University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 17 April 2008: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology

PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Saving the "secular": the public vocation of moral theology.'


Run Run Shaw Professor of Chinese

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY BROOK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Ming China and the emergence of a common world.'


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. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.


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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Valedictory Lectures

Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory

PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN will deliver his valedictory lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject : 'My philosophical development (and impressions of philosophers whom I met along the way).'


Professor of the History of Art

PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP will deliver his Valedictory Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

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Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Rhythms 3. Robert Graves?'

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Weldon Memorial Prize Lecture

PROFESSOR NANCY KOPELL, Boston University, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2006, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 April, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. Tickets are not required for admission. Those with special access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Rhythms of the nervous system: how to connect biophysics and behaviour.'

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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 Taylor Institution, St Giles'.

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

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Cherwell–Simon Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER A. GRÜNBERG, Institut für Festkörperforschung Forschungszentrum Jülich, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2007, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'From spin waves to giant magnetoresistance and beyond.'

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DIDIER STAINIER, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission. Those with specific access requirements are asked to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'A genetic approach to cardiac development and function.'

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Halley Lecture

PROFESSOR GEORGE F. SMOOT, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 April, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'The history and fate of the universe.'

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Public Address By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA will give a public address at 10 a.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The visit has been arranged by the Society for the Wider Understanding of the Buddhist Tradition, associated with the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. Admission will be by tickets, obtainable through through www.so-wide.org.

Subject: 'Buddhist understanding: why and how.'

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Lyell Lectures in Bibliography

Collecting incunabula: Enlightenment, revolution, and the market—rediscovering and re-creating the earliest printed books in the eighteenth century

DR KRISTIAN JENSEN, British Library, will deliver the Lyell Lectures in Bibliography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 22 Apr.: 'Incunabula and freedom.'

Thur. 24 Apr.: ' "May the god of Gold be with you".'

Tue. 29 Apr.: 'Old books and new luxury—identifying incunabula in the market.'

Thur. 1 May: ' "The superiority which books give better than horses": incunabula and authority.'

Tue. 6 May: ' "Old books, very displeasing to the eye": re-creation and oblivion.'

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Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies

The Corinthian correspondence and the birth of Christian hermeneutics

PROFESSOR MARGARET MITCHELL, Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, University of Chicago Divinity School, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 28 Apr.: 'The Corinthian diolkos.'

Wed. 30 Apr.: 'The agôn of Pauline interpretation.'

Fri. 2 May: 'Anthropological hermeneutics between rhetoric and philosophy.'

Mon. 5 May: 'The veil and the vessel: the hermeneutics of occlusion.'

Wed. 7 May: 'Visible signs, multiple testimonies: interpretative criteria in the agonistic paradigm.'

Fri. 9 May: 'Hermeneutical exhaustion and the end(s) of interpretation.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama: lecture

DAVID BEARD, Cardiff, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 28 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries should be directed to Oxford (2)88210 or apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: ' "Incidental" music? Settings of Greek tragedy by Judith Weir and Harrison Birtwistle.'


Politics, culture, and the ancient world in post-war Greece

This colloquium, arranged jointly by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama and Modern Greek Studies, will be held in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre, on Monday, 16 June, 2–6.30 p.m. Enquiries should be directed to the APGRD, Classics Centre, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU (e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

CONSTANZE GUTHENKE, Princeton: 'Inside or outside the university? Greek classical scholarship after 1945.'

ELEFTHERIA IOANNIDOU: 'The heterotopia of the ancient theatre: Greek tragedy and cultural politics in post-war Greece.'

PANTELIS MICHELAKIS, Bristol: 'The tragedy of history in Theo Angelopoulos' Travelling Players.'

DIMITRIS PAPANIKOLAOU: 'Popular culture, banal exceptionalism and the classical tradition in post-war Greece.'

DIMITRIS TZIOVAS, Birmingham: 'Meta-classical revisions: modern attitudes to the past.' (Followed by plenary discussion, led by Professor Edith Hall and Professor Oliver Taplin)

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English Language and Literature

Fin de Siècle

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Meyerstein Room (11), the St Cross Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dúnlaith Bird (e-mail: dunlaith.bird@stcatz.ox.ac.uk). Two papers will be given at most meetings.

JAN ADAMS, London
29 Apr.: 'The drowning of Crackanthorpe and the smothering of Leila.'

JOSEPH PIZZA
13 May: ' "A fiery attack on Catholic Philistinism": another look at the poetry of Francis Thompson.'

DR OLGA TABACHNIKOVA, Bath
13 May: 'Lev Shestov on Anton Chekhov, English resonances (Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Murry, and D.H. Lawrence).'

DR STODDARD MARTIN
27 May: 'George Moore and literary Wagnerism.'

DR COLBEY EMMERSON REID, York College
10 June: 'The statistical aesthetics of Henry James, or Jamesian naturalism.'

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English Language and Literature, History of Art, Music

The Bible in art, music, and literature

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor Christopher Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

PROFESSOR JOHN SAWYER, Lancaster
28 Apr.: 'The use of Hebrew in Renaissance art.'

DR LOUISE LAWRENCE, University of Exeter
12 May: ' "Crumb trails and puppy-dog trails": some afterlives of the Canaanite woman.' ('Biblical Women and their Afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC)

DR MARY CHARLES-MURRAY
26 May: 'Representations of Biblical women in Christian art.' ('Biblical Women and their Afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC)

DR ZOE BENNETT, Anglia Ruskin University
9 June: 'John Ruskin's paradise lost: Ruskin, the Bible, and the death of Rose de la Touche.'

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History

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR JULIAN GARDNER, Foundation Professor of the History of Art, University of Warwick, will deliver the Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Painters and saints: anthroponymy and art in medieval Italy.'


East and East–Central Europe

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College. Enquiries may be directed to Jane Cunning (telephone: Oxford 615038, e-mail: jane.cunning@history.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Robert Evans, Natalia Nowakowska, and David Rechter.

CAMELIA CRACIUN, Bucharest/Collegium Bucharest
22 Apr.: 'Entangled biographies: a social history of Jewish intellectuals in inter-war Romania.'

PAUL NEWMAN, Southampton
29 Apr.: 'The Croatian God Mars: the experience and memory of the Great War in Croatia, 1918–29.'

FRANÇOIS GUESNET
6 May: 'Expulsions of religious minorities in the eighteenth century: medieval vestige or harbinger of modernity?'

MIKOŁAJ SZOLTYSEK, Slupsk and Cambridge
13 May: 'Rethinking Eastern Europe: family structures, social systems, and well- being in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.'

MÁRTON ZÁSZKALICZKY, Budapest
20 May: 'Politics, church, and society in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Hungarian Protestant theology.'

MARTIN MEVIUS, Amsterdam
27 May: 'Anti-Semitism and the 1956 Revolution in Hungary: the making of a documentary.'

ROBERT PYRAH
3 June: 'Performing history: the Vienna Burgtheater as a political instrument in 1930s Austria.'

