Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR D. WOMERSLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shakespeare and Anthony Munday.'

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Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The meaning of strategy: historical reflections.'

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ROMANES LECTURE 2003

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

Subject: `The great ideas of biology.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The end of the poem: "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

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

Wed. 5 Nov.: `Working with Walt—how I saved Walt Disney.'

Thur. 27 Nov.: `It's only words.'

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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

Perspectives on state liability

PROFESSOR CAROL HARLOW, QC, FBA, Emeritus Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures on the following days in the Faculty of Law, the St Cross Building.

The lecture on 28 October will be followed by a reception, after which Professor Harlow will take questions arising from her lectures.

The lectures are open to the public, and those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early.

Mon. 27 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Corrective justice in the frame.'

Mon. 27 Oct., 6.20 p.m.: `Tort law and globalisation.'

Tue. 28 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Towards distributive justice.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Science, innovation, and economic growth

PROFESSOR W.W. POWELL, Professor of Education, Organizational Behaviour, and Sociology, Stanford, and external faculty member, Santa Fe Institute, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from Liz Buckle, Marketing Assistant, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88852, e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Euan Hirst, Oxford University Press (telephone; Oxford 353650, e-mail: euan.hirst@oup.com).

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Emergence: university–industry interfaces in the life sciences—a comparison of the US, Britain, and Europe.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Amplification: practising polygamy with good taste—the structure and dynamics of multiple networks.'

Thur. 30 Oct.: `Institutionalism: managing the production of novelty.'

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CLASSICS

Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR LESLIE KURKE, Berkeley, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the Seminar Room, the Classics Centre.

Subject: `Aesop and Herodotus: the socio-politics of prose.'

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Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

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

Subject: `Racine and Greek tragedy.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Romantic Realignments

The following graduate seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 11, the English Faculty, the St Cross Building.

Further information may be obtained from Leonard Epp, Balliol College (e-mail: leonard.epp@balliol.ox.ac.uk), or Felicity James, Christ Church (e-mail: felicity.james@chch.ox.ac.uk).

DR M. MYRONE, Curator, Tate Britain
29 Oct.: `Of men, Mohawks, and Macaronies: the Vauxhall Affray revisited.'

DR M.J. KOOY, Warwick
12 Nov.: `Imagining conflict: Coleridge's wartime journalism.'

L. KEYNES
19 Nov.: `Hazlitt's Eloquence of the British Senate.'

DR M. GORJI
26 Nov.: `Clare's awkwardness: poetry and the prosaic.'

DR S. PERRY
3 Dec.: `Wordsworth's negative capability.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Logic

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Mathematical Institute. Details of the 14 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor A.J. Wilkie.

PROFESSOR WILKIE
7 Nov.: `Fusing o-minimal structures.'

D. MACPHERSON, Leeds
21 Nov.: `Asymptotics of definable sets in finite structures.'

D. KRAJICEK, Prague
5 Dec.: `Implicit proofs.'

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Condensed Matter Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor R.J. Nicholas and Professor J.T. Chalker.

DR H.A. RADOVAN, NHMFL, Tallahassee, Florida
23 Oct.: `Magnetic enhancement of superconductivity from electron spin domains.'

DR M. KENNETT, Cambridge
30 Oct.: `Disorder effecs in diluted, magnetic superconductors.'

PROFESSOR I. TERASAKI, Waseda University, Tokyo
6 Nov., , Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, 2.30 p.m.: `Large thermopower in NaCo2O4: a novel physical property in transition-metal oxides.' (Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture)

DR S. LANGRIDGE, RAL
20 Nov.: `Understanding the magnetic ordering in exchange biased and patterned nano-structures through neutron and resonant X-ray reflectometry.'

PROFESSOR A. KEREN, Technion, Israel, and RAL
27 Nov.: `Common energy scale for magnetism and superconductivity in HTSC.'

DR L.M. HERZ
4 Dec.: `Transfer of photoexcitations in conjugated polymers and molecular assemblies.'

