Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Comparative Law

PROFESSOR S. VOGENAUER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 January, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Cheryl and Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry

PROFESSOR ANTHONY BAILEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 February, in the Examination Schools. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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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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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PATRICK MARBER, Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, will talk to Michael Gearin- Tosh about his play Closer, and the film version, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 31 January, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

The film of Closer, directed by Mike Nichols, and starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen, and Natalie Portman, is released in the UK on 14 January.

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

Religion and identity in modern Irish history

PROFESSOR MARIANNE ELLIOTT, University of Liverpool, will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

21 Jan: ` "Oh no! Not the Irish Catholics again!": introductory overview.'

28 Jan.: `Catholicism and Irishness.'

4 Feb.: `Persecution and religious identity.'

11 Feb.: `Narratives of victimhood: Catholic.'

18 Feb.: `Narratives of victimhood: Protestant.'

25 Feb.: `The confused name of "Irishman".'

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CARLYLE LECTURES

Ideas of property: antiquity and after

PROFESSOR PETER GARNSEY, Cambridge, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

2 Feb.: `Plato's "Communism", Aristotle's critique, and Proclus' defence.'

9 Feb.: `Plato's "Communism": from late antique Rome via Islamic Spain to Renaissance Italy.'

16 Feb.: `Renunciation and commonality: thinking through the primitive Church.'

23 Feb.: `The poverty of Christ: crises of asceticism from the Pelagians to the Franciscans.'

2 Mar.: `Paradise lost: the state of nature and the origins of private property.'

9 Mar.: `Roman law and subjective rights.'

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SLADE LECTURES

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2004–5, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lectures are free and open to the public.

19 Jan.: `What is photography? Conceiving and inventing a new art.'

26 Jan.: `The tutelage of Nature.'

2 Feb.: `Science and the imagination; extensions of vision.'

9 Feb.: `The impartial eye; cataloguing the world.'

16 Feb.: `Self-reflection; the human visage.'

23 Feb.: `Sermons in stone: the environment of man.'

2 Mar.: `Photography and the printed page.'

9 Mar.: `The art of photography.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES

Flesh and blood: Eucharist, desire, and fragmentation

SARAH COAKLEY, Edward Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity, Harvard University, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 18 Jan.: `In persona Christi: who, or where, is Christ?'

Thur. 20 Jan.: `Sacrifice revisited: blood and gender.'

Tue. 25 Jan.: `Gift retold: spirals of grace.'

Thur. 27 Jan.: `Real presence, real absence: the body broken.'

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JENKINSON LECTURE

PROFESSOR GERD JÜRGENS, Professor of Developmental Genetics, University of Tübingen, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Apical-basal pattern formation in Arabidopsis embryogenesis.'

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JULIA BODMER MEMORIAL LECTURE

LORD OXBURGH, KBE, FRS, Non-Executive Chairman, Shell Transport and Trading Company PLC, will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology. The title of the lecture will be announced later.

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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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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

LEOFRANC HOLFORD-STREVENS, Consultant Scholar-Editor, Oxford University Press, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further information telephone (2)88210 or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Polus and his urn.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: Professor Hugh Dickinson.

PROFESSOR A. DOUST, Missouri–St Louis
13 Jan.: `Millet grass evolution: stories of genes, form and history.'

MR T. WALKER
20 Jan.: `The view from the garden.'

DR J. HILTON, Birmingham
27 Jan.: `Revisiting seed plant phylogeny and the time of fossils.'

PROFESSOR E. COEN, John Innes Centre, Norwich
10 Feb.: `From genes to morphogenesis.'

PROFESSOR A. TREWAVAS, Edinburgh
17 Feb.: `The green plant as an intelligent organism.'

PROFESSOR I. GRAHAM, York
24 Feb.: `Metabolic, phytohormonal and light regulation of Arabidopsis seed germination.'

DR Y. MALHI
3 Mar.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR M. STICKLEN, Michigan State
10 Mar.: `Biologically confined transgenic biomass plants for renewable energy and cleaner environment.'

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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.

PROFESSOR N. SCRUTTON, Leicester
21 Jan.: `Structural gymnastics in redox biology—new insights into mechanisms of protein–protein electron transfer.'

DR L. PEARL, Institute of Cancer Research, London
4 Feb.: `Structure and regulation of DNA- dependent protein kinase.'

DR D. EGGLESTON, GlaxoSmithKline
11 Feb.: `Novel medicines targeting nuclear hormone receptors.'

DR E. MITCHELL, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France
18 Feb.: To be announced.

DR C. LAUGHTON, Nottingham
11 Mar.: `Modelling studies of DNA damage and repair.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following departmental seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR M. PADGETT, Glasgow
17 Jan.: `The twist in light's tail.'

DR C. VALANCE
24 Jan.: `Imaging chemical reactions.'

PROFESSOR M. TOLAN, Dortmund
31 Jan.: `Surface dynamics of soft matter materials measured by X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy.'

DR G. SMITH, St Andrews
7 Feb.: `Bringing the NMR paradigm to ESR.'

PROFESSOR E.J. HELLER, Harvard
14 Feb.: `Making waves. The science, politics, and art of exploring wave physics.'

PROFESSOR G. MATERLIK, Rutherford–Appleton Laboratory
21 Feb.: `Diamond light source; bright synchrotron light for chemistry.'

PROFESSOR C. HARDACRE, Belfast
28 Jan.: `Structure and applications of ionic liquids.'

PROFESSOR P. EDWARDS, ICL
7 Mar.: `The solvated electron.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr D.E. Logan.

DR J. DOYE, Cambridge
24 Feb.: `Energy landscapes, scale-free networks, and Apollonian packings.'

PROFESSOR J. CHALKER
7 Feb.: `Ferromagnetism, the quantum Hall effect, and disorder.'

PROFESSOR P. MADDEN, Edinburgh
21 Feb.: `Towards the realistic modelling of ionic materials.'

DR C. SKYLARIS
7 Mar.: `The ONETEP program for linear-scaling density functional calculations with a plane wave basis set.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neuroscience Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR A. BUCHAN, Calgary
21 Jan.: `Acute stroke: an update for 2005.'

DR R. AL-SHAHI, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
18 Feb.: `Epidemiology, natural history, diagnosis, and treatment of arteriovenous malformations.'

PROFESSOR A. FEDERICO, Siena
4 Mar.: `Clinical and pathogenetic approach to genetic leukodystrophies.'

