University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 17 January 2008: Lectures

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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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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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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Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Fellow

PROFESSOR FRANCESCO PAOLO FIORE, La Sapienza, Rome, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Tue. 22 Jan.: 'An introduction to early Renaissance architecture in Italy.'

Tue. 29 Jan.: 'Leon Battista Alberti as architect.'

Tue. 5 Feb.: 'Francesco di Giorgio's treatises on architecture.'

Thur. 14 Feb.: 'The tracé italien: origins, conceptions, problems of the early Italian bastioned front.'

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Ford's Lectures in British History

Parties, people, and the state: politics in England, c.1914–51

DR ROSS MCKIBBIN, Ford's Lecturer 2007–8, will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

18 Jan.: 'The First World War and the party system, 1914–18.'

25 Jan.: 'Unstable equilibrium, 1918–29.'

1 Feb.: 'The crisis of Labour and the Conservative hegemony, 1929–40.'

8 Feb.: 'The party system thrown off course, 1940–5.'

15 Feb.: 'The English road to socialism, 1945–51.'

22 Feb.: 'England 1914–51: what kind of democracy?'

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Carlyle Lectures

Changes of state: nature and the city in natural law, c.1545–1651

DR ANNABEL BRETT, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Carlyle Lecturer 2007–8, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

29 Jan.: 'On the threshold of the state.'

5 Feb.: 'Human beings, not animals.'

12 Feb.: 'A common libery of all.'

19 Feb.: 'Divide things up. Punish the guilty.'

26 Feb.: 'Recalcitrance (1).'

4 Mar.: 'Recalcitrance (2).'

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Slade Lectures

Modern experiments in realism

PROFESSOR ALEX POTTS, University of Michigan, Slade Professor 2007–8, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Museum of Natural History.

23 Jan.: 'Art and the substance of things: postwar Europe and America.'

30 Jan.: 'Vernacular picture-making: Jean Dubuffet.'

6 Feb.: 'The new realism: between commitment and consumerism.'

13 Feb.: 'The world as assemblage: Robert Rauschenberg.'

20 Feb.: 'Art and life: the theatre of happenings.'

27 Feb.: 'Actions and radical hybridity: Joseph Beuys.'

5 Mar.: 'Artifice and nature: Arte Povera's everyday objects.'

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News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media

Twenty questions for the future of the media

PROFESSOR ANTHONY LILLEY will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Anne's College and Green College, as set out below.

22 Jan., St Anne's College: The search for value: networks, ideas, and evolution in the media.'

29 Jan., Green College: 'Network media as a public space.'

5 Feb., Green College: 'The 2020 twenty questions—a user-generated lecture.'

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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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Vice-Chancellor's Research Forum

Climate Change

The Vice-Chancellor will host an interdisciplinary Research Forum, on the subject of climate change, on Tuesday, 12 February, 2–6 p.m., in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

The Research Forum is intended to bring together people from across the Collegiate University who share an interest in climate change research. The event will comprise a series of presentations by Oxford academics on the subject of climate change, and discussion of the problem of, and potential solutions to, climate change. All members of the University are welcome to attend the Research Forum.

Members of the University wishing to reserve a place at this Research Forum are requested to do so by e-mailing Dr Chris Ballinger (chris.ballinger@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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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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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PANTELAKIS MICHELAKIS, Bristol, and MICHELLE C. PAULL, St Mary's University College, London, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 4 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries may be made to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Leyhausen's collection of Greek tragic theatrical memorabilia, 1920–60.'

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English Language and Literature

Early modern literature graduate seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton College.

Conveners: Sharon Achinstein, Paulina Kewes, David Norbrook, Emma Smith, and Bart van Es.

LYNNE MAGNUSSON, Toronto; Visiting Fellow, All Souls College
29 Jan.: ' "The messenger comes too easily": John Donne on letters.'

PETER BEAL, London
12 Feb.: 'The "lamentable" case of Lady Windsor and her "evill & vytious" husband George Puttenham.'

JASON SCOTT-WARREN, Cambridge
26 Feb.: 'In Imogen's bedchamber: identity, material culture, and the history of reading.'

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History, Medieval and Modern Languages

Language and history—an interdisciplinary seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Conveners: David Cram, Robert Evans, and Suzanne Romaine.

PAUL HOPPER, Carnegie Mellon
23 Jan.: 'Projectability and grammatical constructions in English.'

