Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity

THE REVD PROFESSOR G. PATTISON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Thinking about God in an age of technology.'

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Rhodes Professor of American History

PROFESSOR R. CARWARDINE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Abraham Lincoln, God, and the American Civil War.'

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Regius Professor of Greek

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER PELLING will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Greek lives.'

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2003–4, will lecture on the following days in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures will begin at 5 p.m.

Wed. 28 Apr.: `The divine stenographer.'

Thur. 6 May, 5.30 p.m.: `The dark vein of destiny.'

Wed. 12 May: `Touchy monsters.'

Wed. 19 May: `The great theatre of the world.'

Wed. 26 May: `Rich, poor, leisured, idle, and marginal.'

Wed. 2 June: `Civilised barbarians.'

Fri. 4 June: `From heaven above.'

Wed. 9 June: `The temptation of the impossible.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2004

THE HON. GARETH EVANS, President, the International Crisis Group, and formerly Foreign Minister of Australia, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `When is it right to fight? Rethinking the jurisprudence of military force.'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

Critics and controversies: early modern debates about the meaning of the Septuagint

PROFESSOR SCOTT MANDELBROTE, Cambridge, will deliver the Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

6 May: `The Letter of Aristeas and its meaning for early modern scholarship.'

13 May: `Scripture and the mathematicians: chronology and proof of the authority of the Septuagint.'

20 May: `Vindicated by Christ and the Apostles: the Septuagint and the New Testament in early modern study.'

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WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

From pure will to unbounded love

PROFESSOR P. FORREST, University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 27 Apr.: `Developmental realism—an overview.'

Wed. 28 Apr.: `The classical versus the "neo-classical" conception of God.'

Thur. 29 Apr.: `The divine motives.'

Tue. 4 May: `The existence of the primordial God.'

Wed. 5 May: `God changes.'

Wed. 12 May: `Developmental theism and another look at the problem of evil.'

Tue. 18 May: `De Trinitate.'

Wed. 19 May: `The kenotic account of the Incarnation.'

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OSLER LECTURE

PROFESSOR JOHN BELL will deliver the inaugural Annual Osler Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Will genomics change Oslerian medicine?'

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE

PROFESSOR ANTHONY LEGGETT, Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Nobel Laureate 2003, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Does the everyday world really obey quantum mechanics?'

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LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

Suppleatur per ymaginacionem: exceptional images in later medieval English manuscripts

DR K. SCOTT, Massachusetts at Amherst, will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 4 May: `A model book for Nicholas de Lyra's Postilla litteralis.'

Thur. 6 May: `The enigma of All Souls MS 10.'

Tue. 11 May: `The unique pictorial "Afterpiece" to The Abbey of the Holy Ghost in BL Stowe 39.'

Thur. 13 May: `The genealogical genre: BL Royal I.B.x.'

Tue. 18 May: `A Gothish episode in the Renaissance: BL Additional 21974.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ENGLISH

On the poetry of W.B. Yeats

PROFESSOR HELEN VENDLER, Porter University Professor, Harvard, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on 12, 14, 17, and 19 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

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O'DONNELL LECTURES IN CELTIC STUDIES

Books from Ireland, fifth to ninth century

PROFESSOR R. SHARPE will deliver the O'Donnell Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, and Friday, 21 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

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ASTOR LECTURE

PROFESSOR I. PAPERNO, Berkeley, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Why did we all love Stalin? Memoirs and diaries of the Soviet experience.'

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES

Nationalism and secularism in modern India

PROFESSOR AIJAZ AHMAD will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Fri. 7 May: `Antinomies of nationalism—an overiew.'

Fri. 14 May: `Secularism, anti-secularism, and the question of religion in Indian politics.'

Wed. 19 May: `The liberal tradition, the left, and the offensives of the far right.'

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EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE AND MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

The Bologna Process—Principles, Policy, and Strategy

PROFESSOR GARETH JONES, Imperial College, London, will lead a seminar and discussion group at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, on the Bologna Process.

The Bologna Process, promulgated in 1999, is an initiative of EU Education Ministers to establish a `European Area of Higher Education'. One of the aims is to harmonise degree programmes and qualifications, which would help academic mobility. The UK Government is a signatory to the Process, and the way in which the ideas it entails are adopted could have far-reaching consequences for many UK and Oxford degree programmes. For further information see http://www.bologna-berlin2003.de.

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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR A. KUHARSKI, Swarthmore College, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. For further information telephone (2)88210 or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Efficacious acts: Greek tragedy in Polish theatre.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

D.F. McKenzie Lecture and Seminar

DR G. SHAW, Director, Asia Pacific and Africa Collections, the British Library, will deliver the D.F. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `In or out? South Asia and a global history of the book.'

Dr Shaw will give the McKenzie Seminar at 12 noon on Thursday, 29 April, in the History of the Book Room, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Beware of archives!: reconstructing South Asian book history from the India Office records.'

