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Oxford University Gazette, 13 October 2005: Lectures

SIR PATRICK NAIRNE LECTURE 2005

SANDY NAIRNE, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, will give this year's Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Chair: Professor Richard Wentworth, Master of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. All welcome.

Subject: 'Why do painted portraits still matter?'

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CLASSICS

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

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

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

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CLASSICS AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

Syria in Antiquity: Looking East or Looking West?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Classics Centre, unless otherwise indicated.

Conveners: Professor Martin Goodman and Dr David Taylor.

M. VAN DE MIEROOP, Columbia
18 Oct.: 'Syria down to Alexander.'

F. MILLAR
25 Oct.: 'Syria from Alexander to Islam: the issues.'

Z. KAMASH
1 Nov.: 'Water supply, cultural contact, and the economy: evidence from Roman and Byzantine Syria.'

K. BUTCHER, American University Beirut
8 Nov.: 'Syria in the Roman period: material culture and identity.'

P. BROWN, Princeton
15 Nov., Danson Room, Trinity College: 'Work, alms, and the afterlife in late antiquity: Manichees and begging monks between Syria and Egypt.'

M. MANGO
22 Nov.: 'Christianity to 700: the archaeological evidence.'

P. SIJPESTEIJN
29 Nov.: 'Syria and the beginning of Islam.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Fin de Siècle

The following seminars take place at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Meyerstein Room (R11) of the English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road. Wine and soft drinks served; all welcome. Enquiries: anthony.cummins@ell.ox.ac.uk.

DR N. SHRIMPTON
20 Oct.: 'How aesthetic were the "aesthetic eighties"?'

I. ROSS
3 Nov.: 'The new Hellenism: Oscar Wilde and archaeology.'

PROFESSOR A. CARTER, Middlesex University
17 Nov.: 'The writer's eyes, the dancer's body: representations of dance and dancers in late nineteenth-century literature, poetry and song'.

PROFESSOR R. EBBATSON, Loughborough University
1 Dec.: 'Sherlock Holmes and the final solution.'

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HISTORY

Early Modern Europe Seminar

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

Conveners: Robert Evans, Ian Maclean, and Lyndal Roper.

S. LAQUA
18 Oct.: 'An ideal marriage after Trent: Münster 1535–1650.'

S. LIPSCOMB
25 Oct.: 'Maid and mistress: being a servant in sixteenth- century Protestant France.'

C. HOPE, Warburg Institute
1 Nov.: 'The creation of Vasari's Lives : some questions.'

A. PETTEGREE, St Andrews
8 Nov.: 'The text as crowd. The literature of the streets during the French wars of religion.'

E. MIDELFORT, Virginia
15 Nov.: 'Looking for Lucretius (in all the wrong places).'

S. OGILVIE, Cambridge
22 Nov.: ' "So that every subject knows how to behave": social disciplining in early modern Bohemia.'

G. JANSSEN, Leiden
29 Nov.: 'How patrons became clients. Patronage and role reversals in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic.'

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Colloquium: The Death of Nelson

The following colloquium will be held on Friday, 21 Oct., in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. There is no charge for attending, but there will be a small cost for tea in the afternoon. There will also be a Trafalgar Commemoration Service in Magdalen Chapel at 6 p.m. on Saturday, 22 October, when Evensong will contain music and readings from Nelson's funeral.

The colloquium will be followed by the launch of Nelson's Surgeon: William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the Battle of Trafalgar , at 6 p.m., and a showing of Justin Hardy's film Trafalgar: Battle Surgeon , and discussion, at 8.15 p.m. in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Convener: Professor Laurence Brockliss.

J. CARDWELL
2.15 p.m.: 'Naval medicine and the Battle of Trafalgar.'

M. MOSS
3 p.m.: 'The grand national obsequies: the funeral of Lord Nelson.'

K. RETFORD
4.15 p.m.: 'Visual representations of the death of Nelson.'

PROFESSOR BROCKLISS
5 p.m.: 'William Beatty's Authentic Narrative.

