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Oxford University Gazette, 20 September 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

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.'

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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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Cyril Foster Lecture

JAVIER SOLANA, Secretary-General, Council of the European Union and the Western European Union, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 November, in the Nissan Institute Lecture Lecture, St Antony's College. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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Clarendon Lectures in English

Strong women: life, text, and territory, 1347–1645

PROFESSOR DAVID WALLACE, Pennsylvania, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Tue. 16 Oct.: 'Borderline sanctity: Dorothea of Montau (1347–94), Günter Grass, and Benedict XVI.'

Th. 18 Oct.: 'Anchoritic damsel: Margery Kempe of Lynn (c.1373–c.1438).'

Tue. 23 Oct.: 'Holy Amazon: Mary Ward of Yorkshire (1585–1645).'

Th. 25 Oct.: 'Vice-Queen of Ireland: Elizabeth Cary of Drury Lane (c.1585–1639).'

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Clarendon Lectures in Law

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

PROFESSOR N. LACEY will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Law at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 October, and Thursday, 1 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

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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.'


Ewen Green Memorial Lecture in Modern British History

PROFESSOR PETER CLARK: will deliver the Ewen Green Memorial Lecture in Modern British History at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.


Lecture

PROFESSOR STANLEY PAYNE, Wisconsin–Madison, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 December, in the History Faculty Building.

Subject: 'Franco's temptation: Hitler and Spain in World War II.'

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Law

Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law

PROFESSOR T. MERON will deliver the Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Does international criminal justice work?'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: Dr W. Barford.

MARTIN HOWARD, John Innes Institute, Norwich
15 Oct.: 'How precise can a gradient be? Fundamental limits to position determination by noisy concentration gradients.'

ALESSANDRO TROISI, Warwick
29 Oct.: 'Charge transport mechanism in organic semiconductors.'

ERIC BITTNER, Houston and Cambridge
12 Nov.: 'Charge transfer dynamics: what's the reaction coordinate?'

DAVID MANOLOPOULOS
26 Nov.: 'Beyond quantum transition state theory.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Medical Sciences

Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar

The seminar, which is supported by the J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Fund, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the LeGros Clark Building, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics (old Anatomy building). Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Linda Roberts (e-mail: linda.roberts@imm.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Professor Roger Patient.

SEAN MEGASON, Harvard: 'The Digital Fish Project—enabling systems biology in a vertebrate embryo.' DELPHINE DEBARRE: 'Higher harmonic microscopy in investigating development.'

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Medical Sciences

Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre.

Postgraduate presentations will be held on Thursday, 22 November, 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

DR COLIN FARQUHARSON, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh
28 Sept.: 'PHOSPHO1: a novel regulator of bone mineralisation.'

DAFNA BENAYAHU, Tel Aviv
5 Oct.: 'Insights into the identification of mesenchymal stem cells.'

PROFESSOR JEREMY SAKLATVALA, Imperial College
12 Oct.: 'Inflammation and osteoarthritis.'

DR DAVID BEARD
19 Oct.: 'From concept to clinical use: the design and development of a new knee replacement.'

MR ALISTER HART, Imperial College
2 Nov.: 'Metal nanoparticles from hip replacements: biology meets engineering.'

DR EUGENE MCCLUSKEY, Sheffield
23 Nov.: 'Bisphosphonates and prevention of bone metastases: an achievable goal?'

PROFESSOR DANIEL CHAPPARD, INSERM Faculty of Medicine, France
7 Dec.: To be announced.

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Oriental Studies

Jewish Studies Seminars (Qumran Forum): The Dead Sea Scrolls after sixty years

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

Convener: Professor Geza Vermes.

PROFESSOR HANAN ESHEL, Bar Ilan
9 Oct.: 'Are there two historical layers in the Pesher Habakkuk?'

PROFESSOR P.S. ALEXANDER, Manchester
16 Oct.: 'The observance of the Ninth of Av in the Second Temple period in the light of the Dead Sea Qinnot.'