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Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the History of the Book Room, the St Cross Building.

Convener: Professor D. Norbrook.

DR M. BELL, Birmingham
27 Apr.: `Women and the book trade.'

DR R. LEMON, Southern California
11 May: ` "Stay where our laws do": discretionary power in Ben Jonson's Catiline.'

DR C. FITTER, Rutgers
25 May:`Elizabethan Shakespeare as political radical: Henry VI, Richard II, and Hamlet.'

DR M. O'CALLAGHAN, Oxford Brookes
8 June: `Print, sociability, and Coryats Crudities (1611).'

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Poetry-reading

SEAMUS HEANEY and PAUL MULDOON will give a poetry-reading at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets, costing £1, will be on sale from the Sheldonian, 10.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., on the day of the reading.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, AND HISTORY OF ART

The Bible in art, music, and literature

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

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland and Dr C. Joynes.

DR M. ELLIOTT, St Andrews
3 May: `Life after final form? The haunting afterlives of canonical texts.'

DR J. ROBERTS
17 May: `Wordsworth: the apocalypse of language.'

DR D. ROOKE, King's College, London
31 May: `Solomon and his women: a Handelian triptych.'

PROFESSOR S. PRICKETT, Baylor
14 June: `Redrawing the boundaries of experience: biblical illustration from Rembrandt to Tiepolo.'

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HISTORY OF ART

Turner and Napoleon

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

J. WHITELEY
29 Apr.: `Turner and France.'

M. LEISERACH
6 May: `An Englishman's reaction to the Napoleonic Wars: J.M.W. Turner.'

13 May: `The artist and the Emperor: Turner puts Napoleon into his new perspectives—Part I.'

20 May: `The artist and the Emperor: Turner puts Napoleon into his new perspectives—Part II.'

J. PIGGOTT, Dulwich College
27 May: `War and peace: Turner, Walter Scott. Thomas Campbell, and Napoleon.'

W. VAUGHAN, Birkbeck College, London
3 June: `After Napoleon: Turner's Continental tours.'

PROFESSOR M. KEMP
10 June: `Turner's vortices: optical and physical.'

C. HARRISON
17 June: `What did Napoleon really do for Turner?'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

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

Convener: Professor L. Johnson.

PROFESSOR H.P. BAYLEY
30 Apr.: `How do molecules get into and out of nanoscopic pores?' (Postponed from Hilary Term)

PROFESSOR P.A. BULLOUGH, Sheffield
7 May: `Membrane protein complexes: probing structure, function, and assembly by electron microscopy.' (Postponed from Hilary Term)

DR M. SUNDSTROM
14 May: `The Structural Genomics Consortium.'

DR A. SIVAPRASADARAO, Leeds
21 May: `Molecular basis of voltage sensing in a voltage-dependent potassium channel.'

PROFESSOR M. CAFFREY, Limerick
28 May: `Crystallising membrane proteins.'

DR C. DOERIG, Anderson College, Glasgow
18 June: `Of plasmodium cell proliferation, protein kinases, and the search for novel antimalarials.' (Postponed from Hilary Term)

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

Unravelling averages in complex molecular systems

PROFESSOR GRAHAM FLEMING, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

Tue. 27 Apr.: `Time, colours, and distance: watching molecules react and become solvated.'

Thur. 29 Apr.: `The photon echo: remembering how to forget the averages.'

Tue. 4 May: `The primary step of photosynthesis: averaging over just about everything.'

Thur. 6 May: `Design principles and regulation of light harvesting: making use of unaveraged information.'

Thur. 13 May: `Multidimensional spectroscopy I: probing deeper into the averages.'

Tue. 18 May: `Multidimensional spectroscopy II: all there is to know? Full 2D spectra.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

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

Convener: Professor Kay Davies.

PROFESSOR J. RUSSELL, Edinburgh
30 Apr.: `Neurosteroids, opioids, and neuroendocrine stress responses in pregnancy.'

DR D. SHEPHERD
7 May: `Modelling neurodegenerative diseases in Drosophila: cellular and molecular mechanisms of tau induced neurodegeneration.'

PROFESSOR C. SLATER, Newcastle
14 May: `Functional and molecular organisation of the postsynaptic membrane at the neuromuscular junction.'

DR G. SCHIAVO, London Research Institute
21 May: `Retrograde transport and virulence factor trafficking in motor neurons.'

PROFESSOR TOM KIRKWOOD, Newcastle
28 May: `The genetics of ageing and longevity.'

DR S. BUSTIN, St Bartholomew's and London School of Medicine and Dentistry
4 June: `Pitfalls in the analysis of steady-states mRNA using real-time PCR.'

PROFESSOR C. ROBINSON, Warwick
11 June: `Novel mechanisms for targeting of proteins in bacteria and chloroplasts.'

DR F. FALCIANI, Birmingham
18 June: `Expression signatures in the analysis of cell cross-talk.'

