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Oxford University Gazette, 19 February 2009: Lectures

Romanes Lecture

A SENIOR CABINET MINISTER will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 1 p.m. on Friday, 27 February, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Entry will be ticket only, for which early booking is advised. Application should be made to the Events Office (e- mail: events.office@admin.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)70568), giving full name and department/college and/or full postal address.

The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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Inaugural Lecture

Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies

PROFESSOR VESNA WALLACE will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'When a Buddha becomes a Mongol.'

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR WENDY BICKMORE, Edinburgh, will deliver a J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 March, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with special access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Spatial reorganisation of the genome during differentiation and development.'

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Hensley Henson Lectures

PROFESSOR JOHN RICHES, Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Wed. 4 Mar.: 'What are "pre-modern" readings of the Bible?'

Thur. 5 Mar.: 'The literary history of Galatians.'

Wed. 11 Mar.: 'The literal meaning of the Bible and the search for "what Paul wanted".'

Thur. 12 Mar.: 'Being found by the Bible: Coleridge and biblical inspiration.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR VASSILIS LAMBROPOULOS, Professor of Greek, University of Michigan, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries may be directed to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The death of tragedy and the return of the god Pan after Nietzsche.'

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Medical Sciences

Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture

BARONESS (RUTH) DEECH will deliver the second Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 March, in St Edward's School, Woodstock Road. Enquiries may be directed to Kasia Lewis (telephone: Oxford 408311, e-mail: klewis@oibc.org.uk).

Subject: 'Thirty years: from IVF to stem cells.'


Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research: The signalling pathways and genetics of cancer

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Ludwig/Jenner Seminar Room, Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus Research Building. The series will continue in Trinity Term.

Convener: Dr Gareth Bond.

DR GRANT STEWART, Birmingham
11 Mar.: 'The RIDDLE syndrome protein regulates a ubiquitin-dependent signalling cascade at sites of DNA damage.'

DR DAVID ADAMS, Sanger Institute, Cambridge
15 Apr.: 'Cancer gene discovery in the mouse.'


Department of Experimental Psychology

PROFESSOR ANAT RAFAELI, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Technion (Israel Institute of Techology), will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Weiskrantz Room, the Department of Experimental Psychology. University cards will be required for admission. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Brian Parkinson (e-mail: brian.parkinson@psy.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Some unexpected effects of anger displays.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Sub-faculty of Russian and Other Slavonic Languages: Taylorian Special Lecture

PROFESSOR BORIS GASPAROV, Columbia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Convener: Professor Andrei Zorin.

Subject: 'The Silver Age heritage and the rise of Stalinism: Prokofiev in search for a new voice.'


Modern German Research Seminar: cancellation of lecture

The lecture due to have been given by Professor Helmut Lethen, entitled 'Der Schmerz—kulturwissenschaftlich betrachtet', at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in Lecture Room 2, the Taylor Institution, has been cancelled.


Oxford Kafka Research Centre

PROFESSOR GERHARD NEUMANN, Munich and Free University of Berlin, Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Kafka Research Centre, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 March, in Lecture Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

An abstract may be found at www.kafka-research.ox.ac.uk/activities/02Neuman1.php.

Subject: 'Chinesische Mauer und Schacht von Babel: Franz Kafkas Architekturen.'

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Social Sciences

Special Lecture in Historical Archaeology

PROFESSOR MARK LEONE, Maryland, one of the leading archaeologists working on the archaeology of the modern period, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 March, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Dan Hicks (e-mail: dan.hicks@arch.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The archaeology of Frederick Douglass.'


'Exeter at Saïd' Seminar

RICHARD LAMBERT, Director-General, the Confederation of British Industry, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Saïd Business School. The event is open to all members of the University, and admission is free, but advance electronic registration is requested: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/lambert. Enquiries may be directed to Deborah Lisburne, Events Manager (e- mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

'Exeter at Saïd' is a series of collaborative events in which the Rector of Exeter College, Frances Cairncross, brings a high-level speaker to the Saïd Business School.

Subject: 'How the global financial crisis will reshape British business.'


Saïd Business School: Distinguished Speaker Seminars

PETER AVEN, President, Alfa Bank, Russia, formerly Russia's G-7 representative and Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, will lecture at 12.15 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Saïd Business School. The event is open to all members of the University, and admission is free, but advance electronic registration is required: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/aven. Enquiries may be directed to Deborah Lisburne, Events Manager (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Russia 2009: still a save haven?'


ROMANO PRODI, past President of the European Commission and formerly Prime Minister of Italy, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 March, in the Saïd Business School. The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free, but advance electronic registration is required: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/prodi. Enquiries may be directed to Deborah Lisburne, Events Manager (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

The lecture is arranged in association with Italian Studies at Oxford and the Oxford University Italian Society.

