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Oxford University Gazette, 11 October 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Professor of the Internet and Society

PROFESSOR WILLIAM DUTTON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 October, in the Examination Schools. Those wishing to attend should register by e-mailing to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Through the network (of networks)—the fifth estate.'


Professor of Neuroimmunology

PROFESSOR LARS FUGGER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Multiple sclerosis. When things go sour.'


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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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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Cyril Foster Lecture: Cancellation

It is regretted that the Cyril Foster Lecture, due to have been given by Dr Javier Solana on Tuesday, 13 November, has been cancelled.

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Clarendon Lectures in Economics

Directed technical change and economic growth

DARON ACEMOGLU, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Lecture Theatre at the Department of Economics, Manor Road.

Mon., 22 Oct.: 'Directed technical change: importance, issues and approaches.'

Tue., 23 Oct.: 'Implications of directed technical change: cross-country income differences and economic divergence.'

Wed., 24 Oct.: 'General theory of directed technical change.'

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Clarendon Lectures in English

Strong women: life, text, and territory, 1347–1645

PROFESSOR DAVID WALLACE, Pennsylvania, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Tue. 16 Oct.: 'Borderline sanctity: Dorothea of Montau (1347–94), Günter Grass, and Benedict XVI.'

Th. 18 Oct.: 'Anchoritic damsel: Margery Kempe of Lynn (c.1373–c.1438).'

Tue. 23 Oct.: 'Holy Amazon: Mary Ward of Yorkshire (1585–1645).'

Th. 25 Oct.: 'Vice-Queen of Ireland: Elizabeth Cary of Drury Lane (c.1585–1639).'

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Clarendon Lectures in Law

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

PROFESSOR NICOLA LACEY, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Law on Wednesday, 31 October and Thursday, 1 November in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Wed., 31 Oct., 5 p.m.: ' "Don't go to murder my character": criminal responsibility in the age of Moll Flanders.'

Wed., 31 Oct., 6.15 p.m.: ' "What is the use of a woman's will?": the demise of Moll in the age of sensibility.'

Thur., 1 Nov.: ' "The weaker half of the human family"?: Responsibility, mind and morals in the age of Tess.'

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History

Dacre Lecture

SIR JOHN ELLIOTT will deliver the Dacre Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 October, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is arranged by the History Faculty in conjunction with the Dacre Trust.

Subject: 'Learning from the enemy. Early modern Britain and Spain.'


Ewen Green Memorial Lecture in Modern British History

PROFESSOR PETER CLARK will deliver the Ewen Green Memorial Lecture in Modern British History at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.


Lecture

PROFESSOR STANLEY PAYNE, Wisconsin–Madison, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 December, in the History Faculty Building.

Subject: 'Franco's temptation: Hitler and Spain in World War II.'


Central European Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution, St Giles', except where otherwise noted.

Conveners: Dr Robert Pyrah and Dr Marius Turda.

DR STEVEN BELLER
25 Oct.: 'Vienna and the Jews in Central Europe.'

PROFESSOR EAMONN JUDGE, Leeds Metropolitan; Warsaw Open University
Sat., 10 Nov., 2 p.m., the Buttery at Wolfson College, Linton Rd: 'The Polish occupation and diaspora, 1939–45: personal connections and methodological reflections.'

ERIC WEAVER and TUDOR GEORGESCU, Oxford Brookes
15 Nov.: 'National projects, race and minorities: interwar Hungary and Romania.'

DR TIM BEASLEY-MURRAY, SSEES-UCL, London and DR OLIVER READY
22 Nov.: 'Consumerism and the post-Soviet condition: literature in Russia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.' (In association with CEELBAS)


Problems in the History of Science

The following seminars will be given at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Colin Matthew Room in the History Faculty building, the Old Boys' High School, George St. The sessions, except for the first, are organised in cooperation with the Maison Française.

Convener: Professor Pietro Corsi.

PROFESSOR RICHARD YEO, Griffith University
11 Oct.: Special opening session: 'John Locke and friendship.'