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University Laboratory of Physiology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

PROFESSOR M. HAUSSER, University College, London
26 Apr.: `Sensory coding by single neurons at the input layer of the cerebellar cortex.'

PROFESSOR E.K. WEIR, Minnesota
10 May: `Mechanisms of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.'

PROFESSOR S. DIMMELER, Frankfurt
17 May: `Progenitor cells for cardiac regeneration, molecular mechanism, and clinical applicability.'

PROFESSOR A. ASHCROFT
24 May: `KATP channels and insulin secretion in health and disease.'

PROFESSOR K. CLARKE
7 June: `Heart failure: a failure of energetics.'

PROFESSOR J.-P. CHANGEUX, Institut Pasteur, Paris
14 June: `A model of neuronal "conscious workspace examined with cognitive tasks and knock-out mice.'

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Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

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

PROFESSOR A. WILKIE
23 Apr.: `Genetic causes of skull and limb malformations.'

DR R. GILL
14 May: To be announced.

GEORGINA FERRY, science writer and editor of Oxford Today
21 May: `From lab to living-room: making sense of science.'

PROFESSOR S. GORDON
11 June: `Macrophage heterogeneity and tissue homeostasis.'

PROFESSOR A. HOLLANDER, Bristol
18 June: To be announced. (Postponed from 27 February)

PROFESSOR C. BOSHOFF
25 June: `Incorporating pharmacogenetics and genomics into clinical cancer care.'

DR S. OPPENHEIMER
2 July: To be announced.

DR M. SUNDSTROM, Chief Scientist, Structural Genomics Consortium
3 Sept.: `From structure to function: the Structural Genomics Consortium.'

PROFESSOR T. CHAMBERS, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
24 Sept: To be announced.

MR M. SNEAD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
15 Oct.: `Genetics and clinical features of Stickler's syndrome.'

DR P. BOWNESS
5 Nov.: `Why does HLA-B27 predispose to inflammatory arthritis?'

PROFESSOR L. CARDON
12 Nov.: To be announced.

DR J. URBAN
19 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR D. KERR
3 Dec., 2 p.m.: To be announced.

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centr.

PROFESSOR P. PARHAM, Stanford
22 Apr.: `Killer-cell immunoglobulin diversity: extent and implications for human immunity.'

PROFESSOR H. WALDMANN
6 May: `Transplants without drugs?'

PROFESSOR A. KUPFER, Johns Hopkins
27 May: `Visualising T cell activation in SMACs.'

PROFESSOR P. RATCLIFFE
3 June: `HIF hydroxylases and cellular oxygen sensing.'

PROFESSOR R. TIJAN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Berkeley
17 June: `Deconstructing and reconstituting the Metazoan Transcriptional Apparatus.' (Norman Heatley Lecture)

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Sir William Dunn School: Seminar

PROFESSOR Z. WERB, California, will give a seminar at 1 p.m. on Friday, 23 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Convener: Professor S. Gordon.

Subject: `The dynamic tumour microenvironment.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Research Seminar in Spanish and South American Studies

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

Conveners: Professor Edwin Williamson and Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

DR C. THOMPSON
27 Apr.: `Literary theory in the Golden Age: the case of El Pinciano.'

J. GILBERT, Cambridge
4 May: `Muslims and Christians in Spanish frontier ballads.'

DR HELENA DE CARLOS, Santiago de Compostela
18 May: `Tradición clásica y mundo medieval en la Crónica Troiana (1350).'

DR N. ARRUTI, Aberdeen
25 May: `Violence and balancing acts: Medem's La Pelota vasca, la piel contra la piedra.'

DR J. NEIRA, Centro Cultural de la Generación del 27, Málaga
1 June: `Consideraciones sobre la poesía española de vanguardia y el caso Hinojosa.'

DR D. MORAN
8 June: ` "Diez años de tarea solitaria." Pablo Neruda and the Veinte Poemas.'

CARLOS ALBERTO GONZÁLEZ SÁNCHEZ, Seville
15 June: `Imágenes entre dos mundos: escribir y leer een los dominios hispánicos de los siglos XVI y XVII.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar

PROFESSOR SERGE GRUZINSKI, EHESS, Paris, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Subject: `The four quarters of the world: reflections on globalisation in the age of the Habsburgs, 1580–1640.'

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Polish Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Modern History Research Unit, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

P. MACIEJKO
28 Apr.: `Shtadlanut and the ritual murder accusations in eighteenth-century Poland.'

DR J. GLOMSKI, King's College, London
5 May: `Selling humanism at Cracow: commendatory verses for the works of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and Leonard Cox.'

N. NOWAKOWSKA
12 May: `Dynasty and liturgy: the artistic patronage of Cardinal Fryderyk Jagiellon, Prince of Poland, 1488–1503.'

DR R. BUTTERWICK, Queen's, Belfast
19 May: `The rebellion that never was: Poland, the Ukraine, and Russia in 1789.'

