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Oxford University Gazette, 19 January 2006: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURE

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 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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ENGLISH

Poetry Reading

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL will be reading poems from across the whole of his oeuvre, and celebrating the publication of his new collection Without Title (Penguin, 2006), at the Sheldonian Theatre on 1 February, 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.–10 p.m., an event sponsored by OUP. Admission free. His books will be available to buy and Professor Hill will sign copies when the reading is finished.


D.F. McKenzie Lectures

PROFESSOR GARY TAYLOR, Florida State University, will deliver the eleventh annual D.F. McKenzie Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building. All welcome.

Convener: Peter D. McDonald.

Mon., 30 Jan.: 'Why publish Shakespeare's collected plays?'

Tues., 31 Jan.: 'England's greatest literary critic.'

Wed., 1 Feb.: 'Of poetry and praise and packaging.'

Thurs., 2 Feb.: 'Making money making meaning.'

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HISTORY

Commonwealth History Research Seminar: The colonial entanglement: colonisers and colonised in an imperial context

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in the History Faculty Building, Broad Street. (Seminars marked * have a related event on Thursday, 19 January at 8 p.m., Maison Française d'Oxford: Film showing Pepe le Moko by Julien Duvivier (1937), with Jean Gabin. Introduction: eighteen-minute documentary analysing the racial clichés of the movie followed by a discussion with S. Lemaire and E. Deroo.) M.St./PRS presentations will be held on 3 and 10 March.

Conveners: Judith Brown, John Darwin, Jan-Georg Deutsch, and Berny Sebe.

E. DEROO, Paris I, CNRS Marseilles
20 Jan.:* 'The image of the African in French cinema.'

S. LEMAIRE, ACHAC Paris
20 Jan.:* 'Human zoos of the colonial republic.'

N. JAMES
27 Jan.: 'Visual representation. An introduction to maps and map making.'

G. WILLIAMS
3 Feb.: 'Wine, slaves, burghers and status at the cape, 1655–1795.'

J. DUECK, Cambridge
10 Feb.: 'Cultural politics in the Middle Eastern mandates: French and British approaches to Arab national identity, 1920–46.'

E. REISZ
17 Feb.: 'Economic imperialism and the culture of technology: rubber in the British Empire, 1800–1940.'

E. BUETTNER, York
24 Feb.: 'Empire families.'

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HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

History and Politics of Africa

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

J. LONSDALE
16 Jan.: 'The politics of competitive African patriotism: lessons from the colonial frontier.' (Lecture to inaugurate the Oxford Research Network on Government in Africa. To be followed by a reception. Open to the public.)

E. ALAGOA, Emeritus Professor, Port Harcourt
23 Jan.: 'The Ijaw nation as a moral community: levels of awareness.'

N. CHEESEMAN
30 Jan.: 'The fragmentation of the nationalist coalitions in Kenya and Zambia: re-evaluating the KPU and the UPP.'

J.-G. DEUTSCH
6 Feb.: 'The Zanzibar election of 30 November 2005.'

J. SVANIKIER
13 Feb.: 'Ghana's 2004 elections: ethnicity, class and the legacy of Ghana's dominant political traditions.'

N. AKUFO ADDO, Foreign Minister, Republic of Ghana
20 Feb.: 'Ghana: the democratic project: challenges and prospects.' (Open to the public)

D. KEEN, LSE
27 Feb.: 'War and peace in Sierra Leone.'

A. R. MUSTAPHA
6 Mar.: 'Peasants and democratisation in Africa.' (Open to the public)

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: A sense of identity

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 11 a.m. in the Lecture Room at 61 Banbury Road. All welcome.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Elisabeth Hsu, Lidia Sciama, Ian Fowler.

DR S. DAVIDMANN, University of the Arts London
20 Jan.: 'Visualising the transsexual self-image: a photographic study of private and public gender identities.'

A. CHAU
27 Jan.: 'Red and fiery sociality in Chinese temple festivals.'

DR C. BRANT, King's College, London
3 Feb.: 'Scenting a subject: the cultural functions of smell.'

E. EWART
10 Feb.: 'Seeing, hearing and speaking: morality and sense among the Panará of Central Brazil.'

DR J. ADAPON, St Andrews
17 Feb.: 'Taste and the art of Mexican cooking.'

