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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BAMPTON LECTURES 2003

The ways of judgement: action and institution

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Canon of Christ Church, will deliver the Bampton Lectures at 10 a.m. on Sundays in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Judgement in action

2 Feb.: `The act of judgement (Hymn 388: "Jesus shall reign where'er the sun").'

9 Feb.: `Political judgement (Hymn 490: "Judge eternal, throned in splendour").'

16 Feb.: `Messiness (Hymn 66: "Forgive our sins as we forgive").'

23 Feb.: `Political agency (Hymn 44: "Hail to the Lord's Anointed").'

Judgement in institution

4 May: `Legitimate authority (Hymn 379: "In the cross of Christ I glory").'

11 May: `Sovereign judgement (Hymn 361: "Forth in the peace of Christ we go").'

18 May: `Judgement in war (Hymn 441: "Pray that Jerusalem may have").'

25 May: `Judge not! (Hymn 362: "Glorious things of thee are spoken").'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN GEOGRAPHY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

PROFESSOR DAVID HARVEY will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Geography and the Environment at 5 p.m. on the following days in the School of Geography and the Environment. The lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. Further information may be obtained from Martha Douglass, Oxford University Press (e-mail: douglasm@oup.co.uk).

The first lecture will be followed by a reception at which a 20 per cent discount will be offered on all Oxford University Press books on display.

Wed. 5 Feb.: `The new imperialism.'

Thur. 6 Feb. :`Imperialism as uneven geographical development.'

Fri. 7 Feb.: `Accumulation by dispossession.'

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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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COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY, LINGUISTICS, AND PHONETICS

General Linguistics Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the basement seminar room, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: S.G. Pulman, MA, Professor of General Linguistics, and D.F. Cram, MA, University Lecturer in Linguistics.

S. DOBNIK
3 Feb.: `Clitics in Slovenian.'

J. DUSSENS, York
10 Feb.: `Applying inductive logic programming to natural language.'

O. SCHWARZWALD, Bar Ilan
17 Feb.: `Hebrew consonant clusters.'

G. CORBETT, Surrey
24 Feb.: To be announced.

A. RADFORD, Essex
10 Mar.: `On the nature of grammatical impairment in children with specific language impairment: evidence from an English case study.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Biographers at work

MICHAEL HOLROYD will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The search for nobility in literary biography.'

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Shakespeare in the performing arts: cancellation

It is regretted that this lecture series, organised by St Edmund Hall, has been cancelled. The lectures were due to have been held between second week and fifth week of Hilary Term. The professional schedules of the participants made the series impossible to co-ordinate, but it is hoped that it may be possible to arrange the series later in the year.

The college extends its apologies to those who were hoping to attend.

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: H.G. Dickinson, MA, Sherardian Professor of Botany.

DR H. FROMM, Leeds
30 Jan.: `The GABA shunt, a calcium/calmodulin regulated metabolic pathway, is required to restrict levels of reactive oxygen species and to protect plants against stress.'

PROFESSOR J. BARNETT, Reading
6 Feb.: `Designer trees: a realistic goal?'

DR M. FROHLICH, Natural History Museum
13 Feb.: `The mostly male theory of flower evolutionary origins.'

DR C. HALPIN, Dundee
20 Feb.: `Investigating lignin biosynthesis through co-ordinate manipulation of multiple genes.'

DR P. HUIJSER, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
27 Feb.: `APS, an Arabidopsis SBP-box gene affecting sporogenesis.'

DR S. GURR
6 Mar.: `Attracted to the intractable: a tale of sensing, signalling, stress, and silencing in powdery mildew.'

DR S. HISCOCK
13 Mar.: `Sporophytic self-incompatibility—not just a matter of cabbages and sprouts.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Departmental seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in 64 Banbury Road.

S. FEUCHTWANG, LSE
31 Jan.: `Images of sub-humanity and their realisation.'

W. JAMES
7 Feb.: `Different kinds of writing: anthropology's essentials.'

J. LEACH, Cambridge
14 Feb.: To be announced.

S. HARRISON, Ulster
21 Feb.: `Cultural differences as denied resemblance: reconsidering nationalism and ethnicity.'

J. CARSTEN, Edinburgh
28 Feb.: `Constitutive knowledge: reimagining personhood and relatedness through adopted unions.'

E. HIRSCH, Brunel
7 Mar.: `Techniques of vision: photography, disco, and renderings of present perceptions in highland Papua.'

