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Oxford University Gazette, 1 November 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR LIZABETH COHEN will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Salvaging the American city in the age of mass suburbanisation.'


Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics

PROFESSOR RAPHAEL ROUQUIER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Knots, braids, and mathematical structures.'

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Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Rhythms: 1. Trains (Dickens to Dylan).'

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Romanes Lecture

DAME GILLIAN BEER will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: 'Darwin and the consciousness of others.'

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Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK, Director of the Ditchley Foundation, will deliver this year's Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's. Professor Roger Ainsworth, Master of St Catherine's, will be in the Chair. All welcome.

Subject: 'Iraq and its consequences.'

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Charles Simonyi Lecture in the Public Understanding of Science

SIR PAUL NURSE, Nobel Laureate, will deliver the ninth Charles Simonyi Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 23 November, at the Oxford Playhouse. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Richard Dawkins. Tickets are £3.50. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 305305; www.oxfordplayhouse.com).

Subject: 'The great ideas of biology.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Law

From Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles: gender, identity, and criminalisation

Professor Lucia Zedner will host a seminar, which will provide an opportunity to discuss the matter of the lectures with Professor Lacey, at 11 a.m. on Friday, 2 November, in Lecture Room 1, the St Cross Building. All are welcome to participate in the seminar.

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Medical Sciences

Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar

The following presentations will be made at the seminar to be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 November, in Room A/B, the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. Enquiries may be directed to Mrs Linda Roberts (e-mail: linda.roberts@imm.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Shouma Bhattacharya.

CHARLES SHAW-SMITH, Sanger Centre: 'Dissection of a locus at human chromosome 17q22–23.3 conferring susceptibility to heart and foregut malformations: human and mouse-based approaches.'

DR DOROTA SZUMSKA: 'VACTERL/caudal regression/Currarino syndrome like malformations in mice with mutation in the proprotein convertase Pcsk5.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Professor Siegbert Prawer: Valedictory lecture

PROFESSOR SIEGBERT S. PRAWER, Taylor Professor Emeritus of German Language and Literature, will deliver a valedictory lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Sigmund Freud's Shakespearean autobiography.'

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Social Sciences

Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL PIERSON will deliver the Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Winner-take-all politics: policy and inequality in the new American political economy.'


School of Archaeology: Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR NORMAN YOFFEE, Michigan, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'The earliest cities and the evolution of history.'


St Cross College at Saïd Business School: Business ethics lecture series

MARK WOOD, Chief Executive of ITN, will deliver the first lecture in the Business Ethics lecture series at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November in the Saïd Business School. The subject will be ethics in television and the media. To reserve a place, contact Laura King at events@stx.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78480. The lecture is sponsored by St Cross College and the Saïd Business School.

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Oxford Internet Institute

The following lectures will be given as shown in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'.

The lectures are open to the public. Those wishing to attend should email name and affiliation, if any, to events@oii.ox.ac.uk. Further information can be found at www.oii.ox.ac.uk/events/.

ALEX FROST, VP for Research Initiatives, Sermo
Mon., 5 Nov., 4 p.m.: 'Sermo as a model for online information sharing: successes and challenges.'

WILL VENTERS, LSE; Principal Investigator, Pegasus Project
Tue., 6 Nov., 3 p.m.: 'Exploring the distributed development of grid infrastructure for particle physics at the LHC: a case of scaled agility?'

DR NICHOLAS WESTCOTT, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wed., 14 Nov., 12.15 p.m.: 'Digital diplomacy: the impact of the Internet on international relations.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

RICHARD SCHOFIELD, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: 'All quiet on the territorial front?'

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Maison Française

Workshop: Modes of reading/façons de lire

This workshop will be held on Friday, 9 November, and Saturday, 10 November, in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Sally Humphreys, Central European University, and Jean-Louis Labarrière, Maison Française.

Fri., 9 November, 2.30–5 p.m.

ALAIN LERNOUD, Lille 3: 'The prologues and the introductions to the ancient Greek commentaries on Plato and Aristotle. Some remarks about the systematic reading of the ancient commentators.'

