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.'


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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CHARLES SIMONYI LECTURE

DR RICHARD LEAKEY, palaeoanthropologist and conservationist, will deliver the Charles Simonyi Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 October, in the Oxford Playhouse. The lecture is given in association with New College.

Tickets, costing £3.50, are obtainable in advance from the Oxford Playhouse (http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com, tel.: Oxford 305305).

Subject: `Why our origins matter.'

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ASTOR LECTURE

PROFESSOR RICHARD MCINTOSH, University of Colorado, will deliver an Astor Lectcure at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 1 November, in the Lecture Theatre, MSTC, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `Electron tomography: a new look at cell structure in 3D.'

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DAVID NICHOLLS MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR J. DE GRUCHY, Cape Town, will lecture on Thursday, 14 October, at 5 p.m. at Regent's Park College.

Subject: `Christian humanism: antidote to secularism and fundamentalism?'

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SIR PATRICK NAIRNE LECTURE

PROFESSOR ANDREW MOTION, Professor of Creative Writing, Royal Holloway, and Poet Laureate, will lecture on Thursday, 4 November, at 5 p.m. in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre at St Catherine's College. Chair: Professor D. Womersley.

Subject: ` "Public property; private property". A talk with readings.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Competing in capabilities—globalisation and industrial development

JOHN SUTTON, Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics, Convener of the Department of Economics, London School of Economics, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days at the Oxford University Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.

The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Further information is available from Jenni Craig, Oxford University Press (telephone: Oxford 353408, e-mail: jenni.craig@oup.com).

Tue. 26 Oct.: `A view from the B-school.'

Wed. 27 Oct.: `Uncertain futures: learning to survive.'

Thur. 28 Oct.: `A divided world: can latecomers become leaders?'

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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

PROFESSOR MICHELE GRAZIADEI, Università del Piemonte orientale, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures are open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive early.

The first two lectures will be given on Monday, 1 November.

Mon. 1 Nov., 5 p.m.: `On playing tennis with the net up: fiduciary obligations, contractual relations, and property rights.'

Mon. 1 Nov., 6.10 p.m.: `Fiduciary obligations in civilian countries: a primer.'

Tue. 2 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Non aes sed fides: directors' duties, fiduciary obligations, and the human factor.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

The logic of position, the measure of leadership

JOEL PODOLNY, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Further information is available from Liz Buckle, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88852, e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Sophie Austin, Oxford University Press (telephone: Oxford 353859, e-mail: sophie.austin@oup.com).

Tue. 19 Oct.: `The logic of person v. the logic of position.'

Wed. 20 Oct.: `The meaning of leadership.'

Thur. 21 Oct.: `The measure of meaning.'

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WELDON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD PETO, winner of the Weldon Memorial Medal 2003, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 November, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Halving premature death.'

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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

TONY HARRISON, poet and playwright, will appear in conversation with PROFESSOR OLIVER TAPLIN at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. All members of the University are welcome.

For further information, telephone Oxford (2)88210 or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Fin de siècle

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Meyerstein Room, the St Cross Building. Two papers will be given at the meeting on 21 October. `Fin de siècle' is an interdisciplinary seminar series for the discussion of literature and society in England between .1870 and 1920.

Convener: Anna Vaninskaya, Hertford College (e-mail: anna.vaninskaya@hertford.ox.ac.uk).

G. CUTHBERTSON
21 Oct.: ` "Only the name": place-names and the imagination in the poetry of Edward Thomas and A.E. Housman.'

DR J. RUDY, Maryland
21 Oct.: `Wilde beats.'

J. ADAMS
4 Nov.: `Girls and the late Victorian artists.'

DR A. WITCHARD, Birkbeck College, London
18 Nov.: `The glamorous shame of Chinatown.'

PROFESSOR H.-P. SÖDER, Munich
2 Dec.: `Historical pessimism and the boundaries of a culture history of the fin de siècle.'

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Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays (1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th weeks) at 5 p.m. in the History of the Book Room, St Cross Building.

DR ANDREW LAIRD, Warwick
12 Oct.: `Thomas More's Utopia in New Spain: Europeans, Mexicans and Colonial Humanism.'

DR J. M. PEREZ FERNANDEZ, Granada
26 Oct.: `Surrey's Virgil and the Meaning of Blank Verse.'

PROFESSOR A. MCRAE, Exeter
9 Nov.: `Flufial Nation: the cultural meanings of rivers in early modern England.'

DR KATHARINE CRAIK, Worcester
23 Nov.: ` "The material point of poesy": reading, writing and sensation in early modern England.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, FINE ART

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature

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

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland and Dr C. Joynes.

DR B. GROVES
18 Oct.: ` "With old odd ends stole out of holy writ." Shakespeare and the Bible.'

REVD J. DRURY
1 Nov.: `George Herbert: on starting to read The Temple.'
(Those attending should bring a copy of Herbert's The Temple to the seminar.)

PROFESSOR R. STROHM
15 Nov.: `Baroque Oratorio and the Poetics of the Passions.' (Perspectives on the Passion series)

THE RT REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford
29 Nov.: `The Passion in art.' (Perspectives on the Passion series)

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Zoology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology. Details of the 11 October seminar will be announced later.

For details of the Weldon Memorial Lecture (1 November), see above.

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN and colleagues
18 Oct.: `Research in the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.'

DR B. LEADBETTER, Birmingham
25 Oct.: `Cells in baskets: the ancestors of animals?' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR M. TELFORD, UCL
8 Nov.: `Testing the new animal phylogeny.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR S. JENNINGS, CEFAS, Lowestoft
15 Nov.: `Size-based analysis of food web structure.'

DR T. BENTON, Aberdeen
22 Nov.: `Linking life history variation to population dynamics: insights from mites.'

DR A. EYRE-WALKER, Sussex
29 Nov.: `The rates and fitness effects of mutations in the human genome.'

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.

DR P. EMSLEY, York
15 Oct.: `Model-building tools for molecular graphics.'

PROFESSOR D. BARFORD, Institute of Cancer Research, London
22 Oct.: `RAF kinases and oncogenes.'

PROFESSOR J. SPENCE, Arizona State University, Tempe
5 Nov.: `Laser-aligned protein beam diffraction: serial crystallography.'

DR D. BHELLA, Glasgow
19 Nov.: To be announced.

DR C. GORDON, Edinburgh
26 Nov.: `Transferring substrates to the 26S proteasome.'

PROFESSOR S. BALDWIN, Leeds
3 Dec.: `Molecular insights into the mechanism of nucleoside transport across biological membranes.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: Anthropologists and the New Technologies

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 11 a.m. at 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: S. Ardener, I. Fowler, E. Hsu, and L. Sciama.

DR D. CARTER, Hull
15 Oct.: `Anthropologists: identity and virtual communities.'

DR N. BRADMAN, London
22 Oct.: `The applications of mitochondrial DNA research in the anthropology of identity.'

DR D. NEYLAND
29 Oct.: `Identity and CCTV.'

N. NISBETt, Sussex
5 Nov.: `Observing internet use in the field: young male identities and cyber space in a Bangalore internet café.'

DR S. KINGSTON, Anthropologist and publisher, Wantage
12 Nov.: `Postmodern publishing: digital transformations of text, author and publisher.'

DR S. TREMAYNE, ISCA
19 Nov.: `The use of new electronic communications by religious groups in Iran.'

