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Oxford University Gazette, 14 February 2008: Lectures

Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint

The Book of the Twelve: translation, interpretation, and current research

DR JENNIFER DINES, formerly Lecturer in Old Testament Studies, Heythrop College, University of London, will deliver the Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

21 Feb.: 'Devices and desires: clues to translational agenda.'

28 Feb.: 'Endings and beginnings: order matters.'

6 Mar.: 'Reading the Twelve: approaches old and new.'

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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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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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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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History

Medieval Studies

PROFESSOR CAROLINE WALKER BYNUM will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Visual matter: Christian materiality in the later Middle Ages.'

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Social Sciences

Ethnicity and identity seminar: The social anthropology of TV

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Lidia Sciama, Ian Fowler, and Elizabeth Hsu.

DR IGNACY-MAREK KAMINSKI, Tokyo Mejiro University
15 Feb.: 'Programming Japanese television: a field anthropologist's perspective.'

DR UTE ROSCHENTHALER, Frankfurt
22 Feb.: 'Making TV advertisements in Bamako, Mali.'

PROFESSOR ANDRÉ SINGER, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, USC; Creative Director, West Park Pictures
29 Feb.: 'Is "anthropology" on British TV retrogressive?'

DR WALTER ARMBRUST
7 Mar.: 'Religion on Egyptian television.'


Higher education and professional learning research group (amended notice)

PROFESSOR DR HANS-PETER BLOSSFELD, Bamberg, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 February, in Seminar Room G, Department of Education, Garden Building.

Note: the lecture will be given on 19 February, and not, as previously announced, on 20 February.

Conveners: Hubert Ertl and Michael Hoelscher.

Subject: 'National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) in Germany---research questions and design for a new lifecourse study.'


Foundations of governance in a globalised world (amended notice)

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.

The lectures form part of a programme of academic events sponsored by the Social Sciences Division on 'Governing the globe? Governance and institutions in the twenty-first century', directed by Professor Andrew Hurrell. The programme also includes the seminars listed below. Full details can be found at http://gtg.politics.ox.ac.uk. Enquiries may be directed to gtg@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Professor Vaughan Lowe's lecture will now be given on 18 February, and an additional lecture has been included, on 25 February.

PROFESSOR VAUGHAN LOWE
18 Feb.: 'Private disputes and the public interest in international law.'

DR MICHAEL E. CONROY, Colibri Consulting
25 Feb.: 'How the "certification revolution" fills critical needs in global governance.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN
3 Mar.: 'Network governance and the Internet.'

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Theology

Michael Argyle Forum for Psychology and Religion: Michael Argyle Lecture

DR JOANNA COLLICUTT, Heythrop College, University of London, will deliver the inaugural Michael Argyle Lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in Wolfson College. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Collicutt (e-mail: jcollicutt@aol.com).

Subject: 'Positive psychology, religion, and spirituality.'

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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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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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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 at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 26 Feb.: 'Case study one: the Abbey of St Gall.'

Thur. 28 Feb.: 'Case study two: the Cathedral of Laon.'

Thur. 6 Mar.: 'Musical notation as a Carolingian phenomenon.'

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Green College

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

DR ROBERT GOODLAND will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 13 March, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'How the World Bank could lead the world in alleviating climate change.'

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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

Heron–Allen Lecture

PROFESSOR LINDA PARTRIDGE, Centre for Research on Ageing, University College London, will deliver the Heron–Allen Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries may be directed to Janet Wardell (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Resetting the clock for ageing.'

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Mansfield College

NICK JUKES, Coordinator of InterNICHE, the International Network for Humane Education, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in Seminar Room East, Mansfield College. The lecture is sponsored by VERO (Voice for Ethical Research in Oxford).

Convener: Dr Katherine Morris.

Subject: 'Ethical and effective acquisition of knowledge and skills in life science education and training.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Taiwan Studies Programme

DR CHEN TAN-SUN, Secretary General, National Security Council, Taiwan, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Buttery, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'What has the DPP done for Taiwan's democratisation?'


European Studies Centre

Core Seminar

HENRIK ORNEBRING will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 February, in the European Studies Centre. Enquiries may be directed to the Administrator (telephone: Oxford (2)74470).

Subject: 'Can journalism contribute to a European public sphere—and should it?'

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St John's College Research Centre

Introductory lectures in psychoanalysis

The second of the continuing series of Introductory Lectures on DVD, recorded at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London, will take place on Saturday, 1 March, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. A psychoanalyst from the Institute will then lead a discussion. Details are advertised each term and posted on the college's Web site (follow link 'Research' to 'Research Centre Events').

The topics will be 'Defences' and 'The Unconscious'. Discussion will be led by Eleanor Nowers.

Entrance is free to members of the University and other academics, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend should e-mail Dr Louise Braddock (leb41@cam.ac.uk). Interested mental health professionals are welcome to attend if there is room, and should e-mail to request a place.

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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–Princeton Research Project 'Benjamin Encounters'

DR JUSTUS FETSCHER, Zentrum für Literaturforschung, Berlin, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 February, in Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College.

Subject: 'Walter Benjamin as a writer.'

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