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HISTORY, ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British literary, social, cultural, intellectual, and political history in the long eighteenth century

The following meetings will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Dorman Seminar Room, St Peter's College. All those with an interest in the period are welcome.

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

PROFESSOR D. LANDRY, Kent
17 Oct.: 'What the horses said: an equine history.'

DR S. WHYMAN, formerly of Princeton University
31 Oct.: 'Jane Johnson of Olney and Samuel Richardson: the rise of the novel revisited.'

DR F. JOHNSTON, Warwick
14 Nov.: 'Poets in the garden: Johnson's Lives on cultivation.'

DR P. BULLARD
28 Nov.: 'Evolving theories of character from the Scriblerians to the Scottish Enlightenment.'



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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 20 October.

Abstracts are available on the departmental Web page at www.plants.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Hugh Dickinson.

DR C. KINDER, Edinburgh
13 Oct.: 'Exploring the jungle—the developmental genetics of diversity.'

DR J. HARRISON
20 Oct.: 'The evolution of land plant meristems.' (Local Heroes Seminar )

S. GRIGG
20 Oct.: 'SERRATE co-ordinates shoot meristem activity and leaf axial patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. '

DR A. FERNIE, Max Planck Institute, Golm, Germany
27 Oct.: 'Metabolic profiling in leaves and fruits.'

DR P. WIGGE, John Innes Centre, Norwich
3 Nov.: 'The control of the floral transition in time and space.'

PROFESSOR M. THOMASHOW, Michigan State University
Fri., 11 Nov., 4 p.m.: 'Gene regulons and regulatory pathways involved in plant cold acclimation.' (Blackman Lecture )

DR N. KRUGER
17 Nov.: ''Flux through metabolic networks: haven't you an 'ome to go to?'

DR S. BALDAUF, York
24 Nov.: 'Molecules, morphology and the eukaryote tree of life.'

PROFESSOR D. BEERLING, Sheffield
1 Dec.: 'Rethinking Earth history: plants as engines and tachometers of global change.'


Human Sciences Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre, Institute of Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road.

Convener: Professor S. Ulijaszek.

DR S. UNDERDOWN, Oxford Brookes
20 Oct.: 'An ecological exploration of Neanderthal trauma.'

PROFESSOR K. MCPHERSON
3 Nov.: 'Making sure oral contraceptives are as safe as possible—how class action in the courts sometimes gets it wrong.'

DR S. ZAKZEWSKI, Southampton
10 Nov.: 'Sexual dimorphism, migration and population variation in the Egyptian Nile Valley.'


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: aspects of sexuality across cultures

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. in the Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road. All welcome. Enquiries: info@anthro.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Soraya Tremayne.

K. ALI, Texas, Austin
17 Oct.: 'Pulp fictions: rethinking Pakistani domesticity.'

A. ENAYAT
24 Oct.: 'Islam, homosexuality and repression in Iran.'

S. NASSERZADEH, Middlesex
31 Oct.: 'Sex and relationship counselling and workshops in Tehran: case studies and analysis.'

M. MABILIA, Padua
7 Nov.: 'Sexually transmitted infections: an Italian study of sexual health behaviour of school-age children in Veneto, Italy.'

M. CLARKE
14 Nov.: 'Islam, sexuality and "liberal values": some cases from Lebanon.'

C. MARSTON, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
21 Nov.: 'Child sexual abuse in Mexico City: a qualitative study.'

Z. DE SAS KROPIWNICKI
28 Nov.: 'Sexual agents: female adolescent prostitute's negotation of power and positioning in Cape Town, South Africa.'


Departmental Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. in 64 Banbury Road.

Conveners: David Parkin and Paul Dresch.

