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Oxford University Gazette, 25 January 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Professor of Ancient Philosophy

PROFESSOR TERENCE IRWIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Fundamental morality.'

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Bampton Lectures

Lectures: liberal pluralism, citizenship, law and the sacred

LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD, Professor of Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, King's College London, will deliver the Bampton Lectures on at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. The series will continue in Trinity Term.

16 Feb.: 'The sacred and the challenge to liberalism.'

23 Feb.: 'Liberalism and the challenge to the sacred.'

2 Mar.: 'The public and the private or "religion as a hobby".'

9 Mar.: 'Natural law, the virtues of religion and the virtues of the liberal citizen.'

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Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint

The Book of the Twelve: translation, interpretation and current research

DR JENNIFER DINES, Lecturer in Old Testament Studies (retired), Heythrop College, London, will deliver a series of three lectures on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.

22 Feb.: 'New life from old bones? The Greek "Minor Prophets", characters and characteristics.'

1 Mar.: 'The Twelve among the prophets: innovation and dependence.'

8 Mar.: 'One scroll, one translator?'

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Carlyle Lectures

Sincerity, hypocrisy and lies in modern political thought from Hobbes to Orwell

DR DAVID RUNCIMAN, Cambridge, will deliver the Carlyle lectures on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.

1 Feb.: 'Hobbes and the mask of power.'

8 Feb.: 'Mandeville and the virtues of vice.'

15 Feb.: 'Bentham and the utility of fiction.'

22 Feb.: 'Victorian democracy and Victorian hypocrisy.'

1 Mar.: 'Orwell and the hypocrisy of ideology.'

8 Mar.: 'Epilogue: sincerity and hypocrisy in democratic politics.'

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

DR SHIGERU KURATANI, Rigen Centre for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission. Persons with specific access requirements are advised to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Developmental factors behind the vertebrate evolution.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

The following lecture will be held on Monday, 19 February, at 2.15 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 66 St Giles'. All welcome. Contact: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)88210.

ISMENE LADA-RICHARDS, King's College, London

Subject: 'Dead but not extinct: on reinventing ancient pantomime in the eighteenth century.'

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Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics and Phonetics

General linguistics graduate seminars

The following seminars will be held on Monday at 4 p.m. in Room 207 of the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

BARRY SMITH, London
29 Jan.: 'Thought and language in humans and animals.'

SUZY STYLES
5 Feb.: 'Developing a lexicon. When do babies know that "cat" and "dog" go together?'

LOUISE MYCOCK, Manchester
12 Feb.: 'The typology of constituent questions: a new perspective.'

DAN EVERETT, Illinois State University
19 Feb.: 'The nature and nurture of grammar: grammar as a communicative tool.'

MACIEJ BARANOWSKI, Manchester
5 Mar.: 'The curvilinear hypothesis revisited: the fronting of the back upgliding vowels in Charleston, South Carolina.'

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English Language and Literature

Fin de Siècle

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Meyerstein Room (11), the St Cross Building.

Convener: Sarah Davison, St Anne's College.

JOHN BALLAM
1 Feb.: ' "Not even medical science or custom can bridge over": Bram Stoker and the scientific occult.'

IAN BELL, Keele
8 Feb.: 'Ezra Pound and the fourth dimension.'

OLIVER HERFORD, UCL
15 Feb.: 'Revisions of the picturesque in the travel essays of Henry James, 1875–1909.'

MICHÈLE MENDELSSOHN, Edinburgh
1 Mar.: ' "Why Oscar you's gone wild!": American aestheticism and race.'

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English Language and Literature, Theology

Literature and Theology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of the Book Room, the St Cross Building.

Conveners: Benjamin Burton, St Edmund Hall; Johanna Harris, Somerville College; Patrick Hornbeck, Christ Church.

TYLER FISHER
8 Feb.: 'Christ as text: the fortunes of a medieval figure in Renaissance Spain and England.'

DANIEL JOHNSON
22 Feb.: 'The upside of iconoclasm: the power of the word in the Edwardian Reformation.'

ARNOLD HUNT, British Library
8 Mar.: 'Predestination and popular culture in early modern England.'

