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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.

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. 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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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

Yeats and lyric form

PROFESSOR HELEN VENDLER, Porter University Professor, Harvard, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Wed. 12 May: `Forms in "Nineteen Hundred Nineteen".'

Fri. 14 May: `Yeats at sonnets.'

Mon. 17 May: `Yeats's nationalistic measure: "Easter 1916" and other poems.'

Wed. 19 May: `The sequence again: supernatural songs.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURE

The Cameron Mackintosh Lecture, which will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College, will take the form of a conversation between SHERIDAN MORLEY, NICK ALLOTT, MICHAEL GEARIN-TOSH, and others.

Subject: `Drama at Oxford University.'

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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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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURES

Jenkinson Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

PROFESSOR CHERYLL TICKLE, Dundee
10 May: `Limb development—from start to finish.'

PROFESSOR RUDOLF TAFF, Indiana
24 May: `Evolution: a tale told by embryos.'

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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

Nelly Wallace Lectures

PROFESSOR ERIC CSAPO, Toronto, will deliver the Nelly Wallace Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Macgregor-Matthews Room, New College.

14 May: `Dramatic performance in classical Greek vase painting.'

28 May: `The privatisation of theatre in ancient Greece and Rome.'

11 June: `Show biz: economic conditions contributing to the rise of the acting profession in the fifth and fourth centuries bc.'

18 June: `The men who built the theatres: theatropolai and architektones.'

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Dionysus Recast: Ancient Drama in the Modern World

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College. Some papers will be accompanied by readings or performances.

Two papers will be given at some of the meetings.

D. WILES, Royal Holloway, London
5 May: `Sophoclean Diptychs.'

E. IOANNIDOU
5 May: `Postmodern inscriptions on the classical text.'

K. RILEY
12 May: ` "That way madness lies": Seneca and the Hercules Furens tradition in Elizabethan drama.'

M. LEIGH
19 May: To be announced.

F. MACINTOSH, APGRD and Oxford
26 May: `Dance, Decadence and Modernity.'

Y. ZARIFI, Royal Holloway, London
2 June: `Aristophanes in performance.'

H. EASTMAN, Floodtide Productions
9 June: `Greek tragedy in contemporary political theatre.'

A. WILLIS
9 June: `Trojan Women in performance: adapting Euripides' play for the modern stage, 2004.'

D. HULTON, Exeter and Foursight Theatre
16 June: `Foursight Theatre's 2004 production of Agamemnon.'

A. BURKE, Queen Margaret, Edinburgh
16 June: `The Oresteia and the British press.'

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HISTORY OF ART

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar in the Philosophy and Theory of the Visual Arts

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

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

PROFESSOR C. HARRISON, Open University
30 Apr.: `Painting a coming storm.'

DR J. HYMAN
7 May: `Realism and relativism in the theory of art.'

DR K. REED-TSOCHA
14 May: `Crossing boundaries: analytical aesthetics and the history of art.'

PROFESSOR M. PODRO, Essex
21 May: `Wollheim, trompe l'oeil, and Andrea Mantegna.'

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

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

DR J. FRIDAY, Kent
11 June: `The ontology of the photographic image.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3 (unless otherwise stated) at the Mathematical Institute.

Conveners: Professor P. Maini and Dr S. Schnell.

DR R. DIEZ, Dundee
7 May: `Neurogenesis in the developing spinal cord: making the right number of neurons at the right time.'

PROFESSOR T. NAKAGAKI, Hokkaido University
21 May: `How does an amoeba tackle some geometrical puzzles? Smartness based on pattern formation of cellular rhythms.'

DR M. MEYER-HERMANN
4 June: `Implications on germinal centre affinity maturation from individual-based models.'

DR C. MOLINA-PARIS, Leeds
18 June: `Mathematical model of T-cell activation.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12) (opposite the main lecture theatre).

Convener: Professor M. S. Child

PROFESSOR M.S. CHILD
17 May: `Semi-classical dynamics of the water molecule.'