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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.

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

DR P. OLMSTEAD, Leeds
28 Oct.: `Shear banding, complex spatio-temporal behaviour, and dynamical instabilities in complex fluid in shear flow.'

PROFESSOR C. DOBSON, Cambridge
4 Nov.: `Protein folding and misfolding: from diseases to devices.'

PROFESSOR G. MAITLAND
11 Nov.: `Structured surfactants and their role in improving oil recovery.'

PROFESSOR W. POON, Edinburgh
18 Nov.: `To be stuck or not to be stuck: new insights into the glass transition from colloids.'

DR P. BARTLETT, Bristol
25 Nov.: `Nano-rheology of soft materials.'

DR R. THOMAS
2 Dec.: `Interfacial behaviour at the chemistry/biology interface.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

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

PROFESSOR F. VON BLANCKENBURG
27 Oct.: `Quantifying tectonic and climate controls over continental erosion from cosmogenic nuclides in river sediment.'

DR N. TREWIN, Aberdeen
3 Nov.: `Devonian terrestrial biodiversity trapped in a Scottish hot spring deposit—the Rhynie chert.'

DR A. DICKSON, Cambridge
10 Nov.: `Echinoderm skeletal preservation: calcite/aragonite seas and the Mg/Ca ratio of Phanerozoic oceans.'

DR L. LONERGAN, Imperial College, London
17 Nov.: `Quantifyng the extent of Quaternary ice sheets in the North Sea—evidence from 3-D seismic reflection data.'

PROFESSOR D. VAUGHAN, Manchester
24 Nov.: `Minerals, metals, and molecules: ore and environmental mineralogy in the twenty-first century.'

DR J. ANDREWS, East Anglia
1 Dec.: `Building microbial bioherms in the Pleistocene Gulf of Corinth.'

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Department of Materials

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.

Presentations on `Quantum information processing' will be held on 20 November.

Convener: Dr J.L. Hutchison.

DR A. KIRKLAND
23 Oct.: `Pushing the limits of electron microscopes.'

DR R. DUNIN-BORKOWSKI, Cambridge
30 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR P. EDWARDS
6 Nov.: `Hydrogen storage in solids.'

PROFESSOR R. SAMBLES, University of Exeter
13 Nov.: `Butterfly wings and photonic surfaces.'

DR D. MCCOMB, Imperial College, London
27 Nov.: `EELS—a sub-nanometre probe of chemical structure and bonding.'

DR S. ROBERTS
4 Dec.: `Nanocomposites of Al2O3/SiC ceramics.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars

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

PROFESSOR A.R. RAVISHANKARA, NOAA, Boulder
23 Oct., Main Lecture Theatre, 2.15 p.m.: `Laboratory studies to answer atmospheric questions.' (RSC Special Seminar)

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

DR M. PALMER, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
6 Nov.: `Climate change: science and the real world.'

DR R. SIDDANS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
13 Nov.: `Synergistic retrieval of ozone from MIPAS and GOME.'

DR R. SWINBANK, Meterological Office
20 Nov.: `Stratospheric vacillations and the 2002 Antarctic major warming.'

D. PETERS and J. MOORHOUSE
27 Nov.: `Overview and results of the HIRDLS calibration.'

DR G. MCFIGGANS, UMIST
4 Dec.: `Process modelling of atmospheric aerosols—trying to keep a basis in reality.'

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Biophysical Chemistry Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory (Room 20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: Dr L. Snoek.

PROFESSOR D. CLARY
23 Oct.: `Quantum simulations of hydrated clusters and biomolecules.'

PROFESSOR S. MEECH, East Anglia
13 Nov.: `Photophysics of the chromophore of GFP.'

PROFESSOR C. ROBINSON, Cambridge
4 Dec.: `Probing dynamic macromolecular complexes using mass spectrometry.'

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

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

Convener: Dr S. Sarkar.

