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Oxford University Gazette, 11 May 2006: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies

PROFESSOR ROGER GOODMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

Subject: 'The uncertain future of Japan's universities.'


Cookson Professor of Materials

PROFESSOR PATRICK GRANT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St Catherine's College.

Subject: 'The manufacture of new materials for industrial applications using droplets.'

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Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures

The 'new' Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?

PROFESSOR MUSHTAQ H. KHAN will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

31 May: 'The "new" Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?'

7 June: 'Rent seeking and development in India: where did all that rent seeking go?'

14 June: 'Democracy in the Indian subcontinent: who benefits and how?'

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Halley Lecture

PROFESSOR CARL WUNSCH, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography, MIT, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Astronomical controls on climate.'

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Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAME LOUISE JOHNSON will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: 'Physics to biology: structural biology of protein kinases and implications for cancer research; and the implications of the new diamond light source for structural biology.'

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Hicks Lecture

PROFESSOR MAXINE BERG, Warwick, will deliver the Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The Asian century: the making of the eighteenth-century consumer revolution.'

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Cherwell–Simon Lecture

PROFESSOR THEODOR W. HÄNSCH, Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, and Department of Physics, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2005, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'A passion for precision.'

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David Lewis Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR R.S. STROUD, Berkeley, will deliver the David Lewis Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 May, in St John's College.

Subject: 'The Athenian empire on stone.'

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Gaisford Lecture

PROFESSOR MARK GRIFFITH, Berkeley, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St John's College.

Subject: 'Horse power and donkey work: mules and other equids in the ancient Greek imagination.'

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Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR YURI SLEZKINE, Berkeley, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: Dr Andrew Kahn.

Subject: 'On The Jewish Century (Princeton, 2004)'.

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Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

Gatekeepers: corporate governance and the professions

PROFESSOR JOHN C. COFFEE JR., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia School of Law, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Saïd Business School. The lectures will be open to the public, and admission is free.

Further information may be obtained from liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk or claire.abel@oup.com.

Wed. 24 May: 'The silent watchdog: why the gatekeepers failed at Enron, WorldCom—and elsewhere?'

Thur. 25 May: 'The prospects for reform: how can gatekeepers be induced to serve investors faithfully?'

Fri. 26 May: 'Litigation and corporate governance: the costs and benefits of the American reliance on the attorney as bounty-hunter.'

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English Language and Literature

Romantic realignments

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 9, the English Faculty.

Conveners: Felicity James, Christ Church, and Monika Class, Balliol College.

DR SIMON JARVIS, Cambridge
11 May: 'The truth in verse? Wordsworth's "Resolution and Independence".'

JOSEPH CRAWFORD, St Hugh's
18 May: ' "Great men have been among us": Milton in the age of revolution.'

DR SALLY BUSHELL, Lancaster
25 May: 'Wordsworthian composition: working with the Cornell Series.'

DR HEATHER GLEN, Cambridge
Tue. 30 May: 'Numbering the people: Wordsworth's "We are seven".'

DR JON MEE, University
8 June: 'Il n'y a pas de hors-texte: the trial of Thomas Paine.'

PROFESSOR FREDERICK BURWICK, Los Angeles
15 June: 'How to tell lies with body language?'

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English Language and Literature, History of Art

Modernism and beyond: interdisciplinary seminar in art theory and literary theory

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

The series is supported by the John Fell OUP Research Fund and the Faculty of History.

Conveners: Professor Christopher Butler, Christ Church, and Dr Katerina Reed- Tsocha, Trinity College.

PROFESSOR STEVEN CONNOR, Birkbeck College, London, and London Consortium
12 May: 'Haze: the Modernist atmosphere.'

ART & LANGUAGE (Michael Baldwin, Charles Harrison, and Mel Ramsden)
19 May: 'Voices off: reflections on conceptual art.'

PROFESSOR BUTLER
26 May: 'The "Modernist" work: defining the boundaries.'

MICHAEL ARCHER, Ruskin School
2 June: 'In defence of novelty.'

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History

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR ANTHONY GRAFTON, Princeton, will deliver the Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'History's other eye: the rise and fall of technical chronology in early modern Europe.'

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor Jacob Klein.

PROFESSOR HARRY ANDERSON
16 May: 'Rotaxanes, encapsulated systems, and insulated molecular wires.'

PROFESSOR COLIN BAIN, Durham
23 May: 'Optical matter.'

DR LAVINA SNOEK
30 May: 'Spectroscopy as a probe of 3D molecular structures.'

PROFESSOR KENNETH DAWSON, University College, Dublin
6 June: 'Soft arrested matter, and its role in biological sciences.'


Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites: Annual Industrial Lecture

DR ROGER DIGBY, UK Head of Materials, Airbus UK, will deliver the eleventh Annual Industrial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 19 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: 'Development and application of new materials technologies for airbus aircraft.'