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Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

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

Departmental seminars will be held in the Oxford Centre for Gene Function if the building work in the Department of Anatomy is not completed at the beginning of Hilary Term.

Convener: Professor K.E. Davies.

DR J. PARRINGTON
21 Jan.: `In vivo transfer into the testis: a new approach for studying sperm function in vivo and creating transgenic animals.'

PROFESSOR J. NICHOLLS, Trieste
28 Jan.: `Optical analysis of respiratory rhythm generation in immature brainstem.'

PROFESSOR M. MAIDEN, King's College, London
4 Feb.: `Retinoic acid inducds CNS and lung regeneration: a reawakening of developmental pathways?' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR K. STOREY, Dundee
11 Feb.: `Controlling neurogenesis onset in the spinal cord.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR D. MAXWELL, Glasgow
18 Feb.: `Presynaptic modulation in the spinal cord: orthodoxy and heresy.'

PROFESSOR P. HARRISON
25 Feb.: `Susceptibility genes and the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.'

DR S. SRINIVAS
4 Mar.: `Specification and movement of the mouse anterior visceral endoderm.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR K. FRAYN
11 Mar.: `Adipose tissue: not just a place to store unwanted calories.'

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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 or Small Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

DR U. DRESCHER, King's College, London
17 Jan.: `Molecular mechanisms of axon guidance in the retinotectal projection.'

PROFESSOR D. SMITH
24 Jan.: `From cognitive decline to Alzheimer's disease: homocysteine, a modifiable risk factor.'

PROFESSOR G. SMITH, Glasgow
31 Jan.: `Modulation of the Ca transient in cardiac cells by adenoviral mediated over-expression of regulatory proteins.'

PROFESSOR SIR GEORGE RADDA
7 Feb.: `From the genome to molecular imaging: a personal view of medical research in the twenty-first century.'

PROFESSOR K. CHANNON
14 Feb.: `Cardiovascular regulation by nitric oxide synthases—more than NO?'

PROFESSOR C. MILLER, Brandeis
21 Feb.: `The CLC chloride channel family: a case of molecular androgeny.'

PROFESSOR M. MANN, Southern Denmark
28 Feb.: `Organellar and signalling proteomics.'

PROFESSOR J. O'KEEFE, University College London
7 Mar.: `Plasticity in hippocampal place cells: attractor networks as the basis of cognitive maps.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

PROFESSOR J. THOME, Swansea
18 Jan.: `Molecular psychopharmacology.'

PROFESSOR S. WONNACOTT, Bath
25 Jan.: `Neuronal nicotinic receptors: modulators of brain function.'

PROFESSOR O. PETERSEN, Liverpool
1 Feb.: `Calcium signalling: from organ to cells to organelles and back to the intact organ.'

PROFESSOR C. INGRAM, Newcastle
8 Feb.: `Pathways underlying stress and anxiety: identification and modulation by central oxytocin.'

PROFESSOR H. BAYLEY
15 Feb.: `Single molecule detection with a protein nanoreactor.'

PROFESSOR N. MCHALE, Belfast
22 Feb.: `Calcium oscillations underlying pacemaking in smooth muscle.'

DR J.T. KITTLER, University College London
1 Mar.: `Controlling the strength of synaptic inhibition.'

DR A. ONG, Sheffield
8 Mar.: `Understanding ADPKD: the polycystin complex gets complex.'

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University Department of Psychiatry

The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital. Enquiries should be directed to Lucy Curtin (e-mail: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M. PHILLIPS, Institute of Psychiatry, London
18 Jan.: `Imaging emotion in the mood disordered brain.'

PROFESSOR J. O'BRIEN, Newcastle General Hospital
1 Feb.: `Structural brain changes and late life depression: cause or consequence?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Research Seminar in Spanish and Spanish American Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. Further information can be found at www.mod- langs.ox.ac.uk/spanish/.

Conveners: Professor Edwin Williamson and Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

K. MOUNTJOY
18 Jan.: `Cervantes goes to Stratford: Pedro do Urdemalas on the English stage.'

DR S. HENIGHAN, Guelph
25 Jan.: `Forged testimonies: fabricating the nation in Sergio Ramírez's Sombras nada más.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Wales, Oxford, and beyond

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Examination Schools.

PROFESSOR R. EVANS
17 Jan.: `Wales and Oxford: an international view.'

PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS
24 Jan.: `Wales and her neighbours, 400–1063.'

PROFESSOR C. DAVIES, Swansea
31 Jan.: `Renaissance Latinists and the dignity of the Welsh.'

SIR GLANMOR WILLIAMS, Swansea
7 Feb.: `Oxford, London, Ewenni, and Rome: a Tudor Welshman's Odyssey.'

PROFESSOR P. MORGAN, Swansea
14 Feb.: `Wales and the Romantic Movement: the case of Edward Williams "Iolo Morganwg" (1747–1826).'

DR J. HUNTER, Bangor
21 Feb.: `Frederick Douglass' Welsh "friend": the Welsh–American press and abolition 1838–61.'

DR R. OKEY, Warwick
28 Feb.: `Wales and eastern Europe: small nations in comparison.'

PROFESSOR K. ROBBINS, Lampeter
7 Mar.: `Forever a footnote? Wales in modern British history.'

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Polish History Seminar

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

Conveners: Professor Robert Evans, Mr Alan Ross, and Mr Benedict Rundell.

DR J. LUKOWSKI, Birmingham
19 Jan.: `Living with the ancestors: the Polish nobility and their forebears in the eighteenth century.'

DR F. WOLANSKI, Wroclaw
2 Feb.: `The experiences of Polish travellers as a source of their world-view in the eighteenth century.'

MS K. SABALIAUSKAITE, Vilnius
16 Feb.: `Daniel Schultz (1615–83) and the authorship of the portrait of Jan Hevelius from the Bodleian Library.'

DR R. BUTTERWICK, School of Slavonic and East European Studies
2 Mar.: `Political discourses of the Polish Revolution, 1788–92.'

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MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Seminar on the History of the Book, 1450–1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College (unless indicated otherwise).

Convener: Professor I.W.F. Maclean.

PROFESSOR R. COOPER
21 Jan.: `Canards and monsters: French occasional publication in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.'

DR C. GRIFFIN
28 Jan.: `The papers of the Spanish Inquisition as a source for the history of printing.'

PROFESSOR W. STEPHENS, Johns Hopkins
4 Feb.: `Books that weren't: bibliographical speculation, sixteenth to eighteenth centuries; historical and theoretical dimensions.'

