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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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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, ARCHAEOLOGY

DR BRANKO KIRIGIN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Palagruza revisited: new excavations in the Adriatic shrine of Diomedes in 2002–3.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: Professor H. Dickinson.

PROFESSOR D. TWELL, Leicester
22 Jan.: `Genetics and genomics of Arabidopsis pollen development.'

DR B. DAVIS
29 Jan.: `Sugars and enzymes: probing and exploiting the interactions of proteins and carbohydrates.'

DR R. SCOTLAND
5 Feb.: `The significance of few versus many in the tree of life.'

DR R. SABLOWSKI, John Innes Centre, Norwich
12 Feb.: `Shoot stem cells: not naive at all.'

PROFESSOR G. WHITELAM, Leicester
19 Feb.: `Light signals, phytochromes, and crosstalk with other signalling systems in plants.'

DR I.J. FURNER, Cambridge
26 Feb.: `Gene silencing in Arabidopsis: lesson from a spotty weed.'

DR P. BIRCH, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie
4 Mar.: `Functional genomic studies of the potato–Phytophthora infestans (late blight) interaction.'

DR L. SWEETLOVE
11 Mar.: `Functional analysis of the plant mitochondrial proteome.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Ian Fowler, Elisabeth Hsu, and Lidia Sciama.

PROFESSOR C. HUMPHREY, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `Naming taboos in Mongolia and their relation to personhood.'

PROFESSOR R. DILLEY, St Andrews
30 Jan.: `Identifying craftsmen in Senegal: conceptions of "caste", cultural origin, and animal characteristics.'

PROFESSOR E. COLSON, Berkeley
6 Feb.: `The many names of a Gwemba Tonga.'

DR T. DRAGADZE, London
13 Feb.: `Moods and numbers; their cultural effects.'

DR P. WORMALD
20 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR M. GNERRE, Rome
27 Feb.: `Jivaro streams: from placed names to named places.'

DR L. SCIAMA
5 Mar.: `Venetian nicknames and the carnival culture.'

A. SVIRNOVSKAIA
12 Mar.: `Naming children's diseases.'

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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 D. Sherrington and Professor J.I. Silk.

PROFESSOR I. JAMES
30 Jan.: `Remarkable physicists.'

DR A. DE RUJULA, CERN
6 Feb.: `Towards a complete theory of gamma- ray bursts.'

PROFESSOR R. BLANDFORD, Stanford
20 Feb.: `Electromagnetic models of gamma-ray bursts.'

PROFESSOR A. TURBERFIELD
27 Feb.: `DNA nanostructures.'

PROFESSOR SIR CHRISTOPHER LLEWELLYN SMITH, FRS, Director, UKAEA Culham Division
5 Mar.: `The fast-track to fusion power.'

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Department of Materials

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials. Details of the 5 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr J.L. Hutchison.

DR D. BUCKNALL
22 Jan.: `Improving ink-jet printing—an industrial problem.'

PROFESSOR P. EDWARDS
29 Jan.: `Materials for hydrogen storage.'

PROFESSOR C. ROSS, MIT
12 Feb.: `Properties of magnetic nanostructures—rings, bars, and dots.'

PROFESSOR S. SURESH, MIT
Tue. 17 Feb., 4 p.m.: `Nanomechanical properties of materials.'

PROFESSOR D. KILLICK, Arizone
Fri. 20 Feb., 2.15 p.m.: `Ethnographic and archaeometallurgical documentation of unique iron-smelting in northern Cameroon.'

PROFESSOR A. SUTTON
26 Feb.: `Modelling of diffusional phase changes.'

PROFESSOR C. WHITEHOUSE, RAL
4 Mar.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR I. JONES, Birmingham
11 Mar.: To be announced.

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Inorganic Chemistry Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor P.P. Edwards.

DR R.B. BEDFORD, University of Exeter
26 Jan.: `Orthometallation in catalysis: from high activity to new reactions.'

PROFESSOR T.P. FEHLNER, Notre Dame
2 Feb.: `A systematic chemistry of metallaboranes. From early to late transition metals.'

PROFESSOR J.C. FONTECILLA-CAMPS, Grenoble
9 Feb.: `Crystal structure and catalytic mechanism of CO dehydrogenase/Acetyl CoA synthase.'

PROFESSOR M. WARD, Sheffield
16 Feb.: `The longer the better: absorption and luminescence in the near-infrared.'

PROFESSOR W. SCHNICK, Munich
23 Feb.: `Molecular and solid-state chemical approaches to novel nitridic materials.'

PROFESSOR M. POLIAKOFF, Nottingham
1 Mar.: `Supercritical fluids: clean solvents for green catalysis.'

PROFESSOR A. HILL
8 Mar.: `Sensors and surfaces: strange sojourns for an inorganic chemist.'

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Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

DR M. GEOGHEGAN, Sheffield
27 Jan.: `The role of surfaces and interfaces in the behaviour of optoelectronic polymer blend films.'

