Lectures

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JAMES FORD LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CARLYLE LECTURES

The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600

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

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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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MODERN HISTORY

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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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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THEOLOGY

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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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

New Year Lecture

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN, Keeper of Eastern Art, will deliver the New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 8 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free and booking is not required.

Subject: `Sprouting stags and growling griffins: wonders of Islamic Spain.'

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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: 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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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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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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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.'


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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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

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

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

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Making globalisation work for developing countries

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Convener: Dr Ngaire Woods.

DR D. STASAVAGE, LSE
23 Jan.: `Globalisation and transparency in economic policy-making.'

DR V. JOSHI
30 Jan.: `Globalisation and exchange rate regimes.'

DR E.H. BURTON
6 Feb.: `Does open trade promote human rights in the developing world?'

DR V. FITZGERALD
13 Feb.: `Controlling the global funding of terrorists.'

PROFESSOR R. WADE, LSE
27 Feb.: `The World Bank and its critics.'

PROFESSOR E. KAPSTEIN, INSEAD
5 Mar.: `Fairness in international politics.'

DR W. MATTLI
12 Mar.: `The role international standards can play in regulating global corporate behaviour.'

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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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