University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 16 October 2008: Lectures

Cyril Foster Lecture

Correction to date of lecture

DR KAREN KONING ABUZAYD, UNRWA Commissioner General for Palestinian Refugees, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.

Note: The lecture will be given on Thursday, 27 November, and not on Friday, 28 November, as stated in the Gazette of 9 October (p. 162–3).

Subject: 'Palestinian refugees in their sixtieth year: issues of human rights, public policy, and international law.'

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Inaugural Lectures

Professor of Microbiology

PROFESSOR STEPHEN BELL will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, 21 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The evolution of DNA replication.'


Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HARBERD will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Plant biology from the Flora Graeca to the genome era.'


Professor of Russian

PROFESSOR ANDREI ZORIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Tolstoy and his creation of historical continuity.'


Professor of Modern History

PROFESSOR ROBERT GILDEA will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The long road of oral history: around 1968 in France.'


Professor of the History of Art

PROFESSOR CRAIG CLUNAS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Putting China in its place in the history of art.'

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Harmsworth Inaugural Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER ONUF, University of Virginia, Harmsworth Professor of American History 2008–9, will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Thomas Jefferson and the origins of American democracy.'

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Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Ghosts 1. Anthony Hecht and the Jews.'

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Astor Lecture

AKIRA IRIYE, Charles Warren Research Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Transnational moments.'

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Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DEBORAH HOWARD, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Magdalen College Auditorium (entry through Longwall). Admission is free.

Subject: 'Sound and space in Renaissance Venice.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Geography

Voices of places

PROFESSOR DOREEN MASSEY, Professor of Geography, Open University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Geography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College. Admission is free, and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

Tue. 21 Oct.: 'What's left of place? What possibility for a place-based radical politics in the current globalised world?'

Wed. 22 Oct.: 'Places in a revolution: theories of place meet politics in revolutionary Venezuela.'

Thur. 23 Oct.: 'Place beyond place: a relational politics towards an alternative globalisation.'

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Clarendon Law Lectures

On law and globalisation

PROFESSOR HAROLD HONGJU KOH, Dean and Gerard C. Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Two lectures will be given on Wednesday, 22 October.

Admission is free, and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

Wed. 22 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Law as globalisation.'

Wed. 22 Oct., 6.15 p.m.: 'Law of globalisation.'

Thur. 23 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Law in globalisation.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

Corporations, games, and societies

MASAHAKI AOKI, Takashi Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies as follows in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free, and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

Mon. 20 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Corporations as embodying cognitive systems.'

Tue. 21 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'Corporations embedded in societies.'

Wed. 22 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'Corporations and societies co-evolving.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

DAVID BEARD, Cardiff, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 27 October, in the Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 66 St Giles'. All welcome.

Subject: ' "Incidental Music"? Settings of Greek tragedy by Judith Weir and Harrison Birtwistle.'

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History

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR RONNIE HSIA, Pennsylvania State, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Elective affinities: the Jesuits and China in the early modern world.'


Paths to democracy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the History Faculty Building.

Conveners: Martin Conway and Thomas Buchanan.

JULIAN WRIGHT, Durham
16 Oct.: 'Independent socialism in France: Eugène Fournière and the Revue socialiste in the early twentieth century.'

LINDA RISSO, Reading
23 Oct.: 'Promoting democracy while fighting communism: the NATO Information Service between 1949 and 1965.'

CHRISTIAN BAILEY, Yale
30 Oct.: ' "Das Demokratische Deutschland: For a Democratic German... Eventually": German exiles in Switzerland 1939–45.'

FRANÇOISE GUESNET, UCL
6 Nov.: 'Fears of numbers: Jewish political tradition and democracy in Central Europe, 1848–1905.'

REBECCA CLIFFORD
13 Nov.: 'Radical approaches to democracy: the case of Italy's 1968.'

OLIVER ZIMMER
20 Nov.: 'Keeping politics out of City Hall? Political cultures in imperial Germany.'

HUBERTUS JAHN, Cambridge
27 Nov.: 'The politics of popular culture in late imperial Russia.'

NIGEL TOWNSON, Complutense, Madrid
4 Dec.: 'Making democracy in Spain: the role of the centre under the Second Republic, 1931–6.'


Commonwealth History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the History Faculty Building. Details of the 7 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Judith Brown, John Darwin, and Jan-Georg Deutsch.

DR JOHN DARWIN
17 Oct.: 'Autonomy and the end of the imperial world.'

PROFESSOR IAN TALBOT, Southampton
24 Oct.: 'Things fall apart: Pakistan's first experiment with democracy, 1947–58.'

DR JAMES ONLEY, University of Exeter
31 Oct.: 'Britain and the Gulf sheikhs in the 1950s: a study of ruler–agent relations.'

DR KARL GERTH
14 Nov.: 'Decolonisation and the nationalisation of consumer culture in Maoist China.'

DR FRANK BONGIORNO, King's College, London
21 Nov.: 'Russel Ward and The Australian Legend fifty years on: rereading radical nationalist history.'

PROFESSOR TOM TOMLINSON, SOAS
28 Nov.: 'Was Nehru's economic nationalism a viable strategy?'

DR JAN-GEORG DEUTSCH
5 Dec.: 'Jazz at the Goan Club. The making of "modern" Zanzibar, c.1945–64.'

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History, English Language and Literature

Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British literary, social, cultural, intellectual and political history in the long eighteenth century

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Dorfman Seminar Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: Professor Ros Ballaster, Dr Paddy Bullard, Dr Rebecca Bullard, Professor Kathryn Sutherland, Dr Freya Johnston, Dr Abigail Williams, and Dr Christine Gerrard.

DR SARAH PEARSALL, Oxford Brookes
20 Oct.: 'Dr Madman's "Hellish Arts": polygamy controversies of the 1780s.'

PROFESSOR ROS BALLASTER, DR REBECCA BULLARD, AND PROFESSOR KATHRYN KING, Montevallo
3 Nov.: Symposium on the life and works of Eliza Heywood: New Directions.

DR TOM JONES, St Andrews
17 Nov.: 'Pope, faction, and the sense of history.'

DR PHILIP CONNELL, Cambridge
1 Dec.: 'Natural philosophy and political allegiance in the poetry of James Thomson.'

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History, Social Sciences

History of Political Thought

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Swire Seminar Room, University College.

Conveners: Ben Jackson and Marc Stears.

MARTIN CONWAY
21 Oct.: 'Political legitimacy: a historical approach.'