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD, UCL
24 Feb.: 'The voice of God: talking to God in prayer.'

DR G. ALEX, Heidelberg
3 Mar.: ' "Touchability" and "untouchability" in India: the body as a site for social values.'

DR I. FOWLER, Oxford Brookes
10 Mar.: 'Multi-sensorial experience of funerals in the Cameroon grasslands.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MAISON FRANÇAISE

Medical Anthropology Seminar: Souls and spirits in the context of healing

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 11 a.m. in the Lecture Room at 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Elisabeth Hsu and Anne de Sales.

M. LAST, UCL
23 Jan.: 'Healing with spirits in rural Hausaland (Nigeria), 1970–2005.'

G. TARABOUT, CNRS Paris
30 Jan.: ' "Disguised as illnesses": problems in conceptualising spirits and medicines in South India.'

R. HAMAYON, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
6 Feb.: 'New uses of shamanic spirits to support ecology and identity claims in post- socialist Siberia and Mongolia.'

M. LENAERTS, Université Libré de Bruxelles
13 Feb.: 'Spirits, souls and healing disembodiment: shamanic practices and thought among the Asheninka (Western Amazonia).'

B. BAPTANDIER, CNRS Paris
20 Feb.: 'Healing and transfer: the ritual of calling back the soul in what is nowadays the Lüshan pai M. ROSEMAN, Queen's University Belfast
27 Feb.: 'The Queen of Soul: keeping the spirit flowing in research on music, medicine, and culture—a case study from the Temiars of peninsular Malaysia.'

U. LUIG, Free University of Berlin
6 Mar.: 'Struggling for spiritual control: processes of differentiation and the question of power in Zambian possession cults.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

The following departmental seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.

PROFESSOR GRAHAM RICHARDS
23 Jan.: 'Pattern recognition and grid computing in drug discovery.'

TERESA HEAD-GORDON, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
30 Jan.: 'A molecular view of bulk liquid and aqueous hydration.'

SIMON HOOKER
6 Feb.: 'New sources of high-energy electrons and short- wavelength radiation driven by terawatt lasers.'

GARY ATTARD, Cardiff
13 Feb.: 'Surface chirality and catalysis: understanding mechanism in heterogeneous enantioselective hydrogenation reactions.'

MARINA BENNATI, Frankfurt
20 Feb.: 'Development of high-field EPR and double resonance for studies on enzymatic catalysis.'

JAVIER AOIZ, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
27 Feb.: 'Sterodynamics of chemical reactions: angular momentum polarisation and reaction mechanism.'

ANDREW ORR-EWING, Bristol
6 Mar.: 'How do the structures of polyatomic molecules affect their reaction dynamics?'


Inorganic Chemistry

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

D. LEIGH, Edinburgh
23 Jan.: 'Synthetic molecular motors and machines.'

PROFESSOR J. BARBER, London
30 Jan.: 'Structure of the water splitting enzyme of photosynthesis and its implications.'

E. MCINNES, Manchester
6 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR A. HARRIMAN, Newcastle
13 Feb.: To be announced.

DR M. GREEN, King's College London
20 Feb.: 'Novel routes to nanoparticles of metals and semiconductors.'

J. MCGRADY, York
27 Feb.: To be announced.

DR A. DANOPOULOS, Southampton
6 Mar.: To be announced.


Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Earth Sciences Department.

DR G. MILNE, Durham
23 Jan.: 'Using sea-level observations to study past and present climate change.'

PROFESSOR T. NIEMI, Missuori
30 Jan.: 'A 3,000-year record of earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault: how characteristic is the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.'

DR S. GOES, Imperial College, London
6 Feb.: 'Seismic tests of physical mantle structure.'

DR N. HOVIUS, Cambridge
13 Feb.: 'Interactions of erosion, tectonics and climate in the Taiwan Orogen.'

PROFESSOR P. CLIFT, Aberdeen
20 Feb.: 'Sedimentary records of climate–tectonic coupling in Cenozoic Asia.'

DR E. BROWN, Minnesota
27 Feb.: 'Climate history of the Ladakh Karakorum revealed by cosmic ray exposure dating: implications for slip rates on active faults.'

