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Oxford University Gazette, 27 January 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

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.

Subject: `Autism: science and society.'

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Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology

PROFESSOR BEN SHELDON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 March, at Wolfson College.

Subject: `Ornithology at Oxford.'

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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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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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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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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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LAW

Environmental law discussion group

The following lectures and discussions will be held on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Corpus Christi College. Light lunch provided and paper available on request. RSVP. E-mail: liz.fisher@ccc.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Liz Fisher.

DR D. KELEMAN
14 Feb.: `Suing for Europe: adversarial legalism and European integration.' (Rainolds Room) (Commentator: Dr N. Krisch)

DR L. FISHER and DR L. ZEDNER
21 Feb.: `Risk assessment: perspectives from Environmental Law and Criminology.' (Seminar Room)

DR A. LAWRENCE
7 Mar.: `Law, communities and sustainable forestry use: the effect of Romanian forestry management reform on forestry culture and governance.' (Fraenkel Room) (Commentator: Dr B. Morgan)

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology group: Human Sciences Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Pauling Centre, Institute of Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road.

Convener: Professor Stanley Ulijaszek.

PROFESSOR T. CROW, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital
10 Feb.: `The speciation of modern homo sapiens.'

DR M. JACKSON
17 Feb.: `The effect of personality traits on job appointment success.'

PROFESSOR K. HOMEWOOD, UCL
24 Feb.: `Impacts of veterinary intervention on Masai livestock and livelihoods.'

DR H. HAMMILL
3 Mar.: ` "Stealin' cars and gettin' shot": risk-taking, crime and punishment in Belfast, Northern Ireland.'

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Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Lecture Room 6, the Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science. For further information, please e-mail constantin.coussos@eng.ox.ac.uk or tel. 01865 274750.

Convener: Constantin Coussous.

DR M. HARRINGTON
7 Feb.: `Challenges and advances in biomechanical modelling for clinical gait analyis.'

PROFESSOR D. T. DELPY, UCL
21 Feb.: `Optical monitoring and imaging in medicine.'

PROFESSOR P.M. MATTHEWS
7 Mar.: `Transforming data to information: examples from modern structural and functional brain imaging.'

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Oxford Centre for Water Research

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4.15 p.m. in the Upper Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and Environment, Mansfield Road.

D. GREY, World Bank's Senior Water Adviser
1 Feb.: `Water: poverty and growth; politics and international relations.'

DR B. LANKFORD, UEA
8 Feb.: `The river basin game: role-playing and mediation in water management.'

PROFESSOR M. GREY, University of Wales, Lampeter
15 Feb.: `Water security and the empowerment of women in rural Rajasthan.'

S.EL MAIAR, KBR and London
22 Feb.: `Mining Libya's groundwater.'

DR A. SZOLLOSI-NAGY, UNESCO Paris
1 Mar.: `Is there indeed a global water crisis looming? What should we do?' (The UNESCO Lecture)

M. WALLACE, Halcrow Ltd
8 Mar.: `Politicalinstitutional aspects of transboundary IWRM■with reference to the Mekong river basin.'

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Paleobiology Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the University Museum Lecture Theatre. All welcome. Please note that the museum front door is locked just after 5 p.m.

Conveners: Dr Graham K. Taylor and Nicola McLoughlin.

DR M. SUTTON, Imperial College London
27 Jan.: `The worm that turned: reconstructing the Herefordshire lagerstätte.'

DR T. KEMP
10 Feb.: `The origin of mammalian endothermy: asking the right question of the fossil record.'

DR J. COOPER
24 Feb.: `Using the past to reconstruct the present: the subfossil birds of the Chatham islands, New Zealand.'

DR E. RAYFIELD, Cambridge
3 Mar.: `Feeding mechanics of theropod dinosaurs.' (Title tbc)

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Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society

Contemporary international migration---key issues

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Steven Vertovec.

N. VAN HEAR and S. CASTLES
27 Jan.: `The migration--asylum nexus.'

A. GEDDES, Sheffield
3 Feb.: `Immigrant integration.'

J. SALT, University College London
10 Feb.: `International recruitment of skills.'

R. SKELDON, Sussex
17 Feb.: `Migration and development.'

W. JORDAN, Plymouth, and P. BROWN, Huddersfield
24 Feb.: `Migration, work, and asylum.'

L. SCHUSTER
3 Mar.: `Asylum policy and trends.'

S. MARTIN, Georgetown
10 Mar.: `Gender and migration.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Lecture

DR NICHOLAS WALKER (DESY), Scientific Coordinator of the EuroTeV collaboration, will deliver the second lecture in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science series at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road.

