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Oxford University Gazette, 29 May 2008: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Professor of Linguistics

PROFESSOR ADITI LAHIRI will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ' "Language asymmetries in the brain: "handbags" = "hambags", but "ham dish" ≠ "hand dish".'

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Clarendon Lectures in Finance

Risk and liquidity

PROFESSOR HYUN SONG SHIN, Professor of Economics, Princeton, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Further information can be found at www.finance.ox.ac.uk and at www.oup.co.uk/academic/socsci/economics/clef/. Enquiries should be directed to Andra Nagel, Oxford University Press (e-mail: andrea.nagel@oup.com).

Mon. 2 June: 'Endogenous risk.'

Tue. 3 June: 'Securitisation and financial stability.'

Wed. 4 June: 'Financial regulation and monetary policy.'

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Law

Environmental Law Discussion Group

DR JENNIFER MCKAY, University of South Australia, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Monday, 2 June, in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College. An exhibition of photographs from the south-east of South Australia will accompany the lecture.

Convener: Dr Liz Fisher.

Subject: 'New fresh water federalism in Australia: water use and justice issues.'


Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

CHIEF JUSTICE PIUS LANGA, Chief Justice of South Africa, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 June, in Rhodes House. The lecture is arranged by the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society in association with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Further information may be found at www.fljs.org.

Subject: 'Transformative constitutionalism and socio-economic rights.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars: cancellation of seminar

It is regretted that the seminar due to have been given by Dr Tiffany Walsh at 4.45 p.m. on Monday, 2 June, has been cancelled.

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Medical Sciences

Centre for Evidence-based Medicine: Blood pressure self-monitoring conference

This conference, arranged by the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (Department of Primary Health Care), will be held on Thursday, 3 July, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Saïd Business School.

The conference fee is £50 (£25 for Health Technology Assessment Programme members). The fee includes refreshments and lunch.

Further information and application forms may be obtained from Caroline Jordan (telephone: Oxford (2)89329 e-mail: caroline.jordan@dphpc.ox.ac.uk),or from the Web site www.cebm.net.

Speakers: Professor Paul Glasziou, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine; Dr Richard Mcmanus, Birmingham; Professor Richard Hobbs, Birmingham; Professor Francesco Cappuccio, Warwick; Professor John Potter, East Anglia; Professor Jonathan Mant, Birmingham; Dr Paul Padfield, Edinburgh; Dr Andrew Hayen, Sydney.


Pharmacology, anatomical neuropharmacology, and drug discovery seminars: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. The arrangements for the final two seminars differ from those previously published: Professor David St Clair will now speak on 3 June, and Dr John Cryan on 10 June.

PROFESSOR DAVID ST CLAIR, Aberdeen
3 June: 'Schizophrenia, genes, and the environment.'

DR JOHN CRYAN, University College Cork, Ireland
10 June: 'Silencing the unquiet mind: knockout and RNA interference- based approaches to understanding depression and anxiety.'

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Oriental Studies

AMBASSADOR YIM SUNG-JOON, President, the Korea Foundation, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Lincoln College EPA Science Centre, Museum Road. The meeting will be chaired by the Vice- Chancellor. Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: 'Korea's transformation—1975–2008, and challenges for the future.'


International conference: Art, patronage and society in the Muslim Deccan from the fourteenth century to the present day

This conference will be held in the University on 4, 5, and 6 July.

The architecture and art associated with the polities known as 'Deccani Sultanates', which flourished in the Indian sub-continent between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries, are receiving increasing scholarly attention. The conference will explore them in a broader socio-historical perspective, examining the cultural premises that brought them into existence, the dynamics of their development, and the legacy of this rich and diverse heritage to the present day.

A public lecture and a round-table discussion will additionally explore the issue of conservation of the architectural heritage in the sub-continent today, with a focus on the Deccan's regional capital, Hyderabad, as a paradigm of the challenges India's historical cities face in this phase of fast urban development.

Further information may be found at www.krc.ox.ac.uk/deccan.html.

Registration requests and enquiries should be addressed to Alessandra Cereda (e-mail: alessandra.cereda@orinst.ox.ac.uk). The deadline for registration is 20 June.

Conveners: Professor J.W. Allan and Dr L.E. Parodi.

