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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR OLIVER TAPLIN will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Swallow Song: work-in-progress on a co-production of the National Theatre of Greece and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

MARGARET SMALL, National Maritime Museum, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the School of Geography and the Environment.

Subject: `Evolving from the classics: the geography and cartography of Sebastian Munster.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

University 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.

DR P. EGGLETON, University of Exeter and Plymouth
12 Mar.: `Impaired clearance of apoptotic leucocytes in systemic lupus erythematosus patients.'

MR D. LITTLE, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Wed. 17 Mar., 5 p.m. (time provisional): `Potential new applications of biphosphonates in fracture repair and orthopaedics.'

DR S. NAIR, UCL
19 Mar.: `Interactions between staphylococci and bone cells.'

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

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

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

MR M. SNEAD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
Oct. (date to be announced): `Genetics and clinical features of Stickler's syndrome.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

A week of Turkish films

Unless otherwise indicated the following films will be shown at 7.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The films will be introduced by the film critic Vecdi Sayar. There will be a discussion session after each film. Admission is free.

Mon. 1 Mar.: Clouds of May (dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan).

Tue. 2 Mar.: Propaganda (dir. Sinan Çetin).

Fri. 5 Mar.: Somersault in the Coffin (dir. Dervi Zaim).

Sat. 6 Mar.: A Roman (dir. Mustafa Altioklar).

Sun. 7 Mar., 2.30 p.m.: Vizontele (dir. Y Imaz Erdo and Ömer Faruk Sorak).

Sun. 7 Mar., 7.30 p.m.: `9\ (dir Ümit Elçi).

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Workshops

The following workshops will be held at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road.

Thursday, 26 February, 2.30–5.30 p.m.: Labour reform in Brazil

The speakers are Dr Mauricio Rands Barros (Chamber of Deputies, Brasilia and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Dr Maria Cristina Mattioli (Law School, Universidade do Sagrado Coracao, Bauru, Sao Paulo and London School of Economics), and Dr Marieke Riethof (Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick).


Thursday, 4 March, 2–5 p.m.: The environmental dimensions of European colonialism: a comparative perspective

This workshop is arrange in association with the African Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

The speakers are Professor William Beinart (St Antony's College), Professor David Arnold (School of Oriental and African Studies, London), Dr Jose Augusto Padua (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Centre For Brazilian Studies), and Professor Joan Martinez Alier (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona).


Friday, 12 March, 2–6 p.m.: Social exclusion and the politics of inclusion: the case of Sao Paulo in comparative perspective

Speakers will include Professor Lucio Kowarick (Universidade de Sao Paulo and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Enzo Mingione (University of Milano—Bicocca), Dr Edmond Preteceille (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris—Sciences Po), and Dr Colin Lewis (London School of Economics).


Conference

Forests, cities, climate change and poverty: new perspectives on environmental politics in Brazil

This one-day conference will be held on Friday, 5 March, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.

Speakers: Dr Kathryn Hochstetler (Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Margaret Keck (Johns Hopkins University), Dr Jose Augusto Padua (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Eduardo Viola (Universidade de Brasilia), and Dr Samyra Crespo (Instituto de Estudos da ReligiĈo, Rio de Janeiro).

Further details and programmes can be found on the Web site www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The following seminars will be held as shown in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

PROFESSOR ANOUSH EHTESHAMI
Wed. 3 Mar., 5 p.m.: `Islamic political movements in the age of globalisation.'


H.E. MR AKIN ALPTUNA, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United Kingdom
Thur. 4 Mar., 5.15 p.m.: `Turkey in Europe.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES AND THE CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY AND SOCIETY

DR JYTTE KLAUSEN, Brandeis University, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Euro-Muslims: religion and civic inequality in Western Europe.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

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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CHRIST CHURCH

Tortured humanity

This series of seminars for Lent will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursdays in Christ Churchy Cathedral. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Enquiries should be directed to the Sub-Dean (telephone: Oxford (2)76278).

The final session will conclude in discussion with a panel of distinguished guests to consider the sequence of seminars.

The seminars accompany the exhibition in the Cathedral of the bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu. The statue is on exhibition daily until Easter.

HELEN BAMBER, Founder, the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
26 Feb.: `In whose hands?'

PAULA CLIFFORD, Christian Aid
4 Mar.: `Tortured humanity from the perspective of HIV/Aids work in Africa.'

THE REVD DR ALLAN DOIG, Chaplain, Lady Margaret Hall; formerly Lecture in Art, University of Kent
18 Mar.: `The Passion in art.'

DR E. KESSLER, Centre for Jewish–Christian Relations, Cambridge
25 Mar.: `The Holocaust and beyond.'

DR A. POPESCU, Orthodox deacon, psychiatrist, and writer
1 Apr.: `From torture to transfiguration: the Romanian Gulag revisited.'

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ST JOHN's COLLEGE

St John's College Research Centre

Theories and explanations

This one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 13 March, 10.15 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Seminar Room of the Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. There will be four talks around the topic of theories and explanations, with particular reference to economics, social science, biology and medicine. The speakers will be David Bevan, Walter Mattli, Tom Kemp, and Kevin Gatter. The chairman will be Katherine Blundell. The meeting is open to all, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend should e-mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR MARGARET ADAMS, Dorothy Hodgkin and E.P. Abraham Fellow, Tutor in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Somerville College, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: ` "A piece in the jigsaw": the protein behind a hereditary disease G6PD structure—G6PD deficiency and forty years' progress for biological structures.'

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TEMPLETON COLLEGE

MARIA LIVANOS CATTAUI, Secretary General, the International Chamber of Commerce, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 March, in the Clifford Barclay Lecture Theatre, Templeton College. Invitations may be obtained from Sue Kitt (telephone: Oxford 422739, e-mail: sue.kitt@templeton.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `US/European relations and the prospects for international trade.'

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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).

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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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Global Economic Governance Programme

Inaugural Lecture

THE HON. TREVOR MANUEL, MP, Minister of Finance of the Republic of South Africa, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Global Economic Governance Programme at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in the Examination Schools. Further details may be obtained from Reija Fanous, University College (e-mail: reija.fanous@univ.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Making globalisation work for Africa.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

Open lecture

PROFESSOR ANNE HUDSON will deliver the Open Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Saturday, 28 February, in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College.

Subject: `Robustissimus Antichristi Achilles: Thomas Netter, Wyclif, and the Lollards.'

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