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Oxford University Gazette, 7 February 2008: Lectures

Cyril Foster Lecture

DR JAVIER SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Admission will be by presentation of university card. Non-card holders should apply for tickets to ir@politics.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78705.

Subject: 'Europe in the world. Next steps.'

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Lecture Marking the Retirement of the Secretary General of the Commonwealth

THE RT. HON. DONALD MCKINNON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in Rhodes House (entry from 4.30 p.m.). The lecture marks Mr McKinnon's retirement as Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

Subject: 'Paths to peace and prosperity in the modern Commonwealth.'

All those attending the event are invited to join the Vice-Chancellor and the Secretary General at a drinks reception after the lecture, 6–7 p.m.

Admission will be by ticket only. Those wishing to attend should email to events.office@admin.ox.ac.uk, giving full name, a full address to which the ticket can be forwarded, and a full telephone number. Early application for tickets is advised. Note that for security reasons, tickets are not transferable.

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Hensley Henson Lectures

Christianity and the history of the universe

THE REVD J.S.K. WARD, Regius Professor Emeritus of Divinity, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

12 Feb.: 'The beginning of the universe.' 19 Feb.: 'The end of the universe.'

26 Feb.: 'Has the universe a history?'

4 Mar.: 'To infinity and beyond—the limits of cosmic history.'

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Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2007–8

PROFESSOR BERNHARD SCHLINK, Professor for Public Law and the Philosophy of Law, Humboldt University, Berlin, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor 2007–8, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Tue. 12 Feb.: 'Collective guilt?'

Thur. 14 Feb.: 'The presence of the past.'

Tue. 19 Feb.: 'Overcoming the past through law?'

Thur. 21 Feb.: 'Forgiveness and reconciliation.'

Tue. 26 Feb.: 'Prudence and corruption.'

Thur. 28 Feb.: 'Writing in the present about guilt over the past.'

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Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture

JOHN R. BOWEN, Dunbar–Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Science, Washington University, St Louis, will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'Islamic persuasions: pathways to change in Islamic norms.'

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Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR CLIVE SCOTT, East Anglia, will deliver the Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 March, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'The reinvention of the literary in literary translation.'

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Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit and Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies

PROFESSOR SHLOMO Z. BERGER, Amsterdam, will deliver the sixteenth Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture is open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'The early modern Yiddish book and the fostering of an Ashkenazi identity.'

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Taylor Institution Special Lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL TOMASELLO, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, will deliver the Taylor Institution Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Communication before language.'

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Learning Institute

Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice

Preparing for academic practice—disciplinary perspectives

A conference on this subject will be held on Tuesday, 8 April, and Wednesday, 9 April, in St Anne's College. Attendance is free, but prior registration is required. Further details can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/cetl.php?page=196.

Enquiries should be directed to Richard Arnold (e-mail: richard.arnold@learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College. Enquiries should be directed to tori.mckee@politics.ox.ac.uk.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 17 January, p. 508. Dr Tammy Boyce will speak in place of Edna Fernandez on 13 February.

Conveners: Sarmila Bose, Trevor Mostyn, Antonis Ellinas, and Henrik Ornebring.

DR TAMMY BOYCE, Cardiff School of Journalism
13 Feb.: 'Health, risk, and news: the MMR vaccine and the media.' TERENCE BLACKER, former jockey; columnist, the Independent 20 Feb.: 'Writing a weekly newspaper column in Britain.'

CHRIS DOYLE, Director, Council for the Advancement of Arab–British Understanding
27 Feb.: 'Islamophobia and the media.'

DOMINIC LAWSON, Visiting Fellow, and columnist, the Independent
5 Mar.: To be announced.

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building, unless otherwise stated. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Phil Clark (e-mail: philip.clark@csls.ox.ac.uk) or Lydiah Bosire (e-mail: lydia.bosire@csls.ox.ac.uk).

ANNEKE VAN WOUDENBERG, Human Rights Watch
19 Feb., Seminar Room C, Law Faculty, St Cross Building: 'A view from the Goma Peace Conference: justice and security in the Democratic Republic of Congo.' (Subject to confirmation)

PROFESSOR DAVID ANDERSON
26 Feb.: 'Truth and reconciliation in Kenya: courtroom or confessional?'

