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Oxford University Gazette, 3 May 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion

PROFESSOR PETER HARRISON will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Religion and the rise of science.'


Professor of Indian History and Culture

PROFESSOR POLLY O'HANLON will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Cultures of the body in the making of modern India.'

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Cherwell–Simon Lecture

PROFESSOR RODERICK MACKINNON, Rockefeller University, New York, and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2003, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Potassium ion channels.'

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Weldon Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WEST, Santa Fe Institute, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2005, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with specific access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'On the scale and unity of life.'

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JANET ROSSANT, Toronto, will deliver a J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with specific access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Stem cells and lineage development in the early mammalian embryo.'

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Oxford Leverhulme Changing Character of War Lecture

THE RT. HON. DES BROWNE, MP, Secretary of State for Defence, will deliver the third annual Changing Character of War Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May. Further details can be found at ccw.politics.ox.ac.uk.

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Myres Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SUSAN E. ALCOCK, Director, Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, will deliver the twenty-fourth Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: 'Looking at Ararat: archaeologies of a mountain.'

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Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts

PROFESSOR JOHN BUTT, Glasgow, will deliver the Hussey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Composers as churchmen in the modern age: a story of harmony, counterpoint, and dissonance.'

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Halley Lecture

PROFESSOR RON EKERS, CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Paths to discovery in radioastronomy—prediction and serendipity.'

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Zaharoff Lecture

YVES BONNEFOY, poet and Professeur Honoraire, Collège de France, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Ce qu'offre toujours Rimbaud.'

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Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The lecture will be open to the public, and admission is free.

Subject: 'What theory of justice?'

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Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

SIR MARTIN WOOD, President, Oxford Instruments Group PLC, will deliver the thirty-third Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: 'The entrepreneurial bug.'

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Hicks Lecture

PROFESSOR JAN LUITEN VAN ZANDEN, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, will deliver the Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The medieval origins of the "European miracle".'

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Roger Hood Public Lecture

JOHN BRAITHWAITE, Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University, will deliver the second Roger Hood Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Law Faculty Common Room, the St Cross Building. A follow-up seminar will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Subject: 'Intelligent alternatives to the criminal law.'

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Bertelsmann Europaeum Visiting Professor of Jewish Twentieth-century Politics and History

Remembering survival

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BROWNING will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days. The lectures will be given in the Council Room, Mansfield College, unless indicated otherwise. Professor Browning will also give a seminar at 10 a.m. on Friday, 8 June, in the Old Bar, Mansfield College.

Tue. 29 May: 'The Nazi use of Jewish slave labour and the historian's use of survivor testimony.'

Thur. 31 May, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies: 'The Jewish community of Wierzbnik.'

Tue.n 5 June: 'The factory slave camps of Starachowice.'

Thur. 7 June: 'The final days: flight, evacuation, survival'

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History

Crime, punishment, and policing in imperial contexts

This Commonwealth History Workshop will take place on Friday, 11 May, 9.20 a.m.–4 p.m., in the History Faculty Building.

Conveners: Professor Judith Brown and Dr Jan-Georg Deutsch.

DR K. WAGNER, Cambridge
9.30 a.m.: 'Thuggee and the colonial "archive of repression".'

DR C. ANDERSON, Leicester
11.15 a.m.: 'Reading the Indian criminal body in the nineteenth century.'

DR D. PRATTEN
1.30 p.m.: 'The man–leopard murder mysteries: police and politics in colonial Nigeria.'

MS S. HYND
2.45 p.m.: ' "The extreme penalty of the law": the death penalty and colonial violence in British Africa, c.1927–57.'

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History, Social Sciences

African history and politics seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road.

Conveners: Abdul Raufu Mustapha and Margret Frenz.