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

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

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

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford 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 K. VAUGHAN, Cape Town
31 Oct.: `Low dose digital X-rays: from catching diamond thieves to monitoring scoliosis.'

PROFESSOR P. WORDSWORTH
7 Nov.: `The genetic epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis.'

DR A. BLUMSOHN, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
14 Nov.: `Bone turnover and fracture risk assessment: a new emperor, or just new clothes?'

PROFESSOR A. SILMAN, Manchester
21 Nov.: `Cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis—what is the connection?'

DR A. BERENDT
28 Nov.: `Musculoskeletal infection: what remains to be discovered?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Jornada de estudos machadianos

A one-day conference on Machado de Assis will be held on Friday, 21 November, in the Music Room, St Peter's College.

There is no fee for attendance, but a charge of £8 will be made for lunch. Cheques for this amount, payable to St Peter's College, should be sent in advance to Professor T.F. Earle, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL.

J. GLEDSON, Liverpool
10.30 a.m.: `Editing Machado's Crônicas.'

S. CHALHOUB, UNICAMP
11.15 a.m.: `The problem of slavery in Machado de Assis.'

P. DE MEDEIROS, Utrecht
12 noon: `Father's kisses.'

A.C. SURIANI
2 p.m.: `A serializaçao de Quincas Borba no jornal A Estaçao (1886–91).'

M. DE SENNA, Biblioteca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro
2.45 p.m.: `No patamar do sublime: comentários sobre as citaçoes e alusoes em Quincas Borba.'

C. MENDES DE SOUSA, Minho
3.45 p.m.: `Ideia de Poesia–em torno do projecto literário de Machado de Assis.'

S. ROUANET, Academia Brasileira de Letras
4.30 p.m.: `relaçao entre Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas e Tristram Shandy.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Problems in the history of science and technology

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Technology Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty.

Convener: Professor R. Fox.

J. RATCLIFF
Thur. 23 Oct.: `The 1874 transit of Venus.'

PROFESSOR J. BROWNE
Thur. 30 Oct.: `Darwin as a celebrity.'

PROFESSOR M. CROSLAND, Kent at Canterbury
Tue. 4 Nov.: `Early laboratories and experimental science: problems of definition and ancestry.'

PROFESSOR K. HUTCHISON, Melbourne
Tue. 11 Nov.: `Euler and the achromatic lens: rediscovering the idiosyncrasies of nature.'

PROFESSOR J. HEILBRON, Berkeley
Tue. 18 Nov.: `Natural philosophy in but not of the Enlightenment: the unlikely career of Jean-André Deluc.'

DR S. ALBERTI, Manchester
Thur. 27 Nov.: `Collecting pathology in nineteenth-century Britain.'

DR D.L. CHOUDHURY
2 Dec.: `Sinews of panic and the nerves of empire: the "imagined state" and "information panic" in India, c.1880–1912.'

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Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR G.A. HOSKING, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London, will deliver the Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Structures of trust in Russian society: a historian's view.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR BORIS MARSHAK, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

The lecture has been arranged by the Oriental Institute and the Eastern Art Department, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Recent research on Central Asian silverware.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR BRIAN BARRY, Columbia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 October, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Professor D. Miller.

Subject: `Does responsibility undermine equality?'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The cultural politics of multiculturalism

This one-day international conference, which will explore the philosophical, cultural, and political implications of multiculturalism in the United States (and elsewhere, on a comparative basis), will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, 15 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Dr Paul Gilroy, Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, Yale University, will provide the keynote address.

Other confirmed speakers include Professor Desmond King, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Government; Kenan Malik, writer and broadcaster; and Dr Melissa S. Williams, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto.

Panel presentations include: the strange career of multiculturalism; multicultural fictions; projecting multiculturalism to the world; and assessing multicultural policy.