PROFESSOR D. CHANDLER, Berkeley
3 Feb.: `Interfaces and the driving force of hydrophobic assembly.'

PROFESSOR J. SEDDON, Imperial College
10 Feb.: `Lipid interfaces: from membrance rafts to cubic phases.'

PROFESSOR D. SHERRINGTON
17 Feb.: `Glassiness due to constrained dynamics: from topological foam to backgammon.'

DR F. SCHREIBER
24 Feb.: `Growth dynamics of organic thin films.'

PROFESSOR G. GRÜBEL, ESRF, Grenoble
2 Mar.: `Slow dynamics in soft matter.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

Conveners: Professor P. Maini and Dr S. Schnell.

PROFESSOR B. GRENFELL, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Waves and sparks in the dynamics of infectious disease.'

DR M. HOWARD, Imperial College
13 Feb.: `Subcellular protein localisation in bacteria: diverse mechanisms for precise positional targeting.'

DR P. HYDON, Surrey
27 Feb.: `Chaotic advection in small airways.'

DR S. WEBB, Loughborough
12 Mar.: To be announced.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

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 Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR H. BAYLEY
22 Jan.: `Engineered protein pores as `nanoreactors' for studying binding interactions and chemistry at the single molecule level.'

PROFESSOR F. STEVENSON, Southampton
29 Jan.: `DNA vaccines against cancer: from basic mechanisms to clinical testing.'

PROFESSOR N. PROUDFOOT
12 Feb.: `Interconnecting transcription and RNA processing in eukaryotes.'

PROFESSOR G. MATERLIK, RAL
Fri. 20 Feb., 1 p.m.: `The diamond light source and implications for biological research.'

PROFESSOR H. WALDMANN
26 Feb.: `Transplants without drugs?'

DR G. BROWN
4 Mar.: To be announced.

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Seminars in cardiovascular medicine

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Level 5 Seminar Room, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

PROFESSOR A. FAYAD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York
26 Jan., OCMR Library, OCMR Unit, Level 0: `New advances in non-invasive atherosclerotic plaque imaging: MRI, CT, and molecular targeting.'

PROFESSOR A. WILLIAMS, Imperial College, London
2 Feb.: `The pore region of the cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium-release channel.'

DR J. LEIPER, UCL
9 Feb.: `The synthesis and metabolism of endogenous inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase.'

DR A. GOEDECKER, Düsseldorf
16 Feb.: `Myocardial effects of transgenic iNOS over-expression.'

DR A. TAYLOR, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
23 Feb.: `Interventional cardiac MR—initial experience in human.'

DR J. HANCOX, Bristol
1 Mar.: `Drug induced long QT syndrome and the HERG potassium channel.'

PROFESSOR D. EISNER, Manchester
8 Mar.: `Control and miscontrol of calcium in the heart.'

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University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

PROFESSOR T. SKERRY, Royal Veterinary College, London
23 Jan.: `Novel signalling systems in the response of bone to mechanical loading.'

PROFESSOR A. HOLLANDER, Bristol
27 Feb.: To be announced.

DR P. EGGLETON, University of Exeter
12 Mar.: To be announced.

DR S. NAIR, UCL
19 Mar.: To be announced.

DR R. WATTS, editor, Rheumatology
26 Mar.: `The publication process or how to get your paper published.'

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Physiological Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Conveners: Dr M. Kringelbach and Dr C.P. Plested.

PROFESSOR A. MCCULLOCH, San Diego
28 Jan.: `Biomechanics of ventricular modelling.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR E.T. ROLLS
4 Feb.: `Visual object perception, attention, and the inferior temporal visual cortex.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR R. JOYNER, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta
11 Feb.: `Developmental changes in ionic currents of human atrial cells.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR A. GJEDDE, Aarhus
18 Feb.: `The pathways of oxygen in the brain.' (Sponsored by the McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience)

DR M. HOLLYWOOD, Belfast
25 Feb.: `Ionic mechanisms underlying urethral pacemaking and its modulation by neurotransmitters.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR G. GOTTFRIED, FIL, London (to be confirmed)
3 Mar.: To be announced. (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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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. Details of the 17 February seminar will be announced later.

M. CHRISTIE, London
27 Jan.: `Functional maturation of pancreatic beta cells.'

D. SCHRIGER, USA
3 Feb.: `Controversies in the diagnosis of diabetes, IGT and IFG.'

E. GALE, London
10 Feb.: To be announced.

M. KORBONITS, London
24 Feb.: `Ghrelin, the ultimate anabolic hormone.'

G. RUTTER, Bristol
2 Mar.: `Single cell imaging of insulin secretion in health and disease.'

N. HALES, Cambridge
9 Mar.: `Early growth determines the risk of type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.'

S. COPPACK, London
23 Mar.: To be announced.

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Pharmacology and Anatomical Pharmacology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

PROFESSOR G. DUNCAN, East Anglia
27 Jan.: `Calcium signalling in the lens.'

