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Oxford University Gazette, 9 June 2005: Lectures

LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

ED BALLS, MP, formerly Special Adviser to the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, MP, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 June, in the Saïd Business School. The lecture is open to the public, and registration is not required. Enquiries should be directed to Deborah Lisburne (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Trust and economic policy.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

Microstructure in a theory of finance

DR MAUREEN O'HARA, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance, Cornell, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures form part of the Oxford Finance Summer Symposium.

Enquiries should be directed to professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Mon. 13 June: 'Markets and asset pricing.'

Tue. 14 June: 'Markets and corporate finance.'

Wed. 15 June: 'The role of microstructcure.'

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CLASSICS

Dionysus recast: ancient drama in the modern world

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. Two papers will be given at some of the meetings.

Enquiries should be directed to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Kathleen Riley, Avery Willis, and Amanda Wrigley.

AMY RUSSELL
15 June: 'The aria of the Phrygian slave: new music in modern performance.' (Followed by a presentation on the 2005 Oxford Greek play, Orestes)

ZACHARY DUNBAR, Royal Holloway, London
15 June: 'Crossbreed: cult, cattle, and chorus (Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus transposed to the Texas Bible Country).'

PROFESSOR LORNA HARDWICK, Open University
22 June, 5.30 p.m., Classics Centre: 'Contested genealogies in modern productions of Greek drama.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, HISTORY OF ART, MUSIC, THEOLOGY

The Bible in art, music, and literature

PROFESSOR H. HORNIK, Baylor University, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 June in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

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

Subject: 'Michele di Rodolfo del Ghirlandaiao (1503–77): a Strozzi Villa fresco cycle of redemptive epiphany.' (Hussey Seminar )

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HISTORY OF ART, PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy and theory of the visual arts

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

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

PROFESSOR M. IVERSEN, Essex
10 June: 'On the spectator of painting: Hegel's legacy.'

PROFESSOR P. SMITH, Warwick
17 June: 'Originality (in Cézanne): William Webb-Ellis v. Wittgenstein.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

British Academy sponsored lecture

PROFESSOR N.J. VAN DER MERWE, Professor of Natural History, University of Cape Town, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Robert Hedges (e- mail: robert.hedges@rlaha.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The diets of early hominins in Africa.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Regional Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training

The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Enquiries should be directed to Lucy Curtin (telephone: Oxford 226541, e-mail: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR WULF RÖSSLER, Zurich
11 Oct.: 'Psychiatric staff attitudes towards people with mental illness.'

PROFESSOR A.R. KENDRICK, Southampton
22 Nov.: 'Research in primary care mental health: does it make any difference?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Research Seminar in Spanish and Spanish American Studies

DR INGRID SIMSON, Oxford Brookes, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 June, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. The title of Dr Simson's talk differs from that given in the Gazette of 2 June (p. 1115).

Further information on this and other events can be found under the 'Research' link on the sub-faculty Web page: www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/spanish/.

Conveners: Professor Edwin Williamson and Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

Subject: 'The presentation of America in Spanish Golden Age epic poems.'

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THE EUROPAEUM

DR MOHAMMAD TALIB, Centre for Islamic Studies, and PROFESSOR LEON BUSKENS, Leiden University, will speak at a study-day to be held on Friday, 17 June, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Skipper Room, St Cross College.

There is no fee for attendance, but registration is required (telephone: Oxford (2)84480, e- mail: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Islam in contemporary Europe.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Understanding Einstein: a family-friendly day

The following talks form part of a day of events being held at the Museum of the History of Science on Saturday, 25 June, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission to all events is free. Further details will be available shortly at www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/events/einstein.

Talks and films relating to Einstein

The following talks and film-showings will be held in the Basement Gallery.

DR BOB LAMBOURNE
11 a.m.: 'Einstein's life and work.'

DR PEDRO FERREIRA
12 noon: 'On place: Einstein, space, and time.'

DR GAVIN PARKINSON
2 p.m.: 'Surrealism in and out of love with Einstein.'

CLIVE WALLEY
3 p.m.: 'Light of uncertainty'—three short animation films in part inspired by aspects of quantum theory.

Little talks on big ideas

The following short and informal ten-minute talks will be held in the Entrance Gallery.

DR NICOLAS DELERUE
11 a.m.: 'Special Theory of Relativity.' (Repeated at 2 p.m.)
11.30 a.m.: 'The photoelectric effect.' (Repeated at 2.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR JAMES BINNEY
12 noon: 'Quantum theory.' (Repeated at 3 p.m.)
12.30 p.m.: 'Brownian motion.' (Repeated at 3.30 p.m.)

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR PETER CAREY will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 June, in the Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: 'Dipanagara's early inspirational experience: Islam and Javanese mysticism.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

An archaeology of fairy tales

DR RUTH B. BOTTIGHEIMER, Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Stony Brook, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Mon. 13 June: 'Two Grimm histories: the folk as creator, the book as source.'

Tue. 14 June: 'Taming the Italians: Perrault, Lhéritier, and their successors.'

Wed. 15 June: 'The two inventors of fairy tale tradition: Giovanfrancesco Straparola (1551, 1553), and Giambattista Basile (1634–6).'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Workshop on post-tsunami Asia: early warning, relief, reconstruction, and peace process

This workshop will be held from 8.30 a.m. on Saturday, 11 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Each session will be followed by a period of discussion. Enquiries and registration requests should be directed to Jennifer Griffiths (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk). A conference fee of £25 will be charged to all participants except for paper-givers, commentators, and Oxford-based academics and students.

Conveners: Dr Peter Carey, Dr Joao M. Saldanha, and Professor Barbara Harriss-White.

Session I: the early warning system

PROFESSOR J. MCCLOSKEY, Ulster
9.15 a.m.: 'Further disasters and early warning system in the region.'

Session II: Relief

DR J. DARCY, Overseas Development Institute
10.45 a.m.: 'The use of cash in the relief response in Aceh and the north-east and south coast of Sri Lanka.'

SIMON HARRIS
11.15 a.m.: 'Sri Lanka and the humanitarian merry-go- round.'

Session III: Reconstruction

DR E.-L. HEDMAN
2 p.m.: 'Post-tsunami displacement and reconstruction in Aceh, Indonesia.'

PROFESSOR Y. THANGARAJA, Batticaloa University, Sri Lanka, and Sussex University
2.30 p.m.: 'Rebuilding the north-east and south coast of Sri Lanka from scratch.'

PROFESSOR G. FRERKS, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
3 p.m.: 'The politics of aid in reconstruction in the north-east and south coast of Sri Lanka.'

Session IV: he peace process

RIEFQI MUNA, RIDEP, Jakarta, and Cranfield University
4.30 p.m.: 'Post-tsunami peace dialogue in Aceh: a view from Jakarta.'

DR K. SCHULZE, LSE
5 p.m.: 'Tsunami, the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), and the peace process.'

DR J. GOODHAND, SOAS, London
5.30 p.m.: 'A reversal of peace process in post-tsunami Sri Lanka?'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

WENDY RAMSHAW, currently Artist-in-Residence, will give a talk at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 June, in the Auditorium, the Garden Quadrangle, St John's College.

Subject: 'Room of Dreams, Prospero's Table, and other stories.' (A discussion of four of Ms Ramshaw's major projects)

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

GEOFFREY HINDLEY, sometime President of the Society, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 June, in the Museum of the History of Science.

Subject: 'Medieval antecedents.'

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