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Oxford University Gazette, 28 April 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURE

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, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Many voices: III, from the Midwest.'

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Jesus in New Testament Christology

LEANDER KECK, Winkley Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology, Yale University, will deliver the Speaker's Lecturesd in Biblical Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 2 May: 'Why is Christology still necessary?'

Wed. 4 May: 'Jesus and our righteousness: Matthew.'

Fri. 6 May: 'Jesus and God's righteousness: Paul.'

Mon. 9 May: 'Jesus' right to represent us to God: Hebrews.'

Wed. 11 May: 'Jesus' right to represent God to us: John.'

Fri. 13 May: 'Does New Testament Christology still have a future?'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

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

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

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

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

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

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES

Overlooked modernities in Indian literature

PROFESSOR VELCHERU NARAYANA RAO will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

16 May: 'Modernity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.'

23 May: 'An alternative to colonial modernity—Gurajada Apparao, 1862–1915.'

30 May: 'Classical and yet modern—Viswantha Satyanaraykana, 1895–1976.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Geography and economy

PROFESSOR A.J. SCOTT, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Geography, School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

There is no charge for admission. Further information may be obtained from Natasha Antunes, Oxford University Press (telephone: Oxford 353650, e-mail: natasha.antunes@oup.com).

Wed. 4 May: 'Geography and the division of labour.'

Thur. 5 May: 'Geography, entrepreneurship, and innovation.'

Fri. 6 May: 'Geography and development.'

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HICKS LECTURE IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY

PROFESSOR PETER H. LINDERT, University of California, Davis, will deliver the Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is open to the public.

Professor Lindert has been acclaimed for his recent book Growing Public, which shows why public expenditure does not impose a handicap on economic growth.

Subject: 'Is the welfare state mortal or exportable?'

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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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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE 2004–5

PROFESSOR ANDREW WRIGHT, Tufts Medical School, Newton–Abraham Visiting Professor 2004–5, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 9 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Protein acrobatics and DNA segregation in bacteria.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR DAVID WEISBLAT, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Anyone with particular access requirements is requested to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Embryonic development in the leech Helobdella.'

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HALLEY LECTURE

PROFESSOR REINHARD GENZEL, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 May, in the Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Massive black holes.'

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CLASSICS

David Lewis Lecture

PROFESSOR SIMON HORNBLOWER, University College, London, will deliver the David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Theatre in the ancient Greek historians.'


Dionysus recast: ancient drama in the modern world

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

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

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

PETER BROWN
4 May: : 'The eunuch castrated: Bowdlerisation in the Westminster School Latin Play in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.'

AMANDA WRIGLEY
4 May: 'The pictorial evidence for Greek plays on the nineteenth-century Oxford stage.'

PROFESSOR H. FOLEY, Barnard College, New York
11 May: 'Envisioning the tragic chorus on the modern stage.'

PROFESSOR D. WILES and STEPHANIE HARROP, Department of Theatre, Royal Hollway, London
18 May: 'Poetic translation and corporeality.'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR GABRIEL JOSIPOVICI, Sussex, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Enquiries should be directed to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk (telephone: Oxford (2)88210).

Subject: 'The use and abuse of classics.'

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HISTORY OF ART

Philosophy and theory of the visual arts

The following interdisciplinary research seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Dr J. Hyman, Queen's, and Dr K. Reed-Tsocha, Trinity.

PROFESSOR J. ELKINS, Chicago Art Institute and University College, Cork
29 Apr.: 'On the concept of visual literacy across the university.'

PROFESSOR M. KEMP
6 May: To be announced.

DR S. GLENDINNING, Reading
13 May: 'The odd couple; Heidegger and Schapiro on Van Gogh's Old Shoes with Laces.'

DR N. ZANGWILL
20 May: 'The necessity of formalism.'

PROFESSOR R. HOPKINS, Sheffield
27 May: 'Painting, history, and experience.'

PROFESSOR L. GOEHR, Columbia
3 June: 'Modernist narratives of the end of art: Adorno and Danto.'

PROFESSOR M. IVERSEN, Essex
10 June: 'On the spectator of painting: Hegel's legacy.'

PROFESSOR M. SMITH, Warwick
17 June: 'Originality (in Cézanne): William Webb-Ellis v. Wittgenstein.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

The following talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Two papers will be given at the meeting on 5 May.

