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Oxford University Gazette, 3 November 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuroimaging

PROFESSOR PETER JEZZARD will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'A view of the brain and mind.'

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Professor of Educational Studies

PROFESSOR HERBERT MARSH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: 'Self-concept research: driving international agendas.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR K. KISH SKLAR will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The centrality of feminism in American political history, 1776–2000.'

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Professor of Development Economics

PROFESSOR STEFAN DERCON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Risk, time, and poverty.'

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John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government

PROFESSOR GEORGE C. EDWARDS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Social Sciences Building, Manor Road.

Subject: 'The President as leader: transformer or facilitator?'

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Professor of Educational Studies

PROFESSOR INGRID LUNT will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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DENNIS SCIAMA MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING will deliver the third Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory. Admission will be by tickets, available from Susan Blackshaw, Denys Wilkinson Building (e-mail: s.blackshaw1@physics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The origin of the Universe.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR LORD MORGAN will deliver the Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Lloyd George, the French and the Germans.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE

DR JESSICA TUCHMAN MATHEWS, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Getting back on the right path: the US role in the world.'

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WELDON MEDAL

PROFESSOR J. FELSENSTEIN, winner of the Weldon Medal Prize for 2000, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 December, in Lecture Theatre A of the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. No tickets are required for admission.

Subject: 'Variation within and between species: should we expect a new evolutionary synthesis?'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Market design

PAUL MILGROM, Shirley and Leonard Ely Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Enquiries should be directed to Natasha Antunes, Oxford University Press (telephone: Oxford 363650, e-mail: natasha.antunes@oup.com).

Mon. 21 Nov.: 'Market design: from theory and laboratory to practice.'

Tue. 22 Nov.: 'Designing auction markets.'

Wed. 23 Nov.: 'Designing matching markets.'

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CLASSICS

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

MARINA CARR (playwright) will read from her work and join a discussion with EDITH HALL at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 November, in the Common Room, Classics Centre, Old Boys' High School. Members of the University are welcome to attend. For further information telephone Oxford (2)88210, or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Science Day: Primary Care Programme

The following lectures will be given on Friday, 18 November, in the Richard Doll Building, the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine. The meeting will begin with an introduction by Professor Siamon Gordon and Dr K.A. Fleming, Head of Division, at 2 p.m.

The meeting will be chaired by Professor David Mant, Head of the Department of Primary Health Care, for the first three papers, and by Professor Harold Jaffe, Head of the Department of Public Health, for the final three papers.

ANTHONY HARNDEN, Lecturer, Department of Primary Health Care
2.10 p.m.: 'Diagnosis of childhood infection.'

PETER ROSE, Lecturer, Department of Primary Health Care, and PROFESSOR MANT
2.35 p.m.: 'Treatment of childhood infection.'

PROFESSOR PAUL GLASZIOU and ANDREW FARMER, Lecturer, Department of Primary Health Care
3 p.m.: 'The science of monitoring.'

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY KEY, Deputy Director,
Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit
3.45 p.m.: 'Nutrition and cancer.'

COLIN BAIGENT, Reader in Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Trials Service Unit
4.10 p.m.: 'Statins and health.'

PETER BROCKLEHURST, Director, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
4.35 p.m.: 'Evaluating interventions in pregnancy and the newborn.' (Followed by closing remarks by Professor Gordon at 5 p.m.)

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MEDICAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Biomedical Engineering

The following seminars will be held as shown in the Thom Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Constantin Coussios (telephone: Oxford (2)74750, e-mail: constantin.coussios@eng.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. FOX, Head, Advanced Computation Laboratory,
Cancer Research UK
Fri. 4 Nov., 2 p.m., Lecture Room 3: 'Formalising decisions, processes, and agents: improving quality and safety in patient care.'

PROFESSOR T. LEIGHTON, Southampton
Mon. 14 Nov., 4 p.m., Lecture Room 6: 'Bubble acoustics: spaceships, dolphins, and kidneys.'

DR Z.M.K. MOUSSAVI, Manitoba
Fri. 25 Nov., 4 p.m., Lecture Room 6: 'Swallowing sounds analysis: advances beyond the stethoscope.'

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Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY will deliver the fourteenth Annual Norman Heatley Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 24 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Virus killers and killer T cells.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

A celebration of 100 years of Spanish at Oxford

Taylor Special Lecture

PROFESSOR FRANCISCO RICO, Real Academia Española, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, will deliver a Taylor Special Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 4 November, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Don Quijote, o la historia de la novela.'


Symposium on the 400th anniversary of Don Quixote

This symposium will be held on Friday, 4 November, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.

Convener: Professor Edwin Williamson.

JONATHAN THACKER, Merton: ' "Comedia" personified in Lope de Vega and Cervantes.'

COLIN THOMPSON, St Catherine's: 'Witchcraft, fantasy, and fiction: La Cañizares, the "Coloquio de los perros" and the power of the imagination.'

PROFESSOR WILLIAMSON: 'The power-struggle between Don Quixote and Sancho: four crises in the development of the narrative.'

JOHN RUTHERFORD, Queen's: 'Laughs and smiles in the Quixote. '

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A celebration of 100 years of Russian and other Slavonic languages at Oxford

The following events are free and open to all, including the general public, but pre-booking is advised: contact Sigrun Frank, Wolfson College (e-mail: sigrun.frank@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). General organiser: Professor Catriona Kelly.

