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Oxford University Gazette, 24 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.

Note: the lecture will begin at 5.30 p.m., and not, as notified previously, at 5 p.m.

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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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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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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SOCIAL SCIENCES

State-building: governance and development under international administrations (amended notice)

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Politics Building, Manor Road.

The seminar to be given by Lord Patten on 28 February will now take place in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: Felix Martin, Minna Jarvenpaa, and Dominik Zaum.

LORD PATTEN, Chancellor of the University
28 Feb., Examination Schools: 'International administrations and institution building in historical perspective.' (Discussant: Professor John Darwin)

C. POORTMAN, World Bank and L. CAMERON, DFID, Baghdad
7 Mar.: 'A view from development practitioners.'


The British General Election of 2005 (amended notice)

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

Professor David Marquand will speak in place of Professor Vernon Bogdanor at the seminar on 2 March.

Conveners: Dr David Butler and Dr Christopher Ballinger.

2 Mar.: PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND.

9 Mar.: BRUCE ANDERSON, columnist for the Independent.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR K.S. VIKOR, Bergen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 March, in the Centre.

Subject: 'Ways of examinining the Sanusis of Cyrenaica.'

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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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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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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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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

PROFESSOR SARAH KAY will deliver the Society's Open Lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 5 March, in the Council Room, Mansfield College. The lecture will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting at 4.45 p.m.

Subject: 'The place of thought in late medieval didactic literature: the case of Christine de Pizan.'

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