I. BELLIER, EHESS, Paris
14 Mar.: `Power issues and negotiations in multicultural organisations.'

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Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: Complementary and alternative medicines: anthropological perspectives

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: E.L. Hsu, MA, University Lecturer in Medical Anthropology, and S.J. Ulijaszek, MA, University Lecturer in Human Ecology.

V. SCHEID, London
4 Feb.: `Chinese medicine in Britain.'

C. BARRY, Brunel
11 Feb.: `Homeopathy in South London.'

G. ADAMS, Brunel
18 Feb.: `Shinryou naika—psychosomatic medicine or "caring for the heart" in Japan.'

V. NAPOLITANO, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Transculturation, cosmopolitanism, and complementary medicine in urban Mexico.'

M. BODE, Amsterdam
4 Mar.: `The kitchen, the government, and the market: the commodification of Ayurveda in India.'

C. PATERSON, Bristol
11 Mar.: `Acupuncture and Chinese medicine: the patient's perspective.'

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Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: The identities of medical practitioners and medical healers

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in 61 Banbury Road. Details of the 21 February seminar will be announced later. This notice replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 16 January (p. 624).

Conveners: S. Ardener, I. Fowler, E. Hs'u.

DR K. MAYNARD, Denison, USA
31 Jan.: `The vicissitudes of Kedjem "traditional doctors" and an ambivalent clientele in Cameroon.'

DR G. BUIJS, Zululand
7 Feb.: `Sexual orientation and gender identity among Zulu diviners.'

DR J. DAVIES
14 Feb.: `Necessary in-betweens: auxiliary workers in the medical hierarchy.'

DR L. GASK, Manchester
28 Feb.: `The psychiatrist: cultural perceptions and self- perceptions.'

DR A. DIGBY, Oxford Brookes
7 Mar.: `Shaping changing identities: the general practitioner in Britain and South Africa.'

DR I.-B. TRANKELL, Uppsala
14 Mar.: `Pharmacists in Cambodia: identities and experiences.'

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Lectures

DR MOHAMMAD TALIB will lecture as follows at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

30 Jan.: ` "Islam/Muslim" in the anthropological literature: approaches to subject matter.'

6 Feb.: `Knowledge transmission and world-making: Madrassahs in the constitution of tradition and society.'

13 Feb.: `The Sufis and Islamic authority: building tradition the other way.'

20 Feb.: `Tablighis in the making of Muslim identity.'

27 Feb.: `Islamic pilgrimage and prayer: analysing tradition and community folklore.'

6 Mar.: `What is "Islamic fundamentalism"? Conceptual clarifications for research.'

13 Mar.: `Social protest movements in Muslim societies: methodological considerations.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Genetics and Bioinformatics Group: seminars in bioinformatics

The following talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Medawar level 30 seminar room (entrance via Zoology reception).

C. PONTING
30 Jan.: `Comparison of mouse and human proteomes and transcriptomes.'

E. BIRNEY, European Bioinformatics Institute
6 Feb.: To be announced.

S. MUGGLETON, Imperial College, London
13 Feb.: To be announced.

G. LUNTER
20 Feb.: To be announced.

J. THORNE, North Carolina State
27 Feb.: `Protein evolution with dependence among codons due to tertiary structure.'

M. STERNBERG, Imperial College
6 Mar.: To be announced.

W. TAYLOR, MRC National Institute for Medical Research
13 Mar.: `Protein folds and fold-spaces.'

E. SZATHMARY, Collegium Budapest
27 Mar.: To be announced.

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Condensed matter seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor R.J. Nicholas and Dr A. Green.

DR C. HOOLEY, Birmingham
30 Jan.: `Nanotechnology meets Kondo physics: what's new in a quantum do at large bias.'

PROFESSOR M. CHAMBERLAIN, Leeds
6 Feb.: `Challenges and opportunities for terahertz sensing and imaging technologies.'

PROFESSOR P.G. RADAELLI, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
20 Feb.: `Metal–insulator transistions in manganites and spinels.'

PROFESSOR S. FORREST, Princeton
27 Feb.: `Recent advances in organic optoelectronics: phosphorence, spin, and light detection.'

PROFESSOR G. AEPPLI, University College, London
6 Mar.: `Structure and magnetic properties of thin films and superlattices.'