PROFESSOR BRUNO BELHOSTE, Université Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne
18 Oct.: 'Public science in early nineteenth-century Paris: an appraisal.'

DR MURIEL LE ROUX, CNRS
25 Oct.: 'Research and development in France: a critical assessment.'

PIERRE TEISSIER
1 Nov.: 'From the structure of matter to the social structures. The case of solid state chemistry in France (1950–2000).'

PROFESSOR ROBERT FOX
8 Nov.: 'Comte's unfinished business: Franco-British reflections on the Religion of Humanity.'

PROFESSOR YVES GINGRAS, Université du Quebec
22 Nov.: 'A new tool for historians of science. Citation and co-citations analysis in scientific correspondence: the case of Mersenne, Oldenburg and Darwin.'

DR AUDE FAUVEL
29 Nov.: 'Asylums, lunatics and historians. A brief panorama of the Franco-Britannic psychiatric history.'


Commonwealth History Seminar: amended notice

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the History Faculty Building, George Street. This notice replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 4 October. Arrangements for weeks two and five have changed.

Conveners: Judith Brown, John Darwin and Jan-Georg Deutsch.

SUSAN STRONGE, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
12 Oct.: 'Tipu Sultan's 'Man-Tiger-Organ'.'

PROFESSOR GRAHAM FURNISS, SOAS, London
19 Oct.: 'On engendering liberal values in the Nigerian colonial state: fomenting creative writing in indigenous languages.'

DR RACHEL DWYER, SOAS, London
26 Oct.: 'Bollywood's India: how Indian cinema sees India.'

DR WALTER ARMBRUST
2 Nov.: 'Love and patriarchy in Egyptian inter-war cinema.'

PROFESSOR ELLEKE BOEHMER
9 Nov.: 'Empire writing: an open-ended project.'

DR FRANCESCA ORSINI, SOAS, London
16 Nov.: 'Textbooks, novels and the songs: colonialism, print and literature.'

DR OLA UDUKU, Endinburgh College of Art
23 Nov.: 'Modernist Lagos: revisiting the architecture and culture of a past era.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL ROSENTHAL, Warwick
30 Nov.: 'The politics of colonial architecture: London versus Sydney 1815–1820.'

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Law

Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law

PROFESSOR T. MERON will deliver the Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Does international criminal justice work?'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room at the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

DR D.R. MUNDAY
11 Oct.: 'Under pressure: flow separation in the oceans.'

DR J.C. PICKERING, Imperial College, London
18 Oct.: 'Laboratory spectroscopy and applications to planetary atmospheres and paleoclimatology.'

DR T. KANZOW, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
25 Oct.: To be confirmed.

DR T.J. WOOLLINGS, Reading
1 Nov.: 'A new Rossby wave-breaking interpretation of the North Atlantic Oscillation.'

MR D.J. PAYNTER, Reading
8 Nov.: 'Measurements of the water vapour continuum in the near infrared.'

DR R.K. SCOTT, St Andrews
15 Nov.: 'Potential vorticity mixing and zonal jets on the giant gas planets.'

DR N.P. GILLETT, East Anglia
22 Nov.: 'Simulating the Antarctic climate response to stratospheric ozone depletion.'

DR C. MERCHANT, Edinburgh
29 Nov.: 'Sea surface temperature from the series of Along Track Scanning Radiometers.'


Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science in Parks Road.

DR ALLAN CHAPMAN
16 Oct.: ' "The greatest mechanick of this present age": Dr Robert Hooke and the origins of engineering science in Oxford.'

DAVID K. BROWN
30 Oct.: 'William Froude—a sacred duty to doubt.'


Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical Geoscience Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House, Little Clarendon St, unless otherwise stated.

DR RICHARD KATZ, Cambridge
19 Oct., 2 p.m.: 'The dynamics of melt and shear localisation in partially molten aggregates.'

DR TIINA ROOSE
2 Nov.: 'Plant and soil modelling.'