PROFESSOR E.S. VIZI, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
3 Feb.: `Non-synaptic neuronal receptors and transporters as drug targets.'

PROFESSOR S. BROWN, MRC Harwell
10 Feb.: `Mouse mutant models in the post- genomic age.'

PROFESSR V. CRUNELLI, Cardiff
17 Feb.: `Thalamus and cortex in EEG slow rhythms: violins and clarinets in orchestral symphony.'

DR S. BHATTACHARYA
24 Feb.: `Transcriptional control of cardiac development.'

PROFESSOR J. PUTNEY
2 Mar.: `Calcium entry pathways in non- excitable cells.'

PROFESSOR J. NAISMITH, St Andrews
9 Mar.: `Novel chemistry in bacteria.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Italian Graduate Seminar

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

Conveners: Professor M.L. McLaughlin and Dr E. Tandello.

R. PASANISI, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Naples
27 Jan.: `D'Annunzio romanziere: l' "uomo-massa" e la "morte della bellezza"; la coscienza dell'Occidente alle soglie del Nulla.'

C. WARING
24 Feb.: `Laura Terracina's feminist discourse: answering the Furioso.'

PROFESSOR MCLAUGHLIN
9 Mar.: `A decade of sonnets for the Petrarch sepcentenary: Canzoniere poems 151–60.'

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Joint seminar with Cambridge and Bologna Universities: Parola e immagine

This seminar will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 24 January, in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Professor M.L. McLaughlin and Dr E. Tandello.

DR TANDELLO
2.25 p.m.: ` "Sedendo e mirando": night thoughts on the sublime in Leopardi.'

M. TREHERNE, Cambridge
2.45 p.m.: `Purgatorio, ekphrasis and the language of devotion.'

A. RONCHETTI, Cambridge
3 p.m.: ` "Con gli occhi della mente": the impossible choice between presence and absence in Boccaccio's Filolstrato.'

G. WALKER
3.15 p.m.: `The word of the poet as interpreter of the image of the artist in the Italian Renaissance.'

F. DE DONNO, Cambridge
4 p.m.: `Gozzano's Taj Mahal: ekphrasis and "Bellezza funeraria" in Verso la cuna del mondo: lettere dall'India 1912–13.'

S. DAMIANI-QUATTRONE
4.15 p.m.: `La negazione del volto e della parola in Auschwitz: una lettera di Levi attraverso l'etica Levinassiana.'

B. CARLETTI, Bologna
4.30 p.m.: `La creazione dell'immagine nell'opera di Vittorio Sereni: un conto aperto, non di sole parole.'

V. DEGASPERIN
4.45 p.m.: `Toledo and Conte D'Orgaz in the works of Anna Maria Ortese and El Greco.'

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Modern French research and graduate seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College.

Conveners: Professor C. Robinson and Dr A. Tooke.

DR K. LUNN-ROCKLIFFE
26 Jan.: `Tristan Corbière's Les amours jaunes: self-irony and the printed voice of poetry.'

B. GARVEY
9 Feb.: `Dead space; Purgatory and non-place in Jean Echenoz's Au Piano.'

DR D. PAPANIKOLAOU, UCL
23 Feb.: `The singer-songwriter and the poet: constructing (high) popular music in France (1945–75).'

DR C. BOYLE
8 Mar.: `Lesbian representations in Cixous and Balzac.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic History

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

Convener: Professor R. Allen.

O. GRANT
28 Jan.: `Doctors and mortality decline in German cities, 1865–1913.'

A. CARLOS, Colorado
4 Feb.: `Women investors in early capital markets, 1720–5.'

D. ELTIS, Duke
11 Feb.: `Slavery in the development of the Americas.'

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

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

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

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

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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 Feb.: `The Roman canon law mind.'

10 Feb.: `Romanism and Germanism.'

17 Feb.: `The sense of place.'

24 Feb.: `The Bartolus problem.'

2 Mar.: `Legal lineaments of the later medieval polity.'

9 Mar.: `Universal principle and institutional history.'

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MUSIC

The following lectures and other meetings will be held as shown in the Music Faculty.

For details of this term's musical events associated with the Music Faculty see `Notices' above.

Monday, 26 January, 1 p.m. Contemporary Music Forum. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Short Introduction to Contemporary Music Forum. Dr Robert Saxton.

Monday, 26 January, 1.30 p.m. Contemporary Music Forum. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Graduate Composer Speaks Lecture. Alicia Grant (Worcester College). Free of charge; all welcome.

Monday, 26 January, 4.30 p.m. Contemporary Music Forum. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Ensemble ISIS Composers' Workshop: String Quartets. Elliott Schwartz, Bowdoin College, Maine, USA. Free of charge; all welcome.

Monday, 26 January, 7.30 p.m. Contemporary Music Forum. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Ensemble ISIS Composer Speaks Lecture. Elliott Schwartz, Bowdoin College, Maine, USA. Free of charge; all welcome.

