing Rembrandt's thoughts on art.'

19 Feb.: `Rembrandt's oeuvre: reduction and expansion.'

26 Feb.: `Rembrandt's workshop: training and production.'

5 Mar.: `The impatient artist: seclusion in the studio, unfinished works, and co-production.'

12 Mar.: `Rembrandt's genius: technique, style, and quality.'

Note

For health and safety reasons, the maximum number permitted in the Lecture Hall is 230. It is anticipated that places in the Hall may be oversubscribed, so those wishing to attend the lecture are advised to arrive as early as possible. The doors to the Hall will be open from 4.30 p.m. on each date.

On each occasion, a numbered ticket will be issued to each person being admitted to the hall, in order to control numbers. These tickets will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis, one per person.

Anyone wishing to attend the lectures who anticipates difficulties with access to the building (e.g. because of steps), should warn the porters at the Taylor Institution in advance.

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ARCHAEOLOGY, CLASSICS

DR V. ADRYMI-SISMANI, Director, Thirteenth EPKA, Volos, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January, in the Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln College.

Conveners: M. Stamatopoulou, M.St., D.Phil., Fellow and Tutor in Classical Archaeology, Lincoln College, and J. Bennet, MA, Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory.

Subject: ` Dimini: the first palatial centre in Mycenaean Thessaly.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

News International Broadcast Media Lectures

`It's TV, Jim, but not as we know it'---British television in the digital era

BARRY COX, Deputy Chairman, Channel 4; Chairman, the Digital Television Stakeholders Group; and News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media, will deliver the News International Broadcast Media Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays.

28 Jan., Exeter College: `The coming of free-sheet television.'

4 Feb., Exeter College: `The reformation of the BBC.'

11 Feb., Green College: `Digital TV: paying the piper but not calling the tune.'

18 Feb., Green College: `Towards 2014: getting to the market.'

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Romantic Realignments

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College. Further information may be obtained from Luisa Cale (e-mail: luisa.cale@univ.ox.ac.uk).

Two papers will be given at the meetings on 6 and 13 February.

PROFESSOR J. CHANDLER, Chicago (Guest speaker)
30 Jan.: `The structure of sentiment.'

S. BURLEY
6 Feb.: `Shelley, the United Irishmen, and the Illuminati'.

A. AMEND
6 Feb.: `Morality and necessitarian psychology in Wordsworth, 1798.'

L. EPP
13 Feb.: ` "The Rhetoric of Clarity": Priestley, Paine, Thelwall, and the nature of communication.'

Q. BAILEY
13 Feb.: ` "All thoughts are in themselves perishable"—logics of abundance and redemption in Biographia Literaria.'

PROFESSOR M.G.H. PITTOCK, Strathclyde (Guest speaker)
20 Feb.: `Robert Burns and British poetry.'

M. SCOTT
27 Feb.: ` "Wonders of the Universe": understanding the Romantic culture of amazement.'

DR C. FRANKLIN, Swansea (Guest speaker)
6 Mar.: `Engendering nationalism: Owenson, Stael, Stowe, and Byron.'

DR S. KOVESI, Oxford Brookes (Guest speaker)
13 Mar.: `John Clare and the politics of egotism.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, THEOLOGY, HISTORY OF ART

The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: C.C. Rowland, MA, D.Phil., Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture, and C.E. Joynes, MA, M.St., D.Phil., Bampton Fellow in Theology, Trinity College.

PROFESSOR H. MAYR-HARTING
27 Jan.: `Bible illustration c.800–1100: why Bibles when Bibles and Gospel Books when Gospel Books.'

PROFESSOR V. CUNNINGHAM
10 Feb.: ` "I have understanding as well as you": nineteenth-century being with a biblical voice.'

B. MORSE, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
24 Feb.: `Beyond the apocalyptic cult: Kandinsky's legitimacy within the prophetic tradition.'

