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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Cheryl and Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry

PROFESSOR ANTHONY BAILEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 February, in the Examination Schools. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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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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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PATRICK MARBER, Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, will talk to Michael Gearin-Tosh about his play Closer, and the film version, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 31 January, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

The film of Closer, directed by Mike Nichols, and starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen, and Natalie Portman, was released in the UK on 14 January.

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HAMBRO VISITING PROFESSOR OF OPERA

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. There is no charge for admission, and the lectures are open to the public.

8 Feb.: `The operas J.S. Bach never wrote?'

15 Feb.: `Staging Mozart's operas—opening up the score.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

Religion and identity in modern Irish history

PROFESSOR MARIANNE ELLIOTT, University of Liverpool, will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

21 Jan: ` "Oh no! Not the Irish Catholics again!": introductory overview.'

28 Jan.: `Catholicism and Irishness.'

4 Feb.: `Persecution and religious identity.'

11 Feb.: `Narratives of victimhood: Catholic.'

18 Feb.: `Narratives of victimhood: Protestant.'

25 Feb.: `The confused name of "Irishman".'

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CARLYLE LECTURES

Ideas of property: antiquity and after

PROFESSOR PETER GARNSEY, Cambridge, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.


2 Feb.: `Plato's "Communism", Aristotle's critique, and Proclus' defence.'

9 Feb.: `Plato's "Communism": from late antique Rome via Islamic Spain to Renaissance Italy.'

16 Feb.: `Renunciation and commonality: thinking through the primitive Church.'

23 Feb.: `The poverty of Christ: crises of asceticism from the Pelagians to the Franciscans.'

2 Mar.: `Paradise lost: the state of nature and the origins of private property.'

9 Mar.: `Roman law and subjective rights.'

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SLADE LECTURES

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 the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lectures are free and open to the public.

26 Jan.: `The tutelage of Nature.'

2 Feb.: `Science and the imagination; extensions of vision.'

9 Feb.: `The impartial eye; cataloguing the world.'

16 Feb.: `Self-reflection; the human visage.'

23 Feb.: `Sermons in stone: the environment of man.'

2 Mar.: `Photography and the printed page.'

9 Mar.: `The art of photography.'

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JENKINSON LECTURE

PROFESSOR GERD JÜRGENS, Professor of Developmental Genetics, University of Tübingen, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Apical-basal pattern formation in Arabidopsis embryogenesis.'

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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.

Subject: `Policy, politics, and the excitement of science.'

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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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SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY AREA STUDIES

Workshop: Ageing in Asia

The following workshop, presented in association with the Oxford Institute of Ageing and the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 18 February and Saturday, 19 February in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. Enquiries and registration: Jennifer Griffiths. Email: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or tel. 01865 274559.

Conveners: Professor Roger Goodman, Dr Sarah Harper, and Professor Vivienne Shue.

Friday, 18 February:

Session 1: The demographic and social setting

G. LEESON
9.45 a.m.: `General patterns of ageing in Asia: a demographic perspective.'

E. CROLL, SOAS
10.30 a.m.: `Ageing in Asia: culture, generations and policy.'


Session 2: The experience of old age in Asia

S.HARPER
11.45 a.m.: `Understanding ageing and old age.'

P. VERA SANSO, Birkbeck College
12.15 p.m.: `Experiences in, not of, old age: a South Indian example.'

A. ANANTA, ISEAS, Singapore
1.45 p.m.: `Ageing and opportunity by ethnicity and religion in Indonesia.'

B. HARRISS-WHITE (on South Asia) and E. SCHROEDER- BUTTERFILL (on South East Asia)
2.15 p.m.: Panel and general discussion.


Session 3: Intergenerational relations in Asia

T. PETERSEN, HelpAge International
4 p.m.: `Understanding intergenerational relations in the context of development.'

C. IKELS, Case Western University
4.30 p.m.: `Filial piety in crisis?: the impact of economic reform on intergenerational relations in China.'

P. KREAGER
5 p.m.: `Ageing and daughter preferences: comparative perspectives from Indonesia.'

Y. MAYA (on Japan) and R. MURPHY (on China)
5.30 p.m.: Panel and general discussion.


Saturday, 19 February:

Session 4: The economics and social policy of ageing in Asia

R. MCKINNON, International Social Security Association
9.30 a.m.: `What do we mean by the economics and social policy of ageing?'

J. CAMPBELL, Michigan
10 a.m.: `The economics and social policy of ageing in Japan.'

J. ROUND, Leicester
10.30 a.m.: `The economics and social policy of ageing in the Asian region of the former Soviet Union.'

C. DAVIS (on former USSR) and M. REBICK (on Japan)
11.30 a.m.: Panel discussion.


Session 5: Longevity and the culture of old age in Asia

A. KALACHI, WHO
1.45 p.m.: `Health and increasing longevity in developing countries.'


J. FARQUHAR, Chicago
2.15 p.m.: `Living long in changing times: Beijing, Yangsheng, 2003.'

R. CAMPBELL, Michigan
2.45 p.m.: `Changing perceptions of ageing in Japan.'

A. BOERMEL (on China) and T. SMITH (on Japan) 3.45 p.m.: Panel discussion.


5 p.m.: General discussion.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Fin de Siècle Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Meyerstein Room (11), St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford. After the seminar, refreshments will be served in the Graduate Common Room. All are welcome. Enquiries: anna.vaninskaya@hertford.o x.ac.uk.

Two papers will be given at the meeting on 10 February.

Convener: Anna Vaninskaya.

DR S. LEDGER, Birkbeck
20 Jan.: `Women, the Yellow Book, and the sexual politics of the Decadence.'

DR L. HARTLEY, Southampton
3 Feb.: ` "But can we be sure that things are at all like our feelings?" Walter Pater and the language of inner sense.'

P. BENNETT, Birbeck
10 Feb.: ` "A new land at last to be seen". Reclaiming Iceland: William Morris and the revival of the Great Old North.'

