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

Amended notice

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.'

Note: the lecture will be given on 4 December, and not, as previously announced, on 3 November.

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ROMANES LECTURE 2003

SIR PAUL NURSE will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required.

Subject: `The great ideas of biology.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR TIM RICE will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, and Thursday, 27 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR A. VIALA and DR K. TUNSTALL will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `Racine and Greek tragedy.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

H. TORRENS, Keele, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the School of Geography and the Environment. Further details may be obtained by e-mailing nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk, or by telephoning Oxford (2)87119.

Further seminars in this series will be held in Hilary Term and Trinity Term.

Subject: `William Smith (1769–1839) and the cartography of geology.'

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Southern Africa Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Fridays in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Convener: Dr Anthony Lemon.

PROFESSOR W. BEINART
17 Oct.: `Land reform in South Africa: some history, and an argument against communalisation.'

A. LOFTUS
24 Oct.: `Tensions and contradictions in Durban's water provision.'

DR J. BEALL, LSE
31 Oct.: `Reconfiguring Johannesburg: from apartheid to twenty-first-century city.'

PROFESSOR R. FOX, Rhodes University
7 Nov.: `Understanding the land question in South Africa.'

DR J. ALEXANDER
14 Nov.: `The politics of land in Zimbabwe.'

DR D. POTTS, King's College, London
21 Nov.: `Counter-urbanisation in the Zambian copper- belt?'

DR R. GIBB, Plymouth
28 Nov.: `The Southern African Customs Union in the post- apartheid period.'

PROFESSOR D. SIMON, RHBNC
5 Dec.: `Emerging post-apartheid development–environment discourses, policy, and practices in South Africa.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Palaeobiology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Conveners: Dr M. Sutton, Department of Earth Sciences, and Dr G. Taylor, Department of Zoology.

PROFESSOR D. SIVETER, Leicester
16 Oct.: `Making the Earth move: fossil sex in invertebrates.'

DR P. SMITH, Birmingham
30 Oct.: `Early vertebrates: phylogeny meets plate tectonics.'

DR D. MARTILL, Portsmouth
13 Nov.: `Thermogliders of the Cretaceous.'

DR R. WOOTTON
27 Nov.: `The palaeontology of insect flight.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor Sherrington and Professor Silk.

PROFESSOR J.J. MONAGHAN, Monash
24 Oct.: `Magnetic fields, star formation, and toy star dynamics.'

PROFESSOR I. GRENIER, Paris
31 Oct.: `The universe at high energy: new wonders and long- standing questions.'

PROFESSOR M. WARNER, Cambridge
14 Nov.: `Liquids, solids, and elastic heresy in between—is there a 2½th state of matter?'

PROFESSOR G.F.R. ELLIS, Cape Town
21 Nov.: `Cosmology and local physics.' (Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture)

PROFESSOR J.D. FARMER, Santa Fe Institute
28 Nov.: `What physics can say about economics: the surprising effectiveness of statistical mechanics in financial markets.'

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Theoretical Particle 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.

A. CASAS, CSIC, Madrid
24 Oct.: `Large mixing angles for neutrinos from infra-red fixed points.'

M. KARLINER, Tel Aviv
21 Nov.: `Quark masses, hyperfine interaction, and pentaquarks.'

A. DEDES, IPPP, Durham
5 Dec.: `Phenomenology of the R-parity violating minimal supergravity model.'

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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. Details of the 17 October seminar are not available at the time of going to press.

Convener: Dr S. Sarkar.

PROFESSOR W. UNRUH, UBC Vancouver
31 Oct.: `Sonic (and other) analogues to black holes.'

PROFESSOR J. CARDY
14 Nov.: `Conformal mappings and 2D statistical mechanics.'

PROFESSOR A. PARRY, IC London
28 Nov.: `From wetting to filling and back again: wedge covariance and non-local interfacial models.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Experimental Psychology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

DR E. PROCYK, INSERM, Lyon
21 Oct.: `Neurophysiology of executive functions—studies of monkey anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal cortices during a problem- solving task.'