DR E. HORNBY
10 Mar.: `Exploring the role of early medieval chant as a reading of the biblical text.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Higman Room, the Mathematical Institute. For correspondence and further details, contact Professor Philip Maini (e-mail: maini@maths.ox.ac.uk), or Dr Santiago Schnell (e-mail: schnell@maths.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR P. SAUNDERS, King's College, London
31 Jan.: `What is type 2 diabetes? An application of integral rein control.'

PROFESSOR P. PADILLA, Mathematical Institute, UNAM, Mexico
7 Feb.: `From genes to patterns: developmental and morphogenetic implications of the dynamics of a genetic network in Arabidopsa.'

DR G. NGWA, University of Buea, Cameroon
14 Feb.: To be announced.

DR T. ROOSE, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
21 Feb.: `Solid stress in tumours.'

DR C. CARRILLO, Bath
28 Feb.: `Dispersal and coexistence of two species modelled with integro-difference equations.'

DR J. WHITE, Bath
7 Mar.: `Biological control, disease resistance, and agricultural issues—some recent modelling problems.'

DR R. AHMAD
14 Mar.: `Theory and computation for 3-D vortex flows through internal geometries.'

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Mathematical Genetics and Bioinformatics Group Seminar in Bioinformatics

CHRIS PONTING, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Medawar Seminar Room, Level 30, Medawar Building (entrance via Zoology reception).

Subject: `Comparison of mouse and human proteomes and transcriptomes.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Materials: Hirsch Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN PETHICA, Professor of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin, and Visiting Professor of Materials, will deliver a Hirsch Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 January, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science. Subject: `Nanotechnology—engineering with atoms.'

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Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: N.J. Johnson, MA, Professor of Physics, and J.I. Silk, MA, D.Phil., Savilian Professor of Astronomy.

DR J. MARCH-RUSSELL
31 Jan.: `Extra dimensions and black holes at the LHC.'

PROFESSOR J.-P. BOUCHAUD, Director, Centre CEA, Saclay, France
7 Feb.: `Financial markets: from statistical models to trading.'

DR S. HOWISON
21 Feb.: `Mathematics, finance, and physics: a triple point?'

PROFESSOR SIR CHRISTOPHER LLEWELLYN-SMITH, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education
28 Feb.: `Mathematics in schools: what should be done?'

PROFESSOR S. TREMAINE, Princeton
7 Mar.: `The demography of supermassive black holes.'

PROFESSOR O. GINGERICH, Harvard
14 Mar.: `Truth in science: proof, persuasion, and the Galileo affair.'

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Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held 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 A. WINDLE, Cambridge
Thur. 30 Jan.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR S. STUPP, Northwestern University, USA
4 Feb.: `Biomimetic nanomaterials: synthetic matrices for cells.'

DR J. PENFOLD, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
11 Feb.: `The adsorption of polymer/surfactant mixtures at interfaces.'

PROFESSOR M. SANSOM
18 Feb.: `Water and ions in biological nanopores: simulation studies.'

PROFESSOR S. HERMINGHAUS, Ulm
25 Feb.: `Complex fluid dynamics in confined geometry.'

PROFESSOR N. SPENCER, ETH Zurich
4 Mar.: `Polyelectrolytes on surfaces: linkers, blockers, and boundary lubricants.'

DR D. KLENERMAN, Cambridge
11 Mar.: `Watching and probing the surface of living cells.'

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

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

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

DR J. MAGORRIAN
24 Jan.: `Supermassive black holes in galaxies.'

DR N. MAVROMATOS, King's College, London
7 Feb.: `Quantum gravity, cosmology, and (Liouville) strings.'

PROFESSOR G. SHORE, Swansea
21 Feb.: `Superluminal light.'

PROFESSOR J. YEOMANS
7 Mar.: `Mesoscale modelling: polymers and liquid crystals.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

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

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

P. BALL, IPPP, Durham
31 Jan.: `Developments in B physics.'

XENIA DE LA OSSA
14 Feb.: `Novel compactifications of M-theory.'

