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Oxford University Gazette, 29 September 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

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?'

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.'

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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. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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CHANGING CHARACTER OF WAR LECTURE

GEN. SIR RUPERT SMITH will deliver the Changing Character of War Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 October, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'The utility of force.'

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE

PROFESSOR A. EZEKOWITZ, Harvard Medical School, Newton–Abraham Visiting Professor 2005–6, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 24 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Phagocytosis in innate immunity: from flies to man.'

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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 applied to ancient Greek trireme warships.'

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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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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.

DR S. THOMAS, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
21 Oct.: 'Biology and ethics: progress and challenges.'

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.: To be announced.

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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.'

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G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR M.F. THOMASHOW, Michigan State University, will deliver the G.E. Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 11 November, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: 'Gene regulons and regulatory pathways involved in plant cold acclimation.'

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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 Chemistry Group Seminar )

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

M. LEDOUX, Strasbourg
Tue. 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.'

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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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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: Dr D.E. Logan.

DR R. ALLEN, AMOLF, Amsterdam
17 Oct.: 'Simulating the flipping of genetic switches and other rare events.'

PROFESSOR D. BUCKINGHAM, Cambridge
31 Oct., Main Lecture Theatre, PTCL: 'Chirality in NMR spectroscopy.' (Joint seminar with ICL )

PROFESSOR J. TULLY, Yale
14 Nov.: 'Mixed quantum–classical dynamics.'

PROFESSOR J. YEOMANS
28 Nov.: 'Wetting dynamics on chemically patterned and superhydrophobic surfaces.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

PROFESSOR C. SIBLEY, Manchester
14 Oct.: 'Placental transport and foetal growth: of mice and women.' (Jenkinson Seminar )

DR D. GOBERDHAN and DR D. MEREDITH
21 Oct.: 'PAT transporters and nutrient sensors—novel players in cancer and diabetes?'

DR T. WELLS, Cardiff
28 Oct.: 'Determinants of bone strength in rodent models of growth hormone deficiency: a snappy number in endocrineering.'

DR M. HURLES, Sanger Institute, Cambridge
4 Nov.: 'Structural variation in the human genome.'

PROFESSOR A. BAILEY, Park Hospital for Children, Oxford
11 Nov.: 'What is the brain basis of autism?'

PROFESSOR R. GIBBONS
18 Nov.: 'ATR-X syndrome, a disease of chromatin.'

PROFESSOR A. GRAHAM, King's College, London
25 Nov.: 'Getting a head—lessons from development and evolution.' (Jenkinson Seminar )

PROFESSOR D. SATTELLE
2 Dec.: 'Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: targets for drugs and amyloid peptides.'

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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.'

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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.'

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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?'

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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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FACULTY OF MUSIC

Lectures and events, Michaelmas Term

Mon., 10 Oct., 1.30–4 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Oxford Philomusica OpUS! Introductory Session. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

Tue., 11 Oct., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Graduate Students' Colloquia. Gregory Bloch (University of California, Berkeley): 'Manrico's Manhood'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Sun., 16 Oct., 2-5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Violin and Strings Masterclass with Professor Simon Fischer. Interested students should contact the faculty to book a place. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Tue., 18 Oct., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Graduate Students' Colloquia. Michael Burden: 'Pots, privies and WCs: crapping at the opera in London before 1850'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Thur., 20 Oct., 5–7 p.m., All Souls: Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music. Jeremy Llewellyn (University of Basel): 'The versus de musica ars humana and musical transmission in early medieval Italy'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Sat., 22 Oct., 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Royal Musical Association Study Day, Writing Skills Study Day. (Free to graduate students from Oxford University and RMA members.)

Mon., 24 Oct., Denis Arnold Hall: 2–4.30 p.m. Ensemble ISIS Workshop with Martin Butler; 5.30 p.m., 'Composer speaks' with Martin Butler. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Tue., 25 Oct., 1.30–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Oxford Philomusica OpUS! Development Session. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

Tue., 25 Oct., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Graduate Students' Colloquia. Nicholas Marston (King's College, Cambridge): 'Schenker's "Hammerklavier" '. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Sat., 29 Oct., 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Bate Collection, Faculty of Music: Bate Collection Viol Saturday, with Cathie Miserandino. (Advance booking required: contact the Bate Collection on Oxford 276139.)

