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Oxford University Gazette, 26 April 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Professor of Criminology

PROFESSOR IAN LOADER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 April, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Insecurity, politics, and excess.'


Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion

PROFESSOR PETER HARRISON will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Religion and the rise of science.'


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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Cherwell–simon Lecture

PROFESSOR RODERICK MACKINNON, Rockefeller University, New York, and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2003, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Potassium ion channels.'

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Weldon Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WEST, Santa Fe Institute, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2005, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with specific access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'On the scale and unity of life.'

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JANET ROSSANT, Toronto, will deliver a J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with specific access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Stem cells and lineage development in the early mammalian embryo.'

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Oxford Leverhulme Changing Character of War Lecture

THE RT. HON. DES BROWNE, MP, Secretary of State for Defence, will deliver the third annual Changing Character of War Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May. Further details can be found at ccw.politics.ox.ac.uk.

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Myres Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SUSAN E. ALCOCK, Director, Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, will deliver the twenty-fourth Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: 'Looking at Ararat: archaeologies of a mountain.'

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Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts

PROFESSOR JOHN BUTT, Glasgow, will deliver the Hussey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Composers as churchmen in the modern age: a story of harmony, counterpoint, and dissonance.'

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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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Zaharoff Lecture

YVES BONNEFOY, poet and Professeur Honoraire, Collège de France, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Ce qu'offre toujours Rimbaud.'

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Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN will lecture 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?'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR EDITH HALL, Royal Holloway, London, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 30 April, in the Seminar Room, the Classics Centre. Enquiries should be directed to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk (telephone: Oxford (2)88210).

Subject: 'Is the Barcelona Alcestis papyrus a Latin pantomime libretto?'

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Continuing Education

One-Day Courses

The following one-day courses will be held on Saturdays in Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, unless otherwise stated. Booking required. Tel.: 01865 (2)70368 and cost from £38.65, unless otherwise stated. Email: ppdaywk@conted.ox.ac.uk. Web: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/results.php?Category=800.

5 May, 9.15 a.m.--5 p.m.: 'Britten and the English String Quartet.'

12 May, 9.15 a.m.--4.45 p.m.: 'Churches, chapels and places of worship in Oxford: Part 3.'

12 May, 9.15 a.m.--5 p.m.: 'The age of the lute.'

Fri., 18 May, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m.: 'Planning and the historic environment: the heritage protection White Paper.' Cost from £82.

19 May, 9.45 a.m.--5 p.m.: 'Imperial Spain.'

19 May, 10 a.m.--4 p.m., Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown: 'Revision and examination skills.' (Cost from £10; tel.: 01865 (2)80892.)

19 May, 9.30 a.m.--5.30 p.m: 'The local church.'

26 May, 9.30 a.m.-4.45 p.m.: ''Tis a pity she's a whore?' The women of Renaissance drama.'

9 June, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m.: 'Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.'

9 June, 10 a.m--5 p.m.: 'Grammar and the TEFL teacher.'

16 June, 9.15 a.m.--5 p.m.: 'Animal theology.'

23 June, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m.: 'St Birinus and Dorchester Abbey.' (Cost from £50.)

23 June, 9.15 a.m.--5 p.m.: 'The senses: making sense of our sensory world.'


Weekend Courses

The following weekend courses will be held in Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, unless otherwise stated. Booking required. Email: ppdaywk@conted.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 (2)70380. Web: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/results.php?Category=800.

