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Oxford University Gazette, 12 May 2005: Lectures

WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Multiculturalism and the Jews

PROFESSOR SANDER GILMAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre (unless otherwise indicated), St Anne's College.

17 May: 'The Holocaust, postwar success, and the uniqueness of the Jews.'

24 May: 'The debates about Jewish particularity and the problem of homogeneity of cultures.'

31 May: 'Contemporary multiculturalism and the image of the Jews: the extra-Jewish perspective.'

7 June, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's: 'Contemporary Jewish writers and multiculturalism.'

14 June: 'Do you have to be Jewish to be Jewish? Multiculturalism and the aura of Jewish creativity.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PATRICK MARBER will be in conversation with CATE BLANCHETT at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity

The Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint will be delivered as follows. The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Oriental Institute.

PROFESSOR PETER J. GENTRY, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville
Mon. 23 May: 'Old Greek and later revisers: can we always distinguish them?'

DR BAS TER HAAR ROMENY, Leiden
Wed. 25 May: 'Hexaplaric readings for Genesis and their reception by the Church.'

DR ALISON SALVESEN
Thur. 26 May: 'Hexaplaric readings for Exodus.'

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES

Overlooked modernities in Indian literature

PROFESSOR VELCHERU NARAYANA RAO will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

16 May: 'Modernity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.'

23 May: 'An alternative to colonial modernity—Gurajada Apparao, 1862–1915.'

30 May: 'Classical and yet modern—Viswantha Satyanaraykana, 1895–1976.'

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HICKS LECTURE IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY

PROFESSOR PETER H. LINDERT, University of California, Davis, will deliver the Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is open to the public.

Professor Lindert has been acclaimed for his recent book Growing Public , which shows why public expenditure does not impose a handicap on economic growth.

Subject: 'Is the welfare state mortal or exportable?'

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2005

PROFESSOR FRANK WILCZEK, Herman Feshback Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nobel Laureate 2004, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'The origin of mass and feebleness of gravity.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Literature and the press 1800–1900

This symposium, organised jointly by the Fin-de-Siècle Seminar and the Victorian Literature Seminar, will be held on Friday, 13 May, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in Linacre College.

Papers will be given by Anne Janowitz, Anne Humphreys, Matthew Beaumont, Luisa Calé, Felicity James, and Carol Peaker, with commentary by Marilyn Butler and Laura Marcus.

Details of the programme, speakers, and registration may be found at http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/literaturepress. Enquiries may be directed to josephine.mcdonagh@linacre.ox.ac.uk or anna.vaninskaya@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

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

The Bible in art, music, and literature

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

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

PROFESSOR H. RAISANEN, Helsinki
16 May: 'Hell in the Bible and in Christian history: towards a moral critique.'

PROFESSOR D. JASPER, Glasgow
30 May: 'Velázquez and the Bible: a hermeneutical challenge.' (Hussey Seminar )

PROFESSOR H. HORNIK, Baylor University
13 June: 'Michele di Rodolfo del Ghirlandaiao (1503–77): a Strozzi Villa fresco cycle of redemptive epiphany.' (Hussey Seminar )

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience will be held at the Department of Experimental Psychology, 26-29 September and will explore the following fields:

Modern Homo Sapiens, cerebral asymmetry and language Unusual/abnormal language processing: animals, babies, children and patients

How is information represented in the visual system?

Cognitive roles of cerebellum

The cognitive neuroscience approach to the study of the body in the brain

The course will be given at graduate level. The lecturers include psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world. Further details may be obtained from Sally Harte (e-mail: sally.harte@physiol.ox.ac.uk) or from www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk/autsch/.

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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. mon Fridays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

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

DR S. GLENDINNING, Reading
13 May: 'The odd couple; Heidegger and Schapiro on Van Gogh's Old Shoes with Laces. '

DR N. ZANGWILL
20 May: 'The necessity of formalism.'

PROFESSOR R. HOPKINS, Sheffield
27 May: 'Painting, history, and experience.'

PROFESSOR L. GOEHR, Columbia
3 June: 'Modernist narratives of the end of art: Adorno and Danto.'

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

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

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites

Annual Industrial Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR CHRISTOPHER LLEWELLYN SMITH, UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, will deliver the Annual Industrial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Denys Wilkinson Building.

Subject: 'Fusion: powering the future?'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Science and medicine of athletic performance

PROFESSOR JACQUES POORTMANS, Free University of Brussels, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Monday, 16 May, in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: 'Creatine supplementation in sports: myths and reality.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Research Seminar in Spanish and Spanish American Studies

IGNACIO DURÁN, Minister for Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Mexico, London, will speak on contemporary Mexican cinema at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 May, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. Further details may be found under the 'Research' link at http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/spanish/.

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PHILOSOPHY

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR S. YABLO, MIT, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Further information may be found at www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Non-catastrophic presupposition failure.'

