Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Divinity

Amended notice

PROFESSOR MARILYN ADAMS will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools.

Note: the Gazette of 21 October (p. 250) incorrectly stated that the time of Professor Adams' lecture had been brought forward to 4.30 p.m. The time of 5 p.m., which had been published earlier, is correct.

Subject: `The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a thought experiment in medieval philosophical theology.'

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Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire

PROFESSOR ANDREW WILSON will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Romans at work.'

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Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion

PROFESSOR BRIAN LEFTOW will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A truly ontological argument.'

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Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Many voices---1. From the French.'

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Professor of Environmental Science

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Environment and the Americas.'

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ROMANES LECTURE

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained from the reception desk of the Examination Schools, or by e-mail from the Vice-Chancellor's Office (e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Religious lives.'

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HUSSEY LECTURE ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

ROSEMARY HILL, Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will deliver the Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ` "To stones a moral life": Welby Pugin and the Gothic revival.'

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HARMSWORTH LECTURE

PROFESSOR J.H. SILBEY will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The party of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party before the Civil War.'

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WELDON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD PETO, winner of the Weldon Memorial Medal 2003, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 November, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Halving premature death.'

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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

PROFESSOR MICHELE GRAZIADEI, Università del Piemonte orientale, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures are open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive early.

The first two lectures will be given on Monday, 1 November.

Mon. 1 Nov., 5 p.m.: `On playing tennis with the net up: fiduciary obligations, contractual relations, and property rights.'

Mon. 1 Nov., 6.10 p.m.: `Fiduciary obligations in civilian countries: a primer.'

Tue. 2 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Non aes sed fides: directors' duties, fiduciary obligations, and the human factor.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Earth Sciences

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

DR T. WRIGHT
1 Nov.: `InSAR observations of low slip rates on the major faults of western Tibet.'

DR S. JACKMAN, FirstFaraday
8 Nov.: `Assessing and overcoming constraints to the bioremediation of contaminated sites.'

PROFESSOR T. SEWARD, ETH, Zurich
15 Nov.: `The geochemistry of aqueous fluids and gases in high temperature Earth systems.'

PROFESSOR D. SHERMAN, Bristol
22 Nov.: `Metal complexation at the mineral–water interface: molecular controls on aqueous geochemistry.'

PROFESSOR I. ROBINSON, Southampton
29 Nov.: `Making earth observation work: operational application of satellite data—the ocean example.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Soft Matter, Biomaterials, and Interfaces

Additional seminar

PROFESSOR G. FULLER, Stanford, will give an additional seminar in this series at 4 p.m. on Monday, 6 December, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

Subject: `Two-dimensional suspensions—interfacial rheology, adhesion, and stability.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Sub-faculty of Italian: postgraduate seminars

Amended notice

The lecture by DOMENICO SCARPA on `Una virgola nel sangue. Caratteri ebraici nella letteratura italiana nel '900 (Svevo, Ginzburg, Levi, Calvino, Montale)' will take place at 3 p.m. (and not at 5 p.m. as previously announced) on Monday, 22 November, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

The literary theory seminar by PROFESSOR DAVID FORGACS on `Marxism' will take place at 5 p.m. on 23 November (and not on 9 November as previously announced) in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminar Series

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas.

DR F. LILJEROS, Stockholm
2 Nov., Seminar Room B: `Structural properties of large empirical social networks and their likely effects on the transmission of disease.'

PROFESSOR C. GEORGES, Hamilton College
9 Nov.: `Learning dynamics and nonlinear misspecifications in an artificial financial market.'

DR N. SAAM, Munich
23 Nov.: `Simulating international negotiations.'

PROFESSOR A. KACELNIK
30 Nov.: `Risky decision-making in feathered and naked bipeds.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR R. BRENT will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Uncertainty can be better than certainty: some algorithms for primality testing.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR MALIKHA ZEGHAL, CNRS, Paris, and University of Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 November, in the Centre.

Subject: `Do religious institutions matter? The Ulama of al-Azhar in contemporary Egypt.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

DR TONY PHELAN will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `Brecht and the Julius Caesar business.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE AND BALLIOL COLLEGE

Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH will deliver the Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: `Are there moral foundations of European power?'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Reuters Foundation Programme

Media and Politics

DAVID YELLAND, formerly editor of The Sun, will speak in this seminar series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 October, in Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr David Butler and Mr Paddy Coulter.

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

ROY PORTER, Advisory Board for Redundant Churches, Westminster, London, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Gateways onto the past: churches, redundancy and local history.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

DR SALEH MALIK, Member of the Saudi Shura Council, Founder and President of the Social Research and Development Centre, Riyadh, will deliver the second King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The Shura Council experiment in Saudi Arabia.'


Lecture

LORD BUTLER, Master of University College, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Chabad Society (telephone: Oxford 200158 or e-mail: oxfordchabad@aol.com).

Subject: `The reasons for the 2003 Iraq war.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

ANDREW MOTION, Professor of Creative Writing, Royal Holloway College, London, and Poet Laureate, will deliver the Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Professor David Womersley, Warton Professor of English Literature, will be in the chair.

Subject: ` "Public property: private property". A talk with readings.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

JON SNOW, Channel 4 News, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shooting history.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Convictions, loyalties, and the secular state.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR LESTER K. LITTLE, Smith College, American Academy in Rome, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Garrard Room, Harris Manchester College. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Cypress beams, Kufic script, and cut stone: rebuilding the master narrative of early European history.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

GILLIAN GREEN will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 November, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome to attend (admission £2).

Subject: `Cambodian "ship cloths" and their role in community celebrations.'

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OED FORUM

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

SARAH OGILVIE, OED
9 Nov.: ` "Outlandish words" in the OED.'

PETER GILLIVER, OED
18 Nov.: `Unabridgeable, unmanageable, unworkable: William Craigie and his last OED crisis.'

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