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Oxford University Gazette, 12 January 2006: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Boden Professor of Sanskrit

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'King David in Oudh: a Bible story in Sanskrit and the Just King at an Afghan court.'


Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation

PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The future of the Internet—and how to stop it.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'True friendship: II. Hill, Pound, and others.'

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WINCHESTER LECTURE

DR T. CAROTHERS, Senior Associate and Director, Democracy and Rule of Law Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will deliver the Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Does democracy promotion have a future?'

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CARLYLE LECTURES

The varieties of Unionism in Scottish political thought 1707–1974

DR COLIN KIDD will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

17 Jan.: 'The problems of Unionism and banal Unionism.'

24 Jan.: 'Analytic Unionism.'

31 Jan.: 'Narratives of belonging.'

7 Feb.: 'From assimilationist jurisprudence to legal nationalism.'

14 Feb.: 'The two kingdoms and the ecclesiology of union.'

21 Feb.: 'Early nationalism as a form of Unionism.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR JOHN MORRILL will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

20 Jan.: 'Living with revolution.'

27 Jan.: 'The case of the army truly stated: adjutating revolution.'

3 Feb.: ' "Inextricable Labyrinths": Scotland and Regicide.'

10 Feb.: ' "Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant": the English in Ireland.'

17 Feb.: ' "The Bishop of Rochester's Cook": religious liberty and its paradoxes.'

24 Feb.: 'Legacies.'

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SLADE LECTURES

Making art work—the artist in the studio

PROFESSOR TOM PHILLIPS, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2005–6, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the University Museum of Natural History (unless stated otherwise). The lectures are free and open to the public.

As part of the lecture series, there will be an exhibition in the Ashmolean Museum on 8 February, and a concert will be held in the Holywell Music Room on 8 March.

18 Jan.: 'Intimations and epiphanies—how a child stumbles on his vocation.'

25 Jan.: 'The artist in history: a core sample—a genealogy in influence from teacher to teacher through time.'

1 Feb.: 'Og, Feynman, Picasso, Cezanne: the romance of science and art; marriage, divorce, and affairs.'

8 Feb., Ashmolean: 'Microretrospective': introduction to an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum.

15 Feb.: 'The ghost in the library and Dr Johnson's coin: working through an idea from sketchbook to studio.'

22 Feb.: 'Face to face: adventures and encounters in portraiture—Iris Murdoch and others.'

1 Mar.: 'The secret triumph of ornament: finding art in the neighbourhood (and neighbourhood art).'

8 Mar., Holywell Music Room: 'Conclusions in sound': a musical offering, including world premieres of work by distinguished composers.

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ISAIAH BERLIN VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURES

Painting and Heresy in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Jacopo Pontormo and Lorenzo Lotto

PROFESSOR MASSIMO FIRPO, University of Turin, will deliver the Isaiah Berlin Visiting Scholar Lectures on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum. All welcome.

18 Jan.: 'Pontormo's frescoes in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence.'

25 Jan.: 'The cultural context of Pontormo's San Lorenzo frescoes: heresy and politics in the Florence of Cosimo I.'

15 Feb.: 'Lorenzo Lotto: artists, jewellers and heretics in Venice during the Council of Trent.'

22 Feb.: 'From Reformation to counter-Reformation: images of heresy and figurative Nicodemism.'

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CLASSICS

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

The following lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesdays.

WLODZIMIERZ STANIEWSKI, Gardzienice Theatre Company, Lublin
8 Feb., the Auditorium, Magdalen: Mr Staniewski discusses his productions of Metamorfozy and Euripides' Electra, with practical demonstrations.

JOHN EATON, Chicago
22 Feb., Seminar Room, Classics Centre: 'Ancient dramas that break into modern song: a contemporary composer confronts the timeless truths of Greek tragedy.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Biographers at work

The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Convener: Professor Hermione Lee.

JEREMY TREGLOWN
7 Feb.: 'Authorised, unauthorised, de-authorised. . . custody and access in relation to biography.'

LUCASTA MILLER
14 Feb.: 'Stuff with raw edges: biography and the Brontës.'

MARK BOSTRIDGE
21 Feb.: 'Flame-keepers and icon-makers: problems of a modern biographer.'


British comedy: dead or alive?

ARMANDO IANNUCCI, News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Anne's College.

24 Jan.: 'Ever decreasing viewing figures: the decline of mainstream comedy.'

31 Jan.: 'Little Office: the rise of cult comedy.'

7 Feb.: 'Help—TV comedy under threat.'

14 Feb.: 'Two feet in the grave? How can mainstream comedy survive?'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, HISTORY

D.F. McKenzie Lectures: The man who made Shakespeare: England's first literary publisher

PROFESSOR GARY TAYLOR, Florida State University, will deliver the D.F. McKenzie Lectures at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 January, Tuesday, 31 January, Wednesday, 1 February, and Thursday, 2 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.


The sixteenth-century English Library: monastery and private collection

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise) on Mondays in the St Cross Building.

16 Jan.: 'English monastic libraries at the eve of the Dissolution.'

23 Jan.: 'The Royal Library before the Dissolution.'

30 Jan., 4 p.m.: 'Royal presentation copies: from print to manuscript.'

6 Feb.: 'Henry VIII and his marginalia.'

13 Feb.: 'Wolsey's lectionary and epistolary.'

20 Feb.: 'The Dissolution.'

27 Feb.: 'Ex-religious and their books.'

6 Mar.: 'John Whitgift, John Bancroft, and the "foundation" of Lambeth Palace Library.'


Restoration to Reform Seminar: British literary, social, cultural, intellectual, and political history in the long eighteenth century

The following seminars are held on Mondays at 5.15 p.m. in the Dorfman Room, St Peter's College. All those with an interest in the period are very welcome. Drinks are served after the paper.

Conveners: Dr R. Ballaster, Dr P. Bullard, Prof. M. Butler, Dr. F. Dabhoiwala, Dr C. Gerrard, Dr K. Gleadle, Dr K. Loveman, Prof. K. Sutherland, Dr A. Williams.

DR C. REID, Queen Mary College, London
23 Jan.: 'Community of Mind: quotation and persuasion in the eighteenth- century House of Commons.'

DR M. GORJI
6 Feb.: 'Rough, rude, uncouth: the genius of eighteenth-century poetry.'

DR A. ROUNCE, Keele
20 Feb.: 'Literary failure in the eighteenth century.'

DR A. FOX, Edinburgh
6 Mar.: 'Sir William Petty, Ireland, and the making of a political economist, 1653–87.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, THEOLOGY, HISTORY OF ART

The Bible in art, music, and literature

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

Conveners: Professor Christopher Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

DR M.F. SUAREZ, SJ, Fordham
23 Jan.: ' "An horrid heap of blasphemy": British political satire and the sacred page.'

PROFESSOR J. HARVEY, Aberystwyth
6 Feb.: ' "The Vision. . . as the words of a book (Isa. 29.11): the Bible as contemporary art.'

DR HELEN LENEMAN, Amsterdam
20 Feb.: 'The Scroll of Ruth retold through librettos and music: biblical interpretation in a new key.' ('Biblical women and their afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC)

DR L. NUTU, Sheffield
6 Mar.: 'Framing Judith' ('Biblical women and their afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC)

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HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Language and history

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Conveners: Dr David Cram and Professor Robert Evans.

PROFESSOR EVANS
18 Jan.: 'Language and politics: Bohemia in international context, 1409–1627.'

MALCOLM VALE
25 Jan.: 'The use of French by the English, 1350–1550: some reflections.'

