Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR D. WOMERSLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shakespeare and Anthony Munday.'

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Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The meaning of strategy: historical reflections.'

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SLADE PROFESSOR OF FINE ART

Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644 PROFESSOR CRAIG CLUNAS, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2003–4, will deliver his lecture series at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Hilary Term, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

21 Jan.: `Time, space and agency in Ming visual and material culture.'

28 Jan.: `Sitting and roaming: visual and material cultures of direction and movement.'

4 Feb.: `The word on the streets: visual and material cultures of text.'

11 Feb.: `Pictures in the Chinese encyclopaedia: image, category and knowledge.'

18 Feb.: `Play and excess: visual and material cultures of pleasure.'

25 Feb.: `Dark warriors: visual and material cultures of violence.'

3 Mar.: ` "Walking with a staff": visual and material cultures of age and death.'

10 Mar.: `Remnant subjects: the afterlives of Ming visual and material culture.'

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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

DR PANTELIS MICHELAKIS, Bristol, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 November, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)88210.

Subject: `Greek tragedy in silent cinema.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, FINE ART

The Bible in art, music, and literature

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

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland, Queen's College, and Dr C. Joynes, Trinity College.

DR J. SHAW
17 Nov.: `A prophet's Bible.'

DR S. GILLINGHAM
1 Dec.: `Reading and rereading the Psalms: some trends in the reception of psalmody in Jewish and Christian tradition.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MEDICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR WARREN J. EWENS, University of Pennsylvania, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2002, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Note: the lecture will be given at 4.30 p.m., and not, as stated in the Michaelmas Term Special Lecture List, at 5 p.m.

Subject: `Backwards and forwards in population genetics theory.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR G.F.R. ELLIS, Cape Town, will deliver the second Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Fiona Bywater (telephone: Oxford (2)73303).

Subject: `Cosmology and local physics.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor R. Allen, Professor A. Offer, Dr C.K. Harley, and Dr J. Humphries.

PROFESSOR M. MORGAN, LSE
18 Nov.: `Ricardo and model farming.'

DR J. LANDERS
25 Nov.: `Destructive labour: gunpowder, populations, and the costs of war in early modern Europe.'

N. DIMSDALE
2 Dec.: `The staple industries and international competition in late Victorian Britain.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR TOSHIO YOKOYAMA, Kyoto, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr I.J. McMullen.

Subject: `Experiencing a sustainable society: thoughts on the civilising role of Setsuyôshû and ‚zassho, two popular household encyclopaedias in pre-modern Japan.'


MALACHI BEIT-ARIE, Ludwig Jesselson Professor of Codiology and Phaeography, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 December, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Subject: `SfarData—the Codiological Database of the Dated Medieval Hebrew Codices and its contribution to manuscript typology, localising and dating, and textual criticism.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

OXONIA Distinguished Speakers Events

The following meetings, arranged in conjunction with the Department of Economics, will be held as shown in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

PROFESSOR C. MAYER
Mon. 17 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Reforming corporate governance in Britain: what needs to be done?'

G. O'DONNELL, First Permanent Secretary, the Treasury, R. CHOTE, Director, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, C. GILES, The Financial Times, and D. WALTON, Goldman Sachs
Fri. 28 Nov., 4 p.m. (round-table): `The UK macroeconomic framework: lessons learnt and challenges ahead.'

DR N. BATINI, Bank of England
Tue. 1 Dec., 5 p.m.: `UK consumers' habits.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

TONY GROSS, Instituto Socioambiental, Sao Paula and Brasília, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: ` "Socioambientalismo" or soybean? Prospects for sustainable rural development under the Lula administration.'

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SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY AND THE ENVIRONMENT AND ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Conference: Global Standards

This conference, co-sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council Future, Governance Programme, Bristol University, and the University of Oxford, will bring together an international group of invited speakers on the topic of global standards, emphasising issues related to corporate strategy and responsibility in the developed and developing worlds.