DR L. PINON, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
11 Feb.: `Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522–1605) between Rome and Tuscany: books for patronage or patronage for books?'

PROFESSOR G. REES, Queen Mary College, London
18 Feb.: `Crouching compositor, hidden skeleton: Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, and printing in early modern England.'

DR D. RHODES, British Library
25 Feb.: `The publishing activities of Giovanni Battista Ciotti (1560–after 1625).'

PROFESSOR N. PALMER
4 Mar., Seminar Room, Bodleian: `Medieval block printing in the Bodleian.'

PROFESSOR MACLEAN
11 Mar.: `Draut's Bibliotheca exotica of 1610 and 1625: vernacular texts at the Frankfurt Book Fair, 1570–1620.'

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MODERN HISTORY, THEOLOGY

Seminar in doubt and belief in early modern Europe

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

Conveners: Professor I.W.F. Maclean and Dr Noel Malcolm.

DR S. CLUCAS, Birkbeck College, London
19 Jan.: `Alchemy and certainty.'

PROFESSOR A. TADIÉ, Maison Française
26 Jan.: `Bacon's essays and the gathering of knowledge.'

DR J. DRURY
2 Feb.: `George Herbert, faith, and common sense.'

PROFESSOR D. MACCULLOCH
9 Feb.: `The latitude of the Church of England.'

DR MALCOLM
16 Feb.: `Mersenne.'

PROFESSOR R. YEO, Griffith University, Brisbane
23 Feb.: `From commonplacing to natural history: Bacon to Locke.'

R. BRIGGS
2 Mar.: `The elusive history of the Galician Church.'

DR R.W. TRUMAN
9 Mar.: `Political critique in late sixteenth-century Spain.'

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MUSIC

Lectures and events

18 Jan., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia: `Musical Petrarchisms', Mauro Calcagno (Harvard University) (free of charge and open to the public).

25 Jan., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia: ` "Seuffzen und Thränen!" Penitential and Empfindsam Tears as Performances of Spiritual Nobility in eighteenth-century Literature and Music', Isabella van Elferen (Radboud University, Nijmegen) (free of charge and open to the public).

26 Jan., 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Piano Masterclass with Marios Papadopoulos (closed event: for University members only).

29 Jan., 11 a.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Oxford Philomusica Graduate Composers' Workshop (free of charge and open to the public).

1 Feb., 1–1.45 p.m., Bate Collection, Faculty of Music: Bate Collection Gallery Talk: `The Baroque Flute' with Susanna Fairbairn. (no booking necessary).

1 Feb., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia: `Das deutsche Lied die Waffe: Constructions of National Identity in the German Male Choir Movement', Barbara Eichner (free of charge and open to the public).

5 Feb., 10 a.m. Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Oxford Philomusica Conducting Masterclass with Alan Hazeldine (closed event: for University members only).

7 Feb., 4.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Ensemble ISIS, Composers' Workshop for wind quintet and string quartet (free of charge and open to the public).

8 Feb., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia: `1959: The Greatest Year in Jazz', Jeremy Yudkin (Boston University) (free of charge and open to the public).

8 Feb., 5.30 p.m., Jaqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera, Sir John Eliot Gardiner Lecture: `The operas J. S. Bach never wrote?' (free of charge and open to the public).

11 Feb., 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral organ loft: Betts Foundation Organ Masterclass with Marie-Claire Alain (free of charge and open to the public).

12 Feb., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: Oxford University Orchestra (conductor, Dougie Boyd) plays Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations, and Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique (tickets £10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 305305) or on the door).

12–13 Feb., Bate Collection, Faculty of Music: Weekend Course: Violin Bow Rehairing with Andrew Bellis.

14 Feb., 8.30 p.m.,New College Chapel: Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera, Sir John Eliot Gardiner: `John Blow: Venus and Adonis', New Chamber Opera Studio (conductor Stephen Rice) (tickets £10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 305305), or on the door).

15 Feb., 5.30 p.m., Jaqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College: Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera, Sir John Eliot Gardiner: `Staging Mozart's operas—opening up the score' (free of charge and open to the public).

15 Feb., 5.15 p.m.,Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia: `Intertextual Practices in Contemporary Argentine Music: New Dialogues with History and Culture', Omar Corrado (Universidad Católica, Argentina) (free of charge and open to the public).

16 Feb., 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: OpUS! Community Workshop: Music and Mental Health, Dalcroze and Kodaly (closed event: for university members only).

22 Feb., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia: `The Musical Discourse of Servitude: Authority, Autonomy and the European Musical Imagination, 1700--50', Harry White (University College, Dublin) (free of charge and open to the public).

23 Feb., 7.30 p.m., Merton College Chapel: The Allegri String Quartet: Haydn, String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4; Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 3; Dvorák, String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 34 (tickets £12/£6 from the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 305305), or on the door).

25 Feb., 1 p.m., Holywell Music Room: The Allegri String Quartet with Oxford University Student Guest Performers: Mozart, Horn Quintet, K.407, Laetitia Stott (horn); Brahms, Sextet in B flat, Op. 18, Yuki Imoto (viola), Verity Evanson (cello). (Tickets £8/£4 from the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 305305), or on the door.)

25 Feb., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: Oxford Chamber Orchestra: Britten, King Arthur; Fauré, Pelleas and Mélisande; Dvorák, Symphony No. 9 (`From the New World') (tickets £8/£5 from the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 305305), or on the door).

26 Feb., 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Bate Collection, Faculty of Music: Bate Collection Family Fun Day: a day of special events for families and children; including live music and a chance to play some of the instruments in the Bate handling collection (free of charge and open to the public).

26 Feb., 7.30 p.m., Jacqueline du Pré Music Building: Oxford University Sinfonietta: works by Samuel Barber, Rohan Stevenson, Mozart, Paul Patterson, and Mahler (tickets £6/£4, concessions £3, available from 07763 122458 and on the door).

1 Mar., 1–1.45 p.m., Bate Collection, Faculty of Music: Music for two spinets, with Dr Ng Kah-Ming and Rebecca Maurer. A short presentation using examples from the Bate Collection of early keyboard instruments (free of charge and open to the public, no booking necessary).

1 Mar., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia: `Hardly Heroes: The Composer as a Subject in National Socialist Cinema', Guido Heldt (University of Bristol) (free of charge and open to the public).

2 Mar., 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: OpUS! Alexander Technique Workshop (closed event: for university members only).

