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Oxford University Gazette, 9 November 2006: Lectures

Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR LINDA KERBER, Harmsworth Professor 2006–7, will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools.

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

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Clarendon Lectures in Economics

Unravelling the mystery of economic trends

PROFESSOR PETER C.B. PHILLIPS, Yale University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Department of Economics. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Enquiries should be directed to natasha.antunes@oup.com.

Mon., 20 Nov.: 'The mystery of trend: using trends as coordinates and instruments.'

Tues., 21 Nov.: 'The passage through unity: mildly integrated and explosive time series.'

Wed., 22 Nov.: 'Transition and growth: econometrics of convergence and clustering.'

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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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Law

Intellectual property in the new millennium

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Convener: Professor David Vaver.

DR CATHERINE SEVILLE, Cambridge
14 Nov.: 'From pirate to eagles: America's changing views of copyright.'

PROFESSOR FIONA MACMILLAN, Birkbeck College, London
21 Nov.: 'Is copyright blind to the visual?'

DR M.F. MAKEEN, SOAS, London
28 Nov.: 'The public performance right: 1833–2006.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Distinguished Lecture in Virology

The inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Virology will be held on Thursday, 30 November, at 4.30 p.m., in the University Museum of Natural History, followed by a champagne reception in Museum Court from 5.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR BARUCH BLUMBERG, Nobel Laureate: 'Hepatitis B. The first cancer vaccine.'

DR DENNIS BURTON, The Scripps Institute: 'The challenge of an HIV vaccine from the antibody perspective.'

DR MARTINE ROTHBLATT, United Therapeutics: 'Management of xenoviral risk.'

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Medical Sciences Division

Science day: Aids intervention research at Oxford

This Science Day will be held on Wednesday, 29 November, 2–5 p.m., in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road.

Convener: Professor Siamon Gordon (e-mail: siamon.gordon@path.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ANGELA MCLEAN, Zoology
2.05 p.m.: 'Measuring the effectiveness of CTLs in HIV and SIV infections.'

MS KRISTEN UNDERHILL, Social Policy and Social Work
2.35 p.m.: 'Cochrane systematic review of abstinence-only programmes for HIV prevention.'

PROFESSOR ALAN STEIN, Psychiatry
3.05 p.m.: 'The need for interventions to enhance development of infants of mothers with HIV.'

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SATTENTAU, Dunn School
3.35 p.m.: 'The quest for vaccine-elicited HIV neutralising antibodies.'

DR LUCY DORRELL, Molecular Medicine
4 p.m.: 'Therapeutic vaccination and immune modulation in HIV-1 infection.'

DR PHILIP GOULDER, Paediatrics
4.30 p.m.: 'Potential approaches to improve CTL-mediated immune control in adult and paediatric HIV infection.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW MCMICHAEL, Molecular Medicine
5 p.m.: 'Prophylactic HIV vaccine development.'

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Social Sciences

Department of Educational Studies

SIR DAVID WATSON, Professor of Higher Education Management, Institute of Education, London, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Department of Educational Studies.
Convener: Dr Hubert Ertl.

Subject: 'The concept of student experience.'


PROFESSOR CHRISTINE HOWE, Strathclyde, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 November, in the Department of Educational Studies.

Convener: Professor Terezinha Nunes.

Subject: 'Group work in science: from principles to practice.'

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Theology

Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions (amended notice)

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College. Arrangements have now changed for the seminar on 14 November.

Conveners: Dr Bettina Schmidt and Dr Peggy Morgan.

DR ELIZABETH DE MICHELIS
14 Nov.: 'Modern yoga and meditation studies: current trends and debates.'

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

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Centre for Brazilian Studies

Research Seminars (amended notice)

The following research seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road.

Details of the 21 November seminar given here differ from those previously published. Enquiries should be directed to enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk.

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

DR RAQUEL ROLNIK, Ministério das Cidades, Brasília
21 Nov.: 'Urban policy in Brazil under the Lula government: the challenge of territorial inclusion.'

DR JOÇO ROBERTO MARTINS, Universidade Federal de SÆo Carlos, SÆo Paulo
28 Nov.: 'Changes in strategic thinking in the post-Cold War Brazilian military.'


State politics and institutions in comparative perspective: Lessons from Brazil

This one-day workshop will be held on Friday, 3 December, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The full programme can be found at www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.

There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. Those wishing to attend should register with name and affiliation to enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk, or to Oxford (2)84460.