SLOBODAN MARKOVICH, Belgrade
10 June: 'Anglophiles in Balkan Christian states, 1862–1920.'


Language and history: Seventeenth-century lives and letters

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

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

HOWARD HOTSON
23 Apr.: 'Portrait of an unknown man: on writing the intellectual biography of Johann Heinrich Alsted.'

DAVID WOOTTON, York
30 Apr.: 'Galileo: the eagle flies alone.'

MICHAEL HUNTER, Birkbeck, London
7 May: 'Problems with sources for the life of Robert Boyle.'

PETER BURKE, Cambridge
14 May: 'The rhetoric of autobiography.'

M. WYNN THOMAS, Swansea
21 May: 'The theology of style: the case of Morgan LLwyd (1619–59).'

MARIA ROSA ANTOGNAZZA, King's College London
28 May: 'Unity in plurality in Leibniz's life: interpretative guidelines for an intellectual biography of Leibniz.'


Seminar in medieval history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Paul Brand and Mark Whittow.

LOUISE WILKINSON, Canterbury Christ Church University
21 Apr.: 'Eleanor de Montfort and the Barons' War.'

GEORGE GARNETT
28 Apr.: 'Twelfth-century views of the Conquest.'

JUSTINE FIRNHABER-BAKER
5 May: ' "Jura in medio": violence, justice, and royal power in late medieval Languedoc.'

GEORGE MOLYNEAUX
12 May: 'The Old English Bede.'

ROSEMARY MORRIS, York
19 May: 'Communal legal activity in the Byzantine countryside (tenth–eleventh centuries).'

VINCENT POFFLEY
26 May: 'Litteras et mores? Was the twelfth-century Renaissance really a backward-looking phenomenon?'

ANNE BAILEY
2 June: 'Madness and miracles: perceptions of mental illness in English miracle collections (c.1050–1200).'

THOMAS WILLIAMSON, East Anglia
9 June: 'Landscape and environment in early medieval England.'


There and back again: re-fashioning journey and place in the Middle Ages

This inderdisciplinary symposium will be held on Saturday, 7 June, 10.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in Balliol College. The day will include a session held in the thirteenth-century shrine of St Frideswide in Christ Church Cathedral, reconstructed in 2002.

Speakers include Colin Morris (Southampton), John Blair (Oxford), John Hines (Cardiff), and Kathryn Rudy (The Hague).

Topics discussed will include: journeys in literature; virtual pilgrimage; images and art; architecture and the Holy Sepulchre in the West.

Further details and a registration form can be found at www.medieval.ox.ac.uk/tab/.

Conveners: Kathryn Beebe (kathryn.beebe@balliol.ox.ac.uk), Bernard Gowers (bernardgowers@gmail.com), and Laura Varnam (laura.varnam@univ.ox.ac.uk).


Medieval Studies

PROFESSOR BARBARA NEWMAN, Professor of English, Religion and Classics, Northwestern University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Seeing, dreaming, and redeeming the time: Piers Plowman and A Revelation of Love.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Astor Visiting Professor

PROFESSOR ARES ROSAKIS, California Institute of Technology, Astor Visiting Professor in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 2 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Intersonic earthquakes: what laboratory earthquakes can tell us about real ones.'


Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008

Centenary Lectures

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.

Further details will be found at www.eng.ox.ac.uk/events/centenary. Enquiries may be directed to centenary@eng.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR CARLOS RUIZ
29 Apr.: 'Solid mechanics at Oxford.'

PROFESSOR PETER DOBSON
6 May: 'Spin-out companies and nanotechnology.'

PROFESSOR ROLAND CLIFT
27 May: 'Engineering and sustainable development.'

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL BRADY
10 June: 'Information engineering and its future.'

Centenary Lubbock Lecture

LORD BROWNE OF MADINGLEY, President, the Royal Academy of Engineering, will deliver the centenary Lubbock Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building. Subject: 'On being an engineer.'

Seminar: Educating engineers

This seminar will be held on Thursday, 24 April, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building. Enquiries may be directed to centenary@eng.ox.ac.uk.

Other events

A commemorative garden party will be held at Keble College on Saturday, 28 June. Dr A.M. Howatson's book, Engineering Science at Oxford: a History will be launched at the garden party. Enquiries may be directed to centenary@eng.ox.ac.uk.


Hinshelwood Lectures: Computation and the study of natural and synthetic systems

PROFESSOR MICHAEL L. KLEIN, Pennsylvania, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical and Chemistry Laboratory.

Tue. 22 Apr.: 'Self-assembly and soft matter.'

Thur. 24 Apr.: 'Natural and synthetic membranes.'

Tue. 29 Apr.: 'Ion channels.'

Thur. 8 May: 'Enzyme catalysis.'

Tue. 13 May: 'Nano-bio sensors.'


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.

DR ALI ALAVI, Cambridge
19 May: 'Calculating electron correlation energies using path counting.'

DR TIFFANY WALSH, Warwick
2 June: 'Modelling the affinity of peptides at inorganic surfaces.'


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.'


Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdys in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR M. PARRINGTON, Toronto
24 Apr.: 'Improved constraints on tropospheric ozone through assimilation of observation from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer.'

DR G.E. THOMAS
1 May: 'Why are aerosols so difficult?'

DR L. MONTABONE, Paris VI
8 May: 'What we learnt about Mars by means of data assimilation.'

DR T. EDWARDS, Bristol
15 May: 'PalaeoQUMP: using palaeodata to reduce uncertainties in climate prediction.'

DR R. JONES, Meteorological Office
22 May: 'Regional climate change and extreme events.'

J. BHEND, Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht
29 May: 'Towards the detection of a potential anthropogenic climate change in northern Europe.'

PROFESSOR A. LEWIS, York
5 June: 'Removal mid-latitude air pollutants in the tropical maritime boundary layer.'

DR C. HUNTINGFORD, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
12 June: 'Aspects of the global carbon cycle.'

DR S. LEROY, Harvard
19 June: 'Testing climate models with a climate benchmarking mission.'


Department of Statistics: Florence Nightingale Lecture

DAVID CLAYTON, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, will deliver the Florence Nightingale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: 'Revisiting some epidemiological debates and controversies after the "genetic revolution".'

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Medical Sciences

Neuroscience Guest Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

PROFESSOR NIGEL LEIGH, Institute of Psychiatry
16 May: 'Update on motor neurone disease'.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS FOX, Institute of Neurology, UCL
13 June: 'Immunotherapy in Alzheimer's disease: trials and tribulations?'


Pharmacology, anatomical neuropharmacology, and drug discovery seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN FLINT
22 Apr.: 'The genetic basis of complex traits in mice.'

DR CHAS BOUNTRA
29 Apr.: 'What can we do to facilitate the discovery of new analgesics?'

DR SUZY DILLY, Magic Tag, Warwick
6 May: 'Magic Tag immobilisation technology; accelerating drug discovery and therapeutic switching.'

PROFESSOR HELEN HURST, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
13 May: 'Gene expression control in breast cancer.'

PROFESSOR HERMANN-JOSEF GRÖNE, Heidelberg
20 May: 'Endogenous activation of innate immunity.'

