Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Brownlee-Abraham Professor Molecular Biology

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS PROUDFOOT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Interconnecting transcription and RNA processing in eukaryotes.'

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JULIA BODMER MEMORIAL LECTURE

LORD MAY OF OXFORD will deliver the inaugural Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `The nonlinear dynamics of vulnerability: how systems, whether ecosystems, or IT networks, or transmission networks for infectious diseases, respond to disturbance.'

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CLASSICS, ORIENTAL INSTITUTE, NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

PROFESSOR E. STEINGRÄBER, Rome Tre, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Greek and Roman antiquities in Japanese museums.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MODERN HISTORY

Restoration to Reform: British, literary, social, cultural, intellectual, and political history in the long eighteenth century

The following meetings will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Conveners: Dr Ros Ballaster, Professor Marilyn Butler, Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Dr Christine Gerrard, Dr Kathryn Gleadle, Dr Tom Keymer, Professor Isabel Rivers, Professor Kathryn Sutherland, and Dr Abigail Williams.

DR B. TAYLOR, East London
9 Feb.: `Mary Wollstonecraft and the Enlightenment.'

DR J. GAMMON, Southampton
23 Feb.: `Narratives of sexual violence in eighteenth-century England.'

DR L.E. KLEIN, Cambridge
8 Mar.: `Addisonian afterlives: Joseph Addison in eighteenth- century culture.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, FINE ART

The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature

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

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland and Dr C. Joynes.

DR R. PAICE, Lancaster
9 Feb.: `Title-pages and tensions in William Blake's Genesis.'

PROFESSOR R. HACOHEN, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
23 Feb.: `Searching for the Beloved in Judeo/Christian Passions.' (Perspectives on the Passion series)

PROFESSOR W. POPKES, Hamburg
8 Mar.: `Dying with and in Christ.'(Perspectives on the Passion series)

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Medical Anthropology Research Seminar: Ethnobotany, health, and healing

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Elizabeth Hsu, Stephen Harris, Laura Rival.

ZHENG JINSHENG, China Academy of TCM, Beijing, FREDERIC OBRINGER, CNRS, Paris, and DR HSU
9 Feb.: `Artemisia annua in the Chinese materia medica.'

M. HEINRICH, London
16 Feb.: `Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacy—their role in developing medicines for all.'

C. WECKERLE, Zurich
23 Feb.: `Medicines, stimulants, and ritual plants: the ethnobotany of caffeine-producing plants.'

R. PURI, Kent
1 Mar.: `Regions and recipes: advancing ethnobotany on two fronts in Borneo.'

G. MARTIN, Kent
8 Mar.: `M'ssakhene: the spice medicine-foods of Morocco.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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 C. GERMAN, Southampton
9 Feb.: `An integrated study of thermal and chemical fluxes from a single hydrothermal-field: new constraints on global submarine venting to the oceans.'

DR M. ST ONGE, Geological Survey of Canada
16 Feb.: `The Trans-Hudson Orogen of North America—constraints for Palaeoproterozoic Earth.'

DR S. LAMB
23 Feb.: `Raising the Andes.'

DR M. ALFÈ, UCL
1 Mar.: `Probing the Earth's core with quantum mechanics.'

DR C. OPPENHEIMER, Cambridge
8 Mar.: `Remote sensing of volcanic gases.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

The speaker and subject at the 13 February meeting differ from those previously announced.

Conveners: Professor P. Maini and Dr S. Schnell.

DR C. FRASER, Imperial College, London
13 Feb.: `Modelling the SARS epidemic: lessons for infectious disease outbreak control.'

DR P. HYDON, Surrey
27 Feb.: `Chaotic advection in small airways.'

DR S. WEBB, Loughborough
12 Mar.: To be announced.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health

The following seminars in health economics will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Board Room, Old Road Campus (formerly the Institute of Health Sciences), Headington.

DR P. CLARKE
10 Feb.: `Modelling health outcomes in type 2 diabetes: insights from the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS).'

DR E. FREW
16 Mar.: `Exploring the sensitivity of willingness (WTP) to the choice of elicitation format.'

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University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

DR P. EGGLETON, Exeter and Plymouth
12 Mar.: To be announced.

MR D. LITTLE, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Wed. 17 Mar., 5 p.m. (time provisional): `Potential new applications of biphosphonates in fracture repair and orthopaedics.'

DR S. NAIR, UCL
19 Mar.: To be announced.

DR R. WATTS, editor, Rheumatology
26 Mar.: `The publication process, or how to get your paper published.'

MR M. SNEAD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
14 May: `Genetics and clinical features of Stickler's syndrome.'

PROFESSOR S. GORDON
11 June: `Macrophage heterogeneity and tissue homeostasis.'

PROFESSOR A. HOLLANDER, Bristol
18 June: To be announced. (Postponed from 27 February)

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MODERN HISTORY

Military History Seminar (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 15 January, p. 485.

Convener: Professor Hew Strachan.

TIMO NOETZEL
11 Feb.: `Germany and the problem of strategy.'

PIERRE PURSEIGLE
25 Feb.: `Mobilisation, sacrifice, and citizenship in imperial societies at war: a comparative history of local communities at war in England and France 1914–18.'

