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Oxford University Gazette, 15 May 2008: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Professor of Linguistics

PROFESSOR ADITI LAHIRI will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ' "Language asymmetries in the brain: "handbags" = "hambags", but "ham dish" ≠ "hand dish".'


Professor of Mathematical Finance

PROFESSOR XUNYU ZHOU will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre. The lecture will be followed by the Nomura Lecture.

Subject: 'Risk, human judgement, and asset allocation.'

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Nomura Lecture

PROFESSOR HARRY M. MARKOWITZ will deliver the Nomura Lecture, via video-link from the United States, at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre. The lecture will follow Professor Xunyu Zhou's inaugural lecture.

Subject: 'A taxonomy of risk-facing behaviour.'

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Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History

PROFESSOR JEFFREY WILLIAMSON, Harvard, will deliver the Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'Globalisation and the great divergence.'

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Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture

SIR ALAN WILSON, Professor of Urban and Regional Systems, Centre for Applied Spatial Analysis, University College London, will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: 'Superconcepts for interdisciplinary research.'

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O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies

DR KATHERINE FORSYTH, Glasgow, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Rocking the cradle of Scottish Christianity: new work on Whithorn and its carved stones.'

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Zaharoff Lecture

PROFESSOR SUSAN SULEIMAN, Harvard, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Language, foreignness, and the Canon: Beckett/Némirovsky.'

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Vice-Chancellor's Research Forum

Global Health

The Vice-Chancellor will hold an interdisciplinary Research Forum, on the subject of Global Health, on Tuesday, 20 May, 2–6.30 p.m., in the Nissan Lecture Theatre at St Antony's College.

The Research Forum is intended to bring together people from across the Collegiate University who have an interest in global health research. The event will comprise a series of presentations by Oxford academics about their research in the field of global health, and a roundtable discussion of the problem of, and potential advances in, global health. All members of the University are welcome to attend the Research Forum.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Chris Ballinger (e-mail: chris.ballinger@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Clarendon Lectures in Finance

Risk and liquidity

PROFESSOR HYUN SONG SHIN, Professor of Economics, Princeton, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Further information can be found at www.finance.ox.ac.uk and at www.oup.co.uk/academic/socsci/economics/clef/. Enquiries should be directed to Andra Nagel, Oxford University Press (e-mail: andrea.nagel@oup.com).

Mon. 2 June: 'Endogenous risk.'

Tue. 3 June: 'Securitisation and financial stability.'

Wed. 4 June: 'Financial regulation and monetary policy.'

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Law

Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to Gustavo de Carvalho (e-mail: gustavo.de-carvalho@africa.ox.ac.uk).

GUY SELA
Fri. 23 May: 'War, reparations, and war-reparations.'

BRIONY SMITH, Manchester
Tue. 27 May: 'Citizenship and reconciliation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.'

DR PHIL CLARK
Mon. 2 June, Seminar Room D, 4.30 p.m.: 'Growing pains: the International Criminal Court after six years.'

PROFESSOR WILLIAM SCHABAS, Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights
Wed. 4 June: 'Transferring cases from the International Tribunal to the national courts of Rwanda.'

PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
Tue. 10 June: 'Transitions, extrications, and other messy compromises.'


EC Law Discussion Group

The following meetings will be held at 12.50 p.m. on the days shown in Seminar Room C, the Law Faculty.

Convener: Dr Katja Ziegler.

PROFESSOR ULF BERNITZ, Stockholm
Wed. 21 May: 'The emerging EU Collective Labour Law: reflections on the basis of the Viking Line and Laval cases.'

PROFESSOR DR WOLFGANG SCHÖN, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich
Fri. 23 May, 12.30 p.m.: 'Abuse of law in European tax and company law.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Brooke Benjamin Lecture in Fluid Dynamics

PROFESSOR HOWARD STONE, Harvard, will deliver the second Brooke Benjamin Lecture in Fluid Dynamics at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Mrs M. Hicks (e-mail: hicks@maths.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Manipulating thin-film flows: from patterned substrates to evaporating systems.'


Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor I. Walmsley, Dr A. Boothroyd, Professor D. Sherrington, and Professor R. Davies.

PROFESSOR D. WEAIRE, Trinity College, Dublin
30 May: 'Bubbles in Beijing: the physics of foams.'

PROFESSOR R. JONES, Sheffield
6 June: 'A self-motile colloid: exploiting diffusiophoresis for propulsion at the micro and nano scale.'


Department of Engineering Science

The following lectures will be given on Wednesdays in the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

DR TOM COUGHLIN, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
14 May, 7.30 p.m.,Lecture Room 2: 'Digital storage in consumer electronics.'

THOMAS SHANNON, OMG PLC
21 May, 7 p.m., Lecture Room 1: 'Measurement of human performance using machine vision.'

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Social Sciences

Peter Moores Lecture

PROFESSOR W. RICHARD SCOTT, Stanford, will deliver the Peter Moores Lecture at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: Professor Mari Sako.

Subject: 'Professions, organisations, and fields.'


Public lecture

DR GUIDO VAN RIJN will lecture at 1.15 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.

Convener: Dr Daniel Butt.

Subject: 'They accused me of forgery, I can't even write my name: African-American education in blues lyrics.'


Seminar: Financial markets and environmental governance

This seminar will be held on Thursday, 29 May, 9 a.m.–4.45 p.m., in the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Eric Knight, Magdalen College (e-mail: eric.knight@magd.ox.ac.uk).


Seminar

MICHAEL SPENCE, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University and Nobel Laureate in Economics, and PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Timothy Cullen, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'What does it take to achieve high, sustainable, and inclusive growth in developing countries? Findings of the Commission on Growth and Development.'


Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: Democracy and inequality: old questions, new agendas

The Inaugural Conference of the Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy, on the above topic, will be held from 9.15 a.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road Building, 9.15 a.m. Further information, and registration details, may be found at http://ocsid.politics.ox.ac.uk/events/.


Department of Sociology

DR MANALI DESAI, Kent at Canterbury, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Movements and the politics of method: reflections from South Asia.'


Oxford University Centre for the Environment

The following lectures will be given at 4.25 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Boardroom, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment.

Convener: Dr Sarah Dyer.

PROFESSOR DIANE PERRONS, Director, Gender Institute, LSE
27 May: 'Reflections on gender and pay inequalities in the contemporary service economy.'

DR A. JAMES, Queen Mary, London
10 June: 'Researching workers in India's new service economy: methodological confessions of an economic geographer and a development geographer.'


Brazilian Studies Programme: Accountability institutions and political corruption in Brazil

This workshop will be held on Friday, 23 May (from 8.45 a.m), in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. Those wishing to attend should provide name and affiliation to Elvira Ryan (e-mail: enquiries@lac.ox.ac.uk) by 16 May.

TIMOTHY J. POWER, Oxford, and MATTHEW M. TAYLOR, São Paulo
9 a.m.: Welcome and opening remarks.

Morning session, 9.15 a.m.–12.30 p.m.: Politics, political institutions, and the media

CARLOS PEREIRA, Michigan State, TIMOTHY J. POWER, and ERIC RAILE, North Dakota State: 'The multiparty presidential system and political-electoral accountability.'

LUCIO RENNÓ, Brasília: 'Corruption and votes: the Brazilian presidential elections of 2002 and 2006.'

DAVID SAMUELS, Minnesota, LUCIO RENNÓ, Brasília, and CARLOS PEREIRA, Michigan State: 'Corruption, media exposure, campaign finance, and re-election: what's the connection?'

MAURO PORTO, Tulane: 'Media and political accountability in Brazil: the case of Rede Globo.' (Followed by discussion)

Afternoon session, 2–5.30 p.m.: The role of accountability institutions

MATTHEW M. TAYLOR, São Paulo: 'A blind eye and bound hands: the judiciary, electoral courts, and accountability in Brazil.'

BRUNO SPECK, Campinas: 'Strengths and flaws of auditing public resource management: the role of CGU, TCU, and the National Congress.'

