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Oxford University Gazette, 26 January 2006: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Whitley Professor of Biochemistry

PROFESSOR KIM NASMYTH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 30 January, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Subject: 'How do cells hold sister chromatids together?'


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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George Eastman Visiting Professor Lectures

Rhetoric and the non-verbal arts during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College.

Convener: Professor Mary Carruthers, George Eastman Visiting Professor.

L. BOLZONI, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
2 Feb.: 'Italian Renaissance double-sided portraits: rhetorical structures and modes of perception.'

E. E. LEACH, Royal Holloway
16 Feb.: 'Composition, performance, and the mechanics of musical invention.'

PROFESSOR CARRUTHERS
2 Mar.: 'Rhetorical "ductus"; a way of composition and performance.'

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Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR STEPHEN COHEN, Heidelberg, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture on Monday, 30 January at 5 p.m. in Lecture Theatre A of the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. No tickets are required for admission. Refreshments will be served after the lecture. If you have specific access requirements please ring 01865 282464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Recent insights into the functions of microRNAs in animal development.'

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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

WLODZIMIERZ STANIEWSKI, Gardzienice Theatre Company, Lublin, will deliver the following lecture on Wednesday, 8 February, at 2.15 p.m. in Magdalen Auditorium. The talk will accompany the performance at the Barbican in the first two weeks of February.

Subject: 'Ancient Greek music and the art of cheironomy at the Gardzienice Theatre: reclaiming the lost territories of drama.'

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English Language and Literature

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

Problems in the History of Science and Technology

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, History Faculty Building, Broad Street. Preceded by tea in the Faculty Common Room at 4.40 p.m.

Convener: Professor Robert Fox.

R. MACLEOD, Sydney
26 Jan.: 'Consensus, civility, and community: Minerva and its changing place in the social studies of science.'

F. JAMES, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London
9 Feb.: 'Faraday and fame.'

PROFESSOR FOX
2 Mar.: 'Inspiration and anxiety: the Janus faces of science in late nineteenth-century France.'


Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5.30 p.m. in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Convener: Geoffrey Tyack.

E. MCKELLAR, Open University
6 Feb.: 'C.B.H. Quennell (1872–1935): architecture, history and the quest for the modern.'

S. MOSS
6 Mar.: 'The inter-war public house: traditional and "improved" ideas about gender and drinking spaces.'

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History, Social Sciences

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, St Antony's College. Up-to-date information is available at http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/ecohist/seminars.

Conveners: Professor Robert Allen, Dr Knick Harley, Professor Jane Humphries, Professor Avner Offer.

PROFESSOR L. NEAL, Illinois
30 Jan.: 'Lessons from the transitions: from the enlargement of the European Union to the enlargement of the Euro.'

PROFESSOR A. MILWARD, Cabinet Office
6 Feb.: 'Why have countries joined the EC/EU? Britain's accession in wider perspective.'

PROFESSOR L. PRADOS DE LA ESCOSURA (Carlos III, Madrid)
13 Feb.: 'Growth, inequality, and poverty in OECD and Latin America: historical evidence and conjectures.'

PROF. A. TAYLOR, California at Davis
20 Feb.: 'Collateral damage: trade disruption and the economic impact of war.' (With Reuven Glick)

DR M. MORYS
27 Feb.: 'Adjustment under the classical Gold Standard: how costly did the external constraint become to the European periphery?'

PROFESSOR J. FERRIE, Northwestern
7 Mar.: ' "Vive la difference"? Intergenerational occupational mobility in France and the US in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (with Jérôme Bourdieu and Lionel Kesztenbaum)

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Life and Environmental Sciences

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences. There will be two 'Local Heroes' seminars on 2 February. Abstracts are available on the departmental Web page at www.plants.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Hugh Dickinson.

PROFESSOR L. DOLAN, Norwich
26 Jan.: 'Transcriptional control of cell differentiation in plants conservation or convergence?'

C. DARRAH
2 Feb.: 'Quantitative trait locus analysis of the circadian phase in Arabidopsis.'

DR S. GIDDENS
2 Feb.: 'Regulation of bacterial genes expressed in the plant environment.'

PROFESSOR J. A. C. SMITH
9 Feb.: 'Any old ion: the biology of metal hyperaccumulation in plants.'

PROFESSOR N. HARBERD, Norwich
16 Feb.: 'To grow or not to grow?'

PROFESSOR E. FARMER, Lausanne, Switzerland
23 Feb.: 'Reactive electrophile species (RES) and plant cell survival.'

DR B. MABLE, Glasgow
2 Mar.: 'Mating system evolution in the Brassicaceae.'

