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Oxford University Gazette, 22 January 2009: Lectures

Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint

From oral translation to textual transmission

PROFESSOR ANNELI AEJMELAEUS, University of Helsinki, will deliver the first series of Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 17 Feb.: 'Once more: the origins of the Septuagint.'

Thur. 19 Feb.: 'Text-history of the Septuagint and the Hebrew text in the Books of Samuel.'

Thur. 26 Feb.: 'Towards a critical edition of the Septuagint of 1 Samuel.'

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Herbert Spencer Lectures

Modifying human behaviour

The Herbert Spencer Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the following days in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

The lectures are arranged by a trust fund held by the University. They are held every three years, on a theme that would have been of interest to Herbert Spencer.

JUSTICE EDWIN CAMERON, Supreme Court of Appeal, South Africa
Thur. 5 Feb.: 'Rethinking rights and responsibilities in the AIDS epidemic.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY DICKINSON, Experimental Psychology, Cambridge
Mon. 9 Feb.: 'Beast machines or cognitive creatures?'

PROFESSOR JON ELSTER, Philosophy, Columbia
Thur. 19 Feb.: 'How constitutions shape and change behaviour.'

PROFESSOR DAVID MACDONALD, WildCRU, Zoology, Oxford
Thur. 26 Feb.: 'People and nature: conservation, conflict, and compromise.'

PROFESSOR UTA FRITH, Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
Thur. 5 Mar.: 'How our social brain modifies our behaviour.'

PROFESSOR JULIET B. SCHOR, Sociology, Boston College
Thur. 12 Mar.: 'The social consumer and the sustainability challenge—consumer behaviour, ecological challenge, and the new "social science".'

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James Ford Lectures in British History

The politics of feeling in the age of revolutions, 1770–1830

PROFESSOR JOHN BREWER, California Institute of Technology, will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

23 Jan.: 'Mixed feelings: physiology, society, and morality, 1740–1800.'

30 Jan.: 'Conjugal love and aristocratic depravity, 1769–1809.'

6 Feb.: 'The politics of fear and love: Edmund Burke and Mary Wollstonecraft.'

13 Feb.: 'Attachment and distance: loyalism, patriotism, and benevolence in the 1790s.'

20 Feb.: 'The love of God and the fear of enthusiasm: vital religion.'

27 Feb.: 'A man without soul: Dr Erasmus Darwin and the spectre of materialism.'

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Interdisciplinary Workshop

New approaches in central European historiography

The following one-day workshop will be given on Friday, 6 February in the Rees Davies Room, History Faculty. All are welcome, but advance registrations of interest are appreciated at robert.pyrah@sant.ox.ac.uk.

The meeting will conclude with a round-table discussion at 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR YAROSLAV HRYTSAK, Budapest and L'viv
11 a.m.: 'Post- 1989 historiography on 'Galicia'.'

DR MICHAL KOPECEK, Prague
12.30 p.m.: 'Battle for the legacy of dissidence. Historiography and political legitimacy in post-Communist East–Central Europe, with special reference to the Czech Republic and Poland.'

DR BALÁZS TRENCSÉNYI, Budapest and DR DIANA MISHKOVA, Sofia
2.30 p.m.: 'Regionalist historiographies in Central and South-eastern Europe.'

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English Language and Literature

Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton College. All are welcome.

Conveners: Sharon Achinstein, Paulina Kewes, Laurie Maguire, David Norbrook, Emma Smith, and Bart van Es.

LAURIE MAGUIRE
3 Feb.: 'Representing Helen of Troy.'

STEVEN MULLANEY, Michigan
17 Feb.: ' 'Affective irony or Ciceronian mimesis?' The emotional logic of Elizabethan revenge.'

STUART GILLESPIE, Glasgow
3 Mar.: ' 'The best of treasures from a foreign coast': translation, its tropes, and the rise of English.'

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English Language and Literature, History

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

PROFESSOR ALEXIS TADIÉ, Paris-Sorbonne, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 26 January, in the Dorfman Room, St Peter's College. All are welcome.

Subject: 'Reconfigurations of knowledge in the eighteenth-century novel.'

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English Language and Literature, Wolfson College

Lectures on life-writing

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to all members of the university.

GEORGINA FERRY
3 Feb.: 'Biography and science.'