P. STRONG
26 Nov.: `Imaging technology and the analysis of style in art.'

DR F. MOORE, Kingston
3 Dec: `Technology in a car factory.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Engineering Science

ADRIAN BEJAN, J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 15 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building. The lecture is open to the public.

Convener: Dr Y. Ventikos.

Subject: `The constructal law: the generation of flow architecture, from engineering to nature.'

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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 E. CALDER, Open University
18 Oct.: `Degassing regimes and bubble-driven convection at persistently degassing volcanoes.'

DR L. BENNING, Leeds
25 Oct.: `The silicification of micro-organisms: a comparison between in situ experiments in the field and laboratory.'

DR T. WRIGHT
1 Nov.: `InSAR observations of low slip rates on the major faults of western Tibet.'

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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Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the OUCL Lecture Theatre (except on 18 November and 2 December, see below). For further information, contact Shirley Day on 01865 273885.

Conveners: L. N. Trefethen and J. Scott.

PROFESSOR A. GREENBAUM, Washington
7 Oct.: `Alternatives to eigenvalues describing the behaviour of nonnormal matrices and linear operators.'

PROFESSOR K. BURRAGE, Queensland
14 Oct.: `Modelling and simulation issues in computational cell biology.'

PROFESSOR P. LAX, New York
21 Oct.: `Computational fluid dynamics.'

PROFESSOR C. REISINGER, Heidelberg
28 Oct.: `Analysis of the sparse grid combination technique and high dimensional applications in option pricing.'

PROFESSOR D. BARKLEY, Warwick
4 Nov.: `Patterns of turbulence.'

PROFESSOR A. WEIDEMAN, Stellenbosch
11 Nov.: `The trapezoidal rule in the complex plane.'

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR A.-V. DE MIGUEL, London Business School
18 Nov., Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: `An interior-point method for MPECs based on strictly feasible relaxations.'

PROFESSOR J. YEOMANS
25 Nov.: `Modelling polymer hydrodynamics.'

PROFESSOR M. HAGEMANN, Basel
2 Dec., Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: `Weighted matchings for the preconditioning of symmetric indefinite matrices.'

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Biophysical Chemistry Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: Dr L. C. Snoek

PROFESSOR E. MARZLUFF, Grinnel College
14 Oct.: `Hydrogen deuterium exchange of peptides: implications for gas phase protein structural determination.'

DR J. VAN THOR
28 Oct.: `Photoreactions of the green fluorescent protein and photoreceptor proteins.'

PROFESSOR P. O'SHEA, Nottingham
11 Nov.: `Non-covalent interactions in macromolecular biological systems; kinetics and imaging.'

PROFESSOR T. WATTS
25 Nov.: `Resolving very high resolution structural constraints within biomolecules in their functional state.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

Convener: Professor K.E. Davies.

PROFESSOR J. SPARROW, York
15 Oct.: `Drosophila thin filament genetics: a model for human nemaline myopathy?'

DR A. GORLEY
22 Oct.: `FGFR2: the problem with ageing men.'

DR S. IAWATA, Imperial College, London
29 Oct.: `Structure and function of lactose permease from E.coli.'

DR P. ELLIS, Cambridge
5 Nov.: `Insights into spermiogenesis via microarray analysis of mice with Y chromosome deletions.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR V. TIMMERMAN, Antwerp
12 Nov.: `Molecular genetics of distal hereditary motor neuropathies.'

DR E. SERNAGOR, Newcastle
19 Nov.: `Control of retinal maturation by changes in GABAergic function and by visual experience.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR B. DEMENEIX, Paris
26 Nov.: `Non-viral gene transfer into neural stem cells in vivo.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR M. DERMITIZAKIS, Cambridge
3 Dec.: `Non-coding conservation and regulatory variation in the human genome.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be given in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

PROFESSOR D. MANN, Southampton
12 Oct.: `Nf-kB as a pivotal regulator of inflammation and tissue damage.'

DR K. JONES, Newcastle
19 Oct.: `How the sperm turns on the egg: intracellular calcium spikes transduced into meiotic cell cycle resumption.'

DR D. ANTHONY
26 Oct.: `The systematic response to acute CNS injury.'

DR S. KASPAROV, Bristol
2 Nov.: `Nitric oxide-mediated signalling in the nucleus tractus solitarius: the sources and the targets.'

PROFESSOR G. COLLINGRIDGE, Bristol
9 Nov.: `Glutamate receptors and synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus.'

DR H. REUL, Bristol
16 Nov.: `Histone modifications: another level of investigating the impact of stress on the brain.'

DR S. ALLEN, Manchester
23 Nov.: `Interleukin-1 adds to excitement in the brain: but is it all too much?'

DR M. MOTA, Lisbon
30 Nov.: `New insights into molecular mechanisms of malaria.'

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University Laboratory of Physiology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Sherrington Room, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road.

PROFESSOR J. STEIN
11 Oct.: `Dyslexia.'

PROFESSOR A. HALESTRAP, Bristol
18 Oct.: `Mitochondria and cell death: a pore way for the heart to die.'

DR S. KASPAROV, Bristol
25 Oct.: `Viral gene transfer in studies of central mechanisms of blood pressure control.'

PROFESSOR M. RENNIE, Nottingham
1 Nov.: `Body maintenance and repair—how exercise and food can keep your muscles and bones in good shape throughout life.' (G.L. Brown Lecture)

PROFESSOR P. STANFIELD, Warwick
8 Nov.: `Potassium ion channels: aspects of their molecular and physiological properties.' (Provisional title)

PROFESSOR R.C. MIALL, Birmingham
15 Nov.: `Cerebellum—control, co-ordination, forward modelling.'

PROFESSOR K. SILLAR, St Andrews
22 Nov.: `The development and neuromodulation of spinal motor systems.;

PROFESSOR V. BROWN, St Andrews
29 Nov.: ` "To go or not to go": subthalamic nucleus in response control.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Romance Linguistics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: Professor Martin Maiden.

PROFESSOR I. SÖHRMAN, Gothenburg
21 Oct.: `Spatial references in Sursilvan Romansh. A cognitive approach to the Sursilvan prepositional and adverb system.'

PROFESSOR H. DENMAN, UCL and OCHJS
28 Oct.: `How importance was Judeo-Romance in the genesis of the Yiddish language and from where exactly did the Romance component in Yiddish come?

PROFESSOR C. POUNTAIN, Queen Mary College, London
11 Nov.: `Register and the history of Spanish syntax.'

J.C. SMITH
18 Nov.: `Refunctionalisation of the Latin nominative/accusative opposition in Gallo- Romance.'

N. MILIC
25 Nov.: `The debate on linguistic sexism and its effects on the language of sexism in Italian.'

A.B. MANSILLA
22 Dec.: `The function of tense and aspect in Catalan oral narratives.'

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Research Seminar in Spanish and Spanish American Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: Professor Edwin Williamson and Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

Graduates transferring to research status
Wed. 13 Oct.: Presentations by the graduates, followed by a reception to welcome new graduates.

DR ALFONSO SÁNCHEZ RODRÍGUEZ, critic and poet
Tue. 19 Oct.: `Poetas en la Guerra Civil 1936–9: García Lorca, Hinojosa, Alberti y otros casos españoles.' (Event sponsored by the Cultural Office, Spanish Embassy, London)

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MODERN HISTORY

Early Modern Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Modern History Research Unit, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Conveners: Professor Robert Evans, Ms J. Pollmann, and Dr L. Roper.

