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Oxford University Gazette, 28 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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English Language and Literature, Music, Fine Art

Biblical women and their afterlives: New Testament characters

This interdisciplinary conference, exploring the interpretation of New Testament women in art, music, literature, and theology, will be held on 16–18 March in Trinity College.

Speakers include: Professor Christopher Rowland (theology), Professor Ruth Steiner (music), Fiona Maddocks (music), Professor Diane Apostolos-Cappadona (art history), and Professor Heidi Hornik (art history).

The specially commissioned poem 'To cast a stone', by the acclaimed Irish poet John F. Deane, will be premiered on Sunday, 16 March.

The full conference programme and booking forms are available at www.crhb.org. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Christine Joynes (e-mail: christine.joynes@trinity.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor Christopher Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

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Medical Sciences

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine: Public lectures

The following public lectures, part of Science Week 2008, will be held on Wednesday, 12 March, 6–8 p.m., in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, the John Radcliffe Hospital. Admission is free, and booking is not required. Further details may be found at www.imm.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS HIGGS, Deputy Director, WIMM
6 p.m.: Welcome and introduction.

PROFESSOR ALAN STOREY, Department of Medical Oncology
6.10 p.m.: 'The emerging epidemic of skin cancer.'

DR ED EVANS, Human Immunology Unit
7 p.m.: 'Visualising the mechanics of the cell—watching the molecules.'

DR RAJEEV GUPTA, Molecular Haematology Unit
7.25 p.m.: 'Undercovering the hidden origins of childhood leukaemia.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Sub-faculty of German

PROFESSOR RICARDA BAUSCHKE will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in Somerville College.

Convener: Dr A.M.V. Suerbaum.

Subject: 'Normierte Autorbilder bei Morungen, Reinmar und Walther—Forschungskonstrukte und/oder Strategien der Selbstinszenierung?'

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Social Sciences

Extra-legal Governance Institute: one-day event with Robert Saviano, author of Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia

This event will be held on Thursday, 6 March, in the Manor Road Building. The morning sessions will take place in Seminar Room G, and the evening session in the Large Lecture Theatre.

It is expected that this event will be popular. Those wishing to attend are advised to e-mail to john.carlarne@sociology.ox.ac.uk, indicating the sessions in which they are interested. Information on the Extra-legal Governance Institute can be found at www.exlegi.ox.ac.uk/.

DIEGO GAMBETTA
11 a.m.: Introduction.

FEDERICO VARESE
11.05 p.m.: 'The Camorra closely observed.'

VALERIA PIZZINI
11.20 a.m.: 'Women in the Camorra.'

JOHN LLOYD
11.35 a.m.: 'Gomorrah as investigative journalism.'

ROBERTO SAVIANO
11.50 a.m.: Reply (followed by questions from the audience).

ROBERTO SAVIANO
5–6.30 p.m.: Oxford students meet Roberto Saviano (chaired by Federico Varese).

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European Humanities Research Centre

The politics of opera: the French Revolution and its consequences

This interdisciplinary colloquium will be held on Friday, 18 April, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. Full details can be found at www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk/opera.htm. Enquiries should be directed to rosamund.bartlett@ehrc.ox.ac.uk.

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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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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. Reservation is 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.'

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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

DR MATTHEW SIMPSON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in Seminar Room East, Mansfield College. The lecture is sponsored by VERO (Voice for Ethical Research in Oxford).

Convener: Dr Katherine Morris.

Subject: 'How physiology came to Oxford: the new lab and its adversaries in the 1880s.'


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 hold 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?'


European Studies Centre

Chancellor's Seminar

LORD PATTEN, Chancellor of the University, and GÜLER SABANCI, founder, Sabancı University, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Large Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to Julie Adams (e-mail: julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Bridging worlds.'

Stifterverband Seminar Series: Peculiarities of West German modernity—state and society in the 'Bonn Republic'

TILL VAN RAHDEN, Montreal, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 February, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Subject: 'Bringing democracy to Daddy: changing conceptions of paternal authority in West Germany.'

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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 is open to the public.

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

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Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature

Annual Open Lecture

PROFESSOR MIRI RUBIN, Queen Mary, University of London, will deliver the society's annual Open Lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

The lecture is open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to Lucinda Rumsey (e-mail: lucinda.rumsey@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Mary of the Europeans: emotion and devotion.'

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