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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery: clinical seminars

FENG XIA, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China, will lecture from 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 December, in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subjects:
(i) `Right thoracoabdominal approach for right hepatic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma: is it justified?'
(ii) `The effect of comorbid condition on mortality outcomes in hepatectomy for liver tumour.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Oriental Studies

PROFESSOR MILAN HEJTMANEK, Pennsylvania, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 December, in Lecture Room 2, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: `The talented, the crafty, and the well-bred: new research on Korean state examination passers in the Choson period.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

New Year Lecture

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN, Keeper of Eastern Art, will deliver the New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 8 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free and booking is not required.

Subject: `Sprouting stags and growling griffins: wonders of Islamic Spain.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Enabling difference

A conference on this subject will be held on Saturday, 6 December, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m., in Rewley House. The conference has been arranged by the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA).

Admission for UPCA members costs £50, and for non-members £80. Students are admitted at half price. Further information may be obtained from the UPCA Administrator, PO Box 84, Louth, Lincs. LN11 9ND (telephone and fax: 01507 610746, e- mail: admin@upca.co.uk).

CHRIS OAKLEY: `The difference one makes.'

TESSA ADAMS: `Image, imagination—constructing gender through visual representation in search for the ideal.'

ERICA BURMAN: `From difference to intersectionality: challenges and resources.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Islamic political thought

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

PROFESSOR M. LAST, University College, London
21 Jan.: `Resolving the scholar's dilemma over piety or power: the Sokoto Caliphate 1804–1903.'

DR B. MILTON-EDWARDS, Queen's University, Belfast
28 Jan.: `The concept of Hudna (ceasefires) in Islamic political thought.'

DR Y. CHOUERI, University of Exeter
4 Feb.: `The impact of Mawdudi and Qutb on modern Islamic thought.'

DR G. JOFFÉ, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `The ideology of the Algerian crises.'

DR J. SIDEL, SOAS, London
18 Feb.: `Da'wah, Hijra, Jihad: the Jamaat Islamiyya in Indonesia.'

DR F. BURGAT, Institut de Recherches sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, Aix-en-Provence
25 Feb.: `Divergent agendas in United Yemen: the politics of Islah and Da'wah Salafiyya.'

DR A. EHTESHAMI, Durham
3 Mar.: `Islamic political movements in the age of globalisation.'

DR G. KRAMER, Free University, Berlin
10 Mar.: `Justice and equality in contemporary Islamic discourse.'

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BEGBROKE SCIENCE PARK

Formula 1 Motorsport Evenings

The following talks will be given on Mondays in the Begbroke Science Park, Sandy Lane, Yarnton. Admission is free, but those wishing to attend are asked to e-mail to reserve a place (e-mail: elen.wade-martins@begbroke.ox.ac.uk, elen.humphreys@begbroke.ox.ac.uk, or rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).

PAT SYMONDS, Executive Director of Engineering, the Renault F1 Team
26 Jan., 7 p.m.: `Success in competition: the application of science or just sheer luck?'

BRIAN O'ROURKE, Chief Composites Engineer, BMW Williams F1 Team
2 Feb., 6 p.m.: `Composite materials and safety structures in F1 racing cars.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Public Interest Law Programme

GEOFFREY BINDMAN, human rights lawyer, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 December, in the Senior Common Room, Law Faculty, the St Cross Building. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84220, e-mail: admin@csls.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The International Criminal Court: the evolving story.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR M. BLISS will deliver the McGovern Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `The American Horsley? Harvey Cushing and the birth of neurosurgery.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Making globalisation work for developing countries

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Convener: Dr Ngaire Woods.

DR D. STASAVAGE, LSE
23 Jan.: `Globalisation and transparency in economic policy- making.'

DR V. JOSHI
30 Jan.: `Globalisation and exchange rate regimes.'

DR E.H. BURTON
6 Feb.: `Does open trade promote human rights in the developing world?'

DR V. FITZGERALD
13 Feb.: `Controlling the global funding of terrorists.'

PROFESSOR R. WADE, LSE
27 Feb.: `The World Bank and its critics.'

PROFESSOR E. KAPSTEIN, INSEAD
5 Mar.: `Fairness in international politics.'

DR W. MATTLI
12 Mar.: `The role international standards can play in regulating global corporate behvaiour.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

REX WINSBURY will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 13 December, in the Museum of the History of Science. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Chariots and technology: equipment, techniques, and manoeuvres of the Byzantine hippodrome.'

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