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Oxford University Gazette, 28 September 2006: Lectures

Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2006–7

Culture and politics in Germany: a durable tension

PROFESSOR WOLF LEPENIES, Professor of Sociology, Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Mon. 16 Oct.: 'German culture: insecurity and arrogance.'

Tue. 17 Oct.: 'The German spirit and the German Reich.'

Tue. 24 Oct.: 'With the help of irony: Thomas Mann's conversion to politics.'

Wed. 25 Oct.: 'The aesthetic appeal of fascism.'

Tue. 31 Oct.: 'After World War II: the resurrection of culture.'

Wed. 1 Nov.: 'After reunification: the end of arrogance.'

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Hensley Henson Lectures 2006–7

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND and DR JANE SHAW will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

The lectures come out of the work done in the Prophecy Project over the last four years, a project in the Faculty of Theology directed by the lecturers.

The role of the prophet

Mon. 9 Oct.: 'Why study prophets and prophecy?'

Tue. 10 Oct.: 'Acting out the text: prophets and the Bible.'

Wed. 11 Oct.: 'Do women make better prophets?'

The impact of prophecy

Tue. 17 Oct.: 'Blake, Brothers, and Southcott: three case studies.'

Wed. 18 Oct.: 'The Pursuit of the Millennium I: reconsidering millennial beliefs.'

Thur. 19 Oct.: 'The Pursuit of the Millennium II: building the kingdom of heaven on earth.'

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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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Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS A. HENZINGER, EPFL, Switzerland, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 October, in the the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory (Wolfson Building).

Subject: 'Reliable systems engineering.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The Oxford Physics Colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

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

DR J. MARCH-RUSSELL
20 Oct.: 'Why is our universe an (electroweak) superconductor?: the mystery of the Higgs.'

PROFESSOR L. KOUWENHOVEN, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
27 Oct.: 'Spin qubits with quantum dots.'

PROFESSOR M. MOUNTAIN, Space Telescope Science Institute
10 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR J. DALIBARD, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
17 Nov.: 'Cold atoms in flatland.'

PROFESSOR W. ALLISON
24 Nov.: 'How dangerous is ionising radiation?'


Physical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR CAROLE PERRY, Nottingham Trent
9 Oct.: 'Models of biosolical formation: from molecules to materials.'

PROFESSOR HUBERT H. GIRAULT, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne
16 Oct.: 'New tools for proteomics.'

DR DANIEL O'HARE, Imperial College
23 Oct.: 'Voltammetry on the brain: an electrochemical study of the dynamics of neurotransmitter release.'

PROFESSOR PETER DERRICK, Warwick
30 Oct.: To be announced.

DR SUSAN PERKIN
6 Nov.: 'Interactions between charge- mosaics.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD H. GUY, Bath
13 Nov.: 'Transport across the skin: physical chemistry, bioengineering, and clinical applications.'

DR ROBERT A. DRYFE, Manchester
27 Nov.: 'Nanoparticle deposition and assembly at the liquid/liquid interface.'

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Medical Sciences

Department of Biochemistry and Oxford University Biochemical Society Colloquia

PROFESSOR SIR MARTIN WOOD, FRS, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 23 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Subject: 'Horizons of superconductivity.'


Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre.

DR INGUNN HOLEN, Sheffield
29 Sept.: 'Tumour-induced bone disease, molecular mechanisms and therapies: potential benefits of combined treatment using bisphosphonate and cytotoxic drugs.'

DR FRASER COXON, Aberdeen
6 Oct.: 'Inhibition of mevalonate pathway by analogues of bisphosphonates.'

PROFESSOR JAMES GALLAGHER, Liverpool
13 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR ROBERT COLEMAN, Sheffield
3 Nov.: 'Clinical developments in bone oncology.'

DR MARK PERRY, Bristol
17 Nov.: To be announced.


Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: Mind, brain, and trauma

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Sloan Mahone.

HANS POLS, Sydney
9 Oct.: 'Psychology as politics: colonial psychiatry and indigenous physicians in the former Dutch East Indies.'

RALPH HARRINGTON, independent scholar
16 Oct.: ' "So jarred were all my nerves": supernatural shock and traumatic terror in the ghost stories of M.R. James.'

HUW PRICE
23 Oct.: ' "Worse than the darkness of the Valley of Death": the heresy of cognitive neuropsychology in early nineteenth-century Britain.'