PROFESSOR A. JOHNSTON, UCL
28 Oct.: `Where and when matters in visual motion perception.'

PROFESSOR B. ROSNER
4 Nov.: `The perception of intonation contours: cross-language effects.'

G. KUHN, Sussex
11 Nov.: `The art of magic—it's all in the mind.'

PROFESSOR R. COTTERILL, Danish Technical University
18 Nov.: `Evolution, cognition, consciousness, intelligence, and creativity.'

PROFESSOR C. PERFETTI, Pittsburgh
25 Nov.: `How writing systems do and do not make a difference for reading.'

DR D. CHALLET
2 Dec.: `Minority games: theory and experiments.'

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

DR M. TIMMERS, Utrecht
23 Oct., Old Lecture Theatre: `Dynamics in RNA polymerase II transcription.'

PROFESSOR A. HAYDAY, Guy's Hospital
6 Nov.: `Immunosurveillance of the body's surfaces by unconventional T cells.'

DR N. BROCKDORFF, Imperial College, London
7 Nov., 12 noon: `X inactivation—a model for understanding epigenetic control of the genome.'

PROFESSOR A. LAMOND, Dundee
13 Nov.: `Proteomics and dynamic changes in the cell nucleus.'

PROFESSOR R. JOHNSON, MRC, Harwell
27 Nov.: `Damage to replicating DNA of mammalian cells.'

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Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, the Churchill Hospital.

R. TAYOLR, Newcastle
21 Oct.: `What do you do with your food?'

P. RORSMAN
28 Oct.: `Optical and electrophysiological methods to study insulin secretion.'

P. HINDMARSH, London
4 Nov.: `Congenital adrenal hyperplasia—and now for the long term.'

F. GRIBBLE, Cambridge
11 Nov.: `Signalling mechanisms underlying GLP-1 release.'

D. GAUGIER
18 Nov.: `Genetics of type 2 diabetes: from QTL statistical estimates to QTN function.'

I. MACDONALD, Nottingham
25 Nov.: `Metabolic effects of weight loss—what is the evidence?'

T. FRAYLING, University of Exeter
2 Dec.: `The glucokinase gene: a prime suspect, guilty on two counts.'

K. CHANNON
9 Dec.: `Mechanisms of vascular dysfunction in diabetes.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Genetic testing: the ethical, economic, social, and legal implications

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

Further details may be obtained from Jane Kaye (e-mail: jane.kaye@ethox.ox.ac.uk).

DR A. TOWSE, Director, Office of Health Economics
22 Oct.: `The health economics of genetic testing.'

PROFESSOR J. MCKAY, Genetics Unit, North East Thames Clinical Genetic Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital
29 Oct.: `Genetic testing for cancer.'

PROFESSOR M. RICHARDS, Cambridge
5 Nov.: `Everyday concepts of inheritance: old ideas and contemporary vocabularies.'

PROFESSOR A. CLARKE, University of Wales College of Medicine
12 Nov.: `Genetic testing of children: principles or evidence?'

DR G. LAURIE, Edinburgh
19 Nov.: `Genetic discrimination and legal intervention: should the law make a special case of genetics?'

PROFESSOR T. MARTEAU, United Medical and Dental Schools, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals
26 Nov.: `Foretelling death and disease: the psychological impact of genetic risk information.'

PROFESSOR P. MCKEIGUE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
3 Dec.: To be announced.

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Russian Graduate Seminar: Translations

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Ground-Floor Lecture Theatre, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: Dr Philip Bullock and Dr Julie Curtis.

16 Oct.: Welcoming meeting.

A. LIVINGSTONE, Essex
30 Oct.: `Translating Tsvetaeva.'

R. CHANDLER, London
13 Nov.: `Translating Platonov.'

J. BAINES
27 Nov.: `Translating Mandel'shtam.'

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Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

After the presentation of Mr Wood's paper on 4 November, there will be an opportunity to meet Professor Edwin Williamson, who takes up his post as King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish on 1 November.