PROFESSOR A. FISHER, University College, London
13 Mar.: `The future of molecular devices.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Italian graduate seminar

The following seminars will take at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian Studies, and M. Zaccarello, MA, University Lecturer in Italian.

DR F. CARBOGNIN, Bologna
Thur. 25 Feb., Room 10B: `Metafora e soggettività in Zanzotto, Rosselli, e Porta.'

PROFESSOR J. USHER, Edinburgh
Mon. 3 Mar., Room 3: `Dante's crowning: the poet's conception and posterity's recollection.' (Paget Toynbee Lectures 1)

Tue. 4 Mar., Room 6: `Petrarch's crowning: Boccaccio's Dantean reading of cultural renewal.' (Paget Toynbee Lectures 2)

PROFESSOR L. LEONARDI, Università per Stranieri, Siena
Thur. 13 Mar., Room 3: `Le Rime di Dante: postille a una recente edizione.' (Paget Toynbee Lectures 3)

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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. DAVIS
4 Feb.: `Soviet armaments in the 1920s.'

DR R. HARRIS, Tel Aviv
11 Feb.: `Government, economy, and law in Britain, c.1688–1850.'

DR L. BRUNT
18 Feb.: `Grain prices, interest rates, and banks: measuring financial market integration in the Industrial Revolution.'

DR P. SOLAR, Free University, Brussels
25 Feb.: `Rents in Ireland, 1780–1860.'

DR M. ROSE, Lancaster
4 Mar.: `Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation, and networks in the British outdoor trades since 1960.'

PROFESSOR K. HONEYMAN, Leeds
11 Mar.: `The market for child labour in early industrial England: the case of parish apprenticeships.'

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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 Music Faculty. The meetings are open to the public and free of charge.

G. OLWAGE, Amsterdam and Rhodes
4 Feb.: `Homemade 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 exemplar literature.'

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Other meetings

The following meetings will be held as shown.

Tue. 4 Feb., 1–1.45 p.m., Bate Collection, Music Faculty: `Face the Music I: Handel and his musical world.' Opening of the Handel Exhibition, with a brief talk about the current conservation programme and a tour of highlights of the collection. Booking is required (telephone: (2)76139).

Mon. 10 Feb., Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty: Ensemble Isis—Composers' Workshop, 4.30 p.m., and a lecture in the series `The Composer Speaks', with SIMON BAINBRIDGE, 7.30 p.m. Open to the public and free of charge. (Telephone for further information: (2)76125.)

Wed. 12 Feb., 5.30 p.m, Holywell Music Room: S. WOLLENBERG and E. ARNOLD: `An introduction to Maddalena Lombardi Sirmen (1745–1818) and her music' (pre-concert talk). Open to the public and free of charge.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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.

SIMON JENKINS and SIR ALAN BAILEY
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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African Studies

PROFESSOR T. SHAW, Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Subject: `Dilemmas of globalisation and democracy in Uganda: from civil strife to developmental state?'

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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Sociology Lecture Room.

G. LEESON
30 Jan.: `Future generations of older people in Denmark—attitudes and expectations.'

R. UNDY
6 Feb.: `Trade union responses to changing environments.'

D. MCCARTHY
13 Feb.: To be confirmed.

E. SCHRODER-BUTTERFILL
20 Feb.: To be confirmed.

I. KESSLER
27 Feb.: `Changes in the structure of public service employment.'

K. MAYHEW
6 Mar.: `Achieving the high skills vision.'

R. FITZPATRICK
13 Mar.: `Joint replacement surgery and ageing.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Education in Brazil

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

PROFESSOR P. KRISCHKE, UFSC
Mon. 3 Feb.: `Governance, democracy, and social actors in contemporary Brazil.'

SENATOR E. MATARAZZO SUPLICY, PT-Sao Paulo
Tue. 4 Feb.: `The Fome Zero programme and minimum guaranteed income in Brazil.'

PROFESSOR M.H. GUIMARAES CASTRO, formerly Secretary-General, Ministry of Education
Fri. 7 Feb., Department of Educational Studies: `Secondary education in Brazil.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

PROFESSOR D. BEHRENS-ABOUSEIF, SOAS
5 Feb.: `Mamluk patronage and the transmission of architectural knowledge.'

PROFESSOR E.K. ROWSON, Pennsylvania
12 Nov.: `Touch and go—patronising philosophy in the tenth-century Islamic world.'

PROFESSOR D. RICHARDS
19 Feb.: `Salah al-Din, a patron of arts and learning?'

