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Oxford University Gazette, 27 October 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor Educational Studies

PROFESSOR TEREZINHA NUNES will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 31 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: 'Morphemes and literacy: lessons from research practice.'


Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuroimaging

PROFESSOR PETER JEZZARD will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'A view of the brain and mind.'


Professor of Educational Studies

PROFESSOR HERBERT MARSH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Subject: 'Self-concept research: driving international agendas.'


Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR K. KISH SKLAR will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The centrality of feminism in American political history, 1776–2000.'


Professor of Development Economics

PROFESSOR STEFAN DERCON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Risk, time, and poverty.'


John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government

PROFESSOR GEORGE C. EDWARDS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Social Sciences Building, Manor Road.

Subject: 'The President as leader: transformer or facilitator?'


Professor of Educational Studies

PROFESSOR INGRID LUNT will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR LORD MORGAN will deliver the Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Lloyd George, the French and the Germans.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE

DR JESSICA TUCHMAN MATHEWS, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Getting back on the right path: the US role in the world.'

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WELDON MEDAL

PROFESSOR J. FELSENSTEIN, winner of the Weldon Medal Prize for 2000, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 December, in Lecture Theatre A of the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. No tickets are required for admission.

Subject: 'Variation within and between species: should we expect a new evolutionary synthesis?'

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SIR PATRICK NAIRNE LECTURE 2005

SANDY NAIRNE, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, will give this year's Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Chair: Professor Richard Wentworth, Master of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. All welcome.

Subject: 'Why do painted portraits still matter?'

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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES

Biology and ethics

The Herbert Spencer Lectures will be delivered at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools. The lectures are open to the public, and tickets are not required for admission.

PROFESSOR A. SMITH, Edinburgh
28 Oct.: 'Stem cell research: hype or hope?'

PROFESSOR J. SAVULESCU
4 Nov.: 'The ethics of biological modification of human beings.'

PROFESSOR SIR GHILLEAN PRANCE, Science Director, Eden Project
11 Nov.: 'Plants, patents, and the rights of the indigenous peoples.'

PROFESSOR J. GLOVER, King's College, London
18 Nov.: 'Biological enhancement and human cognitive limitations.'

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HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College. Up-to-date information is available at http://www.history.ac.uk/ecohist/seminars.

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

PROFESSOR J. DE VRIES, Berkeley
1 Nov.: 'The limits of globalisation in the early modern world.'

PROFESSOR J. MOKYR, Northwestern
8 Nov.: 'Mobility, creativity, and technological development.'

K. GABAYK, Jerusalem
15 Nov.: 'Coercion power, property rights, and technology adoption: construction of watermills in Ponthieu, France, during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.'

PROFESSOR C. WICKHAM
22 Nov.: 'Rethinking the structure of the early medieval economy.'

DR V. FITZGERALD
29 Nov.: 'Productivity in Latin America during the twentieth century.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Earth Sciences Seminars

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

PROFESSOR C. MEASURES, Hawaii
31 Oct.: 'High resolution trace element analysis in the oceans: tracing the sources and cycling of iron.'

PROFESSOR I. FAIRCHILD, Birmingham
7 Nov.: 'Climates captured in karst.'

PROFESSOR I. MAIN, Edinburgh
14 Nov.: 'Earthquakes and fractures as critical point phenomena.'

DR R. PANCOST, Bristol
21 Nov.: 'Microbial lipids in sediments: insights into modern ecology and ancient environments.'

PROFESSOR G. FOULGAR, Durham
28 Nov.: 'Mantle plumes do not exist.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. (not at 2.15 p.m., as previously announced) on Fridays in Lecture Room 3 in the Mathematical Institute. For further details, please contact Professor Philip Maini at maini@maths.ox.ac.uk , Dr Marcus Tindall at tinallm@maths.ox.ac.uk, or Ruth Baker at bakerr1@maths.ox.ac.uk .