Sat., 5 May, 9.15 a.m.--Sun., 6 May, 1 p.m.: 'Literary biography.' (Cost from £69.80)

Fri., 11 May, 6.15 p.m.--Sun., 13 May, 1 p.m.: 'Suburbs: buildings and society.' (Cost from £78.70)

Sat., 12 May, 9.30 a.m.--Sun., 13 May, 1.15 p.m., Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown: 'French intensive weekend---post beginners.' (Cost from £79)

Sat., 19 May, 9.30 a.m.--Sun., 20 May, 1.15 p.m., Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown: 'Spanish intensive weekend---five different levels offered---post beginners to advanced.' (Cost from £79)

Sat., 26 May, 3 p.m.--Sun, 27 May, 2 p.m.: 'Issues of life and death.' (Cost from £50)

Sat., 2 June, 9.30 a.m.--Sun., 1.15 p.m., Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown: Italian intensive weekend---four different levels offered. (Cost from £79)

Sat., 16 June, 11 a.m.--Sun., 17 June, 2 p.m.: 'Global warming---the biological and human impacts.' (Cost from £69.80)

Sat., 23 June, 9 a.m.--Sun., 24 June, 5 p.m., Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown: 'Practical networking and systems administration.' (Cost from £127.30)


One-week Courses

The following one-week courses will be held in Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, from Monday, 10.15 a.m., to Friday, 2 p.m. Booking required. Cost from £396. Tel.: 01865 (2)70380. Email: ppdaywk@conted.ox.ac.uk. Web: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/results.php?Category=800.

7--11 May: 'Archaeology survey week.'

28 May--1 June: 'Building survey week.'

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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.

MARGAUX POUEYMIROU, St Andrews
10 May: 'Walter Pater's Anders- Streben: aspiring towards an aesthetic experience.'

GRACE BROCKINGTON, Cambridge
17 May: 'Walter Crane's illustrations.'

LIZZIE WHITE, Buckingham
24 May: ' "I am Lucifer": representations of the devil in fin-de-siècle literature.'

CAROLYN ANNE KELLEY, Florida
7 June: 'Aubrey Beardsley and the (funny) femme fatale.'

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English Language and Literature, Theology

Literature and Theology

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, Joanna Harris, Somerville, and Patrick Hornbeck, Christ Church.

STEPHEN PINK, Somerville
3 May: 'Eucharistic embodiment in Julian of Norwich's revelation of love.'

CECILIA HART, St Hilda's
17 May: 'Towards a theory of religious language: what happens to expression when the theology changes?'

SARAH APETREI, Keble
31 May: 'The universal principal of grace: gender and the problem of predestination in two seventeenth-century women writers.'

SUSAN BRIGDEN, Lincoln
14 June: 'Thomas Wyatt and the Inquisition.'

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History

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

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

Conveners: Louise Durning, Geoffrey Tyack, and William Whyte.

ELIZABETH DARLING, Oxford Brookes
14 May: 'Kensal House: making, mediation, consumption.'

JOHN DAVIS
11 June: 'The conservation consensus, c.1955–c.1975, or why London doesn't look like Manchester.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Theoretical Physics.

Conveners: Carole Jordan and David Sherrington.

JOHN CARDY
27 Apr.: 'Time evolution of correlations following a quantum quench.'

BENOIT DOUCOT, Paris
11 May: 'Physical implementation of protected qubits.'

BEN MOOORE, Zurich
25 May: 'Dark mattery in the galaxy.'

CRISTINA MARCHETTI, Syracuse
8 June: 'Soft active matter: from complex fluids to living cells.'


Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical Geoscience Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House.

PROFESSOR NEIL BALMFORTH, British Columbia
4 May: 'From roll waves to volcanic tremor.'

DR FELIX NG, Sheffield
18 May: 'Glacier outburst floods from Merbacher Lake, Tian Shan.'

RICHARD BOOTH
1 June: 'Miscible flow through porous media.'

DR RICHARD BAILEY
15 June: 'Measuring time with sand grains and electrons: applications to problems in understanding past climate change and human evolution.'


Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be change, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

Two papers will be given at the meeting on 3 May.

L. BLAXTER
3 May: 'UK High Altitude Society.'

DR J.S. COX
3 May: 'What is a research facilitator for?'

DR S.J. BARBER, Open University
10 May: 'Mass spectrosctopy in the solar system: probing atmosphers, surfaces, and oceans(?) in situ.'