Mon., 31 Oct., 10–12 noon, Denis Arnold Hall: the Allegri String Quartet Composition Workshop. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Mon., 31 Oct., Holywell Music Room: 2–5 p.m., open rehearsal; 8 p.m., Evening Concert, by the Allegri String Quartet: Mozart, Quartet in E flat, K.428; Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122; Beethoven, String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. (Tickets £12/£6 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Tue., 1 Nov., 1–1.45 p.m., Bate Collection. Bate Collection Gallery Talk: 'The lute family' by Lynda Sayce. (Free of charge and no booking necessary.)

Tue., 1 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Graduate Students' Colloquia. Darryl Martin (Edinburgh University): 'The Talbot Manuscript: better as it is than the book it never was?' (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Thur., 3 Nov., 5–7 p.m., All Souls: Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music: Tess Knighton (Early Music, and Clare College, Cambridge): 'Isabella of Castile and her music books'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Tue., 8 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Graduate Students' Colloquia. Daniel Albright (Harvard University): 'Shakespeare's Tempest as virtual opera: codes in Seventeenth-century theatrical Music'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Wed., 9 Nov., 2–5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Oxford Philomusica Wind Masterclass with John Orford. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

12–13 Nov., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Bate Collection, Faculty of Music. Weekend course: Violin Bow Rehairing with Andrew Bellis. (Advance booking required: contact the Bate Collection on Oxford 276139.)

Sat., 12 Nov., 8pm., Sheldonian: Oxford University Orchestra Concert: Barber, Concerto for Organ; Shostakovich, Symphony No 10. (Jason Lai, conductor; David Goode, organ). (Tickets £10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Tue., 15 Nov., 5.15 p.m, Denis Arnold Hall: Graduate Students' Colloquia. Philip Bullock (University College, London): 'Revealing and concealing: aspects of the lyric voice in Chaikovskii's Songs'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Thur., 17 Nov., 5–7 p.m., All Souls. Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music: William Flynn (Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds): 'Rhetorical ductus and musical modus: analysing Hildegard of Bingen's (1098–1179) Hymn for St Ursula: Cum vox sanguinis. ' (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Fri., 18 Nov., 10–12 a.m. and 2–4 p.m., Pembroke College Chapel : Betts Foundation Organ Masterclass with Ewald Kooiman. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Fri., 18 Nov., 8 p.m., Sheldonian: Oxford Chamber Orchestra Concert: Debussy, Prélude de l'après-midi d'un faune; Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1; Beethoven, Symphony No 5 (Jonathan Williams, conductor). (Tickets £8/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Sat., 19 Nov., 7.30 p.m., University Church of St Mary the Virgin: Oxford University Wind Orchestra: Shostakovich, Festive Overture, Op. 96; Arnold, Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59; Strauss, Serenade in E flat, Op. 7; Paul Hart, Cartoon (Hugh Brunt, conductor). (Tickets £4, available on the door.)

Sun., 20 Nov., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Oxford Philomusica Directing from the Keyboard Masterclass by Marios Popadopoulos. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

Tue., 22 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Graduate Students' Colloquia. Julian Johnson: 'Music as self-critique: the case of Mahler'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Mon., 21 Nov., Denis Arnold Hall: 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m., 'Composing for the media': Seminar and Questions with Nigel Hess; 1.30–4 p.m., Ensemble ISIS Composers' Workshop for Mixed Ensemble. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Wed., 23 Nov., 2-3 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Phantasm Introductory Lecture Recital by Larry Dreyfus: 'Consorting with viols: introducing Phantasm'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Thur., 24 Nov., 8 p.m., Sheldonian: Oxford University Philharmonia Concert: Concerto by the Annual Concerto Competition winner: Dvorák, The Golden Spinning Wheel; Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 (Sam Draper, conductor). (Tickets £10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Fri., 25 Nov., Holywell Music Room: 2–3 p.m., Phantasm open rehearsal; 8 p.m., Phantasm Viol Quartet Evening Concert: Music by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, and Henry Purcell: Phantasm with Geraldine McGreevy, soprano, Laurence Dreyfus, treble viol and director, Wendy Gillespie, tenor viol, Jonathan Manson, tenor viol, and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, bass viol. (Tickets £12/£6 available from the Oxford Playhouse Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or on the door.)

