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Oxford University Gazette, 5 October 2006: Lectures

Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2006–7

Culture and politics in Germany: a durable tension

PROFESSOR WOLF LEPENIES, Professor of Sociology, Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Mon. 16 Oct.: 'German culture: insecurity and arrogance.'

Tue. 17 Oct.: 'The German spirit and the German Reich.'

Tue. 24 Oct.: 'With the help of irony: Thomas Mann's conversion to politics.'

Wed. 25 Oct.: 'The aesthetic appeal of fascism.'

Tue. 31 Oct.: 'After World War II: the resurrection of culture.'

Wed. 1 Nov.: 'After reunification: the end of arrogance.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR LINDA KERBER, Harmsworth Professor 2006–7, will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The stateless as the citizen's other: a view from US history.'

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Hensley Henson Lectures 2006–7

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND and DR JANE SHAW will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

The lectures come out of the work done in the Prophecy Project over the last four years, a project in the Faculty of Theology directed by the lecturers.

The role of the prophet

Mon. 9 Oct.: 'Why study prophets and prophecy?'

Tue. 10 Oct.: 'Acting out the text: prophets and the Bible.'

Wed. 11 Oct.: 'Do women make better prophets?'

The impact of prophecy

Tue. 17 Oct.: 'Blake, Brothers, and Southcott: three case studies.'

Wed. 18 Oct.: 'The Pursuit of the Millennium I: reconsidering millennial beliefs.'

Thur. 19 Oct.: 'The Pursuit of the Millennium II: building the kingdom of heaven on earth.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR MICHAEL AKAM, Director, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Tickets are not required for admission. Anyone wishing to attend who has specific access requirements is asked to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'The evolution of segmentation mechanisms in animals.'

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Hudson Lecture

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY TILL, Defence Studies Department, King's College, London (based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College), will deliver the Hudson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 November, in Room 6, the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Trafalgar, Tsushima, Medway and the decisive battles of the twenty-first century.'

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Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS A. HENZINGER, EPFL, Switzerland, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 October, in the the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory (Wolfson Building).

Subject: 'Reliable systems engineering.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN WOLFF, composer, and formerly Professor of Classics and Music, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre.

Subject: 'Greek tragedy and some twentieth-century experimental music.'


Modern receptions of ancient Greek and Roman cultures

Unless otherwise indicated, the following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the History Faculty Building. Enquiries should be directed to amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk, heather.ellis@balliol.ox.ac.uk, or isobelhurst@hotmail.com.

Two papers will be given at all meetings except those on 23 October and 20 November.

DR PANTELIS MICHELAKIS, Bristol
16 Oct.: 'Filming death at work: silent cinema, theatre, photography.'

DR GIDEON NISBET, Glasgow
16 Oct.: To be announced.

DR JOHN HOLMES, Reading
23 Oct., History of the Book Room, English Faculty: 'Lucretius at the fin de siècle: faith, science, and poetry.' (Joint meeting with the Victorian Graduate Seminar)

DR JESSICA MEYER, Oxford Brookes
30 Oct.: 'The Three Thousand of Thermopylae: classical imagery in British First World War mourning practices.'

DR ROWENA FOWLER
30 Oct.: 'Virginia Woolf's Greek choruses.'

DR MIRIAM LEONARD, Bristol
6 Nov.: 'Reception and the return of the repressed.'

HEATHER ELLIS
6 Nov.: 'Marcus Aurelius: a conflict between classics and Christianity in Victorian scholarship.'

DR DEBBIE CHALLIS, National Portrait Gallery
13 Nov.: 'Old news: classical antiquities, excavation, and oriental landscape in the nineteenth century.'

DR SHELLEY HALES, Bristol
13 Nov.: 'Living with Pompeii: domestic reconstruction in the nineteenth century.'

DR KATHERINE HARLOE
20 Nov.: 'Between aesthetics and history? Some early responses to Winckelmann on ancient art.'

DR MARK BRADLEY, Nottingham
27 Nov.: ' "Creating a desert and calling it 'pax' ": reading Tacitus' Agricola in Victorian and Edwardian England.'

DR ALI PARCHAMI
27 Nov.: 'Victorian and Edwardian perceptions of Rome.'

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Comparative Philology, Linguistics and Phonetics

General Linguistics Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will take place on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Room 207 of the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

W. BRECKENRIDGE
16 Oct.: 'Lexical categories.'

N. MANI
23 Oct.: 'The phonological form of words at fourteen months.'

I. NIKOLAEVA
30 Oct.: To be announced.

M. STEEDMAN, Edinburgh
6 Nov.: 'Semantics and implicature in the meaning of English intonation.'

S. PAOLI
13 Nov.: 'Inflectional features at the C level.'

R. D'ALESSANDRO and I. ROBERTS, Cambridge
27 Nov.: 'Movement and agreement in Italian past participles and spell-out domains.'

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English Language and Literature

Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton College.

Conveners: Dr Sharon Achinstein, Dr Paulina Kewes, Professor David Norbrook, Dr Emma Smith, and Dr Bart van Es.

DR COLIN BURROW
10 Oct.: 'Reading Tudor literature politically: the case of 2 Henry IV.'

PROFESSOR REID BARBOUR, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
24 Oct.: 'Charity, poverty, and Utopia: the disadvantageous setting of Browne's Religio Medici.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT CRAWFORD, St Andrews
7 Nov.: 'George Buchanan and Scottish Latin poetry.'

DR KAREN EDWARDS, University of Exeter
21 Nov.: ' "And I will yet be more vile than thus": offensive tactics in Milton's regicide tracts.'

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History

Early Modern Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 2.15 p.m. in the Powicke Room, History Faculty Building.

Conveners: Robert Evans, Howard Hotson and Ian Maclean.

J. ELLIOT
10 Oct.: 'Contrasting Empires: Britain and Spain in America.'

G. HOLMES
17 Oct.: 'Pope Leo X and Italian culture.'

N. JARDINE, Cambridge
24 Oct.: 'Kepler, God, and the virtues of Copernican hypotheses.'

D. GOODMAN, Open University
31 Oct.: 'The Great Italian Renaissance debate revisited.'

W. DOYLE, Bristol
7 Nov.: 'The American Revolution and the European nobility.'

J. DIENER
14 Nov.: To be announced.

U. RUBLACK, Cambridge
21 Nov.: 'Appearances of the body politic in the early modern world.'

H. HOTSON
28 Nov.: 'Small is beautiful: German territorial fragmentation and the pedagogical revolution, 1560–1640.'

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Commonwealth History Research Seminar: Nationalism, Loyalism, and the Post-Colonial State

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in the History Faculty building, Broad Street.

Conveners: Judith Brown, John Darwin, Jan-Georg Deutsch.

DR D. MAXWELL, Keele
13 Oct.: 'Alternative trajectories: religious movements and the state in colonial and post-colonial Zimbabwe.'

DR J. DUFFY, Bristol
20 Oct.: 'Staying on or going "home"? Settlers' decisions upon Zambian independence.'

PROFESSOR A. CHAFER Portsmouth
27 Oct.: 'Formation of a neo-colonial elite: education and political socialisation in French West Africa in the late colonial period.'

DR A. BLUNT, Queen Mary College, London
3 Nov.: 'Home, community and nationality for Anglo- Indians in independent India.'

DR W. GOULD, Leeds
10 Nov.: 'Contesting secularism in colonial and independent north India, 1930s–1950s.'

DR R. BLYTH, Queen's University, Belfast
17 Nov.: 'Nationalism, loyalties and political patterns: the East African Asians in shifting colonial contexts, 1917–67.'

PROFESSOR M. NEWITT, King's College, London
24 Nov.: 'What happened after the Portuguese left: social tensions and the formation of a post-colonial society.'

D. BRANCH
1 Dec.: 'Decolonisation as a 'transitory evil'? Loyalists, Mau Mau and the Kenyan post-colonial state.'


Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

Convener: Professor Avner Offer.

J. HUMPHRIES and T. LEUNIG, LSE
10 Oct.: 'Did cities stunt? Explaining early nineteenth-century height differences in England and Wales.'

M. HARRISON, Warwick
17 Oct.: 'Military power and excess repression in the Stalinist state.'

P. FISHBACK, Arizona
24 Oct.: 'Internal migration in the US during the 1930s: causes and effects.'

S. TODD, Warwick
31 Oct.: 'Young women in the workplace and family in England, 1920–60.'

T. MURPHY
7 Nov.: 'Old habits die hard (sometimes): What can département heterogeneity tell us about the French fertility decline?'

D. CHAMBERS
14 Nov.: 'The new issue market in interwar Britain.'

V. BATEMAN
21 Nov.: 'Markets and growth in early modern Europe.'

M. BORDO, Rutgers and C. MEISSNER, Cambridge
28 Nov.: 'Currency mismatches, default risk and exchange rate depreciation: evidence from the end of bimetallism.'


Seminars in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Chris Wickham, Mark Whittow.

C. WICKHAM
9 Oct.: 'Rome, open city—in the tenth century.'

J. DUNBABIN
16 Oct.: 'Treason, sodomy, and the fate of Adenolfo IV of Acerra.'

S. TULLIS
23 Oct.: 'Glanvill after Glanvill.'

R. FORSTER, Zurich
30 Oct.: 'Borders of rationality. Lucidarius, Livre de Sydrac, Liber de pomo.'

J. NIGHTINGALE
6 Nov.: 'Liudprand of Cremona and the politics of tenth-century gossip.'

T. DEAN, Roehampton University, London
13 Nov.: 'Italian weather in the later middle ages.'

D. JOHNSON
20 Nov.: 'Bishops and deans: London and the Province of Canterbury in the twelfth century.'

G. PEPIN
27 Nov.: 'The Black Prince in Aquitaine-Gascony: a reassessment.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The Oxford Physics Colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor I. Walmsley and Professor D. Sherrington.