JOHN FILLING
28 Oct.: 'The belly and the body politic: Hegel, Marx, Menenius Agrippa.'

RACHEL FOXLEY, Reading
4 Nov.: ' "Due libertie and proportiond equalitie": Milton, democracy, and the republican tradition.'

DAVID BOUCHER, Cardiff
11 Nov.: 'Women and human rights.'

KEVIN MORGAN, Manchester
18 Nov.: ' "Leadership in democracy": Carlyle, the hero, and the British Labour movement 1890–1945.'

VALENTINA ARENA, University College, London
25 Nov.: 'Liberty in Republican Rome.'

DAVID LEOPOLD
2 Dec.: 'The shop-girl's revenge: reflections on Fourier and Marx.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Department of Materials

The following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.

PROFESSOR PETER HALL, Strathclyde
16 Oct.: 'New materials for battery and supercapacitor applications.'

PROFESSOR PAUL BROWN, Nottingham
23 Oct.: 'Microscopy at the life sciences/physical sciences interface.'

DR JAMES WARNER
30 Oct.: 'Low voltage high resolution electron microscopy of carbon nanomaterials.'

PROFESSOR S. RAVI P. SILVA, Surrey
6 Nov.: 'Preparation of carbon nanotubes for exploitation: a physical to biological applications platform.'

DR EMMANUELLE MARQUIS
13 Nov.: 'Fusion materials: an atomic scale perspective.'

DR CHRISTOPH STAMPFER, ETH Zurich
20 Nov.: 'Nano electromechanical systems (NEMSI) based on carbon materials.'

DR BRENDON LOVETT
27 Nov.: 'Optical control of quantum coherence in matter systems.'

DR PAUL MUMMERY, Manchester
4 Dec.: 'Applications of X-ray tomography in modelling materials.'


Department of Earth Sciences

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

PROFESSOR JAAP DAMSTE, Marine Organic Chemistry, NIOZ
20 Oct.: 'Organic proxies for marine, lacustrine and continental palaeothermometry: validation and application.'

DR SAM TURVEY, Zoological Society of London
27 Oct.: 'West Indian mammal extinctions: how much do we know?'

DR GREG EDGECOMBE, Natural History Museum, London
3 Nov.: 'Arthropods and the tree of life: phylogenomic, morphological, and palaeontological evidence.'

DR DAVID NORMAN, Cambridge
10 Nov.: 'Dinosaurs and palaebiology.'

DR NICHOLAS BUTTERFIELD, Cambridge
17 Nov.: 'From the top down: animals, oxygen, and the Ediacaran transition.'

DR GIULIO DI TORO, Padua
24 Nov.: 'A closer look at earthquakes: geological, theoretical, and experimental investigations of exhumed seismogenic sources.'

DR HARSH BHAT, Southern California
1 Dec.: 'Some new insights from experimental mechanics on earthquake ruptures: damage, supershear, and friction.'


Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, the Information Engineering Building. Enquiries may be directed to John Huber (telephone: (2)83478).

Student presentations will be given on Monday, 1 December.

ANDRE DRAGON,, California Institute of Technology
20 Oct.: 'A multi-scale "morphological approach" for modelling non- linear behaviour of propellent-like particulate composites.'

THOMAS ALLEN, Sheffield Hallam
27 Oct.:'Experimental validation of a finite element model of a head clamped tennis racket.'

NIGEL MILLS, Birmingham
3 Nov.: 'Modelling the performance of closed cell polymer foams.'

VITO TAGERIELLI, Cambridge
10 Nov.: To be announced.

PAUL BUCKLEY
17 Nov.: 'Biaxial rheology of polyester films, or how to make a virtual Coke bottle.'

LIFENG MA, Edinburgh
24 Nov.: To be announced.


Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre.

Convener: Dr John Wheater.

ANDREW STEANE
17 Oct.: 'An introduction to quantum error correction.'

SIMON ROSS, Durham
31 Oct.: 'Holography for non-relativistic CFTs.'

ANDREI STARINETS
14 Nov.: 'Gauge/string duality and transport in strongly coupled systems.'

VLADIMIR FALKO, Lancaster
28 Nov.: ' "Chiral" electrons in monolayer and bilayer graphene.'


Organic Chemistry Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, unless otherwise stated, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. All welcome.

A series of presentations will be given on Thursday, 23 October.

DR HON WAI LAM, Edinburgh
23 Oct., 2 p.m.: 'Development of new selective transition-metal- catalysed reactions.'

DR DAFYDD OWEN, Pfizer
23 Oct., 2.40 p.m.: 'Drug discovery: the perfect challenge for the organic chemist.'

DR LIAM COX, Birmingham
23 Oct., 3.20 p.m.: 'A novel twist on an old theme: β-halovinylsilanes in a new elimination approach to oligoyne assembly.'

DR ROBERT STOCKMAN, Nottingham
30 Oct.: 'Complexity from symmetry using tandem reactions.'

DR KEVIN FOOTE, AstraZeneca
6 Nov.: 'Discovery to clinic: pyrazole substituted quinazolines as potent inhibitors of aurora kinase.'

PROFESSOR AMOS B. SMITH, Pennsylvania
Fri., 14 Nov., 2 p.m.: RSC Simonsen Lecture: 'Evolution of Anion Relay Chemistry (ARC): construction of architecturally complex natural and unnatural products.'

PROFESSOR DAVID KNIGHT, Cardiff
20 Nov.: 'Acid-catalysed cyclisations with a silver lining.'

PROFESSOR GIDEON DAVIES, York
27 Nov.: 'Chemical dissection of the O-GlcNAc modification: implications for type II diabetes and neurodegeneration.'

PROFESSOR HANS DE VRIES, Groningen and DSM Pharmaceuticals
4 Dec.: 'Ruthenacycles and iridacycles as catalysts for asymmetric transfer hydrogenation and racemisation. A new dynamic kinetic resolution of chlorohydrins.'


Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 3.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the PTCL Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: Dr W. Barford.

DR TIFFANY WALSH, Warwick
20 Oct.: 'Modelling the affinity of peptides at inorganic surfaces.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW PARRY, Imperial College
3 Nov.: 'The saga of the critical wetting transition.'

DR JON DOYE
17 Nov.: 'Exploring the dynamics of self- assembly and crystallisation: patchy colloids, protein complexes, and DNA nanostructures.'