MONIKA BAAR, Essex
1 Feb.: 'Language and the writing of national history in the nineteenth century.'

OLIVER ZIMMER
8 Feb.: 'Language and nationalism in Switzerland c.1798–1945.'

RHODRI LEWIS
15 Feb.: ' "A meer vocabulary to the understanding"? The nature and origin of language in mid- seventeenth-century England.'

NICOLA MCLELLAND, Nottingham
22 Feb.: 'Language and national identity in the German-speaking countries since 1871.'

AMIRA BENNISON, Cambridge
1 Mar.: 'Language and power in the medieval Islamic west: the dialectics of rebellion.'

PHILIP SCHLESINGER, Stirling
8 Mar.: 'Exiles and ethnographers.'


Seminar on the History of the Book, 1450–1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College, unless otherwise indicated.

Convener: Professor I.W.F. Maclean.

PROFESSOR M. CURRUTHERS, New York
20 Jan.: 'Fifteenth-century "Picture Bibles" and other preachers' manuals.'

PROFESSOR M. CLANCHY, London
27 Jan.: 'Idealising the word and idealising books: images of the Virgin Mary with a prayer book in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.'

DR D. IMHOF, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp
3 Feb.: 'Cheap print and sexual libel in Civil War Royalist propaganda.'

DR J. MCELLIGOTT
10 Feb.: 'Plantin's book illustrations.'

G. MANDELBROTE, British Library
17 Feb.: 'The first printed library catalogue? A German doctor's library of the sixteenth century and its place in the history of the distribution of books by catalogue.'

PROFESSOR N. PALMER
24 Feb., Cecil Jackson Room, Bodleian Library: 'Blockbooks and the codicology of the blockbook codex.'

PROFESSOR D. ZANCANI
3 Mar.: 'Food and wine in sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century Italian books.'

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HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in economic and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre.

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

PROFESSOR OFFER
16 Jan.: 'Self-control and well-being: the challenge of affluence.'

PROFESSOR STEFANO BATTILOSSI, Carlos III, Madrid
23 Jan.: 'Financial repression in post-1950 Western Europe.'

PROFESSOR LARRY NEAL, Illinois
30 Jan.: 'Lessons from the transitions: from the enlargement of the European Union to the enlargement of the euro.'

PROFESSOR ALAN MILWARD, Cabinet Office
6 Feb.: 'Why have countries joined the ECEU? Britain's accession in wider perspective.'

PROFESSOR LEANDRO PRADOS DE AL ESCOSURA, Carlos III, Madrid
13 Feb.: 'Growth, inequality, and poverty in OECD and Latin America: historical evidence and conjectures.'

PROFESSOR ALAN TAYLOR, California at Davis
20 Feb.: 'Collateral damage: trade disruption and the economic impact of war.'

DR MATTHIAS MORYS
27 Feb.: 'Adjustment under the classical Gold Standard: how costly did the external constraint become to the European periphery?.'

PROFESSOR JOE FERRIE, Northwestern
6 Mar.: ' "Vive la différence"? Intergenerational occupational mobility in France and the US in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.' (With Jérôme Bourdieu and Lionel Kesztenbaum)

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HISTORY, THEOLOGY

Republics of Letters in Early Modern Europe

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

Conveners: Professor I.W.F. Maclean and Dr N. R. Malcolm.

PROFESSOR I. MACLEAN
18 Jan.: The medical Republic of Letters before the Thirty Years War.'

PROFESSOR A. HAMILTON, Warburg Institute
25 Jan.: 'Inadmissible behaviour in the Republic of Letters: Wansleben's ostracisation by Protestant scholars and its effects on Protestant historiography.'

DR R. SERJEANTSON, Cambridge
1 Feb.: 'Locating Locke's Essay.'

DR H. HOTSON
8 Feb.: 'Cultures of communication in an age of crisis: the multi-layered network of Samuel Hartlib.'

DR W. POOLE
15 Feb.: 'Heterodoxy in the circle of Robert Hooke.'

DR T. AHNERT, Edinburgh
22 Feb.: 'Scottish universities and the European Republic of Letters, 1670–1720.'

DR S. VAN DAMME
1 Mar.: 'The Temple of Wisdom: the Jesuit College in Lyon and the Republic of Letters (1650–1730).'

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HISTORY AND THE VOLTAIRE FOUNDATION

Enlightenment Workshop

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss, Dr John Robertson, and Dr Jan Spurlock.

PETER GHOSH and NEVEN LEDDY
16 Jan.: 'Comparative Enlightenment': discussion of John Robertson, The Case for the Englightenment. Scotland and Naples 1680–1760, and Pierre Force, Self- interest before Adam Smith.

DR JENNY MANDER, Cambridge
23 Jan.: 'Expatriates, pirates, and islands in Raynal's Caribbean.'

DR ROEY SWEET, Leicester
30 Jan.: 'The Grand Tour in Italy.'

PROFESSOR COLIN KIDD, Glasgow
6 Feb.: 'Northern antiquity: the ethnology of liberty in eighteenth-century Europe.'

PROFESSOR KNUD HAAKONSSEN, Sussex
13 Feb.: 'The strange persistence of natural jurisprudence in the Scottish Enlightenment.'

DR JOHN CHRISTIE, Leeds
20 Feb.: 'Eighteenth-century England: a Socinian Enlightenment?'

MATTHEW NIBLETT
27 Feb.: 'The true science of human nature: Joseph Priestley and the moral thought of Enlightened Dissent in the 1770s.'

PROFESSOR PAUL RAHE, Tulsa
6 Mar.: 'Two concepts of liberty: Montesquieu's ambivalence regarding England.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

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

Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.

DR S. KNAPP
20 Jan.: 'New pictures of phosphorylation dependent signalling.'

PROFESSOR M. NOBLE
27 Jan.: 'Affinity and regulation of hyaluronan binding by CD44.'

DR E. RUDINO-PINERA, UNAM, Mexico
17 Feb.: 'Protein crystallography in Mexico and structural studies on fibronectin domains.'

DR N. ISAACS, Glasgow
24 Feb.: 'Catenane and membrane protein structures.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the John Rowlinson Room (20.12), opposite the Main Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise indicated. All welcome.

Convener: Professor D.E. Logan.

F. KRAJEWSKI, ETHZ, Zurich
16 Jan.: 'Linear scaling electronic structure calculations and accurate sampling with noisy forces.'

R. SEAR, Surrey
23 Jan.: 'The cytoplasm of living cells: a functional mixture of thousands of components.'

M. HEAD-GORDON, Berkeley
6 Feb.: 'Describing strong electron correlations in large molecules to explore how diradicaloid a stable singlet diradical can be.'

F. GEBHARD, Marburg
Fri., 10 Feb., 1 p.m., Fisher Room, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road: 'Gutzwiller wavefunctions for itinerant ferromagnetism of transition metals.' (Joint seminar with Condensed Matter Theory Group, Physics)

M. SPRIK, Cambridge
20 Feb.: 'Density functional study of redox reactions in solution.'

I. CRAIG
6 Mar.: 'Two ring polymer molecular dynamics approaches to inelastic neutron scattering.'

Y. STURDY
6 Mar.: 'Quantum and anharmonic behaviour in the treatment of small biomolecules.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Botnar Research Centre

PROFESSOR BRIAN WALKER, Edinburgh, will give a seminar at 12 noon on Thursday, 16 February, in the Botnar Research Centre.