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Soft Matter, Biomaterials and Interfaces

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road. Contact: jacob.klein@chem.ox.ac.uk or wuge.briscoe@chem.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Jacob Klein.

PROFESSOR A. DONALD, Cambridge
31 Jan.: 'Protein aggregation of intermediate lengthscales.'

DR J. URBAN
7 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR P. PUSEY, Edinburgh
14 Feb.: 'Colloidal glasses.'

PROFESSOR A. VAN DER MERWE
21 Feb.: 'A novel mechanism of signalling between cells in direct physical contact.'

DR P. DAVIES, Cambridge
28 Feb.: 'Sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy of monolayers and multilayers on solid surfaces.'

PROFESSOR R. COMPTON
7 Mar.: 'Voltammetry at heterogeneous electrodes. Old electrodes for new; from carbon nanotubes to edge plane pyrolytic graphite.'

PROFESSOR M. RUTLAND, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
14 Mar.: 'Observations on the relationship between surface forces and friction, with a digression on the spectroscopy of monolayers.'


Logic Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 3.15 p.m. in the Mathematical Institute. Details of the 3 February seminar are not available at the time of going to press.

Convener: Professor A.J. Wilkie.

J. KIRBY
27 Jan.: 'Model theory of some differential equations.'

D. MACPHERSON, Leeds
10 Feb.: 'Stable domination and algebraically closed fields.'

M. ITAI, Tokai
17 Feb.: 'A few remarks on quasi-minimal structures.'

N. PEATFIELD, Bristol
24 Feb.: 'Hurewicz theorems and Pillay's conjecture.'

A. MACINTYRE, QMUL
3 Mar.: 'Ultraproducts in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry.'


Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will take place on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, unless otherwise indicated. No colloquium will be held on 10 February.

Conveners: Professor R. Davies and Professor I. Walmsley.

PROFESSOR E. WRIGHT, UCLA
27 Jan.: 'A century in cosmology.'

PROFESSOR J. THOMAS, UCL
3 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR E. VAN DISHOECK, Leiden Observatory, Netherlands
17 Feb.: 'From molecules to planets.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING, Cambridge
24 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'The origin of the Universe.' (Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture)

PROFESSOR J. BAUMBERG, Southampton
3 Mar.: 'Chamelon metals: from nanostructures for plasmon engineering to molecular detection.'

PROFESSOR J. RYAN
10 Mar.: To be announced.


Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

Unless indicated otherwise the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

DR LIMING YING, Cambridge
Wed. 8 Feb.: 'Enzymatic reactions and protein folding in sub- attolitre nano-reactors.' (Provisional title)

DR E. PACI, Leeds
17 Feb.: 'From peptide conformation to protein translocation and degradation in vivo: what can we learn from simple models?'

PROFESSOR D. SMITH, Keele
3 Mar.: 'Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry in the analysis of exhaled breath for clinical diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring.'


Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

PROFESSOR H. VON STORCH, GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany
2 Feb.: 'What is happening to storms: are they getting more or less violent?'

DR D. PORCELLI
9 Feb.: 'The history of the terrestrial atmosphere as told by noble gases.'

DR N. TEANBY
16 Feb.: 'Titan's atmosphere and surface revealed by the Cassini mission.'

DR S. MIGLIORINI, Reading
23 Feb.: 'Efficient assimilation of satellite measurements.'

PROFESSOR D.P. MARSHALL, Reading
2 Mar.: 'Towards the next generation ocean model with adaptive meshing.'

DR A. COLLARD, European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts
9 Mar.: 'IAS1, an advanced infra-red sounder for numerical weather prediction.'

DR B.N. LAWRENCE, CCLRC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
16 Mar.: 'Communicating scientific thoughts and data: from weblogs to the NERC DataGrid via data citation and institutional repositories.'

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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, unless otherwise stated, in the Mathematical Institute. There will be no seminars in week 2, 4, 6, and 8. Enquiries should be directed to Sara Jolliffe (e-mail: cmb@maths.ox.ac.uk).

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

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

DR N. MONK, Sheffield
3 Mar.: To be announced.

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Medical Sciences

Department of Psychiatry

The following guest lectures will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital. Organised by the Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Regional Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training. Enquiries: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk or 01865 226451. Website: www.psychiatry.ox.ac.uk/seminars.

PROFESSOR P. GRASBY, Imperial College London
28 Feb.: 'Imaging the neurochemical brain in health and disease.'

PROFESSOR G. LEWIS, Bristol
7 Mar.: 'Cannabis and schizophrenia.'