Participants: Dr André Borges, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (co-convenor); Professor Celina Souza, Universidade Federal da Bahia (co-convenor); Dr José Antônio Cheibub, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr Timothy Power, Centre for Brazilian Studies; Dr Aaron Schneider, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; Dr Santosh Matthew, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; Professor Argelina Figueiredo, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro; Dr Natália G.D. Sátyro, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro; Dr Soraya Côrtes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Dr Anthony Hall, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Museum of the History of Science

Occasional lecture series: Between the lines

ANDREW ROBINSON, Literary Editor, The Times Higher Education Supplement, will talk about his book Thomas Young: The Last Man Who Knew Everything, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Museum of the History of Science.

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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.

PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER, Centre for the Study of the African Economies
15 Nov.: 'Oil and development in the Middle East.'

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

GERRY JACKSON, founder and director, SW Radio Africa, will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Committee Room, Green College. Enquiries: kate.hanneford-smith@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Press freedom and Zimbabwe.'

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Maison Française

Mediterranean Writers Series (amended notice)

The following meetings will be held on the days shown in the Maison Française.

The meeting with Al-Tayyib Salih will now take place in the Maison Française, and not, as previously notified, in the Middle East Centre, St Antony's.

AL-TAYYIB SALIH
Fri., 17 Nov., 5 p.m.: A conversation with al-Tayyib Salih.

LEÏLA SEBBAR
Wed. 22 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: 'L'exil de la langue du père, l'arabe.'

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Queen Elizabeth House

Department of International Development

DR RAJESH TANDON, Society for Participatory Research in Asia, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House. The seminar will be followed by a reception. Enquiries may be directed to Gabriela Guzman (e-mail: gguzman@intrac.org).

Subject: 'Citizen participation and democratic governance: twenty-five years of the PRIA.'

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University Church

GEORGE SOROS, author, financier, and international philantropist, will hold a discussion with PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH at 12 noon on Sunday, 12 November, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. The discussion will last one hour, with an opportunity for questions.

Subject: 'Consequences of the war on terror.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

JENNIFER WELSH, Professor of International Relations, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 24 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. All members of the University are welcome to attend. Enquiries should be directed to Janet Wardell (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Values and vision in Canadian foreign policy.'

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St Antony's College

Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

Intelligence and the sociology of terrorism

This workshop, arranged jointly by St Antony's and the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, will be held in St Antony's on 8 and 9 December. Requests for pre-registration and enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Griffiths, Secretary to the Pluscarden Programme (e-mail: jennifer.griffiths@sant.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for pre-registration is Monday, 27 November.

Conveners: Dr Steve Tsang, Dr Roy Giles, Dr Sandra Bell, Suraj Lakhani, and Chris Pope.

Friday, 8 December

SIR COLIN MCCOLL, former Head, SIS
10.15 a.m.: 'Strategic issues facing UK counter- terrorism.'

MARK URBAN, BBC diplomatic correspondent
11.30 a.m.: 'Immediate challenges.'

ROBERT WHALLEY, formerly of the Home Office
12.15 p.m.: 'Practical limits to a counter-terrorism programme.'

DR TARIQ RAMADAN
2.30 p.m.: 'The sociology of terrorism.'

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

DR DAVID JOHNSON
4 p.m.: 'Education and radicalisation.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY GLEES, Director, Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies
5.15 p.m.: 'The UK student body as a target for extremism.'

HIS HONOUR JUDGE WILLIAM BIRTLES
6 p.m.: Summing up of the day's proceedings.


Saturday, 9 December

DAC PETER CLARKE, Head, Anti-Terrorist Branch, Metropolitan Police
9.15 a.m.: 'Terrorists and criminals—a common cause?'

PROFESSOR DR MAGNUS RANSTORP, Director, Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies, NDC Sweden
10 a.m.: 'Immigration and asylum—the extremist subculture.'

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

REAR-ADM. RICHARD COBBOLD, Director, RUSI
12.15 p.m.: 'Keeping up with the pace—a view from Whitehall.'

ROGER HARDY, Islamic affairs analyst, BBC
2.30 p.m.: 'Propaganda and counter- propaganda.'

LORETTA NAPOLEONI, author and journalist
3.15 p.m.: 'Myths and realities of terrorist finance.'

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Somerville College

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN GEDDES will deliver the fourth Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Bi-polar disorder: reining in the extremes of mood.'

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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture Series

JON STALLWORTHY and PETER FRANCE will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 10 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Poets as translators.'

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Oxford Bibliographical Society

DR JULIAN HARRISON will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 13 November, in the Taylor Institution. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: 'Sir Robert Cotton's library revisited.'

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