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History, Medieval and Modern Languages

Language and history

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College. Several of the talks in this series, and especially that on 21 February, commemorate the three-hundredth anniversary of the publication at Oxford in 1707 of Edward Lhuyd's Archaeologia Britannica.

Conveners: David Cram, Robert Evans, and Suzanne Romaine.

NICHOLAS OSTLER, Bath
31 Jan.: 'When does elite dominance result in the spread of a language?'

ANDREAS WILLI, Worcester
7 Feb.: 'Language and authority in a colonial world: the birth of rhetoric in ancient Sicily.'

PETER MACKRIDGE
14 Feb.: 'A language in the image of the nation: language and national identity in Greece since the eighteenth century.'

BRYNLEY ROBERTS, Aberystwyth
21 Feb.: 'Edward Lhwyd (1660–1709): Celticist.'

PATRICIA PALMER, York
28 Feb.: 'From grafted tongue to severed head: the linguistics of conflict in early modern Ireland.'

WERNER HÜLLER, Essen
7 Mar.: 'English in the mirror: how the Germans characterised the English language in the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century.'

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History, Social Sciences

Seminar in economic and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Robert Allen, Professor Knick Harley, Professor Jane Humphries, and Professor Avner Offer.

DR ALESSANDRO NUVOLARI, Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies
29 Jan.: 'Technical choice, innovation and British steam engineering, 1800–50.'

DR DEBIN MA, LSE
5 Feb.: 'Competition and growth: a comparison of three national silk reeling industries in the nineteenth–twentieth centuries.'

PROFESSOR MARISTELLA BOTTICINI, Turin and Boston
12 Feb.: 'Social norms and demographic shocks: Florence, 1250–1450.'

PROFESSOR GILLES POSTEL-VINAY, INRA
19 Feb.: ' Long run impacts of income shocks: Wine and Phylloxera in nineteenth- century France.' (With A. Banerjee and E. Duflo)

PROFESSOR ALBRECHT RITSCHL, Humboldt University, Berlin
26 Feb.: ' The Anglo-German industrial productivity puzzle, 1895–1938: a restatement and a possible resolution.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL RAFF, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
5 Mar.: 'Wholesale–retail supply chain development in the twentieth-century USA.'

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Law

Intellectual property in the new millennium

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. There will be no seminar on 6 Feb. Refreshments will be provided. All welcome.

Conveners: Professor David Vaver and Dr Justine Pila.

NIGEL JONES, Linklaters London, and MICHAEL YUDKIN
30 Jan.: 'The role of scientific experts in patent infringement actions.'

MICHAEL BLAKENEY, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute
13 Feb.: 'IP policy formulation. Do we have anything to learn from Gowers?'

ISABELLA ALEXANDER, Cambridge
20 Feb.: 'Hoisting the Jolly Roger. The story and legacy of the first music pirates.'

BRIAN BANDEY
27 Feb.: 'Over-categorisation in copyright law—computer and internet programming perspectives.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Department of Plant Sciences: G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR S.P. LONG, Illinois, will deliver the twenty-seventh G.E. Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 1 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: Professor C.J. Leaver.

Subject: 'How will plants respond to global atmospheric change? From genes to fields.'


Soft matter, biomaterials and interfaces

Unless otherwise indicated the following interdisciplinary seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the PTCL Main Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: Professor Jacob Klein and Dr Robert Thomas.

PROFESSOR ANTHONY WATTS
30 Jan.: 'Peering into the site of action of membrane drug targets.'

PROFESSOR BEN DAVIS
13 Feb.: 'Sugars and enzymes.'

DR SOFIA PASCU
Wed. 21 Feb.: 'Designing molecular probes for medical imaging.'

PROFESSOR GLEN MCHALE, Nottingham Trent University
6 Mar.: 'Superhydrophobic surfaces.'


Earth Sciences Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Monday at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Earth Sciences Department.

PROFESSOR SATISH SINGH
29 Jan.: 'Crustal accretion, magmatism, hydrothermal circulation and faulting at ocean spreading centres.'

PROFESSOR JON LLOYD, Manchester
12 Feb.: 'Redox transformations at the mineral–microbe interface; mechanisms, environmental impact and biotechnological applications.'