DR M. REKHAMPER, Imperial College, London
6 Mar.: 'The stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry of Thallium. Insights and applications.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 2 p.m. in Lecture Room 3 at the Mathematical Institute, unless otherwise indicated. There are no seminars in week 2, 4, 6 and 8. For correspondence and further details please contact Sara Jolliffe at cmb@maths.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Philip K. Maini.

DR E. GAFFNEY, Birmingham
20 Jan.: 'Gene expression time delays and Turing patterning.'

DR J. OLIVER, Nottingham
3 Feb.: 'The contact-line dynamics of cell spreading and crawling.'

B. WINDISCH, Cambridge
17 Feb.: 'Balls and chains: a mesoscopic approach to tethered protein domains.'

DR N. MONK, Sheffield
3 Mar.: 'Time delays in genetic networks: pattern formation and transcriptional oscillations.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Talk in Italian

PROFESSOR PINO BONGIORNO, Università La Sapienza di Roma, will deliver a talk on Friday, 3 February at 5 p.m. at the Taylor Institution, St Giles'.

Subject: 'Lucio Colletti: Il cammino di un filosofo contemporaneo: the journey of a contemporary philosopher.'


Romance Linguistics Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Taylor Institution, unless otherwise indicated.

Convener: Professor M. Maiden.

DR Z. BOUGHTON, Exeter
19 Jan.: 'Class and final clusters in French: social variation in liquid deletion.'

DR I. SITARIDOU, Cambridge
26 Jan.: 'Personal infinitives in the history of Spanish.'

PROFESSOR G. LEPSCHY, UCL and Reading
2 Feb.: 'Time in linguistics and language (Italian in particular).'

A. SWEARINGEN
9 Feb.: 'Seeing red in roxo: Portuguese terms for "red".'

T. FINBOW
16 Feb.: 'Late Latin and early Ibero-Romance reading strategies.'

DR C. CAPPELLARO
2 Mar.: 'Aspects of the Italian pronominal system: ESSO and its semantic specialisation.'

DR M JONES, Cambridge
Fri., 10 Mar.: 'Transfer and changing linguistic norms in Jersey Norman French: how can we tell?'

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, unless otherwise indicated. Free of charge and open to the public.

R. SAXTON
17 Jan.: 'Wandering and return: text and music in 5 Motels (2003).'

P. BASSANO, Royal College of Music
24 Jan.: 'Moths, mulberries and mountains: symbolism in the iconography of the Bassano family.'

D. BRETHERTON
31 Jan.: 'Schubert's song forms as readings of poetry.'

A. BUCKLE
7 Feb.: ' "Fit for a king": Richard Beauchamp and music at Warwick, 1400–1550.'

D. BURN
14 Feb.: 'A manuscript of mass-propers from sixteenth-century Florence.'

J. LONDON, Carleton College
21 Feb.: 'How to talk about musical meter: psychological and cross-cultural perspectives.'

L. AUSTERN, Northwestern
28 Feb.: ' "For Musicke is the Handmaid of the Lord": women and the performance of psalms in early modern England.'

C. A. HESS, Bowling Green University, Ohio
7 Mar.: 'Carlos Chàvez in the United States and the discourse of primitivism.'


Seminars in Medieval and Renaissance Music

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. at All Souls. Free of charge and open to the general public.

B. J. BLACKBURN
19 Jan.: 'Two treasure chests of canonic antiquities: the collections of Heinrich Finck and Lodovico Zacconi.'

J. FLYNN, Notre Dame Sixth-form College, Leeds
26 Jan.: 'Counterpoint at the organ: connections between improvised polyphony and sixteenth-century liturgical organ music.'

T. SCHMIDT-BESTE, Wales, Bangor
9 Feb.: 'Crisis? What crisis? On continuities and discontinuities in the motet after 1500.'

P. HIGGINS, Nottingham
23 Feb.: 'Authorship, ingenuity, and technologies of secrecy in L'Homme armé masses of the fifteenth century.'

K. MCCARTY, Duke
9 Mar.: 'The personal and the political in Byrd.'

C. BOWER, Notre Dame
16 Mar.: 'Ventus, versus, and motus cantilenae—Notker and the nature of musical memory in ninth-century St Gall.'


Composers' Workshops

The workshops are free of charge and open to the general public.

ENSEMBLE ISIS Mon., 23 Jan., 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall.

ENSEMBLE ISIS with OXFORD BROOKES and THE OXFORD IMPROVISERS Sat., 18 Feb., 10 a.m., Jacqueline du Pré Building.

ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET Wed., 22 Feb., 11 a.m., Denis Arnold Hall.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA Thurs., 2 Mar., 11 a.m., Keble College.


Oxford Philomusica Alexander Technique Workshop

The Oxford Philomusica Alexander Technique workshop will be held on Wednesday, 25 January, 2–5 p.m. This is a closed event; University members only.


Oxford Philomusica OpUS Workshop

The Oxford Philomusica OpUS workshop with Kate Combertti will be held on Wednesday, 8 February, at 2 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. This is a closed event; for University members only.


Oxford Philomusica Lecture

The following lecture will be given by MICHAEL FREYHAN on Wednesday, 8 March at 2 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Free of charge and open to the public.

Subject: 'Mozart's first edition of The Magic Flute.'


Composing for the Media

The seminar 'Composing for the Media: Seminar and questions with Nigel Hess' will be held on Monday, 30 January, at 5.15 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall. Free of charge and open to the general public.


Oxford Philomusica Masterclasses

The following masterclasses will be held at 2 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, unless otherwise indicated. Free of charge and open to the general public.

Wed., 1 Feb.: Double bass masterclass with Tom Martin.

Mon., 6 Feb.: Conducting masterclass with Alan Hazeldine.

Wed., 15 Feb.: Piano masterclass with Marios Papadopoulos.

Sun., 26 Feb., 11 a.m.: Piano masterclass with Melvyn Tan.


Betts Organ Masterclass

A Betts organ masterclass on Messiaen with Jennifer Bate will be held on Friday, 10 March, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.


Career Seminars

The following career seminars will be held on Mondays at 12 noon in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Free of charge and open to the general public.

E. VOLLANS
6 Feb.: 'Career in music management.'

DR S. CLARK
13 Feb.: 'Introduction to academic careers.'


Bate Collection Talks

The following talks will be held at the Bate Collection, Faculty of Music. The Lunchtime Gallery talks will be free of charge and open to the general public. For the seminar on 11 February there will be an admissions fee of £30 (advance booking required). Enquiries: Oxford 276139.

C. REDGATE
Tues., 7 Feb., 1 p.m., Bate Collection: Lunchtime Gallery Talk: 'The Musette.'

D.J. LAW
Sat., 11 Feb, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: 'A user's guide to the maintenance and tuning of harpsichords.'

A. LAMB
Tues., 7 Mar., 1 p.m.: Lunchtime Gallery Talk: 'The Regiment's Musick.'



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ORIENTAL STUDIES

DR WALTER ARMBRUST will lecture on Thursdays in weeks 1&150;3 and 6&150;8, 5.30 p.m.&150;6.30 p.m., in the Reading Room, the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

Subject: 'Mass media in the Middle East.'

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PHILOSOPHY, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Philosophy of Physics

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4.30 p.m. in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Dr J.N. Butterfield.

PROFESSOR B. DAVIES, King's College London
26 Jan.: 'Newton's inductive methodology.'

MR J. PNIOWER
2 Feb.: 'Thermodynamic entropy and permutation symmetry.'

PROFESSOR G. SEWELL, Queen Mary London
9 Feb.: 'Can the quantum measurement problem be resolved within the framework of Schroedinger dynamics?'

DR O. POOLEY
16 Feb.: 'General covariance.'

PROFESSOR G. SEGAL
23 Feb.: 'Locality in quantum field theory.'

DR D. WALLACE
2 Mar.: 'Probability in the Everett interpretation: the state of play.'

DR C. TIMPSON, Leeds
9 Mar.: 'The ontological status of quantum information: progress and outstanding questions.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Annual Science and Technology Studies Seminar Series

Unless otherwise indicated, the following visitor speaker seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the James Martin Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School. Further information may be obtained from Daniel Neyland (e-mail: daniel.neyland@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

SHEILA JASANOFF, Harvard
26 Jan., 1 p.m.: To be announced.

LUCY KIMBELL
2 Feb.: 'Socially engaged art and public engagement: some recent artist projects that look like STS in practice.'

PROFESSOR N. THRIFT
16 Feb.: 'Out of order: understanding repair and maintenance.'

