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Oxford University Gazette, 9 February 2006: Lectures

Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

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

Subject: 'The origin of the Universe.'

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Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR JOHN EATON, Chicago, will lecture on 22 February at 2.15 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Classics Centre. Professor Eaton's The cry of Clytaemnestra will be screened on Tuesday, 21 February, at 8.15 p.m. in a venue to be confirmed, in association with the Classics Society. All welcome. £2 for non-members.

Subject: 'Ancient dramas that break into modern song: a contemporary composer confronts the timeless truths of Greek tragedy.'

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Life and Environmental Sciences

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road.

Conveners: Elizabeth Ewart and David Gellner.

10 Feb.: 'When global technoscience meets poverty: pharmaceutical research and an economy of blood in the Gambia.'

17 Feb.: 'Of temples and trees: articulating environmentalisms in contemporary rural China.'

A. BEATTY, Brunel
24 Feb.: 'The Pope in Mexico: syncretism in public ritual.'

P. FROERER, Brunel
3 Mar.: 'Disciplining the Saffron Way: moral education and the Hindu Rashtra.'

A. TIMM, Lancaster
10 Mar.: 'Off-centre: the macro- and micro-politics of establishing a business school in the periphery.'

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Medical Sciences

Health Economics Research Centre Seminar

DR ANDREW STREET, York, will give a seminar on 21 February at 4 p.m. in the Richard Doll Building Lecture Theatre, Old Road Campus. Further information on http://www.herc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Developing new approaches to measuring NHS outputs and productivity.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

PROFESSOR DR ANDREAS GARDT, University of Kassel, will lecture on Friday, 24 February at 5 p.m. in Room 2, Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Natural German. A structural and pragmatic concept in the history of linguistics.'

MARIA FILOMENA MÓNICA will present her literary biography of Portugal's greatest nineteenth-century novelist on Thursday, 23 February, at 5.15 p.m. in the Taylor Institution, St Giles'. Signed copies of the book will be available at a special launch offer price. This event is sponsored by the Instituto Camäes Centre for Portuguese Language in collaboration with the Modern Languages Faculty and the Taylor Institution Library. Please contact liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk to confirm attendance.

Subject: 'Eça de Queiroz: "the Portuguese Flaubert".'

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Medieval and Modern Languages, Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

Stencl Lecture

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

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

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Said Business School

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 12.30 p.m. in Seminar Room A, Saïd Business School. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. This seminar series is made possible by support from the Saïd Business School and the Research Development Fund. For further information, contact felix.reed-tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk. Seminar webpage: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/faculty_seminars_complex_systems.asp.

14 Feb.: 'Complex networks and random matrices.'

21 Feb.: 'Structure and function in complex networks.'

28 Feb.: 'Asset pricing implications of social networks.'

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

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

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

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Lady Margaret Hall

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

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

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Magdalen College

Waynflete Lectures

Humanism and Protestantism in early modern England

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

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

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

1 Mar.: 'Reconciling virtue and grace in English school and parish instruction, c.1560–1760.'

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

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St Antony's College

European Studies Centre

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

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

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Somerville College

GlaxoSmithKline Lecture

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

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

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme Seminar

DAVID VINES will give the following seminar on 17 February at 2 p.m. in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'The perils of US imperialism: what both Tony Blair and George Bush need to learn from John Maynard Keynes.'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

SANDY HARDIE, FCO, will deliver the following lecture on 20 February at 5.30 p.m. in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. This will be followed by a dinner and discussion at 7.15 p.m. in the fellows' Dining Room/Senior Common Room. A limited number of places are available for dinner. Please send your application with a cheque for £25 (£15 for students), made out to 'Nuffield College', to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF by 14 February. Confirmation of dinner place or return of cheque before the dinner.

Subject: 'Intelligence reform.'

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