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES
10 Mar.: `The Warsaw rising 1944—the military aspects thereof.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Armenian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Details of the 26 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor Th.M. van Lint.

N. MATOSSIAN
12 Feb.: `Arshile Gorky: the American painter from Armenia.'

C. WALKER
11 Mar.: `Bishop Laud, Oxford, and Armenia.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES AND OXFORD CENTRE FOR HINDU STUDIES

DR JULIUS LIPPNER, Cambridge, speaking from the Hindu perspective, and DR NORMAN SOLOMON, speaking from the Jewish perspective, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, 15 Magdalen Street.

(Note: the Centre for Hindu Studies is at 15 Magdalen Street, not 19 Magdalen Street, as incorrectly stated in the Gazette of 22 January, p. 534.)

Subject: `The truth(s) of translation.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR GEORGE JOFFÉ, Cambridge, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The ideology of the Algerian crises.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Convener: Dr Simon Halliday.

PROFESSOR D. COWAN, Bristol
9 Feb.: `Studying legal consciousness: some observations and comments.'

ASST. PROFESSOR M. HERTOGH, Tilburg
16 Feb.: `A "European" conception of legal consciousness: rediscovering Eugen Ehrlich.'

PROFESSOR N. HUTTON, Strathclyde
23 Feb.: `Sentencing as a social practice.'

MS H. DOUGLAS, Griffith University
1 Mar.: `Black skins and white hearts: assimilation policy in Australia and the 1950s justice of Kriewaldt.'

DR R. BANAKAR, Westminster
8 Mar.: `Contrasting social science and legal methods: is methodology the Achilles heel of socio-legal research?'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Bio- and Cultural Diversity Discussion Group

The following meetings will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Committee Room, Green College.

DAVID FARRAR
9 Feb.: `Cannabis and AIDS.'

ROSA ECKLE and LOUISE SAVELL
23 Feb.: `AIDS and development in Tanzania.'

LAURA WILKINS
8 Mar.: `Oxford students' work with orphans in Bulgaria.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

LMH 125 Canada Seminar

DR LORNA MARSDEN, President, York University, will speak at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 20 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Women, universities, and the Canadian tradition.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

JOHN SCARLETT, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 March, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Christopher Brooke, and Mr Richard Coggins.

Subject: `The public accountability of the intelligence services.'

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Something paradoxical: a day of films by the acclaimed Polish documentary and feature film director Pawel Pawlikowski

The following films will be shown on Saturday, 14 February, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Admission is free.

From Moscow to Pietushki (1990; fifty minutes)

Dostoevsky's Travels (1991; fifty minutes)

Serbian Epics (1992; fifty minutes)

Twockers (1998; forty minutes)

Last Resort (2001; eighty minutes)

Pawel Pawlikowski will be present to introduce each film and the day will close with a discussion featuring contributions by film-makers Justin Hardy and Christopher Mitchell, critic and broadcaster Susan Hitch, Professor Julian Graffy from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, and Professor Ian Christie from the School of History of Art, Film, and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London. The event will be chaired by Anthony Smith, President of Magdalen College.

The event is organised by The Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and Magdalen College, with the support of Arts Council England.

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Waynflete Lectures

Claiming land, winning rights, losing life (an exploration and critique of Aboriginal land claims)

HUGH BRODY, Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Kent, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

10 Feb.: `The Arctic: the Inuit argument.'

17 Feb.: `The North Pacific coast: the Gitxan ask for the law.'

24 Feb.: `The southern Kalahari: Khomani San and the National Park.'

2 Mar.: `Mortality and myth-making: the case against land claims?'

Associated film-showings

The lectures will be accompanied by a series of three films, to be screened at 5 p.m.on Wednesdays of the same weeks in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

11 Feb.: The People's Land: Eskimos of Pond Inlet. Directed by Michael Grigsby; Disappearing World, Granada TV, 1975; fifty-five minutes.

18 Feb.: Time Immemorial. Directed by Hugh Brody; National Film Board of Canada, 1991; sixty-one minutes.

25 Feb.: Hunters and Bombers. Directed by Hugh Brody and Nigel Markham, National Film Board of Canada and Channel 4 TV, 1990; fifty-six minutes.

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Wallace Watson Award Lectures

The Wallace Watson Award Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

NICHOLAS GREEN, winner of the 2003 award: `The Camino de Santiago: a tale of two cycles.'

DR SUNDEEP DHILLON, the youngest person to climb the highest mountain on every continent: `Because it's there.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture 2004

JEANETTE WINTERSON will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Words are the part of silence that can be spoken: what art might mean in the twenty-first century.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House.

HEATHER O'DONOGHUE
Thur. 19 Feb.: `New words from Old Norse: names and neologisms in Walter Scott's The Pirate.'

ABIGAIL REYNOLDS, OUP Artist in Residence
Tue. 24 Feb.: `To think with'—a slide lecture discussing the processes behind the work on show currently at Modern Art Oxford.

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Cancellation of lecture

It is regretted that the lecture notified for Wednesday, 3 March (Professor Robert Young on `Disraeli and Englishness'), has been cancelled due to the speaker's indisposition. It is hoped that the lecture can be rearranged for a later occasion.

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR D. BRANCALEONE will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

SHEILA PAINE will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `The linen goddess: travels in pursuit of a pattern.'

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