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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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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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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The end of the poem: "Homage to Clio" by W.H. Auden.'

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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

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

DR A. WYGANT, Glasgow, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Medean alchemy.'

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CLASSICS, ORIENTAL INSTITUTE, NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

PROFESSOR S. 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

News International Broadcast Media Lectures: The largest theatre in the world: a writer's view of television

HUGH WHITEMORE, News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays.

27 Jan., Exeter College: `Learning the lingo: how television drama evolved.'

3 Feb., Exeter College: `Nuts and bolts: how a TV drama series is put together.'

10 Feb., Green College: `From page to screen: the craft of television adaptation.'

17 Feb., Green College: `What is truth, what is fable? The dilemma of reality and television.'

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Biographers at work

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

SELINA HASTINGS
3 Feb.: `Rosamond Lehmann and the captive biographer.'

D.J. TAYLOR
10 Feb.: `Orwell's personal myth.'

FRANCES SPALDING
17 Feb.: `When are words not enough: Roger Fry and Virginia Woolf's creative friendship.'

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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 L. KREITZER
26 Jan.: `Matthew 11:28 and bearing heavy burdens: Bunyan and De Niro meet Jesus.'

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

PROFESSOR R. HACOHEN, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
23 Feb.: `Cross-textuality and the Song of Songs: searching for the Beloved in Judeo/Christian Passions.' (Perspectives on the Passion series)

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

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Zoology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology.

Convener: Dr David Ferrier.

PROFESSOR J. LEWIS, Cancer Research UK, London
19 Jan: To be announced (on the subject of vertebrate developmental biology).

DR D. JOHNSTON, Natural History Museum, London
26 Jan.: `Genomics and functional genomics of Schistosoma sp.'

DR S. BLACKMORE, West of England
2 Feb.: `Why are we so conscious?'

PROFESSOR R. FORTEY, Natural History Museum, London
9 Feb.: `The Cambrian "explosion": new discoveries, new problems.'

DR H. BENNET-CLARK
16 Feb.: `Cricket song: the mechanics and acoustics of sound production.'

PROFESSOR G. BOXSHALL, Natural History Museum, London
23 Feb.: `Arthropod limb development—integrating classical anatomy with modern developmental genetics and new fossil discoveries.'

DR S. HOOKER, Sea Mammal Research Unit, St Andrews
1 Mar.: `Foraging behaviour of a Southern Ocean marine predator—a fur seal's eye view.'

PROFESSOR S. HAWKINS, Marine Biology Association of the UK, Plymouth
8 Mar.: `Long-term changes in the English Channel by the MBA: trying to unravel the influences of climate and fishing.'

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.

PROFESSOR H.P. BAYLEY
23 Jan.: `How do molecules get into and out of nanoscopic protein pores?'

DR V. KORONAKIS, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Bypassing the periplam—mechanisms of the tripartite Type I engines for drug efflux and protein export.'

PROFESSOR G. MATERLIK,, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
20 Feb., Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Pathology: `The diamond light source and implications for biological research.'

PROFESSOR P.A. BULLOUGH, Sheffield
27 Feb.: `Membrane protein complexes: probing structure, function, and assembly by electron microscopy.'

PROFESSOR J.M. HOGLE, Harvard
5 Mar.: `On the outside looking in: how do non- enveloped viruses get into cells?'

DR C. DOERIG, Anderson College, Glasgow
12 Mar.: `Of plasmodium, cell proliferation, protein kinases, and the search for novel antimalarials.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following departmental seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR M. BOWKER, Cardiff
19 Jan.: `Resolving catalytic phenomena at the atomic scale with scanning tunnelling microscopy.'

DR C. KAY, Free University, Berlin
26 Jan.: `Application of modern electron spin resonance to biophysical puzzles.'

PROFESSOR D. ANDELMAN, Tel Aviv
2 Feb.: `Patterns, templates, and ordering in thin films: from magnetic garnets to polymer films and beyond.' (RSC Bourke Lecture)

PROFESSOR D. CHANDLER, Berkeley
9 Feb.: `Bubbles in space-time: dynamics on the way to forming glass.'

PROFESSOR Z. ROSENWAKS, Ben-Gurion
16 Feb.: `The chemical oxygen–iodine laser: exploitation of the magic O2(1[delta]) molecule.'

DR S. BLUNDELL
23 Feb.: `Implanted muons as a probe of magnetism and superconductivity.'

PROFESSOR S. SCOTT, Leeds
1 Mar.: `Spatial patterns and waves in chemical systems.'

PROFESSOR R. DONOVAN, Edinburgh
8 Mar.: `Charge-transfer states: from zero-point level to the dissociation limit.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12), opposite the Main Lecture Theatre, the Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. Details of the 2 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor Child.

PROFESSOR D. BIRD, Bath
19 Jan.: `Theory of chemicurrents.'

PROFESSOR P. GASPARD, Brussels
16 Feb.: `From dynamics to reactivity!'

DR F. MANBY, Bristol
1 Mar.: `Accurate quantum chemistry for large molecules.'

DR C. DOMENE
8 Mar.: `Watching ions moving through potassium channels.'

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics.

Convener: Dr S. Sarkar.

PROFESSOR R. EVANS, Bristol
23 Jan.: `Attraction out of repulsion: phase transitions and interfaces in colloidal fluids.'

PROFESSOR C. BENDER, Washington University, St Louis and Imperial College
6 Feb.: `Quantum mechanics without hermiticity.'

PROFESSOR G. EMCH, Florida
20 Feb.: `Probabilities for micro- v. macro-physics.'

DR F. ESSLER
5 Mar.: `Field induced condensation of magnons in Haldane-gap antiferromagnets.'

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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.

PROFESSOR A. HALLIDAY, ETH Zurich
19 Jan.: `The origin and earliest evolution of the Earth.'

DR C. COCKELL, BAS
26 Jan.: `The recolonisation of asteroid and comet craters—new opportunities for life.'

DR S. MANNING, Reading
2 Feb.: To be announced.

