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Oxford University Gazette, 6 October 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

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?'

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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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. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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CHANGING CHARACTER OF WAR LECTURE

GEN. SIR RUPERT SMITH will deliver the Changing Character of War Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 October, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'The utility of force.'

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE

PROFESSOR A. EZEKOWITZ, Harvard Medical School, Newton–Abraham Visiting Professor 2005–6, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 24 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Phagocytosis in innate immunity: from flies to man.'

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JENKIN LECTURE 2005

JOHN F. COATES will deliver the eighteenth Jenkin Lecture at 12 noon on Saturday, 1 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

The lecturer was the naval architect responsible for Olympias , the reconstructed trireme of the early 1990s.

Subject: 'Some engineering concepts applied to ancient Greek trireme warships.'

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WELDON MEDAL PRIZE LECTURE

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

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

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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES 2005

Legal relations

DR S. CRETNEY will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The first lecture will be followed by a reception at 6.30 p.m.

Mon. 24 Oct.: 'The role of law: from prohibition to recognition.'

Tue. 25 Oct.: 'Gay, straight, black or white, marriage is a civil right—influences on policy.'

Wed. 26 Oct.: 'Constitutional reform and social policy in a democracy.'

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ALEC ROCHE LECTURE

SIR ARTHUR WATTS will deliver the Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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CHATHAM LECTURE

PROFESSOR SIR MARTIN REES will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES

Biology and ethics

The Herbert Spencer Lectures will be delivered at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools. The lectures are open to the public, and tickets are not required for admission.

DR S. THOMAS, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
21 Oct.: 'Biology and ethics: progress and challenges.'

PROFESSOR A. SMITH, Edinburgh
28 Oct.: 'Stem cell research: hype or hope?'

PROFESSOR J. SAVULESCU
4 Nov.: 'The ethics of biological modification of human beings.'

PROFESSOR SIR GHILLEAN PRANCE, Science Director, Eden Project
11 Nov.: 'Plants, patents, and the rights of the indigenous peoples.'

PROFESSOR J. GLOVER, King's College, London
18 Nov.: To be announced.

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CLASSICS

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR S. WALSH, Cardiff, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 October, in the Seminar Room at the Classics Centre, Old Boys' High School. All welcome. Please e-mail apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 288210 for further information.

Subject: 'Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex , Enescu's Oedipe , and the Parisian stage of the 1920s'.


M. CARR (playwright) will read from her work and join a discussion with EDITH HALL at 2.15 p.m. on 16 November in the Common Room, Classics Centre, Old Boys' High School. All welcome. Please e-mail apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 288210 for further information.

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ENGLISH, THEOLOGY, HISTORY OF ART

The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor Christopher Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

DR J. OKLAND, Sheffield
17 Oct.: '1 Corinthians and Protestant women: an uneasy relationship.'

PROFESSOR K. NEWPORT, Liverpool Hope
31 Oct.: ' "A vision for the appointed time" (cf. Habakkuk 2.3): reading the Bible as the remnant of God.'

DR E. FRANCIS, Warwick
14 Nov.: ' "Under the lash of the Egyptian": Olive Schreiner's Woman and Labour and the Old Testament.'

DR J. CARRUTHERS, Bristol
28 Nov.: ' "The letter that never arrives": reception in and of the Book of Esther.'

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HISTORY

Problems in the History of Science and Technology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, History Faculty Building, preceded by tea in the Faculty Common Room at 4.40 p.m. Summaries of all the papers in this series can be found in PDF format at www.history.ox.ac.uk/hsmt/pdf/ summaries.pdf.

Convener: Professor Robert Fox.

DR K. WATSON, Oxford Brookes
12 Oct.: 'The rise of the expert in trials for criminal poisoning.'

DR A. FYFE, NUI, Galway
19 Oct.: ' "Creating a proper system of publishing": information, technologies, and communications in the transatlantic world, c. 1830–60.'

DR J.R. RAVETZ
26 Oct.: 'Galileo's mistakes.'

DR A. GUAGNINI, Bologna
9 Nov.: 'Full-scale experiments and knowledge development in Marconi's wireless telegraphy stations, 1897–1901.'

DR G.J.N. GOODAY, LEEDS
16 Nov., 4 p.m.: 'Electrifying the house: the Marquis of Salisbury illuminates Hatfield, Westminster, and the world.'

DR V. QUIRKE, Oxford Brookes
23 Nov.: 'Pharmaceutical innovation and technological path- dependence: ICI in comparative perspective, c. 1935–75.'

PROFESSOR J.A. SECORD, Cambridge
30 Nov.: 'A planet in print: rethinking the discovery of Neptune.'

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Commonwealth History Research Seminar: War and disorder in an imperial context

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the History Faculty building. The seminar series is supported by the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War (http://ccw.politics.ox.ac.uk/).

Conveners: Professor Judith M. Brown, Dr John Darwin, and Dr J.-G. Deutsch.

DR D. OMISSI, Hull
14 Oct.: 'Martial Asia observed: India, the Russo-Japanese war and its aftermath, 1904–7.'

DR M. EVANS, Portsmouth
21 Oct.: 'Islam, torture and the civilising mission. The French Socialist Party and the Algerian war.'

PROFESSOR D. KILLINGRAY, Emeritus, Goldsmiths College, London
28 Oct.: 'African civilians and the tentacles of war, 1935–50.'

PROFESSOR H. STRACHAN
4 Nov.: 'Colonial warfares compared.'

DR D. ANDERSON
11 Nov.: 'The last Empire warriors: British soldiers and the wars of decolonisation, 1946–65.'

DR D. MARSTON, Sandhurst
18 Nov.: 'The Punjab boundary force: a reappraisal? (August 1947).'

DR Y. KHAN, Royal Holloway
25 Nov.: 'Policing partition: regime change in North India, 1946–50.'

PROFESSOR R. BICKERS, Bristol
2 Dec.: 'War and the end of foreign dominance of the Chinese maritime customs, 1937–49.'

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Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Chris Wickham and Mark Whittow.

J. CATTO
10 Oct.: 'Henry V's Reformation: a reconstruction.'

K. BEEBE
17 Oct.: 'Text as tool: the audiences of Felix Fabri's fifteenth-century pilgrimage narratives.'

A. THACKER, London
24 Oct.: 'Bede and Augustine of Hippo.'

P. HYAMS, Cornell
31 Oct.: 'The whole truth and nothing but the truth.'

R. THOMSON, Tasmania
7 Nov.: 'The medieval library of Merton College.'

J. HUGHES
14 Nov.: 'Rex Alchemicus : Richard II and the occult.'

P. CROSS, Cardiff
21 Nov.: 'Studying thirteenth-century Pisa: the legacy of Emilio Cristiani.'

M. CARRUTHERS, NYU
28 Nov.: 'Sweetness.'



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Military History Seminars

The following meetings will be held at 5.15 p.m. in the Wharton Room, All Souls.

Convener: Professor Hew Strachan.

N.A.M. RODGER
19 Oct.: 'The strategic significance of Trafalgar.'

P. PORTER
2 Nov.: 'From blood sacrifice to blood debt: religious rhetoric in the German and British armies, 1914–18.'

M. CORNWALL, Southampton
16 Nov.: 'Sacrifice on the home front: youth in German Bohemia, 1914–18.'

G. KENNEDY, King's College, London
30 Nov.: 'Who ran the blockade, 1914–18?'

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Children and Health

The following seminars, under the auspices of the Centre for the History of Childhood and the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

L. BROCKLISS
13 Oct.: 'Rousseau, French medicine and the invention of paediatrics.'

R. SMITH, Cambridge
20 Oct.: 'Epidemiological change and human agency in the determination of infant and early childhood mortality in England and her neighbours, c. 1650–1850.

A. REID, Cambridge
27 Oct.: 'Child mortality in Britain, 1880–1945.'

P. WEINDLING, Oxford Brookes
3 Nov.: 'Children as victims of Nazi medical research: context, motives and answers.'

S. MURRAY, Leeds
10 Nov.: 'Narratives of fascination: children and autism in contemporary literature and film.'

G. ROUSSEAU, MHRU
17 Nov.: 'Laurence Sterne's Tristrapaedia and other Enlightenment systems describing the stages of child development.'