A. VANINSKAYA
10 Feb.: `Generic revolutions: William Morris in the realm of Romance.'

DR B. LECKIE, Carleton
24 Feb.: `Protest prefaces: the role of the novel preface in fin de siècle print censorship debates.'

DR J. RIDENHOUR, South Carolina
10 March: ` "In darkest London": the Gothic cityscape in the fin de siècle.'

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ENGLISH, HISTORY OF ART, MUSIC

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar

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

Conveners: Professor Chris Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

PROFESSOR D. MACCULLOCH
24 Jan.: `The Virgin Mary and the Protestant reformers.'

PROFESSOR U. LUZ, Bern
7 Feb.: `The use of Art in the interpretation of the Passion. Narrative in Matthew as a hermeneutical challenge.' (Hussey Seminar)

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

Human Geography Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 12.10 p.m. on Tuesdays in the SCR, School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road.

Convener: Dr Daniel Buck.

DR B. PARRY, Queen Mary, London
25 Jan.: `Trading the genome: investigating the commodification of bio-information.'

DR J. LORIMER, Bristol
1 Feb.: `Nonhuman charisma and the taxonomic scope of UK conservation concern.'

DR D. POWER, Uppsala
8 Feb.: `Thoughts from the cultural economy.'

DR E. MAWDSLEY, Birkbeck, London
15 Feb.: `Hindu nationalism and environmental discourses in India.'

DR R. MARTIN, Cambridge
22 Feb.: `Regional competitiveness: an elusive but key concept?'

DR J. JACOBS, Edinburgh
1 Mar.: `The geographies of big things.'

PROFESSOR J.P. JONES III, Arizona
8 Mar.: `Human geography without scale.'

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Physical Geography Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the SCR, School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road.

Convener: Dr K.J. Willis.

DR N. BROWN
25 Jan.: `Will climate change save mahogany from extinction?'

DR H. VILES
1 Feb.: `Rock breakdown research: setting the agenda.'

PROFESSOR P. HESSE, Maquarie University, Sydney
8 Feb.: `Quaternary climate change and aridity in Australia: the aeolian evidence.'

PROFESSOR M. BIRD, St Andrews
15 Feb.: `Early human dispersal through Southeast Asia and Australasia—routes and timings.'

DR N. BROOKS, East Anglia
22 Feb.: `Climate change and human responses in the northern hemisphere desert belt.'

PROFESSOR H.J.B. BIRKS, Bergen
1 Mar.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR R. BENKE, Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen
8 Mar.: `Free distributions and property rights: the exploitation of natural resources in mobile pastoral systems.'

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Oxford Seminars in Cartography

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the School of Geography and the Environment. For further details, please contact nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk or tel. 01865 287119. These seminars are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography and the Environment.

M. HEFFERNAN, Nottingham
24 Feb.: `Propaganda and cartography in the First World War.'

R. WATTS, Bournemouth/Digi-Data Technologies
2 June: `Paper to pixels: the digital manipulation of the Gough Map.'

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Pauling Centre: Medical Anthropology Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 11 a.m. at the Pauling Centre, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PF. Details of the 21 February will be announced later.

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Ruth Travis.

A. HALL, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
24 Jan.: `Preventing primary liver cancer: unanswered questions.'

S. HUTTLEY, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
31 Jan.: `Childhood poverty in four countries. The Young Lives experience of multidisciplinary research.'

H. JAFFE
7 Feb.: `The early history of HIV/AIDS in the United States.'

S. SHILCUTT
14 Feb.: `Changing first-line malaria therapy in sub-Saharan Africa: the interface between anthropology and economics.'

H. LAMBERT, Bristol
28 Feb.: `The nature of evidence in evidence- based medicine.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be held on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated) in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road. Tea will be served in the Common Room at 3.45 p.m. Details of the 28 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Professor D. Sherrington and Professor R. Davies.

PROFESSOR A. HALLIDAY
28 Jan.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR H. HUTCHINSON, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
4 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR A. DONALD, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Hierarchical self-assembly in the starch granule.'

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD FRIEND, Cambridge
4 March: `Organic electronics: the role of interfaces and heterojunctions.'

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Condensed Matter Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2.15 p.m. in the Simon Room, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road.

Conveners: A.T. Boothroyd and J.T. Chalker.

DR A.J. FISHER, UCL
20 Jan.: `Inelastic processes in nanoscale conductors.'

DR. M. HOWARD, Imperial College
27 Jan.: `Subcellular protein localisation in bacteria: physical mechanisms behind precise positional targeting.'

PROFESSOR R. MCKENZIE, Queensland
3 Feb.: `Quantum decoherence of electronic excitations in biomolecules.'

PROFESSOR B. GAULIN, McMaster
10 Feb.: `Frustration and satisfaction in triangular and tetrahedral magnets.'

DR W.B. FISCHER
24 Feb.: `Protein mediated ion and substrate diffusion across the lipid membrane.'

DR K.J. THOMAS, Cambridge
3 March: `Unusual conductance collapse in long quantum wires.'

PROFESSOR H. BAYLEY
10 March: `Single-molecule non-covalent and covalent chemistry in a protein nanoreactor.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933).

M. MEINSHAUSEN, ETH Zurich
27 Jan.: `On the risk of overshooting 2 degrees C: implications of the uncertainty in climate sensitivity for the derivation of "safe" stabilisation and peaking concentrations.'

PROFESSOR J. DRUMMOND, Toronto
3 Feb.: `Measurements of pollution in the troposphere (MOPITT): past, present, and future.'

DR N. BOWLES
10 Feb.: `Near-infrared spectroscopy to support measurements of the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter.'

DR A. BALL, Open University
17 Feb.: `First results from Huygens at Titan.'

DR H. LANGENBERG, Senior Editor, Nature
24 Feb.: `How Nature works.'

