Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Divinity

PROFESSOR MARILYN ADAMS will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a thought experiment in medieval philosophical theology.'

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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.

Note: this replaces the announcement in the Special Lecture List circulated with the Michaelmas Term Lecture Lists, in which the date of the lecture is erroneously given as Monday, 25 October.

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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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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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

PROFESSOR MICHELE GRAZIADEI, Università del Piemonte orientale, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures are open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive early.

The first two lectures will be given on Monday, 1 November.

Mon. 1 Nov., 5 p.m.: `On playing tennis with the net up: fiduciary obligations, contractual relations, and property rights.'

Mon. 1 Nov., 6.10 p.m.: `Fiduciary obligations in civilian countries: a primer.'

Tue. 2 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Non aes sed fides: directors' duties, fiduciary obligations, and the human factor.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

The logic of position, the measure of leadership

JOEL PODOLNY, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Further information is available from Liz Buckle, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88852, e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Sophie Austin, Oxford University Press (telephone: Oxford 353859, e-mail: sophie.austin@oup.com).

Tue. 19 Oct.: `The logic of person v. the logic of position.'

Wed. 20 Oct.: `The meaning of leadership.'

Thur. 21 Oct.: `The measure of meaning.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences: Research Talks

The following talks will be given on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences. Two papers will be given at the meeting on 11 November.

Convener: Professor H. Dickinson.

DR G. PRESTON
14 Oct.: `Gunslinging bacteria and paranoid plants.'

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

PROFESSOR E. COEN, Norwich
28 Oct.: `From genes to morphogenesis.'

DR R. LAW, York
4 Nov.: `Plant population dynamics in space and time.'

DR S. RENDELL
11 Nov.: `Mating patterns and gene flow in Fraxinus excelsior: variation in mating success in a polygamous species.' (Local Heroes Seminar)

DR G. INGRAM, Edinburgh
18 Nov.: `Epidermal organisation in Arabidopsis: dissecting the function of the ACR4 receptor kinase.'

DR L. COSTA
18 Nov.: `Genetic dissection of endosperm development in Zea mays.' (Local Heroes Seminar)

PROFESSOR P. MEYER, Leeds
25 Nov.: `Regulation of cytokinin synthesis in petunia hybrida.'

PROFESSOR P. MULLINEAUX, Essex
2 Dec.: To be announced.

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Departmental Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology in 64 Banbury Road.

Conveners: R. Parkin and A. de Sales.

B. DE L'ESTOILE, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
15 Oct.: `Dancing with the Dogon: French anthropology from the colonial exhibition to the Museum of First Arts and Cultures.'

P. DESCOLA, Collège de France, Paris
22 Oct.: `Forms of life.'

M. HOUSEMAN, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
29 Oct.: `Ritual, play, spectacle and ordinary interaction as modes of participation: a conceptual toolbox.'

D. CASAJUS, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
5 Nov.: `Reopening the file on H.: poetry and memory.'

L. RIVAL
12 Nov.: `What can we know about sacrifice? Notes on the ritual killing of humans and gods in the Americas.'

E. GRIMAUD, National Center for Scientific Research, Paris
19 Nov.: `Why Hindu gods move in slow motion—ethnography of an automaton factory in Bombay.'

D. VIDAL, Research Institute for Development (IRD), Paris
26 Nov.: `A culture of display: ways of seeing and the visual world of Old Delhi.'

E. TARLO, Open University
3 Dec.: `Hijab in London: metamorphosis, resonance, and effects.'

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Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Ethnobotany, Fertility, and Sexuality

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 11 a.m. in the Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr S. Tremayne and Dr E. Hsu.

DR S. ECKS, Edinburgh
25 Oct.: `Socialising substances: ethnopharmacology and beyond.'

S. EDWARDS, London
1 Nov.: `Plants, sex and magic: a cross-cultural investigation into utilisation of phytomedicines to affect fertility and sexuality.'

J. KUFER, London
8 Nov.: `Gender aspects in the medical ethnobotany of the Ch'orti' Maya in Eastern Guatemala.'

DR W. GEISSLER and DR R. PRINCE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
15 Nov.: `Growth: herbs, children, and the land in western Kenya.'

DR B. FREI, Neuchatel
22 Nov.: `Plant use for fertility, reproduction, and sexuality among Isthmus Sierra Zapotecs in Mexico.'