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Medical Sciences

Health Economics Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Board Room, the Rosemary Rue Building, the Old Road Campus.

ANGELA BATE, Newcastle
22 May: 'Use of programme budgetary and marginal analysis as a health care resource allocation tool.'

PROFESSOR NANCY DEVLIN, City University, and PETER BURGE, RAND Europe, Cambridge
12 June: 'Understanding patients' choices at the point of referral: a discrete choice experiment.'


Ethox Centre and Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park Seminars: Governing genetic databases: collection, storage, and use

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Ethox Centre library, Gibson Building, Block 21, Radcliffe Infirmary. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch. For a map, see http://www.ctsu.ox.ac.uk/contact/RIma p.html.

PROFESSOR R. BROWNSWORD, King's College, London
17 May: 'Genetic database collections: for forensics and for research.'

PROFESSOR A. CAMPBELL, Bristol and UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council
14 June: 'Biobanks: the ethical challenges.'

PROFESSOR D. BEYLEVELD, Sheffield
12 July: 'Data protection and genetics: medical research and the public good.'

ALEXANDER CAPRON, World Health Organisation
Tue. 26 Sept.: 'Ethical norms and international governance of genomics.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Paget Toynbee Lecture: cancellation

It is regretted that the Paget Toynbee Lecture, due to have been given by Professor Guglielmo Gorni on Tuesday, 16 May, in the Taylor Institution, has been cancelled because of the speaker's illness.

Jean-Claude Carrière in Oxford

JEAN-CLAUDE CARRIÈRE, scriptwriter, actor, and author, will speak at the following meetings. M. Carrière is the author of Please, Mr Einstein, and screenwriter for, among many other films, Hotel Paradiso (1966), Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972), and Cet obscur objet du désir (1977).

Convener: Dr Michael Abecassis.

Fri. 12 May, 5.30 p.m., Main Hall, Taylor Institution: 'Monsieur Carrière s'il vous plaît?—un dialogue avec Jean-Claude Carrière sur le thème "Littþrature et cinéma".'

Sat 13 May, 9.45 a.m., Main Hall, Taylor Institution: M. Carrière reads from his work in French and English. (Confirm attendance to: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk)

Sat. 13 May, 12 noon, Moser Theatre, Wadham: 'Un atelier avec Jean-Claude Carrière: Theâtre et cinéma: l'écriture d'un scénario.' (Places limited—confirm attendance to: michael.abecassis@modern-lan guages.ox.ac.uk)


Modern Greek Studies Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Ground Floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: Dimitris Papanikolaou, St Cross College.

MICHAEL JEFFREYS
11 May: 'The rise and fall of modern Greek in Australia.'

GAIL HOLST-WARHAFT, Cornell
18 May: ' "Boss, I never loved a man as much as you!" Zorba and the song-and-dance about rebetika.'

PHILIP CARABOTT, King's College, London
25 May: 'Greek society and Jews/Hebrews/Israelites in the long nineteenth century.'

ELENI YANAKAKIS
31 May: 'The quest for the lost centre in contemporary Greek fiction.'

ELENI PAPARGYRIOU
8 June: 'Through the viewfinder: preliminary remarks on George Seferis' visual poetics.'

Modern Greek special event: Translating Greece

This event, a presentation of Gail Holst-Warhaft's translations of the poetry of Nikos Kavvadias and Mikis Theodorakis, with readings in Greek and English, will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, 19 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

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Philosophy

Seminar in Philosophy of Mathematics

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Ryle Room, the Philosophy Centre.

Convener: Dr D. Isaacson.

DANIEL ISAACSON
15 May: 'Frege, Dedekind and Carnap, and the analyticity of arithmetic.'

RICHARD HECK, Brown University
22 May: 'Predicative fragments of Fregean systems: what we know, what we don't know, and why anyone should care.'

PHILIP WELCH, Bristol
29 May: 'Conditional Platonism: is the axiom of determinacy correct?'

DIRK VAN DALEN, Utrecht
8 June, 2 p.m.: 'Brouwer and the development of his foundational views.'

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Philosophy, Social Sciences

PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 May, in Seminar Room 3, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor G.A. Cohen and Dr P.M.S. Hacker.

Subject: 'Kant's and Wittgenstein's dissolution of moral philosophy.'

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Research Laboratory for Archaeology

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Board Room, the Department of Geography, the Dyson Perrins Building.

An additional seminar has been arranged for Thursday, 25 May.

Convener: Dr S. Blockley.

HEATHER VILES
11 May: 'Rock breakdown research: why, what, and how?'

IAN FREESTONE, Cardiff
18 May: 'Roman and late antique glass: from continent to customer through archaeometric analyses.'

ROBERT HOHLFELDER, Colorado
25 May: 'Building a Roman pier underwater: experimental archaeology and Roman harbour technology.'