The full conference programme is available on the RAI Web site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. Those wishing to register should contact Cheryl Hudson (telephone: Oxford (2)82711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk), with their full postal address, by 7 November.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM AND CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Recent research on medieval Soghdiana

This conference will be held on 8 and 9 November in the Headley Lecture Theatre of the Ashmolean Museum, and in Corpus Christi College.

Those wishing to attend the first day of the conference (8 November) should register with Carol Davies, Oriental Institute, Oxford OX1 2LE (e-mail: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk), giving name, institutional affiliation, and contact e-mail address. The deadline for registration is 5 November. It is regretted that attendance on 9 November is by invitation only, due to the limited space available.

Only those who have registered beforehand will be admitted to the conference. Full details of the registration procedure and the conference arrangements will be found on the Ashmolean Museum Web site (www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk), under `Events'.

The 8 November meeting will be held in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Convener: Dr Luke Treadwell.

8 November, morning session (Chair: Dr Treadwell)

DR A. NAYMARK, Hofstra University, New York
10 a.m.: `The political history of early Islamic Soghdiana (750–50): the numismatic evidence.'

PROFESSOR A. NORTHEDGE, Paris I
10.45 a.m.: `The Soghdians in Samarra.'

DR E. DE LA VAISSIÈRE, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
11.45 a.m.: `Chakir and ghulam: the origins of the mamluk institution.'

8 November, afternoon session (Chair: Professor R. Hillenbrand, Edinburgh)

DR F. GRENET, CNRS, Paris
2.15 p.m.: `The Afrasiyab "Ambassadors" painting: the present state of the discussion.'

PROFESSOR B. MARSHAK, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
3 p.m.: `Gods, demons, heroes, and ordinary people in the art of Panjikent.'

DR Y. KAREV, Russian Academy of Sciences
4 p.m.: `Recent discoveries of Qarakhanid paintings in Sarmarqand.'

DR RASPOPOVA, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
4.45 p.m.: `Rich and poor citizens of Panjikent.'

9 November, morning session (Chair: Dr J. Howard-Johnston)

This session will be held in Corpus Christi College, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. All conference speakers will attend, for further informal discussions of the papers and to exchange information on their current research interests relating to medieval Central Asian history. Lunch will be provided at 1 p.m., and the session will end at 2.30 p.m.

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Coinage and money in the seventh-century Near East (Eighth Numismatic Round Table)

This conference will be held on 29 and 30 November in the Headley Lecture Theatre of the Ashmolean Museum, and in Corpus Christi College.

Those wishing to attend should register with Roz Britton-Strong, Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH (e-mail: roz.britton-strong@ashmus.ox.ac.uk), giving name, institutional affiliation, and contact e-mail address. Please indicate whether you wish to attend the Saturday session alone, or both Saturday and Sunday sessions. The deadline for registration is 20 November.

Only those who have registered beforehand will be admitted to the conference. Full details of the registration procedure and the conference arrangements will be found on the Ashmolean Museum Web site (www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk), under `Events'.

The 29 November meeting will be held in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The 30 November meeting will be held in Corpus Christi College.

Convener: Dr Luke Treadwell.

29 November, morning session (Chair: Mr Tony Goodwin)

PROFESSOR C. FOSS, Georgetown
10 a.m.: `Arab–Byzantine coins and history: some problems and suggestions.'

DR W. SCHULZE, independent scholar
11 a.m.: `Heraclian countermarks on Byzantine coins in seventh-century Syria.'

T. VORDERSTRASSE, Chicago
11.50 a.m.: `Arab–Byzantine coins from the plain of Antioch in their regional context.'

DR A. ODDY, independent scholar
12.20 p.m.: `A new proto-Umayyad mint in Syria?'

29 November, afternoon session (Chair: Dr Treadwell)

T. GOODWIN, independent scholar
2.15 p.m.: `The seventh-century coinage of Egypt—some problems.'

DR L. ILISCH, Tübingen
3.15 p.m.: `Caliphal and regional currencies after `Abd al- Malik's reform: relics of the past or parts of a system?'