KATHERINE WATSON, Oxford Brookes
30 Oct.: 'Mad or bad? A case of multiple infanticide in rural Wiltshire, 1849.'

CECILIA RIVING, Lund
6 Nov.: 'A madman in the family: conceptions of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century Sweden.'

BENOÎT MAJERUS, Brussels
13 Nov.: 'Liberating the body? Liberating the mind? The anti-psychiatry movement in Europe.'

PETER BARHAM
20 Nov.: 'The complete madness: a revaluation of Michel Foucault's Histoire de la Folie.'

RHODRI HAYWARD, University of Exeter
27 Nov.: 'Busman's stomach and the embodiment of diversity.'

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Music

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following Graduate Students' Colloquia will be held on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. The colloquia are open to the public. There is no charge for admission.

EKATERINI LEVIDOU, St Antony's
10 Oct.: 'Russianising the universe through music: the loss of Russia and the search for the transhuman.'

OWEN REES, Queen's
17 Oct.: 'Finis coronat opus? Francisco Guerrero and motet recomposition.'

BENJAMIN WALTON, Cambridge
24 Oct.: 'Rehearing Beethoven in Paris.'

SUSAN WOLLENBERG, Lady Margaret Hall
31 Oct.: 'Some Oxford pianists of the past.'

DANIEL GALLAGHER, St Catherine's
7 Nov.: 'Playing Schumann, hearing Chopin: musical affinities in nineteenth-century pianism.'

GREG BARNETT, Rice University
14 Nov.: 'Festa, academia and esercizio cavalleresco: the forms and uses of the sonata da camera.'

SARAH COHEN, Liverpool
21 Nov.: To be announced.

MARK EVERIST, Southampton
28 Nov.: 'Mozart's Twelfth Mass.'


Seminar in Late Medieval and Renaissance Music

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in All Souls College. The seminars are open to the public. There is no charge for admission.

IAN RUMBOLD, Nottingham
19 Oct.: 'Hermann Pötzlinger's music collection: codex latinus monacensis 14274.'

DAVID FALLOWS, Manchester
2 Nov.: 'Josquin and Lucrezia Borgia.'

NICHOLAS KENYON, Controller, BBC Proms
16 Nov.: 'Tradition isn't what it used to be.'(A forum for work-in- progress)

FIONA SHAND, Magdalen
30 Nov.: 'Writing between the lines: si placet parts and added voices in fifteenth-and sixteenth- century masses.' (A forum for work-in-progress)


Workshops

The ISIS Composition Workshops will be held on Monday, 23 October and Monday, 13 November at 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

The 'Viol Saturday' Musical workshops will be held on Saturday, 28 October at 10 a.m. in the Bate Collection, Faculty of Music.

A Composition workshop will be held on Monday, 30 October, 11 a.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. The Allegri String Quartet will play works written especially by student composers.


Careers Seminar

DR EMANUELE SENICI will hold the following seminar on Monday, 6 November, at 12 noon in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

Subject: 'Introduction to academic careers.'


Lunchtime Gallery Talk

CORRINA CONNOR will give the following talk on Tuesday, 7 November, at 1 p.m. in the Bate Collection, Music Faculty.

Subject: 'The Jay cello: an illustrated lecture exploring the music, repertoire, and qualities of the early classical cello.'

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Oriental Studies, Christ Church

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

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church. The series is sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, Christ Church, the Khalili Centre for Islamic Art, the Oriental Institute, and the Humanities Division. Further information can be found at www.krc.ox.ac.uk/mellon_seminar.htm.

Conveners: Petra Sijpesteijn and Chase Robinson.

JONATHAN SHEPARD
10 Oct.: 'Barbarians at the gates, right-thinking Romans within: fear, faith, and deterrence in earlier medieval Byzantium.'

DAVID COOK, Rice University
17 Oct.: 'Raiders and rulers: Umayyad expansionism in the Mediterranean basin.'

DR JAMES HOWARD-JOHNSTON
24 Oct.: 'Byzantine responses to the Islamic conquest.'

ANTOINE BORRUT, Paris
31 Oct.: 'Caliphal violence and the creation of heroes: the example of Maslama b. "Abd al- Malik".'

JÜRGEN PAUL, Halle-Wittenberg
7 Nov.: 'Violence and state-building in the Islamic east.'