C. BERGER
7 May: 'Why everyone wants a uniform: the ascendance of the military model in post-war southern Sudan.'

E. MORIER-GENOUD
14 May: 'Shaping democracy. FRELIMO, liberalism, and politics in contemporary Mozambique.'

A. ZANI
21 May: 'Testing development theories: the influence of social background on educational attainment in Kenya.'

K. MEAGHER
28 May: 'Exit, voice, and capture: informal producers' associations and popular representation in Nigeria.'

S. JONES, Southampton
4 June: 'The legal, political, and cultural implications of recognising "belongers": a reading of recent legal judgments on the right of the Chagossian people to return home.'

C. BUNDY
11 June: 'Presidential succession politics and the temper of democracy—South Africa in 2007.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Soft matter, biomaterials and interfaces: amended notice

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Conveners: Dirk Aarts, Jacob Klein, and Robert Thomas.

PROFESSOR T. MCLEISH, Leeds
15 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR D. BENSIMON, ENS Paris
29 May: 'Mechanisms of unwinding by helical staircases.'

PROFESSOR B. BINKS, Hull
12 June: 'Planar particle monolayers and particle-stabilised emulsions and foams.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Medical Sciences

Biomedical Engineering Seminars

T. GOLESWORTHY, Environmental Development Technology Ltd., will give a seminar at 3.30 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building.

Convener: Dr Mark Thompson.

Subject: 'The Exovasc(TM) for external support in the diseased aorta—a pilgrimage of innovation.'

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Medical Sciences

Ethox Centre and Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park Seminar Series 2007: From principles to practice: implementing genetic database governance

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 12.30 p.m. in the Ethox Centre Library, Gibson Building, Block 21, Radcliffe Infirmary. Essential information about clearing site security is available at www.ggd.org.uk.
PROFESSOR RORY COLLINS, UK Biobank15 May: 'Blocking access to personal data for medical research: in the public interest?'

PROFESSOR DAVID VAVER
29 May: 'Medical databases: fit for intellectual property rights?'


Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.

PROFESSOR M. GAUTEL, King's College, London
4 May: 'Giant muscle protein kinases—oddities or paradigms.'

DR L. BELL
11 May: 'The role of biophysics in structural genomics.'

DR G. SCHERTLER, Cambridge
25 May: 'The first structure of a stabilised recombinant rhodopsin: implications for structure and signalling of G protein coupled receptors.'

PROFESSOR C. BAGSHAW, Leicester
1 June: 'Probing myosin dynamics with GFP.'

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Oriental Studies

Violence and Authority: Comparative Studies on European, Byzantine and Islamic States and State-Building

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church. Further information: www.krc.ox.ac.uk/mellon_seminar.htm.

Conveners: Dr Petra Sijpesteijn and Professor Chase Robinson.

MAAIKE VAN BERKEL, Amsterdam
8 May: 'Good ruler, wicked servants. Tenth-century mazalim courts and their control of abuse of official powers.' (Discussant: Jeremy Johns)

JOHN HALDON, Princeton
15 May: 'Tyrannicide and usurpation of power in the early Byzantine Empire.' (Discussant: Averil Cameron)

JEREMY JOHNS
22 May: 'Muslim rebels and their suppression in Christian Italy, 1194–1300.' (Discussant: Pat Harvey)

ARON ZYSOW, Harvard
29 May: 'Suppression of dissent by the ruler: the extermination of the Zaydi Mutarrifiya sect.' (Discussant: Najam Haider)

GERD ALTHOFF, Münster University, Germany
5 June: 'Public ritual and violence in tenth/eleventh-century Germany.' (Discussant: Chris Wickham)

ANDREA ZORZI, Florence
12 June: 'Legitimisation and legal sanction of vendetta in Italian cities in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries.' (Discussant: Guy Geltner)

PETRA SIJPESTEIJN
14 June: 'Violence and authority: the comparative view' (Final keynote lecture)

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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 the Seminar Room West, Mansfield College.

Convener: Peggy Morgan.