I. LOWY, CNRS, Paris
24 Nov.: 'Jozefa Joteyko (1866–1928) and the attempt to create a universal "science of childhood".'

R. LITTLEWOOD, UCL
1 Dec.: 'Reason and necessity in the specification of genetic sexual attraction (incest).'

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HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College. Up-to-date information is available at http://www.history.ac.uk/ecohist/seminars .

Conveners: Professor Robert Allen, Dr Knick Harley, Professor Jane Humphries, Professor Avner Offer.

PROFESSOR A. FIELD, Santa Clara
11 Oct.: 'The impact of World War II on US productivity growth.'

DR TAK WIN CHAN
18 Oct.: 'The instability of divorce risk factors in the UK, 1960–89.'

DR A. BARR
25 Oct.: 'Exploring the origins of fairness: an experimental investigation across fifteen small societies.'

PROFESSOR J. DE VRIES, Berkeley
1 Nov.: 'The limits of globalisation in the early modern world.'

PROFESSOR J. MOKYR, Northwestern
8 Nov.: 'Mobility, creativity, and technological development.'

K. GABAYK, Jerusalem
15 Nov.: 'Coercion power, property rights, and technology adoption: construction of watermills in Ponthieu, France, during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.'

PROFESSOR C. WICKHAM
22 Nov.: 'Rethinking the structure of the early medieval economy.'

DR V. FITZGERALD
29 Nov.: 'Productivity in Latin America during the twentieth century.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Trapnell Lecture

VALLI MOOSA, President, World Conservation Union, will deliver the Trapnell Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 October, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Centre for the Environment, the Dyson Perrins Building. Informal enquiries may be directed to henny.osbahr@ouce.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Developing a conservation strategy for Africa.'

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G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR M.F. THOMASHOW, Michigan State University, will deliver the G.E. Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 11 November, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: 'Gene regulons and regulatory pathways involved in plant cold acclimation.'

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Oxford Centre for Water Research

The following talks will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Board Room, ground floor, the Centre for the Environment, Dyson Perrins Building.

PROFESSOR I. CLUCKIE, Bristol
12 Oct.: 'Flood risk management.'

C. GASSON, Global Water Intelligence
19 Oct.: 'How water companies view the world.'

J. HOLMES, Environment Agency
26 Oct.: 'The use of science in environmental policy-making and regulation.'

M. ZEITOUN, King's College London
2 Nov.: 'Hydro-hegemony in Palestine–Israel.'

DR P. MATTHEWS, Environment Agency
8 Nov.: 'Governance of the Environment Agency and the role of water basins.'

R. CALOW, British Geological Survey
16 Nov.: 'Approaches to the delivery of rural water supply, and the "decentralisation" agenda.'

J. BATEMAN, Halcrow Business Solutions
23 Nov.: 'Performance and price regulation of UK's water business.'

C. CARPENTER, GWP Consultants
30 Nov.: 'Constraints and solutions to sustainable water management in small island developing states.'

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 1 p.m. in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.

DR N. HARMER, Cambridge
14 Oct.: 'Fibroblast growth factors—structure and beyond.'

DR P. EVANS, Cambridge
11 Nov.: 'Bending flat membranes into balls—vesicle formation in endocytosis.'

DR G. SILIGARDI, Diamond Light Source, Chilton, Oxfordshire
18 Nov.: 'Molecular interactions measured by circular dichroism: present achievements and future prospects at Diamond Light Source.'

DR D. LOGAN, Lund, Sweden
25 Nov.: 'The structural basis for allosteric substrate specificity regulation in ribonucleotide reductases.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: Games are not trivial pursuits

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Ian Fowler, Elisabeth Hsu, Lidia Sciama.

I. PRAET, ISCA
14 Oct.: 'Game playing when grieving at funerals in Ecuador.'

PROFESSOR B. BARNES, ISCA
21 Oct.: 'Playing Mancala, taking heads and capturing souls, in Kédang, Indonesia.'

K. SWANCUTT, ISCA
28 Oct.: 'Card playing, and divining in Mongolia.'

J. PARISH, Keele
4 Nov.: Anti-witchcraft shrines, spread betting and football.'

PROFESSOR R. HARRE
11 Nov.: 'Games as determinants and precursors of social reality.'

A. BRéARD, Lille
18 Nov.: 'Practices of literature and mathematical chance in domino games of late Ming China.'

D. CARR, London
25 Nov.: 'Towards a viable theory of representation(s) within figurative computer games.'

D. GOOD
2 Dec.: To be announced.

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LAW

SIR JEREMY LEVER, QC, and THE RT. HON. JOHN REDWOOD, MP, will lecture on the following subject at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'The proposed European Union constitution.'


PROFESSOR J. GARDNER will lecture on the following subject at 1 p.m. on Fridays 14, 21, and 28 October in Seminar Room C.

Subject: 'Studying law the common law way' (for M.Jur students).


DR C.A. GREENHALGH and PROFESSOR D. VAVER will hold seminars at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 18 and 25 October, and 1, 8, 15, and 22 November in St Peter's College.

Subject: 'Intellectual property in the new millennium.'


PROFESSOR S. VOGENAUER will hold seminars at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room C.

Subject: 'Introduction to comparative law.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: seminars

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR R. DENNING
10 Oct.: 'From chemistry to photonics.'

PROFESSOR SCHROCK, MIT
17 Oct.: 'Catalytic reduction of dinitrogen to ammonia at a single molybdenum centre.'

R. NICHOLS, Liverpool
24 Oct.: 'New methods for single molecule conductance determination.'

D. BUCKINGHAM, Cambridge
31 Oct., Lecture Theatre, PTCL: 'Chirality in NMR spectroscopoy.' (Joint ICL/Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminar )

PROFESSOR V. GIBSON, Imperial College
7 Nov.: To be announced.

M. LEDOUX, Strasbourg
Tue. 8 Nov.: 'The catalytic synthesis of carbon nanostructures and some of their uses in heterogeneous catalysis.' (RSC Centenary Lecture )

PROFESSOR R. WINPENNY
14 Nov.: 'Studies of anti-ferromagnetic rings: new building blocks for supramolecular chemistry.'

H. ANDERSON
21 Nov.: 'Porphyrin-based molecular wires and related materials.'

PROFESSOR M. SOLA, Modena
28 Nov.: 'Determinants of the reaction free energy of redox and conformational processes in metalloproteins.'

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R.J.P. Williams Seminar

PROFESSOR R.J. CAVA, Princeton, will deliver the R.J.P. Williams Seminar at 3 p.m. on Friday, 9 December. The subject of the seminar will be announced later.

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: Dr D.E. Logan.

DR R. ALLEN, AMOLF, Amsterdam
17 Oct.: 'Simulating the flipping of genetic switches and other rare events.'

PROFESSOR D. BUCKINGHAM, Cambridge
31 Oct., Main Lecture Theatre, PTCL: 'Chirality in NMR spectroscopy.' (Joint seminar with ICL )

PROFESSOR J. TULLY, Yale
14 Nov.: 'Mixed quantum–classical dynamics.'

PROFESSOR J. YEOMANS
28 Nov.: 'Wetting dynamics on chemically patterned and superhydrophobic surfaces.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Earth Sciences Department.

DR I. HALL, Cardiff
17 Oct.: 'Ice sheet–ocean interaction at sub-centennial time scales in the northeast Atlantic.'

DR P. IRWIN
24 Oct.: 'The Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan.'

PROFESSOR C. MEASURES, Hawaii
31 Oct.: 'High resolution trace element analysis in the oceans: tracing the sources and cycling of iron.'

PROFESSOR I. FAIRCHILD, Birmingham
7 Nov.: 'Climates captured in karst.'

PROFESSOR I. MAIN, Edinburgh
14 Nov.: 'Earthquakes and fractures as critical point phenomena.'

DR R. PANCOST
21 Nov.: 'Microbial lipids in sediments: insights into modern ecology and ancient environments.'

PROFESSOR G. FOULGAR, Durham
28 Nov.: 'Mantle plumes do not exist.'

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Oxford Physics Colloquia

The programme has been arranged with a view to interesting a wide physics community. Lectures take place on Fridays at 4.15 p.m in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre of the Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, unless otherwise indicated.

Conveners: Professor R. Davies and Professor I. Walmsley.

PROFESSOR L. HAU, Harvard
14 Oct.: To be announced.

DR M. JOHNSTON
21 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN PENDRY, Imperial College
11 Nov.: 'Metamaterials open new vistas in optics.'