PROFESSOR MATTHEW FOULKES, Imperial College
1 Dec.: 'Density functional and quantum Monte Carlo studies of the thermodynamics of point defects in alumina.'


Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, Computing Laboratory, except Weeks 2 and 7, which will be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Conveners: L.N. Trefethen and S. Dollar.

DR DAVID MAYERS
16 Oct.: 'Fifty years of scientific computation at Oxford.'

DR MARC BABOULIN, Coimbra
23 Oct. (RAL): 'Some issues in dense linear algebra algorithms for multi-core and new architectures.'

PROFESSOR SIMON TAVENER, Colorado State
30 Oct.: 'A posteriori error estimation and adaptivity for an operator decomposition approach to conjugate heat transfer.'

PROFESSOR DIVAKAR VISWANATH, Michigan
6 Nov.: 'Asymptotics and complex singularities of the Lorenz attractor.'

FRÉDÉRIC NATAF, Paris VI and CNRS
13 Nov.: 'Optimal domain decomposition methods (Neumann–Neumann or FETI types) for systems of PDEs.'

PROFESSOR SÖREN BARTELS, Bonn
20 Nov.: 'Approximation of harmonic maps and wave maps.'

DR ALICIA KIM, Bath
27 Nov. (RAL): 'Topology optimisation: achievements and challenges.'

JONATHAN HOGG, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
4 Dec.: 'Cholesky factorisations for multi-core systems.'


Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical Geoscience Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House, Little Clarendon Street.

DR JEROME NEUFELD, Cambridge
24 Oct.: 'Solidification in the fast lane: freezing at the earth's poles and core.'

PROFESSOR PAUL TACKLEY, ETH Zurich
7 Nov.: 'Modelling the thermo-chemical evolution of planetary interiors.'

PROFESSOR ALASTAIR RUCKLIDGE, Leeds
21 Nov.: 'Intermittency and symmetry in models of geodynamo reversals and excursions.'

PROFESSOR NEIL CROUT, Nottingham
5 Dec.: 'Testing the formulation of biological and environmental models.'


Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, Mathematical Institute, St Giles'. Enquiries may be directed to Sara Jolliffe (e-mail: cmb@maths.ox.ac.uk).

DR JONATHAN WHITELEY
17 Oct.: 'Multiphase flow—a variety of applications, and some simple numerical techniques.'

DR MAURICIO BARAHONA, Imperial College, London
31 Oct.: 'Dynamics on networks: synchronisation of oscillators in biology.'

DR DENIS HEADON, Manchester
14 Nov.: 'Natural variation modulates pattern formation mechanisms during skin development.'

DR MARTIN BEES, Glasgow
28 Nov.: 'Swimming micro-organisms: bioconvection, flowfields and hydrogen.'

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Medical Sciences

Perspectives on calcium transport

This meeting will be held on Friday, 17 October, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Convener: Professor Clive Ellory.

PROFESSOR DENIS NOBLE
4 p.m.: Welcome address.

PROFESSOR DEREK TERRAR
4.15 p.m.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR ANANT PAREKH
4.30 p.m.: 'Trafficking of the calcium channel activator STIMI to the plasma membrane.'

PROFESSOR A. GALIONE
4.45 p.m.: 'Discovery of the NAADP receptor.'

PROFESSOR AKINORI NOMA
5 p.m.: 'Cardiac myocyte physiology integrated into a computer cell model.'

PROFESSOR TREVOR POWELL
5.45 p.m.: Concluding remarks.


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Research seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

PROFESSOR SIAMON GORDON
Wed. 22 Oct.: The macrophage: still my favourite cell.'

PROFESSOR GERO MIESENBÖCK
30 Oct.: 'Love at first light.'

DR DUNCAN ODOM, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute
6 Nov.: 'Global approaches to understanding tissue-specific transription.'

STEN EIRIK W. JACOBSEN
13 Nov.: 'Delineating the cellular and molecular pathways of haemopoietic lineage commitment.'

PROFESSOR OLIVER SCHWARTZ, Institut Pasteur, Paris
27 Nov.: 'HIV, immunological and virological synapses.'

DR RICHARD MCCULLOCH, Glasgow
4 Dec.: 'Mediation of recombination and antigenic variation in the Africa trypanosome.'


Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Monday Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, Sherrington Building.

Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.

DR ENRIQUE PEREZ-GARCI, Bern
20 Oct.: 'Inhibition of dendritic Ca2+ spikes: molecular and neuronal mechanisms.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW MCCULLOCH, San Diego, California
Tue. 21 Oct., Sherrington Room, Sherrington Building: 'Systems biology and multi-scale modelling in the heart.' (Special seminar)

DR LISET MENENDEZ DE LA PRIDA, Instituto Cajal, CSIC Spain
27 Oct.: 'Initiation and synchronisation of episodic activity in the normal and the epileptic hippocampus.'

DR MIGUEL MARAVALL, Instituto de Neurosciencias, Alicante CSIC Spain
3 Nov.: 'Context dependence of sensory responses in the whisker system.'

PROFESSOR URSULA RAVENS, Dresden
1 Dec.: 'Ion channels as good drug targets in atrial fibrillation?'


Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Friday Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Sherrington Building.

Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.

DR DAVID J. CHRISTINI, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York
17 Oct.: 'Mechanisms of cellular and subcellular alternans in cardiac myocytes.'

PROFESSOR MARIA V. SANCHEZ-VIVES, IDBAPS, Barcelona
24 Oct.: 'Synaptic transmission and activity during cortical up states.'

PROFESSOR JOSHUA R. SANES, Harvard
31 Oct.: Jenkinson Seminar: 'Wiring up the visual system.'

PROFESSOR SHIN KWAK, Tokyo
7 Nov.: 'A-to-I RNA editing of the AMPA receptor GluR2 subunit and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.'

PROFESSOR G. REES COSGROVE, Harvard
14 Nov.: 'Deep brain surgery, movement disorders and psychosurgery.'

DR BRUNO ROSSION, Louvain
21 Nov.: 'Understanding the human functional neuro-anatomy of face recognition by combining lesion studies and neuroimaging.'

DR FRANCOIS GUILLEMOT, NIMR, London
28 Nov.: Jenkinson Seminar: 'Transcriptional control of neurogenesis and neuronal migration in the mouse brain.'

PROFESSOR RAY TALLIS, Manchester
5 Dec.: 'The ultimate aims of medicine and the future of old age.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

PROFESSOR ALDO AGOSTI, Turin, will be in conversation with PROFESSOR STEPHEN GUNDLE, Warwick, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in the Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution. All welcome.

