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Oxford University Gazette, 15 June 2006: Lectures

Charles Simonyi Lecture in the Public Understanding of Science

SIR HARRY KROTO, FRS, Nobel Laureate, will deliver the eighth Charles Simonyi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 June, in the Oxford Playhouse.

Admission will cost £3.50. Enquiries should be directed to the Tickets in Oxford (tel.: Oxford 305305).

Subject: 'Can the Internet save the Enlightenment?'

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Oriental Studies

Guest lecture

PROFESSOR YUKINORI TAKUBO, Kyoto University, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 26 June, in Old Library, Hertford College. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally after the lecture.

Convener: Dr Bjarke Frellesvig, Hertford College.

Subject: 'Perfective and progressive in Japanese.'

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society

PROFESSOR MARTIN SHAPIRO, James W. and Isabel Coffroth Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Sunday, 25 June, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College. Those wishing to attend should register interest to

Subject: 'Court, legislatures, administrators, and the making of social policy.'

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St John's College

Robert Penson Lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL LESLIE will deliver the Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Guilt and the garden: fear and loathing in early modern paradise.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme: Annual Lecture

DR YOUSSEF BOUTROS-GHALI, Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt, will deliver the Annual Lecture of the Global Economic Governance Programme at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 June, in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Subject: 'Globalisation in the periphery: the experience of Egypt.'

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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

DR DAWN ARCHER and DR PAUL RAYSON, Lancaster, will speak at an additional meeting of the OED Forum, to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 June, in Rewley House. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: 'Teaching a computer to read Shakespeare: the problem of spelling variation.'

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