DR WOLFGANG MUELLER, Royal Holloway
19 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR PETER LISS, Norwich
26 Feb.: 'Air–sea exchanges: ocean biogeochemistry, climate and atmospheric chemistry.'

DR CARMELA GARZIONE, Rochester, USA
5 Mar.: 'Sediment accumulation and surface uplift in the altiplano basin: geodynamic implications for the construction of orogenic plateaus.'


Solid mechanics and materials engineering

The following seminars will be held in Lecture Room 8 in the Information Engineering Building, unless otherwise stated. For more information please contact John Huber on Oxford (2)83478.

Details of the 29 January and 12 February seminars are not available at the time of going to press.

ESTEBAN BUSSO, Ecole des Mines de Paris
Fri., 9 Feb., 12 noon, Lecture Room 7: To be announced.

VIKRAM DESHPANDE, Cambridge
Mon., 19 Feb., 2 p.m.: 'The dynamic response of lattice materials and the blast resistance of sandwich structures.'

ANTONIO GIL, Swansea
Mon., 26 Feb., 2 p.m.: To be announced.

PAULO DE MATOS
Mon., 5 Mar., 2 p.m.: 'Modelling plasticity-induced fatigue crack closure.'


Materials Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre. Refreshments will be served in the foyer from 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANDRE GEIM, Manchester
1 Feb.: 'The physics of graphene.'

PROFESSOR P.A. MADDEN, Edinburgh
8 Feb.: 'From first principles to materials properties.'

PROFESSOR JENS K. NRSKOV, Technical University of Denmark
15 Feb.: 'Hydrogen production and storage by catalysis.'

PROFESSOR HARALD BOLT, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
22 Feb.: 'Materials challenges for the plasma-facing components of fusion reactors.'

DR D. MCCOMB, Imperial College London
1 Mar.: 'Probing complex oxides and interfaces using electron energy-loss spectroscopy.'

DR BARBARA A. SHOLLOCK, Imperial College London
8 Mar.: 'Oxidation of nickel alloys.'


Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. The programme has been arranged with a view to interesting a wide physics community. Tea will be served in the Common Room at 3.45 p.m.

Conveners: Professor I. Walmsley and Professor D. Sherrington.

DR S. HOOKER
26 Jan.: 'Laser-driven accelerators.'

PROFESSOR R. GOLDSTEIN, Cambridge
2 Feb.: 'The Platonic ideal of stalactite growth.'

PROFESSOR D. SAAD, Aston
16 Feb.: 'Corruption, secrecy and spin: the physics of coding and cryptography.'

PROFESSOR SIR C. LLEWELLYN SMITH, UKAEA, Culham
23 Feb.: 'Energy, sustainability and development.'

PROFESSOR SIR G. RADDA
2 Mar.: 'The challenge for molecular imaging in biomedical research.'


Organic Chemistry Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated the following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Jeremy Robertson (e-mail: jeremy.robertson@chem.ox.ac.uk).

DR I. FAIRLAMB, York
1 Feb.: 'Catalyst discovery in Pd-mediated reactions: from serendipity to rational design.'

PROFESSOR M. REETZ, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim
8 Feb., 2.30 p.m.: 'Directed evolution of functional enzymes as catalysts in synthetic organic chemistry.'

DR KING KUOK (MIMI) HII, Imperial College
15 Feb.: 'Development and applications of transition metal catalysis for organic synthesis.'

DR C. HAYES, Nottingham
22 Feb.: 'Synthesis of vinylphosphonate-linked nucleic acids via cross metathesis and Pd-catalysed cross coupling.'

PROFESSOR P. PAGE, Loughborough
1 Mar.: 'Asymmetric epoxidation using iminium salt catalysts.'

PROFESSOR S. BUCHWALD
8 Mar., 4 p.m., and 9 Mar., 2 p.m.: To be announced. (Andy Derome Memorial Lectures)

PROFESSOR KEN IZUMORI, Kagawa University
15 Mar.: 'Izumoring: a green synthesis of rare sugars in water in large amounts.'

