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Oxford University Gazette, 1 June 2006: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Cookson Professor of Materials

PROFESSOR PATRICK GRANT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St Catherine's College.

Subject: 'The manufacture of new materials for industrial applications using droplets.'

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Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies

ALAN RUSBRIDGER, editor, the Guardian, will deliver the annual Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will be open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Is it all over for bloggers? Reports of the death of the "old media" may be exaggerated.'

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Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAME LOUISE JOHNSON will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: 'Physics to biology: structural biology of protein kinases and implications for cancer research; and the implications of the new diamond light source for structural biology.'

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Gaisford Lecture

PROFESSOR MARK GRIFFITH, Berkeley, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St John's College.

Subject: 'Horse power and donkey work: mules and other equids in the ancient Greek imagination.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

ATHOL FUGARD, playwright, will be in conversation with PROFESSOR MARIANNE MCDONALD, Professor of Theatre and Classics, University of California, San Diego, at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 June, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: 'The return of the myth: Athol Fugard and the Classics.'

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History

Epicurus in the Enlightenment: mode d'emploi

This colloquium will be held on Saturday, 17 June, in Magdalen College. The cost of attendance is £12 (students free). Enquiries should be directed to the conveners.

The colloquium is supported by the Faculty of History, the Royal Historical Society, and the Voltaire Foundation.

Conveners: Neven Leddy, Magdalen College (e-mail: neven.leddy@history.ox.ac.uk), and Avi Lifschitz, Lincoln College (e-mail: avi.lifschitz@history.ox.ac.uk).

First session (from 8.45 a.m.)

ELODIE ARGAUD, Jean Monnet University, St Etienne: 'Pierry Bayle and Epicurus.' (In French)

MATTHEW NIBLETT: 'Men, morals, and matter: Epicurus and materialist thought in England from Bolingbroke to Priestley.'

LEONHARD HERMANN, Leipzig: 'Epicurus versus Spinoza in Wilhelm Heinse's thought.'

Second session (from 10.45 a.m.)

HANS W. BLOM, Erasmus University, Rotterdam: 'The Epicurean motif in seventeenth-century Dutch political thought.'

THOMAS AHNERT, Edinburgh: 'Epicureanism and the transformation of natural law in the early German Enlightenment.'

ANDREW KAHN: 'Epicureanism in Russia.'

Third session (from 2 p.m.)

NATANIA MEEKER, University of Southern California, Los Angeles: 'Diderot and the Epicurean infant.'

CHARLES T. WOLFE, Boston: 'La Mettrie's medicalisation of morals.'

4 p.m.: DR JOHN ROBERTSON chairs the concluding discussion.

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History of Art, Philosophy

Legacies of Modernism

This one-day colloquium will be held on Friday, 9 June, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Advance registration is required and places are limited. Further details and a registration form can be found at www.how.ox.ac.uk/events/legacies_colloquium.htm, or can be obtained from the convener.

Convener: Dr Katerina Reed-Tsocha, Trinity College (e-mail: katerina.reed-tsocha@trinity.ox.ac.uk).

THIERRY DE DUVE, Lille 3: 'The post-Duchamp ideal: remarks on a few specifications of the word "art".'

PETER OSBORNE, Middlesex: 'Modernisms and mediations: specific, generic, and distributional.'

STEPHEN MELVILLE, Ohio State: 'A thing of the past.'

RICHARD SHIFF, Texas at Austin: 'Mutual interference.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

After Duino: Rainer Maria Rilke's late poetry

STEPHEN COHN will give the final seminar in this series at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 May, in the Noel Salter Room, New College.

Conveners: Dr Robert Vilain, Christ Church, and Dr Karen Leeder, New College.

Subject: 'Some translations of Rilke.'


Responses to Rilke

Four contemporary poets, JO SHAPCOTT, PATRICK MCGUINNESS, MARTYN CRUCEFIX, and SEAN O'BRIEN offer specially commissioned new translations, versions, responses to, and reflections on, the late Rilke at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 June, in Lecture Room 6, New College. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Conveners: Dr Robert Vilain, Christ Church, and Dr Karen Leeder, New College.

