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FIVE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LADY MARGARET PROFESSORSHIP OF DIVINITY

In celebration of the above, DENYS TURNER, Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity and Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Doing theology in the University.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2002

HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO OF BRAZIL will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall, Department of Politics and International Relations (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `For a democratic global governance: a Brazilian perspective.'

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth

DR WALTER MOBERLY, Reader in Theology, University of Durham, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures at 11 a.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Wed. 30 0ct.: `What is speech on God's behalf, and is it a meaningful and usable concept?'

Thur. 31 Oct.: `Searching for criteria of critical discernment: the voice of Jeremiah.'

Fri. 1 Nov.: `How might you recognise a true prophet? The story of Micaiah ben Imlah.'

Wed. 6 Nov.: `How might you recognise a true apostle? The testimony of Paul.'

Thur. 7 Nov.: `How does religious dogma open eyes, and how does it shut them?'

Fri. 8 Nov.: `Living dangerously: the demands of discernment.'

Dr Moberly will also give a seminar on `How appropriate is "monotheism" as a category for biblical interpretation' at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College.

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR IAN CHRISTIE, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the James Ford Special Lecture in British History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.

Subject: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25.'

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR IN EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, MICHAELMAS TERM 2002

Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture

DR NIKE WAGNER will give seminars at 11 a.m. on the following Thursdays in the T.H. Green Room, St Anne's College: 7, 14, and 21 November, and 5 December. For the topics of the seminars (and also the titles/dates of the individual lectures in her series) see Gazette No. 4633 (3 October), p. 68.

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CLASSICS, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

DR ERNESTO PAPARAZZO, Istituto di Struttura della Materia del CNR, Rome, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October, in the New Common Room, the Classics Centre, 65–7 St Giles'.

Subject: `Ancient surfaces (the Elder Pliny on Roman surface technology).'

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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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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the lecture room, 64 Banbury Road. Those attending are asked to note the change of time.

A. DE SALES, CNRS
25 Oct.: `About Nepalese guerrilla images.'

A. GOOD, Edinburgh
1 Nov.: `Undoubtedly an expert? Anthropologists in the UK asylum courts.'

R.PARKIN
8 Nov.: `Ziemia Lubuskie: administrative reform and regional identity in western Poland.'

T. STACK, Aberdeen
15 Nov.: `The skewing of history in Mexico.'

S. ULIJASZEK
22 Nov.: `Transnationalism and nutritional health of Pacific islanders.'

M. LAMBEK, Toronto
29 Nov.: `Rheumatic irony: agency, self-deception, and the art of living with spirits.'

P. LEONARD and J. FLOWER, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
6 Dec.: `Belief and the state in contemporary China: cases from the Sichuan countryside.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery: clinical seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 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 Ashok Handa (telephone: 21278).

I. QUIROGA
12 Nov.: `The role of MICA and MICB in renal transplantation.'

S. BACH
26 Nov.: `Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.'

A. MCLAREN
3 Dec.: To be announced.

M. BOOTH
10 Dec.: `The effects of laparoscopic fundoplication on oesophageal body and lower oesophageal sphincter function.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR J. POULTON
29 Oct.: `Molecular mechanisms in mitochondrial DNA diseases.'

DR G. CHURCHILL
5 Nov.: `New insights into NAADP signalling.'

PROFESSOR H. PERRY, Southampton
12 Nov.: `The role of inflammation in chronic neurodegenerative disease.'

PROFESSOR I. ROBINSON, NIMR, London
19 Nov.: `Neuroendocrine transgenes and growth: tall tales from short tails.'

DR T. GLOVELI, Leeds
26 Nov.: `Differential roles of interneurons in hippocampal network oscillations.'

PROFESSOR D. SATELLE
3 Dec.: `Molecular and functional diversity in nicotinic receptor gene families.'

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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.

DR C. MEISSNER, Cambridge
29 Oct.: `Committee structure and the success of connected lending in nineteenth-century New England banks.'

DR M. TURNER, Hull
5 Nov.: `Who was the English yeoman? Implications for their Revolution.'

E. ROTHSCHILD, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `The economic history of rationality.'

M. HICKS
19 Nov.: `British managerial recruitment 1930–2000: beyond the decline debate.'

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

The Composer Speaks

DR ANTHONY POWERS will lecture in this series at 6 p.m. on Monday, 4 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

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Public lecture

KAH-MING NG will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. This lecture, free of charge and open to the public, accompanies a concert in the chapel, Exeter College, later the same evening (see details in `Notices' above).