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Social Sciences

African Studies Annual Lecture

PROFESSOR JEAN COMAROFF, Chicago, will deliver the African Studies Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to Sabrina Souza (e-mail: sabrina.souza@africa.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Detective fictions: in pursuit of sovereignty in the post-colony.'


Department of Sociology

PROFESSOR RANDALL COLLINS, Pennyslvania, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Violence: a micro-sociological theory.'


Conference: Confronting the challenge of technology for development: experiences from the emerging golden BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)

This conference, organised by the Sanjaya Lall Programme for Technology and Management for Development, Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, will be held on Thursday, 29 May (from 9 a.m) and Friday, 30 May, in the chapel, Mansfield College. The plenary sessions will be open to all staff and students of the University. Enquiries should be directed to the conference organisers (e-mail: slptmd@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

The conference programme will be made available at www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/centres/ slptmd-conference.


Financial markets and environmental governance

This day-long workshop will be held on Thursday, 29 May (from 9 a.m), in the Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. There is no conference fee, but those wishing to attend should inform Eric Knight (e-mail: eric.knight@magd.ox.ac.uk) by 27 May.

Morning session, 9–10.20 a.m.: ESG risks and financial markets

GORDON CLARK and ERIC KNIGHT: 'Institutional investors, the political economy of corporate disclosure, and the market for corporate social responsibility: implications from the UK.'

CHRIS WRIGHT, London School of Economics: 'Explaining the integration of ESG risks into investment decisions.'

Late morning session, 10.40–11.20 a.m.: Emerging carbon markets and finance

FLORIAN IELPO, CES-CNRS and Dexia, University of Paris I: 'Risk aversion and institutional information disclosure on the European carbon market: a case study of the 2006 compliance event.'

JULIEN CHEVALLIER, EconomiXCNRS, University of Paris: 'The EU emissions trading scheme: disentangling the effects of industrial production and CO2 emissions on carbon prices.'

Afternoon session, 1.30–2.50 p.m.: Emerging carbon markets and finance (continued)

JANELLE KNOX-HAYES: 'The developing carbon financial service industry: expertise, adaptation and complementarity in London and New York.'

MIRIAM SCHRÖDER and MARKUS LEDERER, Potsdam: 'New modes of governance in the carbon market.'

Late afternoon session, 3.10–4.30 p.m.: Financial markets and national institutions

RALF SCHÜLE, Wuppertal Institute: 'The emergence of global carbon markets and the evolution of the international climate regime: bottom-up support of top-down processes?'

KENNETH AMAESHI and CATARINA FIGUEIRA, Cranfield: 'Neither national boundaries nor transnational social spaces: accounting for variations in valuation of ESG risks in varieties of capitalism.' (Followed by closing remarks, 4.30–4.45 p.m)

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Ashmolean Museum

Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ELSPETH DUSINBERRE, Colorado, will deliver the fourth Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Enquiries and reservation requests should be made to Oxford (2)78020, e-mail: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Persepolis and the founding of an empire.'

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Maison Française and St Antony's College

Mediterranean unions—visions and politics

This conference will be held on Friday, 6 June (from 12 noon), and Saturday, 7 June, in St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (e-mail: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dimitar Bechev, Raffaella Del Sarto, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Kerem Oktem, Alexis Tadié, Leila Vignal, and Michael Wills.

Participants: Professor David Abulafia, Cambridge (subject to confirmation); Dr Dionigi Albera, Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme; Ambassador Yousef Amrani, Moroccan MFA (subject to confirmation); Dr Othon Anastasakis; Mr Abdelmajid Arif, Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme; Dr Karine Basset, Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme; Mr Andres Bassols, European Commission (subject to confirmation); Dr Dimitar Bechev; Dr Federica Bicchi, LSE; Dr Maryline Crivello, Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme; Dr Jocelyn Dakhlia, EHESS; Dr Hakim Darbouche, University of Liverpool; Dr Raffaella Del Sarto; Dr Henk Driessen, Nijmegen University; Dr Thierry Fabre, Aix-en-Provence; Dr Jean-Pierre Filiu, Sciences Po; Professor Richard Gillespie, University of Liverpool; Professor Robert Howse, University of Michigan; Dr Mohamed Janjar, King Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Foundation (Casablanca) (subject to confirmation); Dr Gema Martin Munoz, Casa Arabe (Madrid); Dr Kerem Oktem; Dr Nicholas Purcell; Dr Eugene Rogan; Ambassador Alain Le Roy; Dr Isabel Schaefer, Free University of Berlin; Dr Paul Sant Cassia, Durham University (subject to confirmation); Dr Jean-Frédéric Schaub, Maison Francaise; Professor Alfred Tovias, Hebrew University; Dr Mohamed Tozy, University Hasan II, Casablanca; Dr Leila Vignal; and Dr Michael Willis.