JAAP MAAT, Amsterdam
30 Jan.: 'Logical form and philosophical languages in the seventeenth century.'

PETER THOMPSON
6 Feb.: 'Thomas Jefferson's linguistic studies: language and nationhood.'

PIETRO CORSI
13 Feb.: 'The politics of epistemology in Revolutionary France: the theory and practice of scientific language.'

ALAN FORD, Nottingham
20 Feb.: 'Protestants and the Irish language in early modern Ireland.'

ESZTER TARSOLY
27 Feb.: 'The rise of language movements in the Hungarian and Romanian lands in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.'

CATHY SHRANK, Sheffield
5 Mar.: 'Commynyng, Tudor dialogue, and language of commonweal.'

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Law

Environmental Law Discussion Group

The following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: Cinnamon Carlarne.

DR HEIKE SCHROEDER
4 Feb.: 'Implementation without ratification? Understanding US climate policy across levels of governance.'

DR SHERILYN MACGREGOR, Keele
18 Feb.: 'Environmental citizenship: themes and debates.'

PROFESSOR SIMON CANEY
25 Feb.: 'Global justice and climate change.'

DR BETTINA LANGE
3 Mar.: 'Environmental regulation beyond the state? A discussion of transnational networks for setting environmental technology standards in the European Union.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

DR ERIC DUNHAM, Harvard
21 Jan.: 'Supershear earthquakes: why they occur and implications for seismic hazard.'

PROFESSOR CLAUDE JAUPART, Institut de Physique de Globe, Paris
28 Jan.: To be announced.

DR SIMON BLOCKLEY
4 Feb.: 'Developing tephrochronology as a tool in palaeoclimate research and palaeolithic archaeology.'

PROFESSOR HERBERT PALME, Cologne
11 Feb.: 'Formation and origin of chondritic meteorites.'

PROFESSOR JAMES BADRO, Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés
18 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN BAMBER, Bristol
25 Feb.: 'Predicting the future of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.'

PROFESSOR JOHN LUDDEN, British Geological Survey
3 Mar.: 'Making intelligent use of the Earth's crust for society.'


Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12), opposite the Main Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr W. Barford.

PETER HAYNES, Imperial College
21 Jan.: 'Linear-scaling density-functional theory with local orbitals and plane waves.'

MICHAEL BEARPARK, Imperial College
4 Feb.: 'Excited states and geometry changes in large molecules.'

SARAH HARRIS, Leeds
18 Feb.: 'The mechanical properties of DNA investigated by computer simulation.'

NEIL ALLAN, Bristol
3 Mar.: 'Think locally, act globally—the importance of the local environment in the solid state chemistry of oxides.'


Biomedical engineering seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, the Information Engineering Building. Details of the 3 March seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr M.S. Thompson.

DR JEF BAMBER, Institute of Cancer Research
21 Jan.: 'Ultrasound elastography and tissue modelling.'

DR IAN SOBEY
4 Feb.: 'Modelling the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the brain.'

DR PAUL BEARD, UCL
18 Feb.: To be announced.

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Medical Sciences

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

The following research seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

PROFESSOR ILAN DAVIS
17 Jan.: 'How does RNA get from A to B and what happens to it when it gets there?'

DR MATTHEW FREEMAN, Cambridge
31 Jan.: 'Rhomboids: signalling across evolution.'

DR STEPHEN WEST, Cancer Research UK
7 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN BELL
14 Feb.: 'Function and evolution of the DNA replication machinery.'

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SATTENTAU
21 Feb.: 'HIV and the third synapse.'

OLIVIA RISSLAND
28 Feb.: To be announced.

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Medical Sciences, Social Sciences

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity

Seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, as follows: 23 January–6 February: Saïd Business School; 13 February–5 March: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Further information on the unit can be found at www.oxfordobesity.org.

Details of the 20 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek, Amand Berlan, and Caroline Potter.

KAREN THROSBY, Warwick
23 Jan.: 'Surgical solutions? Obesity surgery and the "war on obesity".'

PHILIP JAMES, International Obesity Task Force
30 Jan.: 'International initiatives in obesity prevention.'

GEORGE DAVEY SMITH, Bristol
6 Feb.: 'Understanding determinants of phenotypic variation: a gloomy prospect?'

DAVID MCCARTHY, London Metropolitan
13 Feb.: 'General obesity or abdominal obesity—what should we be focusing upon in children?'