PROFESSOR R. FOX
18 Nov.: 'Physics in Oxford, 1839–1939.'

PROFESSOR S. HAWKING, Cambridge
25 Nov., 5 p.m.: 'The origin of the Universe.' (Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture)

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Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room.

Convener: Professor Jacob Klein.

PROFESSOR J. YEOMANS
18 Oct.: To be announced.

DR J. MOLLOY, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
25 Oct.: 'Watching single molecules at work.'

PROFESSOR H. WENNERSTRÖM, Lund, Sweden
1 Nov.: 'The thermodynamics of short range repulsive interactions in soft matter.'

PROFESSOR S. EVANS, Leeds
8 Nov.: 'Membranes, scaffolds and interfaces: application of self-assembled monolayers for biosensing.'

PROFESSOR M. WARNER, Cambridge
15 Nov.: 'Smectic elastomers (tbc) (or Photo-sensitive nematic elastomers)

PROFESSOR Z. F. CUI
22 Nov.: 'New directions in biochemical engineering.'

PROFESSOR J. EASTOE, Bristol
29 Nov.: 'Photo-surfactants.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 2.15 p.m. in the PTCL Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR J. C. TULLY, Yale
10 Oct.: 'Chemical dynamics at metal surfaces.'

PROFESSOR M. LESTER, Pennsylvania
17 Oct.: 'Intermolecular interactions and reactions of hydroxyl radicals: a new view.' (RSC Bourke Lecture)

A. ALEXANDER, Edinburgh
24 Oct.: 'Carbon nanotubes: growth mechanisms, electrical properties, and toxicology.'

P. FIELDEN, Manchester
31 Oct.: 'Miniaturised chemical analysis systems: smaller, faster, better?'

R. BERRY
7 Nov.: 'Two approaches to bio-nanotechnology.'

J. REID, Bristol
14 Nov.: 'Controlling and characterising single aerosol particle dynamics.'

D. FERMIN, Berne
28 Nov.: 'Electron transfer across self-assembled nanoparticle arrays.'

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Department of Materials

The following colloquia will be held in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre at 2.15 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Hume Rothery Building Foyer. Please check on http://www.materials.ox.ac.uk for any changes or additions to this programme. Details of the 27 October and 10 November meetings will be announced later.

Convener: Professor J.L. Hutchison.

DR M. MIODOWNIK, King's College, London
13 Oct.: 'Engineering art.'

PROFESSOR D. ROBERT, Bristol
20 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR G. LORIMER, Manchester Materials Science Centre
3 Nov.: 'X-ray microprobe analysis of thin samples in the TEM—some history and recent results.'

PROFESSOR M. HEGGIE, Sussex
17 Nov.: 'Toujours avec modération—the story of graphite in nuclear reactors.'

DR K. BÉRUBÉ, Cardiff
24 Nov.: 'London smogs—why do they kill?'

PROFESSOR H. P. KARNTHALER, Vienna
1 Dec.: 'Structures of bulk nanocrystalline alloys studied by TEM.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3 (unless otherwise stated) at the Mathematical Institute. For further details, please contact Professor Philip Maini at maini@maths.ox.ac.uk, Dr Marcus Tindall at tindallm@maths.ox.ac.uk, Ruth Baker at bakerr1@maths.ox.ac.uk.

No seminar will be held on 2 December.

PROFESSOR J. TYSON, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
14 Oct.: 'Network dynamics and cell physiology.'

DR Y. VENTIKOS
28 Oct.: 'Computational techniques in biomedical engineering: from cell to vessel.'

DR D. BUCK, Imperial College, London
11 Nov.: 'The topology of DNA–protein interactions.'

DR J.-J. KUPIEC, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
25 Nov.: 'Computer simulation of the Darwinian model of cell differentiation: a new approach to biological systems.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

PROFESSOR C. SIBLEY, Manchester
14 Oct.: 'Placental transport and foetal growth: of mice and women.' (Jenkinson Seminar )

DR D. GOBERDHAN and DR D. MEREDITH
21 Oct.: 'PAT transporters and nutrient sensors—novel players in cancer and diabetes.'

DR T. WELLS, Cardiff
28 Oct.: 'Determinants of bone strength in rodent models of growth hormone deficiency: a snappy number in endocrineering.'

DR M. HURLES, Sanger Institute, Cambridge
4 Nov.: 'Structural variation in the human genome.'

PROFESSOR A. BAILEY, Park Hospital for Children, Oxford
11 Nov.: 'What is the brain basis of autism?'

PROFESSOR R. GIBBONS
18 Nov.: 'ATR-X syndrome, a disease of chromatin.'

PROFESSOR A. GRAHAM, King's College, London
25 Nov.: 'Getting a head—lessons from development and evolution.' (Jenkinson Seminar )

PROFESSOR D. SATTELLE
2 Dec.: 'Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: targets for drugs and amyloid peptides.'

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following research seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

DR J. MANSON, Edinburgh
13 Oct.: 'Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies—the current issues and basic mechanisms of disease.'

PROFESSOR A. EZEKOWITZ, Harvard Medical School
Mon. 24 Oct.: 'Phagocytosis in innate immunity: from flies to man.' (Newton–Abraham Lecture )

PROFESSOR A. HARWOOD, Cardiff
27 Oct.: 'A molecular cell biology of lithium: from Dictyostelium to depression.'

PROFESSOR S. GORDON
3 Nov.: 'Still my favourite cell—the macrophage and innate immune recognition.'

PROFESSOR R. MAZEIS, Edinburgh
10 Nov.: 'Helminth induction of regulatory T cells and their impactd on immunity and allergy.'

PROFESSOR P. DOHERTY, Melbourne; Nobel Laureate
24 Nov.: 'Virus killers and killer T cells.' (Norman Heatley Lecture )

PROFESSOR E. LIEW, Glasgow
8 Dec.: 'The role of toll-like receptors in inflammatory disease.'

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Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital.

JAMES BEST, Melbourne
28 Sept.: 'Report from the FIELD: update on a study of 10,000 people with Type 2 diabetes.'

SHOUMO BHATTACHARYA
5 Oct.: 'Genetic and molecular mechanisms in cardiovascular development.'

DAVID CARLING, Imperial College
12 Oct.: 'Role of the AMP-activated protein kinase in energy homeostasis.'

CAROLINE FALL, Hampshire
19 Oct.: 'Type 2 diabetes: the role of foetal and childhood development.'

DAVID MEREDITH
26 Oct.: 'Membrane transporter proteins and nutrient sensing—what can we learn from flies?'

SARAH DARBY
9 Nov.: 'Radiation and heart disease.'

JEREMY TOMLINSON, Birmingham
16 Nov.: To be announced.

ROGER COX, MRC, Harwell
23 Nov.: 'Characterisation of new mouse models for type 2 diabetes and identification of the underlying genes.'

CLIVE WILSON
30 Nov.: 'Giant flies and obese flies: probing the genetics of diabetes and metabolic disease in Drosophila.'

SADAF FAROOQI
7 Dec.: 'Genetic factors involved in the regulation of appetite and obesity.'

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Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Regional Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training

The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Enquiries should be directed to Lucy Curtin (telephone: Oxford 226541, e-mail: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR WULF RÖSSLER, Zurich
11 Oct.: 'Psychiatric staff attitudes towards people with mental illness.'

PROFESSOR A.R. KENDRICK, Southampton
22 Nov.: 'Research in primary care mental health: does it make any difference?'

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Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

DR T. ARNETT, University College London, will speak in place of Professor Michael Horton at the seminar to be held at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 November, in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: 'Fundamental regulators of bone cell function.'

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University Laboratory of Physiology Departmental Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Sherrington Room, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road.

Convener: the Head of the Department of Physiology.

PROFESSOR R. BRUCKDORFER, University College London
17 Oct.: 'The modification of proteins by nitric oxide and its products: its influence on cellular processes.'

PROFESSOR D. ATTWELL, University College London
24 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR M. BANKS, California, Berkeley
31 Oct.: 'Why do pictures viewed from the wrong place look right?'

PROFESSOR W. SCHILLING, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
7 Nov.: 'TRPC channel proteomics.'

PROFESSOR C. FRITH, University College London
21 Nov.: 'Neural hermeneutics: how brains enable minds to communicate..'

PROFESSOR J. C. ELLORY
28 Nov.: 'Cation chloride cotransporters and epithelial cancer.'

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Pharmacology and Anatomical Neuropharmacology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road.