DR P. FOSTER, Reading
3 Mar.: `Diagnosing the Earth's climate sensitivity from Earth radiation budget data.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Colloquia

The following lectures will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. Enquiries: 01865 275914 or email jason.davis@chem.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Jason J. Davis.

DR DAVID SMITH, York
24 Jan.: `Dendritic control of nanoassemblies—playing the generation game.'

DR E. CLOT, Université Montpellier II, France
31 Jan.: `Counter ion effects in organometallic chemistry from a joint experimental and theoretical perspective.'

PROFESSOR R. LAMBERT, Cambridge
7 Feb.: `Where surface science meets heterogeneous catalysis: out of ultra high vacuum and into the real world.'

DR C. KEPERT, Sydney
14 Feb.: `Nanoporous molecular framework materials.'

PROFESSOR C. JONES, Cardiff
21 Feb.: `Anionic gallium (I) heterocycles: anaologies with N-heterocyclic carbenes?'

DR P. MCGOWAN, Leeds
28 Feb.: To be announced.

DR A. WELLER, Bath
7 Mar.: To be announced.

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Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces: Interdisciplinary Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room.

DR Y. VENTIKOS
25 Jan.: `Comoputational techniques for transport phenomena in biomedical engineering.'

DR J.S. VAN DUIJNEVELDT, Bristol
8 Feb.: `Demixing mixtures and unbinding books: experiments on colloidal spheres and platelets.'

DR D. PORTER
15 Feb.: `Application of polymer structure- property relations to biomaterials.'

PROF. J. RÜHE, Freiburg
22 Feb.: To be announced.

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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Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Earth Sciences Department.

PROFESSOR D. RUBIE, Bayreuth
24 Jan.: `Mechanisms of metal-silicate segregation during core formation in terrestrial planets.'

DR H. PÄLIKE, Southampton
31 Jan.: `Initial results from the first deep scientific drilling in the Arctic Ocean.'

PROFESSOR P. BLAND, Imperial College, London
7 Feb.: `A fireball camera network in the Western Australian desert.'

PROFESSOR F. NIMMO, UCLA
14 Feb.: `Extension on Europa.'

DR J. HART, Southampton
21 Feb.: `An autonomous multi-sensor subglacial probe: preliminary results.'

DR A DEUSS, Cambridge
28 Feb.: `Probing Earth's deep interior using mantle discontinuities.'

DR I. HALL, Cardiff
7 Mar.: `Ice sheet–ocean interaction at sub-centennial time-scales in the north-east Atlantic.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

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

DR N. JANSON, Loughborough
21 Jan.: `Forced synchronisation in cardiovascular system.'

DR K. PAGE, UCL
4 Feb.: `Mathematical models of tumour dormancy.'

DR N. BURROUGHS, Warwick
18 Feb.: `T cell activation: dynamic, spatial, and complex!'

PROFESSOR N. BRITTON, Bath
4 Mar.: `Evolution in an exploiter–victim system.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Paul Brand and Mark Whittow.

S. LOSEBY, Sheffield
24 Jan.: `St-Victor and Marseille, c.1100–400 [sic].'

P. TUCKER
31 Jan.: ` "Mitigating the rigour of the law": late medieval approaches to tempering strict law with equity and their political context.'

D. CROUCH, Hull
7 Feb.: `The social uses of the tournament, c.1100–1300.'

S. BAXTER, King's College, London
14 Feb.: `MS C of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the politics of mid-eleventh century England.'

N. BARRAT
21 Feb.: `Managing royal finance: an overview of Exchequer development, 1154–1307.'

C. LEWIS, Victoria County History
28 Feb.: `Ideology and the culture of government in late Anglo-Saxon England.'

B. GOLDING, Southampton
7 Mar.: `Giraldus Cambrensis and the making of the Speculum Ecclesie.'

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Military History Seminar

The following seminars will be held on alternate Wednesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor Hew Strachan.

J. CORUM
26 Jan.: `Getting it right: a study in military doctrine and reform—the development of German army operational doctrine in the inter-war period.'

H. OLIVER
9 Feb.: `Meteorology and warfare.'

A. WATSON
23 Feb.: `The German collapse on the Western Front in 1918: strike, mutiny, or an ordered surrender?'

R. BOSWORTH
9 Mar.: ` "Rogueness" or realism in Fascist Italy, from pigeon fanciers to poison gas.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Popular culture in the Middle East

DR WALTER ARMBRUST will lecture on this subject at 9 a.m. on Fridays in the Oriental Institute.

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PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy of Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4.30 p.m. in weeks 1 to 6, and 8 in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Dr J.N. Butterfield.

DR T. MUELLER, Bonn
20 Jan.: `A space–time model for objective probabilities, with an application to quantum mechanics.'

DR O. POOLEY
27 Jan.: `Haecceitism: physics versus metaphysics.'

PROFESSOR S. ABRAMSKY
3 Feb.: `Abstract quantum mechanics.'

PROFESSOR W. MYRVOLD, Western Ontario
10 Feb.: `Why I am not an Everettian.'

PROFESSOR C. KILMISTER, King's College, London
17 Feb.: `Can Eddington be rehabilitated?'

DR H. BROWN
24 Feb.: `The strong equivalence principle in general relativity, and in a recent modification.'

DR R. DAWID, Vienna
10 Mar.: `How string theory could matter in philosophy of science.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Contemporary China Seminar

This series of visiting speaker lectures, celebrating the inauguration of the Contemporary China Studies Programme, will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room C (2nd Floor), Social Sciences Building, Manor Road.

Conveners: Dr D. Buck and Dr K.C. Lin.

DR C. BRAMALL, Sheffield
24 Jan.: `Origins of post-1978 rural industrialisation in China.'

DR M. EDIN, Uppsala
31 Jan.: `Instituionalising poverty in China: political incentives and constraints on local leaders.'

