Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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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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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CHARLES SIMONYI LECTURE

DR RICHARD LEAKEY, palaeoanthropologist and conservationist, will deliver the Charles Simonyi Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 October, in the Oxford Playhouse. The lecture is given in association with New College.

Tickets, costing £3.50, are obtainable in advance from the Oxford Playhouse (http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com, tel.: Oxford 305305).

Subject: `Why our origins matter.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

The logic of position, the measure of leadership

JOEL PODOLNY, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Further information is available from Liz Buckle, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88852, e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Sophie Austin, Oxford University Press (telephone: Oxford 353859, e-mail: sophie.austin@oup.com).

Tue. 19 Oct.: `The logic of person v. the logic of position.'

Wed. 20 Oct.: `The meaning of leadership.'

Thur. 21 Oct.: `The measure of meaning.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Zoology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology. Details of the 11 October seminar will be announced later.

For details of the Weldon Memorial Lecture (1 November), see above.

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN and colleagues
18 Oct.: `Research in the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.'

DR B. LEADBETTER, Birmingham
25 Oct.: `Cells in baskets: the ancestors of animals?' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR M. TELFORD, UCL
8 Nov.: `Testing the new animal phylogeny.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR S. JENNINGS, CEFAS, Lowestoft
15 Nov.: `Size-based analysis of food web structure.'

DR T. BENTON, Aberdeen
22 Nov.: `Linking life history variation to population dynamics: insights from mites.'

DR A. EYRE-WALKER, Sussex
29 Nov.: `The rates and fitness effects of mutations in the human genome.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Engineering Science

ADRIAN BEJAN, J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 15 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building. The lecture is open to the public.

Convener: Dr Y. Ventikos.

Subject: `The constructal law: the generation of flow architecture, from engineering to nature.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Romance Linguistics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: Professor Martin Maiden.

PROFESSOR I. SÖHRMAN, Gothenburg
21 Oct.: `Spatial references in Sursilvan Romansh. A cognitive approach to the Sursilvan prepositional and adverb system.'

PROFESSOR H. DENMAN, UCL and OCHJS
28 Oct.: `How importance was Judeo-Romance in the genesis of the Yiddish language and from where exactly did the Romance component in Yiddish come?'

PROFESSOR C. POUNTAIN, Queen Mary College, London
11 Nov.: `Register and the history of Spanish syntax.'

J.C. SMITH
18 Nov.: `Refunctionalisation of the Latin nominative/accusative opposition in Gallo-Romance.'

N. MILIC
25 Nov.: `The debate on linguistic sexism and its effects on the language of sexism in Italian.'

A.B. MANSILLA
22 Dec.: `The function of tense and aspect in Catalan oral narratives.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Early Modern Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Modern History Research Unit, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Conveners: Professor Robert Evans, Ms J. Pollmann, and Dr L. Roper.

J.D. TRACY, Minnesota
12 Oct.: `The background war of the early modern era: European states and the Ottoman Empire in contest for dominion, trade, and cultural pre-eminence.'

H. KUGELER
19 Oct.: ` "Le parfait Ambassadeur": the theory and practice of diplomacy, 1648–1748.'

A. MARR
26 Oct.: `Mathematics and material culture in late Renaissance Italy.'

K. AUSTIN
2 Nov.: `An unsung hero? Immanuel Tremellius (1510–80) and the European Reformation.'

A. SPICER, Oxford Brookes
9 Nov.: `Sacred space and the confessional landscape of the Loire, c.1560–1660.'

Z. SHALEV, Princeton
16 Nov.: `Early modern pilgrimages to the Holy Land.'

E. FURNISS
23 Nov.: `Victims of their own success? Devotion, practice, and the Franciscans in Aragon, c.1600–58.'

R. MANNING
30 Nov.: `Confessions of a saint: Counter-Reformation, confessional culture, and the emergence of the active female apostolate.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, the Saïd Business School. For further details e-mail: professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dimitrios P. Tsomocos.

PROFESSOR C.D. ALIPRANTIS, Purdue
14 Oct.: `Some applications of Riesz spaces to economics, finance, and econometrics.'

PROFESSOR H. SABOURIAN, Cambridge
21 Oct.: `Herd behaviour in financial models with sequential trades.'

PROFESSOR F. CORNELLI, London Business School
28 Oct.: `Investor sentiment and pre-issue markets.'

PROFESSOR M. HABIB, Montpellier II
4 Nov.: `The role of know-how acquisition in the formation and duration of joint ventures.'

PROFESSOR H. HAU, INSEAD
11 Nov.: To be announced.