DR SARAH BROWN, English Heritage
15 May: 'Religion and place 1558–2000: understanding the importance of places of worship in the historic built environment.'

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN
29 May: 'Calligeofiguresques: making sense of Islamic art.'

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Research Laboratory for Archaeology

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Board Room, the Department of Geography, the Dyson Perrins Building.

Convener: Dr J.-L. Shwenninger.

ALEX BAYLISS, English Heritage
10 May: 'Gathering time: building chronologies for the early Neolithic of southern Britain.'

NICHOLAS EASTHAUGH
7 June: 'Developing pigment chronologies.'

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The Europaeum

State formation and ideologies, c.1400–c.2000

The following seminars for the joint MA programme 'European History and Civilisation' will be held at 10 a.m. on Mondays in the History Faculty Building.

Convener: Dr David Rundle.

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND
7 May: 'The left in twentieth-century politics.' (Provisional title)

PROFESSOR ROBERT EVANS
14 May: 'The states of central and eastern Europe after the end of the First World War.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL FREEDEN
21 May: 'Twentieth-century European liberalism and its transformations.'

DR JOHN ROBERTSON
28 May: 'Making historical sense of the Enlightenment.'

DR DAVID PARROTT
4 June: 'Absolutism and the early modern state.'

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Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and the African Studies Centre

HENRIETTA MOORE, LSE, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to sloan.mahone@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The new politics of female circumcision in Kenya.'

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Maison Française

Colloquium in honour of Michael Screech for his 81st birthday

This colloquium will be held on Friday, 4 May, 2.15–6 p.m., and on Saturday, 5 May, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., in the Maison Française. Enquiries should be directed to maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Richard Cooper.

Subject: 'Melancholy and ecstasy.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Camp life: exception, emergency, and the spaces of forced migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Department of International Development. Note that the entrance to the department is closed after 5.15 p.m.

Convener: Simon Addison.

PROFESSOR JENNY JENKINS, Aberystwyth
9 May: 'Missing, displaced, disappeared: persons in a state of emergency.'

DR BÜLENT DIKEN, Lancaster
23 May: 'From refugee camps to gated communities: a culture of exception.'

DR RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC
6 June: 'From exception to excess: rereading detention and deportation in today's Europe.'


Colson Lecture

PROFESSOR MARK DUFFIELD, Bristol, will deliver the Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Development and emergency: containing the migratory effects of underdevelopment.'


Weekend workshops and courses

Enquiries should be directed to the Refugee Studies Centre (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk).
19–20 May: 'The rights of refugees under international law.'

2–20 July: International Summer School on Forced Migration.

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James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation

Unless otherwise indicated the following lectures by visiting speakers will be given at 5 p.m. Tuesdays in the James Martin Institute Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School.

BETTY SUE FLOWERS, Federal CEO, Director, L.B. Johnson Presidential Library
8 May, 3 p.m., Lecture Theatre 5: To be announced.

BILL SHARPE, The Appliance Studio
15 May: 'Technology foresight: navigating with invisible islands.'

KEES VAN DER HEIJDEN
22 May: 'Scenarios to strategy.'

GWYN PRINS, LSE
29 May: 'Problems and possibilities with strategic assessment methods.'

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All Souls College

Chichele Lecture

PROFESSOR GABRIEL GORODETSKY, Tel Aviv, will deliver a Chichele Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'At loggerheads with Churchill: Sir Stafford Cripps as British ambassador in Moscow, 1940–2.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR MAX PENSKY, Professor of Philosophy, Binghampton University, New York, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room A, the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Manor Road Building.

7 May: 'Amnesty and justice.'

14 May: 'Amnesty, democracy, and solidarity: lessons from South Africa.'

21 May: 'Amnesty, sovereignty, and international law.'

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Jesus College

Don Fowler Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ALESSANDRO BARCHIESI will deliver the Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a dinner for speaker and guests. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Armand d'Angour (e-mail: armand.dangour@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Ennius and the dark virgin.'