CHRISTOPHER MCEVITT, Dartmouth College
14 Nov.: 'Religious knowledge and political power in the twelfth-century Frankish Levant.'

ALEX METCALFE, Lancaster
21 Nov.: 'The Sicilian endgame: the Muslim community on the eve of the 1189 revolt.'

MATTHEW INNES, Birkbeck College, London
28 Nov.: 'Aristrocratic violence and royal authority in the Frankish kingdoms.'

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Social Sciences

ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS): Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Human Sciences, the Pauling Centre. Further information can be found at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/seminars_lectures.shtml.

Convener: Bridget Anderson.

RUSSELL KING, Sussex
12 Oct.: 'Students as migrants.'

JOHN DAVIES, Sussex
19 Oct.: 'Force and deception—the tools of the anti-traffickers.'

FRANCK DÜVELL
26 Oct.: 'Questioning convenient concepts: the sending country/receiving country dichotomy.'

MARTIN RUHS
2 Nov.: 'Agents or victims? Low-wage migrant workers in the global economy.'

LIZA SCHUSTER, City University, London
9 Nov.: 'A clash of cultures? What underlies the division between migration studies and race and ethnicity studies?'

SUE CONLAN, Tyndallwoods Solicitors, Birmingham
16 Nov.: 'Dichotomies in practice: an immigration practitioner's reflections.'

DON FLYNN, Project Director, Migrants' Rights Network
23 Nov.: 'Ghosts at the banquet: undocumented migrants and the troubled conscience of global capitalism.'


OXONIA Distinguished Speaker Event

PROFESSOR LORD DESAI, LSE, will speak at a meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Economics.

The meeting, which is organised in co-operation with the Department of Economics and is open to all members of the University, will be chaired by Professor David Hendry.

Subject: 'Politicians and economists: a troubled relationship.'


Oxford Centre for Research into Parenting and Children: Promoting the well-being of children—the role of grandparents and kinship care

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Barnett House. Details of the 24 October seminar will be announced later.

Enquiries should be directed to Professor Ann Buchanan (e-mail: ann.buchanan@socres.ox.ac.uk). Notification of access requirements should be made to Bryony Welsman (e-mail: bryone.welsman@socres.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR SARAH HARPER
10 Oct.: 'Grandparents as replacement parents and partners.'

ADRIENNE KATZ and CLAIRE COLLIS (with young people from Young Voice)
17 Oct.: 'Grandparents: the views of young people.'

DR NICOLA ROSS, Glasgow Centre for the Child and Society
31 Oct.: 'Negotiating family transitions and relations: the perspectives of teenagers and grandparents.'

JOAN HUNT
7 Nov.: 'Keeping them in the family: kinship care for children who have been abused or neglected.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD HASTINGS, Bangor
14 Nov.: 'Grandparents of children with disabilities.'

DR GEORGE LEESON
21 Nov.: 'Understanding the role of contemporary grandfathers.'

PROFESSOR GLEN H. ELDER, North Carolina
28 Nov.: 'Grandparents in young lives: insights from the life course and history.'


Oxford Seminars in Cartography

MATTHEW EDNEY, Director, History of Cartography Project, University of Wisconsin–Madison, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 October, in the Board Room, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. Enquiries should be directed to nam@bodly.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Mapping empires, mapping bodies: reflections on the uses and abuses of cartography.'

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Faculty of Theology

Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College.

Conveners: Dr Bettina Schmidt and Dr Peggy Morgan.

PROFESSOR CATHERINE BELL
Thur 19 Oct.: 'Religion, constructing the West (but what about the rest?).'

PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
31 Oct.: 'The future of Islam as a European religion.'

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SMRITI SRINIVAS
14 Nov.: 'Self- care and self-cure in the Sathya Sai Baba Movement.'

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS DAVIES
28 Nov.: 'Jesus in Mormonism.'

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Saïd Business School

Book-launch

JULIAN DIBBELL will give a talk to mark the launch of his latest book at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 October, in the Saïd Business School. The talk is open to all members of the University. Electronic registration: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/dibbell. Enquiries to: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Douglas Holt.

Subject: 'Play money: gold farms, polar bear rugs, and the ludocentric theory of contemporary capitalism.'


Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room B, the Saïd Business School. Further seminars in this series will be announced later.