DR J. MARCH-RUSSELL
20 Oct.: 'Why is our universe an (electroweak) superconductor?: the mystery of the Higgs.'

PROFESSOR L. KOUWENHOVEN, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
27 Oct.: 'Spin qubits with quantum dots.'

PROFESSOR M. MOUNTAIN, Space Telescope Science Institute
10 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR J. DALIBARD, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
17 Nov.: 'Cold atoms in flatland.'

PROFESSOR W. ALLISON
24 Nov.: 'How dangerous is ionising radiation?'

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Physical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR CAROLE PERRY, Nottingham Trent
9 Oct.: 'Models of biosolical formation: from molecules to materials.'

PROFESSOR HUBERT H. GIRAULT, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne
16 Oct.: 'New tools for proteomics.'

DR DANIEL O'HARE, Imperial College
23 Oct.: 'Voltammetry on the brain: an electrochemical study of the dynamics of neurotransmitter release.'

PROFESSOR PETER DERRICK, Warwick
30 Oct.: To be announced.

DR SUSAN PERKIN
6 Nov.: 'Interactions between charge- mosaics.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD H. GUY, Bath
13 Nov.: 'Transport across the skin: physical chemistry, bioengineering, and clinical applications.'

DR ROBERT A. DRYFE, Manchester
27 Nov.: 'Nanoparticle deposition and assembly at the liquid/liquid interface.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4.45 p.m. in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12), opposite the Main Lecture Theatre. All welcome.

Convener: D.E. Logan.

A. KORNYSHEV, Imperial College, London
16 Oct.: 'DNA–DNA interaction: love on first site.'

W. BARFORD
30 Oct.: 'The density matrix renormalisation group method and applications to conjugated polymers.'

P. KNOWLES, Cardiff
13 Nov.: 'Computational molecular electronic structure: extending accurate methods to large molecules.'

S. ALTHORPE, Cambridge
27 Nov.: 'Geometric phase effects and quantum reaction dynamics.'

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Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Mathematical Institute, Lecture Room 3 (unless otherwise stated). For correspondence and further details, please contact Sara Jolliffe at cmb@maths.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor P.K. Maini.

DR D. STEKEL, Birmingham
13 Oct.: 'Modelling gene expression in single bacteria.'

DR A. EDWARDS, Cambridge
27 Oct.: 'Do wandering albatrosses really perform Levy flights when foraging?'

I. DROBNJAK
10 Nov.: 'FMRI simulator: computational model of imaging brain structure and function.'

DR M. LUCZAK, LSE
24 Nov.: 'A quantitative law of large numbers for some epidemic models.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr Jason J. Davis.

P. ARNOLD, Nottingham
9 Oct.: 'f-block N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.'

W. HUCK, Cambridge
16 Oct.: 'Surface-based supramolecular chemistry based on polyelectrolyte brushes.'

P. PRINGLE, Bristol
23 Oct.: 'Complexity with metal-phosphine complexes.'

J. MCPHERSON, Warwick
30 Oct.: 'Single walled carbon nanotubes: nanoscale electrochemical sensors.'

C. CORPORET, Lyon
6 Nov.: 'Deign of well-defined alkene and alkene metathesis heterogeneous catalysts.'

W. DAVID, ISIS
13 Nov.: 'Combinatorial studies of hydrogen storage materials— playing the odds.'

P. BARKER, Cambridge
20 Nov.: 'Haem proteins as components for self-assembling circuits.'

P. LOW, Durham
27 Nov.: 'The synthesis and study of unusual conjugated systems.'

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Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the OUCL Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise stated. For further information please contact Shirley Day on Oxford (2)73885.

Conveners: L. N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL).

PROFESSOR J. TANNER, Utah
5 Oct.: 'The surprising structure of Gaussian point clouds and its implications for signal processing.'

PROFESSOR T. SONAR, Braunschweig
12 Oct.: 'Strange discrete operators—a tour concerning meshless methods and image processing.'

PROFESSOR N. HIGHAM, Manchester
19 Oct.: 'Matrix roots: theory, computation and application.'

DR A. TREFETHEN
26 Oct.: 'Supercomputing at Oxford.'

S. OLVER, Cambridge
2 Nov.: 'Multivariate highly oscillatory integration.'

DR HOU-DOU QI, Southampton
9 Nov., Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: 'Convex quadratic semi- definite programming problem: algorithms and applications.'

PROFESSOR T. PHILLIPS, Cardiff
16 Nov.: 'Numerical prediction of multiphase flows of immiscible fluids.'

PROFESSOR P. TOINT, Namur
23 Nov.: 'Multilevel optimisation and multigrid methods.'

DR M. VAN DIJZEN, Delft University of Technology
30 Nov., Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: 'Spectral analysis of the discrete Helmholtz operator preconditioned with a shifted Laplacian.'

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Medical Sciences

OCDEM Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital.

B. HERING, Minneapolis, USA
4 Oct.: 'Islet transplantation—the Minneapolis experience.'

H. HAUNER, Munich
11 Oct.: 'Secretory function of adipose tissue and its clinical relevance.'

P. JOHNSON
18 Oct.: 'Islet transplantation—current status and future directions.'

G. OLIVECRONA, Umeå, Sweden
25 Oct.: 'Lipoprotein lipase—an enzyme with a built-in regulatory switch.'

I. BARROSO, Cambridge
1 Nov.: 'Mining for GEMs (genes for energy balance and metabolism).'

D. RAY, Manchester
8 Nov.: 'Glucocorticoid action: from membrane to nucleus.'

N. MILLER, Utah
15 Nov.: 'Kinetics and metabolic effects of intravenous reconstituted HDLs in humans.'

C. DAY, Newcastle
22 Nov.: 'Susceptibility to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.'

R. HOLMDAHL, Uppsala
29 Nov.: 'From disease to genes and back—following an oxidation path.'

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Pharmacology and Anatomical Neuropharmacology Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 12 noon in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road.

PROFESSOR K. VOGT, Basel
10 Oct.: 'A network of dopamine-sensitive interneurons surrounds the Amygdala.'

PROFESSOR C. MCGUIGAN, Cardiff
17 Oct.: 'Sneaking phosphates into cells: a platform technology for new drug discovery.'

DR L. ACSÁDY, Budapest
24 Oct.: 'What you always wanted to know about thalamus but were afraid to ask.'

DR A. GANESAN, Southampton
31 Oct.: 'Natural products as probes of biological function.'

PROFESSOR J. MANKOWSKI, Johns Hopkins
7 Nov.:'The SIV model of HIV-induced nervous system damage.'

PROFESSOR P. MACKENZIE, Flinders
14 Nov.: 'The UDP glucuronosyltransferase superfamily; our defence against chemical toxins.'

PROFESSOR H.J. WILLISON, Glasgow
21 Nov.: 'Novel therapies for autoimmunity in the nervous system.'

DR K. DORA, Bath
28 Nov.: 'CA2+ in the endothelium: a controlling influence on the blood vessels.'

Lecture

PROFESSOR CLAUDIO CUELLO, McGill University, Canada, will lecture on Friday, 6 October, at 4 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road. All welcome.

Convener: Professor A. Galione.

Subject: 'Impact of intracellular Abeta peptide in the Alzheimer's pathology.'

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Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays, unless otherwise indicated, at 1 p.m. The seminars on Mondays (30 October, 6 November and 20 November) will be held at 4 p.m. All welcome.

PROFESSOR R. VAUGHAN-JONES
13 Oct., Sherrington Room, Sherrington Building: 'Spatial regulation of pH and CA2+ in heart: gap junctions versus sarcolemmal transporters.'

PROFESSOR I. TRACEY
20 Oct., Le Gros Clarke Lecture Theatre: 'Imaging pain.' (Sherrington Centenary Lecture)

PROFESSOR P. RAKIC, Yale
27 Oct., Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building: 'Making maps of the mind: from stem cells to complex architecture.' (Sherrington Centenary Lecture and Jenkinson Seminar)

DR R. WINGATE, King's College London
Mon., 30 Oct., 4 p.m., Sherrington Room, Sherrington Building: 'From chick flicks to shark tales: the role of the rhombic lip in the developing cerebellum.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR J. HALL, Mississippi Medical Center
3 Nov., Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building: 'Pathophysiology of hypertension in obesity/metabolic syndrome.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR W. NEWSOME, Stanford
Mon., 6 Nov., 4 p.m., Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building: 'Valued-based decision making: behaviour, theory and neurophysiology.'(Sherrington Centenary Lecture)

PROFESSOR R. FOSTER
10 Nov., Le Gros Clark Lecture Theatre: 'Biological clocks and the discovery of another photoreceptor within the eye.' (Sherrington Centenary Lecture)

PROFESSOR S. GRANT, Sanger Institute
17 Nov., Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building: 'Organisation and evolution of the synapse proteome.'