Oxford Clinical Neuroscience Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR J. NORRIS and DR R. MENON, St George's Hospital, London
17 Feb.: 'Diagnosis and management of carotid and vertebral dissection: CADISS Trial.'

DR P. READING, South Tees NHS Trust
10 Mar.: 'Parasomnias: the spectrum of things that go bump in the night.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Sub-faculty of Italian: Postgraduate Research Seminars

The following seminar will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 1 (first floor), Tom Quad VII, Christ Church. There will be postgraduate presentations on work in progress weeks 7 and 8. Details of the 7 February seminar will be announced later.

E. LOMBARDI, McGill University
31 Jan.: 'Emblematic intertextualities: Lucan's wood between Tasso and Ariosto.'


Talk on Lucio Colletti

The following talk on the life and works of Lucio Colletti will be given by PROFESSORE PINO BONGIORNO, Università La Sapienza di Roma (in the presence of Dott.ssa Fauzia Gavioli vedova Colletti) on Friday, 3 February, at 5 p.m. in the Taylor Institution, St Giles'. The talk will be followed by a private viewing of the Colletti exhibition at the Taylor Institution. (Enquiries: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk.)

The events are sponsored by the Centro Studi Lucio Colletti ONLUS, Rome.

Convener: Professor Diego Zancani.

Subject: 'Lucio Colletti (1924–2001): Il cammino di un filosofo contemporaneo. The journey of a contemporary philosopher.'


Interdisciplinary seminars on Rilke's late poetry

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5.30 p.m. in Christ Church (Hilary Term), and refreshments will be served after each paper. For further information, including abstracts etc., see http://www.rhul.ac.uk/German/Rilke2.html. Any enquiries should be directed to karen.leeder@new.ox.ac.uk or r.vilain@rhul.ac.uk. The series will continue in Trinity Term.

Conveners: Dr K. J. Leeder and Professor R. Vilain.

M. SUTHERLAND, Oxford Brookes
31 Jan.: 'The sound and silence of the text of death: Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus.'

C. LOUTH
7 Feb.: 'Versions of pastoral in late Rilke.'

H. BRIDGE, University of Exeter
14 Feb.: 'The problem of abstraction: Rilke's late poetry and modern visual art.'

B. HUTCHINSON, Marbach am Neckar
21 Feb.: ' "Ankunft": a late poem, or an early preoccupation.'

L. OLSCHNER, Queen Mary, London
28 Feb.: 'Interior landscapes in Rilke's late poetry.'

N. SEGAL, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, London
7 Mar.: ' "O dieses ist das Tier, das es nicht gibt" ;. Unicorns in early and late Rilke.'

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Oriental Studies

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 2.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 1 in the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: Professor John Baines and Dr Stephanie Dalley.

C. BACHHUBER
31 Jan.: 'Questions of political import for the Uluburun shipwreck.'

J. BAINES
7 Feb.: 'How did different social groups communicate with one another in ancient Egypt?'

DR DALLEY
21 Feb.: 'An archive from the First Dynasty of the sealand: how to extract historical information from administrative texts.'

D. WENGROW, UCL
28 Feb.: 'Prehistories of commodity branding: cognitive aspects of early labelling practices in the Near East.'

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Social Sciences

Southern Africa Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays (weeks 1–6) and Friday (week 6) in the School of Geography, Oxford University Centre for Environment, South Parks Road.

C. HEYMANS, Independent Consultant
1 Feb.: 'Democracy, delivery and development: local government and the transformation of South Africa since the 1990s.'

DR T. LEMON
8 Feb.: 'Perspectives on democratic consolidation in southern Africa: the five general elections of 2004.'

L. JONES
15 Feb.: 'Growing up in an AIDS epidemic: implications for policy intervention.'

DR R. GIBB, Plymouth
24 Feb.: 'The future of regional integration in southern Africa.'


Round-table discussions: nuclear weapons proliferation

The following two round-table discussions, organised by the Department of Politics and International Relations, will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building.

Conveners: Professor Adam Roberts and Dr Andrew Hurrell.

PROFESSOR ROBERTS, DR J. PISCATORI, DR A. ADIB-MOGHADDAM, DR D. MALONE, and PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH.
30 Jan.: 'The crisis over Iran.'

DR HURRELL, SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN, DR P. CRONIN, DR D. JOYNER, and PROFESSOR ROBERTS
13 Feb.: 'What kind of non-proliferation regime?'

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Theology

Ian Ramsey Centre

The Ian Ramsey Centre seminars, organised in conjunction with SophiaEuropa Oxford, will be held on Thursdays in weeks 2, 4, and 6 at 8.15 p.m. for 8.30 p.m. in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College. Speakers will include Professor Harald Walach, Northampton, and Dr Dr Margaret Yee, SophiaEuropa, Oxford.