DR M. JOHNSON, Reading
17 May: 'Aviation particulate emissions and interaction in the atmosphere.'

DR H. FOWLER, Newcastle
24 May: 'estimating climate change impacts using a multi-model ensemble: towards probabilistic scenarios.'

PROFESSOR F.W. TAYLOR
31 May: 'Venus and Venus Express.'

DR P. THORNE, Meteorological Office
7 June: 'Don't forget: the observations are uncertain too!'

PROFESSOR P. BERNATH, York
14 June: 'The Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE): mission overview and recent results.'


Department of Materials

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.

PROFESSOR DR A. HIRSCH, Erlangen-Nürnberg
3 May: 'Carbon- rich architectures: synthesis and supramolecular organisation.'

PROFESSOR P.A. MADDEN, Edinburgh
10 May: 'From first principles to materials properties.'

DR O. KOLOSOV, Lancaster
17 May: 'Probing space and time in nano- dimensions: merging high frequency acoustics and scanning probe to explore nanometer length and nanosecond time scale physical phenomena.'

DR E. OLSSON, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
24 May: 'Local probing and in situ dynamic experiments on the nanoscale using TEM, combined STM-TEM, and FIB-SEM.'

PROFESSOR A. WINDLE, Cambridge
31 May: 'Mesoscale modelling of polymers.'

PROFESSOR C.J. HUMPHREYS, Cambridge
7 June: 'Why are GaN-based LEDs so bright when dislocation density is so high? A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.'

PROFESSOR J. KILNER, Imperial College
14 June: 'Materials for solid oxide fuel cells.'

DR KAZUTOMO SUENAGA, JST-ERATo Nakamura Carbon Cluster Project, Japan
21 June, Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, time to be confirmed: To be announced.

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Medical Sciences

Biomedical Engineering Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Thom Building.

Convener: Dr Mark Thompson.

DR J. HILLER, Diamond Light Source
30 Apr., LR1: 'Synchrotron radiatioin in tissue engineering: new horizons at Diamond Light Source.'

T. GOLESWORTHY, Environmental Development Technology Ltd.
14 May, LR2: 'The Exovasc(TM) for external support in the diseased aorta—a pilgrimage of innovation.'

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Medical Sciences

OXION seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on the days shown in the Seminar Room, the Henry Wellcome Centre for Gene Function.

DR P. SLESINGER, Salk Institute
Fri. 11 May: 'Sorting nexin regulation of G protein-gated potassium channels: a complex problem.'

DR M. MAYER, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, NIH
Wed. 23 May: 'Analysis of glutamate receptor ion channel gating and modulation using X- rays and patch clamp.'

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Music

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, unless otherwise stated. Free of charge and open to the public.

XAVIER HASCHER, Strasbourg
1 May: 'Listening perpendicularly to time: memory, perception, and consciousness.'

CARYL CLARK, Toronto
8 May: ''The secret, familiar double-speak of the Apothecary': Haydn, Mahler and Jewish representation in Lo speziale and Der Apotheker.'

GREGORY MARTIN
15 May: 'Grieg as a storyteller: the poetics of the Ballade in G minor, op. 24.'

RACHEL BECKLES WILLSON, Royal Holloway
23 May: 'Musical gifts of the East (or: Karl Popper in Nazareth.)'

DAVINIA CADDY
29 May: 'Ballet at the opera, 1909--14.'

YAEL SELA
5 June: 'Performing the Virgin(al): women and domestic keyboard music in seventeen-century England.'

BENJAMIN NARVEY
12 June: 'The musical remembrances of Robert de Visée: the birth of the Tombeau and the Death of the French Lute.'


Lunchtime Gallery Talks

The following talks will be held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, unless otherwise stated. Enquiries: 01865 (2)76139. Free of charge and open to the general public.

CHRISTOPHER REDGATE
1 May: 'A talk about the nineteenth-century oboe and the little-known virtuoso oboists who helped develop these instruments.'