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Medical Sciences

Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics Seminars

The following research seminars, intended for a broad audience, will be held on Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Additional specialist seminars will be held on Mondays at 4 p.m. (please see departmental Web site for programme). Enquiries: sally.harte@dpag.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.

PROFESSOR CLAUDIO STERN, University College London
Fri., 26 Jan., Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building: 'Making a brain: a molecular dissection of neural induction.'

DR HELEN SKAER, Cambridge
Fri., 2 Feb., Lecture Theatre, Lo Gros Clark Building: 'Morphogenesis of real tubules: parallels between flies, mice and men?'

PROFESSOR SIMON LOVESTONE, King's College London
Fri., 9 Feb., Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building: 'It's all about Shaggy: the role of GSK-3 in Alzheimer's disease.'

PROFESSOR HANNAH MONYER, Heidelberg
Fri., 23 Feb., Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building: 'Molecular approaches to study GABAergic interneurons at the cellular and network level.'

PROFESSOR LINDA PARTRIDGE, University College London
Fri., 2 Mar., Lecture Theatre, Le Gros Clark Building: 'The insulin/Igf-like signalling pathway and ageing.'

PROFESSOR DENIS NOBLE
Fri., 9 Mar., Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building: 'The principles of systems biology: a physiologist's definition.'


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

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Ethox Centre library, Gibson Building, Block 21, Radcliffe Infirmary. The arrangements for the 3 May seminar differ from those previously published.

HÖRDUR HELGI HELGASON, LM Attorneys, Reykjavík, Iceland
6 Feb.: 'Using technical standards to meet legal requirements for information security in genetic databases---a case study.'

ADRIAN MCNEIL, Chief Executive, Human Tissue Authority
20 Feb.: 'Regulation in practice: implementation of the Human Tissue Act 2004.'

PROFESSOR SARAH CUNNINGHAM-BURLEY, Edinburgh/Human Genetics Commission
6 Mar.: 'Addressing public concerns through governance practices for human genetic databases.'

DR MARY DIXON-WOODS, Leicester
24 Apr.: 'Beyond commodification: childhood cancer tumour banking, trust, and community.'

PROFESSOR ALEXANDER M. CAPRON, Southern California/International Association of Bioethics
3 May, Green College Lecture Theatre, 1.30 p.m.: 'Ethical norms and international governance of genomics.'

PROFESSOR RORY COLLINS, Oxford/UK Biobank
15 May: 'Blocking access to personal data for medical research: in the public interest?'

PROFESSOR DAVID VAVER
29 May: 'Medical databases: fit for intellectual property rights?'

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Medical Sciences, Social Sciences

Medical Anthropology Seminars: The medical ecology of childhood

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 11 a.m. in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Devi Sridhar.

MHAIRE GIBSON, Bristol
29 Jan.: 'Does development always improve child well-being? Exploring the demographic consequences of a water initiative in southern Ethiopia.'

PETER SULLIVAN
5 Feb.: 'Adolescents and chronic illness: coping with inflammatory bowel disease.'

REBECCA SEAR, LSE
12 Feb.: 'Who keeps children alive? A case study and a review of the effects of kin on child mortality.'

CATRIONA KELLY
19 Feb.: 'White sheets and spells: treating sick children in twentieth-century Russia.'

KEVIN WATKINS, UN Development Programme
26 Feb.: 'Water and human development: the 2006 development report.'

BARRY BOGIN and INES VARELA SILVA, Loughborough
5 Mar.: 'Early life under-nutrition and later life overweight/obesity in the Maya of Yucatan and Florida.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Central European Seminar

The following seminars will be held as shown.

Conveners: Dr Robert Pyrah, Dr Marius Turda and Dr Jan Fellerer.

PROFESSOR PHILIP LONGWORTH, Professor Emeritus, McGill University, Montreal
Thurs., 25 Jan, 5 p.m., Taylor Institution, St Giles': 'Central Europe facing Russia.' (Chair: Dr Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes)

JOHN WARREN, Emeritus, Oxford Brookes and DR ROBERT PYRAH
Sat., 17 Feb., 1.45 p.m., Wolfson College, Linton Road: 'Culture versus politics in Austria, 1934–8: theatre's response to authoritarian rule.' (Chair: to be confirmed)

DR MARSHA SIEFERT, CEU, and DR RACHEL BECKLES WILLSON, Royal Holloway
Thurs., 22 Mar., 5 p.m., Taylor Institution, St Giles': 'Twentieth-century music in central Europe.' (Chair: Dr Alexandra Wilson, Oxford Brookes)


Italian Postgraduate Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Christ Church, Lecture Room 2, Tom Quad 8, unless otherwise stated. Postgraduate presentations will be made at the meeting on 19 February.