WANDA ORLIKOWSKI
23 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR S. WOOLGAR
2 Mar.: Accountability in mundane governance: re-educating the speeding driver.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following lectures will be held on Thursdays at 2 p.m., OUCL Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise indicated. For further information please contact Shirley Day on Oxford 273885.

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

DR S. LANGDON, Reading
19 Jan.: 'High frequency scattering by convex polygons.'

DR C. FARMER, Schlumberger
26 Jan.: 'Inverse problems and stochastic differential forms.'

PROFESSOR M. AINSWORTH, Strathclyde
2 Feb.: 'Diagonal scaling of discrete differential forms.'

PROFESSOR J. LEVESLEY, Leicester
9 Feb.: 'Applications of radial basis functions.'

DR D. KAY, Sussex
16 Feb.: 'The finite element method for Cahn-Hilliard-Navier-Stokes equations.'

PROFESSOR G. GATICA, Univ. de Concepion, Chile
23 Feb.: 'On the numerical analysis of an augmented mixed finite method for linear elasticity.'

DR M. BOLLHOEFER, TU Braunschweig
2 Mar., at RAL: To be announced.

DR D. LOGHIN, Birmingham
9 Mar. :, RAL: 'Adaptive preconditioners for Newton–Krylov methods.'



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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Comparative education seminar: interdisciplinary perspectives on education in South Asia

The following public seminars, arranged jointly by the Department of Educational Studies and St Antony's College, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr David Johnson and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

DAVID JOHNSON
24 Jan.: 'Evaluating the impact of curriculum reform in Sri Lanka on attainments in primary mathematics.'

PRACHI SRIVASTAVA
31 Jan.: 'Privatisation and changing attitudes about girls' schooling in India.'

GEORGINA RAWLE, Oxford Policy Management
14 Feb.: 'Primary education, public expenditure, and service delivery in Bangladesh.'

ADAM BARBOLET, International Alert
21 Feb.: 'Education and conflict in Nepal.'

HENRIKE DONNER, LSE
28 Feb.: To be announced.

PEGGY FROERER, Brunel
7 Mar.: 'Learning the saffron way: moral education and the Hindu Rashtra.'


Comparative and international research in education

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Department of Educational Studies.

Conveners: Professor David Phillips and Dr David Johnson.

DR HUBERT ERTL
25 Jan: 'School–work transfer processes in Finland, Germany, and Sweden.'

PROFESSOR JUDITH MARQUAND
1 Feb.: 'Redeveloping higher education in Siberia.'

PROFESSOR ALEX DUNCAN
15 Feb.: 'Analysis: does it help make development interventions more effective?'

PROFESSOR MAHMOUD MEHRMOHAMMADI, Tarbiat Modarres University, Iran
22 Feb.: 'Teacher classroom research in Iran.'

PROFESSOR JUDITH MARQUAND
1 Mar.: 'Developing distance learning in Siberia.'

PROFESSOR SUSANNE WIBORG, Danish University of Education
8 Mar.: 'Education and social integration: explaining the uneven development of comprehensive schooling in Scandinavia, Germany, and England.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Medicine in the modern non-Western world

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45–47 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Mark Harrison.

DR HARRISON
30 Jan.: 'Dr Helenus Scott and medical experimentation in late eighteenth-century India.'

GUILLAUME LACHENAL, Maison Française
6 Feb.: 'The apotheosis of colonial medicine: celebrations and contradictions of sleeping sickness chemoprophylaxis in late colonial Cameroon, 1948–59.'

SEAN LANG, Anglia Polytechnic University
13 Feb.: 'The Lady Dufferin Fund.'

HELEN SWEET
20 Feb.: 'Sisters and sangomas: the role of the mission hospital in establishing healthcare provision in rural KwaZulu Natal.'

ELISABETH HSU
27 Feb.: 'The history of Qinghao in Chinese materia medica.'

ROBERT PERRINS, Acadia University
6 Mar: 'Japanese colonial medicine and the plague epidemic in Manchuria, 1910–11.'

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OXFORD LEARNING INSTITUTE

Research Seminars

The following research seminars arranged by the Learning Institute, formerly the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House.

The full programme is available at http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/iaul/IAUL+3+4+1.asp. Those wishing to attend the seminars are asked to notify Rocio Garavito (telephone: Oxford (2)86811, e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

DR K. TRIGWELL
2 Feb.: 'The teaching of graduate students at Oxford.'