5 Mar., 8 p.m., O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College (to be confirmed): Oxford University Wind Orchestra: Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and Jacob, Timpani Concerto (tickets £4, available on the door only).

7 Mar., 7.30 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Philip Bate Birthday Concert—celebrating the birthday of Philip Bate with a concert of music for two harpsichords. (For booking information contact the Bate Collection—276139.)

8 Mar., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia: `Modes and Modality: A Unifying Concept for Western Chant', John Caldwell (free of charge and open to the public).

10 Mar., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: Oxford University Philharmonia: programme to include Mahler, Symphony No. 4 (tickets £10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 305305) or on the door).

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Tools for the social sciences in the twenty-first century

This inaugural lecture series in the Programme of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, on the theme of the fundamental characteristics of Social Science research in the twenty-first century, will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Manor Road Lecture Theatre.

Convener: Donald Hay, Head of the Division of Social Sciences.

PROFESSOR R. BREEN
17 Jan.: `Formal theory in the social sciences: rational choice and its agents.'

PROFESSOR J. COHEN, MIT
24 Jan.: `Political philosophy: is there a human right to democracy?'

PROFESSOR H. BRADY, Berkeley
31 Jan.: `Can social science concepts, measurements, and data support a science of human behaviour?'

PROFESSOR D. HENDRY
7 Feb.: `Quantification in the social sciences: an economist's perspective.'

PROFESSOR R. SUGDEN, East Anglia
14 Feb.: `Experimental methods in the social sciences.'

PROFESSOR E. GAMBRILL, Berkeley
21 Feb.: `Evidence-based practice: challenges and potentials.'

PROFESSOR P. EVANS, Berkeley; George Eastman Visiting Professor
28 Feb.: `The "institutional" turn: new multidisciplinary approaches to development.'

PROFESSOR C. MCCRUDDEN
7 Mar.: `Legal research, public policy, and the social sciences.'

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Current issues in social policy: exploring dimensions of space and time

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.

Conveners: Ms F. Bennett and Ms R. Gambles.

PROFESSOR R. DEACON, Sheffield
18 Jan.: `Global social policy: new spaces, new levels, new actors, new disciplines, same old story?'

P. WHITEFORD, OECD
25 Jan.: `Reconciling work and family life: an OECD perspective.'

PROFESSOR G. ROOM, Bath
1 Feb.: `Complexity theory and its application to the social sciences.'

PROFESSOR C. WALLACE, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
8 Feb.: `Gender and European Union enlargement.'

SIR TONY ATKINSON
15 Feb.: `The future of social policy in an enlarged European Union.'

PROFESSOR S. LEWIS, Manchester Metropolitan University
22 Feb.: `Gender, parenthood, and the changing European workplace.'

DR M. IACOVOU, Essex
1 Mar.: `The dynamics of social change in Europe.'

DR M. EVANS, Bath
8 Mar.: `The opportunities of a lifetime: a model lifetime analysis of current British social policy.'

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The changing character of war

The following discussion meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.

PROFESSOR J. CORUM
18 Jan.: `Modern counter-insurgency doctrine—what's new and what's old.'

PROFESSOR D. KIRKPATRICK:
25 Jan.: `The military consequences of some revolutions in technology.'

DR R. ALLISON
1 Feb.: `Regional conflict and low-intensity warfare: Russian responses and perspectives.'

SENATOR GARY HART
8 Feb.: `The changing nature of conflict in the revolutionary world of the early twenty-first century.'

DR A. MITCHELL
15 Feb.: `Effects-based warfare.'

DR P. OWENS
22 Feb.: `What is war? Violence in public.'

DR T. BARKAWI and DR M. LAFFEY
1 Mar.: `The post-colonial moment in security studies.'

DR P. MILEHAM
8 Mar.: `Who are the professionals in the international profession of arms?'

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African Studies Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: Lotte Hughes.

J. KLUYSKENS and D. STEEDMAN, independent consultants with recent experience in the Great Lakes
20 Jan., Dahrendorf Room: `Rwanda: weak or strong state?'

M. SPIERENBERG, Free University, Amsterdam
27 Jan.: `The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area in southern Africa: the forgotten history of an idea.'

S. DERCON
3 Feb.: `Funeral societies in Ethiopia and Tanzania.'

G. ASIIMWE, C. BABERE, A. IMPEY, C. NYAMWERU, and M. YANOU, Cambridge
10 Feb., Lecture Theatre, Nissan Institute, 4 p.m.: `Gender, resource rights, and development in Africa.'

B. NEUBERGER
17 Feb.: `Nationalism in Africa: from pan- Africanism to nation states.'

C. CRAMER, SOAS, London
24 Feb.: `Economic policy fantasies in Mozambique through war and peace.'

J. SCHEELE
3 Mar.: `Choosing the centres of the world: the mediation between the "universal" and the local in an Algerian Berber village.'

C. BERGER
10 Mar.: `The difference between living and dying: hierarchy and marginality in the Sudan People's Liberation Army.'

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ESRC Centre on Migration and Policy seminar series: Contemporary international migration—key issues

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Steven Vertovec.

J. CRISP, Global Commission on International Migration
20 Jan.: `Migration and global governance.'

N. VAN HEAR and S. CASTLES
27 Jan.: `The migration–asylum nexus.'

A. GEDDES, Sheffield
3 Feb.: `Immigrant integration.'

J. SALT, University College London
10 Feb.: `International recruitment of skills.'

R. SKELDON, Sussex
17 Feb.: `Migration and development.'

W. JORDAN, Plymouth, and P. BROWN, Huddersfield
24 Feb.: `Migration, work, and asylum.'

L. SCHUSTER
3 Mar.: `Asylum policy and trends.'

S. MARTIN, Georgetown
10 Mar.: `Gender and migration.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars will be given in Hilary Term at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College, in weeks 2, 4, and 6.

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

Speakers in Hilary Term will include Professor Marc Marenco, Ethics and Social Policy, Pacific University, Forest Grove, USA, and Dr Olivera Petrovich, Wolfson College.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

Language and history

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Oriel College. Details of the 1 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: David Cram, Robert Evans, and Suzanne Romaine.

G. REDWORTH, Manchester
18 Jan.: `Luisa de Carvajal and the language(s) of religious history.'

M. DURRELL, Manchester
25 Jan.: `Language and nation-building in nineteenth-century Germany.'

M. COHEN, Richmond
8 Feb.: `The Grand Tour, language, and national identity in the eighteenth century.'

W. O'REILLY, Cambridge
15 Feb.: `Orientalism, Celticism, and the "civilising mission": language and antiquarianism in late eighteenth-century Ireland.'