DR F. BARBIRA-FREEDMAN, Cambridge
29 Nov.: `From ethno-botany to new applications of traditional plant knowledge in reproductive health care in Amazonia.'

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Seminar

PROFESSOR P. LEVITT will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 4 November at the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. This seminar is held jointly by the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Subject: `Redefining the boundaries of belonging: transnational migration and beyond.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: Inorganic Chemistry Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Inorganic Laboratory Lecture Theatre.

Convener: Professor P.P. Edwards.

DR G. LEGGET, Sheffield
18 Oct.: `Measuring and manipulating molecular organisation at the nanometre scale.'

DR M. VISSEAUX, Lille
25 Oct.: `Lanthanides borohydrides as polymerisation catalysts: recent developments.'

DR S. FAULKNER, Manchester
1 Nov.: `Going into the red: programmed synthesis of luminescent lanthanide arrays.'

DR S. ALDRIDGE, Cardiff
8 Nov.: `Cationic terminal diyl complexes—multiple bonding between transition metals and group 13 elements?'

DR P. MCGOWAN, Leeds
15 Nov.: `New organometallic compounds as potential anti-tumour drugs.'

DR B. COE, Manchester
22 Nov.: `Nonlinear optical properties of novel pyridinium salts.'

PROFESSOR R. ALBERTO, Zurich
29 Nov.: `The [M(CO)3]+(M=Tc, Re) building block and its various facettes.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Soft Matter, Biomaterials, and Interfaces

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, South Parks Road, Oxford. More details?

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

DR P. WARREN, Unilever
19 Oct.: `Complexation and phase behaviour in polymer/surfactant mixtures.'

PROFESSOR A. BRON
26 Oct.: `In the blink of an eye: tear distribution in health and disease.'

PROFESSOR P. LUCKHAM, Imperial College
2 Nov.: `Determining the adhesion and elastic properties of single yeast, erythrocytes and fibroblasts using atomic force microscopy.'

PROFESSOR J. BIBETTE, ESPCI, Paris
9 Nov.: To be announced.

DR P. HOWELL
16 Nov.: `Mathematical modelling of some surfactant-driven flows.'

PROFESSOR B. LAW, Kansas State
23 Nov.: `Nanofluidic surface phenomena.'

PROFESSOR S. JARVIS, Dublin
30 Nov.: `Direct mechanical measurement of organised water and the influence of solvated ions.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Departmental Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 2.15 p.m. in the PTCL Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road.

Convener: Professor J. Klein

PROFESSOR R. CATLOW, Royal Institution
18 Oct.: `Predicting structures and reactivities of complex inorganic materials.'

PROFESSOR E. HERBST, Columbus
25 Oct.: `Chemistry of interstellar space.' (RSC Centenary Lecture )

PROFESSOR J. BROWN
1 Nov.: `Molecular probes of the atmospheres of cool stars.'

PROFESSOR T. JONES, Imperial College
8 Nov.: `Molecular thin films: monolayer, multilayers and devices.'

PROFESSOR M. POLIAKOFF, Nottingham
15 Nov.: `Supercritical chemistry.'

DR A. CHAPMAN
29 Nov.: `Breathing, burning and banging: Robert Hooke and the Royal Society researches into respiration, combustion and explosion.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12), opposite the Main Lecture Theatre. Two papers will be given at the meeting on 15 November.

Convener: Professor P.A. Madden.

DR K. ANDO, Birmingham
25 Oct.: `Simulation studies of electron and proton transfer.'

PROFESSOR J. LEKNER, Wellington, NZ
1 Nov.: `Electromagnetic beams and pulses.'

M. GALPIN
15 Nov.: `Quantum phase transitions in coupled quantum dots.'

O. LANNING
15 Nov.: `Simulation studies of the electrochemical interface.'

DR D. SHALASHILIN
29 Nov.: `Multidimensional quantum mechanics in phase space.'

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Mathematical Logic Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 3.15 p.m. in Room L3 (unless otherwise stated) in the Mathematical Institute.

Convener: Professor A.J. Wilkie.

PROFESSOR WILKIE
15 Oct. Room SR1: `Bounding back and forth through the complex field.'

DR J. SHACKELL, Kent
22 Oct.: `Asymptotics and oscillation.'