J.D. TRACY, Minnesota
12 Oct.: `The background war of the early modern era: European states and the Ottoman Empire in contest for dominion, trade, and cultural pre-eminence.'

H. KUGELER
19 Oct.: ` "Le parfait Ambassadeur": the theory and practice of diplomacy, 1648–1748.'

A. MARR
26 Oct.: `Mathematics and material culture in late Renaissance Italy.'

K. AUSTIN
2 Nov.: `An unsung hero? Immanuel Tremellius (1510–80) and the European Reformation.'

A. SPICER, Oxford Brookes
9 Nov.: `Sacred space and the confessional landscape of the Loire, c.1560–1660.'

Z. SHALEV, Princeton
16 Nov.: `Early modern pilgrimages to the Holy Land.'

E. FURNISS
23 Nov.: `Victims of their own success? Devotion, practice, and the Franciscans in Aragon, c.1500–58.'

R. MANNING
30 Nov.: `Confessions of a saint: Counter-Reformation, confessional culture, and the emergence of the active female apostolate.'

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Seminar in medieval history

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

Conveners: Dr P. Brand and Dr M. Whittow.

R. SHARPE
11 Oct.: `Address and delivery in Anglo-Norman royal charters.'

T. CRAFTER
18 Oct.: `Henry II, the St Augustine's dispute, and the loss of the abbey's mint franchise.'

R. PARTINGTON, Cambridge
25 Oct.: To be announced.

A. DUGGAN, King's College, London
1 Nov.: ` "Not quite a forgery": Laudabiliter, Adrian IV's "grant" of Ireland to Henry II.'

P. SKINNER, Southampton
8 Nov.: `Early medieval women's voices: still hidden from history.'

T. PICKLES
15 Nov.: `The Church in Anglo-Saxon Yorkshire: minsters in the Danelaw c.600–1200.'

J.-C. SCHMITT, Paris
22 Nov.: `The representation of time and space in medieval images.'

D. BATES, Director, Institute of Historical Research
29 Nov.: `1066.'

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Problems in the history of science and technology

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty Building.

Convener: Dr Jim Bennett.

DR P. FARA, Cambridge
14 Oct.: `Hidden depths: Halley, hell, and other people.'

DR BENNETT
21 Oct.: `Wind-gun, air-gun, or pop-gun: the fortunes of a philosophical instrument (mostly in 1794–6).'

DR W. ASHWORTH, Liverpool
28 Oct.: `Regulation, imitation, and industrialisation in eighteenth-century England.'

E. ARAPOSTATHIS
4 Nov.: `Innovations, engineering practices, and roles in consulting, 1878–98: the case of John Hopkinson.'

DR S. VAN DAMME
11 Nov.: `Making a philosophical greatness: Descartes in France, from 1650 to the Revolution.'

DR R. HIGGITT, Imperial College, London
18 Nov.: `History by induction: men of science as historians of science.'

PROFESSOR G. RICHARDS, British Psychological Society
25 Nov.: `The place of religion in the history of modern psychology.'

PROFESSOR R. MACLEOD, Sydney
2 Dec.: To be announced.

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Military History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in All Souls College.

Convener: Professor Hew Strachan.

N. BARR, Joint Services Command and Staff College
20 Oct.: `Learning to win: the British Eighth Army, July–November 1942.'

L. HÖBELT, Vienna
3 Nov.: `The turning point of the Thirty Years War.'

G. BEST
17 Nov.: `Winston Churchill in the First World War: some shapes of things to come.'

N. STARGARDT
1 Dec.: `Bombing and retaliation: German civilians in the Second World War.'

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Commonwealth History Research Seminar: the Empire and British society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Convener: Professor J.M. Brown.

PROFESSOR T. DEVINE, Aberdeen
15 Oct.: `Empire–Scottish elites, India in the eighteenth century.'

DR J. DAVIS
22 Oct.: `London's Chinese in British society, c.1960–85.'

DR W. JONES, Cardiff
29 Oct.: `Wales and the British Empire in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.'

DR A. THOMPSON, Leeds
5 Nov.: `The Empire and British elites, c.1850–1945.'

DR A. MAY, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
12 Nov.: `Imperial lives in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.'

PROFESSOR E. BOEHMER, Nottingham Trent
19 Nov.: `Centrifugal empire: Sister Nivedita and Baden-Powell, 1907.'

PROFESSOR K. JEFFERY, Ulster
26 Nov.: `Distance and proximity in service to the British Empire: Ulster and New Zealand in the twentieth century.'

DR G. EVISON
3 Dec.: `The Orientalist, his Institute, and the Empire: the rise and subsequent demise of Oxford University's Indian Institute.'

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Approaches in Prosopography

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY BARNES, Toronto, will give the first of eight seminars on `Approaches in Prosopography' on Thursday, 14 October, at 2.15 p.m. in the Modern History Research Unit (Block 11.2, Radcliffe Infirmary). For directions to the MHRU see www.history.ox.ac.uk/researchunit.htm.

Subject: `Prosopography: the origin of the method and its application to Roman history.'

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History of Childhood Workshop: Adult–Child Relations

This workshop is the second in a five-year series devoted to the historical investigation of major contemporary concerns about children and childhood. Its underlying premise is that public policy makers and childcare professionals would benefit from a deeper knowledge of the history of childhood. In pursuit of this aim, the conveners are advised by an external committee of childcare professionals containing lawyers, educationalists, paediatricians, a police officer, and a churchman. The workshop is a serious vehicle for the historical discussion of often difficult and contentious subjects and it is expected that participants will remember that its ultimate purpose is to contribute to the promotion of the welfare of today's children. Further information about the aims of the seminar can be found in the conveners' article in the Oxford Magazine, noughth week, Michaelmas Term, 2003, pp.4–7. The following workshops will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: Professor L. Brockliss and Professor G. Rousseau.

DR H. MONTGOMERY, Open University 14 Oct.: `Child prostitution: abuse or cultural difference?' DR M. VICKERS, Ashmolean
21 Oct.: `Juvenile crime, aggression and abuse in classical antiquity: a case study.'

DR E. ARCHIBALD, Bristol 28 Oct.: `Incest between adults and children in the medieval world.' DR G. ROUSSEAU, MHRU
4 Nov.: `Two cases in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Oxford of illicit adult–child friendships.'

DR L. SMITH, Sussex
11 Nov.: `The likeness of a child: the ambiguities of Victorian photography.'

DR A. HENNEGAN, Cambridge
18 Nov.: Victorian girlhood: eroticising the maternal, maternalising the erotic.'

DR E. BOEHMER, Royal Holloway
25 Nov.: `Youth movements and the obsession with cleanliness in twentieth-century Britain.'

DR R. O'CONNELL, Central Lancashire
2 Dec.: `The iconography and representation of children: the internet and history.'

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Modern European History Research Centre

/4German history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the University College Seminar Room, Logic Lane.

Conveners: Dr Jane Caplan, Dr Robert Gerwarth, Dr Holger Nehring, and Professor Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann.

PROFESSOR M. FULBROOK, University of London
13 Oct.: `The participatory dictatorship: commitment, consent and conformity in the GDR.'

