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Oxford University Gazette, 10 May 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion

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

Subject: 'Religion and the rise of science.'


Professor of Indian History and Culture

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

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

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Cherwell–Simon Lecture

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

Subject: 'Potassium ion channels.'

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Weldon Memorial Lecture

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

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

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

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

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

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Halley Lecture

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

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

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Zaharoff Lecture

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

Subject: 'Ce qu'offre toujours Rimbaud.'

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Hicks Lecture

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

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

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Roger Hood Public Lecture

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

Subject: 'Intelligent alternatives to the criminal law.'

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

Remembering survival

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

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

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

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

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

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Classics

David Lewis Lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL WOERRLE will deliver the David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m.m on Wednesday, 23 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Heliodorus and the Maccabees: looking back at an (un)finished study.'


Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

BARBARA RAVELHOFER, Durham, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries: Oxford (2)88210.

Subject: 'Greek dance at the English court: masques, 1604–40.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Department of Plant Sciences

PROFESSOR STEPHEN P. LONG, Robert Emerson Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Crop Science, and Deputy Director, BP Energy Biosciences Institute, University of Illinois, will lecture as follows on Thursday, 24 May, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

11.30 a.m.: 'BP Energy Biosciences Institute—solving partial sightedness in the development of biofuels from plants.'

4 p.m.: 'How will plants respond to global atmospheric change? From genes to fields.' (Blackman Lecture)


Plant Sciences: research talks

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Two talks will be given at the meeting on 14 June.

PROFESSOR R. EDWARDS, Durham
17 May: 'Plants in a chemical world.'

DR S. COSTA, Dundee
31 May: 'Cell fate specification in the root epidermis of Arabidopsis.'

PROFESSOR M. ARNOLD, Georgia, USA
7 June: 'The genetic architecture of introgression and reproductive isolation in Louisiana irises.'

DR JILL HARRISON
14 June: 'Patterns of cell division in the Selaginella meristem.' (Local Heroes Seminar)

MS RENEE LEE
14 June: 'Plant glyoxalases: metal-dependent enzymes involved in stress responses.' (Local Heroes Seminar)

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Medical Sciences

Department of Psychiatry

MATTI S. HAMALAINEN, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry.

Subject: 'Progress and challenges of multimodal imaging using MEG, EEG, MRI, and fMRI.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Conference: Modern Greek in Oxford

This conference, in honour of Professor Peter Mackridge, will be held on Saturday, 12 May, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Taylor Institution. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou (e-mail: dimitris.papanikolaou@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk).


Modern Greek Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Ground Floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Squar.

Convener: Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou.

DR PHILIP CARABOTT
24 May: ' "Salvation dictates that we all cover our hands with the blood of our tyrants": the politics of sanitisation and exclusion in Greek polity, 1820s–1850s.'

DR PAPANIKOLAOU
31 May: 'C.P. Cavafy and the discourses of sexuality.'

DR DAVID WILLS
7 June: 'Reflections of antiquity: British travel writers and the Greek people since 1945.'

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Oriental Studies

Hebrew codicology: the medieval Jewish hand-produced book in comparison with non-Hebrew manuscripts

PROFESSOR MALACHI BEIT-ARIE, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will lecture as follows at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Sheldonian Theatre.

The lectures are arranged by the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit and the Centre for the Study of the Book, the Bodleian Library.

17 May: 'The functional, economic and aesthetic interests and constraints of producing Hebrew and Latin manuscripts.'

31 May: 'Sfardata: the codicological database of the Hebrew Palaeography Project—a pioneering tool for dating and localising medieval manuscripts and their historical typology.'

7 June: 'The diversity of evolving scribal customs and scripts, techniques and designs: a selection of Hebrew manuscripts from the Bodleian Library in comparison with non-Hebrew manuscripts.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative: inaugural lecture and seminars

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The lecture will be open to the public, and admission is free.

Subject: 'What theory of justice?'

The following seminars will be held in the Lecture Theatre, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road. The seminars are open to the public, but registration is necessary (e-mail: ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON, Chief Economist, World Bank, FRANCESCA PERUCCI, Statistics Division, UN, and PROFESSOR STEPHEN KLASEN, Göttingen
Wed. 30 May, 2.30 p.m.: 'Missing dimensions of human development.'

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN, Harvard, and MICHAEL SPENCE, Chair, Commission on Growth and Development
Thur. 31 May, 9.30 a.m.: 'What space for new economic approaches?'

SIR TONY ATKINSON and FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON
Thur. 31 May, 11.30 a.m.: 'Directions for research in multidimensional welfare economics.'

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Department of Education

TIM OATES, Cambridge Assessment, will give a public seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in Seminar Rooms G and H, the Garden Building, the Department of Education.

Convener: Professor Anne Edwards.

Subject: 'Protecting the innocent: politics and ethics in mass innovation in education and training.'

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Future of Humanity Institute

RALPH MERKLE, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, a leading nanotechnology pioneer, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. The lecture is arranged in conjunction with the James Martin Advanced Research Seminars. Further information can be found at www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/.

Subject: 'Nanotechnology: the coming revolution in manufacturing.'