PROFESSOR J. WHEELER, University of California, San Diego
24 May: `Phase transitions and critical phenomena in molecularly complex systems.'

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Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Audrey Wood Seminar Room, Clarendon Laboratory.

PROFESSOR J. EISERT, Potsdam and Imperial College
10 May: `Generation, manipulation, distillation and estimation of continuous-variable entanglement.'

S. ROSENWAKS, Ben-Gurion University
Thur. 20 May: `The chemical oxygen-iodine laser (COIL): principles of operation and recent achievements.'

DR M. DUNNE, AWE Aldermaston
24 May: `Inertial confinement fusion research at AWE Aldermaston.'

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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, Department of Physics.

Convener: S. Sarkar.

PROFESSOR B. SATHYAPRAKASH, Cardiff
14 May: `The search for gravitational waves.'

PROFESSOR J. EGGERS, Bristol
28 May: `Hydrodynamic instability of a moving contact line.'

PROFESSOR J POLONYI, Strasbourg
11 June: To be announced.

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Theoretical Particle Physics

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics. Details of the 18 June seminar will be announced later.

Convener: S. Sarkar.

H. WITTIG, DESY Hamburg
7 May: `Random matrix theory and the low- energy regime of QCD.'

H. DREINER, Bonn
21 May: `Light neutralinos and Supernova 1987a.'

A. PILAFTSIS, Manchester
4 June: `Probing minimal 5-dim extensions of the Standard Model.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Experimental Psychology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

PROFESSOR G. HITCH, York
4 May: `Some challenges for a simple account of how we process information about serial order.'

DR M. RUSHWORTH
11 May: `Decisions and actions sets in the medial frontal cortex.'

PROFESSOR F. GROSJEAN, Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland
18 May: `Bilingualism, biculturalism and deafness.'

PROFESSOR S. ANSTIS, University of California
25 May: `I thought I saw it move: illusions of motion perception.'

DR F. PULVERMÜLLER, Cambridge
1 June: `Brain reflections of language and actions.'

PROFESSOR J. MORTON, UCL
8 June: `Dissociative identity disorder and the architecture of memory.'

PROFESSOR J. ELMAN, University of California
15 June: `Generalisation beyond our experience: the poverty of the stimulus problem.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College.

Conveners: Professor C. Robinson and Dr A Tooke.

A. WATT
17 May: `Lessons in reading in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu.'

DR P COOKE, Manchester
31 May: `Baudelaire, Delacroix, and the problematics of literary painting.'

S. KAPOOR
14 June: `Beyond marginality: a new reading of prostitutes in Flaubert.'

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Italian Graduate Seminar

Unless otherwised indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

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

M. FORTUNATO, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, London
4 May: `L'arte di perdere senso - 4 anni di cultura italiana in UK.'

J. CANNON, Berkeley
19 May, Room 2, Taylor Institution: `The imaginary universe of Italo Calvino: from the Trilogy to Sotto il sole giaguaro.'

A. D'AQUINO
1 June: `Umberto Eco on the edge of complexity: Il nome della rosa and the paradigm shift.'

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

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in medieval history

Conveners: R. Davies, P. Brand, and M. Whittow.

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

DR H. SUMMERSON, Dictionary of National Biography
3 May: `Laurence of Ludlow.'

PROFESSOR L. PATERSON, Warwick
10 May: `The Troubadours and the Holy Land.'

J. CORNER, Graduate student, Worcester College
17 May: `Troubadour literature and evidence for lay literacy in the Senechausée of Carcassonne c.1270-c.1330.'

PROFESSOR A. SCHARER, Vienna and All Souls
24 May: `The King's voice. Interpreting some early medieval charters.'

DR A. MUSSON, Exeter
31 May: ` "Ruling Virtually": law, authority, and the power of image in late medieval England.'

PROFESSOR M. RUBIN, Queen Mary, London
7 June: `The Passion of the Virgin and the Jew.'