DR PHILIPPE CLAUDIN, École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Paris
16 Nov.: 'Dune size selection.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW WILLMOTT, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
30 Nov.: 'Polynyas; what are they? Why study them? How to model them?'


Department of Materials: Colloquia

The following colloquia will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR HANNES LICHTE, Technische Universität Dresden
11 Oct.: 'Electron holography: electron waves unveil intrinsic fields in solids.'

PROFESSOR MARK ASTA, California–Davis
18 Oct.: 'First principles modelling of nano-scale precipitation strengthened alloys.'

PROFESSOR JAVIER LLORCA, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
25 Oct.: 'A tale of materials development: ultra-high strength nanostructured Al2O3-YAG-YSZ eutectics.'

PROFESSOR KLAUS-PETER DINSE, Technische Universität Darmstadt
1 Nov.: 'Carbon nanotubes and electron magnetic resonance—do they match?'

PROFESSOR TONY CHEETHAM, Cambridge
8 Nov.: 'Hybrid inorganic–organic framework structures: a new class of functional materials.'

PROFESSOR NICK GREEN, Birmingham
15 Nov.: 'High reliability aluminium castings—theory and reality of their production.'

BRIAN D. GERARDOT, Herriot-Watt
22 Nov.: 'Coherent laser spectroscopy of quantum dots.'

PROFESSOR GEOFF THORNTON, University College London
29 Nov.: 'Watching single molecule transformations on a metal oxide surface.'

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Medical Sciences

Newton–Abraham Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER CRESSWELL, Professor of Immunobiology, Cell Biology and Dermatology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 18 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre (Dunn School).

Subject: 'Antigen cross-presentation by MHC class I—how do external proteins get in?'


Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Small Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building.

Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.

DR ANDREAS SCHAEFER, University College London
8 Oct.: 'Inhibition and odour discrimination in the mouse olfactory bulb.'

DR BRITTA EICKHOLT, London
15 Oct.: 'PI3K/PTEN signalling controlling axonal growth and guidance.'

DR KRISTEN NOWAK, Western Australia
22 Oct.: 'Muscle diseases caused by actin: from genetics to possible therapy.'

PROFESSOR PERE BERBEL, Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante Spain
29 Oct.: 'Effect of maternal thyroid hormones in brain development.'

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS OLIVER, Connecticut
12 Nov.: 'Laminar organisation of the inferior colliculus.'

DR CESARE TERRACCIANO, Imperial College, London
19 Nov.: 'Recovery of myocardial function after mechanical unloading in heart failure.'

DR EGLE SOLITO, Imperial College, London
26 Nov.: 'Annexin 1 in the brain—new roles discovered.'


Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Research Seminars

The following research seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.

Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.

DR ZHEN YAN, Duke Unversity/NUS, Singapore
12 Oct.: 'Skeletal muscle plasticity: the molecular and signalling mechanisms and the importance in health.'

DR KATE NOBES, Bristol
19 Oct.: 'Regulation of cell migration by eph receptors and ephrins.'

DR JI-LONG LIU
26 Oct.: 'Small RNAs: in and out of the cell nucleus.'

PROFESSOR OLE PETERSEN, Liverpool
2 Nov.: 'Calcium microdomains: physiology and pathology.'

PROFESSOR MATTHEW DIAMOND, International Institute of Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy
9 Nov.: 'Coding of touch during behavioural discrimination in rats.'

MR ROBERT MACLAREN, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
16 Nov.: 'Regeneration and transplantation of the retina.'

PROFESSOR KIM NASMYTH
23 Nov.: To be confirmed.

PAT NOLAN, MRC Harwell, Oxford
30 Nov.: 'Cloning and characterisation of ENU neurobehavioural mutations.'

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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 at the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Sigmund Freud's Shakespearean autobiography.'


Lecture

BEPPE SEVERGNINI will present his latest book, L'taliano. Lezioni semiserie at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, venue to be announced.


