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Oxford University Gazette, 25 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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Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK, Director of the Ditchley Foundation, will deliver this year's Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's. Professor Roger Ainsworth, Master of St Catherine's, will be in the Chair. All welcome.

Subject: 'Iraq and its consequences.'

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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, in 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 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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Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies: 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 2008, 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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Classics

Onassis Programme for the Performance of Greek Drama at Oxford

HANNAH ROSENFELDER (mezzo-soprano), with MEREL VAN DER KNOOP (piano), and ANNEKE HODNETT (harp), will give a lecture-recital at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Further information will be found at www.onassis.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Sirens: the seductive lure of the female voice.'


Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

The following lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries may be directed to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

JATINDER VERMA, Artistic Director, Tara Arts Theatre Company
12 Nov.: 'Tara arts and the Greeks'

PROFESSOR BLAKE MORRISON, Goldsmiths College, London
26 Nov.: 'Turning classical plays into contemporary theatre.'

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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.

The series will continue in Hilary and Trinity Terms.

PROFESSOR PETER CHAPIN, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York
30 Oct.: 'Dracula, possession, and the literature of possession.'

ANNABEL RUTHERFORD, York University, Toronto
13 Nov.: 'The case of Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, and the creation of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.'

JULIA HAPP
13 Nov.: 'Dekadenz in the German fin de siècle: plurality of discourses, literary theory, and poetics.'

DR HEIKE BAUER, London
22 Nov.: 'Sexual semantics: inversion and the gender of the fin de siècle subject.'

DR JUDY GREENAWAY, East London
22 Nov.: 'Black cloaks and green carnations: homosexuals and anarchists at the fin de siècle.'

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History

Cancellation of lecture

It is regretted that the lecture due to have been given by Professor Stanley Payne on Thursday, 6 December, on the subject of 'Franco's temptation: Hitler and Spain in World War II', has been cancelled.

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History, Social Sciences

Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

Convener: Professor Avner Offer.

GUILLAUME DAUDIN, Paris
30 Oct.: 'Domestic trade and market size in late-eighteenth-century France.'

DEBORAH OXLEY
6 Nov.: 'The market for convict labour in Tasmania 1840–1857.'

DAVID CHAMBERS
13 Nov.: 'Just how good an investor was Keynes?'

LIZABETH COHEN, Harvard
20 Nov.: 'Renewing the city in postwar America.'

EDMUND (VALPY) FITZGERALD
27 Nov.: 'Kuznets south of the Rio Bravo: income distribution in Latin America 1900–2000.'

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Law

Institute of European and Comparative Law: EC Law Discussion Group

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room C, the Institute of European and Comparative Law. The series will continue in Hilary and Trinity Terms.

Convener: Dr Katja Ziegler.

MATEJ AVBELJ, Kent
31 Oct.: 'What kind of constitutionalism are we talking about?'

DR ANNELI ALBI, Kent
14 Nov.: 'Supremacy of EC law after enlargement: EU judgments of the constitutional courts of the new member-states.'

DR VANESSA MAK, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg
21 Nov.: 'European consumer law: towards maximum harmonisation?'

PROFESSOR PIET ECKHOUT, King's College London
28 Nov.: 'The EU Reform Treaty and the Second Pillar.'

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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.

Further details will be found at www.eng.ox.ac.uk/events/centenary. 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.

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Medical Sciences

Biomedical Engineering Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Convener: Dr M.S. Thompson.

DR ADAM SHORTLAND, Guy's Hospital, London
29 Oct.: 'Structural and functional muscle deficits in cerebral palsy: the challenges for biologists, engineers, and clinicians.'

DR SARAH CARTMELL, Keele
12 Nov.: 'Mechanical forces and statins—their uses for tissue engineering.'

DR VICENTE GRAU
26 Nov.: 'Building detailed cardiac anatomical models from high-resolution MRI and histological images.'

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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.

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

PROFESSOR PETRA KNAUS, Institut für Biochemie, Berlin
16 Nov.: 'TGFß and BMP family receptor activation and signaltransduction.'

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

PROFESSOR GEORG DUDA, Centre for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charite, Berlin
30 Nov.: 'Biomechanics and biology of musculoskeletal regeneration.'

PROFESSOR PAUL THOMPSON, Poole Hospital
7 Dec.: 'Victims of medical imaging technology.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL CHAPPARD, INSERM Faculty of Medicine, France
14 Dec.: 'Microarchitecture of bone in osteoporosis and cancer patients.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Professor Siegbert Prawer: Valedictory lecture

PROFESSOR SIEGBERT S. PRAWER, Taylor Professor Emeritus of German 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.'


Modern Greek studies seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the ground floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square, except where otherwise stated.

YANNIS HAMILAKIS, Southampton
25 Oct., Room 2, Taylor Institution: 'Dreaming ruins: materiality, archaeology and national imagination in Greece.' Co-organised with the Institute of Archaeology.