Subject: `A general introduction to ILC machine issues.'

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Astor Visiting Fellow Lectures

PROFESSOR E.J. HELLER, Professor of Chemistry and of Physics at Harvard, and Astor Visiting Fellow, will give the following two seminars. Requests to meet Professor Heller will be co-ordinated by Mrs Pat Dunn. E-mail: pdunn@physchem.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 275152.

Convener: Professor M.S. Child.

Mon., 14 Feb., 2.15 p.m.: `Making waves: the science, politics and art of exploring wave physics.' (Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Lecture Room)

Wed., 16 Feb., 11.15 a.m.: `Classical and quantum flow over weak random potentials.' (Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Lab)

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Department of Materials Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Thursdays at 2.15 p.m. in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, Department of Materials, Parks Road. Please check on http:www.materials.ox.ac.uk for any changes or additions to this programme.

Convener: J.L. Hutchinson.

DR J. SMITH
27 Jan.: `Exciton complexes in semiconductor quantum dots.'

DR R. TODD
3 Feb.: `Alumina-SiC nanocomposites continued---the matrix reloaded.'

DR C. ENGLISH, BNFL NS&TS, Harwell
10 Feb.: `Mechanisms of reactor pressure vessel steel embrittlement---open issues.'

DR J. MACPHERSON, Warwick
17 Feb.: `Electrochemistry of single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) devices and scanned probe sensors.'

DR R. BEAUSOLEIL, Hewlett Packard Laboratory, Palo Alto, USA
24 Feb.: To be announced.

DR B. HENRY, DR V. BURLAKOV and DR K. KIROV
3 Mar.: `Polymer photovoltaic devices: experimental and modelling studies.'

PROFESSOR J. KREUSER, Dalhousie University, Canada
10 Mar.: `Chemistry in electric fields.' (Title to be confirmed)

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Centenary of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

PROFESSOR CLAUDIO MAGRIS, University of Trieste, will give the following public lecture on Wednesday, 9 February, at 5 p.m. in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution, St Giles'.

Subject: `Between the Danube and the sea. Itinerary of a writer.'

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Sub-Faculty of Italian: Postgraduate Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church (unless otherwise stated).

Convener: Emanuela Tandello.

PROFESSOR G. VENTURI, Director of the Istituto di Studi Rinascimentali at Ferrara
Thurs., 3 Feb.: `Un Rinascimento insolito: la corte Estense a Ferrara.' (Room 3, Taylorian Institution)

PROFESSOR D. GOLDIN FOLENA, University of Padova
8 Feb.: `Petrarca e il paesaggio.'

PROFESSOR D. ZANCANI
15 Feb.: `Segre and Corti: semiotic philology in Italy.'

G. STELARDI
22 Feb.: `Umberto Eco and semiotic theory.'

PROFESSOR M. MCLAUGHLIN and F. PELLEGRINI
1 Mar.: `Contini: variantistica e critica filologica.'

E. TANDELLO
Mon., 7 Mar.: `Italian Psychoanalytic criciticism.' (LR 1, Christ Church)

G. PRESSBURGER
8 Mar.: To be announced.

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Research Seminar in Spanish and Spanish American Studies

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Room 3, The Taylor Institution. Please refer to http:www.mod-langs.ox.ac.ukSpanish for the seminar programme and further information on research events in Oxford.

Conveners: Professor Edwin Williamson and Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

DR S. BOYD, University College Cork
8 Feb.: ` "Un otro Pródigo": Fathers and sons in Cervantes's El celoso extremeño.'

PROFESSOR M.T. ECHENIQUE, Universitat de València
22 Feb.: `Pautas para el estudio histórico de las frases fraseológicas.'

DR C. TAYLOR, Liverpool
1 Mar.: `Between science fiction and a travelogue: Albalucía Angel's Tierra de nadie.'

DR M. PUEYO, Universitat de Lleida
8 Mar.: `Nuevos retos de la política lingüística en Cataluña.'

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Romance Linguistics Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 47 Wellington Square, unless otherwise stated.

Convener: Professor Martin Maiden.