DR J. JOHNS
4.30 p.m.: `Archaeology and early Islamic history: the first seventy years.'

30 November, morning session (Chair: Dr J. Howard-Johnston)

DR R. GYSELEN, CNRS
10 a.m.: `Coinage and its historical context in seventh-century Iran.'

S. TYLER-SMITH, independent scholar
11.20 a.m.: What happened in Khusrau II's twelfth year (601–2)?'

T. GREENWOOD
12 noon: `Coinage in seventh-century Armenia: preliminary observations.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.p Details of the 18 November seminar will be announced later.

DR A.S. GUIMARAES, Sã Paulo
28 Oct.: `Black intellectuals and the idea of racial democracy in Brazil, 1889–1964.'

DR K. HOCHSTETLER
4 Nov.: `The politics of the environment in Brazil.'

DR N. GUIMARAES, São Paulo
11 Nov.: `Unemployment in the metropolitan region of Sã Paulo: a comparative perspective.'

DR A.S. GUIMARAES, São Paulo
25 Nov.: `Racial democracy as myth, racial inequality and affirmative action in Brazil since 1985.'

DR A. PAROLA
2 Dec.: `Brazilian foreign policy in the 1990s.'

Other meetings

Unless otherwise indicated, the following meetings will be held in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. Conference programmes can be found on the Centre's Web site, www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.

Details of the study-day on Machado de Assis (21 November) are given under `Medieval and Modern Languages' above.

Mon., 27 Oct., 2.30--6 p.m. Workshop: `Crime and punishment under the Lula administration: challenges for a government of the Left.' With Dr Marcos Rolim , Centre for Brazilian Studies Dr Fiona Macaulay, Centre for Brazilian Studies, and Dr Oscar Viera Vilhena, Executive Director, Conectas.

Thur./Fri., 30--31 Oct. Two-day conference, in association with the Institute of Latin American Studies, London, and the Football Industry Group, University of Liverpool Management School: `Futbol, futebol, soccer: football in the Americas.' Co-ordinators: Professor James Dunkerley, Professor Leslie Bethell, and Dr Rory Miller. To be held in Beveridge Hall, Senate House, University of London.

Thur., 4 Dec. One day conference, in association with the Institute of Latin American Studies, King's College, and Birkbeck College, London: `Brazil abroad. The reception of contemporary Brazilian culture in Europe and the United States.' Co-ordinator: Dr Lucia Nagib. To be held in the Beveridge Hall, Senate House, University of London.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR XAVIER BOUGAREL, CNRS, Paris, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The role of the Sarajevo Madrasah in the formation of alternative elites within the Bosnian Muslim community.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Those attending are asked to note the change of day and place.

Convener: Dr Ann Waswo.

DR WASWO
27 Oct.: `Myths of rural conservatism in modern Japanese history, 1868–c.1960.'

I. BURUMA, Bard College
3 Nov.: `Inventing Japan: westernisation, right and wrong.'

DR REIKO TANIMURA, SOAS
10 Nov.: `Politics and tea in the Late Tokugawa period: a study of Ii Naosuke.'

DR J. ROBERTSON, Oxford Brookes
17 Nov.: `Okinawan music, migration, and memory.'

PROFESSOR GORO MINAMOTO, Japan Women's University
24 Nov.: `Aspects of modern Japanese theatre in Kinoshita Junji's Twilight Crane—a survey of its text and performance.' (Note: this presentation will be in Japanese)

PROFESSOR MASAHIRO SATO, Hitotsubashi University
1 Dec.: `Enumerating the nation: planning for Japan's first modern census.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Early Modern French Seminar

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

S. VAN DAMME, CNRS 30 Oct.: `Autour de Descartes à Paris: de l'histoire intellectuelle à l'histoire culturelle d'une capitale philosophique.'

