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Oxford University Gazette, 19 October 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 Tuesday, 14 November, in the Examination Schools.

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

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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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Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics, and Phonetics

General Linguistics Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Room 207, Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street. Details of the 30 October seminar will be announced later.

NIVEDITA MANI
23 Oct.: 'The phonological form of words at fourteen months.'

MARK STEEDMAN, Edinburgh
6 Nov.: 'Semantics and implicature in the meaning of English intonation.'

SANDRA PAOLI
13 Nov.: 'Inflectional features at the C level.'

ROBERTA D'ALESSANDRO and IAN ROBERTS, Cambridge
27 Nov.: 'Movement and agreement in Italian past participles and spell-out domains.'

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English Language and Literature

Romantic Realignments

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5.30 p.m. in Room 10 of the English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road. For further details contact monika.class@balliol.ox.ac.uk or felicity.james@chch.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR TIM MORTON, University of California, Davis
19 Oct.: 'Seven types of ambience: ecology without nature.'

DR JO MCDONAGH
26 Oct.: 'De Quincey's books.'

DR JANE STABLER, St Andrews
2 Nov.: 'The Byron–Shelley–Barrett-Browning conversation.'

DR NEIL VICKERS, King's College London
9 Nov.: 'Coleridge and the idea of psychological criticism.'

GREG LEADBETTER, Oxford Brookes
16 Nov.: 'Initiating "religion": Coleridgean theotropism.'

JANE DARCY, King's College London
23 Nov.: 'Dissipated Burns and melancholic Currie.'

GEORGINA GREEN
23 Nov.: 'The "living body" of the people: John Thelwall's vision of democracy.'

MICHAEL FARRELL
30 Nov.: 'Blake's critique of Newton in his design for Edward Young's Night Thoughts.'

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History

Oxford Architectural History Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5.30 p.m. in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

PAUL BARNWELL
6 Nov.: 'The castles of Helmsley and Peak: fashionable resorts of the twelfth century.'

ANTHONY GERBINO
4 Dec.: 'The Paris plan of 1676.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Earth Sciences Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Department of Earth Sciences.

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY JICKELLS, East Anglia
30 Oct.: 'Atmospheric inputs to the oceans and their effects.'

DR EMILY RAYFIELD, Bristol
6 Nov.: 'Applying engineering and imaging techniques to explore the function and evolution of fossils.'

DR MADELEINE HUMPHREYS, Cambridge
13 Nov.: 'H2O diffusion in melt inclusions: a geospeedometer for explosive volcanic eruptions.'

PROFESSOR PHILIP ALLEN, Imperial College
20 Nov.: 'Snowball Earth: beautiful theory, ugly facts.'

DR KEITH NICHOLLS, British Antarctic Survey
27 Nov.: 'Using Autosub to explore the cavity beneath an Antarctic ice shelf.'


Materials Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN PENDRY, Imperial College London
19 Oct.: 'Metamaterials: a new design paradigm for electromagnetism.'

PROFESSOR R. CATLOW, Royal Institution
26 Oct.: 'Nano-chemistry, nucleation and growth of inorganic molecular materials.'

PROFESSOR SIR PETER HIRSCH
2 Nov.: 'Fifty years of TEM of dislocations.'

PROFESSOR WAYNE D. KAPLAN, Israel Institute of Technology
9 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR LAURENS KATGERMAN, Delft
16 Nov.: 'Processing of advanced aluminium alloys.'

PROFESSOR XINHUA WU, Birmingham
23 Nov.: 'Net shape manufacturing of aeroengine components.'

DR SIMON BENJAMIN
30 Nov.: 'Quantum computing: can we narrow the gulf between theory and experiment?'


Mathematical Logic Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 3.15 p.m. in the Mathematical Institute.

GRIGORY GARKUSHA, Manchester
20 Oct.: 'Reconstructing affine and projective schemes from Serre subcategories.'

MARTIN BAYS
27 Oct.: 'Covers of multiplicative groups of fields.'

LAWRENCE TAYLOR, Nottingham
3 Nov.: 'Line bundles over quantum tori and Hilbert's twelfth problem.'

MOSHE KAMENSKY, UEA
17 Nov.: To be announced.

HILARY PRIESTLEY
24 Nov.: 'A view of Kripke semantics for the twenty-first century.'