JON STALLWORTHY
10 Feb.: 'Biography and poetry.'

JENNY UGLOW
17 Feb.: 'Biography and history.'

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History

Department of the History of Art: Works of art and the idea of the unconditional

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lecture theatre, second floor, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Conveners: Professor C. Clunas and Mr N. Flis.

DR HANNEKE GROOTENBOER
27 Jan.: 'Engraving the world: rupestrian art and migration in Central Africa.'

DR BARBARO MARTINEZ-RUIZ, Stanford
3 Feb.: 'The artist and the print.'

DR BEN THOMAS, Kent
10 Feb.: 'Leonardo and the ladies, including, of course, Lisa Gerardini.'

PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP
17 Feb.: 'Celebrities, saints and sinners: the photograph as holy relic.'

DR RICHARD HOWELLS, King's College, London
24 Feb.: 'Nationalism and the birth of modern art in Egypt (1908–39).'

MS ELIZABETH MILLER
3 Mar.: 'Visual knowledge and the beasts and birds of Francis Barlow (1626–c.1704).'

MR NATHAN FLIS
10 Mar.: To be confirmed.


Art history research seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the lecture theatre, second floor, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Conveners: Dr M. Leino, Dr C. Whistler, Dr A. Wright.

CAMILLA MURGIA
29 Jan.: To be confirmed.

DR HANNEKE GROOTENBOER
12 Feb.: 'The eloquence of the body: theatricality as strategy in seventeenth-century Dutch portraiture.'

PAUL SPENCER-LONGHURST, Barber Institute of Fine Arts
26 Feb.: 'Northern lights: Swedish landscapes at the Barber Institute.'

MARIA VILLALONGA, Oxford Brookes
12 Mar.: 'Anglada-Camarasa and the development of his successful technique, Paris 1900.'


Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the North Lecture Room, St John's College.

JAMES CAMPBELL, Cambridge
2 Feb.: 'Wren and Freemasonry: separating myth from fact.'

VAUGHAN HART, Bath
2 Mar.: ' "Letting passe all superstition": on Inigo Jones and the role of Euclidean geometry in early seventeenth-century English architecture.'

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History and the Besterman Centre for Enlightenment

Enlightenment Workshop

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays at the Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss, Dr John Robertson and Dr Jan Spurlock.

DR KATE TUNSTALL
19 Jan.: 'Sex, lies and Diderot: the Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville.'

PROFESSOR ANN THOMSON, Paris 8
26 Jan.: Round-table discussion of Bodies of Thought. Science, religion, and the soul in the early Enlightenment (2008).

DR DAVID ALLAN, St Andrews
2 Feb.: 'Commonplacing modernity: the necessity of note-taking in the British Enlightenment.'

SARAH EASTERBY-SMITH, Warwick
9 Feb.: 'Cross-Channel commerce: the circulation of plants, people and botanical culture between Britain and France c.1760–92.'

DR JOHN HARDMAN, Sussex
16 Feb.: 'The 1787 Assemblée des Notables.'

DR HANNAH DAWSON, Edinburgh
23 Feb.: 'Nature, time, and allegiance in Hume.'

PROFESSOR MARK PHILLIPS, Carleton University, Ottawa
2 Mar.: 'The revolution of history painting revisited: historical distance and visual representation.'

DR ISTVAN HONT, Cambridge
9 Mar.: Round-table discussion of the Carlyle Lectures on 'Visions of politics in commercial society: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor I. Walmsley, Professor S.J. Blundell, and Professor R. Davies.

PROFESSOR Y. ELSWORTH, Birmingham
13 Feb.: 'The sun is at the centre.'

PROFESSOR R. GREGORY, Durham
20 Feb.: 'Alternatives to dark energy.'

PROFESSOR P. RUSSELL, Erlangen–Nuremberg
27 Feb.: 'Enhancing light–matter interactions in photonic crystal fibres.'

PROFESSOR M. INGUSCIO, Florence
13 Mar.: 'Anderson localisation of ultracold atoms.'


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.

PROFESSOR ANDY WOODS, Cambridge
30 Jan.: 'Carbon sequestration.'

DR ALISON RUST, Bristol
13 Feb.: 'Seismicity by flow in a deformable channel.'

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

DR KIERAN NEYLON, Schlumberger Oil Field Research Services, Abingdon
13 Mar.: 'Oil reservoir simulation—a well-posed problem or just plain boring?'


