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Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2005: Lectures


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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology

PROFESSOR BEN SHELDON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 March, in Wolfson College.

Subject: `Ornithology at Oxford.'

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Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology

PROFESSOR ANDREAS WILLI will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Unholy diseases, or why Agamemnon and Tuthaliya should not have offended the gods.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Many voices: II, from the regional.'

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HAMBRO VISITING PROFESSOR OF OPERA

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. There is no charge for admission, and the lectures are open to the public.

8 Feb.: `The operas J.S. Bach never wrote?'

15 Feb.: `Staging Mozart's operas—opening up the score.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

The tales business professors tell

PROFESSOR LESLIE HANNAH, University of Tokyo, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free and open to the public. For further information, e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk, or sophie.austin@oup.com.

Mon. 28 Feb.: `The fables of successful giants: Japan, Europe, and America.'

Tue. 1 Mar.: `National champions: a European obsession or a true story?'

Wed. 2 Mar.: `Ato-ji-e (hindsight—in Japanese): the Whig misinterpretation of business.'

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COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

General Linguistics Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Basement Seminar Room, 47 Wellington Square.

J. SABEL
7 Feb.: `Grammatical functions in Austronesian/Indo-European syntax and the "complements only" restriction.'

R. ROGERS
14 Feb.: To be announced.

P. PATRICK, Essex
21 Feb.: `Language and human rights: a sociolinguistic introduction.'

J. BLEVINS, Cambridge
7 Mar.: To be announced.

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ENGLISH, HISTORY OF ART, MUSIC

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature

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

Conveners: Professor Chris Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

PROFESSOR U. LUZ, Bern
7 Feb.: `The use of art in the interpretation of the Passion. Narrative in Matthew as a hermeneutical challenge.' (Hussey Seminar)

PROFESSOR P. HAWKINS, Boston
21 Feb.: `Lost and found: the Bible in contemporary American literature.'

PROFESSOR J. RICHES, Glasgow
7 Mar.: `Galatians and the end of the law: the reception of an idea and its ethical consequences.'

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LAW

Environmental law discussion group

The following lectures and discussions will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in Corpus Christi College. For further details e-mail liz.fisher@ccc.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Liz Fisher.

C. HEPBURN:
7 Feb., Fraenkel Room: `Intergenerational equity and the law: an economist's perspective.'

DR D. KELEMAN
14 Feb., Rainolds Room: `Suing for Europe: adversarial legalism and European integration.' (Commentator: Dr N. Krisch)

DR L. FISHER and DR L. ZEDNER
21 Feb., Seminar Room: `Risk assessment: perspectives from environmental law and criminology.'

DR A. LAWRENCE
7 Mar., Fraenkel Room: `Law, communities and sustainable forestry use: the effect of Romanian forestry management reform on forestry culture and governance.' (Commentator: Dr B. Morgan)

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MEDICAL SCIENCES

Medical Anthropology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Pauling Centre, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Ruth Travis.

H. JAFFE
7 Feb.: `The early history of HIV/AIDS in the United States.'

S. SHILCUTT
14 Feb.: `Changing first-line malaria therapy in sub-Saharan Africa: the interface between anthropology and economics.'

A. RODDAM
21 Feb.: `Prostate cancer: risk management.'

H. LAMBERT, Bristol
28 Feb.: `The nature of evidence in evidence-based medicine.'

R. NEWTON
7 Mar.: `Epidemiology and cancer.'

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Urban Social Segregation Seminar

PROFESSOR A. GONEN, Professor Emeritus and Head of the Floersheimer Institute for Policy Studies, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 11 February, in the School of Geography and the Environment.

Convener: Professor Ceri Peach.

Subject: `A traditional community (the Orthodox Jewish) negotiating the modern metropolis.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Lecture

DR NICHOLAS WALKER (DESY), Scientific Co-ordinator of the EuroTeV collaboration, will deliver the second lecture in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science series at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road.

Subject: `A general introduction to ILC machine issues.'

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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 P. BLAND, Imperial College, London
7 Feb.: `A fireball camera network in the Western Australian desert.'

PROFESSOR F. NIMMO, UCLA
14 Feb.: `Extension on Europa.'

DR J. HART, SOUTHAMPTON
21 Feb.: `An autonomous multi-sensor subglacial probe: preliminary results.'

