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Oxford University Gazette, 1 February 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Professor of Ancient Philosophy

PROFESSOR TERENCE IRWIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Fundamental morality.'

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Bampton Lectures

Lectures: liberal pluralism, citizenship, law and the sacred

LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD, Professor of Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, King's College London, will deliver the Bampton Lectures on at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

16 Feb.: 'The sacred and the challenge to liberalism.'

23 Feb.: 'Liberalism and the challenge to the sacred.'

2 Mar.: 'The public and the private or "religion as a hobby".'

9 Mar.: 'Natural law, the virtues of religion and the virtues of the liberal citizen.'

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Grinfield Lectures

The Book of the Twelve: translation, interpretation and current research

DR JENNIFER DINES, Lecturer in Old Testament Studies (retired), Heythrop College, London, will deliver a series of three lectures on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.

22 Feb.: 'New life from old bones? The Greek "Minor Prophets": characters and characteristics.'

1 Mar.: 'The Twelve among the prophets: innovation and dependence.'

8 Mar.: 'One scroll, one translator?'

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Carlyle Lectures

Sincerity, hypocrisy and lies in modern political thought from Hobbes to Orwell

DR DAVID RUNCIMAN, Cambridge, will deliver the Carlyle lectures on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.

1 Feb.: 'Hobbes and the mask of power.'

8 Feb.: 'Mandeville and the virtues of vice.'

15 Feb.: 'Bentham and the utility of fiction.'

22 Feb.: 'Victorian democracy and Victorian hypocrisy.'

1 Mar.: 'Orwell and the hypocrisy of ideology.'

8 Mar.: 'Epilogue: sincerity and hypocrisy in democratic politics.'

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

DR SHIGERU KURATANI, Rigen Centre for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission. Persons with specific access requirements are advised to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Developmental factors behind the vertebrate evolution.'

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: Professor Dame Carole Jordan and Professor David Sherrington.

PROVESSOR C. SACHRAJDA, Southampton
2 Feb.: 'Exploring the limits of the standard model with lattice QCD.'

PROFESSOR DAME CAROLE JORDAN
16 Feb.: 'Investigating inhomogeneities within the chromosphers of cool giant stars.'

PROFESSOR D. RAND, Warwick
2 Mar.: 'Mapping global sensitivity of cellular network dynamics.'

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Medical Sciences

Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 12.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Botnar Research Centre.

PROFESSOR PHILIPPE CLEZARDIN, Lyon
2 Feb.: 'New insights into the antitumour activity of bisphosphonates.'

DR TRUDY ROACH, Southampton
23 Feb.: 'The importance of epigenetics in health and disease.'

DR GUILLAUME MABILLEAU
2 Mar.: 'Response of bone cells to orthopaedic materials.'

PROFESSOR JACOB KLEIN
9 Mar.: 'Molecular mechanisms of mammalian joint lubrication.'

DR DAVID SIMPSON
16 Mar.: To be announced.

DR NIGEL LOVERIDGE, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
23 Mar.: To be announced.

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Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

Seminars in Jewish studies

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oriental Institute. Details of the 15 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

DR DAVID TAYLOR
1 Feb.: ' "Your sweet saliva is the living wine": drink, desire, and devotion in thirteenth-century Syriac wine songs.'

RONALD NETTLER
1 Mar.: ' "Jewish Sufism" in late medieval Egypt: research in progress.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

DR NANCY BIRDSALL, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: 'Inequality and justice in the global economy: are Islamic countries different?'

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James Martin Twentieth-first Century School

PROFESSOR SIR NICHOLAS STERN, HM Treasury, will deliver the inaugural James Martin Twenty-first Century School Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 February, in the Examination Schools. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Ian Goldin. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: 'The economics of climate change.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

DR CARL-JOHAN SEGER, Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Architect of the Integrated Design and Verification System, Intel, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures at 3 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Department of Engineering Science.

8 Feb.: 'Micro-processor design: theoretical physics meets high-volume manufacturing.'

22 Feb.: 'Micro-processor design. You wanted to design what?'

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Magdalen College

Seminar: do our institutions work?

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Both, Professor David Marquand and Dr Stewart Wood.

LADY ASHTON OF UPHOLLAND, Parliamentary Secretary, Constitutional Affairs
19 Feb.: 'Why a Constitutional Affairs Department?'

LORD BAKER OF DORKING/SIR ROGER SANDS, retired Clerk of the House
5 Mar.: 'The answer to the West Lothian question?'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

PROFESSOR AMITAV ACHARYA, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 February, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr Mark Rebick and Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'East Asia's arrested regionalism.'


Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Annual Lecture

HRH PRINCE TURKI AL-FAISAL, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States, will lecture on Wednesday, 7 February at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road. Followed by a reception in the Buttery. E-mail: mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

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Somerville College

GlaxoSmithKline Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR RAVINDER MAINI, Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology, Imperial College, will deliver the GlaxoSmithKline lecture on Tuesday, 6 February at 5 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road.

Subject: 'Lessons learnt in taking successful anti-TNF biological therapy from the bench to the clinic.'


Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JENNY MARTIN, Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, 6 March at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the University Museum, Parks Road.

Subject: 'The name's Bond—Disulfide Bond. Disulfide bond catalysts and their role in bacterial virulence and sex manipulation.'

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Trinity College

Richard Hillary Lecture

PHILIP PULLMAN will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Poco a poco: the fundamental particles of narrative.'

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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture Series

DANIEL WEISSBORT will lecture on Wednesday, 7 February, at 7.30 p.m. in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to carmen.bugan@Wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Poets as translators.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Wine and sandwiches will be served in the Chancellor's Court after the lectures at a cost of £5 per person, for which bookings must be made and paid for in advance with Vikki Cunningham, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

LESLEY FORBES, Keeper of Oriental Collections
21 Feb.: 'Mughal masters: a Keeper's view of the Bodleian's current exhibition "The Flower Garden of Spring".'

PROFESSOR GABRIEL GORODETSKY, Tel Aviv
7 Mar.: 'At loggerheads with Churchill: Sir Stafford Cripps as British ambassador in Moscow, 1940–2.'

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