Oxford Strachey Lecture in Computer Science

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BISHOP, Cambridge and Edinburgh, will deliver the Strachey Lecture in Computer Science at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 February, in Lecture Theatre B, Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'Third generation machine intelligence.'


Physical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. Details of the seminars on 2 February and 2 March will be announced later.

Conveners: Professor B.J. Howard and Dr M. Wilson.

PROFESSOR P.A. MADDEN
26 Jan.: 'Simulation studies of ionic materials and the electrochemical interface.'

PROFESSOR S.M. PIMBLOTT, Manchester
9 Feb.: 'Radiation chemistry of nuclear waste systems.'

PROESSOR S.T. BRAMWELL, UCL
16 Feb.: 'The distribution of spatially averaged critical properties.'

PROFESSOR M.N.R. ASHFOLD, Bristol
23 Feb.: 'Laser diagnosis and modelling of diamond chemical vapour deposition.'

PROFESSOR D. HINDERBERGER, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
9 Mar.: 'Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy: a molecular view on biological and synthetic macromolecular systems.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Medical Sciences

Biomedical Engineering Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus.

Convener: Dr Mark Thompson.

DR MANISH ARORA
26 Jan.: To be confirmed.

DR SARAH WATERS
9 Feb.: To be confirmed.

DR KENSAKU MORI, Nagayo University, Japan
9 Mar.: To be confirmed.

DR SCOTT PARAZYNSKI, MD, NASA Senior EVA Instructor Astronaut and Visiting Professor in Space Medicine, will deliver a special biomedical engineering seminar at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January in the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus.

Subject: 'Extreme high altitude biomedical engineering.'


Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

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

Convener: Professor P.K. Maini.

DR VAHID SHAHREZAEI, Imperial College, London
23 Jan.: 'Modelling intrinsic and extrinsic fluctuations in gene expression.'

DR OMER DUSHEK, British Columbia
6 Feb.: 'Mathematical modelling of antigen discrimination by T cells.'

DR GILES RICHARDSON, Southampton
20 Feb.: 'A multiscale approach to modelling electrochemical processes occurring across the cell membrane with application to transmission of action potentials.'

DR STUART EGGINGTON, Birmingham
6 Mar.: 'Optimising peripheral oxygen transport by means of microvascular remodelling.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences

Darwin's lost world: the early history of life and the planet

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences. The meetings will end with an open discussion.

Conveners: Professor Lynn Margulis, Professor Martin Brasier and Kathy Willis.

22 Jan.: Life at 4 billion

ALEX HALLIDAY: 'The early solar system.'

BOB WILLIAMS: 'Brief introduction to evolution of the chemical elements.'

STEPHEN MOORBATH: 'The earliest signs of life.'


29 Jan.: From archaea to animals

MARTIN BRASIER: 'The earliest fossil cells.'

NICOLA MCLOUGHLIN, Bergen: 'Volcanic glass and the earliest life.'

PHIL DONOGHUE, Bristol and JONATHAN ANTCLIFFE: 'Earliest animal fossils.'


19 Feb.: Towards a habitable planet

TIM LENTON, East Anglia: 'Gaia and the early biosphere.'

BOB WILLIAMS: 'Later evolution and the chemical elements.'

DAVID CATLING, Bristol: 'Oxygen and evolution.'


26 Feb.: Origins of the eukaryote cell

LYNN MARGULIS: 'Origins of the eukaryote cell.'

STEPHEN BELL: 'Archaea and the origins of eukaryotes.'


12 Mar.: Complexity in multicellular lineages

LIAM DOLAN, John Innes Centre: 'On the origin of rooting.'

PETER HOLLAND: 'Genes, genomes and animal complexity.'

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Medicine

Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar

The following seminar will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January in Room A/B, Wellcome trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive. The Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar is supported by the J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Fund.

ALBERT BASSON, King's College, London: 'Sprouty genes: essential regulators of pharyngeal development and putative modifiers of DiGeorge syndrome.'

JO BEGBIE: 'Maintaining the placode as a stem cell niche.'


Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

The following seminars will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital.

RACHEL BATTERHAM, University College Hospital, London
28 Jan.: 'Potential pharmacological role of incretins in human appetite control.'