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

DR C. OPPENHEIMER, Cambridge
8 Mar.: To be announced.

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933).

DR D. ROBINSON, National Physical Laboratory
22 Jan.: `The importance of measurement traceability and "valid data" for the exploration and exploitation of space.'

PROFESSOR R. KERR, Warwick
29 Jan.: `Evidence for upscale energy transfer from the atmospheric boundary layer.'

DR H. OLIVER
5 Feb.: `Meteorology and warfare.'

PROFESSOR S. RAYNER
12 Feb.: `The limits to usefulness: the role of climate forecasting in policy and management.'

DR R. SUTTON, Reading
19 Feb.: `Climate impacts of changes in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation.'

DR D. STEVENSON, Edinburgh
26 Feb.: `Modelling the atmopheric sulphur cycle and the impact of the 1783–4 Laki (Iceland) volcanic eruption.'

PROFESSOR M. PILLING, Leeds
4 Mar.: `Developing mechanisms of tropospheric oxidation through laboratory, field, and modelling studies.'

DR J. REBURN, RAL
11 Mar.: `Millimetre-wave tomographic limb- sounding of the UTLS.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, PHILOSOPHY

Mathematical Logic Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 3.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Mathematical Institute. (Note: new time.)

Convener: Professor A.J. Wilkie.

T. PHEIDAS, Crete
23 Jan.: `Solvability of polynomial equations in algebraic domains: a survey.'

M. TAITSLIN, Tver
30 Jan.: `Pseudo-finite homogeneity and isolation.'

T. DE PIRO, Edinburgh
6 Feb.: `The group configuration for 2-simple theories.'

N. VOROBJOV, Bath
13 Feb.: `Betti numbes of definable sets.'

A. BOROVIK, UMIST
20 Feb.: `Groups of finite Morley rank.'

S. ABRAMSKY
27 Feb.: `Towards a logic of entanglement.'

A. SHLAPENTOKH, East Carolina
5 Mar.: `Hilbert's tenth problem and Mazur's conjectures.'

H. BRAUN
12 Mar.: `Definability questions for classes of holomorphic functions.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR C. WARLOW, Edinburgh
20 Feb.: `Regulations and the end of clinical research.'

PROFESSOR A. SCHNIDER, University Hospitals, Geneva
12 Mar.: `Spontaneous confabulation and reality in thinking.'

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University Department of Psychiatry

The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

DR I. ANDERSON, Manchester
27 Jan.: `Putting the pharma into fMRI: drugs, effects, and serotonin.'

DR E. JOYCE, Imperial College School of Medicine
2 Mar.: `The West London First Episode of Schizophrenia Study: cognitive function and relationship to outcome.'

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Department of Experimental Psychology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

DR N. LAVIE, UCL
20 Jan.: `Distracted and confused?: brain mechanisms and psychological functions of selective attention under load.'

PROFESSOR R. PASSINGHAM
27 Jan.: `Is brain imaging just the new phrenology?'

C. HARMER
3 Feb.: `Cognitive mechanisms of antidepressant drug action.'

DR S. BLAKEMORE, UCL
10 Feb.: `Delusions of control: how do we recognise the consequences of our own actions?'

DR R. ROGERS, Warneford Hospital
17 Feb.: `The neuromodulation of emotional processing in risky decision-making.'

DR M. BAXTER
24 Feb.: `Actylcholine and memory: beware of dogma.'

D. BANNERMAN
2 Mar.: `Multiple memory mechanisms in the hippocampus: a study in rats and mutant mice.'

PROFESSOR A. MATTHEWS, Cambridge
9 Mar.: `Cognitive control and emotional encoding.'

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Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

DR M. COLEMAN, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `Protecting axons in injury and disease: the WldS gene.'

DR S. FISHER
30 Jan.: `Molecular dissection of speech and language disorders.'

DR P. SALINAS, Imperial College, London
6 Feb.: `Formation of neuronal connections: a role for Wnt signalling.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR R. LOVELL-BADGE, NIMR
13 Feb.: `Sox genes, stem cells, and CNS development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR J. SPARROW, York
20 Feb.: `Genetic studies of muscle thin filaments and nemaline myopathy in Drosophila.'

PROFESSOR D.P. KYRIACOU, Leicester
27 Feb.: `Molecular analysis of circadian behaviour in flies.'

DR L. SEGALAT, Lyon
5 Mar.: `C. elegans as a tool to decipher the mechanisms of dystrophin-dependent myopathies.'

DR A. TOLKOVSKY, Cambridge
12 Mar.: `New models of neuronal cell death.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, MODERN HISTORY

Language and history

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Oriel College.

Conveners: Professor D. Cram, Professor R. Evans, and Professor S. Romaine.

L. MUGGLESTONE
20 Jan.: `Hidden histories. The OED and the inventory of English.'

J. JOSEPH, Edinburgh
27 Jan.: `The unilingual republic of the world: reactions to the 1872 proposal to make English the national language of Japan.'

F. FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO, London
3 Feb.: `Language and cultural exchange in colonia contexts: reflections suggested by Negerengels.'

M. FLUDERNIK, Freiburg
10 Feb.: `Narrative structure 1250–1750: the letters.'

S. COLEMAN
17 Feb.: `Linguistic (non-)diversity on the Web.'

P. KERRY
24 Feb.: `History and literature: branches of the same tree?'

S. ADAMSON
2 Mar.: To be announced.

J. INNES
9 Mar.: ` "Reform" in English public life before and after 1780: reflections on writing the history of a word.'

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Seminar on the History of the Book 1450–1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor I.W.F. Maclean.

DR D. RUNDLE
23 Jan.: `The dispersals of the library of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester.'

DR I. GADD, Bath Spa University College
6 Feb.: `Guilds and the London book trade: reassessing the Stationers' Company.'

PROFESSOR D. NORBROOK
13 Feb.: `Women, Lucretius, and the Republic of letters.'

