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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

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

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.

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

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

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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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