Tuesday, 27 January, 1 p.m. Contemporary Music Forum. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Keynote Address: Building a career in contemporary music from the perspective of both composer and performer. Tarik O'Regan (Fulbright Scholar, New College) and John Traill (New College).

Tuesday, 27 January, 2.30 p.m. Contemporary Music Forum. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Performance Seminar introducing the works of Elliott Schwartz with Faculty of Music student performers. Elliott Schwartz, Bowdoin College, Maine, USA.

Tuesday, 27 January, 5.15 p.m. Graduate Colloquia. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. `Fa mi la mi sol la: music theory, erotic practice'. Bonnie Blackburn (Wolfson College) and Leofranc Holford-Strevens (Oxford University Press). Free of charge; all welcome.

Wednesday, 28 January, 1.15 p.m. Contemporary Music Forum. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Graduate Composer Speaks. Tom Hyde (Christ Church). Free of charge; all welcome.

Wednesday, 28 January, 2.10 p.m. Contemporary Music Forum. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Graduate Composer Speaks. David Braid (St Anne's College). Free of charge; all welcome.

Wednesday, 28 January, 3 p.m. Contemporary Music Forum. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. American Music Lecture. Elliott Schwartz, Bowdoin College, Maine, USA. Closing comments from Dr Saxton. Free of charge; all welcome.

Friday, 30 January, 2 p.m. An Oxford Philomusica Masterclass. The Art of Leading an Orchestra, with John Geordiadis. (Venue to be announced.) Free of charge; all welcome.

Tuesday, 3 February, 1 p.m. Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music. Historic Keyboards—Highlighting the different sounds and dynamics of the varied harpsichords, spinets, virginals and clavichords in the Bate Collection. No booking necessary.

Tuesday, 3 February, 5.15 p.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Graduate Colloquia. `From stage skepticism to screen success: interpreting John Adam's The Death of Klinghoffer and El Niño on video'. Luke Roberts (Magdalen College).

Wednesday, 4 February, 2 p.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. OpUS! Community Music Workshop: Music and Mental Health. Designing specialist workshops for hospitals and psychiatric units. Open to university members only.

Monday, 9 February, 4.30 p.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Ensemble ISIS Composers' Workshop: Mixed Ensemble and piano. Martin Bresnick, Yale.

Monday, 9 February, 7.30 p.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Ensemble ISIS Composer Speaks Lecture. Martin Bresnick, Yale.

Tuesday, 10 February, 2.30 p.m. London (venue to be announced). Special Composers' Workshop with the BBC Singers. This is a closed event and music students interested in attending should contact the office for more information.

Tuesday, 10 February, 5.15 p.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Graduate Colloquia. ` "Hier sitz' ich zur Wacht, wahre den Hof, wehre die Halle dem Feind": some tonal processes and symmetries in Götterdämmerung'. Roger Allen (St Peter's College). Free of charge; all welcome.

Tuesday, 17 February, 5.15 p.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Graduate Colloquia. `Realisation and recreation: issues in the performance of early Renaissance polyphony'. Edward Wickham (St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and King's College, London). Free of charge; all welcome.

Tuesday, 24 February, 5.15 p.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Graduate Colloquia. `Beethoven in the rings of Saturn: Schumann, Berlioz, and the composer's spirit'. Laura Tunbridge, Reading. Free of charge; all welcome.

Tuesday, 2 March, 1 p.m. Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music. The Boxwood Clarinet—Limitations and opportunities within the repertoire of the early nineteenth-century clarinet. An illustrated gallery talk by Karl Huber. No booking necessary.

Tuesday, 2 March, 5.15 p.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Graduate Colloquia. ` "Virtual Concerts": the BBC's transmutation of public performances'. Jenny Doctor, Trinity College of Music, London. Free of charge; all welcome.

Tuesday, 9 March, 5.15 p.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Graduate Colloquia. `The foundations of Mozart scholarship'. Thomas Alexander Irvine, Cornell University/Bayerische Julius-Maximilians- Universität Würzburg. Free of charge; all welcome.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: Dr D.G.K. Taylor and Dr M. Ludlow.

DR LUDLOW
28 Jan.: `Gregory of Nyssa, John Zizioulas, and divine persons.'

J. BAUN
11 Feb.: `Discussing Mary's humanity in medieval Byzantium.'

DR TAYLOR
25 Feb.: `Rethinking sixth-century Syriac non- Chalcedonian attitudes to the Byzantine monarchy.'

E. KHALIFE
10 Mar.: `Syriac-speaking Chalcedonian Orthodox communities.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Seminar in the philosophy of physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Dr J.N. Butterfield.

PROFESSOR G. EMCH, Florida
22 Jan.: `Heuristic and logical models in theoretical physics.'

DR J. ROCHE
29 Jan.: `Seven types of ambiguity in the formalism of classical physics.'

PROFESSOR W. DEMOPOULOS, Western Ontario
5 Feb.: `Some remarks on the concept of elementary proposition.'

