Lectures

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JAMES FORD LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327

DR JOHN MADDICOTT will deliver the James Ford Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Examination Schools.

23 Jan.: `Genesis: "The witan of the English people", c.900–1066.'

30 Jan.: `Confluence: English council, feudal counsel, 1066–1189.'

6 Feb.: `Transformations: the making of the community of the realm, 1189–1225.'

13 Feb.: `Establishment: the first age of parliamentary politics, 1225–58.'

20 Feb.: `Consolidation: Parliament and baronial reform, 1258–72.'

27 Feb.: `Expansion: Parliament and nation, 1272–1327.'

5 Mar.: `English exceptionalism?: The pecularities of the early English parliament.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES

The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600

DR MAGNUS RYAN, the Warburg Institute, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools: 3, 10, 17, 24 February, and 2 and 9 March.

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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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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 of 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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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

DR KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Suicide in mental illness: a personal and clinical perspective.'

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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 behaviour.'

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