PROFESSOR M. KOLTZENBURG, University College London
11 Oct.: 'Hot and cool—mechanisms of thermotransduction in sensory neurons.'

DR P. KIND, Edinburgh
18 Oct.: 'Glutamate signalling and barrel formation.'

DR G. RAIVICH, University College London
25 Oct.: 'Signalling molecules in regeneration and sprouting.'

DR C. NORBURY
1 Nov.: 'Roles for translational control in cell cycle checkpoints and tumour suppression.'

PROFESSOR R. BALAZS, University of California, Irvine, USA
8 Nov.: 'Neurotrophin resistance: a mechanism of beta amyloid and IL-1 interference with signal transduction.'

DR S. CONWAY, St Andrews
15 Nov.: 'Sugars and spice: some biology and chemistry of glutamate, InsP3 and capsaicin.'

DR H. CLARKE
22 Nov.: 'Targeting the innate immune response to treat lung disease.'

DR S. TUCKER
29 Nov.: 'A structural and functional analysis of the pH-sensing mechanism in the Kir1.1 potassium channel.'

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Health Economics Research Centre Seminars

The following HERC seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, unless otherwise indicated.

PROFESSOR D. WHYNES, Nottingham
Mon. 10 Oct., Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus: 'Economics of cancer screening programmes: current knowledge and methodological challenges.'

PROFESSOR C. PROPER, Bristol
1 Nov.: 'The impact of low income on child health: evidence from the ALSPAC birth cohort study.'

DR A. MANCA, York
6 Dec.: 'Multi-level modelling in the economic evaluation of health care.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Romance Linguistics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, unless otherwise indicated.

Details of the 10 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor M. Maiden.

PROFESSOR MAIDEN
20 Oct.: 'An ass becomes a blackberry: Romance evidence for the hidden morphological binding of lexical change.'

N. MILIC
27 Oct.: 'Standardising Italian: what do Allesandro Manzoni and feminists have in common?'

DR I. SITARIDOU, Cambridge
3 Nov.: 'Personal infinitives in the history of Spanish.'

DR P. G. BELLIDO
17 Nov.: 'The integration of some linguistic elements in modern Spanish.'

DR M. JONES, Cambridge
Fri., 25 Nov.: 'Transfer and changing linguistic norms in Jersey Norman French: how can we tell?'

DR I. WATSON
1 Dec.: 'Accenting and de-accenting in French.'

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FACULTY OF MUSIC

Lectures and events, Michaelmas Term

Mon., 10 Oct., 1.30–4 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music : Oxford Philomusica OpUS! Introductory Session. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

Tue., 11 Oct., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Graduate Students' Colloquia. Gregory Bloch (University of California, Berkeley): 'Manrico's Manhood'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Sun., 16 Oct., 2-5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Violin and Strings Masterclass with Professor Simon Fischer. Interested students should contact the faculty to book a place. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Tue., 18 Oct., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Graduate Students' Colloquia. Michael Burden: 'Pots, privies and WCs: crapping at the opera in London before 1850'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Thur., 20 Oct., 5–7 p.m., All Souls : Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music. Jeremy Llewellyn (University of Basel): 'The versus de musica ars humana and musical transmission in early medieval Italy'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Sat., 22 Oct., 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Royal Musical Association Study Day, Writing Skills Study Day. (Free to graduate students from Oxford University and RMA members.)

Mon., 24 Oct., Denis Arnold Hall : 2–4.30 p.m. Ensemble ISIS Workshop with Martin Butler; 5.30 p.m., 'Composer speaks' with Martin Butler. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Tue., 25 Oct., 1.30–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Oxford Philomusica OpUS! Development Session. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

Tue., 25 Oct., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Graduate Students' Colloquia. Nicholas Marston (King's College, Cambridge): 'Schenker's "Hammerklavier" '. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Sat., 29 Oct., 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Bate Collection, Faculty of Music : Bate Collection Viol Saturday, with Cathie Miserandino. (Advance booking required: contact the Bate Collection on Oxford 276139.)

Mon., 31 Oct., 10–12 noon, Denis Arnold Hall : the Allegri String Quartet Composition Workshop. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Mon., 31 Oct., Holywell Music Room : 2–5 p.m., open rehearsal; 8 p.m., Evening Concert, by the Allegri String Quartet: Mozart, Quartet in E flat, K.428; Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122; Beethoven, String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. (Tickets £12/£6 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Tue., 1 Nov., 1–1.45 p.m., Bate Collection. Bate Collection Gallery Talk: 'The lute family' by Lynda Sayce. (Free of charge and no booking necessary.)

Tue., 1 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Graduate Students' Colloquia. Darryl Martin (Edinburgh University): 'The Talbot Manuscript: better as it is than the book it never was?' (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Thur., 3 Nov., 5–7 p.m., All Souls : Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music: Tess Knighton (Early Music, and Clare College, Cambridge): 'Isabella of Castile and her music books'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Tue., 8 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Graduate Students' Colloquia. Daniel Albright (Harvard University): 'Shakespeare's Tempest as virtual opera: codes in Seventeenth-century theatrical Music'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Wed., 9 Nov., 2–5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Oxford Philomusica Wind Masterclass with John Orford. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

12–13 Nov., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Bate Collection, Faculty of Music. Weekend course: Violin Bow Rehairing with Andrew Bellis. (Advance booking required: contact the Bate Collection on Oxford 276139.)

Sat., 12 Nov., 8pm., Sheldonian : Oxford University Orchestra Concert: Barber, Concerto for Organ; Shostakovich, Symphony No 10. (Jason Lai, conductor; David Goode, organ). (Tickets £10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Tue., 15 Nov., 5.15 p.m, Denis Arnold Hall : Graduate Students' Colloquia. Philip Bullock (University College, London): 'Revealing and concealing: aspects of the lyric voice in Chaikovskii's Songs'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Thur., 17 Nov., 5–7 p.m., All Souls. Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music: William Flynn (Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds): 'Rhetorical ductus and musical modus: analysing Hildegard of Bingen's (1098–1179) Hymn for St Ursula: Cum vox sanguinis. ' (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Fri., 18 Nov., 10–12 a.m. and 2–4 p.m., Pembroke College Chapel : Betts Foundation Organ Masterclass with Ewald Kooiman. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Fri., 18 Nov., 8 p.m., Sheldonian : Oxford Chamber Orchestra Concert: Debussy, Prélude de l'après-midi d'un faune ; Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1; Beethoven, Symphony No 5 (Jonathan Williams, conductor). (Tickets £8/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Sat., 19 Nov., 7.30 p.m., University Church of St Mary the Virgin : Oxford University Wind Orchestra: Shostakovich, Festive Overture , Op. 96; Arnold, Four Scottish Dances , Op. 59; Strauss, Serenade in E flat, Op. 7; Paul Hart, Cartoon (Hugh Brunt, conductor). (Tickets £4, available on the door.)

Sun., 20 Nov., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Oxford Philomusica Directing from the Keyboard Masterclass by Marios Popadopoulos. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

Tue., 22 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Graduate Students' Colloquia. Julian Johnson: 'Music as self-critique: the case of Mahler'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Mon., 21 Nov., Denis Arnold Hall : 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m., 'Composing for the media': Seminar and Questions with Nigel Hess; 1.30–4 p.m., Ensemble ISIS Composers' Workshop for Mixed Ensemble. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Wed., 23 Nov., 2-3 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Phantasm Introductory Lecture Recital by Larry Dreyfus: 'Consorting with viols: introducing Phantasm'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Thur., 24 Nov., 8 p.m., Sheldonian : Oxford University Philharmonia Concert: Concerto by the Annual Concerto Competition winner: Dvorák, The Golden Spinning Wheel ; Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 (Sam Draper, conductor). (Tickets £10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Fri., 25 Nov., Holywell Music Room : 2–3 p.m., Phantasm open rehearsal; 8 p.m., Phantasm Viol Quartet Evening Concert: Music by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, and Henry Purcell: Phantasm with Geraldine McGreevy, soprano, Laurence Dreyfus, treble viol and director, Wendy Gillespie, tenor viol, Jonathan Manson, tenor viol, and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, bass viol. (Tickets £12/£6 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Fri., 25 Nov., 8 p.m., University Church of St Mary the Virgin : Oxford University Sinfonietta Concert: Elgar, Introduction and Allegro ; Copland, Appalachian Spring (complete ballet); Varèse, Octandre ; Poulenc, Sinfonietta (James Ross, conductor). (Tickets: £10/5/4 (OUMS cardholders) available on the door.)