GRAHAM WELLS
5 June: 'The English Flageolet was a favourite instrument of Granville Sharp. It became a popular drawing room instrument in the nineteenth century.'


Conference

The following conference will be held on Saturday, 28 April, from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Bate Collection, Faculty of Music.

Subject: 'Promoting the Jews harp.'


Concerts

SPIRIDON SHISHIGIN will play on Saturday, 28 April at 8 p.m. in the Wesley Methodist Church. The above conference and this concert will together be £20 or £15 for concessions. Concert only: £8/£5 (concessions). For further information and advance tickets contact Michael Wright on 01865 872161 or email ionajha@jewsharper.info.

A Concert Serpentarium will be held on Monday, 28 May at 12 noon in the Holywell Music Room. Enquiries: the Bate Collection (tel.: 01865 (2)76139).


Workshops

The following workshops will be held on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Free of charge and open to the general public.

JOHN TRAILL and JONATHAN IMPETT (guest speaker)
3 May: Ensemble ISIS electro-acoustic workshop for electronic and solo instrument.

JOHN MCCABE
10 May: Composition workshop for piano solo.


The Composer Speaks

The following lectures will be held on Thursdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. Free of charge and open to the general public.
3 May: JONATHAN IMPETT.

10 May: JOHN MCCABE.


Piano Masterclass and Piano Recital

The following piano masterclass and recital will be held by JOHN MCCABE on Friday, 11 May, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets for the piano recital: £14/£8. Available from 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com, or on the door.


1.30--3.30 p.m.: Piano masterclass

8 p.m.: Piano recital with music by Beethoven, Howard, Vasks, McCabe, Haydn, Webern, and Nielsen.


Beatles Forum

The following forum will be held by JEREMY YUDKIN and ALLAN MOORE, Surrey on Monday, 14 May, 2--5 p.m. in the Committee Room, Faculty of Music. Free of charge and open to the public.

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Oriental Studies

Oxford Early Modern South Asia Workshop: Ideas in circulation

This workshop will be held on Friday, 25 May, and Saturday, 26 May, in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Further details can be found at www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/sa/.

Conveners: Christopher Minkowski and Polly O'Hanlon.


Philology and its dangers: canonical texts, modes of knowledge, cultural crises

This seminar and discussion group will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 1 June, in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College. Further details can be found at www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/sa/.

Convener: Christopher Minkowski.

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Social Sciences

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Pauling Centre.

RITA ASTUTI, LSE
4 May: 'Death and the ancestors in Madagascar: a cognitive developmental approach.'

WOLFGANG LUTZ, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
11 May: 'The future of human reproduction.'

PASCAL BOYER, Washington University, St Louis
18 May: 'Why do patients and religious people perform rituals?'

SIMON BARON-COHEN, Cambridge
25 May: 'Sex differences in mind.'

EMMA COHEN, Centre for Anthropology and Mind
1 June: 'Incorporating the mind: the cognition of spirit possession in an Afro-Brazilian religious tradition.'


Obesity: whose problem?

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Devi Sridhar.

ELIZABETH SPENCER
2 May: 'Defining obesity as a health problem.'

JOHN KOMLOS, Munich
16 May: 'From opulence to corpulence.'

KLIM MCPHERSON
23 May: 'Modelling obesity change in England.'

DEVI SRIDHAR
30 May: 'The Maharaja Mac: biologised globalisation in India.'

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER
6 June: 'Obesity: perspectives from economics.'

AMANDA BERLAN
13 June: 'Why do calories in not equal calories out? An anthropological survey of child obesity in the UK.'

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Rothermere American Institute

American History Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. unless otherwise stated. The speaker and subject of the seminar on 6 June will be confirmed at a later date. For further information please contact jay.sexton@history.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Jay Sexton and Peter Thompson.

THOMAS HOLT, Chicago
Mon., 30 Apr.: 'Blood work: racial mixture and the fables of identity in history and state policy.'

PETER THOMPSON
9 May: 'Early Modern America?'

