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Oxford University Gazette, 16 November 2006: Lectures

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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Medical 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.'


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
2.25 p.m.: 'Cochrane systematic review of abstinence-only programmes for HIV prevention.'

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

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SATTENTAU, Dunn School
3.05 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
4.20 p.m.: 'Potential approaches to improve CTL-mediated immune control in adult and paediatric HIV infection.'

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

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Spanish Medieval and Golden Age Seminar

ROSA VIDAL DOVAL, Aberystwyth, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: Dr Geraldine Coates.

Subject: 'Spanish Latin sermons in the fifteenth century: Burgo de Osma, Biblioteca de la Catedral ms 26.'

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Music

Women in eighteenth-century opera: image and power

This research symposium will be held on Friday, 17 November, 2.30–6.30 p.m., in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend.

Speakers: Dr Suzanne Aspden, Dr Berta Joncus, Ms Estelle Joubert, Dr Corinna Herr (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum), Mrs Ann Liebeck, and Professor Reinhard Strohm.


Career Seminar

NICHOLAS KENYON, Controller, BBC Proms, will give a seminar at 12 noon on Monday, 20 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Subject: 'An insight into the BBC and the Proms.'


Phantasm residency

THE PHANTASM VIOL QUARTET (dir. Professor Laurence Dreyfus) will give a public workshop on 'Issues in the performance of seventeenth-century consort music' on Friday, 24 November, 3–4 p.m., in the chapel, Magdalen College.

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, 25 November, in the Holywell Music Room, the quartet will give a public recital of five- and six-part consorts by Thomas Tomkins, John Jenkins, and William Lawes. Tickets, costing £12 (concessions £6) will be available at the door or through www.ticketsoxford.co.uk.

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Oriental Studies

Khalili Research Centre Graduate Research Seminar: change to advertised programme

Professor Johns' lecture 'Three landscapes with king and shepherd: the stage settings for Karol Szymanowski's King Roger' will now be held at the Khalili Research Centre (3 St John Street) at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 November.

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Social Sciences

Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House

PROFESSOR JEFF HALPER, Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Nobel Peace Prize nominee 2006, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 December, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The event is organised by the Middle East Centre, St Antony's, the Refugee Studies Centre and the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House. Enquiries: denise.watt@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The end of unilateralism? Israel after the Lebanon war.'

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.'


Perspectives on Human Sciences Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID LEWIS-WILLIAMS, Senior Mentor and Professor Emeritus, Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, will deliver the Perspectives on Human Sciences Lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, 17 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: 'The first pictures.'


Department of Educational Studies: Mathematics Education Group

PROFESSOR JOHN MASON will lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 7 December, in the Department of Educational Studies.

Convener: Dr Anne Watson.

Subject: 'The rise and fall of bartering problems in arithmetic texts.'

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

PROFESSOR MOHAMMED KENBIB, University of Rabat, Moroccan British Society Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. The event is organised in association with the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Muslim–Jewish relations in Morocco: nineteenth and twentieth centuries.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

The opening of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism will take place at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in St Anne's College. The meeting will begin with an address from Lord Patten, Chancellor of the University.

LEONARD DOWNIE, JR., Executive Editor, the Washington Post

Subject: 'Journalism after Iraq.' (Keynote address)

Mr Downie's lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Wadah Khanfar, Managing Director, Al-Jazeera International; Helen Boaden, Director of News, BBC; Professor Timothy Garton Ash; and John Lloyd, Director of Journalism, Reuters Institute.

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Oxford Learning Institute

Preparing for academic practice

A one-day conference on this subject, organised by the Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice and the Oxford Learning Institute, will be held on Tuesday, 19 December, 9.45 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in St Anne's College. A list of the seminars can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/oli.php?page=253.

Admission is free to all sessions, but pre-registration is essential. To register, contact Richard Arnold (e-mail: richard.arnold@learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Maison Française

Mediterranean Writers Series

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

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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Corpus Christi College

PROFESSOR DAVID COLE will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 November, in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: Professor Lucia Zedner.

Subject: 'Less safe, less free: an American's view on why the United States is losing 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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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 ANGOLD, 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, UCL 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 Catherine's College

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR HENRI BERESTYCKI, Ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: 'Modelling spatial diffusion: from flames to social norms.'

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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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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme: special address

MR LIU MINGKANG, Chairman, the China Banking Regulatory Commission, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'China and the challenges of globalisation.'

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Wolfson College

Public lecture

PROFESSOR BRYAN SYKES will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Blood of the Isles: the genetic history of Britain and Ireland.'

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

SHEILA PAINE will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 December, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for non-members costs £2.

Subject: 'Embroidery in Afghanistan.'

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