B. RUNDELL
26 May: `Republicanism in the eighteenth- century University of Cracow.'

T. GROMELSKI
2 June: `Joachim Lelewel's views on the historical role of the szlachta.'

W. WYPORSKA
9 June: `Sauce for the gander: applying a feminist theory to male witches in Poland.'

DR R. FROST, King's College, London
16 June: `Cum plena facultate absentium representantibus? Representation and participation in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569–1795.'

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Commonwealth History Workshop: Empire and Migration

The workshop will be held on Friday, 14 May, 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., in the Modern History Faculty Building.

A discussion of the morning papers will be held at 12.05 p.m., and of the afternoon papers at 3.15 p.m.

Conveners: Professor J.M. Brown, Dr J. Darwin, and Dr J.-G. Deutsch.

PROFESSOR B. PORTER, Newcastle
9.30 a.m.: `Immigration in the high imperial age.'

PROFESSOR P. HARRIES, Basel
10.15 a.m.: `A long history of migration: Mozambique and South Africa, c.1800–2000.'

DR F. PIEKE
11.20 a.m.: `Why demonising snakeheads doesn't help: on hapless cockle-pickers, evil gangmasters, and responsible government.'

DR S. CONSTANTINE, Lancaster
1.45 p.m.: `Migrants and identities: British settlers and others in the Empire–Commonwealth c.1850–c.2000.'

PROFESSOR C. PEACH
2.30 p.m.: `South Asian migration to the UK: the empire strikes back.'

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MUSIC

Graduate Student's Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Conveners: Barbara Eichner and Ben Winters.

J. BROWN, Royal Holloway, London
27 Apr.: `Bartók and the grotesque body.'

A. GRANT
4 May: `Reliving the creative process: self- analysis and compositional principles in Cross Currents.'

M. BENT
11 May: `What is isorhythm?'

N. O'REGAN, Edinburgh
18 May: `Palestrina and papal politics: the secular motet Laetus hyperboream.'

G. RALSTON
25 May: `A diseased hearing?: morality, physiology, and "Herr Wagner's nostrums".'

E.E. LEACH, Royal Holloway, London
1 June: `Can dogs sing? Music, hunting, and princely advice-literature in fourteenth-century France.'

G. KREUZER
8 June: `Voices from beyond: trimming Verdi's Don Carlos in German-language theatres.'

M.A. STUART, Berkeley
15 June: `Rossini, Salvatore Viganó, and the decline of the picturesque.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Programme on Contemporary Turkey

DR BILL PARK, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Turkey, the Kurds of Iraq, and the US; three sides of a triangular relationship.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Seminar in the Philosophy of Mathematics

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Centre. Details of the first two meetings are given below.

Convener: Dr D.R. Isaacson.

DR J. WESTERHOFF
29 Apr.: `The knowledge of mathematical structures.'

DR J. KETLAND, Cambridge
6 May, Ryle Room: `The unfeasibility of nominalism.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

The UN Security Council and war

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

Conveners: Professor Vaughan Lowe, Professor Sir Adam Roberts, and Dr Jennifer Welsh.

PROFESSOR M. BERDAL, King's College, London
28 Apr.: `The use of force in connection with peacekeeping operations.'

DR R. CAPLAN
5 May: `The Council and international administration of territories.'

DR D. MALONE, International Peace Academy, New York
12 May: `The Council and Iraq.'

PROFESSOR I. HURD, Northwestern University, Illinois
19 May: `The Council and legitimacy.'

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African History and Politics Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

PROFESSOR T. RANGER
26 Apr.: `The return of the modern. New social histories of colonial Africa.'

M. WALSH, Cambridge
3 May: `Demonisation and death. History through the eyes of the Zanzibar leopard.'

D. LOWRY, Oxford Brookes
10 May: `White Rhodesia and the "new" imperial history.'

K. BROWN
17 May: `Tropical medicine and animal diseases, Onderstepoort, and the development of veterinary science in South Africa, 1908–50.'

R. ECKLE
24 May: ` "Modern" medicine and "traditional" healers in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Zanzibar.'

H. MÉDARD, Paris
31 May: `Uganda and its neighbours: kingship, wealth, hierarchy, and ideology in the Great Lakes region of East Africa in the nineteenth century.'

J.-B. GEWALD, Leiden
7 June: `Transformations in transport in Zambia. Preliminary ideas regarding a social history of motor-cars in Zambia, 1890–1930.'

S. STRICKRODT, Humboldt University, Berlin
14 June: `Memory and identity in plural coastal communities. The cases of Aneho (Togo) and Agoue (Benin).'

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British Zimbabwe Society Research Days: Which history for what Zimbabwe?

The following talks will be given at the research days to be held on Saturday, 12 June, and Sunday, 13 June, in St Antony's College. Registration is required to attend the research days. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Terence Ranger (e-mail: terence.ranger@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR RANGER: `The problem of Zimbabwean history.'