Subject: 'Cortisol metabolising enzymes—novel therapeutic targets in metabolic and cardiovascular disease.'


Ethox Centre and the Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park: Genetics databases: collection, storage, and use

PROFESSOR BARTHA MARIA KNOPPERS, Montreal, will give a seminar in this series at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 January, in Room A, the Wellcome Trust Centre for Genetics. Further seminars will be announced later.

Those attending are asked to note that they will be required to give their name and department and to show their University or identity card to security.

Subject: 'The Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) international consortium for linking population genomic studies: what it is and what it offers.'


Department of Experimental Psychology: Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

Applications are invited for participation in a two-week residential Summer School on techniques in connectionist modelling, to be held between 23 July and 4 August.

The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching andor research and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks and brain function through lectures and exercises on PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls. No prior knowledge of computational modelling will be required though simple word processing skills will be assumed.

The cost of participation in the Summer School is £1,050. This figure covers the cost of accommodation (bed-and- breakfast at St John's College), registration and all literature required for the Summer School. Participants will be expected to cover their own travel and meal costs. A number of partial bursaries (£200) will be available for graduate students. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be considered for a graduate student scholarship but are advised to seek further funding as well, since in previous years the number of graduate student applications has far exceeded the number of scholarships available.

Those interested in participating in the Summer School should complete the application form at http://www.psy.ox.ac.uk, not later than 23 January.


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise indicated. Drinks are served in the Bridge Café after the seminar.

PROFESSOR O. ACUTO, Molecular Immunology Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris
12 Jan.: 'Novel avenues in T cell signaling.'

PROFESSOR M. GIACCA, ICGEB, Trieste
26 Jan.: 'Multiple roles of protein acetylation in the HIV-1 life cycle.'

PROFESSOR C. BANGHAM, Imperial College
9 Feb.: 'Persistence, immune control and cell- cell spread of the human leukaemia virus HTLV-1.'

PROFESSOR D. HIGGS, MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital
16 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR J. ERRINGTON
2 Feb.: 'Bacterial cell morphogenesis: from basic science to antibiotic development.'

PROFESSOR M. MALIM, Department of Infectious Diseases, King's College, London
23 Mar.: 'APOBEC proteins, cytidine deamination and intrinsic resistance to HIV infection.'


Pharmacology and Anatomical Neuropharmacology Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 12 noon in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road.

PROFESSOR A. VOLTERRA, Lausanne, Switzerland
17 Jan.: 'Evidence for glutamate exocytosis from astrocytes: role in synaptic functions.'

PROFESSOR D. STEPHENS, Sussex
24 Jan.: 'The ups and downs of binge drinking: implications for neuronal plasticity and learning.'

DR S. LUMMIS, Cambridge
31 Jan.: '5-HT3 receptor gating: incorporation of unnatural amino acids into a neurotransmitter receptor reveals how ion channels may open.'

DR J. TROTTER, Mainz, Germany
7 Feb.: 'An intimate partnership: molecular events in glial-neuron interaction and myelination.'

DR P. KIND, Edinburgh
14 Feb.: 'Glutamate signalling and barrel formation.'

DR L. SANTELLA, Stazione Zoologica 'Anton Dorn', Naples, Italy
21 Feb.: 'Classical and new CA2+-related messengers during maturation and fertilization of Starfish Oocytes.'

PROFESSOR A. VERKHRATSKY, Manchester
28 Feb.: 'Mechanisms of integration in neuronal-glial networks.'

DR T. MAGRIE, University College London
7 Mar.: 'Benefiting from oscillations in the olfactory system and beyond.'


Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Le Gros Clark Building (formerly Human Anatomy and Genetics), unless otherwise stated.

Convener: Professor K. Davies.

DR H. JOHANSEN-BERG, FMRIB Centre, Department of Clinical Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital
20 Jan.: 'Connectivity-based anatomical parcellation of human grey matter.'

PROFESSOR A. BUCHAN
27 Jan.: 'Acute stroke: lessons in translational neuroscience research.'

DR J. VELTMAN, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, Netherlands
3 Feb.: 'Genomic profiling of structural variation in health and disease.'

DR J. BEGBIE
10 Feb.: 'Developmental integration of the cranial sensory ganglia and hindbrain.'

DR P. BLACKSHEAR, Duke University, North Carolina
17 Feb.: 'Roles of the MARCKS and RFX4 protein families in the central nervous system.'

PROFESSOR P. RORSMAN
24 Feb.: Glucose regulation of pancreatic islet hormone secretion.'

PROFESSOR H. PERRY, Southampton
3 Mar.: 'Inflammation in the CNS and its contribution to neurological disease.'

DR J. FLINT
10 Mar.: 'Mapping complex traits in mice.'


Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 12.45 p.m. in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. Coffee and sandwiches provided. Kindly sponsored by Lilly. The seminar on 15 February has been cancelled.

P. FROGUEL, France
11 Jan.: 'Human genetics provides new insight in the physiology of common obesity and diabesity.'

G. WEIR, Harvard
18 Jan.: 'Beta cell adaptation and decompensation in diabetes.'

A. SOUTAR
25 Jan.: 'Investigation of novel causes of familial hypercholesterolaemia.'

M. BRAND, Cambridge
1 Feb.: 'Mitochondrial uncoupling proteins, obesity and diabetes.'

A. RICHARDSON
8 Feb.: 'Omega 3-fatty acids for child behavioural and learning disorders: a review of the evidence from controlled trials.'

M. UMPLEBY
22 Feb.: 'HIV lipodystrophy and lipoprotein metabolism.'

PROFESSOR VASSART, Brussells
1 Mar.: 'Molecular dissection of glycoprotein hormone receptors.'

S. BAIN, Cardiff
8 Mar.: To be announced.

S. BLOOM, London
15 Mar.: 'Gut, brain and mouth—obesity in the twenty-first century.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Contemporary China Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 206, the Institute for Chinese Studies. Details of the 23 January and 27 February seminars will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr D. Buck and Dr K.C. Lin.

PROFESSOR T. WRIGHT, Sheffield
16 Jan.: 'The performance of China's industrial enterprises: a coal industry perspective.'

JOHN GITTINGS, SOAS and the Guardian
30 Jan.: 'If Mao had met Roosevelt: an alternative of US–China relations since 1945'

PROFESSOR K.J. MOK, Bristol
6 Feb.: 'One country, diverse systems: politics of educational decentralisation in urban China.'

PROFESSOR YONGNIAN ZHENG, Nottingham
13 Feb.: 'Political economy of China's transition: structural authoritarianism, high economic performance, and political changes.'

PROFESSOR THOMAS GOLD, Berkeley
20 Feb.: 'Pacific governance: an international NGO and China's quest to build a harmonious society.'

DR SUSANNE BRANDSTÄDTER, Manchester
6 Mar.: 'Law, "feudal superstition", and political subjectivities in rural China.'


Seminars on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 2.15 p.m. in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Professor M. Goodman.

PROFESSOR P. FLESHER, Wyoming
7 Feb.: 'The origins of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic.'

PROFESSOR GOODMAN
14 Feb.: 'The power of Jewish princesses.'

DR A. SALVESEN
21 Feb.: 'The genesis of ethnicity? The role of the Bible in the self-definition of Syriac writers.'

DR J. CAMPBELL, Bristol
28 Feb.: 'Scripture at Qumran: contours and boundaries.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Current issues in social policy: welfare state transformations

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

Conveners: Dr M. Seelib-Kaiser and Mrs T. Smith.

