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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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WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach

GEOFFREY SAMUEL, Professor of Anthropology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 11 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: introduction—tracing back Ganesha.'

Tue. 12 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: the limits of our knowledge.'

Mon. 18 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the world of the Yakshas.'

Tue. 19 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the origins of the ascetic orders.'

Mon. 25 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: the growth of the transcendental.'

Tue. 26 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: wild goddesses and demon devotees.'

Mon. 2 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: ritual technologies and the state.'

Tue. 3 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: the privatisation of Tantra.'

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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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NEWTON-ABRAHAM LECTURE 2002–3

PROFESSOR MARK GREENE, John Eckman Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor 2002–3, will deliver the Newton-Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `The origin and reversal of cancer.'

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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 2002

The future of education

Amended notice

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, South Parks Road. The lectures are open to the public.

Those attending the lectures are asked to note the change of venue (formerly announced as the Examination Schools).

PROFESSOR M. COLE, Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego
1 Nov.: `Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on the consequences of education.'

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES, Professor of Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, London
8 Nov.: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning.'

PROFESSOR H. GIROUX, Waterbury Chair Professor
15 Nov.: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope.'

PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM, Director of the Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki
22 Nov.: `The new landscape of learning at work.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

SYLVIA SUMIRA, independent conservator, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the School of Geography and the Environment. Further details may be obtained from: nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk (telephone: (2)87119).

Subject: `Global exploration: a conservator's journey.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: Royal Statistical Society Oxford local group meeting

DR LEN COOK, National Statistician and Registrar General, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Convener: P.J. Northrop (Ph.D. London), Departmental Lecturer in Computationally Intensive Statistical Methods.

Subject: `Challenges for the Office of National Statistics.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

DR M. ALLEN, Cambridge
11 Nov.: `The Arabia–Eurasia collision.'

PROFESSOR M. BRASIER
18 Nov.: `Turning up the heat on Earth's earliest life.'

PROFESSOR S. MOORBATH
25 Nov.: `Oldest rocks, impacts, life—fact and fiction.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern European History Research Centre

Modern German History Seminar (revised list)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, University College.

Conveners: N.C. Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Political and Financial History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

PROFESSOR POGGE VON STRANDMANN
4 Nov.: `Rathenau and the German Kaiser. The perception of Wilhelminismus.'

H. NEHRING
11 Nov.: `Peace movements in the Cold War? The British and West German protests against nuclear weapons, 1957–63.'

R. GERWARTH
18 Nov.: `Bismarck in Weimar: Germany's first democracy and the civil war of memories, 1918–33.'

DR M. UMBACH, Manchester
25 Nov.: `The longue durée of German federalism.'

T. WEBER, LMH and Glasgow
2 Dec.: ` "Our friend the Enemy": pre-1914 Anglo- German antagonism revisited: the cases of Oxford and Heidelberg.'

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

BOJAN BUJIC will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Subject: `Lionardo Salviati and the literary foundations of early Florentine opera.'

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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). Web site: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/jurisprudence/civilsociety.htm.

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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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR ALI ANSARI, Durham, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Iran, Islam, and democracy.'

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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.'


European Studies Centre

New dimensions in Italian public policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

PROFESSOR CARLO DELL'ARINGA, Presidente dell'Istituto per lo Sviluppo e la Formazione dei Lavoratori (ISFOL)
1 Nov.: `Labour market deregulation.'

DOTT. GIOVANNI CAROSIO, Head of Banking Supervision, Banca d'Italia
8 Nov.: `Italy, Europe, and financial market regulation.' (Discussant: David Green, UK Financial Services Authority)

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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 MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR MARY CARRUTHERS, New York University, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Quarrell Room, Exeter College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Late antique rhetoric and non-verbal arts in the Middle Ages.' (Respondents: Dr Lesley Smith and Dr Richard Cross)

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