The Seminar web-page is at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/faculty_seminars_complex_systems.asp.

Conveners: Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas and Dr Sean Gourley.

PROFESSOR STEVE LANSING, University of Arizona and Santa Fe Institute
Mon. 2 Oct., JMI Seminar Room: To be announced.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN SHENNAN, Imperial College
17 Oct.: Selection and drift in cultural evolution: some archaeological examples.'

DR MARCEL FAFCHAMPS, Department of Economics
24 Oct., 1 p.m.: 'Scientific networks and co- authorship.'

DR ANTONIS PAPACHRISTODOULOU, Department of Engineering Science
7 Nov.: 'Robust functionality of large-scale networked systems: switching topologies.'

DR MICHAEL BIGGS, Department of Sociology
21 Nov.: 'From event-history analysis to simulation: replaying the tape of history for the 1960s sit-ins.'

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Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

PROFESSOR ROBERT MILLER, Mount St Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, USA
11 Oct.: 'Israel's covenant in ancient Near Eastern context.'

PROFESSOR GEZA VERMES
18 Oct.: 'The notion of covenant in the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

PROFESSOR PHILIP ALEXANDER, Manchester
25 Oct.: 'The use of the Book of Deuteronomy in rabbinic theology.'

DR ROBERT OWENS, General Theological Seminary, New York
1 Nov.: 'Sons and daughters of the covenant in the writings of Aphrahat the Persian sage.'

DR ADAM SILVERSTEIN
8 Nov.: 'Haman's mid-life crisis.'

JORDAN FINKIN
15 Nov.: 'Reconfigured constellations in Hebrew and Yiddish poetry: the Modernisms of Avraham Shlonsky and Perets Markish.'

DR HAIM SPERBER, Western Galilee College
22 Nov.: 'Patterns of leadership in nineteenth- century Anglo-Jewry: Moses Montefiore, Lionel de Rothschild, and David Salomons.'

PROFESSOR HUGH WILLIAMSON and DR ALISON SALVESEN
29 Nov.: Book launch: Professor Williamson's Isaiah 1–5.

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Maison Française

Early Modern French Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thurdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Maison Française, unless otherwise stated. Lectures with English titles will be in English.

Conveners: Richard Cooper, Nicholas Cronk, Kate Tunstall, and Alain Viala.

CARSTEN MEINER, Copenhagen
12 Oct.: 'The literary carriage from Furetière to Diderot. The material logic of chance meetings in early modern Europe.'

ANTONY MCKENNA, St Etienne
26 Oct.: 'Faith and reason in the classical age: Pierre Bayle in the light of new research.'(Besterman Lecture)

DAVID MASKELL, Oriel
9 Nov.: 'Ethnographie et religion chez Pierre Corneille: Polyeucte et Tite et Bérénice.c'

COLAS DUFLO, Amiens
23 Nov.: 'Le narrateur philosophe. Remarques sur Le Monde Moral de Prévost.'

DANIEL MESGUICH, actor and director
30 Nov.: 'Représenter les classiques aujourd'hui.' (Jointly with the Modern French Seminar)


Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Thurdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Maison Française.

Convener: Marc Dambre.

DOMINIQUE COMBE, Paris III
19 Oct.: 'De l'épopée au poème, la nostalgie de l'épique.'

JANE HIDDLESTON, Exeter
2 Nov.: 'Post-structuralism and post- coloniality: the anxiety of theory (Roland Barthes).'

NICHOLAS HEWITT, Nottingham
16 Nov.: 'The migration of Bohemia in Paris, 1910–30: From Montmartre to Montparnasse.'

DANIEL MESGUICH, actor and director
30 Nov.: 'Représenter les classiques aujourd'hui.' (Jointly with the Early Modern French Seminar)


Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Maison Française.

Convener: Helen Swift.

FLORENCE BOUCHET, Toulouse Le Mirail
10 Oct.: 'L'iconographie du songe allégorique (XIIIe–XVe).'

KEVIN BROWNLEE, Pennsylvania
24 Oct.: To be announced.

ROSALIND BROWN-GRANT, Leeds
7 Nov.: 'Learning to be a good husband in French romances of the later Middle Ages: sterility and bigamy in Gillon de Trazegnies.'

ARDIS BUTTERFIELD, London
21 Nov.: 'Fighting talk: the language of invective in the Hundred Years War.'