DR S. MACLEAN, St Andrews
14 June: `Performance or madness? The strange case of Charles the Fat's outburst at the royal assembly of 873, and the ruler portrait in the Ludwigpsalter.'

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Language and history seminar

DR WENDY BENNETT, Cambridge, will give a seminarat 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Conveners: David Cram, Robert Evans, and Suzanne Romaine.

Subject: `Women and language in seventeenth-century France.'

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East and East–Central Europe Seminar

PROFESSOR MANFRED HILDERMEIER will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Conveners: Richard Crampton, Robert Evans, and David Rechter.

Subject: `An alternative to revolution? Liberal milieu in Russian province, 1900–17.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Social and economic history of the British Isles, 1000–1600

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R. Davies, Dr S. Baxter, R. Evans, N, Mayhew, P. Nightingale, and R. Peberdy.

DR S. OOSTHUIZEN, Cambridge
5 May: `Sokemen and Freemen: tenure, status and landscape conservation in eleventh-century Cambridgeshire.'

DR C. M. WOOLGAR, Southampton
12 May: `Speech and the senses in late medieval England.'

DR S. BAXTER
19 May: `Rethinking royal patronage in late Anglo-Saxon England: the case of Bampton Hundred in Oxfordshire.'

S. MILESON
26 May: `The pre-history of enclosure in England: eleventh to fifteenth centuries.'

E. MCGIBBON, Cambridge
2 June: `Changes in the Manor Court of Sutton- in-the-Isle (Cambs.) before the Black Death.'

DR R. GODDARD, Nottingham
9 June: `A medieval glass ceiling: women and trade, 1350-1500.'

M. MULLER, Birmingham
16 June: `Peasant communities and socio- economic change in later medieval England.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Armenian studies seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays at the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane. (Lecture titles are provisional.)

Convener: Professor T. van Lint.

T. DE WAAL
20 May: `Contemporary Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh.'

V. GULBENKIAN
3 June: `Armenian epic storytelling and the Ashugh tradition.'

DR T. GREENWOOD
17 June: `A topic in Armenian history up to 1100.'

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PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS

DR PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor G.A. Cohen and Dr P.M.S. Hacker.

Subject: `Marx's commodity fetishism and Wittgenstein's grammatical confusion.'

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THEOLOGY

Old Testament Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, Theology Faculty Centre, 41 St Giles'.

Convener: Professor John Barton.

D. LAMB
3 May: `Jehu and David: the Deuteronomist's most favoured Israelite kings.'

DR J. MIDDLEMAS
17 May: `Did Deutero-Isaiah write Lamentations 3?'

MS M. NEVADER
31 May: `Legislating the sacred: spatial orientation in Ezekiel 40-8 and Deuteronomy.'

PROFESSOR J. BARTON
14 June: `Imitation of God in the Old Testament.'

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

Restoration to Reform: 1660-1832—British literary, social, cultural, intellectual, and political history in the long eighteenth century

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Conveners: Dr R. Ballaster, Professor M. Butler, Dr F. Dabhoiwala, Dr C. Gerrard, Dr K. Gleadle, Dr T. Keymer, Professor I Rivers, Professor K. Sutherland, and Dr A. Williams.

R. REES
3 May: `Secret murder: the death of secret history in Roxana.'

C. LIVINGSTONE
3 May: `The "Universal Historian": Daniel Defoe's creative historiography.'

P. BURDITT
17 May: `Richardson's hangover? Generic experimentation and the "network novel" in the 1750s.'

G. SOUTHCOMBE
31 May: `Fighting Calvin in verse: the poetry of the General Baptist, Thomas Grantham.'

W. VAN REYK
31 May: `Forging "unnatural" connections: Evangelicalism and domesticity in the works of Wordsworth and Cowper.'

M. BIGOLD
14 June: `Elizabeth Rowe's fictional and familiar letters: exemplarity, enthusiasm, and the production of posthumous meaning.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex Adaptive Systems

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room A.