DR S. FEUCHTWANG, LSE
7 Feb.: `Contrasting history, commemoration and recalling: China's Great Leap Famine, Germany's Third Reich, and Taiwan's White Terror.'

DR S.BRESLIN, Warwick
14 Feb.: `Rethinking China's global economic power: what the statistics don't tell us.'

DR Y.T. HSING, Berkeley
21 Feb.: `New urban politics and land development.'

DR S. THOGERSEN, Aarhus
28 Feb.: `Ideology and perception of governance of township cadres.'

PROFESSOR P. HO, Groningen
7 Mar.: `Embedded environmentalism: shifting social spaces in China.'

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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: The Material and Aesthetic Dimension of Religions

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: W.M. Morgan and B. Schmidt.

DR J. KATZ
25 Jan.: `Music and ideas in India.'

DR K. TRIPLETT, SOAS
8 Feb.: `Body, ash and spirit: memorial images of the founders of Japanese new religions.'

A. DAVID, De Montford University, Leicester
22 Feb.: `The moving, dancing body—an emblem for national and diasporic Hindu identity? Bharatanatyam and Trance Dance as Tamil cultural identity markers.'

PROFESSOR J. BOYCE-TILLMAN, Winchester
8 Mar.: `Music as spiritual experience.'

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Ian Ramsey Centre Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays (weeks 2, 4, and 6) at 8.30 p.m. in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College. Enquiries: margaret.yee@nuf.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor J. Hedley Brooke Dr Margaret M. Yee.

PROFESSOR M. MARENCO, Pacific University, Forest Grove, USA
27 Jan.: `An ontology of human reproduction: the moral significance of creating, manipulating and destroying human embryos.'

DR O. PETROVICH
10 Feb.: `Origin of religion in human development: the issue of innateness.'

DR J. PEARCE
24 Feb.: `Is wisdom a helpful model in healthcare? A perspective from psychiatry.'

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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

The Sociology of Ageing

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 1 p.m. in Seminar Room D (unless otherwise stated) in the Manor Road Buildings, Manor Road. Enquiries: administrator@ageing.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Sarah Harper.

L. CARPENTER
20 Jan.: `Identifying associations between occupation and cancer, using a novel graphical approach applied to routinely collected cancer registration data.' (Room A)

A. HOFF, German Centre of Gerontology
27 Jan.: `Grandparent–grandchildren- relations from the perspective of German elders. Longitudinal and cross- cohort analyses based on German Ageing Survey data.'

M. BOND
3 Feb.: `Does, and should, age affect the management of ischaemic heart disease?'

T. SCHARF, Keele
10 Feb.: `Ageing and social exclusion: evidence from deprived neighbourhoods.'

Y. MAYA, Nihon
17 Feb.: `Comparing UK and Japanese long term care systems.'

A. NETTAN, Kent
24 Feb.: `Conceptualising and measuring the outputs of social care services.'

S. HARPER
3 Mar.: `Changing families as societies age.'

K. PLATMAN, Cambridge
10 Mar.: `The portfolio worker.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2 p.m. (unless otherwise stated) at the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre. For further information, please contact Shirley Day on 01865 273885.

Conveners: L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL).

PROFESSOR N. TREFETHEN
20 Jan.: `Who invented the great numerical algorithms?'

DR I. JONES, ANSYS Europe
27 Jan., 3 p.m.: `The use of coupled solvers for complex multiphase and reacting flows.' (At RAL)

PROFESSOR R. BRENT
3 Feb.: To be announced.

DR E. OVTCHINNIKOV, Westminster
10 Feb.: `Preconditioning for eigenvalue problems: ideas, algorithms, error analysis.'(At RAL)

DR N. GOULD, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
17 Feb.: `To SQP or not to SQP—modern alternatives in large-scale nonlinear optimisation.'

PROFESSOR C. CARSTENSEN, Humboldt University, Berlin
24 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR R. MATHIAS, College of William & Mary, USA
3 Mar.: `Quadratic eigenvalue problems and related distance problems.'

DR P.C. MOAN, Oslo
10 Mar.: To be announced.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Stencl Lecture

DR JOSEPH SHERMAN will deliver the ninth Stencl Lecture, which is presented in association with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literatures, on Thursday, 10 February, at 5 p.m. in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Exquisite complexity: the prose style of Dovid Bergelson (1884–1952).'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

War and medicine since the eighteenth century

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 2.15 p.m. at 47 Banbury Road. Coffee available from 2 p.m. Details of all Wellcome Unit events can be found at www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr M. Harrison.

M. HARRISON
24 Jan.: `Military medicine in transition: the Mesopotamia campaign of the First World War.'

N. STAEHLE
31 Jan.: ` "They didn't hang enough of them": British war crimes policy and Nazi doctors.'

J. MCCALMAN, Melbourne
7 Feb.: `War service and the life course: working-class Australians, 1885–1985.'

E. CHARTERS
14 Feb.: ` "The most inveterate scurvy": British soldiers and scurvy in North America during the Seven Years War.'

N. THALASSIS, Salford
21 Feb.: `British military psychiatry in the Second World War.'

L. BROCKLISS
28 Feb.: `War, medicine and the making of myth: William Beatty and the death of Lord Nelson.'

U. SCHMIDT, Kent
7 Mar.: `Working towards Hitler's doctor, Karl Brandt: reflections on the origins and development of the Nazi Euthanasia programme in World War II.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Public Lecture

TIMOTHY WALKER, Director of the Botanic Garden, will give a free public lecture on Tuesday, 25 January at 7 p.m.

Subject: `The healing power of plants.'

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Table Talks

JIM BENNETT will give a Table Talk on Sunday, 30 January, at 2.30 p.m.

Subject: `How does an astrolabe work?' RACHEL MELLOR will give a Table Talk on Sunday, 13 February, at 2.30 p.m.

Subject: `The Museum's amulets and their magical properties.'