A. MARR
20 Feb.: `Mutio Oddi's book on sundials: production and distribution.'

PROFESSOR V. WORTH-STYLIANOU, Brookes
27 Feb.: `Vernacular medical books on pregnancy and childbirth in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe.'

MS LAURA MERINO I PASTOR
5 Mar.: `The Latin blockwork `Ars moriendi': its first English readers and later owners.'

PROFESSOR I. MICHAEL
12 Mar.: `Thomas Bodley's Celestinas.'

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Britain, Portugal, and empire, 1700–1900

The following lectures will be given at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Portuguese Studies Centre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAMANYAM
22 Jan.: `Britain, Portugal, and Britain's empire in Asia, 1700–1850.'

PROFESSOR M. NEWITT, King's College, London
29 Jan.: `Portugal and Britain in East Africa: a relationship of mutual frustration.'

PROFESSOR L. BETHELL
5 Feb.: `Britain and the end of the Portuguese empire in Brazil.'

PROFESSOR J. DIAS, Nova de Lisboa
12 Feb.: `Portugal, Britain, and the illegal slave trade from Angola, 1800–50.'

PROFESSOR R. RAMOS, Lisboa
19 Feb.: `Fear and expectation: Britain, Portugal, and the war of 1898 between the United States and Spain.'

PROFESSOR MARIA TERESA PINTO COELHO, Nova de Lisboa
26 Feb.: `The Portuguese discoveries in late nineteenth-century England and the scramble for Africa.'

DR G. DEUTSCH
4 Mar.: `German designs on Portuguese African colonies on the eve of World War I.'

A. VAKIL, King's College, London
11 Mar.: `The uses of England: images of England in late nineteenth-century Portuguese political discourse.'

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MODERN HISTORY

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 peculiarities 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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Historical concepts between Western and Eastern Europe

ULRICH HERBERT, Freiburg, will deliver a lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 January, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The series is chaired by Professor Manfred Hildermeier and Professor Jane Caplan.

Subject: `Stalinist and Nazi rule: possibilities and limits of comparison.'

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Military History Seminar

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

Convener: Professor Hew Strachan.

DR R. STEARN, DNB
28 Jan.: `Naval and military coverage in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.'

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

T. NOETZEL
25 Feb.: `Strategy and the Bundeswehr.'

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

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Seminar in medieval history

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

Conveners: Professor Rees Davies and Dr Mark Whittow.

J. RILEY-SMITH, Cambridge
19 Jan.: `The internal structure of the Fourth Crusade.'

D. PALLISER, Leeds
26 Jan.: `Royal mausolea in England 1216–1422.'

C. SWEETENHAM, London
2 Feb.: ` "Popular and somewhat romantic": why bother reading Robert the Monk?'

A. JANSE, Leiden
9 Feb.: `The transformation of the aristocracy in the thirteenth century.'

J. FERNHOLZ
16 Feb.: `Local diplomacy in fifteenth-century Lancastrian France.'

N. MIDDLETON
23 Feb.: `Early medieval tolls and trade.'

M. AURELL, Poitiers
1 Mar.: `Gestures of a murder: Thomas Becket, 29 December 1170.'

T. BISSON, Harvard
8 Mar.: `The donkey and the lyre: crises of power in the twelfth century.'

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Commonwealth History Research Seminar

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

DR M. HARRISON
23 Jan.: `Disease, empire, and degeneration in early nineteenth-century Britain.'

PROFESSOR I. PHIMISTER, Sheffield
30 Jan.: `Foreign devils, finance, and informal empire: Britain and China, 1900–12.'

DR S. KAPILA
6 Feb.: `Masculinity and madness: princely personhood and the sciences of the mind, western India, 1870–1940.'

C. HARDING
13 Feb.: `Religion and social identity renewed: the founding of the Christian colony of Maryabad, Punjab.'

DR J. ALEXANDER
20 Feb.: `Veterans, violence, and nationalism in Zimbabwe.'

S. FREEDMAN and G.M. JACK
27 Feb.: M.St. presentations.

K. DUMOUCHELLE and C. PARKINSON
5 Mar.: Probationer Research presentations.

R. WORRALL and B. WHITE
12 Mar.: Probationer Research presentations.

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MODERN HISTORY, THEOLOGY

Seminar on scepticism in early modern Europe

the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Professor I.W.F. Maclean.

PROFESSOR MACLEAN
21 Jan.: `Anti-scepticism and the libertas philosophandi.'

PROFESSOR T. CAVE
28 Jan.: `Presentations of scepticism: Sextus Empiricus.'

DR N. DAVIDSON
4 Feb.: `Sebastian Castellio and the art of doubting.'

DR R. SCHOLAR
11 Feb.: `Montaigne and his reception in England.'

PROFESSOR J. COTTINGHAM, Reading
18 Feb.: `Descartes.'

DR N. MALCOLM
25 Feb.: `Hobbes.'

S. MANDELBROTE, Cambridge
3 Mar.: `Isaac La Peyrère.'

PROFESSOR BROOKE
10 Mar.: `Boyle.'

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MODERN HISTORY AND THE VOLTAIRE FOUNDATION

Enlightenment Workshop

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Voltaire Foundation.

Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss, Dr John Robertson, and Dr Jan Spurlock.

A. LIFSHITZ and B. RUNDELL
19 Jan.: symposium on `Enlightenment from West to East.' (Discussion of Mary Terrall, The Man Who Flattened the Earth. Maupertuis and the sciences in the Enlightenment, and Larry Wolff, Inventing Eastern Europe. Civilisation on the mind of the Enlightenment)

DR N. HAMMOND, Cambridge
26 Jan.: `Port Royal, education, and Englightenment.'

H. HOWARD
2 Feb.: `The illustrated Bible in eighteenth-century England.'

DR S. VAN DAMME
9 Feb.: `The Republic of Letters in Paris and London.'

DR M. FITZPATRICK, Aberystwyth
16 Feb.: `Death and the maidens: David Samwell, the South Seas, and Enlightenment in Britain.'

PROFESSOR J. MOORE, Concordia University, Montreal
23 Feb.: `Socinianism and enlightenment.'