Convener: Professor Hugh Dickinson.

DR M. BIDARTONDO, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
28 Apr.: 'Specificity and cheating in mycorrhizal symbioses.'

DR A. HAY
5 May: 'Comparative development of leaf shape. (Local Hero Seminar)

DR M. DORKEN
5 May: 'The evolution of sexual strategies in plants.' (Local Hero Seminar)

PROFESSOR P. HUSSEY, Durham
12 May: 'The cytoskeleton in plant cell morphogenesis.'

PROFESSOR G. MOORE, John Innes Centre, Norwich
19 May: 'How to date the right partner?'

PROFESSOR J. BEYNON, Warwick
26 May: 'An evolutionary "arms race" between Arabidopsis and downy mildew reveals conserved pathogenicity mechanisms between plant and human pathogens.'

DR M. TSIANTIS
2 June: 'From meristems to leaves and back again.'

PROFESSOR J. SILVERTOWN, Open University
9 June: 'Phylogeny and hierarchical organisation of plant diversity.'

PROFESSOR H. ATKINSON, Leeds
16 June: 'Can GM crops held feed the world? Nematode control as a case study.'


Palaeobiology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Conveners: Dr Graham Taylor, Department of Zoology, and Dr Nicola McLoughlin, Department of Earth Sciences.

MARCELA SANCHEZ-VILLAGRA
28 Apr.: 'Vertebrate palaeontology in the neotropics: the Miocene of Venezuela and why it matters.'

HAROLD FALCON-LANG, Bristol
12 May: 'Coal, ice, and fossil rainforests.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

Unless indicated otherwise, the following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

For details of the Cherwell–Simon Lecture (13 May), see above.

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

PROFESSOR DAVIES
6 May: 'Galaxy evolution through the eyes of SAURON.'

PROFESSOR M. PEPPER, Cambridge
27 May: 'One-dimensional electron states and transport.'

PROFESSOR P. KING, Nottingham
3 June: 'Shaking sand and water: separation, patterns, waves, and oscillations.'

PROFESSOR J. STIRLING, Durham
10 June: To be announced.


Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend is advised to check the arrangements by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

PROFESSOR H. GRAF, Cambridge
28 Apr.: 'Convective clouds, aerosols, and global climate.'

PROFESSOR P. RHINES, Washington
5 May: 'Simple Rossby waves and subpolar climate.'

DR C. MUTLOW, RAL
12 May: 'Climate change instrumentation.'

PROFESSOR P. VALDES, Bristol
19 May: 'Palaeo-Earth system modelling.'

DR S. RETALLACK, Institute for Public Policy Research
26 May: 'Avoiding dangerous climate change: the policy implications.'

DR M. COLLINS, Meteorological Office
2 June: 'Predicting climate change with small ensembles.'

DR C. OPPENHEIMER, Cambridge
16 June: 'Volcanic gas chemistry: measurements, models, and mysteries.'


Condensed Matter Seminars

Unless indicated otherwise the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

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

PROFESSOR T. KRAUS, St Andrews
28 Apr.: 'Photonic crystals—manipulating light on a wavelength scale.'

DR YUZO ONO, Tohoku University, Japan
19 May, Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre: 'Spin injection and spin control in semiconductors.' (Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture)

DR N. STINGELIN-STUTZMANN, London
26 May: 'Organic field effect transistors: a material scientist's view.'

DR B. HILLEBRANDS, Kaiserslautern
2 June: 'Dynamics in magnetic micro- and nanostructures.'

PROFESSOR D.E. LOGAN
9 June: 'Transport and optics of heavy electron materials: theory and experiment.'

DR J. HILL, Brookhaven National Laboratory
16 June: 'The wonderful life of an electron: ground states and excitations in doped manganites.'


Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

Unless otherwise indicated the following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. Details of the 31 May seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR T. LODGE, Minnesota
Fri. 29 Apr.: 'Multicomponent micelles in block copolymer solutions.'

DR S. CLARKE, Cambridge
17 May: 'The solid–liquid interfaces: adsorbing stuff.'

PROFESSOR J. ISRAELACHVILI, California, Santa Barbara
24 May: 'Non-equilibrium, time and rate-dependent effects in the interactions of soft and biological materials.'