DR A. SEDLMAIR
20 Oct.: `The Wilson administration and Germany: images and policy (1913–21).'

DR J. VON DANNENBERG
27 Oct.: `The fruits of daring diplomacy: the making of the Moscow Treaty, 12 August 1970.'

DR J. CAPLAN
3 Nov.: `Why Bismarck is not the Jungfrau: property and identity in German law.'

DR K. PATEL, Humboldt Campus
10 Nov.: `Soldiers of work labour services in Nazi Germany and New Deal America, 1933–1945.'

DR C. HAASE, Nottingham
17 Nov.: `In search of a European settlement: the case of the Königswinter conferences.'

DR B. VON SEHERR-THO<BETA>
24 Nov.: `Occupation and occupation: the British occupation of Germany in comparison/compared.'

DR E. WINTER, Cambridge
1 Dec.: `Italia and Germania: nationalism and cosmopolitanism in the European art world 1797–1848.'

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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 Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor Robert Allen, Dr Knick Harley, Professor Jane Humphries, and Professor Avner Offer.

PROFESSOR K. SOKOLOFF, UCLA
12 Oct.: `Taxation and inequality: evidence from the economic history of the Americas.'

DR F. CARNEVALI, Birmingham
19 Oct.: `Crooks, thieves, and receivers. A transaction costs approach to the problem of trust in nineteenth-century industrial Birmingham.'

DR H.-J. CHANG, Cambridge
26 Oct.: `Kicking away the ladder: "good policies" and "good institutions" in historical perspective.'

PROFESSOR R. STECKEL, Ohio State
2 Nov.: `A dreadful childhood: a chronological portrait of antebellum slave child health.'

DR G. HUFF, Glasgow
9 Nov.: `The Lewis hypothesis, globalisation, and immigration to south-east Asia before the Second World War.'

PROFESSOR A. BOWMAN
16 Nov.: `Quantifying the economy of imperial Rome.'

PROFESSOR E. KARAKACILI, Western Ontario
23 Nov.: `Pre-industrial possibilities: English medieval agrarian labour productivity rates.'

PROFESSOR P. SEABRIGHT, Toulouse
30 Nov.: `Agriculture, warfare, and the division of labour.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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, unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor D. Marquand, Dr C. Brooke, and Dr R. Coggins.

RT. HON. LORD BUTLER
Tuesday, 12 Oct.: `The Butler report.'

TOM DALYELL, MP
18 Oct.: `What needs to be done to the House of Commons?'

THE RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP
25 Oct.: `The future of House of Lords reform.'

THE RT. HON. ERIC FORTH, MP
1 Nov.: `The role of the opposition—a conservative view.'

THE RT. HON. LORD RICHARD
8 Nov.: `Why executive devolution to Wales is unsatisfactory.'

PROFESSOR SIR W. MCKAY
15 Nov.: `Why parliamentary procedure matters.'

LORD KERR, Secretary-General, the European Convention
22 Nov.: `Was the convention experiment to draw up the European constitution a success?'

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Looking For Law In China

PROFESSOR STANLEY LUBMAN, University of California/Berkeley School of Law, will lecture as follows.

Tue. 19 Oct., 5 p.m., Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's: `Themes and issues in Western Scholarship'.

Wed. 20 Oct., 5.30 p.m., Mure Room, Merton: `Law reform after Mao—accomplishments and problems.'

Fri. 22 Oct., 5 p.m., Schools: `Foreigners and legal uncertainty.' (With discussion by Professor Anthony Dicks, QC)

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Promoting the well-being of children at risk of social exclusion

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Convener: Dr A. Buchanan.

DR A. BUCHANAN and F. BENNETT
12 Oct.: `The impact of government policy on children aged 0–13 at risk of social exclusion: overview.'

T. SMITH
19 Oct.: `Early years research and policy for children at risk of social exclusion.'

G. SMITH and DR C. RITCHIE
26 Oct.: `Education research and policy for children at risk of social exclusion.'

DR BUCHANAN
2 Nov.: `Family support child protection research and policy.'

M. MACLEAN
9 Nov.: `Research that has informed the "contact" debate.'

PROFESSOR K. SYLVA
16 Nov.: `The EPPE research on the effects of pre-school education on children's development.'

DR F. GARDNER
23 Nov.: `US/UK research on children with anti- social behaviour disorders.'

DR BUCHANAN
30 Nov.: `Are there some key messages? Bringing the research together.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J. Hedley Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

PROFESSOR BROOKE
14 Oct.: `The search for extra-terrestrial life: some historical and theological perspectives.'

DR T. KEMP
28 Oct.: `Explanatory theories in palaeobiology: or how science copes with history.'

PROFESSOR R. TRIGG, Warwick
11 Nov.: `Must we privatise religion?—religion and science in the public sphere.'

PROFESSOR N. CARTWRIGHT, LSE
25 Nov.: `No God, no laws.'

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

The following research seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the IAUL Seminar Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Harriet Dunbar-Goddet (telephone: Oxford (2)86824, e-mail: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR D. BOUD, Sydney
14 Oct.: `Aligning assessment with long-term learning needs.'

DR P. DENICOLO, Reading
4 Nov.: `Teaching and learning research: challenging pervasive metaphors.'

DR J. VERMUNT, Utrecht
11 Nov.: `How students, teachers, and student teachers learn: similarities and differences.'

DR M. MCLEAN
18 Nov.: `The professionalisation of university teaching: what can Habermas offer?'

DR A. BREW, Sydney
25 Nov.: `Is research higher degree supervision teaching, or is it research? Does it matter?'

DR B. JOHNSTON
2 Dec.: `The ESRC criticality project: theory and outcomes.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Power in American politics

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Conveners: Professor Desmond King and Dr Nigel Bowles.

DR BOWLES
12 Oct.: `Presidential power reconsidered.'

DR W. MACMILLAN
19 Oct.: `Redistricting Michigan; maps, computers, and the public interest.'

DR F. ROSS, Bristol
26 Oct.: `Party competition and the Welfare State reform agenda in the US and Britain.'

DR I. PARMA
2 Nov.: `Think-tanks and power in US foreign policy: the cases of the CFR and Project for a New American Century.'

DR D. JAENICKE, Manchester, and DR A. WADDAN, Sunderland
9 Nov.: `President Bush and social policy: the strange case of prescription drugs.'

PROFESSOR R. PIOUS, Barnard College, Columbia
Fri. 19 Nov.: `The war on terror and presidential prerogative.'

PROFESSOR J. ZIMMERMAN, SUNY
23 Nov.: `The United States federal system: a kaleidoscopic view.'

DR J. HERBERT, Keele
30 Nov.: `Strategy, public policy, and the US presidency.'

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Other lectures

The following lectures will be given as shown in the Rothermere American Institute.

DONALD PEASE, Dartmouth College, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 Oct.

Subject: `Walt Whitman.'


LESTER FRIEDMAN, Northwestern University, will lecture on Thursday, 25 November (time to be announced).

Subject: `Steven Spielberg.'


PHILIP MANGANO, The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, and TERRIE ALAFAT, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October.

Subject: `Housing the homeless.' (Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy)


SUZI LEATHER, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and KIRSTEN MOORE, The Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Washington DC, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November.

Subject: `Regulating reproductive health.'