DR J. RENDALL, York
1 Mar.: `Adaptations: gender, history, and political economy in the work of Dugald Stewart and Elizabeth Hamilton.'

DR F. OZ-SALZBERGER, Haifa
8 Mar.: `The Enlightenment in translation.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

From cuneiform to Qur'an: Iraq in the first millennium AD

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in Room 314, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: Dr J.A. Black, Professor F.G.B. Millar, and Dr C.F. Robinson.

STEPHANIE DALLEY
19 Jan.: `Introduction: change and continuity.'

MICHAEL SOMMER, Freiburg/Wolfson
26 Jan.: `The desert and the sown: imperial supremacy and local culture in Partho-Roman Mesopotamia.'

SAM LIEU, Macquarie
2 Feb.: `Mani and the early Sasanians.'

ST JOHN SIMPSON, British Museum
9 Feb.: `Pots and people: decoding Sasanian folk art in northern Iraq.'

ALISON SALVESEN
16 Feb.: `Binding spells in the Aramaic incantation bowls from Babylonia.'

SACHA STERN, SOAS
23 Feb.: `Jews and Judaism in late antique Babylonia.'

DAVID TAYLOR
1 Mar.: `Syricac communities and the coming of Islam.'

CHASE ROBINSON
8 Mar.: `Late antiquity in early Islamic Iraq.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

British Government and Politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: Professor Vernon Bogdanor and Dr David Butler.

DR BUTLER (Discussion opened by David Willetts, MP, Head of Policy Board and Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions)
23 Jan.: `The strategy of the Conservative Party.'

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR (Discussion opened by Sir Hayden Phillips, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Constitutional Affairs)
30 Jan.: `The role of the Department for Constitutional Affairs—the Permanent Secretary's view.'

DR BUTLER (Discussion opened by Lord Razzall, Treasurer, Liberal Democrats, 1987–2000)
6 Feb.: `The strategy of the Liberal Democrats.'

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR (Discussion opened by the Rt. Hon. Lady Justic Arden, Justice of Appeal)
13 Feb.: `Politics and the judges.'

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR (Discussion opened by Lady Prashar, First Civil Service Commissioner)
20 Feb.: `Civil Service reform.'

DR BUTLER (Discussion opened by Peter Riddell, Political Correspondent, The Times)
27 Feb.: `Politics and media.'

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR (Discussion opened by the Rt. Hon. Lord Falconer, Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor)
5 Mar.: `The role of the Department for Constitutional Affairs—the Secretary of State's view.'

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Current issues in social policy

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House.

PROFESSOR H. GLENNERSTER, LSE
20 Jan.: `Can we afford our future?'

DR T. BURCHARDT, LSE
27 Jan.: ` "One man's rags are another man's riches": identifying adaptive preferences using panel data.'

DR A. SWIFT
3 Feb.: `How not to be a hyprocite: school choice for the morally perplexed.'

PROFESSOR J. WALDFOGEL, Columbia and LSE
10 Feb.: `Inequality in pre-school education and school readiness.'

DR L. PLATT, Essex
17 Feb.: `The intergenerational social mobility of minority ethnic groups.'

DR H. DEAN, LSE
24 Feb.: `Popular discourse and the ethical deficiency of "Third Way" conceptions of citizenship.'

PROFESSOR K. BANTING
2 Mar.: `Do multicultural policies erode the welfare state?'

PROFESSOR H. LAND, Bristol
9 Mar.: `Taking care to market: what does it mean?'

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African Studies Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (telephone: Oxford (2)74477, e-mail: ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Karen Brown and Lotte Hughes.

A. AFIGBO
22 Jan.: `On reparation for the African slave trade: contestations and refutations.'

C. SATO
29 Jan.: `Forced removal, land struggles, and restoration of land in northern KwaZulu-Natal, 1975–2000.'

L. WHITFIELD
5 Feb.: `Who represents whom? Political representation in Ghana (1947–81).'

P. STEYN, Stirling
12 Feb.: `Industry, pollution, and the apartheid state in South Africa.'

D. RUBINSTEIN, Princeton
19 Feb., Dahrendorf Room: `Utilising African landscapes: tensions among people and wildlife.'

H. WELS, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
26 Feb.: `Private wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe: joint ventures and reciprocity.'

A. MOKVIST, Uppsala
4 Mar.: `Traditional leaders, governance, and the Communal Land Rights Bill in South Africa.'

T. WEST
11 Mar.: `Politics and the economic sustainability of thoroughbred horse-racing in Kenya and South Africa.'

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Comparative Education Seminar Series: Education in Africa

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr D. Johnson and Professor W. Beinart.

DR A. LEMON
20 Jan.: `Redressing school inequalities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.'

DR A. VERSPOOR, World Bank
27 Jan., Lecture Room 2, 15 Norham Gardens: `The challenge of learnign: improving the quality of basic education in sub-Saharan Africa.'

DR C. BROCK
3 Feb.: `Aspects of education in Sierra Leone: from "jewel in the crown" to "basket case"?'

DR M. SCHWEISFURTH, Birmingham
10 Feb.: `Education and democracy in the Gambia.'

DR E. UNTERHALTER, London
17 Feb.: `Remaking the nation: changing masculinities and education in South Africa.'

DR S. NEWELL, Sussex
24 Feb.: ` "What the Dickens?": debates about English literature and English literacy in West Africa.'

PROFESSOR M. CROSSLEY, Bristol
2 Mar.: `Research and evaluation for educational development: learning from the PRISM experience in Kenya.'

C. LOW
9 Mar.: `Gatherers of knowledge: informal learning and transmission of healing knowledge amongst rural Namibian Khoisan.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES, LAW

The UN Security Council and War

The following seminars, which are part of the Leverhulme Programme on `The changing character of war', will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room B, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Conveners: Professor V. Lowe, Professor A. Roberts, and Dr J. Welsh.

PROFESSOR ROBERTS, PROFESSOR LOWE, and DR WELSH
21 Jan.: `The Charter limitations on the use of force: theory and practice.'