D. CAMERON
22 Feb.: `Language, sexuality, and history, 1925–2005: from secret codes to speaking in queer tongues.'

A. LIFSCHITZ
1 Mar.: `Cultural transfer in eighteenth-century Berlin: the case of language theories.'

E. REISZ
8 Mar.: `Heteroglossia/polyglossia: talking nature in the Malay world.'

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

Research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the IAUL Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street. The full programme is available at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/iaul/IAUL+3+4+1.asp. Those wishing to attend the seminars should contact Harriet Dunbar-Goddet (e-mail: harriet dunbar- goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk, telephone: (2)86824).

DR K. TRIGWELL
20 Jan.: `Teaching by graduate students at Oxford—a study progress report.'

DR G. &ARINGKERLUND, ANU
27 Jan.: `The whole is more than the sum or parts: a holistic perspective on academic development.'

PROFESSOR R. LAND, Coventry
3 Feb.: `Overcoming barriers to student understanding: threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge.'

PROFESSOR R. DEEM, Bristol
17 Feb.: `The relationship between research and teaching in UK higher education: the views of Scottish and English education academics.'

DR H. ERTL
24 Feb.: `Professional development at German universities: lecturing the lecturers?'

PROFESSOR C. KREBER, Edinburgh
10 Mar.: To be announced.

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Transatlantic dialogue in public policy: Education, education, education: the university and its critics

This meeting, the fifth in the series, will be held at 5 p.m.m on Monday, 24 January, in the Rothermere American Institute.

The speakers will be Alan Smithers, Director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research (CEER), University of Buckingham, and Special Adviser to the House of Commons Education and Skills Committee, and, by video link from the University of Virginia, Edward Ayers, Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, Presidential Appointee to the National Council for the Humanities, and recipient of the Carnegie Foundation Award for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Washington.

Chair: Claire Fox, Director, the Institute of Ideas and panellist on The Moral Maze, BBC Radio 4.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the US Embassy.

Further information may be obtained from Catherine Morley (e-mail: catherine.morley@rai.ox.ac.uk, telephone: (2)82711, or from the RAI Web site at www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

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Posthumanism

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

The seminars are free and open to the public. Further information may be obtained from Catherine Morley (e-mail: catherine.morley@rai.ox.ac.uk, telephone: (2)82711, or from the RAI Web site at www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

N. BADMINGTON, Cardiff
20 Jan.: ` ". . . a drowning of the human in the physical": Jonathan Franzen and the corrections of humanism.'

A. PICK, East London
24 Feb.: `Posthuman James.'

P. GILES
3 Mar.: `The poetics of television: David Foster Wallace.'

C. WOLFE, Rice University
5 May: ` "The eye is the first circle": modernity and observation in Emerson and systems theory.'

R. MALAMUD, Georgia State
12 May: `Americans do weird things with animals.'

E. RUNDLE, Yale
2 June: `Primate dramas and the crisis of humanism.'

B. SCHNEIDER, Bryn Mawr
9 June: `Queer animalities.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Weekly seminars

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

DR P. HOUTZAGER, Sussex
25 Jan.: `Civil society in new democracies: the case of Sao Paulo, Brazil.'

DR K. KUSCHNIR, Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro
1 Feb.: `Local politics in Brazil since 1985: the case of Rio de Janeiro.'

DR S. HADDAD, Catholic University, Sao Paulo, and Açáo Educativa, Sao Paulo
8 Feb.: `Brazil and the World Social Forum.'

DR C. CASTRO, CPDOC/Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro
15 Feb.: `The military in Brazil since 1985.'

DR C. CHAVES BEATO FILHO, Federal University of Minas Gerais
22 Feb.: `Urban violence and public space: the case of Belo Horizonte.'

DR M. CEPIK, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
1 Mar., 12.30 p.m.: `Comparing national intelligence systems: an institutional model and the cases of Brazil, South Africa, and India.' (In association with the Oxford Intelligence Group)

Participants to be announced
8 Mar.: `The Lula administration: a mid-term assessment.' (Round-table/seminar)


Workshops

The following workshops will be held on the days shown. Venues and programmes will be announced later. Pre-registration is required: telephone Oxford (2)84460 or e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk.

Fri. 28 Jan.: `Crime date, victimisation surveys, and police responses: experiences from the UK, the US, and Brazil.' (Conveners: Dr Cláudio Chaves Beato and Dr Fiona Macaulay)

Fri. 18 Feb.: `Political clientelism in contemporary democracies: Brazil in comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.' (Convener: Dr K. Kuschnir)

Fri. 11 Mar.: `Education as a human right.' (Conveners: Dr S. Haddad and Dr Fiona Macaulay)


Conference: After the dictatorship: Brazilian prose fiction since 1985

This conference will be held on Monday, 7 March, in Christ Church. Pre- registration is required (telephone: Oxford (2)84460 or e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr Sara Brandellero.

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN BESSANT, Professor of Innovation Management, Cranfield, and Fellow (UK), Advanced Institute of Management Research, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 January, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Registration is required, via www.ieeoxfordshire.org.uk/.

Subject: `Managing innovation: moving beyond the "steady state".'


Globalisation in practice: perspectives on the everyday life of globalisation

This series of visiting speaker lectures, organised with James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the James Martin Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School.

Those wishing to receive updates, latest information, and availability of papers should contact Christine Seal (e-mail: christine.seal@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor Stephen Woolgar and Professor Nigel Thrift.

M. POWER, LSE
27 Jan.: `Conferences, standardisation, and the production of global risk management knowledge.'

A. MOL, Twente
3 Feb.: `One world or many?—on links, gaps, and differences.'

L. SUCHMAN, Lancaster
10 Feb.: `Ordinary rhetorics of extraordinary futures.'

P. QUATTRONE
17 Feb.: `Excavating globalisation: the Jesuits and their everyday practice.'

M. SHELLER, Lancaster
24 Feb.: `The ethical banana: markets, migrants, and the globalisation of a fruit.'

G. BOWKER, Santa Clara
10 Mar.: `The local knowledge of a globalising ethnos: performing biodiversity.'


Finance seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, the Saïd Business School. Further information may be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr D.P. Tsomocos.

J.-C. ROCHET, Institut d'Economie Industrielle, Toulouse
20 Jan., Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Dynamic security design.'