Subject: 'Italy and Communism. The Role of Palmiro Togliatti, Leader of the Italian Communist Party (1926–64).'


Sub-faculty of Portuguese: Taylorian Special Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN GLEDSON, Emeritus Professor of Brazilian Studies, University of Liverpool, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: 'How Machado de Assis became a universal writer.'


Instituto Camoes: poetry-reading

The Cape Verdean poet CORSINO FORTES will speak, and read from his work, at a meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Dolphin Room, St John's College.

Corsino Fortes is one of the most influential names of Cape Verdean poetry, and has also served as Cape Verde's ambassador to Angola, Portugal, and the European Union.

Enquiries may be directed to luisa.pintoteixeira@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Portuguese Graduate Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: Dr Stephen Parkinson and Dr Cláudia Pazos Alonso.

LANDEG WHITE
28 Oct.: Mr White will talk on his recent translation, The Collected Lyric Poems of Luis de Camoes (Princeton University Press, 2008).

ANA TERESA MARQUES DOS SANTOS, Oxford and Warwick
11 Nov.: 'Translation as the interface between literature and radio during the Estada Novo.'

DR HELENA BUESCU, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Thur. 20 Nov., 3.15 p.m., Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, 47 Wellington Square: 'José Stramago, Fernando Pessoa e a tradiçao bucólica.'


Sub-faculty of German

JAMES HAWES will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.

Convener: Dr Karen Leeder.

Subject: 'Excavating Kafka: text as historical artefact.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages, Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics, and the Research Centre for Romance Linguistics

Romance Linguistics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution. Details of the 13 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor Martin Maiden.

PROFESSOR MICHELE PRANDI, Bologna
23 Oct.: 'An idea of grammar for Italian.'

DR LEIGH OAKES, Queen Mary, University of London
6 Nov.: 'Est-ce qu'on parle bien, nous autres? Language attitudes, linguistic insecurity, and standardisation in Québec.'

DR ALEXANDRA STRAVINSCHI
20 Nov.: 'Conceptualisation of space in Romance: a cross-linguistic perspective.'

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Oriental Studies

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays on in Yarnton Manor. Details of the seminars on 19 and 26 November will be announced later. No seminars will be held on 15 and 22 October.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

PROFESSOR GLENDA ABRAMSON
29 Oct.: 'Moonlight on the wire: Hebrew writing of the First World War.'

PROFESSOR PETER MACHINIST, Harvard
5 Nov.: 'Nineveh the fallen. Reflections on Nahum the Prophet and Nahum the Book.'

PROFESSOR ALAN JONES
12 Nov.: 'Moses, a key figure in the Qur'an.'

PROFESSOR REUVEN SNIR, Haifa
3 Dec.: 'Who needs Arab–Jewish identity? Chronicle of a cultural extinction foretold.'

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: Lunchtime seminars in Jewish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

BENJAMIN LAZARUS
30 Oct.: 'The Old Testament and the comic.'

JENNIFER BARBOUR
13 Nov.: 'The Jewish identity of Ecclesiastes: collective memory in Qohelet's closing poem.'

PHOEBE MAKIELLO
27 Nov.: 'Moses' visions in Philo's De Vita Mosis.'

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Philosophy

Applied Ethics Discussion Group

PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU, 10 a.m.–12 noon, Thursdays, in the Ryle Room, Philosophy Faculty Centre

The Applied Ethics Graduate Discussion Group provides the opportunity for ethics graduate students to meet and discuss their thesis plans and research, to share ideas to solve any problems they are encountering, and to receive feedback and constructive criticism on their work to date. Professor Savulescu will lead the group, and any graduate with research interests in applied ethics is warmly invited to attend. This group is not limited to Philosophy applied ethics graduates but is open to any graduate from any faculty (e.g. theology, history, politics, etc) whose thesis has an applied and ethical dimension. E-mail ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk to receive papers.


Moral and practical reasoning in biomedical contexts

PROFESSOR JANET RADCLIFFE RICHARDS and PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU, Tuesdays, 3–5 p.m., Seminar Room 1, Old Indian Institute, Broad Street

An experimental course, consisting of a series of lectures followed by discussions. The particular topics raised will be familiar to anyone interested in biomedical ethics—general issues such as autonomy and paternalism, and specific ones such as abortion and transplantation û but the emphasis will be less on the subjects themselves than on methods of analysing them, and, as such, relevant to all areas of moral and practical decision making. Familiar presentations of such issues—in clinical case studies, public pro-and-con debates, and 'balanced' coverage by the BBC—typically take forms that systematically distort the issues. The aim here will be to find directions of approach that avoid these distortions, and investigate the extent to which this kind of clarification can influence attitudes to them.

The course is primarily intended for graduate students, from all disciplines, but undergraduates are also welcome. Very little philosophical background will be presupposed; it will be introduced when, and only when, it is obviously needed. The idea is to approach moral and practical reasoning from the bottom up, rather than the top down, via the development of techniques of argument and analysis. In particular, the course will offer an unfamiliar kind of introduction to medical ethics appropriate for medical students—and also for any doctors whose limited encounters with ethics as a subject may have led them to regard it as of little practical value. Because the whole aim of the course is the integration of philosophical analysis with practical matters, participants with clinical experience will be particularly welcome.


Special Ethics Seminars

The following informal public seminars will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the St Cross Room, St Cross College. All are welcome, but please book by emailing ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

STANLEY ULIJASZEK
5 Nov.: 'Obesity and Ethics.'

JAN-GEORG DEUTSCH
3 Dec.: 'Pitfalls of a moral triumph. The abolition of slavery in colonial Africa.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War

Annual Lecture

LAKHDAR BRAHIMI, formerly Special Adviser for Afghanistan to the UN Secretary General, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the East Writing School, the Examination Schools. The lecture is open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to ccw@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Reflections on the war in Afghanistan.'


Lunchtime Discussion seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.

Further information may be found at ccw.politics.ox.ac.uk. Enquires may be directed to Naomi King (e-mail: ccw@politics.ox.ac.uk).

COLONEL ERIC HOLDAWAY, USAF, AFFOR Director of Intelligence (A-2), and other speakers (videoconference with Qatar)
21 Oct.: 'Planning for accurate and effective air attack operations.'