DR J. PARKER, Cambridge and Open University
9 Feb.: 'Tutorials—reproducing or re-engaging disciplinary processes?'

DR M. MCLEAN
16 Feb.: 'Unjustified hegemony? The status of "approaches to learning" as a general pedagogic theory.'

JONATHAN WYATT
2 Mar.: 'Researching professional identities: autoethnography, performance, and narrative.'

PROFESSOR P. BLACKMORE, Coventry
9 Mar.: To be announced.

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. at the Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road. Further information on Oxford 274220 or at maison@herald.ox.ac.uk. Lectures with English titles will be in English.

Convener: Sophie Marnette.

L. PATTERSON, Warwick
31 Jan.: 'Insult, love, and a woman troubadour: the Tenso of Raimbaut de Vaqueiras and Albert Malespin.'

J.-J. VINCENSINI, Haute-Corse
7 Feb.: 'Le récit médiéval et les valeurs de le répetition: enjeux esthétiques et culturels de quelques motifs narratifs.'

A. BERTHELOT, Connecticut
14 Feb.: 'Globalization in literature: from the Roman des fils du roi Constant to the Roman de Perceforest.'

J. TAYLOR, Durham
28 Feb.: 'Reading the Jardin de Plaisance: some thoughts.'


Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be given on Thursdays at 5.15 p.m., Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road. Further information on Oxford 274220 or at maison@herald.ox.ac.uk. Lectures with English titles will be in English.

Conveners: Richard Cooper, Nicholas Cronk, Richard Parish, and Alain Viala.

R. SCHOLAR
2 Feb.: 'On theory and the early modern: two cheers for free thinking.'

F. LESTRINGANT, Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV
16 Feb.: 'L'écriture de soi comme l'écriture de l'instant: des Essais de Montaigne au Journal d'André Gide.'

M. DI PALMA
2 Mar.: 'Rousseau, Derrida and the reserve of Nature.'


Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be given on Thursdays at 5.15 p.m. at the Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road. Lectures with English titles will be in English. Further information on Oxford 274220 or at maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Michael Sheringham.

K. LUNN-ROCKLIFFE
26 Jan.: 'Poetry and progress in Victor Hugo's Les Châtiments.'

L. HILL, Warwick
9 Feb.: 'A literary absolute: Blanchot, Romanticism, Sade.'

S. UNGAR, Iowa
23 Feb.: 'Subjective voice and colonial culture in Jean Rouch's Moi, Un Noir.'

C. PRENDERGAST, Copenhagen
9 Mar.: 'Sainte-Beuve, the Classic and the Good Frenchman.'


Reading

P. ALFERI will present and read his works on 18 January at 5.15 p.m. at the Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road. Chair: Michael Sheringham.


Other Lectures

The following lectures will be held at 5.15 p.m. at the Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road. Lectures with English titles will be in English. Further information on Oxford 274220 or at maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.

F. BURGAT, CNRS, IREMAM
24 Jan.: 'Islamism in the era of Al-Qaeda: reislamisation, modernisation, radicalisations.' (Chair: James Piscatori.)

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

F. DE POLIGNAC, CNRS, Paris
23 Feb.: 'Fragments of antiquity in medieval cultures: Alexander the Great in the Arabic writing of History.'

J. KRISTEVA, Paris VII
6 Mar.: 'Why I travel by novel.' (Chair: Christina Howells)


The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival

MARIE DARRIEUSSECQ will present and read her work, on 28 March at 6.30 p.m. Tickets: £6 at the Oxford Playhouse. Telephone: Oxford 305305.


Conferences and Study Days

The following conferences will be held at the Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road, unless otherwise indicated. Conferences/Study Days with English titles will be in English. Further information on Oxford 274220 or at maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.

