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Oxford University Gazette, 27 September 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.'

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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: cancellation

It is regretted that the Cyril Foster Lecture, due to have been given by Dr Javier Solana on Tuesday, 13 November, has been cancelled.

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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

Computational Mathematics and Applications

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Enquiries should be directed to Lotti Ekert (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

Conveners: L.N. Trefethen and S. Dollar (RAL).

PROFESSOR E. DE KLERK, Tilburg
4 Oct.: 'On the computational complexity of optimisation over a simplex, hypercube, or sphere.'

DR O. LAKKIS, Sussex
11 Oct.: 'Explicit a posteriori error analysis for evolution equation's finite element approximation.'

PROFESSOR P. BENNER, Chemnitz
18 Oct.: 'Model reductions in control and simulation: algorithms and applications.'

DR D. ROBINSON
25 Oct.: 'A primal–dual augmented Lagrangian.'

DR L. GRIGORI, INRIA
1 Nov., RAL: 'Communication avoiding algorithms for dense LU and QR factorisations.'

DR D. HUYBRECHS, Leuven
8 Nov.: 'On the benefits of Gaussian quadrature for oscillatory integrals.'

PROFESSOR J. MAGNUS, Tilburg
15 Nov., RAL: To be announced.

PROFESSOR S. ULBRICH, TU Darmstadt
22 Nov.: 'Adaptive multilevel methods for PDE- constrained optimisation.'

DR R. PLATTE
29 Nov.: 'Polynomials and potential theory for Gaussian radial basis function interpolation.'


Organic Chemistry Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. Details of the Pfizer Mini-Symposium (18 October) are given below.

For further information, or to meet any of the speakers, contact Dr Jonathan Burton (e-mail: jonathan.burton@chem.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR SUZUKI, Hokkaido
11 Oct., 11 a.m., Wolfson Seminar Room, CRL: 'Suzuki coupling reaction and the current topics.'

DR J. HARRITY, Sheffield
11 Oct., 4 p.m.: 'Development of new regio- and stereoselective heterocycle syntheses through cycloaddition reactions.'

DR I. NASH, AstraZeneca, Alderley Park
25 Oct.: 'Discovery to clinic: pyrazole substituted quinazolines as potent inhibitors of aurora kinase.'

PROFESSOR M. BELLER, Rostock
1 Nov.: 'Developing practical catalysts for organic synthesis: from palladium- to iron-catalysed processes.'

PROFESSOR C. SCHMIDT-DANNERT, Minnesota
8 Nov.: 'Chemistry through biology: design of biosynthetic reaction sequences in microbial cells.'

PROFESSOR R. TAYLOR, York
15 Nov.: 'The Rambo approach to C-glycoside synthesis.'

DR N. WESTWOOD, St Andrews
22 Nov.: 'Oxidative fragmentation reactions applied to natural product synthesis and chemical genetics.'

PROFESSOR G. LLOYD-JONES, Bristol
29 Nov.: 'Deconvoluting the mechanism of Pd- catalysed isomerisation and addition reactions.'

DR A. BADER, founder, Aldrich Chemical Company
13 Dec., Wolfson Seminar Room, CRL: 'Cooper and Loschmidt: a detective at work.' Fri. 14 Dec., 12 noon, Wolfson Seminar Room, CRL: 'The history of Aldrich and advice to chemist entrepreneurs.'

Pzizer Mini-Symposium

This meeting will be held on Thursday, 18 October, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. It will conclude with a poster session in the CRL Atrium, followed by a prize-giving and reception. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Jonathan Burton (e-mail: jonathan.burton@chem.ox.ac.uk).

DR C. FROST, Bath
2 p.m.: 'New strategies in asymmetric synthesis using rhodium catalysed conjugate additions.'

DR D. FOX, Pfizer, Sandwich
2.40 p.m.: 'Structure-based design of second generation long-acting PDE5 inhibitors.'

DR R. GRAINGER, Birmingham
3.20 p.m.: 'New applications of dithiocarbamates in organic synthesis.'


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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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.'


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

PROFESSOR AMITAI ETZIONI, former Senior Adviser to the White House on domestic affairs, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 October, in the Milner Hall, Rhodes House. Further information will be found at www.fljs.org/content.asp?pageRef[ equals]44.

Subject: 'Will the right basic income please stand up? Communitarian arguments for a guaranteed basic income.'


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

Amended notice

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).

This notice replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 20 September (pp. 9–10).

Convener: Dr Danilo Leonardi.

