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Oxford University Gazette, 19 May 2005: Lectures

CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PATRICK MARBER will be in conversation with CATE BLANCHETT at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity

The Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint will be delivered as follows. The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Oriental Institute.

PROFESSOR PETER J. GENTRY, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville
Mon. 23 May: 'Old Greek and later revisers: can we always distinguish them?'

DR BAS TER HAAR ROMENY, Leiden
Wed. 25 May: 'Hexaplaric readings for Genesis and their reception by the Church.'

DR ALISON SALVESEN
Thur. 26 May: 'Hexaplaric readings for Exodus.'

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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 in the ancient Greek historians.'

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Dionysus recast: ancient drama in the modern world

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. Two papers will be given at some of the meetings.

Enquiries should be directed to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Kathleen Riley, Avery Willis, and Amanda Wrigley.

ELEFTHERIA IOANNIDOU
25 May, 3–4.30 p.m.: 'The New Woman on the popular stage: Dario Fo and Franca Rame's La Medea. '

MAJA KOMINKO
5 May, 3–4.30 p.m.: 'Polish history from 1981 the Antigone's eyes.'

DR N. COURTES
1 June, Rainolds Room: 'La Médée de Saint- Médard: transgressing codes in twentieth-century French theatre.'

JOHN TAYLOR, Bradfield College, Berkshire; Artistic Director, Theatre Odyssey
1 June, Rainolds Room: 'The socialisation of Greek tragedy.'

THELMA HOLT, CBE
8 June: 'Ninagawa's Greeks.'

PROFESSOR EDITH HALL, Durham
8 June: 'Recasting Euripides in contemporary fiction.'

AMY RUSSELL
15 June: 'The aria of the Phrygian slave: new music in modern performance.' (Followed by a presentation on the 2005 Oxford Greek play , Orestes)

ZACHARY DUNBAR, Royal Holloway, London
15 June: 'Crossbreed: cult, cattle, and chorus (Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus transposed to the Texas Bible Country).'

PROFESSOR LORNA HARDWICK, Open University
22 June, 5.30 p.m., Classics Centre: 'Contested genealogies in modern productions of Greek drama.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

British Academy sponsored lecture

PROFESSOR N.J. VAN DER MERWE, Professor of Natural History, University of Cape Town, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Robert Hedges (e- mail: robert.hedges@rlaha.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The diets of early hominins in Africa.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR S. YABLO, MIT, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Further information may be found at www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Non-catastrophic presupposition failure.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oxford Finance Summer Symposium

The following lectures will be given at the times shown in the Saïd Business School. Enquiries should be directed to professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

LUCY WHITE, Harvard
Tue. 7 June, 5 p.m.: 'Financial liberalisation and capital regulation in open economics.'

PATRICK BOLTON, Princeton
Wed. 8 June, 9 a.m.: 'Structuring and restructuring sovereign debt: the role of seniority.'

OREN SUSSMAN
Wed. 8 June, 5 p.m.: 'Financial distress, bankruptcy law, and the business cycle.'

HOWARD ROSENTHAL, Princeton
Thur. 9 June, 9 a.m.: 'Power rejected: Congress and bankruptcy in the early Republic.'

HULYA ERASLAN, Wharton
Thur. 9 June, 5 p.m.: 'Debt restructuring and voting rules.'

CELICE ROCHON, Cergy
Fri. 10 June, 9 a.m.: 'Debt and monetary policy neutrality, indeterminacy, and government finance in Walrasian dynamics without rational expectations.'

ITAY GOLDSTEIN, Wharton
Fri. 10 June, 5 p.m.: 'The effects of biased self-perceptions in teams.'

ANDREW ELLUL, Indiana
Mon. 13 June, 9 a.m.: 'Reputation effects in trading on the New York Stock Exchange.'

MAUREEN O'HARA, Cornell
Mon. 13 June, 5 p.m.: 'Markets and asset pricing.' (Clarendon Lectures: 'Microstructure in a theory of finance'—Lecture I )

JAN WERNER, Minnesota
Tue. 14 June, 9 a.m.: 'Information revelation and market crashes.'

MAUREEN O'HARA, Cornell
Tue. 14 June, 5 p.m: 'Markets and corporate finance.' (Clarendon Lectures: 'Microstructure in a theory of finance'—Lecture II )

ERIC HUGHSON, Colorado
Wed. 15 June, 9 a.m.: 'Bounded rational agents make optimal decisions? A natural experiment.'

MAUREEN O'HARA, Cornell
Wed. 15 June, 5 p.m.: 'The role of microstructcure.' ( Clarendon Lectures: 'Microstructure in a theory of finance'—Lecture III )

PETER KYLE, Duke
Thur. 16 June, 9 a.m.: 'A two-factor model of value and growth with adjustment costs.'


Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, the Saïd Business School. Enquiries should be directed to professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Dimitrios Tsomocos.

26 May: GABRIELL DEMANGE, Paris–Jourdan Sciences Economiques

2 June: ULRICH HEGE, HEC School of Management

16 June: BERNARD CORNET, Paris

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience will be held at the Department of Experimental Psychology, 26–29 September, and will explore the following fields:

Modern Homo Sapiens, cerebral asymmetry and language

Unusual/abnormal language processing: animals, babies, children and patients

How is information represented in the visual system?

Cognitive roles of cerebellum

The cognitive neuroscience approach to the study of the body in the brain

The course will be given at graduate level. The lecturers include psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world. Further details may be obtained from Sally Harte (e-mail: sally.harte@physiol.ox.ac.uk) or from www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk/autsch/.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR FAMILY LAW AND POLICY

BECKY BATAGOL, Monash University, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 June, in the Violet Butler Room, Barnett House.

Subject: 'Hired guns and unprincipled mercenaries.'

The paper will examine the effect of anti-lawyer rhetoric on separating and divorcing familes attending family mediation in Australia, and will compare the position in Australia with that in the UK.

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CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The Centre for International Studies will hold a round-table discussion on 20 May, 4–6 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Panellists include Dr Andrew Hurrell (Nuffield), Professor Vaughan Lowe (All Souls), Professor Sir Adam Roberts (Balliol), and Dr Jennifer Welsh (Somerville). Welcome by Professor Sir Richard Jolly (UNA Chair), and introduction by Sir Emyr Jones Parry (Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN).

Subject: 'A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility —the report of the UN Secretary-General's high-level panel on threats, challenges, and change.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

H.E. DR MOHAMMAD AL-SABAH, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait, will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 May, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Entry will be by free ticket, available from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

Subject: 'The Arab exception: facts and fallacies.'


PROFESSOR MICHAEL LAFFAN, Princeton, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 May, in the Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: 'Snouck Hurgronje and the discovery of traditional Islam on Java.'

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TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY

Words and music/Paroles et musique

NICOLE GORE reads from La nuit juste avant les forêts by BERNARD- MARIE KOLTÈS, with musical accompaniment by Robert Sale, in the Voltaire Room, the Taylor Institution Library, at 5.30 for 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 May.

Koltès is one of the most acclaimed and original French authors of modern times. The reading will be in French, with notes provided in English. Admission is free.

Further details may be found at http://www.taylib.ox.ac.uk (e-mail: enquiries@taylib.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)78158).

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures

To the margins of the Establishment: All Souls after 1945

DR SIMON GREEN will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

3 June: 'Fading grandees and fractious dons.'

10 June: 'The Year of Three Wardens.'

17 June: 'Crisis and renewal.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Reuters Memorial Lecture

NIALL FITZGERALD, KBE, Chairman of Reuters and Chair, the Nelson Mandela Legacy Trust, will deliver the Reuters Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'A future lost opportunity: does the media lead or follow? Will the media miss the story on Africa?'

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Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR D. DONNAI will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Dysmorphology and development: clues from the clinic.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR PAOLO FRANCESCO FIORE, Professor of Architecture and Architectural Archaeology, University of Rome (La Sapienza), will the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 May, in the Grove Auditoriium, Magdalen College (entrance through Longwall).

Subject: 'Leon Battista Alberti and the architecture of Renaissance Italy.'

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ORIEL COLLEGE

Thomas Harriot Lecture

DR JOHN HENRY, Edinburgh, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Why Harriot was not the English Galileo.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Intelligence and Global Terrorism

CONGRESSMAN CURT WELDON, Deputy Chairman, Homeland Security Committee and Armed Services Committee, US House of Representatives, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to Tara McTiernan (telephone: Oxford 557047, e-mail: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk ).

Convener: Dr S. Tsang.

Subject: 'Global transformation and the policies that affect it.'


Middle East Centre

George Antonius Lecture

SONALLAH IBRAHIM, novelist, will deliver the George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'The development of an Egyptian writer.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Astor Visiting Lecture

PROFESSOR SAMUEL ISSACHAROFF, Harold R. Medina Professor of Procedural Jurisprudence, Columbia Law School, will deliver the Astor Visiting Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 June, in the Faw Faculty Board Room, the St Cross Building. Professor Christopher McCrudden will chair the lecture.

Subject: 'When rights break down: US constitutional responses in times of national security crisis.'


Global Economic Governance Lecture

THE HON. DR NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA, Minister of Finance of Nigeria, will deliver the annual Global Economic Governance Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 May, in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Subject: 'Managing the challenges of reform in a global context—the case of Nigeria.'

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