PROFESSOR L. HUGHSTON, King's College, London
12 Feb.: `Probability and causality in relativistic quantum theories.'

PROFESSOR C. FUCHS, Bell Laboratories and Dublin
19 Feb.: `What is the difference between a quantum observer and a weatherman?'

PROFESSOR W. ZAHAR, Cambridge
26 Feb.: `Realism and Ramseyfication.'

DR S. HARTMANN, LSE
4 Mar.: `Modelling high-temperature superconductors: correspondence at bay?'

DR C. PHILIPPIDIS, Bath
11 Mar.: `Bohm's physics in the context of twentieth-century thought.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

North-east Africa seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Annexe.

Conveners: Wendy James, Douglas H. Johnson, Patricia Daley, and David Anderson.

R. BARLTROP
23 Jan.: `The Arab states and Sudan's civil war, 1983–2001.'

K. MKUTA, Bradford
30 Jan.: `Pastoralism, small arms, and conflict: the challenges of insecurity in Karamoja, Uganda.'

C. LEONARDI, Durham
6 Feb.: `A thoroughly satisfactory boundary? The creation, subversion, and manipulation of the colonial frontiers of Mongolla Province, Sudan.'

J. HAMMOND
13 Feb.: `The Eritrea/Ethiopia border issue: report on a recent visit.'

S. MOLLAN, Durham
20 Feb.: `Controlling the condominium—power and finance in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1930.'

J. ARGYLE
27 Feb.: `How to read The Nuer: and how not to.'

C. BERGER
6 Mar.: `Children of the revolution: the education of Sudan's Red Army soldiers in Cuba.'

A.M. AROP, independent journalist
14 Mar.: `The place of Abyei in the Sudan Peace Agreement.'

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Seminar

DR ANN FLORINI will present a seminar on her new book at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 February, in Seminar Room B, the Department of Politics and International Relations. The seminar host will be Dr Ngaire Woods.

Subject: `The coming democracy: new rules for running a new world.'

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Post-Communist Economies and Regions in Transition

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr C.S. Leonard and Dr A. Chawluk.

R. ROSE, Glasgow
26 Jan.: `Is there an equilibrium of authority in Russia? Regime change and mass support.'

M. KASER
2 Feb.: `Can Kazakhstan avoid the Dutch disease?'

A. ASLUND, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
9 Feb.: `Ukraine facing a fateful year?'

A. WATKINS, World Bank
16 Feb.: `Technology and Russian private sector development in transition.'

B. GRANVILLE, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
23 Feb.: `The Russian economy.'

B. LO, Royal Institute for International Affairs
1 Mar.: `The Chechen conflict and Russia's relations with the West.'

E. GAVRILENKO, Higher School of Economics, Investment Company Troika Dialog
8 Mar.: To be announced.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

Romantic Realignments

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 11, the English Faculty, the St Cross Building. Further details may be obtained from Leonard Epp (e-mail: leonard.epp@balliol.ox.ac.uk), or Felicity James (e-mail: felicity.james@chch.ox.ac.uk).

M. CLASS
28 Jan.: `Self-consciousness in Wordsworth's The Prelude: from aporia to poetry.'

DR V. JONES, Leeds
4 Feb.: `Austen's nieces: case-studies in women and writing.'

PROFESSOR J. BATE, Warwick
11 Feb.: `John Clare and the case against textual primitivism.'

G. JENKINS
18 Feb.: `The poetics of poverty: Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg) and the labouring-class tradition.'

DR B. BRICE
25 Feb.: ` "The Uncertain Heaven": forms of scepticism in Coleridge and Wordsworth.'

PROFESSOR T. FULFORD, Nottingham Trent
10 Mar.: `The skull and the skin: romanticism, race, science, and Native Americans.'

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of Art Lecture Room, Littlegate House level 2, St Ebbe's Street. Further details may be obtained from Harriet Dunbar-Goddet (telephone: Oxford (2)86824, e-mail: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

P. ASHWIN
5 Feb.: `Variations in tutors' experience of the "Oxford tutorial".'

Reading session
12 Feb.: reading of J. Ozga and R. Deem, `Carrying the burden of transformation: the experiences of women managers in UK higher and further education' (Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, Vol. 21, no. 2, 2000, pp. 141–53). (Copies of the paper will be available from Harriet Dunbar-Goddet.)

R. MURPHY, Nottingham
19 Feb.: `Researching students' experiences of HE: beyond the looking glass?'

J. MELLANBY
26 Feb.: `A comparison of the performance of men and women in Final exams at Oxford: causes and possible remedies?'

M. TIGHT, Warwick
4 Mar.: `Higher education research: an atheoretical community of practice?'

G. GIBBS
11 Mar.: `The impact of assessment on student learning.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Amadeus Distinguished Speakers seminar series

SOLOMON TRUJILLO, CEO of Orange, will give a seminar in this series at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Mr Trujillo will explore the central and catalytic role that brands play in moving forward and making businesses successful.