Fri., 25 Nov., 8 p.m., University Church of St Mary the Virgin: Oxford University Sinfonietta Concert: Elgar, Introduction and Allegro; Copland, Appalachian Spring (complete ballet); Varèse, Octandre; Poulenc, Sinfonietta (James Ross, conductor). (Tickets: £10/5/4 (OUMS cardholders) available on the door.)

Tue., 29 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Graduate Students' Colloquia. Anna Burson: 'Institutional continuity and change at hereford cathedral during the long reformation (c. 1500–c. 1650) and the Effects on musical provision'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Wed., 30 Nov., 2–5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: Oxford Philomusica Flute Masterclass with Tony Rob. (Closed event: for University Members only.)

Thur., 1 Dec., 5–7 p.m., All Souls: Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music. Nicolas Bell (Curator, Music Collections, the British Library): 'Understandings of Boethius's De institutione musica in the early fourteenth century'. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

Sat., 3 Dec., 7:30 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Bate Concert: Rusty Gulley, traditional Northumbrian smallpipes. (Tickets £12/10 at the door, or from the Bate Collection Oxford 276139.)



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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

African Studies Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: Professor W. Beinart.

PETER MITCHELL
13 Oct.: 'African connections: an archaeological perspective on Africa and the wider world.'

KATHRYN NWAJIAKU
20 Oct.: 'Of hero worship and hijacking: multiple strands in contemporary Ijaw nationalism.'

PAUL NUGENT, Edinburgh, and MARTIN MEREDITH, independent author
27 Oct.: 'Writing the recent political history of Africa.'

SIMONNE HORWITZ
3 Nov.: ' "Black nurses in white": a history of nursing at Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, 1948–90.'

DAVID PRATTEN, Sussex
10 Nov.: 'Agaba performance and the politics of youth in southern Nigeria.'

JOHN GITHONGO
17 Nov.: 'Who pays for democracy in Africa: corruption and political finance.'

LUVOYO WOTSHELA, Fort Hare, and PROFESSOR BEINART
24 Nov.: 'Plants, local knowledge, and the informal economy: prickly pear in South Africa.'

PATRICK CHABAL, King's College London
1 Dec.: 'Culture troubles: politics and the interpretation of meaning' (discussion of his new book with Jean-Pascal Daloz).


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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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

William Cohn Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR E. KOCH, Vienna, will deliver the thirty-eighth William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 October, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: 'Orpheus at the Mughal court: Jahangir's album as think-tank for allegory.'

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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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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College. Those travelling from outside Oxford are advised to telephone the Nissan Secretary on 01865 274570 earlier in the day in case of cancellation.

Conveners: Professor Roger Goodman and Ian Neary.

DR NEARY
10 Oct.: 'Matsumoto Jiichiro and the question of war responsibility.'

MASAYUKI TANIMOTO, Tokyo and LSE
17 Oct.: 'The role of indigenous development in modern Japan: another path to industrialisation.'

RICHARD WERNER, Southampton
24 Oct.: 'Solving the riddle of Japanese macroeconomic performance in the 1980s and 1990s.'

JOHN KNIGHT, Queen's University
31 Oct.: 'Wild monkey parks in Japan: an anthropological study of a popular visitor attraction.'

PROFESSOR K. MCCORMICK, Sussex
7 Nov.: 'Preparing an IT labour force for the twenty-first century in Japan.'

PHILLIDA PURVIS, Links Japan
14 Nov.: 'Street dwellers in Japan—who cares?'

PENNY FRANCKS, Leeds
21 Nov.: 'Inconspicuous consumption: saké, beer, and the birth of the consumer in Japan.'

TAKEHIKO KARIYA, Tokyo
28 Nov.: 'Towards a "learning capitalist society": expanding inequality in Japanese education and Japan's knowledge-based economy.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Unless otherwise indicated, the following events will take place at the Maison Française, Norham Road (telephone: Oxford (2)74220, fax: (2)74225, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk). Lectures, seminars, and conferences with English titles will be in English.

Global inequalities, local injustices

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room A, the Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. Details of the 22 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Luc Foisneau and Daniel Butt.

FRANCIS CHEVENAL, Zürich University
11 Oct.: 'Migration and global inequalities. A European perspective.'

THOMAS POGGE, Columbia University
18 Oct.: 'Why global inequality matters? An instrumental argument.'

DR BUTT
25 Oct., Room B: 'International libertarianism and the rectification of historic injustice.'

PETER KOLLER, Graz University
1 Nov.: 'On some interrelations between global and domestic injustices.'