C. DAVIES, Glasgow
28 Feb.: `Staggering results from lattice QCD.'

M. HENNEAUX, Brussels
14 Mar.: `Local BRST cohomology and consistent interactions of gauge theories.'

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Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

DR R.M. BERRY
29 Jan.: `The bacterial flagellar motor.'

PROFESSOR G. ATTARD, Southampton
19 Feb.: `Lipid-mediated feedback control of biological reaction networks.'

PROFESSOR L.D. BARRON, Glasgow
12 Mar.: `Structure and behaviour of proteins, nucleic acids, and viruses from Raman optical activity.'

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Earth Sciences

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

Convener: J.H. Woodhouse, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Geophysics.

DR D. PRIOR, Liverpool
27 Jan.: `Watching metamorphism.'

DR C. BALLANTINE, Manchester
17 Feb.: `Numerical simulations, noble gases, and changing models of mantle evolution.'

DR S. RUSSELL, Natural History Museum
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 timescales of magmatic processes.'

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Royal Statistical Society: Oxford local group meeting

PROFESSOR H. WHEATER, Imperial College, London, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Some current statistical issues in hydrology.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR R. PETO
28 Jan.: `Treatment of early prostate cancer.'

DR S. DUNACHIE
4 Feb.: `The Oxford malaria vaccine trials.'

PROFESSOR D. FORMAN, Leeds
11 Feb.: `Can cancer registries every say anything useful about cancer care? Examples from breast cancer.'

PROFESSOR C. GILLIS, Glasgow
18 Feb.: `Inside a Multicentre Research Ethics Committee.'

DR S. LEWINGTON
25 Feb.: `Homocysteine, heart disease, and stroke.'

PROFESSOR K. DAY
4 Mar.: `The evolution of malaria parasites.'

Z. LLOYD-WRIGHT, King's College, London
11 Mar.: `Studies in EPIC–Oxford vegan men.'

DR J. VANDENBROUCKE, Leiden
18 Mar.: `Comparing like with like: when do observational studies achieve the same type of unbiasedness as randomised studies?'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: Immunology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 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 Andrew Bushell (telephone: 21301).

DR R. CORNALL
4 Feb.: `T and B cell tolerance to sequestered self-antigens.'

DR A. GALLIMORE, Cardiff
11 Feb.: `The impact of CD25 regulatory cells on the development of immunity to transplantable murine tumours.'

DR P. SMETHURST, East Anglia Blood Centre, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `The platelet collagen receptor Glycoprotein VI.'

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

The following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Medical Sciences Lecture Theatre.

DR A. DONALDSON, Dundee
6 Feb.: `Ku calls time: control of chromosome replication in budding yeast.'

DR B. STOCKINGER, NIMR, Mill Hill
27 Feb.: `T cell regulation without regulatory T cells.'

DR C. BUCKLEY, Birmingham
20 Mar.: `Why does chronic inflammation persist?'

PROFESSOR S. BRENNER, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, la Jolla, California
27 Mar.: `From genes to organisms.' (Norman Heatley Lecture—entry by ticket only)

PROFESSOR R. GRENCIS, Manchester
3 Apr.: `Chronic intestinal infection: induction and immunoregeneration during parasite infection.'

DR J. ORTIN, Centre Nacional de Biotecnologia (CSIC)
10 Apr.: `Structural and functional studies on influenza virus replication.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital.

Convener: N.N. Osborne, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Ocular Neurobiology.

PROFESSOR C. PUGH
27 Jan.: `Cellular oxygen sensing—lessons from the HIV/VHL system.'

PROFESSOR A. VINCENT
3 Feb.: `Antibodies in peripheral and central neurological diseases.'

PROFESSOR K. REID
10 Feb.: `Lung surfactant proteins A and D: collectins, which play a role in the modulation of infection, allergy, and inflammation.'

DR R. CASSON
17 Feb.: `Hyperglycaemia protects against injury caused by ischaemia to the retina.'

DR S. BLACKSHAW
24 Feb.: `Genes regulated by injury in identified nerve cells of the medicinal leech.'