ZOE CHATZIDAKIS, Paris
1 Dec.: 'Model theory of difference varieties and algebraic dynamics over function fields.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Italian Postgraduate Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Room 2, the Taylor Institution, unless otherwise stated. Seminar details for 30 October will be confirmed at a later date. For further information contact the Research Seminars Coordinator, Dr Ela Tandello, at emanuela.tandello@chch.ox.ac.uk.

MATTEO GIANCOTTI, Padua
13 Nov.: 'Idea e suono nella poesia di Clemente Rebora.'

ITA MACCARTHY, Durham
27 Nov.: 'A grace beyond the reach of art?'


Seminars in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies

The following seminars (involving original manuscripts) will take place at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Conveners: Nigel Palmer, Richard Sharpe, and Martin Kauffmann.

IAN SHORT, London
27 Oct.: 'Bodleian MS. Digby 23 and the Oxford "Chanson de Roland".'

BARBARA BOMBI, Canterbury
10 Nov.: 'Canon law manuscripts in the Bodleian Library: the "Liber extra".'

NIGEL MORGAN, Cambridge
24 Nov.: 'Illuminated liturgical manuscripts.'

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Medical Sciences, History of Art

Art and Neuroscience Lectures

The following lectures, which are supported by the Oxford McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, will be held on Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

COLIN HARRISON (Speaker) and PROFESSOR ANDREW GOUDIE (Reply)
10 Nov.: 'Turner's Thames Valley.'

PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP (Speaker) and PROFESSOR O. J. BRADDICK (Reply)
17 Nov.: 'Static science of motion: Leonardo with a bit of Turner.'

BELINDA BEATON (Speaker; reply by a neuroscientist—to be announced)
24 Nov.: 'Theatres and panoramas in Turner's time.'

PROFESSOR COLIN BLAKEMORE (Speaker) and PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP (Reply)
1 Dec.: 'Conflicting and concluding views.'

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Oriental Studies

Mellon Sawyer Seminar

JAMES HOWARD-JOHNSTON will give the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Tuesday, 24 October, at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church. For more information see http://www.krc.ox.ac.uk/mellon_seminar.htm.

Subject: 'Byzantine responses to the Islamic conquest.'

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Social Sciences

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Departmental Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. in the Pauling Centre Lecture Theatre at 58a Banbury Road, Oxford, unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: Harvey Whitehouse and Elisabeth Hsu.

DANIEL A. YON, York University, Toronto
20 Oct., 4.15 p.m.: 'The 100 men.'

JOE HEINRICH, University of British Columbia
20 Oct., 6 p.m., Nissan Lecture Theatre: Perspectives on the Human Sciences Lecture.

ANDREAS ROEPSTORRF, Aarhus, Denmark
27 Oct.: 'The neuroturn: challenging anthropology or anthropological challenge?'

QUINTON DEELEY, King's College London
3 Nov.: 'Ritual, possession trance and amnesia: perspectives from anthropology and cognitive neuroscience.'

SMITRI SRINIVAS, University of California, Davis
10 Nov.: 'The sense of Sai: visuality, virtuality and the senses in the transnational Sathya Sai Baba Movement.'

DAN SPERBER, CNRS Paris
17 Nov., 4.15 p.m.: 'Imitation, communication and cultural transmission.'

DAVID LEWIS-WILLIAMS, Witwatersrand
17 Nov., 6 p.m., Pitt Rivers Lecture Theatre: Perspectives on the Human Sciences Lecture.

J.D.Y. PEEL, SOAS, London
24 Nov.: 'Continuities and ruptures in the trajectory of West African religion.'

CHARLES STAFFORD, London School of Economics
1 Dec.: 'What is going to happen next? Contemplating the future in rural north-east China.'


Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group

The following discussion group will meet on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. in the Centre for Criminology, Manor Road Social Sciences Building, Seminar Room 341. The discussion group is sponsored by the Extra-Legal Governance Institute and the Faculty of Law. All welcome. Enquiries: john.carlarne@sociology.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, Federico Varese.

DR NEIL CARRIER
18 Oct.: 'Avoiding deceit in the Kenyan Khat trade.'

DR D. HARBORD, Market Analysis Ltd
25 Oct.: 'Enforcing cooperation amongst medieval merchants: the Maghribi traders revisited.'

DR Y. GUICHAOUA
1 Nov.: 'Who joins ethnic militias? A survey of the Oodua People's Congress in south-western Nigeria.'