Tue., 29 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Graduate Students' Colloquia. Anna Burson: 'Institutional continuity and change at hereford cathedral during the long reformation (c. 1500–c. 1650) and the Effects on musical provision'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Wed., 30 Nov., 2–5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall : Oxford Philomusica Flute Masterclass with Tony Rob. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

Thur., 1 Dec., 5–7 p.m., All Souls : Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music. Nicolas Bell (Curator, Music Collections, the British Library): 'Understandings of Boethius's De institutione musica in the early fourteenth century'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Sat., 3 Dec., 7 :30 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Bate Concert: Rusty Gulley, traditional Northumbrian smallpipes. (Tickets £12/10 at the door, or from the Bate Collection Oxford 276139.)



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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

The David Patterson Seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. No seminars will take place in the first three weeks of term.

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

PROFESSOR G. GILBERT, Claremont McKenna College
2 Nov.: 'The civic engagement of Jews in Roman antiquity.'

PROFESSOR H. WILLIAMSON
9 Nov.: ' "Swords into ploughshares": vision and reality in a biblical prophecy.'

DR D. MASKELL
16 Nov.: 'Jews and Christians in seventeenth-century France: two tragedies based on the Book of Esther.'

PROFESSOR M. ZEIDNER, Haifa
23 Nov.: 'Emotional intelligence: knowns and unknowns.'

THE REVD DR JOHN MUDDIMAN
30 Nov.: 'The anti-Judaism of the Jew of Tarsus.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Isaiah Berlin Lectures 2005

Kantian ethics

PROFESSOR ALLEN WOOD, Stanford, will deliver the Isaiah Berlin Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. Further details, including an abstract, may be found at www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

11 Oct.: 'What is Kantian ethics?'

18 Oct.: 'Formulations of the moral law.'

25 Oct.: 'Humanity, personality and dignity.'

1 Nov.: 'Duties to oneself.'

8 Nov.: 'Sex, lies (without the videotape).'

15 Nov.: 'Punishment and retribution.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Do our institutions work?

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Magdalen College, Summer Common Room.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Richard Coggins, and Dr Chris Brooke.

GEORGE OSBORNE, MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
10 Oct., Auditorium: 'Why government needs a strong opposition.'

LORD WOOLF, former Lord Chief Justice
17 Oct., Auditorium: 'The courts' place in the constitution.'

BARONESS PRASHAR, First Civil Service Commissioner
24 Oct.: 'Civil Service reform.'

DR M. PINTO-DUSCHINSKY
31 Oct.: 'The constitution's death by degrees—parties, elections, referendums and the European Constitution.'

DR TONY WRIGHT, MP, and SIR HAYDEN PHILLIPS
7 Nov.: 'Parliament and the prerogative.'

DR E. CREWE and DR D. SHELL
14 Nov.: 'A new view on Lords Reform.'

HUGO CHARLTON (Chairman), and BRIAN HEATLEY, Green Party
21 Nov.: 'Getting the Green Party started?'

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African Studies Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: Professor W. Beinart.

PETER MITCHELL
13 Oct.: 'African connections: an archaeological perspective on Africa and the wider world.'

KATHRYN NWAJIAKU
20 Oct.: 'Of hero worship and hijacking: multiple strands in contemporary Ijaw nationalism.'

PAUL NUGENT, Edinburgh, and MARTIN MEREDITH, independent author
27 Oct.: 'Writing the recent political history of Africa.'

SIMONNE HORWITZ
3 Nov.: ' "Black nurses in white": a history of nursing at Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, 1948–90.'

DAVID PRATTEN, Sussex
10 Nov.: 'Agaba performance and the politics of youth in southern Nigeria.'

JOHN GITHONGO
17 Nov.: 'Who pays for democracy in Africa: corruption and political finance.'

LUVOYO WOTSHELA, Fort Hare, and PROFESSOR BEINART
24 Nov.: 'Plants, local knowledge, and the informal economy: prickly pear in South Africa.'

PATRICK CHABAL, King's College London
1 Dec.: 'Culture troubles: politics and the interpretation of meaning' (discussion of his new book with Jean-Pascal Daloz).


Multidisciplinary perspectives on HIV/AIDS prevention and policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Convener: Dr D. Operario.

PROFESSOR H. JAFFE
12 Oct.: 'Reflections on the early days of AIDS: progression thus far and challenges remaining.'

PROFESSOR A. MCLEAN
19 Oct.: 'HIV evolution—for better or for worse.'

DR N. SIEGFRIED
26 Oct.: 'Male circumcision as HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: science and policy.'

PROFESSOR S. DERCON
2 Nov.: 'Impact of HIV/AIDS on long-term welfare changes of orphans in north-western Tanzania.'

PROFESSOR S. GORDON
9 Nov.: 'An AIDS educational project in South Africa.'

S. CHOUDHURY
16 Nov.: 'HIV/AIDS policy-making in Malawi.'

J. MYBURGH
23 Nov.: 'Responses of the ANC and Thado Mbeki to the HIV/AIDS epidemic between 1997 and 2000.'

DR OPERARIO
30 Nov.: 'Promoting sexual abstinence to reduce HIV infection: do science and policy agree?'

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Campaigning and Generalship

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wedensdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College. The seminars are organised by the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War and the Department of Politics and International Relations.

MAJ.-GEN. A.J.N. GRAHAM
26 Oct.: 'The campaign in Iraq and the British approach to counter-insurgency.'

MAJ.-GEN. A.R.E. STEWART
9 Nov.: 'Multi-national command: Iraq, 2003–4'.

MAJ.-GEN. T. CROSS
23 Nov: 'Humanitarian assistance and reconstruction in Iraq, 2003. A British perspective.'

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Changing Character of War Lunchtime Discussions

The following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Manor Road Building.

DR S. PERCY, CCW Programme
11 Oct.: 'Norms and fundamental changes in the nature of war.'

PROFESSOR J. GOW, King's College, London
18 Oct.: 'On law and war.'

PROFESSOR N. JOHNSON
25 Oct.: 'From old wars to new wars and global terrorism.'

COLONEL C. LANGTON, International Institute for Strategic Studies
1 Nov.: '3-D warfare: simultaneous peace-keeping, humanitarian and hi-intensity combat operations.'

DR R. TRAGER, DPIR
8 Nov.: 'Diplomatic calculus in anarchy.'

DR G. AUSTIN, The Foreign Policy Centre, London
15 Nov.: 'The Napoleon factor: arrogance, the social base, and modern war.'

DR J. W. HONIG, King's College, London
22 Nov.: 'On winning wars.'

S. HEAD
29 Nov.: 'Revisiting Vietnam: small unit operations in the Mekong Delta.'

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the IAUL Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street. The full programme is available at http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/i aul/IAUL+3+4+1.asp. Open to all, but please contact rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk or 01865 286811 if you would like to attend any of the seminars.

PROFESSOR. C. KREBER, Edinburgh
20 Oct.: 'Differences between arts and science staff in their reflecting and knowing about teaching.'

DR H. DUNBAR-GODDET
3 Nov.: 'The research experience of postgraduate research students at the University of Oxford.'

PROFESSOR. G. GIBBS
16 Nov.: 'Strategies and tactics research-intensive universities use to support and develop teaching: a comparative study.'

MR T. ROXÅ, Lund University, Sweden
24 Nov.: 'Pedagogical courses as a way to support communities of practice focusing on teaching and learning.'

N. TURNER, Royal Holloway, London
1 Dec.: 'Student experiences and perceptions of research teaching links in a research-intensive environment.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

William Cohn Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR E. KOCH, Vienna, will deliver the thirty-eighth William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 October, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: 'Orpheus at the Mughal court: Jahangir's album as think-tank for allegory.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Research seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road.

PROFESSOR. L. BETHEL
11 Oct.: 'The Lula administration in crisis.'

DR P. ARIDA, Rio de Janeiro
18 Oct.: 'The Brazilian economy under the Lula administration.'

DR A. HALL, LSE
25 Oct.: 'The social policy of the Lula administration.'

DR A. HURRELL
1 Nov.: 'The foreign policy of the Lula administration.'

T. FARKAS, Photographer and documentary film maker
8 Nov.: Film (Memórias do Cangaço (1965), with English translation) and discussion. Pre- registration required at enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 284460.