DR P. DOWDING, Infineum
7 June: 'Properties of colloidal nanoparticles used in lubricant additives.'

DR J. CURTIS, Heidelberg
14 June: 'Hyaluronan-mediated cell adhesion.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, third floor, Dartington House. Details of the 27 May seminar will be announced later. No seminar will be held in second, fourth, sixth, and eighth weeks.

Further details may be obtained from the conveners.

Conveners: Professor P.K. Maini and Dr M. Tindall.

NAJL VALEYEV
29 Apr.: 'Mathematical model of the single cell movement in solution.'

PROFESSOR A. HASTINGS, California
13 May: 'Transient dynamics: the key to ecological understanding.'

PROFESSOR R. MATHIAS, College of William and Mary
10 June: 'A Markov model for intracellular calcium dynamics.'


Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building. Enquiries should be directed to the convener.

Convener: Dr Constantin Coussios.

DR COUSSIOS
9 May: 'Thereapeutic bubbles: applications of acoustics to non- invasive therapy and drug delivery.'

DR S. PAYNE
23 May: 'Physiological modelling of cerebral haemodynamics.'

DR M. KENDALL
6 June: 'Using hand-held rockets to deliver genes and drugs to the skin: challenges, discoveries, and lessons.'

DR MENGXING TANG
20 June: 'Non-linear corruption of ultrasound transmission by microbubble contrast agents.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Unless indicated otherwise the following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: Professor John Harding.

ELENA GANEA, Bucharest
25 Apr.: 'Inhibition of insulin glycation.'

ROBIN STAMLER, Birkbeck College, London
16 May: 'α-crystallin domain function—3D structural insights from tapeworms.'

DR IOK-HON PANG, Aldon
Wed. 8 June: 'Neuroprotection of ocular cells.'

PROFESSOR HARDING
13 June: 'Whatever happened to lens thiols?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Sub-faculty of Italian: graduate seminars and special lectures

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars and lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

PROFESSOR P. HAWKINS, Boston
Mon. 2 May, Room 2, Taylor Institution: 'Bottom of the universe: Dante and evil.' (Paget Toynbee Lecture 1)

G. SERVADIO, writer and journalist
Tue. 10 May: 'Poetry and passion—Italian Renaissance women poets.'

PROFESSOR P. HAWKINS, Boston
Mon. 16 May, Room 2, Taylor Institution: 'All smiles: poetry and theology in Dante.' (Paget Toynbee Lecture 2)

PROFESSOR M. MCLAUGHLIN and FRANCA PELLEGRINI
Tue. 17 May: 'Contini: la critic filologica e variantistica.'

M. ARNAUDO, Pisa and Harvard
Tue. 24 May: 'Le arcimbolderie in letteratura.'

PROFESSOR P. FIORE, Rome, La Sapienza
Fri. 27 May, Auditorium, Magdalen: 'Leon Battista Alberti and the architecture of Renaissance Italy.' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture)

PROFESSOR G. LEPSCHY, FBA
Wed. 1 June, Room 2, Taylor Institution: 'What's in a dictionary?' (Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture)

GUIDO BONSAVER
Tue. 14 June: 'Archival research in Italian literary/historical studies.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in medieval history

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

Conveners: Dr P. Brand and Dr M. Whittow.

PROFESSOR J. GILLINGHAM
2 May: 'Powers and ceremonies: the meetings of the kings of France and England, 1066–1204.'

DR L. SCALES, Durham
9 May: 'How much state does a medieval nation need? Some reflections on the German evidence, c.1250–c.1450.'

F. EDMONDS
16 May: 'Hiberno-Saxon contact in the west of the Northumbrian Kingdom, c.650–950.'

PROFESSOR C. FOSS, Georgetown
23 May: 'The Empire of Mu'awiya (660–80).'

P. DARK
30 May: 'The authority of Matilda of Boulogne: sources and uses.'

L. RAMSDEN
6 June: 'Princely power in the Principality of Capua-Benevento in the tenth century.'

DR M. THOMAS, UCL
13 June: 'Genetic evidence for a substantial Anglo-Saxon contribution to the modern gene pool.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in Korean Studies

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

MR KANGCHAN JEONG, Seoul District Court Judge
Tue. 3 May, 5 p.m., Buttery, Wolfson College: 'Stem cell research in Korea: a comparison of the regulatory environment with the UK—ethics and the law.'