No seminar will be held on 2 December.

DR Y. VENTIKOS
28 Oct.: 'Computational techniques in biomedical engineering: from cell to vessel.'

DR D. BUCK, Imperial College, London
11 Nov.: 'The topology of DNA–protein interactions.'

DR J.-J. KUPIEC, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
25 Nov.: 'Computer simulation of the Darwinian model of cell differentiation: a new approach to biological systems.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY will deliver the fourteenth Annual Norman Heatley Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 24 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Virus killers and killer T cells.'

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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Oriel College.

Convener: Dr Bettina Schmidt.

DR SÎAN HAWTHORNE, Gender and Religions Research Centre, SOAS
1 Nov.: 'Contentious traditions: feminism, gender theory and the study of religions.'

JILL SUDBURY
15 Nov.: 'An enigmatic renaissance: the revival of a Tibetan Buddhist tradition.'

DR MARIA JASCHOK
29 Nov.: 'Making rituals safe for women: women's mosques and Islamic orthodoxy in central China.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

One-Day Conference: Global Intellectual Property from a Brazilian Perspective

This one-day conference will be held on Friday, 4 November, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road. A programme is available at www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. There is no conference fee but advanced registration is required. Please register with your name and affiliation at enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 284460.

Participants: DR R. LEMOS, Rio de Janeiro; DR C. AHLERT, Michael Young Foundation; DR B. ROSENBERG, Ministry of Justice, Brasilia; PROFESSOR J. ZITTRAIN, Harvard; V. FRANZ, Open Society Institute; C. PRADO, Ministry of Culture, Brasilia; C. DOCTOROW, Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Finance Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 5, West Wing, Saïd Business School, Park End Street. Papers can be downloaded from http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ , which will also carry details of any changes in the arrangements. Further information is available on 01865 288902, or from christine.seal@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Tarun Ramadorai, Celine Rochon.

M. OTTAVIANI, London Business School
Thur., 27 Oct.: 'Noise, information, and the favourite-longshot bias.'

J.-P. DANTHINE, Lusanne
Tue., 1 Nov.: 'Corporate governance meets macroeconomics: optimal contracting in general equilibrium.'

W. GOETZMAN, Yale
Thur., 10 Nov.: 'Bubble investors: what were they thinking?'

M. CREMERS, Yale
Wed., 16 Nov, Seminar Room B.: 'Takeovers and the cross- section of returns.'

J. ZECHNER, Vienna
Thurs., 24 Nov.: To be announced.

C. CHAMLEY, ENS
Thurs., 1 Dec.: 'Complementarities in information acquisition with short term trades.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL AND THE CENTRE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

ROBERT A.G. MONKS, chairman of LENS and pioneering shareholder activist, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 November, in the Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture is the keynote address in a symposium on the subject of corporate governance. Enquiries should be addressed to Mr James Salo (e-mail: james.salo@ouce.ox.ac.uk ).

Subject: 'Rating corporate governance.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL AND THE HUNDRED GROUP

The Saïd Business School and the Hundred Group will launch the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 November. Registration arrangements will be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/taxlaunch05.

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MAISON FRANCAISE

French Ornament Drawings

This organised in partnership with Waddesdon Manor, the Rothschild Collection, the National Trust, the Ashmolean Museum, the Voltaire Foundation and the Department of the History of Art, Oxford, will be held on 18 November and 19 November in the Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road. It will also include a visit to Waddesdon Manor. Please register before 11 November. Tel.: 01865 274220. Email: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk. Web: www.mfo.ac.uk. Registration with lunch on Friday or Saturday: £19. Registration with lunch on Friday and Saturday: £26.

Convener: Alastair Laing, National Trust, and Dr Jon Whiteley, Ashmolean.

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR WILLARD BOHN, Illinois State University, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College.