At the meeting on 11 November, new graduates will introduce themselves and their work.

Conveners: Professor R.W. Fiddian and Dr J. Rattray.

PROFESSOR M. DONAPETRY, Pomona College, Claremont, California
21 Oct.: `Y tu madre patria también: el cuerpo de la mujer española en "Y tu mamá también" de Alfonso Cuarón.'

G. WOOD
4 Nov.: `Falling snow: some literary and filmic antecedents of an image in the novels of Javier Marías.'

PROFESSOR E. KRISTAL, California, Los Angeles
18 Nov., Room 2: `The fault is not in our stars... responsibility in the political novels of Mario Vargas Llosa.' (Public lecture)

DR RATTRAY
25 Nov.: `Angel Planells: a surrealist painter turned poet.'

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Italian Sub-faculty: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

Convener: Dr F. Tandello, Christ Church.

21 Oct.: Welcome session for new postgraduates: staff and current D.Phil. students introduce themselves and their research projects.

F. D'INTINO, Urbino and Birmingham
28 Oct.: `Elogio della voce. Leopardi e la scrittura (in)felice.'

G. PALLI-BARONI, Rome
18 Nov.: `Quando il verso sfiora la prosa: la poesia del romanzo in versi di Attilio Bertolucci.'

A. BRAIDA and G. PIERI
2 Dec.: the speakers will introduce their book Image and Word. Reflections on art and literature from the Middle Ages to the present (Oxford: Legenda, EHRC, 2003).

Other Italian events

Fri. 31 Oct.: `Romano Bilenchi, 1943--2003: a 60 anni dalla Resistenza'. One-day conference on Romano Bilenchi, Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, 9.45 a.m.–6 p.m. Further details may be obtained from Professor M. McLaughlin, Magdalen (e-mail: martin.mclaughlin@magdalen.ox.ac.uk).

Fri. 5--6 Dec.: `Il Romanzo Italiano Contemporaneo: la Lingua e le Tecniche', a conference organised by the School of Arts and Humanities, Oxford Brookes University. Further information may be obtained from the Arts and Humanities Office, Oxford Brookes (telephone: Oxford 483720, e-mail: romanzo_cont@yahoo.co.uk).

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MUSIC

Seminar in late medieval and Renaissance music

These seminars, a forum for work-in-progress, will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in All Souls College.

S. BARRETT, Cambridge
16 Oct.: `Singing Boethius in the early Middle Ages.'

M. EVERIST, Southampton
30 Oct.: `The emergence of polyphonic song.'

D. MAW
13 Nov.: ` "Trespasser measure": Machaut's metrical technique.'

K. VAN ORDEN, Berkeley and CESR, Tours
27 Nov.: `Print culture and the chanson in sixteenth-century Europe.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: Dr J. Kirkpatrick.

S. TURNER
21 Oct.: `The eschatological adversary and the return of Enoch and Elijah: the formation of a tradition.'

PROFESSOR P. ALEXANDER, Manchester
28 Oct.: `Targum lamentations and the tradition of mourning for Zion in the post-70 period.'

DR S. STERN, SOAS
4 Nov.: `Syriac, Jewish, and other lunar calendars in the Late Antique Near East: a cross-cultural approach.'

PROFESSOR J. MAGNESS, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11 Nov.: `Heaven on Earth: Helios and the Zodiac Cycle in ancient Palestinian synagogues.'

DR J. MCLAREN, Australian Catholic University
18 Nov.: To be announced.

T. EDWARDS
25 Nov.: `Targum Tehillim in relation to rabbinic tradition: a creative partner or dependent child?'

DR S. PEARCE, Southampton
2 Dec.: `The monsters of Egypt: Philo on the animal cults of Egypt.'

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PHILOSOPHY

PROFESSOR G. KREISEL will give a talk at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Centre.

Convener: Dr D. Isaacson.

Subject: `Wittgenstein's popularity: problems for some (of the committed), opportunities for others (among the rest of us).'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR MARSHALL GOLDMAN, Associate Director, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Carol Scott Leonard.