C. ROCHON, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
27 Jan.: `Devaluation without common knowledge.'

D. VAYANOS, LSE
3 Feb.: `A search-based theory on-the-run phenomenon.'

N. KIYOTAKI, LSE
10 Feb.: `Adjusting to capital liberalisation.'

S. HVIDKJAER, Maryland
17 Feb.: `A trade-based analysis of momentum.'

M. HALIASSOS, Goethe University
24 Feb.: `Equity culture and the distribution of wealth.'

A. FAURE-GRIMAUD, LSE
3 Mar.: `The ownership of ratings.'

M. WEISBACH, Illinois
Wed. 9 Mar., Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: To be announced.

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGY

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

Convener: Professor Roger Hood.

PROFESSOR M. HOUGH, King's College, London
26 Jan.: `Public attitudes to punishment and penal populism.'

DR C. VALIER, Birkbeck College, London
9 Feb.: `Memorial laws and the prospect of criminal justice.'

PROFESSOR R. MORGAN, Chairman, Youth Justice Board of England and Wales
2 Mar.: `Youth justice—current issues.'

DR F. VARESE
9 Mar.: `Mob and mobility—how mafias migrate.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

For details of the inaugural lecture series in the Programme of Advanced Studies, `Tools for the social sciences in the twenty-first century', see under `Social Sciences' above.

PROFESSOR R. PRING
17 Jan.: `Running into the twilight: the limits of evidence-based practice.'

PROFESSOR P. MEARA
24 Jan.: `Growing a vocabulary.'

S. HART
28 Feb.: `Beyond ability-based pedagogy.'

DR A. FULLER
7 Mar.: `Vocational and professional learning.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES AND ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Education in the Middle East and North Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's. Further information may be obtained from Dr David Johnson (e-mail: david.johnson@st-antonys.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Colin Brock and Mrs Lila Zia Levers.

MRS LEVERS
18 Jan.: `Iranian education in the twentieth century: ideology and change.'

DR S. KIRDAR, Harvard
25 Jan.: `Arab women breaking the glass ceiling.'

DR M. MONK, UCL and Gatsby Foundation
1 Feb.: `Researching an Egyptian teacher development program: modelling situational opportunity.'

B. BAKARAT
8 Feb.: `Palestinian education: key issues.'

PROFESSOR B. STOWASSER, Georgetown
15 Feb.: `Islam, woman, and education.'

DR S. AL-TALABANI, former adviser to the Ministry of Education, Interim Government of Iraq
22 Feb.: `Education under Saddam's regime and the changes since the fall of Saddam.'

DR B. FORTNA, SOAS
1 Mar.: `Learning to read in the late Ottoman Empire and the early Turkish Republic.'

DR A. AL-MAZAWI, UBC
8 Mar.: `The organisation of the academic workplace in Arabian Gulf universities.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

DR P. PORMANN, Warburg Institute, London
19 Jan.: `Jewish physicians as the medical other in medieval Islam: between intercommunal competition and secular co- operation.'

DR L. KOCHAN
26 Jan.: `Rich Jews and poor Jews in eighteenth- century Europe.'

DR Z. SHALEV, Princeton
2 Feb.: `Mapping the Bible in early modern Europe.'

DR A. GREEN
9 Feb.: `Rethinking Sir Moses Montefiore.'

H. DENMAN, UCL
16 Feb.: `Isaac Bashevis Singer and literary modernism.'

DR K. HOGE
23 Feb.: `Biblyotek grininke beymelekh: a case study in the discourse of Yiddish children's literature.'

PROFESSOR H. MONDRY, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 Mar.: `Russian politics of the Jew's body: the case of Vasily Rozanov.'

PROFESSOR B. HARY, Emory University, Atlanta
9 Mar.: `The languages of the Jews.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Spirituality and learning in the Muslim world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

DR F. NIZAMI
19 Jan.: `Sprirituality and learning in South Asian Islam: an historical overview.'

T. WELFORD
26 Jan.: `The death of Makhdum-i A'zam and Bukharan Sufi influences in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Turkistan and Kashgarö.'

PROFESSOR C. SHACKLE, SOAS, London
2 Feb.: `Spirituality and learning in the poetry of Miyan Muhammad Baksh (nineteenth-century Punjab).'

DR T. DAHRENDORF
9 Feb.: `Between the shaykh and the guru: transcultural transmission of knowledge in the Mujaddiya Order in North India.'

DR N. GREEN
16 Feb.: `The cauldron of boiling saints: making sense of the deeds of the Afghan Sufis.'

PROFESSOR K.S. VIKOR, Bergen
2 Mar.: `Ways of examining the Sanusis of Cyrenaica.'

DR D. REETZ, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
9 Mar.: `Learning and spirituality in a reformist madrassah: the Darul Uloom Deoband in North India between continuity and change.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Development seminar: Frontiers of development studies

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 liable to change, current information will be available at www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminars.html.

Conveners: Barbara Harriss-White and Frances Stewart.

E. BRETT, LSE
20 Jan.: `The politics of international monetary management.'

H. BERNSTEIN, SOAS
3 Feb.: `Development studies and the Marxists.'

J. BEALL, LSE
10 Feb.: `Comparative work on traditional authority and local governance: early lessons from South Africa and India.'

C. JACKSON, East Anglia
17 Feb.: `Feminism spoken here: epistemologies for interdisciplinary development studies.'

P. NOLAN, Cambridge
24 Feb.: `Industrial concentration, the cascade effect, and the challenge for firms from developing countries: the cases of the aerospace and beverage industries.'

C. TOULMIN, International Institute for Environment and Development, London
3 Mar.: `Only one earth—the highs and lows of promoting sustainable development.'

S. MAXWELL, Director, Overseas Development Institute
10 Mar.: `Bridging research and policy.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Article 19 Lectures

LORD PUTTNAM will deliver the inaugural lecture in a series of Article 19 Oxford Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 January, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Further information can be found at http://pcmlp.socleg.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Parliament, the press, and the people: the case for a fresh start.'


Oxford Media Convention

The third Oxford Media Convention will be held on Thursday, 20 January, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The keynote speakers will be The Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell, MP, Michael Grade, and Lord Puttnam. For further details and registration see http://pcmlp.socleg.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Setting the framework for 2010.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

(i) Changing dimensions of power in international relations

PROFESSOR J.S. NYE, Harvard, will give three Oliver Smithies Lectures on this topic at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays 18 January, 25 January, and 1 February, in the Examination Schools.