SHIRLENE BADGER, Cambridge
27 Feb.: 'Extreme examples: children in genetics of obesity research.'

SIMON MARVIN, Salford
5 Mar.: 'Clogged cities: sclerotic infrastructure.'

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Philosophy

Oxford–Harvard Applied Ethics Lectures

PROFESSOR FREDERICK SCHAUER, Harvard, George Eastman Visiting Professor 2007–8, will lecture as follows in Seminar Room 2, the Old Indian Institute. Enquiries may be directed to Miriam Wood (e- mail: miriam.wood@philosophy.ox.ac.uk) .

Wed. 6 Feb., 10 a.m.; 'Academic freedom: what is it, where does it come from, and is it a good thing?'

Thur. 21 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Stereotypes: are they always wrong?'

Wed. 27 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Reasoning in law, and how it differs from reasoning.'


St Cross Special Ethics Seminar

PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 January, in the St Cross Room, St Cross College. The seminar is open to the public: to attend, e-mail ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Love, drugs, and marriage—the chemicals between us.'

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Social Sciences

Problems in British government

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: Professor Vernon Bogdanor and Lord Butler.

LORD BUTLER
18 Jan.: 'Does cabinet government still exist?'

THE RT. HON. LADY ASHTON, Leader of the House of Lords
25 Jan.: 'Reforming the Lords.'

LORD GOLDSMITH, formerly Attorney-General
1 Feb.: 'Citizenship.'

SIR MICHAEL BARBER, formerly Head of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit
8 Feb.: 'Government and the delivery of public services.'

PROFESSOR SIR ROBERT WORCESTER, Chairman, MORI
15 Feb.: 'Politics and public opinion.'

TREVOR PHILLIPS, Chairman, Equality and Human Rights Commission
22 Feb.: 'Rights in a multicultural society.'

THE RT. HON. JUSTICE LADY ARDEN, Lady Justice of Appeal
29 Feb.: 'The judiciary and parliament.'

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR
7 Mar.: 'Reforming the constitution.'


Foundations of governance in a globalised world

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to gtg@politics.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR ROSEMARY FOOT
21 Jan.: 'Human rights and global governance.'

PROFESSOR VAUGHAN LOWE
28 Jan.: 'Private disputes and the public interest in international law.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN WEATHERILL
4 Feb.: 'What is supra-national governance? When and how is it effective?'

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MCCRUDDEN
11 Feb.: 'Buying social justice: human rights and economic regulation.'

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


Values of development seminar

Unless otherwise stated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development.

Conveners: Dr Laura Rival and Professor Valpy Fitzgerald.

PROFESSOR JOHAN GALTUNG, Rector, Transcend Peace University
17 Jan., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College: 'The coming decline and fall of the US empire.' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture)

DR SABINA ALKIRE
24 Jan.: 'Sen, ethics, and development.'

PROFESSOR DES GASPER, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
31 Jan.: 'Denis Goulet and the project of development ethics: choices in methodology, activity, and organisation.'

DR IAN GOLDIN
7 Feb.: 'Globalisation for development.'

PROFESSOR JUAN MARTINEZ-ALIER, Barcelona
14 Feb.: 'Recent environmental conflicts (Latin America and India) and languages of valuation.'

DR PHILIP QUARLES VAN UFFORD, Free University, Amsterdam
21 Feb.: 'Beyond development: confronting nihilism in international relations.'

JOHN MADELEY, independent researcher
28 Feb.: 'Food for all—rhetoric or realistic/'

LUC BOLTANSKI, EHESS, Paris
6 Mar.: 'The new spirit of capitalism and its values.'


Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development.

Conveners: Dr Nikita Sud, Mr Rajesh Venugopal, and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

RAJINDER DUDRAH, Manchester
17 Jan.: 'Indo-Pak borders and border crossings in Bollywood cinema: Main Hoon Ha and Veer Zaara.'

CHRIS FULLER, LSE
24 Jan.: 'Traditional hierarchy and modern technology: engineering, information technology, and caste in South India.'

ROGER BALLARD, Manchester
31 Jan.: 'Transnational networks from below: autonomous and counter-hegemonic entrepreneurial initiatives, or unwelcome threats to the integrity of the established order?'

RAJESH VENUGOPAL
7 Feb.: 'Sri Lanka: the politics of market reform at a time of civil war.'