Subject: `The piratisation of Russia: Russian reform goes awry.'


BONNIE HONIG, Northwestern University, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in Seminar Room A, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Convener: Dr Adam Swift.

Subject: `Bound by law? Alien rights, administrative discretion, and the politics of technicality: lessons from Louis Post and the first Red Scare.'


Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. This notice replaces previous announcements.

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

S. CARR, The Independent
20 Oct.: `The role of the parliamentary sketch-writer.'

LORD COOKE OF THORNDON, PROFESSOR J.A.G. GRIFFITH, and DR R. STEVENS
27 Oct.: `The case for and against a Supreme Court.'

JOHN SCARLETT, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee
3 Nov., the Auditorium: `The public accountability of the intelligence services.'

LORD GRENFELL and THE RT. HON. LORD MACLENNAN OF ROGART
10 Nov.: `What changes in the EU constitution would be an improvement?'

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH
17 Nov.: `Can Welsh executive devolution last?'

PROFESSOR V. BOGDANOR
24 Nov.: `The constitution and the party system.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Conference: Oxford as a Centre for Publishing

This one-day conference, to be held on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Saïd Business School, will bring together industry leaders, and others working in publishing, with those involved in regional economic and cultural development to discuss the issues and opportunities for the sector in this region.

Keynote speakers will set the scene and consider the future of publishing in Oxfordshire. Panel sessions will consider European and international links with publishing in Oxfordshire; e-publishing issues; and skills and recruitment.

The conference fee is £120 (student rate £25—limited places available for full-time students only). Further information may be obtained from Liz Gresham, Saïd Business School (e-mail: liz.gresham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

Conveners: E. Süli and J. Scott (RAL).

PROFESSOR A. STUART, Warwick
16 Oct.: `Fitting stochastic models to partially observed dynamics.'

PROFESSOR A. ISERLES, Cambridge
23 Oct.: `Computation of highly oscillatory problems made easy.'

DR R. SCHEICHL, Bath
30 Oct.: `Preconditioning for 3-d sedimentary basin simulations.'

DR E. FRAGA, UCL
6 Nov., at RAL: `Robust numerical methods for computer aided process plant design.'

DR P. BOSANDER, COMSOL Ltd
13 Nov., at RAL: `Multiphysics modelling in FEMLAB.'

DR J. PENA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
20 Nov.: `Conditioning in optimisation and variational analysis.'

PROFESSOR A. GRIEWANK, Dresden
27 Nov.: `Jacobians and Hessians are scarcely matrices!'

DR N. PETRINIC
4 Dec.: `Recent developments in numerical simulation of failure in metals subjected to impact loading.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor A. Ashworth.

R. ALLEN, Director, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
22 Oct.: `Rethinking crime and punishment.'

L. SEBBA, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
5 Nov.: `The response to international crimes: punishment, compensation, or restorative justice?'

L. LAZARUS
19 Nov.: `Prisoners and human rights in comparative perspective.'

B. STANKO, Royal Holloway, London
3 Dec.: `Between the Home Office, PSAs, and a real place: a critical reflection on government targets and doing criminal justice.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Teaching Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Enquiries may be directed to Jo Hazell, Research Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)84093, e- mail: joanne.hazell@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. FURLONG
20 Oct.: `British educational research: has it come of age?'

DR H. COLLEY, Keele
27 Oct.: `Mentoring: problems in formalising an informal practice?'

A. SCHLEICHER, OECD
3 Nov.: `International benchmarks for quality and equity in educational performance.'

DR D. JOHNSON
10 Nov.: To be announced.

DR C. TAYLOR, Cardiff
17 Nov.: `Hierarchies of school choice: ten years on?'

PROFESSOR K. SYLVA
24 Nov.: `Tracking children at risk of SEN through the early years: longitudinal research to inform policy.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR LOUIS BRENNER, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `How the medium can affect the message: the case of Muslim schooling in Mali.'