Friday, 6 June

2.30–4.30 p.m.: Panel I: 'Mediterranean unions in a historical perspective', with Professor David Abulafia, Cambridge (subject to confirmation), Dr Nicholas Purcell, and Dr Jean-Frédéric Schaub. Moderator: Dr Eugene Rogan.

5–7 p.m.: Public debate on the Union for the Mediterranean, with Ambassador Alain Le Roy, Dr Thierry Fabre, Aix-en-Provence, and Professor Richard Gillespie, Liverpool.

Saturday, 7 June

9.30–11 a.m.: Panel II: 'Mediterranean initiatives: clash or synergy?'

11.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Panel III: 'Opportunities, costs, and dilemmas: what is to be done?'

2.15–3.30 p.m.: Panel IV: 'Power, identity, and recognition: overcoming cleavages?' (Followed by concluding remarks)

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY MURPHY, Professor of Philosophy in the Biomedical Sciences Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois College of Medicine, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in Seminar Room 1, the James Martin School, the Old Indian Institute. Further information can be found at www.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Unfinished business: money, ethics, and a better transplant system.'

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All Souls College

Chichele Lectures

All Souls after Anson: aspects of college history, c.1914–15

DR SIMON GREEN will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

30 May: 'Affluence and anxiety: the significance of the Asquith Commission.'

6 June: 'Historians and men of letters: the emergence of a research college.'

13 June: 'Wykehamists and public servants: the recasting of the Ansonian ideal.'

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Christ Church

Dying and living: faith matters

The Christ Church Cathedral Summer Lectures will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Priory Room. The lectures are open to the public.

THE REVD RALPH WILLIAMSON, college chaplain
9 July: 'Life out of death—cross-cultural approaches to death and regeneration.'

THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD, Archdeacon of Oxford
16 July: 'Living and dying in the NHS: an interfaith perspective.'

THE VERY REVD CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, Dean
23 July: ' "Keep your mind in hell, and despair not" (Silouan).'

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology
30 July: 'Medical killing should not be legal; therefore it is not ethical.'

CANON PROFESSOR SARAH FOOT, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History
6 Aug.: 'Living with the dead: saints and pilgrims in the earlier medieval church.'

THE REVD JOHN PATON, Precentor
13 Aug.: 'Climbing Jacob's ladder: living where heaven and earth meet.'

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Green College

Alan Emery Lecture

LORD WALTON OF DETCHANT will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'A myologist in the House.'


Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MACMAHON, Sydney, will deliver the Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Blood pressure: from observational to randomised evidence.'

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Keble College

Keble College Archaeology Lectures

PROFESSOR ROBERTA GILCHRIST, Reading, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 June, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College.

The Keble College Archaeology Lectures are sponsored by Wiley–Blackwell.

Subject: 'Magic for the dead: the archaeology of magic in later medieval burials.'

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Oriel College

Lecture

PROFESSOR SAMUEL SACHS, Director Emeritus, the Frick Collection, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 June, in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Fakes, forgeries, and other deceptions.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

PROFESSOR MUZAFFAR ALAM, George V. Bobrinskoy Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilisations, University of Chicago, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Polly O'Hanlon.

Subject: 'The Mughals, the Sufi Shaikhs, and the formation of the Akbari dispensation.'

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St John's College

Robert Penson Lecture

DR F. EGMOND will deliver the Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Gardens as living collections in the decades before Tradescant.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

Annual General Meeting

The sixty-third Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The meeting will be chaired by Profesor Ewan McKendrick, Pro- Vice-Chancellor, Research, Academic Services, and University Collections.

After the formal business meeting, MR PHILIP ZIEGLER will address the meeting.

Subject: 'Prime Ministers: a biographer's view.'

Dr Sarah Thomas, Bodley's Librarian and Director of University of Library Services, will propose a vote of thanks to the speaker and report on library matters.

A selection from the year's purchases and donations will be exhibited in the Proscholium at the entrance to the Divinity School, from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Enquiries may be directed to fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

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