PROFESSOR J. CLARKE, Open University
17 Jan.: 'Welfare state transformations—a theoretical perspective.'

DR W. SCHELKLE, LSE
24 Jan.: 'The social policy of the European Union and national welfare state transformations.'

PROFESSOR J. GOUL-ANDERSEN, Aalborg, Denmark
31 Jan.: 'The transformation of the Scandinavian welfare state model?'

PROFESSOR M. POTUCEK, Charles University, Prague
7 Feb.: 'State transformations in central and eastern Europe.'

PROFESSOR A.M. GUILLEN, Oviedo, Spain
14 Feb.: 'Welfare state transformations in southern Europe.'

PROFESSOR J. CLASEN, Stirling
21 Feb.: 'Welfare state reforms in Germany and the United Kingdom.'

PROFESSOR ROGER GOODMAN
28 Feb.: 'The state of Japanese welfare—welfare and the Japanese state.'

ROBERT VAN NIEKERK
7 Mar.: 'Social policy developments in post- apartheid South Africa.'


Seminar

DR SANDRA WILSON, Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 January, in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Subject: 'The effects of school-based social information processing interventions on aggressive behaviour: a systematic review.'


Oxonia seminar

PROFESSOR SIR NICHOLAS STERN, HM Treasury, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Economics.

Subject: 'Making development happen: analysis and action.'


Normative theory and the use of force

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: Professor Henry Shue and Dr David Rodin.

DR RODIN
19 Jan.: 'The rights of soldiers: may unjust warriors kill just warriors?'

PROFESSOR SHUE
26 Jan.: ' "Supreme Emergency": may just warriors kill non-combatants?'

DR RODIN
2 Feb.: ' "Pre-emption": defence before the attack?'

PROFESSOR SHUE
9 Feb.: ' "Pre-emption": justified preventive attack?'

DR RODIN
23 Feb.: 'Torture and absolute moral prohibitions.'

PROFESSOR SHUE
2 Mar.: 'Torture and exceptional circumstances.'

PROFESSOR SHUE
9 Mar.: 'Bombing: is infrastructure military or civilian?'


African Studies Research Seminar: New Research on East Africa

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College, unless otherwise indicated. On 2 February there will be no seminar—an alternative event will be announced. For further information, please contact Wanja Knighton at african.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: David Anderson.

J. SMITH, Edinburgh
19 Jan.: 'Culturing development: bananas, petri dishes and "mad science".'

S. MAHONE
26 Jan.: 'Revisiting the "psychology" of Mau Mau.'

H. ARERO, Horniman Museum, London
9 Feb.: 'Identities and ethnic relations in northern Kenya: the case of Borana and Gabra.'

A. LINDLEY
16 Feb.: 'The politics of remittances in East Africa: evidence from Hargeisa and Nairobi.'

F. LOCATELLI, Edinburgh
23 Feb.: 'Social conflicts and urban identities: insights from the lives of diasporic communities in colonial Asmara, 1890–1941.'

K. HOMEWOOD, UCL
2 Mar.: 'Conservation and development: Maasai livelihoods and land use change around East African protected areas.'

J. C. MCCANN, Boston
9 Mar., Dahrendorf Room: 'A new agro-ecology of disease for Africa: maize and malaria in Ethiopia.'


The Oxford Research Network on Government in Africa Public Lectures

The following lectures will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road.

PROFESSOR J. LONSDALE, Cambridge
16 Jan.: 'The politics of competitive African patriotism: lessons from the colonial frontier.'

HE HON. NANA AKUFO ADDO, Foreign Minister, Republic of Ghana
20 Feb.: 'Ghana: the democratic project: challenges and prospects.'

A. R. MUSTAPHA
6 Mar.: 'Peasants and democratisation in Africa.'


Professional Training for Social Scientists

A series of lectures for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. All members of the University are welcome to attend. All events are held at 5.30 p.m. at the Saïd Business School, followed by an informal drinks reception. For further information see http://www.socsci.ox.ac.uk/news/SSDskillstraining.pdf.

(i) Lectures in the stream 'The Organisational Environment'

Note: Lectures marked * are shared with the OxSEC course 'Building a Business': see http://www.science-enterprise.ox.ac.uk/html/activities_courses.asp.

I. THOMPSON
Tues., 17 Jan.:* 'Markets: finding, reaching, satisfying.'

S. BOLD
Tues., 24 Jan.:* 'Product development.'

M. LAMAISON
Tues., 31 Jan.:* 'Understanding financial control.'

DR S. NEW
Tues., 14 Feb.: 'Working in Organisations.'

DR R. PITKETHLY
Tues., 21 Feb.:* 'Intellectual property.'

DR O. DARBISHIRE
Tues., 28 Feb.:* 'Negotiation skills.'

DR C. MCKENNA
Tues., 7 Mar.: 'Key ideas in strategy.'

(ii) Lecture in the stream 'Social Science Practice'

PROFESSOR S. RAYNER
Thur., 19 Jan.: 'The governance of Social Science.'

(iii) Lectures in the stream 'Research Management'

DR S. NEW
Thur., 26 Jan.: 'Research project management.'

DR J. TANSEY
Thur., 2 Feb.: 'Communicating Social Science.'

PROFESSOR S. WOOLGAR
Thur., 9 Feb.: 'Managing an academic career.'
Thur., 16 Feb.: 'Winning research funding.'

DR O. DARBISHIRE
Thur., 23 Feb.: 'Managing research teams.'

MS C. QUINN
Thur., 2 Mar.: 'Research: rights and responsibilities.'

DR S. NEW
Thur., 9 Mar.: 'Problem construction and systems thinking.'

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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Oriel College.

Convener: Dr Bettina Schmidt.

PROFESSOR GAVIN FLOOD, Stirling
24 Jan.: 'Religious reading and the internalising of traditions.'

DR ULRIKE ROESLER, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
7 Feb.: 'Reading, seeing, and hearing: texts from India and Tibet as sources for the understanding of religions.'

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY SAMUEL, Cardiff
21 Feb.: 'Subtle bodies in Indian and Tibetan yoga: scientific and spiritual meanings.'

DR JOANNA WEIDBERG, OCHJS
7 Mar.: 'An exceptional Jew of the Italian Renaissance.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

RAI Fellows' Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 12.30 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further details please contact Cheryl Hudson on 01865 282710 or at academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk, or go to the RAI website at www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

D. ELLWOOD
18 Jan.: 'Top down Americanisation? America and the British identity debate, 1990 to the present.'

D. PATTERSON
8 Feb.: 'Searching for negotiated peace: women's activism and citizen diplomacy in World War I.'

D. EVANS
15 Feb.: 'Bombs and garbage: nature and epic vision in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Don DeLillo's Underworld.'

M. EATON
1 Mar.: 'Inventing hope: eschatology and belief in DonDeLillo's America.'


American History Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further information please contact Richard.Carwardine@history.oxford.ac.uk.

Conveners: Professor Kathryn Kish Sklar and Professor Richard Carwardine.

H. HARRIS, Durham
18 Jan.: 'The cast-iron stove industry in Victorian America.'

N. COTT, Harvard
25 Jan.: 'Revisiting the 1920s generation.'

P. CLEARY, California State University, Long Beach
1 Feb.: 'Legislating women's lives in eighteenth- century St Louis.'

M. B. NORTON, Cornell and Cambridge
8 Feb.: 'Lady Frances Berkeley and the politics of gendered power in seventeenth-century Virginia.'