FRANK LEDWIDGE, Former Justice Advisor to the UK Provincial Reconstruction Team, Helmand
28 Oct.: 'Justice and counter-insurgency.'

PROFESSOR STEVEN LEE, Visiting Research Fellow, CCW Programme
4 Nov.: 'WMD—WID or WAD?.'

HUGO SLIM, Director, Corporates for Crisis
11 Nov.: 'Killing civilians.'

COLONEL RICHARD IRON, Chief Mentor to the Basra Operations Commander
18 Nov.: 'Basra: misperception and enlightenment.'

PROFESSOR ALAN DANCHEV, Nottingham
25 Nov.: 'War photography.'

DR RAPHAËLLE BRANCHE, Université Paris I/Maison Française
2 Dec.: 'The French army and torture during the French-Algerian War (1954–62).'


Campaigning and Generalship seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Maj.-Gen. Jonathan Bailey.

MAJOR-GENERAL JONATHAN SHAW, Chief of Staff, Land Forces
12 Nov.: 'The challenges for a "modern Major-General".'

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL NICK PARKER, Commander of Regional Forces, Land Command
26 Nov.: To be announced.


Military History seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

SAUL DAVID 22 Oct.: 'The British in Afghanistan in the nineteenth century.'

MARIE-CÉCILE THORAL, York
5 Nov.: 'Experiencing total war: French military in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.'

ANDY SYK
19 Nov.: 'British military intelligence and operations, Mesopotamia 1915- 18.'

DR WILLIAM PHILPOTT, King's College London
3 Dec.: 'The Somme: the primordial swamp of modern operational war.'


Additional seminar

PROFESSOR BRUCE HOFFMAN, Georgetown University, will hold a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Are reports of Al Qaeda's death greatly exaggerated?'


Department of Politics: Sergio Vieira de Mello Lecture

PROFESSOR FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO will deliver the Sergio Vieira de Mello Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 November, in the Examination Schools.

Note: the lecture will be given on Monday, 10 November, and not on Tuesday, 11 November, as stated in the Gazettes of 2 and 9 October (p. 71 and 167 respectively).

Subject: 'Reframing human rights in the global era: a tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello.'


Professional Training for Social Scientists

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. in the Saïd Business School. Further information may be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/social+scientists/.

DR OWEN DARBISHIRE
Tues., 28 Oct.: 'How to negotiate.'

KEN MAYHEW
Thurs., 30 Oct.: 'Funding mechanisms in the social sciences.'

DR VICTOR SEIDEL
Tues., 4 Nov.: 'How to think strategically.'

DR KATE BLACKMON
Thurs., 6 Nov.: 'Key ideas in the philosophy of the social sciences.'

PROFESSOR TIM MORRIS
Tues., 11 Nov.: 'How to be a consultant.'

ANNE EDWARDS
Thurs., 13 Nov.: 'The future of social science.'

DR STEVE NEW
Tues., 18 Nov.: 'How to survive in organisations.'

DR DAVID MILLS
Thurs., 20 Nov.: 'Teaching versus research?'

DR OWEN DARBISHIRE
Tues., 25 Nov.: 'How to run a team.'

PROFESSOR RAY LOVERIDGE
Thurs., 27 Nov.: 'Getting published.'

DR ANDREW GOUDIE
Tues., 2 Dec.: 'How to run a university department.'

DR ADAM SWIFT
Thurs., 4 Dec.: 'Social science and social justice.'


Housing Seminars

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. To reserve a place, email events@socres.ox.ac.uk.

This series will continue in Hilary and Trinity Terms.

PROFESSOR PETER KING
21 Oct.: 'The future of social housing.'

PROFESSOR STEVE NICKELL
4 Nov.: 'Housing supply.'

PROFESSOR JOHN MUELLBAUER and DR ANTHONY MURPHY
18 Nov.: 'House prices.'


Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy

The following lectures will be given on Fridays in Room B, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise stated.

KALYPSO NICOLAIDIS
7 Nov., 1 p.m.: 'Can a post-colonial power export democracy and the rule of law?'

BEN ROSS SCHNEIDER, Northwestern
Tue., 11 Nov., 2 p.m., Chester Room, Nuffield: ' Comparing capitalisms: liberal, coordinated, network and hierarchical.'

ANTHONY MESSINA, Notre Dame
14 Nov., 2.30 p.m.: 'The logics and politics of transnational migration: Ireland in comparative European perspective.'

FRANCES HAGOPIAN, Notre Dame
14 Nov., 5 p.m., Clay Room, Nuffield: 'Parties, programme and patronage in Latin America.'

PHILIP ROESSLER
21 Nov., 1 p.m.: 'Electoral dominance in authoritarian regimes.'

MARIUS BUSEMEYER, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
28 Nov., 1 p.m.: 'Fiscal austerity and the trade-off between public investment and social spending.'

SARA HOBOLT
5 Dec., 1 p.m.: 'Issue competition and party leader rhetoric.'


Department of Politics: Refugees in International Relations

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated.

JACK SNYDER, Columbia
Fri., 17 Oct., 2 p.m., Swire Room, University: 'A realist approach to the strategy of humanitarianism.'

ALEXANDER BETTS
20 Oct.: 'International cooperation and the global refugee regime.'

AMITAV ACHARYA, Bristol
27 Oct.: ' The limitations of mainstream international relations theories for understanding the politics of forced migration.'

ANDREW HURRELL
3 Nov.: 'International society, global order and refugees.'

MICHAEL BARNETT, Minnesota
17 Nov.: 'Constructivism and refugees.'

SOPHIA BENZ AND ANDREAS HASENCLEVER, Tübingen
24 Nov.: 'The global governance of forced migration.'

ANNE HAMMERSTADT, Kent
1 Dec.: 'The securitisation of forced migration.'

JAMES MILNER, Carleton
Fri., 5 Dec., Seminar Room C, Department of Politics and International Relations: 'Refugees and the regional dynamics of peace-building.'


Economics of Transition

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College, unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: Dr C. Leonard, Dr A. Chawluk, and Dr C. Davis.

SIMON COMMANDER, EBRD, with JAN SVEJNAR
22 Oct.: 'Do institutions, ownership, exporting and competition explain firm performance?'

LAIXIANG SUN, SOAS
29 Oct.: 'Challenging, complementing or assuming "the mandate of heaven"? Political distrust and the rise of self-governing social organisations in rural China.'