Convener: F. Reed-Tsochas.

DR J. EFSTATHIOU
4 May: `Complexity in manufacturing systems.'

PROFESSOR M. NEWMAN
18 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR T. HALPIN-HEALY
1 June: To be announced.

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

China research seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 207, Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street (except on 7 May, which will be held on Friday at 5 p.m.).

Convener: R. Mitter.

J. LAM, Michigan
7 May (Friday): `Imperial agency in Ming music culture.'

D. PALMER, LSE
13 May: `Body cultivation and modern religiosity in post-Mao China.'

S. ABE, Duke University
20 May: `Moving Buddha: collecting Chinese Buddhist sculpture and art history.'

R. EGAN, University of California, Santa Barbara
27 May: `A reconsideration of Li Qingzhao and her Afterword to Records on metal and stone.'

Z. CHAO, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
3 June: `Art and archaeology of the Ming dynasty.' (Title to be confirmed)

M. HILLENBRAND, SOAS
10 June: `Trauma and the politics of identity: form and function in narratives of the 28 February incident.'

T. RAN, Institute for Chinese Studies
17 June: `Sloped land conversion program, grain reform and local government in China.'

C. STARR, Durham
24 June: ` "Monkey! Magic: from the sixteenth-century Chinese novel to twentieth-century Japanese television series: cross-cultural and cross-media narrative transformations.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCL Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: E. Süli and J. Scott (RAL).

DR D. JENKINSON, Huddersfield
29 Apr., RAL: `Parameterised approximation estimators for mixed noise distributions.'

DR P. DELLAR
6 May: `Non-hydrodynamic modes and lattice Boltzmann equations with general equations of state.'

DR P. MATTHEWS, Nottingham
13 May: `Pattern formation with a conservation law.'

DR B. BAXTER, Birkbeck
20 May: `Exponential Brownian motion and divided differences.'

DR M. ANJOS, Southampton
27 May: `Towards an SDP-based algorithm for the satisfiability problem.'

PROFESSOR P. HOUSTON, Leicester
3 June: ` Discontinuous Galerkin methods for time-harmonic Maxwell's equations.'

DR S. GRATTON, CERFAX, Toulouse
10 June, RAL: `Practical implementation of an inexact GMRES method.'

DR Y. HU, Wolfram Research
Tue. 15 June, RAL: `Fast and high-quality display of large relational information with an introduction to recent advances in mathematica.'

PROFESSOR G. STRANG, MIT and Oxford
17 June: `Generating good meshes and inverting good matrices.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research seminars

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Teaching Room 1, 15 Norham Gardens.

Convener: Professor K. Sylva.

J. GARCIA, London Institute for Education
10 May: `Evidence-based Policy and Practice Initiative (EPPI): current work.'

J. MASON, Open University
17 May: `Practitioner research: the discipline of noticing.'

L. HAGGARTY AND K. POSTLETHWAITE, Open University; Exeter
24 May: `Reflecting on action research as a strategy for supporting teacher change.'

R. PRING AND T. BRIGHOUSE, Oxford; London Institute of Education
Wed. 26 May, Teaching Room 3, 30 Norham Gardens: `Have the ideals of comprehensive schooling still got a future?'

D. MCINTYRE, Cambridge
7 June: `Reconsidering classroom observation as a research method.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI will deliver an Isaiah Berlin Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Can religion heal the wounds of the Middle East?'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Disease and History

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays at the Wellcome Unit, 45–7 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr M. Harrison.

I SMITH AND E. VAN HEYNINGEN, Warwick
10 May: `Morbidity and mortality in the concentration camps of the South African War (1899-1902): research in progress.'