Conveners: Professor J. Hedley Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

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Said Business School

Finance Seminars

The following seminars will beheld on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, the Saïd Business School, Park End Street, unless otherwise indicated. Papers and further information available on www.sbs.ox.ac.uk. E-mail: professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: Oxford (2)88902.

Conveners: Tarun Ramadorai and Celine Rochon.

Speaker to be announced
31 Jan.: Job market presentation.

R. KOSOWSKI, INSEAD
7 Feb.: 'Does money grow on hedge funds? A Bayesian analysis.'

L. GUISO, Italy
7 Feb.: Trusting the stock market.'

D. EASLEY, Cornell
14 Feb.: 'Wealth dynamics and asset prices.'

F. GOMES, London Business School
21 Feb.: To be announced.

H. ALMEIDA, NYU Stern School of Business
28 Feb.: To be announced.

L. HANSEN, Chicago
7 Mar.: To be announced.

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Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

John Berger Lecture

GREGORY RUBINSTEIN, Sotheby's, will deliver the John Berger Lecture on Thursday, 2 February at 5.30 p.m. in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

The John Berger Lectures take place on an occasional basis and focus on various aspects of art history. The series is organised by the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in association with the Ashmolean Museum. No booking required, but seating is limited.

Convener: Paul Bonaventura.

Subject: 'The life and times of a masterpiece: Vermeer's Young Woman seated at the Virginals'.


Films: Tony Grisoni's 'Prime Cuts'

A selection of films by the acclaimed screenwriter will be shown on Friday, 10 February and Saturday, 11 February between 10 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. in the Magdalen College Auditorium. Tony Grisoni will be present to introduce each film, including Queen of Hearts (1989), In this World (2002), and Brothers of the Head (2005). This event is organised by the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in association with Magdalen College Film Society. No booking required, but seating is limited.

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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 Lecture

Environmental Governance

The Linacre Lectures will be given on Thursdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

The Linacre Lectures are arranged in association with the Environmental Change Institute, and are supported by Tetra Laval.

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MOL, Wageningen University, Netherlands
2 Feb.: 'Environmental governance in China: domestic and international dynamics of a future hegemon.'

PROFESSOR S. OWENS, Cambridge
9 Feb.: 'Taking advice? Policy, politics and the Royal Commission on environmental pollution, 1970–2006.'

DR R. WATSON, The World Bank
23 Feb.: 'The impact and role of major international scientific assessments on global environmental governance.'

THE RT. HON. J. GUMMER, MP, Chairman, Quality of Life Commission
2 Mar.: 'Joining up environmental governance: the challenge of an holistic approach.'

DR G. BRIDGE, Manchester
9 Mar.: 'Dirt and dreams: international mining and the governance of resource access and environmental protection.'

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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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Queen's College

Poetry Reading Evening

A Poetry Reading Evening, in which works will be read by three Old Member poets, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 February, in the Memorial Room, Queen's College.

The poets attending will be SASHA DUGDALE (1993, Modern Languages), CHOMAN HARDI (1996, PPP), and OLIVIA MCCANNON (1993, Modern Languages).

Enquiries should be directed to Oscar Van Nooijen, Old Members' Office, Queen's College (telephone: Oxford (2)79214, e-mail: oscar.vannooijen@queens.ox.ac.uk).

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St Antony's College

Latin American Centre

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in the Latin American Centre.

A. ANGELL
27 Jan.: ''Too much smiling, too few policy proposals': the Chilean elections of 2005–6.'

E. CARDENAS
3 Feb.: 'Myths, fallacies and successes of economic policy in Mexico during the twentieth century.'

L. WHITEHEAD
10 Feb.: 'Latin America: a new interpretation.'

C. CAUMARTIN, QEH
3 Mar.: 'Identity and ethnicity in Guatemalan politics.'

J. DUNKERLEY and A. KNIGHT
10 Mar.: 'Economic doctrines in Latin America: origins, embedding and evolution.' (panel discussion) (edited by Valpy Fitzgerald and Rosemary Thorp)

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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

HA-JOON CHANG, Cambridge, will lecture on 3 February at 2 p.m. in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'Abolishing (industrial) tariffs: the end of economic development?'

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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture series: Poets as translators

DAVID CONSTANTINE, award-winning poet, translator, and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, 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.

The second and third lectures in this series will take place on 3 March (George Szirtes) and 9 June (Jon Stallworthy and Peter France).

Enquiries: carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.


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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