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Oxford University Gazette, 31 May 2007: Lectures

Clarendon Lectures in Finance

Corporate governance: theory, evidence, and policy

PATRICK BOULTON, David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia University, and AILSA ROELL, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures will be open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to

Mon. 11 June: 'Ownership and control.'

Tue. 12 June: 'Disclosure and conflicts of interest.'

Wed. 13 June: 'Market discipline.'

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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)824c64 a few days before the lecture.

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

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Social Sciences

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MICHAEL FINE, Deputy Director, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 June, in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Demography, migration, and the future sustainability of the long-term care workforce: local and global perspectives.'

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Centre for Criminology

Public opinion and sentencing

This seminar will be held on Monday, 11 June, 3–4.45 p.m., in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building. The seminar will be followed by a general discussion. Enquiries should be directed to

JULIAN ROBERTS: Introduction.

MICHAEL HOUGH, King's College, London: 'Public opinion and sentencing: recent findings.'

JAN DE KEIJSER, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement: 'The gap between public opinion and sentencing practice.'

PROFESSOR IAN LOADER: 'Emotionality in contemporary penality.'

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Louis Jacobs Lecture

DR ADA RAPOPORT-ALBERT, University College London, will deliver the Louis Jacobs Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 June, in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 5.30 p.m.

Those wishing to attend must reserve a place, by e-mailing

Subject: 'From Sabbatean prophetess to Hasidic mad woman: the displacement of female spirituality in the post-Sabbatean era.'

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Taylor Institution Library

A morning of Beckett-related events

The following events, related to the work of Samuel Beckett, will be held on Saturday, 2 June, in the Taylor Institution Library. Non-University members wishing to attend should confirm to Liz Baird (e-mail:

10 a.m.: showing of a short silent film by Samuel Beckett (1964, dir. Alan Schneider), with a talk by Professor Bignell.

11.30 a.m.: a reading (in English) of Beckett's rarely performed short piece, Human wishes (1999).

12 noon: opening of exhibition of drawings in progress by Bill Prosser, inspired by Beckett's marginal drawings, with material from the Taylor Institution Library and manuscript facsimiles from the Beckett International Foundation. The exhibition, which will be open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., will continue until 31 July.

Other Beckett-related events

The following will be held in the Taylor Institution Library. Non-University members wishing to attend should confirm to Liz Baird (e-mail:

Wed. 6 June, 5 p.m.: a talk on the relationship between Beckett and the German film actor Karl Valentin, with some of Valentin's short films.

Thur. 21 June, 5.30 p.m.: a talk on Beckett.

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Green College

Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR FRANCESCO MUNTONI, Imperial College, and Director, Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Why sugars are important for your muscle and brain: lessons from muscular dystrophies.'

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St Antony's College

Elliott Lecture

LORD SKIDELSKY will deliver the Elliott Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

Subject: 'Russia's role in the future government of the world.'

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Wolfson College

Poets as translators

DON SHARE, Curator of the Poetry Room, Harvard, and SASHA DUGDALE, currently working as a translator and consultant at the Royal Court Theatre, London, will lecture in this series at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 8 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to

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