DR DOMINIK ZAUM, Reading
4 Mar.: 'Transitional justice and the international administration of post-conflict territories.'

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All Souls College

Neill Lecture

THE RT HON THE LORD HOPE OF CRAIGHEAD will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in the Examination Schools. All are welcome.

Subject: 'From Clova to Godmanchester—public rights over private land.'


Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government

PROFESSOR JOSIAH OBER, Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, will deliver the Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 February, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'Democracy and knowledge: innovation and learning in classical Athens.'


Inside the United Nations—reflections on an eight-year sabbatical

EDWARD MORTIMER, former Director of Communications in the office of the UN Secretary-General, will lecture at 5 p.m. in the Old Library, All Souls College, except where noted. All welcome.

Tues., 26 Feb.: 'First impressions: the United Nations in 1998.'

Wed., 27 Feb.: 'The responsibility to protect, in theory and practice.'

Thur., 28 Feb.: ' "We the peoples"—making the United Nations relevant.'

Fri., 29 Feb., 3.30 p.m.: 'The tragedy of Iraq.'

Tues., 4 Mar.: 'Kofi's annus horribilis (2004).'

Wed., 5 Mar.: ' 'In larger Freedom' and the 2005 summit.'

Thurs., 6 Mar.: 'The United Nations and the Middle East.'

Fri., 7 Mar., Wharton Room: 'Conclusion—Kofi Annan's achievement.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR JOHN T. RAMSEY, Professor of Classics, University of Illinois at Chicago, will deliver two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Examination Schools.11 Feb.: 'When did comets become portents of disaster in the Graeco-Roman world?'

25 Feb.: 'Halley's comet and the destruction of Jerusalem in ad 70.'

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Christ Church

Lent course: Hyms and hymnwriters

The following meetings, in which members of the Chapter of Christ Church Cathedral will explore devotional depths and doctrines in various hymns and writers, will be held at 7.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Priory Room, Christ Church Cathedral. The meetings are open to the public.

CANON PROFESSOR SARAH FOOT
14 Feb.: 'Venantius Fortunatus: Lent and Easter hymns.'

THE REVD CANON MARILYN PARRY, Diocesan Director of Ordinands
21 Feb.: 'Hosts of Midian.'

THE REVD JOHN PATON, Precentor
28 Feb.: 'Light and darkness.'

THE VERY REVD NICHOLAS COULTON, Sub-Dean
6 Mar.: 'Sydney Carter.'

THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD, Archdeacon of Oxford
13 Feb.: 'F.W. Faber.'

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Corpus Christi College

E.A. Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

Impressed on the memory: musical sounds and notations in the ninth century

PROFESSOR SUSAN RANKIN, Professor of Medieval Music, Cambridge, will deliver the Lowe Lectures in Palaeography on the above subject at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 February, Thursday, 28 February, and Thursday, 6 March, in the Examination Schools.

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Keble College

Richardson Lecture

DR OLE PAULSEN will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 15 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: 'Orchestrating brain function: the music of the mind.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

PROFESSOR MARGARET MACMILLAN, Warden of St Antony's College, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 8 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to Janet Wardell (e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Who owns Canadian history? Controversy at the Canadian War Museum.'

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Mansfield College

DR KATHERINE MORRIS, Fellow in Philosophy, Mansfield College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 February, in Seminar Room East, Mansfield College. The lecture is sponsored by VERO (Voice for Ethical Research in Oxford).

Subject: 'Do we really need all those medicines?'

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St Antony's College

European Studies Centre

The following seminars will be given as shown in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Enquiries may be directed to the Administrator (telephone: Oxford (2)74470).

EDWARD LUCAS, The Economist
Thur. 7 Feb., 12.45 p.m.: 'The new Cold War: paranoid fantasy or bleak fact?' (Discussant: Alex Pravda)

THOMAS DAVIES, City University
Thur. 7 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'Our great illusion? The globalisation of European civil society.' (Co-sponsored by the Project on Civil Resistance)

DETLEF SIEGFRIED, Copenhagen
Fri. 8 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'The alternative milieu in West Germany in the 1970s.' (Stifterverband Seminar on Agencies of a Post-industrial Society)

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St John's College

Venice and the League of Cambrai: politics, art, architecture

The following conference will be held on Saturday, 15 March, in St John's College. Registration is free, but space is limited. To reserve a space, e-mail cambrai_conference@hotmail.co.uk.