The conference will be held at the Rothermere American Institute on 20--22 November. Registration will be at 1.30 p.m. Enquires may be directed to Jan Burke, Personal Assistant to Professor Gordon L. Clark (telephone: Oxford (2)71922, e-mail: jan.burke@geog.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor Gordon L. Clark (Oxford) and Professor Adam Tickell (Bristol).

20 November

STEVE HUGHES, University of Newcastle: `The international labour standards regime. A case study in global regulation.'

SUSAN CHRISTOPHERSON, Cornell University: `Ideal and real in labor standards.'

ALLAN FELS, University of Melbourne: `Global competition policy.'

21 November

DAVID ANGEL, Clark University: `Global standards and the environmental performance of industry.'

TAD MUTERSBAUGH, University of Kentucky: `Below standard: decertification and disqualification in certified organic coffee producing communities.'

JAYNE GODFREY, Monash University: `International harmonisation of accounting standards: going global?'

PROFESSOR CLARK, TESSA HEBB, and DARIUSZ WOJCIK: `The institutional investment value chain: CalPERS' emerging markets strategy.'

LISE KINGO, Executive Vice-President, Novo Nordisk: `Global health standards.'

22 November

JAMES HAWLEY and ANDREW WILLIAMS, Saint Mary's College of California: `Global corporate governance standards: the limits and potential of the fiduciary capitalism perspective.'

GRAHAME THOMPSON, the Open University: `Limits to global standard setting.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR ROMAN LOIMEIER, Bayreuth, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `From Madrasah to Shule: patterns of change in Islamic education in twentieth-century East Africa.'

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CENTRE FOR MEXICAN STUDIES

Conference: `Mexican foreign policy in the post-Cold War world

This conference will be held on 8–9 December, in CIDE, Mexico City. Furthe details may be obtained from Dr Ana Covarrubias (e-mail: ana.covarrubias@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Islamic law and human rights: an ethnographic approach

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, in association with Research Analysts, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, Princeton University, will hold a conference on this subject on 5 and 6 December in Wolfson College.

The conference will bring together a number of international scholars working on issues relating to Islamic law (Shari'a, fiqh, state law) and touching upon human rights concerns. Some focus on places which have typically been seen as Islamic heartlands (Arab states, Iran), others on regions which, despite their numerical strength, have been viewed as peripheral (India, Indonesia, Bosnia), still others on diasporas (France, the UK). All share an ethnographic approach, examining the ways in which practices or texts are used, interpreted and lived by Muslims.

Speakers: Fariba Adelkhah, John Bowen, Fikret Karcic, John Kelsay, Werner Menski, Ziba Mir Husseini, Christian Moe, Martha Mundy, Lawrence Rosen, and Mohammad Talib.

Further information and details of the registration procedure may be obtained from the Administrator, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (telephone: Oxford (2)84220, e-mail: tania.boyt@csls.ox.ac.uk).

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

PROFESSOR PETER BURKE, Professor of Cultural History, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 22 November, in the Council Room, Mansfield College. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and reception. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Performing cultural history.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR L. MAHADEVAN will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Packing problems: from DNA to origami.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

SIR PETER STOTHARD, formerly Editor of The Times, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `After Hutton: Downing Street and the media.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture

SUSAN PEDERSEN, Professor of History, Columbia University, New York, will deliver the Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 November, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception. Open to the public. The lecture is held in association with the Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Trust.

Subject: `Eleanor Rathbone and the democratic faith.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

LORD BRAGG OF WIGTON will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `What are the Arts now?'

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OED FORUM

CATHERINE SANGSTER, BBC, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 December, in Rewley House. This replaces the meeting planned for 25 November.

Subject: `Pronunciation and the BBC.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

RUTH BARNES will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 November, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (admission £2).

Subject: `Textiles and dragon snakes: the Ernst Vatter collection in E. Indonesia.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR C. NEAGU will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 20 November, in the Taylor Institution. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Changes in the iconographical canon: fifteenth- and sixteenth- century Italian Books of Hours in the Bodleian Library.'

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OXFORD LYCEUM

DR GARY SAMORE, formerly Special Assistant to President Clinton and formerly Senior Director for Non-proliferation and Export Controls at the National Security Council, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The North Korean nuclear crisis: a path to war?'

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