PROFESSOR D. SCHEFFER, Georgetown
28 Jan.: `The Council and military occupations.'

DR D. SAROOSHI
4 Feb.: `Authorisation of regional bodies to use force.'

DR N. KRISCH
11 Feb.: `Great Powers and the Security Council.'

PROFESSOR V. GOWLLAND-DEBBAS, Geneva
18 Feb.: `International economic sanctions.'

PROFESSOR G. GOODWIN-GILL
25 Feb.: `The Council and international humanitarian organisations.'

PROFESSOR N. MACFARLANE
3 Mar.: `The Council and human security.'

PROFESSOR G. NOLTE, Göttingen
10 Mar.: `The Council and international humanitarian law.'

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THEOLOGY

Old Testament Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Theology Faculty Centre.

Convener: Professor J. Barton.

DR J. DAY
26 Jan.: `Does the Old Testament refer to sacred prostitution, and did it actually exist in ancient Israel?'

H. CLIFFORD
9 Feb.: `Atheism: Psalms, Greeks, and Philo.'

PROFESSOR K. CATHCART
23 Feb.: ` "The most learned Englishman I know": Sir Peter le Page Renouf (1822–97), theologian and Egyptologist.'

DR P. JOYCE
8 Mar.: `Ezekiel's theology: no repentance and on individualism. Really?'

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Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Convener: W.M. Morgan, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
30 Jan.: `Teaching non-western religions today: finance, politics, and identity.'

PROFESSOR R. HACKETT, Tennessee
13 Feb.: `Carping or carpe diem: the response of scholars of religion to global religious violence.'

DR J. REYNELL
27 Feb.: `Opportunities for female autonomy and leadership within the Jain religious tradition.'

DR M. TALIB
12 Mar.: `Some considerations for an anthropology of Islam.'

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Ian Ramsey Centre

Science and religion

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in weeks 2, 4, and 6, in the Hood Room, St Cross College. Details of the 12 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Professor J. Hedley Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

DR K. HUTCHISON, Melbourne
29 Jan.: `An angel's view of heaven? Heliocentricity before Copernicus.'

PROFESSOR HOLMES ROLSTON, Colorado State University
26 Feb.: `Genes, Genesis, and God.'

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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

Health and social care for ageing populations

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Sociology.

Convener: Dr K. Howse.

PROFESSOR B. DAVIES, LSE
22 Jan: `Matching care management to needs: how well did the reforms succeed?'

PROFESSOR A. GRAY
29 Jan.: `Ageing and health expenditure: a new look at the evidence.'

PROFESSOR C. VICTOR, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
5 Feb.: `Loneliness and isolation among older people.'

PROFESSOR A.D. SMITH
12 Feb.: `Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing (OPTIMA): from diagnosis to prevention of dementia.'

DR R. GOOBERMAN-HILL, Bristol
19 Feb.: `MAP65+ - disability in later life.'

DR S. FAZEL
26 Feb. `Psychiatric aspects of crime and the elderly.' A. COMAS-HERRERA, LSE 4 Mar.: `The future costs of dementia care.'

PROFESSOR R. HANCOCK, Leicester
11 Mar.: `A micro-simulation model for long-term care costs.'

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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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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

DR JOSE ESTEBAN CASTRO
20 Jan.: `Private participation in the water sector in Brazil: issues of governance and citizenship.'

DR E. AMANN, Manchester
27 Jan.: `Recent UK foreign direct investment in Brazil in regional comparative perspective.'

DR JOSE AUGUSTO PADUA, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
3 Feb.: `Nature conservation and nation building in the thought of Brazil's founding father Jose Bonifacio (1763--1838).'

E. GOMEZ, Brown
10 Feb.: `Building fiscal responsibility in Brazil.'

PROFESSOR L. KOWARICK, Sao Paulo
17 Feb.: `Social vulnerability in urban Brazil, France, and the United States.'

PROFESSOR CRISTINA DE SILVA LEME, Sao Paulo
24 Feb.: `The origins of urbanism in Brazil and its impact on the transformation of Brazilian cities in the twentieth century.'

DR JOAO CESAR DE CASTRO ROCHA, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
2 Mar.: `The dialectic of marginality: towards a new paradigm of contemporary Brazilian culture.'

PROFESSOR MARCELO DE PAIVA ABREU, Pontifica Universidade Catolica, Rio de Janeiro, and Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
9 Mar.: `Brazil and the FTAA.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Issues in science and technology studies

The following visiting speaker seminar series will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 14, the Saïd Business School. For up-to-date and background information and more details, including availability of papers, e-mail sara.ward@sbs.ox.ac.uk, or see http:// www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/faculty_seminars_science_technology.asp.

Details of the 18 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor S. Woolgar.

DR C. HAYDEN, Cambridge and Berkeley
21 Jan.: `Taking as giving: bioscience and the rise of an ethic of benefit-sharing.'

DR R. BURROWS, York
28 Jan.: `Sorting places out? Classification and its consequences in the information age.'

PROFESSOR K. HETHERINGTON, Lancaster
4 Feb.: `Manchester's Urbis: regeneration, interactivity, subjectivity.'

DR T. OSBORNE, Bristol
11 Feb.: `On mediators: remarks on the ideas trade in the knowledge society.'

DR A. BARRY, Goldsmiths' College, London
25 Feb.: `Why invention?'

DR M. JACOB, Copenhagen Business School
3 Mar.: `Public--private boundary crossing and the commodification of knowledge.'

DR G. BELL, Intel Corporation
10 Mar.: `Internet technologies in Asia: ethnographic studies for product design.' (To be confirmed)

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR M. GORDON, Cambridge, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Automated reasoning and formal verification.'

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OXFORD e-SCIENCE CENTRE

Will e-science change the University?