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Conference: The United States and Global Human Rights

This three-day international conference will be held from Thursday, 11 November until Saturday, 13 November. Speakers include MICHAEL IGNATIEFF, Harvard, GAY MCDOUGALL, Global Rights, MICHAEL FREEMAN, Essex, DAVID CHANDLER, Westminster. Advance registration is required. Registration forms are available at www.rai.ox.ac.uk or from cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk.

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Film Screenings: `Reel Subversion': Movies, Censorship, and Mexican American Radicalism in Film

The following series of film screenings with introductory talks will be shown on Thursdays at 5 p.m.

28 Oct.: Alambrista (with an introduction by NICK J. CULL, Leicester)

4 Nov.: Salt of the Earth (with an introduction by ELIZABETH JACOBS, London)

11 Nov.: Zoot Suit (with an introduction by ELIZABETH JACOBS, London)

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US Election Night Panel and Party: Bush v. Kerry

The panel, which is jointly presented by the Oxford Union and Democrats Abroad (Oxford Chapter), will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 November, at the Oxford Union. Speakers include JOEL SILBEY, Harmsworth Visiting Professor 20045, and MICHAEL GOVE, Saturday Editor of The Times. Chaired by GILLIAN PEELE, Fellow and Tutor in Politics, LMH. This will be followed by an Election Returns Party until late.

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road.

PROFESSOR M. LAPLANE, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
12 Oct.: `The evolution of Brazilian industry since 1990.'

PROFESSOR L. A. DOS SANTOS SENNA, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
19 Oct.: `Private sector participation in the provision of Brazilian roads.'

MR A. CARVALHO
26 Oct.: `State government, education reform and democracy in Brazil.'

DR K. VON METTENHEIM, DR M. A. DEL TEDESCO LINS, Sao Paulo, MR A. R. BONO OLENSCKI, Sao Paulo
2 Nov.: Seminar Round Table: `The 2004 municipal elections in Brazil: results and implications.'

DR M. DOCTOR, Reading
9 Nov.: `EU–Mercosul economic relations: implications for Brazilian trade flows and investments.'

MS C. BARRETO, Sao Paulo
16 Nov.: `New challenges in Amazonian archaeology: research and exhibitions.'

PROFESSOR P. EVANS, University of California, Berkeley
23 Nov.: To be announced.

DR M. CONDE
30 Nov.: `Locating the belle époque of Brazilian cimena.'

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One-Day Workshops

Friday, 5 Nov.: `The politics of federal government banking in Brazil.'

Convener: Dr K. von Mettenheim.

Venue and Program to be announced. Pre-registration required at enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 284460.


Monday, 15 Nov.: `Assessing the impact of industrial development policies: the case of the Mercosul auto industry.'

Conveners: Professor M. Laplane and Dr M. Doctor.

Program to be announced. This workshop will be held in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's. Pre-registration required at enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 284460.

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, the Saïd Business School. For further details e-mail: professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dimitrios P. Tsomocos.

PROFESSOR C.D. ALIPRANTIS, Purdue
14 Oct.: `Some applications of Riesz spaces to economics, finance, and econometrics.'

PROFESSOR H. SABOURIAN, Cambridge
21 Oct.: `Herd behaviour in financial models with sequential trades.'

PROFESSOR F. CORNELLI, London Business School
28 Oct.: `Investor sentiment and pre-issue markets.'

PROFESSOR M. HABIB, Montpellier II
4 Nov.: `The role of know-how acquisition in the formation and duration of joint ventures.'

PROFESSOR H. HAU, INSEAD
11 Nov.: To be announced.

R. REPULLO, CEMFI
18 Nov.: `Policies for banking crises: a theoretical framework.'

PROFESSOR M. HELLWIG, Mannheim
25 Nov.: `On the treatment of capital in cost- oriented access price regulation in network industries.'

M. PAGANO
2 Dec.: To be announced.

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`Building a Business' Course

A series of eight lectures in basic business skills will be held on Tuesdays at 5.30 p.m. at the Saïd Business School, Park End Street, beginning on 9 November. The lectures will be open to all members of the University and local science and technology businesses. For more information and to reserve a place, see www.science-enterprise.ox.ac.uk.

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

Byzantine Studies Seminar

The following seminars are held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the New Seminar Room, St John's.

Conveners: Professor E. Jeffreys, Dr J. Howard- Johnston, and Dr M. Mango.

DR P. FRANKOPAN
12 Oct.: `Kinship and the distribution of power in Komnenian Byzantium.'

DR J. JOHNS, DR Y. RAPOPORT, and DR E. SAVAGE-SMITH
19 Oct.: `The Aegean or the Black Sea? Unidentified harbours in the Book of Curiosities compiled 1020-1050 AD.'

PROFESSOR J. FRANCE, Swansea
26 Oct.: `Our continent this side the sea: Europe and Byzantium.'

L. SCHACHNER
2 Nov.: `Wine-production in the early monasteries of Egypt and the Levant: a multidisciplinary approach.'

C. ENTWISTLE, British Museum
9 Nov.: `Byzantine weights of late antiquity.'

E. KHAMIS
16 Nov.: `The transition between Byzantine and early Islamic weighing systems, from evidence at Bet Shean/Scythopolis.'

DR D. KOROBEINIKOV
23 Nov.: `How Asia Minor was lost. The Byzantines and the Turks in 1040–1081.'

PROFESSOR D. PHILLIPSON
30 Nov.: `The significance of Aksumite ivory and ivory-carving.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGY

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

Convener: Professor A. Ashworth.

K. DALY, Griffith University, Australia
20 Oct.: `Restorative justice and sexual assault.'

P. O'MALLEY, Carleton University, Canada
3 Nov.: `The uncertain promise of risk.'

R. MCGLASSON, Capital Habeas Unit, Federal Defender Program of Atlanta, Georgia
17 Nov.: `Defeating the politics of the US death penalty with international law and beyond.'

J. L. NOLAN, Williams-Exeter Programme and Williams College
1 Dec.: `Problem-solving courts: a comparative study of a legal transplant.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The David Patterson Seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

The OCHJS minibus will leave the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 and 7.30 p.m., and will return from Yarnton at 9.45 p.m. A single fare costs £1.60 (students £1.20).

DR R. RASKIN, Aarhus
13 Oct.: `A child at gunpoint: a case study in the life of a photo.'

T. ARGOV
20 Oct.: `Losing the (Israeli) plot: contemporary Israel in the prose of Orly Kastel-Bloom.'

PROFESSOR R. HIEBERT, Trinity Western University, Canada
27 Oct.: `The Septuagint as a reflection of its Hellenistic Jewish context.'

PROFESSOR S. PARUSSA, Wellesley College
3 Nov.: `Hybridism of sounds: Primo Levi between Judaism and literature.'

PROFESSOR G. TRODESCHINI, Trieste
10 Nov.: `Representing medieval Jewish usurers: from a theological to an economic vocabulary.'

DR J. MIDDLEMAS
17 Nov.: `The geber's correction in Lamentations 3 as proto-Midrash.'

M. NEVADER
24 Nov.: ` "Appoint a king to govern us, like other nations"—the problem with kingship in the Hebrew Bible.'

DR S. SELA, Bar-Ilan
1 Dec.: `The twelfth-century Renaissance of the Hebrew language: strategies for the creation of a new scientific Hebrew terminology.'