DR CHRIS O'CALLAGHAN
27 May: 'Distinguishing diseased cells from healthy cells for immune destruction.'

DR JOHN CRYAN, University College Cork, Ireland
3 June: 'Silencing the unquiet mind: knockout and RNA interference- based approaches to understanding depression and anxiety.'

PROFESSOR DAVID ST CLAIR, Aberdeen
10 June: 'Schizophrenia, genes, and the environment.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Astor Visiting Lecturer

PROFESSOR JEFFREY HAMBURGER, Harvard, Astor Visiting Lecturer, will lecture as follows.

Convener: Dr A.M.V. Suerbaum, Somerville College

Wed. 23 Apr., 11.15 a.m., Somerville: 'Inscribing the world—illuminating the Sequence: epithets in honour of John the Evangelist in the Graduals from Paradies bei Soest.'

Thur. 24 Apr., 5 p.m. Taylor Institution: 'Representations of reading—reading representations: the female reader from the Hedwig Codex to Châtillon's Léopoldine au Livre d'Heures.'

Fri. 25 Apr., 2 p.m., Sheldonian: 'Nuns as patrons and producers of liturgical lectionaries in late medieval Germany: Douce 185 and Keble 49.'


Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR MAIR PARRY, Bristol, will deliver the Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Matters of choice: language preferences in Italy today.'

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Music

Visit of Mr Iain Burnside

IAIN BURNSIDE, pianist and broadcaster, will hold a Career Seminar on Thursday, 24 April, 12 noon–1 p.m., in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. He will give a master-class on the same day, 1.30–4.30 p.m., also in the Denis Arnold Hall.


Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

JOHN BAILY, Goldsmiths College, London
22 Apr.: 'The ghazal singing of Ustad Amir Mohammed of Kabul.'

LISA COLTON, Huddersfield
29 Apr.: 'Languishing for provenance: the troubled history of Zelo tui langueo and the search for women's polyphony in England.'

RICHARD MIDDLETON, Newcastle
6 May: 'Faith, hope, and the hope of love: on fidelity in the era of phonographic technology.'

MATTHEW WERLEY
13 May: 'Strauss's silent history.'

NICOLA DIBBEN, Sheffield
20 May: 'Björk: nature, technology, and Icelandic national identity.'

STEPHEN RUMPH, Washington
27 May: 'Changing the topic in Mozart: groundworks for a syntax of classical topics.'

TIMOTHY BENJAMIN
3 June: 'Music in the age of mass distribution: reflecting on Walter Benjamin in the early twenty-first century.'

ANN LINGAS
10 June: 'Image, allegory, and the Roman violinist c.1700.'

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Oriental Studies

Khalili Research Centre: The art and architecture of the Great Mughals

PROFESSOR EBBA KOCH, Vienna, Visiting Professor at the Khalili Research Centre, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Mondays days (except where stated otherwise) in the Khalili Research Centre.

28 Apr.: 'Why are the Great Mughals (r. 1526–1707) so important for the study of Islamic art?'

Fri. 2 May: 'Tolerance and universalism: the intellectual and artistic climate at Akbar's court.'

5 May: 'Mughal gardens and other approaches to landscape and nature.'

12 May: 'The Iranian identity of the Mughal Padshahs in their visual construction of universal rule.'

19 May: 'The Great Mughals and Europe: art as a link.'

26 May: 'Visual strategies of imperial ideology in Mughal history painting under Shah Jahan: the Windsor Castle Padshahnama.'

2 June: 'The garden palaces of riverfront Agra as a key to the problem of Mughal land ownership.'

9 June: 'The Taj Mahal as a statement in the "built tomb controversy".'


Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.

For details of the Catherine Lewis master-classes, see below.

Convener: Professor Martin Goodman.

DR GAIA LEMBI, UCL
22 Apr.: 'Josephus on John Hyrcanus I.'

PROFESSOR JAMES CHARLESWORTH, Princeton Theological Seminary
13 May: 'Rules for restoring lacunae in Qumran manuscripts.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL BOYARIN, Berkeley
20 May: 'Lucian, Petronius, and the genre of the Talmud.' (OCLA Seminar)

PROFESSOR CHAIM MILIKOWSKY, Bar Ilan
27 May: 'Seder Olam within the twin contexts of Jewish historiography and Jewish exegesis in the Hellenistic-Roman period: the earliest rabbinic work?'

DR ORIT PELEG, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
3 June: 'Reconstructing Herod's "Stoa Basileia".'


Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit

Catherine Lewis Master Classes: Between early Judaismand Christianity

PROFESSOR PETER SCHÄFER, Princeton, will give the following master-classes as shown in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 29 Apr., 2.15 p.m.: 'Jewish cosmology in rabbinic literature.'

Thur. 1 May, 5 p.m.: 'Why did Baby Messiah disappear?'

Tue. 6 May, 2.15 p.m.: 'Enoch, Metatron, Jesus, and the unit of God.'

Thur. 8 May, 5 p.m.: 'Origins of early Jewish mysticism.'

Jews and Judaism in the early modern period

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Joanna Weidberg.

HOWARD HOTSON
1 May: 'Philo-Semitism and millennarianism in early modern Europe.'

JOSEPH HACKER, Jerusalem
8 May: 'Curriculum and intellectual life among Spanish and Ottoman Jewry in fifteenth-century Spain: the supercommentaries on Rashi's commentary on the Torah.'

FRANCESCA BREGOLI
15 May: 'Hebrew and Spinozist hermeneutics: a Jewish-Christian polemic in eighteenth-century Italy.'

THEODOR WILLIAM DUNKELGRÜN, Chicago
22 May: 'The rabbinical scholarship of Johannes Drusius the Elder (1550–1616).'

PIET VAN BOXEL
29 May: 'Cardinal Bellarmine reads Rashi.'

DAVID RUDERMAN, Philadelphia
Mon. 2 June: 'Can one speak of a trans- regional Jewish culture in early modern Europe?'

ELEAZAR GUTWIRTH, Tel Aviv
12 June: 'Books and their readers: towards Hispano-Jewish continuity after 1492.'

Lunchtime seminars in Jewish studies

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

DENNIS MIZZI
8 May: 'The Qumran Caves: a new perspective.'

JONATHAN STÖKL
22 May: 'Miriam's mothers, Miriam's daughters—prophetesses in the ancient Near East and in the Hebrew Bible.'

David Patterson Seminars

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

DR JAVIER DEL BARCO, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
23 Apr.: 'Conversos as New Christian Hebraists in sixteenth-century Spain.'

DR GARTH GILMOUR
30 Apr.: 'Folk religion, or the religion of folk? The archaeology of cult in Israel and Judah in the biblical period.'

PROFESSOR JAMES CHARLESWORTH, Princeton Theological Seminary
Thur. 8 May: 'The Odes of Solomon: Jewish, Gnostic, Jewish–Christian, or "Christian"?'

DR ESPERANZA ALFONSO, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
14 May: 'The virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:10–31 and her medieval Jewish interpreters.'