B. SCHMIDT
14 Oct.: 'Doing research in New York City: from Caribbean religious communities to cultural theories.'

J. SCHEELE
21 Oct.: To be announced.

D. GELLNER
28 Oct.: 'The emergence of conversion in a Hindu–Buddhist polytropy.'

P. WADE, Manchester
4 Nov.: 'Hybridity theory and kinship thinking.'

D. PRATTEN, Sussex
11 Nov.: 'The man-leopard murder mysteries: history and society in colonial Nigeria.'

E. HALLAM, Aberdeen
18 Nov.: 'Anatomy museum: the body, death and display.'

K. CHARSLEY
25 Nov.: 'Married but not married: risk, ritual and transnational Pakistani marriages.'

C. MORTON, Pitt Rivers Museum
2 Dec.: 'The initiation of Kamanga: thoughts on the relationship between the visual and textual in Evans-Pritchard's Zande ethnography.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. in the Dobson Lecture Room, Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning 01865 272933.

PROFESSOR D.S. LEE, Manchester Metropolitan University
20 Oct.: 'Aviation and climate change.'

DR J.E. HAMPSON, Service d'Aéronomie, Verrière-le-Buisson, France
27 Oct.: 'Various aspects of stratospheric modelling: the quasi- biennial oscillation, the eleven-year solar cycle and temperature trends.'

DR M.A. RINGER, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, UK Meteorological Office
3 Nov.: 'Evaluating climate model simulations of clouds, water vapour and the Earth's radiation budget.'

DR T. NOZAWA AND OTHERS, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Ibaraki, Japan
10 Nov.: To be announced.

DR N. BORMANN, ECMWF, Reading
17 Nov.: 'Assimilation of MIPAS limb radiances in the ECMWF system.'

MISS C.J.A. HOWETT
24 Nov.: 'Jovian clouds—all that you wanted to know but never dared ask.'

PROFESSOR N.O. RENNO, Michigan, Ann Arbor
1 Dec.: 'Martian and terrestrial vortices: dust transport, electrification and non-thermal radiation.'


Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12) opposite the Main Lecture Theatre.

Convener: Professor D.E. Logan.

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

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

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

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


Mathematical Logic Seminars

The following seminars will take place in the Mathematical Institute at 3.15 p.m. on Fridays. On 21 October, instead of a seminar, there will be a Mathematics Colloquium preceded by the postponed Alleyne Jackson talk on Grothendieck.

P. KOWALSKI
14 Oct.: 'Strongly minimal expansions of the additive group of complex numbers.'

PROFESSOR A. WILKIE
28 Oct.: 'Some local definability theory for holomorphic functions.'

M. ZIEGLER, Freiburg and Leeds
4 Nov.: 'A field with red points.'

A. PILLAY, Leeds
11 Nov.: 'Imaginaries in pairs.'

R. ELWES, Leeds
18 Nov.: 'Asymptotic classes and measurable structures.'

D. EVANS, UEA
25 Nov.: 'Expansions of fields by angular functions.'

J. KRAJICEK, Prague
2 Dec.: 'Logic and cryptography.'


Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room. Contact: jacob.klein@chem.ox.ac.uk or wuge.briscoe@chem..ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Jacob Klein.

PROFESSOR J. YEOMANS
18 Oct.: 'Flow in liquid crystal cholesteric and blue phases.'

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

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

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

PROFESSOR M. WARNER, Cambridge
15 Nov.: 'Smectic elastomers—layered, ferro-electric, soft solids.'

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

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


Particle Physics Lectures

The following lectures will be held on Thursdays in the John Adams Institute for Accelarator Science Series in the Dennis Sciama Lecturer Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road.

DR J. URAKAWA
27 Oct., 4.30 p.m.: 'Research and development status and programs for ILC at KEK-ATF.'

DR R. EDGECOCK
17 Nov., 2.30 p.m.: 'Introduction to FFAGs and a non-scaling electron model.'

DR S. CHATTOPADHYAY
1 Dec., 2.30 p.m.: 'Accelerators of the twenty-first century: Einstein's legacy.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Centenary of French at Oxford

As part of the celebration of one hundred years of French at Oxford, the writer MICHEL BUTOR will give a reading of his work, entitled 'Le Voyageur acharné', at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 20 October, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution. Tickets are not required for admission.