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John Locke Lectures

Apt belief and reflective knowledge

PROFESSOR E. SOSA, Brown University, will deliver the John Locke Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Further details may be found at www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

18 May: 'A virtue epistemology.'

25 May: 'Intuitions.'

1 June: 'Epistemic normativity.'

8 June: 'Virtue, luck, and credit.'

15 June: 'Circularity and easy knowlege.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM AND HUMANITIES DIVISION

Crossing cultures—crossing time

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room, the Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John's Street.

The seminar on 30 May 30 has been moved to 4 p.m. to avoid a clash with the First Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture, to be given by Dr Annie Caubet of the Louvre Museum on Ancient Near Eastern Faience. Admission to this lecture is by ticket only, available from Mrs Suzanne Anderson, Department of Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum (telephone: Oxford (2)78020, e-mail: suzanne.anderson@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Jeremy Johns, Henry Kim, Luke Treadwell, and Susan Walker.

BERT SMITH and others
16 May: 'Crossing cultures: portraiture.'

JAS ELSNER and others
23 May: 'The Mediterranean in late antiquity: Christianity and Islam in the Mediterranean.'

PROFESSOR DAME JESSICA RAWSON and others
30 May, 4 p.m.: 'The making of the modern world: East meets West: the Silk Road.'

RUTH BARNES and others
6 June: 'The making of the modern world: East meets West: the spice trade.'

TIM WILSON and others
13 June: 'Crossing cultures: the world of ceramics.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

H.E. DR MOHAMMAD AL-SABAH, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait, will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 May, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Entry will be by free ticket, available from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

Subject: 'The Arab exception: facts and fallacies.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures

To the margins of the Establishment: All Souls after 1945

DR SIMON GREEN will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

3 June: 'Fading grandees and fractious dons.'

10 June: 'The Year of Three Wardens.'

17 June: 'Crisis and renewal.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

The long shadow of Suez

PROFESSOR W.R. LOUIS, University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be addressed to Glynis Baleham, Balliol College (e-mail: glynis.baleham@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

19 May: 'From the Suez Crisis and the Egyptian Revolution to the death of Nasser.'

26 May: 'From the Iraqi Revolution to the British withdrawal from the Gulf.'

2 June: 'From the revolution in Aden and the Palestine Question to the 1973 Middle East war.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE AND QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

George Eastman Lectures

Re-envisioning the development paradigm: expanding human capabilities in a global political economy

PROFESSOR PETER EVANS, Berkeley, George Eastman Visiting Professor, will continue his series of Eastman Lectures at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Manor Road Building.

17 May: 'Capability politics in an era of bit-driven growth.'

24 May: 'Global governance, counter-hegemonic globalisation, and local contestation: possibilities for progressive change.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR D. DONNAI will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Dysmorphology and development: clues from the clinic.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE REVD NICHOLAS HOLTAM, Vicar of St Martin's in the Fields, London, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: 'A room with a view—the aspiration of a parish church.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR PAOLO FRANCESCO FIORE, Professor of Architecture and Architectural Archaeology, University of Rome (La Sapienza), will the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 May, in the Grove Auditoriium, Magdalen College (entrance through Longwall).

Subject: 'Leon Battista Alberti and the architecture of Renaissance Italy.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Media and Politics

The following seminars, organised jointly with the Reuters Foundation Programme, will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr David Butler and Mr Paddy Coulter.

PROFESSOR S. COLEMAN, Visiting Professor in e-Democracy, Oxford Internet Institute
13 May: 'Election coverage.'

SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK, Director, Ditchley Foundation; formerly UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations
20 May: 'Public diplomacy.'

PHILIP GOULD, polling consultant to the Prime Minister
27 May: 'The election reviewed.'

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ORIEL COLLEGE

Lee Seng Tee Lecture

THE REVD PROFESSOR ERNEST NICHOLSON will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Edward Hawkins, the fellows of Oriel, and university reform.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

THE RT. HON. LORD HOFFMANN will deliver the Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Causation.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

George Antonius Lecture

SONALLAH IBRAHIM, novelist, will deliver the George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'The development of an Egyptian writer.'

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Lecture

DR HENRY LAURENS, Collège de France, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 May, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'The Christian projection of industrialised Europe in the Ottoman Empire of the nineteenth century.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR G. HOSKING, Leverhulme Research Professor of Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Trust and distrust in European societies: a historian's approach.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Oxford in the wider world

Unless indicated otherwise the following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Main Hall, Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College. For further information e-mail: president@hughsmcr.com).

DAVID PALFREYMAN
17 May, MGA Lecture Room: 'Oxford USPs (colleges and tutorials)—can they survive the increasing emphasis on "the research university"?'

DR JOHN HOOD, Vice-Chancellor
31 May, 6.30 p.m.: 'Oxford in the wider world.'

DR M. BOND
7 June: 'Ensuring diversity in higher education.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

DAVID PANNICK, QC, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 19 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Censorship.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

H.E. MR JORGE SAMPAIO, President of the Portuguese Republic, will deliver the Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 19 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Portugal and Europe: routes of change.'

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