Subject: `Brand moves business.'

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

China Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

Convener: Dr Rana Mitter.

R. MURPHY
22 Jan.: `Missing girls in rural China: culture, state, and policy.'

S. BRESLIN, Warwick
29 Jan.: `FDI (foreign direct investment) in China—what the figures don't tell us.'

KUN-CHIN LIN
5 Feb.: `Class formation or disintegration? Managers and workers against the restructuring of state-owned enterprises.'

HUA LINFU, People's University, Beijing
12 Feb.: `Qing military maps from the suppression of the Taiping held in the Public Record Office.' (In Chinese)

MINH-HOANG NGO, Paris
19 Feb.: `How the Communists established mutual-aid teams: a case study, 1944–5.'

E. VICKERS, London
26 Feb.: `Education and political socialisation in the new Hong Kong.'

PO WAH LAM
4 Mar.: the author will read from and discuss his new novel The Locust Hunter, set in 1970s Hong Kong.

T. BROOK, Toronto
11 Mar.: `Reconstructing the history of collaboration: Zhenziang, spring 1938.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computing 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 S. CHANDLER-WHITE, Reading
22 Jan, RAL: `Inverse scattering by rough surfaces.'

PROFESSOR J. HINCH, Cambridge
29 Jan.: `Spreading fronts and fluctuations in sedimentation.'

PROFESSOR M. PICASSO, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne
5 Feb.: `A posteriori error estimates and adaptive finite elements for meshes with high aspect ratio: application to elliptic and parabolic problems.'

DR M. MELENK, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig
12 Feb.: `Boundary concentrated FEM.'

DR K. BADCOCK, Glasgow
19 Feb.: `Direct calculation of transonic aeroelastic stability through bifurcation analysis.'

DR P. BASTIAN, Heidelberg
20 Feb.: `A discontinuous Galerkin method for flow and transport in porous media.'

PROFESSOR P. PARRILO, ETH, Zurich
26 Feb.: `Symmetries in semidefinite programming, and how to exploit them.

DR P. KOHL
4 Mar.: `Iteration between model and experiment in studying cardiac mechano-electric feedback: from clinics to channels, and back.'

DR F. TISSEUR, Manchester
11 Mar., RAL: `Structured matrix computations.'

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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.

Conveners: Professor A. Ashworth and Professor R. Ericson.

DR C. PHILLIPS, LSE
28 Jan.: `What role for minority perspectives in criminology?'

PROFESSOR J. CHAN, New South Wales
11 Feb.: `Fair cop: learning the art of policing?'

PROFESSOR N. ROSE, LSE
25 Feb.: `Governing risky individuals in a biological age.'

DR B. GOOLD
10 Mar.: `CCTV and policing: some reflections on the spread of public area surveillance in Britain.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The following research seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Teaching Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. Enquiries should be directed to Jo Hazell, Research Secretary (e-mail: joanne.hazell@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. HOWSON
26 Jan.: `How perfect is the labour market for teachers?'

DR E. MACARO and DR U. WINGATE
16 Feb.: `Access to Modern Languages undergraduate courses at Oxford: issues and findings.'

PROFESSOR T. MCLAUGHLIN, Institute of Education, London
23 Feb.: `Teaching controversial issues in citizenship education.'

DR A. WATSON
8 Mar.: `Why there are no "best methods" for teaching mathematics, and why this matters.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES AND OXFORD CENTRE FOR HINDU STUDIES

DR JULIUS LIPPNER, Cambridge, speaking from the Hindu perspective, and DR NORMAN SOLOMON, speaking from the Jewish perspective, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, 19 Magdalen Street.

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

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR B. MILTON-EDWARDS, Queen's, Belfast, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 January, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The concept of Hudna (ceasefires) in Islamic political thought.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Workshop: Contested memories of the Asia–Pacific War

This workshop will be held between Thursday, 11 March, and Saturday, 13 March, in St Antony's College. Further details will be available shortly at http://www.nissan.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events.htm.

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Lecture

PROFESSOR HAYAMI AKIRA, Reitaku University, Japan, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. mon Friday, 19 March, in the Seminar Room, the Nissan Institute.

Subject: `The population history of Japan.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Introduction au cinéma de la `modernité': Jean-Luc Godard

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Maison Française.