PROFESSOR PHILIP SCHLESINGER, Glasgow
15 Oct.: 'From the creative industries to the creative economy?'

PROFESSOR IAN WALDEN, Queen Mary, London
22 Oct.: 'Cybercrime: illegal content and communications.'

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.: 'Broadcast advertising restrictions.'

PROFESSOR ERIC BARENDT, University College London
26 Nov.: 'Privacy reform.'


Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group

The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room F, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries should be directed to John Carlarne.

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

DR JEAN-LOUIS BRIQUET, CNRS, Paris
11 Oct.: 'The "Andreotti Affair": anti- mafia struggle and the crisis of the Italian First Republic (1992–2004).'

DANILA SERRA
18 Oct.: 'Bargaining for bribes: the role of moral costs and imperfect information.'

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.'


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.10 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.

JOHN GLEDHILL
12 Oct.: 'Violence and the reconstitution of community in indigenous Mexico.'

INGE DANIELS
19 Oct.: 'The "social death" of unused gifts: consumption and value in contemporary Japan.'

SIMON HARRISON
26 Oct.: 'Returning effects of the battlefield dead: war souvenirs and the souls of missing soldiers.'

FILIPPO OSELLA
2 Nov.: ' "Globalisation is ruining us": neoliberal capitalism, Islamism, and business in Kozhikode, Calicut, south India.'

JACK GOODY
9 Nov.: 'The Renaissance in comparative perspective.'

GÉRARD LENCLUD
16 Nov.: 'Persons as artefacts.'

SIGNE HOWELL
23 Nov.: 'Continuity through change; three decades of engaging with Chewong (Malaysia).'

FRANCESCA BRAY
30 Nov.: 'The technics of the California home.'


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

Amended notice

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.

Note: this notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 20 September, p. 10. Details of the 25 October and 8 November seminars have changed.

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?'

RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC
25 Oct.: 'Sex trafficking and the politics of mobility in Europe.'

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

METTE BERG
8 Nov.: 'Generating diaspora: homeland and belonging among Cubans in Spain.'

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 Office23 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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Maison Francaise D'oxford

Early Modern French Seminar

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

Conveners: Richard Cooper, Brasenose College; Nicholas Cronk, Voltaire Foundation; Kate Tunstall, Worcester College; Alain Viala, Lady Margaret Hall.

NATHALIE FERRAND, CNRS-MFO
11 Oct.: 'Images du roman européen au XVIIIe siècle.'

FRÉDÉRIQUE AÏT-TOUATI, New College
25 Oct.: 'L'astronome et le poète: pour une poétique comparée (autour des oeuvres de Huygens et de Chapelain).'

HUBERT BOST, Université de Paris IV
8 Nov.: 'La Beaumelle, huguenot éclairé: quelques enseignements de sa correspondance.' (Besterman Lecture, in collaboration with the Voltaire Foundation)

JAN MIERNOWSKI, Wisconsin
22 Nov.: To be announced.


Modern French Seminar

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

Convener: Michael Sheringham, All Souls College.

NATHALIE AUBERT, Oxford Brookes University
18 Oct.: 'L'un écrit, l'autre pas: Christian Dotremont et Henri Michaux, peintres écrivains.'

DIANA KNIGHT, Nottingham
1 Nov.: 'Balzac and the model of painting: the Joseph Bridau cycle.'

WOLFGANG ASHOLT, Osnabrück
15 Nov.: 'Transformations médiatiques du roman contemporain: l'exemple de François Bon.'

MAIRÉAD HANRAHAN, University College London
29 Nov.: 'Taking trauma out of the crypt: towards a general theory of creativity.'


Medieval French Seminar

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

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

TONY LODGE, St Andrews
9 Oct.: 'French and Occitan in fourteenth- century Auvergne.'

SYLVIA HUOT, Cambridge
23 Oct.: 'A Saracen knight at King Arthur's court: Palamedes in the Prose Tristan.'

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 alternate Tuesdays in the Philosophy Faculty Centre, 10 Merton Street.

Convener: Alison Denham, Faculty of Philosophy.

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

PASCAL ENGEL, Université de Genève
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?'


Conferences and study days

The following conferences will be held in the Maison Française unless indicated otherwise.

Fri., 28 Sept., 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., conference: 'Crime.' Organisers: Louise Hardwick, Trinity College and Benjamin Andréo, Worcester College.