Research seminar in Spanish and Spanish American Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. Seminars will not be held in third, fifth, and eighth weeks.

Convener: Professor Edwin Williamson.

DUNCAN WHEELER
11 Oct.: 'The relationship between artistic medium and the representation of women: Lope de Vega's El perro del hortelano on the page, stage and screen.'

DR FEDERICO BONADDIO, King's College, London
18 Oct.: 'Writing and its limits (with particular attention to Juan Ramón Jiménez's poem "Una a una, las hojas secas van cayendo").'

DR AGUSTÍN COLETAS, Universidad de Oviedo
15 Nov.: 'Viajeros británicos en Asturias.'

NICHOLAS ROBERTS
22 Nov.: ' "Escritura en espejo": the fragmented poetic self in the work of Eugenio Montejo.'


Cervantes Symposium

A Cervantes Symposium, marking the fourth centenary of Don Quixote, will be held on Friday, 4 November, 10.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.

PROFESSOR FRANCISCO RICO, Real Academia Española, will deliver a Taylor Special Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on 4 November in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Don Quijote, o la historia de la novela.'


Italian Graduate Seminar

The Italian Graduate Seminar will meet at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 3 of the Taylor Institution unless otherwise indicated. On 17 October there will be an introductory session by the Italian sub-faculty members, and on 28 November papers will be given by graduate students.

F. FURLAN, Université de Paris 8, and CNRS
24 Oct.: 'Per un ritratto dell'Alberti.'

P. DALLA ROSA, Feltre
31 Oct.: 'Dove qualcosa sfugge: lingue e luoghi di Dino Buzzati.'

M. GANERI, Calabria and Cambridge
7 Nov.: 'the role of the readers in Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. '

W. SNYMAN, Cape Town
14 Nov.: 'Guido Gozzano: an Italian view of the East.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

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

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

Convener: Professor Martin Goodman.

DR J. TAYLOR, Waikato and UCL
1 Nov.: 'Philo of Alexandria on the Essenes.'

DR G. GILBERT, Claremont
8 Nov.: 'The engagement of Jews in ancient civic life.'

PROFESSOR G. BROOKE, Manchester
15 Nov.: 'Interpreting the interpreters of biblical interpretation in the Qumran scrolls.'

DR M. LAVEE, Leo Baeck Institute
22 Nov.: 'Converting the mission: missionary images in transition from Palestine to Babylon.'

DR S. STERN, UCL
29 Nov.: 'City councils and rabbinic court in Roman Palestine.'

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COMMITTEE FOR PALAEOGRAPHY AND THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Palaeography workshops

The following workshops will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Conveners: Professor Nigel Palmer and Dr Martin Kauffmann.

PROFESSOR S. OAKLEY, Reading
21 Oct.: 'The Bodleian manuscripts of Quintus Curtius Rufus.'

PROFESSOR S. RANKIN, Cambridge
4 Nov.: 'The idea of musical notation.'

PROFESSOR P. Ó RIAIN, Cork
18 Nov.: 'MS Rawlinson B.502, alias the Book of Glendalough: let the manuscript speak.'

DR S. HOROBIN, Glasgow
2 Dec.: 'Book production at Clare Priory in the fifteenth century.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Political norms and ideologies in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. The speaker and title of the seminar on 3 November is to be announced. For updates, see http://cpi.politics.ox.ac.uk or http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr N. Gooptu and Dr R. Bajpai.

DR S. KAVIRAJ, SOAS
13 Oct., 3 p.m., Seminar Room D: 'An outline of a revisionist theory of modernity.'

DR I. NEARY
20 Oct.: 'Democracy and human rights in East Asia.'

PROFESSOR H. AFSHAR, York
27 Oct.: 'Women's rights and democracy in the Middle East.'

L. WHITFIELD
10 Nov.: 'Discourses of democracy in Ghana.'

DR L. WHITEHEAD
17 Nov.: 'Latin American variations on the theme of "democracy" and "citizenship".'