17 Nov: 'Guillaume Apollinaire, Raoul Dufy, and the modern bestiary.'

24 Nov.: 'Guillaume Apollinaire and the green mouse. The role of children's rhymes.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Colloquium: the life and work of Professor Colin Clark

A colloquium to celebrate the life and work of Professor Colin Clark will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. The speakers will be Professor David Hendry, Professor Christopher Bliss, Professor Angus Maddison, Professor Peter Sinclair, Professor Geoffrey Wood, Professor Graham Richards, Professor Gavin McCrone, and Dr George Bitsakakis. Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Pat Spight, Brasenose College (e-mail: pat.spight@bnc.ox.ac.uk ).


Tanner Lectures on Human Values

The beginning of life. Biology is finally replacing God?

LORD WINSTON will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Pat Spight, Brasenose College (e-mail: pat.spight@bnc.ox.ac.uk ).

8 Nov.: 'Manipulating reproduction.'

9 Nov.: 'Stem cells: hope or hype?'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Lecture

ORVILLE SCHELL, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: 'Patriotism, politics, profit, and American broadcast news.'


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.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

DR THERESA BURT DE PERERA will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 November, in the Pusey Lecture Room.

Subject: 'Fish in space!'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Guardian Lecture

MUKTI JAIN CAMPION will deliver the thirteenth Guardian Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 31 October, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School.

Subject: 'Look who's talking: cultural diversity, public service broadcasting and the national conversation.'


Media and Politics Seminar Series

The Media and Politics Series, organised by Nuffield College and Reuters Foundation Programme, will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays at Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr David Butler and Mr Paddy Coulter.

MARC ROCHE, London correspondent of Le Monde
28 Oct.: 'The French perspective on Britain and Europe.'

PETER RIDDELL, Assistant Editor, The Times
4 Nov.: 'British politics and the media.'

JOHN LLOYD, Contributing Editor, Financial Times
18 Nov.: 'Media and politicians.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

General Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Latin American Centre. All welcome. E-mail: enquiries@lac.ox.ac.uk.

D. URBANEJA, Central de Venezuela
28 Oct.: 'Los componentes centrales del regimen chavista.' (In Spanish )

M. DEAS
4 Nov.: 'The forces of order in Colombian history: analysis of a persistent weakness.'

K. GALLO, Torcuato di Tella
11 Nov.: 'A stage for the Feliz Experiencia. Politics, theatre and public life in Buenos Aires, 1817–27.'

A. KNIGHT
18 Nov.: 'The rise and fall of the myth of the Mexican revolution.'

G. GARCÍA
25 Nov.: 'A long-term perspective on the Venezuelan crisis.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

ANGELA BROWNING, MP, will give the following lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 November, in the Garden Quad Auditorium at St John's College. To reserve a seat please contact Aislinn Hutchinson, University Section, Park Hospital, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LQ (telephone: Oxford 226324, e-mail: aislinn.hutchinson@psych.ox.ac.uk ).

Subject: 'Legislation and autism spectrum disorders.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Ollerenshaw Lecture in Mathematics

PROFESSOR ROBIN WILSON, Open University and Gresham College, will deliver the Ollerenshaw Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 November, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College.

Subject: 'Maps, maidens, and molecules.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

PROFESSOR MARTIN REES will deliver the Chatham Lecture on Friday, 18 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Einstein's legacy as scientist and icon.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Global Economic Governance Programme

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL MOORE, Sussex
28 Oct.: 'International causes of bad governance in developing countries.'

LINDSAY WHITFIELD, Junior Research Fellow, Global Economic Governance Programme
4 Nov.: 'Stifling with aid? Ownership and the expanding presence of donors.'

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RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON

Jaspers Lecture

PROFESSOR RICHARD CROUTER, Carleton College, USA, will deliver the Jaspers Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 November, in the Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon. To attend, contact admin@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk , or telephone Oxford 874404.

Subject: 'On needing the Niebuhrs: the plight of Protestant theology in America.'

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