R. KUHN, Queen Mary, London, and S. JORDAN, Oxford Brookes (Conveners)
20 Jan., 10.15 a.m.–4.45 p.m.: 'The public and the private in contemporary France: retracing the boundaries.' (Conference)

K. NWAJIAKU (Convener)
11 Feb., 8.30 a.m.–6 p.m., Dept. of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road: 'The state and ethnic definition.' (Study Day)

W. WILLIAMS and F. LESTRINGANT, Sorbonne (Conveners)
17 Feb., 10.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.: 'L'écriture du monde à la Renaissance.' (Study Day)

B. PICKERING, British Centre for Durheimian Studies (Convener)
25 Feb., 10.45.a.m.-4 p.m.: 'Durheim and the French topic: reception of pragmatism.' (Study Day)

P. DUBOURG-CLATIGNY, CNRS, Paris, and S. VAN DAMME, CNRS-MFO (Conveners)
10 Mar., 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.: 'Sciences et capitals: les académies face à la question de la technique en architecture fin 17es-1750.' (Study Day)

L. FOISNEAU, CNRS-MFO, E. PICAVET, Paris I, and T. MACDONALD (Conveners)
10 Mar, 2.30 p.m.–6.30 p.m.; 11 Mar., 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m., Merton College, Seminar Room: 'Good governance and democracy: competing or complementary models of global political legitimacy?'

S. MARNETTE and H. SWIFT (Conveners, with the support of the research group Ci-Dit)
18 Mar., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.: 'Il parla ainsi com vous orrez.' (Study Day)

R. FOX, B. JOLY, Lille III, P. BOWLER, BSHS (Conveners, with the support of SFHS, BSHS, and ESHS)
24 Mar., 2 p.m.–6 p.m. and 25 Mar., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.: 'Echanges franco-britanniques entre savants depuis le XVIIe siècle.' (Conference)

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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

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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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures

Environmental Governance

PROFESSOR TIM O'RIORDAN, University of East Anglia, will deliver a Linacre Lecture on 26 January at 5.15 p.m. in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road.

Details of further lectures in the series, in weeks 3–8, will be published later.

Subject: 'The politics of posterity.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures: Humanism and Protestantism in early modern England

PROFESSOR IAN GREEN, Queen's University, Belfast, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Magdalen College Grove Auditorium. Open to all.

15 Feb.: 'The evolution of Protestantism and Humanism in England, c.1560–1760.'

22 Feb.: 'The dominance of classicism and moralism in English education, c.1530–1760.'

1 Mar.: 'Reconciling virtue and grace in English school and parish instruction, c.1560–1760.'

8 Mar.: 'The impact of humanism on the Protestantism of the English laity, c.1540–1760.'

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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

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All are welcome. There will be PRS presentations on 21 and 28 February, and 7 March. Enquiries on Oxford (2)74559 or asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr D.A. Washbrook.

DR S. DASGUPTA, Visvabhurati
24 Jan.: 'Visualising the "Oraon" and the "tribe": Sarat Chandra Roy's anthropology.'

PROFESSOR A. KIDWAI, Aligarh and Leicester
31 Jan.: 'Representation of Muslim women in Indian writings in English, 1950–2000.'

PROFESSOR C. MINKOWSKI
7 Feb.: 'The exact sciences in early modern India: the History of Science, Intellectual History and Connected History.'

PROFESSOR D. ARNOLD, SOAS
14 Feb.: 'On writing a History of South Asia.'


European Studies Centre

European Crises 1945–2005: Challenge and response in European Integration

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m., the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Enquiries: European.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)74470.

Convener: Professor Dr L. Kühnhardt.

L. KÜHNHARDT, Bonn
20 Jan.: 'European integration: success through crisis.'

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

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

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

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

W. 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.'

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

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


Other seminars/special events

The following seminars will be held at the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, at 5 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. Enquiries: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)74470.

DR J. SHEA, NATO, Brussels
Thurs., 19 Jan.: 'Integrating the Balkans: what is there left for NATO to do?'

PROFESSOR DR H.-G. PÖTTERING, EPP-ED Group, European Parliament
Wed., 25 Jan., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College: 'Crisis as opportunity? Challenges, frontiers and chances for the European Union.' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture)

PROFESSOR J. GILLINGHAM
Wed., 15 Feb., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College: 'Design for a new Europe.'

PROFESSOR G. AMATO
Wed., 1 Mar., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College: 'Italian Europeans and (more or less) European Brits.'

DR A. MITSOS, Research DG, European Commission
Tues., 7 Mar., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College: 'Modernising Europe. Redistribution v. growth?'

PROFESSOR C. POWELL, Real Instituto Elcano
Wed., 8 Mar., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College: 'Britain and Spain: disintegrating states in an integrating Europe?'

DR K. CHRYSOSTOMIDES, Cyprus Government spokesman
Thurs., 9 Mar., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College: 'Cyprus and the EU—thinking outside the box.'