DR A DEUSS, Cambridge
28 Feb.: `Probing Earth's deep interior using mantle discontinuities.'

DR I. HALL, Cardiff
7 Mar.: `Ice-sheet–ocean interaction at sub-centennial time-scales in the north-east Atlantic.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Centenary of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

PROFESSOR CLAUDIO MAGRIS, University of Trieste, will give the following public lecture on Wednesday, 9 February, at 5 p.m. in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution, St Giles'.

Subject: `Between the Danube and the sea. Itinerary of a writer.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road. Up-to-date information is available at www.history.ox.ac.uk/seminars.

Convener: Dr Knick Harley.

C. MCKENNA
8 Feb.: `Consultants and the crisis in corporate governance: liability, legitimacy, and the return of the management audit, 1985–2005.'

T. DENNISON, Cambridge
15 Feb.: Did serfdom matter? Russian rural society, 1750–1860.'

J. SIMPSON, Pablo de Olavide
22 Feb.: `Latifundios, labour conflicts and land reform in Spain in the 1930s.'

E. KARAKACILI, West Ontaria
1 Mar.: `Pre-industrial possibilities: English agrarian labour productivity after the Black Death. A case study (part 2).'

L. HANNAH, Tokyo
8 Mar.: `State versus private enterprise in manufacturing in the very long run: the cigarette industry in Europe, America and Asia, 1912–62.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Conflict Resolution

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.

Conveners: The Rt. Hon. Sir Brian Mawhinney, MP, Martin O' Neill, MP, and Professor Archie Brown.

EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP, PROFESSOR A. SHLAIM, and DR K. NABULSI (Chair: SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP)
8 Feb.: `Israel and the Palestinian question.'

PETER ROBINSON, MP, MARTIN MCGUINNESS, MP, and SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP (Chair: MR MARTIN O'NEILL, MP.)
15 Feb.: `Northern Ireland.'

MARTIN O'NEILL, MP, DR S. TSANG, and PROFESSOR R. FOOT (Chair: PROFESSOR A. BROWN)
22 Feb.: `China and Taiwan.'

WILL HUTTON, Work Foundation, DAVID DAVIES, MP, and G. FITCHEW, former Treasury and EU official (Chair: SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP)
1 Mar.: `The Euro: for and against the single currency.'

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL MEACHER, MP, PROFESSOR D. LIVERMAN, and DR D. HELM (Chair: MR MARTIN O'NEILL, MP)
8 Mar.: `Kyoto and the future of the environment.'

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Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. Sponsors: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Christopher Brooke, and Dr Richard Coggins.

SIR NEIL MCINTOSH, Electoral Commission
7 Feb.: `How to make the referendum on the EU fair?'

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND and PROFESSOR LORD SKIDELSKY
14 Feb.: `the decline of the public domain.'

TAM DALYELL, MP, Father of the House of Commons
21 Feb.: `What needs to be done to the Commons.' (In the Auditorium)

EDWARD GARNIER QC, MP
28 Feb.: `Why opposition since 1997 has been difficult.'

LORD PATTEN, Chancellor of the University
7 Mar.: `Why the EU constitution is in our national interest.'

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State-building: governance and development under international administrations

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Politics Building, Manor Road.

Conveners: Felix Martin, Minna Jarvenpaa, and Dominik Zaum.

S. CLIFFE, World Bank and R. CAPLAN
7 Feb.: `Development under a transitional administration: UNTAET in East Timor.'

S. GRAY, Bank of England, and A. BEARPARK, CPA
21 Feb.: `The economics of state-building: the CPA in Iraq.'

LORD PATTEN, Chancellor of the University, and JOHN DARWIN
28 Feb.: `International administrations and institution-building in historical perspective.'

C. POORTMAN, World Bank and L. CAMERON, DFID, Baghdad
7 Mar.: `A view from development practitioners.'

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THEOLOGY

PROFESSOR A. MCGRATH will deliver the inaugural lecture for the Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `To capture the imagination of our culture: the place of Christian apologetics in the church and academy.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Young Friends of the Ashmolean

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Ashmolean Museum.

Talks are free to members (a year's subscription costs £10). Non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of £2 per talk. Further information about the Young Friends may be obtained from Kate Heard (telephone: Oxford (2)78049, e-mail: young.friends@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

For all Ashmolean-based events meet at the Portico (main) Entrance.

