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Oxford University Gazette, 2 March 2006: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Boden Professor of Sanskrit

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'King David in Oudh: a Bible story in Sanskrit and the Just King at an Afghan court.'


L'Oréal Professor of Marketing

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS HOLT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 March, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. To attend, register at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/holt-lecture.

Subject: 'How brands become icons: the principles of cultural branding.'

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Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Theatre Studies

PHYLLIDA LLOYD will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 6 March, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: 'Between two worlds'—the relationship of plays and opera.

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Medical Sciences

Astor Visiting Fellow's Lecture

PROFESSOR IGOR R. EFIMOV, St Louis, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 March, in the Large Lecture Theatre of the Department for Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building.

Subject: 'Towards painless defibrillation: virtual electrode theory of electrical stimulation of the heart.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages, Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies

DR HEATHER VALENCIA, Stirling, will deliver the fourteenth Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies on Thursday, 9 March, at 5 p.m. in the Taylor Institution. All welcome. Refreshments will be provided after the lecture.

Subject: ' "Only King David remained...": reactions to the Holocaust in the poetry of Kadia Molodowsky.'

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Social Sciences

H.E. MR KAMALESH SHARMA, High Commissioner of India, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 March, in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road.

Convener: Professor Barbara Harriss-White.

Subject: 'India in a globalising world.'

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African Studies Committee

Annual African Studies Lecture

PROFESSOR FRANCIS NYAMNJOH, Director of Publications, CODESRIA, will deliver the annual African Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 March, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Insiders and outsiders: citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary southern Africa.'

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Research Laboratory for Archaeology

DAVID PYLE, Cambridge, will lecture at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 9 March, in the Board Room, the Department of Geography, the Dyson Perrins Building.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 23 February, pp. 697–8, which gave incorrect details of this term's seminars.

Subject: 'Vulcanology, climate change, and human transitions.'

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Institute for Chinese Studies

DR SUSANNE BRANDSTÄDTER, Lecturer in Chinese Anthropology, University of Manchester, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 6 March, in Seminar Room 206, Institute for Chinese Studies.

Conveners: Dr D. Buck and Dr K.C. Lin.

Subject: 'Law, "feudal superstition" ;, and political subjectivities in rural China.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL, Centre for Environmental Policy and Understanding, Green College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: 'The politics of the environment and the place of the Muslim world.'

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Brasenose College

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Children in crisis—the state of the world's children and the challenges they face in the twenty-first century

CAROL BELLAMY, formerly Executive Director, UNICEF, will deliver the Tanner Lectures in Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. The lectures are open to the public.

Tue. 25 Apr.: 'From Taliban to the tsunami—true stories from the front lines of making a world fit for children.'

Wed. 26 Apr.: 'Stealing childhood—poverty, war, and disease.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

ALEXE NEVE, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Janet Wardell (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The insecurity of human rights: Canadian law and practice in the "War on Terror".'


Heron-Allen Lecture

PROFESSOR N.M. FERGUSON, Imperial College, London, will deliver the Heron-Allen Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 10 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Janet Wardell (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Planning for the unpredictable: how modelling can aid preparations for the next flu pandemic.'

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Nuffield College

Media and Politics

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 March, in Nuffield College.

Subject: 'How can a freer journalism be developed and supported in un-free countries?'

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St Antony's College

Visiting Parliamentary Fellows Seminar: Terrorism: roots and responses

THE RT. HON. LORD (FRANK) JUDD, former Director of Oxfam, and PROFESSOR FRED HALLIDAY, LSE, will give the final seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 March, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

This announcement amends the announcement published in the Gazette of 23 February, p. 698. Lord Skidelsky is unable to attend the seminar.

Conveners: Professor David Marquand and Dr Alex Pravda (with James Gray, MP, and Tony Lloyd, MP).

Subject: 'Terrorism: here to stay?'


Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence)

THE HON. RICHARD STEARNS, Judge of the US District Court, will lecture in this series at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be made to pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk .

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'Islamic terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, and the rule of law.'


Asian Studies Centre

Taiwan Studies Programme

PROFESSOR YU-SHAN WU, National Taiwan University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 March, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr S. Tsang.

Subject: 'Picture Taiwan politics: Green v. Blue—the latest episodes.'


European Studies Centre

Lecture

DR ACHILLEAS MITSOS, Director-General of the Research DG, European Commission, will deliver the following lecture on Tuesday, 7 March, at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Enquiries: Oxford 274470. E-mail: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Modernising Europe. Redistribution v. Growth?'

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Somerville College

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR ELENA CONTI, Group Leader, Gene Expression Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 March, in the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Making sense of nonsense: structural studies of RNA degradation and disease.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme Seminar

DAVID VOGEL, Professor of Business Ethics, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the following lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 10 March, in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'Global corporate governance and self-regulatory arrangements.'

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Wolfson College

Creative Arts lecture series: Poets as translators

GEORGE SZIRTES will read a selection of his translations, and comment on issues arising from his work, at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 3 March, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

The final lecture in this series will be given on 9 June (Jon Stallworthy and Peter France).

Enquiries should be directed to carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science

ROBERT HARDY will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 March, in Exeter College. Enquiries: emilie.savage-smith@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The great war bow.'

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Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature

Annual Open Lecture

PROFESSOR ÉAMONN Ó CARRAGÁIN, Cork, will lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Saturday, 11 March, in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Subject: 'The Dream of the Rood and eighth-century Northumbria.'

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