REBECCA CLIFFORD
21 May: 'Forging consensus in Holocaust commemoration: the uses (and abuses) of "The Righteous Among the Nations".'

PROFESSOR CHAIM MILIKOWSKY, Bar Ilan
28 May: 'How did the Jews count their years and how did the rabbis lose 160 years?'

PROFESSOR STEVEN J. ZIPPERSTEIN, Stanford
4 June: 'Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow, and New York Jewish intellectuals: a reassessment.'

PROFESSOR JOSEPH HACKER, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
11 June: 'Private collections and public libraries in sixteenth-century Salonica—their impact on intellectual fermentation.'

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Philosophy

James Martin Advanced Research Seminar Series

The James Martin Advanced Research Seminar Series, led by Professor Julian Savulescu and Dr Nick Bostrom, held weekly in term-time, provide an opportunity to discuss issues surrounding the future of humanity and the ethics of the new biosciences. The seminars are open to scholars and Oxford graduate students. The seminar programme can be found at www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/teaching.html and www.bep.ox.ac.uk/teaching.html.

Unless otherwise stated on the seminar programme, all seminars in Trinity Term will take place on Tuesdays, 2–4 p.m., in weeks 1–8, in Seminar Room 1, the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute, Broad Street.

To sign up to the seminar series and to receive reminders and information about the talks and speakers, send an e-mail to fhi@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

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Social Sciences

Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War

PROFESSOR JOHN KELSAY, Research Professor and Richard L. Rubenstein Professor of Religion, Florida State University, will hold a seminar at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 April, in Seminar Room G, the Department of Politics and International Relations. For details of a public lecture by Professor Kelsay, on 1 May, see under 'Theology' below.

Subject: 'Arguing the just war in Islam.'


Foundations of governance in a globalised world

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

PROFESSOR ROBERT E. GOODIN, ANU
21 Apr.: 'Global democracy: in the beginning.'

PROFESSOR JOSEPH S. NYE, Harvard
5 May: 'Leadership and global governance.'


Evidence-based practice seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, Department for Social Policy and Social Work. Those with specific access requirements are asked to contact Bryony Groves (e-mail: bryony.groves@socres.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr Paul Montgomery.

DR ARON SHLONSKY, Toronto
22 Apr.: 'Building the imperfect beast: designing and testing risk assessment tools for use in child welfare settings.'

PROFESSOR JAY BELSKY, Birkbeck, London
6 May: 'A quasi- experimental study of the effects of fully established Sure Start local programmes on three-year-olds and their families.'

DR BARNEY REEVES, Bristol
13 May: 'Using non-randomised studies to estimate the effects of interventions.'

PROFESSOR JOHN WORRALL, LSE
20 May: To be announced.


ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society: Migration and cultural production

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Pauling Institute, 58a Banbury Road. Further information is available at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml.

Conveners: Mette Berg and Rutvica Andrijasevic.

PROFESSOR JOHN BAILY, Goldsmiths, London
24 Apr.: 'Music and migration: Afghanistan as a case study.'

PROFESSOR DINA IORDANOVA, St Andrews
1 May: 'Budding channels of peripheral cinema: the long tail of global film circulation.'

DR ALAN GROSSMAN and DR AINE O'BRIEN, Dublin Institute of Technology
8 May: 'Situating migrant political agency through documentary practice: Here to Stay.' (Includes film-showing)

DR NIRMAL PUWAR, Goldsmiths, London
15 May: 'The culture(s) of production.'


Department of International Development: Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on the days shown in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House. Because arrangements may be subject to change, those wishing to attend are advised to check at www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/event-info before each seminar.

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

PAUL BRASS, University of Washington
Wed. 14 May: 'Urban development at the expense of the peasantry: land acquisition in Ghaziabad and the cultivators (1950–64).'

KANTI BAJPAI
Thur. 15 May: To be announced.

VENKATESH ATHREYA, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Tue. 20 May: 'Economic change in south India over the last quarter century.'

SUNIL KHILNANI, Johns Hopkins
Thur. 29 May: To be announced.


Department of Education: meta-analysis courses

As part of the ESRC-funded Researcher Development Initiative, the Department of Education is running a series of training courses in meta-analysis during 2008. The courses will be presented in three levels: beginners' (one-day seminar), intermediate (three-day workshop), and advanced (one-day seminar). All courses will be held in Oxford. The emphasis throughout the courses will be on developing an understanding of the methods and their application, rather than the mathematical detail. The scope, benefits, and limitations of various methods will be highlighted throughout. The beginners' course is appropriate for those who wish to know more about the technique, even if they do not plan to use meta-analysis themselves.

The beginners' course is free, but a charge is made for the intermediate and advanced courses. Student travel allowances are available, and there are special rates for early booking. Further information can be found at www.education.ox.ac.uk/research/resgroup/self/training.php.

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Theology

Public lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN KELSAY, Research Professor and Richard L. Rubenstein Professor of Religion, Florida State University, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in Lecture Room 1, Christ Church.

Subject: 'Islam and modern war.'


Ian Ramsey Centre and Sophia Europa Oxford

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College.

Conveners: Professor Peter Harrison and Dr Margaret Yee.

PROFESSOR EDWARD B. DAVIS, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania
1 May: 'Fundamentalist cartoons, modernist pamphlets, and the religious image of science in America during the Scopes era.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD SWINBURNE
15 May: 'What makes me me? A defence of substance dualism.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE PATTISON
29 May: 'Technology and violence: origins and futures.'

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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.'


American History Research Seminar

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

PROFESSOR CÉCILE VIDAL, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris
23 Apr.: 'French colonial Louisiana and the Atlantic world: intercolonial relations between the "Colony of Mississippi" and the French West Indies.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE CHAUNCEY, Yale University
30 Apr.: 'The strange career of the closet: gay culture and politics in postwar New York City.'

PROFESSOR TONY BADGER, Cambridge University
7 May: 'No shining knight: Albert Gore Sr and race, 1938–70.'

PROFESSOR SUSAN-MARY GRANT, Newcastle University
14 May: 'Reconstructing a national body: veterans, disability and race in the American Civil War.'

PROFESSOR BARBARA SAVAGE, University of Pennsylvania
21 May: 'The political struggle for black religion.'

PROFESSOR REBECCA MCLENNAN, University of California, Berkeley
28 May: 'Civilising the market, disciplining the state: rethinking the history of legal punishment in the United States.'

PROFESSOR FRANÇOIS WEIL, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris
4 June: 'The democratisation of American genealogy.'

DR DONALD RATCLIFFE
11 June: 'The decline of antislavery politics, 1815–40.'


RAI Research Fellows' Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 12.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

RICHARD W. HAYES, AIA, Rafael Vinoly Architects
24 Apr.: 'Learning, building: Charles W. Moore and the Yale Building Project.'

DR ALISON KELLY, Reading
1 May: 'Nation and print culture in recent American fiction.'

DR TESSA ROYNON
8 May: 'The classical tradition in modern American fiction.'