DR R. LEMOS, FundaçĈo Gétulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro
15 Nov.: 'Intellectual property from a Brazilian perspective: impact on culture and development.'

DR A. M. MACHADO, Academia Brasileira de Letras, Rio de Janeiro
22 Nov.: 'Multiculturalism in Brazil.'

DR F. PIOVESAN, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Sao Paolo
29 Nov.: 'The inter-American system for the protection of human rights: impact and challenges, with special reference to Brazil.'


Research Workshops

The following workshop will be held on Friday, 4 November at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road. Pre-registration required at enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 284460.

Conveners: Dr Ronaldo Lemos and Dr Christian Ahlert

Subject: 'Brazil and the international intellectual property debate.'


The following workshop will be held on Friday, 2 December at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road. Pre-registration required at enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 284460.

Conveners: Dr Fabiana Saddi, Martin Langsam, and Arturo Alvarez- Rosete

Subject: 'The politics of public health policy: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and the UK.'


Conference

The following conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro, 12–16 December, in association with Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO).

Conveners: Dr Antonio C. Mendes Ribeiro and Professor Carlos Alberto Sá.

Subject: 'HIV/AIDS, research agenda and public policy: the Brazilian and UK experiences.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Finance Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, Saïd Business School, Park End Street. You can download papers and view this information and any changes on our website http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ Further information available on 01865 288902 or at Christine.seal@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Details of the 27 October seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Tarun Ramadorai, Celine Rochon.

N. GARLEANU, Wharton
Tue. 11 Oct.: 'Demand-based option pricing.'

B. DUMAS, INSEAD
Thur. 20 Oct.: 'What can rational investors do about excessive volatility and sentimental fluctuations.'

J.-P. DANTHINE, Lusanne
Tue. 1 Nov.: 'The macroeconomics of delegated management.'

W. GOETZMAN, Yale
Thur., 10 Nov.: 'Bubble investors: what were they thinking?'

M. CREMERS, Yale
Thur. 17 Nov.: 'Takeovers and the cross-section of returns.'

J. ZECHNER, Vienna
Thur. 24 Nov.: To be announced.

C. CHAMLEY, ENS
Thurs., 1 Dec.: 'Complementarities in information acquisition with short term trades.'



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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Computational Mathematics and Application Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCL Lecture Theater unless otherwise indicated. For further information please contact Shirley Day on 01865 273885.

Details of the 10 November and 8 December seminars will be announced later.

Conveners: L. N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL).

PROFESSOR. C. BUDD, Bath
13 Oct.: 'Parabolic Monge-Amperi methods for mesh generation.'

DR J. GONDZIO, Edinburgh
20 Oct.: To be announced.

DR P.-A. ABSIL, Louvain
27 Oct.: 'Optimisation on matrix manifolds.'

DR J. REID, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
3 Nov.: 'Solving large sparse symmetric linear systems out of core.'

PROFESSOR F. BORNEMAN, TU Munich
17 Nov.: 'Fast variational image inpainting.'

DR S. SHERWIN, Imperial College
24 Nov.: 'Instability and transition of steady and pulsatile flow in stenotic/constricted pipes.'

DR J.-Y. L'EXCELLENT, ENS Lyon
1 Dec., RAL: 'Dynamic load balancing issues and preliminary out-of-core experiments in parallel sparse solver.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 1, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY. All welcome. The seminars on 24 October, 31 October, 14 November and 28 November will be held as part of the 2005–6 Department of Educational Studies Inaugural Series. If you would like to attend an event and you have special access requirements, please contact the Department of Educational Studies on 01865 274024. For more information, please call Marcine Snyder on 01865 284093 or email marcine.snyder@edstud.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR A. EDWARDS
24 Oct.: 'Relational agency: learning to be a resourceful practitioner.'

PROFESSOR T. NUNES
31 Oct.: 'Morphemes and literacy: lessons from research and practice.'

PROFESSOR H. MARSH
14 Nov.: 'Self concept research: driving international research agendas.'

DR A.LOVELESS
21 Nov.: 'E-learning in education.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Veterinary science and medical entomology

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45–7 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Karen Brown.

WILLIAM BEINART
10 Oct.: 'Transhumance, disease and veterinary regulation in South Africa.'

GABRIEL GACHELIN, Pasteur Institute, Paris
17 Oct.: 'The construction of French medical entomology, c. 1880–1914.'

PAUL BRASSLEY, Plymouth
24 Oct.: 'Vets and other actors in the artificial insemination of pigs.'

DAN GILFOYLE
31 Oct.: 'South Africans abroad: science and sub-imperialism in the control of Rinderpest in Tanganyika, 1938–1942.'

ABIGAIL WOODS, Imperial College London
7 Oct.: ' "Physician of the farm": the reorientation of British veterinary practice, 1930–50.'

DAVID BOURNE
14 Nov.: 'Reflections on tsetse and trypanosomosis control in Africa over the past fifty years.'

ANNICK OPINEL, Pasteur Institute, Paris
21 Nov.: 'Field medical entomology: the studies on Glossinae (tsetse fly) by Emile Roubaud in Africa in 1906.'

JOHN CLARKE, St Andrews
28 Nov.: ' "The eyes of our potatoes are weeping": the spectre of the Colorado beetle in late nineteenth-century Britain and North America.'

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DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 2 at Mansfield Road/Jowett Walk. Please note that these seminars are subject to change; please check on http://www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching /seminars.html nearer the time.

Conveners: Frances Stewart and Rosemary Thorp.

A. WOOD
13 Oct.: 'The puzzling effects of globalisation on unskilled workers in developing countries.'

R. KAPLINSKY, Brightin and Sussex
20 Oct.: 'China, Globalisation and neo-liberal dogma.' (In honour of Sanjaya Lall )

F. STEWART
27 Oct.: 'Human development: beyond the HDI.'

V. FITZGERALD
3 Nov.: 'Financial development and economic growth: why has the standard model got it so wrong?'

J. SEEKINGS and N. NATTRASS, Cape Town
10 Nov.: 'Markets, communities, the state and 'welfare': South Africa in comparative perspective'.

G. PALMA, Cambridge
17 Nov.: 'The new challenges facing an infant "goose": how Vietnam can avoid becoming China's Mexico.'

P. NOLAN, Cambridge
24 Nov.: 'Capitalism and freedom: globalisation's contradictory character.'

E. DURAN, Geneva
1 Dec.: 'On the road to Hong Kong: the development dimension of the Doha negotiations.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College. Those travelling from outside Oxford are advised to telephone the Nissan Secretary on 01865 274570 earlier in the day in case of cancellation.

Conveners: Professor Roger Goodman and Ian Neary.

DR NEARY
10 Oct.: 'Matsumoto Jiichiro and the question of war responsibility.'

MASAYUKI TANIMOTO, Tokyo and LSE
17 Oct.: 'The role of indigenous development in modern Japan: another path to industrialisation.'

RICHARD WERNER, Southampton
24 Oct.: 'Solving the riddle of Japanese macroeconomic performance in the 1980s and 1990s.'

JOHN KNIGHT, Queen's University
31 Oct.: 'Wild monkey parks in Japan: an anthropological study of a popular visitor attraction.'

PROFESSOR K. MCCORMICK, Sussex
7 Nov.: 'Preparing an IT labour force for the twenty-first century in Japan.'

PHILLIDA PURVIS, Links Japan
14 Nov.: 'Street dwellers in Japan—who cares?'

PENNY FRANCKS, Leeds
21 Nov.: 'Inconspicuous consumption: saké, beer, and the birth of the consumer in Japan.'

TAKEHIKO KARIYA, Tokyo
28 Nov.: 'Towards a "learning capitalist society": expanding inequality in Japanese education and Japan's knowledge-based economy.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Unless otherwise indicated, the following events will take place at the Maison Française, Norham Road (telephone: Oxford (2)74220, fax: (2)74225, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk). Lectures, seminars, and conferences with English titles will be in English.

Global inequalities, local injustices

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room A, the Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. Details of the 22 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Luc Foisneau and Daniel Butt.

FRANCIS CHEVENAL, Zürich University
11 Oct.: 'Migration and global inequalities. A European perspective.'

THOMAS POGGE, Columbia University
18 Oct.: 'Why global inequality matters? An instrumental argument.'

DR BUTT
25 Oct., Room B: 'International libertarianism and the rectification of historic injustice.'