Subject: 'What does the financial crisis mean for Europe? Political and economic consequences.'


Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy

The following seminars will be given on Fridays in Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome. Full details can be found at http://OCSID.politics.ox.ac.uk.

An additional seminar has been arranged for 5 March.

DANIEL ZIBLATT, Harvard
20 Feb., 5 p.m., Clay Room, Nuffield: 'Shaping democratic practice and the causes of electoral fraud: the case of Germany before 1914.'

TONY ATKINSON, with commentary by DAVID GRUSKY, Stanford
27 Feb., 5 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building: Round-table, 'Growing unequal? Inequality in the advanced industrial societies.'

WILL KYMLICKA, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Thur. 5 Mar., Senior Common Room, Nuffield: 'Transitional justice, federalism, and the accommodation of minority nationalism.'

PETRA SCHLEITER
13 Mar., 1 p.m.: 'Varieties of semi- presidentialism and the survival of democracy.'


Oxford Network for Social Inequality Research

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

Convener: Dr Tak Wing Chan.

PROFESSOR DAVID GRUSKY, Stanford
26 Feb.: 'Market failure and the take-off in inequality: why standard accounts of the rise of inequality are wrong (and why we should wish they were right).'

PROFESSOR TIM F. LIAO, Illinois
5 Mar.: 'A rank-based clustering method for the analysis of social inequality data.'

PROFESSOR ARTHUR ALDERSON, Indiana
12 Mar.: 'The world city system and global inequality.'


Oxford Network for Social Inequality Research and the Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: Growing unequal? Inequality in the advanced industrial societies

This round-table discussion will be held on Friday, 27 February, 5–7 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building.

The speakers will be PROFESSOR TONY ATKINSON, Department of Economics; DAVID GRUSKY, Stanford; GREG DUNCAN, California, Irvine; TAK-WING CHAN; and NANCY BERMEO.


Israel: historical, political, and social aspects

The following lectures will be given as shown.

The lecture due to have been given by Professor Shimon Shamir on 19 February has been cancelled.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.

A.B. YEHOSHUA, Israeli novelist and playwright
Thur. 26 Feb., 5.30 p.m., Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville: 'The novels of A.B. Yehoshua.'

TOM SEGEV, Israeli historian and journalist, Ha'aretz
Mon. 2 Mar., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel, 8 p.m.: 'Israeli society and the Holocaust.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

DR PETER ADAMSON, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 March, in the History Faculty Building. The event is funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.

Subject: 'The early reception of late antique philosophy in Islam.'

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

A.N. Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies

DR KERSTIN HOGE will deliver the A.N. Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Objects of desire: on the role of non-Jewish languages in Sholem Aleichem's Mayses far yidishe kinder.'

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Latin American Centre

PROFESSOR JO-MARIE BURT, George Mason University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Seminar Room, the Latin American Centre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to enquiries@lac.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Leigh Payne.

Subject: 'How truth led to justice in Peru: the Fujimori trial and Peru's integral model of transitional justice.'

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All Souls College

Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government

PROFESSOR ALAIN DESROSIÈRES, French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies, will deliver the Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 March, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'Statistics and governmentality: an historical approach.'

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Brasenose College

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values will be held on Friday, 20 February, and Saturday, 21 February, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

Tickets will be required for admission: see www.bnc500.co.uk/bnc500/events.html . Registration is free. Enquiries may be directed to Pat Spight (e- mail: pat.spight@bnc.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ROBIN WEISS, University College London, PROFESSOR JANE CARDOSA, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and PROFESSOR EDDIE HOLMES, Penn State
Fri., 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'The challenge of emerging infection.'

LT.-COL. JOHN NAGL, Center for a New American Security, TANVIR KHAN, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, LEO DOCHERTY, author of Desert of Death and former serving officer in Iraq and Helmand, and PADDY DOCHERTY, author of The Khyber Pass
Fri., 2–5.30 p.m.: 'Terrorism and security: what have we learned from Afghanistan and Iraq?'

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR, SIR NICOLAS BRATZA, UK Judge on the European Court of Human Rights, KATE ALLEN, Director of Amnesty International UK, SIR IAN KENNEDY, Chairman of the Healthcare Commission, and PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU
Sat., 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'Human rights in the twenty-first century.'

GEORGE MONBIOT, Guardian columnist, SIR DAVID KING, PROFESSOR DIETER HELM, and PROFESSOR ROBERT WATSON, Chief Scientific Adviser, DEFRA (Chair: David Shukman, Environment and Science Correspondent, BBC News)
Sat., 2–5.30 p.m.: 'Environmental challenges in a warming world.'