JAMES SIMPSON, Glasgow
28 Nov.: 'Memoires d'une fille (bien/mal) rangée: Enide v. Philomena.'


Workshops

The following workshops will be held in the Maison Française, unless otherwise indicated.

LUCY GARNIER, St John's
Fri., 13 Oct., 9.30 a.m. and Sat., 14 Oct., 9 a.m.: 'Stendhal et la femme.'

CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI, Balliol, CATERINA GUENZI, EHESS, and STÉPHANE VAN DAMME, CNRS-MFO
Sat., 21 Oct., 9 a.m.: 'Trust in stars: boundaries of astrology. Knowledge, science and beliefs (India, Europe and the Islamic world.)'

NATHALIE AUBERT, Oxford Brookes, PIERRE-PHILLIPPE FRAITURE, Warwick, and PATRICK MCGUINNESS St Anne's
Fri., 3 Nov., 9.30 a.m.: 'From Belgian Art Nouveau to Surrealism: modernity in the making.'

ANNE SIMONIN, CNRS-MFO and PETER MACDONALD, St Hugh's
Fri., 10 Nov, 2.30 p.m. and Sat., 11 Nov., 9.30 a.m.: 'Edition et politique/Publishing and politics.'

MARIE-CLAIRE LAVABRE, CNRS-MFO and rOBERT GILDEA, Merton
Fri., 24 Nov, 2 p.m. and Sat., 25 Nov., 9.30 a.m.: 'La micro-analyse en sciences sociales.'

SUDHIR HAZAREESINGH, Balliol and GÉRARD GRUNBERG, Sciences-Po
Fri., 1 Dec., 8.45 a.m. and Sat., 2 Dec., 9 a.m.: 'La gauche socialiste en France et en Grande-Bretagne.'


Study Days

The following study days will be held in the Maison Française.unless otherwise indicated.

RICHARD SCHOLAR, ANNA HOLLAND, and AGNIESZKA STECZOWICZ, London (Organisers)
Sat., 30 Sept., 10.30 a.m., St Giles' House, St John's: 'Pre-histories and afterlives: a symposium for Terence Cave.'

MARTINE PÉCHARMAn, CNRS and SARAH HUTTON, Middlesex
Fri., 27 Oct., 10 a.m.: 'The philosophy of Ralph Cudworth: unity, life and spontaneity.'

BILL PICKERING, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies and MARIE-CLAIRE LAVABRE, CNRS-MFO
Sat., 28 Oct., 10.45 a.m.: 'Halbwachs, Bastide and collective memory.'


Mediterranean Writers Series

The following meetings will be held in the Maison Française, unless otherwise indicated.

ISMAÏL KADARÉ
Tues., 31 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: Ismaïl Kadaré will present and read from his work. (Chair: Noel Malcolm; translator: David Bellos, Princeton)

AL-TAYYIB SALIH
Fri., 17 Nov., 5 p.m., Middle East Centre, St Antony's: 'A conversation with al-Tayyib Salih.'

LEÏLA SEBBAR
Thur., 23 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: 'L'exil de la langue du père, l'arabe.'


Other Lectures

The following lectures and events will be held in the Maison Française, unless otherwise indicated.

OLIVIER ROY, CNRS-EHESS (Chair: Eugene Rogan)
Tues., 10 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'European Islam or Islam in Europe?'

JACQUES LEVY, Lausanne (Chair: Graham Clark)
Wed., 18 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'The European city: fall and rise.'

PIERRE MOSCOVICI, Vice-President, European Parliament (Chair: Kalypso Nicolaïdis)
Thur., 19 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'Europe between crisis and renewal.'

DENIS NOBLE, Balliol (Chair: Pietro Corsi)
Wed., 8 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: 'The music of life, including some reflections on "Lamarckism" '.


Cinema

The following events will be held on Tuesdays in the Maison Française at 8 p.m. Each film will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College. There is no need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.

17 Oct.: A nous la liberté (1931; director: René Clair)

24 Oct.: Boudu sauvé des eaux (1932; director: Jean Renoir)

7 Nov.: L'Atalante (1934; director: Jean Vigo)

14 Nov.: La Kermesse Héroïque (1935; director: Jacques Feyder)

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Hertford College

Hertford Tyndale Lecture

DR ALEC RYRIE, Birmingham, will deliver the Hertford Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The English Bible and piety in the Reformation.'