Conference: Vincenzo Consolo. Between Sicily and Europe

This one-day conference will be given on Monday, 15 October, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. The conference is presented in association with Maison Française and will be held at the Maison Française. All members of the University are welcome.

The morning session will be chaired by Professor Martin McLaughlin, and the afternoon session by Professor Diego Zancani.

PROFESSOR DIEGO ZANCANI
10.15 a.m.: 'Consolo abroad: criticism and translations.'

NICOLÒ MESSINA, Girona
11 a.m.: 'Un testo in controluce: Il sorriso dell'ignoto marinaio. Cronistoria di un'edizione.'

RUTH GLYNN, Bristol
11.45 a.m.: 'Consolo: the intellectual and the 1970s.'

CATHERINE O'RAWE, Bristol
2 p.m.: 'Consolo saggista e la Sicilia testuale.'

DARAGH O'CONNELL, University College, Cork
2.45 p.m.: 'Consolo narratore e scrittore "palincestuoso".'

JOSEPH FARRELL, Strathclyde
3 p.m.: 'Il mito e la storia in Consolo.'

VINCENZO CONSOLO
5 p.m.: 'I muri d'Europa.' (Keynote lecture)


Italian postgraduate research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays at Christ Church, Lecture Room 2, Tom VIII, unless otherwise stated.

KENNETH CLARK
29 Oct.: 'Boccaccio's Corbaccio and the glosses in the Mannelli Codex.'

PROFESSOR ARTHUR GROOS, Cornell
5 Nov.: 'Puccini's Madama Butterfly: between comedy and tragedy.'

LUCIANO PARISI, Exeter
12 Nov.: 'I Promessi Sposi di Alessandro Manzoni: romanzo casto e palinsesto erotico.'


Poetry seminar: Catching form in the act: poetesse del novecento

This seminar will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, 26 November (venue to be announced). Speakers include Nicola Gardini, Manuele Gragnolati, Vilma De Gasperin, Doiréann Lalor, Franca Pellegrini, Eleanor Parker, Francesca Southerden, Emmanuela Tandello.


Research Centre for Romance Linguistics

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 3, Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor M. Maiden.

PROFESSOR MARTIN MAIDEN
25 Oct.: 'Heteroclite conjugation: a Romanian sewing lesson.'

IRENE GIL, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
8 Nov.: 'Morphological interfaces in word formation processes: the case of possessive adjectives in Spanish.'

DR ANXO LORENZO, Universidade de Vigo
15 Nov.: 'Interferencia e cambio lingüístico inducido: unha perspectiva desde o contacto lingüístico galego-castelán.' (In Galician)

CHIARA CAPPELLARO
22 Nov.: 'Third person personal pronouns: data from the dialects of Italy and the principle of contrast.'

PROFESSOR MAJ-BRITT MOSEGAARD HANSEN, Manchester
29 Nov.: 'Is the polyfunctionality of particles a matter of semantics or pragmatics? A contrastive analysis of French "dejà" and Italian "già".'

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Oriental Studies

Lunchtime seminars in Jewish studies

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays at the Oriental Insitute.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

SALLY GOLD
11 Oct.: 'Why an Aramaic translation of Job (11Q10) at Qumran?'

DR ESTHER ESHEL, Bar-Ilan
25 Oct.: 'Second-century BCE omens from Maresha (Marisa).'

DR JORDAN FINKIN
8 Nov.: 'Shooting crows with a canon: Saul Tshernikhovsky's translations and Hebrew canonicity.'

PROFESSOR FERGUS MILLAR, Eyal Ben Eliyahu (Hebrew University)
22 Nov.: 'The Rehov Synagogue inscription and rabbinic Judaism.'

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Social Sciences

Professor Sir Adam Roberts: Valedictory lecture

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, will deliver a valedictory lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 October, in the Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'International relations after the Cold War.'


Oxonia: Inaugural lecture

DR JIM O'NEILL, Goldman Sachs, will deliver the Oxonia Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 November in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Economics Building. The seminar is organised in cooperation with the Department of Economics. The lecture is chaired by Dr D. Lombardi. Admission is free.

