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Oxford University Gazette, 3 March 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology

PROFESSOR BEN SHELDON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 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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ENGLISH, HISTORY OF ART, MUSIC

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar series

PROFESSOR J. RICHES, Glasgow, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 March, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor Chris Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

Subject: 'Galatians and the end of the law: the reception of an idea and its ethical consequences.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Earth Sciences

DR IAN HALL, Cardiff, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 7 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Subject: 'Ice-sheet–ocean interaction at sub-centennial time-scales in the north-east Atlantic.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

MRC Co-operative Group in Functional Imaging of the Heart and Brain

An Imaging Symposium will be held from 3.15 p.m. on Thursday, 10 March, in the Weiskrantz Room, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Following Dr Brindle's paper the meeting will end at 5.30 p.m. with an imaging poster presentation and refreshments.

PAUL MATTHEWS
3.15 p.m.: Introduction.

JOE DEVLIN
3.30 p.m.: 'Fronto-temporal language circuits.'

KATE WATKINS
3.45 p.m.: 'Developmental neuroimaging studies at FMRIB.'

HOLLY BRIDGE
4 p.m.: 'Measuring human depth perception using fMRI.'

HEIDI JOHANSEN-BERG
4.15 p.m.: 'Connectivity research at FMRIB.'

DR KEVIN BRINDLE, Cambridge; guest speaker
4.30 p.m.: 'Detecting the early responses of tumours to therapy using magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy.' (Co-operative Group Lecture 2005)

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Modern Greek Special Lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL PASCHALIS, University of Crete, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 March, in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou.

Subject: 'The Greek historical novel (1850–80), classical antiquity and Walter Scott.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

LESLIE HANNAH, Tokyo, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 March, in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road. Further information is available at www.history.ox.ac.uk/seminars.

Convener: Dr Knick Harley.

Subject: '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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BEGBROKE SCIENCE PARK

NICOLA SCOTT, BMW Group, Oxford, will give a Begbroke Seminar at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 March, in the Blenheim Room, Begbroke Sciene Park.

Ms Scott will discuss the radical 'culture change' at the BMW plant in Oxford, which has established teamwork and personal responsibility as central to its philosophy.

To reserve a place, e-mail Dr Rebecca Lingwood (rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk ).

Subject: 'Employees in the driving seat: innovation at BMW Oxford.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

After the dictatorship: Brazilian prose fiction since 1985

This one-day conference will be held on Monday, 7 March, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in the McKenna Room, Christ Church.

A programme is available, at www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. Pre-registration is required, at enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk, or telephone Oxford (2)84460.

Co-ordinator: Dr Sara Brandellero (Sub-faculty of Portuguese).

Speakers: Professor Flora Sussekind (Uni-Rio and Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro), Professor Ana Maria Lisboa de Mello (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), Professor Jacqueline Penjon (Université Paris III), Professor Tânia Pellegrini (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Paulo), Mr Aquiles Alencar Brayner (King's College, London), Dr Claire Williams (University of Liverpool), Professor João César Rocha (Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro).


Does Brazil have a 'defective democracy'? (change to published arrangements)

This seminar will will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 March, in the Centre. It replaces the previously round-table meeting on 'The Lula administration: a mid-term assessment', which has been postponed.

A programme is available, at www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. Advance registration is required: register with name and affiliation to enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or telephone Oxford (2)84460.

Participants: Professor Philippe C. Schmitter (European University Institute, Florence and Central European University, Budapest), Professor Guillermo O'Donnell (University of Notre Dame and Nuffield College), Professor Peter Evans (University of California, Berkeley and George Eastman Visiting Professor) and Mr Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College).


Education as a human right—with special reference to Brazil

This one-day workshop will be held on Friday, 11 March, 10 a.m.–5.15 p.m., in the Centre.

A programme is available, at www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. Advance registration is required: register with name and affiliation to enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or telephone Oxford (2)84460.

Participants: Dr Sergio Haddad (Centre for Brazilian Studies), Dr Fiona Macaulay (Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Katerina Tomasevski (Lund University, Copenhagen and former United Nations special rapporteur on the Right to Education), Mr David Archer (Action Aid), Dr David Johnson (St Antony's College), Mr Carlos Abicalil (President of the Committee on Education, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies), Dr Maria Malta Campos (Fundação Carlos Chagas, São Paulo), Andre Carvalho (Centre for Brazilian Studies).

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

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. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

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

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GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture

PROFESSOR JULIAN PETO will deliver the Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 17 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: 'Human papilloma viruses, cervical cancer, and screening.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR G. HOSKING, Leverhulme Research Professor of Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Trust and distrust in European societies: a historian's approach.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

DR MIKE SHOOTER, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Mental illness—the last great taboo.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Lecture

Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, PROFESSOR TOM KING, SJ, of Georgetown University, will deliver the 2005 Martin D'Arcy Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 March, in Campion Hall.

Subject: 'Scientific research as adoration.'

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