PROFESSOR OSBORNE
3 Mar.: `The antioxidant properties of the beta-blocker, metipranolol.'

DR J. WOOD
10 Mar.: `Monocarboxylate transporters: recent studies in the retina.'

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music.

N. COOK, Southampton
28 Jan.: `The other Beethoven: heroism, exclusion, and the works of 1813–14.'

G. OLWAGE, Amsterdam and Reading
4 Feb.: `Home-made hegemonies: Victorian choralism as a discipline.'

R. STROHM
11 Feb.: `Music in Utopia—music in the pastoral.'

R. COWGILL, Leeds
18 Feb.: ` "Such scientific and profound harmonies": the Italian opera orchestra and early performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni in London.'

B. PARSONS
25 Feb.: ` "Choosing oneself and committing oneself": the rift between Pierre Boulez and René Leibowitz.'

N. SIMEONE, Bangor
4 Mar.: `Messiaen and "les années noires": a composer under the German Occupation.'

G. RICO
11 Mar.: `Music, morals, and ideas in thirteenth-century sermons and exempla literature.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures on modern Korea

DR J. HOARE, former British Chargé d'Affaires in Pyongyang, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 January, in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Conveners: J.B. Lewis, MA, University Lecturer in Korean, and S. Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.

Subject: `From crisis to crisis—two years in North Korea.'


DR HYANJIN LEE, Professor of Korean Cinema, University of Sheffield, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 January, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: J.B. Lewis, MA, University Lecturer in Korean.

Subject: `Globalisation and isolationism: national cinemas in the two Koreas.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Ryle Room, the Philosophy Centre.

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

DR ISAACSON
20 Jan.: `Philosophical significance of complex conjugation.'

M. GIAQUINTO, University College, London
27 Jan.: `The distinction between geometrical and algebraic thinking.'

J. MAYBERRY, Bristol
3 Feb.: `How to think about natural numbers.'

M. LENG, Cambridge
10 Feb.: `Naturalism and linguistic frameworks: mathematical ontology in a post-Quinean setting.'

M. POTTER, Cambridge
17 Feb.: `How far can you go? Some reflections on limitation of size.'

J.R. LUCAS
24 Feb.: `Prototopology: the fourth volume of Principia Mathematica that never was.' (See J.R. Lucas, The Conceptual Roots of Mathematics, Routledge, London, 2000, ch. 10, for background to this talk.)

P. SCOWCROFT, Wesleyan University
3 Mar.: `Brouwer's creative subject and variants of Kripke's schema.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

British political history in the twentieth century

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: V.B. Bogdanor, MA, Professor of Politics and Government, and D.I. Marquand, MA, Honorary Fellow, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR MARQUAND
23 Jan.: `Visions of the state.'

PROFESSOR A. GAMBLE, Sheffield
30 Jan.: `Conservatism.'

PROFESSOR J. GRAY, LSE
6 Feb.: `Liberalism.'

PROFESSOR D. SASSOON, Queen Mary College, London
13 Feb.: `Socialisms.'

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR
20 Feb.: `The parties and the constitution.'

PROFESSOR M. FREEDEN
27 Feb.: `Ideologies.'

PROFESSOR J. LEWIS
6 Mar.: `Welfarism.'

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Labour's undetected constitutional changes

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. Details of the 10 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, MA, Lecturer in Politics, Magdalen College, D.I. Marquand, MA, Honorary Fellow, Mansfield College, C.R. Brooke, Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Magdalen College, and G. Cappoccia (Ph.D. Florence), University Lecturer (CUF) in Politics.

LORD CARRINGTON
27 Jan.: `Should a changing parliament exercise more control over foreign policy?'

SIMON JENKINS
3 Feb.: `The imperial treasury.'

LORD WAKEHAM and LORD CARTER
17 Feb.: `The handling of parliamentary business.'

PROFESSOR MARQUAND
24 Feb.: `Is populism a threat to parliamentary democracy?'