PROFESSOR G.J. BROOKE, Manchester
23 Oct.: 'Rethinking canonical processes in the light of the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

DR CHARLOTTE HEMPEL, Birmingham
6 Nov.: 'The Sons of Aaron in the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

PROFESSOR VERMES
13 Nov.: 'Fifty-nine years with the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

DENNIS MIZZI
20 Nov.: 'The glassware from Khirbet Qumran: what does it tell us on the Qumran community?'

DR ESTHER ESHEL, Bar Ilan
27 Nov.: 'The relationship between the Genesis Apocryphon and Jubilees.'


Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. Details of the 7 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

DR HANAN ESHEL, Bar-Ilan
10 Oct.: 'How can we learn political history of the Hasmonean State from the Dead Sea Scrolls?'

DR HELEN BEER, University College London
17 Oct.: ' "A quiet kitten with sharp claws": Rokhl Auerbach's journalism in the Yiddish press.'

PROFESSOR AMÉLIE KUHRT, University College London
24 Oct.: 'Problems in defining an Achaemenid religious policy.'

DR FRANÇOIS GUESNET
31 Oct.: 'The Turkish cavalry at Swarzedz, or: Jewish political culture after Napoleon.'

FRANCESCA BREGOLI
14 Nov.: 'Mediterranean Enlightenment: Jewish culture in Livorno in the second half of the eighteenth century.'

DR CÉSAR MERCHAN HAMANN
21 Nov.: 'The wiles of women: an example of the translation of wisdom literature in medieval Spain.'

PROFESSOR REINIER MUNK, Leiden
28 Nov.: 'Moses Mendelssohn's discussion with Spinoza.'

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Social Sciences

Valedictory lecture

PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS 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.'


Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: Challenges to media policy, law, and regulation in the twenty-first century

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

Convener: Dr Danilo Leonardi.

PROFESSOR PHILIP SCHLESINGER, Glasgow
15 Oct.: 'Media policy.'

PROFESSOR IAN WALDEN, Queen Mary, London
29 Oct.: 'Cybercrime.'

PROFESSOR THOMAS GIBBONS, Manchester
5 Nov.: 'Assessing OfCom's regulatory style.'

MARIE MCGONAGLE, National University of Ireland, Galway
12 Nov.: 'Impact of AVMD in Ireland.'

PROFESSOR COLIN MUNRO, Edinburgh
19 Nov.: 'Commercial speech.'

PROFESSOR ERIC BARENDT, University College London
26 Nov., 5 p.m.: 'Religious expression.'


ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminars: New trends in contemporary migration

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

Convener: Ellie Vasta.

SONDRA HAUSNER
11 Oct.: 'Migration and trafficking in South Asia: rhetoric and reality.'

SARAH SPENCER
18 Oct.: 'The Blair effect: what is his legacy on immigration?'

METTE BERG
25 Oct.: 'Generating diaspora: homeland and belonging among Cubans in Spain.'

MARTIN RUHS
1 Nov.: 'Changing status, changing fortunes? The impact of acquiring EU status on the earnings of East European migrants in the UK.'

RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC
8 Nov.: 'Sex trafficking and the politics of mobility in Europe.'

BRIDGET ANDERSON
15 Nov.: 'Migration and precarious labour: tautology or contradiction in terms?'

DIMITRINA SPENCER
22 Nov.: 'States, employers, and migrants: a dynamic triad.'

ELLIE VASTA
29 Nov.: 'The controllability of difference: immigrant interaction and social solidarity.'


Promoting the well-being of children: bringing all the evidence together (tenth anniversary series)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Details of the 30 October seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr A. Buchanan.

PROFESSOR JAN PRYOR, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
9 Oct.: 'Well-being of children in separated families—past and recent research.'

PROFESSOR MARTA SANTOS PAIS, UNICEF, Innocenti, Italy
16 Oct.: To be announced.

NAOMI EISENSTADT, Social Exclusion Task Force, Cabinet Office
23 Oct.: 'What have we learned about children, families, and disadvantage in the last ten years.'