R. REPULLO, CEMFI
18 Nov.: `Policies for banking crises: a theoretical framework.'

PROFESSOR M. HELLWIG, Mannheim
25 Nov.: `On the treatment of capital in cost-oriented access price regulation in network industries.'

M. PAGANO
2 Dec.: To be announced.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The David Patterson Seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

The OCHJS minibus will leave the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 and 7.30 p.m., and will return from Yarnton at 9.45 p.m. A single fare costs £1.60 (students £1.20).

DR R. RASKIN, Aarhus
13 Oct.: `A child at gunpoint: a case study in the life of a photo.'

T. ARGOV
20 Oct.: `Losing the (Israeli) plot: contemporary Israel in the prose of Orly Kastel-Bloom.'

PROFESSOR R. HIEBERT, Trinity Western University, Canada
27 Oct.: `The Septuagint as a reflection of its Hellenistic Jewish context.'

PROFESSOR S. PARUSSA, Wellesley College
3 Nov.: `Hybridism of sounds: Primo Levi between Judaism and literature.'

PROFESSOR G. TRODESCHINI, Trieste
10 Nov.: `Representing medieval Jewish usurers: from a theological to an economic vocabulary.'

DR J. MIDDLEMAS
17 Nov.: `The geber's correction in Lamentations 3 as proto- Midrash.'

M. NEVADER
24 Nov.: ` "Appoint a king to govern us, like other nations"—the problem with kingship in the Hebrew Bible.'

DR S. SELA, Bar-Ilan
1 Dec.: `The twelfth-century Renaissance of the Hebrew language: strategies for the creation of a new scientific Hebrew terminology.'

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Isaiah Berlin Public Lecture in Middle East Dialogue

DR M. LEDEEN, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, will deliver an Isaiah Berlin Lecture in Middle East Dialogue at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `America's mission in the Middle East.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Mark Harrison.

M. WORBOYS, Manchester
11 Oct.: `Mad dogs and Lancastrians: rabies, Pasteur, and the Chief Constable of Clitheroe, c.1890.'

C. LOW
18 Oct.: `Khoisan healing practices.'

M. FEDUNKIW, Toronto
25 Oct.: `British women doctors in World War I: finding a way to serve in Serbia and the case of Dr Dorothy Maude.'

S. BHATTACHARYA, UCL
1 Nov.: `WHO-led or WHO-managed? A reassessment of the nature of the Indian National Smallpox Eradication Programme, c.1960–77.'

K. MAGLEN
8 Nov.: `Quarantined: the experience of incarceration under quarantine.'

P. CHAKRABARTI
15 Nov.: `Hospital medicine in eighteenth-century India: the East India Company's establishment at Fort St George, Madras.'

M. HULVERSCHEIDT, Heidelberg
22 Nov.: `Malaria research in Germany during World War II.'

M. FUKUDA, Nagoya
29 Nov.: `The history of lock hospitals in Japan.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

THE HON. DATO SERI ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI, Prime Minister of Malaysia, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 1 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Entry is by free ticket, obtainable from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

Subject: `Malaysia, Islam, and the wider world.'

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INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Reopening of the Centre

ENGO. LUÍS DOS SANTOS FERRO, Director of the Luso-American Foundation, Lisbon, will give a lecture to mark the reopening of the Centre at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College. The lecture will be delivered in English. The Vice-Chancellor (or his deputy) and H.E. The Portuguese Ambassador will be present at the lecture, which will be followed by a reception.

Convener: Dr Teresa Pinto Coelho (St John's), Director of the Centre.

Subject: `Lisbon and Eça de Queirós.'

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CHRIST CHURCH

CHARLES NICHOLL, biographer of Leonardo da Vinci, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 11 October, in the Christ Church Picture Gallery. To accompany the talk, drawings by Leonardo will be on display in the gallery.

Subject: `Leonardo da Vinci—the flights of the mind.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR VIVIAN NUTTON, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, will deliver the McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `To dissect or not to dissect? Some ancient responses to a modern dilemma.'

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Reuters Foundation Programme: Reuters Memorial Lecture

JOHN LLOYD, Editor, The Financial Times Magazine, will deliver the annual Reuters Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 October, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `The power and the story: media and politics in the twenty-first century.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Europe: what kind of power?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The series has been organised jointly with the Maison Française and the Department of Politics and International Relations.

PROFESSOR T. SNYDER, Yale
12 Oct.: `Power politics in Eastern Europe: past and present.'