PROFESSOR A. KNIGHT
24 Nov.: 'Political norms and ideologies in modern Mexico.'

DR D. WASHBROOK
1 Dec.: 'Civil society/political society, presents/futures: reflections on democratisation in India.'

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Perspectives in Sociological Research

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Duncan Gallie and Peter Hedström.

P. HEDSTRÖM
12 Oct.: 'Actions and networks: sociology that really matters (to me).'

S. NICKELL
19 Oct.: 'Inactivity and disability among prime age men: what is to be done?'

D. GAMBETTA
26 Oct.: 'More hedgehog than fox. The common thread in the study of trust, criminals, taxi drivers and suicide bombers.'

A. HEATH
2 Nov.: 'Ethnic minority disadvantage in the labour market: a cross-national perspective.'

J. GOLDTHORPE
9 Nov.: 'Education-based meritocracy: the barrier to its realisation.'

G. EVANS
16 Nov.: 'Explaining the formation of political preferences.'

R. FITZPATRICK
23 Nov.: 'Health service research: the example of orthopaedic surgery in the UK.'

D. GALLIE
30 Nov.: 'Institutional regimes and the experience of employment and unemployment.'

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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 Oriel College.

Convener: Dr Bettina Schmidt.

DR S. GUPTA, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
18 Oct.: 'Women: the source of welfare and abundance in Hindu rituals.'

DR S. HAWTHORNE, Gender and Religions Research Centre, SOAS
1 Nov.: 'Contentious traditions: feminism, gender theory and the study of religions.'

J. SUDBURY
15 Nov.: 'An enigmatic renaissance: the revival of a Tibetan Buddhist tradition.'

DR M. JASCHOK
29 Nov.: 'Making rituals safe for women: women's mosques and Islamic orthodoxy in central China.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

American History Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute Room. For further details, please contact stephen.tuck@mohist.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Stephen Tuck.

PROFESSOR E. RAUCHWAY, California at Davis
18 Oct.: 'Globalisation and the roots of American exceptionalism.'

DR P. THOMPSON
25 Oct.: 'Reading Robert Beverley's History and Present State of Virginia. '

DR N. BOWLES
1 Nov.: 'Nixon's business: authority and power in presidential politics.'

DR A. SEDLMAIER
8 Nov.: 'Americanisation, consumerism and the uses of the international style in Cold War Berlin.'

PROFESSOR K. KISH SKLAR, State University of New York at Binghampton; Harmsworth Professor of American History
15 Nov., Examination Schools: 'The centrality of feminism in American political history, 1776–2000.' (Inaugural Lecture )

PROFESSOR M. O'BRIEN, Cambridge
22 Nov.: 'Louisa Catherine Adams in winter.'

PROFESSOR J. KLEINBERG, Brunel, and PROFESSOR K. KISH SKLAR
29 Nov.: Response to the Harmsworth Lecture, and discussion.


American Political Institutions Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, unless otherwise stated. For further details please contact nigel.bowles@st-annes.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Des King and Nigel Bowles.

DR G. DAVIES
18 Oct.: 'In the shadow of LBJ? Federal education policy since the Great Society.'

PROFESSOR D. KING
25 Oct.: 'Hard cases and racial orders: understanding race in contemporary American politics.'

DR S. TUCK
1 Nov.: 'De-centering the South: America's nationwide white supremacist order after Reconstruction.'

DR N. BOWLES
8 Nov.: Ideas, institutions, and innovation: Richard Nixon's direction of policy change.'

DR S. BLINDER
15 Nov.: 'Resisting the drums of war: information, elite discourse, and social ties in US public opinion on Iraq.'

DR J. WELSH
22 Nov.: 'The evolution of Canadian–US relations since 9/11.'

PROFESSOR G. EDWARDS
Mon., 28 Nov., 5 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Department of Politics, Manor Road: 'The president as leader: transformer or facilitator.' (Olin Inaugural Lecture )

PROFESSOR G. EDWARDS
29 Nov.: Olin Inaugural follow-up discussion (led by DR N. BOWLES and DR M. STEARS).