The Oxford e-Science Centre will hold an Oxford University e-Science Open day on Wednesday, 21 January, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Saïd Business School. The keynote talk will be given by Professor Tony Hey. For registration and further details, contact Miranda Turner (e-mail: miranda.turner@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The quest for peace in the Arab–Israeli conflict

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI, formerly Foreign Minister of the State of Israel, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

5 Feb.: `The early years: a missed opportunity?'

12 Feb.: `1967–77: the tortuous road to Jerusalem.'

26 Feb.: `From Camp David to Madrid.'

11 Mar.: `The rise and fall of the Oslo process.'

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David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in Yarnton Manor. The OCHJS minibus will depart from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 and 7.30 p.m., and will leave Yarnton Manor at 9.45 p.m. Single fare: £1.60 (students £1.20).

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

PROFESSOR A. GOLDMAN, Columbia
21 Jan.: `The Prophet's Wife: Milton Steinberg's unfinished masterpiece.'

PROFESSOR B. NEUBERGER, Open University of Israel
28 Jan.: `Education and democracy in Israel—dilemmas and constraints.'

P. SIJPESTEIJN, Christ Church
4 Feb.: `Family Tzorus—a settlement from the Cairo Geniza.'

PROFESSOR L. KRAVITZ, Hebrew Union College, New York
11 Feb.: ` "Where the dog lies buried...": hidden problem areas in medieval and modern theological systems.'

DR M. BAR-ASHER, Hebrew University
18 Feb.: `Jews and Judaism in early Shi'i religious literature.'

PROFESSOR E. SICHER, Ben-Gurion University
25 Feb.: `Between hope and despair: Jewish writers and the Russian Revolution.'

DR A. LEVY, CNRS, Paris
3 Mar.: `Hebrew mathematics and Jewish culture in the Middle Ages.'

PROFESSOR R. LOEWE, University College, London
10 Mar.: `Ibn Sahula's Meshal haqadmoni: a failed educational endeavour.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Surgery, physic, and culture

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr M. Pelling.

E. LEONG
19 Jan.: `Recipe collection and the transmission of lay medical knowledge: how medical remedies circulated in early modern England.'

R. RALLEY, Cambridge
26 Jan.: `The "comminalte" of London physicians and surgeons, 1423–4.'

A. NATHOO, Cambridge
2 Feb.: ` "The most extraordinary programme ever shown on television": transplant surgeons, cardiac patients, and Tomorrow's World in 1968.'

DR A. WARWICK, London
9 Feb.: `Rethinking the early history of X-rays through orthopaedic surgery in the German-speaking lands.'

PROFESSOR C. LAWRENCE, London
16 Feb.: `Bodies anatomical and geographical: surgery and exploration in the nineteenth century.'

DR L. VAUGHAN
23 Feb.: ` " The morbid destruction of the parts necessary to life": William Heberden and the "usefulness" of clinico-pathological correlation in eighteenth- century England.'

N. SAAKWA-MANTE, London
1 Mar.: `Robert Boyle, monsters, and the causes of human skin colour variation.'

A. STOBART, Middlesex
8 Mar.: ` "The Right Honourable the Lady Clifford's Booke of Receipts": variations in domestic medicine at Ugbrooke House, Devon, in the seventeenth century.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Public lecture

DR JIM BENNETT will lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 5 February, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture is linked to the current exhibition `Ingenuity in Restoration England'. Admission is free.

Subject: `Instruments and ingenuity.'

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Between the lines

BENJAMIN WOOLLEY will talk about his book The Queen's Conjuror: the Life and Magic of Dr Dee, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 22 January, in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free.

`Between the lines' is a series of occasional lectures by authors of history of science books which are intended for a wide readership.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Islamic political thought

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

PROFESSOR M. LAST, UCL
21 Jan.: `Resolving the scholar's dilemma over piety or power: the Sokoto Caliphate 1804--1903.'

DR B. MILTON-EDWARDS, Queen's, 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
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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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Development Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 12 February and 11 March seminars will be announced later.

Conveners: Rosemary Thorp and John Toye.

DR C. ADAM
22 Jan.: `Staying the course: the challenge of maintaining fiscal control in developing countries.'

DR V. FITZGERALD
29 Jan.: `Productivity growth in Latin America during the twentieth century.'

DR S. BANDYOPADHYAY
5 Feb.: `Polarisation, stratification, and convergence clubs: why are some states in India rich, while others are poor?'

DR J. ALEXANDER
19 Feb.: `Researching the politics of violence in Zimbabwe.'

DR D. CHATTY
26 Feb.: `The politics of oil and pastoral nomadic societies: the case of Oman.'

DR C. LLOYD
4 Mar.: `Solidarity among Algerian migrants: a case study of responses to the 1999 floods and the 2003 earthquake.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government

PROFESSOR ELINOR OSTROM, Professor of Political Science, will deliver the Lee Lecture at p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `The Samaritan's dilemma: an institutional analysis of aid and development.'

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Neill Lecture

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Alabama claims.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 2004

The future of higher education

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR ALAN RYAN
19 Jan.: `How high, how much, and for whom? Some trans-Atlantic contrasts.'

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WATSON, Brighton
26 Jan.: `A new university world? National and international perspectives on change in higher education.'

PROFESSOR ONORA O'NEILL, Cambridge
9 Feb.: `What are universities for?'

BAHRAM BEKHRADNIA, Higher Education Policy Institute
16 Feb.: `Higher education: where have we been? Where are we going?'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Nuffield Political Science Seminars

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

Conveners: Geoffrey Evans, Iain McLean, and Christopher Wlezien, Nuffield College.

D. KELEMEN
23 Jan.: `The globalisation of American law.'

SABINE CAREY, Nottingham
30 Jan.: `The use of repression as response to domestic dissent.'

SEAN CAREY, Sheffield
6 Feb.: `Election cycles and the economic voter.'

E. HAFNER-BURTON
13 Feb.: `The decentralisation of human rights: regional economic governance.'

G. CAPOCCIA
20 Feb.: `Reactions to extremism and democratic survival: defending democracy in interwar Europe.'

H. KITSCHELT, Duke University
27 Feb.: `Party competition in Latin American and post-Communist eastern Europe: divergence of patterns, similarity of explanatory variables.'