PETER KOLLER, Graz University
1 Nov.: 'On some interrelations between global and domestic injustices.'

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MERLE, Tours/Saarbrücken University
8 Nov.: 'Cultural defence and equality before the law.'

FRANCISCO COLOM-GONZALEZ, Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Madrid
15 Nov.: 'In the name of culture. Minority claims and social realignments in the global era.'

DR FOISNEAU
29 Nov.: 'Global egalitarianism and the claims of nationalism.'


Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

Convener: Sophie Marnette.

PETER HAIDU, University of California, Los Angeles
11 Oct.: 'Untimely reflections on medieval postcolonialism.'

A. HUNT, MS MARNETTE, and H. SWIFT
25 Oct.: 'Practising medieval French literature: the profession.'

ROGER MIDDLETON
8 Nov.: 'Practising medieval French literature: the manuscripts.'

DAVID COWLING, University of Durham
22 Nov.: 'Gardens, quarries and building sites: metaphors for writers and writing in late medieval and early modern France.'


Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Richard Cooper, Nicholas Cronk, Richard Parish, and Alain Viala.

MICHAEL HAWCROFT
13 Oct.: 'Declaiming Racine.'

PIERRE RONZEAUD, Université de Provence
27 Oct.: 'Prismes culturels et littéraires: l'exemple du Télémaque de Fénelon.'

PROFESSOR IAN MACLEAN
10 Nov.: 'Médecins et mirabilia au XVIe siècle.'

NATHALIE FERRAND, CNRS
24 Nov.: 'Livres vus, livres lus: une traversée illustrée du roman au XVIIIe siècle.'


Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Convener: Michael Sheringham.

ANNE SIMON, CNRS-Université Paris III
3 Nov.: 'Personne n'a été plus loin que Proust: Merleau-Ponty lecteur de la Recherche. '

SUSAN SULEIMAN, Harvard University
17 Nov.: 'Ontology and politics: representations of communists in sartre's fiction and theatre.'

JENNIFER YEE
1 Dec.: 'Salammbô and the subversion of Orientalism.'


Other lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures and meetings will take place at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

JACQUES REDA, author, will present and read from his work, on Wednesday, 12 October (Chair: Michael Sheringham, All Souls College).

MICHEL BUTOR
Thur. 20 Oct., Examination Schools: 'Le voyageur acharné.' (Centenary of French in Oxford Lecture—chair: Michael Holland, St Hugh's College)

FLORENCE DUPONT, Paris VII
Thur. 27 Oct.: 'Was Rome a bicultural society?' (Chair: Philip Hardie, Corpus Christi College)

DANIEL COHN-BENDIT
Wed. 2 Nov., 5 p.m., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: 'Europe's crisis: what is to be done?' (Chair: Timothy Garton Ash)

PIERRE VIDAL-NAQUET, EHESS, Paris
Wed. 16 Nov.: 'Atlantis, the story of a Platonic myth.' (Organised in association with the Department of Classics and the History Faculty. Chair: Oswyn Murray, Balliol College)

JEAN-JACQUES KUPIEC, INSERM
Mon. 28 Nov.: 'Schrödinger's error: indeed what is life?' (Organised in association with the University Laboratory of Physiology and the Centre for Mathematical Biology. Chair: Denis Noble)


Seminar: Biography and the idea of literature

This seminar will be held on Saturday, 29 October, 2–6 p.m., in the Maison Française. Convener: Ann Jefferson, New College.


Conferences

Science, capitals and expertise

Friday, 14 October, 2–6 p.m., and Saturday, 15 October, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. Conveners: Stephane Van Damme, CNRS-MFO, and Christelle Rabier, CRHT-CAK. With the support of Paris City council.

Science, capitale et sociabilité: Paris–Londres

Friday, 4 November, 2–6 p.m., and Saturday, 5 November, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. Conveners: Vittoria Faola, Cambridge, and Simona Girleanu, ENS Université Lille 3.

French ornament drawings of the eighteenth century

Friday, 18 November 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 19 November, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. This conference includes a visit to Waddesdon Manor. Conveners: Jon Whiteley, Ashmolean Museum, and Alastair Laing, National Trust. Organised with the support of IFRU and in association with Waddesdon Manor, the Rothschild Collection, and the Department of Visual Art, Oxford. For further details or to register, please contact the Maison Française (telephone: Oxford (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).


Debate

The question of Zion

The following debate, presented in association with Middle East Centre, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 October, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Conveners: Avi Shlaim, St Antony's College, and Jacqueline Rose, Queen Mary, University of London.


Study-days

Durkheimians and the study of law

This study-day will be held on Saturday, 22 October, 10.45 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Maison Française. Convener: William Pickering, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies.

Le football en France

This study-day will be held on Friday, 28 October, in the Maison Française. Further details may be obtained from the Maison. Convener: Irene Hill, Oxford Brookes University.

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ESRC CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY AND SOCIETY (COMPAS)

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Ellie Vasta.

DR R. MORAN, Refugee and Asylum Participatory Action Research (RAPAR)
20 Oct.: 'The Salford RAPAR SRB5 Project: a case study in racism, asylum, and the politics of action research.'

DR K. SCHRAMM, Halle-Wittenberg
27 Oct.: 'Debating racism: Africans, African-Americans, and the white researcher.'

DR G. BHATTACHARYYA, Birmingham
3 Nov.: 'Dangerous brown men—why the War on Terror is really about sex.'

LIZ FEKETE, Institute of Race Relations
10 Nov.: 'Xeno-racism: the threat to refugee protection.'

PROFESSOR H. ENTZINGER, Rotterdam
17 Nov.: 'From multiculturalism to assimilation: how the Dutch went astray.'

PROFESSOR M. WIEVIORKA, EHESS, Paris
24 Nov.: 'Anti-Semitism in contemporary France: migrants and Muslims at stake?'

DR Y. SAMAD, Bradford
1 Dec.: 'European identity, Muslims, and Islamophobia.'

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REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE

Public Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, the Department of Development Studies, Mansfield Road. Further information may be found at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk.

DR M. SVASEK, Belfast
12 Oct.: 'Belonging, non-belonging, and emotional dynamics.'

DR V. PUPAVAC, Nottingham
19 Oct.: 'The demoralised refugee subject.'

ALEXANDER BETTS
26 Oct.: 'North–South co-operation in the refugee regime.'

DR L. LANDAU, Witwatersrand
2 Nov.: 'Displacement and the state of exception: aid, law, and refugees in South Africa and Tanzania.'

DR A. HAMMERSTAD, Royal Holloway, London
9 Nov.: 'Forced migration and security after 9/11: threat or hype?'

DR A. HURWITZ, International Peace Academy
16 Nov.: 'Beyond restitution: housing, land, and property policies and conflict management.'

DR M.-T. GIL-BAZO
23 Nov.: 'Refugee protection and EU relations with third countries.'

DR R. HAAVISTO
30 Nov.: 'Subjectivity and the well-founded fear of persecution: the recent Rwandese exodus.'

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Weekend short course

Further information on this course may be found at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk.

DR M. WESSELLS and DR M. LOUGHRY
29–30 Oct.: 'Cross-cultural psychology, forced migration, and peace-building.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

H.E. PRESIDENT MUSSEVENI OF UGANDA will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 October, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Developing nations and human rights: a perspective on present-day Uganda.'

Security, citizenship, and the law: regulating boundaries

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room B, the Manor Road Building. Further information may be obtained from paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk.

DR C. PARKER, Melbourne
17 Oct.: 'Meta-regulating corporate governance: legal accountability for corporate social responsibility.'

DR J. FLORIN, Fordham University
24 Oct.: 'Regulating poor women's reproduction in the United States.'

PROFESSOR L. ZEDNER
7 Nov.: 'Securing liberty in the face of terror: reflections from criminal justice.'

PROFESSOR B. HUDSON, Central Lancashire
14 Nov.: 'Justice, community, and "risky citizenship": principles of justice for divided societies.'

DR M. GIBNEY, Elizabeth Colson Lecturer in Forced Migration
21 Nov.: 'Beyond the bounds of responsibility: western states and measures to prevent the entry of refugees.'

