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Oxford University Gazette, 18 October 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Professor of Neuroimmunology

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

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


Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR LIZABETH COHEN will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Salvaging the American city in the age of mass suburbanisation.'


Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics

PROFESSOR RAPHAEL ROUQUIER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Knots, braids, and mathematical structures.'

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Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Rhythms: 1. Trains (Dickens to Dylan).'

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Romanes Lecture

DAME GILLIAN BEER will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: 'Darwin and the consciousness of others.'

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Charles Simonyi Lecture in the Public Understanding of Science

SIR PAUL NURSE, Nobel Laureate, will deliver the ninth Charles Simonyi Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 23 November, at the Oxford Playhouse. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Richard Dawkins. Tickets are £3.50. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 305305; www.oxfordplayhouse.com).

Subject: 'The great ideas of biology.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Economics

Directed technical change and economic growth

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

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

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

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

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Clarendon Lectures in Law

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

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

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

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

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

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History

Dacre Lecture

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

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


The global Cold War

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Trevor-Roper Room, History Faculty, George Street.

Conveners: Tom Buchanan, Rana Mitter, David Anderson, David Priestland.

TOM BUCHANAN
23 Oct.: 'Cold War loyalties: the British Left, "fellow-travelling" and the Korean War.'

PATRICK MAJOR, Warwick
30 Oct.: ' "Our friend Rommel": the Desert Fox in transnational Cold War culture.'

HEONIK KWON, Edinburgh
6 Nov.: 'New ancestral shrines after the Cold War.'

ANNE DEIGHTON
13 Nov.: 'Ernie Bevin's global Cold War.'

DAVID ANDERSON
20 Nov.: 'The Cold War and the post-colony in East Africa, 1955–70.'

RANA MITTER (introducing discussion)
27 Nov.: The global Cold War: a discussion.


Oxford Architectural History seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the North Lecture Room at St John's.

CHRISTINE STEVENSON, Courtauld Institute
29 Oct.: 'God is an architect, but is He on site? Baroque and Palladian "theologies" and Bernard Mandeville's The Fable of the Bees.'

ANTHONY GERAGHTY, York
12 Nov.: 'The tyranny of the intellect: Christopher Wren, John Summerson and T.S. Eliot.'

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Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences

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.

Enquiries may be directed to centenary@eng.ox.ac.uk.

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

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

DR JANE SMALLMAN
13 Nov.: 'Hydraulic engineering.'

LT.-COL. CHRISTOPHER PUGSLEY
27 Nov.: 'Engineers at war.'

PROFESSOR GUY HOULSBY
22 Jan.: 'An early structural engineering problem: the Oxford connection.'

DR JULIAN MORRIS
5 Feb.: 'Motion capture.'

PROFESSOR LIONEL TARASSENKO
19 Feb.: 'Advances in biomedical engineering.'

DR ALASTAIR HOWATSON
4 Mar.: 'The history of the Department of Engineering Science.'

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, President, the Royal Academy of Engineering, will deliver the centenary Lubbock Lecture on Thursday, 15 May, in Lecture Rooms 1–3, the Thom Building. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

Conference for Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers

This conference will be held on Thursday, 10 April, in Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building. Enquiries may be directed to centenary@eng.ox.ac.uk.

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.


Solid mechanics and materials engineering group seminar series

The following seminars will be given at the times indicated on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, IEB. Student presentations will be given at 1 p.m. on 26 November.

SAM SALISBURY
22 Oct., 1 p.m.: 'Development of a three- dimensional tendon mo.'

ALEXANDER KORSUNSKY
29 Oct., 1 p.m.: 'Non-singular fracture mechanics.'

LUKASZ FIGIEL
5 Nov., 2 p.m.: 'Modelling of the mechanical behaviour of clay/polymer nanocomposites.'

DAVID NOWELL
12 Nov., 1 p.m.: 'Simulation of contact evolution in fretting wear using quadratic programming.'

MARK THOMPSON
19 Nov., 2 p.m.: 'Mechanobiology of the musculoskeletal system.'


Mathematical Biology and Ecology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3 at the Mathematical Institute.

PROFESSOR ALAN MCKANE, Manchester
26 Oct.: 'Cycles from resonant amplification of demographic stochasticity.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN EGLEN, Cambridge
9 Nov.: 'Spontaneous activity in the developing nervous system: form and function.'

DR BEN MACARTHUR, Southampton General Hospital
23 Nov.: 'Mathematical modelling of mesenchymal stem cell differentiation.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Professor Siegbert Prawer: Valedictory lecture

PROFESSOR SIEGBERT S. PRAWER, Taylor Professor Emeritus of Geman Language and Literature, will deliver a valedictory lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Sigmund Freud's Shakespearean autobiography.'

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Social Sciences

Professor Sir Adam Roberts: Valedictory lecture

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

Subject: 'International relations after the Cold War.'


Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL PIERSON will deliver the Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Winner-take-all politics: policy and inequality in the new American political economy.'


Oxford Seminars in Cartography

KEITH LILLEY, Belfast, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 October, in the Oxford Centre for the Environment. Enquiries may be directed to Nick Millea (e-mail: nick.millea@ouls.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Cartographic veracity in medieval mapping: new findings from digitising the Gough Map of Great Britain.'


Intellectual property in the new millennium

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: Dr Justine Pila and Dr Christine Greenhalgh.

PROFESSOR GRAHAM DUTFIELD, Leeds and DR UMA SUTHERSANEN, Queen Mary, London
30 Oct.: 'Geo-historical perspectives on creativity.'

MR KEN MOON, AJ Park, New Zealand
6 Nov.: 'The nature of property in computer programs.'

