Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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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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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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

G.E. Blackman Lecture: cancellation

It is regretted that the G.E. Blackman Lecture, due to have been given by Professor P.H. Raven on 30 March, has been cancelled.

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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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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR J. FRANCISCO, Purdue
17 May: `Structure and reactivity of open-shell complexes: a new frontier in atmospheric chemistry.'

PROFESSOR R. ZARE, Stanford
24 May: `Electrokinetic chemical separations using sol-gel.'

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Nomura Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL EMBRECHTS, ETH-Zurich, will deliver the third Nomura Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 April, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `From Dutch dykes to value-at-risk: extreme value theory and copulae as risk management tools.'

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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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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 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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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.'

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CHRIST CHURCH

HUMPHREY CARPENTER will read passages from Alice in Wonderland, at 12.30 p.m. on Sunday, 28 March, in Christ Church Picture Gallery. The event is related to the gallery's current exhibition, `Alice's Adventures Under Ground'.

Admission is free, but as the number of places is limited, advance booking is advised (telephone: Oxford (2)76172). After the event, from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., normal entrance fees will apply.

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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?'

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

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 the Eastern EU enlargement.'

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


< cite>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 MIÑÓN, 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 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.' x

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