B. SALERNO, St Anselm
15 Feb.: 'Women and the antislavery movement, 1830–60.'

D. CLARK HINE, Northwestern
22 Feb.: 'African American women and community life in the twentieth century.'

T. DUBLIN, SUNY
1 Mar.: 'Editing an online history journal: the Women and Social Movements website.'

D. S. COBBLE, Rutgers
8 Mar.: 'The long women's movement for social justice.'


Seminar in American Politics

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further information please contact George.Edwards@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor George Edwards.

B. JONES, Washington
19 Jan.: 'Can the beast be starved?'

S. CASEY, LSE
26 Jan.: 'Sustaining domestic support for a stalemate war: the Truman Administration and the Korean conflict, 1951–2.'

G. MARCUS, Williams College
2 Feb.: 'Reflective or resolute: emotion and citizenship.'

G. EDWARDS, Texas A&M University
9 Feb.: 'Policy and polarisation: the revolutionary presidency of George W. Bush.'

C. PROVOST
16 Feb.: 'When is AG short for aspiring governor? Institutional structure, policymaking dynamics and ambition in the Office of State Attorney General.'

P. MARTIN
23 Feb.: 'Bureaucracy, production and dissent: the institutionalisation of the United States Supreme Court, 1860–2000.'

M. STEARS
2 Mar.: 'The American liberal tradition revisited.'

P. HURLEY AND K. HILL, Texas A&M University
9 Mar.: 'An agenda for the study of representation.'


American Literature Colloquium

The following colloquia will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further details please contact Cheryl Hudson on 01865 282710 or at academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk, or go to the RAI website at www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

N. SELBY, Glasgow
2 Feb.: 'On Robert Creely.'

A. HOUEN, Sheffield
2 Mar.: 'Allen Ginsberg and the Vietnam War.'


Fortenbaugh Lecture

GARY W. GALLAGHER, University of Virginia, will deliver the Fortenbaugh Lecture via video link from the University of Virginia on Thursday, 23 February, at 4 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further details please contact Cheryl Hudson on 01865 282710 or at academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk, or go to the RAI website at www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The progress of our arms: whither Civil War military history?'

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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. Further information on www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.

DR T. POWER
24 Jan.: 'Ideology and cleavages in the Brazilian political class, 1985– 2005.'

DR P. ARIDA, Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Rio de Janeiro
31 Jan.: 'Public debt management and interest rates in Brazil.'

PROFESSOR M. DE PAIVA ABREU, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro
7 Feb.: 'Market power and commodity prices: Brazil, Chile and the United States, 1820s–1930.'

PROFESSOR N. DO VALLE SILVA, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro
14 Feb.: 'The inheritance of social inequality in Brazil.'

DR J. NICOLAU, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro
21 Feb.: 'How Brazilians vote: an analysis of presidential elections since 1989.'

PROFESSOR L. HELLER, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
28 Feb.: 'The challenges of water supply and sanitation in Brazil.'

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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, unless otherwise indicated. The CASG seminar series is one of the activities of the CABDyN Research Cluster
(http://sbs-xnet.ox.ac.uk/complexity), and is made possible by support from the Saïd Business School and the Research Development Fund of the University of Oxford. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. For further information contact felix.reed-tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk. Webpage: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/faculty_seminars_complex_systems.asp.

Convener: Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas.

M. LITTLE
17 Jan.: 'Methods for semi-structured non-linear model fitting and selection.'

PROFESSOR M. BATTY, CASA, UCL
24 Jan.: 'Cities and complexity.'

DR R. KAO
31 Jan.: 'Pathogen dynamics on the network of livestock movements in the UK.'

PROFESSOR P. YOUNG, Johns Hopkins
7 Feb., Seminar Room B: 'The diffusion of innovations.'

PROFESSOR G. RODGERS, Brunel
14 Feb.: 'Complex networks and random matrices.'

DR A. ROCCO
21 Feb.: 'Structure and function in complex network.'

DR H. OZSOYLEV
28 Feb.: 'Asset pricing implications of social networks.'


Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 5 (unless otherwise indicated), in the West Wing at the Saïd Business School. You can download papers and view this information and any changes on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk. For further information please contact Christine Seal on 01865 288902 or at professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Job market presentations will be held on 17 January, 24 January, and 31 January.

Convener: T. Ramadorai and C. Rochon.

L. GUISO, Italy
7 Feb.: 'Trusting the Stock Market.'

D. EASLEY, Cornell
14 Feb.: To be announced.

R. KOSOWKSI, INSEAD
21 Feb.: 'Does money grow on hedge funds? A Bayesian analysis.'

H. ALMEIDA, NYU Stern School of Business
28 Feb.: To be announced.

L. HANSEN, Chicago
7 Mar.: To be announced.

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COMPUTING SERVICES

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Strategy Programme

The following ICT lunchtime seminar series will be held on Wednesdays at 12.30 p.m. in the Evenlode Room, Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road. Further information is available on http://www.ict.ox.ac.uk/strategy/events/.

DR D. WALLOM, Interdisciplinary e-Research Centre
18 Jan.: 'OxGrid, a campus grid for the University of Oxford.'

DR A. BOWTELL, Medical Sciences Division
25 Jan.: 'The research discovery service, Medical Science Division.'

PROFESSOR M. GILES, Computing Laboratory
1 Feb.: 'Oxford Supercomputing Centre—the next generation.'

DR R. MILLER, Computing Services
8 Feb.: New developments in single sign-on and email services.'

D. PRICE, Library Services
15 Feb.: 'Institutional repository: a vital service for the University.'

J. JAMES, Central Administration
22 Feb.: 'Online lecture lists and facility CMIS.'

O. GORWITS, Computing Services
1 Mar.: 'Wireless computing for Oxford University.'

Z. BRIAULT AND P. ESPINASSE, Research Services Office
8 Mar.: 'The experience of implementing a case and document management solution (matrix) into Research Services.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Public research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, 15 Norham Gardens. Special access requirements should be notified to the department (telephone: Oxford (2)74024). Further information may be obtained from Marcine Snyder (telephone: Oxford (2)84898, e-mail: marcine.snyder@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

The seminars are free and open to the public.

professor gerald grace, Institute of Education, London
16 Jan.: 'Urban education: confronting the contradictions.'

PROFESSOR ILANA SNYDER, Monash
23 Jan.: 'Digital literacy: what it means for learning.'

PROFESSOR PAUL SEEDHOUSE, Newcastle
30 Jan.: 'Applying conversational analysis.'

KAREN PINE, Hertfordshire
13 Feb.: 'A word in the hand: what children's gestures tell us about cognitive and linguistic processes.'

PROFESSOR JULIE DOCKRELL, Institute of Education, London
20 Feb.: To be announced.

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INTERNATIONAL GENDER STUDIES CENTRE

Transnational people: globally mobile professional families

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department for International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road.

Events for International Women's Day will be held on 9 March. Details will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr Anne Coles and Dr Fiona Moore.

DR MOORE
19 Jan.: 'The German School in London and the role of the "trailing spouse" in network building and social reproduction among expatriate employees.'

DR M. FECHTER, Sussex
26 Jan.: 'From "incorporated wives" to "expat girls": a new generation of expatriate women.'

DR K. WILLIS, Royal Holloway
2 Feb.: ' "Coming to China changed my life": gender roles and relations among single highly skilled migrants.'

DR J. THOMAS, Diocese of Oxford
9 Feb.: 'Compound life: expatriate families in the Middle East.'

DR K. WALSH, Royal Holloway
16 Feb.: 'British expatriate belonging in Dubai: foreignness, domesticity, intimacy.'