Convener: Professor M.L. McLaughlin.

GUIDO BALDASSARRI, Padua
Fri., 26 Jan.: 'Le lettere tassiane da S. Anna.'

RIAN RICHARDSON, Leeds
5 Feb.: 'Scribal culture in sixteenth-century Italy.'

PIERO BOITANI, La Sapienza, Rome
Tues., 27 Feb., 5 p.m., Taylorian, Room 2: 'Nature poetry in Dante's Comedy.' (Special Lecture)

MARGHERITA GANERI, Cosenza, University of Calabria
5 Mar.: 'The post-modern historical novel in Italy.'

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Oriental Studies

Violence and authority: comparative studies on European, Byzantine and Islamic states and state-building

The Mellon Sawyer seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church. For more information go to http://www.krc.ox.ac.uk/mellon_semin ar.htm or contact Thomas.munt@Wolfson.ox.ac.uk or teresa.bernheimer@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

PAUL FOURACRE, Manchester
30 Jan.: 'Why were there virtually no rebellions in the early medieval west?' (Discussant: Peter Heather)

CHASE ROBINSON
6 Feb.: 'The jihadists of the pre-modern period.' (Discussant: Stephen Humphreys)

MARIBEL FIERRO, CSIC, Madrid
13 Feb.: 'Building and disputing the caliphate: two episodes of violence under the Umayyads and the Fatimids (fourth/tenth century) (Discussant: Nicola Clarke)

LENNART SUNDELIN, Miami
20 Feb.: 'Rural unrest in Abbasid Egypt.' (Discussant: Yossef Rapoport)

YOSSEF RAPOPORT
27 Feb.: 'The countryside alliance: Bedouins, peasants and rebels in Mamluk Egypt and beyond.' (Discussant: Judith Pfeiffer)

PATRICIA CRONE, Princeton
6 Mar.: 'Babak and the rebel prophets of Iran.' (Discussant: Chase Robinson)

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Social Sciences

African History and Politics Seminar: Labour, space and conflict in Africa

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House. For more information contact eric.morier-genoud@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Gavin Williams and Eric Morier-Genoud.

DIDIER PÉCLARD, Swiss Peace Foundation
29 Jan.: 'Religion, land and war. The social roots of UNITA, Angola, 1940--75.'

GERNOT KLANTSCHING
5 Feb.: 'The politics of drug war in Nigeria.'

ANNE PITCHER, Colgate University
12 Feb.: 'What has happened to organised labour in Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa?'

MARTIN MURRAY, SUNY-Binghamton
19 Feb.: 'Privatised urbanism, the entrepreneurial city, and post-public space. City improvement districts in Johannesburg after apartheid.'

MILES LARMER, Keele
26 Feb.: 'Southern African social movements in the contested space of the Nairobi World Social Forum 2007.'

MARGRET FRENZ
5 Mar.: 'A move to greener pastures? Goan migration to East Africa in the twentieth century.'


African Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College, unless otherwise indicated. For further information contact Wanja Knighton at african.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: David Anderson.

RITA ABRAHAMSEN, Aberystwyth
25 Jan., Dahrendorf Room: 'Security beyond the State: the privatisation and transnationalisation of security in Africa.'

WILIMA KALUSA, Zambia
1 Feb.: 'African medical auxiliaries as interpreters of missionary medicine in colonial Mwinilunga, Zambia, 1922--53.'

PATRICIA DALEY
8 Feb.: 'Ethnicity and political violence in Burundi.'

MICHAEL JENNINGS, Swansea
15 Feb., Dahrendorf Room: 'Building better people? Development, transformation and modernisation in Tanzania.'

DAVID ANDERSON
22 Feb.: 'Che Guevara's African adventures.'