P. DRINOT
17 May: `Venereal disease, prostitution and sexuality in Peru, 1850-1950.'

K. KALLING, University of Tartu
24 May: `The history of leprosy in Estonia.'

M. HARRISON
7 June: `Medicine, malaria, and morale: the Burma campaign of the Second World War.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held as shown at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

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

H.E. DR JUWONO SUDARSONO, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia
Thur. 6 May, 2 p.m.: `Political Islam and the 2004 election in Indonesia.'

DR G. BUNT, Lampeter
Thur. 6 May, 5 p.m.: `E-jihad: towards an Islamic information revolution.'

MR GARET EVANS, formerly Foreign Minister of Australia, and President, International Crisis Group
Mon. 10 May, 11 a.m.: `Peace and change in the Middle East.'

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN, CH, European Commissioner for External Affairs and Chancellor of the University
Mon. 24 May, 5 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: `Islam and the West—at the crossroads.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Seminar in Japanese Studies

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: A. Waswo.

PROFESSOR R. CHRISTENSEN, Brigham Young University
3 May: `Why does the LDP always win?'

DR I. P. HALL, historian and author
10 May: `Japan's intellectual spin machine East and West, and how to unspin it.'

PROFESSOR K. SAKAMOTO, Gakushuin University
17 May: `The politics of Golden Week in Japan.'

PROFESSOR E. FOWLER, University of California, Irvine
24 May: `Living on the brink in post-bubble Japan: San'ya and Kamagasaki as sites of homelessness.'

PROFESSOR H GU LYNN, University of British Colombia
31 May: `Formaldehyde for the future: popular culture in South Korea–Japan relations, 1965-2005.'

DR B. POWELL AND UNDERGRADUATES READING JAPANESE
Wed. 2 June, O'Reilly Theatre, Keble (entrance from Blackhall Road): Mayama Seika's Death of Yoritomo (Yoritomo no shi) in video and live performance.

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CENTRE FOR LINGUISTICS AND PHILOLOGY

Computational Linguistics Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays at the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

Convener: Professor S. G. Pulman.

DR J. CUSSENS, York
30 April: `Applying inductive logic programming to natural language processing.'

DR A COPESTAKE, Cambridge
7 May: `Extreme underspecification: using semantics to integrate deep and shallow processing.'

PROFESSOR Y. WILKS, Sheffield
14 May: `Ontotherapy: or how to stop worrying about what there is.'

DR S. CLARK, Edinburgh
21 May: `Wide-coverage statistical parsing with combinatory categorical grammar.'

K. SPÄRCK-JONES, Cambridge
28 May: To be announced.

DR J. CARROLL, Sussex
4 June: `Wide-coverage parsing of unrestricted text using the RASP system.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

International Gender Studies Centre

Research methodologies: theories—realities

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Z. Morrison and Dr J. Reynell.

DR R. SETH, Punjab University
29 Apr.: `Towards feminist empowerment: idealising tradition.'

DR E FERRARO, Quito, Peru
6 May: `Gendered economics theory and methodology. Androcentric bias in economic policy and discourse in urban Quito. The case of women street sellers in the time of dollarisation.'

C. CANTONE, SOAS
13 May: `Women peep out: gender, visibility and space in Senegalese mosques.'

DR R. CHAN, Warwick
27 May: `Lust or liberty—is there feminism for Chinese women writers?'

DR D. JOSHI, Southampton
3 June: `Feminist research: breaking shackles - whose and why?

DR A. COLES
10 June: `Families flourishing or floundering overseas: issues of methodology and authorship from a feminist perspective.'

DR S. LEDWITH
17 June: `Praxis in the gendering of trade union democracy.'

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Barbara Ward Commemorative Lecture

PROFESSOR E. SINN, University of Hong Kong, will deliver the Barbara Ward Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Women at work: brothel keepers in nineteenth-century Hong Kong.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Public Seminars

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

Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

DR C PANTER-BRICK, Durham
5 May: `Cross disciplinary issues of mental health and social resilience: Afghan youth in Kabul and Peshawar.'

DR N. VAN HEAR, COMPAS
19 May: `I went as far as my money would take me: conflict, forced migration, and class.'