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Keble College

Keble Archaeology Lectures

PROFESSOR CHRIS STRINGER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College.

Convener: Dr Simon Blockley.

Subject: 'Reconstructing the early human history of Britain.'


Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE REVD DR RICHARD A. BURRIDGE, Dean of King's College, London, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: 'Being Biblical: slavery, sexuality, and the inclusive community.'

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Magdalen College

Waynflete Lectures

High density lipoproteins and heart disease

NORMAN MILLER, Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, wil deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

10 May: 'In the beginning.'

17 May: 'Molecules and mechanisms.'

24 May: 'Trials and tribulations.'

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Oriel College

Thomas Harriot Lecture

DR STEPHEN JOHNSTON will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Thomas Harriot and the English experience of navigation.'


Lee Seng Tee Lecture

DR KENNETH FINCHAM will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'An Oriel Sphinx? Provost Blencowe (1574–1618).'

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Pembroke College

Blackstone Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR ROY GOODE will deliver the thirtieth Blackstone Lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 12 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Removing the obstacles to commercial law reform.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian Studies Programme: additional seminar

ANASTASIA NORTON-PILIAVSKY will give an additional seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'The Moghia Commission and its discontents: notes on policing and politicking in nineteenth-century north India.'

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St Edmund Hall

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR R.J. OVERY will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: 'A morbid age: the "crisis of civilisation" in Britain between the wars.'

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St John's College

Founder's Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN WHITE, Professor of Chemistry, ANU, Canberra, will deliver the Founder's Lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, 10 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free and further details may be obtained from alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Belief in science.'

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Trinity College

Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture

JOSHUA ROZENBERG, Legal Editor, the Daily Telegraph, will deliver the Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Words, words, words: writing about the law.'

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Wolfson College

Poets as translators

DON SHARE, Curator of the Poetry Room, Harvard, and SASHA DUGDALE, currently working as a translator and consultant at the Royal Court Theatre, London, will lecture in this series at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 8 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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Blackfriars

Assunta Kirwan Lecture on Biblical Justice

DR JONATHAN GORSKY, Member of the Council for Christians and Jews, will deliver the Assunta Kirwan Lecture at 2 p.m. on Sunday, 6 May, in Blackfriars.

Subject: 'Radical covenant—Jews, Christians, and the politics of hope.'

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Regent's Park College

Centre for Christianity and Culture

A sense of place II: landscapes of the spirit

DR LYNN ROBSON will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in Regent's Park College.

Subject: ' "O this dark dungeon, the best room that ever I came in": penitence and transformation in the early modern condemned cell.'


Exhibition: the root of all creation

An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by AMY HEMINGWAY will be held from Saturday, 12 May, to Sunday, 20 May, in Regent's Park College. There will be an opportunity to meet Amy Hemingway and reflect with her on her art at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May.


McCandless Lecture

DR ROGER WARD, Georgetown College, Kentucky, will deliver the McCandless Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in Regent's Park College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'William James' alternate understanding of conversion in The Varieties of Religious Experience.'


Inauguration of the Oxford Project on Religion and Public Policy

The following lectures, which are open to the public, will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

DR NICHOLAS WOOD and DR ISABELLA BUNN
29 May: 'God and Mammon: religion, public policy, and economics.'

PROFESSOR ROGER TRIGG, Warwick
5 June: 'Religion, science, and public policy.'

DR OLIN ROBISON, Middlebury College, USA
12 June: 'Religion and political agendas in public policy.'

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Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

Beatrice Blackwood Lecture

MARINA WARNER will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 May, in the Saïd Business School.

Subject: 'Dreams of empire: magic powers, spirit travel, soul theft.'

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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

LORNA PIKE and CATRIONA MACKIE, Edinburgh, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in Rewley House.

Subject: 'Making complete sense: spelling out the way in Scottish Gaelic lexicography.'

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