Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Divinity

PROFESSOR MARILYN ADAMS will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a thought experiment in medieval philosophical theology.'

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Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire

PROFESSOR ANDREW WILSON will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Romans at work.'

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Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion

PROFESSOR BRIAN LEFTOW will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A truly ontological argument.'

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Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Many voices---1. From the French.'

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Professor of Environmental Science

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Environment and the Americas.'

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ROMANES LECTURE

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained from the reception desk of the Examination Schools, or by sending a self-addressed envelope to the Vice-Chancellor's Office, University Offices, Wellington Square.

Subject: `Religious lives.'

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HUSSEY LECTURE ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

ROSEMARY HILL, Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will deliver the Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ` "To stones a moral life": Welby Pugin and the Gothic revival.'

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HARMSWORTH LECTURE

PROFESSOR J.H. SILBEY will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The party of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party before the Civil War.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Earth Sciences Department.

DR S. JACKMAN, FirstFaraday
8 Nov.: `Assessing and overcoming constraints to the bioremediation of contaminated sites.'

PROFESSOR T. SEWARD, ETH, Zurich
15 Nov.: `The geochemistry of aqueous fluids and gases in high temperature Earth systems.'

PROFESSOR D. SHERMAN, Bristol
22 Nov.: `Metal complexation at the mineral–water interface: molecular controls on aqueous geochemistry.'

PROFESSOR I. ROBINSON, Southampton
29 Nov.: `Making earth observation work: operational application of satellite data—the ocean example.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Modern Greek Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days show in T7, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou.

THEODOROS CHIOTIS
Wed. 10 Nov.: `Interpretation and resignification in the political diaries of George Seferis.'

GEORGIA PATERIDOU, Birmingham
Thur. 25 Nov.: `The playful mode of writing in Psycharis's To Taxidi mou.'

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Modern Greek special events

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.

PROFESSOR PETER MACKRIDGE and DR DIMITRIS PAPANIKOLAOU
18 Nov.: `Reflecting on the 2004 Olympics.' (Followed by a round-table discussion)

PROFESSOR STATHIS GAUNTLETT, La Trobe
2 Dec.: `Genre as a marketing construct: the case of rebetika.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: Professor John Baines and Dr Stephanie Dalley.

ANDRES DIEGO ESPINEL, Salamanca
9 Nov.: `Egypt and Punt: new approaches to an old problem.'

EMILIE SAVAGE-SMITH, DR DALLEY, and JOHN TAIT, UCL
23 Nov.: `Maps in the ancient Near East and Egypt.'

NADINE MOELLER
30 Nov.: `Development of a provincial town at the end of the third millennium.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR TERENCE BALL, Arizona State University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: `Green democracy.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The United States and global human rights

This three-day international conference will be held from Thursday, 11 November, to Saturday, 13 November inclusive, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Speakers include: MICHAEL IGNATIEFF, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard; GAY MCDOUGALL, Executive Director, Global Rights; MARY KING, Rothermer American Institute; AND ZYGMUNT BAUMAN, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds.

Advance registration is required. Registration forms are available at www.rai.ox.ac.uk or from Cheryl Hudson (e- mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).


Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy

SUZI LEATHER, Chair, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and KIRSTEN MOORE, President, the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Washington, DC, will speak at the meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Rothermere American Institute. The meeting will be chaired by Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

Subject: `Designing babies? Regulating reproductive health.'


RAI Lecture

LESTER FRIEDMAN, Northwestern University, will deliver the RAI Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: `Citizen Spielberg: the shaping and reflection of American culture in Steven Spielberg's cinema.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Assessing the impact of industrial development policies—the case of the Mercosul automotive industry

This workshop will be held on Monday, 15 November, 9 a.m.–3.30 p.m., in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Speakers: Professor Mariano Laplane (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, So Paulo and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Dr Mahrukh Doctor (University of Reading and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Mario Salerno (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), Brasilia), Dr Fernando Porta (Centre for Studies on Science, Development and Higher Education (REDES), Buenos Aires).

Discussants: Professor Mari Sako (Saïd Business School), Dr Edmund Amann (University of Manchester), Professor Sanjaya Lall (Queen Elizabeth House—to be confirmed), and a representative from the Department of Trade and Industry.

A full programme can be found on www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. Pre-registration is required—e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk, or telephone: Oxford (2)84460.

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGY

Change of seminar date

ROBERT MCGLASSON, Director, Capital Habeas Unit, Federal Defender Program of Atlanta, Georgia,will speak on the subject `Defeating the politics of the US death penalty with international law and beyond' at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 November (week 7), and not on Wednesday, 17 November, as previously notified. The venue remains unchanged: the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR A. RAHNEMA, American University of Paris, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Ayatollah versus ayatollah: the battle between Boroujerdi and Kashani in the Iranian oil nationalisation crisis of the 1950s.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Debate: the war for Muslim minds—Islam and the West

GILLES KEPEL, CERI-Sciences Po, Paris, and SAMI ZUBEIDA, Birkbeck College, London, will debate at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Maison Française. The event is organised in conjunction with the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, and will be chaired by Dr Walter Armbrust, Director of the Middle East Centre. Advance booking is not required.


Lecture

JEAN-CLAUDE SCHMITT, EHESS, Paris, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Maison Française. The event is organised in conjunction with the Faculty of Modern History, and will be chaired by Alexander Murray, University College.

Subject: `Social rhythms in the Middle Ages.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lectures

In celebration of the speaker's eightieth birthdy

SIR DAVID COX, FRS, will deliver a Florence Nightingale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Public policy to particle physics: statistics in the twenty-first century.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

Reform of the International Monetary Fund

DR TIMOTHY LANE, International Monetary Fund, will deliver the first series of Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 9 Nov.: `Tensions in the role of the IMF.'

Thur. 11 Nov.: `Directions for reform of the IMF.'


Modelling and simulation issues in computational cell biology

PROFESSOR KEVIN BURRAGE, University of Queensland, will deliver the second series of Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

24 Nov.: `Overview.'

1 Dec.: `Stochastic modelling and simulation.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

DR TONY PHELAN will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `Brecht and the Julius Caesar business.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE AND BALLIOL COLLEGE

Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH will deliver the Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: `Are there moral foundations of European power?'

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NEW COLLEGE

Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law

SIR ARTHUR WATTS, QC, formerly Legal Adviser, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will deliver the fourth Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `International law for the twenty-first century.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

ROY PORTER, Advisory Board for Redundant Churches, Westminster, London, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Gateways onto the past: churches, redundancy and local history.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

DR SALEH MALIK, Member of the Saudi Shura Council, Founder and President of the Social Research and Development Centre, Riyadh, will deliver the second King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The Shura Council experiment in Saudi Arabia.'


Lecture

LORD BUTLER, Master of University College, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Chabad Society (telephone: Oxford 200158 or e-mail: oxfordchabad@aol.com).

Subject: `The reasons for the 2003 Iraq war.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

JON SNOW, Channel 4 News, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shooting history.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

MICHAEL CLANCHY will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Garrard Room, Harris Manchester College. New members are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Ideals of lordship, homage, and honour in thirteenth-century England.'

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