VÉRONIQUE BENEI, LSE and CNRS/EHESS, Paris
14 Feb.: 'Taking the "senses" seriously: belonging, nation and schooling in contemporary western India.'

BARBARA HARRISS-WHITE
21 Feb.: 'Between China, India, Bhutan, and Burma—the economic transformation of Arunachal.'

DAVID GELLNER
28 Feb.: 'Castes, "tribes" ;, and politics: two indigenous intellectuals in Nepal.'

MUKULIKA BANERJEE, UCL
6 Mar.: 'Love, respect, and terror: lived communism in West Bengal.'

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University Botanic Garden

The following workshops will be held on Tuesdays, 10.30 a.m.–2 p.m., in the Botanic Garden. The cost of attendance is £20 per workshop. Enquiries may be directed to Oxford (2)86690.

26 Feb.: 'Fantastic fairtrade cookery.'

18 Mar.: 'Delicious Easter cookery.'

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Saïd Business School

Operations management seminars

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 14, the Saïd Business School. Enquiries may be directed to Hazel Fry (e-mail: hazel.fry@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

STEPHEN TODD
17 Jan.: 'Delivering results: what CEOs need to know about operations.'

DR KEN CATCHPOLE
24 Jan.: 'Patient safety, the Ferrari way.'

DR JONATHAN REYNOLDS and LATCHEZAR HRISTOV
31 Jan.: 'Every little helps: understanding the innovation that matters in retailing.'

PROFESSOR SAM HO, Hong Kong 5S Association
7 Feb.: 'Untapping the myth of the Toyota magic: lean 5-S management.'

ADAM WALKER, Oxfordshire County Council
14 Feb.: 'Process management in the public sector.'

PROFESSOR THOMAS POWELL
21 Feb.: 'Generative processes for profit rate leadership.'

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International Gender Studies Centre

Ageing in a changing world: gender, marginalisation, memory, and vulnerability (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House. Enquiries may be directed to igs@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 10 January (p. 475).

Conveners: Dr Janette Davies and Dr Anne Coles.

PROFESSOR MARY MAYNARD, York
17 Jan.: 'Ageing as a problematic: problems, possibilities, and pleasures.'

JENNY LA FONTAINE
24 Jan.: 'How are grandparent–grandchild relationships affected by dementia?'

DR ANNE COLES
31 Jan.: 'Remembering Dubai: expatriate memories—from Trucial States to United Arab Emirates.'

PROFESSOR JANET MOMSEN
7 Feb.: 'Access to health care for the elderly in California.'

DR KANWAL MAND, Sussex
14 Feb.: 'Home-making across Tanzania, Punjab, and Britain: gender, generation, and the life course.'

DR KASTURI SEN
21 Feb.: 'Ageing in a changing world: violence, vulnerability, and some health effects of prolonged war—notes from the Lebanon.'

CAROL WELCH, Hertfordshire
28 Feb.: 'Enhancement of meal-times for hospitalised elders: prevention of malnutrition.'

International Women's Festival

A lecture/reception on the theme of 'Women's Journeys', marking Oxford International Women's Festival, will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in Queen Elizabeth House.

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

DR MOHAMMAD WASSEEM, Lahore University of Management Sciences
23 Jan.: 'Democratisation in Pakistan.'

JEREMY JONES
30 Jan.: 'Multiple legitimacy in Oman.'

MATTHEW NELSON, SOAS
6 Feb.: 'How can so many big events produce so little change? The politics of contemporary Pakistan.'

SIR HILARY SYNOTT, IISS
13 Feb.: 'State building: the difference between theory and practice.'

PROFESSOR MANSOOB MURSHED, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
20 Feb.: 'Develoment despite modest growth: Middle Eastern economies in perspective.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE JOFFE
27 Feb.: 'Democratisation in North Africa.'

DR RASHID NAIM, Georgia State University
5 Mar.: 'Egypt: the challenges of democratisation.'

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Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founders' Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Roger Goodman and Dr Sharon Kinsella.

STEPHEN RIDGLEY, Wisconsin–Madison
17 Jan.: 'Terayama Shuji and the point of 1960s Japanese counter-culture.'

INGE DANIELS
24 Jan.: 'Commercial and seasonal rhythms of domestic consumption in contemporary Japan.'