A tour of the Bodleian Library will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 February (meet in the Divinity School, Old Bodleian).

COLIN HARRISON, Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Art
Tue. 15 Feb.: `The poetry of truth: A.W. Hunt and the art of landscape.'

DR R. FREDERIKSEN, Sackler Research Fellow in Classical Art and Archaeology
Tue. 22 Feb.: `The Oxford Cast Gallery and why copies of art are needed in even the best museums of art and archaeology in the world.'

DR C. RÜMELIN, Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Art
Thur. 3 Mar.: `Contemporary prints.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Seminar

DR T. DÄHNHARDT will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February, in the Centre.

Subject: `Between the shaykh and the guru: transcultural transmission of knowledge in the Mujaddidiya Order in North India.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

(i)

PROFESSOR A.J. LEGGETT, Illinois, Nobel Laureate in Physics, will give three Oliver Smithies Lectures as follows at 4.15 p.m. on the following days in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Mon. 7 Feb.: `Quantum liquids: Bose–Einstein condensation.'

Wed. 9 Feb.: `The very degenerate alkali gases: what can we do with them?'

Thur. 10 Feb.: `High-temperature superconductivity: what do we and what don't we understand?'

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(ii) Henry James: two modern warnings

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will give two Oliver Smithies Lectures on this topic at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 February, and Tuesday, 22 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

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Dawkins Prize Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID MACDONALD will deliver the Dawkins Prize Lecture for Animal Conservation and Welfare on Friday, 4 March, at 5 p.m. in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Everyone welcome.

Subject: `A brush with foxes and some other carnivore tales.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR A. MINNIS will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ` "Dante in Inglissh": what Il Convivio really did for Chaucer.'

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Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

Beneventan script and the culture of medieval southern Italy

PROFESSOR V. BROWN, Toronto, will deliver the Lowe Lectures in Palaeography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 22 Feb.: `E.A. Lowe and the making of The Beneventan Script.'

Thur. 24 Feb.: `In the shadow of Monte Cassino: Beneventan centres in the Abruzzi.'

Tue. 1 Mar.: `Across the Adriatic: Beneventan scriptoria in Dalmatia.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Human Values and Social Policy

PROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Freedom, reason and the Welfare State: Isaiah Berlin's liberty today.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

PROFESSOR G. REINERT will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `Small worlds.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

The history of work: German, European, and global perspectives in the modern era

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre. Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (telephone: (2)74470, e-mail: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor Jürgen Kocka (Berlin) and Dr Jane Caplan.

U. FREVERT, Yale and Berlin
4 Feb.: `Trust as work.'

G. SPITTLER, Bayreuth
11 Feb.: `The anthropology of work in nineteenth-century German social science and early twentieth-century ethnography.'

K. TENFELDE, Bochum
18 Feb.: `Forced labour in the Second World War. German experiences and European comparisons.'

S. CONRAD, Berlin
25 Feb.: ` "Native policy" in the colonies and the homeland. Education for work in East Africa and East Westphalia.'

J. EHMER, Salzburg
4 Mar.: `Roots of the "glorification of labour" in early modern thought and the artisan world.'

A. LÜDTKE, Erfurt and Göttingen
11 Mar.: `Production and destruction. Relations between work and war.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

MARK HADDON will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Blood and scissors.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures

Speaking of others

The following lectures will be given on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Wolfson College. Open to the public. Enquiries: 01865 274103 or email college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR J. MITCHELL, Cambridge
8 Feb.: `The sibling as other.'

PROFESSOR P. GILROY, Yale
15 Feb.: `The attachment to race.'

PROFESSOR R.J.C. YOUNG
22 Feb.: `Walter Benjamin—at the border.'

PROFESSOR J. FABIAN, Amsterdam
1 Mar.: `The "Other" revisited: critical afterthoughts.'

PROFESSOR S. MAHARAJ, Lund University, Sweden
8 Mar.: `Xeno-epistemics: ways of knowing the other and other ways of knowing.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Garrard Room, Harris Manchester College. New members are welcome to attend.

PROFESSOR R. LERNER, Northwestern
3 Feb.: `Innocent III and Boniface VIII on the flow of time.'

M. CARRUTHERS
24 Feb.: ` "Cicero's" art of memory in the later Middle Ages: problems and some queries.'

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