Subject: `Viols lamenting sweetly: the use of viols in seventeenth- century concerted music.'

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Graduate Students' Colloquia

DENIS MAW will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Subject: `Word underlay in Machaut's secular songs.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Labour constitutional changes reconsidered

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, and Mr Christopher Brooke.

SIMON CARR and MICHAEL RYLE
28 Oct.: `Does Parliament get the media treatment it deserves?'

LORD GILMOUR OF CRAIGMILLAR
4 Nov.: `A Conservative view of constitutional reform.'

EARL RUSSELL
11 Nov.: `House of Lords reform after Wakeham and Irvine.'

LORD RICHARD, PROFESSOR PATCHETT, and SIR CHRISTOPHER JENKINS
18 Nov.: `Welsh devolution: must it go further?'

SIR RICHARD WILSON, GCB, formerly Cabinet Secretary
25 Nov.: `The death of Cabinet government.'

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

The theory and politics of civil society

The following seminars will be held from 1.45 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Mondays 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).

PROFESSOR PHILIP PETTIT, Princeton
28 Oct.: `Deliberative democracy, the discursive dilemma, and republican theory.'

PROFESSOR HANS JOAS, Erfurt
18 Nov.: `Value pluralism and moral universalism.'

PROFESSOR ADAM SELIGMAN, Boston
25 Nov.: `Trust, confidence, and social boundaries.'

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

The following research seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Further information may be obtained from Joanna Buddery, IAUL (telephone: Oxford (2)86815, e-mail: joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk).

M. PRICE, C. RUST, and B. O'DONOVAN, Oxford Brookes
7 Nov., Rookery Room, Pembroke College: `Enhancing student understanding of assessment standards and criteria: results of a three-year study.'

K. FRASER
14 Nov., Rookery Room, Pembroke College: `Teaching in higher education: perspectives on development opportunities for the academic role.'

M. MCLEAN
28 Nov., Seminar Room, IAUL: `Academics in the making.'

P. ASHWORTH, Sheffield Hallam
5 Dec., Seminar Room, IAUL: `Idiographic plagiarism.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The 2002 Mid-term elections: a symposium

Led by Professor James Thurber, from the American University, and former members of Congress, this symposium will discuss the forthcoming US mid-term elections. It will be held on Thursday, 31 October, 4–5.30 p.m., in the Rothermere American Institute.

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American History Research Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Convener: G.B. Davies, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in American History.

V. MILLER, Middlesex
30 Oct.: `To flog or not to flog: convict discipline and punishment in 1920s Florida.'

L. COHEN, Harvard
Tue. 5 Nov.: `A consumers' republic: the politics of mass consumption in postwar America.'

R. FRANCIS, Bath Spa
13 Nov.: `A witchcraft judge says sorry: some thoughts on Samuel Sewall's Bill of Repentance and his Phaenomena quaedam Apocalyptica (1697).'

N. MITCHELL, North Carolina State
20 Nov.: `Pragmatic moralist: Jimmy Carter and Rhodesia.'

J. BELL, Reading
27 Nov.: `The evolution of American liberalism, 1945–52.'

J. SEXTON
4 Dec.: `Finance and foreign relations in mid-nineteenth-century America.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, Web site: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

DR ANDREW HURRELL
25 Oct.: `Brazil and the United States.'

DR ALFREDO VALLADAO, Catedra Mercosur, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO)
1 Nov.: `Brazil and Mercosur.'

MS MARIA CRISTINA MARTINS DOS ANJOS
8 Nov.: `Brazil and Colombia.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Deutsche Bank Lecture Series: European financial integration

PROFESSOR XAVIER FREIXAS will deliver the Deutsche Bank Lecture Series at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in Michaelmas Term in the Saïd Business School.

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Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School. Further information may be obtained from Felix Reed-Tsochas (e-mail: felix.reed- tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

29 Oct.: DAMIEN CHALLET, Theoretical Physics.

5 Nov.: TOM DOWNING and CINDY WARWICK, Stockholm Environment Institute (Oxford Office).

19 Nov.: FELIX REED-TSOCHAS, Saïd Business School.

3 Dec.: MICHAEL BRIGGS, Department of Sociology.

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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

Convener: A.J. Ashworth, DCL, Vinerian Professor of English Law.