RICHARD WALLER, Bucknell
1 Mar.: 'Stock theft in colonial Kenya.'

JOCELYN ALEXANDER, Linacre
8 Mar.: 'Prison memoirs and punishment in Zimbabwe.'


Southern Africa Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in M.Sc. Teaching Room 1, School of Geography, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road.

Convener: Dr Tony Lemon.

PROFESSOR RICHARD GIBB, Plymouth
26 Jan.: 'The Southern African Customs Union: balancing the benefits.'

PROFESSOR JO BEALL, LSE
2 Feb.: 'Traditional authorities in local government in South Africa.'

PROFESSOR DAVID SIMON, Royal Holloway
9 Feb.: 'Global environmental change—the urban challenge in Southern Africa.'

DR LUCY STEVENS, Access to Services Programme, Practical Action
16 Feb.: 'Zimbabwe—supporting the poor in a challenging context.'

DR ALEX LOFTUS, Royal Holloway
23 Feb.: 'Water, power, and post-apartheid struggles in Durban.'

MILES TENDI
2 Mar.: 'Does race matter? Robert Mugabe and the politics of race and prospects for democratic change in Zimbabwe.'

DR PETER LEKGOATHI, Witwatersrand
9 Mar.: 'The mobilisation of ethnicity in post-apartheid South Africa.'


Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars

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

Conveners: Robert Barnes and David Pratten.

JAMES LAIDLAW, Cambridge
26 Jan.: 'Anti-anti-anti-relativism: suggestions for the anthropology of the Self.'

LARS BUUR, DIIS
2 Feb.: 'Hope and despair in the South African townships: vigilantism and violent moral policing.'

SARI WASTELL, Goldsmiths, London
9 Feb.: 'Sovereignty and time: politics in Swazi kingship.'

KOSTAS RESIKAS, SOAS
16 Feb.: 'Transforming the frontier: memory, history and identity in coastal East Java, Indonesia.'

JON MITCHELL, Sussex
23 Feb.: 'Religion, charity, development: Oxfam and the Quakers.'

GEERT DE NEVE, Sussex
2 Mar.: ' "Keeping it in the family": work, education and marriage in Tirupur's emerging industrial middle class.'

BENEDETTA ROSSI, SOAS
9 Mar.: 'Ethnic pluralism and interethnic hierarchy in the Ader (Niger).'


Perspectives on the Human Sciences Lecture Series

PROFESSOR ROBIN DUNBAR, Liverpool, will give the next lecture in the Human Sciences Lecture Series on Thursday, 8 February, at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Why only humans have culture.'


Centre for the Study of African Economies Lunchtime Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Seminar Room C, Department of Economics, Manor Road. Please check the departmental Web site for updates. Details of the 6 February seminar will be announced later.

KANG TAN
30 Jan.: 'Sovereign risk in the classical gold standard era.' (Discussant: Christopher Adam)

ASIM IJAZ KHWAJA, Harvard
13 Feb.: To be announced

REMCO OOSTENDORP, Free University, Amsterdam (written with K. Burger, Wageningen University)
20 Feb.: 'Soil conservation as induced innovation. Evidence from Kenya and Benin.'

MARLEEN DEKKER, Free University, Amsterdam
27 Feb.: 'Intra-household bargaining and social networks in rural Ethiopia.'

ESTHER DUFLO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6 Mar.: To be announced.


CSAE Research Workshops

The following research workshops will be held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. on Seminar Room C, Department of Economics, Manor Road. Please check the departmental Web site www.csae.ox.ac.uk/seminars/pagedseminars.asp?fromtoday=1 for updates.

CESAR CALVO
31 Jan.: 'Chronic poverty and all that: the measurement of poverty over time.'

CATIA BATISTA
7 Feb.: 'Migration and growth: an African success story.'

SAMBA MBAYE
14 Feb.: To be announced.

GEETA KINGDON
21 Feb.: 'Understanding low achievement in England at age sixteen.'

ALEXANDER MORADI
28 Feb.: 'The anthropometric history of Ghana, 1880--2000: an exploration.'

BOB RIJKERS
7 Mar.: 'Housing in Ethiopia: evaluation of the Addis integrated housing development programme.'