HENRY LAWRENCE, Bowdoin
31 Jan.: 'The politics of broadcasting in Japan and Britain.'

GORDON MATTHEWS, Chinese University of Hong Kong
7 Feb.: 'Understanding Japanese society through life after death.'

KENJI SUZUKI, Stockholm
14 Feb.: 'Support for working parents: government policies and corporate responses in Japan.'

BRIGITTE STEGER, Cambridge
21 Feb.: 'Sleep and the cult(ure) of busy- ness.'

MARK MCCLELLAND, Wollong, Australia
28 Feb.: 'The rise and fall of the "gay boy" in post-war Japan.'

WILLIAM H. KELLY, Tama, Japan
6 Mar.: 'From "Ouendan" to elite beat agents: initial thoughts on the production and adaptation of Japanese video games for global consumption.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

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.

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

PETER MACKAY, Daily Mail
23 Jan.: 'Popular journalism—Peter Mackay's walk down the "Street of Shame".'

DR GENE ALLEN, Ryerson University, Toronto
30 Jan.: 'News and the imagining of national space: Canada, 1890–1930.'

JOHN WILKINS, formerly editor, the Tablet
6 Feb.: 'An editor's tightrope.'

EDNA FERNANDEZ, author of Holy Warriors
13 Feb.: 'A journey into the heart of Indian fundamentalism.'

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.

Media and Politics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College. Undergraduates are welcome.

Conveners: David Butler, John Lloyd, and Malcolm Dean.

MICHAEL CRICK, political editor, Tonight
18 Jan.: 'The BBC and the public.'

JANET DALEY
25 Jan.: 'Being a columnist.'

EMMA DUNCAN, deputy editor, The Economist
1 Feb.: 'Running a world-wide weekly.'

GIDEON RACHMAN, The Financial Times
8 Feb.: 'Foreign coverage.'

AAQIL AHMED, Head of Religious Broacasting, Channel 4
15 Feb.: 'Broadcasting diversity.'

JAMES NAUGHTIE, presenter, Today
22 Feb.: 'The transmutation of news by print and by broadcasting.'

ADAM BOULTON, political editor, Sky News
29 Feb.: 'Not the end of serious news?'

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James Martin for Science and Civilisation and the Centre for Criminology

Surveillance, identity, and the future of privacy in the twenty-first century

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in James Martin Institute Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School. Enquiries may be directed to Clare Ruthven-Stuart (e-mail: clare.ruthven-stuart@sbs.ox.ac.uk).< /p>

BEN GOOLD
22 Jan.: 'Privacy, trust, and the challenge of governance.'

LUCAS INTRONA, Lancaster
29 Jan.: 'What surveillance does: making sense of the ethics and politics of sociomaterial surveillance practices.'

KEVIN HAGGERTY, Alberta
5 Feb.: 'Our tagged future.'

MICHAEL NELLIS, Strathclyde
12 Feb.: 'Representations of surveillance practice in contemporary literature.'

EDGAR WHITLEY, LSE
19 Feb.: 'Changing perceptions of government technology, surveillance and privacy: lessons from the UK identity cards scheme.'

ELLIE VASTA
26 Feb.: 'The paper market: "borrowing" and "renting" identities.'

JAMES RULE, Stony Brook
4 Mar.: 'The limits of privacy protection.'

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Taylor Institution Library

THE RT. HON. TESSA JOWELL, MP, Minister for the Olympics and London, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, 1 February, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution. Admission costs £6 (£3 unwaged/student), with proceeds in aid of Oxfordshire Mind.

Subject: 'Mental health.'

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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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Green College

Green College Lectures 2008

Prospects of happiness?

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER
21 Jan.: 'Should government try to make us happy?'

PROFESSOR ANDREW STEPTOE, University College, London
28 Jan.: 'Happiness, health, and biology.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD WILKINSON, Nottingham
4 Feb.: 'Dysfunctional societies—why equality matters.'

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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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Linacre College

Linacre Lectures

The role of non-state actors in climate change governance

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCE Main Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Building. The series is supported by Tetra Laval.

Convener: Professor Diana Liverman.

DR HARRIET BULKELEY, Durham
17 Jan.: 'A new politics? Governing climate change beyond the state.'

GEOFFREY LYE
24 Jan.: 'Multinational corporations and the changing landscape of climate accountability.'

PROFESSOR PETER NEWELL, East Anglia
31 Jan.: 'The business of governing climate change.'

