Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Corpus Christi Professor of Latin

PROFESSOR PHILIP HARDIE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Contrasts.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Is Keynes dead? Reviving a sensible macroeconomics

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Columbia University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 13 May: `Cycles in business cycle theory.'

Wed. 14 May: `Foundations of a new macroeconomics.'

Thur. 15 May: `Applications to economic policy.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry: Koshland Lecture Series

DR DANIEL E. KOSHLAND, JR., University of California, Berkeley, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The seven pillars of life.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures: Looking at how individual molecules go about their business

PROFESSOR STEVEN CHU, Department of Physics, Stanford University, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 29 April.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

29 Apr.: `Polymer dynamics with single molecules.'

1 May: `The coil–stretch transition: phase transitions and hysteresis.'

6 May: `Physically based measurements in biology.'

8 May: `Single molecule enzymology.'

13 May: `The study of more complex bio-molecular systems.'

15 May: `An atom interferometer measurement of the fine structure constant.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Southern African texts and contexts

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College. Those attending are asked to note that three, not four, meetings will be held in Trinity Term.

Conveners: Professor William Beinart and Professor Elleke Boehmer.

L. CHRISMAN, York
29 Apr.: `Transatlantic countercalls: Black America and White England in Sol Plaatje and Peter Abrahams.'

R. BARNARD, Pennsylvania
13 May, the Library, Queen Elizabeth House: `Getting over the Rainbow.'

N. SHUNMUGAN
3 June, 3 p.m.: `The District Six Museum: from forced removals to justice and healing.'

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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and P. Morgan, MA status, Lecturer in the Study of Religions, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR N.M. MARTIN, Chapman University, California
29 Apr.: `The Renunciant Rani and the Weaver of Dignity: the songs of Mirabai and Kabir.'

PROFESSOR D. KERR, Edinburgh
6 May: `Christian–Muslim encounters: perspectives from the south.'

R.L. NETTLER
13 May: `Sufi visions, Sufi metaphysics, and Qur'anic prophets: what is going on in Ibn Arabi's Fusus al-Hikam?'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792–3

MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Centre for Eighteenth-century Studies, University of York, and guest curator of the William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain, 2000, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

14 May:` "A whole house to range in": recovering no. 13 Hercules Buildings, Lambeth, Blake's studios, method of "Illuminated Printing", and the production of "A Song of Liberty" .'

21 May: ` "GOD save the PEOPLE!!": Lambeth's manufactories, asylum, lying-in hospital, and workhouse, and the creation of Songs of Experience.'

28 May: ` "From the commencement of ALARM": Thomas Paine and Charles Ross, the Lambeth Association for the Preservation of Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers, "Our End is Come", and the prospect of Newgate.'

4 June: ` "The several Works now published and on Sale at Mr. Blake's": the Prospectus of 10 October 1793, meeting of the Society of Loyal Britains, Mount Row, Lambeth, America a Prophecy, and the politics of colour.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Muslims in Europe post-9/11

A conference on this subject, jointly arranged by St Antony's and Princeton University, will be held at St Antony's on 25 and 26 April. Attendance is restricted to members of the University. Those interested should apply either in person or by e-mail to antonians@sant.ox.ac.uk. Space is limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Third Annual Researching Africa Day

This event will be held St Antony's College on Friday, 13 June, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Researching Africa Day is a multidisciplinary workshop for postgraduates who have recently engaged in research in Africa. Students of history, political science, geography, economics, anthropology, archaeology, and the natural sciences are invited to present and/or attend. It is an opportunity to meet fellow researchers, to exchange information and experiences, and to discuss research strategies and their practice in relation to the African continent.

The schedule is thematic and should allow for reflection on many of the challenges, both theoretical and practical, of doing research in the African context.

How the practicalities shape the material: translators; the research funnel; equipment; format of data; getting material home.

Making the connections: strengths and weaknesses of various research methodologies; selecting research methods that will help you get (what you think) you want; what you can say given your choice of research methods; defending your choices.

Budgeting for fieldwork: hidden costs, when to pay, what to pay, possible sources of field work financial support.

Archival research: contents of archives; accessibility; difficulties involved.

Negotiating the politics: gaining access, national and local; finding contacts; ethical considerations

Anyone interested in attending or presenting should contact Maitseo Bolaane (e-mail: maitseo.bolaane@sant.ox.ac.uk) or Andrew Hurst (e-mail: andrew.hurst@geog.ox.ac.uk).

The deadline for abstracts (maximum 100 words) is 11 April. The deadline for general registration is 30 April.

Registration is free. Coffee and tea will be provided, but those attending will need to purchase lunch.

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

SELCUK GURISIK will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 17 April, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. The admission charge for visitors is £2. Refreshments will be available from 5.15 p.m.

Subject: `Indigenous arts and crafts of Anatolia.'

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