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Rothermere American Institute

Seminar on US Politics

The following seminars will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, unless otherwise indicated. For further details contact scott.blinder@politics-and-international-relations.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Joel Aberbach and Scott Blinder.

BRUCE JENTLESON, Duke University
13 Feb.: 'The politics of US foreign policy: continuity and change.'

JOEL ABERBACH, UCLA
20 Feb.: 'The executive branch in red and blue.'

KHALILAH BROWN-DEAN, Yale
27 Feb.: To be announced.

FRANK BAUMGARTNER, Pennsylvania State University
6 Mar.: 'The discovery of innocence: Americans and the death penalty, 1960--2006.'


Special Lecture

The following lecture will be held on Thursday, 8 February, in Lecture Room 2, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road. For further details contact Andrea Beighton on Oxford (2)82710 or academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk. Web site: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

LEO MARX, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8 Feb.: 'The Great Gatsby: prophetic mystery story.'


Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy

The following events will be held on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further details contact Andrea Beighton on Oxford (2)82710 or academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk . Web site: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

At the meeting on 22 February copies of two of Professor Djerassi's books, NO and Menachem's Seed, will be available, free of charge, to those attending.

PROFESSOR CARL DJERASSI, Stanford, DR EVAN HARRIS, MP
22 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'Science and society: the Two Cultures debate revisited.'

PROFESSOR BENJAMIN BARBER, Maryland, PROFESSOR GEORGE JOFFÉ, Cambridge
8 Mar., 5.30 p.m.: 'Who is winning the culture wars?'


American Literature Colloquium

The following colloquium will be held on Thursday, 1 March, at 5.15 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further details contact Andrea Beighton on Oxford (2)82710 or academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk. Web site: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

MARGARETTA JOLLY, Exeter

Subject: 'Signed in sisterhood? Letter writing and relationship in American feminism.'


American History Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, unless stated otherwise. For further details please contact gareth.davies@history.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Gareth Davies and Linda Kerber

LINDA KERBER, Iowa
31 Jan.: 'Historians on trial: historians' briefs for same-sex marriage cases in the American courts.'

LINDA GORDON, Wisconsin
7 Feb.: 'Dorothea Lange, photographer.'

PETER FEARON, Leicester
14 Feb.: 'Work relief, the dole and unemployment during the New Deal: a Kansas case study.'

MARY DUDZIAK, Southern California
21 Feb.: 'Thurgood Marshall confronts the "True Sons of Africa": legal rights and wrongs at Kenya's independence.'

STEVEN TELES, Yale
28 Feb.: 'The politics of counter-mobilisation: the American Conservative legal movement, 1970--2005.'

MICHAEL KLARMAN, Virginia
7 Mar.: 'Backlash: the occasionally perverse consequences of Supreme Court decisions.'


RAI Fellows' Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 12.15 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room unless otherwise stated.

ELLEN BERG, California, Berkeley
25 Jan.: 'Turning immigrants into world citizens: nationalism and internationalism in the kindergarten, 1890--1920.'

DOMINIC SANDBROOK
1 Feb.: 'Why the United States turned right.'

CAROLYN MORNINGSTAR
8 Feb.: 'Poetry of American change: westward journey (TM), manifest destiny and the US Mint.'

JONATHAN PEARSON, Durham
15 Feb.: The evolution of the presidential library system and its role in the development of cultural identification in the US, 1895--1966.'

STEPHEN WOLFE, Troms› University, Norway
1 Mar.: 'Tracing the routes of circum-Atlantic writers in the Romantic period.'

JAHAN RAMAZANI, Virginia
8 Mar.: 'Traveling poetry.'

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Research Laboratory for Archaeology

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. in the Board Room, Department of Geography, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road.

Convener: Dr J.-L. Schwenninger.

CARL HERON, Bradford
15 Feb.: 'Pottery use among late foragers and early farmers in southern Scandinavia: molecular and isotopic investigations.'

A. PALMER, London
22 Feb.: 'Glacio-lacustrine varved sediment records in the UK: the first steps in developing a high resolution record of palaeoenvironmental change.'

