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SLADE LECTURES 2005

The pencil of nature—creating the art of photography

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2004–5, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Hilary Term in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lectures are free and open to the public. The first lecture will be given on 19 January.

The titles of the lectures will be published next term, and will also be available on the Web site of the Department of the History of Art, www.hoa.ox.ac.uk.

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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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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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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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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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

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.'

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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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