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Oxford University Gazette, 14 December 2006: Lectures

Cyril Foster Lecture

THE RT. HON. JACK STRAW, MP, Leader of the House of Commons, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 January. The location of the lecture will be announced later.

Note: the date of the lecture was incorrectly given as 27 January in the Gazette of 7 December (p. 484).

Admission will be by ticket only (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, or e-mail: ir@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Democracy and identity: building a global union.'

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Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion

Religion, ritual, and power in the Nepal Himalayas

DR DAVID GELLNER, University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of South Asia, and Fellow of St Cross College, will deliver the Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays (except where otherwise indicated) in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 16 Jan.: 'Theories of ritual, types of religion.'

24 Jan.: 'Hinduism and the rites of kingship.'

31 Jan.: 'Buddhism and rituals of power.'

7 Feb.: 'Resistance and conversion.'

14 Feb.: 'Biopower or bioweakness? Rituals of democracy and development.'

21 Feb.: 'Rituals and cultural nationalism.'

28 Feb.: 'Maoism as a ritual system.'

7 Mar.: 'Max Weber on Asian religions revisited.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

Material markets: facts, technologies, politics

PROFESSOR DONALD MACKENZIE, Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.

Enquiries should be directed to Deborah Lisburne, Saïd Business School (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Claire Abel, Oxford University Press (e-mail: claire.abel@oup.com).

Mon. 26 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'Making derivatives.'

Tue. 27 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Making facts.'

Wed. 28 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Doing politics.'

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Law

Oxford Environmental Law Discussion Group

Unless otherwise indicated, the following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Cinnamon Carlarne (e-mail: cinnamon.carlarne@law.ox.ac.uk).

DR JUDITH MARQUAND, Tomsk State University
15 Jan.: 'Has Russia an environmental policy?—the case of the Tomsk Regional Ecological Committee.'

DR PAVLOS ELEFTHERIADIS
22 Jan.: 'Environmental rights in the EU legal order.'

DAVID WILLIS, Partner, Herbert Smith
29 Jan.: 'The UK nuclear legacy—a legal perspective.'

DR LIZ FISHER
12 Feb.: 'The role of environmental courts in developing environmental law: reflecting on the Australian experience.'

PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
19 Feb., 12.30 p.m.: 'Deadly delays: climate change and future generations.'

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Medical Sciences

New horizons in molecular medicine and their relevance to cardiovascular disease

A Divisional Science Day on this subject will be held on Wednesday, 17 January, 1.30–5 p.m., in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. Enquiries should be directed to Melissa Wright (e-mail: melissa.wright@path.ox.ac.uk).

SHANKAR SRINIVAS
1.35 p.m.: 'Imaging cell movements and fate during embryogenesis—from the head to the heart.'

PETER ROTHWELL
2 p.m.: 'From bedside to bench: the best way forward?' (Insights from OxVasc)

PROFESSOR M.S. GAUTEL, BHF Chair
2.25 p.m.: To be announced.

KEITH CHANNON
3.30 p.m.: 'Current challenges in clinical practice.'

NICK SMITH
3.40 p.m.: 'Computational cardiac physiology at Oxford: developing an integrated mathematical model of the heart.'

ROBIN CHOUDHURY
4.05 p.m.: 'An approach to "molecular" MRI in atherothrombosis and vascular inflammation.'

ANTHONY GALIONE
4.30 p.m.: 'Chemical probes for novel signalling pathways in cardiac cells.'

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Social Sciences

ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminars: Migration on the fringes of Europe: trends, patterns, transformations

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Human Sciences, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Further information may be found at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/seminars_lectures.shtml.

Convener: Franck Düvell.

PROFESSOR ELSPETH GUILD, Nijmegen
18 Jan.: 'Who is a neighbour? Examining immigration and asylum in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) instruments.'

BEN WARD, Human Rights Watch
25 Jan.: 'EU externalisation in practice: the cases of Ukraine and Libya.'

FRANCK DÜVELL
1 Feb.: 'Transit migration on the fringes of Europe: myth or reality?'

PROFESSOR ANDREAS WIMMER, UCLA
8 Feb.: 'How (not) to think about culture and ethnicity in immigration research.'

FERRUCCIO PASTORE, Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale, Rome
15 Feb.: 'Migration in the Mediterranean.'