MARK JANSE, Ultrecht
8 Nov.: 'Paradise lost: the fate of the Cappadocians and their language(s).'

CHURNJEET MAHN, Glasgow
15 Nov.: ' 'On not knowing Greek': British travel to Greece and the woman question.'

DIMITRIS ASIMAKOULAS, Surrey
22 Nov.: 'Fear and misery of the Greek junta: Translations of Brecht's works under the colonels.'

ANASTASIA CHRISTOU, Sussex
29 Nov.: 'Narrating Hellenism—negotiating homecoming: gender, place and identity in second generation ancestral return migration life stories.'

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Social Sciences

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.'


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.'


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Eastern medicines and religions in Britain: medical anthropological approaches

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Patrizia Bassini and Elisabeth Hsu.

ALEXANDRA RYAN, Lancaster
7 Nov.: 'Energy and embodiment: practice, fieldwork and theory issues in Taijiquan (a Chinese martial art).'

MARIA TIGHE, Bristol
21 Nov.: 'Reflexology and acupuncture in the UK: a practitioner research perspective.'


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Fertility and reproduction seminars: reproduction and kinship

The following lectures will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road.

ANNE CADORET, CNRS, France
29 Oct.: 'Gay couples and surrogacy: how to say "mother".'

MONICA BONACCORSO, Cambridge
5 Nov.: 'Lesbian and gay couples making families: asexual conception, kinship and informal networks.'

PETER PARKS, Kent
12 Nov.: 'Fostering allegiance: moral ambivalences of adoptive kinship.'

SASKIA WALENTOWITZ, Berne
19 Nov.: ' "A child is done in the leg of its maternal uncle": reproduction, siblingship and kinship among the Tuareg.'

NICK ALLEN
26 Nov.: 'Is a world history of kinship systems a reasonable undertaking?'


Business ethics lecture series

MARK WOOD, Chief Executive of ITN, will deliver the first lecture in the Business Ethics lecture series at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 November at the Saïd Business School. The subject will be ethics in television and the media. To reserve a place, contact Laura King at events@stx.ox.ac.uk or Oxford 278480. The lecture is sponsored by St Cross College and the Saïd Business School.


Reuters Memorial Lecture

MOHAMED HEIKAL will deliver the Reuters Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 29 October, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre at St Anne's.

Subject: 'Bridges and barriers.'


Media and politics seminar

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield.

Conveners: David Butler, John Lloyd and Malcolm Dean.

DOROTHY BYRNE, head of news and current affairs, Channel Four
26 Oct.: 'The future of TV current affairs.'

CAROLINE THOMSON, Chief Operating Officer, BBC
2 Nov.: 'Running the BBC.'

DAVID LEVY
9 Nov.: 'The BBC and the public.'

GEORGINA HENRY, Comment Editor, The Guardian
16 Nov.: 'The new journalism: paperless, global and free?'

LORD ADONIS, Minister for Schools
23 Nov.: 'The media as seen by an academic, a journalist and a minister.'

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Unit for Cultural Variation and Obesity

Unless otherwise indicated the following multidisciplinary seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Michael Rayner.

MICHAEL RAYNER and STANLEY ULIJASZEK
7 Nov., Seminar Room, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus: 'Explanations for why people get fat: an integral approach.'

NICHOLAS HARRIGAN and THOMAS SNIJDERS
14 Nov., Seminar Room, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus: 'Social network analysis and its potential application for obesity research.'

SUSAN JEBB, Cambridge
21 Nov., Room 1, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus: 'Tackling obesities: future choices.'

ANA CARDEN-COYNE, Manchester
Mon., 26 Nov., Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology: To be announced.

JAMES STUBBS, Slimming World and Diogenes Project
28 Nov., Room 1, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus: 'Weight loss and weight maintenance in Western consumers: current predicaments and future solutions.'

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University Library Services

WISER Workshops

Oxford University Library Services is providing a series of practical workshops this term, focusing on the key resources provided. Full details are available at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/information_sk ills/wiser.

The workshops will cover topics such as: Finding books and journals; Electronic journals and current awareness services; Electronic resources; Key search skills; Keeping up-to-date; finding quality information on the Internet; and Citation searching with Web of Science.

There are three series, for Science (Wednesdays, 12.30–1.30 p.m., OUCS), Humanities (Fridays, 12.30–1.30 p.m., OUCS) and Social Sciences (Tuesdays, 12.30–1.30 p.m., Social Science Library). These sessions are open to everyone and Library staff are encouraged to attend. It is essential to book from the Web site for the Science and Humanities workshops but not necessary for the Social Science series.

Further information about the content of the workshops, or advice as to the most appropriate session to attend, may be obtained by e-mailing to usered@ouls.ox.ac.uk.