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Kellogg College

AUDREY NIFFENEGGER, novelist, author of The Time-Traveller's Wife, will give a lecture/reading, arranged by the Kellogg College Writing Centre, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 October, in the Mawby Pavilion, Rewley House. Enquiries may be made to (2)80898.

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St Antony's College

Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

Intelligence and the sociology of terrorism

The Pluscarden Programme of St Antony's College announces this research programme, arranged jointly with the Homeland Security and Resilience Department of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies. The programme will consist of a series of seminars in London and Oxford, a Prize Essay Competition, and a Joint Workshop to be held in St Antony's in December. The proceedings of the Joint Workshop will be published in book form in 2007. Enquiries should be directed to: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk (telephone: Oxford (2)74559).

Conveners: Dr Steve Tsang, St Antony's, and Dr Sandra Bell, RUSI.

Seminars

The programme of seminars will be announced individually by the relevant establishment. At St Antony's, the first IST seminar will take place on Thursday, 26 October, when Professor Philip Bobbitt (University of Texas) will examine 'New approaches to global terrorism'. At RUSI, the first IST lecture will be held on 3 November, entitled 'Understanding suicide terrorism'.

Prize Essay Competition

Entries are now invited now for the competition, to be submitted by anyone of any nationality under the age of thirty on 31 October 2006. Title: 'The sociology of terrorism'. Length: up to 3,000 words of original composition. Submission: to sandrab@rusi.org by 31 October 2006, with evidence of age. Adjudication: by a panel of three academics. Prize: one year's free subscription to RUSI/Jane's Monitor twelve months' membership of RUSI; consideration for participation in the IST Joint Workshop; consideration for publication in the subsequent IST volume.

Joint Workshop

The Joint Workshop will be held at St Antony's College on Friday, 8 December (sessions 1–7), and Saturday, 9 December (sessions 8–13). Themes to be covered at the Workshop are:

Session 1: 'Strategic Issues facing UK counter-terrorism.'

Session 2: 'Immediate challenges.'

Session 3: 'Practical limits to a counter-terrorism programme.'

Session 4: 'The sociology of terrorism.'

Session 5: 'Islam in UK society.'

Session 6: 'Education and radicalisation.'

Session 7: 'The UK student body as a target for extremism.'

Session 8: 'Terrorists and criminals—a common cause?'

Session 9: 'Immigration and asylum—the extremist subculture.'

Session 10: 'The Islamic community—sociology and societal issues.'

Session 11: 'Keeping up with the pace—a view from Whitehall.'

Session 12: 'Propaganda and counter-propaganda.'

Session 13: 'Myths and realities of terrorist finance.'

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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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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture Series

GREVEL LINDOP, formerly Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Manchester, will give a poetry reading at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 October, in the Buttery, 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

London Lecture

VICTORIA GLENDINNING will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, 29 September, in the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1.

Tickets cost £10, on application to Vikki Cunningham, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)77234.)

Subject: 'Leonard Woolf: publisher, author, and man of letters.'

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Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

The following lectures will be given at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre in the new extension to the Pitt Rivers Museum (entrance from Robinson Close, off South Parks Road). Admission for non- members costs £2.

EILUNED EDWARDS, Victoria and Albert Museum
4 Oct.: 'Textiles, dress, and identity in the Kachchh district, Gujarat, India.'

DR DIANA MARTIN, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
11 Oct.: 'From Chinese domestic artefacts into collectables: water buckets, baby baths, and coffee tables.'

DR PAUL OLIVER, Oxford Brookes
8 Nov.: 'Vernacular architecture in the new century.'

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Oxford Italian Association

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 7.30 for 8 p.m. on the days shown. Admission costs £1 for members, £3 for non-members; students under thirty are admitted free.

For further information on the Oxford Italian Association, including how to join, telephone Oxford 377479 or 865476. GILLIAN RILEY
Wed. 25 Oct., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: 'Maestro Martino and his circle: the most influential cookery text of the Renaissance.'

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

GERALD PEACOCKE
Tue. 21 Nov., Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road: 'Dante and Goethe and womanhood.'

Other events

Fri. 13 Oct., 8 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Rewley House: showing of film I Cento Passi (Marco Tullio Giordano; 114 minutes). Admission free.

Tue. 31 Oct., 7.30 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

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