DR. A. MACINTYRE, Queen Mary College
29 Oct.: `Decidability in the theory of elliptic functions.'

DR A. HASSON, Jerusalem
5 Nov.: `Interpreting structures of finite Morley rank in strongly minimal sets.'

TO BE ANNOUNCED.
12 Nov.: To be announced.

DR A. DAWAR, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Preservation theorems on classes of finite structures.'

DR J. KRAJICEK, Prague
26 Nov.: `Forcing with random variables.'

DR P. WELCH, Bristol
3 Dec.: To be announced.

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Lecture

DR SWAPAN CHATTOPADHYAY, Special Scientist and Associate Director, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, will deliver the first lecture in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science series at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 25 October, in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Denys Wilkinson Building.

Subject: `From Quark confinement to protein dynamics via nano-beams and attosecond pulses: a theme with variations on microwave superconductivity and energy recovery.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars are held on Fridays at 2 p.m. in Lecture Room 3, unless otherwise stated, at the Mathematical Institute. For further details please contact Professor Philip Maini (e-mail: maini@maths.ox.ac.uk), Dr Marcus Tindall (e-mail: tindallm@maths.ox.ac.uk), or Ruth Baker (e-mail: bakerr1@maths.ox.ac.uk).

DR N. SCHEERLINCK, Catholic University of Leuven
15 Oct.: `Modelling variability in fruit growth, quality development, and storage: concepts and numerical methodologies.'

PROFESSOR M.R. ROUSSEL, Lethbridge
29 Oct.: `Reduction methods for biochemical and population biology models based on invariant manifold theory.'

DR M. HOWARD, London
12 Nov.: `Subcellular protein localisation in bacteria: diverse mechanisms for precise positional targeting.'

DR S. GOURLEY, Surrey
26 Nov.: `Stage-structured population models.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

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Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

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

DR K. JONES, Newcastle
19 Oct.: `How the sperm turns on the egg: intracellular calcium spikes transduced into meiotic cell cycle resumption.'

DR D. ANTHONY
26 Oct.: `The systematic response to acute CNS injury.'

DR S. KASPAROV, Bristol
2 Nov.: `Nitric oxide-mediated signalling in the nucleus tractus solitarius: the sources and the targets.'

PROFESSOR G. COLLINGRIDGE, Bristol
9 Nov.: `Glutamate receptors and synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus.'

DR H. REUL, Bristol
16 Nov.: `Histone modifications: another level of investigating the impact of stress on the brain.'

DR S. ALLEN, Manchester
23 Nov.: `Interleukin-1 adds to excitement in the brain: but is it all too much?'

DR M. MOTA, Lisbon
30 Nov.: `New insights into molecular mechanisms of malaria.'

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Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. Postgraduate presentations will be given at the meeting on 26 November.

MR M. SNEAD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
15 Oct.: `Genetics and clinical features of Stickler's syndrome.'

DR P. BOWNESS
5 Nov.: `Why does HLA-B27 predispose to inflammatory arthritis?'

PROFESSOR L. CARDON
12 Nov.: `The use of linkage disequilibrium and haplotype maps to find disease genes.'

DR J. URBAN
19 Nov.: `Cells of the intervertebral disc—making the best of a bad environment.'

PROFESSOR D. KERR
3 Dec., 2 p.m.: To be announced.

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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: Researching Religion

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5.30 p.m. in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Convener: W.M. Morgan.

DR B. SCHMIDT
19 Oct.: `Ethnographic research.'

DR G. HARVEY, Open University
2 Nov.: `Guesthood, enhancing dialogical research.'

DR S. BRODBECK, SOAS, London
16 Nov.: `Reflexive textology in the study of ancient India, with particular reference to the Mahabharata.'

PROFESSOR P. WELLER, Derby
30 Nov.: `Researching religion by numbers: the case of the religion results in the 2001 census.'

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INTERFACULTY SEMINARS

Restoration to Reform, 1660--1832: British literary, social, cultural, intellectual, and political history in the long eighteenth century

The following seminars will be held on Mondays (weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8) at 5.15 p.m. in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Conveners: Dr Ros Ballaster, Dr Paddy Bullard, Professor Marilyn Butler, Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Dr Christine Gerrard, Professor Kathryn Sutherland, Dr Kathryn Gleadle, Dr Abigail Williams.