PROFESSOR SARAH STEWART-BROWN, Warwick
6 Nov.: 'Well- being in schools.'

PROFESSOR JONATHON BRADSHAW, York
13 Nov.: 'Children's well-being in Europe.'

GEOFF MULGAN, Director, the Young Foundation, London
20 Nov.: 'Children's well-being and social policy.'

PROFESSOR ANN BUCHANAN and DR EIRINI FLOURI
27 Nov.: 'Child well-being and grandparent involvement (new findings from an ESRC study).'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Distinguished Lecture

CRAIG VENTER, J. Craig Venter Institute, will deliver a Distinguished Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 25 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: 'Genomics—from humans to the environment.'


Public Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER, Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'The bottom billion—why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it.'

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Voltaire Foundation

Besterman Lecture

PROFESSOR HUBERT BOST will deliver the Besterman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November, in the Maison Française.

Subject: 'La Beaumelle, huguenot éclairé: quelques enseignements de sa correspondance.'

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Magdalen College

Towards a new consitutional settlement

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Magdalen College.

PAM GIDDY, Power Inquiry, with PAUL WHITELY and CHARLES PATTIE, Citizenship in Britain
11 Oct.: 'Our present discontents: what the public think.' (Subject to confirmation)

ANTHONY BARNETT, Open Democracy (formerly Charter 88), and PROFESSOR DAWN OLIVER, UCL
18 Oct.: 'The constitution after Thatcher and Blair: why we need a new settlement.'

PROFESSOR IAIN MCLEAN and GERAINT TALFAN DAVIES, Institute of Welsh Affairs
25 Oct.: 'Do we want to save it anyhow?'

SHAMI CHAKRABARTI, Liberty
1 Nov.:'Entrenching human rights; why the HRA is not enough.' (Subject to confirmation)

LORD BUTLER and GUY LODGE, IPPR
8 Nov.: 'A Civil Service Act: servants of the people instead of servants of the Crown.'

SIMON JENKINS
15 Nov.: 'Restoring local democracy.' (Subject to confirmation)

LORD MACLENNAN and BILLY BRAGG
22 Nov.: 'A democratic second chamber: why patronage and placement are not enough.' (Subject to confirmation)

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND
29 Nov.: 'Revisiting the F-word: a federal Britain in a federal Europe.'

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Nuffield College and the Reuters Institute

Media and Politics

Seminars in this series will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays during term in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College. Details of the Michaelmas Term seminars will be announced later.

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

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Oxford Italian Association

Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture

RICHARD OWEN, The Times, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Admission is free.

Subject: 'Reporting Italy: twelve years as Rome Correspondent.'


Other lectures

The following lectures will be given at 7.30 for 8 p.m. in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission costs £1 for members, and £3 for non-members. Students under thirty are admitted free.

For further information on the Oxford Italian Assocation, and details of how to join, telephone Oxford 377479/865476, or e-mail: pmilner@clara.net.

PROFESSOR GIORGIO RIELLO, Warwick
Tue. 23 Oct.: 'Migrating con gusto: Italian migrants and their contribution to European taste in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.'

DR GILLIAN LEWIS
Tue. 30 Oct.: 'The man who collected monsters: Ulisse Aldrovandi, naturalist and encyclopaedist of Bologna (1522–1605).' (In collaboration with the Oxford Historical Association)

DR DAVID BOSWELL
Wed. 14 Nov.: 'Piero della Francesca (c.1417–92): court painter and muralist.'


Other events

Fri. 19 Oct., 8 p.m., Rewley House Theatre: showing of film L'Ora di Religione (Il Sorriso di Mia Madre) (102 minutes, no sub-titles). Admission free.

Wed. 7 Nov., 7.30 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road: conversazione in italiano. Admission free. Fri. 23 Nov., 7.30 for 8 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: an evening of Italian music, with Rosella Bondi Blomberg (soprano), Monica Cuneo (viola), and Tony Parmenter (accompanist). Members £1, non- members £3, students under thirty admitted free.

Thur. 29 Nov.: AGM and spumante party. Open to members only.

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