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Oxford University Gazette, 21 February 2008: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Heather Professor of Music

PROFESSOR ERIC CLARKE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Mind, body, and musical meaning.'

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Cyril Foster Lecture

DR JAVIER SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Admission will be by presentation of university card. Non-card holders should apply for tickets to ir@politics.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78705.

Subject: 'Europe in the world. Next steps.'

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Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture

JOHN R. BOWEN, Dunbar–Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Science, Washington University, St Louis, will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: 'Islamic persuasions: pathways to change in Islamic norms.'

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Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR CLIVE SCOTT, East Anglia, will deliver the Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 March, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'The reinvention of the literary in literary translation.'

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Medical Sciences

Structural Genetics Consortium: Structural biology and human health

A symposium on this topic will be held on Monday, 14 April, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., in Rhodes House. Speakers confirmed to date are: Professor James C. Sacchettini, Professor Ernest Laue, Professor Nicholas La Thangue, Dr Stefan Knapp, Professor Laurence Pearl, Dr Michael Morgan, and Professor Wayne Hendrickson.

Enquiries may be directed to contact@sgc.ox.ac.uk. The conference is free, but registration is required, through the SGC Web site: www.sgc.ox.ac.uk/symposium.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Sub-faculty of Italian

LUCIANO ERBA and SILVIO RAMAT, contemporary Italian poets, will read from their work, with poet and translator PETER ROBINSON, at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in Christ Church Picture Gallery.

Drawings by sixteenth-century artists Ligozzi and Guercino, inspired by Dante and Tasso, will be on show.

Convener: Emanuela Tandello, Christ Church.


Non-Russian Slavonic Languages

GYÖRGY GÖMÖRI, Emeritus Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in Room F6, 47 Wellington Square. As space is limited, early arrival is advised.

Convener: Dr Jan Fellerer.

Subject: 'Miłosz and Herbert: the tale of two generations.'

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Social Sciences

Ethnicity and identity seminar: The social anthropology of TV (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 14 February, p. 662. Dr Armbrust will speak in place of Dr Kaminski at the seminar on 7 March.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Lidia Sciama, Ian Fowler, and Elizabeth Hsu.

DR UTE ROSCHENTHALER, Frankfurt
22 Feb.: 'Making TV advertisements in Bamako, Mali.'

PROFESSOR ANDRÉ SINGER, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, USC; Creative Director, West Park Pictures
29 Feb.: 'Is "anthropology" on British TV retrogressive?'

DR WALTER ARMBRUST
7 Mar.: 'Religion on Egyptian television.'

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Saïd Business School

Oxford Fair Trade Research Group

MICHAEL GOODMAN, King's College, London, will give a seminar at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in the Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Further seminars will be held in Trinity Term. Enquiries may be directed to Sumeeta Maheshwari (e-mail: sumeeta.maheshwari@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: ' "Nobody has to listen to me as long as they can see me": the growing spectacle-isation of the cultural politics of fair trade.'

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Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit and Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies

PROFESSOR SHLOMO Z. BERGER, Amsterdam, will deliver the sixteenth Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture is open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'The early modern Yiddish book and the fostering of an Ashkenazi identity.'

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Oxford Internet Institute

The following seminars will be held as shown in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'. The seminars are open to the public. Those wishing to attend should e-mail details of name and affiliation, if any, to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR LUCIANO FLORIDI, Hertfordshire
Mon. 25 Feb., 11 a.m.: 'A second look into the future impact of ICT on our lives.' (Internet and Society seminar)

ROBERT STEIN, Director, Institute for the Future of the Book
Mon. 3 Mar., 2 p.m.: 'The evolution of reading and writing in the networked era.' (Internet and Society seminar)

DR TILLY BLYTH, Curator of Computing and Information, Science Museum
Thur. 24 Apr., 3.30 p.m.: 'The material of the digital: contstructing a Computing Gallery at the Science Museum.'

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Taylor Institution Special Lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL TOMASELLO, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, will deliver the Taylor Institution Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Communication before language.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

James Martin Twenty-first Century School Lecture

NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB, essayist, scholar and practitioner of mathematical finance, will deliver the James Martin Twenty-first Century School Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 March in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College. Reservations required.

Subject: 'The impact of the highly improbable.'

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All Souls College

Neill Lecture

THE RT HON THE LORD HOPE OF CRAIGHEAD will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in the Examination Schools. All are welcome.

Subject: 'From Clova to Godmanchester—public rights over private land.'


