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ZAHAROFF LECTURE 2004

Celebrating 100 years of Modern Languages at Oxford

ASSIA DJEBAR, author and Silver Chair Professor, New York University, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `St Augustin et la destruction.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

SEAN RYAN, Foreign Editor, The Sunday Times, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 February, in the Hall, Pembroke College.

Subject: `Working in the media.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

DR BEATRICE ANNARATONE, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Munich), will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in Seminar Room 2, the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Convener: Professor J.E. Allen.

Subject: `A study of the electronegative sheath using suspended particles.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Oxford Life Science Modelling Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Convener: Professor P.K. Maini.

PROFESSOR C. WEIJER, Dundee
24 Feb.: `Chemotactic cell movement and its role in development.'

PROFESSOR J. HEIN
9 Mar.: `What is bioinformatics?'

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern European Social and Cultural History Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Conveners: Dr N. Stargardt and Dr J. Caplan.

S. GOLTERMANN, Southampton
17 Feb.: `The imagination of disaster: death and survival in post-war Germany.'

H. SCHLISSLER, Brunswick, and CEU, Budapest
24 Feb.: `Did gender history keep its promises?—feminist historiography and master narratives.'

C. DUGGAN, Reading
2 Mar.: `Conceiving the nation: themes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian history.'

P. WEINDLING, Oxford Brookes
9 Mar.: ` "The nameless dead": medical abuses from the victims' perspective, 1939–60.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Professor R. Allen.

W. LAZONICK, Massachusetts
18 Feb.: `The innovative firm.'

R. UNGER, British Columbia
25 Feb.: `Early modern economic growth, energy, and ships.'

P. TEMIN, MIT
3 Mar.: `The history of the American paint industry.'

P. MIROWKSI, Notre Dame
10 Mar.: `The military foundations of the post- war American economic orthodoxy.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex adaptive systems group seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the days shown in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: Dr F. Reed-Tsochas.

R. AXTELL, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
Thur. 19 Feb.: `Multi-agent firms: theory, data, and a computational model.'

V. DARLEY, Eurobios Ltd.
Tue. 2 Mar.: `Financial market modelling of the Nasdaq trading network.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

DR MICHAEL OREN, Shalem Centre, Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Revelations of 1967: new research on the Six Day War and understanding the contemporary Middle East.'

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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.

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

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

10/10 day: The colour blue

A `10/10 day' will be held at the Museum of the History of Science on Saturday, 21 February. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for a series of events on the theme of `the colour blue'. There will be displays, talks, readings, workshops, trails, film, and music.

The programme of talks is given below. In addition, Robert Hooke (1635–1703) will talk about the bluebottle, and Benjamin Stillingfleet (1702–71) will show what it meant to be a bluestocking. There will be workshops on pigments and ceramics, and two hours of bluegrass music in the evening from A Band Like Alice. Further details may be obtained from the museum. All events are free.

DR HAZEL ROSSOTTI
11.30 a.m.: `Blue, how so? Some science.'

TIMOTHY WALKER
12 noon: `Is there a future for English bluebells?'

DR DAVID BRYDEN
12.30 p.m.: `The blueprint in engineering.'

PROFESSOR MIKE TITE
1 p.m.: `Blue in ancient Egypt.'

DR NICK EASTHAUGH
1.30 p.m.: `Blue pigments in painting.'

DR DON GRAINGER
2 p.m.: `Why is the sky blue?'

DINAH REYNOLDS
2.30 p.m.: `Blue and white china.'

DR M. WARE
3 p.m.: `Herschel's cyanotype: genius or serendipity?'

DR JONATHAN PRICE
3.30 p.m.: `Feeling blue.'

CHRIS SALTER
4 p.m.: `Blued steel.'

Speaker from the Oxford English Dictionary
4.30 p.m.: `Meanings and associations of blue.'

NICO SILINS
5 p.m.: `Is anything blue? Don't ask a philosopher.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR J. SIDEL, SOAS, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Dakway, Hijrah, Jihad: the political context and ideological content of Jemaah Islamiyah's struggle in Indonesia.'

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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.

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

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GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture

DR PETER ROTHWELL will deliver the Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 25 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Effectivenes and efficiency in the prevention of stroke.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL JEFFREYS will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `What is e-science, and will it change the University?'

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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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Starr Foundation Seminars

DR JENNIFER MOODY, University of Texas at Austin, Starr Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, will give a talk at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards.

Subject: `Changing landscapes of West Crete: the archaeology of Little Ice Age events.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

SALLY BOWEN, formerly Lima correspondent of the BBC and The Financial Times
Fri. 27 Feb.: `Vladimiro Montesinos.'

PROFESSOR ALAN KNIGHT, MRS ROSEMARY THORP, and DR VALPY FITZGERALD (round-table)
Tue. 24 Feb.: Discussion, in English, based on Professor Enrique Cárdenas's new book, Cuando se origino el atraso economico de Mexico? La economia Mexicana en el largo siglo XIX, 1780–1920 (When did Mexico's economic backwardness begin?). Professor Cárdenas will reply to the discussion.

DR GUILLERMO DE LA PEDA, Cambridge
Fri. 5 Mar.: `Bilingual teachers, indigenous intellectuals, and multicultural policies in western Mexico: challenges and contradictions.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 2004

Bubbles physical and metaphysical

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to the college (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

LORD EATWELL, Cambridge
17 Feb.: `Useful economic bubbles.'

DR E. WOLFF, British Antarctic Survey
24 Feb.: `Icy bubbles and global warming.'

J. SHAPCOTT, poet
2 Mar.: `Antibubbles in your own kitchen: fluids, air, and poetry.'

PROFESSOR S. SPARKS, Bristol
9 Mar.: `Forecasting volcanic eruptions.'

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