(ii) 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.


(iii)

PROFESSOR A.J. LEGGETT, Illinois, Nobel Laureate in Physics, will give three Oliver Smithies Lectures as follows at 4.15 p.m. on the following days in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Mon. 7 Feb.: `Quantum liquids: Bose–Einstein condensation.'

Wed. 9 Feb.: `The very degenerate alkali gases: what can we do with them?'

Thur. 10 Feb.: `High-temperature superconductivity: what do we and what don't we understand?'

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CHRIST CHURCH

Day-school: World War II—unfinished business

This day-school will be held on Saturday, 19 March, in Christ Church. Lectures will be given by Andrew Roberts, Robin Neillands, Col. John Hughes-Wilson, and Corelli Barnett. For further details e-mail: conferences@chch.ox.ac.uk.


Special interest weekend programme

Between Thursday, 7 April, and Sunday, 10 April, a three-night residential course will be held, with a choice of themes: `An English revolution: the Civil War 1642–9', and `A passion for plants—a garden revolution'. For further details e-mail: conferences@chch.ox.ac.uk.

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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 Wednesday, 9 February, in the Examination Schools.

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

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GREEN COLLEGE

Radcliffe Lecture

LORD PATTEN OF BARNES, Chancellor of the University, will deliver the twenty-fifth anniversary Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Oxford twenty-five years on.'


Green College Lectures 2005

Longevity and livelihood

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Newcastle
17 Jan.: `Hope and hype in the biology of ageing.'

PROFESSOR R. TALLIS, Manchester
24 Jan.: ` "Meagre increments"?: the ultimate aims of medicine and the future of old age.'

PROFESSOR P. JOHNSON, LSE
31 Jan.: `Paying for our futures: the economics of pensions and healthcare.'

DR A. KALACHE, WHO
7 Feb.: `Rich and old; old and poor: contrasting worlds.'

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HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE

Medieval church and culture

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Garrard Room, Harris Manchester College.

Conveners: Kathryn Beebe, Pembroke College; Bernard Gowers, Christ Church; Henrietta Leyser, St Peter's College; and Lesley Smith, Harris Manchester College.

PROFESSOR REES DAVIES
18 Jan.: `Making and breaking nations in the Middle Ages.'

DR S. WATSON
25 Jan.: `Creating a written constitution for the English hospital: the innovation and influences of the Bishops of Durham, 1180–1250.'

PROFESSOR V. GILLESPIE
1 Feb.: `On reading Julian of Norwich.'

DR C. Ó CLABAIGH, OSB, Glenstal Abbey and Micheal Clérigh Institute, UCD
8 Feb.: `The holy man in the stone: the hermits and anchorites of late medieval Ireland.'

DR E. SAVAGE-SMITH
15 Feb.: `An eleventh-century Islamic view of the world.'

T. GRÜBER
22 Feb.: `The three imposters.'

H. DOHERTY,
1 Mar.: `If my lineage does not lie: lordship, genealogy, and monastic communities.'

A. O'HARA
8 Mar.: `The heathen and the holy: memory and narrative in medieval Norway.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 2005

The unmaking of the English landscape

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Main Hall Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography and the Environment.

The Linacre Lectures are arranged in conjunction with the Environmental Change Institute, and are supported by Tetra Laval.

A. PHILLIPS, Landscapes and Protected Areas
27 Jan.: `Landscape 2050—lost cause or renaissance?'

PROFESSOR J. PRETTY, Essex
3 Feb.: `Agri-culture or agri-commodity? How will food, health, and the environment shape the landscape of England?'

S. RICKARD, Cranfield School of Management
10 Feb.: `Protecting the countryside from protectionists.'

PROFESSOR M. AIRS
17 Feb.: `The great rebuilding?: managing the historic environment in 2050.'

PROFESSOR P. GOODWIN, University of the West of England
24 Feb.: `Streetscape and landscape: the destructive effect of misplaced roads in the twentieth century, and how to remedy this by 2050.'

LORD BEST, Director, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
3 Mar.: `Will new housing destroy England's countryside?'

PROFESSOR P. ROBERTS, Liverpool
10 Mar.: `Ambridge and the one-eyed city: the remaking of the English urban landscape.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Special lecture

RICHARD DREYFUSS, film and stage actor, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 January, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Reflections on the US presidential election of 2004.'


Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk. Postgraduate Research Student presentations will be held on Tuesday, 22 February and Thursday, 10 March.

Convener: Dr D.A. Washbrook.

DR I. BANGHA
18 Jan.: ` "Gupala and Jan": to what extent was Muslim influence on Krishna literature accepted in the eighteenth century?'

DR K. WAGNER, Cambridge
25 Jan.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR B.R. TOMLINSON, SOAS
1 Feb.: `Rational explanations and irrational acts: the partition of India revisited.'

A. MORRISON
8 Feb.: To be announced.

DR M. FRENZ
15 Feb.: `Goans on the move: transformations of a community.'

H.E. LAKSHMAN KADIRGAMAR, Foreign Minister, Sri Lanka
1 Mar., Dahrendorf Room, 5 p.m.: `Beyond regional co-operation: a vision for South Asia.'

DR N. SINHA, Delhi
8 Mar.: ` Historiography and regional state formation in Mewar (southern Rajasthan): seventh to the fifteenth centuries AD.'


European Studies Centre

State-building: governance and development under international administrations

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

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

G. KNAUS, L. WHITEHEAD, and A. HOEFFLER
17 Jan.: `An overview of issues: political and economic development under international protectorates.'

MARCUS COX, ESI, London and SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK
24 Jan.: `Ownership and participation—case study: Bosnia (OHR).'

M. JARVENPAA and R. PIPER, UNDP, Rome
31 Jan.: `Information requirements for state- building—case study: Kosovo (UNMIK).'

S. CLIFFE, World Bank and R. CAPLAN
7 Feb.: `Case study: East Timor (UNTAET).'

A. GHANI, Government of Afghanistan, and C. LOCKHART, ODI, London
14 Feb.: `Case study: Afghanistan.'

A. BEARPARK, CPA, London and S. GRAY, Treasury
21 Feb.: `Case study: Iraq (CPA) and its relation to earlier international administrations.'

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.'


The history of work: German, European, and global perspectives in the modern era

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre. Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (telephone: (2)74470, e-mail: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor Jürgen Kocka (Berlin) and Dr Jane Caplan.