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DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS

Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS will deliver the Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science. The lecture is supported by the Oxford Materials Society. A buffet supper will be held after the lecture in the common room of the Holder Building. Bookings should be made with Ms H. Fishman, Department of Materials (telephone: Oxford (2)73737, e-mail: harriet.fishman@materials.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Phase separation in polymer blends in real and reciprocal spaces.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

International Gender Studies Centre

Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

This notice replaces previous announcements.

Conveners: Dr Janette Davies and Dr Zoe Morrison.

PROFESSOR R. FRANKENBERG, Keele
16 Oct.: `Cymring out: witnessing the fight for gender space in the 1950s Welsh marches.'

DR J. WALDREN
23 Oct.: `What's new under the sun? Rural Mallorca in the twenty-first century.'

DR J. HART
30 Oct.: `Growing up in Mukhayyamjii: boyhood in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan.'

DR H. MONTGOMERY, Open University
6 Nov.: `Rethinking child prostitution.'

DR L. SCIAMA
13 Nov.: `Can you call this fieldwork? September in Italy.'

DR D. BROCKINGTON
20 Nov.: `Community conserved areas and governance in East Africa.'

DR J. OKELY, Hull
27 Nov.: `Revisiting sequestered Gypsy narratives.'

K. HOUGH
4 Dec.: `Locating field and identity in an asylum context.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Lecture

DR CLIVE HAMILTON, Australian National University, and Director, the Australia Institute, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor A. Offer.

Subject: `Growth fetishism and the construction of identity under consumer capitalism.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Nuffield Political Science Series

Unless otherwise indicated, 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.

R. JOHNSTON, Bristol
14 Nov.: `When you vote, does it matter where you live?'

M. GABEL, Kentucky
21 Nov.: `Off the record: unrecorded legislative votes, selection bias, and roll-call voting analysis.'

L. BARTELS, Princeton
Tue. 25 Nov., Rothermere American Institute: `Economic inequality and political representation.' (Seminar series: `Money and politics in the USA')

M. FRANKLIN
28 Nov.: `The generational basis of turnout decline in established democracies.'

M. COLARESI
5 Dec.: `When doves cry: leadership tenure and unreciprocated co-operation.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

THE RT. HON. PETER MANDELSON, MP, will deliver the Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The meeting will be chaired by Lord Plant. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Intellectual Property in the New Millennium

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: Professor D. Vaver and Dr C. Greenhalgh.

PROFESSOR S. GHOSH, Buffalo
28 Oct.: `Copyright as privatisation.'

MS G. D'AGOSTINO
4 Nov.: `Should freelancers be allowed to keep their copyrights in the digital era?'

PROFESSOR F. DESSEMONTET, Lausanne
11 Nov.: `Arbitration and intellectual property law.'

PROFESSOR G. DWORKIN, King's College, London
18 Nov.: `Unfair competition: is the common law in need of a Loose Cannon?'

DR G. DUTFIELD, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Institute
25 Nov.: `Harmonising patent law? A lesson from the nineteenth-century dyestuff industry.'

MS T. PIPER
2 Dec.: `The unpatentability of medical diagnostic methods: a promise and its perils.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR F.G.B. MILLAR, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Two Roman revolutions.'

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DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Lives in action, word, and image

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College. Further details may be obtained from Philip Carter (e-mail: philip.carter@oup.com).

PROFESSOR F. DRIVER, Royal Holloway, London
Tue. 21 Oct.: `The active life: the explorer as subject.'

P. PARKER
Wed. 5 Nov.: `The truth about letters and diaries.'

DR P. FUNNELL, National Portrait Gallery
Thur. 20 Nov.: `Portraiture and biography.'

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OXFORD LYCEUM

The following lectures will be given in the Examination Schools.

PROFESSOR A. GIDDENS, formerly Director, the LSE
Mon. 20 Oct., 5 p.m.: `The twilight of Tony Blair?'

S. KILEY, Dispatches reporter, Channel Four, and formerly Middle East Correspondent, The Times
Tue. 28 Oct., 5.30: `Shame on us—our generation's genocide.'

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