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Oxford University Gazette, 15 December 2005: 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.'

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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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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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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.'

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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.'

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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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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.'



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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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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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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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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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