DR J. SWENSON-WRIGHT, Cambridge
12 May: 'Frustrated trilateralism? Japans's relations with South Korea and the United States in the context of the North Korean nuclear crisis.'

DR SOYANG PARK
26 May: 'Forgetting and remembering in post-colonial South Korea: the minjung politics and art of the 1980s.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Centre for Political Ideologies seminar series: A century of political thought in Asia and Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building.

Convener: Dr R. Bajpai.

DR C. JONES, Nottingham
3 May: 'The Kyoto School and the site of political thought in war-time Japan.'

PROFESSOR C. TRIPP, SOAS, London
10 May: 'Identifying politics: Islamism as nationalism in the twentieth century.'

DR G. WILLIAMS
17 May: 'Ideas of democracy in African politics.'


The politics of leadership

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Conveners: Professor Neil MacFarlane and Dr Nigel Bowles.

DR J. WRIGHT
3 May: 'Stresemann.'

PROFESSOR ARCHIE BROWN
10 May: 'Gorbachev.'

MISS GILLIAN PEELE
17 May: 'Thatcher, Major and the problem of Conservative Party leadership.'

DR N. WOODS
24 May: 'Leadership in international financial institutions.'

DR BOWLES
31 May: 'Richard Nixon.'

MR L. WHITEHEAD
7 June: 'Leadership in Latin America.'

PROFESSOR J. NYE
14 June: 'Leadership and American foreign policy.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr M. Yee.

PROFESSOR M. HUMPHREYS, Oxford Brookes
5 May: 'Evolutionary psychology, consciousness research, and artificial intelligence. How might recent advances affect religious belief and practice?'

DR I. TRACEY, Pain Imaging Neuroscience Group, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics
19 May: 'Pain, suffering, and its alleviation through belief.'

DR R. HOLDER, astrophysicist
2 June: 'Multiverses in modern cosmology: the ultimate explanation or do we still need God?'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Finance Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, the Saïd Business School.

Details of the 19 May and 26 May seminars will be announced later.

A symposium will be held on 9 June: a provisional programme may be found on the SBS Web site.

Enquiries should be directed to Christine Seal (telephone: Oxford (2)88902, e-mail: professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr D.P. Tsomocos.

E. SCIUBBA, Cambridge
28 Apr.: 'Disagreeing forever: survival and belief—heterogeneity in incomplete markets.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL KAHNEMAN
5 May, Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory: 'The psychology of behavioural finance past and future.' (Nomura Lecture)

G. HARDOUVELIS, Eurobank and University of Piraeus
12 May: 'The yield as a symmetric predictcorx of output and inflation.'

ULRICH HEGE, HEC School of Management
2 June, Lecture Theatre 4: To be announced.

BERNARD CORNET, Paris
16 June: To be announced.



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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Enquiries should be directed to the Research Administrator, Marcine Snyder (telephone: Oxford (2)84093, e-mail: marcine.snyder@edstud.ox.ac.uk). Information about parking or disabled access may be obtained from Patsy Harris (telephone: Oxford (2)74024, e-mail: patsy.harris@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

DR C. DAVIES and DR G. HAYWARD
9 May: 'E-learning.'

PROFESSOR M. ERAUT, Sussex
16 May: 'Professional learning in the workplace.'

DR L. DEARDEN, Institute for Fiscal Studies
23 May: 'At what age is it best for children to start school? Evidence from the National Pupil Database.'

PROFESSOR V. CROOK, Newcastle
5 June: 'Bilingual cognition and language learning.'

PROFESSOR B. DAVIS and PROFESSOR D. SUMAR, Alberta
13 June: 'Correspondence, coherence, complexity.'

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HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES UNIT

PROFESSOR RITCHIE ROBERTSON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 May, in the Taylor Institution. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: 'Heinrich Heine (1797–1856): Jewish thinker, good European, citizen of the world.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR W. CLARENCE-SMITH, SOAS, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 May, in the Centre, George Street.

Subject: 'South-east Asian Islam and the problem of slavery.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. If travelling from Oxford please check arrangements by telephoning Oxford (2)74570.

Details of the 23 May seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr Ann Waswo.

DR B.J. GOOLD
2 May: 'Idealising the other: western images of the Japanese criminal justice system.'