T. FINBOW
27 Jan.: `Multiple personalities. Latin orthography in the early Middle Ages.'

PROFESSOR MAIDEN
3 Feb.: `Quaint nonsense. Or is it? Romance folk etymology.'

DR I. BACHMANN, Manchester
17 Feb.: `Creole languages in nineteenth century Romance Philology: collecting and processing data.'

P. COHEN
3 Mar.: `L'invention d'une politique linguistique française.' Histoire, politique et cultures linguistiques en France au 16e--17e siècle.' (At the Maison Française, Norham Road; jointly with the Early Modern French Seminar)

DR M. PUEYO, Director of Language Planning of Generalitat de Catalunya
8 Mar.: `Planificación lingüística y lengua catalana.' (Title tbc) (Room 3, Taylor Institution; jointly with Spanish Graduate Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. PARRY, Bristol
10 Mar.: `Negative structures in early Italo-Romance.'

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Research Seminar in Spanish and Spanish American Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. Further information can be found at www.mod-langs.ox.ac.ukspanish.

Conveners: Professor Edwin Williamson and Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

K. MOUNTJOY
18 Jan.: `Cervantes goes to Stratford: Pedro do Urdemalas on the English stage.'

DR S. HENIGHAN, Guelph
25 Jan.: `Forged testimonies: fabricating the nation in Sergio Ramírez's Sombras nada más.'

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MODERN HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5p.m. in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road. Up-to-date information is available at www.history.ox.ac.ukecohistseminars.

Convener: Dr Knick Harley.

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 Spain in the 1930s.'

E. KARAKACILI, West 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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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Corrigendum

DR A. NIYAZIOGLU will lecture on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Examination Schools (not, as previously announced, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Oriental Institute).

Subject: `The Ottoman Empire, 1300--1550.'

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Armenian Studies Seminar

DR T. GREENWOOD will lecture on Thursday, 3 February, at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 2, The Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane.

Convener: Professor Th.M. van Lint.

Subject: `Armenian traditions in ninth-century Byzantium.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Lunchtime discussions: Playing the targets game: results-driven government?

The following discussions will be held on Tuesdays at 12.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Oxford Internet Institute.

Convener: Andrew Fairweather-Tall.

G. BEVAN, LSE, and C. HOOD
1 Feb.: `Transparency, targets and gaming: the English NHS.'

F. STEWART
8 Feb.: `Affirmative action: quotas as targets.'

SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED.
15 Feb.: `Target-setting and strategic behaviour: the Soviet experience.'

S. GILAD
22 Feb.: `Targets and the shaping of casework in a regulatory organisation.'

SIR CHRISTOPHER FOSTER, former public sector partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
1 Mar.: `Targets before targets: the experience of controlling nationalised industries in the old public management era.'

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Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. Sponsors: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Christopher Brooke, and Dr Richard Coggins.

THE RT. HON. LORD RENTON OF MOUNT HARRY
31 Jan.: `The role of the whips in parliament.'

SIR NEIL MCINTOSH, Electoral Commission
7 Feb.: `How to make the referendum on the EU fair?'

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND and PROFESSOR LORD SKIDELSKY
14 Feb.: `the decline of the public domain.'

TAM DALYELL, MP, Father of the House of Commons
21 Feb.: `What needs to be done to the Commons.' (in the Auditorium)

EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP
28 Feb.: `Why opposition since 1997 has been difficult.'

THE RT. HON. LORD PATTEN, Chancellor of the University
7 Mar.: `Why the EU constitution is in our national interest.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. in the Library, Resarch Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, 6 Keble Road.

Convener: A.M. Pollard.

S. BLOCKLEY, Bradford
27 Jan.: `Human--climate interaction in Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Britain.'

M. PETRAGLIA, Cambridge
10 Feb.: `Aspects of the Palaeolithic in India.'

I. ROBERTSON, Wales, Swansea
24 Feb.: `Stable isotopic analyses and environmental change.'

N. BRANCH, Royal Holloway, London
10 Mar.: `ArchaeoScape: integrating archaeology and environment.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Workshop: Crime data, victimisation surveys and police responses: experiences from the UK, the US and Brazil

The following workshop will be held on Friday, 28 January, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road. Programme available on www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. There is no conference fee, but advanced registration is required. Please register with your name and affiliation to enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 284460.