JAY KLEINBERG, Brunel
16 May: 'The invention of the Middle Age: American women in the twentieth century.'

JOSH ZEITZ, Cambridge
23 May: 'Radical grassroots alternatives in the 1970s.'

DAVE BROWN, Manchester
30 May: In search of the Southern Yeoman.'


Conferences

The following conferences will be held in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room unless otherwise stated.

In the shadow of the Great Society

This conference will be held on Wednesday, 25 Apr., 9.30 a.m.--6 p.m. The keynote address will take the place of the weekly meeting of the American History Seminar. To register and for further details of this conference please email david.torstensson@history.ox.ac.uk.

GUIAN MCKEE, Virginia (keynote speaker)
4.15 p.m.: 'A wasteful and dangerous thing? Defining the war on poverty's community action program through presidential ideology and local activism.'


The Oxford–New York Conference in Honour of The New York Review of Books

The following conference will be held on Saturday, 5 and Sunday, 6 May, at the Oxford Union. For further details please see www.rai.ox.ac.uk/semin ars/American_capitalism.html.

Subject: 'The new face of American capitalism and its impact on the world.'


Transitional Nabokov

This conference will be held on Friday, 6 and Saturday, 7 July, in the Rothermere American Institute. Keynote speakers include Prof. Michael Wood, Princeton, and Prof. Alexander Dolinin, Wisconsin. For futher details please email duncanwhite24@hotmail.com.


Special Lectures

The following Special Lectures will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room, unless otherwise stated. For further details please contact Andrea Beighton on 01865 282710 or at academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk. Website: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

DON DOYLE, University of South Carolina
26 Apr.: 'American nationalism and the dark side of idealism.'

KAREN KUKIL, Smith College
3 May: 'Sylvia Plath's women and poetry.'


Seminar on US Politics

The following seminar will be held at 12 noon in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further information please contact scott.blinder@politics-and-international - relations.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Joel Aberbach and Scott Blinder.

JAMES PFIFFNER, George Mason University
Tues., 1 May: 'President Bush and his (mis)use of executive power.'

EDWARD CARMINES, Indiana
Wed., 16 May: 'Citizens, democracy, and congressional elections in the United States.'


Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy

The following dialogue by DR NGAIRE WOODS and DR ANNE KRUEGER, Johns Hopkins, will be held on Thursday, 10 May at 5 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. Chair: Avner Offer. For further details please contact Andrea Beighton on 01865 282710 or at academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk. Website: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Global finance and its implications.'


American Literature Colloquium

WILL KAUFMAN, Central Lancashire, will hold the following colloquium on Thursday, 7 June, at 5.15 p.m. in the Rothermere American Institute Seminar Room. For further details please contact Andrea Beighton on 01865 282710 or at academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk. Website: www.rai.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Woody Guthrie: hard times and hard travellin'.'

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Centre for Brazilian Studies

Workshop: Courting justice: the role of constitutional courts in Brazil, India, and South Africa in protecting rights

This workshop will be held on Friday, 4 May, 10 a.m.–6.30 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. Details of name and affiliation should sent to enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk (telephone: Oxford (2)84460). The participants are:

Professor Oscar Vilhena Vieira, Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas, Sao Paulo (Convener)

Professor Upendra Baxi, University of Warwick and University of New Delhi

Professor Frans Viljoen, University of Pretoria

Professor Sandra Fredman, Law Faculty

Mr Conrado Hübner Mendes, University of Edinburgh

Professor Christopher McCrudden, Law Faculty (tbc)

Professor Octavio Ferraz, University of Warwick

Professor Vinodh Jaichand, National University of Ireland

Professor José Reinaldo Lima Lopes, Universidade de Sao Paulo

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International Gender Studies Centre

Women in cross-cultural perspectives

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Maria Jaschok, and Judith Okely.