Oxford Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research Seminar

PROFESSOR ALEX KOZULIN, Jerusalem, will hold the following research seminar on Wednesday, 25 October, at 5 p.m. in the Garden Building, Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens.

Convener: Professor Ann Edwards.

Subject: 'Why is Vygotsky important and what is his legacy to education?'


Human Sciences Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Pauling Centre, Institute of Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road, unless otherwise indicated.

Convener: Professor Stanley Ulijaszek.

DR JAY STOCK, Cambridge
2 Nov.: 'Ecological and behavioural influences on the skeletal morphology of Holocene foragers.'

DR KEITH CHENG, Penn State College of Medicine
Mon., 6 Nov., 1 p.m.: 'Surprise insights into the enduring mystery of skin colour from the zebrafish.'

DR ANNA LAWRENCE
9 Nov.: 'Participatory forest management. Beyond second generation issues.'

DR SIMON UNDERDOWN, Oxford Brookes
16 Nov.: 'Rethinking Neanderthal trauma.'

PROFESSOR VERNON REYNOLDS
23 Nov.: 'Chimpanzees, sugarcane and poverty. Conservation issues in western Uganda.'

DR MIKE RAYNER
30 Nov.: 'Are there good and bad foods, or just good and bad diets?'


Perspectives on Human Sciences Lecture

PROFESSOR JOE HEINRICH, University of British Columbia, will lecture on Friday, 20 October, at 6 p.m. in the Nissan Lecture Theatre.

Subject: 'Culture and the co-evolutionary origins of human behaviour.'

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Centre for Brazilian Studies

One-day Workshop

The following workshop will be held on Friday, 3 November, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road. Programme available on www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. There is no conference fee but advanced registration is required. Please register with your name and affiliation to enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on Oxford (2)84460.

Participants: Dr Luiz Fernando de Paula, Rio De Janeiro; Professor Jan Kregel, New York; Professor Philip Arestis, Cambridge; Dr Pierre Salama, Paris; Dr Ricardo Gottschalk, Sussex; Professor Sunanda Sen, Delhi; Professor Julio Lopez, Mexico; Professor Fernando Cardim de Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro; and Dr Jon Williams, Bangor.

Convener: Dr Luiz Fernando de Paula.

Subject: 'Financial liberalisation and economic performance: the experience of Brazil and other emerging countries.'

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Computing Laboratory

Special Lecture

GIO WIEDERHOLD, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University and MITRE Corporation, will lecture on Tuesday, 31 October, at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, OUCL, Wolfson Building.

Subject: 'What is your software worth?'

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The Europaeum

PROFESSOR WLADYSLAW STROZEWSKI, Krakow, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture on Friday, 17 November, at 5 p.m., in the Ryle Room, Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street.

Subject: 'Human being and values.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Seminar

STEPHEN WHITTLE, former BBC Controller of Editorial Policy, will lecture on Wednesday, 25 October, at 12 noon, in the Committee Room, Green College. All welcome. Further seminars in this series will be announced at a later date. Enquiries: kate.hanneford- smith@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Investigation v. intrusion: the media and the public interest.'

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4.30 p.m. in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, Manor Road. All welcome. Enquiries: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)84220.

DR CHULWOO LEE, Seoul
23 Oct.: 'The law and politics of homeland nationalism: making sense of the overseas Koreans Act and the Hungarian Status Law.'

DR KATHLEEN CAVANAUGH, National University of Ireland
30 Oct.: 'Violence and the liberal democratic project.'

DR GEORGE STROUP, London School of Economics
6 Nov.: 'Traditional councils in Asante: alternative justice and veiled politics in Ghana.'

DR SIMON ROBERTS, London School of Economics
13 Nov.: To be announced.

DR SARI WASTELL, Goldsmiths College London
20 Nov.: 'When justice at a distance comes home: scale, transnational justice and the extra-legal in international versus national war crimes prosecutions.'

DR CATHERINE ALEXANDER, Goldsmiths College London
27 Nov.: 'Defining the object in property regime changes: a case study from Kazakhstan.'

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Green College

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR MARK HARRISON will deliver the annual McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'War, epidemics, and empire: the British army in the Middle East during the First World War.'

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Magdalen College

Do our political institutions work?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. (The Chatham House Rule will apply.)

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, and Dr Stewart Wood.