G. MAZARIRE, UZ, and ENOCENT MSINDO, Cambridge: `Developments in Zimbabwean oral history.'

J. FONTEIN, Edinburgh, and J. MCGREGOR, Reading: `Heritage and history.'

M. CLARKE; D. JEATER, UWE; and ROBERT MUPONDE, Witwatersrand: `Women and children in history.'

A. MAGAISA, Nottingham, and R. PRIMOVAC: `History, song, and fiction.'

D. MAXWELL, Keele, and M. ENGELKE, LSE: `Developments in religious history.'

D. LOWRY, Oxford Brookes, and J. ALEXANDER: `Land and history.'

E. CHIPEMBERE, UZ and Dalhouse, and BEACON MBIBA, Sheffield: `History and development.'

T. BARNES, UWC: `History in the schools in Zimbabwe.'

A. MLAMBBO, UZ and Pretoria, and B. RAFTOPOULOS, UZ: `Where Zimbabwean history should go.'

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African studies: other meetings

A Rwandan Genocide Commemoration Conference will be held on Saturday, 15 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Further details will be published later. Enquiries should be directed to Ulli Parkinson (e-mail: ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

The fifth annual Researching Africa Day Workshop will be held on Thursday, 11 June, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Early registration is required. Those interested should contact Lindsay Whitfield (e-mail: lindsay.whitfield@sant.ox.ac.uk) or Chizuko Sato (e-mail: chizuko.sato@sant.ox.ac.uk) for further information.

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Evidence-based practice

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Details of the 4 May seminar will be announced later.

J. GARCIA, Institute of Education
27 Apr.: `A systematic review about young people's relationships, led by students and teachers at a secondary school.'

C. DOGGETT and S. BURNETT, Central Sydney Health Services, Australia
11 May: `Sharing knowledge globally—Australian social work's Cochrane connection.'

DR P. GLASZOU
18 May: `Evidence-based practice—seven steps from research to practice.'

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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 the Hood Room, St Cross College. Details of the first seminar (6 May) will be published later.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr M. Yee.

MS E. SHACKLE, Plater College
20 May: `Why we need psychology of religion in an age of globalisation.'

DR G. DALTON
3 June: `The sounds of the suburbs ... echoes from the Big Bang.'

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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, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Those wishing to attend should contact Harriet Dunbar-Goddet (telephone: (2)86824, e-mail: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

DR K. TRIGWELL
29 Apr.: `Cross-disciplinary collegiality, teaching–research relations, and student learning at the University of Oxford.'

A. ZIMDARS
13 May: `Pilot study: the demographic profile of UK graduate students admitted to the University of Oxford.'

PROFESSOR A. JENKINS, Westminster Institute, Oxford Brookes
20 May: `Teaching–research relations: what do we now know? What are the implications for policy and practice? What are now the important research questions?'

DR S. DELAMONT, Cardiff
27 May: `Who's complaining? Narratives and research on the doctorate. An analysis of qualitative research on doctoral programmes.'

DR M. LEA, Open University
10 June: `Academic literacies: a pedagogy for course design.'

D. SABRI
17 June: `Assumptive worlds of policy-makers in higher education: some preliminary findings.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The new culture of capitalism

PROFESSOR R. SENNETT, LSE, will deliver three lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

4 May: `Work.'

11 May: `Talent.'

18 May: `Consumer.'

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Transatlantic dialogues in public policy: Politics, policy, and the press

The second meeting in this series will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Rothermere American Institute. The speakers will be SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL, formerly senior adviser to President Clinton and author of The Clinton Wars, and MATTHEW TAYLOR, senior adviser in the Prime Minister's Policy Directorate and formerly director of the IPPR.

Enquiries should be directed to Cheryl Hudson (telephone: (2)82711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

The meeting is sponsored by the US Embassy.

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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. Details of the 1 June seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR B. FREITAG-ROUANET, Brasilia
27 Apr.: `Nomad capitals in Brazil.'

PROFESSOR ANTONIO BARROS DE CASTRO, UFRJ
4 May: `The rise and demise of state-led development in Brazil, 1930–80.'

AMBASSADOR SERGIO ROUANET, Academia Brasileira de Letras
11 May: `Cultural globalisation and the future of "latinity": a Brazilian view.'

DR MARIA BEATRIZ BILAC, Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba
18 May: `The making of political elites: recruitment patterns and distribution of power in England, North America, and Brazil, seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.'

PROFESSOR MARIA D'ALVA KINZO, Sao Paulo
25 May: `Parties in the electorate: public perceptions and partisan ties in Brazil.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held from 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

The OCHJS minibus will leave the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and will leave Yarnton at 9.45 p.m. A single fare costs £1.60 (students £1.20).

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

PROFESSOR A. BALABAN, Florida
28 Apr.: `Mourning a father lost: a kibbutz childhood remembered.'