P. MAIR, Leiden
5 Mar.: `The passing of popular democracy.'

J. BARTLE, Essex
12 Mar.: `Personality voting and personality voters: new evidence from the 2001 British Election Study.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminar

Except where otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Probationer Research Student presentations will be held at the meetings on 2 March and 9 March.

Convener: Dr D.A. Washbrook.

HER EXCELLENCY DR MALEEHA LODHI, High Commissioner for Pakistan
Fri. 30 Jan., 5 p.m., Dahrendorf Room: To be announced.

PROFESSOR F. ROBINSON, Royal Holloway College, London
3 Feb.: `Other-worldly and this-worldly Islam and the Islamic revival.'

S. MIZUTANI
10 Feb.: `The "Europeans" in India and the education of their "domiciled" brethren: race, mixed race, and class in the colonising contect, 1858--the 1920s.'

DR M. HARRISON, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
17 Feb.: `Networks of knowledge: medicine and natural history in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century India.'

S. PURI
24 Feb., 5 p.m.: `Photographing plague: visual narratives of the Indian body, colonial power and infectious disease in Bombay, 1896--7.'

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The military balance and decision-making across the Taiwan Strait

This conference will be held on 27 and 28 February, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. For enquiries and registration, contact Jennifer Griffiths (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr S. Tsang.

Friday, 27 February. Session 1: Drivers behind policy-making (Chair: Dr Tsang)

PROFESSOR MAOCHUN YU, US Naval Academy
9.30 a.m.: `China: what are the political and military factors that determine China's policy over the use of force?' (Discussant: Wei Zhang, Cambridge)

DR P. YANG, Politics, National Taiwan
11 a.m.: `Taiwan: what are the primary factors that determine Taiwan's policy over its security?' (Discussant: Antonio Chiang, National Security Council)

DR R. BUSH, Brookings Institution
12.05 p.m.: `The US: what are the capacity and the limits of the US in deterring China from using force and constraining Taiwan from provoking China?' (Discussant: Dr Yuen-Foong Khong)


Session2: Military balance across the Strait (Chair: Col. Roy Giles)

K. ALLEN, NCA
2.10 p.m.: `Controlling the airspace over the Taiwan Strait: basic issues and concepts.' (Discussant: Dr Han-Hua Chen, National Strategic Studies Institute, NDU, Taipei)

PROFESSOR B. COLE, National War College, NDU, Washington
3.15 p.m.: `Command of the sea: can the PLA secure the control of the sea and cut off the Taiwan from the outside world?' (Discussant: Capt. Ching Chang, ROCN and University of Hull)

DR V. NIQUET, IRIS, Paris
4.45 p.m.: `Amphibious capacity: can the PLA launch, sustain, and resupply amphibious operations against Taiwan and subdue Taiwan's defence forces on land?' (Discussant: Capt. K. Golden, US Navy)

TAI-MING CHEUNG, King's College, London
5.50 p.m.: `Infrastructure capacity: does the PRC have the industrial, technological, economic, and infrastructure capacity to wage and sustain a successful campaign to subdue Taiwan?' (Discussant: Dr J.-P. Cabestan, CNRS, Paris)


Saturday, 28 February. Session 3: Beyond traditional military balance across the Strait (Chair: Rear-Adm. Richard Cobbold, Royal United Services Institute)

PROFESSOR J. POLLACK, Naval War College
9.30 a.m.: `Missile threat: can Taiwan defend itself effectively against the PLA's missile threat in military and political terms?' (Discussant: Dr H. Liao, Taiwan Research Institute)

R. FISHER, Jamestown Foundation
10.55 a.m.: `Unconventional warfare: what is the scope for the PLA to conduct electronic warfare and stage other unconventional operations that may break Taiwan's will to fight?' (Discussant: Capt. J. Settele, US Navy)

DR K. CAMPBELL, CSIS
12 noon: `US role; under what conditions and in what form will the US intervene militarily in a military confrontation across the Taiwan Strait?' (Discussant: Dr Su-ya Chang, Academic Sinica)


Session 4: The costs of a military confrontation (Chair: Andrew Yang, CAPS)

DR JING HUANG, Utah State
2.10 p.m.: `Political costs for China: what are the likely implications on the politics, society, and the economy of the PRC in the event of a major military confrontation across the Taiwan Strait?' (Discussant: Professor J. Teufel, Miami)

PROFESSOR YONG DENG, US Naval Academy
3.15 p.m.: `Diplomatic and regional fallout: how would a military confrontation impact on China's diplomati position in the world and its standing in East Asia?' (Discussant: Dr G. Chan, CIS, Cambridge)

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European Studies Centre

South-east European Studies Programme

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: Kalypso Nicolaidis and Othon Anastasakis.

H. GRABBE, Centre for European Reform, and DIMITRIS PAPADIMITRIOU, Manchester
22 Jan.: `What can the EU learn from the enlargement process to improve its policies for south-east Europe?'

M. GLENNY, SEE Change 2004, and A. FATIC, Montenegro
29 Jan.: `The informal sector and organised crime.'

G. SCHOPFLIN, School of Slavonic and East European Studies
5 Feb.: `Nationhood in the Balkans.'

L. KEKIC, Economist Intelligence Unit, and V. BOJICIC-DZELILOVIC, LSE
12 Feb.: `Prospects and challenges for economic development.'

S. ECONOMIDES, LSE, and R. CAPLAN
26 Feb.: `Transatlantic relations and Balkan security.'

V. FOUSKAS, Kingston, and T. DIEZ, Birmingham
4 Mar.: `On Cyprus.'

R. CRAMPTON, K. NICOLAIDIS, O. ANASTASAKIS, and D. BECHEV
11 Mar.: `South-east European prospects of EU membership.'

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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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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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BLACKFRIARS

The Blackfriars Aquinas Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Blackfriars.

Convener: Dr W.E. Carroll.

DR F. KERR
29 Jan.: `Thomas Aquinas' mind/world identity theory of knowledge.'