ROGÉRIO B. ARANTES, Catholic University of São Paulo: 'The Brazilian Feds: the Federal Police and the public ministry in the fight against corruption.'

FIONA MACAULAY, Bradford: 'Corruption and accountability in the criminal justice system: police, prisons, and the courts.' (Followed by discussion and closing remarks)

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Rothermere American Institute

Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters

LORRIE MOORE, author of works including Birds of America, will deliver the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: 'Random things one can learn from a visiting writer.'

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Ashmolean Museum

William Cohn Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JONATHAN BLOOM, Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art, Boston College, will deliver the fortieth William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. As seating is limited, prior booking is recommended (telephone: Oxford (2)78067, e-mail: eastern-art@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'On the paper trail: how paper travelled from China to the West.'


Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ELSPETH DUSINBERRE, Colorado, will deliver the fourth Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Enquiries and reservation requests should be made to Oxford (2)78020, e-mail: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Persepolis and the founding of an empire.'

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Saïd Business School

Oxford Fair Trade Research Group

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Saïd Business School.

Convener: Dr Alex Nicholls.

ALBERT TUCKER, Development Consultant
15 May, Seminar Room A: ' "Some of us still want to change the world." How can we maximise the fair trade experience?'

SALLY SMITH
22 May: 'For love or money? Fair trade business models in the UK supermarket sector.'

MARK HAYES, Cambridge
29 May: 'Well-intentioned but misguided? An economist's perspective on fair trade.'

DR NICHOLLS
5 June: 'What gives fair trade its right to operate? Organisational legitimacy and strategic management.'

CATHERINE DOLAN
12 June: 'Virtual moralities: the mainstreaming of fair trade tea in Kenyan tea-fields.'


Oxford Finance Symposium

The Oxford Finance Symposium will be held as follows in the Saïd Business School. Further information can be found at www.finance.ox.ac.uk. Enquiries should be directed to the Symposium Administrator, Christine Seal (telephone: Oxford (2)88817, e-mail: christine.seal@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

For details of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance (2–4 June), see above.

JOHAN WALDEN, Berkeley
Mon. 2 June, 9 a.m.: 'Asset pricing in large- scale networks.'

GIANNI DE NICOLO, IMF
Mon. 2 June, 10 a.m.: 'Global liquidity and risk premia.'

HULYA ERASLAN, Wharton
Tue. 3 June, 9 a.m.: 'Deliberation and security design in bankruptcy.'

MICHAEL REBELLO, Texas at Dallas
Tue. 3 June, 10 a.m.: 'Do investors care about the structure of analysts' research portfolios?'

NICHOLAS BOLLEN, Vanderbilt
Wed. 4 June, 9 a.m.: 'Do hedge fund managers misreport returns? Evidence from the pooled distribution.'

ALEX EDMANS, Wharton
Wed. 4 June, 10 a.m.: 'Does the stock market fully value intangibles? Employee satisfaction and equity prices.'

THOMAS RIETZ, Iowa
Thur. 5 June, 9 a.m.: 'Product market efficiency: the bright side of myopic, uninformed and passive external finance.'

ALBERY KYLE, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Thur. 5 June, 10 a.m.: 'How to define price manipulation?'

SUDIPTO DASGUPTA, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Thur. 5 June, 4.30 p.m.: 'What do firms do with a dollar of cash inflow?'

CHARLES KAHN, Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Thur. 5 June, 5.30 p.m.: 'Offshore settlement and short-term interest rates.'

HARRISON HONG, Princeton
Fri. 6 June, 9 a.m.: 'Do hedge funds profit from mutual-fund distress?'

Oxford–Penn Law and Finance Round-table: Private equity, hedge funds, and corporate governance

PROFESSOR MARCO BECHT, Free University, Brussels
Fri. 6 June, 10.45 a.m.: 'Hedge fund activism in Europe.'

PROFESSOR EDWARD B. ROCK, Pennsylvania
Fri. 6 June, 12 noon: 'Hedge fund activism in the enforcement of bond covenants.' (Followed by panel discussion on private equity, 2 p.m)

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Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment

Inaugural lecture

PROFESSOR MARIAN HOBSON will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Taylor Institution. Enquiries should be directed to Liz Hancock (e-mail: email@voltaire.ox.ac.uk).
The meeting will be chaired by Sir Colin Lucas.