DR EJEDE MEJAME CHARLEY, independent scholar
22 May: 'The first person and the impersonal in Allen Ginsberg's poetic artistry.'

DR JENNIFER NIXON, Ruskin College
5 June: 'Challenging ideologies of the movement against domestic violence.'

DR MARGARETA STOCKER, independent scholar
12 June: 'Some Anglo-American tensions in the early twentieth-century British establishment.'


Research Seminar in US Government and Politics

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

JEFFREY WEINBERG, Office of Management and Budget, US Government
25 Apr.: 'The US budget.'

PROFESSOR JOEL GOLDSTEIN, St Louis University
8 May: 'Changing history: Carter, Mondale and the new vice-presidency'


Other lectures

PROFESSOR ROBERT LIEBER, Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 June, in the Rothermere American Institute. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.


Conferences

The following conferences will be held in the Rothermere American Institute. Registration is necessary: further details can be found at www.rai.ox.ac.uk/seminars/.

8–10 May: 'The future of the American conservative movement.'

12 May: '1968: American politics, culture and society in a year of upheaval.'

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Ashmolean Museum

Public seminar

DR ABBAS AL-HUSSEINY, Al Qadassiyah University, Iraq, and PROFESSOR ROGER MATTHEWS, University College London, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. This is a joint seminar with the Oriental Institute, and is open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to Oxford (2)78020, e-mail: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The present state of archaeological heritage in Iraq.'


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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Ashmolean Museum and the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

PROFESSOR MICHAEL VICKERS and DR SUSAN WALKER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture marks the recent acquisition by the Ashmolean of the Wilshere Collection of late Roman gold-glass, sarcophagi, and inscriptions. Those wishing to attend should e-mail antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk, or telephone Oxford (2)78020.

Subject: 'Miracles, myths, and menorahs: celebrating the Wilshere Collection at the Ashmolean Museum.'

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Saïd Business School

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).

DR STEVE NEW
24 Apr.: 'Rigour in operations research: the sample/population problem.'

DR NICOLA BATEMAN, Loughborough
1 May: 'Visual management and continuous improvement.'

PROFESSOR RUTH BOADEN, Management Business School
8 May: 'How can operations management help improve healthcare?'


Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies

NICHOLAS F. OPPENHEIMER, Chairman, the De Beers Group, will deliver the annual Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 April, in the Saïd Business School. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

The lecture is open to the public, but registration is necessary

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

Subject: 'De Beers, diamonds, development, and democracy.'

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Computing Laboratory

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Computing Laboratory. Enquiries may be directed to Lotti Ekert (e-mail: lotti.ekert@comlab.ox.ac.uk).

Details of the 17 April seminar are not available at the time of going to press. Details of the 5 June seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR TOBY DRISCOLL, Delaware
24 Apr.: 'Solving continuous differential equations numerically in the chebfun system.'

DR BORA UCAR, CERFACS
1 May, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: 'Models and techniques for parallel sparse matrix computations.'

PROFESSOR BERESFORD PARLETT, Berkeley
8 May: 'The envelope method.'

DR STEFANO BERRONE, Politecnico di Torino
15 May: 'A posteriori error estimates for a local-in- space timestep approach to finite element discretisation of the heat equation.'

MICHIEL HOCHSTENBACH, TU Eindhoven
22 May, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: 'An overview of the Jacobi–Davidson method.'

PROFESSOR MARCO MARLETTA, Cardiff
29 May: 'Dirichlet to Neumann maps for spectral problems.'

DR PAUL DELLAR
12 June: 'The immersed boundary method and simulations of liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics.'

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Centre for Criminology

Oxford Criminology Seminars

Unless otherwised indicated the following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.

BARBARA HUDSON, Central Lancashire
23 Apr.: 'Principles of justice for divided societies in a globalised world.'

VICTOR TADROS, Warwick
7 May: 'Wrongs and crimes.'

PROFESSOR FRANK ZIMRING, Berkeley
Wed. 21 May, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.: 'The great American crime decline: two lessons for criminology and crime policy.' (Roger Hood Annual Public Lecture)

Thur. 22 May, Wharton Room, All Souls, 2 p.m.: 'The political economy of the death penalty in Asia.'

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Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and St Antony's College

The geopolitics of energy

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

DR VALERIE MARCEL, Chatham House
23 Apr.: 'Oil titans: national oil companies of the Middle East.'

BASSAM FATTOUH, SOAS
30 Apr.: 'How secure are the Middle East oil supplies?'

JUAN CARLOS BOUÉ ;, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Venezuela
7 May: 'Resource nationalism in Latin America.'

DR RICARDO SOARES DE OLIVEIRA
21 May: 'Oil and politics in Africa.'

TIMOTHY KRYSIEK, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, United States, and DR SHAMIL YENIKEYEFF, OIES
28 May: 'The Arctic: a battle for the next energy frontier?'

LEIGH A. BOLTON, Holmwood Consulting
4 June: 'Geopolitics of liquefied natural gas.'

DR MARIANNE HAUG, Chair, European Commission Advisory Group on Energy
11 June: 'Geopolitics of renewable energy.'

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International Gender Studies Centre

Cross-cultural research in gender studies

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Sian Crisp, Paul Heinonen, and Maria Jaschok.

JUDITH CONDOR-VIDAL, Director, Trading for Development; C. GENT, International Fair Trade Association; V. PARR, Fair Trade Foundation; K. SEABAG, Tropical Wholefood and Tradecraft; and C. POWLES, Finance Director, Adili
24 Apr.: 'Fair trading and fair traders: ethics and consumers.'

DR DEVAKI JAIN, National Institute of Advanced Studies, New Delhi and Bangalore
1 May: 'How women do development: feminist economists influenced the eleventh plan in India.'

PROFESSOR FRANCES PILCH, United States Air Force Academy
15 May: 'Violence against women during conflict: evaluating the international response.'

DR MARCELLO FREDIANI, Paris
22 May: 'Macunaíma among travellers: anthropological imagination and reflexivity in fieldwork.'

DR SUMANAS DAS, Rabindra-Bharati University, Calcutta
5 June: 'Two women writers of the Bengali diaspora: Ketaki Kushari Dyson and Dilara Hashem.'

DR SARAH C. WHITE, Bath
12 June: 'Domains of contestation: gender politics and Islam in Bangladesh.'


Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture

PROFESSOR BRIDGET O'LAUGHLIN, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, will deliver the Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May, in St Anne's College.

Subject: 'Missing men again: gender, AIDS, and migration.'

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Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine

Seminar in the history of medicine

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road. Further details can be found at www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Karen Brown.

RYAN JOHNSON
21 Apr.: 'The West African Medical Service: racism, politics, and private practice in the Gold Coast, 1902–34.'

ANNE HARDY, UCL
28 Apr.: 'An oyster Odyssey: state, science, and commerce in England, 1895–1905.'

VLADIMIR JANKOVIC, Manchester
12 May: 'Wool and climate in Regency England.'

MEREDITH CAREW
19 May: 'Sex, race, and health in Fascist colonial policy: the fight against venereal disease in Italian Africa, 1922–43.'

