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Oxford University Gazette, 20 November 2008: Lectures

Romanes Lecture

PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Peace, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 December, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free and tickets are not required.

Subject: 'Poverty-free world—when? How?'

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Cyril Foster 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.

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

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Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture

Revised notice

PROFESSOR INGOLF DALFERTH, Claremont Graduate University, California, and Zurich, will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The contingency of evil.'

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Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 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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History

Medieval Studies Lecture

PROFESSOR KATHRYN KERBY-FULTON, Notre Dame Professor of English, University of Notre Dame, will deliver the Medieval Studies Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Scepticism, agnosticism, and belief: the spectrum of attitudes towards vision in medieval England.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR J. BARROW, Cambridge, will deliver the Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'The constants of nature.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Iberian Linguistics: Oxford Forum of Iberian Studies on Variation and Change in Ibero-Romance

This conference will be held on Wednesday, 26 November, 8.30 a.m.–7 p.m., and on Thursday, 27 November, 8.45 a.m.–7.30 p.m., in Linacre College.

The fee is £30 for non- students, £15 for students (both fees include two lunch-time meals at Linacre College). There is no conference fee for members of the University, but any member of the University who wishes to participate in the conference meal is requested to contact Paul O'Neill, Linacre College (e-mail: paul.oneill@linacre.ox.ac.uk) as soon as possible.

The programme and abstracts are available on the Forum Website, www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/spanish/FIS/Forum%20for%20Iberian%20Studies/ Welcome2.html.

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Social Sciences

Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict

PROFESSOR ROSEMARY FOOT, PROFESSOR RUTI TEITEL, New York Law School, and PROFESSOR JEREMY WALDRON, New York University School of Law, will participate in a round-table discussion at 2 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building. The discussion will be chaired by Dr David Rudin. Further details are available at www.elac.ox.ac.uk/events/.

Subject: 'Human rights and the war on terror.'


Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development (OxiGED): Inaugural Seminar

FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON, formerly Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President, World Bank, and Director, Paris School of Economics, will give the inaugural seminar of the Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion, with Paul Collier and Ian Goldin. The meeting is open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'The millennium development goals halfway.'


Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society

PROFESSOR SHEILA JASANOFF, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Mordan Hall, St Hugh's College. Further information may be found at www.fljs.org/Events, and enquiries may be directed to info@fljs.org.

Subject: 'Natural or naturalising? The law's ways with truth and justice.'


Department of Education: amended notice

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room A, Department of Education (not in Seminar Room G, as previously announced).

ANDREW J. ELLIOTT, Rochester, USA
17 Nov.: 'A hierarchical model of achievement motivation: conceptualisation and applied issues.'

HERB MARSH and JACKIE CHENG
24 Nov.: 'National student survey of teaching to benchmark all UK universities: what does it all mean?'

LORRAINE DEARDEN, Institute of Fiscal Studies, London
1 Dec.: 'The impact of HE funding reform on participation in HE.'


ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS): Migration, Welfare and Inequalities (amended notice)

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the seminar room, the Institute of Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road. Arrangements for the 27 November seminar differ from those previously announced.

Conveners: Hiranthi Jayaweera and Isabel Shutes.

DR DEBBIE PHILLIPS, Leeds
20 Nov.: 'Claiming spaces: negotiating housing and neighbourliness in areas of new migration in Bradford.'

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER GAINE, Chichester
27 Nov.: 'Education and migration: diversity reaches the White Highlands.'

DR NICOLA YEATES, Open University
4 Dec.: 'Globalisation, migration and the international division of reproductive labour.'

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Rothermere American Institute

The United States elections—interpreting the results

A round-table discussion will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

PROFESSOR GEORGE EDWARDS, Texas A&M University, will speak in place of Professor Byron Shafer at the seminar to be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

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Saïd Business School

J.D. Bernal Prize Lecture

PROFESSOR STEVE WOOLGAR will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 November. The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free. Advance electronic registration is requested (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

The lecture marks the award to Professor Woolgar of the J.D. Bernal Prize from the Society for the Social Studies of Science, which is awarded annually to a person judged to have made a distinguished contribution to the field.

Subject: 'Mundane governance.'

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Oxford Internet Institute

PROFESSOR RICHARD SUSSKIND, Strathclyde, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 December, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Registration is required: e-mail to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The end of lawyers? Rethinking the nature of legal services.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

PROFESSOR CLIFFORD ANDO, Chicago, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 December, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

The event is funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.

Subject: 'Law's empire.'

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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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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

MR MARK CARNEY, Governor of the Bank of Canada, will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, 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.ukl).

Subject: 'Price level targeting: a new frontier in monetary policy?'

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Oriel College

Creative writing workshops

Fiction workshops are held on Tuesdays during Michaelmas Full Term, 7–9 p.m., in the Benefactors' Room, Oriel College, with novelist and visiting fellow, Antonia Logue (e-mail: antonia.logue@oriel.ox.ac.uk).

Poetry workshops are held on Wednesdays during Michaelmas Full Term, 7–9 p.m., in the Benefactors' Room, Oriel College. Enquiries should be directed to James Methven (e-mail: james.methven@oriel.ox.ac.uk).

The workshops are open to all students and staff of the University. Further information may be found at www.oriel.ox.ac.uk.

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St Antony's College

Warden's Seminar

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

This is expected to be a capacity event, so early arrival is recommended.

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


European Studies Centre

Seminars

The following events will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: Kalypso Nicolaïdis.

ARISTOTELIS BOURATSIS, European Commission, and CHRISTOPHER BICKERTON
25 Nov.: 'Europe's "soft power": fiction or action?'

LADY (SHIRLEY) WILLIAMS
2 Dec.: 'The non-proliferation challenge: what can the EU do?'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

DR CRAIG GRAHAM MCKAY, an academic and author resident in Sweden, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 November, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Bunce (e-mail: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Stella Polaris: the activities of Finnish sigint before and during the Second World War, and the remarkable exfiltration of men and materials to Sweden and the establishment of other Western connections.'

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