JIM BENNETT will describe the introduction and use of the plane table on Sunday, 20 March, at 2.30 p.m.

Subject: `Surveyors subvert geometry.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Seminar

THOMAS WELSFORD, All Souls College, will lecture on Wednesday, 26 January, at 5 p.m. in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `The death of Makhdum-i A'zam and Bukharan Sufi influence in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Turkistan and Kashgar.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Modern French History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Modern History Research Centre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. Two papers will be given at the meeting on 2 February.

ROBERT GILDEA
26 Jan.: `Revisiting gender in nineteenth-century France.'

IAIN CHADWICK
2 Feb.: `Old and new revolutionaries during the Paris Commune of 1871.'

LEONORA FITZGIBBONS
2 Feb.: `French and Italian socialism in the 1920s.'

DAVID MCLELLAN, University of Kent
9 Feb.: `Politics and religion in Simone Weil'

JENNIFER DUECK
16 Feb.: `The power of language and learning in a splintered society: cultural conflicts and conflicting cultures in the French Levantine Mandates, 1936--46.'

JEAN-YVES LE NAOUR, Université de Marseille
23 Feb.: `Bouter les Allemands hors de France: histoire de la nouvelle Jeanne d'Arc (1914--18).'

ANNE SIMONIN, CRHQ-CNRS
2 Mar.: ` "Everybody has something to say about him": the Marquis de Sade at the Liberation of France.'

JULIAN WRIGHT, University of Durham
9 Mar.: `Conflict or reconciliation? A reappraisal of politics and political argument in the Third Republic.'

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Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

CLAIRE CAZANAVE, Université de Paris III-GRIHL
3 Feb.: `Le dialogue au XVIIe siècle en France: un genre français moderne?'

OLIVIER TONNEAU, Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne
17 Feb.: `Diderot vu d'Oxford.'

PAUL COHEN, Université de Paris VIII
3 Mar.: `L'invention d'une politique linguistique française; histoire, politique et cultures linguistiques en France aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles.'

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Modern French Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

DOMINIQUE VIART, Université de Lille-III
27 Jan.: ` "Fictions critiques": les modalités critiques de la fiction contemporaine.'

CAROLINE WARMAN
10 Feb.: ` "L'impulsion et la sève": material processes of creation and degeneration in Amiel's diary.'

ELIZABETH FALLAIZE
24 Feb.: `Voodoo and the short story: René Depestre's "Un Nègre à l'ombre blanche".'

CHARLES FORSDICK, University of Liverpool
10 Mar.: `The afterlives of Toussaint L'Ouverture.'

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Other lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

MARCEL DETIENNE, Johns Hopkins
Mon. 24 Jan.: `The Greeks and us.'

THIERRY VEDEL, CNRS-Sciences Po, Paris
Mon. 31 Jan., 12.30 p.m.: `The idea of electronic democracy: origins, visions, questions'

DOMINIQUE PESTRE, Centre Alexandre Koyré-EHESS, Paris
Thur. 24 Feb.: `Science, money and power in an uncertain world.'

ALAIN SCHNAPP, Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris
Tue. 1 Mar.: `The idea of ruins in Western and Eastern cultures'

ANDREW SMITH, MP
Tue. 8 Mar., 7.30 p.m.: `A People's Europe.' (European Movement Open Lecture)

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Other meetings

Fri. 11 Feb. and Sat. 12 Feb., conference: `The era of biomedicine: science, technology, and health in France and Great Britain, 1945--75.' (Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday)

Tue. 15 Feb.: The poet FRANCK ANDRÉ JAMME presents his poetry, Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

Fri. 18 Feb. and Sat. 19 Feb., conference: `Les figures du philosophe dans la prose non-philosophique: XVIe--XVIIIe siècles' (Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday).

Fri. 25 Feb. and Sat. 26 Feb., conference: `Knowledge and society: regimes of production and regulation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries' (Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. Friday, 9.30 a.m.–1.10 p.m. Saturday).

Fri. 4 Mar., study-day: `Lire Le Traité des Sensations de Condillac', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Mon. 7 Mar., Englightenment Workshop: ARLETTE FARGE: `Opinion populaire et politique au XVIIIe siècle', Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.

Sat. 19 Mar., British Centre for Durkheimian Studies study-day: `Marcel Mauss: anthropologist and sociologist', Maison Française, 10.45 a.m.–4 p.m.

Thur. 14 Apr., Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival: GODFREY HOWARD, writer, with NICOLA HARRISON, mezzo-soprano, and JONATHAN GOOING, piano: `Paris in words and music', Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (tickets £6/£4.50 from the Oxford Playhouse, tel.: 305305).

Fri. 15 Apr., Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival: ANDREI MAKINE, writer, presents his work, Maison Française, 6 p.m. (tickets £5/£3.50 from the Oxford Playhouse, tel.: 305305).

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2.15 p.m. in the Small Dining Room, QEH.

Conveners: Dr Nandini Gooptu, Professor Barbara Harriss-White, and Dr Judith Heyer.

I. AHMED, Dhaka University
20 Jan.: `Images of the other: India in Bangladesh and Bangladesh in India.'

P. FROERER, LSE
27 Jan.: `Emphasising otherness: an ethnography of Hindu nationalism in a central Indian tribal village.'

G. WILLIAMS, King's College, London
3 Feb.: `Seeing the state: governance and governmentality in rural India.'

A. MCMILLAN
10 Feb.: `Electoral federalism in India and the 2004 election.'

K. KAPILA, LSE
17 Feb.: `Telling the sheep from the goats: politics, pastoralism and the state in the western Himalayas.'

M. BANO
24 Feb.: `Self-interest, rationality, and co- operative behaviour: aid and problems with co-operation within voluntary groups in Pakistan.'

J. STAPLES, SOAS
3 Mar.: `The "leper" and the state in India.'

H. DONNER, LSE
10 Mar.: `Committed mothers and well-adjusted children: globalisation, education, and motherhood in middle-class Calcutta.'

