Lectures

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NORMAN HEATLEY LECTURE

PROFESSOR ROBERT TJIAN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Norman Heatley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 17 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Deconstructing and reconstituting the Metazoan transcriptional apparatus.'

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

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

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2003–4, will continue his series of lectures 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. 2 June: `Civilised barbarians.'

Fri. 4 June: `From heaven above.'

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

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

Default risk

PROFESSOR DARRELL DUFFIE, the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

Mon. 14 June: `Bankruptcy probabilities.'

Tue. 15 June: `Default risk pricing.'

Wed. 16 June: `Default correlation.'

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DEUTSCHE BANK LECTURE

PROFESSOR AILSA RÖELL, Senior Research Fellow, Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton, will deliver the Deutsche Bank Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Saïd Business School.

Subject: `Corporate governance and economic performance.'

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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

GAVYN DAVIES, former Chairman of the BBC, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Saïd Business School. The event is open to the public and free to attend. No ticket or registration is necessary.

Subject: `The economics of public service broadcasting: market failure and the scale and scope of the BBC.'

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CLASSICS

Postponement of lecture

It is regretted that the lecture due to have been given by Dr A. Vlachopoulos, University of the Pelopponnese, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum, on the subject of `The wall paintings from the Xeste 3 building at Akrotiri, Thera. Towards an interpretation of its iconographic programme', has been postponed to Michaelmas Term.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Romantic Realignments

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 11, English Faculty, St Cross Building. Two papers will be given at the meetings on 2 and 16 June.

Convener: Leonard Epp.

R. HEWITT
2 June: ` "Dreaming o'er the map of things": William Wordsworth and the Irish Ordnance Survey.'

C. THROSBY
2 June: `Flirting with flame: Byron's fan letters.'

DR L. VARGO, Saskatchewan, USA
9 June: `Mary Shelley and "The great work of life": reception and re- vision.'

D. FALLON
16 June: ` "What mov'd Milton?": Blake's Milton and eighteenth century Miltons.'

R. MARCH
16 June: `The (in)significance of Lady Caroline Lamb.'

D. O'SHAUGHNESSY
16 June: `Godwin and theatricality: radical self-censorship in the 1970s.'

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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 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 AND PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy and theory of the visual arts

Seminars in this interdisciplinary series will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Dr J. Hyman, Queen's, and Dr K. Reed-Tsocha, Trinity.

DR P. GOLDIE, King's College, London
28 May: `The experience of conceptual art.'

PROFESSOR G. POLLOCK, Leeds
4 June: `The aesthetics of difference.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Soft Matter, Biomaterials, and Interfaces

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room.

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

DR J. MACPHERSON, Warwick
1 June: `High resolution electrochemical imaging of interfacial processes.'

PROFESSOR F. DE SCHRYVER, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Holland
8 June: `Visualisation and study of single molecules.'

PROFESSOR B. EISENBERG, Rush Medical College, Chicago, USA
Fri. 11 June, 2.15 p.m.: `Ion channels as devices: crowded charge model of selectivity.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Clinical Trial Service Unit: open day

The Clinical Trial Service Unit will be holding an Open Day on Tuesday, 22 June, 10.30 a.m.–4.15 p.m., in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Attendance at the meeting is by prior registration only. For further details see: http://www.ctsu.ox.ac.uk/openday.

Speakers include:

RICHARD PETO: `Smoking and death fifty years on.'

PAUL MCGALE: `Treatment of early breast cancer.'

SARAH DARBY: `Radiotherapy and heart disease.'

SUE RICHARDS: `Meta-analyses in childhood leukaemia.'

SARAH PARISH: `Lipids and myocardial infarction.'

ZHENGMING CHEN: `The Kadoorie Study.'

MIKE CLARKE: `The Cochrane collaboration.'

ROBERT CLARKE: `The PROCARDIS Study.'

GARY WHITLOCK: `Obesity and death.'

GEORGINA BUCK: `Genetic randomisation in leukaemia.'

SARAY LEWINGTON: `Blood pressure and death.'

JANE ARMITAGE: `Large-scale Statin trials.'

MARTIN LANDRAY: `The SHARP Study.'