PROFESSOR M. FITZGERALD, University College London
Mon., 20 Nov., 4 p.m., Sherrington Room, Sherrington Building: 'Infant pain—the formation of nociceptive reflex and cortical circuits.' (Sherrington Centenary Lecture)

PROFESSOR M. SANGUINETTI, Utah
24 Nov., Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building: 'Molecular basis of drug-induced block and activation of cardiac K+ channels.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR H. WAGNER, RWTH Aachen
1 Dec., Le Gros Clarke Lecture Theatre: 'The barn owl as a model system for visual and auditory orientation.' (Sherrington Centenary Lecture)

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise indicated. More information is available on http://dunn2.path.ox.ac.uk/~seminars/dunnsems.htm.

PROFESSOR C. NATHAN, Cornell
26 Oct.: 'Can immunology contribute to chemotherapy? Challenges of tuberculosis.' (Norman Heatley Lecture)

DR J. Q. SVEJSTRUP, Cancer Research UK
2 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR V. KORONAKIS, Cambridge
9 Nov.: 'Export, efflux, subversion—how do pathogenic bacteria do it?'

PROFESSOR G. VAN DER GOOT, Lausanne
16 Nov.: 'Innate responses to pore-forming toxins.'

PROFESSOR FIONA POWRIE
23 Nov.: 'Immune homeostasis in the intestine: a balancing act between effector and regulatory T-cell responses.'

PROFESSOR A. VENKITARAMAN, Cambridge
30 Nov.: 'Dissecting the molecular anatomy of inherited cancer syndromes.'

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: ISIS Innovation Research Seminar

The following talks will be given on Thursday, 12 October, in the Dunn School.

DR R.B. GENZYME
4 p.m.: 'The importance of intellectual property.'

DR J. ATKINSON
4.15 p.m.: 'The fundamentals of patent prosecution.'

DR C. STORY
4.30 p.m.: 'Commercialisation of intellectual property.'

D. MAIR
4.45 p.m.: 'BBSRC IP policy and support for innovation.'

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Department of Biochemistry and Oxford University Biochemical Society Colloquia

PROFESSOR SIR MARTIN WOOD, FRS, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 23 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Subject: 'Horizons of superconductivity.'

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Botnar Research Centre

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

DR FRASER COXON, Aberdeen
6 Oct.: 'Inhibition of mevalonate pathway by analogues of bisphosphonates.'

PROFESSOR JAMES GALLAGHER, Liverpool
13 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR ROBERT COLEMAN, Sheffield
3 Nov.: 'Clinical developments in bone oncology.'

DR MARK PERRY, Bristol
17 Nov.: To be announced.

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Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: Mind, brain, and trauma

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Sloan Mahone.

HANS POLS, Sydney
9 Oct.: 'Psychology as politics: colonial psychiatry and indigenous physicians in the former Dutch East Indies.'

RALPH HARRINGTON, independent scholar
16 Oct.: ' "So jarred were all my nerves": supernatural shock and traumatic terror in the ghost stories of M.R. James.'

HUW PRICE
23 Oct.: ' "Worse than the darkness of the Valley of Death": the heresy of cognitive neuropsychology in early nineteenth-century Britain.'

KATHERINE WATSON, Oxford Brookes
30 Oct.: 'Mad or bad? A case of multiple infanticide in rural Wiltshire, 1849.'

CECILIA RIVING, Lund
6 Nov.: 'A madman in the family: conceptions of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century Sweden.'

BENOÎT MAJERUS, Brussels
13 Nov.: 'Liberating the body? Liberating the mind? The anti- psychiatry movement in Europe.'

PETER BARHAM
20 Nov.: 'The complete madness: a revaluation of Michel Foucault's Histoire de la Folie.'

RHODRI HAYWARD, University of Exeter
27 Nov.: 'Busman's stomach and the embodiment of diversity.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

DR ERDMUT WIZISLA, Head of the Bertolt Brecht Archive, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, will give a special guest lecture, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Bertolt Brecht, at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 9 October, in the McGregor Matthews Room, New College.

Convener: Dr K.J. Leeder.

Subject: 'Nachlass und Nachruhm: Zum fünfzigsten Todestag Bertolt Brechts.'


Central European Seminar Series

For further information on these four seminar sessions, please visit the seminar Web site at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sant1786.

DR L. TOP, Birkbeck, London and DR E. LAFFERTON, Cambridge
Sat., 21 Oct., 1.45 p.m., Wolfson: 'Psychiatry in the Austro- Hungarian monarchy: institutions, politics, architecture.' (Session 1. Chair: Dr M. Turda, Oxford Brookes)

DR R. YEOMANS and K. KOCOUREK, SSEES, London
Thurs., 2 Nov., 5 p.m., Taylor Institution: 'Propaganda and ideology.' (Session 2. Chair: Dr Robert Pyrah)

DR A. KALLIS, Lancaster and R. MALLET, Birmingham
Sat., 11 Nov., 1.45 p.m., Wolfson: 'Urbanism and Fascism.' (Session 3. Chair: Dr M. Feldman, Northampton)

PROFESSOR P. PULZER
Thurs., 23 Nov., 5 p.m., Taylor Institution: 'Austrian historians and the Third Reich.' (Session 4: Special Lecture)

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Music

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following Graduate Students' Colloquia will be held on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. The colloquia are open to the public. There is no charge for admission.

EKATERINI LEVIDOU, St Antony's
10 Oct.: 'Russianising the universe through music: the loss of Russia and the search for the transhuman.'

OWEN REES, Queen's
17 Oct.: 'Finis coronat opus? Francisco Guerrero and motet recomposition.'

BENJAMIN WALTON, Cambridge
24 Oct.: 'Rehearing Beethoven in Paris.'

SUSAN WOLLENBERG, Lady Margaret Hall
31 Oct.: 'Some Oxford pianists of the past.'

DANIEL GALLAGHER, St Catherine's
7 Nov.: 'Playing Schumann, hearing Chopin: musical affinities in nineteenth-century pianism.'

GREG BARNETT, Rice University
14 Nov.: 'Festa, academia and esercizio cavalleresco: the forms and uses of the sonata da camera.'

SARAH COHEN, Liverpool
21 Nov.: To be announced.

MARK EVERIST, Southampton
28 Nov.: 'Mozart's Twelfth Mass.'


Seminar in Late Medieval and Renaissance Music

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in All Souls College. The seminars are open to the public. There is no charge for admission.

IAN RUMBOLD, Nottingham
19 Oct.: 'Hermann Pötzlinger's music collection: codex latinus monacensis 14274.'

DAVID FALLOWS, Manchester
2 Nov.: 'Josquin and Lucrezia Borgia.'

NICHOLAS KENYON, Controller, BBC Proms
16 Nov.: 'Tradition isn't what it used to be.'(A forum for work-in- progress)

FIONA SHAND, Magdalen
30 Nov.: 'Writing between the lines: si placet parts and added voices in fifteenth-and sixteenth-century masses.' (A forum for work-in-progress)


Workshops

The ISIS Composition Workshops will be held on Monday, 23 October and Monday, 13 November at 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

The 'Viol Saturday' Musical workshops will be held on Saturday, 28 October at 10 a.m. in the Bate Collection, Faculty of Music.

A Composition workshop will be held on Monday, 30 October, 11 a.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. The Allegri String Quartet will play works written especially by student composers.


Careers Seminar

DR EMANUELE SENICI will hold the following seminar on Monday, 6 November, at 12 noon in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

Subject: 'Introduction to academic careers.'


Lunchtime Gallery Talk

CORINNA CONNOR will give the following talk on Tuesday, 7 November, at 1 p.m. in the Bate Collection, Music Faculty.

Subject: 'The Jay cello: an illustrated lecture exploring the music, repertoire, and qualities of the early classical cello.'

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Oriental Studies

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Professor M. Goodman.

DR T. EDWARDS
10 Oct.: 'Mishnah Sanhedrin 10.1-3: text, tradition and interpretation.'

PROFESSOR P. ALEXANDER, Manchester
17 Oct.: 'The Qumran songs of the Sabbath sacrifice and the celestial hierarchy of Dionysius the Areopagite.: a comparative approach.'

DR D. NOY, Lampeter
24 Oct.: ' "For the welfare of his mother-in-law": synagogues, benefactors and Jewish inscriptions in the Roman empire.'

DR W. SMELIK, University College London
31 Oct.: 'Holy tongue, Temple tongue and Divine tongue.'

DR S. STERN, University College London
7 Nov.: 'The reliability of attributions in early rabbinic literature: dead horse or red herring?'

DR J. HUGHES, Manchester
14 Nov.: 'Scriptural allusions and exegesis in the Hodayot.'

G. MOORE
21 Nov.: 'Fearers of heaven.'

PROFESSOR GOODMAN
28 Nov.: 'Rome and Jerusalem: a comparison of lifestyles.'

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Oriental Studies, Christ Church

Violence and authority: comparative studies on European, Byzantine, and Islamic states and state-building

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church. The series is sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, Christ Church, the Khalili Centre for Islamic Art, the Oriental Institute, and the Humanities Division. Further information can be found at www.krc.ox.ac.uk/mellon_seminar.htm.

Conveners: Petra Sijpesteijn and Chase Robinson.

JONATHAN SHEPARD
10 Oct.: 'Barbarians at the gates, right-thinking Romans within: fear, faith, and deterrence in earlier medieval Byzantium.'

DAVID COOK, Rice University
17 Oct.: 'Raiders and rulers: Umayyad expansionism in the Mediterranean basin.'

DR JAMES HOWARD-JOHNSTON
24 Oct.: 'Byzantine responses to the Islamic conquest.'