PROFESSOR R. SPARKS, Edinburgh
Thur. 1 Dec., Seminar Room G: 'Inside insecurities: older prisoners and the sociology of incarceration.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Evans-Pritchard Lectures

Swahili Intellectual practice and everyday life: discourses of Islam and Muslim identity in postcolonial Mombasa

DR KAI KRESSE, St Andrews, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. in the Old Library, All Souls College. This series of lectures marks the centenary year of Anthropology at Oxford.

Tue. 15 Nov.: 'Anthropology and philosophy: "internal pluralism", and Islam as "discursive tradition".'

Wed. 16 Nov.: 'The "golden age" and the burden of the present: Muslims in postcolonial Mombasa.'

Tue. 22 Nov.: 'Maulidi experience contested, and transformed: shifts in Muslim identity.'

Wed. 23 Nov.: 'With the grain and against the flow: divisive and unifying uses of 'history' in Islamic discourse.'

Tue. 29 Nov.: 'Effort, activism and pragmatism in everyday life: popular discourse and the younger generation.'

Wed. 30 Nov.: Internal and translocal: dynamics, dialectic, and "political myth".'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

The beginning of life. Biology is finally replacing God?

PROFESSOR LORD WINSTON, Imperial College, London, will deliver the Tanner Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 8 Nov.: 'Manipulating reproduction.'

Wed. 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.'

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR M. MCVAUGH will deliver the McGovern Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 27 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Medieval surgery—one could do worse.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture

PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH will deliver the annual Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The latitude of the Church of England.'

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MAGDALEN

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JUDITH DI MAIO, New York Institute of Technology, will deliver the Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 October, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College (entrance from Longwall).

Subject: 'The coalescence of sixteenth-century Italian painting and architecture: the vertical surface.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

An historian's reflections on four controversies

PROFESSOR ARON SHAI, Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor of Twentieth Century Jewish Politics and History, Tel Aviv University, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated) in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Tue. 18 Oct.: 'China and Israel: strange bedfellows. The first phase: Jews and Chinese up to HaCohen's mission.'

Thur. 20 Oct.: 'China and Israel: strange bedfellows. The second phase: The Phalcon Affair—what next.'

Fri. 21 Oct.: 'Teaching Jewish and world history: negotiating the textbook controversy.'

Tue. 25 Oct.: 'My Jerusalem: a personal historical perspective on the Jewish Sepharadi community.'

Mon. 24 Oct., 10 a.m.: Open discussion with Professor Shai. All students welcome.

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Hands Lecture

SHAMI CHAKRABARTI will deliver the fifth annual Hands Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 October, in the Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road. Admission by booking only. Please contact Jane Buswell on 01865 282894 or jane.buswell@Mansfield.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Rights, freedoms and terror.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Southeast Asian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Details of the 21 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr Emma Reisz and Dr Eva-Lotta Hedman.

PROFESSOR A. REID, National University of Singapore
7 Nov.: 'Understanding Asian nationalisms: whither Aceh and Indonesia?'

PROFESSOR M. HITCHCOCK, London Metropolitan University
14 Nov.: 'The Bali bombings: tourists as targets.'

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European Studies Centre

Britain and Europe

Unless otherwise indicated the following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. in the European Studies Centre. The events mark the thirtieth anniversary of the European Studies Centre.

SIR STEPHEN WALL, PROFESSOR PATRICK MINFORD and PROFESSOR ANTHONY NICHOLLS
Wed. 12 Oct., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: 'Has EU membership been good for Britain?' (Meeting chaired by Timothy Garton Ash )

TOM GALLAGHER
Thur. 13 Oct.: 'Eurocrats on the Black Sea: the meaning for Romania of EU accession'

DANIEL COHN-BENDIT
Wed. 2 Nov., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: 'Europe's crisis: what is to be done?'

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS, KAREN SMITH, LSE, and MARTIN WOOLLACOTT, the Guardian
Wed. 9 Nov.: 'Europe and the recognition of new states in Yugoslavia.' (Round-table discussion, chaired by Kalypso Nicolaïdis )

PROFESSOR LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI and PROFESSOR JOHN GRAY
Thur. 10 Nov., the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: 'Marxism: the greatest fantasy of the twentieth century?' (Meeting chaired by Timothy Garton Ash )

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Middle East Centre

Discussion

JACQUELINE ROSE will be in conversation with PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17, October, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'The question of Zion.'


Seminars on Iran

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Buttery, St Antony's College.

PROFESSOR H. AHMADI, Tehran
14 Oct.: 'Ethnic issues and the presidential election in Iran.'

DR H. KESHMIRSHEKAN
21 Oct.: 'Iranian art: the emergence of new artistic discourses.'

DR A.J. NAINI, Institute for Research in Planning and Development, Tehran
28 Oct.: 'Oil, rent-seeking, and economic development in Iran.'

PROFESSOR A. RAHMEMA, American University of Paris
4 Nov.: 'The evolving political role of the clergy in the Islamic Republic (1978–2005).'

PROFESSOR S. LOTFIAN, Tehran
11 Nov.: 'Iran's nuclear policy and its foreign impact.'

DR A. ANSARI, St Andrews
18 Nov., Dahrendorf Room: 'The Persian menace? Iran–US relations in the shadow of 9/11.'

DR F. ADELKHAH, CERI, Sciences Po, Paris
25 Nov.: 'Travel and civil society in Iran.'

PROFESSOR M. SHAHIDI, American University of Beirut
2 Dec.: 'The media, security, and freedom in Iran.'


Sudan Programme Conference: Slavery in Sudan and its impact on the peace process

The following conference, sponsored by the Middle East Centre and the Africa Studies Centre, will be held on Saturday, 5 November, 9.45 a.m.–7 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The Sudan Programme offers hospitality of free registration, coffee, lunch, tea, and a reception. Please book a seat in advance. For further information, please contact Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi on 01865 514259 or email ahmed.al-shahi@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Ahmed Al-Shahi and Bona Malwal.

BONA MALWAL
10 a.m.–10.45 a.m.: 'Slavery in Southern Sudan: an overview.'

DR J. EIBNER, CSI
11.30 a.m.–12.45 a.m.: 'The international response to Sudanese slavery.'

MR J. AGUER ALIC, Chairman, Dinka Chiefs Committee, assited by MR K. AGUER
2.15–3 p.m.: 'Slavery and slave liberation: the experience of the Dinka Chiefs' Committee.'

DR. H. FATHELRAHMAN, former Executive Director of the Sudan Human Rights Organisation, Cairo
3.45–4 p.m.: 'Sudanese slavery: a northern perspective.'


Other lectures

DR TARIQ RAMADAN will give a series of talks on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. For members of the University of Oxford only: ID cards required. For further information, please phone 01865 284780 or email mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.
19 Oct., 2 Nov., 16 Nov., 30 Nov.: 'Toward reform of classical approaches to Usul al-Fiqh.'


DR ALAN GEORGE will give a talk related to his new book Jordan: Living in the Crossfire at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 November, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. All welcome. For further information, please phone 01865 284780 or email mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The limits of democracy in Jordan.'


DR ADNAN PACHACHI, President of the Iraqi Governing Council (2004), will give the following talk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. All welcome. For further information, please phone 01865 284780 or email mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Iraq's constitution and the path to democracy.'


PROFESSOR DR KAI HAFEZ, University of Erfurt, Germany, will give the following talk on Tuesday, 15 November, at 5 p.m. in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. All welcome. For further information, please phone 01865 284780 or email mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'European–Middle Eastern relations in the media age.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR D. MATTINGLY, Leicester, will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'Beyond vulgarity and ugliness: some reflections on Roman imperialism.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Christianity and culture: a critical encounter

The following lectures will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at Regent's Park College. These lectures are organised by Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture in association with the GK Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture, the Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics, and Georgetown College, Kentucky.

DR N. WOOD
18 Oct.: ' "Do be do be do" Descartes, Sartre and Sinatra: Christianity, culture and the modern world.'

THE RT REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford
25 Oct.: 'Christianity and visual culture.'

PROFESSOR E. GRAHAM, Manchester
1 Nov.: 'Fostering a culture of theological reflection.'

DR E. STORKEY
8 Nov.: 'Christianity and the culture of feminism.'

S. CALDECOTT, Director, G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture, Oxford
15 Nov.: 'Christianity and literary culture: from Chesterton to Tolkien.'

PROFESSOR A. MCGRATH, Director, Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics
22 Nov.: 'Christianity and the culture of science.'

DR P. WARD, King's College, London
29 Nov.: 'Christianity and contemporary culture: postmodern worship.'