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Oxford University Gazette, 7 June 2007: Lectures

Clarendon Lectures in Finance

Corporate governance: theory, evidence, and policy

PATRICK BOULTON, David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia University, and AILSA ROELL, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures will be open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to claire.abel@oup.com.

Mon. 11 June: 'Ownership and control.'

Tue. 12 June: 'Disclosure and conflicts of interest.'

Wed. 13 June: 'Market discipline.'

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Oriental Studies

Violence and Authority: Comparative Studies on European, Byzantine and Islamic States and State-Building (amended notice)

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

Those attending are asked to note that the final keynote lecture will be given on Wednesday, 13 June. It was originally announced for Thursday, 14 June.

Conveners: Dr Petra Sijpesteijn and Professor Chase Robinson.

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
Wed. 13 June: 'Violence and authority: the comparative view.' (Final keynote lecture)

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St Antony's College

Elliott Lecture

LORD SKIDELSKY will deliver the Elliott Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

Subject: 'Russia's role in the future government of the world.'

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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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Friends of the Bodleian

Annual General Meeting

The sixty-second Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 21 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Ewan McKendrick, Pro-Vice- Chancellor for Research, Academic Services, and University Collections.

After the formal business meeting, PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS, Professor of Poetry, will address the meeting.

Subject: 'Of marring many books there is no end.'

Dr Sarah Thomas, Bodley's Librarian and Director of University Library Services, will propose a vote of thanks to the speaker and report on library matters.

A selection from the year's purchases and donations will be exhibited in Convocation House, at the far end of the Divinity School, 2–3 p.m. and 4–5 p.m.

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Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science

COLIN TUDGE will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 9 June, in the Museum of the History of Science.

Subject: 'What should the modern world learn from medieval farmers?'

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