Other Lectures and Seminars

An informal lunchtime seminar will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 17 October, in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, with CONGRESSMAN THADDEUS MCCOTTER (R. Michigan).


THE RT. HON. JOHN REDWOOD, MP, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 October in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. PROFESSOR ROSEMARY FOOT will respond. Registration by email will be necessary. Email: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Superpower struggles: the rise of China.'


FRIEDA HUGHES, artist, poet, and daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, will talk about her life through her poetry at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 October, in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. Registration by email will be necessary. Email: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Sally Bayley.

Subject: 'Poetry as footprints.'


DR M. WEAVER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 November. Registration by email will be necessary. Email: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Diane Arbus: motives and meanings.'


RAI Annual Conference: The United States in the 1980s—the Reagan years

The RAI Annual Conference will be held from Thursday, 10 November to Saturday, 12 November. Registration by email will be necessary. Email: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.

DAN RATHER, former CBS news anchorman
Thur. 10 Nov., the chapel, Mansfield, 5 p.m.: 'The Reagan years.'

TOM WOLFE, novelist and journalist
Fri. 11 Nov., Milner Hall, Rhodes House, 5 p.m.: 'Ronald the lion-hearted.'

JACK MATLOCK, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union under President Reagan
Sat. 12 Nov., Rothermere American Institute, 2.15 p.m.: 'Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War.'


RAI Fellows' Research Seminar

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

T. DUBLIN
19 Oct.: 'The anthracite miners' New Deal.'

S. HEAD
26 Oct.: 'The culture of contemporary American capitalism.'

C. BULLOCK
16 Nov.: 'Partisan realignment in the US: a regional assessment.'

K. CHRISTIE
23 Nov.: 'The US War on Terror and human rights.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Finance Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, Saïd Business School, Park End Street. Papers can be downloaded from http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/, where any changes to the schedule will also be announced.

Details of the 27 October seminar will be announced later.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)88902 or by e-mailing Christine.seal@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Tarun Ramadorai and Celine Rochon.

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

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

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

M. CREMERS, Yale
Wed. 16 Nov., Seminar Room B: 'Takeovers and the cross-section of returns.'

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

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



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OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

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

Conveners: L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott.

PROFESSOR J. GONDZIO, Edinburgh
20 Oct.: 'From sparsity to block-sparsity: direct solution of linear systems of dimension 109.'

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

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

DR S. GRATTON, CERFACS, Toulouse
10 Nov., RAL: To be announced.

PROFESSOR F. BORNEMANN, TU Munich
17 Nov.: 'Fast variational image in painting.'

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

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

PROFESSOR DR V. TEMLYAKOV, University of South Carolina
Date and title to be announced.

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INTERNATIONAL GENDER STUDIES CENTRE

The Mediterranean: a place of passage, transition, and change

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Queen Elizabeth House, Manfield Road (in the former Geography Institute). The lecture title and speaker on 1 December will be announced at a later time. Tel.: 01865 273644. Email: cccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk. Website: www.qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Judith Okely, Lidia Sciama and Jacqeline Waldren.

C. OLIVER
13 Oct.: 'Constructing fences: aspirational migration and its consequences in southern Spain.'

E. PERÓ
20 Oct.: 'Moroccans and Filipinos in Bologna and Barcelona.'

J. OKELY and H. ISSA
27 Oct.: 'Bedouin women and the paradox of urban change: the challenge of being a male researcher among the Bedouin in Egypt.'

E. TORRA
3 Nov.: 'Women who do not know their place: some ethnographic pictures of domestic service in Barcelona.'

P. TONINATO
10 Nov.: 'Breaking the silence: the female voice in Italian Romani poetry.'

J. WALDREN
17 Nov.: 'Opportunities abroad: immigration from Latin America to Spain.'

P. DENDRINOS
24 Nov.: 'Honour and shame revisited: Greek families and homosexuality.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Muslims in Britain: issues and reflections

Unless othewise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Centre, George Street.

