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Oxford University Gazette, 26 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 Thursday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools.

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

Note: the lecture was previously announced as taking place on Tuesday, 14 November.

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Clarendon Lectures in Economics

Unravelling the mystery of economic trends

PROFESSOR PETER C. B. PHILLIPS, Yale University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Department of Economics. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Enquiries should be directed to

Mon., 20 Nov.: 'The mystery of trend: using trends as coordinates and instruments.'

Tues., 21 Nov.: 'The passage through unity: mildly integrated and explosive time series.'

Wed., 22 Nov.: 'Transition and growth: econometrics of convergence and clustering.'

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL AKAM, Director, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Tickets are not required for admission. Anyone wishing to attend who has specific access requirements is asked to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'The evolution of segmentation mechanisms in animals.'

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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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Archive of Performance of Greek and Roman Drama

DR SUE JONES will lecture on Monday, 6 November, at 2.15 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, George Street. All welcome. Enquiries: tel. (2)88210 or e-mail

Subject: 'Modernism and Greek dance.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Distinguished Lecture in Virology

The inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Virology will be held on Thursday, 30 November, at 4.30 p.m., followed by a champagne reception in Museum Court from 5.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR BARUCH BLUMBERG, Nobel Laureate: 'Hepatitis B. The first cancer vaccine.'

DR DENNIS BURTON, The Scripps Institute: 'The challenge of an HIV vaccine from the antibody perspective.'

DR MARTINE ROTHBLATT, United Therapeutics: 'Management of xenoviral risk.'

John Adams Institute Lectures Series

The following lectures will be held at 2.30 p.m. in the Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road.

Fri., 3 Nov., Seminar Room: 'Light sources.'

Mon., 13 Nov., Seminar Room: 'Electron cooling of high-energy antiprotons at Fermilab.'

DR ANDY WOLSKI, Cockroft Institute
Wed., 29 Nov., Denis Sciama Theatre: 'ILC damping rings design and accelerator physics issues.'

DR RICHARD P. WALKER, Diamond Light Source
Wed., 13 Dec., Fisher Room: 'Diamond.'

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Guest Lecture

PROFESSOR KEITH MATTHEWS, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Dundee, will lecture on Tuesday, 28 November, at 5 p.m. in the University Department of Psychiatry Seminar Room, Warneford Hospital.

Subject: 'Neurosurgery for mental disorder in the twenty-first century.'

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 1 p.m. in Lecture Room 1, Biochemistry Department, unless otherwise stated.

Convener: Professor Louise N. Johnson.

3 Nov.: 'Computer simulation of the action of inhibitors on the mammalian cell cycle.'

10 Nov., Lecture Room, Central Chemistry Laboratory: 'Protons—the forgotten particles: ion beam applications in biology and medicine.'

17 Nov.: 'Introduction to protein crystal growth.'

DR JAMES PARKER, Institute of Cancer Research, London
24 Nov.: 'An element of RISC: argonaute proteins and RNA interference.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Modern Hispanic Research Seminar

PHILIP SWANSON, University of Sheffield, will lecture on 31 October at 5 p.m. in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor Edwin Williamson.

Subject: 'Where is Latin America?'

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Oriental Studies

Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series

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

ANTOINE BORRUT, Paris, will lecture on Tuesday, 31 October, at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church. For more information go to ar.htm.

Conveners: Dr Petra Sijpesteijn and Professor Chase Robinson.

Subject: 'Caliphal violence and the creation of heroes: the example of Maslama b. 'Abd al-Malik.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (Oxonia) Seminars: Aspects of Globalisation

The following seminars, organised in association with Exeter College, will be held on Mondays at 5.30 p.m.

30 Oct., Exeter College, Saskatchewan Room: 'Is distance dead?'

13 Nov., Exeter College, Saskatchewan Room: 'The new world order.'

CLIVE CROOK, Atlantic Monthly
27 Nov., Economics Department Building: 'Why opposing globalisation is immoral.'

Israel: historical, political and social aspects

The following evening lectures will be held in weeks 5–8 at 8 p.m.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer.

SIR MARTIN GILBERT, Honorary Fellow, Merton College
Tues., 7 Nov., Exeter College: 'The land of Palestine, 1848'1948.'

DR ANTHONY JULIUS, Birbeck College, London, and Mishcon de Reya
Mon., 13 Nov., Exeter College: 'Reflections on the foundation of the State of Israel.'

JOHN LLOYD, Editor, Financial Times Magazine
Thurs., 23 Nov., Lincoln College: 'UK media coverage of Israel/Arab relations.'