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International Gender Studies Centre

Domestic Abuse: Culture of Violence, Violations and Women's rights

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Wing Seminar Room, QEH. Email: cccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr Maria Jaschok, Dr Laura Rival, and Dr Paula Heinonen.

PROFESSOR M. HESTER, Bristol
20 Jan.: `Attitudes to experiences of domestic abuse in China and the UK.'

DR F. MACCAULEY
27 Jan.: `Conciliation and decriminalisation: the effects of bringing domestic violence in the court system in Latin America.'

PROFESSOR M. ALTMAN, DePauw University, USA
3 Feb.: `Aquaintance rape on campus: policies and pedagogies.'

DR B. ANDERSON
10 Feb.: `Hell has no fury? Female employers and violence experienced by domestic workers.'

DR C. MILWERTZ, Copenhagen
17 Feb.: `Activism against domestic violence in Beijing.'

DR A. ISHKANIAN, LSE
24 Feb.: `NGOs and anti-domestic violence programmes in Armenia.'

DR C. LLOYD
3 Mar.: `From taboo to transnational political issue: violence against women in Algeria and the diaspora.'

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International Women's Day: IGS Round Table


10 Mar.: `Sweating and dreaming—women in sweatshops and as consumers across cultures.' (Contribution to the Oxford International Women's Festival, 5–20 March: `Fabric of society—women as workers and wearers.')

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Refugee Studies Centre

The Ethics and Politics of Migration and Displacement

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Library Wing Seminar Room, QEH, 21 St Giles'.

Convener: Dr Matthew Gibney.

PROFESSOR M. FROST, King's College, London
26 Jan.: `Thinking ethically about refugees: a case for the transformation of global governance.'

DR M. RUHS, COMPAS
2 Feb.: `Designing viable and ethical labour immigration policies.'

MS T. TORRESI
9 Feb.: `The right to free movement.'

DR E. THIELEMANN, LSE
16 Feb.: `The politics of refugee burden sharing.'

DR M. GIBNEY
23 Feb.: `A thousand little Guantanamos: Western states and measures to prevent the entry of refugees.'

DR P. STATHAM, Leeds
2 Mar.: `The contested politics of asylum.'

MR J. MILNER
9 Mar.: `The politics of asylum in Africa.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Legal culture: Bringing the theoretical and empirical closer together

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 4.30 p.m. in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building. Please note this change from the traditional Monday slot; this is to avoid an overlap with the Manor Road Inaugural Lecture Series. Details of the 16 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr Marina Kurkchiyan.

D. GALLIGAN
26 Jan.: `Legal culture, or how to take Law seriously.'

K. KAPILA, LSE
2 Feb.: `The measure of a tribe: the cultural politics of constitutional (re)classification in North India.'

R. MACRIDES, Birmingham
9 Feb.: `Approaches to Byzantine law.'

R. COTTERRELL, Queen Mary College, University of London
23 Feb.: `Should "culture" become a legal concept?'

R. WHITECROSS, Edinburgh
2 Mar.: `Citizenship and belonging: law and identity in a Himalayan state.'

P. GLENN, McGill University, Montreal
9 Mar.: `The idea of legal culture, a critical assessment.'

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Programme in comparative media law and policy

`What's wrong with competition policy in the media sector?'

The following seminars will, unless otherwise stated, be held on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. in the Manor Road Social Sciences Building.

Convener: Christopher T. Marsden.

1 Feb.: PROFESSOR M. CAVE, Warwick Business School.

8 Feb.: PROFESSOR L. WOODS, Essex Law School.

Mon., 14 Feb.: DR A. GRUNWALD, Council of Europe.

22 Feb.: MR C. MARSDEN, Stanhope Centre.

1 Mar.: PROFESSOR T. GIBBONS, Manchester Law School.

8 Mar.: DR P. CROWTHER, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

15 Mar.: MR C. COWIE, Time Warner Corporation.

22 Mar.: DR V. WIEDEMANN, WDR Deutschland.

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

(i)

PROFESSOR A.J. LEGGETT, Illinois, Nobel Laureate in Physics, will give three Oliver Smithies Lectures as follows at 4.15 p.m. on the following days in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Mon. 7 Feb.: `Quantum liquids: Bose–Einstein condensation.'

Wed. 9 Feb.: `The very degenerate alkali gases: what can we do with them?'

Thur. 10 Feb.: `High-temperature superconductivity: what do we and what don't we understand?'

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(ii) Henry James: two modern warnings

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will give two Oliver Smithies Lectures on this topic at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 February, and Tuesday, 22 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

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CHRIST CHURCH

Day-school: World War II—unfinished business

This day-school will be held on Saturday, 19 March, in Christ Church. Lectures will be given by Andrew Roberts, Robin Neillands, Col. John Hughes-Wilson, and Corelli Barnett. For further details e-mail: conferences@chch.ox.ac.uk.


Special interest weekend programme

Between Thursday, 7 April, and Sunday, 10 April, a three-night residential course will be held, with a choice of themes: `An English revolution: the Civil War 1642–9', and `A passion for plants—a garden revolution'. For further details e-mail: conferences@chch.ox.ac.uk.

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR A. MINNIS will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ` "Dante in Inglissh": what Il Convivio really did for Chaucer.'

Note: the lecture will be given on Friday, 11 February, and not on Wednesday, 9 February, as previously announced.

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GREEN COLLEGE

Radcliffe Lecture

LORD PATTEN OF BARNES, Chancellor of the University, will deliver the twenty-fifth anniversary Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Oxford twenty-five years on.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 2005

The unmaking of the English landscape

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Main Hall Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography and the Environment.

The Linacre Lectures are arranged in conjunction with the Environmental Change Institute, and are supported by Tetra Laval.