DR H. GREIG, Royal College of Art
18 Oct.: `Leading the fashion: the material culture of London's beau monde.'

DR A. JOHNS-PUTRA, University of Exeter
1 Nov.: ` "The problem with `Mrs Domestic' ": women, satire, and domesticity in the late eighteenth century.'

PROFESSOR P. SMALLWOOD, Central England
15 Nov.: `Ways of seeing and ways of reading: critical history, literature and the eighteenth-century satirical caricature.'

DR B. CAREY, Kingston
29 Nov.: `Friends, Methodists, and Good Samaritans: sentiment and faith in the eighteenth-century debate over the slave trade.'

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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

The Demography of Ageing

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Manor Road Building, Seminar Room D.

Convener: Dr G.W. Leeson.

DR LEESON
4 Nov.: `Migration in the context of an ageing population—the Danish experience.'

A. GALLOP, Government Actuary's Department
11 Nov.: `Longevity in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.'

PROFESSOR D. COLEMAN
18 Nov.: `What the immigrants can do for us, or the economic consequences of Mr Blunkett.'

PROFESSOR T. WARNES, Sheffield
25 Nov.: `Older migrants as catalysts of social policy change in Europe.'

PROFESSOR E. GRUNDY, Centre for Population Studies, LSHTM
2 Dec.: `Changing family and household structures: implications for older people.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 12.30 p.m. at the Seminar Room A, Saïd Business School.

DR K. BRIGGS, Complexity Research, BT Exact
12 Oct.: `Connectivity of random graphs.'

PROFESSOR S. MOSS, Manchester
19 Oct.: `Good social science: the role of agent based social simulation.'

DR G. IORI, London
26 Oct.: `Complexity in economic networks.'

DR N. SAAM, Munich
23 Nov.: `Simulating international negotiations.'

PROFESSOR A. KACELNIK
30 Nov.: `Risky decision-making in feathered and naked bipeds.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Convener: Professor Kathy Sylva.

PROFESSOR M. OSBORN, Bristol
18 Oct.: `New methodologies for comparative research? Establishing "constants" and "contexts" in educational experience.'

DR K. NATION
25 Oct.: `Reading and language in children: exposing hidden deficits.'

PROFESSOR S. POWER, Cardiff
8 Nov.: `Success sustained? A follow-up survey of the "Destined for Success" cohort.'

DR V. MURPHY
15 Nov.: `Cognitive models of second language knowledge.'

DR A. LOVELESS, Brighton
22 Nov.: `Developing frameworks for creativity and ICT in teacher education.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR ANDREAS CHRISTMANN, University of Manchester, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Sufism and politics in modern Syria: the case of Muhammad Sa'id Ramadan al-Buti.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Contemporary South Asia Seminar: Group conflicts in South Asia

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles'. For updates or changes, please see http:/www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/diary.html

Conveners: F. Stewart and R. Venugopal.

M. MURSHED, ISS, Hague
21 Oct.: `Spatial-horizontal inequality and the Maoist insurgency in Nepal.'

D. ANAND, Bath
28 Oct.: `Hindu nationalism and political violence in India: representing Muslim men.'

J. SPENCER, Edinburgh
4 Nov.: `Sri Lanka: "Ethnic" or "political" crisis?'

N. GOOPTU
11 Nov.: `Violence and cultural change: a case study from late-colonial north India.'

A. VARSHNEY, Michigan
18 Nov.: `Hindu Muslim riots: the state or civil society?'

M. ABOU ZAHAB, CERI, Paris
25 Nov.: `Shia--Sunni conflict in Pakistan.'

S. MITRA, Heidelberg
2 Dec.: `Governance and conflict management in India: culture, context and comparative theory.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Seminars on Government and Foreign Affairs: The Treaty for Establishing a Constitution for Europe

The following seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in the Old Library, All Souls College. The seminars are held with the support of the Ford Foundation.

Conveners: Sir Jeremy Lever, QC, the Rt. Hon. John Redwood, MP, and Sir Robert Wade-Gery.

D. HINE, V. BOGDANOR, and C. BRYANT
15 Oct.: `The institutional balance.'

SIR ROBERT WADE-GREY, SIR STEPHEN WALL, and THE RT. HON. LORD WILLIAMSON OF HORTON
22 Oct.: `Foreign affairs.'