ANTOINE BORRUT, Paris
31 Oct.: 'Caliphal violence and the creation of heroes: the example of Maslama b. "Abd al- Malik".'

JÜRGEN PAUL, Halle-Wittenberg
7 Nov.: 'Violence and state-building in the Islamic east.'

CHRISTOPHER MCEVITT, Dartmouth College
14 Nov.: 'Religious knowledge and political power in the twelfth- century Frankish Levant.'

ALEX METCALFE, Lancaster
21 Nov.: 'The Sicilian endgame: the Muslim community on the eve of the 1189 revolt.'

MATTHEW INNES, Birkbeck College, London
28 Nov.: 'Aristrocratic violence and royal authority in the Frankish kingdoms.'

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Social Sciences

African Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. at St Antony's College, Fellows' Dining Room, unless otherwise indicated. For further information contact Wanja Knighton at African.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk

Convener: David Pratten.

R. FANTHORPE, Sussex
12 Oct.: 'Interpreting chieftaincy conflicts in colonial Sierra Leone: elite competition, popular rebellion, and ritual control over sociality.'

D. PETERSON, Cambridge
19 Oct., Dahrendorf Room: 'The intellectual lives of Mau Mau detainees.'

N. NELSON, Goldsmiths College London
26 Oct., Dahrendorf Room: 'Fatherhood and the construction of the masculine self among the urban Gikuyu of Kenya.'

S. NEWELL, Sussex
2 Nov.: 'Queering imperial history: the search for John Moray Stuart- Young of colonial Nigeria.'

G. CARSWELL, Sussex
9 Nov.: 'Cultivating success: Kigezi farmers and colonial policies.'

D. CONWAY, Bristol
16 Nov.: 'Contesting the masculine state: war resistance in apartheid South Africa.'

L. FOURCHARD, Bordeaux
23 Nov.: 'A new name for an old practice: vigilantes in south-western Nigeria.'

J. MANTON
30 Nov.: 'Rehearsing the humanitarian disposition: leprology and community in colonial Nigeria.'


ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS): Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Human Sciences, the Pauling Centre. Further information can be found at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/seminars_lectures.shtml.

Convener: Bridget Anderson.

RUSSELL KING, Sussex
12 Oct.: 'Students as migrants.'

JOHN DAVIES, Sussex
19 Oct.: 'Force and deception—the tools of the anti-traffickers.'

FRANCK DÜVELL
26 Oct.: 'Questioning convenient concepts: the sending country/receiving country dichotomy.'

MARTIN RUHS
2 Nov.: 'Agents or victims? Low-wage migrant workers in the global economy.'

LIZA SCHUSTER, City University, London
9 Nov.: 'A clash of cultures? What underlies the division between migration studies and race and ethnicity studies?'

SUE CONLAN, Tyndallwoods Solicitors, Birmingham
16 Nov.: 'Dichotomies in practice: an immigration practitioner's reflections.'

DON FLYNN, Project Director, Migrants' Rights Network
23 Nov.: 'Ghosts at the banquet: undocumented migrants and the troubled conscience of global capitalism.'


OXONIA Distinguished Speaker Event

PROFESSOR LORD DESAI, LSE, will speak at a meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Economics.

The meeting, which is organised in co-operation with the Department of Economics and is open to all members of the University, will be chaired by Professor David Hendry.

Subject: 'Politicians and economists: a troubled relationship.'


Oxford Centre for Research into Parenting and Children: Promoting the well-being of children—the role of grandparents and kinship care

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Barnett House. Details of the 24 October seminar will be announced later.

Enquiries should be directed to Professor Ann Buchanan (e-mail: ann.buchanan@socres.ox.ac.uk). Notification of access requirements should be made to Bryony Welsman (e-mail: bryone.welsman@socres.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR SARAH HARPER
10 Oct.: 'Grandparents as replacement parents and partners.'

ADRIENNE KATZ and CLAIRE COLLIS (with young people from Young Voice)
17 Oct.: 'Grandparents: the views of young people.'

DR NICOLA ROSS, Glasgow Centre for the Child and Society
31 Oct.: 'Negotiating family transitions and relations: the perspectives of teenagers and grandparents.'

JOAN HUNT
7 Nov.: 'Keeping them in the family: kinship care for children who have been abused or neglected.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD HASTINGS, Bangor
14 Nov.: 'Grandparents of children with disabilities.'

DR GEORGE LEESON
21 Nov.: 'Understanding the role of contemporary grandfathers.'

PROFESSOR GLEN H. ELDER, North Carolina
28 Nov.: 'Grandparents in young lives: insights from the life course and history.'


Oxford Seminars in Cartography

MATTHEW EDNEY, Director, History of Cartography Project, University of Wisconsin–Madison, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 October, in the Board Room, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. Enquiries should be directed to nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Mapping empires, mapping bodies: reflections on the uses and abuses of cartography.'


Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: Food, ethnicity, and identity

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road).

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Ian Fowler, Elisabeth Hsu, and Lidia Sciama.

PROFESSOR PAT CAPLAN, Goldsmiths College
13 Oct.: 'Culinary discourses: a comparison of four ethnographic settings.'

ANNA LORA-WAINWRIGHT
20 Oct.: ' "Do you eat meat every day?" Eating and distinction in rural China.'

PROFESSOR HELEN MACBETH, Oxford Brookes
27 Oct.: 'Ecology, ethnicity, or nationality? Quantitative data on food intake either side of the Franco-Spanish border.'

DR MORTON KRINGELBACH
3 Nov.: 'Food for thought: choices and hedonic experience in the human brain.'

THE REVD LUDOVIC LADO
10 Nov.: 'The essential temptation: eucharistic meal and identity in post-colonial African Catholicism.'

DR JACQUELINE WALDREN
17 Nov.: 'The Mediterranean diet: fact or fiction?'

DR MOHAMMAD TALIB
24 Nov.: 'Food, identity, and Islam: anthropological reflections.'

PROFESSOR JEREMY MACCLANCY
1 Dec.: 'Eat dirt. Geophagia: explanations, prospects, literary representations.'

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Theology

Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College.

Conveners: Dr Bettina Schmidt and Dr Peggy Morgan.

PROFESSOR CATHERINE BELL
Thur 19 Oct.: 'Religion, constructing the West (but what about the rest?).'

PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
31 Oct.: 'The future of Islam as a European religion.'

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SMRITI SRINIVAS
14 Nov.: 'Self- care and self-cure in the Sathya Sai Baba Movement.'

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS DAVIES
28 Nov.: 'Jesus in Mormonism.'

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Theology, English Language and Literature, History of Art

The Bible in art, music, and literature

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor Chris Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

DR TASSILO ERHARDT, Utrecht
16 Oct.: 'From scripture exegesis to musical setting: Bach's Bible glosses and their historical context.'

PROFESSOR JULES LUBBOCK, Essex
30 Oct.: 'The authority of images: storytelling in early Renaissance Christian art.'

PROFESSOR ELISABETH JAY, Oxford Brookes
13 Nov.: 'Nineteenth-century English literature and the Bible.'

PROFESSOR ANN LOADES, Durham
27 Nov.: 'Mary: bone of contention.' ('Biblical Women and their Afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC)

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Rothermere American Institute

American History Research Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute. The seminars are open to the public.

WILLIAM PETTIGREW
11 Oct.: 'Slaves to the Atlantic world: politics and the demise of the Royal African Company, 1688–1715.'

CLIVE WEBB, Sussex
18 Oct.: ' "Outside agitator": John Kasper and the Clinton, Tennessee, desegregation crisis.'

RICHARD KING, Nottingham
25 Oct.: 'Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and American history.'

SIMON NEWMAN, Glasgow
1 Nov.: 'Losing the faith: British historians and the last best hope.'

KATE DOSSETT, Leeds
8 Nov.: ' "A business that is a credit to the womanhood of our race": Madam C.J. Walker and the changing identity of black women's work.'

SARAH PEARSALL, Northwestern
22 Nov.: ' "More wives than one": polygamy in North America, 1600–1840.'

PROFESSOR JANE CAPLAN and PROFESSOR LINDA KERBER
Tue. 28 Nov.: Discussion of the Harmsworth Inaugural Lecture (details above).


RAI Fellows' Research Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 12.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute. The seminars are open to the public.

SIMON HEAD, Century Foundation, New York
19 Oct.: 'Digital capitalism in America: new industrial state?'

DARRYL BROWN, Wahington and Lee University
26 Oct.: 'The surprisingly ordinary politics of American criminal law.'

ANTHONY EDMONDS, Ball State University
2 Nov.: 'The London 1968 demonstrations: a case study in British opposition to the American war in Vietnam.'

DOUGLAS DAVIES, Durham
16 Nov.: 'An American Jesus in Britain.'

ARNOLD FLEISCHMANN, Georgia
23 Nov.: 'Elections to ban same-sex marriages in the American states.'

MANJU JAIDKA, Punjab University, Chandigarh
30 Nov.: 'American studies in India.'


Special Lecture

JOHN P. CAULFIELD, Consul General, US Embassy, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the Rothermere American Institute. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'Immigration: the US experience and future trends.'


Annual Conference: US national identity in the twenty-first century

The RAI Annual Conference will be held in the Rothermere American Institute, 9–11 November. The conference is open to the public, but registration by e-mail is required: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.

ANATOL LIEVEN, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation, will address a plenary meeting of the conference at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November.

JONATHAN RABAN, novelist and journalist, will address a plenary meeting of the conference at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 10 November.