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Keble College

Lecture

DR SOPHIE RATCLIFFE, British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Keble College, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 February, in the Pusey Room, Keble College. Dr Ratcliffe's first book, On Sympathy, was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.

Subject: 'A history of tears: some readings of fictional sympathy.'


Keble College Archaeology Lectures

PROFESSOR LORD (COLIN) RENFREW will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 March, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College. The lecture is open to all members of the University.

The Keble College Archaeology Lectures are sponsored by Oxford University Press.

Subject: 'Becoming human: changing perspectives in human evolution 150 years after Darwin.'

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St Antony's College

European Studies Centre

'Wreckage of modernity' or 'revolution of perception'? 1968: consequences and echoes

This workshop, sponsored by the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft, will be held on Friday, 27 February, 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m., in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. Registration is not required, but expressions of interest are welcomed. These should be sent to european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk, to which enquiries may also be directed. The speakers will be INGRID GILCHER-HOLTEY, Bielefeld; STEFFEN BRUENDEL, Essen; GARETH STEDMAN-JONES, Cambridge; HENNING MARMULLA, Frankfurt; KAREN LEEDER, Oxford; PETRA TERHOEVEN, Göttingen; RAINER HORN, Warwick; RAINER WINTER, Klagenfurt; SAM WHIMSTER, London; KRISTINA SCHULZ, Geneva; SALLY ALEXANDER, London; LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI, Oxford; ROBIN BLACKBURN, London; SHEILA ROWBOTHAM, Manchester; MICHAEL VESTER, Hanover; and K.D. WOLFF, Berlin.


Annual Lecture

JOSCHKA FISCHER, formerly Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany, and Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, will deliver the European Studies Centre Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission is by pre-registration only: application should be made to Julie Adams (e-mail: julie.adams@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Dreams, myths, realities: transatlantic relations in the Obama era.'

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St Catherine's College

Katritzky Lecture

SIR JOHN MEURIG THOMAS will deliver the inaugural Katritzky Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Inorganic Chemistry.

Subject: 'The genius of Michael Faraday.'

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St John's College Research Centre

Gender, sexuality, and the city

This workshop will be held on Saturday, 7 March, 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Seminar Room, the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'.

Those wishing to attend should e-mail to Linda McDowell (e-mail: linda.mcdowell@ouce.ox.ac.uk), stating whether or not lunch is required.

LINDA MCDOWELL and WILLIAM WHYTE
11 a.m.: Introductory remarks.

MATT HOULBROOK
11.10 a.m.: 'The conman, the vamp, and the city.'

PROFESSOR ELLEKE BOEHMER
11.40 a.m.: 'Seeing London: Tagore, Mansfield, and Anand in the imperial metropolis.' (Followed by discussion)

GISELA METTELE, Leicester
1.45 p.m.: 'Margins of desire?: sex, gender, and the suburbs.'

WILLIAM WHYTE
2.15 p.m.: ' "Inferior to us GOD made you; and our inferiors to the end of time you will remain": the place of women in nineteenth-century Oxford.'

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Somerville College

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PAMELA J. BJORKMAN, California Institute of Technology, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. (reception at 6 p.m) on Wednesday, 11 March, in the University Museum Lecture Theatre. The lecture is arranged in conjunction with the Association for Women in Science and Engineering. All are welcome.

Subject: 'Your mother's antibodies: how you get them and how we might improve them to combat HIV.'

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Wolfson College

Wolfson Haldane Lecture

PROFESSOR V.S. RAMACHANDRAN, Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, will deliver the annual Wolfson Haldane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Molecules to mind: the self and others in neurology.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the Wednesdays indicated. Admission is free, and open to all members of the University.

Wine and sandwiches will be served in the Chancellor's Court after the lectures at a cost of £5 per person, for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance with Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

DR ROGER TOMLIN, Wolfson, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
25 Feb., Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian: 'Woolly beaks: birds in south Persian tribal rugs and bag-faces of the nineteenth century.'

RITA RICKETTS, Blackwell's Historian and Bodleian Visiting Scholar
4 Mar., Convocation House: 'Inside the Blackwell Collections in the Bodleian Library and Merton College: a new Decameron.'

Oxford University Newman Society

Religion in the public square

HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL GEORGE PELL, Archbishop of Sydney, will lecture in this series at 4 p.m. on Friday, 6 March, in the Divinity School, the Bodleian Library. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Convocation House. The lecture is open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'Varieties of intolerance: religious and secular.'

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