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Oxford University Gazette, 17 March 2005: Lectures

CLASSICS

David Lewis Lecture

PROFESSOR SIMON HORNBLOWER, University College, London, will deliver the David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Theatre and the ancient Greek historian.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Osler Lecture

PROFESSOR J.I. BELL will deliver the inaugural Oxford Osler Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Will genomics change Oslerian medicine?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

'Flaschenpost': German poetry and the long twentieth century

This colloquium will be held on 15 and 16 April in New College.

On Friday, 15 April, a bilingual poetry reading, with Michael Krüger, Ulrike Draesner, Iain Galbraith, and Karen Leeder, will be held at 5.30 p.m. in the Long Room.

Details of the papers to be given on Saturday, 16 April, in Lecture Room 4, the Noël Salter Room, are set out below.

Further details may be found at http://www.mod- langs.ox.ac.uk/german/flaschenpost. Places at the colloquium are available, but must be reserved by 1 April: enquiries should be directed to Dr Leeder.

Convener: Dr K.J Leeder (e-mail: karen.leeder@new.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR R. VILAIN, Robert Holloway, London
9.30 a.m.: ' "Le style. . . c'est le diable": early twentieth-century German poetry in dialogue with Paul Valéry.'

PROFESSOR M. ESKIN, Columbia
10.15 a.m.: ' "Of Poets and Sailors"—on Celan, Brodsky, and Grünbein.'

PROFESSOR H.-H. MÜLLER and DR TOM KINDT, Hamburg
11.30 a.m.: 'Die Liebeslyrik: Brecht und andere.'

DR K. KOHL
12.15 p.m.: ' "Grammatische Meditationen" und "Herzworte"—Sprache als Metapher in der Lyrik des 20. Jahrhunderts.'

PROFESSOR W. EMMERICH, Bremen
2 p.m.: 'Keine Lyrik nach Auschwitz? 50 Jahre Kontroversen und Gedichte nach Adornos Diktum.'

DR G. PAUL, Warwick
2.45 p.m.: 'Gender and tradition: Bewegte Differenzen: readings in contemporary poetry by women.'

PROFESSOR H. KORTE, Siegen
4 p.m.: 'Das epigrammatische Gedicht in Westdeutschland seit 1945.'

PROFESSOR H. GNÜG, Bonn
4.45 p.m.: ' "Das Ende der Landschaftsmalerei"—Problematik und Wiederentdeckung eines Genre.' (Followed by closing discussion at 5.30 p.m.)

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

The concluding seminars in this series will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Magdalen College.

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

SIR ALAN BUDD
25 Apr., Auditorium: 'The Budd Report.'

EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP
9 May, Summer Common Room: 'Why opposition since 1997 has been difficult.'

LORD RENTON OF MOUNT HARRY
16 May, Summer Common Room: 'The role of the Whips in Parliament.'

LORD WOOLF, Lord Chief Justice
17 Oct., Auditorium: 'The courts' place in the constitution?'

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BEGBROKE SCIENCE PARK

NICOLA SCOTT, BMW Group, Oxford, will give a Begbroke Seminar at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 March, in the Blenheim Room, Begbroke Sciene Park.

Ms Scott will discuss the radical 'culture change' at the BMW plant in Oxford, which has established teamwork and personal responsibility as central to its philosophy.

To reserve a place, e-mail Dr Rebecca Lingwood (rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk ).

Subject: 'Employees in the driving seat: innovation at BMW Oxford.'

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INSTITUTE OF EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW

Harmonisation of European Contract Law: Implications for European Private Law, Business and Legal Practice

This conference will be held on 18–19 March, in St Anne's College.

Speakers include: Guido Alpa (University of Rome, 'La Sapienza'), Baroness Ashton of Upholland (Department of Constitutional Affairs), Hugh Beale (Law Commission), David Edward (formerly European Court of Justice), Roy Goode (University of Oxford), Martijn Hesselink (University of Amsterdam), Ewan McKendrick (University of Oxford), Stuart Popham (Senior Partner, Clifford Chance), Dirk Staudenmayer (European Commission), John Vickers (Chairman, Office of Fair Trading), Stephen Weatherill (University of Oxford), and Reinhard Zimmermann (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg).

Further information, including the full conference programme, may be found on the Institute's Web site, http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/news/files/Programme.pdf. Registration forms can be obtained from jenny.dix@eurocomplaw.ox.ac.uk and must be returned by 7 March.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

SHAIKHA MOZAH BINT NASSER AL MISSNED, Chair, Qatar Foundation for Education and UNESCO Envoy for Higher Education, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 March, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Globalising education and educating the globe: the case for human development and education in Arab societies.'

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RHODES TRUST

German Rhodes Lecture

PROFESSOR DIETER GRIMM, Permanent Fellow, the Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin, and formerly Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, will deliver the German Rhodes Lecture (in English) at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 April, in Rhodes House.

The lecture is arranged jointly with the Association of German Rhodes Scholars, and is sponsored by the Boston Consulting Group.

Subject: 'Integration by constitution? Expectations and perspectives in the process of European constitutionalisation.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

PROFESSOR ART BRIEF, Lawrence Martin Chair of Business, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane, and editor of the Academy of Management Review, will give seminars at 12.30 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Thur. 28 Apr.: 'Theory building and the Academy of Management Review.' (Chairman: Professor Richard Whittington)

Fri. 29 Apr.: 'Communities matter: the case of race relations in organisations.' (Chairman: Dr Alex Nicholls)

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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

PROFESSOR G. CONWAY will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 April, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: 'Science, technology, and development.'

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JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR M. WYKE, Reading, will deliver the Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Julius Caesar in western culture: from Lucan to Las Vegas.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture

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

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

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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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GRADUATE THEOLOGY SOCIETY

DR WILLIAM LANE CRAIG will lecture at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 April, in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College. Admission is free.

Subject: 'Evidence for the historical resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.'

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