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Oxford Health Policy Network Seminar

PROFESSOR GREGORY P. MARCHILDON, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History, University of Regina, will lecture at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 January, in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Convener: Dr Rebecca Surender.

Subject: `The Romanow Royal Commission and the future of public health care in Canada.'

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THEOLOGY

Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in St Gregory's House, 1 Canterbury Road.

Convener: S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies.

DR BROCK
29 Jan.: `The now not so "new finds" at St Catherine's Monastery, Sinai, and their significance.'

PROFESSOR R.W. THOMSON
12 Feb.: `Armenian traditions of exegesis: the example of Proverbs.'

JAMES GEORGE
24 Feb.: `Division and justification in John of Ephesus' Lives of the Eastern Saints.'

MARINA BAZZANI
5 Mar.: `Autobiographical aspects in the Hymns of Symeon the New Theologian.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Public lecture

GARY HART, former US Senator and presidential candidate, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 February, in the Rothermere American Institute. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `In search of national security in the twenty-first century.'

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Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Further information may be found at the RAI's Web site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk, or from Cheryl Hudson, RAI (telephone: Oxford (2)82711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. FABBRINI, University of Trento, Italy
25 Feb., 2.30 p.m.: `Reacting to America: globalisation and American hyper-power in a European perspective.'

PROFESSOR J. EPSTEIN, Vanderbilt
13 Mar., 5 p.m.: `Britain's "America": notes from the nineteenth century.'

D. RYAN, De Montfort
29 Apr., 2.30 p.m.: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism at the periphery: from Central America to 9/11.'

R. CROCKATT, East Anglia
13 May, 5 p.m.: `No common ground? Islam, America, and anti-Americanism.'

PROFESSOR R. PELLS, University of Texas at Austin
27 May, 2.30 p.m.: `From Modernism to the movies: the globalisation of American culture in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR H. ICKSTADT, Free University, Berlin
12 June, 5 p.m.: `The presence of America and post-war Germany's cultural responses.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

T. PRADELL, Catalunya
30 Jan.: `Technology of production of Hispano Moresque lustre pottery from Paterna.'

A. WHITTLE, Wales
13 Feb.: `The early Neolithic experience: investigations on the Great Hungarian Plain.'

P. CRADDOCK, British Museum
27 Feb.: `The AMS dating of iron: a snare and a delusion?'

J. HENDERSON, Nottingham
13 Mar.: `Experimentation or "knee-jerk" reaction in first millennium AD glass production.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

PROFESSOR LESLIE BETHELL, Director of the Centre, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 January, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `Some reflections on the Left in Brazil: past and present.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

DR SIMON SCHWARTZMAN will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `The challenges of education in Brazil.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

The co-ordinators are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL). Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

PROFESSOR TOBY DRISCOLL, Delaware
23 Jan.: `Computing solutions of Laplace's equation by conformal mapping.'

PROFESSOR A. CHAN, UCLA
Fri. 24 Jan.: `Geometry, PDEs, fluid dynamics, and image processing.'

PROFESSOR M. GILES
30 Jan.: `Convergence analysis of linear and adjoint approximations with shocks.'

PROFESSOR E. DE STURLER, Illinois
6 Feb.: To be announced.

DR A. GARRATT, Apen Tech Ltd., Cambridge
13 Feb., RAL: `Numerical issues arising in dynamic optimisation of process modelling applications.'

PROFESSOR J.-P. BERRUT, Fribourg
20 Feb.: `Optimised rational interpolation and spectral methods.'

PROFESSOR J. ASTLEY, Southampton
27 Feb.: `Generalised finite and infinite elements for flow acoustics.'

DR K. BRIGGS, BTexact Technologies
6 Mar.: `Exact real arithmetic.'

DR S. SCHOLTES, Cambridge
13 Mar., RAL: `Combinatorial structures in nonlinear programming.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: R.G. Hood, MA, D.Phil., DCL, Professor of Criminology.