Fri.,19 Oct.–Sat., 20 Oct. (Fri. 2–6 p.m.; Sat. 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.), conference: 'Désirs de fondation et expériences de mobilité ;. La construction des espaces jésuites à l'époque moderne.' Organisers: Stéphane Van Damme, Warwick; Antonella Romano, Institut Universitaire Européen, Florence; and Pierre-Antoine Fabre, EHESS, Paris.

Fri., 9 Nov.–Sat., 10 Nov. (Fri. 2–6 p.m.; Sat. 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.), conference: 'Modes of reading/Façons de lire.' Organiser: Sally Humphreys, Michigan–Central European University, Budapest.

Sat., 24 Nov., 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m., study day: 'Dumézil and Dumont as third-generation Durkheimians.' Organisers: Bill Pickering, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies, Oxford, and Robert Parkin, University College.


Other lectures and events

The following events will be held in the Maison Française unless indicated otherwise.

FABRICE VIRGILI, CNRS-IRICE–Université de Paris I
Tue., 23 Oct., 5 p.m., St Hugh's College: 'The relationships between French women and German soldiers during the Second World War.'

GRANT LAWRENCE, Director for Water, Chemicals and Cohesion in the Environment, European Commission
Fri. 26 Oct., 7.30 p.m.: 'How things really work in the European institutions.' (European Movement Oxfordshire Branch Lecture)

ELIZABETH PICARD, CNRS-IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence
Fri., 2 Nov., 5 p.m., Middle East Centre, St Antony's: 'Post-war Lebanon: problems and prospects.' (In collaboration with St Antony's College)

GÉRARD LENCLUD, CNRS, Paris
Fri., 16 Nov., 4.10 p.m., Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road: 'Persons as artefacts.'

PAUL FOURNEL, Writer
Wed., 21 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: 'Choisir une forme.' (In collaboration with Littérature Française Actuelle à Oxford)

YVES GINGRAS, Université du Quebec
Fri., 23 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: 'The transformation of the scientific fields (1900–45): a bibliometric point of view.'

PIERRE BRIANT, Collège de France
Wed., 28 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: 'The virtual Ach‘menid Museum and the international network of Ach‘menid studies.' (Le Collège de France à Oxford Lecture)


Mediterranean writers series

ELIAS KHOURY, Writer
Fri., 12 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'The novel and the Lebanese civil war.' (In collaboration with Oxford University Albanian Society and the Middle East Centre)

CONFERENCE
Mon., 15 Oct., 11 a.m.–4.30 p.m.: 'Vincenzo Consolo between Sicily and Europe.' Organiser: Martin McLaughlin, Magdalen College.

VINCENZO CONSOLO, Writer
Mon., 15 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'I muri d'Europa/Europe's walls.' (In Italian; a handout in English will be available)

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


Cinema

The following events will be held in the Maison Française, on alternate Tuesdays, at 8 p.m.

Each film will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College. No need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.

16 Oct., 7 p.m.: 'Introduction to the Nouvelle Vague'— Reidar Due, Magdalen College. Followed at 8 p.m. by the film 'Les quatre cents coups (1959, 94 min. Director: François Truffaut)

30 Oct.: Le signe du lion (1959, 103 min. Director: Eric Rohmer)

13 Nov.: A bout de souffle (1960, 90 min. Director: Jean-Luc Godard)

27 Nov.: Paris nous appartient (1960, 141 min. Director: Jacques Rivette)

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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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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

Sociology seminars: Employment change, social inequality, and social integration

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

Conveners: Professor Duncan Gallie and Professor Nan Dirk de Graaf.

PROFESSOR DUNCAN GALLIE
10 Oct.: 'Production regimes and the quality of employment in Europe.'

PROFESSOR COLIN CROUCH, Warwick
17 Oct.: 'The sociology of economic uncertainty.'

PROFESSOR CLAIRE WALLACE, Aberdeen
24 Oct.: 'Patterns of social capital in Europe.'

TONY ATKINSON
31 Oct.: 'The changing distribution of earnings in OECD countries.'

PROFESSOR YOSSI SHAVIT, Tel Aviv
7 Nov.: 'Expansion and inequality of educational opportunity.'

DR KLAUS SCHÖMANN, Jacobs University Bremen College
14 Nov.: 'How does job mobility influence job satisfaction?'

JAVIER POLAVIEJA, Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies and Research, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra
21 Nov.: 'Occupational sex composition and earnings.'

PROFESSOR NAN DIRK DE GRAAF and DR STIJN RUITER
28 Nov: 'Do networks matter? Socioeconomic payoffs of voluntary association involvement.'

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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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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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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 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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