DR R. CROSS
5 Feb.: `Aquinas on the common nature.'

DR V. BOLAND
12 Feb.: `Frege's mathematical objects and Aquinas' divine ideas: analogous insight or radical difference?'

DR C. TRIFOGLI
19 Feb.: `Aquinas on individuation.'

DR S. BALDNER, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia
26 Feb.: `Aquinas on prime matter and the heavens.'

DR B. LEFTOW
4 Mar.: `Soul, mind, and brain.'

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CAMPION HALL

D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

Early Jesuit music

PROFESSOR T. FRANK KENNEDY, Boston College, will deliver the D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools. The lectures will include video and audio illustrations.

28 Jan.: `Early opera as icon and method.'

4 Feb.: `New World Missions I: music and culture.'

11 Feb.: `New World Missions II: mission v. cathedral.'

18 Feb.: `Jesuit chapels and musical catechisms.'

25 Feb.: `Jesuit chamber opera in seventeenth-century Vienna.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for Christianity and Culture

Relating to the `Other': Hindu and Christian perspectives

PEGGY MORGAN
22 Jan.: `Understanding Hindus as an educational exercise in understanding self and other.'

DR D. KILLINGLEY, Newcastle
29 Jan.: `Christian and Indian traditions in historical perspective.'

PROFESSOR F.X. CLOONEY
5 Feb.: `Authority and scripture in Hindu and Christian thought.'

V. KALPEI, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, and THE REVD DR STEPHEN FINAMORE, Bristol
12 Feb.: `Violence and peacemaking in Hindu and Christian traditions.'

THE REVD DR MICHAEL BARNES, SJ, Heythrop College, and RAVI GUPTA, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
19 Feb.: `Christian theological responses to Hinduism.'

DR SAVITA VIJ, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
26 Feb.: `Hindus and Hinduism in contemporary Britain.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Thirty-minute lectures related to current exhibition `Benjamin Disraeli: scenes from an extraordinary life'

The following thirty-minute lectures, related to the Bodleian Library's current exhibition on Benjamin Disraeli, will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Admission to the lectures is free. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lectures at a cost of £5 per person. Pre-booking (for both lectures and wine and sandwiches) is essential, with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

DR REBECCA ADAMS
Wed. 21 Jan.: `Dizzy's women—the private life behind the public success.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT YOUNG
Wed. 3 Mar.: `Disraeli and Englishness.'


Literary evening

The Friends of the Bodleian presents a Literary Evening, with readings by two of England's leading novelists, William Boyd and Ian McEwan, at 8 p.m. on Friday, 6 February, in the Holywell Music Room. The readings will be followed by wine, and an opportunity to talk to Mr Boyd and Mr McEwan, in the ante-chapel of Wadham College.

Tickets cost £20 (a limited number of tickets costing £10 will be available to students). Application should be made to Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk). Proceeds will go to the funds of the Friends of the Bodleian.

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 7.30 for 8 p.m. on the days shown in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission is £1 for members, and £3 for non-members (students under thirty free). For further information, telephone Oxford 377479. For information on joining the Association telephone Oxford 311780.

ROSS KING
Thur. 19 Feb.: `The competitive sport of fresco: decorating the Sistine Chapel from Perugino to Michelangelo.'

TIMOTHY WILSON
Tue. 2 Mar.: `Ashmolean acquisitions old and new.'


Other meetings

Mon. 19 Jan., 8 p.m., Rewley House Theatre: showing of film Il più bel giorno della mia vita (Comencini; 100 minutes; no subtitles). Admission free.

Wed. 28 Jan., 7.45 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre for the Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `Una panoramica dell'Italia', a survey of recent Italian news, with Luciana John and Anna Proudfoot. Cost of admission as for lectures (see above).

Tue. 3 Feb., 7.45 for 8 p.m., 48 Common Room, St Anne's: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

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MEDICAL HUMANITIES FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 6, New College.

Further information on the Medical Humanities Forum may be obtained from Jamilah Meghji, New College.

PROFESSOR S. PATTISON, Cardiff
29 Jan.: `A vision of medical humanities.'

PROFESSOR V. BERRIDGE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
26 Feb.: `A history of smoking policy since the Second World War.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR SIR JOHN POLKINGHORNE, formerly of Cambridge
13 May: `Genetic engineering and the soul.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

P. WALLER will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 22 January, in Seminar Room 3, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free.

Subject: `Novelists and the reading public, 1880–1914.'

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DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Seminars in historical biography: heroes and character

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: Philip Carter, Oxford University Press.

A. SHIRLEY, National Maritime Museum
29 Jan.: `Some heroes (and one heroine) of polar exploration.'

PROFESSOR R. HOLT, De Montfort
12 Feb.: `Sport and the English hero.'

M. CHRIMES, Institution of Civil Engineers
4 Mar.: `The engineer as hero? Perceptions of the greatness of British engineers.'

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ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Oxford Science Festival: Equal Opportunities in Science

NICHOLA CARTER, McGrath and Co., Solicitors, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: `Global immigration issues relating to women and minorities.'

Those attending will also be able to participate in a post-lecture clinic that will address specific questions regarding immigration to the UK and USA, 3.30-- 4.30 p.m., Wednesday, 4 February, Rajah Brooke Room, Department of Plant Sciences.


Panel Discussion: Access All Areas: The future of women and minorities in science, engineering and technology

A panel of experts discuss the opportunities and challenges for widening access to science in the twenty-first century, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. The discussion will be chaired by Anna Fazackerley (journalist: the Guardian, The Scientist, THES), and the panellists will be Dr Evan Harris, MP; Professor Carole Jordan; Dr Harriet McWatters; Nichola Carter, McGrath and Co.; Sarah Clayton, Policy Adviser, Office of Science and Technology; Sarah Loyd, Technical Consultant, LogicaCMG; and Judith Finch, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Officer.

The events are organised by Oxford AWiSE (Association of Women in Science and Engineering). For further information and to register for either event contact Dr Gail Preston (e-mail: gail.preston@plants.ox.ac.uk).

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