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Oxford University Gazette, 10 February 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology

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

Subject: 'Ornithology at Oxford.'

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Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology

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

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

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

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

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

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HAMBRO VISITING PROFESSOR OF OPERA

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 February, in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. There is no charge for admission, and the lectures are open to the public.

Subject: 'Staging Mozart's operas—opening up the score.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

The tales business professors tell

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

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

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

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

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Denys Wilkinson Building.

Convener: Dr J. March-Russell.

DR S. DUBOVSKY, CERN and Harvard
18 Feb.: 'Lorentz and non-invariant massive gravity.'

DR R. RATTAZZI, CERN and Pisa
4 Mar.: 'Communication of supersummetry breaking.' (To be confirmed)

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

The British General Election of 2005

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr David Butler and Dr Christopher Ballinger.

16 Feb.: ROBERT JACKSON, MP.

23 Feb.: ANDREW COOPER, Chairman of Populus Ltd (pollsters for The Times); formerly a Conservative Central Office official.

2 Mar.: PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR.

9 Mar.: BRUCE ANDERSON, columnist for the Independent.

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Conflict Resolution (amended notice)

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

Mr Martin McGuinness will now speak in place of Mr Seamas Mallon at the meeting on 15 February.

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

MARTIN MCGUINNESS, MP (Sinn Féin, Mid Ulster), PETER ROBINSON, MP (Democratic Unionist, Belfast East), and SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP (Conservative, North West Cambridgeshire) (Chair: Martin O'Neill, MP (Labour, Ochil))
15 Feb.: 'Northern Ireland.'

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

WILL HUTTON, Work Foundation, DENZIL DAVIES, MP (Labour, Llanelli), and G. FITCHEW, former Treasury and EU official (Chair: Sir Brian Mawhinney, MP)
1 Mar.: 'The Euro: for and against the single currency.'

MICHAEL MEACHER, MP (Labour, Oldham West and Royton), PROFESSOR D. LIVERMAN, and DR D. HELM (Chair: Martin O'Neill, MP)
8 Mar.: 'Kyoto and the future of the environment.'

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Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

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

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND and PHILIP COLLINS, Director, Social Market
Foundation
14 Feb.: 'The decline of the public domain.'

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

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

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

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State-building: governance and development under international administrations (amended notice)

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

The seminar formerly announced for 7 February will now be given on 14 February.

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

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

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

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

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

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THEOLOGY

PROFESSOR A. MCGRATH will deliver the inaugural lecture for the Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. The new centre is a partnership between Wycliffe Hall and the RZIM Zacharia Trust.

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

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Change of date of seminar: The military in Brazil since 1985

This seminar, to be given by Dr Celso Castro (Director, CPDOC/FundaçĈo Get£lio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro), formerly announced for Tuesday, 15 February, will now take place on Friday, 11 February (5 p.m.), in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road

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Workshop: Political clientelism in contemporary democracies: the case of Brazil in comparative and interdisciplinary perspective

This workshop will be held on Friday, 18 February, 1.30–6.30 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Participants: Dr Karina Kuschnir (Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and CNPq Visiting Fellow, Centre for Brazilian Studies), Dr Beatriz Heredia (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Dr Céli Regina Pinto (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), Professor Marc Abèlés (CNRS, Paris), Professor Gianfranco Pasquino (University of Bolgna), Professor José Varela Ortega (Ortega y Gasset Foundation, Madrid), Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó (Oxford), and Professor John Gledhill (Manchester).

The programme is available on www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.

There is no conference fee but advance registration is required. Please register with your name and affiliation to enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on Oxford (2)84460.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR NILE GREEN, Lady Margaret Hall, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: ' "The cauldron of boiling saints": making sense of the deeds of the Afghan sufis.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government

PROFESSOR DR CLAUS OFFE, Professor of Politics, Humboldt-University, Berlin, will deliver the second Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 February, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'Self-reflection from afar: considerations on Europe from the American travels of Tocqueville, Weber, and Adorno.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

Henry James: two modern warnings

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

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Dawkins Prize Lecture

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

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

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

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

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

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Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

Beneventan script and the culture of medieval southern Italy

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

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


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

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

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GREEN COLLEGE

Human Values and Social Policy

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

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

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

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

Subject: 'Small worlds.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

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

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

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures

Speaking of others (amended notice)

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

Professor Jon Stallworthy will now speak in place of Professor Paul Gilroy at the meeting on 15 February.

PROFESSOR JON STALLWORTHY
15 Feb.: 'Other voices from other wars.'

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

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

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

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BLACKFRIARS

Science, faith, and culture

This one-day conference will be held on Monday, 7 March, from 11 a.m. Speakers will include Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, and Professor John Brooke. Attendance is free to current members of the University. To register, contact the Hall Secretary, Blackfriars, 64 St Giles' (e-mail: secretary@blackfriars.ox.ac.uk).

The room in which this conference is held is wheelchair accessible and is fitted with an induction loop for the hearing impaired. Advance warning is required for other appropriate provision.

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OXFORD WOMEN IN POLITICS

BARONESS PROFESSOR SUSAN GREENFIELD will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 21 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Politics and International Relations. Admission is free for OxWiP members, £2 for non-members.

Subject: 'The role of women in public life.'

Oxford Women in Politics (OxWiP) is a University of Oxford organisation dedicated to advancing the role of women in politics and public life. Further information may be found at www.oxwip.org.

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