DR K. HAWKINS
6 Nov.: `Law as last resort: prosecution decision-making in a regulatory agency.'

PROFESSOR ASHWORTH
20 Nov.: `Assessing the Government's plans for sentencing reform.'

PROFESSOR F. HEIDENSOHN, Goldsmiths' College, London
4 Dec.: `Gender and equality in criminal justice: convergence or continuing difference?'

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OXFORD INTERNET INSTITUTE

The following seminars, which are free and open to the public, will be held as shown. Further details may be found at http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR BARRY WELLMAN, Toronto
Tue. 12 Nov., 5 p.m., Lecture Room 23, Balliol College: `Living wired in a networkded world: the Internet in everyday life.'

PROFESSOR JEFFREY COLE, UCLA
Fri. 22 Nov., 12 noon, Seminar Room A, Saïd Business School: `Surveying the digital future.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

MARWAN BISHARA, American University of Paris, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Palestine, Hamas, and the Israelisation of the war on terror.'

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INSTITUTO CAMÕES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

England, Portugal, and the wider world, twelfth to fourteenth centuries

DR PETER LINEHAN, Cambridge, will lecture in this series at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Convener: Dr Maria João Branco, Director of the Centre.

Subject: `Gelasianism in partibus: papal authority and royal power in thirteenth-century Iberia.'

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RHODES HOUSE

German Rhodes Lecture

DR MICHAEL NAUMANN, editor of Die Zeit and former Minister of State, will deliver the German Rhodes Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 October, in Rhodes House.

The lecture is presented by the Rhodes Trust and the Association of German Rhodes Scholars.

Subject: `German "Angst" and the idea of a pre-emptive war.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Save the Children Eglantyne Jebb Seminar:
Child poverty: a scar on the soul—UK and global responses

This seminar will be held at 6.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in Lady Margaret Hall. Tickets, costing £8.50 (students £5), may be obtained from Julie Haynes (telephone: 0121-558 0111, e-mail: j.haynes@scfuk.org.uk).

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

DR JAMES HAMILTON, former Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. After the lecture, Dr Hamilton will sign copies of his biography Faraday—The Life (HarperCollins, 2002), which will be available for sale at a drinks reception in the Buttery.

Subject: `Faraday's tips for lecturers—some thoughts of a past master.'


DR JUAN JOSÉ IBARRETXE, President, the Autonomous Basque Government, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Entry is by ticket only, available from the Development Office, St Antony's College (telephone: Oxford (2)74496, e-mail: janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Basque country in Europe.'

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Asian Studies Centre

Special seminar

PROFESSOR WANG JISI, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 November, in the Fellows' Dining Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. Chatham House Rules will apply. 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: `Changing Chinese views of the United States: the Sixteenth Party Congress and beyond.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY, F.R.HIST.S., AC.S.S., will deliver the annual Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Lord Butler of Brockwell, GCB, CVO, will chair the meeting, and the audience will be invited to participate in a discussion following the lecture.

Subject: `What are Prime Ministers for?'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

ROGER ALTON, Editor, the Observer, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Is there a future for print journalism?'


A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR B. WORDEN will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Theatre and politics: the Globe, Shakespeare, and the Earl of Essex's rising of 1601.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Lecture

DR ARNOLD RÜÜTEL, President of Estonia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Garden Quadrangle.

Subject: `Traditions and values in changing Europe.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP, will deliver the fifth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `How might the Right right itself?'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR E. GRUEN, Berkeley, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Tacitus and the Jews.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on Thursdays in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission costs £1 for members and £3 for non- members (students under thirty free).

For further information about the Association or any of the events listed below, telephone the Hon. Secretary (Oxford 377479), or e-mail: pmilner@clara.net.

DR JOHN WHITELEY, Ashmolean Museum
7 Nov.: `Ingres in Rome 1806–20.'

PHIL HILLS
19 Nov.: `Florence: its art and the Second World War.'


Other events

Wed., 13 Nov., 7.45 for 8 p.m., 48 Common Room, St Anne's: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

JON THOMPSON will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (admission £2). Refreshments will be available from 6.30 p.m.

Subject: `Carpet weavers and their patterns.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Oxford AWiSE Science Lectures

DR SARAH GURR will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture will be open to the public, and admission is free. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Enquiries should be directed to Cathy Hobbs (telephone: Oxford 484530, e-mail: cahobbs@brookes.ac.uk).

Subject: `GM plants—a golden harvest?'

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