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Music

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following colloquia will take place at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. Admission is free and open to the public.

NICHOLAS MATHEW, Jesus College
6 June: 'Music between myth and history: the Congress of Vienna and the decline of Beethoven's heroic style.'

NICOLAS ATTFIELD, St Catherine's
'3 June: 'Bruckner's "Farewell to life"? Auflösung and the absolute in Ernst Kurth's reading of the adagio of the Ninth Symphony.'


Music and culture in seventeenth-century England

PENELOPE GOUK and THOMAS DIXON, Manchester, will speak at the seminar to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 June, in All Souls College. Admission is free and open to the public.

Subject: 'Edmund Chilmead in context: music and universal knowledge in the circle of Samuel Hartlib.'

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Saïd Business School

Complex Adaptive Systems Group

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

Convener: Felix Reed-Tsochas, Saïd Business School (e-mail: felix.reed-tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

DR TAKESHI TAKAMA
6 June: 'Agent-based modelling for water management with WEAP.'

PROFESSOR PAUL A. DAVID, Stanford
13 June: 'Motivation and coordination in Libre software projects: a stymergic stimulation modelling perspective.'

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Department of Educational Studies

PROFESSOR DENNIS MCINERNEY, University of Western Sydney, will give a public seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 6 July, in the Department of Educational Studies. Enquiries should be directed to Alison O'Mara (e-mail: alison.omara@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Professor Herbert Marsh.

Subject: 'School motivation: cross-cultural research and measurement issues.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

LORD TRIESMAN, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 June, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: 'The UK Government's relations with Islam at home and abroad.'

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Language Centre

Twenty-fifth anniversary lecture

MICHAEL SWAN, poet and author of many language textbooks and reference books, will give the Language Centre twenty-fifth anniversary lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College.

Convener: Dr Robert Vanderplank.

Subject: 'It was all so easy then. Why has language teaching got so much more complicated since I started?'

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University Library Services

WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resource

The following lunchtime workshops will be held at the OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise) on the days shown. There is no charge for attendance, but booking is required. Further information can be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/information_skills.

JO HUNTER and LINDA ATKINSON
Mon. 5 June: 'WISER science: doing a "systematic review".'

ISABEL HOLOWATY
Mon. 5 June, 2 p.m. (repeated at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.: 'WISER history: advanced OLIS searching.'

MICHAEL HEANEY
Tue. 6 June: 'WISER teaching: copyright law.'

NIGEL JAMES
Wed. 7 June: 'WISER focus on: online maps.'

ISABEL HOLOWATY
Wed. 7 June, 12.30 p.m.: 'WISER history: primary sources online.'

JUDY READING
Thur. 8 June: 'WISER teaching: information literacy.'

ISABEL HOLOWATY
Mon. 12 June, 2 p.m. (repeated at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.): 'WISER history: finding journal articles online.'

ANGELA CARRITT and REBECCA SPARKES, OULS, and KATE LINDSAY and HOWARD NOBLE, OUCS
Tue. 13 June: 'WISER teaching: reading lists.'

MAT ANDREWS
Wed. 14 June: 'WISER focus on: newspapers: historical and print collections in Oxford.'

RUTH BIRD and ANGELA CARRITT
Thur. 15 June: 'WISER social sciences: newspapers: current online sources.'

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St Antony's College

George Antonius Lecture

DR ABDOU FILALI-ANSARI, Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, will deliver the thirty-first George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The humanities and the heritage of Muslims.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme

MILES KAHLER, Professor of Pacific International Relations and Poltical Science, University of California, San Diego, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 9 June, in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'Why so little supranationalism in the global economy?'

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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture Series

ELAINE FEINSTEIN, prize-winning poet, novelist, and biographer, will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Poets as translators.'


Public lecture

MEGAN PRICE and GERTRUD SEIDMANN will give a public lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to Oxford (2)74103.

Subject: 'Forgotten pioneers of archaeology in Victorian Oxford: George Rolleson and Greville Chester.'

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