Subject: 'The (w)hole of history: the case of Diderot.'

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Maison Française

Thinking about the past, planning the future. How to digitise the humanities?

This conference will be held on 22, 23, and 24 May in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Paolo D'Iorio, Anne Simonin, Alexis Tadié, and Paul Flather.

Thursday, 22 May

Why should we digitise the humanities? Digital libraries and research infrastructure

PAUL FLATHER and ALEXIS TADIÉ 2.30 p.m.: Introduction.

LUCA MARTINELLI, European Commission
2.40 p.m.: 'i2010 digital libraries: a European Commission initiative for Europe's cultural heritage and scientific information.'

LOU BURNARD, OUCS, and MARTIN WYNNE, Oxford Text Archive
3.10 p.m.: 'CLARIN and DARIAH: standards for computing in the humanities, and an infrastructure for Europe.' (Followed by discussion)

MILAD DOUEIHI, Glasgow
4.20 p.m.: 'Digital libraries and cultural identity.'

PAOLO D'IORIO, CNRS
4.50 p.m.: 'Scholarsource and the conditions of possibility of Web scholarship.' (Followed by discussion)

Friday, 23 May

What works? What doesn't? (1) Did they want what they have achieved?

ALAIN GIFFARD 9.20 a.m.: 'From the Très Grande Bibliothèque Numérique to Gallica.'

LYNNE BRINDLEY, British Library
9.50 a.m.: 'British Library digital strategy.'

GINO RONCAGLIA, Rome
10.20 a.m.: 'Digital humanities in Italy.' (Followed by discussion)

ROBERT MCNAMEE
11.30 a.m.: 'Electronic Enlightenment Project: every character a digital object.'

PIETRO CORSI
12 noon: 'History of science on the Web.' (Followed by discussion)

What works? What doesn't? (2) Can institutions act better?

DENIS BRUCKMANN, Bibliothèque Nationale de France2.30 p.m.: 'Digital strategy of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.'

DAVID ROBEY, AHRC
3 p.m.: 'Digital resources in the humanities: sustainability and evidence of value.'

YANNICK MAIGNIEN, CNRS
3.30 p.m.: 'Adonis: integrated access to digital data and documents in the humanities and social sciences.'

JILL COUSINS, Director, European Library
4 p.m.: 'Coalescing cultural institutions, Europeana: European Digital Library.' (Followed by discussion)

JACQUES ROUBAUD
5.15 p.m.: 'On the future of libraries.' (Plenary lecture)

Saturday, 24 May

Access issues: introductory lectures

ROBERT MORRISSEY and RUSS HORTON, ARTFL 9.20 a.m.: 'The ARTFL project: from words to works.'

SOPHIE LIEBER, Conseil d'Etat
9.50 a.m.: 'Orphan works and copyright: proposals from the French Committee on Orphan Works.'

CHRISTINE MADSEN, Oxford Internet Institute
10.20 a.m.: 'Digitising rare and unique resources: the "long tail" role of libraries in digital scholarship.'

Round Table: Should free access be our goal?

RICHARD BOULDERSTONE, British Library: 'Life-cycle costs of digitisation.'

MATS DAHLSTRÖM, Swedish School of Library and Information Science: 'Digitised library collections—an open source approach.'

RALF STOCKMANN, Centre for Retrospective Digitisation, Göttingen: 'Why librarians are a dying breed and what digitization has to do with it.'

Other participants: Denis Bruckmann, Pietro Corsi, Paolo D'Iorio, Jill Cousins, Alain Giffard, Christine Madsen, Yannick Maignien, Luca Martinelli, Robert Morrissey, and Richard Ovenden.

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Refugee Studies Centre

Elizabeth Colson Lecture

PROFESSOR JAMES C. SCOTT, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale University, will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in Somerville College. Enquiries should be directed to Katherine Salahi (e-mail: katherine.salahi@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Zomia, a zone of resistance: the last great enclosure movement and stateless peoples in south-east Asia.'