PHIL HANSON, Royal Institute of International Affairs
5 Nov., in the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building: 'Foreign investment in Russia (and Russian investment abroad).'

TOMASZ MICKIEWICZ, University College London
12 Nov.: 'Property rights, supply of formal and informal finance and business start-up financing in comparative perspective.'

SHUANG HAN, Liaoning, China
19 Nov.: 'Re-industrialisation in China and Russia in the period of transition.'

SAI DING and JOHN KNIGHT
26 Nov.: 'Why has China grown so fast? What production functions and growth accounting cannot explain.'

ANTONI CHAWLUK
3 Dec.: 'Real convergence in the countries of east central Europe.'


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.10 p.m. on Fridays in the ISCA, 64 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Marcus Banks and David Pratten.

ULF HANNERZ, Stockholm
17 Oct.: 'Images of the world, now and next: global scenarios as texts and transnational cultural phenomena.'

STEPHEN HUGHES, SOAS
24 Oct.: 'Play it again, Saraswathi: gramophone and religion in colonial south India.'

JOOS FONTEIN, Edinburgh
31 Oct.: 'The politics of the dead: living heritage, bones, and commemoration in Zimbabwe.'

EILEEN WALSH
7 Nov.: ' "Free love" for sale: issues of tourism and the Mosuo of south-west China.'

DAVID ZEITLYN, Kent
14 Nov.: 'Against grand theory.'

RAMON SORRO, Lisbon
21 Nov.: 'Seeing like a god: the work of prophetic imagination in Africa.'

NIGEL ELTRINGHAM, Sussex
28 Nov.: 'Dead cats in the fish bowl: ritual and legal disposition at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.'

HÉLÈNE NEVEU
5 Dec.: 'Performance styles as social repertoire in Dakar, Senegal.'


Pitt Rivers Museum Research Seminar in Material and Visual Anthropology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Pitt Rivers Museum Lecture Theatre (entrance via Robinson Close). Further information may be obtained from the convener.

Convener: Dr Clare Harris (e-mail: clare.harris@prm.ox.ac.uk).

STAFF OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM
17 Oct.: 'Behind the scenes at the Pitt Rivers Museum: research and other projects.'

LAYLA RENSHAW, University College London
24 Oct.: 'Memory, materiality, and Republican mass graves from the Spanish Civil War.'

SARAH FRASER, Northwestern
31 Oct.: 'Photography and anthropology in China.'

BRAD BUTLER, independent film-maker
7 Nov.: 'In search of structure'—a talk with extracts from his recent film- making.

MICHAEL MCMILLAN, Middlesex
14 Nov.: ' "A living room surrounded by salt": reflections on an artist's residency in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles.'

CHRISTOPHER EVANS, Cambridge Archaeological Unit
21 Nov.: 'Little problems and small agencies: Darwin's archaeology.'

PATRIZIA BASSINI
28 Nov.: 'Identity politics and Tibetan dress codes.'

TREVOR MARCHAND, SOAS
5 Dec.: 'The social politics of "craft".'


Oxford Transitional Justice Seminars

Unless otherwise stated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College. Enquiries may be directed to Paul Honey (e-mail: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

A welcome and information evening will be held on Tuesday, 21 October.

Conveners: Dr Philip Clark and Lydiah Bosire.

DR SARI WASTELL, Goldsmiths, London
28 Oct.: 'Scales of justice for the former Yugoslavia: calibrating culpability for wartime atrocity.'

JULIA PAULSON, Department of Education
4 Nov.: 'National curriculum, memory, and the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.'

PROFESSOR CHANDRA SRIRAM, East London
11 Nov.: 'Geographies of justice: regional dimensions of conflict and accountability.'

LORNA MCGREGOR, International Legal Adviser, REDRESS
18 Nov.: 'Embedding the International Criminal Court in situation countries: the importance of implementing legislation.'

PROFESSOR RON ATKINSON, South Carolina
Wed. 19 Nov.: Time and subject to be announced.

LARS WALDORF, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, and DR PHILIP CLARK
Thur. 27 Nov.: 'Debating power, politics, and justice in post-genocide Rwanda.'

DR LESLIE VINJAMURI, SOAS
2 Dec.: 'Globalising justice or reinforcing the divide? Trends in transitional justice.'

PROFESSOR KIERAN MCEVOY, Belfast
Thur. 4 Dec.: Time and subject to be announced.


Israel: historical, political, and social aspects

Unless otherwise indicated the following meetings will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Thursdays.

JUSTICE DALIA DORNER
16 Oct., Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building: 'The Supreme Court and Israeli democracy.'

GEN. SIR RUPERT SMITH
6 Nov., 8 p.m., Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Buildin: 'Israeli Army conduct after 2006.'

PETER DAVID, Foreign Editor, The Economist; SHAI FELDMAN, Brandeis; STANLEY FISCHER, Governor of the Bank of Israel; DAN MERIDOR, formerly Justice Minister of Israel; YAEL TAMIR, Education Minister of Israel, and others
Sun. 16 Nov., 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., St Anne's: International Conference: 'Challenges facing Israel at 60.' (Registration: www.ihps-oxford.co.uk/conference)

SIR MARTIN GILBERT
Thur. 20 Nov., 12.30–2 p.m., St Anne's: Workshop.

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Theology

Ian Ramsey Centre

The following seminars will be given at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College. Further details can be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/semin ar.html.

Convener: Dr David Leech (e-mail: david.leech@theology.ox.ac.uk).

DR THOMAS DIXON, Queen Mary, London
16 Oct.: 'The history of altruism, 1851–2006: Comte, Wilde, and Dawkins.'

THE REVD DR JOHN POLKINGHORNE, Cambridge
30 Oct.: 'A new natural theology.'

PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH
27 Nov.: 'Natural theology: renewing a traditional interface between science and religion.'


Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions

The following archaeological detective story will be presented at 7.45 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.

Subject: The Baptism of Jesus Christ (documentary preview).

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Rothermere American Institute

Special Lecture

PROFESSOR MARC CONNER, Washington and Lee University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: 'Modernity and the homeless: the religious dimensions of the contemporary African-American novel.'


RAI Research Fellows' Seminar

The following lectures will be given at 12.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

DR JEFFREY A. SMITH, Southern California
23 Oct.: 'Lessons from America's previous minority presidents.'

PROFESSOR JOHN C. BERG, Suffolk University, Boston
30 Oct.: 'Only in Massachusetts? The struggle over same- sex marriage in the Bay State.'