JESSICA DIONNE, SOAS
2 June: 'The World Health Organisation and malaria eradication in southern Mozambique, c.1960–7.'

PRATIK CHAKRABARTI, Kent
9 June: ' "Living versus dead": the making of the Semple anti-rabic vaccine.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Lectures

H.E. PROFESSOR EKMELEDDIN IHSANOGLU, Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 April, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is arranged in association with the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Islam, an essential component of European identity.'

PROFESSOR PHILIPPE SANDS, QC, Director, Centre for International Courts and Tribunals, University College London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 June, in the Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: 'Torture team: cruelty, deception, and the compromise of law.'


Aspects of the Muslim presence in Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centre for Islamic Studies. Details of the 14 May seminar will be announced later.

DR ALISON SHAW, Ethox Centre
23 Apr.: 'Inbreeding and birth defects among UK Muslims: myths, realities, and issues.'

PROFESSOR RON GEAVES, Liverpool Hope
30 Apr.: 'Muslims in Britain: from ethnicity to citizenship.'

PROFESSOR SHAMIT SAGGAR, Sussex
7 May: 'British Muslim communities: risks of social isolation and political extremism.'

DR SARA SILVESTRI, Cambridge and City University, London
21 May: 'What European policies for Muslim communities?'

SIR STEPHEN WALL, formerly Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister
28 May: 'Turkey and the EU: should Turkey want to join a club that has them as a member?'

SIR IVOR ROBERTS
4 June: 'Kosovo: cradle of civilisation or albatross?'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College.

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

BOB FRANKLIN, Cardiff
23 Apr.: 'Fourth rate estate: public relations and the independence of UK journalism.'

JENNIFER SIEBENS, London Bureau Chief, CBS News
30 Apr.: 'American broadcast news: a defence.'


Media and Politics semianrs

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

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

JACKIE ASHLEY, the Guardian
25 Apr.: 'What is wrong with the reporting of politics in the Westminster world?'

WILLIAM HORSLEY, Chairman of the Association of European Journalists, and formerly Foreign Correspondent, BBC
2 May: 'Threats to the freedom of journalism in Europe.'

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Oxford Learning Institute

Research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oxford Learning Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street. The seminars are open to all members of the University. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Tania Hartin (telephone: Oxford (2)86811, e-mail: tania.hartin@learning.ox.ac.uk)./p A full programme can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/oli.php?page =138.

STEPHEN COURT
24 Apr.: 'Do academics need a doctorate?'

PROFESSOR DAVID MEGGINSON, Sheffield Hallam
1 May: 'Researching coaching and mentoring: one topic, two traditions, little mutual learning.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN WOOLGAR
8 May: 'How to manage an academic career.'

PROFESSOR DIANA LAURILLARD, Institute of Education
15 May: 'Digital technologies and their role in achieving our ambitions for education.'

PROFESSOR ROBIN MIDDLEHURST, Kingston
22 May: 'New research insights on leadership and development in UK universities.'

DR LISA LUCAS, Bristol
29 May: 'Towards a socio-cultural understanding of academics' perceptions and experience of research and teaching.'

DR LYNN ERLER
5 June: 'Contract researchers in the Oxford University Department of Education: a needs analysis.'

MS BARBARA ZAMORSKI, East Anglia
12 June: 'Higher education, Europe, and "quality": can pan-European work in higher education help university and academic development?'

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Maison Française

Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française. Further information may be found at www.mfo.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Kate Tunstall, Worcester College, Alain Viala, Lady Margaret Hall, and James Ambrose, Exeter College.

JONATHAN MALLINSON
24 Apr.: 'Textual liaisons: Voltaire, Paméla and Don Quixote.'

TIM HAMPTON, Berkeley
8 May: 'The useful and the honorable: literature, diplomacy and the ethics of mediation in the Late Renaissance.'

JEAN-PAUL SERMAIN, Paris III
22 May: 'Les Lumières hors jeu: l'éviction du débat sur la scène du 18e siècle (Voltaire, Marivaux, Diderot, Beaumarchais).'

JAMES AMBROSE
5 June: 'Ancient theatre and the early modern: the images of Seneca's tragedies.'


Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française. Further information may be found at www.mfo.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.

MICHAEL SYROTINSKI, Aberdeen
1 May: 'Genealogical misfortunes: deconstruction and francophone Africa.'

JEAN-JACQUES LECERCLE, Paris X–Nanterre
29 May: 'Myth, history and fiction: Morozov, Foucault, Rancière.'

SIMON KEMP
12 June: 'Consciousness and narrative in Marie Darrieussecq.'


Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française. Further information may be found at www.mfo.ox.ac.uk.

MELANIE FLORENCE
6 May: 'Re-presenting set-piece description in the courtly romance: Hartmann's adaptation of Chrétien's Erec et Enide'

ALEXEI LAVRENTEV, ENS-LSH, Lyon
20 May: 'Transcrire un manuscrit médiéval au XXIe siècle: l'informatique et les traditions éditoriales.'

LUKE SUNDERLAND, Cambridge
3 June: 'The cruelty of Charlemagne: revolt and sovereignty in the Chanson de geste.'


Other lectures and events

Unless indicated otherwise the following lectures and events will take place at the Maison Française. Further information may be found at www.mfo.ox.ac.uk

SYLVIA GOULARD, Présidente du Mouvement Européen Francais
Tue. 6 May, 5.15 p.m.: 'After Lisbon, what next?' (open meeting of the European Movement)

ANNE ABEILLÉ, Paris 7
Thur. 8 May, 5 p.m., Taylor Institution: 'The making of the Grande grammaire du français.'

SYLVIE LINDEPERG, Paris III
Tue. 13 May, 5 p.m., St Hugh's College: 'Deportation and holocaust in post-war cinema: images for the unimaginable, Nuit et Brouillard.'

ALAN GEISMAR
Wed. 14 May, 5.15 p.m.: 'My May '68.'


Conferences and study-days

The following conferences and study-days will be held as shown. Further information may be found at www.mfo.ox.ac.uk.

STUDY-DAY: 'Medicine and narration in the eighteenth century', Friday 18 April, Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.

STUDY-DAY: 'Open scholarly communities on the Web: legal, economic and social frameworks', Monday 21 April, Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

CONFERENCE: 'L'illustration littéraire: réflexions et expériences de recherche franco- britanniques', Friday 25 April, Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m.

STUDY-DAY: 'Locke and Port-Royal', Friday 2 May, Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.

STUDY-DAY: 'Postcolonial and Francophone studies: encounters, dialogues, conflicts', Saturday 10 May, Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.

CONFERENCE in series 'The Fifth Republic at Fifty': 'Fifty years of constitutional change: a France–UK comparison'—including at 5 p.m. debate with EDOUARD BALLADUR and JACK STRAW, MP, Thursday 15 May (from 3 p.m) and Friday 16 May, St Antony's College.

CONFERENCE in series 'The Fifth Republic at Fifty': 'The reciprocal influence of institutions on the party system and of the party system on institutions since 1958', Saturday 17 May, Department of Politics and International Relations.