MARVELO TOLEDO, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
8 Mar.: 'Geoarchaeology and chronology of the Pleistocene-Holocene tradition in the north-eastern pampas, Argentina: evidence of peopling before 12000 BP.'

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Saïd Business School

SAS Distinguished Speaker Seminar

LUIS CANTARELL, Executive Vice-President, Nestlé SA, Europe, will hold the following seminar on Wednesday, 7 February, at 6 p.m. in the Saïd Business School, Park End Street.

Subject: 'Responsible and sustainable competitiveness: wishful thinking or business reality?'

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Centre for Criminology

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.

SOPHIE BODY-GENDROT, Paris
31 Jan.: 'Recent urban unrest in France: anything new?'

MERCEDES HINTON, LSE
14 Feb.: 'Police and the political game in Argentina and Brazil.'

BEN CREWE, Cambridge
28 Feb.: 'The society of captives in a managerial era.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

British diplomatic perceptions of the Muslim world

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

OLIVER MILES, formerly HM Ambassador to Libya
31 Jan.: 'Libyan "snakes and ladders" ;. '

PROFESSOR GEORGE JOFFE, Cambridge
7 Feb.: 'The policy process and the Middle East: competing arenas.'

SIR RODRIC BRAITHWAITE, formerly HM Ambassador to Russia and Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee
14 Feb.: 'British foreign policy towards the Middle East: a view from the centre.'

SIR RICHARD DALTON, formerly HM Ambassador to Iran
21 Feb.: 'Iran and the Middle East: ideology or interests?'

SIR RICHARD DEARLOVE, Cambridge, formerly Head of Secret Intelligence Service
28 Feb.: 'The security dimension of Middle East policy.'

SIR ALAN MUNRO, formerly HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
7 Mar.: 'British relations with the countries of the Gulf.'

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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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Magdalen College

Do our institutions work?

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

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

LADY ASHTON OF UPHOLLAND, Parliamentary Secretary, Constitutional Affairs
19 Feb.: 'Why a Constitutional Affairs Department?'

LORD (KENNETH) BAKER OF DORKING/SIR ROGER SANDS, retired Clerk of the House
5 Mar.: 'The answer to the West Lothian question?'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

PROFESSOR AMITAV ACHARYA, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 February, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr Mark Rebick and Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'East Asia's arrested regionalism.'


Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Annual Lecture

HRH PRINCE TURKI AL-FAISAL, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States, will lecture on Wednesday, 7 February at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road. Enquiries: mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Saudi constitutional reform, from Abdul Aziz to Abdallah.'


Guest Lecture

LAWRENCE PINTAK will lecture on Monday, 29 January, at 8 p.m. in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'America, Islam and the war of ideas.'

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Somerville College

GlaxoSmithKline Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR RAVINDER MAINI, Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology, Imperial College, will deliver the GlaxoSmithKline lecture on Tuesday, 6 February at 5 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road.

Subject: 'Lessons learnt in taking successful anti-TNF biological therapy from the bench to the clinic.'


Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JENNY MARTIN, Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, 6 March at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the University Museum, Parks Road.

Subject: 'The name's Bond—Disulfide Bond. Disulfide bond catalysts and their role in bacterial virulence and sex manipulation.'

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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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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture Series

DANIEL WEISSBORT will lecture on Wednesday, 7 February, at 7.30 p.m. in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to carmen.bugan@Wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Poets as translators.'


Wolfson Haldane Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN KREBS, FRS, will deliver the annual Wolfson Haldane Lecture on Thursday, 1 February at 6 p.m. in the Hall, Wolfson College. Open to the public.

Subject: 'Whose risk? Whose choice? Whose health?'

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Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Enquiries should be directed to Sophie Farrant (telephone: Oxford 874404, e-mail: enquiries@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk).

DR ANTHONY BASH, University College, Durham
20 Feb.: 'The morality of forgiveness.'

STEPHEN CHALKE, Oasis Trust
27 Feb.: 'Faithworks: the case for intimacy and involvement.'


Bray Lecture

DR BRAD R. BRAXTON, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, will deliver the Bray Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Thursday, 8 March, in the Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon.

Subject: 'Reversing the curse of racism: the Apostle Paul, the black pulpit, and international reparations.'

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