MICHEL CRUBELIER, Lille 3: 'Phusis and aitia: peripatetic concepts at stake in Islamic debate.' (Discussant: Richard Sorabji, Wolfson)

Sat., 10 November, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

ANDRÉ LAKS, Paris–Sorbonne: 'L'argument de la fluidité des frontières disciplinaires en Grèce au Ve siècle av. J.-C.: sens, validité, conséquences.'

MARWAN RASHED, ENS, Paris: 'Greek into Arabic?' (Followed by general discussion, introduced by Sally Humphreys)


Lecture

PROFESSOR PIERRE BRIANT, Collège de France, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre.

Subject: 'Alexander: some thoughts about change and continuity.'



Le Collège de France à Oxford

PROFESSOR PIERRE BRIANT, Collège de France, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 November, in the Maison Française. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Robert Parker.

Subject: 'The virtual Achaemenid Museum and the international network of Achaemenid studies.'

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Balliol College

Dawkins Prize for Animal Conservation and Welfare: Prize Lecture

DR ROGER PAYNE, founder and president of Ocean Alliance, will deliver the Dawkins Prize for Animal Conservation and Welfare at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 November, in the Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Trying to conserve whales: winning battles but losing the war.'

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Green College

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR ALLAN BRANDT, Professor of the History of Science, and Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard, will deliver the annual McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'The tobacco pandemic: history, culture, and science.'

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Keble College

Archaeology Lectures

PROFESSOR CLIVE GAMBLE will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 November, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College. The lecture is organised by the Sub-faculty of Archaeology and sponsored by Oxford University Press and Keble College.

Subject: 'The first humans: a very remote period indeed.'

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Magdalen College

Towards a new consitutional settlement: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Magdalen College.

It is regretted that the seminar due to have been given by Shami Chakrabarti on 15 November has been cancelled.

LORD MACLENNAN and BILLY BRAGG
22 Nov.: 'A democratic second chamber: why patronage and placement are not enough.' (Subject to confirmation)

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND
29 Nov.: 'Revisiting the F-word: a federal Britain in a federal Europe.'

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Mansfield College

MARK GOLD, formerly Director of Animal Aid, and author of Living Without Cruelty and Animal Century, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in Seminar Room East, the Garden Building, Mansfield College.

Subject: 'Extending the circle of compassion.'

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St Antony's College

European Studies Centre

South-east European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX): Annual Lecture

MRS DORA BAKOYANNIS, Foreign Minister of Greece, will deliver the Annual Lecture of SEESOX (South-east European Studies at Oxford) at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from Julie Adams (telephone: Oxford (2)74537, e-mail: julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Does Europe have a message for the world?'


Workshop: Gender in German history

This workshop will be held from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 November, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

The workshop willl discuss the long span of German gender history through contrasting themes and methods. There will be ample time for discussion and to meet speakers. All members of the University are welcome to attend (pre-registration is recommended, but not required). Further details may be obtained from Jane Caplan (e- mail: jane.caplan@sant.ox.ac.uk), or Lyndal Roper (e-mail: lyndal.roper@balliol.ox.ac.uk).


Seminar: The Russian media and the elections

The film 55, by Nikita Mikhalkov, will be shown at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 November, followed by discussion with Donald Jensen, John Lloyd, and Floriana Fossato, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College (enquiries: carol.leonard@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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St Hilda's College

St Hilda's College Lectures

Corrigendum

It is regretted that the lecture by Dr Anita Holdcroft on the subject of 'Gender differences in medicine: what importance is diversity?', was mistakenly notified to take place on 18 November. The lecture was delivered on 18 October.

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St John's College

Lecture

PROFESSOR LYNDA GRATTON, London Business School, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Women in business.'

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Wolfson College

Ronald Syme Lecture

JOHN WILKES, Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Archaeology, University of London, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Between Europe and Asia overland: from Egnation Way to Orient Express.'


Jill Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SIMS-WILLIAMS, SOAS, will deliver the Jill Hart Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Philology in action: the rediscovery of Bactrian.'

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Blackfriars

BRIG. JOHN DEVERELL will lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 November, in Blackfriars.

Subject: 'Peace-making and the military.'

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