Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion

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

Subject: `A truly ontological argument.'

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Professor of Poetry

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

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

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Professor of Environmental Science

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

Subject: `Environment and the Americas.'

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ROMANES LECTURE

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

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

Subject: `Religious lives.'

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HARMSWORTH LECTURE

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

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

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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

TONY HARRISON, poet and playwright, will talk about his work at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Mr Harrison's versions of Greek drama include The Oresteia (National Theatre, 1981), The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (Delphi, 1988, National Theatre, 1990), and Hecuba (forthcoming RSC, with Vanessa Redgrave). The discussion will be followed by wine and refreshments. All members of the University are welcome.

For further information, contact the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (telephone Oxford (2)88210, e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk).

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR PETER J. FRIEND, Professor of Transplantation, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in Lecture Room 3, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Isolated extra-corporeal organ perfusion: opportunities and challenges.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The Galician-Portuguese Lyric

This study-day, arranged by the Sub-faculty of Portuguese, will be held on Friday, 19 November, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Music Room, St Peter's College.

As seating is limited, those wishing to attend should register with Jane Taylor, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (e-mail: jane.taylor@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk). Lunch is available at a cost of £8 per person, booked in advance (by cheque payable to St Peter's College).

Convener: Dr Stephen Parkinson.

DR PARKINSON
10.45 a.m.: Welcome and introduction.

First session, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

RIP COHEN, Lisbon and Johns Hopkins: ` "Hello, Honey!" The pragmatics of greeting in the Cantiga d'Amigo.'

JANE WHETNALL: `Beside the seaside or all at sea? Where is the speaker in Roy Fernandez's "Quand' eu vejo las ondas"?'

PAT ODBER DE BAUBETA: `Translating the medieval lyric.'


Second session, 2–4 p.m.

DR PARKINSON: `Cantigas United: keeping the Cantigas de Santa Maria in the Lírica Galego-Portuguesa.'

DEIRDRE JACKSON: `Text and image in the Cantigas de Santa Maria.'

MANUEL PEDRO FERREIRA, Nova de Lisboa: `Como se cantavam as cantigas.'


Third session, 4.30–5.30 p.m.

Translation, commentary, and performance: the Cantigas de Amigo and the Cantigas de Santa Maria performed by SARA STOWE, with commentaries and discussion.

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MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Anglo-Portuguese relations and the Empire

This workshop will be held on Monday, 6 December, in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Each presentation will be followed by a period of discussion. Further information may be obtained from the Portuguese Studies Centre (telephone: (2)86880, e-mail: clpic- oxford@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Teresa Pinto Coehlo, Director, Instituto Camoes Centre for Portuguese Studies, and Professor T.J. Earle.

DR COELHO and PROFESSOR EARLE
10 a.m.: opening.

DR COELHO
10.20 a.m.: `Jaime Batalha Reis and Anglo-Portuguese relations in East Africa in late nineteenth-century Britain.'

RUI RAMOS, Institute for Social Sciences, University of Lisbon
11.50 a.m.: `Nation-building and the evanescence of empire: colonial and post-colonial discourses in contemporary Portugal (nineteenth to twentieth centuries).'

MALYN NEWITT, Charles Boxer Professor of Portuguese History, King's College, London
2.30 p.m.: `Anglo-Portuguese relations in East Africa, 1875–1916.'

DAVID CORKILL, Manchester Metropolitan University
3.40 p.m.: `Commemorating empire during a time of war: the Exposiçao do Mundo Português, Lisbon 1940.'

PEDRO OLIVEIRA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
5.20 p.m.: `Great Britain and the Portuguese colonial problem, 1945–74.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

DR DENNIS FLYNN, Professor of Economics, University of the Pacific, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in Lecture Room 2, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: `Globalisation's sixteenth-century birth.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The United States and global human rights

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

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

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


Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy

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

Subject: `Designing babies? Regulating reproductive health.'


RAI Lecture

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

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

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

John Berger Lecture

DR CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH, Director, the National Gallery, will deliver the John Berger Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre of the Ashmolean Museum. The John Berger Lectures take place on an occasional basis and focus on various aspects of art history.

Subject: `Felix Slade.'

Dr Saumarez Smith will investigate the character and scholarly interests of Felix Slade, whose will not only established the two series of lectures which bear his name at Oxford and Cambridge, but also led to the establishment of the Slade School of Art at University College, London.

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

HECTOR SANTS, Financial Services Authority, will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Rhodes Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Tea and coffee will be served from 5.20 p.m., and a reception will be held after the lecture at 6.45 p.m.

Subject: `Regulating the City of London—the concept and the practice.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

TREVOR PHILLIPS, Chairman, Commission for Racial Equality, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Why Muslims will make Britain a better place.'


THE RT. HON. LORD ASHDOWN, High Representative and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Balkans, Europe, and Islam.'


PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON, Royal Holloway College, University of London, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The creativity of South Asian Ulama since 1800 and its significance.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

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

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

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Lecture

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

Subject: `Social rhythms in the Middle Ages.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Socio-legal approaches to law and development: additional seminar

PROFESSOR WILLIAM TWINING, UCL, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. The seminar is additional to the Centre's Michaelmas Term programme.

Subject: `Diffusion of law: a global perspective.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lectures

In celebration of the speaker's eightieth birthdy

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

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

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

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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MANSFIELD COLLEGE AND BALLIOL COLLEGE

Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

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

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

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NEW COLLEGE

Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law

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

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

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

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

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

Lecture

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

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

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

DR DAVID ACHESON will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is sponsored by the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering.

Subject: `1089 and All That.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

St John's College Research Centre

PROFESSOR RONALD BUSH and DR DAVID TEN EYCK will speak at a workshop to be held in the Seminar Room of the Centre on Saturday, 20 November, 2.30–5 p.m. Those wishing to attend should e-mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Editing Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos: a workshop.'

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