The workshop will be chaired by Dr Catherine Whistler and Dr Malcolm Vale.

Convener: Dr Simon Oakes.

PROFESSOR DEBORAH HOWARD, Cambridge
10 a.m.: 'Civic building in wartime Venice, 1508–17.'

PROFESSOR PAUL JOANNIDES, Cambridge
10.20 a.m.: 'Echoes of the Cambrai Wars in the work of Giorgione, Titian and Sebastiano?'

PROFESSOR PAUL KAPLAN, Purchase College
10.45 a.m.: 'Between tempests and pastorals: Venetian painters, private patrons and the Cambrai Wars.'

DR SIMON OAKES
11.30 a.m.: 'Venice and Germany, 1505–10.'

DR STEPHEN BOWD, Edinburgh
11.50 a.m.: 'The sack of Brescia (1512).'

DR DAVID OLDFIELD, Cambridge
12.15 p.m.: 'Art in Bergamo during the League of Cambrai.'

DR KRYSTINA STERMOLE, Boston University
2 p.m.: 'The art of reportage during the Cambrai Wars: printed news pamphlets and their woodcuts.'

MATTHIAS WIVEL, Cambridge
2.30 p.m.: 'Titian's Submersion of the Pharaoh's Army in the Red Sea: grand allegory and editorial cartoon.'

PROFESSOR RONNIE FERGUSON, St Andrews
2.50 p.m.: 'Representing the Wars on stage (1517–30): the experience of the Veneto peasantry form Cambrai to Cognac in Ruzante's theatre.'

PROFESSOR IAIN FENLON, Cambridge
2.40 p.m.: 'Music in the aftermath of the Wars.'

DR JANE STEVENS, St Andrews
4.10 p.m.: 'Disease and defence on the Terra Firma after the League of Cambrai.'

PROFESSOR MONIQUE O'CONNELL, Wake Forest
4.30 p.m.: 'Cambrai and its aftermath in the Venetian Adriatic.'

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Somerville College

Glaxo SmithKline Lecture

SIR PAUL NURSE, FRS, Nobel Laureate for Medicine 2001, President, Rockefeller University, New York, will deliver the Glaxo SmithKline Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, with live transmission to Lecture Theatre 2, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subject: 'Milton and Darwin—two views of creation.'

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Wolfson College

Wolfson Haldane Lecture

PROFESSOR LORD (MARTIN) REES, President of the Royal Society, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Cambridge, will deliver the Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries may be directed to college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Scientific challenges in the twenty-first century: a cosmic perspective.'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

PROFESSOR EUNAN O'HALPIN, Professor of Contemporary Irish Trinity, Trinity College, Dublin, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

A limited number of places is available for dinner, at 7.15 p.m. Applications, with a cheque for £25 (students £15), made out to Nuffield College, should be sent to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF, by no later than 20 February.

Those attending the lecture only (for which there is no charge) are asked to confirm attendance to Ms Bunce.

Subject: 'The JIC and the emerging Northern Ireland crisis, 1966–72.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free, and open to all members of the University.

Wine and sandwiches will be served in the Chancellor's Court after the lectures at a cost of £5 per person, for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance with Ian Wilde, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk). DR ANGUS HAWKINS
Thur. 21 Feb.: 'Lord Derby: Prime Minister and Chancellor of Oxford University.'

DR HILARY L. TURNER
Fri. 7 Mar.: 'An Elizabethan panorama in the Bodleian Library: Mr Sheldon's tapestry maps reunited.'

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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

PROFESSOR BAS AARTS, University College London
Fri. 8 Feb.: 'The syntactic exploration of English: using the corpora of the Survey of English Usage.'

SANDRA KOTZOR, Kellogg College
Tue. 4 Mar.: 'Antonyms and antagonyms: a historical-lexicrogaphical perspective on lexical opposition.'

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