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Oxford University Gazette, 23 February 2006: 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.'


L'Oréal Professor of Marketing

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS HOLT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 March, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. To attend, register at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/holt-lecture.

Subject: 'How brands become icons: the principles of cultural branding.'

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History

Historical perspectives on the transitions to democracy in southern Europe

This one-day workshop, jointly organised by the Instituto Camões Centre for Portuguese Language and the Modern European History Research Centre, will be held on Monday, 13 March, in the Powicke Room, the History Faculty Building. Pre-registration is required: contact teena.stabler@history.ox.ac.uk by 6 March.

The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. with an introduction by Dr Teresa Pinto Coelho and Dr Tom Buchanan, and will end with a round-table discussion, 5.15–6 p.m.

DR NUNO SEVERIANO TEIXEIRA, Universidade Nova, Lisbon
10.20–11.30 a.m.—Session 1: 'The international dimension of the Portuguese transition to democracy, 1974–86.'

DR CRISTINA PALOMARES, FAES Foundation, Madrid
10.20–11.30 a.m.—Session 2: ' "The aetardofranquismo": preparing the transition to democracy in Spain.'

DR OTHON ANASTASAKIS
2 p.m.: 'The transition to democracy in Greece in the context of European integration.'

PROFESSOR DAVID CORKILL, Manchester Metropolitan University
3.40 p.m.: 'Waiting for Godot: economic policy during the transitions in Portugal and Spain.'


Workshop

PROFESSOR J.-F. SCHAUB, EHESS, Paris, will present the following paper at a workshop to be held on Friday, 3 March, 3–6 p.m., in the Seminar Room, the Modern History Research Unit, the Radcliffe Infirmary. To attend, contact: teena.stabler@history.ox.ac.uk. The workshop is organised jointly by the Maison Française and the Modern European History Research Centre.

Subject: 'The early modern world and the feeling of the ubiquity of barbarism.'

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Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Oxford Palaeobiology Seminar Series

The following lecture will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Conveners: Dr Graham Taylor (Zoology) and Dr Erik Seiffert (Earth Sciences).

DR CHARLES LOCKWOOD, University College London
Subject: 'Modes of evolutionary change in human evolution: the example of Australopithecus afarensis and anamensis.'

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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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Medieval and Modern Languages

Paroles et musique

NICOLE GORE will read (in French) from Dans la solitude des champs de coton, by Bernard-Marie Koltès, with musical accompaniment by Robert Sale, at 5.15 for 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 March, in the Taylor Institution Library. To attend, contact: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk.

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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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Social Sciences

H.E. MR KAMALESH SHARMA, High Commissioner of India, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 March, in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road.

Convener: Professor Barbara Harriss-White.

Subject: 'India in a globalising world.'

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African Studies Committee

Annual African Studies Lecture

PROFESSOR FRANCIS NYAMNJOH, Director of Publications, CODESRIA, will deliver the annual African Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 March, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Insiders and outsiders: citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary southern Africa.'

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Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

The following seminars will be given at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: Professor A.M. Pollard.

S. BLOCKLEY, Bradford
27 Jan.: 'Human–climate interaction in Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Britain.'

M. PETRAGLIA, Cambridge
10 Feb.: 'Aspects of the Palaeolithic in India.'

I. ROBERTSON, Swansea
24 Feb.: 'Stable isotopic analyses and environmental change.'

N. BRANCH, Royal Holloway, London
10 Mar.: 'ArchaeoScape: integrating archaeology and environment.'

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Saïd Business School

The following panel discussion will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 6 March, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The discussion is hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Further details may be found at www.ouce.ox.ac.uk/news/cctalk.

Subject: 'Conservation concessions: new hope or new liability?'

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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 Internet Institute

ESRC Public Services Programme and Oxford Internet Institute Public Service Workshop series: ranking public services—from local to global

ROWENA JACOBS, University of York, will speak in this series at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 February, in the Oxford Internet Institute.

Subject: 'Ranking and random variation in health care.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

DR J.D. ANTHONY, National Council on US–Arab Relations, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: 'The changing nature of American interests in the Gulf.'

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Christ Church

Lent course: The heart in pilgrimage

The following meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the Priory Room, Christ Church, followed each week by a visit to some stations of the 'Via Dolorosa' exhibition in the Cathedral. Further details may be obtained from The Very Revd Nicholas Coulton, Sub-Dean, Christ Church (telephone: Oxford (2)76278).

DOM HENRY WANSBROUGH, OSB, Ampleforth Abbey; formerly Master of St Benet's Hall
2 Mar.: 'The roots of pilgrimage.'

MONAWAR HUSSAIN, Muslim Tutor, Eton College
9 Mar.: 'The meaning of the Hajj for Islam.'

JONATHAN GORSKY, Education Adviser to the Council of Christians and Jews
16 Mar.: 'Next year in Jerusalem.'

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN, Director, Ashmolean Museum Inter-Faith Exhibition Service
23 Mar.: 'Pilgrimage—the sacred journey.'

ABBOT STUART BURNS, Benedictine Priory, Burford
30 Mar.: 'The journey inward.'

CANON MARTIN WARNER, Canon Pastor, St Paul's Cathedral; formerly Administrator, Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham
6 Apr.: 'Place and pilgrimage.'

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Harris Manchester College

H.E. DR YOON-JE CHO, Korean Ambassador, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 March, in the Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester College.

Subject: 'Recent development of the Korean economy.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

ALEXE NEVE, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Janet Wardell (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The insecurity of human rights: Canadian law and practice in the "War on Terror".'


Heron-Allen Lecture

PROFESSOR N.M. FERGUSON, Imperial College, London, will deliver the Heron-Allen Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 10 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Janet Wardell (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Planning for the unpredictable: how modelling can aid preparations for the next flu pandemic.'

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St Antony's College

Visiting Parliamentary Fellows Seminar: Terrorism: roots and responses

THE RT. HON. LORD (FRANK) JUDD, former Director of Oxfam, LORD (ROBERT) SKIDELSKY, Warwick, and PROFESSOR FRED HALLIDAY, LSE, will give the final seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 March, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

These arrangements differ from those previously published.

Conveners: Professor David Marquand and Dr Alex Pravda (with James Gray, MP, and Tony Lloyd, MP).

Subject: 'Terrorism: here to stay?'


Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence)

THE HON. RICHARD STEARNS, Judge of the US District Court, will lecture in this series at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be made to pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'Islamic terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, and the rule of law.'


European Studies Centre

Lecture

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?'


Workshop: Forms of Union: the British and Spanish monarchies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

This one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 11 March, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Jon Arrieta, Basque Visiting Fellow (e-mail: dhparali@sd.ehu.es).

SIR JOHN ELLIOTT: Welcome and introduction.

DR ARRIETA: 'Forms of Union: elements for a comparison.'

DR JENNY WORMALD: 'A Union of hearts and minds? Scotland and England, 1603.'

PROFESSOR JOHN ROBERTSON: 'The conceptual framework of Anglo-Scottish Union.'

PABLO FERNÁNDEZ ALBALADEJO, Autonomous University of Madrid: 'Union of souls, autonomy of bodies.'

XAVIER GIL PUJOL, Barcelona: 'The crown of Aragon in the Spanish monarchy.'

JOSÉ MARÍ PORTILLO, University of the Basque Country: 'Biscay in Tlaxcala: how can a modern history of the Basque Country make sense?'

GREGORIO MONREAL, Public University of Navarre: 'Navarre in the Spanish monarchy.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme Seminar

FRITZ MAYER, Duke University, will deliver the following lecture at 2 p.m. on 3 March in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'The demand for global governance.'

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