S. TALMON, V. LOWE, and D. HANNAN
29 Oct.: `Legal personality and treaties.'

C. DONNELLY and G. MESSERVY-WHITING
5 Nov.: `Defence'.

J. DALEY, M.T. GIL-BAZO, and A. STONE-SWEET (To be confirmed)
12 Nov.: `Immigration and borders.'

D. HEATHCOAT-AMORY, P. JAY, and T. CONGDON
19 Nov.: `Enlargement voting, competencies and tax.'

S. IRWIN, SIR DAVID EDWARD, and J. FAULL
26 Nov.: `Criminal justice.'

SIR JEREMY LEVER and DR REDWOOD
3 Nov.: `Conclusions.'


Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2004

DR KEITH BROWN, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Tue. 19 Oct.: `History, anthropology, and the archival imagination.'

Wed. 20 Oct.: `The horizons of the peasant: rethinking fatalism.'

Tue. 26 Oct.: `Circuits, symbols, and solidarity.'

Wed. 27 Oct.: `The architecture of loyalty.'

Tue. 2 Nov.: `From past to future: the translation of tradition.'

Wed. 3 Nov.: `The grammar of feud, the logic of terror.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR VIVIAN NUTTON, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, will deliver the McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `To dissect or not to dissect? Some ancient responses to a modern dilemma.'

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Reuters Foundation Programme: Reuters Memorial Lecture

JOHN LLOYD, Editor, The Financial Times Magazine, will deliver the annual Reuters Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 October, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `The power and the story: media and politics in the twenty-first century.'

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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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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Sociology Seminars

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

TAK WING CHAN and J. H. GOLDTHORPE
20 Oct.: `Social stratification and cultural consumption: music in England.'

M. JACKSON
27 Oct.: `Personality traits and occupational attainment.'

C. MILLS
3 Nov.: `Inequality in the workplace.'

S. LUCAS, UCLA
10 Nov.: `Constrained choice and opportunity in the United States.'

M. GANGL, Berlin
17 Nov.: `Education as credential or investment: five empirical tests on German data.'

Y. SHAVIT, Tel Aviv
24 Nov.: `Inclusion or diversion? A comparative study of stratification in higher education.'

R. VAN DER VELDEN, Maastricht
1 Dec.: `The reliability of educational credentials: how the selection regime in education affects labour market outcomes.'

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Nuffield Political Science Seminar Series

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

Conveners: G. Evans and C. Wlezien.

J. STIMSON, North Carolina
15 Oct.: `Conflicted Conservatives: the politics of ideological contradiction in the United States.'

D. RUEDA
22 Oct.: `Political agency and institutions: explaining the influence of left government and wage bargaining on inequality.'

A. MCMILLAN
29 Oct.: `Multi-party politics in Indian elections: explaining non-Duvergian outcomes.'

M. TAVITS
5 Nov.: `The emergence and success of new parties in Eastern Europe.'

F. GONZALES
12 Nov.: `Economic development and regime change: lessons from Latin America (1940–2000).'

J. KROSNICK, Stanford
19 Nov.: `The American public's view of global warming and amelioration strategies: a study of public opinion formation and change.'

C. CARMAN, Pittsburgh
26 Nov.: `Applying old data to an older question: assessing public preferences for political representation.'

P. SCHLEITER
3 Dec.: `Semi-presidential regimes: providing flexible governance or generating accountability problems?'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

ROY PORTER, Advisory Board for Redundant Churches, Westminster, London, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Gateways onto the past: churches, redundancy, and local history.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

South East European Studies Programme, in co-operation with the Programme on Contemporary Turkey

KIRSTY HUGHES, LSE, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. For further information please email SEESP@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Turkish membership of the EU: strategic priority or political disaster?'

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Europe: what kind of power? (Revised notice)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The series has been organised jointly with the Maison Française and the Department of Politics and International Relations.

This notice replaces previous announcements.

Convener: Dr J. Zielonka.

PROFESSOR B. LAFFAN, Dublin
19 Oct.: `Organising power in Europe: multilevel governance.'

M. LEONARD, Foreign Policy Centre, London 26 Oct.: `Europe as transformative power.' G. ANDRÉANI, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Paris
2 Nov.: `Europe as a diplomatic power.'