DR D. ROCHE, LSE
29 Jan.: `Accountability and restorative justice.'

K. BAKER and C. ROBERTS
12 Feb.: `Assessing risk: the development and validation of ASSET for young offenders.'

PROFESSOR D. SMITH, Edinburgh
26 Feb.: `Victimisation and offending: two sides of the same coin?'

P. NEYROUD, Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police
12 Mar.: `Police ethics in the twenty-first century.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The future of comprehensive secondary education

The following seminars, organised jointly by the Department of Educational Studies, the Centre for the Study of Comprehensive Schools, and the the Campaign for State Education, will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Department of Educational Studies. Two or three presentations will be made at each meeting.

Those interested are asked to contact Sara Loosemore (e-mail: sara.loosemore@edstud.ox.ac.uk), stating which sessions will be attended. Refreshments will be available after each seminar, for which a single charge of £20 is made, regardless of the number of sessions attended (cheques should be payable to `Oxford University').

PROFESSOR G. WHITTY, Director, ULIE
29 Jan.: `Achievement and inclusion in comprehensive education.'

PROFESSOR R. PRING
29 Jan.: `Managing public services and the professions.'

PROFESSOR M. MADEN
29 Jan.: `Comprehensive education: some international perspectives.'

DR H. JUDGE
5 Feb.: `The road not taken: the 1960s deconstructed.'

DR N. MCCAFFERTY, Education Reform 21, Northern Ireland
5 Feb.: `Twenty-first-century educational priority: the poor.'

M. HEWLETT, Director, CSCS
5 Feb.: `What is comprehensive education?'

M. TULLOCH, Campaign for State Education
12 Feb.: `Grammar schools—can parents decide?'

PROFESSOR A. WEST, Centre for Educational Research, LSE
12 Feb.: `Secondary school admissions: exploring the extent of overt and covert selection.'

PROFESSOR S. GERARD, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences
12 Feb.: `Diversity, standards, and social separation—the underlying role of admissions.'

DAVID MILLIBAND, MP
5 Mar.: `Future of comprehensive schooling.' (Provisional title)

PROFESSOR S. TOMLINSON
5 Mar.: `Do we need selective and specialist schools? Research evidence.'

PROFESSOR D. JESSON, York
12 Mar.: `Selective education—blueprint for lower standards?'

F. HUSSAIN, Principal, Moat Community College, Leicester
12 Mar.: `Social inclusion from policy to practice: the ideal versus the contextual realities.'

P. LAMPL, Chief Executive, the Sutton Trust
12 Mar.: `Comprehensive education and university access.'

PROFESSOR T. BRIGHOUSE, Birmingham LEA
19 Mar.: `A comprehensively collegial curriculum and timetable.'

DR J. DUNFORD
19 Mar.: `Comprehensive schools: continuing the success story.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR PAUL E. WALKER, University of Chicago, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 January, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Systems of patronage under the Fatimids.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road.

Note: the seminar previously advertised for 24 January has been cancelled.

PROFESSOR HIROSHI ODA, University College, London
31 Jan.: `Reform of corporate law in Japan, 2001–2: more freedom, less discipline?'

PROFESSOR SHINYA YAMADA, National Museum of Japanese History
7 Feb.: `Transformation of funeral rituals and popular perception of death in contemporary Japan.'

PROFESSOR SUSUMU YAMAUCHI, Fukuoka University
14 Feb.: `Analysis of the efficacy of special taxation measures in Japan.'

DR SACHIKO HATAKENAKA, MIT
21 Feb.: `Higher education reform in Japan: a historical perspective.'

PROFESSOR AKIO WATANABE, Emeritus Professor of Tokyo University, Research Institute for Pacific Studies, Tokyo
28 Feb.: `US–Japan–China relations.'

DR MIKIKO ASHIKARI, Cambridge
7 Mar.: `Urban middle-class Japanese women and their white faces: gender, ideology, and representation.'