DR T. ABBAS, Birmingham
19 Oct., 4 p.m.: 'British Muslim identity in the aftermath of 7 July.'

PROFESSOR H. ANSARI, Royal Holloway
26 Oct., 4 p.m.: 'The development of Muslim networks in Britain: then and now.'

DR Y. SAMAD, Bradford
2 Nov.: 'Multiculturalism, segregation and transnationalism.'

DR M. MUKADAMD, Association of Muslim Schools UK
9 Nov.: 'Education and faith schools in Britain.'

PROFESSOR M. ANWAR, Warwick
16 Nov.: 'The future of British Muslims.'

PROFESSOR T. RAMADAN
23 Nov.: 'Britain, Islam and the challenges of modernity.'

DR P. LEWIS, Bradford
30 Nov.: 'Only connect: the challenge of passing on Islam to a new generation of British Muslims.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Seminar in Japanese Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College. The Dahrendorf Room will be open from 4.45 p.m. Those travelling from outside Oxford are advised to telephone the Nissan Secretary earlier in the day on 01865 274570 in case there has been a cancellation.

Conveners: Roger Goodman and Ian Neary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Duffy, and the modern bestiary.'

24 Nov.: 'Guillaume Apollinaire and the green mouse. The role of children's rhymes.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Lecture

H.E. VICE PRESIDENT ATIKU ABUBAKAR OF NIGERIA will deliver the following lecture, organised by the African Studies Centre and St Antony's College, at 4 p.m. on Monday, 24 October. All welcome.

Subject: Towards the African renaissance: the consolidation of democracy and reform in Nigeria.'

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Asian Studies Centre

Lectures and Seminars

PROFESSOR MARGARET CHU, One Country Two Systems Research Institute, Hong Kong, will hold the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 November, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College. All welcome. Enquiries: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or 01865 274559.

Convener: Dr Mark Rebick.

Subject: 'SAR politics and allegiances.'

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European Studies Centre

Britain and Europe

DANIEL COHN-BENDIT will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. This lecture has been organised jointly with Maison Française. For further information, please telephone Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470 or email european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Europe's crisis: what is to be done?'


Panel discussion

The following discussion with DR ANDREAS BUSCH, DR HARTMUT MAYER, and PROFESSOR PETER PULZER will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 October in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Chair: Professor Timothy Garton Ash. For further details, please call Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470. Email: European.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The 2005 German elections: stalemate or new beginning?'


Other lectures

PROFESSOR L. KOLAKOWSKI and PROFESSOR J. GRAY will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, to mark the republication of Professor Kolakowski's classic work Main Currents of Marxism. For further details, please telephone Ulli Parkinson on 01865 274470 or email european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk. Chair: Professor Timothy Garton Ash.

Subject: 'Marxism: The greatest fantasy of the twentieth century?'


South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)

TOM GALLAGHER, Bradford, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 October, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. For further details, please telephone Julie Adams on 01865 274537 or email julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Eurocrats on the Black Sea: the meaning for Romania of EU accession.'


PROFESSOR AYSE KADIOGLU, Sabanci University, Istanbul, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. These events are organised jointly by SEESOX and the Programme on Contemporary Turkey. For further details, please telephone Julie Adams on 01865 274537 or email julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk.

24 Oct.: 'Denationalisation of citizenship: the Turkish experience.'
21 Nov.: 'An oxymoron: the origins of civic-republican liberalism in Turkey.'


A round-table discussion will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 November, in 70 Woodstock Road, on the occasion of the publication of Europe and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia by Richard Caplan. This event is organised by SEESOX and Cambridge University Press. For futher information, please contact julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 274537.
Speakers: PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS, KAREN SMITH (LSE), and MARTIN WOOLLACOTT (the Guardian)


State-Building Symposium

A state-building symposium will be held on Monday, 17 October at 2 p.m and Tuesday, 18 October at 9 a.m. in the Lecture Theatre/Fellows' Dining Room. This symposium builds on the seminar series 'State Building: governance and development under international administrations', January■March 2005. This event is organised jointly by SEESOX and the Politics Department.