CONFERENCE: 'The dilemmas of digitisation. Thinking about the past, planning the future. How to digitise the humanities', Thursday 22 May (from 2.30 p.m), Friday 23 May, and Saturday 24 May, Maison Française.

CONFERENCE: 'Polybe: historien-philosophe?', Friday 30 May (9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m) and Saturday 31 May (9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m), Maison Française.

CONFERENCE: 'Court culture and institutional development in early modern Europe (seventeenth and eighteenth centuries)', Monday 9 June and Tuesday 10 June, New College.

CONFERENCE: 'Centres of Enlightenment', Friday 20 May (12 noon–6 p.m) and Saturday 21 May (10 a.m.–4 p.m), Maison Française.

CONFERENCE: 'Avatars du "Théâtral" en France sous l'Ancien Régime', Thursday 26 June (9 a.m.–6 p.m) and Friday 27 June (9 a.m.–6.15 p.m), Maison Française.

STUDY-DAY: 'L'histoire des sciences en France et en Grande-Bretagne. Regards croisés', Thursday 3 July, Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

WORKSHOP: 'Savoirs géographiques et colonisation: regards croisés sur l'historiographie', Monday 7 July, Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Cinema

Thur. 1 May, 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Maison Française: L'Esprit 68—a series of films around the events of May 1968. A detailed programme can be found at www.mfo.ox.ac.uk.

The following films will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Maison Française. Each film will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Lecturer in European Cinema, Magdalen College. There is no need to book, but seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

29 Apr.: La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967, 96 min)

13 May: Baisers volés (François Truffaut, 1968, 90 min)

27 May: The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003, 116 min)

10 June: Les amants réguliers (Philippe Garrel, 2005, 178 min)

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Research Services

Applying for NERC funding and the peer review process

JAMES ALAND, National Environment Research Council, will give a presentation for early career researchers, potential NERC applicants, and research facilitators on Tuesday, 1 May, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, in Seminar Room D38, the Department of Zoology. Registration is required: email to barbara.hinks@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Topics to be covered include: the NERC's programme structure; overview of types of funding; application procedure; the peer review process; and NERC Fellowships. The presentation will end with a question-and-answer session.

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

New directions in law and society

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to Paul Honey (e-mail: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Professor Dennis Galligan.

DR BETTINA LANGE
21 Apr.: 'Thinking about procedure: understanding legitimacy in EU environmental governance networks.'

DR DAVID ERDOS
28 Apr.: 'Theorising Bill of Rights genesis.'

DR PHILIP CLARK
5 May: 'Growing pains: the International Criminal Court after six years.'

DR YIK-CHAN CHIN
12 May: 'Chinese broadcasting in transition: state, society, and the rule of law.'

DR MICHELLE COWLEY
19 May: 'Empirical evidence law.'

DR CRISTINA PARAU
26 May: 'Making the judiciary independent: power resources, identities, and institutional choices.'

DR FERNANDA PIRIE
2 June: 'Law without government? Legalism reconsidered.'


Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS BESHAROV, University of Maryland, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 April, in the Milner Hall, Rhodes House.

The lecture forms part of the FLJS's 'Social Contract Revisited' programme. Further information on the lecture, and on the programme, may be found at www.fljs.org.

Subject: 'Taxing away poverty: the promise and perils of the contemporary welfare state.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Public lectures

The following lectures, which are open to the public, will be given as shown in the Sheldonian Theatre.

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Columbia
Thur. 1 May, 11.30 a.m.: 'Global governance: meeting twenty-first century challenges.'

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN SULSTON, and PROFESSOR JOHN HARRIS, Manchester
Mon. 12 May, 4.30 p.m.: 'What is science for?'

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All Souls College

Evans-Pritchard Lectures

Secret networks and major misfortunes: an historical anthropology of 'crisis' in the African Great Lakes Region

DR RICHARD VOKES, Canterbury, New Zealand, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Wed. 23 Apr.: 'The many lives of the Nyabingi Spirit: rethinking the history and sociology of secret societies in south-western Uganda.'

Tue. 29 Apr.: 'Splicing the networks: millennarianism, HIV/AIDS, and the new Christianity in south-western Uganda.'

Wed. 30 Apr.: 'On the origins of violence: suicide, murder, and the limits of the academic detective.'

Tue. 6 May: 'Broadcasting networks: secret networks, new radio stations, and the Rwandan genocide of 1994.'

Wed. 7 May: 'Secret societies and the origins of crisis in the African Great Lakes.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

DR UTTARA NATARAJAN, Goldsmiths College, London, will deliver two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre II, the Faculty of English, the St Cross Building.

24 Apr.: 'Hazlitt and Shakespeare.'

8 May: 'Hazlitt's common sense.'

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.

Note: The second lecture will be given on 27 May, not on 7 May, as erroneously notified in the Gazette of 13 March.

20 May: 'Inside the private firm?'

27 May: 'Through governmental initiatives?'


Leonard Stein Lectures

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI, author of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: the Israeli-Arab Tragedy, will deliver two Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Tue. 13 May: 'The changing window of opportunities for an Israeli-Arab peace.'

Thur. 15 May: 'Lessons of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.'

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Exeter College

Marett Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SHERRY ORTNER, California, will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 April, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.

Subject: 'Indie producers: class and the production of value in the American independent film scene.'

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Jesus College

Don Fowler Memorial Lecture

DR EFI SPENTZOU, Royal Holloway, London, will deliver the Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Classics Centre.

Dinner for the speaker and guests will be held at 7.15 p.m. in Jesus College. Applications for tickets (£25) should be sent to Dr Armand D'Angour (telephone: Oxford (2)79683, e-mail: armand.dangour@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Travelling to forget: space and memory in Statius' Thebaid.'

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Keble College

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE REVD CANON DR JANE SHAW, Chaplain, New College, and Dean of Divinity, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: 'The mystical turn: religious experience in the modern world.'

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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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Magdalen College

Lecture

DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 April, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Convener: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth.

Subject: 'What constitution do we need? The Conservative approach to reform.'

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Nuffield College

Nuffield Sociology Seminars: The sociological aspects of cultural markets

The Nuffield Sociology Seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Tamar Yogev, Nuffield College.

JENS BECKERT, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
23 Apr.: 'Valuation and social order in cultural markets: the contemporary art and wine markets.'

WENDY GRISWOLD, Northwestern
30 Apr.: 'The death, entombment, and resurrection of the book.'

ALAN WARDE, Manchester
7 May: 'Cultural intermediation: restaurant guides and the market for quality.'

KOEN VAN EIJCK, Erasmus University
14 May: 'Taste patterns and cultural boundaries.'

ANDREW ABBOTT, Chicago
21 May: 'Breaking into print: university presses in twentieth-century America.'

PHILIPE MONIN, EM Lyon Business School
28 May: 'Iconisation, sacralisation, and the institutionalisation of competing logics in the wine industry.'