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MERLE, Tours/Saarbrücken University
8 Nov.: 'Cultural defence and equality before the law.'

FRANCISCO COLOM-GONZALEZ, Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Madrid
15 Nov.: 'In the name of culture. Minority claims and social realignments in the global era.'

DR FOISNEAU
29 Nov.: 'Global egalitarianism and the claims of nationalism.'


Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

Convener: Sophie Marnette.

PETER HAIDU, University of California, Los Angeles
11 Oct.: 'Untimely reflections on medieval postcolonialism.'

A. HUNT, MS MARNETTE, and H. SWIFT
25 Oct.: 'Practising medieval French literature: the profession.'

ROGER MIDDLETON
8 Nov.: 'Practising medieval French literature: the manuscripts.'

DAVID COWLING, University of Durham
22 Nov.: 'Gardens, quarries and building sites: metaphors for writers and writing in late medieval and early modern France.'


Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Richard Cooper, Nicholas Cronk, Richard Parish, and Alain Viala.

MICHAEL HAWCROFT
13 Oct.: 'Declaiming Racine.'

PIERRE RONZEAUD, Université de Provence
27 Oct.: 'Prismes culturels et littéraires: l'exemple du Télémaque de Fénelon.'

PROFESSOR IAN MACLEAN
10 Nov.: 'Médecins et mirabilia au XVIe siècle.'

NATHALIE FERRAND, CNRS
24 Nov.: 'Livres vus, livres lus: une traversée illustrée du roman au XVIIIe siècle.'


Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Convener: Michael Sheringham.

ANNE SIMON, CNRS-Université Paris III
3 Nov.: 'Personne n'a été plus loin que Proust: Merleau-Ponty lecteur de la Recherche. '

SUSAN SULEIMAN, Harvard University
17 Nov.: 'Ontology and politics: representations of communists in sartre's fiction and theatre.'

JENNIFER YEE
1 Dec.: 'Salammbô and the subversion of Orientalism.'


Other lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures and meetings will take place at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française. JACQUES REDA, author, will present and read from his work, on Wednesday, 12 October (Chair: Michael Sheringham, All Souls College).

MICHEL BUTOR
Thur. 20 Oct., Examination Schools: 'Le voyageur acharné.' (Centenary of French in Oxford Lecture—chair: Michael Holland, St Hugh's College)

FLORENCE DUPONT, Paris VII
Thur. 27 Oct.: 'Was Rome a bicultural society?' (Chair: Philip Hardie, Corpus Christi College)

DANIEL COHN-BENDIT
Wed. 2 Nov., 5 p.m., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: 'Europe's crisis: what is to be done?' (Chair: Timothy Garton Ash)

PIERRE VIDAL-NAQUET, EHESS, Paris
Wed. 16 Nov.: 'Atlantis, the story of a Platonic myth.' (Organised in association with the Department of Classics and the History Faculty. Chair: Oswyn Murray, Balliol College)

JEAN-JACQUES KUPIEC, INSERM
Mon. 28 Nov.: 'Schrödinger's error: indeed what is life?' (Organised in association with the University Laboratory of Physiology and the Centre for Mathematical Biology. Chair: Denis Noble)


Seminar: Biography and the idea of literature

This seminar will be held on Saturday, 29 October, 2–6 p.m., in the Maison Française. Convener: Ann Jefferson, New College.


Conferences

Science, capitals and expertise

Friday, 14 October, 2–6 p.m., and Saturday, 15 October, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. Conveners: Stephane Van Damme, CNRS-MFO, and Christelle Rabier, CRHT-CAK. With the support of Paris City council.

Science, capitale et sociabilité: Paris–Londres

Friday, 4 November, 2–6 p.m., and Saturday, 5 November, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. Conveners: Vittoria Faola, Cambridge, and Simona Girleanu, ENS Université Lille 3.

French ornament drawings of the eighteenth century

Friday, 18 November 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 19 November, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. This conference includes a visit to Waddesdon Manor. Conveners: Jon Whiteley, Ashmolean Museum, and Alastair Laing, National Trust. Organised with the support of IFRU and in association with Waddesdon Manor, the Rothschild Collection, and the Department of Visual Art, Oxford. For further details or to register, please contact the Maison Française (telephone: Oxford (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).