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Isaiah Berlin Public Lecture in Middle East Dialogue

DR M. LEDEEN, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, will deliver an Isaiah Berlin Lecture in Middle East Dialogue at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `America's mission in the Middle East.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Mark Harrison.

M. WORBOYS, Manchester
11 Oct.: `Mad dogs and Lancastrians: rabies, Pasteur, and the Chief Constable of Clitheroe, c.1890.'

C. LOW
18 Oct.: `Khoisan healing practices.'

M. FEDUNKIW, Toronto
25 Oct.: `British women doctors in World War I: finding a way to serve in Serbia and the case of Dr Dorothy Maude.'

S. BHATTACHARYA, UCL
1 Nov.: `WHO-led or WHO-managed? A reassessment of the nature of the Indian National Smallpox Eradication Programme, c.1960–77.'

K. MAGLEN
8 Nov.: `Quarantined: the experience of incarceration under quarantine.'

P. CHAKRABARTI
15 Nov.: `Hospital medicine in eighteenth- century India: the East India Company's establishment at Fort St George, Madras.'

M. HULVERSCHEIDT, Heidelberg
22 Nov.: `Malaria research in Germany during World War II.'

M. FUKUDA, Nagoya
29 Nov.: `The history of lock hospitals in Japan.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The Ulama in society and history

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

PROFESSOR R. BULLIET, Columbia
13 Oct.: `Kindred souls: the parallel evolution of the Ulama and the Latin clergy.'

DR A. CHRISTMANN, Manchester
20 Oct.: `Sufism and politics in modern Syria: the case of Muhammad Sa'id Ramadan al-Buti.'

DR M. ZEGHAL, CNRS, Paris, and Chicago
3 Nov.: `Do religious institutions matter? The Ulama of al-Azhar in contemporary Egypt.'

PROFESSOR A. RAHNEMA, American University of Paris
10 Nov.: `Ayatollah versus ayatollah: the battle between Boroujerdi and Kashani in the Iranian oil nationalisation crisis of the 1950s.'

PROFESSOR F. ROBINSON, Royal Holloway College, University of London
Thur. 18 Nov.: `The creativity of South Asian Ulama since 1800 and its significance.'

DR R. LOIMEIER, Bayreuth
24 Nov.: `Old Ulama, new Ulama, and the translation of the Qur'an in sub-Saharan Africa.'

PROFESSOR U. FREITAG, Free University, Berlin
1 Dec.: `The mufti and the orientalist: cultural contact in Mecca in the late nineteenth century.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. The Dahrendorf Room will be open from 4.45 p.m. Those travelling to Oxford are advised to telephone the Nissan Secretary earlier in the day on 01865 274570, in case there has been a cancellation.

Convener: A. Waswo.

DR P. HILL
11 Oct.: `The Matsuoka-kai of Kabuki- chô: profile of a contemporary yakuza group.'

PROFESSOR F. NAGAI, Osaka
18 Oct.: `Japanese foreign policy towards southeast Asia since the end of the Cold War.'

DR L. MARTINEZ, SOAS
25 Oct.: `Hollywood genealogies: or, the curious case of Kurosawa and the "Rashomon technique".'

MR T. KUNIYOSHI, LSE
1 Nov.: `Britain and the question of Japan's security, 1947–51.'

DR M. TREVOR (formerly EU–Japan Centre for Industrial Co- operation, Tokyo)
8 Nov.: `Is Japanese business changing? A historical and political view.'

PROFESSOR A. YAMANAKA, United Nations University, Tokyo
15 Nov.: `Japan's role in international peace- building efforts.'

DR J. CORBETT, Nissan Institute
22 Nov.: `Where has all my money gone? Policy towards cross-border electronic finance in the APEC region.'

PROFESSOR A. WAKISAKA, Gakushuin University
29 Nov.: `Family-friendly companies in Japan.'

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INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Reopening of the Centre

ENGO. LUÍS DOS SANTOS FERRO, Director of the Luso-American Foundation, Lisbon, will give a lecture to mark the reopening of the Centre at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College. The lecture will be delivered in English. The Vice-Chancellor (or his deputy) and H.E. The Portuguese Ambassador will be present at the lecture, which will be followed by a reception.

Convener: Dr Teresa Pinto Coelho (St John's), Director of the Centre.

Subject: `Lisbon and Eça de Queirós.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Development Economics Seminar

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

As details may be subject to change, those wishing to attend are asked to check on www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminars.html near to the advertised time of the seminar.

Conveners: Rosemary Thorp, Sanjaya Lall, Peter Evans, and Eva-Lotta Hedman.

PROFESSOR P. EVANS, Berkeley; George Eastman Visiting Professor
14 Oct.: `Neo-liberalism as a political opportunity: constraint and innovation in contemporary development strategy.'

MRS THORP
21 Oct.: `The role of the state and development: insights from the Latin American case.'

PROFESSOR LALL
28 Oct.: `Revisiting the fole of government in industrialisation in an era of globalisation.'

DR HEDMAN
4 Nov.: `Contesting state and civil society in south-east Asia.'

PROFESSOR J.T. SIDEL, LSE
11 Nov.: ` "Local strongmen" and local state capture in an era of globalisation and democratisation.'

DR J. ALEXANDER
18 Nov.: `Crime and the settler state: space, race, and labour in interwar Rhodesia.'

DR H.-J. CHANG, Cambridge
25 Nov.: `The demise of the developmental state in South Korea.'

DR V. FITZGERALD
2 Dec.: `Taxation, capital accumulation, and development.'

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International Gender Studies Centre

The search for common ground: the role of women in conflict resolution

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

Conveners: Dr Paula Heinonen, Dr Janette Davies, and Rachel S. Harris.

J. CHAMPENOIS, Geneva
14 Oct.: `Can film provide a common ground or an alternative medium for transnational feminist(s') dialogue?'

A. ADRIAN-PAUL, International Alert
21 Oct.: `Women, peace, and security: challenges faced by refugee and internally displaced women.'

J. BURDA, Geneva
28 Oct.: `Women NGOs' role in improving the impact of international trade liberalisation on women's lives.'

PROFESSOR J. OKELY, Oxford Brookes
4 Nov.: `Gendered aspect of conflict resolution among traveller gypsies in the UK.'

B. NUMAN, Cyprus International University
11 Nov.: `The transition from peace activism to the uncivil grounds of party politics: journey of Turkish Cypriot peace activist women.'

DR M. HULME, Liverpool
18 Nov.: `When does violence become acceptable? The gendered dynamics of tolerance in San Salvador.'

H. SUMMERFIELD, development and human rights consultant
25 Nov.: `The flux of women's status and identity during war and its aftermath.'

DR J. WALDREN
2 Dec.: `The politics of being a woman in Bosnia.'

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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, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk). Updates and amendments will be found at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk.

DR D. JAMES, LSE
20 Oct.: `Gaining lost ground? Property, patronage, and citizenship in South Africa's land reform programme.'

DR T. MANN, Australian Refugee Association
27 Oct.: `Asylum seekers at Woomera and the Australian response.'

DR A. MONSUTTI, Geneva
3 Nov.: `Beyond the figures of refugee and migrant: the case of Hazara networks between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.'

DR C. PHUONG, Newcastle
10 Nov.: `The removal of failed asylum seekers.'

DR D. ROMANO, McGill
17 Nov.: `Whose house is this anyhow? IDP and refugee return in post-Saddam Iraq.'