MARC VENTRESCA
4 June: ' "Cultural markets": views from economic sociology and evidence from governance innovations in European bourses.'

EVA ILLOUZ, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
11 June: 'Explaining Oprah Winfrey's success: an exercise in cultural analysis.'

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St Anne's College

Hoskins Lecture

TREVOR ROWLEY, Emeritus Fellow, Kellogg College, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: 'Heathrow—the landscape history of a global airport.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Seminar

PROFESSOR J.Y. WONG, Sydney, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 April, in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Mark Rebick.

Subject: 'An assessment of the theories and supporting evidence on Sun Yatsen's determination to engage in revolution.'

Taiwan Studies Programme: The progress of democratic consolidation

This round-table meeting will be held on 9 and 10 May in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to Jennifer Griffiths (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Friday, 9 May

JEAN PIERRE CABESTAN, Baptist, Hong Kong 10.10 a.m.: 'The peaceful transfer of power.'

CHRISTOPHER HUGHES, LSE
11.50 a.m.: 'Politics as usual? People's livelihood issues versus identity politics.'

SHELLEY RIGGER, Davidson
2.30 p.m.: 'DPP as governing party.'

JUNE TEUFEL DREYER, Miami
3.45 p.m.: 'The Chen Shui-bian factor and the use of plebiscites.'

CHIEN-MIN CHAO, National Chengchi
5.25 p.m.: 'KMT and its allies as the loyal opposition.'

Saturday, 10 May

DAFYDD FELL, SOAS 9.05 a.m.: 'Maturity of the electoral system.'

MARK HARRISON, Westminster
10.20 a.m.: 'Role of the media.'

GUNTER SCHUBERT, Tübingen
11.50 a.m.: 'Reflections on the 2008 elections.'

LAURENCE WHITEHEAD
2.30 p.m.: 'Putting Taiwan's democratic consolidation in context.'


Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

The following seminars will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The seminars are open to all members of the University, on production of the University Card.

Enquiries may be directed to pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk .

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

LT.-GEN. SIR JOHN KISZELY, Director, Defence Academy, UK
8 May: 'Global war on terror: the antidote to global terrorism?'

MALCOLM DEAS
22 May: 'Getting to grips with the FARC and the ELN: intelligence and analysis in the Colombian conflict.' (Discussant: Mark Joyce, Associate Fellow, RUSI)


Russian and East European Studies Centre

Society and economy of post-Communist countries (CEE/CIS)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to the centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84728, e-mail: richard.ramage@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Carol Scott Leonard and Dr Judith Pallott.

JOHN ROUND, Birmingham
21 Apr.: 'The social costs of "transition": coping with marginalisation in Magadan City.'

SLAVO RADOSEVIC
28 Apr.: 'Science–industry links in the CEE and CIS: conventional policy wisdoms facing reality.'

PEKKA SUTELA, Bank of Finland
5 May: 'The four I-words—and a fifth one: Medvedev's economic plans.'

HILARY PILKINGTON, Warwick
12 May: 'The weight of the Vorkuta sky: accounting for "place" in research narratives.'

MARINA KURKCHIYAN
19 May: 'Aspects of legal culture in post- Soviet Russia.'

ELIZABETH TEAGUE, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
26 May: 'Workers' protests and civil society in Russia today.'

REBECCA KAY, Glasgow
2 June: 'Researching, care, social security, and the withdrawing state.'

MARIANNA KLOCHKO, Ohio
9 June: 'Prison rehabilitation in Ukraine: does it work?'

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St Edmund Hall

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN ELLIOTT will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Starting afresh? The eclipse of empire in British and Spanish America.'

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St Hilda's College

St Hilda's College Lectures

DR SARA CONNOLLY, East Anglia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

Subject: 'Are there equal opportunities for women in UK science?'

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St John's College Research Centre

Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalsis: Contemporary Jungian theory and practice

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

JEAN KNOX, Society of Analytical Psychology
28 Apr.: 'Who owns the unconscious?'

RICHARD MIZEN, Society of Analytical Psychology
5 May: 'Some incomplete reflections upon aggression and violence.'

WARREN COLMAN, Society of Analytical Psychology
26 May: 'Dream interpretation and the creation of symbolic meaning.'

SONU SHAMDASANI, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
9 June: 'Psychology as a science of subjectivity: Jung and the "personal equation".'

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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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University College

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SAMUEL ISSACHAROFF, Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University Law School, will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m.m on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a discussion session in the Seminar Room, University College, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May.

Subject: 'Democracy in times of war.'

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Wolfson College

Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR PETER MORRIS will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 21 April, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Convener: Dr Francine Baker.

Subject: 'Transplantation: a medical miracle of the twentieth century.'


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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Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Understanding and responding to the abuse of older people

This study-day will be held on Wednesday, 23 April, 10 a.m.–4.15 p.m., in Ripon College, Cuddesdon. The cost of attendance is £30. p The meeting will be chaired by Sister Frances Dominica, founder of Helen and Douglas House. The speakers will be Professor Anthea Tinker, Institute of Gerontology, King's College, London, and Dr Gaynor Hammond, Northern Baptist College.

Enquiries may be directed to Uloma Hafstad, Ripon College, Cuddesdon (telephone: Oxford 874404, e-mail: uloma.hafstad@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk ).

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Oxford Italian Association

Lectures

The following lectures will be given as shown. For further information about the Oxford Italian Association or any of the events listed below, contact the Hon. Secretary (telephone: Oxford 377479, e-mail: pmilner@clara.net).

PROFESSOR MAIR PARRY
14 May, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.: 'Matters of choice: language preferences in Italy today.' (Admission free)

JAMES GILPIN
Tue. 3 June, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 7.30 for 8 p.m.: 'The fountains of Rome.' (Admission for members £1, non-members £3, students under thirty free)

ALESSANDRA BUCCHERI
Wed. 18 June, Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 7.30 for 8 p.m.: 'The architecture of clouds in art and theatre: the early baroque in Rome and its Florentine antecedents.' (Admission for members £1, non-members £3, students under thirty free)


Other events

Fri. 2 May, Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 8 p.m.: showing of film Il Manoscritto del Principe (Tornatore and Ando, ninety minutes, no sub- titles; admission free)

Wed. 21 May: Conversazione in pizzeria.

Tue. 10 June: Cooking demonstration—some typical Neapolitan cakes.

Sat. 5 July: annual garden party—open to members and their guests only.

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Friends of the Bodleian

Illustrated talk

DR ELIZABETH NORMAN MCKAY will give a talk, illustrated with music and readings by Mervyn Pascoe, and followed by a wine reception, at 6 p.m. on Friday, 25 April, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College. Tickets, costing £10 (cheques payable to 'Friends of the Bodleian'), may be obtained on application to Ian Wilde, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Schubert in a cold climate.'


Thirty-minute lecture

DR CHRISTOPHER TYERMAN will lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture at a cost of £5 per person, for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance with the Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Bodleian Library MS. Tanner 190 (Marino Sanudo, Secreta Fidelium Crucis, Venice, c.1321–4: Europe and the wider world in the fourteenth century.'

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