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Centre for Brazilian Studies

The following research seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road. The lecturer and title for 28 November will be confirmed at a later date.

DR T. POWER
10 Oct.: 'The October 2006 elections in Brazil.'

DR L. FERNANDO DE PAULA, Rio de Janeiro
17 Oct.: 'Assessing the economic policies of the Lula administration in Brazil: has fear defeated hope?'

DR J. DAVILA, North Carolina
24 Oct.: 'Race mixture in the Land of the Future: Brazilian racial thought and national identity.'

DR J. SAMPAIO SADDI, SÆo Paulo
31 Oct.: 'The rule of law and the credit market in Brazil.'

PROFESSOR M.C. LEMOS, Michigan
7 Nov.: 'Can science save NE Brazil? Climate, knowledge and policy.'

PROFESSOR T. RIEDINGER, Ohio State University
14 Nov.: 'JK 1956–2006: five phases in fifty years of reassessing Juscelino Kubitschek.'

DR J. R. MARTINS, SÆo Carlos
21 Nov.: 'Changes in strategic thinking in the post-cold war Brazilian military.'


Workshops

The following workshops will be held on Fridays. The programme details are still to be confirmed. Pre- registration required at enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on Oxford (2)84460.

Speaker to be announced
3 Nov.: 'Financial liberalisation and economic performance: the experience of Brazil and other emerging countries.' (Convener: Dr L. Fernando de Paula)

Speaker to be announced
1 Dec.: 'State politics and institutions in comparative perspective: lessons from Brazil.' (Conveners: Professor C. Souza and Dr A. Borges)


Conference

The following one-day conference will be held at St Peter's College, Dorfman Room. Pre-registration required. Further details from enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on Oxford (2)84460.

Convener: Dr Sara Brandellero.

Subject: 'Graciliano Ramos.'

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Saïd Business School

Operations Management Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 3.30 p.m. in the Saïd Business School. All welcome. Inquiries to steve.new@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

DR Z. RADNOR, Warwick
12 Oct.: 'How lean can public services go?'

DR M. SPRING, Lancaster
19 Oct.: ' "Nothing to be done": rethinking the nature of services in the context of supply networks.'

DR L. ZOMERDIJK, London Business School
26 Oct.: 'Front office, back office and service process design.'

PROFESSOR N. OLIVER, Cambridge
2 Nov.: 'The failure of Rover.'

DR D.P. VAN DONK, Groningen
9 Nov.: 'The influence of business conditions on type and level of integration in the supply chain.'

PROFESSOR A. NICHOLSON
16 Nov.: 'Two fundamental trade-offs: productivity/service and scale/flexibility.'

DR. C. SAUER
23 Nov.: 'Modelling IT project performance as a function of risk and management: efforts at integration.'

DR J. EFSTATHIOU
30 Nov.: 'Mass customisation—from the lab to the real world.'


Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre, West Wing, Saïd Business School, unless otherwise indicated. More information on http://www.finance.ox.ac.uk. E- mail: professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk. Telephone: Oxford (2)88902.

Conveners: Han Ozsoylev and Celine Rochon.

G. DE NICOLO, IMF
10 Oct.: 'Bank ownership, market structure and risk.'

D. THESMAR, HEC
17 Oct.: 'How do firms react to balance sheet shocks? Evidence from land holdings.'

P. BOSSAERTS, Lausanne
24 Oct.: 'Why cognitive biases may not always be relevant for asset pricing.'

F. DE JONG, Tilburg
31 Oct.: 'Valuation of pension liabilities in incomplete markets.'

G. DESGRANGES, Cergy-Portoise
7 Nov.: 'Strongly tational expectations equilibria acquisition of information and the Grossman–Stiglitz paradox.'

H. HONG, Princeton
14 Nov.: To be announced.

E. KANDEL, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
21 Nov.: 'Selling hopes: managerial compensation and perceived growth options.'

D. MARTIMORT, CICT
28 Nov.: To be announced.


Book-launch

JULIAN DIBBELL will give a talk to mark the launch of his latest book at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 October, in the Saïd Business School. The talk is open to all members of the University. Electronic registration: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/dibbell. Enquiries to: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Douglas Holt.

Subject: 'Play money: gold farms, polar bear rugs, and the ludocentric theory of contemporary capitalism.'


Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room B, the Saïd Business School. Further seminars in this series will be announced later.

The Seminar web-page is at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/faculty_seminars_complex_systems.asp.

Conveners: Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas and Dr Sean Gourley.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN SHENNAN, Imperial College
17 Oct.: Selection and drift in cultural evolution: some archaeological examples.'

DR MARCEL FAFCHAMPS, Department of Economics
24 Oct., 1 p.m.: 'Scientific networks and co- authorship.'

DR ANTONIS PAPACHRISTODOULOU, Department of Engineering Science
7 Nov.: 'Robust functionality of large-scale networked systems: switching topologies.'

DR MICHAEL BIGGS, Department of Sociology
21 Nov.: 'From event-history analysis to simulation: replaying the tape of history for the 1960s sit-ins.'

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Centre for Criminology

Oxford Criminology Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building. The series will continue in Hilary and Trinity Terms.

Convener: Professor Ian Loader.

JOCK YOUNG, Kent
11 Oct.: 'Cultural criminology and the criminological imagination.'

RICHARD GARSIDE, Director, Crime and Society Foundation
25 Oct.: 'Right for the wrong reasons: making sense of criminal justice failure.'

KEVIN HAGGERTY, Alberta
8 Nov.: 'Fashioning the hyper-rational citizen: identity theft and its victims.'

GRAHAM TOWL, Chief Psychologist, National Offender Management Service, Home Office
22 Nov.: 'Psychological services in prisons.'

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Department of Educational Studies

Oxford Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research (OSAT Centre) Seminar

PROFESSOR ALEX KOZULIN, International Centre for the Enhancement of Learning Potential, Jerusalem, will lecture at OUDES as part of his Leverhulme Fellowship on Wednesday, 25 October at 5 p.m.
Subject: To be announced.

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International Gender Studies Centre

Gender and representation in song, dance, museums, and the arts

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 1, the Department of International Development, Mansfield Road.

Conveners: Dr Janette Davies and Dr Jacqueline Waldren.

MARILYN HERMAN, London
12 Oct.: 'Jewish women and music in Yemen: earthy feminine music of the "secular" sex.'

LIA CHAVEZ
19 Oct.: 'Confrontational flesh: the body, gender, visual spectacle and perception.'

KIAN BOO
26 Oct.: 'Representation of gender and sexuality in Singapore.'

JANETTE DAVIES
2 Nov.: 'Generals, mission, and ministry: gender in the Salvation Army.'

JULIE TAYLOR
9 Nov.: 'Representations of the global and the local in feminist transnationalism.'

HELENE NEVEU
16 Nov.: 'Confrontational flesh: female performance artists' challenge to representation in the Dakarois dance world (urban Senegal).'

ANNIE COOMBS, Birkbeck College, London
23 Nov.: 'Representation and politics in museums.'

SUSAN HARROLD
30 Nov.: 'Representing gender in times of famine (Ethiopia).'

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Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

PROFESSOR ROBERT MILLER, Mount St Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, USA
11 Oct.: 'Israel's covenant in ancient Near Eastern context.'

PROFESSOR GEZA VERMES
18 Oct.: 'The notion of covenant in the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

PROFESSOR PHILIP ALEXANDER, Manchester
25 Oct.: 'The use of the Book of Deuteronomy in rabbinic theology.'

DR ROBERT OWENS, General Theological Seminary, New York
1 Nov.: 'Sons and daughters of the covenant in the writings of Aphrahat the Persian sage.'

DR ADAM SILVERSTEIN
8 Nov.: 'Haman's mid-life crisis.'

JORDAN FINKIN
15 Nov.: 'Reconfigured constellations in Hebrew and Yiddish poetry: the Modernisms of Avraham Shlonsky and Perets Markish.'

DR HAIM SPERBER, Western Galilee College
22 Nov.: 'Patterns of leadership in nineteenth- century Anglo-Jewry: Moses Montefiore, Lionel de Rothschild, and David Salomons.'

PROFESSOR HUGH WILLIAMSON and DR ALISON SALVESEN
29 Nov.: Book launch: Professor Williamson's Isaiah 1–5.

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Economic development in the Muslim world: problems and prospects

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. Details of the 15 November seminar will be announced later.

DR SABINA ALKIRE,
Harvard 11 Oct.: 'Religion and development.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT H. WADE, LSE
18 Oct.: 'How can the developing countries catch up? The case for open-economy industrial policies.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD AUTY, Lancaster
25 Oct.: 'Rent cycling, political incentives, and economic development: Iran and South Korea since 1963.'

PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER, Centre for the Study of African Economies
1 Nov.: 'Oil and development: what goes wrong.'

DR SORAYA TREMAYNE and PROFESSOR SHAHEEN SARDAR ALI
8 Nov.: 'Gender and development in the Muslim world.'

PROFESSOR HASHEM PESARAN
22 Nov.: 'Explaining growth in the Middle East.'

PANEL OF DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS
29 Nov.: 'Is there a relation between Islam and development?'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

MARTIN KETTLE, political columnist and leader-writer, the Guardian, will give a seminar at 12 noon on Wednesday, 11 October, in the Committee Room, Green College. A 'brown-bag' lunch, coffee, and biscuits will be provided.

Enquiries should be directed to kate.hanneford-smith@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Trust and reporting.'