PROFESSOR F. BAUDEN, Liège
26 Feb.: `Writing histoy in the Mamluk period: Al-Mazrizi's method in the light of his unpublished notebook.'

DR A. SHIHADEH, Abertay
5 Mar.: `Intellectuality and society: the case of Fakhr Al-Din Al-Razi.'

PROFESSOR B. KARLIGA, Marmara
12 Mar.: `Daily life in late Ottoman Madrasas.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

Englightened self-interest or just PR? Self-regulation in the media and communications sectors

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Details of the 10 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: D. Tambini and D. Leonardi (e-mail: danilo.leonardi@csls.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J.-C. BERTRAND, Paris
3 Feb.: `Media Accountability Systems (M*A*S).'

PROFESSOR R. PINKER, Chairman, UK Press Complaints Commission
17 Feb.: `The practice of self-regulation in the print media.'

E. RORIVE and G. FRYDMAN, Brussels
24 Feb.: `Constitutional frameworks and speech freedom in relation to self-regulation of communications.'

D, LEONARDI
3 Mar.: `Printed media and self-regulation.'

PROFESSOR A. CAMPBELL, Georgetown
10 Mar.: `Theoretical approach to self-regulation.'

D. TAMBINI
17 Mar.: Overview and conclusions.

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Edmund Croston Lectures 2003

Knowledge in the twenty-first century

Corrigendum

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the St Cross Building. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

The lectures will be given on Tuesdays, and not on Thursdays, as incorrectly stated in the Gazette of 23 January (p. 675).

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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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

Interests, identities, and interventions

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Gen. Sir Hugh Beach will now speak in place of Lord Howell at the meeting on 4 February.

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, Alan Duncan, MP, and Gordon Marsden, MP.

GEN. SIR HUGH BEACH, FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO, and SIR MARRACK GOULDING
4 Feb.: `When is foreign military intervention justified?' (Chair: Gordon Marsden, MP)

H.E. GRIGORY KARASIN, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, DR ANDREI GRACHEV, Paris and Moscow, JOHN LLOYD, former Moscow correspondent, The Financial Times, and DR ALEX PRAVDA
11 Feb.: `Russian national identity and national interests.' (Chair: Professor Brown)

GLYN T. DAVIES, Deputy Head of Mission, American Embassy, London, CHARLES WHEELER, former Washingon correspondent, the BBC, and PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
18 Feb.: `Is American unilateralism out of control?' (Chair: Alan Duncan, MP)

BARONESS SCOTLAND, QC, DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP, MRS ANN CRYER, MP, and DANIEL SNOWMAN
25 Feb.: `National identity and migration: pluses and minuses.' (Chair: Professor Brown)

LORD WRIGHT OF RICHMOND, ALAN DUNCAN, MP, ERNIE ROSS, MP, and PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM
4 Mar.: `Shifting sands: Iraq and its neighbours.' (Chair: Gordon Marsden, MP)

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, PC, MP, LORD OWEN, PC, and DR ANNE DEIGHTON
11 Mar.: `EU and NATO: cousins or rivals?' (Chair: Alan Duncan, MP)

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Middle Common Room

Truth, knowledge, power

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College. Further information may be obtained from William Jennings (e-mail: william.jennings@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), or Ethan Sen (e-mail: ethan.sen@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk).

P. MYLREA, Manager of Oxfam's media operations
4 Feb.: `Global village or fortress? Media power and practice in an era of globalisation.'

A. DILNOT, Principal, St Hugh's College
11 Feb.: `Does counting matter? Knowledge, truth, and power in making public policy.'

DR H. WALLACE, Director, GeneWatch UK
18 Feb.: `Genetic predictions of our future health—whose knowledge in whose hands?'

PROFESSOR G. EBERS
25 Feb.: `Lessons from the decade of treatment trials in a virgin disease.'

DR M. GRAY, Director, National Electronic Library for Health
4 Mar.: `The three most important words for a doctor in the knowledge era—"I don't know".'

DR P.D. MCDONALD
11 Mar.: `Contagious power: J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians and the apartheid censors.'

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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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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR J. LAWRANCE, Manchester, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 February, in the Quarell Room, Exeter College.

Subject: `Representations of violence in fifteenth-century Spain.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

PROFESSOR JESSICA RAWSON will deliver a thirty-minute lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture, at a cost of £4 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Tombs and universes: the Chinese view of the afterlife.'

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