PROFESSOR D. PENSLAR, Toronto
5 May: `Is Israel a colonial state? Reflections on the relationship between Zionism, colonialism, and post- colonialism.'

S. AVAYOU, Hebrew writer
12 May: `The Dönme literature in Ladino prose and poetry, form and language.'

DR U. EHRLICH, Ben-Gurion University
19 May: `New research on the liturgy: how the Amidah Prayer was created.'

MRS H.E. GODLEVSKY, Hebrew writer
Mon. 24 May: `Spiritual interconnections between body and soul.' (Mrs Godlevsky discusses her poetry and prose)

PROFESSOR J.W. VAN HENTEN, Amsterdam
2 June: `Contemporary martyrs and violence: victims and/or perpetrators.'

DR D. MATT
9 June: `The Zohar, masterpiece of Kabbalah: a new annotated translation.'

PROFESSOR C. KUZNITZ, Bard College, New York
16 June: `Yiddish scholarship and politics: YIVO in inter-war Eastern Europe.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Muslim citizens in liberal democracies

The following seminars, organised in conjunction with the Becket Institute, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

A. MARCH
28 Apr.: `The demands of liberalism: translating political liberalism into the language of Islam.'

DR L. SAFI, Islamic Society of North America
5 May: `Religious solidarity and political loyalty in Islamic sources and experience.'

PROFESSOR E. KARIC, Sarajevo
12 May: `The concept of citizen (al- Muwattan) in the thought of contemporary Muslim thinkers.'

MS M. MALIK, King's College, London
19 May: `Can Muslims be citizens in liberal democracies?'

PROFESSOR S. JACKSON, Michigan
26 May: `To vote or not to vote: the challenges of Muslim political participation in the United States.'

PROFESSOR J. CESARI, Harvard and CNRS Paris
2 June: `Imam wanted: global Islam and the crisis in religious authority.'

PROFESSOR Y. HADDAD, Georgetown
9 June: `Are Muslims a "fifth column" in the United States?'

PROFESSOR T. RAMADAN, Geneva
16 June: `Solidarity, loyalty, and co-citizenship with non-Muslims in Islamic sources.'

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Popular images of Islam: media and literature

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

PROFESSOR J. SHAHEEN, Southern Illinois
29 Apr.: ` 'Reel bad Arabs: Hollywood's vilification of a people.'

DR G. BUNT, Lampeter
6 May: `E-jihad: towards an Islamic information revolution.'

DR S. HUNTER, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
13 May: `Politics of Muslim representation post- 11 September 2001.'

MR A. AL-HUMOUDAH, Egyptian Press Association
20 May: `Arab media responses to 11 September.'

DR A. GUNNY
27 May: `Images of Islam in European travelogues.'

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OXFORD CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY, AND SOCIETY

DR GHASSAN HAGE will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Boardroom, the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (58 Banbury Road).

Subject: `Structure and culture in researching the transnational family.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Development Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

G. BROWN, CRISE
29 Apr.: `Measuring socio-economic horizontal inequalities: a preliminary enquiry in Indonesia.'

A. DONINI, Thomas Watson Institute
6 May: `The implications of Iraq and Afghanistan for the future of humanitarian action.'

D. KEEN, LSE
13 May: `Terror, war, and the functions of failure.'

F. STEWART, CRISE
27 May: `Horizontal inequalities and post-war reconstruction.'

C. CAUMARTIN, CRISE
3 June: `Security reform in post-invasion Panama: depoliticising the security forces.'

J. FAIRHEAD, Sussex
10 June: `Cobalt, coltan, and conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reflections on greed, grievance, and global political economy.'

R. PICCIOTTO, Global Policy Project
17 June: `Aid and conflict.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Interdisciplinary conversations

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Convener: Dr Bronwen Morgan (e-mail: bronwen.morgan@csls.ox.ac.uk).

DR S. EVENETT
26 Apr.: `Discrimination.'

DR P. LUNT, University College, London
10 May: `Regulation.'

DR F. VARESE
17 May: `Corruption.'

DR D. JAMES, LSE
24 May: `Rights.'

DR N. WOODS
7 June: `Accountability.'

DR A. NICHOLLS
14 June: `Fair trade.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

PROFESSOR PETER SLUGLETT, University of Utah, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, and Thursday, 20 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Whose sacred trust? Some reflections on the implementation and legacy of the British and French Mandates in the Middle East.'

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR R. CRAWFORD, St Andrews, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, and Wednesday, 19 May, in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College.

17 May: `The poetry of England.'

19 May: `Nearer than the eye.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

PROFESSOR J. STIGLITZ, Columbia Business School, New York, will deliver the Tanner Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 May, and Wednesday, 5 May, in the Examination Schools.

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EXETER COLLEGE

Marett Memorial Lecture

DR J. BENNET, Professor of Aegean Archaeology, University of Sheffield, will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.

Subject: `Archaeologies of Homer.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture 2004

PROFESSOR MICHAEL PATTON will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Does murder run in families?'

