Lectures

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NORMAN HEATLEY LECTURE

PROFESSOR ROBERT TJIAN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Norman Heatley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 17 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Deconstructing and reconstituting the Metazoan transcriptional apparatus.'

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

The temptation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2003–4, will continue his series of lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

Fri. 4 June: `From heaven above.'

Wed. 9 June: `The temptation of the impossible.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

Default risk

PROFESSOR DARRELL DUFFIE, the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

Mon. 14 June: `Bankruptcy probabilities.'

Tue. 15 June: `Default risk pricing.'

Wed. 16 June: `Default correlation.'

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DEUTSCHE BANK LECTURE

PROFESSOR AILSA RÖELL, Princeton, will deliver the Deutsche Bank Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Saïd Business School.

Subject: `Corporate governance and economic performance.'

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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

GAVYN DAVIES, former Chairman of the BBC, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Saïd Business School. The event is open to the public and free to attend. No ticket or registration is necessary.

Subject: `The economics of public service broadcasting: market failure and the scale and scope of the BBC.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 2004

PROFESSOR S. FABER, University of California, Santa Cruz, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Galaxy evolution over the latter half of cosmic history.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences: G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR P.H. RAVEN, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden, will deliver the G.E. Blackman Lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 2 July, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

The lecture will be followed by the presentation of the Sibthorp Medal to Professor Raven, and the opening of the newly refurbished Fielding-Druce Herbarium.

Subject: `Plants, sustainability, and our common future.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONTMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

Integrative Biology Workshop: Biological Modelling and Computational/Numerical Techniques

This workshop will be held on Friday, 11 June, 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Small Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology. Places are limited to a maximum of seventy participants. Lunch will be provided. Those wishing to attend should register via e-mail to sarah.dennis@physiol.ox.ac.uk by Tuesday, 8 June (12 noon).

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Astor Lectures

PROFESOR N. TRAYANOVA, Tulane University, New Orleans, Astor Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 9 June, in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Quantitative modelling of cardiac defibrillation: virtually shocking.'


PROFESSOR J. ELMAN, University of California at San Diego, Astor Visiting Lecturer, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 June, in Lecture Theatre C, the Department of Experimental Psychology. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Generalisation beyond our experience: the poverty of the stimulus problem.'

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Wellcome Integrative Physiology Initiative on ion channels

DR P. WHITING, Merck Laboratories, United Kingdom, will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Convener: Dr Stephen Tucker.

Subject: `The GABAA receptor family: from biology to new therapies.'

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

PROFESSOR H. ROSEN, The Scripps Institute, will give a seminar at 1 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, in the Old Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: Professor S. Gordon.

Subject: `Curious evolution: S1P at the intersection of vascular and immune biology.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters

RICHARD FORD will deliver the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The things that help, the things that hurt: a memoir.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oxford Finance Symposium

The third Oxford Finance Symposium will be held between 8 and 17 June inclusive in the Saïd Business School.

For details of the Deutsche Bank Lecture, to be given on 8 June by Professor Ailsa Röell of Princeton, and of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance, to be given on 14, 15, 16 June by Professor Darrell Duffie of Stanford, see above.

Conveners: Professor William Wilhelm, Professor Colin Mayer, and Professor Oren Sussman.

C. PARLOUR, Carnegie Mellon
Tue. 8 June, 9 a.m.: `Information acquisition in a limit order market.'

H. POLEMARCHAKIS, Brown
Wed. 9 June, 9 a.m.: `Intertemporal optimality.'

S. BHATTACHARYA, LSE
Wed. 9 June, 5 p.m.: `Knowledge disclosure patents and optimal organisation of research and development.'

T. RAMADORAI
Thur. 10 June, 9 a.m.: To be announced.

P. BOLTON, Princeton
Thur. 10 June, 5 p.m.: `Bounded rationality and incomplete contracts.'

J. CAMPBELL, Harvard
Fri. 11 June, 9 a.m.: `Bad beta, good beta.'

J. GEANAKOPLOS, Yale
Fri. 11 June, 5 p.m.: `Liquidity, default, and crashes: endogenous contracts in general equilibrium.'

T. FOUCAULT, HEC, Paris
Mon. 14 June, 9 a.m.: `Does anonymity matter in electronic limit order markets?'

M. PETERSEN, Northwestern
Tue. 15 June, 9 a.m.: `Does the source of capital affect capital structure?'

H. OZSOLYEV
Wed. 16 June, 9 a.m.: `Knowing thy neighbour: social interaction and rational expectations in financial markets.'

A. LJUNGQVIST, Stern, NYU
Thur. 17 June, 9 a.m.: `Underwriting relationships.'

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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 Y. HADDAD, Georgetown
9 June: `Are Muslims a "Fifth Column" in the United States?'

PROFESSOR T. RAMADAN, Geneva
16 June: `Solidarity, loyalty, and co-citizenship with non-Muslims in Islamic sources.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures 2004

In its pomp: All Souls 1914–15

DR SIMON J.D. GREEN, Fellow of the college, will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

4 June: `Imperialists and Commonwealth men.'

11 June: `Philosophers and Young Turks.'

18 June: `Appeasers and anti-appeasers.'

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ORIEL COLLEGE

Thomas Harriot Lecture

DR M. SCHEMMEL, Max Planck Institute for the History of Scienc, Berlin, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `The English Galileo. Thomas Harriot and the force of shared knowledge in early modern mechanics.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Lecture

H.E. JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA, Senior Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Timor- Leste, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Timor-Leste. The new nation. Challenges and achievements.'

South Asian Studies: amendment to published programme

DR S. GOOPTU, Calcutta, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College. This is an alteration to the South Asian History Seminar series.

Subject: `Transformation of women's lives in colonial India: Cornelia Sorabji, India's first woman lawyer.'

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European Studies Centre

GAYIL TALSHIR, Israeli Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the European Studies Centre. The meeting will be chaired by Kalypso Nicolaïdis.

Subject: `Reclaiming politics: civil society between realignment and dealignment.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

GENEVIEVE DUGGAN will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 June, in the Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road). Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Blossoms of the palm, seeds of history: textiles from Savu, Indonesia.'

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