PROFESSOR ITAMAR RABINOVICH, President, Tel Aviv University
Mon., 27 Nov., Oriel College: 'Israel/Arab relations since 1949.'

Department of Educational Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. in the Department of Educational Studies.

Thurs., 9 Nov.: 'The seeds of time: why classroom dialogue requires a temporal analysis.' (Convener: Professor Anne Edwards)

DR MICHAEL PROSSER, Higher Education Academy
Mon., 27 Nov.: 'University academics' experiences of research and its relationship to the experiences of teaching.' (Conveners: Dr Geoff Hayward and Dr Hubert Ertl)

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Saïd Business School

Marketing, Culture and Society Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. in the Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre. Seminars are open to all. The seminar on 1 November is co-sponsored by RSA. Further information from

JULIET B. SCHOR, Boston College
Wed., 1 Nov.: 'Commercialising childhood and the debate about children's marketing.'

Thurs., 9 Nov.: 'Waterstone's acquisition of Ottakar's: why a sub-£100m merger created unprecedented media coverage and a referral to the Competition Commission.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

DR MUHAMMED NIAZ ASADULLAH, Reading, will hold the following seminar on 1 November at 5 p.m. in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: 'Religious schools, social values and economic attitudes: evidence from Bangladesh.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

PROFESSOR GUY BERGER, Rhodes University, South Africa (Speaker), and PROFESSOR WILLIAM BEINART (Discussant) will hold the following seminar on Wednesday, 1 November, at 12 noon in the Committee Room, Green College. All welcome. Further seminars in this series will be announced at a later date. Enquiries: k.

Subject: 'Contested media policy in South Africa—the first decade of democracy.'

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Refugee Studies Centre


The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of International Development/Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, unless otherwise indicated.

1 Nov.: 'Can improved resettlement reduce poverty?'

PROFESSOR PETER LOIZOS, London School of Economics
8 Nov.: 'Rethinking the concept of "generations" in forced migration.'

22 Nov.: 'Trans-Saharan migration to the Maghreb and the EU: historical roots and recent trends.'

MS ANNA SCHMIDT, California, Berkeley
29 Nov.: 'Do not fix it—the refugee regime between legalisation and vagueness.'

Harrell-Bond Lecture

MS SHAMI CHAKRABARTI, Director, Liberty, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture on Wednesday, 15 November at 5 p.m., in the University Museum, Parks Road.

Subject: 'Asylum: the new dirty word.'

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All Souls College

Chichele Lectures

WM. ROGER LOUIS, University of Texas at Austin, and past president, American Historical Association, will deliver a Chichele Lecture on Thursday, 2 November, at 5 p.m. in the Old Library, All Souls College. All welcome.

Subject: 'All Souls and the Suez Crisis of 1956.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

JENNIFER WELSH, Professor of International Relations, will hold the following seminar on Friday, 24 November, at 5.15 p.m. in Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. All welcome. For further information please contact Janet Wardell on (2)74302 or e-mail

Subject: 'Values and vision in Canadian foreign policy.'

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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

Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Russia and Eurasia: Domestic and International Politics

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.

Conveners: Dr Paul Chaisty and Dr Alex Pravda.

30 Oct.: 'Politics in Kazakhstan: ethnic co-optation and control.'

DR GWENDOLYN SASSE, London School of Economics
6 Nov.: 'Identity, transition, conflict: the Crimea question and post-Soviet Ukraine.'

DR BOBO LO, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
13 Nov.: 'The odd couple: Russia–China relations in the new century.'

DR JULIE NEWTON, American University of Paris
20 Nov.: 'Russia and the European Union: a forced marriage?'

27 Nov.: 'Russian–US relations.'

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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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Templeton College

Foundation Lecture 2006

PROFESSOR TOM BURKE, Visiting Professor at Imperial College and University College London, will deliver the 2006 Foundation Lecture in Memory of Clifford and Evelyne Barclay at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Clifford Barclay Lecture Theatre, Templeton College.

Subject: 'Business and the environment in the twenty-first century: risks, rewards and responses.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Lecture

THE HON. DR MONTEK SINGH AHLUWALIA, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India, will give the annual Global Economic Governance Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Managing globalisation in India: critical issues.'

Global Economic Governance Programme

ALAN BEATTIE, the Financial Times, will lecture on Friday, 3 November, at 2 p.m. in the Swire Seminar Room, 12 Merton Street, University College.

Subject: 'What's happening in the WTO trade talks?'

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