PROFESSOR KOCKA
21 Jan.: `Work as a problem in European history.'

K. HAUSEN, Berlin
28 Jan.: `Work, gender, and cigarette manufacture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Germany in comparative perspective.'

U. FREVERT, Yale and Berlin
4 Feb.: `Trust as work.'

G. SPITTLER, Bayreuth
11 Feb.: `The anthropology of work in nineteenth- century German social science and early twentieth-century ethnography.'

K. TENFELDE, Bochum
18 Feb.: `Forced labour in the Second World War. German experiences and European comparisons.'

S. CONRAD, Berlin
25 Feb.: ` "Native policy" in the colonies and the homeland. Education for work in East Africa and East Westphalia.'

J. EHMER, Salzburg
4 Mar.: `Roots of the "glorification of labour" in early modern thought and the artisan world.'

A. LÜDTKE, Erfurt and Göttingen
11 Mar.: `Production and destruction. Relations between work and war.'


Seminar in modern Jewish history

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre.

Convener: Dr David Rechter.

DR T. BRINKMANN, Southampton
18 Jan.: `Community in transit: Jewish migrants from East Central Europe to Berlin after the First World War.'

DR Z. WAXMAN
25 Jan.: `Recent trends in the representation of Holocaust testimony and Holocaust memory.'

U. JENSEN, Essex
1 Feb.: `Jewish universalism and the interactions of educated Jews and Protestants in nineteenth-century Germany.'

PROFESSOR L. HOCHMAN, Florida
8 Feb.: `Making the Jews ugly: aesthetics, politics, and religion in modern European thought.'

DR L. FISCHER, King's College, London
15 Feb.: `Spot the Jewish connection. Understanding anti-antisemitic discourse in Imperial Germany.'

DR N. MEIR, Southampton
22 Feb.: `Jewish–non-Jewish relations in Imperial Russia: the case of Kiev.'

DR L. SILVERMANN, Sussex
1 Mar.: `Red Vienna, cultural policy, and Jewish identity: the example of David Joseph Bach.'

PROFESSOR J. ZIMMERMANN, Yeshiva
8 Mar.: `From revolution to "cultural work": the transformation of the Jewish Labour Bund's National Progamme in Tsarist Russia, 1905–14.'


Other events

PROFESSOR MAKOTO ONAKA will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February, in the Seminar Room, the Nissan Institute.

Subject: `The Baltic States and Japan: a historical perspective.'


A workshop, convened by Professor Richard Clogg, will be held on 22 and 23 march in the European Studies Centre.

Subject: `Bearing gifts to Greeks: humanitarian aid to Greece in the 1940s.'

Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (telephone: (2)74470, e-mail: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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ST EDMUND HALL

Edward Thomas and contemporary poetry

This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, 12 March, in St Edmund Hall. Plenary lectures will be given by Edna Longle and Jem Poster, and poets reading tributes and tributaries include David Constantine, Jane Draycott, John Fuller, Jane Griffiths, Tim Kendall, Michael Longley, Jamie McKendrick, Peter McDonald, Andrew Motion, Bernard O'Donoghue, Jem Poster, and Jon Stallworty.

Enquiries and registration requests should be directed to joan.arthur@english.ox.ac.uk.

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

St John's College Research Centre

Psychoanalysis: its place in culture

A one-day workshop on this subject will be held on Saturday, 15 January, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Seminar Room, St John's College Research Centre (45 St Giles'). This will be an interdisciplinary meeting and speakers will be Michael Brearley on `What do psychoanalysts do?', John Cottingham on `A Triangle of Hostility? Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Religion', and Ritchie Robertson on `Freud as a Romantic: his place in the history of ideas'.

During Hilary and Trinity Terms, the Workshop theme will be continued with a Wednesday evening seminar series, `The Academic Face of Psychoanalysis'.

Meetings at the Research Centre are open to all members of the University, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend the Workshop, or to receive a programme for the Workshop or the seminar series, should e-mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

MARK HADDON will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Blood and scissors.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for Christianity and Culture

Christian vocation and public life in the twenty-first century

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

THE REVD DR RICHARD FINN, OP, Regent, Blackfriars
18 Jan.: `The vocation of the people of God.'

MRS M. SENTAMU, Ministry Division, Church of England
25 Jan.: `Vocation and the ordained ministry in the twenty-first century.'

THE REVD DAVID KERRIGAN, BMS World Mission
1 Feb.: `The missionary vocation, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.'

BARONESS (CAROLINE) COX, Royal College of Nursing
8 Feb.: `Vocation in the caring professions: focus on forgotten people in forgotten lands.'

THE HON. ALISTAIR BURT, MP, Chairman, Parliamentary Christian Fellowship
15 Feb. `Christian vocation and political aspiration.' DR D. MOODY, Georgetown College, Kentucky, USA 22 Feb.: `A Christian vocation to higher education.'

DR G. D'COSTA, Bristol
1 Mar.: `Fostering vocation in a university context.'

PROFESSOR S. PROSSER, University of Glamorgan Business School
8 Mar.: `The place of vocation in business and industry.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

The following meetings will be held as indicated.

In addition to the meetings below, there will be a visit to the Library of the Oxford Union at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 March, as guests of the Librarian-in- charge, Ms Su Lockley. Members wishing to join the visit are asked to inform the Secretary by 1 March.

M. PURCELL
Thur. 27 Jan, Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.: `Surveying the National Trust's libraries: or, five years around the houses.'

PROFESSOR T. EARLE
Wed. 27 Apr., Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 3 p.m.: `Portuguese intellectual culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean Oxford: evidence from the Bodleian and college libraries.' (Annual General Meeting and Lecture)

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

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 are admitted free.

PROFESSOR B. BULLEN, Reading
Wed. 26 Jan.: `Byzantine Italy and its influence on nineteenth-century Europe.'

DR M. PICKERING, with ROSSELLA BONDI BLUMBERG, soprano
Tue. 8 Feb.: `The songs and language of Naples.' (With recital of songs)

PROFESSOR M. MCLAUGHLIN
Wed. 23 Feb.: `From Hell's pit to Brad Pitt: Dante and modern culture.'


Other events

Fri. 14 Jan., 8 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Rewley House: film- showing of La Finestra di Fronte (Ferzan Ozpetek, 106 minutes, no subtitles). Admission free.

Wed. 16 Feb., Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 7.45 p.m.: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

Tue. 8 Mar.: tutored wine tasting, with Dr Alan Milner. Ticketed event open to members and their guests only.

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