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Oxford Learning Institute

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oxford Learning Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's. The full programme can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/oli.php?page=138.

Anyone wishing to attend these seminars should first contact Rocio Garavito (e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

DR JOELLE FANGHANEL, City University
26 Oct.: 'Studying teaching in context: what can be gained from a socio-cultural research perspective?'

DR JOHN FAZEY, Bangor
2 Nov.: 'An approach to pedagogy and research into recognising and recording changes in understanding in university learning and teaching.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN GOSLING, University of Exeter
9 Nov.: 'The distribution of leadership in higher education: figure and ground.'

PROFESSOR JAN ELEN, Leuven
16 Nov.: 'Education through immersion in research and the deliberate integration of research in teaching: ideas about nexus in LERU-universities.'

PROFESSOR INGRID LUNT
23 Nov.: 'The use of reflective statements to enhance learning at doctoral level.'

DR CHRIS TREVITT, ANU
30 Nov.: 'An authentic curriculum for learning about professional learning? Challenges and opportunities in medicine and in academia itself.'

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Oxford University Library Services

OULS Wiser: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources

The first seminars in these short lunch-time sessions will focus on locating relevant resources in science, social sciences, and humanities. Other sessions during term will include e-journals, overviews of available electronic resources, current awareness services, search skills and citation searching. No prior knowledge is expected.

Full details of the workshops can be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/information_skills/wiser. Booking is essential, and should be done via www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/.

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Maison Française

Early Modern French Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thurdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Maison Française, unless otherwise stated. Lectures with English titles will be in English.

Conveners: Richard Cooper, Nicholas Cronk, Kate Tunstall, and Alain Viala.

CARSTEN MEINER, Copenhagen
12 Oct.: 'The literary carriage from Furetière to Diderot. The material logic of chance meetings in early modern Europe.'

ANTONY MCKENNA, St Etienne
26 Oct.: 'Faith and reason in the classical age: Pierre Bayle in the light of new research.'(Besterman Lecture)

DAVID MASKELL, Oriel
9 Nov.: 'Ethnographie et religion chez Pierre Corneille: Polyeucte et Tite et Bérénice.'

COLAS DUFLO, Amiens
23 Nov.: 'Le narrateur philosophe. Remarques sur Le Monde Moral de Prévost.'

DANIEL MESGUICH, actor and director
30 Nov.: 'Représenter les classiques aujourd'hui.' (Jointly with the Modern French Seminar)

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Modern French Seminar

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

Convener: Marc Dambre.

DOMINIQUE COMBE, Paris III
19 Oct.: 'De l'épopée au poème, la nostalgie de l'épique.'

JANE HIDDLESTON, Exeter
2 Nov.: 'Post-structuralism and post- coloniality: the anxiety of theory (Roland Barthes).'

NICHOLAS HEWITT, Nottingham
16 Nov.: 'The migration of Bohemia in Paris, 1910–30: From Montmartre to Montparnasse.'

DANIEL MESGUICH, actor and director
30 Nov.: 'Représenter les classiques aujourd'hui.' (Jointly with the Early Modern French Seminar)

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Medieval French Seminar

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

Convener: Helen Swift.

FLORENCE BOUCHET, Toulouse Le Mirail
10 Oct.: 'L'iconographie du songe allégorique (XIIIe–XVe).'

KEVIN BROWNLEE, Pennsylvania
24 Oct.: To be announced.

ROSALIND BROWN-GRANT, Leeds
7 Nov.: 'Learning to be a good husband in French romances of the later Middle Ages: sterility and bigamy in Gillon de Trazegnies.'

ARDIS BUTTERFIELD, London
21 Nov.: 'Fighting talk: the language of invective in the Hundred Years War.'

JAMES SIMPSON, Glasgow
28 Nov.: 'Memoires d'une fille (bien/mal) rangée: Enide v. Philomena.'

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Workshops

The following workshops will be held in the Maison Française, unless otherwise indicated.

LUCY GARNIER, St John's
Fri., 13 Oct., 9.30 a.m. and Sat., 14 Oct., 9 a.m.: 'Stendhal et la femme.'

CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI, Balliol, CATERINA GUENZI, EHESS, and STÉPHANE VAN DAMME, CNRS-MFO
Sat., 21 Oct., 9 a.m.: 'Trust in stars: boundaries of astrology. Knowledge, science and beliefs (India, Europe and the Islamic world.)'

NATHALIE AUBERT, Oxford Brookes, PIERRE-PHILLIPPE FRAITURE, Warwick, and PATRICK MCGUINNESS St Anne's
Fri., 3 Nov., 9.30 a.m.: 'From Belgian Art Nouveau to Surrealism: modernity in the making.'

ANNE SIMONIN, CNRS-MFO and PETER MACDONALD, St Hugh's
Fri., 10 Nov, 2.30 p.m. and Sat., 11 Nov., 9.30 a.m.: 'Edition et politique/Publishing and politics.'

MARIE-CLAIRE LAVABRE, CNRS-MFO and rOBERT GILDEA, Merton
Fri., 24 Nov, 2 p.m. and Sat., 25 Nov., 9.30 a.m.: 'La micro-analyse en sciences sociales.'

SUDHIR HAZAREESINGH, Balliol and GÉRARD GRUNBERG, Sciences-Po
Fri., 1 Dec., 8.45 a.m. and Sat., 2 Dec., 9 a.m.: 'La gauche socialiste en France et en Grande-Bretagne.'

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Study Days

The following study days will be held in the Maison Française.unless otherwise indicated.

MARTINE PÉCHARMAn, CNRS and SARAH HUTTON, Middlesex
Fri., 27 Oct., 10 a.m.: 'The philosophy of Ralph Cudworth: unity, life and spontaneity.'

BILL PICKERING, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies and MARIE-CLAIRE LAVABRE, CNRS-MFO
Sat., 28 Oct., 10.45 a.m.: 'Halbwachs, Bastide and collective memory.'

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Mediterranean Writers Series

The following meetings will be held in the Maison Française, unless otherwise indicated.

ISMAÏL KADARÉ
Tues., 31 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: Ismaïl Kadaré will present and read from his work. (Chair: Noel Malcolm; translator: David Bellos, Princeton)

AL-TAYYIB SALIH
Fri., 17 Nov., 5 p.m., Middle East Centre, St Antony's: 'A conversation with al-Tayyib Salih.'

LEÏLA SEBBAR
Thur., 23 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: 'L'exil de la langue du père, l'arabe.'

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Other Lectures

The following lectures and events will be held in the Maison Française, unless otherwise indicated.

OLIVIER ROY, CNRS-EHESS (Chair: Eugene Rogan)
Tues., 10 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'European Islam or Islam in Europe?'

JACQUES LEVY, Lausanne (Chair: Graham Clark)
Wed., 18 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'The European city: fall and rise.'

PIERRE MOSCOVICI, Vice-President, European Parliament (Chair: Kalypso Nicolaïdis)
Thur., 19 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'Europe between crisis and renewal.'

DENIS NOBLE, Balliol (Chair: Pietro Corsi)
Wed., 8 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: 'The music of life, including some reflections on "Lamarckism" '.

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Cinema

The following events will be held on Tuesdays in the Maison Française at 8 p.m. Each film will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College. There is no need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.


17 Oct.: A nous la liberté (1931; director: René Clair)

24 Oct.: Boudu sauvé des eaux (1932; director: Jean Renoir)

7 Nov.: L'Atalante (1934; director: Jean Vigo)

14 Nov.: La Kermesse Héroïque (1935; director: Jacques Feyder)

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Instituto Camões Centre for Portuguese Language

Seminar: The Treaty of Windsor (1386) and 620 years of Anglo- Portuguese Relations

The above seminar will be held on Wednesday, 18 October from 10 a.m. onwards at St Peter's College, Dorfman Room. His Excellency the Portuguese Ambassador, Fernando Andresen GuimarÆes, will address the seminar in the closing session, at 6 p.m.

Session One

M. VALE
10.20 a.m.: 'The treaty of Windsor in a European context.'

M. VILLAS-BOAS, Espírito Santo Financial Group, London
10.40 a.m.: 'In the wake of the Treaty of Windsor: a tale of two ladies.'

Session Two

O. REES
11.50 a.m.: 'Duarte Lobo's Missarum and English musical antiquarianism in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.'

T. EARLE
12.10 p.m.: 'Three Portuguese best-sellers in sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Oxford and Cambridge.'

Session Three

K. MAXWELL, Harvard
2 p.m.: 'Lisbon 1755: the first "modern" disaster (but if modern, how is it so?).'

T. PINTO COELHO
2.20 p.m.: 'Lord Salisbury's 1890 ultimatum to Portugal and Anglo- Portuguese relations.'

J. VILLIERS, King's College London
2.40 p.m.: 'Sir Francis Villiers and the end of the Portuguese monarchy.'

Session Four

G. STONE, West of England
4 p.m.: 'The oldest ally: Britain and the Portuguese connection, 1919– 33.'

N. MACQUEEN, Dundee
4.20 p.m.: 'A friend in need? Britain, the Caetano regime and Guinea- Bissau.'

S. HENDERS, York University, Toronto
4.40 p.m.: 'Macau and Hong Kong return to China: the interwining of separate trends.'

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Queen Elizabeth House

Development Economics Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 2 at 3 Mansfield Road. The aim of this seminar series is to present ongoing research by the Oxford development economics faculty. The primary audience is students on the M.Sc in Development Economics and the M.Phil in Economics, D.Phil students, and Oxford economists. The presentation will be fairly technical although hopefully accessible to non- economists, who are very welcome. If you have special access requirements please contact denise.watt@qeh.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)81803. More information on http://www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminars.html.