Participants: Dr A. Zaluar, Institute de Medicina Social, UERJ, S. Alves, UCL, Dr F. Macaulay, Dr C. Chaves Beato Filho, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Dr S. Chainey, Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, UCL, Professor J.P. Lynch, American University, Washington D.C., Dr D. Cerqueira, IPEA, Rio de Janeiro, and Dr V.A. Ceccato, Cambridge.

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

Byzantine Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: Professor Elizabeth Jeffreys, Dr James Howard-Johnston, and Dr Marlia Mango.

DR M. WHITE, Cambridge
1 Feb.: `Middle Byzantine visual propaganda and the inverted heart motif.'

PROFESSOR C. MANGO, Exeter
8 Feb.: `The life of Marcian, oikonomos of the Great Church.'

PROFESSOR I. SEVCENKO, Harvard
15 Feb.: To be announced.

F. ONUR, Antalya
22 Feb.: `A new military edict of Anastasius I, from Perge in Pamphylia: the military and the archaeological contexts.'

PROFESSOR J.C. CHEYNET, Paris
1 Mar.: `The role of Armenians in eleventh-century Byzantium, especially from seal sources.'

T. SHAWCROSS, Exeter
8 Mar.: `Latins and Greeks: ethno-religious identity in the late medieval eastern Mediterranean.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

SARI NUSSEIBEH and ADMIRAL (RET.) AMI AYALON, joint founders of The People's Voice, will deliver the seventh lecture in this series on Thursday, 3 February, at 5 p.m. in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Israelis and Palestinians: where should we go from here?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Seminar

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER SHACKLE, SOAS, will lecture on Wednesday, 2 February, at 5 p.m. in the Centre on George Street.

Subject: `Spirituality and learning in the poetry of Miyan Muhammad Baksh (19th century, Punjab).'

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TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY

Exhibition and Talks

The following exhibition of items from the W.J. Strachan collection will be held from 26 January to 12 February in the Taylor Institution Library, St Giles. Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.--3 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.--1 p.m. (closed Sundays and from 4.30 p.m. on days of talks). Open to all, admission free.

Exhibition: `Where poets and painters meet: Walter Strachan and the French "livre d'artiste".'

The following related talks will be given at 5.30 p.m. in the Voltaire Room of the Taylor Institution Library.

G. STRACHAN
27 Jan.: `Walter Strachan and the French "livre d'artiste": a twentieth-century love affair.'

DR C. RUEMELIN
1 Feb.: `Bound art: "livres de peintres" as objects of collecting.'

B. BADER
3 Feb.: `The artist and the book in France and beyond.'

E. MARTIN
10 Feb.: `The Strachan gift and its place in Oxford's "livre d'artiste" collections.'

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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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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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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.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Human Values and Social Policy

PROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, will lecture on Thursday, 17 February at 6 p.m. in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Freedom, reason and the Welfare State: Isaiah Berlin's liberty today.'

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Classes

The following seminars will be held at the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road (unless otherwise stated). For further details, telephone Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470 or e-mail european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

J. CAPLAN
Mondays, 2 p.m. (weeks 1--8): `Power and Government in Modern European History.' (MPhil class)

O. GRANT
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. (weeks 1--4): `Industrialisation since 1700 in Europe, North America and East Asia.' (MPhil Advanced Paper)

J. ZIELONKA
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. (weeks 1--8): MPhil Core Course on European Integration. (Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Room F)

J. CAPLAN
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. (weeks 1--8): European History MPhil Dissertation Seminar.

O. ANASTASAKIS and D. BECHEV
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. (weeks 1--8): South East European Studies Programme.

O. GRANT
Fridays, 2 p.m. (week 1, 3, 5, 7): `Industrialisation since 1700 in Europe, North America and East Asia.' (MPhil Advanced Paper)

J. KOCKA and J. CAPLAN
Fridays, 5 p.m. (week 1--8): `History of Work.' (Speaker seminar)

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Special events

PROFESSOR MAKOTO ONAKA will lecture on Thursday, 3 February, at 5 p.m. in the Nissan Institute Seminar Room. This event is organised jointly with the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre and the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies. For further details, telephone Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470 or e-mail european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Roger Goodman and Joanna Kavenna.

Subject: `The Baltic States and Japan: a historical perspective.'

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Workshop

RICHARD CLOGG will lead a workshop on 22 and 23 March. For further details, telephone Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470 or e-mail european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Bearing gifts to Greeks: humanitarian aid to Greece in the 1940s.'

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South East European Studies Programme (SEESP)

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Email: seesp@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr O. Anastasakis and Mr D. Bechev.

