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Oxford University Gazette, 22 September 2005: Lectures

CLARENDON LAW LECTURES 2005

Legal relations

DR S. CRETNEY will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The first lecture will be followed by a reception at 6.30 p.m.

Mon. 24 Oct.: 'The role of law: from prohibition to recognition.'

Tue. 25 Oct.: 'Gay, straight, black or white, marriage is a civil right—influences on policy.'

Wed. 26 Oct.: 'Constitutional reform and social policy in a democracy.'

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JENKIN LECTURE 2005

JOHN F. COATES will deliver the eighteenth Jenkin Lecture at 12 noon on Saturday, 1 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

The lecturer was the naval architect responsible for Olympias, the reconstructed trireme of the early 1990s.

Subject: 'Some engineering concepts to ancient Greek trireme warships.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Trapnell Lecture

VALLI MOOSA, President, World Conservation Union, will deliver the Trapnell Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 October, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Centre for the Environment, the Dyson Perrins Building. Informal enquiries may be directed to henny.osbahr@ouce.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Developing a conservation strategy for Africa.'


Oxford Centre for Water Research

The following talks will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Board Room, ground floor, the Centre for the Environment, Dyson Perrins Building.

PROFESSOR I. CLUCKIE, Bristol
12 Oct.: 'Flood risk management.'

C. GASSON, Global Water Intelligence
19 Oct.: 'How water companies view the world.'

J. HOLMES, Environment Agency
26 Oct.: 'The use of science in environmental policy-making and regulation.'

M. ZEITOUN, King's College London
2 Nov.: 'Hydro-hegemony in Palestine–Israel.'

DR P. MATTHEWS, Environment Agency
8 Nov.: 'Governance of the Environment Agency and the role of water basins.'

R. CALOW, British Geological Survey
16 Nov.: 'Approaches to the delivery of rural water supply, and the "decentralisation" agenda.'

J. BATEMAN, Halcrow Business Solutions
23 Nov.: 'Performance and price regulation of UK's water business.'

C. CARPENTER, GWP Consultants
30 Nov.: 'Constraints and solutions to sustainable water management in small island developing states.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: seminars

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR R. DENNING
10 Oct.: 'From chemistry to photonics.'

PROFESSOR SCHROCK, MIT
17 Oct.: 'Catalytic reduction of dinitrogen to ammonia at a single molybdenum centre.'

R. NICHOLS, Liverpool
24 Oct.: 'New methods for single molecule conductance determination.'

D. BUCKINGHAM, Cambridge
31 Oct., Lecture Theatre, PTCL: 'Chirality in NMR spectroscopoy.' (Joint ICL/Theoretical Seminar)

PROFESSOR V. GIBSON, Imperial College
7 Nov.: To be announced.

M. LEDOUX, Strasbourg
8 Nov.: 'The catalytic synthesis of carbon nanostructures and some of their uses in heterogeneous catalysis.' (RSC Centenary Lecture)

PROFESSOR R. WINPENNY
14 Nov.: 'Studies of anti-ferromagnetic rings: new building blocks for supramolecular chemistry.'

H. ANDERSON
21 Nov.: 'Porphyrin-based molecular wires and related materials.'

PROFESSOR M. SOLA, Modena
28 Nov.: 'Determinants of the reaction free energy of redox and conformational processes in metalloproteins.'


R.J.P. Williams Seminar

PROFESSOR R.J. CAVA, Princeton, will deliver the R.J.P. Williams Seminar at 3 p.m. on Friday, 9 December. The subject of the seminar will be announced later.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following research seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

DR J. MANSON, Edinburgh
13 Oct.: 'Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies—the current issues and basic mechanisms of disease.'

PROFESSOR A. EZEKOWITZ, Harvard Medical School
Mon. 24 Oct.: 'Phagocytosis in innate immunity: from flies to man.' (Newton–Abraham Lecture)

PROFESSOR A. HARWOOD, Cardiff
27 Oct.: 'A molecular cell biology of lithium: from Dictyostelium to depression.'

PROFESSOR S. GORDON
3 Nov.: 'Still my favourite cell—the macrophage and innate immune recognition.'

PROFESSOR R. MAZEIS, Edinburgh
10 Nov.: 'Helminth induction of regulatory T cells and their impactd on immunity and allergy.'

PROFESSOR P. DOHERTY, Melbourne; Nobel Laureate
24 Nov.: 'Virus killers and killer T cells.' (Norman Heatley Lecture)

PROFESSOR E. LIEW, Glasgow
8 Dec.: 'The role of toll-like receptors in inflammatory disease.'


Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital.

JAMES BEST, Melbourne
28 Sept.: 'Report from the FIELD: update on a study of 10,000 people with Type 2 diabetes.'

SHOUMO BHATTACHARYA
5 Oct.: 'Genetic and molecular mechanisms in cardiovascular development.'

DAVID CARLING, Imperial College
12 Oct.: 'Role of the AMP-activated protein kinase in energy homeostasis.'