D. MASKELL
13 Nov.: `Racine and the Jews: cross-cultural readings of Esther and Athalie.'

C. POULOUIN, Rouen
27 Nov.: `Les paradoxes de la publication des textes de Fontenelle: discrétion, dissimulation, affirmation de soi.'

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

P. WEINDLING, Oxford Brookes
Wed. 5 Nov.: `A post-Holocaust encounter of philosophy, psychiatry, and literature: Eau Vive, 1945–55.'

O. DUTHEILLET DE LAMOTHE, Conseiller d'Etat; member of the Conseil Constitutionnel
Fri. 14 Nov.: `Evolution of European social policy since 1957.'

P. COLOMBANI, Institut Français de Relations Internationales, Paris
Fri. 28 Nov.: `World trade patterns in the twenty-first century.'

Other meetings

The following meetings will be held in the Maison Française.

Fri., 31 Oct. (2–5.30 p.m.), and Sat., 1 Nov. (9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.), conference:`Caught in the crossfire: the media and the war in Iraq.'

Sat., 15 Nov., 11 a.m.–3.45 p.m., study-day: `Interpreting Durkheim.' (In conjunction with the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies)

Fri., 21 Nov. (2–6.30 p.m.), and Sat., 22 Nov (9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.), conference: `L'Entente cordiale ou l'improbable rapprochement.'

Fri., 12 Dec.–Sun., 14 Dec., conference: `Capital cities at war: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914–19.' (Further information from: pierre.purseigle@history.ox.ac.uk)

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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

DR D. GOODE will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Do cities hold the key to sustainability?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

The book in the Arab world

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

Convener: Dr E. Rogan.

AL-TAYYIB SALIH, UNESCO
28 Oct: `The Cairo Book Fair.'

B. HAYKEL, New York
4 Nov.: `The Islamic book market.'

F. FAQIR, Durham
Fri. 14 Nov.: `Lost in translation: Arabic books in the language of the other.'

T. TUÉNI, An-Nahar
25 Nov.: `Beirut as the capital of political books (while other Arab capitals observe an eloquent silence).'

R. JACQUEMOND, CNRS, Marseilles
2 Dec.: `The literary field in contemporary Egypt.'

Special Seminar: Iraq Today

THOMAS FRIEDMAN, The New York Times, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `A columnist's notebook: from Baghdad to Washington and back.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

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

Subject: `Two Roman revolutions.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Fruits of winter: well-being in an ageing society

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

E. KING, Director, Optima (Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing)
28 Oct.: `Clues to successful ageing.'

M. BRENTON, Bristol
4 Nov.: `Intentional communities and informal networks.'

DR W. BYTHEWAY, Open University
11 Nov.: `Living by numbers: the significance of birthdays.'

FR. P. JEFFREY, the Ministry Institute, London
18 Nov.: `Going against the stream: ethical aspects of ageing and care.'

PROFESSOR P. COLEMAN, Southampton
25 Nov.: `Living the questions: spirituality in later life.'

P. WILCOCK, pastor
2 Dec.: `Harvesting a lifetime.'

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CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Mansfield Road.

DR R. GOODACRE, UMIST
29 Oct.: `Interpretation of metabolomic data using explanatory machine learning.'

PROFESSOR J.C. MURRELL, Warwick
5 Nov.: To be announced.

DR P. CHRISTIAN, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
12 Nov.: To be announced.

D.B. NEDWELL, Essex
Fri. 21 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR P.J. DALE, John Innes Centre
26 Nov.: To be announced.

DR J.P. CARR, Cambridge
3 Dec.: To be announced.

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR C. DONDI will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in Seminar Room 3, the Taylor Institution. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The School of San Girolamo, Nicolaus Jenson, and Venetian Books of Hours.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Rewley House. A further lecture will be given on 25 November, of which details will be announced later.

M. QUINION
28 Oct.: `Popular folk etymologies.'

J.S. SMITH, Glasgow
4 Nov.: `Bad language crosses the border: accent change in Glaswegian.'

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