Subject: 'International monetary cooperation in the twenty-first century.'


Israel: historical, political and social aspects

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. at the days and locations listed.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.

DAVID LANDAU, Ha'Aretz newspaper
Mon., 22 Oct., St Anne's: 'Zionism, liberalism and good journalism.'

SIR RONALD COHEN, Portland Capital LLP
Thurs., 25 Oct., Exeter: 'The role of economics in peacemaking.'

PROFESSOR SHAI FELDMAN, Brandeis
Mon., 5 Nov., St Anne's: 'Israel: achievements and failures after sixty years.'

PROFESSOR FAISAL AZAIZA, Haifa
Thurs., 15 Nov., Oriel: 'Conflict and dialogue: religions and identities in Israel.'

DR ALEXANDER YAKOBSON, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Mon., 19 Nov., Exeter: 'Israeli democracy: how did it emerge and how is it doing?'

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Oxford Internet Institute

The following lectures will be given on Thursdays. Those wishing to attend should register by e-mailing to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

JASON STOCKWOOD, Managing Director, Match.com
18 Oct., 3.30 p.m., Oxford Internet Institute: 'Online + dating = the new natural.'

PROFESSOR SHERRY TURKLE, MIT
25 Oct., 5 p.m., Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School: 'Cyberintimacies/cybersolitudes.'

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Rothermere American Institute

Transatlantic dialogue in public policy

LORD PATTEN OF BARNES, Chancellor of the University, and PROFESSOR ARJUN APPADURAI, Global Initiatives; New School, New York, will speak at the meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 November, in the Rothermere American Insitute.

Subject: 'The culture of globalization: national identity and transnational geographies in the twenty-first century.'


Lecture

THE REVD JESSE JACKSON will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: To be announced.


Conferences

Sylvia Plath 75th year symposium

Th., 25 Oct.–Mon. 29 Oct. at the Rothermere American Institute and Rhodes House. For further details visit: www.rai.ox.ac.uk/seminars/.

New world cartographies: mapping America, 1500–1776

Fri., 2 Nov.–Sat. 3 Nov. at the American Museum in Bath. For further details visit: www.rai.ox.ac.uk/seminars/.


American history research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Rothermere American Institute.

ANDREW ROBERTSON, CUNY; KRISTA FERRANTE, Tufts; PHILIP LAMPI, American Antiquarian Society
10 Oct.: 'A new nation votes 1787–1825: the significance of the Digitised Lampi Database.'

WENDY WARREN
17 Oct.: 'African slavery in seventeenth-century New England.'

PROFESSOR MEL LEFFLER, Virginia
24 Oct.: 'Rethinking the Cold War.'

SARAH KNOTT, Indiana
31 Oct.: 'Sensibility and the American Constitution.'
7 Nov.: Discussion of the Harmsworth Inaugural Lecture.

PROFESSOR MATTHEW HILTON, Birmingham
14 Nov.: 'The corporate critique of consumerism: Ralph Nader and the anti-regulatory movement in the United States.'

PROFESSOR PAUL GILES
21 Nov.: 'Magnalia Christi Americana: Cotton Mather and Augustan historiography.'

BETTY WOOD, Cambridge
28 Nov.: To be announced.


RAI research fellows' seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

JAMES B. BELL
18 Oct.: 'John Adams, Samuel Adams and John Wilkes forge a cause of the American Revolution.'

SIMON HEAD
25 Oct.: 'Managerialism, IT and the American way of war: from Vietnam to Iraq.'

TONI-MICHELLE TRAVIS, George Mason University
1 Nov.: 'The evolving colour line: becoming white in America.'

SANDA LWIN, Yale
8 Nov.: 'Legal fictions: race, law and the making of an American citizen.'

MATTHEW FELDMAN
15 Nov.: 'Just war theory and the Iraq war.'

JENNIFER NIXON
22 Nov.: 'Abuse of disabled women: locating the issue on the periphery of social movements.'