Inside the United Nations—reflections on an eight-year sabbatical

EDWARD MORTIMER, former Director of Communications in the office of the UN Secretary-General, will lecture at 5 p.m. in the Old Library, All Souls College, except where noted. All welcome.

Tues., 26 Feb.: 'First impressions: the United Nations in 1998.'

Wed., 27 Feb.: 'The responsibility to protect, in theory and practice.'

Thur., 28 Feb.: ' "We the peoples"—making the United Nations relevant.'

Fri., 29 Feb., 3.30 p.m.: 'The tragedy of Iraq.'

Tues., 4 Mar.: 'Kofi's annus horribilis (2004).'

Wed., 5 Mar.: ' 'In larger Freedom' and the 2005 summit.'

Thurs., 6 Mar.: 'The United Nations and the Middle East.'

Fri., 7 Mar., Wharton Room: 'Conclusion—Kofi Annan's achievement.'

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Corpus Christi College

E.A. Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

Impressed on the memory: musical sounds and notations in the ninth century

PROFESSOR SUSAN RANKIN, Professor of Medieval Music, Cambridge, will deliver the Lowe Lectures in Palaeography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 26 Feb.: 'Case study one: the Abbey of St Gall.'

Thur. 28 Feb.: 'Case study two: the Cathedral of Laon.'

Thur. 6 Mar.: 'Musical notation as a Carolingian phenomenon.'

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Green College

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

DR ROBERT GOODLAND will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 13 March, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'How the World Bank could lead the world in alleviating climate change.'

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Hertford College

Starun Lecture in Polish Studies

PROFESSOR PIOTR PIOTROWSKI, Head of the Department of the History of Art, University of Poznan, will deliver the Starun Lecture in Polish Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in Hertford College.

Subject: 'Beyond democracy—art and censorship in post-communist Central Europe.'

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Keble College

Keble College Archaeology Lectures

PROFESSOR MIKE BAILLIE, Belfast, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 3 March, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: 'Improved chronologies and understanding catastrophic environmental events.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Heron–Allen Lecture

PROFESSOR LINDA PARTRIDGE, Centre for Research on Ageing, University College London, will deliver the Heron–Allen Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries may be directed to Janet Wardell (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Resetting the clock for ageing.'

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Mansfield College

NICK JUKES, Coordinator of InterNICHE, the International Network for Humane Education, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in Seminar Room East, Mansfield College. The lecture is sponsored by VERO (Voice for Ethical Research in Oxford).

Convener: Dr Katherine Morris.

Subject: 'Ethical and effective acquisition of knowledge and skills in life science education and training.'


Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND will deliver the third Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 March, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: 'Verdun, Auschwitz, and the future of Europe.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Taiwan Studies Programme

DR CHEN TAN-SUN, Secretary General, National Security Council, Taiwan, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Buttery, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'What has the DPP done for Taiwan's democratisation?'

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St John's College Research Centre

Introductory lectures in psychoanalysis

The second of the continuing series of Introductory Lectures on DVD, recorded at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London, will take place on Saturday, 1 March, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. A psychoanalyst from the Institute will then lead a discussion. Details are advertised each term and posted on the college's Web site (follow link 'Research' to 'Research Centre Events').

The topics will be 'Defences' and 'The Unconscious'. Discussion will be led by Eleanor Nowers.

Entrance is free to members of the University and other academics, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend should e-mail Dr Louise Braddock (leb41@cam.ac.uk). Interested mental health professionals are welcome to attend if there is room, and should e-mail to request a place.

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Somerville College

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR E. YVONNE JONES will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the University Museum Lecture Theatre, Parks Road. All are welcome.

Subject: 'Postcards from the surface: the structural biology of cell–cell communication.'

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Trinity College

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

HOWARD JACOBSON will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 March, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. All welcome.

Subject: 'Forget plot, it's the thought that counts: the novelist as moral mentor.'

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Wolfson College

Wolfson Haldane Lecture

PROFESSOR LORD (MARTIN) REES, President of the Royal Society, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Cambridge, will deliver the Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries may be directed to college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Scientific challenges in the twenty-first century: a cosmic perspective.'

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Oxford Italian Association

Special meeting

H.E. SIG. GIANCARLO ARAGONA, Ambassador of Italy, Patron of the Oxford Italian Association, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College (entrance from Long Wall). The lecture will be in English, and open to the public.

Subject: 'Italy's domestic development and foreign policy.'

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