DR E. HEDMAN
26 May: ` The making and unmaking of "IDPs": Indonesia revisited.'

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Elizabeth Colson Lecture

DR D. TURTON will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `The meaning of place in a world of movement: lessons from long-term field research in southern Ethiopia.'

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Weekend workshops

Workshops will be held as follows. For further details, e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR J.C. HATHWAY, Michigan University Law School (presenter)
15–16 May: `The law of refugee status.'

DR R. FARAH, Western Ontario, and FIONA MCKAY, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (presenters)
22–3 May: `Palestinian refugees and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures in Human Values

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Professor of Economics, Columbia Business School, Nobel Laureate in Economics, will deliver the Tanner Lectures in Human Values at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 May, and Wednesday, 5 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Ethical dimensions of globalisation.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

DR LAURA PEERS, Lecturer Curator, the Pitt Rivers Museum, will speak at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `New relationships, new knowledge: First Nations photographs and the Pitt Rivers Museum.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Nuffield social science postdoctoral seminar series

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room (D Staircase), Nuffield College.

DR B. RITTBERGER, Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics
11 May: `The egg of Colombus: explaining the making of parliamentary democracy in the European Union (1951-2003).'

DR N. LETKI, Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics
25 May: `Does ethnic heterogeneity erode social capital? Evidence from Britain.'

DR. H. HAMILL, British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
8 June: ` "Stealin' cars and gettin' shot": crime and punishment in West Belfast.'

DR. C. VERMEERSCH, Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Economics
15 June: `Parental involvement and school quality in Kenya: some preliminary results.'

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Political Economy in Practice and Theory

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. Details of the 4 June seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: C. Jennings and I. McLean.

SIR ALAN BUDD
30 Apr.: `Fiscal policy making in the UK.'

DR MCLEAN
7 May: `New labour and new social democracy.' (Discussant: Stewart Wood)

C. ALLSOPP
14 May: `The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.'

T. ATKINSON, Member of a high level group of the European Commission
21 May: `Social scientists and social policy in Europe.'

P. KLEMPERER, Member of the UK Competition Commission
28 May: `Auction design and competition policy.'

M. ROBSON
11 June: `The UK as a fiscal and monetary union.'

L. STOKER, Berkeley
18 June: `Are citizens' policy opinions self- interested?' (Joint session with Nuffield Political Science Seminar)

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr D.A. Washbrook.

DR S. GOOPTU, Calcutta
25 May: To be announced.

P. FEINSTEIN
1 June: `Commerce in the Chola Empire, eleventh to thirteenth centuries.' (PRS presentation)

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Other seminars

PROFESSOR HIDEAKI MIYAJIMA, Waseda University, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Mark Rebick.

Subject: `The state of the Japanese economy.'


PROFESSOR JUNE TEUFEL DREYER, Miami, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: `Taiwan's presidential election and its implications for the consolidation of Taiwan's democracy.' (Taiwan Studies Programme)

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Middle class in Asia: Taiwan and other perspectives

This conference will be held on Sunday, 27 June, in the Deakin Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: R. H. Barnes, D. Faure, and H.-H. M. Hsiao

Session 1: The middle class, a myth? (9.30 a.m.–10.15 a.m.)

M. REBICK: `The myth of the middle-mass society: inequality and emerging divisions in Japanese society.'


Session 2: `The middle class in East Asian history (10.30 a.m.–11.45 a.m.)

D.FAURE: `The ever-emerging middle class in Chinese history.'

A. WASWO: `The "old" and "new" middle classes of early twentieth-century Japan.'


Session 3: The middle class in Taiwan (11.45 a.m.–1 p.m.)

FONG-MAO LEE, Academia Sinica: `Religious practice of the middle class in Taiwan.'

MAU-KUEI CHANG, Academia Sinica: `Ethnicity and class in Taiwan's politics.'


Session 4: The middle class in south-east Asia (2.15–3 p.m.)