THE RT HON. LORD STEEL OF AIKWOOD
23 Oct.: 'Why the Scottish devolution settlement requires amendment.'

SIR ALISTAIR GRAHAM
30 Oct.: 'The problems of standards in public life.'

SIR ROGER SANDS, retired Clerk of the House
6 Nov.: 'The answer to the West Lothian Question?'

PAUL INGRAM AND MATT SELLWOOD, Deputy Leader, Oxford City Council Green Group
13 Nov.: 'Getting the Green Party started?'

GREG POWER and PHILIP COWLEY
20 Nov.: 'Why whipping and parliamentary management have become difficult.'

PHIL COLLINS, Chief speechmaker to the Prime Minister, and KIERAN BRETT, Senior Policy Adviser to No. 10
27 Nov.: 'What's wrong with Whitehall?'

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Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR GIORGIO GALLETTI, Professor of Architecture, University of Florence, will deliver the Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 October, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College (entrance through Longwall). The lecture will be given in English.

Subject: 'Cecil Pinsent's Italian gardens.'

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St Anne's College

Hoskins Lecture

J. HARWOOD, Chairman of the Northmoor Trust for Countryside Conservation, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 November, in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: 'Demos and science; the breakers of the English landscape?'

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St Antony's College

Latin American Centre

General Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. at 1 Church Walk, unless otherwise stated. All welcome. Enquiries: enquiries@lac.ox.ac.uk. Telephone: Oxford (2)74486.

VALPY FITZGERALD
20 Oct.: 'Measuring the century: economic growth and social welfare in Latin America, 1900–2000.'

ROBERT GWYNNE, Birmingham
27 Oct.: 'Chilean wine goes global: governance and the wine commodity chain in the Colchagua Valley.'

AME BERGES
3 Nov.: 'The export trade of the Dominican Republic under Trujillo.'

MALCOLM DEAS
10 Nov.: 'Disorder, "institutions" and economic development in nineteenth-century Latin America.'

ANDREW CRAWLEY
17 Nov.: 'Somocistas and Sandinistas: US intervention in Nicaragua and the birth of the Somoza regime.'

EDMUND AMMAN, Manchester
24 Nov.: 'The political economy of the "New Left" in Latin America.'

JOE FOWERAKER
1 Dec.: 'Populism and the polity in Latin America.'

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St Edmund Hall

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

MATTHEW D'ANCONA, editor, the Spectator, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Confessions of a hawkish hack: the war on terror and the media.'

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Somerville College

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR KAY DAVIES will deliver the James Bryce Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, 31 October, at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road.

Subject: 'Muscular dystrophy: past, present and future.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme

The following meeting will be held on Friday, 27 October, at 2 p.m. in the Swire Seminar Room, 12 Merton Street, University College.

VALERIE MARCEL, Chatham House (Speaker) and STEVEN KNELL, Global Insight (Discussant)

Subject: 'The new oil titans and the developing world.'

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Wolfson College

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER BROWN, Professor of History, Princeton, will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'Commercium spirituale: Paulinus of Nola and the poetry of wealth.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

Thirty-Minute Lectures

The following lectures will be held in the Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian Theatre, at 1 p.m. Admission free. All welcome. Members and guests attending the 25 Oct. lecture are invited to view a small exhibition illustrating this lecture, to be displayed in Convocation House (12 noon–12.45 p.m. and 1.45 p.m.–2.30 p.m. on 25 Oct.). Admission to the exhibition between 12 noon and 12.45 p.m. will be via the door into the Divinity School, Schools Quadrangle. Wine and sandwiches will be served in Chancellor's Court after the lectures at £5 per person, for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance on Oxford (2)77234 or fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

PAMELA CLEMIT, Durham
Wed., 25 Oct.: 'Discovering William Godwin's letters.'

NICK MILLEA
Thurs., 23 Nov.: 'The Gough map—gateway to medieval Britain: Britain's oldest road map or a statement of empire?'

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Oxford Italian Association

The following lectures, organised by the Oxford Italian Association, will be held at 7.30 p.m. (for 8 p.m.) Members: £1. Non-members: £3. Students under 30: free.

GILLIAN RILEY
Wed., 25 Oct., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: 'Maestro Martino and this circle: the most influential cookery text of the Renaissance.'

DR JON WHITELEY
Thurs., 9 Nov., Tsuzuki Theatre, St Anne's: 'Mantegna: the art of humanism.'

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