DR L. SCIAMA
23 Feb.: 'Citizenship, migration, and identity: a personal account' (Provisional title)

SUE JERVIS, West of England
2 Mar.: 'Moving experiences: responses to relocation among military wives.'

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HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES UNIT

David Patterson Seminars

The David Patterson Seminars will be delivered at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

DR N. ROEMER, Southampton
18 Jan.: 'Longing and belonging in modern Jewish travelling cultures.'

DR C. SHINDLER, SOAS
25 Jan: 'The triumph of military Zionism: nationalism and the origins of the Israeli Right.'

PROFESSOR S. GOLDHILL, Cambridge
1 Feb.: 'Get a life: biography and Jewish writing in the ancient world.'

DR J. EDWARDS
8 Feb.: 'The Jews and the Spanish Inquisition: a controversy revisited.'

PROFESSOR M. KATZ, Haifa
15 Feb.: 'Medieval mathematical doctrines in the service of biblical commentary: Ibn Ezra on the Ten Commandments and the Holy Name.'

DR D. KLEIN, Kean
22 Feb.: 'Antisemitism: a modern canon.'

PROFESSOR H. CHERTOK, Ben Gurion University
1 Mar.: 'He also spoke as a Jew: the mystery of The Revd James Parkes.'

DR A.M. ZAKI BADAWI, SIR SIGMUND STERNBERG, and THE REVD DR M. BRAYBROOKE
8 Mar.: 'Can Christians, Muslims, and Jews speak to the each other? The work of the Three Faiths Forum.' (Panel discussion)

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Public lectures

The following public lectures will be given at 7 p.m. on the days shown in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free.

IAIN PEARS
Thur. 26 Jan.: Mr Pears talks about his book \An Instance of the Fingerpost\.

VITTORIA FEOLA
Tue. 7 Feb.: 'New light on Elias Ashmole.'


Conversation

A conversation between NANCY GREENSPAN and GUSTAV BORN, built around letters between Einstein and Born and between Gustav Born and his father, will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 9 February, in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free.

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DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Development seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development, Mansfield Road. As the seminars may be subject to late changes it is advisable to check the details before attending (see www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminars.html).

Details of the 2 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Barbara Harriss-White, Laura Rival, and Frances Stewart.

BARBARA HARRISS-WHITE
26 Jan.: 'Poverty and capitalism.'

DR STEPHEN RAYNER
9 Feb.: 'Climate technology and development.'

ELMAR ALTVATER, Freie Universität, Berlin
16 Feb.: 'The governance of fossil energy under modern capitalism.'

REBECCA CLARK
23 Feb.: 'Land degradation and smallholder agriculture in Sri Lanka.'

JAN SALICK, Missouri Botanical Garden
2 Mar.: 'Global warming and tourism in Tibet and Chinese development.'

LAURA RIVAL
9 Mar.: 'Ecological wealth from theory to practice: a comparative study of Latin America's emerging environmental markets.'


Olof Palme Memorial Lecture

DR FERNANDO CARDOSO, formerly President of Brazil, will deliver the Olof Palme Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Globalisation, politics, and political parties in Latin America.'


Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2.15 p.m. at the Department of International Development, Manor Road Building. For updates please see http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminars.html.

Conveners: Barbara Harriss-White and Mallarika Sinha Roy.

D. GELLNER
26 Jan., Lecture Theatre: 'Forms of activism in Nepal.'

W. SINGER, Kenyon College, Ohio
2 Feb., Lecture Theatre: 'Women and elections in India.'

J. GUPTE
9 Feb., Lecture Theatre: 'Labelling violent Mumbai: urban infra-power and charisma.'

S. PERWEZ, Edinburgh
16 Feb., Lecture Theatre: 'The rise of the social: an ethnography of civil society practices and female infanticide in TamilNadu.'

A. SHAW
23 Feb., Seminar Room C: 'Bhaiyas being Bhaiyas: space and identity amongst migrants from UP in Ahmedabad, India.'

D. GANGJEE, LSE
2 Mar., Seminar Room C: 'Intellectual property as a tool for development.'

S. HODGES, Warwick
9 Mar., Seminar Room C: 'Methods of contraception and health policy in India.'



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OXFORD INTERNET INSTITUTE

PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'.

27 Feb.: 'Code is law: technological complements to copyright.'

6 Mar.: 'Jurisdiction and the Internet.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Seminar in Japanese Studies

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays in St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Roger Goodman and Dr Ian Neary.

A. LOCKYER, SOAS
19 Jan., Fellows' Dining Room: 'Who made the nation and where was the state? Japan at the Exhibition, 1912–70.'

C. HUGHES, Warwick
26 Jan., Fellows' Dining Room: 'Japan's security policy.'

R. BUCKLEY
2 Feb., Deakin Room: 'The new slave trade: the US, Japan, the EU and the international politics of global human trafficking.'

N. HIROFUMI, Kitakyushu
9 Feb., Nissan Lecture Theatre: 'The emergence of new democracy in twenty-first-century Japan: a comparative study of ideological development.'

L. MATSUNAGA, SOAS and Oxford Brookes
16 Feb., Fellows' Dining Room: 'The branding of space in Japan, US, and UK.'

H. FUESS, Sophia University, Japan
23 Feb., Fellows' Dining Room: 'Jesuits and higher education in twentieth-century Japan.'

S. ARAI
2 Mar., Fellows' Dining Room: 'Internationalisation of research activities: the comparison of Japanese and European multinational companies.'

T. NAKAO, Okayama
9 Mar., Fellows' Dining Room: 'Far East POW family trauma and its implications for Anglo-Japanese economic relations.'

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ESRC CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY AND SOCIETY (COMPAS)

Shaping migration research strategies: national research centres, government policies, and public attitudes

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Pauling Centre.

Convener: Professor Steven Vertovec.

MEYER BURSTEIN, formerly of the Canadian Ministry for
Citizenship and Immigration
19 Jan.: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Canadian experience.'

PROFESSOR RAINER BAUBÖCK, Austrian Academy of Sciences
26 Jan.: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Austrian experience.'

PROFESSOR MARCO MARTINIELLO, Liège
2 Feb.: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Belgian experience.'

PROFESSOR RINUS PENNINX, Amsterdam
9 Feb.: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Dutch experience.'

PROFESSOR LUCINDA FONSECA, Lisbon
16 Feb.: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Portuguese experience.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD BLACK, Sussex
23 Feb.: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the British experience.'

DR PATRICK SIMON, Paris
2 Mar.: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the French experience.'

PROFESSOR FRIEDRICH HECKMANN, Bamberg
9 Mar.: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the German experience.'

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REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE

Public seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development, Mansfield Road. As the seminars may be subject to late changes it is advisable to check the details before attending (see www.rsc.ox.ac.uk).

ALLAN MACKEY, senior UK immigration judge
18 Jan.: 'International comparisons in asylym determination: inquisitorial v. adversarial, rights v. privileges.'

JON BENNETT, Oxford Development Consultants
25 Jan.: 'Too much money? Coordination of the Asian tsunami response.'

JULIA POWLES
8 Feb.: 'The challenges of old age in a Zambian refugee settlement: the story of Ruth Kutemba.'

LAURA HAMMOND, Reading
15 Feb.: 'Like pawns on a chessboard: using policy on population movement for geopolitical ends in Ethiopia and Serbia.'

MARIO FUMERTON, Utrecht
22 Feb.: 'From victims to heroes: peasant counter- rebellion and civil war in Ayacucho, Peru, 1980–2000.'