ALISON HOLMES
29 Nov.: 'Globalisation and the third way: progressive politics or transatlantic spin?'

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Oxford e-research Centre

Lecture

PROFESSOR DON IHDE, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Technoscience Research Group, New York–Stony Brook, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road.

Subject: 'Imaging Technologies: visualism in science.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Harrell-Bond Lecture

HRH PRINCE HASSAN EL BIN TALAL OF JORDAN will deliver the annual Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 November, in the Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: To be announced.


Public seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: Dr Eva-Lotta Hedman and Professor Roger Zetter.

FRANÇOIS GEMENNE, CEDEM/CERI
10 Oct.: ' "Don't call us refugees": images, representations and perceptions of Katrina victims.'

DR CHARLES WATERS, Kent
17 Oct.: 'Refugees at Europe's borders: the moral economy of care.'

TOBIAS DENSKUS, Sussex
24 Oct.: 'Peacebuilding as spectator sport: the mirage of research, policy processes and action in Germany and Kathmandu.'

DR VICTORIA SQUIRE, Birmingham
31 Oct.: 'Producing illegality: interdiction and the securitisation of migration in the EU.'

DR MALATHI DE ALWIS, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo
7 Nov.: 'Displacement and political community in post-tsunami Sri Lanka.'

DR FINN STEPPUTAT, Danish Institute for International Studies in Guatemala
14 Nov.: 'Forced migration, land and sovereignty.'

DR ALICE BLOCH, City University
28 Nov.: 'The lives of undocumented young migrants in the UK.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Seminar Series

The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Old Indian Institute. Admission is free.

PROFESSOR ANGELA MCLEAN, Institute for Emergent Infections of Humans
11 Oct.: 'Within-host evolution and between-host transmission of HIV.'

PROFESSOR BARONESS SUSAN GREENFIELD, Institute for the Future of the Mind
18 Oct.: 'New brain for old?'

DR NICK BOSTROM, Oxford Future of Humanity Institute
25 Oct.: 'The future of humanity.'

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN, Environmental Change Institute
1 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR BILL DUTTON, E-Horizons Institute
8 Nov.: 'Twenty-first century research: how e-research will reconfigure access to information and expertise.'

PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU, Programme on the Ethics of the New Biosciences
15 Nov.: 'Making better people.'

PROFESSOR STEVE RAYNER, James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization
22 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN CASTLES, International Migration Institute
29 Nov.: 'The "migration and development mantra": South–North migration as a solution for underdevelopment?'

PROFESSOR SARAH HARPER, Oxford Institute of Ageing
6 Dec.: To be announced.

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Hertford College

Tyndale Lecture 2007

PROFESSOR PETER MARSHALL, Warwick, will deliver the annual Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Betrayers and betrayed in the age of William Tyndale.'

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Linacre College

The Linacre Seminars

DR KEITH LLOYD, Old Member and Honorary Fellow, will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 October, in the Tanner Room, Linacre College. Enquiries should be directed to development@linacre.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'From Linacre to CEO and back again?'

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St Antony's College

Seminar: Seize the hour: when Nixon met Mao

PROFESSOR MARGARET MACMILLAN will discuss her recent book of this title, with contributions from Dr Evelyn Goh and Professor Rosemary Foot, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Kalypso Nicolaides.

Admission is by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained from the Development Office, St Antony's (telephone: Oxford (2)74496, e-mail: dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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St Edmund Hall

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

MARTHA KEARNEY, presenter of the BBC's The World at One and Newsnight Review, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Radio—medium of the moment.'

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St Hilda's College

St Hilda's College Lectures

DR ANITA HOLDCROFT, Imperial College, London, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

Subject: 'Gender differences in medicine: what importance is diversity?'

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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.'

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Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology

THE REVD PROFESSOR DUNCAN FORRESTER will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 October at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.

Subject: 'The communicative practice of a humble church.'

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Asian Textile Group

RALPH ISAACS will lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 October in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors is £2.

Subject: 'Textile, text and Buddhist context.'

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