PROFESSOR HIDEKAZU KAWAI, Gakushuin University, Tokyo
14 Mar.: `Japanese politics in comparative perspective.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Centre

Seminars on Forced Migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk).

G. KIBREAB, South Bank University
29 Jan.: To be announced.

O. BAKEWELL, independent researcher
5 Feb.: `Finding durable but non-permanent solutions to a protracted refugee situation: the case of Angolan refugees in Zambia.'

J.-F. DURIEUX, Deputy Director, Bureau for Europe, UNHCR
12 Feb.:`Non-refoulement through time: a few reflections on the legal dimensions of protracted refugee situations.'

M. VAN BRUAENE, consultant in evaluations of international co-operation and humanitarian assistance
19 Feb.: `Protracted refugee situations of the Sahrawi and Tibetans: tentative comparisons and lessons learned.'

PROFESSOR A. AGER, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
26 Feb.: `Trends in the construction of psychosocial interventions: evidence from Sri Lanka.'

G. AL-OMARI, Legal Adviser, Palestine Liberation Organisation
5 Mar.: `Where were the refugees in the Palestinian–Israeli peace negotiations?'

PROFESSOR K. JACOBSEN, Tufts University
12 Mar.: `Supporting refugee households in protracted situations: what's new and what have we learnt?'

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Other forthcoming courses

Further details on the following courses may be obtained from the Refugee Studies Centre (see contact details above).

PROFESSOR J. HATHAWAY, Michigan
26–7 Apr.: `The rights of refugees under international law.'

DR R. FARAH, Western Ontario, and F. MCKAY, Lawyer's Committee for Human Rights, New York
10–11 May: `Palestinian refugees and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Edmund Croston Lectures 2003

Knowledge in the twenty-first century

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the St Cross Building. The lectures are open to all members of the University.

PROFESSOR STEVE JONES, University College, London
28 Jan.: `The life sciences.'

PROFESOR A. FOWLER, Edinburgh
4 Feb.: `Literary criticism.'

PROFESSOR ROGER CASHMORE
11 Feb.: `The physical sciences.'

DR M. BEARD, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `Classics.'

PROFESSOR JOHN GRAY, LSE
25 Feb.: `Political thought.'

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL ATIYAH, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `Mathematics.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Perceiving low literature: the captivity narrative.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 2003

Science and the media: the challenge of adapting science to the mass media

The Green College Lectures will be held at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Note: the final lecture in the series will be given by Fiona Fox, in place of Dr Ian Gibson.

PROFESSOR LORD MAY OF OXFORD, AC, KT, FRS, President, the Royal Society; Royal Society Research Professor of Zoology
20 Jan.: `Many scientists, many mediums, many publics: problems inherent in slogans like "Science and the media".'

DR PALLAB GHOSH, BBC Science Correspondent
27 Jan.: `Trust no one, question everything, believe nothing: the new face of science journalism.'

PROFESSOR I. HARGREAVES, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies, University of Cardiff
3 Feb.: `Lost in media-space: how science failed the communications test.'

FIONA FOX, Director, the Science Media Centre, the Royal Institution
10 Feb.: `The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: so where does that leave journalism?'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

THE HONOURABLE CLAIRE L'HEUREUX-DUBÉ, former Justice, Supreme Court of Canada, will speak at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 February, 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: `Rights on trial: equality and the Canadian Charter of Rights.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, the Founder's 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).

Conveners: Dr Nandini Gooptu and Dr Kaushik Bhaumik.

T. MURSHID, Free University of Brussels
28 Jan., Fellows' Dining Room: `The social construction of Shariah in colonial India.'

S. SHEIKH
4 Feb.: `Chieftain, merchant, and herder: religion and authority in Gujarat, c.1250–1450.'

P. CHAKRABARTI, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
11 Feb.: `Science and the trajectories of Indian modernity.'

