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Oxford University Gazette, 17 May 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

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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Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture

PROFESSOR GURHARPAL SINGH will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 May, in the Lecture Theatre (staircase 23), Balliol College.

Subject: 'Reflections on British multiculturalism: the case of the Sikhs.'


Seminar

The lecture will be followed by a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the same location.

Subject: 'Multiculturalism and secularism.'

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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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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.'

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Law

PROFESSOR CASS SUNSTEIN, Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence, Law School, University of Chicago, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 May, in Rhodes House. Those who wish to attend should register interest to events@fljs.org.

The lecture is arranged jointly by the Faculty of Law, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society.

Subject: 'If the public would be outraged by their rulings, should judges care?'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Department of Statistics: Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR DAVID SPIEGELHALTER, Cambridge, will lecture as follows on Thursday, 24 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The lectures will be followed by a reception at 5.15 p.m.

3 p.m.: 'Bayesian evidence synthesis 1: meta-analysis allowing for the rigour and relevance of studies.'

4.15 p.m.: 'Bayesian evidence synthesis 2: evaluating the introduction of a high-risk operation for congenital heart disease.'

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Medical Sciences

Ethox Centre and Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park Seminar Series 2007: From principles to practice: implementing genetic database governance

PROFESSOR DAVID VAVER will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 May, in the Ethox Centre Library, Gibson Building, Block 21, Radcliffe Infirmary. Essential information about clearing site security is available at www.ggd.org.uk.

Subject: 'Medical databases: fit for intellectual property rights?'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Languages Ladder presentation

KATE GREEN, Project Director, the Languages Ladder, DfES, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'The Dearing Review and information about the Languages Ladder—the National Recognition Scheme for Languages.'


Italian Graduate Research Seminars (amended notice)

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. in Christ Church, Lecture Room 2, Tom Quad 8, unless otherwise stated. The arrangements for some of the lectures and seminars differ from those originally announced.

Conveners: Professor M. McLaughlin and Dr E. Tandello.

PROFESSOR NIGEL VINCENT, Manchester
Fri. 18 May, the Hall, Taylor Institution: 'Language, geography, and history in medieval Italy.' (Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture)

GUGLIELMO GORNI, La Sapienza, Rome
Mon. 21 May, Room 2, Taylor Institution: 'La biografia di Dante.' (Paget Toynbee Lecture)

GIORGIO BERTONE, Genoa
Wed., 23 May: 'Il volto di Dio, il volto di Laura. La questione del ritratto: Petrarca, Rvf. 16, 77, 78.'

PROFESSOR LINA BOLZONI, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Mon. 11 June: 'Dante o della memoria appassionata.'

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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 www.krc.ox.ac.uk/mellon_seminar.htm.

Note: the concluding keynote lecture will be given on Wednesday, 13 June (previously announced for Thursday, 14 June).

Conveners: Dr Petra Sijpesteijn and Professor Chase Robinson.

JEREMY JOHNS
22 May: 'Muslim rebels and their suppression in Christian Italy, 1194–1300.' (Discussant: Pat Harvey)

ARON ZYSOW, Harvard
29 May: 'Suppression of dissent by the ruler: the extermination of the Zaydi Mutarrifiya sect.' (Discussant: Najam Haider)

GERD ALTHOFF, Münster University, Germany
5 June: 'Public ritual and violence in tenth/eleventh-century Germany.' (Discussant: Chris Wickham)

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

PETRA SIJPESTEIJN
Wed. 13 June: 'Violence and authority: the comparative view.' (Final keynote lecture)

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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?'

Seminars

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.'


Perspectives on the Human Sciences

PROFESSOR SIMON BARON-COHEN, Cambridge, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Note: the lecture will take place in the University Museum, and not in the Pauling Centre, as previously announced.

Subject: 'Sex differences in mind.'

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Oxford Institute of Ageing

PROFESSOR WOLFGANG LUTZ, Director, Vienna Institute of Demography, will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'The dynamics of global population ageing and human capital formation: stochastic demographic forecasts and new data for estimating the returns to education.'

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Centre for Brazilian Studies

Democracy and citizen distrust of public institutions: Brazil in comparative perspectives

This workshop will be held on Friday, 1 June, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The full programme is available at www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.

Participants:

Professor José Alvaro Moisés, Universidade de São Paulo

Professor Rachel Meneguello, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Mr Nuno Coimbra, Universidade de São Paulo

Dr Timothy Power, Centre for Brazilian Studies

Professor Lourdes Sola, Universidade de São Paulo

Professor Leonardo Morlino, University of Florence

Professor Mariano Torcal, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Dr Natalia Letki, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw

Mr Laurence Whitehead, Nuffield College

Dr P. Matthew Loveless, Department of Politics and International Relations

There is no conference fee but advance registration is required. Those wishing to attend should send details of name and affiliation to enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk (or telephone: Oxford (2)84460).

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Saïd Business School

Complex Adaptive Systems Group

DR JUKKA-PEKKA ONNELA will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 May, in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School. Further details can be found at http://sbs-xnet.sbs.ox.ac.uk/complexity/complexity_casg.asp.

Subject: 'Structure and tie strengths in large-scale social networks.'

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Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society

Seminar

RAÚL DELGADO WISE, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 24 May, in the Seminar Room, the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.

Subject: 'The reshaping of Mexican labour exports under NAFTA: paradoxes and challenges.'


Perspectives on African migration

JOANN MCGREGOR, UCL, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the Anthropology Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road.
Subejct: 'Joining the BBC (British Bottom Cleaners): Zimbabweans and the UK care industry.'

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James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation

The following lectures will be given as shown in the Saïd Business School. Those wishing to attend the lecture on 14 June should first contact Clare Ruthven-Stuart (e-mail: clare.ruthven-stuart@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

JOANNE LINNEROOTH-BAYER, Project Leader, Risk and Vulnerability Program, IIASA
Wed. 23 May, Lecture Theatre 5, 12.30 p.m.: 'Climate change, extreme weather, and public–private insurance partnerships.'

BILL MOGGRIDGE, co-founder of IDEO, inventor of the laptop, and author of Designing Interactions
Thur. 14 June: room to be announced, 1 p.m., preceded by lunch at 12.15 p.m.: 'Designing interactions.'

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Green College

Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR FRANCESCO MUNTONI, Imperial College, and Director, Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Why sugars are important for your muscle and brain: lessons from muscular dystrophies.'

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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

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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St Antony's College

Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship

THE RT. HON. CHARLES KENNEDY, MP, and THE RT. HON. PAUL MURPHY, MP, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. The seminar is open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'The British political scene after Blair.'


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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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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St John's College

Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. The seminars are open to all members of the University and to mental health professionals, but as space is limited those wishing to attend should first e-mail paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

ARMAND D'ANGOUR
23 May: 'Two types of innovation.'

EDWARD HARCOURT
30 May: 'What has love to do with rationality? An answer from psychoanalysis.'

MICHAEL LACEWING, Heythrop College, University of London
6 June: 'What reason can't do.'

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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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