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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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CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

Understanding financial crises

PROFESSOR FRANKLIN ALLEN, Nippon Life Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free, and the lectures are open to the public.

Mon. 9 June: `Banking crises.'

Tue. 10 June: `Currency crises.'

Wed. 11 June: `Bubbles and crises.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR PAUL CRUTZEN, Nobel Laureate, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `The Antarctic "Ozone Hole": a human-caused chemical instability of the stratosphere. What should we learn from this?'

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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

Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

PROFESSOR P. HORE will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

Subject: `Bird navigation: a chemical magnetic compass?'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, CLASSICS, THEOLOGY

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

DR ESTHER CHAZON, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will give a seminar in this series at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in Wolfson College. The seminar by Dr Irshai, previously announced for this time, will not now take place.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

Subject: `Praying like angels in the Second Temple period and late antiquity.'

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THEOLOGY

Becket Institute

DR G. HOUTMAN, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Aung San Suu Kyi: Buddhism and female leadership in south-east Asia.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

US Senate Staff Seminar

C. RICHARD D'AMATO, member of the US–China Economic and Review Commission (a joint Congressional Commission), and KEVIN KAYES, Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Seminar Room, the Rothermere American Institute. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Lee Tawney (e-mail: lee.tawney@ukuscenter.org).

Subject: `How the US Senate operates.'

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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 Financial Research Summer Symposium

The second Oxford Financial Research Summer Symposium will be held between Tuesday, 3 June, and Thursday, 12 June, at the Saïd Business School. Details may be found at http://www.finance.co.uk (follow links: conference; symposium).

Two presentations will be made daily. For details of the Deutsche Bank Lecture (5 June), see immediately above; for details of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance (9, 10, and 11 June), see notice near the start of this section.

A Faculty Seminar will be held on 12 June. Further details will be announced later.

A further presentation will be made, within the framework of the symposium, on 13 June.

Conveners: Professor William Wilhelm and Professor Colin Mayer, Saïd Business School.

ALEXANDER LJUNGQVIST, Assistant Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University
Tue. 3 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Competing for securities underwriting mandates.'

ALAN MORRISON, University Lecturer in Management Studies, SBS
Tue. 3 June, 5–6.30 p.m.: `Partnership firms, reputation, and human capital.'

MAX MAKSIMOVIC, Bank of America Professor of Finance, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Wed. 4 June, 9.30 a.m.–10.30 a.m.: `Financial and legal constraints to firm growth: does size matter?'

DIMITRI TSOMOCOS, University Lecturer in Management Science (Finance), SBS
Wed. 4 June, 5–6.30 p.m.: `A model to analyse financial fragility.'

BRUNO BIAIS, Professor of Finance, Université de Toulouse I
Thur. 5 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Credit, wages, and bankruptcy laws.'
(Evening meeting: Deutsche Bank Lecture)

ANDREW WINTON, Finance and Banking Chair, Finance Department, University of Minnesota
Fri. 6 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `A model of entrepreneurial finance.'

ALBERT S. `PETE' KYLE, Professor of Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Fri. 6 June, 5–6.30 p.m.: `Adjustment costs, industry structure, and corporate finance.'

STEVE TADELIS, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University
Mon. 9 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `A theory of partnerships.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

MAUREEN O'HARA, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Management, Cornell College; President, American Finance Association
Tue. 10 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Information and the cost of capital.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

ZSUZSANNA FLUCK, Associate Professor of Finance, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
Wed. 11 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `The political economy of stock exchanges.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

ROSS LEVINE, Carlson Chair in Finance, University of Minnesota
Thur. 12 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Bank supervision and corporate finance.'

ZHAOHUI CHEN, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Fri. 13 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Buy-side and sell-side research.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR JONATHAN BLOOM, Boston College, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Meaning in Fatimid art and architecture.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Contemporary South Asia Day

This meeting will be held on Friday, 6 June, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

S. VARADARAJAN, The Times of India, Delhi
2 p.m.: `A new turn in India–Pakistan relations?'

R.N. KUMAR, journalist and human rights activist
2.45 p.m.: `Reduced to ashes: insurgency and human rights in Punjab.'

N. SUNDAR, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and Cambridge
3.45 p.m.: `Teaching to hate: the Hindu Rights pedagogical programme.'

M. MENON, Girni Kamgar Sangharsh Samiti, Mumbai, and Cambridge
4.30 p.m.: `New challenges for the labour movement in Mumbai.'

V. DHAGAMWAR, MARG, Delhi, and St Hugh's College
5.15 p.m.: `The formal legal system and tribals.'

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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 CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

MATT RIDLEY, science writer, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Nature via nurture.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Artists in Residence and Research Centre

Toxteth TV

Toxteth TV is a pilot project based in Toxteth, Liverpool, and funded by the Department for Education and Skills.

TOD DAVIES, project director, will present and discuss a video of the project, which aims to provide a multicultural and inclusive atmosphere to support creativity and to draw back 14--18-year-olds who have dropped out of education. The presentation will take place at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 June, in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'.

Using elements of popular culture, Toxteth TV aims to develop abilities and talents in young people that will be useful to them later in life, whatever they choose to do, and at the same time to contribute to neighbourhood regeneration in Toxteth.

Attendance is free, but those wishing to attend are asked to inform the Research Centre by e-mail (research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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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.'

DR T. WINTER
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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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR ROBIN STACEY, University of Washington, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. This meeting will also be the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Law as theatre in early Ireland.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

MARIANNE ELLIS will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Refreshments will be served from 5.30 p.m. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Ottoman embroidery.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

MRS ANNA PROUDFOOT will lecture at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road. Admission costs £1 for members, and £3 for non-members (students under thirty free).

Subject: `Advertising in Italy—image or reality.'

For details of the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture, to be given by Professor Woodhouse on 30 May, see under `Magdalen College' above.

A meeting of the OIA Book Club will be held at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 July. Details of the venue will be announced later.

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