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Oxford University Gazette, 16 February 2006: Lectures

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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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR JOHN EATON, Chicago, will lecture on 22 February at 2.15 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Classics Centre. Professor Eaton's The Cry of Clytaemnestra will be screened on Tuesday, 21 February, at 8.15 p.m. in a venue to be confirmed, in association with the Classics Society. All welcome. There will be a £2 charge for non-members to attend the screening. Admission to the lecture is free of charge.

Subject: '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

Talk in aid of Oxfordshire Mind

D.J. TAYLOR will deliver the following lecture on Thursday, 23 February, at 5 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 2, English Faculty, St Cross Building. Tickets will be £3 on the door, in aid of Oxfordshire Mind.

Subject: 'The madwoman in the attic.'

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News International Placement Scheme 2006

JOHN KAY, Chief Reporter on the Sun, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 28 February, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building. The talk will be followed by information about the 2006 News International Placement Scheme, which offers students a short period of work experience with newspapers in the News International Group.

Subject: 'Working in the media.'

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English, History of Art, Music

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m.

Conveners: Professor Christopher Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

DR H. LENEMANN, Amsterdam
20 Feb., Britten Music Room, Trinity College: '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., Danson Room, Trinity College: 'Framing Judith.' ('Biblical women and their afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC)

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Oxford Physics Colloquia

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 February, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Entry will be ticket only, by application to Sue Blackshaw (telephone: Oxford (2)73335, e-mail: sb@astro.ox.ac.uk). Applicants should give a delivery address for the ticket, using a university address where possible. The lecture will be video-linked to the Lindemann Lecture Theatre in the Clarendon Laboratory, and tickets will also issued for this venue. Tickets distributed for the original date of the lecture will be invalid.

Subject: 'The origin of the Universe.' (Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture)

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Medical Sciences

Astor Visiting Fellow's Lecture

PROFESSOR IGOR R. EFIMOV, St Louis, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 March, in the Large Lecture Theatre of the Department for Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building.

Subject: 'Towards painless defibrillation: virtual electrode theory of electrical stimulation of the heart.'

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Medical Sciences

Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 12.30 p.m. in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. The seminars will continue in Trinity Term.

DR G. MURPHY, Cambridge
24 Feb.: 'Metalloproteinases as therapeutic targets in pathology: getting it right.'

PROFESSOR M. SALMON, Birmingham
3 Mar.: 'Control of persistence in chronic arthritis.'

DR A. K. SEWELL
10 Mar.: 'An introduction to Gamma-Delta T cells and their role in the bisphosphonate acute phase response.'

PROFESSOR T. CAWSTON, Newcastle
17 Mar.: 'Mechanisms of cartilage and bone turnover.'

PROFESSOR M. COOPER, Birmingham
31 Mar.: 'Local glucocorticoid generation in bone and joint disease.'


Intestinal Pathophysiology Seminar

The following one-day seminar will be held on 1 March from 1 p.m. in the MSTC, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Conveners: Fiona Powrie and Professor Siamon Gordon.

PROFESSOR J. JANKOWSKI
1.30 p.m.: 'Gut stem cells: bench to bedside.'

DR G. MACPHERSON
1.55 p.m.: 'Regulation of dendritic cell migration and activation in the intestine and liver.'

DR M. RESCIGNO, Milan
2.20 p.m.: 'DC-epithelial cell cross talk.'

DR K. MALOY
2.55 p.m.: 'IL-12 family members in intestinal inflammation.'

PROFESSOR R. BOYD
3.50 p.m.: 'PepT1: the intestinal peptide transporter—what, where, how and why of interest in intestinal inflammation.'

PROFESSOR D. JEWELL
4.15 p.m.: 'Clinical genetics.'

DR T. AHMED
4.40 p.m.: 'Gene expression profiling in IBD.'

DR P. DUNKLEY
5.05 p.m.: 'MRI imaging of pain.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Russian Graduate Seminar

MRS I. PROKHOROVA, Director of Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie (New Literary Review) magazine, Moscow will give the following seminar on Thursday, 2 March, at 5 p.m. in New College, Lecture Room 6.

Conveners: Professor C. H. M. Kelly, Professor A. L. Zorin.

Subject: 'Publishing in today's Russia.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages, Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies

DR HEATHER VALENCIA, Stirling, will deliver the fourteenth Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies on Thursday, 9 March, at 5 p.m. in the Taylor Institution. All welcome. Refreshments will be provided after the lecture.

Subject: ' "Only King David remained...": reactions to the Holocaust in the poetry of Kadia Molodowsky.'

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Said Business School

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

The following lectures will be held on Tuesdays at 12.30 p.m. in Seminar Room A. This seminar series is made possible by support from the Saïd Business School and the Research Development Fund. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. Enquiries: felix.reed-tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

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

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

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

PROFESSOR RUTH GAVISON, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver the ninth lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 February, p.m., in the Ian Skipper Room, St Cross College (enquiries: Oxford 377946). Attendance is restricted to members of the University, on presentation of a University Card.

Subject: 'Rights discourse and the alleged Palestinian right of return.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Iraq, Iran, and the ripple effects.'

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Maison Française

The following lectures will be held at 5.15 p.m. at the Maison Française.

M. FUMAROLI, Collège de France
Mon, 20 Feb.: 'Maurice Quentin de Latour et le siècle de Louis XV'. (Chair: Jon Whiteley, Ashmolean Museum)

DR F. DE POLIGNAC, CNRS, Paris
Thurs., 23 Feb.: 'Fragments of antiquity in medieval cultures: Alexander the Great in the Arabic writing of history.' (Chair: Robert Parker)

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Nuffield College

Media and Politics Seminar: Amended Notice

OLIVER KAMM, Times writer and 'blogger', will give the following seminar on Friday, 17 February at 5 p.m., Nuffield College. Mr Kamm is speaking in place of Mr Tim Allan, the speaker previously announced.

Conveners: Dr David Butler, Mr Paddy Coulter, and Mr John Lloyd.

Subject: 'Does the internet contain the potential for new forms of journalism, and if so, what?'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Taiwan Studies Programme: Taiwan in search of its own path: informal discussion

PROFESSOR T.B. GOLD, Berkeley, will give some introductory remarks on the subject on Tuesday, 21 February, at 4 p.m. in the Fellows' Dining Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. This event is organised by the Taiwan Studies Programme and Contemporary China Studies Programme. All welcome. To book a place please contact Jennifer Griffiths by Fri., 17 Feb. E-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk. Telephone: Oxford 274559.

Convener: Dr S. Tsang.


South Asian History Seminar

PROFESSOR J.-F. SCHAUB, EHESS, Paris, will hold the following seminar on Monday, 6 March, at 2 p.m. in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All are welcome. Please note that this seminar is in addition to the regular Tuesday seminars. Enquiries: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk. Telephone: Oxford 274559.

Convener: Dr David Washbrook.

Subject: 'Post-colonial theory: note about some discontent in the Social Sciences and Humanities.'

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European Studies Centre

DR ACHILLEAS MITSOS, Director-General of the Research DG, European Commission, will deliver the following lecture on Tuesday, 7 March, at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Enquiries: Oxford 274470. E-mail: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Modernising Europe. Redistribution v. Growth?'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme Seminar

BETH SIMMONS, Harvard, will deliver the following lecture on 24 February at 2 p.m. in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'The politics of regulating child labour and child soldiers.'

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