DR FARZANA SHAHID
3 May: 'The gender differentials in rural development in Pakistan'

CLARE CARSWELL, visual artist
10 May: 'The female artist as seen'

DR JOYCE ENDELEY, Buea University, Cameroon
17 May: 'Women and the law in Cameroon', introducing the documentary film Sisters in Law

AGATA ZIEBA
31 May: 'Women and power in the Arab Gulf region: mobilisation for change?'

DR SENEL SIMSEK
7 June: 'The social construction of gender in modern Turkey'

DR IAN FOWLER, Oxford Brookes
14 June: 'Death and reciprocity: a woman's untimely death in Cameroon and its aftermath'


Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture

DR MUKULIKA BANARJEE, UCL, will deliver the Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Whose democracy? Anthropological perspectives from India.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

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

DAVID JOHNSON, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, London
2 May: 'America and the concerns of the Muslim world.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE JOFFÉ
9 May: 'Orientalism versus Orientalism—in reverse.'

PROFESSOR ALI MAZRUI, Binghampton
16 May: 'Pax Islamica? Issues of war and peace between Islam and the West.'

LORD GARDEN OF HAMPSTEAD, Chatham House
Thur. 24 May: 'Security and the greater Middle East: time for a new strategy?'

DR KHALID MEDANI, McGill
Thur. 31 May: 'Globalisation, informal markets, and Islamic extremism: the view from Cairo.'

DR HUSAM ZOMLOT, Oxford Research Group
6 June: To be announced.

DAME PAULINE NEVILLE-JONES, formerly Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee
13 June: To be announced.

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

LORD KARAN BILIMORIA, founder and chief executive of Cobra Beer, Chancellor of Thames Valley University, and UK Chairman, Indo-British Partnership, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in the Osler McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens.

Subject: 'Best in the world, best for the world.'

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Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Mark Rebick and Jenny Corbett.

SHINICHI GOTO, SOAS
27 Apr.: 'The evolution of the Japanese financial system: lessons from the non-performing load problem.'

DR C.M. DENT, Leeds
4 May: 'Japan and free trade agreements in East Asia and the Asia–Pacific.' (Joint seminar with the Asian Studies Centre)

PROFESSOR C. GLUCK, Columbia
Mon. 14 May: 'After the shipwreck: new horizons for history-writing.'

DR A. WASWO
18 May: 'Hearing voices: reflections of a social historian of modern Japan.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Camp life: exception, emergency, and the spaces of forced migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Department of International Development. Note that the entrance to the department is closed after 5.15 p.m.

Convener: Simon Addison.

NANDO SIGONA, Oxford Brookes
2 May: 'The comfort of exceptionality: Roma coping strategies in nomad camps in Italy.'

PROFESSOR JENNY JENKINS, Aberystwyth
9 May: 'Missing, displaced, disappeared: persons in a state of emergency.'

DR BÜLENT DIKEN, Lancaster
23 May: 'From refugee camps to gated communities: a culture of exception.'

DR RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC
6 June: 'From exception to excess: rereading detention and deportation in today's Europe.'


Colson Lecture

PROFESSOR MARK DUFFIELD, Bristol, will deliver the Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Development and emergency: containing the migratory effects of underdevelopment.'

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James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation

Unless otherwise indicated the following lectures by visiting speakers will be given at 5 p.m. Tuesdays in the James Martin Institute Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School.

RAFAEL RAMIREZ
1 May: 'Scenarios and strategy.'

BETTY SUE FLOWERS, Federal CEO, Director, L.B. Johnson Presidential Library
8 May, 3 p.m., Lecture Theatre 5: To be announced.

BILL SHARPE, The Appliance Studio
15 May: 'Technology foresight: navigating with invisible islands.'

KEES VAN DER HEIJDEN
22 May: 'Scenarios to strategy.'

GWYN PRINS, LSE
29 May: 'Problems and possibilities with strategic assessment methods.'

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All Souls College

Chichele Lecture

PROFESSOR GABRIEL GORODETSKY, Tel Aviv, will deliver a Chichele Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'At loggerheads with Churchill: Sir Stafford Cripps as British ambassador in Moscow, 1940–2.'