J.-L. LEUTRAT
26 Jan.: Une femme est une femme/Les Carabiniers

2 Feb.: Vivre sa vie/Le Mépris

9 Feb.: Lettre à Freddy Buache/On s'est tous défilé

16 Feb.:Passion/Scénario du film Passion

S. LLANDRAT-GUIGES
23 Feb.: Cinéma et sculpture

1 Mar.: L'aller et retour de deux enfants prodigues/Alphaville

J.-L. LEUTRAT
8 Mar.: Histoire(s) du cinéma

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Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

R. PARISH
5 Feb.: `C'est la foi qui se perd et personne n'y perse: polémique et dogme chez Bossuet.'

A. THOMSON, CNRS
19 Feb.: `Epicureanism and Spinozism in early Enlightenment materialism.'

N. COURTÈS
4 Mar.: `Circé en majesté. Le paradigme magique au féminin (XVIe–XVIIe siècles).'

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Other lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

LORD (DOUGLAS) HURD
Fri. 23 Jan., 7.30 p.m.: `Britain in today's world.' (European Movement open meeting)

C. THOMAS, writer
Tue 3 Feb.: `De l'essai au roman.'

EMMANUEL TODD and TIMOTHY GARTON ASH
Tue. 10 Feb.: `After the Empires?' (Debate)

PROFESSOR D. ROCHE, Collège de France
Thur. 12 Feb.: `Humeurs vagabondes: de la circulation des hommes et du l'utilité du voyage.'

J.-P. VERNANT, Emeritus Professor, Collège de France
Thur. 11 Mar.: `Pandora: la première femme.'

FRANÇOIS BIZOT
Wed. 24 Mar., 5.45 p.m.: M. Bizot speaks about his latest book, Le Portal (The Gate), as part of The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival.

G. HOWARD, writer
Thur. 25 Mar., 5.45 p.m.: `Americans in Paris.' (Part of The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival)

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Other meetings

The following meetings will be held as shown in the Maison Française.

Fri. 23 Jan., 2.30–5.30 p.m., and Sat. 24 Jan., 9.30 a.m–5.30 p.m. WORKSHOP: `Savoirs contestés et capitales controversées (Londres et Paris).' Franco-British Research Group on `Scientific capitals: Paris and London'.

Sat. 7 Feb., 10 a.m.–3.30 p.m. STUDY-DAY: `La France de la Libération: nouvelles perspectives.' Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France. Advance booking required (£5/£2: tel. (2)74220 or e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

Sat. 28 Feb., 10.45 a.m.–3.45 p.m. STUDY-DAY: `Durkheim encountering Spencer.' British Centre for Durkheimian Studies.

Fri. 5 Mar., 2–5 p.m., and Sat. 6 Mar., 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. CONFERENCE: `La recherche su internet: le cas de l'histoire des science.' Organised in conjunction with the Voltaire Foundation.

Fri. 12 Mar., 2–6 p.m., and Sat. 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. WORKSHOP: `Lieux sociaux, science et urbanité.' Franco-British Research Group on `Scientific capitals: Paris and London'. Sat. 17 Apr., 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m. CONFERENCE: `Shelving translation.' With Anthea Bell, translator, and Christopher Maclehose, Harvill Press/Random House.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

International Gender Studies Centre

Engendering emotion: interdisciplinary contexts

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Lidia Sciama and Dr Janette Davies.

PROFESSOR J. SAYERS, Kent
22 Jan.: `Divine therapy, maternal empathy: theory and practice.'

THE REVD DR JUDITH THOMAS
29 Jan.: `Emotional dynamics in the pastoral counselling of women victims of abuse: a multicultural analysis of "shame".'

C. HEATH
5 Feb.: `Love, betrayal, and revenge in the Upper Amazon.'

DR N. SUZUKI, Oxford Brookes
12 Feb.: `Cartographies of desire and cultural logics of love in a global world.'

DR S. HUQ-HUSSAIN, Dhaka
19 Feb.: `Bangladeshi women migrants.'

H.N. KRINGELBACH
26 Feb.:: `Dance and the expression of joy and sadness in Africa.'

DR E. HSU
4 Mar.: to be announced.

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International Women's Festival 2004: Feast or Famine

LIA CHAVEZ, IGS Visiting Fellow, will give a multimedia presentation entitled `Women of dignity' at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. The presentation deals with women from abusive backgrounds, seeking ways of redress.

There will also be a photographic exhibition: `One dollar a day'—women at work in Peru.

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Parliamentary Seminars: A fractured world: foreign policy in the twenty-first century

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: The Rt. Hon. Ann Taylor, MP, Michael Moore, MP, and Professor David Marquand.

PROFESSOR C. COKER, LSE; LORD (NAZIR) AHMED; and THE RT. HON. ANN TAYLOR, MP
27 Jan.: `Through different eyes.' (Chair: Dr Eugene Rogan)

BRIDGET KENDALL, BBC; ABDEL BARI ATWAN, editor of Al- Quds Al-Arabi; and SIR PETER STOTHARD, editor, TLS
3 Feb.: `The role of the media.' (Chair: Michael Moore, MP)

MAJ.-GEN. ALI SHUKRI, formerly Director of King Hussein's private office; DR EUGENE ROGAN; and BARONESS (EMMA) NICHOLSON, MEP
10 Feb.: `Iraq a year after the war.' (Chair: The Rt. Hon. Ann Taylor, MP)

MICHAEL MOORE, MP; PROFESSOR ADIELE AFIGBO; and RICHARD DOWDEN, Royal Africa Society
17 Feb.: `Africa: meltdown or breakthrough?' (Chair: Professor Marquand)