CAROLINE FALL, Hampshire
19 Oct.: 'Type 2 diabetes: the role of foetal and childhood development.'

DAVID MEREDITH
26 Oct.: 'Membrane transporter proteins and nutrient sensing—what can we learn from flies?'

SARAH DARBY
9 Nov.: 'Radiation and heart disease.'

JEREMY TOMLINSON, Birmingham
16 Nov.: To be announced.

ROGER COX, MRC, Harwell
23 Nov.: 'Characterisation of new mouse models for type 2 diabetes and identification of the underlying genes.'

CLIVE WILSON
30 Nov.: 'Giant flies and obese flies: probing the genetics of diabetes and metabolic disease in Drosophila.'

SADAF FAROOQI
7 Dec.: 'Genetic factors involved in the regulation of appetite and obesity.'


Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Regional Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training

The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Enquiries should be directed to Lucy Curtin (telephone: Oxford 226541, e-mail: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR WULF RÖSSLER, Zurich
11 Oct.: 'Psychiatric staff attitudes towards people with mental illness.'

PROFESSOR A.R. KENDRICK, Southampton
22 Nov.: 'Research in primary care mental health: does it make any difference?'


Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

DR T. ARNETT, University College London, will speak in place of Professor Michael Horton at the seminar to be held at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 November, in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: 'Fundamental regulators of bone cell function.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

The David Patterson Seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. No seminars will take place in the first three weeks of term.

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

PROFESSOR G. GILBERT, Claremont McKenna College
2 Nov.: 'The civic engagement of Jews in Roman antiquity.'

PROFESSOR H. WILLIAMSON
9 Nov.: ' "Swords into ploughshares": vision and reality in a biblical prophecy.'

DR D. MASKELL
16 Nov.: 'Jews and Christians in seventeenth-century France: two tragedies based on the Book of Esther.'

PROFESSOR M. ZEIDNER, Haifa
23 Nov.: 'Emotional intelligence: knowns and unknowns.'

THE REVD DR JOHN MUDDIMAN
30 Nov.: 'The anti-Judaism of the Jew of Tarsus.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Isaiah Berlin Lectures 2005

Kantian ethics

PROFESSOR ALLEN WOOD, Stanford, will deliver the Isaiah Berlin Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. Further details, including an abstract, may be found at www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

11 Oct.: 'What is Kantian ethics?'

18 Oct.: 'Formulations of the moral law.'

25 Oct.: 'Humanity, personality and dignity.'

1 Nov.: 'Duties to oneself.'

8 Nov.: 'Sex, lies (without the videotape).'

15 Nov.: 'Punishment and retribution.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Multidisciplinary perspectives on HIV/AIDS prevention and policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Convener: Dr D. Operario.

PROFESSOR H. JAFFE
12 Oct.: 'Reflections on the early days of AIDS: progression thus far and challenges remaining.'

PROFESSOR A. MCLEAN
19 Oct.: 'HIV evolution—for better or for worse.'

DR N. SIEGFRIED
26 Oct.: 'Male circumcision as HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: science and policy.'

PROFESSOR S. DERCON
2 Nov.: 'Impact of HIV/AIDS on long-term welfare changes of orphans in north-western Tanzania.'

PROFESSOR S. GORDON
9 Nov.: 'An AIDS educational project in South Africa.'

S. CHOUDHURY
16 Nov.: 'HIV/AIDS policy-making in Malawi.'

J. MYBURGH
23 Nov.: 'Responses of the ANC and Thado Mbeki to the HIV/AIDS epidemic between 1997 and 2000.'

DR OPERARIO
30 Nov.: 'Promoting sexual abstinence to reduce HIV infection: do science and policy agree?'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Veterinary science and medical entomology

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45–7 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Karen Brown.

WILLIAM BEINART
10 Oct.: 'Transhumance, disease and veterinary regulation in South Africa.'

GABRIEL GACHELIN, Pasteur Institute, Paris
17 Oct.: 'The construction of French medical entomology, c. 1880–1914.'

PAUL BRASSLEY, Plymouth
24 Oct.: 'Vets and other actors in the artificial insemination of pigs.'

DAN GILFOYLE
31 Oct.: 'South Africans abroad: science and sub-imperialism in the control of Rinderpest in Tanganyika, 1938–1942.'

ABIGAIL WOODS, Imperial College London
7 Oct.: ' "Physician of the farm": the reorientation of British veterinary practice, 1930–50.'

DAVID BOURNE
14 Nov.: 'Reflections on tsetse and trypanosomosis control in Africa over the past fifty years.'

ANNICK OPINEL, Pasteur Institute, Paris
21 Nov.: 'Field medical entomology: the studies on Glossinae (tsetse fly) by Emile Roubaud in Africa in 1906.'

JOHN CLARKE, St Andrews
28 Nov.: ' "The eyes of our potatoes are weeping": the spectre of the Colorado beetle in late nineteenth-century Britain and North America.'