Nuffield Trust Green College Lectures

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

DR A. ROSES, Senior Vice-President, Genetics Research, Glaxo SmithKline
29 Apr.: `Applications of genetic variance in discovering, developing, and prescribing medicines.'

PROFESSOR A. BRADLEY, Cambridge
20 May: `Contemporary approaches to extract function from the mouse genome.'

DR M. WALPORT, Wellcome Trust
10 June: `Human genome and beyond.'

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JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Lecture

DR ANDREW LAIRD, Reader in Classical Literature, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, will deliver the Don Fowler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Recognising Virgil.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Reuters Foundation Programme: Media and Politics series

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

30 Apr.: PROFESSOR C. SEYMOUR-URE, Kent.

7 May: NICHOLAS JONES, former BBC Political Correspondent.

14 May: ANNE MCELVOY, Political Correspondent, Evening Standard.

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

The political economy of Kenya: past and present

This meeting will be held on Thursday, 27 May, and Friday, 28 May, in St Antony's College. The provisional programme is set out below.

Thursday, 27 May. 10.15–11.20 a.m.: Panel 1—The state and ethnicity (chair: Tom Spear, Wisconsin–Madison)

B. BERMAN, Kingston, Ontario: ` "A palimpsest of contradictions": ethnicity, culture, and the state.'

K. KANYINGA, Nairobi: `Our time to eat! John Lonsdale, ethnicity and inequality in Kenya.'

M. MUNENE, International University, Nairobi: `The hazards of post-modern colonialism in Kenya.'


11.45 a.m.–1.15 p.m.: Panel 2—The politics of regionalism (chair: Frank Holmquist, Hampshire College)

M. BAKARI, Fatih University, Istanbul: `A place at the table: political integration of Kenyan Muslims, 1993–2003.'

J. BRENNAN, SOAS, London: `Lowering the sultan's flag: law, land, and religious memory in reassessing the Mwamboa movement in Kenya, 1952–2003.'

L.HUGHES: `Malice in Maasailand: the historical roots of current political struggles.'

O. GAKUO MWANGI, Lesotho: `The political economy of sub-ethnic nationalism in Kenya: class, ideology, and regionalism among the Gikuyu, 1922–2003.'


2.30–4.15 p.m.: Panel 3—Territory, land, and power (chair: Karuti Kanyinga, IDS, Nairobi)

A. HAUGERUD, Rutgers: `The limits of the state: Kenyan Land Registry politics, customary law, and a World Bank reversal.'

C. MEDARD, Institut de Recherche pour le développement: `Territorial rights and wrongs: internal boundaries and exclusive land claims in Kenya.'

D.R. PETERSON, College of New Jersey: `Political imagination and the geography of Gikuyuland.'

R.M. MATHEKA, Cambridge: `Politics of transition and wildlife conservation in Kenya 1958–68.'


5 p.m.: The Oxford Africa Lecture 2004

JOHN LONSDALE, Cambridge: `Kenyatta and the nation.'


Friday, 28 May. 9.15–11 a.m.: Panel 4—`The struggle continues': politics from below (chair: Mohamed Bakari, Fatih University, Istanbul)

P. KAGWANJA, Safer Africa, Pretoria: `Warlord democracy: youth cultures and the political economy of public security in multi-party Kenya 1992–2002.'

J.M. KLOPP, Columbia: `Controlling the urban crowd: slum clearance and the fight against democracy in Kenya in the 1990s.'

A. HEYER: ` "Nowadays they even kill you for that which they feel is theirs": gender and the production of Kikuyu ethnic identity.'

B. KNIGHTON, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies: `Karinga, Mau Mau, and Mungiki: religious continuity through three subersvive Gikuyu movements.'

R. PRINCE, Copenhagen: `The world is finished: death, nostalgia, and memory in contemporary Luo popular music.'

R.D. WALLER, Bucknell: `Protest in the cattle camps: destocking revisited (again).'


11.30 a.m.–1.15 p.m.: Panel 5—History as politics (chair: Godfrey Muriuki, Nairobi)

M. CLOUGH, Northern Colorado: `Political imprisonment and opposition in colonial and independent Kenya.'

C. ELKINS, Harvard: `Truth and reconciliation in Kenya: a new moment for nationhood?'

C. HORNSBY, Shell Trading: `Frozen in time—Kenya's history since independence.'

J. LEWIS, Cambridge: `Nasty, brutish, and in shorts? Mau Mau, the imperialism of conscience, and the moral economy of decolonisation.'


2.30–4 p.m.: Panel 6—Commodities, consumption, and the state (chair: E.S. Atieno Odhiambo, Rice University)

M. MCWILLIAM, Royal Africa Society: `The Kenya Tea Development Authority—assessing the legacy.'

C. OCHIENG: `The Kenya state debate revisited: the myth of smallholder bias.'

B. CHARLERY DE LA MASSELIERE, HERVE MAUPEU, and PATRICK MBATARU, IFRA, Nairobi: `The coffee war in the Nyeri region (1997–2002).'