PROFESSOR B. LAFFAN, Dublin: `Organising power in Europe: multilevel governance.' M. VAN ORANJE, Director, EU Affairs, Open Society Foundation, London
26 Oct.: `Europe as a normative power.' (To be confirmed)

G. ANDRÉANI, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Paris
2 Nov.: `Europe as a diplomatic power.'

F. HEISBOURG, Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris
9 Nov.: `Europe as a military power.'

PROFESSOR A. SAPIR, European Commission
16 Nov.: `Europe as an economic power.'

I. KRASTEV, Director, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia
23 Nov.: `What kind of power appeals to Eastern Europe? EU versus US.'

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Eastern Europe under Communist rule

PROFESSOR RICHARD CRAMPTON will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, weeks 1–8, in St Antony's College.

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Workshop

A workshop, convened by Knick Harley, will be held on Thursday, 21 October, 2–5 p.m., and on Friday, 22 October, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Conference: Entente Cordiale

A conference, convened by Dr Kalypso Nicolaïdis and Professor Alexis Tadié, will be held on 6 and 7 December in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

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Other lectures

PROFESSOR NORMAN DAVIES and PROFESSOR TIMOTHY SNYDER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 October, in the European Studies Centre.

Subject: `Where on earth does Europe end?' (Centre Evening)


H.E. BERNARD R. BOT, Foreign Minister, the Netherlands, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

Subject: `What should be European foreign policy?'

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Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Professor Archie Brown.

PROFESSOR BROWN
11 Oct.: `Institutions, ideas, interests, and leadership in the Soviet and Russian transition.'

DR L. SHEVTSOVA, Carnegie Moscow Center
18 Oct.: `Comparing Yeltsin and Putin as leaders.'

SIR RODRIC BRAITHWAITE, British Ambassador to Moscow, 1988–92
25 Oct.: `The view across the river, 1988–92.'

DR W. SMIRNOV, Institute of State and Law, Moscow
1 Nov.: `Civil society in post-Soviet Russia.'

DR J. HUGHES, LSE
8 Nov.: `Federalism in post-Soviet Russia: from accommodation to control?.'

DR A. GRACHEV, Paris and Moscow
15 Nov.: `The rise and fall of the new political thinking.'

MS TINA PODPLATNIK, Moscow
22 Nov.: `Big business and the state under Yeltsin and Putin.'

DR A. LEDENEVA, University College London
29 Nov.: `Informal politics in Russia in the 1990s.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE AND ALL SOULS COLLEGE

St Cross–All Souls Lectures

Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dining Hall, St Cross College.

The series will conclude with an all-day workshop, to be held on 6 December in All Souls College. Registration forms for this will be available at the lectures.

Further information may be obtained from Roz Britton-Strong (e-mail: coin- room@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Luke Treadwell, St Cross College; Eleanor Robson, All Souls College; and Christopher Gosden, St Cross College.

PROFESSOR LORD (COLIN) RENFREW
11 Oct.: `Collecting and looting in the past: the effects of self-indulgence.'

DR L. AL-GAILANI
18 Oct.: `Archaeological theft in Iraq.'

DR K. POLITIS
25 Oct., Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre (64 Banbury Road): `The political and economic realities of looting ancient sites.'

DR U. KAMPMANN
1 Nov.: `Dealing in coins: problems and opportunities for a serious and responsible coin trade.'

DR D. GAIMSTER
8 Nov.: `UK government measures against the illicit trade: examining the new regulatory framework.'

G. ORTIZ
15 Nov.: `Overview and assessment after fifty years of collecting in a changing world.'

DR P. ROBERTS
22 Nov.: `Barriers or bridges? Museums and acquisitions in the light of new legal and voluntary codes.'

DR M. O'NEILL
29 Nov.: `Repatriation and its discontents: the Glasgow experience.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Panel discussion

The college will host a panel discussion in conjunction with the college charity, the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 October, in the Haldane Room.

The discussion will highlight the importance of three areas to the prevention and mitigation of the epidemic: scientific research, social policy, and accessto essential medicines. The event is part of Oxford Africa Week.

The panellists will be Dr Lucy Dorrell, Medical Research Council Human Immunology Unit; James Sandham and Doreen Tembo, Department of Social Policy and Social Work; Duncan Matthews, Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, Intellectual Property Research Institute, Queen Mary College, London; Matthew Ngunga, AMREF Programme Directorate, Nairobi.

Subject: `Tackling HIV/AIDS: a multidimensional approach.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

G. IRVINE will lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Non-members are welcome to attend the lecture (admission £2).

Subject: `Bu-no-mai: the military dances of Bugaku.'

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