DR MARY VOGEL, King's College, London
6 Nov.: 'The origins and politics of plea bargaining: comparing England and America.'

DR DAVID LEVIATIN, independent scholar
13 Nov.: 'The transformation of craftsmanship and the development of American culture.'


United States Election: Election Outcomes—Interpreting the Results

Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays 13, 20, and 27 November in the Rothermere American Institute. Professor Byron Shafer, Wisconsin, will lecture on 27 November. Further details will be announced later.

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Saïd Business School

Distinguished Speaker Series

The following seminars will be held at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Saïd Business. Those wishing to attend are asked to register in advance (details below).

Enquiries may be addressed to Deborah Lisburne(e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

17 Nov.: PHIL SMITH, Vice-President and Chief Executive (UK and Ireland), Cisco Systems Ltd (electronic registration: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/cisco)

1 Dec.: KEVIN ROBERTS, Worldwide Chief Executive, Saatchi and Saatchi (electronic registration: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/saatchi)

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Environmental and Ecological Economics: amended notice

Unless otherwise stated, the following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Hall, School of Geography, Dyson Perrins Building.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 2 October (p. 73). The lectures on 21 and 22 October will be given in the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street, and not in the Dyson Perrins Building.

Conveners: Dr Georgina Santos and Dr Stanislav Shmelev.

PROFESSOR DIETER HELM
21 Oct., Hayes House: 'Climate change, European energy policy and the Copenhagen Summit: time for realism?'

PROFESSOR ROBERT HAHN
Wed. 22 Oct., 1 p.m.: To be announced. PROFESSOR MARTIN O'CONNOR, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines28 Oct.: 'Political ecological economics.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT AYRES
4 Nov.: 'Industrial ecology and industrial metabolism.'

PROFESSOR PETER SODERBAUM, Mälardalen
11 Nov.: 'Understanding ecological economics. Towards pluralism in economics.'

PROFESSOR JEROEN C.J.M. VAN DEN BERGH, Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Free University of Amsterdam
25 Nov.: 'Effective climate policy is not expensive.'

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Oxford Internet Institute

Public lecture

PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS, Annenburg School of Communication, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Park Road. Register for the event by e-mailing name and affiliation to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Power in a network society.'


Communication Power

PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS, Annenburg School of Communication, will lecture in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles', at 2 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, Tuesday, 21 October and Wednesday, 22 October. Register for the event by e-mailing name and affiliation to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

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Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays, unless otherwise stated, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr Ekaterina Hertog and Professor Ian Neary.

RICHARD J. SAMUELS, MIT
Thurs., 16 Oct.: 'Understanding Japan's national security strategy.'

KWEKU AMPIAH, Leeds
24 Oct.: 'The spring of Asian international politics and Japan's attempt to assert an independent foreign policy in the 1950s.'

OMI HATASHIN
31 Oct.: 'Crime and culture: corporate crime and criminal justice in different cultural environments.'

MARIE SUETSUGU, Aberystwyth
7 Nov.: 'Japan, the postcolonial and myself: from in-betweenness to subjectivity.'

ANDREW COBBING, Nottingham
14 Nov.: 'The port of Hakata: gateway or revolving door?'

JUNKO YAMASHITA, Bristol
28 Nov.: 'Non-profit organisations, care services and gender: a case study of the Japanese Long-term Care Insurance Act.'

PETER CAVE, Manchester
5 Dec.: 'Culture, institution, psychology? Why are junior high schools in Japan so different from primary schools?'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

MARK VESSEY, British Columbia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles'.

Subject: 'Augustine's literary professions.'

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Latin American Centre

General Seminar

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

PROFESSOR ALAN GILBERT, University College, London
17 Oct.: 'Neoliberalism and the urban poor: a view from Latin America.'

DR JULIA BUXTON, Bradford, and DR JOSÉ MANUEL PUENTE, IESA
24 Oct.: 'Perspectives on Venezuela under Chávez: (1) Economics (2) Politics.'

DR GARETH JONES, London School of Economics
31 Oct.: 'Youth gangs and everyday crime in Mexico City.'

PROFESSOR PATRICK BARR-MELEJ, Ohio
7 Nov.: 'The pink lizard at Chile's Woodstock (and other tales of youth, counterculture and politics during Allende's road to socialism).'

DR KEVIN MIDDLEBROOK
14 Nov.: 'Democracy in Mexico: an interim report.'

DR ANDRÉS MEJÍA ACOSTA, IDS
21 Nov.: 'A new paradox of plenty? Natural resources, fiscal spending and subnational governments in the Andean region.'

DR SARAH WASHBROOK
28 Nov.: 'Unfree labour in the export era: plantations, workers and the state in Mexico and Peru, 1880–1920.'

DR DIEGO SÁNCHEZ
5 Dec.: 'Globalisation, regionalisation and state–society relations in Central America: towards a more development-friendly socioeconomic model?'


Brazilian Studies Programme

OSWALDO AMARAL, University of Campinas, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, at 1 Church Walk. All welcome.

Convener: Professor Alan Knight.

Subject: 'Explaining change in Lula's Workers' Party (PT).'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR JUAN MANUEL LÓPEZ MUÑOZ, University of Cadiz, will deliver a series of Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Great Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, as detailed below.
20 Nov.: 'French lyrical poetry in the Middle Ages (I): problems of traditional classification.'

4 Dec.: 'French lyrical poetry in the Middle Ages (II): women's discourse and discourse about women.'

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Christ Church

Bishop George Bell (1883–1958)

A meeting to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Bishop George Bell will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Monday 20 October, in the Library, Christ Church. Enquiries may be directed to the Precentor (telephone: Oxford (2)76214).

CANON DR ANTHONY HARVEY, formerly Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and Student of Christ Church: 'George Bell and international ethics.'

DR ANDREW CHANDLER, Director, George Bell Institute, University of Chichester: 'George Bell—a life in a landscape.'

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Hertford College

Tyndale Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN CRAIG, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The English Reformation by the book, 1536–1642.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Starr Lecture

PROFESSOR JANET MOMSEN, Starr Visiting Fellow, will deliver the Starr Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to Maya Evans (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: maya.evans@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Fairtrade Caribbean bananas: a study in ethics and post-colonialism.'

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Magdalen College

Towards a new constitutional settlement?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. The Chatham House Rule will apply.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth and Dr Stewart Wood.

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN BAKER
23 Oct.: 'The constitution after a decade of "reform": turmoil?'