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ESRC CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY AND SOCIETY (COMPAS)

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Ellie Vasta.

DR R. MORAN, Refugee and Asylum Participatory Action Research (RAPAR)
20 Oct.: 'The Salford RAPAR SRB5 Project: a case study in racism, asylum, and the politics of action research.'

DR K. SCHRAMM, Halle-Wittenberg
27 Oct.: 'Debating racism: Africans, African-Americans, and the white researcher.'

DR G. BHATTACHARYYA, Birmingham
3 Nov.: 'Dangerous brown men—why the War on Terror is really about sex.'

LIZ FEKETER, Institute of Race Relations
10 Nov.: 'Xeno-racism: the threat to refugee protection.'

PROFESSOR H. ENTZINGER, Rotterdam
17 Nov.: 'From multiculturalism to assimilation: how the Dutch went astray.'

PROFESSOR M. WIEVIORKA, EHESS, Paris
24 Nov.: 'Anti-Semitism in contemporary France: migrants and Muslims at stake?'

DR Y. SAMAD, Bradford
1 Dec.: 'European identity, Muslims, and Islamophobia.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

PRESIDENT MUSSEVENI OF UGANDA will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 October, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Developing nations and human rights: a perspective on present-day Uganda.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Seminar

PROFESSOR S.D. GONSON will hold a seminar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 November, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject:: 'Aligning interests and rights: re-establishing a framework for the ownership of intellectual property.'

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR M. MCVAUGH will deliver the McGovern Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 27 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Medieval surgery—one could do worse.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture

PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH will deliver the annual Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The latitude of the Church of England.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Britain and Europe

Unless otherwise indicated the following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. in the European Studies Centre. The events mark the thirtieth anniversary of the European Studies Centre.

SIR STEPHEN WALL, PROFESSOR PATRICK MINFORD and PROFESSOR ANTHONY NICHOLLS
Wed. 12 Oct., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: 'Has EU membership been good for Britain?' (Meeting chaired by Timothy Garton Ash)

TOM GALLAGHER
Thur. 13 Oct.: 'Eurocrats on the Black Sea: the meaning for Romania of EU accession'

DANIEL COHN-BENDIT
Wed. 2 Nov., Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: 'Britain's role in Europe: a personal view.'

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS and others
Wed. 9 Nov.: 'Europe and the recognition of new states in Yugoslavia.' (Round-table discussion)

PROFESSOR LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI and PROFESSOR JOHN GRAY
Thur. 10 Nov., the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: 'Marxism: the greatest fantasy of the twentieth century?' (Meeting chaired by Timothy Garton Ash)

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Middle East Centre

Discussion

JACQUELINE ROSE will be in conversation with PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 October, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'The question of Zion.'


Seminars on Iran

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Buttery, St Antony's College.

PROFESSOR H. AHMADI, Tehran
14 Oct.: 'Ethnic issues and the presidential election in Iran.'

DR H. KESHMIRSHEKAN
21 Oct.: 'Iranian art: the emergence of new artistic discourses.'

DR A.J. NAINI, Institute for Research in Planning and Development, Tehran
28 Oct.: 'Oil, rent-seeking, and economic development in Iran.'

PROFESSOR A. RAHMEMA, American University of Paris
4 Nov.: 'The evolving political role of the clergy in the Islamic Republic (1978–2005).'

PROFESSOR S. LOTFIAN, Tehran
11 Nov., Dahrendorf Room: 'Iran's nuclear policy and its foreign impact.'

DR A. ANSARI, St Andrews
18 Nov.: 'The Persian menace? Iran–US relations in the shadow of 9/11'

DR F. ADELKHAH, CERI, Science Po, Paris
25 Nov.: 'Travel and civil society in Iran.'

PROFESSOR M. SHAHIDI, American University of Beirut
2 Dec.: 'The media, security, and freedom in Iran.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE AND THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Literary Luncheon

On Saturday, 24 September, at 12 noon for 12.30 p.m., there will be a Literary Luncheon in Somerville to celebrate Somerville and the Oxford DNB.

Speakers : Barbara Harvey (Consultant Editor to ODNB ), Janet Howarth (Associate Editor) and Pauline Adams (author of Somerville for Women). Many Somervillians feature in the Dictionary as subjects and as contributors. There will be a demonstration of the on-line version by Robert Faber.

The event is held in support of the college's Annual Fund and is open to all. Tickets, costing £30, may be obtained by application to Elizabeth Cooke (telephone: Oxford (2)70632, e-mail: elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR D. MATTINGLY, Leicester, will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'Beyond vulgarity and ugliness: some reflections on Roman imperialism.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

ANTHONY FARRINGTON, formerly head of the India Office Library and Records, will speak at the meeting to be held at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 September, in the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: 'Asian textiles in the London sale-room: East India Company auction records of the seventeenth century.' (Dialogue and work-in-progress report)

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