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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 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 G. MCCARTHY, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
15 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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Oxion Seminar Series

PROFESSOR JOHN JEFFERYS, Birmingham, will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `Network oscillations, synchronisation, and epilepsy.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Italian Graduate Seminar: amended notice

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

The seminar originally scheduled for week 8 has been brought forward to Tuesday, 8 June (week 7).

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

E. ARCARI, Venice: `Castelvetro e la Ragione contro il Caro: studio per un'edizione critica.'

E. ANNALORO, Siena: `Palazzeschi: il poeta el la folla.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters

RICHARD FORD will deliver the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The things that help, the things that hurt: a memoir.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oxford Finance Symposium

The third Oxford Finance Symposium will be held between 8 and 17 June inclusive in the Saïd Business School.

For details of the Deutsche Bank Lecture, to be given on 8 June by Professor Ailsa Röell of Princeton, and of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance, to be given on 14, 15, 16 June by Professor Darrell Duffie of Stanford, see above.

Conveners: Professor William Wilhelm, Professor Colin Mayer, and Professor Oren Sussman.

C. PARLOUR, Carnegie Mellon
Tue. 8 June, 9 a.m.: `Information acquisition in a limit order market.'

H. POLEMARCHAKIS, Brown
Wed. 9 June, 9 a.m.: `Intertemporal optimality.'

S. BHATTACHARYA, LSE
Wed. 9 June, 5 p.m.: `Knowledge disclosure patents and optimal organisation of research and development.'

T. RAMADORAI
Thur. 10 June, 9 a.m.: To be announced.

P. BOLTON, Princeton
Thur. 10 June, 5 p.m.: `Bounded rationality and incomplete contracts.'

J. CAMPBELL, Harvard
Fri. 11 June, 9 a.m.: `Bad beta, good beta.'

J. GEANAKOPLOS, Yale
Fri. 11 June, 5 p.m.: `Liquidity, default, and crashes: endogenous contracts in general equilibrium.'

T. FOUCAULT, HEC, Paris
Mon. 14 June, 9 a.m.: `Does anonymity matter in electronic limit order markets?'

M. PETERSEN, Northwestern
Tue. 15 June, 9 a.m.: `Does the source of capital affect capital structure?'

H. OZSOLYEV
Wed. 16 June, 9 a.m.: `Knowing thy neighbour: social interaction and rational expectations in financial markets.'

A. LJUNGQVIST, Stern, NYU
Thur. 17 June, 9 a.m.: `Underwriting relationships.'

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Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School. Two papers will be given at the meeting on 8 June.

Convener: F. Reed-Tsochas.

PROFESSOR T. HALPIN-HEALY, Columbia, USA
1 June: `The dynamics of conformity and dissent.'

DR P. ANDRIANI, Durham Business School
8 June: `Cellular neural network simulations: the evolution of technology and the emergence of novelty.'

DR F. CONTI, Catania
8 June: `Cellular neural network simulations: the evolution of technology and the emergence of novelty.'

DR A. BYDE, HP Labs UK
15 June: `Market-based control for utility data centres.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

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

LORD PUTTNAM, film director
Thur. 3 June, the Auditorium, Magdalen: `The tales of Robin Hood.'

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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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Interdisciplinary conversations

DR NGAIRE WOODS will give the fifth seminar in this series at 4 p.m. on Monday, 4 June, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `Accountability.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures

In its pomp: All Souls 1914–15

DR SIMON J.D. GREEN, Fellow of the college, will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.
4 June: `Imperialists and Commonwealth men.'

11 June: `Philosophers and Young Turks.'

18 June: `Appeasers and anti-appeasers.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture

SIR TOM STOPPARD will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Drawing on the wall of Plato's cave.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

Medieval Science in Oxford Forum

DR EMILIE SAVAGE-SMITH, Oriental Institute, will give a gallery talk at the exhibition `Medieval Views of the Cosmos', at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 12 June, in the Exhibition Room, Bodleian Library (Old Schools Quadrangle).

DR STEPHEN JOHNSTON, Assistant Keeper of the Museum of the History of Science, will present a demonstration entitled `An introduction to the astrolabes and other early instruments in Oxford', at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 12 June, in the Museum of the History of Science.

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