THE RT. HON. SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND, former Foreign Secretary; LORD (KENNETH) MORGAN; and PROFESSOR JAMES RUBIN, LSE, former Assistant Secretary of State, US State Department
24 Feb.: `US foreign policy: a new isolationism?' (Chair: The Rt. Hon. Ann Taylor, MP)

H.E. GRIGORY KARASIN, Russian ambassador; PROFESSOR GEORGE FREDERICKSON, Kansas; and PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND
2 Mar.: `Differing responses: the carrot or the stick?' (Chair: Sir Marrack Goulding)

THE RT. HON. BARONESS (SHIRLEY) WILLIAMS; THE RT. HON. ROBIN COOK, MP; and SIR MARRACK GOULDING
9 Mar.: `The role of the UN.' (Chair: Michael Moore, MP)

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European Studies Centre

Programme for Hilary Term

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures and classes will be held in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

D. BECHEV, St Antony's, and E. KAVALSKI, Loughborough
Sat. 31 Jan., 10 a.m.–3 p.m.: BISA Working Group on the Balkans—Fourth Research Workshop: `From national histories to Balkan history.'

KRISTIINA OULAND, Foreign Minister, Estonia
Thur. 19 Feb., 5 p.m.: `EU25 > 15 + 10.' (Lecture)

PASCAL LAMY, EU Trade Commissioner
Wed. 10 Mar., 5 p.m., College Lecture Theatre: `Is the enlarged EU an economic superpower?' (Lecture, in association with the Maison Française)

DR J. ZIELONKA
Tue., weeks 1–8, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: `European integration.' (M.Phil. class)

DR J.-W. MÜLLER
Wed., weeks 1–6, 3–5 p.m.: `European nationalist doctrines.' (Lectures)

PROFESSOR R. CRAMPTON
Thur., weeks 1–8, 2.15–4.30 p.m.: `Eastern Europe under Communist rule.' (M.Phil. class)

DR K. NICOLAÏDIS and DR OTHON ANASTASAKIS
Thur. weeks 1–8, 5 p.m.: `The state of south-east Europe in 2004.' (Seminar series: see details in Gazette, 15 January)

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Historical concepts between Western and Eastern Europe

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre.

Conveners: Professor M. Hildermeier and Dr J. Caplan.

U. HERBERT, Freiburg
23 Jan.: `Stalinist and Nazi rule: possibilities and limits of comparison.'

M. HILDERMEIER, Göttingen
30 Jan.: `Burger and town. Typological differences and functional equivalents.'

M. MÜLLER, Halle
6 Feb.: `Republicanism versus monarchy? Concepts of government by estates in Poland–Lithuania and the Holy Roman Empire.'

M.S. WESSEL, Munich
13 Feb.: `Cultural and political functions of religion in Eastern and Western Europe.'

J. BABEROWSKI, Berlin
27 Feb.: `Dictatorships of unambiguity. Transfers of cultures in Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union 1861–1983.'

K. SCHOLEGEL, Frankfurt/O.
5 Mar.: `Europe and the culture of borderlines.'

J. KOCKEN, Berlin
12 Mar.: `Bourgeois culture and civil society in nineteenth-century Europe: comparison and beyond.'

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Middle East Centre

Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's. The seminar series has been made possible through the generous support of Mr A.M. al-Qattan.

AFIF SAFIEH, Palestinian General Delegate to the United Kingdon
23 Jan.: `Which way forward?'

AHMAD KHALIDI
30 Jan.: `A national security policy for Palestine.'

AZMI BISHARA, MK
6 Feb.: `Israel, Palestine, and the question of citizenship.'

KARMA NABULSI
13 Feb.: `The role of refugee and exile communities in creating the Palestinian future.'

ABI ABUNIMAH, the Electronic Intifada
20 Feb.: `Palestine/Israel: the end of the road for the two-state solution?'

MUSTAFA BARGHOUTI, Secretary General, Palestinian National Initiative
27 Feb.: `A new vision for Palestine.'

HAIDER ABDEL SHAFI, Gaza Red Crescent Society and former member, PLC
5 Mar.: `The limits of available options for regaining Palestinian rights.'

HANAN ASHRAWI, Secretary General, MIFTAH: the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy
Thur. 11 Mar., 5 p.m., Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's: `Palestine: reconstruction or deconstruction.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Lectures in African Politics

The following lectures will be given at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

27 Jan.: `The politics of religion in Africa.'

3 Feb.: `The politics of HIV in Africa.'

10 Feb.: `The politics of development in Africa.'

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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

Amended notice

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College. This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 15 January.

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 V. LOWE
Mon. 2 Feb.: `Balancing the rights of investors and host states.'

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.'

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

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

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 2004

Bubbles physical and metaphysical

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

PROFESSOR L. IVERSEN
10 Feb.: `Drugs and the brain: of bubbles and blockbusters.'

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

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

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

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

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