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Oxford University Gazette, 24 March 2005: Lectures

CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2005

PROFESSOR FRANK WILCZEK, Herman Feshback Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nobel Laureate 2004, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'The origin of mass and feebleness of gravity.'

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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 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?'


Oxford Clinical Neuroscience Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR SANJAY SISODIYA, Institute of Neurology, London
13 May: 'Genetics and treatment of refractory epilepsy.'

PROFESSOR SETH LOVE, Bristol
27 May: 'Perineuronal mischief.'

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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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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

The future of social care policy for older people: the Green Paper and its context

The following seminars will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room G, the Social Sciences Building, Manor Road.

Convener: Professor Bleddyn Davies.

DR STEPHEN LADYMAN, MP, DR RAY JONES, Wiltshire County Council, and NICK WELCH, Oxfordshire Social and Health Care
28 Apr.: 'Social care policy and older people: the Green Paper's logic.'

DR JULIEN FORDER, LSE, and JOSE-LUIS FERNANDEZ, LSE
5 May: 'Funding projected need for social care: how the Wanless Review is approaching the issues.'

PROFESSOR R. MEANS, University of the West of England
12 May: 'The Green Paper and the challenge of seamless services across housing, health, and social services.'

PROFESSOR I. PHILIP, Department of Health
19 May: 'The Green Paper, the National Service Framework for Older People, and new models at the interface of health and social care.'

PROFESSOR C. UNGERSON, Kent
26 May: 'The Green Paper and direct payments: British policy from an international perspective.'


Research on ageing in Africa: forging directions for the future

This three-day residential conference, for forty to fifty key UK, African, and international researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and funding bodies, will take place in St Anne's College, 11–13 April. Although delegate numbers are restricted a few places are still available.

Anyone who wishes to attend the conference should contact the Administrator of the Oxford Institute of Ageing, Carole Newbigging (e-mail: carole.newbigging@ageing-ox.ac.uk).

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM AND HUMANITIES DIVISION

Crossing cultures—crossing time

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room, the Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John's Street.

Conveners: Jeremy Johns, Henry Kim, Luke Treadwell, and Susan Walker.

SUSAN WALKER and others
25 Apr.: 'Crossing cultures—crossing time.'

EMILIE SAVAGE-SMITH and others
2 May: 'Crossing cultures: reading, writing, and arithmetic.'

RUTH BARNES and others
9 May: 'Crossing cultures: textiles.'

BERT SMITH and others
16 May: 'Crossing cultures: portraiture.'

JAS ELSNER and others
23 May: 'The Mediterranean in late antiquity: Christianity and Islam in the Mediterranean.'

PROFESSOR DAME JESSICA RAWSON and others
30 May: 'The making of the modern world: East meets West: the Silk Road.'

RUTH BARNES and others
6 June: 'The making of the modern world: East meets West: the spice trade.'

TIM WILSON and others
13 June: 'Crossing cultures: the world of ceramics.'

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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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TEACHING AND RESEARCH UNIT IN HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

DR D. PATTERSON
27 Apr.: 'Against all odds: the renascence of Hebrew literature.'

PROFESSOR L. HOCHMAN, Florida
4 May: 'Reading faces, reading souls: Jews, Judaism, and physiognomy in modern Europe.'

DR S. DEBENDETTI-STOW, Bar Ilan
11 May: 'The problem of free will and divine wisdom as a link between Dante Alighieri and medieval Jewish thought.'

DR D. WEINSTEIN, Wake Forest University
18 May: 'Exile and interpretation: Popper's reconstruction of western political thought.'

DR M. KRUTIKOV
25 May: '1929: an end of modernism in Yiddish literature?'

J. KIRKPATRICK
1 June: 'Jews and pagans in Roman Palestine.'

DR J. ZIMMERMAN, Yeshiva University, USA
8 June: 'The attitude of the Polish Home Army to the Jewish Question during the Holocaust.'

DR D. GROISER
15 June: 'Martin Buber and the myth of Judaism.'

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ESRC CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY, AND SOCIETY, AND THE INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

The anthropology of migration and multiculturalism

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, 64 Banbury Road.

Convener: Professor Steven Vertovec.

RALPH GRILLO, Sussex
29 Apr.: 'Debating cultural differences in multicultural societies.'

NADJE AL-ALI, Exeter University
6 May: 'Gender, identity, and reconstruction: diasporic spaces of Iraqi women.'

AYSE CAGLAR, Central European University
13 May: 'Immigrant incorporation and politics of scale.'

T.H. ERIKSEN, Oslo
20 May: 'Dynamics of openness and closure in contemporary majority/minority situations.'

M.P. SMITH, California, Davis
27 May: 'The Mexican migrant as political subject and transnational citizen.'

LOUIS LAMPHERE, New Mexico
3 June: 'Migration, multiculturalism, and identity: Navajo perspectives.'

J. COLLINS, University of Technology, Sydney
10 June: 'Ethnic precincts as contradictory tourist spaces: the case of Sydney, Australia.'

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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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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Medicine, surgery, and culture

The following seminars wil be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45 Banbury Road. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Seminars will not be held on 2 and 30 May.

Convener: Dr Margaret Pelling.

DR I. MORTIMER, University of Exeter
25 Apr.: 'The importance of towns to the seriously ill and dying in seventeenth-century Kent.'

DR M. BROWN, York
9 May: 'From foetic air to filth: the cultural transformation of British epidemiological thought, c.1780–c.1848.'

PROFESSOR A. CROWTHER, Glasgow
16 May: 'Surgery and empire: Lister's students in imperial service.'

DR H. KNIGHT, Queen Mary College, London
23 May: ' "More Copious, and less Unaccurate": Robert Boyle's planned second edition of his Memoirs for the History of Human Blood.'

DR D. HAYCOCK, LSE
6 June: 'Pills, balms, and elixirs: making and selling new medicines in later seventeenth-century London.'

DR L. ELDRIDGE, Ottawa
13 June: 'Eye surgery in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Europe.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

LEONARD QUART, Professor Emeritus of Cinema Studies, City University of New York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 April, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor G.A. Cohen.

Subject: 'The state of New York City.'

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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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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

CHRISTIANA M. LEONARD, Professor Emerita of Neuroscience, University of Florida, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

12 May: 'Neural networks: under the hood of the learning machine.'

19 May: 'Neurodiversity: evolution and development of cortical maps.'

26 May: 'Epigenesis: how genes and experience shape unique individuals.'

2 June: 'Cerebral asymmetry: why a left and a right brain?'

9 June: 'Neuroplasticity: the effects of enrichment, deprivation, and intervention.'

16 June: 'Anomalous development: dyslexia and schizophrenia.'

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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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GRADUATE THEOLOGY SOCIETY

DR WILLIAM 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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