ESC Thirtieth Anniversary Year 2005–6: Britain and Europe

The following seminars will be held at the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, unless otherwise indicated.

K. NICOLAIDIS AND DIMITAR BECHEV
Wednesdays (weeks 1–8), 12.30 p.m.: 'Europe and the Mediterranean.'

R. CRAMPTON
Thursdays (weeks 1–8), 2.15 p.m.: 'Eastern Europe under Communist Rule.' (M.Phil. class. Open to all.)

O. GRANT
Fridays (weeks 1,3, 5, and 7), 2 p.m.: 'Interwar European Economic History.' (M.Phil. class in Economic and Social History (closed))

T. RAMADAN
Tuesdays (weeks 1, 2, 6, 7), 5 p.m.: 'On the possibility of European Islam.'

O. ANASTASAKIS and O. DEMETRIOU
Fri., 10 Mar., 9 a.m.: Workshop on Cyprus.


Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

PROFESSOR ROBERT VITALIS, Pennsylvania, will deliver the Third King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture on Wednesday, 22 February at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road. Followed by a reception in the Buttery. All welcome. Enquiries on Oxford (2)84780 or mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'America's kingdom: race, state, and the business of myth-making on the Saudi oil frontier.'


The Politics of Elections in the Middle East Today

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in the Buttery. Further information on Oxford (2)84780 or mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

J. BURNS, New York Times
20 Jan.: 'The Iraqi elections of 2005: an assessment.'

Z. TANIN, BBC
27 Jan.: 'Afghanistan: elections and state formation?'

P. SALEM, Fares Foundation, Beirut
3 Feb.: 'Lebanon's troubled rebirth: power, politics and democracy in post-Syrian Lebanon.'

W. HALE, SOAS
10 Feb.: 'Elections and political change in Turkey.'

M. WILLIS
17 Feb.: 'Elections and referenda in the Maghrib: the illusion of significance?'

L. WISE, Adham Center, Cairo
24 Feb.: 'President and Parliament: the Egyptian elections of 2005.'

M. RABBANI, International Crisis Group, Amman
3 Mar.: 'Palestinian elections: consolidation through change?'

E. OTTOLENGHI, OCHJS
10 Mar., 4 p.m.: 'Israel at the polls: issues and trends in Israeli elections, 1992–2006.'


Other seminars

DR F. BURGAT, CNRS, IREMAN
Tues., 24 Jan., 5.15 p.m., Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road: 'Islamism in the era of Al-Quaeda: reislamisation, modernisation and radicalisations.'

DR Z. DRORY, Ben Gurion University
Tues., 21 Feb., 5 p.m., Deakin Room, St Antony College: 'Israel's reprisals policy 1953–6—rein in your horses.'


The Anthropology of Iran

MR PEDRAM KHOSRONEJAD will give the following series of talks on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Further information: Oxford (2)84780 or mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

23 Jan.: 'Problematic terminology, references and bibliography.'

20 Feb.: 'The Anthropology of Iran from 1900–79.'

27 Feb.: 'Anthropology and post-revolution (1979 to present).'


Film screenings and discussions

DR G. PITERBERG, UCLA, will screen and discuss the following David Benchetrit film: Dear Father, quiet, we're shooting. . . on Monday, 6 March, 7.30 p.m., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's. Further information: Oxford (2)84780 or mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

MR P. KHOSRONEJAD will screen and discuss the following film: Grass: a nation's battle for life on Thursday, 9 March, 7.30 p.m. Further information: Oxford (2)84780 or mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

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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 Programme Seminar

A panel of experts (DIANA MELROSE, DfID, KEVIN WATKINS, UN Human Development Report, and KALYPSO NICOLAIDIS) will hold the following seminar on 27 January at 2 p.m. in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'Have WTO trade negotiations become irrelevant?'


a panel of experts (DIANA MELROSE, DfID, KEVIN WATKINS, UN Human Development Report, and KALYPSO NICOLAIDIS) will hold the following seminar at 2 p.m. on 27 January in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'Have WTO trade negotiations become irrelevant?'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Creative Arts Lecture series: Poets as translators

DAVID CONSTANTINE will read a selection of his translations and comment on issues arising from his work at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February, in the Buttery, 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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