J. WILLIS, Durham: `Three hours left to party: advertising alcohol in Kenya, 1922–2003.'


4.30–6 p.m.: Panel 7—Evaluating democracy (chair: Macharia Munene, International University, Nairobi)\

S. BROWN, Ottawa: `Donor strategies and side-effects: foreign intervention in Kenya's transition to democracy.'

S. ORVIS, Hamilton College: `Do institutions matter? The autonomous influence of political institutions on Kenyan political and economic development.'

D. THROUP, freelance, Washington: `Kibaki's first year.'

T. WOLF, consultant, Nairobi: `Governance polling: results, and current and future prospects.'

J. BARKAN, Iowa State: `The transition to democracy in Kenya: problems and prospects.'


6 p.m.: informal meeting in the Buttery (chair: D.M. Anderson)

D. MURIUKI, Nairobi, and N. SOBANIA, Hope College: `The truth be told: photographs, interviews, and oral tradition from Mount Kenya.'

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European Studies Centre

Sub-state entities and co-sovereignty within the EU

This workshop will be held on Thursday, 20 May, in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. The conference will start with an introduction by Professor Ezeizabarrena at 9.15 a.m. and will end with an open debate at 7 p.m.

Convener: Professor Xabier Ezeizabarrena, St Antony's College.

Morning session (chaired by Kalypso Nikolaidis)

M. KEATING, European Institute, Florence
9.30 a.m.: `General overview towards the EU constitution.'

PROFESSOR EZEIZABARRENA
10.15 a.m.: `Basque historical titles at the EU and comparative approach with German, Austria, and Belgium.'

E. JURADO
11.30 a.m.: `Comparative approach with Eastern EU enlargement.'

J.C. KARL
12.15 p.m.: `A historical and constitutional analysis of Bavaria.'


Afternoon session (chaired by Timothy Garton Ash)

M. QUINN, Welsh Government
3.30 p.m.: `Contribution from the UK–Welsh case.'

L. BAS, Flemish Government
4.15 p.m.: `The Flemish perspective and activity at the UN and EU.'

J. BENGOETXEA, University of the Basque Country/CJEC
5.30 p.m.: `The Basque case in the current situation.'

M. HERRERO DE MIÑON, Royal Academy of Political Sciences, Spain
6.15 p.m.: Sub-state entities and co-sovereignty at the Council of Europe.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Greg Watson Lecture

PROFESSOR GRAHAM FLEMING, Hinshelwood Lecturer, will deliver the Greg Watson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Photons and femtoseconds. The amazing effectiveness of the initial steps of photosynthesis.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The "War on Terror" in historical perspective.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ANNA DAVIES will deliver the James Bryce Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College. A reception will be held after the lecture.

Subject: `Comparing languages in the heroic age.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free.

It is hoped to serve wine and sandwiches after the lectures at a cost of £4 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mr G. Groom, Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77022, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

G. MANDELBROTE
Wed. 28 Apr.: `John Evelyn as an annotator of books.'

W. ST CLAIR
Tue. 4 May: `The Abinger papers: the biography of a family.'

M. PURCELL
Tue. 18 May: `The library at Tyntesfield.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

Lectures will be given as follows: 11 May and 3 June: 7.30 for 8 p.m. in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road; admission for non- members £3; students under thirty free. 28 May: 5 p.m. in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College; open to the public.

For further information on the association, telephone the Honorary Secretary on Oxford 377479.

DR GILLIAN RILEY
Tue. 11 May: `Gastronomic delights in Italian art.'

PROFESSOR PIERO BOITANI
Fri. 28 May: `Dante, Milton, and the poetry of Christian Europe.' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture)

ANNA PROUDFOOT and DR LUCIANA JOHN
Thur. 3 June: `Una panoramica dell'Italia del Terzo Millennio.' (In English)

Other meetings

Mon. 26 Apr., 8 p.m.: showing of film Domenic (Wilma Labate), in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Admission free.

Tue. 18 May, 7.45 for 8 p.m.: conversazione in italiano, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences.

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OXFORD FORUM FOR MEDICAL HUMANITIES

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

Convener: Jamilah Meghji, New College.

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

DR J. KAYE
10 June: `Who owns your DNA in a biobank?'

DR D. FERGUSON
17 June: `Alternative medicine—witchcraft—placebo or the X- Files?'

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OED FORUM

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House.

DR G. ZUCKERMANN, Cambridge
Mon. 10 May: `Lexical genetics in the third millennium: how one word can have two parents.'

PROFESSOR D. CAMERON
Mon. 17 May: `Vergal hygiene: another look at "political correctness".'

PROFESSOR C. PERCY, Toronto
Tue. 25 May: `Consumers of correctness: women, men, and language in eighteenth-century classified advertisements.'

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