Lectures

ADAM ZAMOYSKI Wed. 16 Nov., 5 p.m., Lecture Room 3, Taylor Institution: 'The Polish problem at the Congress of Vienna.' (Ilchester Lecture)

ROUND-TABLE
Thur. 17 Nov., 10.30 a.m., Seminar Room, Modern History Research Centre, RI: 'Russian culture in the twenty-first century.' The meeting will be chaired by Professor Kelly. Speakers include Dr Robin Aizlewood, Dr Rosamund Bartlett, Dr Birgit Beumers, Dr Pamela Davidson, Professor Simon Franklin, Professor Julian Graffy, Dr Polly Jones, and Professor David Shepherd.

PROFESSOR NIKOLAI VAKHTIM, European University, St Petersburg
Thur. 17 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Lecture Room 2, Taylor Institution: 'Russians in Siberia: language, colonisation, and identity.' (Ilchester Lecture)

ROUND-TABLE
Fri. 18 Nov., 5 p.m., Lecture Room 3, Taylor Institution: 'What is Slavonic philology (and what has Oxford contributed to it)?' The meeting will be chaired by Dr Jan Fellerer and Dr Mary MacRobert. The speakers will be Professor Charles Drage, Mr Nigel Gotteri, Mr Mark Shuttleworth, and Dr David Willis.


Other events

Thur., 17 Nov., 1–2 p.m., Holywell Music Room. Piano and vocal concert of Russian music (Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner and Shostakovich) by Dr Philip Bullock (piano) and Ms Helena Newsom (mezzo-soprano).

Thur., 17 Nov., 2.15 p.m.–5 p.m., Magdalen College Auditorium. Showing of A Driver for Vera (Pavel Chukrai, 2005: a spectacular, Oscar-nominated comedy thriller, with a script by Vladimir Sorokin), followed by a panel discussion with Dr Birgit Beumers, Dr Reidar Due, Professor Julian Graffy, and the film's producer, Mr Mikhail Zilberman.

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Sub-faculty of Portuguese

The following seminars will take place as shown at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays.

On Friday, 18 November, there will be a Jornada de estudos devoted to the work of the Mozambican writer Mia Couto, in the Dorfman Centre, St Peter's College.

DR K. PEÑA
3 Nov., Portuguese Centre, 11 Bevington Road: 'Are you for real? Rules, realities, and representation in Fernando Pessoa and Angela Bulloch.'

PROFESSOR A.M. MACHADO, Machados de Assis Visiting Professor, Acacemia Brasileira de Letras
10 Nov., Room F6, 47 Wellington Square: 'Machados de Assis e a quest∆o de identidade na literatura brasileira.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Seminar in Philosophy of Mathematics

The following seminars will take place at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays, in weeks five, seven, and eight, in the Ryle Room, the Philosophy Centre.

Convener: Dr D. Isaacson.

DR ISAACSON
7 Nov.: 'What is mathematical structure?'

ALEXANDER PASEAU
21 Nov.: 'The judgement-dependence of mathematics and logic.'

GREGORY RESTALL, Melbourne
28 Nov.: 'Anti-realist foundations of classical logic and mathematics.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR WILLARD BOHN, Illinois State University, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College.

17 Nov: 'Guillaume Apollinaire, Raoul Dufy, and the modern bestiary.'

24 Nov.: 'Guillaume Apollinaire and the green mouse. The role of children's rhymes.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

The beginning of life. Biology is finally replacing God?

LORD WINSTON will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Pat Spight, Brasenose College (e-mail: pat.spight@bnc.ox.ac.uk).

8 Nov.: 'Manipulating reproduction.'

9 Nov.: 'Stem cells: hope or hype?'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Seminar

PROFESSOR S.D. GONSON will hold a seminar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 November, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject:: 'Aligning interests and rights: re-establishing a framework for the ownership of intellectual property.'

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Human Values and Social Policy Seminar

PROFESSOR R. THORNTON, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 17 November, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'HIV trends and sexual networks in Uganda and South Africa.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

DR THERESA BURT DE PERERA will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 November, in the Pusey Lecture Room.

Subject: 'Fish in space!'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

ANGELA BROWNING, MP, will give the following lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 November, in the Garden Quad Auditorium at St John's College. To reserve a seat please contact Aislinn Hutchinson, University Section, Park Hospital, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LQ (telephone: Oxford 226324, e-mail: aislinn.hutchinson@psych.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Legislation and autism spectrum disorders.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Ollerenshaw Lecture in Mathematics

PROFESSOR ROBIN WILSON, Open University and Gresham College, will deliver the Ollerenshaw Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 November, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College.

Subject: 'Maps, maidens, and molecules.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

PROFESSOR MARTIN REES will deliver the Chatham Lecture on Friday, 18 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Einstein's legacy as scientist and icon.'

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RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON

Jaspers Lecture

PROFESSOR RICHARD CROUTER, Carleton College, USA, will deliver the Jaspers Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 November, in the Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon. To attend, contact admin@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk, or telephone Oxford 874404.

Subject: 'On needing the Niebuhrs: the plight of Protestant theology in America.'

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