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Oxford University Gazette, 25 May 2006: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies

PROFESSOR ROGER GOODMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

Subject: 'The uncertain future of Japan's universities.'


Cookson Professor of Materials

PROFESSOR PATRICK GRANT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St Catherine's College.

Subject: 'The manufacture of new materials for industrial applications using droplets.'

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Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre

PHYLLIDA LLOYD, Cameron Mackintosh Professor, and HARRIET WALTER will present a drama workshop at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: 'Other people's shoes: thoughts on acting.'

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Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures

The 'new' Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?

PROFESSOR MUSHTAQ H. KHAN will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

31 May: 'The "new" Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?'

7 June: 'Rent seeking and development in India: where did all that rent seeking go?'

14 June: 'Democracy in the Indian subcontinent: who benefits and how?'

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Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies

ALAN RUSBRIDGER, editor, the Guardian, will deliver the annual Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will be open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Is it all over for bloggers? Reports of the death of the "old media" may be exaggerated.'

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Halley Lecture

PROFESSOR CARL WUNSCH, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography, MIT, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Astronomical controls on climate.'

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Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAME LOUISE JOHNSON will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: 'Physics to biology: structural biology of protein kinases and implications for cancer research; and the implications of the new diamond light source for structural biology.'

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Gaisford Lecture

PROFESSOR MARK GRIFFITH, Berkeley, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St John's College.

Subject: 'Horse power and donkey work: mules and other equids in the ancient Greek imagination.'

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Medical Sciences

Choose a life, choose your life, choose life? Bioethics issues at the beginning, middle and end of life

This symposium will be held between 9.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 June, in St Anne's College.

The symposium is convened by the Oxford Forum for Medical Humanities, a postgraduate student group within the University supported by Ethox (Oxford Ethics) and the Wellcome Trust. Cost: £35 for full day plus lunch, £5 for students.

For further information and to register, contact Angeliki Kerasidou at angeliki.kerasidou@hmc.ox.ac.uk, or see www.ethox.org.uk/conf/medhumanities/medical-humanities.htm.

Session 1: Choose a life? (from 9.30 a.m.)

DAVID COOK: 'Choosing embryos: a clash of perspectives.'

ADRIAN VIENS: 'Are human embryos intrinsically valuable?'

JAN DECKERS: 'Why we should not use embryos for research.'

Session 2: Choose your life (from 11.30 a.m.)

AINSLEY NEWSON: 'Enhancement and leading an authentic life: "Will this really be my achievement?" '

JULIAN SAVULESCU: 'The moral obligation to perfect ourselves.'

KEITH WARD: 'X-men and Ubermenschen: How far can we modify human life?'

Session 3: Choose life? (from 2 p.m.)

MICHAEL WILKS: 'Euthanasia: the issues, and the BMA's stance.'

CHARLES FOSTER: 'Euthanasia: the zenith or the nemesis of autonomy?'

JOHN FINNIS: 'Euthanasia.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

TORIL MOI, Duke University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 5 June, in Lecture Room 4, New College.

Convener: Ann Jefferson, New College.

Subject: 'A new genealogy of Modernism: idealism reconsidered.'

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Department of Educational Studies

Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research

DR DAVID GUILE, Institute of Education, University of London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 May, in the Garden Building, the Department of Educational Studies.

Convener: Professor Anne Edwards.

Subject: 'Enterprises and expertise in the creative industries: new challenges for lifelong learning?'


Public Research Seminars

DR NEIL SELWYN, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 June, in the Garden Building, the Department of Educational Studies.

Subject: 'Addressing the limited use of computer technology in university teaching and learning: a critical perspective.'

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS, Counsellor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Special Middle East Co-ordinator 1988–2000, will deliver the tenth lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject : 'The missing peace: Camp David and beyond.'

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Museum of the History of Science

Public lecture

MICHAEL BARTON, formerly Controller of BBC Local Radio, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 June, in the Museum. The lecture is linked to the current special exhibition 'Wireless world: Marconi and the making of radio'. There is no charge for admission.

Subject: 'Marconi and the BBC.'

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Oxford Internet Institute

Digital objects and the management of information

This meeting will be held on Tuesday, 20 June, 1.30–5.30 p.m., in the Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Places must be reserved in advance by e-mailing to events@oii.ox.ac.uk. Further information can be found at www.oii.ox.ac.uk/events/details.cfm ?id=8.

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

AMBASSADOR SHIRIN TAHIR-KHELI, US State Department, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 June, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: 'US commitment to women's empowerment.'

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Language Centre

Twenty-fifth anniversary lecture

MICHAEL SWAN, poet and author of many language textbooks and reference books, will give the Language Centre twenty-fifth anniversary lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College.

Convener: Dr Robert Vanderplank.

Subject: 'It was all so easy then. Why has language teaching got so much more complicated since I started?'

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Annual Lecture

PROFESSOR LI JIANYONG, Director, Institute of Sociology of Law, and Dean of the Department of Sociology, East China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai, will deliver the annual lecture of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building. Those interested in attending should register by e-mailing to events@fljs.org.uk.

Subject: 'The way to the rule of law in China.'

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Oriel College

Lee Seng Tee Lecture

DR SIMON SKINNER will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Noetics and Newmaniacs: Oriel's intellectual legacy in the nineteenth century.'

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St Antony's College

George Antonius Lecture

DR ABDOU FILALI-ANSARI, Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, will deliver the thirty-first George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The humanities and the heritage of Muslims.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme Seminar

THOMAS BIERSTEKER, Professor and Director, Watson Institute, Political Science, Brown University, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 2 June, in the 12 Merton Street Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'Global initiatives to suppress terrorist financing.'

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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture Series

ELAINE FEINSTEIN, prize-winning poet, novelist, and biographer, will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Poets as translators.'


Public lecture

MEGAN PRICE and GERTRUD SEIDMANN will give a public lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to Oxford (2)74103.

Subject: 'Forgotten pioneers of archaeology in Victorian Oxford: George Rolleson and Greville Chester.'

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Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science

DR RUTH BARNES, Ashmolean Museum, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10 June, in the Museum of the History of Science.

Subject: 'Medieval Indian trade printed fabrics.'

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