DR C. HORST, Amsterdam
24 Nov.: `Forced transnationalism? The links between Somalis in East Africa and the wider diaspora.'

DR J. CHATTERJEE, LSE
1 Dec.: `Refugee agency and government policy: the case of Bengali refugees in India, 1947–50.'

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Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR B. ANDERSON, Cornell, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `National citizenship, private property, and domestic migration: witches' brew?'

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Weekend workshop: Cross-cultural psychology, forced migration, and peace-building

A weekend workshop on this subject will be held during Michaelmas Term. The instructors will be Dr Michael Wessells, Randolph-Macon College, and Dr Maryanne Loughry, RSC Research Associate. Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala (see contact details above).

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Socio-legal approaches to law and development

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building.

Convener: Dr Tobias Kelly.

PROFESSOR P. MCAUSLAN, Birkbeck College, London
11 Oct.: `In the beginning was the law ... an intellectual Odyssey.'

PROFESSOR B. HARRISS-WHITE
18 Oct.: `De- and re-regulating business in rural West Bengal: capitalism under the left front.'

PROFESSOR J. FAUNDEZ, Warwick
25 Oct.: `Why has the law and development movement failed to revive?'

DR A. MANJI, Warwick
1 Nov.: `The rebirth of law and development: a feminist critique.'

L.-H. PIRON, Overseas Development Institute
8 Nov.: `Donors' approaches to justice sector reform.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2004

DR KEITH BROWN, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Tue. 19 Oct.: `History, anthropology, and the archival imagination.'

Wed. 20 Oct.: `The horizons of the peasant: rethinking fatalism.'

Tue. 26 Oct.: `Circuits, symbols, and solidarity.'

Wed. 27 Oct.: `The architecture of loyalty.'

Tue. 2 Nov.: `From past to future: the translation of tradition.'

Wed. 3 Nov.: `The grammar of feud, the logic of terror.'

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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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CHRIST CHURCH

CHARLES NICHOLL, biographer of Leonardo da Vinci, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 11 October, in the Christ Church Picture Gallery. To accompany the talk, drawings by Leonardo will be on display in the gallery.

Subject: `Leonardo da Vinci—the flights of the mind.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR VIVIAN NUTTON, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, will deliver the McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `To dissect or not to dissect? Some ancient responses to a modern dilemma.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL AND SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Education Conference: what are universities for?

On Saturday, 16 October, to conclude their 125th anniversary celebrations, Somerville College and Lady Margaret Hall are jointly holding a one-day conference. At this conference the wider issues surrounding universities will be addressed. Speakers, including PROFESSOR D. EYRE, National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, PROFESSOR S. IVERSEN, Planning and Resource Allocation, and PROFESSOR A. WOLF, London, will offer their different views on the role of universities in contemporary society; on the place of universities in the education system, and on strategies that they should be pursuing in the 21st century. To reserve a place, please contact the Development Office, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD. Tel.: 01865 280626.

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Special Seminar

GEERT VAN DER LINDEN, Asian Development Bank, SHAMSHAD AKHTAR, Asian Development Bank, and DR JENNY CORBETT will hold a special seminar on Friday, 29 October, at 5 p.m., in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. For more information, please e-mail asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 274559.

Conveners: Dr M. Rebick and T. Cullen.

Subject: `Integration, governance and the economic and social transformation of Asian economics.'


South Asian History Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. For more information, please e-mail asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 274559.

Convener: Dr D. A. Washbrook.

DR J. CHATTERJI, LSE
12 Oct.: `Graveyards and ghettos: Muslims in West Bengal, 1947–67.'

DR S. MUKHERJEE, Sydney
19 Oct.: `Images and realities: nineteenth-century Calcutta in Bengali literature, 1818–1910.'

PROFESSOR T. MIZUSHIMA, Tokyo
26 Oct.: `From Mirasi to Patta: changes of social grammar in South India between the 1770s and 1870s.'

D. PRICE
2 Nov.: `The illusion of omnipotence: revenue administration and the `Punjab tradition' in the nineteenth century.'

Y. KHAN
9 Nov.: `Out of control? Understanding partition violence.'

H. BELLENOIT
16 Nov.: `Missionary education, knowledge and North Indian society, c.1880–1915.'

PROFESSOR C. FULLER AND H. NARASIMHAN, LSE
23 Nov.: `Globalisation, information technology and the middle class in Chennai (Madras).'

PROFESSOR P. ROBB, SOAS
30 Nov.: `Children, emotion and identity: views from the Blechyndens' Calcutta diaries (1790–1822).

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European Studies Centre

Europe: what kind of power?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The series has been organised jointly with the Maison Française and the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Convener: Dr J. Zielonka.

PROFESSOR T. SNYDER, Yale
12 Oct.: `Power politics in Eastern Europe: past and present.'

PROFESSOR B. LAFFAN, Dublin: `Organising power in Europe: multilevel governance.' M. VAN ORANJE, Director, EU Affairs, Open Society Foundation, London
26 Oct.: `Europe as a normative power.' (To be confirmed)

G. ANDRÉANI, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Paris
2 Nov.: `Europe as a diplomatic power.'

F. HEISBOURG, Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris
9 Nov.: `Europe as a military power.'

PROFESSOR A. SAPIR, European Commission
16 Nov.: `Europe as an economic power.'

I. KRASTEV, Director, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia
23 Nov.: `What kind of power appeals to Eastern Europe? EU versus US.'

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Eastern Europe under Communist rule

PROFESSOR RICHARD CRAMPTON will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, weeks 1–8, in St Antony's College.

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Workshop

A workshop, convened by Knick Harley, will be held on Thursday, 21 October, 2–5 p.m., and on Friday, 22 October, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Conference: Entente Cordiale

A conference, convened by Dr Kalypso Nicolaïdis and Professor Alexis Tadié, will be held on 6 and 7 December in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

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Other lectures

PROFESSOR NORMAN DAVIES and PROFESSOR TIMOTHY SNYDER will lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 October, in the European Studies Centre.

Subject: `Where on earth does Europe end?' (Centre Evening)


H.E. BERNARD R. BOT, Foreign Minister, the Netherlands, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

Subject: `What should be European foreign policy?'


TOD LINDBERG, Stanford University, KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS, and TIMOTHY GARTON ASH will hold a discussion at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `When Mars met Venus: the crisis in transatlantic relations and the US elections'.

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Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004

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

Convener: Professor Archie Brown.

PROFESSOR BROWN
11 Oct.: `Institutions, ideas, interests, and leadership in the Soviet and Russian transition.'

DR L. SHEVTSOVA, Carnegie Moscow Center
18 Oct.: `Comparing Yeltsin and Putin as leaders.'

SIR RODRIC BRAITHWAITE, British Ambassador to Moscow, 1988–92
25 Oct.: `The view across the river, 1988–92.'

DR W. SMIRNOV, Institute of State and Law, Moscow
1 Nov.: `Civil society in post-Soviet Russia.'

DR J. HUGHES, LSE
8 Nov.: `Federalism in post-Soviet Russia: from accommodation to control?.'

DR A. GRACHEV, Paris and Moscow
15 Nov.: `The rise and fall of the new political thinking.'

MS TINA PODPLATNIK, Moscow
22 Nov.: `Big business and the state under Yeltsin and Putin.'