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Library Services

The Psalms and the Psalter in medieval and early modern Europe

This symposium, arranged by the Centre for the Study of the Book, the Bodleian Library, will be held on Tuesday, 12 June, in Merton College. The registration fee is £10 (students £6). Full programme and registration details can be found at www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/csb/.

Convener: Martin Kauffmann, Bodleian Library.

EAMON DUFFY, Cambridge: 'Lay piety and the Psalms on the eve of the Reformation.'

FELIX HEINZER, Freiburg: 'Holy text or object of displays? The multi-layered career of the Psalter in the Middle Ages.'

NIGEL MORGAN, Cambridge: 'Resistance to Paris in the iconography of thirteenth-century Psalters.'

PAUL NEEDHAM, Princeton: 'Early printings of the Psalms.'

LESLEY SMITH, Oxford: 'Medieval glossed Psalters: layout and use.'

ANNE SUTHERLAND, Oxford: 'English Psalms in the Middle Ages.'

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WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources

The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the days shown in the OUCS. Attendance is free but booking is essential. Further details can be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/information_skills/wiser/.

KATHERINE CRADDOCK and JUDY READING
Tue. 15 May: 'Remote access to databases and datasets.'

JUDY READING and KATHERINE MELLING
Wed. 16 May: 'Keeping up-to-date.'

ISABEL HOLOWATY
Wed. 16 May, repeated Thur., 7 June: 'History: primary sources online.'

CHARLOTT GOODALL
Tue. 22 May: 'Resources for research in Classics and Ancient History.'

HANNAH CHANDLER and ANGELA CARRITT
Wed. 23 May: 'Government and other official information sources.'

JULIET RALPH and CESAR PIMENTA
Tue. 28 May: 'E-books for life sciences and medicine.'

LJILJA RISTIC and GIGI HORSFIELD
Wed. 30 May: 'E-books for physical sciences.'

MICHAEL HEANEY
Tue. 5 June: 'Copyright law.'

VANYA MURRAY and MIGUEL TORRENS
Wed. 6 June: 'Resources for research in modern languages.'

SUE USHER
Tue. 12 June: 'Resources for research in English.'

CHRIS FLETCHER
Wed. 13 June: 'Manuscripts.'

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Instituo Camoes Centre for Portuguese Language

Circumnavigation

DR MANUEL VILLAS-BOAS, Director, Espírito Santo Financial Group, London, will present and comment on a film originally made for the BBC4 Voyages of Circumnavigation series about the voyage of Magellan, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Dorfman Room, St Peter's College.

Convener: Teresa Pinto Coelho.

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All Souls College

Chichele Lecture

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

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

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Jesus College

Don Fowler Memorial Lecture

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

Subject: 'Ennius and the dark virgin.'

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Keble College

Keble Archaeology Lectures

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

Convener: Dr Simon Blockley.

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


Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

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

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

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Lincoln College

John Wesley Lecture

GARY BEST, Headmaster, Kingswood School, Bath (founded by John Wesley in 1748), and author of Charles Wesley, will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.

Subject: 'Charles Wesley: "the man made for friendship".'

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Oriel College

Thomas Harriot Lecture

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

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


Lee Seng Tee Lecture

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

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

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Pembroke College

Blackstone Lecture

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

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

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

South-east Asian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Eva-Lotta Hedman.

MS SARAH GONZALEZ
23 May: 'Dynamics of conflict and displacement in the 2006 Dili crisis in Timor Leste.'

MS JULIET BEDFORD
6 June: 'Gombak and its patients: provision of healthcare to the Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia.'


Latin American Centre

DR MARIA AMPARO GRAU will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Latin American Centre.

Subject: 'Separacion de poderes y leyes presidenciales en Venezuela.'


Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

'Them' and 'us': the other in the Russian imagination (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in St Antony's College. Arrangements for the 11 May seminar differ from those previously published. A further seminar has been added, on 25 May.

Convener: Dr Elena Katz.

ROBERT HARRIS
11 May, the Buttery: 'Double others: traditional Jews in the Russian milieu.'

DR KATZ
18 May, the Buttery: 'Smart Russians and enterprising Jews: stereotyping the difference.'

FLORIANA FOSSATO, UCL
25 May, Deakin Room: 'Creating Them and Us through television broadcasting.'

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St Edmund Hall

A.B. Emden Lecture

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

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

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Trinity College

Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture

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

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

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Wolfson College

Poets as translators

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


Isaiah Berlin Lecture

DR MICHAEL IGNATIEFF, Liberal MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada, formerly Carr Professor of Human Rights Practice, Harvard, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 24 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Isaiah Berlin on political judgement: theory versus practice.'

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Oxford Higher Education Staff LGBT Network

RUTH HUNT, Stonewall, will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 May, in Rewley House.

The Network is open to all LGBT staff and graduate students. Further details may be found at www.ox-lgbt-acad.org.uk.

Subject: 'LGB equality in the twenty-first century.'

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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House. The lectures are open to all members of the University.

LAURENCE LERNER
Tue. 22 May: ' "You can't say that"—writing a popular book on usage.'

PROFESSOR SUSAN IRVINE, University College London
Wed. 13 June: 'The poetry of prose: lexical choices in the Old English Boethius.'

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