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Maison Francaise d'Oxford

Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Tony Hunt, St Peter's College; Sophie Marnette, Balliol College; and Helen Swift, St Hilda's College.

MICHEL ZINK, Collège de France
6 Nov.: 'Les images du récit et l'esprit du poème: réflexions sur "l'histoire d'amour sans paroles" du manuscrit Chantilly, Musée Condé 388.'

CHIMENE BATEMAN, Wadham College
20 Nov.: 'Invocations of desire: the female addressee in "Partonopeu de Blois" and "Joufroi de Poitiers".'


French Philosophy Seminar: Social values

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Philosophy Faculty Centre, 10 Merton Street.

Convener: Alison Denham, Faculty of Philosophy.

SIMONE BATEMAN, Paris V
30 Oct.: 'Human embryonic stem cell research: scientific enquiry and ethical controversy.'

PASCAL ENGEL, Geneva
13 Nov.: 'Is the value of knowledge a social value?'

PIERRE JACOB, CNRS-Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
27 Nov.: 'Is there a universal moral grammar?'


Mediterranean writers series

FATOS KONGOLI, Writer
Wed., 31 Oct., 5.15 p.m., Maison Française: Fatos Kongoli presents his work. (In collaboration with English PEN and Literature Across Frontiers)


Problems in the History of Science

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Colin Matthew Room in the History Faculty building, the Old Boys' High School, George Street.

Convener: Professor Pietro Corsi.

PIERRE TEISSIER
1 Nov.: 'From the structure of matter to the social structures. The case of solid state chemistry in France (1950–2000).'

PROFESSOR ROBERT FOX
8 Nov.: 'Comte's unfinished business: Franco–British reflexions on the religion of humanity.'

PROFESSOR YVES GINGRAS, Quebec
22 Nov.: 'A new tool for historians of science. Citation and co-citations analysis in scientific correspondence: the case of Mersenne, Oldenburg and Darwin.'
Fri., 23 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: 'The transformation of the scientific fields (1900–45): a bibliometric point of view.'

DR AUDE FAUVEL
29 Nov.: 'Asylums, lunatics and historians. A brief panorama of the Franco-Britannic psychiatric history.'

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Balliol College

Dawkins Prize for Animal Conservation and Welfare: Prize Lecture

DR ROGER PAYNE, founder and president of Ocean Alliance, will deliver the Dawkins Prize for Animal Conservation and Welfare at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 November at the Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Trying to conserve whales: winning battles but losing the war.'

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Green College

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR ALLAN BRANDT, Professor of the History of Science, and Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard, will deliver the annual McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'The tobacco pandemic: history, culture, and science.'

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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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Mansfield College

MARK GOLD, formerly Director of Animal Aid, and author of Living Without Cruelty and Animal Century, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in Seminar Room East, the Garden Building, Mansfield College.

Subject: 'Extending the circle of compassion.'

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St Antony's College

European Studies Centre

South-east European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX): Annual Lecture

MRS DORA BAKOYANNIS, Foreign Minister of Greece, will deliver the Annual Lecture of SEESOX (South-east European Studies at Oxford) at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from Julie Adams (telephone: Oxford (2)74537, e-mail: julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Does Europe have a message for the world?'

Lecture

DENIS MCSHANE, MP, and TARIQ RAMADAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 October, in the European Studies Centre. Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74470.

Subject: 'Should we be afraid of Islamism?'


Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

CAPT. DAVID HUDSON, US Navy, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Members of the University may attend on production of a University card; non-members of the University should obtain permission to attend from Jennifer Griffiths at pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk .

Subject: 'Not all quiet on the Pacific Front: US efforts in counter-terrorism in the Asia Pacific.'

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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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St John's College Research Centre

Introductory lectures in psychoanalysis

During this academic year there will be a series of Saturday morning showings of Introductory Lectures on DVD, recorded at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. A psychoanalyst from the Institute will then lead a discussion. Details will be advertised each term and will be posted on the college's Web site (follow link 'Research' to 'Research Centre Events').

This term the meeting will be on Saturday, 24 November, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. There will be two DVDs from the series: 'Playing and Symbolisation' and 'The Oedipus Complex'. Discussion will be led by Richard Rusbridger.

Entrance is free to members of the University and other academics, but space is limited. Anyone 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; please e-mail to request a place.

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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.'


Jill Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SIMS-WILLIAMS, SOAS, will deliver the Jill Hart Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Philology in action: the rediscovery of Bactrian.'

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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

The following meetings, which are open to all members of the University, will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House.

JONATHAN ROBINSON, British Library
Tue., 6 Nov.: 'Sounds familiar? Exploring English accents and dialects at the British Library Sound Archive.'

ANTHEA FRASER GUPTA, Leeds
Wed., 28 Nov.: 'English words from the Malay world.'

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