Evans-Pritchard Lectures

The emergence of the idea of a 'Libyan nation' (1911–51)

DR ANNA BALDINETTI, Perugia, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Old Library, All Souls College.


Tue. 1 May: 'Writing the history of modern Libya: key issues on historiographies.'

Wed. 2 May: 'Colonial rule and Libyan refugees in the Mediterranean region.'

Tue. 8 May: 'Refugees' assocations and the beginnings of their political activity.'

Wed. 9 May: 'Anti-colonial propaganda, Pan-Arabism, and Libyan nationalism.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR MAX PENSKY, Professor of Philosophy, Binghampton University, New York, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room A, the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Manor Road Building.


7 May: 'Amnesty and justice.'

14 May: 'Amnesty, democracy, and solidarity: lessons from South Africa.'

21 May: 'Amnesty, sovereignty, and international law.'

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Exeter College

Marett Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JONATHAN PARRY, LSE, will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 April, in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College

Subject: 'Hegemony and resistance: trade union politics in central India.'

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Green College

PROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'The liberal vision: democracy, good government, and progress.'


Green College Lectures

Healthcare delivery

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR SIR BRUCE KEOGH, Heart Hospital, London
30 Apr.: 'Politics and pragmatism: publishing surgical and healthcare outcomes in England.'

PROFESSOR SALLY DAVIES, Department of Health
14 May: 'The rise of clinical research in the NHS.'

ANDREW DILNOT, Principal, St Hugh's
21 May: 'Health—what happens when the money runs out?'

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Keble College

Eric Symes Abbot Memorial Lecture

THE REVD DR RICHARD A. BURRIDGE, Dean of King's College, London, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: 'Being Biblical: slavery, sexuality, and the inclusive community.'

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Magdalen College

Waynflete Lectures

High density lipoproteins and heart disease

NORMAN MILLER, Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, wil deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.


10 May: 'In the beginning.'

17 May: 'Molecules and mechanisms.'

24 May: 'Trials and tribulations.'

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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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Pembroke College

Blackstone Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR ROY GOODE will deliver the thirtieth Blackstone Lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 12 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Removing the obstacles to commercial law reform.'

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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 Hilda's College

St Hilda's College Lectures

PROFESSOR KATE PURCELL, Warwick, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 3 May, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

Subject: 'Breaking through the glass ceiling? Progress towards gender equality in early graduate careers.'

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St John's College

Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis

The seminars will continue this term, in a work-in-progress format, at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in St John's College. The programme may be obtained by e-mailing paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

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Trinity College

Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture

JOSHUA ROZENBERG, Legal Editor, the Daily Telegraph, will deliver the Margaret Howard Memorial Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Words, words, words: writing about the law.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Swire Seminar Room, University College.

Convener: Devi Sridhar.

ASHOK ALEXANDER, Gates Foundation
11 May: 'Scaling up HIV prevention in India.'

RICHARD HORTON, Editor in Chief, The Lancet
18 May: To be announced.

RUTH LEVINE, Center for Global Development
25 May: 'Innovations in service delivery: promise and perils of paying for results.'


Informal seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Boardroom, 12 Merton Street, University College.

HAROLD JAFFE
27 Apr.: 'The case for routine HIV testing.'

KARA HANSON, LSHTM
4 May: To be announced.


Global Trade Governance Project

THE HON. MR KAMAL NATH, Minister of Commerce and Industry, India, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'India and the future of world trade talks.'


H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

THE HON. MORRIS J. FISH, Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a discussion session to be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May, in the Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'An eye for an eye: proportionality as a moral principle of moral punishment.'

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Campion Hall

Martin D'Arcy Lecture

DR BRENDAN BYRNE, SJ, will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 May, in the Refectory, Campion Hall.

Subject: 'Peter, Paul, and Mark: conflicting and complementary currents in early Christianity.'

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