DR A. LEDENEVA, University College London
29 Nov.: `Informal politics in Russia in the 1990s.'

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Economics of transition

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. Further information may be obtained from Dr Carol Leonard (e-mail: carol.leonard@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Carol Leonard, Dr A. Chawluk, and Dr Linda Yueh.

PROFESSOR D. DYKER, Sussex
12 Oct.: `Foreign direct investment and productivity enhancement in Central–East Europe.'

DR S. COMMANDER, EBRD and London Business School
19 Oct.: `Explaining unemployment and its persistence in the transition countries: some conjectures.' (With Janos Kollo and Andre Tolstopiatenko)

DR K. SCHOORS, Ghent
26 Oct.: `Bank supervision Russian-style: rules versus enforcement.'

DR WING THYE WOO, California (Davis) and Columbia
2 Nov.: `The poverty challenge for China in the new millennium.'

DR T. MICKIEWICZ and DR C. GERRY, University College, London
9 Nov.: `Privatisation and employment growth. Panel data results for Polish large companies, 1996–2002.'

PROFESSOR S. ESTRIN, London Business School
16 Nov.: `Privatisation methods and economic growth in transition economics.'

C.M. WATSON, adviser, European Commission
23 Nov.: `Eastern Europe after enlargement: is convergence a safe bet?'

PROFESSOR M. SHAFFER, Heriot-Watt
30 Nov.: `The evolution of the structure of markets and industries in transition Russia.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE AND ALL SOULS COLLEGE

St Cross–All Souls Lectures

Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dining Hall, St Cross College.

The series will conclude with an all-day workshop, to be held on 6 December in All Souls College. Registration forms for this will be available at the lectures.

Further information may be obtained from Roz Britton-Strong (e-mail: coin- room@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Luke Treadwell, St Cross College; Eleanor Robson, All Souls College; and Christopher Gosden, St Cross College.

PROFESSOR LORD (COLIN) RENFREW
11 Oct.: `Collecting and looting in the past: the effects of self-indulgence.'

DR L. AL-GAILANI
18 Oct.: `Archaeological theft in Iraq.'

DR K. POLITIS
25 Oct., Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre (64 Banbury Road): `The political and economic realities of looting ancient sites.'

DR U. KAMPMANN
1 Nov.: `Dealing in coins: problems and opportunities for a serious and responsible coin trade.'

DR D. GAIMSTER
8 Nov.: `UK government measures against the illicit trade: examining the new regulatory framework.'

G. ORTIZ
15 Nov.: `Overview and assessment after fifty years of collecting in a changing world.'

DR P. ROBERTS
22 Nov.: `Barriers or bridges? Museums and acquisitions in the light of new legal and voluntary codes.'

DR M. O'NEILL 29 Nov.: `Repatriation and its discontents: the Glasgow experience.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Intellectual Property Research Centre

Intellectual Property in the New Millenium

The following seminars are held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Latner Room at St Peter's College.

L. KIM TREIGER-BAR-AM
19 Oct.: `The moral right of integrity: a freedom of expression.'

D. GHANGJEE
26 Oct.: `The name blame game (or "why are geographical indications so controversial")?'

A. PANAGOPOULOS, Bristol
2 Nov.: `The effects of firm size in reaching an out-of-court settlement.'

DR A. WYATT, Melbourne and Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia
9 Nov.: `Evaluating IPO Incentives and Prospects using prospectus and IP data.'

DR C. MACLEOD, Bristol
16 Nov.: `No patent system, no industrial revolution.'

DR J. PILA
23 Nov.: `Software patenting in Europe: the battle over article 52(2) of the EPC.'

DR M. T. SUNDARA RAJAN
30 Nov.: `Copyright and creative freedom: are moral rights the future of copyright law?'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR WERNER ECK, Institut für Altertumskunde, University of Cologne, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Augustus' Germany: a new province is born.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Measure for Measure: The idea of Justice in Literature, Religion and Law

The following public lectures will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at Regent's Park College.

PROFESSOR P. FIDDES
19 Oct.: `Law and divine mercy in Shakespeare: a study of The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure.'

PROFESSOR P. WELLER, Derby
26 Oct.: `Whose justice from which perspective? Sex, blasphemy, religion and law: The Satanic Verses controversy in retrospect.'

DR W. WAGNER, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
2 Nov.: `The law as `measure of misfit': law and grace in the fiction of Flannery O'Connor.

PROFESSOR G. PATTISON
9 Nov.: `Psychology, mercy and punishment: aspects of criminal justice in Dostoevsky's writing.'

DR A. GEAREY, Birkbeck College, London
16 Nov.: `James Joyce's epiphanies of justice.'

V. HOBSON, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
23 Nov.: `Transgression and redemption in Hugo's Les Misérables.'

M. ARISTODEMOU, Birkbeck College, London
30 Nov.: `Kafka: Women on the verge of law and religion.'

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ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY, OXFORD BRANCH

The following seminars are held on Wednesdays at 4.30 p.m. in the Royal Statistical Society, Oxford Branch, Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. Tea will be served in the bar at 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. LAURITZEN
27 Oct.: `Bayesian networks for DNA identification.'

DR C. HOLMES
24 Nov.: `Statistical issues in the analysis of gene expression profiles obtained from microarrays.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

G. IRVINE will lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Non-members are welcome to attend the lecture (admission £2).

Subject: `Bu-no-mai: the military dances of Bugaku.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on the days shown in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission costs £1 for members, £3 for non-members (students under thirty admitted free).

The meetings are open to the public. For further information contact the Hon. Secretary (telephone: Oxford 377479, e-mail: pmilner@clara.net), or the Membership Secretary (telephone: Oxford 865476).

DR O.V. SAMUELS
Wed. 13 Oct.: `Ideal cities and Italian Renaissance city planning.'

PROFESSOR A. CAESAR
Tue. 16 Nov., Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Road: `The rise of the modern Italian novel and its readers.'

M. WHITE
Wed. 1 Dec.: `Vivaldi: true or false?'

Informal meeting

Tue. 26 Oct.: conversazione and pizza at the Mamma Mia Pizzeria, South Parade, Summertown, from 7 p.m. Contact the Hon. Secretary for further information (see contact details above).

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR I. CHRISTIE-MILLER will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 14 October, in the Taylor Institution. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Paper imaging as a bibliographical research tool.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Thirty-minute lectures

The following thirty-minute lectures will be held at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lectures at a cost of £4 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Geoffrey Groom, Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77022, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

MISS L. FORBES and DR J. JOHNS
Wed. 20 Oct.: `The Bodleian Book of Curiosities: some answers and many new questions.'

DR G. WALKER
Wed. 10 Nov.: `Seven million volumes described: editing the new subject guide to the Bodleian's collections.'

MR J. ROBERTS
Tue 30 Nov.: `Does the Bodleian Library deserve John Selden (16 December 1584–30 November 1654)?'

Literary Evening

MICHAEL HOLROYD and JENNY UGLOW will read from and discuss their work, from 8 p.m. on Friday, 29 October, in the Holywell Music Room. The meeting will be followed by wine and an opportunity to talk to the speakers, in the ante-chapel, Wadham College.

Tickets, costing £20 (a limited number of tickets are available to students at £10), may be obtained on application to Geoffrey Groom, Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77022, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk). Proceeds will go to the funds of the Friends of the Bodleian.

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