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Oxford University Gazette, 10 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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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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ROMANES LECTURE 2005

PROFESSOR SHIRLEY TILGHMAN, President, Princeton University, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 1 December, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: 'Strange bedfellows: science, politics, and religion.'

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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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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, and Professor Avner Offer.

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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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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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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Seminar

RUSLAN MEDZHITOV, Yale, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Convener: Professor Siamon Gordon.

Subject: 'Toll pathway of host defence.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

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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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR HERBERT MARSH, Professor of Educational Studies with effect from 1 February 2006, will 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.'


PROFESSOR INGRID LUNT, Professor of Educational Studies, will 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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INSTITUTO CAMÕES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Portugal and the European Union

This meeting, organised jointly by the Camões Centre and the Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais, Lisbon, will be held on Wednesday, 30 November, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College (10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.), and Room 2, the Taylor Institution (5–7 p.m.).

DR TERESA PINTO COELHO, St John's, NUNO SEVERIANO TEIXEIRA, Director, Portuguese Institute for International Relations, and PROFESSOR THOMAS EARLE
10 a.m.: Welcome and introductory remarks.

NUNO SEVERIANO TEIXEIRA
10.30 a.m.: 'Portugal and European integration: an historical perspective.' (Followed by discussion, with Dr Martin Conway)

JOÇO MARQUES DE ALMEIDA, Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon; Director, Portugese Institute for National Defence
12 noon: 'A defence of an Atlantic Europe.' (Followed by discussion, with Dr Kalypso Nicolaïdis and Professor Vincent Wright)

CARLOS GASPAR, Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon;
adviser to the President of Portugal
3 p.m.: 'The crisis in the European Union.' (Followed by discussion, with Dr Piers Ludlow)

SIR MICHAEL SCHOLAR, President of St John's
5 p.m.: Sir Michael Scholar introduces the speaker, António Vitorino, and the discussant, the Rt. Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University.

ANTÓNIO VITORINO, Deputy of the Portuguese National Assembly; formerly European Commissioner
5.15 p.m.: 'The future of Europe.' (Followed by discussion and debate, with Lord Patten of Barnes)

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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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GREEN COLLEGE

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 ANNE'S COLLEGE

St Anne's Festival

The St Anne's Festival will be held on Saturday, 19 November. It will be a day of lectures, seminars, and discussions, from across the arts, politics, public affairs, science and technology, with poetry readings, film, and music. The festival is open to everyone from the St Anne's community, and is free to current members and students of the college. Booking forms may be obtained from the Bursary, St Anne's College.

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

DR JAMES SHERR, Fellow, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 17 November, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

This replaces the cancelled seminar due to have been given by Charles Blandy on 27 October.

Convener: Dr S. Tsang.

Subject: 'Ukraine's security and intelligence sector: revolution or status quo?'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN BUSH, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is sponsored by the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics.

Subject: 'Walking on water: biolocomotion at the interface.'

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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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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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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Global Economic Governance Programme

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College. ADRIAN WOOD, Professor Emeritus, Queen Elizabeth House
11 Nov.: 'Challenges to the country-led model of development assistance.'

PROFESSOR SHIRIN RAI, Warwick
18 Nov.: 'Global economic governance, human development, and women.'



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