RANDOLPH DONAHUE, Bradford
8 June: 'Hunter-gatherer mobility strategies in northern England.'

LISA BENDALL
15 June: 'How much makes a feast: animal weights and banqueting in the Mycenaean Bronze Age.'

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Saïd Business School

Complex Adaptive Systems Group

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: Felix Reed-Tsochas, Saïd Business School (e-mail: felix.reed-tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

DANIEL STOUFFER, Northwestern
16 May: 'A complex systems approach to the modelling and characterisation of natural ecosystems.'

SERGUEI SAAVEDRA SANCHEZ
23 May: 'Network characteristics of a self- organised supply chain.'

DR DUNCAN MACFARLANE, Cambridge
30 May: To be announced.

DR TAKESHI TAKAMA, Stockholm Environment Institute
6 June: 'Agent-based modelling for water management with WEAP.'

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Centre for Criminology

Roger Hood Public Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID GARLAND, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University, will deliver the inaugural Roger Hood Public Lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, 18 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'A peculiar institution: on the forms and functions of America's death penalty.'

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Centre for the Environment

Oxford Centre for Water Research UNESCO Lecture

PROFESSOR GORDON J. YOUNG, Co-ordinator, United Nations World Water Assessment Programme, will deliver the Oxford Centre for Water Research UNESCO Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 May, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the University Centre for the Environment.

Subject: 'The United Nations World Water Development Report—Crises in Freshwater: fundamental considerations.'

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS, Counsellor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Special Middle East Co-ordinator 1988–2000, will deliver the tenth lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject : 'The missing peace: Camp David and beyond.'

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Museum of the History of Science

Public lecture

MICHAEL BARTON, formerly Controller of BBC Local Radio, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 June, in the Museum. The lecture is linked to the current special exhibition 'Wireless world: Marconi and the making of radio'. There is no charge for admission.

Subject: 'Marconi and the BBC.'

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University Library Services

WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources

The following lunchtime workshops will be held at the OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m. on the days shown. There is no charge for attendance, but booking is required (www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/information_skills ).

JULIET RALPH and KATE WILLIAMS
Mon. 15 May: 'WISER science: the Ovid interface.'

GEORGIA CRISTINIDIS and NIA ROBERTS
Tue. 16 May: 'WISER teaching: EndNote.'

ROB WILKES and MAT ANDREWS
Wed. 17 May: 'WISER focus on: theses and dissertations.'

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Maison Française

Debate: Franco-British views on Europe's global role

H.E. GÉRARD ERRERA, French Ambassador to the UK, will speak in this debate, to be held at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 12 May, in the Maison Française. The meeting will be chaired by Kalypso Nicolaïdis. Enquiries should be directed to maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.

This meeting has been organised jointly by the Maison Française and the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR ANTHONY G. FANE, New South Wales, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures as shown below.

Fri. 19 May, 5 p.m., Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'The role of membrane technology in our quality of life.'

Mon. 22 May, 5 p.m., Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'Sustainable water for all—the role of advanced membrane technology.'

Mon. 3 July, 4 p.m., Department of Engineering Science: 'Techniques to measure and enhance the performance of membrane processes.'

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Green College

Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID RIMOIN, Los Angeles, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'The skeletal dysplasias: clinical–molecular correlations.'


Archie Cochrane Lecture

PROFESSOR RICHARD GRAY, University of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, will deliver the Archie Cochrane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: 'Curing breast and bowel cancer: large-scale randomised evidence, and the decreasing UK death rates.'

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Jesus College

Don Fowler Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DENIS FEENEY, Princeton, will deliver the Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Founding and refounding the city of Rome: historiography ancient and modern.'

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Oriel College

Lee Seng Tee Lecture

DR SIMON SKINNER will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Noetics and Newmaniacs: Oriel's intellectual legacy in the nineteenth century.'

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Pembroke College

Blackstone Lecture

THE RT HON. LORD JUSTICE SEDLEY will deliver the Blackstone Lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 13 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Sex, libels, and video-surveillance.'

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St Antony's College

Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

PROFESSOR YORAM DINSTEIN, Pro-President, University of Tel Aviv, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 25 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk< /a>.

Subject: 'Terrorists as unlawful combatants in international armed conflicts.'


George Antonius Lecture

DR ABDOU FILALI-ANSARI, Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, will deliver the thirty-first George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to
mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The humanities and the heritage of Muslims.'

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St John's College

Founder's Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN CAREY will deliver the St John's College Founder's Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Admission will be by free ticket, available from the college lodge.

Subject: 'What good are the arts?'

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Trinity College

Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture

THE RT. HON. LORD JUSTICE MOSES will deliver the Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Monday, 15 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'The mask and the judge.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme Seminar

DUNCAN SNIDAL, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Chicago, and KENNETH ABBOTT, Professor of Law and Professor of Global Studies, Arizona State University, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 19 May, in the Goodhar Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'Production standards in the global economy.'

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