Lectures

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CLASSICS, ARCHAEOLOGY

Classical Archaeology Seminar: the temple habit

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln College.

Conveners: E.M. Steinby, MA, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, and J.J. Coulton, MA, Reader in Classical Archaeology.

M. WILSON JONES, Bath
20 Jan.: `Origins and symbolism of early temple colonnades.'

E. PAPI, Siena
27 Jan.: `Punic and Roman in the temples and cults of Mauretania Tingitana.'

A. CLARIDGE, RHBNC
3 Feb.: `The Apollo temple on the Palatine: the impact of temples on places.'

J. PAKKANEN, RHBNC
10 Feb.: `Hermodoros and the Hellenistic background of Roman temples.'

DR COULTON
17 Feb.: `Space and cult in archaic and classical Greek temples.'

J. MCKENZIE
24 Feb.: `The temples of Alexandria: Egyptian or Greek?'

R. WILSON, Nottingham
3 Mar.: `Ripping up the rulebook: temples and cult in Greek Sicily.'

G. WOOLF, St Andrews
10 Mar.: `Temple-building and other rituals in Roman Gaul and Germany.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Conference on Turkish Relations with the Turkic Republics of the CIS

This conference will be held on Saturday, 30 November, 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m., in St Antony's College. The conference will be conducted under Chatham House rules. Advance registration is required (telephone: Oxford (2)88202, or e-mail: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

Speakers include Murat Laumulin, Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies, Almaty; Idris Bal, Police Academy, Ankara; Richard Paniguian, Group Vice-President for the Caspian and Middle East, BP plc.; Ahmet Kilicoglu, President, Turkish Eximbank, Ankara; Cigdem Balim, Manchester University; Gareth Winrow, Istanbul Bilgi University; William Hale, SOAS; and Sir David Logan.

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminar: Alan Curtis Meeting

The Alan Curtis Meeting will be held on Thursday, 5 December, in the Computing Laboratory. The co-ordinators are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL).

PROFESSOR IAIN DUFF, RAL
2 p.m.: opening remarks.

PROFESSOR M. POWELL, Cambridge
2.15 p.m.: `Some developments of work with Alan on cubic splines.'

PROFESSOR K. BURRAGE, Queensland
3 p.m.: `Stochastic models and simulations for chemically reacting systems.'

PROFESSOR J. REID, RAL
4 p.m.: `Sparse matrix research at Harwell and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.'

DR I. JONES, AEA PLC
4.30 p.m.: `Computational fluid dynamics and the role of stiff solvers.'

DR L. DANIELS, Hyprotech UK Ltd.
5 p.m.: `Current work with Alan on ODE solvers for HSL.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR BASSMA KODMANI, Ford Foundation of Cairo, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Political authority, religious authority in the Middle East: alliance and competition in the public sphere.'

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INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

DR RITA COSTA GOMES, Johns Hopkins and the Univ. Nova Lisbon, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Subject: `The dynamics of court society: a comparative view of late medieval Iberia.'


Day-school: Portuguese art and culture in the age of Henry the Navigator

This day-school, arranged in collaboration with the Department for Continuing Education, will be held on Saturday, 30 November, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in Rewley House. The full programme of courses, inscriptions, and fees, may be obtained from the OUDCE or the Instituto Camoes Centre.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR ANTHONY DAVISON, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, will lecture at 3.15 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, followed at 4.45 p.m. by this year's Corcoran prize-winner, DR YIH- CHOUNG TEH.

PROFESSOR DAVISON: `Galaxies, ticks, and stock market crashes: hard times for the Poisson process.'

DR YIH-CHOUNG TEH: `Critical thresholds for dynamic routing in queuing networks.'

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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

Linacre Lectures 2003

Designing successful environmental policies

The Linacre Lectures will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. The Linacre Lectures are sponsored by Linacre College and the Environmental Change Institute.

DR R. PACHAURI, Director-General of TERI, India, and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
23 Jan.: `Climate change on a global scale.'

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Director, Centre for Transport Policy, Robert Gordon University
30 Jan.: `Transport and congestion in Edinburgh and London.'

DR B. BOARDMAN
6 Feb.: `Lessons from transforming the cold market.'

PROFESSOR D. KING, Government adviser and Head of the Office of Science and Technology
13 Feb.: `The role of government in response to global warming.'

DR M. HOELZ, Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, Deutsche Bank
20 Feb.: `Sustainable development—a business issue.'

PROFESSOR K. HOMEWOOD, Department of Anthropology, University College, London
27 Feb.: `Policy, environment, and development in African rangelands.'

DR M. COLCHESTER, Forest Peoples Programme
6 Mar.: `Conservation policy and indigenous peoples.'

PROFESSOR R. CORELL, School of Government, Harvard
13 Mar.: `The role of government.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

PROFESSOR STEVEN TOPLIK, University of California, Irvine, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 December, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Latin America and the world: the global coffee commodity chain.'


Public lecture

JORGE EDWARDS, the distinguished Chilean writer and Premio Cervantes 1999, will lecture in Spanish at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 December, in 1 Church Walk. The lecture is arranged jointly with the Oxford Chilean Society.

Convener: C.H. Griffin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Latin American Literature.

Subject: `Novela y politica, 30 años después de Persona non grata.'

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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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LAUNCH OF PROJECT `ISIDORE'

ISIDORE, the student administration project, will be launched formally on Friday, 29 November. ISIDORE has been initiated in order to enhance the way that processes and technology support the collegiate University in completing student administration, and to enable the University to meet more effectively its statutory and regulatory requirements.

The Registrar (sponsor of the project), the Vice-Chancellor, and senior members of staff directly involved with the project will deliver presentations in the Examination Schools outlining the need for the project, and its aims, cost, method, and impact.

Further information about ISIDORE may be obtained from Joe Nickel, Project Support Officer (telephone: Oxford (2)84837, e-mail: joe.nickel@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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