A. PHILLIPS, Landscapes and Protected Areas
27 Jan.: `Landscape 2050—lost cause or renaissance?'

PROFESSOR J. PRETTY, Essex
3 Feb.: `Agri-culture or agri-commodity? How will food, health, and the environment shape the landscape of England?'

S. RICKARD, Cranfield School of Management
10 Feb.: `Protecting the countryside from protectionists.'

PROFESSOR M. AIRS
17 Feb.: `The great rebuilding?: managing the historic environment in 2050.'

PROFESSOR P. GOODWIN, University of the West of England
24 Feb.: `Streetscape and landscape: the destructive effect of misplaced roads in the twentieth century, and how to remedy this by 2050.'

LORD BEST, Director, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
3 Mar.: `Will new housing destroy England's countryside?'

PROFESSOR P. ROBERTS, Liverpool
10 Mar.: `Ambridge and the one-eyed city: the remaking of the English urban landscape.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Nuffield Political Science Seminar Series

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

Conveners: Geoffrey Evans and Christopher Wlezien.

J. FISHER, Brunel
21 Jan.: `Party membership and campaign activity in Britain: the impact of electoral performance.'

R. ROHRSCHNEIDER, Indiana
28 Jan.: `Responsible party government? Explaining party stances on European integration in post-Communist Eastern Europe.'

H. BRADY, University of California, Berkeley
4 Feb.: `Not a sure thing: the rise of Estonia's independence movement and the break-up of the Soviet Union.'

T. CUSACK, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZEB)
11 Feb.: `Diverse disparities: the politics and economics of wage, market and disposable income inequalities.'

R. CAMPBELL, Birkbeck
18 Feb.: `Economic man and altruistic women: gender differences in voting motivations?'

A. MILLER, Iowa
25 Feb.: `Promoting democratic values in transitional societies through foreign aid.'

N. LETKI
4 Mar.: `Investigating the roots of civic morality: trust, social capital, and institutional performance.'

P. COWLEY, Nottingham
11 Mar.: `Sheep no more? The behaviour of the parliamentary labour party, 2001–5.'

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QUEEN'S COLLEGE

Talk

DAVID CONSTANTINE and CHARLIE LOUTH will give an introduction and talk on Monday, 31 January, at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Room, Queen's College. Free admission.

Subject: `Winter words: Thomas Hardy and Queen's College.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Special lecture

RICHARD DREYFUSS, film and stage actor, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 January, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Reflections on the US presidential election of 2004.'

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Seminar Series with Visiting Parliamentary Fellows: Conflict Resolution

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

Conveners: The Rt. Hon. Sir Brian Mawhinney, MP, Martin O' Neill, MP, and Professor Archie Brown.

THE RT. HON. JOHN GUMMER, MP, SIR JEREMY BEECHAM, Newcastle upon Tyne, Leader of Labour Group on Local Government Association, and COUNCILLOR ALEX HOLLINGSWORTH, Leader of Oxford City Council (Chair: PROFESSOR A. BROWN)
25 Jan.: `Central and local government: is the balance right?'

ALAN DUNCAN, MP, DR A. AL-SHAHI, and HILARY ANDERSSON, BBC (Chair: SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP)
1 Feb.: `Sudan.'

EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP, PROFESSOR A. SHLAIM, and DR K. NABULSI (Chair: SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP)
8 Feb.: `Israel and the Palestinian question.'

PETER ROBINSON, MP, SEAMAS MALLON, MP, and SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP (Chair: MR MARTIN O'NEILL, MP.)
15 Feb.: `Northern Ireland.'

MARTIN O'NEILL, MP, DR S. TSANG, and PROFESSOR R. FOOT (Chair: PROFESSOR A. BROWN)
22 Feb.: `China and Taiwan.'

WILL HUTTON, Work Foundation, DENZIL DAVIES, MP, and G. FITCHEW, former Treasury and EU official (Chair: SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP)
1 Mar.: `The Euro: for and against the single currency.'

THE RT.HON. MICHAEL MEACHER, MP, PROFESSOR D. LIVERMAN, and DR D. HELM (Chair: MR MARTIN O'NEILL, MP)
8 Mar.: `Kyoto and the future of the environment.'

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Society, Environment and Economy in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia

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

Conveners: Dr Carol S. Leonard and Dr Judith Pallot.

DR J. PALLOT
24 Jan.: ` "You can't live without a cow": personal subsidiary farming in Russia, 1991–2004.'

DR L. PIACENTINI, Stirling
31 Jan.: `The case of the Siberian prisoner cowboy: a unique punishment?'

DR. J. OLDFIELD, CREES
7 Feb.: `Russian nature: the changing state of the Russian environment, 1991–2004.'

DR M. MCAULEY, King's College, London, International Centre for Prison Studies
14 Feb.: `Crime and punishment: attitudes to the young offender in Russia.'

DR E. TEAGUE, FCO
21 Feb.: `Goodbye federalism? Putin's regional restructuring.'

PROFESSOR R. JACOBY
28 Feb.: `Soviet and post-Soviet psychiatry: from one abuse to another.'

DR M. BUCKLEY, London
7 Mar.: `Human trafficking from Russia: the politics of legislation, corruption and media debate.'

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European Studies Centre

Economic and Social History Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road.

P. HOFFMEN, Cal Tech
25 Jan.: `Why is it that Europeans ended up conquering the rest of the globe? Prices, the military revolution, and Western Europe's comparative advantage in violence.'

G. MAGEE, Melbourne
1 Feb.: To be announced.

C. MCKENNA
8 Feb.: `Consultants and the crisis in corporate governance: liability, legitimacy, and the return of the management audit, 1985–2005.'

T. DENNISON, Cambridge
15 Feb.: `Did serfdom matter? Russian rural society, 1750–1860.'

J. SIMPSON, Pablo de Olavide
22 Feb.: `Latifundios, labour conflicts, and land reform in Andalucia, 1886–1936.'

E. KARAKACILI, W. Ontario
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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Latin American Centre

Party Systems in Latin America

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 11.30 a.m. in the Latin American Centre, St Antony's College. Email: enquiries@lac.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Alan Angell and Eduardo Posada- Carbó.