Conveners: Professor Valpy FitzGerald and Professor Adrian Wood.

PROFESSOR S. DERCON
12 Oct.: 'Land rights and redistribution in Ethiopia.'

PROFESSOR F. STEWART (with A. LANGER)
19 Oct.: 'Horizontal inequalities: explaining persistence and change.'

PROFESSOR M. FAFCHAMPS
26 Oct.: 'Matching in rural producer organisations.'

DR C. ADAM
2 Nov.: 'Pity the central banker: the challenge of managing aid surges in sub-Saharan Africa.'

DR XIAOLAN FU
9 Nov.: 'Globalisation and regional income inequalities in China.'

PROFESSOR J. KNIGHT
16 Nov.: 'Can education break the vicious circle of poverty? A case study of rural China.'

PROFESSOR V. FITZGERALD
23 Nov.: 'Kuznets south of the Rio Bravo—modelling income distribution in Latin America 1900–2000.'

PROFESSOR A. WOOD
30 Nov.: 'The real economic impact of china on the rest of the world.'

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Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development. E-mail: qeh@qeh.ox.ac.uk. Telephone: Oxford (2)81800.

Conveners: Professor Barbara Harriss-White, Dr Nandini Gooptu, and Mallarika Sinha Ray.

M. NIAZ ASADULLAH
12 Oct.: 'Do religious schools respond to financial incentives? Islamic high schools, public subsidies and female schooling in Bangladesh.'

C. STILL, London School of Economics
19 Oct.: 'From militant rejection to pragmatic consensus: caste among Madigas in coastal Andhra Pradesh.'

E. SIMPSON, Goldsmiths College London
26 Oct.: 'Politics and reconstruction following the earthquake of 2001 in Gujarat.'

M. SINHA ROY
2 Nov.: 'Spectre of revolution: the trajectory of Maoist/Naxalite movement in West Bengal, India.'

T. ROY, London School of Economics
9 Nov.: 'Agricultural growth and stagnation in South Asia: retrieving a narrative.'

N. PUREWAL, Manchester
16 Nov.: 'Thinking sex selection reflexively.'

R. GOVINDA, Cambridge
23 Nov.: 'Dalits in women's activism in Uttar Pradesh: understanding the nuances of identity and citizenship.'

J. MULLARD, London School of Economics
30 Nov.: 'Goat rustling: affirmative action politics in rural north-west Rajasthan.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Public seminars

The following public seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, the Department of Development Studies, Mansfield Road. Enquiries should be directed to Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Centre (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.rsc.ox.ac.uk).

DR GRAEME RODGERS
11 Oct.: 'The nature of displacement: conservation and marginality on the Mozambique–South African borderland.'

DR OLIVER BAKEWELL
18 Oct.: 'Refugees' agency and aid agencies in Africa.'

MS STEPHANIE GRANT, Harrison Grant Solicitors, London
25 Oct.: 'Voluntary and involuntary movement: the UN's role in developing a new understanding of international migration.'

MS ANNA SCHMIDT, Berkeley
1 Nov.: 'Do not fix it—the refugee regime between legalisation and vagueness.'

PROFESSOR PETER LOIZOS, LSE
8 Nov.: 'Rethinking the concept of "generations" in forced migration.'

DR HEIN DE HAAS
15 Nov.: 'Trans-Saharan migration to the Maghreb and the EU: historical roots and recent trends.'

PROFESSOR BARBARA HARRELL-BOND, American University in Cairo
22 Nov.: 'Legal aid to refugees: a report from the field.'


Harrell-Bond Lecture

SHAMI CHAKRABARTI, Director, Liberty, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools. The title of the lecture will be announced later.


Refugee Studies Centre Workshop

The RSC will hold a workshop on Thursday, 26 October. Places are limited and subject to pre-registration. For further information contact the convener at eva-lotta.hedman@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Dynamics of conflict and displacement in West Papua, Indonesia.'

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Voltaire Foundation

Besterman Lecture

PROFESSOR ANTONY MCKENNA, Université Jean Monnet–St Etienne, will deliver the Besterman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the Maison Française.

Subject: 'Faith and reason in the classical age: Pierre Bayle in the light of new research.'

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Green College

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR MARK HARRISON will deliver the annual McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'War, epidemics, and empire: the British army in the Middle East during the First World War.'

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Hertford College

Hertford Tyndale Lecture

DR ALEC RYRIE, Birmingham, will deliver the Hertford Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The English Bible and piety in the Reformation.'

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Kellogg College

AUDREY NIFFENEGGER, novelist, author of The Time-Traveller's Wife, will give a lecture/reading, arranged by the Kellogg College Writing Centre, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 October, in the Mawby Pavilion, Rewley House. Enquiries may be made to (2)80898.

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Magdalen College

Seminars

THE RT. HON. JOHN REDWOOD, MP, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 October, in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. Further seminars will be announced later.

Subject: 'I don't like politics, but I do want to make a difference.'


Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR GIORGIO GALLETTI, Professor of Architecture, University of Florence, will deliver the Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 October, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College (entrance through Longwall). The lecture will be given in English.

Subject: 'Cecil Pinsent's Italian gardens.'

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Nuffield College

Media and Politics Seminars

The following seminars, arranged in association with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays (unless otherwise stated) in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: David Butler (Nuffield College), Paddy Coulter and John Lloyd (Reuters Institute).

THE RT. HON. HILARY BENN, MP, Secretary of State for International Development
13 Oct., 5.30 p.m.: 'The media and the developing world.'

PHILIP GRAF, Deputy Chairman of Ofcom; formerly Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror Group
20 Oct.: 'The new environment of news.'

ADAM BOULTON, Political Editor, Sky News
3 Nov.: 'The impact of the blogosphere.'

ELINOR GOODMAN, Political Editor, Channel 4 News 1984–2005
10 Nov.: 'The media and the Westminster village.'

STRYKER MCGUIRE, New York Times London Bureau Chief
17 Nov.: 'An American view.'

MARK MARDELL, European Editor, BBC News
24 Nov.: 'Media coverage of Europe.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Conference: Globalisation and the workplace in Asia

The following conference will be held on 27 and 28 October in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Further details, registration and enquiries: Jennifer Griffiths at asian@sant.ox.ac.uk. or Oxford (2)74559.

Conveners: Dr Mark Rebick and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

Trade Unions/Politics

DR G. DE NEVE, Sussex: 'Global garment chains, local labour activism: new challenges to trade unionism in the Tirupur industrial cluster, South India.'

PROFESSOR D. SOLINGER, Irvine: 'Workers' reactions: Unions matter more than regimes.'

DR S. ROY CHOUDHURY, Bangalore: 'Labour and "class" in India: the search for a political paradigm.'

Experience of work

J. CROSS, Sussex: 'Labour relations and changing experiences of work at a European manufacturing unit inside a special economic zone in Andhra Pradesh—shifts from paternalism to professionalism in relations between managers and workers.'

DR N. GOOPTU: 'Globalisation, work and politics in Calcutta.'

Organisation of work

PROFESSOR S. KURUVILLA, Cornell: 'Outsourcing to India.'

PROFESSOR M. BLECHER, Oberlin College: 'Corporate and social responsibility in China.'

Casualisation of the workforce

M. OSAWA, Japan Women's University: 'Globalisation and part- time work in Japan.'

Southeast Asian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Details for the seminar on 25 October will be confirmed at a later date. Enquiries: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)74559.

Convener: Dr Eva-Lotta Hedman.

A. WALKER, Australian National University
11 Oct.: 'The festival, the abbot and the son of the Buddha: modern Thai community in Chiang Mai province.'

C. BONURA, Puget Sound
8 Nov.: 'Muslim politics without the political? An examination of anthropologies of Muslim civil society in south-east Asia.'

DR C. HUGHES, Birmingham
22 Nov.: 'Transnational networks and political contention in Cambodia.'

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European Studies Centre

Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. E-mail: European.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Kalypso Nicolaïdis and members of the European Studies Centre Academic Steering Committee.

L. TSOUKALIS and J. ZIELONKA
10 Oct.: 'Can or should we have a more political Europe?'

G. AVERY, European Commission, and B. ORAN, Ankara
17 Oct.: 'The final frontiers of the EU: where should it end?

LADY (SHIRLEY) WILLIAMS
24 Oct.: 'Is the EU better at balancing defence of civil liberties with security against terrorism than the US?'

S. WALL
31 Oct.: 'Is the integrationist/supranational model of integration dead? Has intergovernmentalism taken over?'

LORD PATTEN and M. MONTI, Bocconia University, Milan
7 Nov.: 'Mario Monti in conversation with Chris Patten.' (the Chancellor's seminar in the Lecture Theatre)

J. MISHI and V. BOGDANOR
14 Nov.: 'Are British Eurosceptics so special?'

S. WEATHERILL, P. CRAIG and S. WALL
21 Nov.: 'Do we still need a constitution for Europe? And if so, what would a better one look like?'

C. POWELL, San Pablo, K. AUEL and J. LOUGHLIN
28 Nov.: 'Disintegrating states in an integrating Europe? The case of Spain.'


Other Seminars

J. LOUGHLIN
Wed., 29 Nov., 5 p.m.: 'Reconfiguring the State: trends in territorial governance.'

The following seminars will be held on Mondays (weeks 1–8) at 2 p.m. and Tuesdays (weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8) at 2 p.m.