Debate

The question of Zion

The following debate, presented in association with Middle East Centre, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 October, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Conveners: Avi Shlaim, St Antony's College, and Jacqueline Rose, Queen Mary, University of London.


Study-days

Durkheimians and the study of law

This study-day will be held on Saturday, 22 October, 10.45 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Maison Française. Convener: William Pickering, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies.

Le football en France

This study-day will be held on Friday, 28 October, in the Maison Française. Further details may be obtained from the Maison. Convener: Irene Hill, Oxford Brookes University.

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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 FEKETE, 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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REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE

Public Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, the Department of Development Studies, Mansfield Road. Further information may be found at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk.

DR M. SVASEK, Belfast
12 Oct.: 'Belonging, non-belonging, and emotional dynamics.'

DR V. PUPAVAC, Nottingham
19 Oct.: 'The demoralised refugee subject.'

ALEXANDER BETTS
26 Oct.: 'North–South co-operation in the refugee regime.'

DR L. LANDAU, Witwatersrand
2 Nov.: 'Displacement and the state of exception: aid, law, and refugees in South Africa and Tanzania.'

DR A. HAMMERSTAD, Royal Holloway, London
9 Nov.: 'Forced migration and security after 9/11: threat or hype?'

DR A. HURWITZ, International Peace Academy
16 Nov.: 'Beyond restitution: housing, land, and property policies and conflict management.'

DR M.-T. GIL-BAZO
23 Nov.: 'Refugee protection and EU relations with third countries.'

DR R. HAAVISTO
30 Nov.: 'Subjectivity and the well-founded fear of persecution: the recent Rwandese exodus.'

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Weekend short course

Further information on this course may be found at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk.

DR M. WESSELLS and DR M. LOUGHRY
29–30 Oct.: 'Cross-cultural psychology, forced migration, and peace-building.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

H.E. 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.'

Security, citizenship, and the law: regulating boundaries

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room B, the Manor Road Building. Further information may be obtained from paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk.

DR C. PARKER, Melbourne
17 Oct.: 'Meta-regulating corporate governance: legal accountability for corporate social responsibility.'

DR J. FLORIN, Fordham University
24 Oct.: 'Regulating poor women's reproduction in the United States.'

PROFESSOR L. ZEDNER
7 Nov.: 'Securing liberty in the face of terror: reflections from criminal justice.'

PROFESSOR B. HUDSON, Central Lancashire
14 Nov.: 'Justice, community, and "risky citizenship": principles of justice for divided societies.'

DR M. GIBNEY, Elizabeth Colson Lecturer in Forced Migration
21 Nov.: 'Beyond the bounds of responsibility: western states and measures to prevent the entry of refugees.'

PROFESSOR R. SPARKS, Edinburgh
Thur. 1 Dec., Seminar Room G: 'Inside insecurities: older prisoners and the sociology of incarceration.'

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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'

SIR MICHAEL LLEWELLYN SMITH and others
Mon. 17 Oct., 4.30 p.m.: 'Examining the 1923 Lausanne population exchange.' (Panel discussion )

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 Monday, 17, 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.: 'Iran's nuclear policy and its foreign impact.'

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

DR F. ADELKHAH, CERI, Sciences 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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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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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, (i) the following lectures will be held at 7.30 for 8 p.m. in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, and (ii) admission to lectures costs £1 for members, £3 for non-members; students under thirty admitted free. Further information, including details of how to join the assocation, may be obtained by telephoning Oxford 377479 or 865476.

PHIL HILLS
Tue. 18 Oct.: 'The Florence flood of 1966.'

PROFESSOR JUDITH DI MAIO
Fri. 21 Oct., Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.: 'The coalescence of sixteenth-century Italian painting and architecture: the vertical surface.' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture; admission free\)

NICHOLAS CLAPTON
Tue. 8 Nov.: 'Alessandro Moreschi, the Angel of Rome.'

FRANCESCA MARTINELLI
Wed. 23 Nov.: 'Professor Valentino Martinelli and the Roman baroque: the making of a museum.'

Other events


Thur. 6 Oct., Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 8 p.m.: film, Caterina va in città' (Paolo Viri; sixty-five minutes, no subtitles). Admission free.

Wed. 2 Nov., Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 7.45 for 8 p.m.: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

Thur. 1 Dec., St Margaret's Institute, Polstead Road, 7.45 for 8 p.m.: Annual General Meeting (members only).

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