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Oxford University Gazette, 2 February 2006: Lectures

George Eastman Visiting Professor Lectures

Rhetoric and the non-verbal arts during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College.

Convener: Professor Mary Carruthers, George Eastman Visiting Professor.

L. BOLZONI, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
2 Feb.: 'Italian Renaissance double-sided portraits: rhetorical structures and modes of perception.'

E. E. LEACH, Royal Holloway
16 Feb.: 'Composition, performance, and the mechanics of musical invention.'

PROFESSOR CARRUTHERS
2 Mar.: 'Rhetorical 'ductus'; a way of composition and performance.'

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Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING will deliver the Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 February, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'The origin of the Universe.'

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Centre for Brazilian Studies

Backlands in Brazilian cinema: from Cinema Novo to the present day

The following seminars and film showings will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road (telephone: Oxford (2)84460, e-mail: enquiries@brazilian-studies.oxford.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR L. NAGIB, Leeds
13 Feb.:'Backlands, sea and utopia in Brazilian cinema.' (Illustrated talk)

Film showings

20 Feb.: Deus e o diabo na terra do sol (Glauber Rocha, 1964; English subtitles)

27 Feb.: Baile perfumado (Paulo Caldas e Lírio Ferreira, 1997; English subtitles)

6 Mar.: Abril Despedaçado (Behind the Sun) (Walter Salles, 2001; English subtitles)

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

PROFESSOR RUTH GAVISON, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver the ninth lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 February, in the Ian Skipper Room, St Cross College (enquiries: Oxford 377946).

Subject: 'Rights discourse and the alleged Palestinian right of return.'

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Oxford Internet Institute

Public Service Workshop series: Ranking public services: from local to global

PROFESSOR ALISON WOLF, King's College, London, will give the following lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 February, in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'. The Public Service Workshop series is arranged by the ESRC Public Services Programme and the Oxford Internet Institute.

Subject: 'Ranking schools: education league tables.'

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Instituto Camoes Centre for Portuguese Language

PROFESSOR MÁRIO VIEIRA DE CARVALHO, Universidade Nova, Lisbon, will give the following lecture at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 February, in the Portuguese Centre, 11 Bevington Road.

Subject: 'Música, cepticismo e ironia em Eça de Queirós.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR PERRY BLACKSHEAR, Director of Clinical Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures as shown.

Thur. 9 Feb., 5 p.m., Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'How Oliver Smithies changed my life—twice!'

Mon. 13 Feb., 4 p.m., Lecture Room 1, Department of Biochemistry: 'The TTP family of RNA binding and destabilising proteins: roles in inflammation, reproduction, and who knows what else?'

Fri. 17 Feb., 1 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics: 'Roles of the MARCKS and RFX4 protein families in central nervous system development.'

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Corpus Christi College

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR RACHEL BOWLBY, UCL, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Family realisms: Freud and Greek tragedy.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

PROFESSOR DAVID LOEWENSTEIN, Wisconsin–Madison, Starr Visiting Fellow, will give the following lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. (Enquiries: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk.)

Subject: 'The war against heresy in Milton's England.'

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Magdalen College

Waynflete Lectures

Humanism and Protestantism in early modern England

PROFESSOR IAN GREEN, Queen's University, Belfast, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Magdalen College Grove Auditorium. Open to all.

15 Feb.: 'The evolution of Protestantism and Humanism in England, c.1560–1760.'

22 Feb.: 'The dominance of classicism and moralism in English education, c.1530–1760.'

1 Mar.: 'Reconciling virtue and grace in English school and parish instruction, c.560–1760.'

8 Mar.: 'The impact of humanism on the Protestantism of the English laity, c.1540–1760.'

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Nuffield College

Media and Politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: David Butler, Patrick Coulter, and John Lloyd.

DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP, Shadow Attorney-General
3 Feb.: 'Is journalism good for democracy?'

TIM ALLAN, founder of Portland PR, formerly deputy press secretary, 10 Downing Street
17 Feb.: 'What is "spin"? How old/new is it? Who does it to whom, and why?'

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Queen's College

Poetry Reading Evening

A Poetry Reading Evening, in which works will be ready by three Old Member poets, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 February, in the Memorial Room, Queen's College.

The poets attending will be SASHA DUGDALE (1993, Modern Languages), CHOMAN HARDI (1996, PPP), and OLIVIA MCCANNON (1993, Modern Languages).

Enquiries should be directed to Oscar Van Nooijen, Old Members' Office, Queen's College (elephone: Oxford (2)79214, e-mail: oscar.vannooijen@queens.ox.ac.uk).

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St Peter's College

Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre

Intellectual property in the new Millennium

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: Professor David Vaver and Dr Christine Greenhalgh.

C. WADLOW, Norwich Law School
7 Feb.:'Time to reclaim unfair competition law from the consumer lawyers?'

S. THAMBISETTY, LSE
14 Feb.:'An institutional approach to legal change in the patent system: implications for the protection of biotechnological inventions.'

J. ZITTRAIN
21 Feb.:'Copyright in cyberspace.'

H. MACQUEEN
28 Feb.:'Copyright law reform: some achievable goals.'

E. PHILIPS, Nominet
7 Mar.:'The.uk dispute resolution service'and why a vampire threatened to suck Mike's eye out with a Dyson.'

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Somerville College

GlaxoSmithKline Lecture

PROFESSOR DAME NANCY ROTHWELL, Vice-President for Research, University of Manchester, will deliver the GlaxoSmithKline Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 February, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Brain inflammation as a possible target for new therapies.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme Seminar

ALASTAIR FRASER will lecture at 2 p.m. on 10 February in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'New aid partnerships: conditionality that dares not speak its name?'

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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture series: Poets as translators

DAVID CONSTANTINE, award-winning poet, translator, and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, will read a selection of his translations and comment on issues arising from his work at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

The second and third lectures in this series will take place on 3 March (George Szirtes) and 9 June (Jon Stallworthy and Peter France).

Enquiries: carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.


Wolfson Haldane Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR KEITH O'NIONS will deliver the first Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 February, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries: Oxford (2)74103 (e- mail: college.sec@wolfson.co.uk).

Subject: 'The ten-year challenge for UK science and innovation.'

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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

PROFESSOR DR HERBERT SCHENDL, Universität Wien, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 February, in Rewley House, Wellington Square. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: 'Aspects of code-switching in the history of English.'

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