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Oxford University Gazette, 2 July 2009: Lectures


Becoming a person

This one-day conference, organised by the Centre for the History of Childhood, will be held on Saturday, 4 July, from 9.30 a.m., in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

The conference will examine concepts of personhood and identity in history. Further details may be found at Enquiries may be directed to Professor Brockliss (e-mail:

Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss and Professor George Rousseau.

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Medical Sciences

Neuroscience Grand Round: Guest Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

10 July: 'The future of stereotactic neurosurgery.'

18 Sept.: 'Treating multiple sclerosis: a modern saga.' (Litchfield Lecture)

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Borges postgraduate colloquium

This colloquium will be held on Friday, 3 July (from 10.30 a.m), and Saturday, 4 July, in St Edmund Hall. The keynote address, on 'Borges in context: autobiography and fiction in "Death and the Compass" ', will be given by Professor Edwin Williamson. Workshops will be held on two collections of short stories by Borges, Brodie's Report and The Book of Sand.

Further information may be obtained from Sarah Roger, St Edmund Hall (e-mail:, or Sarah Puello Alfonso, Exeter College (e-mail:

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Philosophy, Social Sciences

PROFESSOR ADAM KOLBER, Associate Professor of Law, University of California, San Diego, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 3 July, in the Old Indian Institute, Broad Street.

Convener: Dr J.F. Iles.

Subject: 'Why retributivists must abolish prison.'

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

DAVID RICHARDSON and SUE RICHARDSON will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 July, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: 'Karakalpak costume.'

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