R.H. BARNES: `On the margins of the middle class: becoming middle class in rural eastern Indonesia.'

BIEN CHIANG, Academia Sinica ` "Kongsi" around the South China Sea: peasants, traders, miners, and corporations.'


Session 5: Making and breaking the middle class (3.45–5 p.m.)

HONG-ZEN WANG, National Chung-Hsin University and Academia Sinica: `Social mobility of the business middle class in Taiwan.'

R. GOODMAN: `Education and the development (and collapse?) of the middle class in Japan.'


Session 6: Closing remarks and research agenda (5–6 p.m.)

H.H.M. HSIAO, Academia Sinica: `Prioritising the middle class research in east and southeast Asia.'

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Indian texts in historical context: problems and possibilities

This conference, organised jointly with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, will be held on Friday, 7 May, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Professor S. Subrahmanyam.

P. OLIVELLE, University of Texas–Austin
10.30 a.m.: `Textual history and social reality in the Manavadharmasastra.'

F. CLOONEY, Boston College and OCHS
11.30 a.m.: `Exegesis, normativity and structures of authority in the Srimadrahasyatrayasara of Vedanta Desika (fourteenth century).'

J. BENSON
2 p.m.: `Pandits and grammarians in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century northern India.'

S. SUBRAHMANYAM
3 p.m.: `Rethinking Niti texts in medieval and early modern south India.'

N. GREEN
4 p.m.: `A'zam al-karamat: making "Muslim" Saints in the early twentieth-century Hyderabad state.'

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European Studies Centre

Debate

PROFESSOR H. HUBEL, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, and PROFESSOR A. MENON, Birmingham, will debate at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Is enlargement good for Europe?'

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European Studies Centre Lecture

MR RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN, Prime Minister of Turkey, will deliver the European Studies Centre Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Admission will be by ticket only (limited places available). Applications should be sent to: dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk. Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson, St Antony's College (telephone: Oxford (2)74470, e-mail: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Why the European Union needs Turkey.'

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Lectures

Unless othewise indicated, the following lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the European Studies Centre.

MS VAIRA VIKE-FREIBERGA, President of Latvia
Tue., 11 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR HANS MOMMSEN, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, Bochum
Mon. 17 May: `The dissolution of the Third Reich 1943 to 1945.'

JOHN MONKS, General Secretary, European TUC
Fri. 4 June, Lecture Theatre: `Is Europe still the workers' best friend?'

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Other meetings

Workshop on sub-national units

This workshop will be held on Thursday, 20 May, in the European Studies Centre.

Convener: Dr Xabier Ezeizabarrena.

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Greek–Turkish Conference: The continued rapprochement between Greece and Turkey: (still) genuine or strategic?

This conference will be held on Friday, 28 May, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Maplethorpe Conference Room, St Hugh's College. Registration is necessary: e-mail SEESP@sant.ox.ac.uk.

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M.Phil. classes

The following classes will be held in St Antony's College.

DR JAN ZIELONKA
Weeks 1–6, Tue., 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: `European integration.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD CRAMPTON
Weeks 2–5, Tue., 2.15–4.30 p.m.: `Truth and record.'

DR KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS
Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, Thur., 2–4 p.m.: `Game theory and negotiation analysis.'

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Latin American Centre

Seminars

PROFESSOR CARLOS HUNEEUS, Univ. de Chile and Univ. Catolica de Chile, will give two seminars 11.30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

5 May: `Is democracy now consolidated in Chile?'

12 May: `The Chilean party system: the case of the Christian Democrats.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID WIGGINS will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Objectivity in ethics: two difficulties, two responses.'

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OXFORD LYCEUM

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Examination Schools.

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Professor of Economics, Columbia Business School, Nobel Laureate in Economics,
Mon. 3 May): `Globalisation and its discontents.'

SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK, UK Special Representative for Iraq
Tue. 11 May: `Iraq and the polarisation of world politics.'

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