NICK MAI, London Metropolitan University
22 Feb.: 'Mobile liminalities: the errant mobility of young Albanians and Romanians within the EU.'

PROFESSOR AHMET ICDUYGU, Koç University, Istanbul
1 Mar.: 'Questioning the notion of "migration management": the case of Turkey as a country of emigration, immigration and transit.'

IRINA MOLODIKOVA, Central European University, Budapest
8 Mar.: 'Migration in post-Soviet Union countries'

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Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

David Patterson Seminars

The David Patterson Seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

DR DAVID LEHMANN, Cambridge
17 Jan.: 'Politics, Ethnicity and Religion in Israel: learning from Shas.'

PROFESSOR REINHARD KRATZ, Georg August University, Göttingen
24 Jan.: 'Temple and Torah. Reflections on the legal status of the Torah between Elephantine and Qumran.'

TIM WINTER, Cambridge
31 Jan.: 'Semitism and the Enlightenment mind: towards a Judeo-Islamic response to modernity.'

PROFESSOR MARTIN GOODMAN
7 Feb.: Rome and Jerusalem: the Clash of Ancient Civilizations (book launch).

PROFESSOR EMANUEL TOV, Hebrew University
14 Feb.: 'Reflections on the many forms of Hebrew scripture in light of the Septuagint and 4QReworked Pentateuch.'

DR JEREMY SCHONFIELD
21 Feb.: Undercurrents of Jewish Prayer (book launch).

PROFESSOR SHMUEL FEINER, Bar Ilan University
28 Feb.: 'Pleasures among the eighteenth-century Jews and their cultural meaning.'

DR DANIELA MANTOVAN-KROMER, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg
7 Mar.: 'Rewriting the Gospel from a Jewish perspective: Sholem Ash's Yiddish novel The Nazarene.'

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Linacre College

Linacre Lectures

Remaking environments: histories, practices, politics

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCE Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Building. The lectures are organised in conjunction with the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, and are supported by Tetra Laval.

Convener: Professor Sarah Whatmore.

PROFESSOR KENNETH OLWIG, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
18 Jan.: 'Embodied law v. bodies of law in the remaking of landscape: the "natural" legal and moral legacy of sheep.'

PROFESSOR NICK BLOMLEY, Simon Fraser
25 Jan.: 'Seeing like a judge: rivers, law and property.'

PROFESSOR DENIS COSGROVE, UCLA
1 Feb.: 'Images and imagination in twentieth-century environmentalism.'

PROFESSOR TIM INGOLD, Aberdeen
8 Feb.: 'Bindings against boundaries: entanglements of life in an open world.'

PROFESSOR CHRIS TILLEY, UCL
15 Feb.: 'Stonehenge: its landscape and its architecture: a re-analysis.'

PROFESSOR JACQUIE BURGESS, UEA
22 Feb.: 'The politics of risk and radioactive waste in the UK.'

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY LUKE, Virginia State University
1 Mar.: 'The politics of true convenience or inconvenient truth? Struggles over how to sustain capitalism, democracy and ecology in the twenty-first century?'

PROFESSOR MELISSA LEACH, Sussex
8 Mar.: 'Pathways to sustainability? Knowledge, power and politics in environment and development.'

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St John's College Research Centre

Imagination

A one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 13 January, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. There will be five talks around the theme of 'Imagination'. The speakers are listed below. Full details of the programme may be found on the college Web site, www.sjc.ox.ac.uk (choose the link 'Research').

All members of the University are welcome, but space is limited. Those who wish to attend should e-mail paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

RITCHIE ROBERTSON: 'Imagination and Romanticism.'

PAUL HARRIS: 'Imagination and testimony in cognitive development.'

GREG CURRIE: 'Two kinds of imagining.'

SIMON OAKES: ' "Figure a sua fantasia per mostrar l'arte": imagination in painting.'

LOUISE BRADDOCK: 'Richard Wollheim on imagination and identification.'

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Trinity College

Richard Hillary Lecture

PHILIP PULLMAN will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Poco a poco: the fundamental particles of narrative.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

DR CARL-JOHAN SEGER, Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Architect of the Integrated Design and Verification System, Intel, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures at 3 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Department of Engineering Science.

8 Feb.: 'Micro-processor design: theoretical physics meets high-volume manufacturing.'

22 Feb.: 'Micro-processor design. You wanted to design what?'

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