M. VAN ORANJE, Director, EU Affairs, Open Society Foundation, London
26 Oct.: `Europe as a normative power.'

PROFESSOR A. SAPIR, European Commission
16 Nov.: `Europe as an economic power.'

I. KRASTEV, Director, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia
23 Nov.: `What kind of power appeals to Eastern Europe? EU versus US.'

Discuss

TOD LINDBERG, Stanford University, KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS, and TIMOTHY GARTON ASH will hold a discussion at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. This event is held in cooperation with the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. For further details telephone Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470 or e-mail European.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `When Mars met Venus: the crisis in transatlantic relations and the US elections'.

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Eastern Europe under Communist rule

PROFESSOR RICHARD CRAMPTON will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, weeks 1–8, in St Antony's College.

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Annual European Studies Centre Lecture

HE DR BERNARD R. BOT, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will lecture on Wednesday, 1 December, at 5 p.m. in the Nissan Lecture Theatre in St Antony's College. Please note that entry to the lecture is by ticket only. Apply to european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Great Game or European fair play?'

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Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

PROFESSOR ABDULLAH BIN SALEH AL-OTHAIMIN, Secretary General, King Faisal International Prize, Member of the Saudi Shura Council, 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. This lecture will be followed by a reception.

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

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Lecture

DR AMIKAM NACHMANI, Bar Ilan University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Greece, Israel and Turkey: East Mediterranean Politics.'

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Lecture Series on Iraq

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

DR T. DODGE, London
15 Oct.: `Political mobilisation in the absence of civil society or state; Islamic nationalism in post-Saddam Iraq.'

DR I. MARASHI, Sabanci, Turkey
22 Oct.: `Iraq's cyber-insurgency: the Internet, mass media, and the Iraqi Resistance.'

DR A. ALLAWI, Former Minister of Trade and Defence Minister, Interim Government in Iraq (2003–4)
29 Oct.: `Iraq—a sovereign state?'

DR C. TRIPP, London
5 Nov.: `Between good and idolatry: being Sunni in Iraq.'

DR G. STANSFIELD, University of Exeter and Chatham House
12 Nov.: `Iraqi nationalism or Iraqi nationalisms? Political identity in the new Iraq.'

DR W. KHADDURI, Middle East Economic Digest
19 Nov.: `The Iraqi oil industry: challenges in political turmoil.'

DR H. BLIX, former Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq
26 Nov.: `Weapons of Mass Destruction: disarmament and security.' (Elliot Lecture) (Note: Entry is by ticket only—applications by e-mail to: dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk. Priority will be given to members of St Antony's College.)

DR F. JABER, London
3 Dec.: `Shiism in post-conflict Iraq.'

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The Sudan Programme

RICHARD BARLTROP will deliver the following lecture on Tuesday, 23 November, at 1 p.m. in the Middle East Centre Library, St Antony's College, 68 Woodstock Road.

Subject: `Help or hindrance: mediation and relief in Sudan's civil war, 1983–2004.'

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Film Screenings: `Israel at the Movies'

The following films will be shown on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College (except on 27 October and 1 December).

13 Oct.: Salah Shabbati by EFRAIM KISHON (Israel, 1964, 110 min.)

20 Oct.: To be announced.

27 Oct.: To be announced.

3 Nov.: Clean Sweep by EITAN EVEN (Israel, 2002, 90 min.)

10 Nov.: Total Love by EREZ LAUFER (Israel, 2000, 86 min.)

17 Nov.: Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi by SHEMI ZARKIN (Israel, 2003, 94 min.)

24 Nov.: The Wisdom of the Pretzel by ILAN HEITNER (Israel, 1998, 101 min.)

1 Dec.: Broken Wings by NIR BERGMAN (Israel, 2002, 82 min.)

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Lecture

LORD BUTLER, Master of University College, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in St Antony's College.

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

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Cameron Mackintosh Lecture

PATRICK MARBER, Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Work in progress.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

JON SNOW, Channel 4 News, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shooting history.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Convictions, loyalties, and the secular state.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR WERNER ECK, Institut für Altertumskunde, University of Cologne, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Augustus' Germany: a new province is born.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

G. IRVINE will lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Non- members are welcome to attend the lecture (admission £2).

Subject: `Bu-no-mai: the military dances of Bugaku.'

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