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Oxford University Gazette, 17 February 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology

PROFESSOR BEN SHELDON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 March, in Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Ornithology at Oxford.'


Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology

PROFESSOR ANDREAS WILLI will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Unholy diseases, or why Agamemnon and Tuthaliya should not have offended the gods.'

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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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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

PROFESSOR SIMON GOLDHILL, Cambridge, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further information telephone Oxford (2)88210, or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Wagner's Greeks.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

D.F. McKenzie Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN BARNARD, Leeds, will deliver the tenth annual D.F. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 March, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Keats and posterity: manuscript, print, and readers.'

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ENGLISH, HISTORY OF ART, MUSIC

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar series

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

Conveners: Professor Chris Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

PROFESSOR P. HAWKINS, Boston
21 Feb.: 'Lost and found: the Bible in contemporary American literature.'

PROFESSOR J. RICHES, Glasgow
7 Mar.: 'Galatians and the end of the law: the reception of an idea and its ethical consequences.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society

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: Professor Steven Vertovec.

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.'

R. KOSLOWSKI
17 Mar.: 'Real challenges for virtual borders: the implemention of US-VISIT.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr Simon Titmuss.

PROF. J. RÜHE, Freiburg
22 Feb.: 'From computer hard disks to DNA-chips: tailor-made surfaces for microsystems technology.'

DR J. KEDDIE, Surrey
1 Mar.: 'Ellipsometry of soft matter in thin films and at interfaces.'

PROF. S.P. ARMES, Sheffield
8 Mar.: 'Stimulus-responsive block copolymers, micelles, gels and microgels.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

University Laboratory of Physiology: Science and medicine of athletic performance

PROFESSOR CRAIG SHARP, Brunel, will deliver the first of the Emininent Speakers lectures at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 February, in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: Professor Uwe Ackermann.

Subject: 'Comparative performances of human and animal athletes.'


Clinical endocrine and metabolic meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, the Churchill Hospital.

M.C. SUGDEN, London
22 Feb.: 'Nuclear receptors and insulin secretion.'

A. WAGENMAKERS, Birmingham
1 Mar.: 'Lipids and insulin resistance of skeletal muscle.'

J. FERRER, Barcelona
8 Mar.: 'Transcription factors, pancreas development, and diabetes.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5p.m. in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road. Up-to-date information is available at www.history.ox.ac.uk/seminars.

Convener: Dr Knick Harley.

J. SIMPSON, Pablo de Olavide
22 Feb.: 'Latifundios, labour conflicts and land reform in Spain in the 1930s.'

E. KARAKACILI, West Ontaria
1 Mar.: 'Pre-industrial possibilities: English agrarian labour productivity after the Black Death. A case study (part 2).'

L. HANNAH, Tokyo
8 Mar.: 'State versus private enterprise in manufacturing in the very long run: the cigarette industry in Europe, America and Asia, 1912–62.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

Unless indicated otherwise the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Christopher Brooke, and Dr Richard Coggins.

TAM DALYELL, MP, Father of the House of Commons
21 Feb. (in the Auditorium): 'What needs to be done to the Commons.'

EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP
28 Feb.: 'Why opposition since 1997 has been difficult.'

LORD PATTEN, Chancellor of the University
7 Mar. (in the Auditorium): 'Why the EU constitution is in our national interest.'

SIR ALAN BUDD
25 Apr. (in the Auditorium): 'The Budd Report.'

LORD WOOLF
Date to be announced: 'The courts' place in the constitution.'

LORD RENTON OF MOUNT HARRY
Date to be announced: 'The role of the whips in Parliament.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Film-showing and discussion

The documentary film Notˇcias de uma guerra particular (1999), on drug-related violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, will be shown on Thursday, 24 February, 4.30-- 6.30 p.m., in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. The showing will be followed by a discussion with the director JoĆo Moreira Salles on violence and film in contemporary Brazil.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR E. SIRRIYEH, Leeds, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 February, in the Centre.

Subject: 'Styles of master–disciple relationship in the Sufi world of Ottoman Damascus in the late seventeenth to early eighteenth centuries.'


HRH PRINCE SAUD AL-FAISAL, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 February, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be free by ticket only, obtainable from OCIS, George Street (telephone: Oxford (2)78730, fax: 248942).

Subject: 'Dialogue and understanding.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government

PROFESSOR DR CLAUS OFFE, Professor of Politics, Humboldt-University, Berlin, will deliver the second Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 February, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'Self-reflection from afar: considerations on Europe from the American travels of Tocqueville, Weber, and Adorno.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Dawkins Prize Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID MACDONALD will deliver the Dawkins Prize Lecture for Animal Conservation and Welfare on Friday, 4 March, at 5 p.m. in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Everyone welcome.

Subject: 'A brush with foxes and some other carnivore tales.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

Beneventan script and the culture of medieval southern Italy

PROFESSOR V. BROWN, Toronto, will deliver the Lowe Lectures in Palaeography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 22 Feb.: 'E.A. Lowe and the making of The Beneventan Script.'


Thur. 24 Feb.: 'In the shadow of Monte Cassino: Beneventan centres in the Abruzzi.'

Tue. 1 Mar.: 'Across the Adriatic: Beneventan scriptoria in Dalmatia.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture

PROFESSOR JULIAN PETO will deliver the Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 17 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: 'Human papilloma viruses, cervical cancer, and screening.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

PROFESSOR G. REINERT will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: 'Small worlds.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

JEREMY KINSMAN, Ambasssador of Canada to the EU, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information may be obtained from Janet Wardell, LMH (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'So! Is there still an Atlantic Community? Are values and interests diverging, or converging? Is Canada in the middle or on the side? How does the future look for Europe and North America?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

PROFESSOR MARK WASSERMAN, Rutgers, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 March, in the Latin American Centre.

Subject: 'Fleeced and failed: entrepreneurs without connections in Mexico, 1880–1930.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Wallace Watson Award Lectures

The joint winners of the 2004 Award will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 March, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

PETER HESKETH: 'Two men and a tent.'

DANIEL KONDZIELA: 'Slowly down the Ganges.'



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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

DR MIKE SHOOTER, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Mental illness—the last great taboo.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR MARY CARRUTHERS will lecture at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 February, in the Garrard Room, Harris Manchester College. New members are welcome to attend.

Subject: ' "Cicero's" art of memory in the later Middle Ages: problems and some queries.'

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