LEAH BASSELL
1 Mar.: 'From refugee woman to citizen: the politics of integration in France and Canada.'

ZOSA DE SAS KROPIWNICKI
8 Mar.: 'Adolescent sexual exploitation: agency and identity in post- apartheid South Africa.'


Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR BONAVENTURE RUTINWA, UNHCR Representation Office, Dar es Salaam, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Refugee law, rights and reality in Africa into the twenty-first century.'

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JAMES MARTIN INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND CIVILISATION

Humanities and the future of humanity

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School. Further details may be found at www.martininstitute.ox.ac.uk/.

PROFESSOR OLIVER TAPLIN
24 Jan.: 'What on earth might ancient Greek tragedy have to offer towards the future of humanity?'

DR JULIAN JOHNSON
31 Jan.: 'Music and Utopia.'

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BUTLER
7 Feb.: ' "Postmodernism"—and after?'

PROFESSOR DAME JESSICA RAWSON
14 Feb.: 'China and inner Asia, past and present: an archaeological perspective.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE PATTISON
21 Feb.: 'Religion and the contemporary university.'

DR MARK HARRISON
28 Feb.: 'Quarantine and international relations: an historical perspective.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Public seminars

The following public seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Manor Road Building. Further information may be obtained from Paul Honey, CSLS (telephone: Oxford (2)84220, e-mail: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

DR FERNANDA PIRIE
30 Jan.: 'Defiance and rule-breaking: authority and individualism among the nomads of north-eastern Tibet.'

DR MAGDALENA SENGAYEN
6 Feb.: 'The changing legal cultures in post- Socialist states and the position of consumers: case study of Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic.'

PROFESSOR DOREEN MCBARNET
13 Feb.: 'The new corporate accountability: corporate social responsibility and the law.'

DR MARINA KURKCHIYAN
20 Feb.: 'Legal culture in Russia: some reflections.'

DR TOBY KELLY, Edinburgh
27 Feb.: 'Vigilantes and the execution of suspected Palestinian collaborators under Israeli occupation.'

DR AURORA VOICULESCU
6 Mar.: 'Human rights in the corporate responsibility landscape: a fragmentation of discourses.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Neill Lecture 2006

THE HON. MICHAEL BELOFF, QC, President, Trinity College, will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Paying the judges—who, whom, how much, and why?'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures 2006

PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

19 Jan.: 'The strategy of the Iron Wall: from Ze'ev Jobotinsky to Ariel Sharon.'

26 Jan.: 'The War of the Israeli Historians.'


Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR PERRY BLACKSHEAR, Director of Clinical Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures as shown.

Thur. 9 Feb., 5 p.m., Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'How Oliver Smithies changed my life—twice!'

Mon. 13 Feb., 4 p.m., Lecture Room 1, Department of Biochemistry: 'The TTP family of RNA binding and destabilising proteins: roles in inflammation, reproduction, and who knows what else?'

Fri. 17 Feb., 1 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics: 'Roles of the MARCKS and RFX4 protein families in central nervous system development.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR RACHEL BOWLBY, UCL, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Family realisms: Freud and Greek tragedy.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 2006

Climate change—evidence, effects, and evasive action

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR T. PALMER, European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts
16 Jan.: 'Global warming in the twenty-first century: certain science or just another dodgy weather forecast?'

PROFESSOR J. THOMAS, Director, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Dorset
23 Jan.: 'Impacts of rapid climate change on fauna, flora, and biological communities.'

PROFESSOR SIR ANDREW HAINES, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
30 Jan.: 'Climate change and human health: potential impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.'

LORD OXBURGH OF LIVERPOOL
6 Feb.: 'Energy and climate—time for doing rather than talking.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

How healthy is British democracy?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room (unless indicated otherwise), Magdalen College. The Chatham House Rule will apply.

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

THE RT. HON. LORD FALCONER, Lord Chancellor and Constitutional Secretary
16 Jan., Auditorium, 8.30 p.m.: 'The final act of Lords reform?'

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR
23 Jan., Auditorium: 'The Government versus the judiciary—are we heading for a constitutional crisis?'

PROFESSOR ANDREW GAMBLE
30 Feb.: 'Limited government: an impossible dream?'

DR LARRY SIEDENTOP
6 Feb.: 'The EU Constitution—a clean sheet or putting Humpty-Dumpty together again?'

JOHN LLOYD
13 Feb.: 'Parliament and the Press.'

LORD MACLENNAN OF ROGART
20 Feb.: 'A written constitution, a "big bang" rather than small constitutional steps.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Media and Politics

PROFESSOR RICHARD TAIT, Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies, Cardiff University, and formerly Editor-in-Chief, ITN, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 January, in Nuffield College.

Subject: 'Have news and current affairs "dumbed down"? Where (in the world)? Where not?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Visiting Parliamentary Fellows Seminar: Terrorism: roots and responses

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre (unless indicated otherwise), St Antony's.

Conveners: Professor David Marquand and Dr Alex Pravda (with James Gray, MP, and Tony Lloyd, MP).

DR DENIS MACSHANE, MP, SIR COLIN MCCOLL, formerly head of MI6, and DR AUDREY KURTH CRONIN
17 Jan.: 'Can terrorism succeed?'

CHARLES GRAY, HM Ambassador to Morocco, DR VALPY FITZGERALD, and PROFESSOR JOHN TOYE
24 Jan.: 'Does poverty cause terrorism?'

SHALIK MALIK, MP, PROFESSOR ROGER SCRUTON, Buckingham, and DR EMANUELE OTTOLENGHI
31 Jan.: 'Does religious fundamentalism breed terrorism?'

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, MP, THE RT. HON. PAUL MURPHY, MP, and PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
7 Feb.: 'Should we talk to terrorists?'

MAJ.-GEN. TIM CROSS, General Office Commanding Theatre Troops Land Command, JAMES GRAY, MP, and PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS
14 Feb.: 'Can a war against terrorism be won?'

THE RT. HON. LORD (TOM) KING, PETER KILFOYLE, MP, and SIR DAVID OMAND, formery Security and Intelligence Coordinator, Cabinet Office
21 Feb.: 'Can intelligence beat terrorism?'

DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP, TONY LLOYD, MP, and SHAMI CHAKRABARTI, Director, Liberty
7 Mar.: 'Do civil rights hinder combating terrorism?'

THE RT. HON. LORD (FRANK) JUDD, SIR TIMOTHY GRANVILLE- CHAPMAN, Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff (to be confirmed), and PROFESSOR FRED HALLIDAY, LSE
7 Mar., The Buttery, Besse Building: 'Terrorism: here to stay?'


Asian Studies Centre

Southeast Asian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All are welcome. Please check for updates to the programme at http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/areastudies/asianlectures.html. For further information please email asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 274559.

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

PROFESSOR V. LANZONA, Hawaii–Manoa
26 Jan.: 'Capturing the Huk Amazon: battles over representations of the Filipina warrior.'

DR E. REISZ
9 Feb.: 'Development in the pursuit of Malaysian modernity, 1895–1971.'

DR R. HARRISON, SOAS
23 Feb.: '(En)Countering the Other in contemporary Thai cinema.'

DR L. PALMIER, Bath
9 Mar.: 'Indonesia: political corruption, ethnicity and the New World Order.'


European Studies Centre

European crises 1945–2005: challenge and response to European integration (Stifterverband Annual Seminar Series)

The followng seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the European Studies Centre.