DR NAOKO SHIMAZU, Birkbeck College
9 May: 'Commemorating the war dead in the Russo-Japanese War.'

L. WOLFF, University of New South Wales
16 May: 'The relational litigant: litigation and public policy in Japan.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

PATRICK CHAMOISEAU, author, will present and read from his works, at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 May, in the Maison Française. The meeting will be chaired by Toby Garfitt, Magdalen College.

The date of this meeting differs from that previously announced.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Centre

The following public seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Enquiries should be directed to Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles' (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.rsc.ox.ac.uk). Late changes will be notified on the Web site.

Convener: Dr María-Teresa Gil-Bazo.

CATHRYN COSTELLO
4 May: 'The Asylum Procedures Directive and the proliferation of safe country practices: deterrence, deflection, and the dismantling of international protection?'

FIONA LINDSLEY, solicitor
11 May: 'Refugee protection in the UK: a practitioner's view.'

NUALA MOLE, Director, Advice on Individual Rights in Europe
18 May: 'The European Court of Human Rights and asylum: some recent developments.'

PROFESSOR F.M. MARIÑO MENÉNDEZ, Chair of UN Committee against Torture
25 May: 'Refugee protection under the UN Convention against torture: developments and future trends.'


Elizabeth Colson Lecture

PROFESSOR WENDY JAMES, Professor of Social Anthropology, will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 June. The venue will be announced later.

Subject: 'Paradoxes of self-determination.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

The long shadow of Suez

PROFESSOR W.R. LOUIS, University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be addressed to Glynis Baleham, Balliol College (e-mail: glynis.baleham@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

19 May: 'From the Suez Crisis and the Egyptian Revolution to the death of Nasser.'

26 May: 'From the Iraqi Revolution to the British withdrawal from the Gulf.'

2 June: 'From the revolution in Aden and the Palestine Question to the 1973 Middle East war.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 6 p.m. in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN
Wed. 4 May: 'Can we eradicate poverty?'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL NOBLE
Thur. 12 May: 'South Africa—a democratic definition of poverty.'

PROFESSOR JULIO BOLTVINIK AND PROFESSOR ARACELI DAMIAN, Colegio de Mexico
Thur. 19 May, 5 p.m., Queen Elizabeth House: 'Poverty and poverty research in Mexico.'


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.'


Alan Emery Lecture

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

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

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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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KEBLE COLLEGE

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE REVD NICHOLAS HOLTAM, Vicar of St Martin's in the Fields, London, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: 'A room with a view—the aspiration of a parish church.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

PROFESSOR PETER HAWKINS, Professor of Religion and Literature, Boston University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. The lecture will be followed by an informal reception. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform the Principal's Personal Assistant, Mrs Janet Wardell (e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk, telephone (2)74302).

Subject: 'The art of smiling.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

CHRISTIANA M. LEONARD, Professor Emeritus 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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ORIEL COLLEGE

Lee Seng Tee Lecture

THE REVD PROFESSOR ERNEST NICHOLSON will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Edward Hawkins, the fellows of Oriel, and university reform.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

THE RT. HON. LORD HOFFMANN will deliver the Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Causation.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

MR ANWAR IBRAHIM, formerly Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The modernity of south-east Asian Islam.'

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European Studies Centre

Lecture

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 June, in the Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'What chance of a free world?'

Professor Garton Ash will discuss the themes of his new book Free World: Why a crisis of the West reveals the opportunity of our time. The meeting will be chaired by Sir Marrack Goulding.


Lecture and workshop

PROFESSOR PAUL GINSBORG, University of Florence, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Hopes unmet? Italian society and politics in a decade of decline.'

Professor Ginsborg's lecture will introduce a workshop on 'Italian society and politics, 1994–2004: problems and prospects of a resilient democracy', to be held at the European Studies Centre, 10–11 May.

The workshop aims to discuss political, social and cultural transformations in Italy over the last ten years. The event will take the form of a round table discussion, which is open to graduate students of Italian history and politics at Oxford.

Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (telephone: Oxford (2)74470, e-mail: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).


South-east Europe: the EU's next enlargement?

This workshop will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 29 April, in St Antony's College.

Conveners: Othon Anastasakis and Dimitar Bechev.