NICK ROBINS, HSBC
7 Feb.: 'Financing the transition to a low carbon economy.'

MARK KENBER, Climate Group
14 Feb.: 'Catalysing the business response.' (Subject to confirmation)

DAVID BUCKLAND, Cape Farewell Project
21 Feb.: 'Good planets are hard to find—a cultural response to climate change.'

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID KING
28 Feb.: 'Managing our civilisation's greatest challenge: the roles of governments, private sector, academe, and individuals.'

DR PEDRO MOURA COSTA, President, EcoSecurities
6 Mar.: 'The carbon market.'

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St Antony's College

Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship Seminar: Climate change and international conflict

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor David Marquand, Dr Alex Pravda, Baroness Quin, and Mr Ian Taylor.

LORD (DICK) TAVERNE, Chairman, Sense About Science Trust, THE RT. HON. JOHN GUMMER, MP, formerly Environment Secretary, and PROFESSOR JOHN GRAY
22 Jan.: 'Climate change: manageable problem or looming catastrophe?'

LORD (CHARLES) POWELL, formerly Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, JOCK WHITTLESEY, US Embassy Counsellor for Environment, Science, Technology, and Health, and DR JIMIN ZHAO
29 Jan.: 'The US versus China?'

LINDA MCAVAN, MEP, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee, SIR KENNETH COLLINS, Chairman, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and BARONESS (JOYCE) QUIN, formerly Minister for Europe
5 Feb.: 'Can Europe lead?'

IAN TAYLOR, MP, formerly Minister for Science and Technology, and PROFESSOR DIETER HELM
12 Feb.: 'Energy security in the wider Europe.'

KEVIN WATKINS, Director, Human Development Report Office, PROFESSOR FRANCES STEWART, and PROFESSOR WILLIAM BEINART
19 Feb.: 'Climate change and the "bottom billion".'

ELLIOT MORLEY, formerly Environment Minister, and TOM BURKE, adviser, RTZ and FCO
26 Feb.: 'Drift or decision?'


Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

Combating terrorism: the role of international regimes

This conference will be held on Friday, 14 March (from 9.30 a.m.), and Saturday, 15 March (from 9.20 a.m.), in St Antony's College. Attendance costs £490 (standard rate); £390 (British Government rate, including members of the armed forces); £80 (non-Oxford University academic and student rate); £25 (Oxford University student concessionary rate—maximum of five). Enquiries and registration requests should be directed to Jennifer Griffiths (e-mail: jennifer.griffiths@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Friday, 14 March

PROFESSOR TOM BIERSTEKER, Brown University
10.30 a.m.: 'International organisations as instruments in combating global terrorism.'

SIR MICHAEL AARONSON, formerly of Save The Children
12 noon: 'The developmental angle and roles of international NGOs.'

RICHARD G. STEARNS, District Judge, Massachusetts
2.30 p.m.: 'Countering terrorism in international law: defining and detaining suspects, extradition, and "rendition".'

DR EMILE NAKHLEH, formerly of the CIA
3.35 p.m.: 'Bilateral and multilateral intelligence sharing and operational cooperation.'

COL. TIMOTHY BEVIS, formerly of the Royal Marines
5 p.m.: 'Military dimensions: working with allies and NGOs.'

Saturday, 15 March

JOHN RYAN, Institute of European Affairs
9.25 a.m.: 'The Internet: utility for terrorists and counter-terrorism.'

GORDON CORRERA, the BBC
10.30 a.m.: 'Traditional media: impact on pro- terrorism propaganda and counter-terrorism policies.'

PROFESSOR JANE BOULDEN, Royal Military College of Canada
12 noon: 'The Security Council's record in dealing with terrorism.'

SIR COLIN MCCOLL, formerly of SIS
2.30 p.m.: 'Reflections on the conference and key issues in countering terrorism.'

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St John's College Research Centre

Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. The seminar is open to members of the University and mental health professionals, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend should email to paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr Louise Braddock, Dr Michael Lacewing, and Professor Paul Tod.

RICHARD GIPPS, psychologist and philosopher
4 Feb.: 'Identification: an existential understanding.'

BARRY RICHARDS, Bournemouth
18 Feb.: 'Humiliation in politics.'

DAVID SIMPSON, Tavistock Clinic, and EDWARD HARCOURT
3 Mar.: 'The wrong child.'

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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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