A. JACKSON
18 Feb.: `Imperial base in the Indian Ocean: Ceylon and the Second World War.'

Y. KHAN
25 Feb.: `The Muslims of Uttar Pradesh and the Partition of India.'

R. GOPINATH, LSE
4 Mar.: `Space and change in South Indian fertility, 1881–1981.'

DR BHAUMIK
11 Mar.: `Between trade and religion: popular orientalism in Bombay, 1900–40.'

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Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Buttery, 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.

DR P. EKLUND, formerly Senior Evaluation Officer, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, United Nations, and DR K. IMAI
28 Jan.: `Programme design for accelerated reduction in rural poverty and child malnutrition in Asia.'

DATO SRI MOHD NAJIB BIN TUN HAJI ABDUL RAZAK, Defence Minister, Malaysia
Fri. 31 Jan., 3 p.m., Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building: `Malaysia and regional security in the age of global terrorism.'

R. WYE, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
4 Feb.: `China's diplomatic agenda in the era of global terrorism.'

DR F. CIBULKA
11 Feb.: `The war on terror and the Philippines' security and foreign policy.'

AMBASSADOR DELFIN COLOME, Director General, the Asia–Europe Foundation
18 Feb.: `Asia and Europe: co-operation in the post-Cold War world.'

PROFESSOR YUN-HAN CHU, President, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and Distinguished Research Fellow, Academica Sinica
25 Feb.: `Taiwan's struggling with the challenges of democratic governance.' (Taiwan Studies Programme Seminar)

DR T. HUXLEY, Senior Fellow in Asian Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies, formerly Reader in South-East Asian Politics, University of Hull
4 Mar.: `Regional security in south-east Asia in the era of global terrorism.'

SIN-MING SHAW
11 Mar.: `Rethinking China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture 2003

GRAHAM SWIFT will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 February, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: ` "I do like to be beside the seaside": the place of place in fiction.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 2003

History and fiction: celebrating the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme (1903–89)

The Wolfson College Lectures will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

PROFESSOR K. COLEMAN, Harvard
4 Feb.: ` "Truth severe, by fairy Fiction drest": reality and the Roman imagination.'

PROFESSOR R. HOLMES, Royal Military College of Science
11 Feb.: `War of words: describing the Great War.'

PROFESSOR K. HOPKINS, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `How to be a Roman emperor—an autobiography.'

PROFESSOR N.A.M. RODGER, University of Exeter
25 Feb.: `History repeated as fiction in the novels of Patrick O'Brian.'

JULIAN MITCHELL, novelist and dramatist
4 Mar.: ` "How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport": history and drama.'

DR M. GRIFFIN
11 Mar.: ` "Lifting the mask": Syme on fictional history.'

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RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON

Jaspers Lecture

THE REVD ANDREW SHANKS, York Diocese, will deliver the Jaspers Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Old Library, the University Church. Those interested in attending are asked to inform S. Farrant (telephone: Oxford 877404, e-mail: SFarrant@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk).

Subject: `The vocation of intellectuals.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Gala Benefit Event

PENELOPE LIVELY and PHILIP PULLMAN will be in conversation, on the inspiration they have found in the Pitt Rivers Museum, at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The meeting will be followed by a reception.

Tickets, costing £15 (concessions £12.50), may be obtained from Oxford (2)70928.

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

Corrigendum

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures and meetings will be held at 7.30 for 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission for non- members costs £3 (free admission for students under thirty). Further information may be obtained from the Hon. Secretary (Oxford 377479).

Note: the first lecture will be given on 4 February, not on 6 February, as incorrectly stated in the Gazette of 16 January (p. 637).

ANTONY and PORTIA VENTON
4 Feb., Pauling Centre for Human Sciences: `The Mille Miglia 1927–57.'

PROFESSOR J. WOODHOUSE
18 Feb.: `Echoes of Michelangelo's poetry in his art and sculpture.'

PROFESSOR J. LEWIN
6 Mar.: `Venice in peril from the sea.'

Other meetings

Tue. 28 Jan.: conversazione in italiano, 48 Common Room, St Anne's College, 7.30 for 8 p.m. Admission free.

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