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James Martin School of the Twenty-first Century and the Oxford Institute of Ageing

The Scandinavian welfare model: the contract between generations and sustainability in the twenty-first century

This workshop will be held on Friday, 23 May, in the James Martin School, the Old Indian Institute, 10 a.m.–12 noon. The workshop is open to all members of the University, and prior registration is not required. Enquiries may be directed to Carole Newbigging (e-mail: carole.newbigging@ageing.ox.ac.uk ).

Convener: Dr G.W. Leeson, Oxford Institute of Ageing.

Speaker: BJARNE HASTRUP, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Copenhagen.

Discussants: Kenneth Howse, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Institute of Ageing, and Dr Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Politics.

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All Souls College

Chichele Lectures

All Souls after Anson: aspects of college history, c.1914–15

DR SIMON GREEN will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

30 May: 'Affluence and anxiety: the significance of the Asquith Commission.'

6 June: 'Historians and men of letters: the emergence of a research college.'

13 June: 'Wykehamists and public servants: the recasting of the Ansonian ideal.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

Can we win the long war against global corruption?

MR BEN W. HEINEMAN, JR, former Senior Vice-President for Law and Public Affairs, General Electric Co., will deliver two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 4, the Saïd Business School. Online registration is necessary

(www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/heineman).

20 May: 'Inside the private firm?'

27 May: 'Through governmental initiatives?'

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Green College

Alan Emery Lecture

LORD WALTON OF DETCHANT will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'A myologist in the House.'

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Kellogg College

Kellogg College Centre for Learning in the Professions

Inaugural lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL ERAUT, an internationally renowned scholar in the field of professional learning, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Centre for Learning in the Professions at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

The lecture is open to all members of the University, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend should contact Dr Geoff Hayward (e-mail: geoff.hayward@education.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Professional learning trajectories: personal experiences and future policies for lifelong learning in a time of rapid change.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Benazir Bhutto Memorial Lecture

SIR MARK LYALL GRANT, Director General, Political, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will deliver the Benazir Bhutto Memorial Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Admission will be by invitation only. Invitations may be obtained on application to Janet Wardell (e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)74302).

Subject: 'Reflections on Pakistan.'

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Lincoln College

John Wesley Lecture

DR DEBORAH MADDEN will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.

Subject: 'Saving souls and saving lives: John Wesley's "inward and outward health".'

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Oriel College

Thomas Harriot Lecture

DR MARK NICHOLLS, St John's College, Cambridge, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Last act? 1618 and the shaping of Sir Walter Ralegh's reputation.'


Lee Seng Tee Lecture

DR PETER NOCKLES, Curator, Department of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Oriel and the making of John Henry Newman.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Modern South Asian History Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Professor Polly O'Hanlon.

SUMATI RAMASWAMY, Duke University
20 May: 'Mapping "India": competing cartographies of the nation.'

RADHIKA SINGHA, JNU
27 May: 'Passport, ticket, and rubber stamp: the "problem" of the pauper pilgrim in colonial India.'

RUPA VISVANATH, Pennsylvania
3 June: 'Political pariahs, religion, and the social in dyarchic Madras.'


Workshop: Munshis, pandits, and record-keepers: scribal communities in India, from the sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century

This workshop will be held on 13 and 14 June in St Antony's College. Further details can be found at www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/sa/Munshis-Pandits-and-Record-Keepers.shtml.

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Somerville College

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID MIKLOWITZ, Colorado, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'The role of the family in the course and treatment of bipolar disorder.'

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Wolfson College

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Isaiah Berlin and the challenge of multiculturalism.'

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Bodleian Library and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

H.H. Asquith and the Liberal legacy

DR LAWRENCE GOLDMAN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in Convocation House. The lecture, which is arranged by the Bodleian Library and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to mark the centenary of Asquith's 1908 Liberal Government, will be followed by a panel and open forum discussion. A selection of manuscripts will be on display in the Divinity School.

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