Convener: Jane Caplan.

Subject: 'Nazi Germany' (undergraduate special subject 21 classes (not open))


Nationalism, underdevelopment, citizenship: the EU and minority policies in Turkey

PROFESSOR BASKIN ORAN, Ankara, will give the following seminars on Mondays (weeks 2–5) at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre.

Conveners: Philip Robins and Kerem Oktem.

23 Oct.: 'Kemalism as a prototype of third world nationalism and its situation today.'

30 Oct.: 'Minorities in the Ottoman Empire and the codification of the millet system in the Lausanne Treaty.'

6 Nov.: 'Legal framework and implementation of minority rights in Turkey.'

13 Nov.: Round-table debate on Turkey, the EU and minority policies.


Special Events

JACQUES LÉVY, Lausanne, will lecture on Wednesday, 18 October, at 5.15 p.m., at Maison Française, Norham Road. Chair: Gordon Clark.

Conveners: K. Nicolaïdis and Alexis Tadié.

Subject: 'The European city: fall and rise.'


PIERRE MOSCOVICI will lecture on Thursday, 19 October, at 5.15 p.m., at Maison Française, Norham Road.

Convener: K. Nicolaïdis and Alexis Tadié.

Subject: 'Europe between crisis and renewal.' (jointly with Maison Française)


Workshops

The following workshop will be held on Fri./Sat., 10/11 November from 9.30 to 6 p.m.

Convener: Jane Caplan

Subject: 'Remembering 1956: De-Stalinisation and Suez after fifty years.'


The following British-Spanish workshop will be held on Wednesday, 29 November, and Thursday, 30 November, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

Conveners: Charles Powell (Madrid) and John Loughlin.

Subject: 'Britain and Spain: Disintegrating states in an integrating Europe? New and old challenges.'

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Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The seminar on 26 October will form part of the 2006/7 RUSI-St Antony's Research Programme 'Intelligence and the Sociology of Terrorism'. Enquiries: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)74559.

Convener: Steve Tsang.

KARIM SULTAN SINJARI, Minister of State, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
19 Oct.: 'Intelligence and counter-terrorism in Iraqi Kurdistan: lessons for Iraq and the Middle East.'

PROFESSOR P. BOBBITT, Texas
26 Oct.: 'Bobbit's wars: new approaches to global terrorism?'


Pluscarden Workshop: Intelligence and the Sociology of Terrorism

The following workshop will be held on 8 and 9 December from 9 a.m. onwards at the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Closing date for registration: 8 November 2006. Enquiries: Jennifer.griffiths@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Steve Tsang, Roy Giles, Sandra Bell, Chris Pope.

THE RT. HON. JOHN REID
8 Dec., 10.15 a.m.: 'Strategic issues facing UK counter-terrorism.'

MARK URBAN, BBC
8 Dec., 11.30 a.m.: 'Immediate challenges.'

R. WHALLEY
8 Dec., 12.15 p.m.: 'Practical limits to a counter-terrorism programme.'

DR T. RAMADAN
8 Dec., 2.30 p.m.: 'The sociology of terrorism.'

SHEIKH MUSA ADMANI, London Metropolitan University
8 Dec., 3.15 p.m.: 'Islam in UK society.'

DR D. JOHNSON
8 Dec., 4 p.m.: 'Education and radicalisation.'

PROFESSOR A. GLEES, Brunel
8 Dec., 5.15 p.m.: 'The UK student body as a target for extremism.'

D.A.C. P. CLARKE, Metropolitan Police
9 Dec., 9.15 a.m.: 'Terrorists and criminals—a common cause?'

M. RANSTORP
10 a.m.: 'Immigration and asylum—the extremist subculture.'

A. SIDDIQUI, the City Circle
11.30 a.m.: 'The Islamic community—sociology and societal issues.'

Speaker to be announced
12.15 p.m.: 'Keeping up with the pace—a view from Whitehall.'

Speaker to be announced
2.30 p.m.: 'Propaganda and counter- propaganda.'

L. NAPOLEONI
3.15 p.m.: 'Myths and realities of terrorist finance.'

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Middle East Centre

Panel Discussion

AVI SHLAIM and KARMA NABULSI will take part in a panel discussion at 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 October, at the Middle East Centre Library, 68 Woodstock Road. This event will be followed by a welcome reception to commence at 6.30 p.m. Chair: Dr Eugene Rogan.

Subject: 'Israel's war in Gaza and Lebanon.'

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St Edmund Hall

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

MATTHEW D'ANCONA, editor, the Spectator, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Confessions of a hawkish hack: the war on terror and the media.'

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St Hilda's College

St Hilda's College Lectures

DR SARA DELAMONT, Cardiff, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 October, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

Subject: 'Women and higher education: can the subaltern ever be happy?'

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St John's College

Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. Those wishing to attend should first e-mail Professor Paul Tod: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr Louise Braddock, Dr Michael Lacewing, and Professor Paul Tod.

DR JESSICA EVANS, Open University
18 Oct.: 'Vigilance and vigilantes: thinking psychoanalytically about anti-paedophile action.'

DR ALEJANDRA PEREZ, University College, London
25 Oct.: 'Controversies surrounding psychoanalytic research: a brief look at attachment theory.'

DR MICHAEL LACEWING, Heythrop College, London
1 Nov.: 'Searle on the impossibility of unconscious mental states.'

DR DAWN PHILLIPS
15 Nov.: 'What can Wittgenstein and psychoanalysis teach us about the problems of philosophy?'

DR LIZ ALLISON, University College, London
22 Nov.: 'Mourning and melancholia in Freud and Hamlet.'


Varied beginnings: the universe in a day

The following one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 14 October, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. in the Research Centre at 45 St Giles'. Five fellows of the college will speak on the history of the Universe from the Big Bang to the present day. All members of the University welcome, but space is limited. If you would like to attend please e-mail paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk

K. BLUNDELL: 'The first eleven billion years: the formation of elements, galaxies and Planet Earth.'

F. ARMSTRONG: 'Chemistry and the emergence of life.'

T. KEMP: 'The history of life on earth.'

R. HARDING: 'Anthropology and the emergence of humanity.'

R. MCKIBBIN: 'How civilisations change.'

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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture Series

GREVEL LINDOP, formerly Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Manchester, will give a poetry reading at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 October, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.


Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER BROWN, Professor of History, Princeton, will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'Commercium spirituale: Paulinus of Nola and the poetry of wealth.'

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Regent's Park College

Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture

Living in a global context

Unless otherwise indicated, the following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

THE REVD DR LESLIE GRIFFITHS (LORD GRIFFITHS OF BURRY PORT)
Thur. 12 Oct., 5.30 p.m.: 'Haiti: whose failure?' (David Nicholls Memorial Lecture)

THE RT. REVD DR KENNETH CRAGG, formerly Bishop in Cairo
17 Oct.: 'Islam and the West.'

SHEIKH MUSA ADMANI, imam, London Metropolitan University
24 Oct.: 'Islam in Britain: something to be feared?'

PROFESSOR PAUL REDDITT, Georgetown College, Kentucky
31 Oct.: 'Monarchy and prophecy: the king in the Book of the Twelve.' (McCandless Lecture)

RACHEL SEARLE, Director, Feed The Minds
7 Nov.: 'Building bridges for peace.'

PROFESSOR NORMAN KEMBER, peace campaigner
14 Nov.: 'Peacemaking in a world of conflict.' (Joint lecture with the Fellowship of Reconciliation)

PROFESSOR JOHN DRANE, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena
21 Nov.: 'The globalisation of spirituality.'

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Oxford Medieval Society

The following meetings will be held on Thursdays in the Dorfman Centre, St Peter's College, 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. Enquiries should be directed to the Secretary: laura.varnam@lmh.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR ERIC STANLEY
26 Oct.: 'Words of sorrow, words of joy in medieval England.'

DR PETER HEATHER and DR BRYAN WARD-PERKINS
16 Nov.: 'Why the fall of Rome matters.'

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Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

The following lectures will be given at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre in the new extension to the Pitt Rivers Museum (entrance from Robinson Close, off South Parks Road). Admission for non- members costs £2.

DR DIANA MARTIN, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
11 Oct.: 'From Chinese domestic artefacts into collectables: water buckets, baby baths, and coffee tables.'

DR PAUL OLIVER, Oxford Brookes
8 Nov.: 'Vernacular architecture in the new century.'

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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BENSKIN, Oslo, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 October, in Rewley House.

Subject: 'Medieval writing systems in the West: graphemes, litterae, and the undistributed middle.'

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Oxford Italian Association

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 7.30 for 8 p.m. on the days shown. Admission costs £1 for members, £3 for non-members; students under thirty are admitted free.

For further information on the Oxford Italian Association, including how to join, telephone Oxford 377479 or 865476.

GILLIAN RILEY
Wed. 25 Oct., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: 'Maestro Martino and his circle: the most influential cookery text of the Renaissance.'

DR JON WHITELEY
Thur. 9 Nov., Tsuzuki Theatre, St Anne's: 'Mantegna: the art of humanism.'

GERALD PEACOCKE
Tue. 21 Nov., Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road: 'Dante and Goethe and womanhood.'


Other events


Fri. 13 Oct., 8 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Rewley House: showing of film I Cento Passi (Marco Tullio Giordano; 114 minutes). Admission free.

Tue. 31 Oct., 7.30 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

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