DR TANYA APLIN, King's College, London
13 Nov.: 'Regulating commercial secrets amidst the turmoil of "privacy" law.'

PROFESSOR STEVE ANDERMAN, Essex
20 Nov.: 'The IP/competition interface: the Microsoft case in the CFI.'

CÉSAR RAMIREZ MONTES
27 Nov.: 'The Quixotic search for a justification of trade mark dilution.'


School of Archaeology: Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR NORMAN YOFFEE, Michigan, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'The earliest cities and the evolution of history.'

Research Laboratory for Archaeology

The following seminars will be given at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Board Room, Department of Geography, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road.

Convener: Dr J.-L. Schwenninger.

RICK SCHULTING
1 Nov.: 'surf or turf? Isotopic variability and regionality in Mesolithic diets in Atlantic Europe.'

SILVIA GONZALEZ, Liverpool John Moores University
15 Nov.: 'The first Americans: new data and controversies from Mexico.'

DAVID GRIFFITHS
22 Nov.: 'settlements amongst the sand dunes: landscape survey and excavation at the Bay of Skaill, Orkney.'

EDWARD RHODES, Manchester Metropolitan University
29 Nov.: 'Dating archaeological surfaces and human activity in western New South Wales.'


Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries should be directed to John Carlarne. This notice replaces previous announcements, in which the venue of the seminars was given as Seminar Room F.

Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, and Federico Varese.

DR FELIA ALLUM, Bath
25 Oct.: 'The Neapolitan Camorra and its relationship with politics: what to study? How to study? When to study?'

D.C.I. STAN GILMOUR, Thames Valley Police
1 Nov.: 'Mapping organised crime: understanding the threat.'

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Saïd Business School

Complex agent-based dynamic networks (CABDyN) Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room B, the Saïd Business School. The series Web site is at http://sbs-xnet.sbs.ox.ac.uk/complexity/complexity_seminars.asp.

Conveners: Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas and Dr Jukka-Pekka Onnela.

PROFESSOR LÁSZLO PÓLOS, Durham
23 Oct., Reception Room: 'Logics of organisation theory: audiences, codes, and ecologies.' (Provisional title)

DR MASON PORTER
30 Oct.: 'Complex networks: from US college football to Congress.'

PROFESSOR MAXI SAN MIGUEL, University of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca
13 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR KRISTIAN SKREDE GLEDITSCH, Essex
20 Nov.: 'Modelling the frequency and severity of terrorism.'

ALEX NG
27 Nov., Seminar Room A: 'Improving network robustness by structural evolution: from MST to robust network.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

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

PROFESSOR ANOUSHIRAVAN EHTESHAMI, Durham
24 Oct.: 'Gulf hegemons: Iran.'

PROFESSOR TIM NIBLOCK, Exeter
31 Oct.: 'Gulf hegemons: Saudi Arabia.'

DR TOBIAS SCHUMACHER, Institute for Strategic and International Studies, IEEI, Lisbon
7 Nov.: 'GCC–EU relations.'

DR TOBY DODGE, Queen Mary, London
14 Nov.: 'Gulf hegemons: Iraq.'

MR RICHARD SCHOFIELD, King's College, London
21 Nov.: 'Borders in the region.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT SPRINGBORG, London
28 Nov.: 'Globalisation and the Gulf.'

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Maison Française

Processes of change in early modern Europe

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College. Enquiries may be directed to the Maison Française (telephone: Oxford (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Robin Briggs and Jean-Frédéric Schaub.

CHRISTIAN WINDLER, Bern
24 Oct.: 'A diplomatic revolution? An experience from the margins.'

PHILIP BENEDICT, Geneva
31 Oct.: 'Thinking about religion and society in seventeenth- and eighteenth- century Europe: confessionalisation, the history of toleration and beyond.'

JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC SCHAUB
7 Nov.: 'Paths towards racism in early modern Europe.'

MAFALDA SOARES DA CUNHA, Universidade de Evora
14 Nov.: 'Integration strategies of the noble elites in the Catholic monarchy. The Portuguese case, 1580–1640.'

ANNA JOUKOVSKAÏA
21 Nov.: 'Work relationship in the eighteenth- century Russian administration: continuity and change.'

BARTOLOMÉ YUN CASALILLA, EUI Florence
28 Nov.: 'spanish, French and English aristocracies? On aristocratic transnational networks in early modern Europe.'

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Hertford College

Tyndale Lecture 2007

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

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

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Keble College

Archaeology Lectures

PROFESSOR CLIVE GAMBLE will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 November in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College. The lecture is organised by the Sub-faculty of Archaeology and sponsored by Oxford University Press and Keble College.

Subject: 'The first humans: a very remote period indeed.'

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Linacre College

The Linacre Seminars

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

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

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St Edmund Hall

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

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

Subject: 'Radio—medium of the moment.'

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St Hilda's College

St Hilda's College Lectures

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

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

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Wolfson College

Ronald Syme Lecture

JOHN WILKES, Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Archaeology, University of London, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Between Europe and Asia overland: from Egnation Way to Orient Express.'

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Oxford Bibliographical Society

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Taylor Institution.

NIKOLAS SARIS
22 Oct.: 'Seeing through the cover: decorated bookbindings at the Monastery of St Catherine, Sinai, Egypt.'

WILLIAM SHERMAN
12 Nov.: 'The beginning of the end: terminal paratext after the invention of printing.'

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Joseph Butler Society

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. in Oriel College. Enquiries should be directed to Vincent Vitale, Worcester College.

WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wisconsin
Fri. 19 Oct., Benefactor's Room: 'Theology and mystery.'

PROFESSOR HUGH MCCANN, Texas A&M
Thur. 25 Oct., Smaller SCR: 'Does God have free will?'

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