MS S. SCHWANDNER-SIEVERS
27 Jan.: `New nationalism? Anthropological perspectives on the politics of remembrance in post-war Kosovo.'

DR V. BOJICIC-DZELILOVIC, LSE
3 Feb.: `Pervasive informality in the Balkans: the role of informal networks in privatisation.'

DR G. AYBET, University of Kent at Canterbury
10 Feb.: `The EU's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina.'

MS D. MIHAYLOVA
17 Feb.: `Social capital and post-socialist fantasies of the state.'

MR Z. NEMETH, Committee of the Hungarian Parliament
24 Feb.: `Hungary's policy in the Western Balkans.'

DR S. SOARE, Free University, Brussels
3 Mar.: `Patterns of party organisation in Eastern Europe: the case of Romania and Poland.'

DR S. BUZAR
10 Mar.: ` "Distilled" geographies of Ethnopolitics: spatial imaginaries and inequalities.'

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Middle East Centre

Talks

The following talks will be given at the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College (unless otherwise stated). For further information, please contact the Centre on 01865 284780 or check http:www.sant.ox.ac.ukareastud iesmiddle-east.shtml.

MR IBRAHIM EL-SALAHI
To be announced: `Art and society in Sudan---a personal view.' (Venue to be announced)

JONATHAN PARIS
Mon., 7 Feb., 5 p.m.: `Where is the kingdom of Saudi Arabia heading?' (Dahrendorf Room, 62 Woodstock Road)

DR M HAMDAN, Haifa
Thur., 24 Feb., 11 a.m.: `The fathers, the sons and the Holy Land: Palestine and Palestinians in Wedding in Galilee and Chronicle of Disappearance.' (Deakin Room, 62 Woodstock Road)

H.E. DR S.M.H. ADELI, Iranian Ambassador to the UK
Tues., 8 Feb., 11 a.m.: `Iran in a changing world.' (The Middle East Centre Library, 68 Woodstock Road)


Morocco in the contemporary world: the road ahead

The following lectures will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in St Antony's College Lecture Theatre, Dahrendorf Room, and the Deakin Room.

H. ABOUYOUB, former Moroccan Ambassador to France
28 Jan.: `Morocco and the global economy.' (St Antony's Lecture Theatre)

R. GILLESPIE, Liverpool
4 Feb.: `Spain and Morocco: between conflict and cooperation in the Mediterranean.' (Dahrendorf Room)

M. WILLIS
11 Feb.: `An Islamist challenge in Morocco?' (St Antony's Lecture Theatre)

T. SHELLEY, Financial Times
18 Feb.: `Endgame in the Western Sahara.' (Deakin Room)

J. MARKS, Cross Border Information
25 Feb.: `A tale of two cities: business and politics in Morocco.' (St Antony's Lecture Theatre)

R. BOURQIA, President, Mohammedia University
4 Mar: `Women in contemporary Morocco.' (St Antony's Lecture Theatre)

A. OSMAN, former Prime Minister of Morocco
11 Mar.: `Morocco: lessons from the twentieth century; challenges for the twenty-first century.' (St Antony's Lecture Theatre)

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

St John's College Research Centre

The academic face of psychoanalysis

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays (weeks 5--8) at 8.15 p.m in the New Seminar Room, St John's (main entrance). The seminar is open to all members of the University, but space is limited. If you wish to attend, please e- mail research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr Louise Braddock, Dr Michael Lacewing, and Professor Paul Tod.

DR S. BUDD, British Psychoanalytical Society
16 Feb.: `Recent developments in the theory of dreams.'

PROFESSOR M. RUSTIN, East London
23 Feb.: `How do psychoanalysts know what they know?'

DR N. MANSON, Cambridge
2 Mar.: `Is an epistemology of psychoanalysis possible?'

DR E. HARCOURT, Kent
9 Mar.: `Psychological maturation and learning to be good.'

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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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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures

Speaking of others

The following lectures will be given on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at 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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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Lunchtime lecture

SEBASTIAN PEAKE will lecture on Tuesday, 8 March, at 1 p.m. in the Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian Theatre. Admission free. All welcome. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture at a cost of £4 p.p., for which bookings should be made in advance with Ms Katia Pisvin, Friends' Administrator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG. Tel.: 01865 277234. Email: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `The life and work of Mervyn Peake, artist and writer.'

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