Conveners: Minna Jarvenpaa and Dominik Zaum.

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Russian and East European Studies Centre

Economics of Transition Seminars

The following seminars, organised by Russian and East European Studies and the Department of Economics, will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Deakin Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. For further information please contact Dr C. Leonard on 01865 284767 or at carol.leonard@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr C. Leonard, Dr C.M. Davis, and Dr L. Yueh.

DR J. FIDRMUC, Brunel
20 Oct.: 'Languages in the European Union: the quest for equality and its cost.'

DR K. SONIN, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
27 Oct.: 'Businessman candidates: special-interest politics in weakly institutionalised environments.'

DR T. MICKIEWICZ, SSEES, UCL
3 Nov.: 'The link between democracy and reforms in central Europe and the CIS countries.'

PROFESSOR LAIXIANG SUN, SOAS
10 Nov.: 'State ownership, corporate performance and parameter heterogeneity: a quantile analysis on China's listed companies.'

R. DIMOVA, Brunel University
17 Nov.: 'Labour market evolution during crisis and transition: the Bulgarian market for off-farm labour.'

PROFESSOR M. ELLMAN, Amsterdam
24 Nov.: 'Transition: intended and unintended processes.'

DR JIN ZHANG, Cambridge
1 Dec.: 'The global business revolution, the cascade effect, and the challenge for catch-up at the firm level in China.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre

Intellectual property in the new millennium

The following seminars are held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. There is no seminar scheduled for week 1 or week 3.

Conveners: Professor David Vaver and Dr Christine Greenhalgh.

DR R. MOUFANG, Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, Munich
18 Oct.: 'Recent developments in the case of law of the EPO Boards of Appeal.'

DR C. GREENHALGH and DR M. ROGERS, OIPRC
1 Nov.: 'Trade marks and performance in services.'

PROFESSOR L. BENTLY, Cambridge
8 Nov.: To be announced.

A. BRIMELOW, European Patent Office, Munich
15 Nov.: 'is the IP system working? some observations.'

H. CARR, QC, Gray's Inn
22 Nov.: 'Claims and shapes: new boundaries in intellectual property law.'

C. MEYER, OIPRC
29 Nov.: 'IP ownership issues in medical data on electronic networks: progress on an ESRC research project.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Global Economic Governance Programme

The following research seminar will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, 14 October, in University College.

RICHARD DOWDEN, Royal Africa Society, JUSTIN FORSYTH, Tony Blair's special adviser, JOHN GITHONGO, former Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President, Kenya, and MYLES WICKSTEAD, Commission for Africa

Subject: ' "Saving Africa": G8 publicity stunt or serious resolve?'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

DR LUCY NORRIS will lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 October in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors most welcome; admission £2.

Subject: 'Cloth that lies: the recycling of clothing in India.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Miller's Tales

The Friends of the Bodleian presents Miller's Tales, with Sir Jonathan Miller reading humorous passages from books of his choice, at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 October, in the Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's College. Wine will be served. Tickets £10 (a limited number of tickets for students are available at £5) on application to Katia Pisvin, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Tel.: 01865 277234. Email: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk. Proceeds to the funds of the Friends of the Bodleian.


Lunchtime Lecture

DR LAWRENCE GOLDMAN will lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 October, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission free. All welcome. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture at a cost of £5 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Katia Pisvin, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Tel.: 01865 277234. Email: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Rewriting British history: the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. '

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OXFORD INTELLIGENCE GROUP

SIR DAVID OMAND will deliver the following seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 27 October in the Nuffield College Lecture Theatre. A dinner/discussion will be held at 7.15 p.m. in the Fellows' Dining Room/Senior Common Room. A limited number of places are available for dinner. Please send your application with a cheque for £25 (£15 for students) made out to 'Nuffield College' to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1 NF no later than 21 October.

Subject: 'Reflections on secret intelligence.'

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