Convener: Professor Dr Ludgher Künhardt.

PROFESSOR KÜNHARDT
20 Jan.: 'European integration: success through crisis.'

WILFRIED LOTH, Essen
27 Jan.: 'The meaning of failed inter-war politics and World War Two as sources of European integration.'

MANFRED GÖRTEMAKER, Potsdam
3 Feb.: 'The failed European Defence Community as facilitator for the path to European Economic Community.'

JÜRGEN ELVERT, Cologne
10 Feb.: 'The institutional paradox: how crises have reinforced integration.'

JÜRGEN VON HAGEN, Bonn
17 Feb.: 'Currency crises as door-opener for European Monetary Union.'

WOLFGANG WESSELS, Cologne
24 Feb.: 'Crisis of confidence in "old Europe" after the peaceful revolutions in "new Europe" and why the EU succeeded with its biggest enlargement.'

MATTHIAS JOPP, Berlin
3 Mar.: 'The Balkan crisis as engine for the evolution of European security and defence policy.'

MICHAEL GEHLER, Innsbruck
10 Mar.: 'Crisis of consitution-building as vehicle for a strengthened European public sphere.'


Seminar in Modern European Jewish History

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre.

Conveners: Dr Abigail Green and Professor David Rechter.

PROFESSOR MARCIN WODZINSKI, Wroclaw
17 Jan.: 'The socio-economic profile of Hasidism in Congress Poland: some old–new questions.'

PROFESSOR W.D. RUBINSTEIN, Aberystwyth
24 Jan.: 'Jews in the economic elites of western nations and anti- Semitism, 1850–1939.'

DR KLAUS WEBER, Royal Holloway and Rothschild Archive, London
31 Jan.: 'Jewish philanthropy and social development in Europe, c.1800– 1940: the case of the Rothschilds.'

DR DAVID FELDMAN, Birkbeck College, London
7 Feb.: 'Jews and the British Empire c.1900.'

DR JONATHAN DEKEL-CHEN, Hebrew University
14 Feb.: 'The Pale, Park Avenue, and the Kremlin meet: new perspectives on Jewish agricultural colonisation and local Soviet power, 1923–41.'

PROFESSOR DEREK PENSLAR, Toronto
21 Feb.: 'Power without land: Jews and the military in modern Europe.'

DR SAM JOHNSON, Sheffield
28 Feb.: 'From Dreyfus to Dmowski: tracing the British intellectual narrative to Europe's "Jewish Question" in the early twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR DENNIS KLEIN, Kean
7 Mar.: 'The conversion fantasy in modern Jewish history.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

NICK ROBINSON, Political Editor, BBC, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'A troubled marriage—TV and democracy.'

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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 Seminar

PROFESSOR DAVID VICTOR, Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 20 January, in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'The politics of the global energy regime.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson Haldane Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR KEITH O'NIONS will deliver the first Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 February, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries: Oxford (2)74103 (e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.co.uk).

Subject: 'The ten-year challenge for UK science and innovation.'

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CAMPION HALL

D'Arcy Lectures

Christianity 'Made in Japan': the Jesuit enterprise 1549–1640

DR ANTONI ÜÇERLER, Sophia University, Tokyo, will deliver the D'Arcy Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

1 Feb.: 'Gutenberg comes to Japan: the Jesuit Mission Press 1588–1620.'

8 Feb.: ' Aristotle and Aquinas in Japanese dress: a unique Magdalen College treasure.'

15 Feb.: 'Dissonant voices: Jesuit debates on race and religion.'

22 Feb.: 'The Japanese "Primitive Church": Alessandro Valignano's rhetorical History of Japan (1603).'

1 Mar.: ' "Warring States"—Japan meets Silicon Valley: creating electronic editions of the sources.'

8 Mar.: 'The "Christian Century" in Japan (1543–1640): conflicting interpretations. '

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture

Flickering Images: Theology, film and culture

The following public lectures will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at Regent's Park College. Details of the 21 February seminar will be announced later.

DR L. KREITZER
17 Jan.: 'Text and celluloid: the encounter of film with scripture.'

DR R. ELLIS
24 Jan.: 'Unscientific fragments: looking for meanings in the cinema.'

DR C. MARSH, Secretary for Faith and Order, The Methodist Church
31 Jan.: 'Seeing and believing: the practice and theory of film-watching in theology/film discussion.'

DR U. VOLLMER, Wales, Lampeter
7 Feb.: 'Blessed are those who are seen? Incarnation as cinema's destiny.'

DR G. LYNCH, Birmingham
14 Feb.: 'Visions of happiness: exploring concepts of the good life in film.'

DR E. CHRISTIANSON, Chester
28 Feb.: 'Why Film Noir is good for the mind.'

DR M. WARD, Chaplain of Peterhouse, Cambridge
7 Mar.: 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wherefore: on bringing Narnia to the silver screen.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Literary Evening

THE FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN presents a Literary Evening with the novelist and critic DAVID LODGE, who will read from and discuss his work, at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 March, in the Holywell Music Room. The reading will be followed by wine and an opportunity to meet David Lodge.

Tickets, costing £10 (students £5), may be obtained on application to the Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e- mail fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).


Thirty-minute lectures

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lectures at a cost of £5 per person, for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance with the Administrator, the Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

PAUL QUARRIE, Sotheby's
Tue. 7 Feb.: 'The library of the Earls of Macclesfield: a brief account.'

MRS MARY CLAPINSON
Wed. 22 Feb.: 'The Bodleian and its readers, 1602–52.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Cristina Neagu, Christ Church (e-mail: cristina.neagu@chch.ox.ac.uk).

DR PENELOPE BULLOCH
26 Jan.: 'Ovid's French heroines: pictures of women writing in a fifteenth-century manuscript from the French court.'

DR FRANCESCA GALLIGAN
2 Mar.: 'The library of Samuel Harsnett: a preliminary report.'

DR JASON MCELLIGOTT
9 Mar.: 'Secret and seditious: an underground network of Royalist printers and publishers in Civil War London.'


Annual General Meeting

PROFESSOR MARCUS WALSH will address the Annual General Meeting, to be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 April, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: 'Editing Swift's Tale of a Tub.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dorfman Room, St Peter's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome to attend.

PAUL BINSKI, Cambridge
26 Jan.: 'City, Church, and conflict in English art around 1300.'

ANN HUTCHISON, Toronto, and LAURA VARNAM
16 Feb.: 'Mystics, saints, and sacred space: Birgitta of Sweden and Margery Kempe.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given as shown. Admission costs £1 (non- members £3, students under thirty free). Enquiries: telephone Oxford 377479 (e-mail: pmilner@clara.net).

PROFESSOR JOHN ROBERTSON
Thur. 26 Jan., Pauling Centre, 7.45 for 8 p.m.: 'The Enlightenment in Naples and Scotland: Vico and Hume.'

DR JIM BENNETT
Tue. 14 Feb., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's, 7.30 for 8 p.m.: 'Sixteenth-century Florentine mathematical culture: what an Oxford sundial can teach us.' (In collaboration with the Historical Association)

MARTIN GRAY
Tue. 28 Feb., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's, 7.30 for 8 p.m.: 'Dream houses in Tuscany.'


Other events

Thur. 12 Jan., 8 p.m., Rewley House Theatre: showing of film, Ballo a Tre Passi (106 minutes, no subtitles). Admission free.

Wed. 8 Feb., 7.45 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

Tue. 7 Mar.: tutored wine-tasting, with Alan Milner. Ticket-only event.

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