THE RT. HON. LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL
30 Oct.: 'The role of the new Supreme Court.'

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Justice Department
6 Nov.: 'Why more constitutional reform is needed.'

SHAMI CHAKRABARTI, Directory, Liberty
13 Nov.: 'Entrenching human rights: why the HRA is not enough.'

BARONESS BOOTHROYD
20 Nov.: 'The Speakership.'

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR
27 Nov.: 'Beyond constitutional reform.'

CHRIS HUHNE, MP
4 Dec.: 'Terrorism and the conflict with liberty.'

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Nuffield College

Media and Politics Seminar

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

For details of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars, see above, under Social Sciences.

Conveners: David Butler and John Lloyd.

JONATHAN POWELL, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, 1997–2007
17 Oct.: 'Handling the media.'

MICHAEL COCKERELL, director of political documentaries
24 Oct.: 'Handling the politicians.'

LORD (NORMAN) FOWLER, Chairman, House of Lords Communication Committee
31 Oct.: 'Who owns the media and what they do with them.'

JOHN F. BURNS, New York Times
7 Nov.: 'Coverage of the US election.'

SIR SIMON JENKINS, columnist; former editor, The Times and Evening Standard
14 Nov.: 'Being a columnist.'

SPEAKER TO BE CONFIRMED
21 Nov.: 'French and British public service broadcasting.'

ALAN RUSBRIDGER, the Guardian
28 Nov.: 'Being an editor.'


Sociology Group seminars: Inequality, religion, and social organisation: theoretical issues and empirical findings

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

Conveners: Nan Dirk de Graaf and John Goldthorpe.

PROFESSOR HENK FLAP, Utrecht
22 Oct.: 'Using a choice-constraint approach to study similarity in intimate relationships.'

PROFESSOR DAVID VOAS, Manchester
29 Oct.: 'Religious change and generations in the developed world.'

PROFESSOR YOSSI SHAVIT, Tel Aviv
5 Nov.: 'Curricular choice: a test of a rational choice model of education.'

PROFESSOR ROBIN DUNBAR
12 Nov.: 'The social brain hypothesis and its implications for human social organisation.'

PROFESSOR EMERITUS RICHARD WILKINSON, Nottingham Medical School
19 Nov.: 'Dysfunctional societies: why inequality matters.'

PROFESSOR BRUCE WESTERN, Harvard
26 Nov.: 'Inequality among American families with children, 1975–2004.'

DR ERZSÉBET BUKODI, London, and DR JOHN GOLDTHORPE
3 Dec.: 'Market versus meritocracy: Hungary as a critical case.'

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St Antony's College

Warden's Seminar

PROFESSOR PHILIP BOBBIT, Texas, DR SCOTT BLINDER and DR NIGEL BOWLES will present the following seminar at 12.15 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Nissan Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'The next American administration: change or continuity?'


Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

REAR-ADMIRAL CHRISTOPHER PARRY, formerly Head of the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Ministry of Defence, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'Dealing with the unknown knowns: beyond countering global terrorism.'

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St Edmund Hall

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

LIONEL BARBER, editor, The Financial Times, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.

Subject: 'Wh(i)ther journalism? The future of the press and new media.'

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St John's College Research Centre

Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis

The following seminars will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room of the Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. Seminars are open to members of the University and mental health professionals, but space is limited. If you wish to attend, please e-mail paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr Louise Braddock, Dr Michael Lacewing and Professor Paul Tod.

LOUISE BRADDOCK, Cambridge
20 Oct.: 'Is psychoanalysis an academic discipline? Should it be one?'

JOHN COTTINGHAM, Reading
3 Nov.: 'Happiness, temporality, meaning.'

BRIAN GARVEY, Lancaster
17 Nov.: 'Ego-devo: Freud and the prospect of an evolutionary developmental psychology.'

DENISE CULLINGTON, British Psychoanalytical Society
1 Dec.: 'An analyst at work.'

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Wolfson College

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR W.V. HARRIS, Columbia, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'History, empathy, and emotions.'


Public lecture

MR TONY BENN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'The long hard road to democracy and social justice.'


Translation Seminar: Modern European Literature in English

DR JULIE CURTIS, DR ROSAMUND BARTLETT, DARYA PROTOPOPOVA, and DR OLIVER READY will discuss Chekhov's The Bishop in three English translations, at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Further information may be obtained from Carmen Bugan (e-mail: carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

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Blackfriars

Las Casas Lecture

LORD PATTEN OF BARNES, Chancellor of the University, will deliver the Las Casas Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in Blackfriars. Tickets are required for admission: application should be made to secretary@bfriars.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Ethics and foreign policy—an impossible mix.'

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St Stephen's House

St Stephen's House Lecture

PHILIP BLOND deliver the Michaelmas Term St Stephen's House Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street.

Subject: 'Red Tory: a Radically Conservative Catholic Political Economy.'

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Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology

DR CLARE WATKINS, a theologian based in Cambridge and engaged in a wide range of projects for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, will hold a seminar at 4 p.m.. on Tuesday, 23 October, in Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Enquiries may be directed to OxCEPT@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The pastor as the person of prayer: the place of the spiritual and liturgical tradition in practical theology.'

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Oxonia Distinguished Speaker Events

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Department of Economics. Enquiries may be directed to Catherine McNeill, Nuffield College (e-mail: catherine.mcneill@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR DAVID BLANCHFLOWER, Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee and Dartmouth College
28 Oct.: 'Inflation, expectations, and monetary policy.'

BILL EMMOTT, formerly editor of The Economist
11 Nov.: 'What the shift of economic power to Asia really means.'

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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 Mondays in Rewley House.

PROFESSOR FRANKWALD MÖHREN, Heidelberg
20 Oct.: 'DEAF: an etymological dictionary of Old French, or, On the necessity of historical lexicography.'

PATRICK STILES
27 Oct.: 'The East Frisian dialect of Wangeroog—an important source for English etymology and dialect geography.'

GILES GOODLAND, Oxford English Dictionary
10 Nov.: 'Continual plodders: contextualising Shakespeare's first uses in the OED.'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

SIR DAVID PEPPER, formerly Director of Government Communications Headquarters, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Bunce (e-mail: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'From the Cold War to the digital age: the transformation of GCHQ.'

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

WILLIAM INGRAM will lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: 'The woven archipelago: sustaining the traditional arts in contemporary Indonesia.'

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