Panel I: the enlarged EU and south-east Europe (10 a.m.–12 noon)

Speakers: Kalypso Nicolaidis, Heather Grabbe, Jan Zielonka (to be confirmed). Chair: Dr Anastasakis.

Panel II: The impact of the accession process on domestic politics

Speakers: Dimitris Papadimitiou, Manchester; Dejan Jovic, Stirling; Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Romanian Academic Society (to be confirmed). Chair: David Phinnemore, Belfast (to be confirmed).

Panel III: Economic impact

Speakers: Laza Kekic, Economist Intelligence Unit; Visnja Samardzija, International Relations Institute, Zagreb; Axel Sotiris Walden, European Commission (to be confirmed). Chair: Professor Michael Kaser.

Panel III: 2007 and the Western Balkans

Speakers: David Phinnemore, Belfast (to be confirmed); Gergana Noutcheva, CEPS, Brussels; Kyril Drezov, Keele. Chair: Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, LSE.


Other events

The following events will take place as shown in St Antony's College.

XABIER ARZOZ
24 May and 25 May, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.: 'Respecting linguistic diversity in the European Union.' (Basque Fellowship Workshop)

7 June and 14 June: 'The impact of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European and national levels.'

OTHON ANASTASAKIS
17–19 June, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre: Symposium on transnationalism.

ALEXIS TADIÉ
20 May, 2 p.m., Maison Française: workshop on Maxime Rodinson.

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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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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Founder's Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER BURKE, Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, Cambridge, will deliver the inaugural Founder's Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

The lecture is one of a series of events marking the college's 450th anniversary.

Subject: 'Tradition, memory, and institutions.'


Moments in the history of St John's

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

DR MICHAEL RIORDAN
4 May: 'From Campion to Laud.'

ROEY SWEET
11 May: 'Richard Rawlinson.'

TANIS HINCHCLIFFE
18 May: 'The development of North Oxford.'


Research Centre

The academic face of psychoanalysis

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Larkin Room, St John's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to e-mail research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

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

DR J. FLETCHER, Warwick
4 May, New Seminar Room: 'Seduction and the vicissitudes of translation: the recent work of Jean Laplanche.'

PROFESSOR D. TUCKETT, University College London
Thur. 12 May: 'Civilisation and its discontents: some reflections on the usefulness of Freud's thesis today.'

CLARE CONNORS
18 May, New Seminar Room: 'Force and figuration in Freud.'

DR N. MANSON, Cambridge
25 May: 'Is an epistemology of psychoanalysis possible?'

RICHARD RUSBRIDGER, British Psycho-Analytical Society
1 June, New Seminar Room: 'The Oedipus Complex.'

SUZANNE DOW
Thur. 9 June: 'A Kofmanian reading of Marie Cardinal's Les Mots pour le dire.'

DR BRADDOCK
15 June, New Seminar Room: 'Was Freud a scientist?'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

DAVID PANNICK, QC, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 19 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Censorship.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR O. FISS, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University, will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject : 'The war against terrorism and the rule of law.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Julia Walworth (e-mail: julia.walworth@merton.ox.ac.uk).

DR A. GOLDGAR
5 May: 'Lies, the press, and the republic of letters: the Saurin Affair.'

DR V. HOLMAN
26 May: 'Print for victory: publishing in World War Two.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Garrard Room, Harris Manchester College. New members are welcome to attend. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Kathryne Beebe (e-mail: kathryne.beebe@pembroke.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR R. BARTLETT, St Andrews
5 May: 'From paganism to Christianity in medieval Europe.'

DR R. CROSS
12 May: 'Some problems about angels and space in the late thirteenth century.'

PROFESSOR B. ROSENWEIN, Loyola University, Chicago
9 June: 'Taking Elias to court: a medievalist confronts the civilising process.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

PROFESSOR TIM CROWE, Warneford Hospital
Wed. 4 May: 'The evolution of language: a test case for speciation theory.'

PROFESSOR C. KAY, Glasgow
Fri. 13 May: 'Future plans for the Historical Thesaurus of English.'

DR K. WILLIAMSON, Edinburgh
Fri. 20 May: 'Some observations on the "shape" of Early Scots from an historical dialectological view.'

SARAH OGILVIE, Oxford English Dictionary
Tue. 24 May: ' "Outlandish words" in the OED.'

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