A. ANGEL
28 Jan.: `Chile: explaining party stability since 1989.'

R. MUIR
4 Feb.: `Uruguay: the fall and rise of a two-party system.'

A. FOHRIG
11 Feb.: `Argentina: explaining the survival and persistence of Peronism.'

K. VON METTENHEIM
18 Feb.: `Brazil: critical elections, party realignment and supercoalitions. New perspectives on the Brazilian party system.'

T. MAINGÓN
4 Mar.: `Desconsolidación y deslegitimación del sistema de partidos.'

E. POSADA-CARBÓ
11 Mar.: `Colombia: fragmentation, recomposition or renovation of the party system?'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Edward Thomas and contemporary poetry

This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, 12 March, in St Edmund Hall. Plenary lectures will be given by Edna Longle and Jem Poster, and poets reading tributes and tributaries include David Constantine, Jane Draycott, John Fuller, Jane Griffiths, Tim Kendall, Michael Longley, Jamie McKendrick, Peter McDonald, Andrew Motion, Bernard O'Donoghue, Jem Poster, and Jon Stallworty.

Enquiries and registration requests should be directed to joan.arthur@english.ox.ac.uk.

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Intellectual property in the new millennium

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Latner Room at St Peter's College.

Conveners: Dr Christine Greenhalgh and Dr Justine Pila.

DR D. BRENNAN
25 Jan.: `What is equitable remuneration for intellectual property use?'

DR A. ILARDI, Former Head of the Collection of Laws and Treaties, WIPO
1 Feb.: `Origin and development of international protection of intellectual property.'

R. MARCHANT, Chief Executive, UK Patent Office
8 Feb.: `Intellectual property: what does "global" mean?'

P. DESSYLLAS
15 Feb.: `Research and development and patenting activity and the probability of making acquisitions and of being acquired.'

R. MOUFANG, European Patent Office
22 Feb.: `Recent developments in the case law of the European Patent Office Boards of Appeal.'

DR C. GREENHALGH and DR M. ROGERS
1 Mar.: `The use of intellectual property by the UK Financial Services Sector.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

MARK HADDON will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Blood and scissors.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Global Economic Governance Programme

Making globalisation work for developing countries

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Convener: Mrs Reija Fanous.

SPECIAL PANEL OF EXPERTS
21 Jan.: `Emergency relief: what do we know about how best to help the tsunami-stricken countries?'

PROFESSOR P. COLLIER
4 Feb.: `Will more money help Africa?'

DR K. WATKINS, UN Human Development Report
18 Feb.: `Should developing countries liberalise trade?'

SIR ANTHONY ATKINSON
4 Mar.: `How could we better finance development?'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures

Speaking of others

The following lectures will be given on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Wolfson College. Open to the public. Enquiries: 01865 274103 or email college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR J. MITCHELL, Cambridge
8 Feb.: `The sibling as other.'

PROFESSOR P. GILROY, Yale
15 Feb.: `The attachment to race.'

PROFESSOR R.J.C. YOUNG
22 Feb.: `Walter Benjamin—at the border.'

PROFESSOR J. FABIAN, Amsterdam
1 Mar.: `The "Other" revisited: critical afterthoughts.'

PROFESSOR S. MAHARAJ, Lund University, Sweden
8 Mar.: `Xeno-epistemics: ways of knowing the other and other ways of knowing.'

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RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4.15 p.m. in the Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon. All welcome. Please notify the College Secretary beforehand on 01865 (2)874404 or e-mail admin@ripon- cuddesdon.ac.uk.

DR M. CHAPMAN, Vice-Principal
1 Feb.: `Reflections on the Windsor Report.'

J. COTTER
15 Feb.: `Sexual, sprititual, spirited.'

DR S. HOKE, priest-in-charge of St Paul's Chapel, parish of Trinity Church, Wall Street
22 Feb.: `Managing disaster post 9/11.'

THE REVD DR L. CAVANAGH, Chaplain at the University of Cardiff
1 Mar.: `Who do you say that I am? Identity and meaning in a divided Church.'

PROFESSOR G. WEST, University of KwaZulu Natal
15 Mar.: `Reading the Bible in context.'

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Special Evening Seminar

LORD HOFFMANN
17 Feb., 7.45 p.m.: `The Bible and human rights.'

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OXFORD SOCIETY FOR THE CASPIAN AND CENTRAL ASIA (TOSCCA)

Trust and deceit in Central Asia, past and present

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Hovenden Room, All Souls (unless otherwise indicated).

Z. HALIMOVA, Open Society Institute, Dushanbe
25 Jan.: `Building and losing trust in modern Tajik politics.'

PROFESSOR A. KHALED, Carleton College, Minnesota
Fri., 4 Feb.: `Between reform and revolution: Islam in early-Soviet Central Asia.' (Wharton Room, All Souls)

DR E. WAITE, Institute of Education, London
15 Feb.: `Islam amongst the Uyghurs of Kashgar: the impact of socialist rule on popular religious practices.'

DR Y. KAREV, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
22 Feb.: `Arabs and Soghdians in eighth-century Samarkand: between diplomatic fiction and political reality.'

DR E. BINBASH, Chicago
1 Mar.: `The Muqaddima of Sharaf al Din `Ali Yazdi and the intellectual underpinnings.'

PROFESSOR N. MACFARLANE and DR E. HERZIG, Manchester
Thur., 10 Mar.: `Trust and deceit in great power relations in Central Asia.'(Seminar Room 1, All Souls)

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

CHRIS ALEXANDER will lecture on Tuesday, 22 February, at 5.45 p.m. in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors most welcome. Entry £2. Refreshments from 5.15 p.m.

Subject: `Carpet-riding in Khiva.'

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