MARTIN GOTTHARDT, Netherlands
4 Feb.: 'Imaging and scintigraphy of islets in vivo.'

KIERAN CLARKE
11 Feb.: 'Effects of diet on physical and cognitive performance.'

NIA BRYANT, Glasgow
18 Feb.: 'Insulin regulated trafficking of GLUT4 requires ubiquitination.'

DAVID RUSSELL-JONES and MARGO UMPLEBY, Guildford
25 Feb.: 'Metabolic puzzles and their solution.' (Subject to confirmation)

AMANDA ADLER, Cambridge
4 Mar.: 'Diabetes and cardiovascular disease.'


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

DR DAVID OWEN, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
22 Jan.: 'Loading up the cell's white vans: cargo selection during clathrin-coated vesicle formation.'

DR PAUL DEAR, Cambridge
29 Jan.: 'Single-molecule genomics?'

DR DAVID ISH-HOROWICZ, Cancer Research UK
5 Feb.: 'Molecular mechanisms regulating embryonic segmentation.'

PROFESSOR RUDI AEBERSOLD, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, Zurich
12 Feb.: 'Quantitative proteomics and systems biology.'

DR JUAN MARTIN-SERRANO, King's College, London
19 Feb.: 'No strings attached: the ESCRT machinery in viral budding and cytokinesis.'

PROFESSOR TONY GREEN, Cambridge
26 Feb.: 'The myeloproliferative disorders—gain of function but loss of control.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Romance Linguistics Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 3, Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor M. Maiden.

PROFESSOR LOLA PONS RODRÍGUEZ, Seville
29 Jan.: 'Cambios lingüísticos en el castellano del siglo XV: del modelo latino al romance.'

STEVEN KAYE
5 Feb.: 'Grammaticalisation and future reference in the Italic/Romance verb.'

PROFESSOR PAOLO ACQUAVIVA, University College, Dublin
12 Feb.: 'The structure of the Italian declensional system.'

DR DAMIEN HALL, York
19 Feb.: 'Is there such a thing as the regional French of Normandy?'

ANTONIO FORTIN
5 Mar.: ' 'Pasito a pasito': the evolution of expressive morphology in Spanish.'

PROFESSOR MARÍA ROSA LLORET, Barcelona
12 Mar.: 'On the structure of the Catalan conjugational system: (un)motivated distribution of lexical items over inflectional classes.'


Italian Studies: Seminar

PROFESSOR STEPHEN GUNDLE, Warwick, in conversation with PROFESSOR EVELYN WELCH, Queen Mary, will present the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 January, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.

Chair: Dr Giorgio Riello, Warwick.

Subject: 'Made in Italy. Concepts of beauty in Renaissance and modern Italy.'

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Philosophy

Seminar

PROFESSOR RONALD COLE-TURNER, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will hold a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 January, in Seminar Room 1, the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the old Indian Institute, Broad Street.

Subject: 'Human enhancement and Christianity: a case of friendly fire?'


St Cross Special Ethics Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in St Cross Room, St Cross College. Please book by e-mailing ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

STEPHEN CLARK
12 Feb.: 'Cognitive bias and the precautionary principle.'

PROFESSOR WALTER SINNOTT-ARMSTRONG
5 Mar.: 'Neuroscience in the courtroom.'


Leverhulme Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 1, the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute.

PROFESSOR ALLEN BUCHANAN
17 Feb. 'What conservatism and liberalism have to say about the biomedical enhancement project—and vice versa.' PROFESSOR WALTER SINNOTT-ARMSTRONG 24 Feb.: 'Neuroscience and responsibility.'

PROFESSOR ALLEN BUCHANAN
3 Mar.: 'The social ethics of believing: why practical ethics needs social moral epistemology.'

PROFESSOR ALLEN BUCHANAN
17 Mar.: 'The egalitarianism of human rights.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict: Strengthening international authority

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute, corner of Broad Street and Catte Street. Enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Wilkinson (e-mail: elac@politics.ox.ac.uk).

No seminar will be held on 16 February.

Conveners: Dr David Rodin and Professor Jennifer Welsh.

PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
26 Jan.: 'Indiscriminate disproportionality: another attempt at rules with teeth.'

DR ANTHONY LANG, St Andrews
2 Feb.: 'The just war tradition as political theory: authority and the use of force.'

PROFESSOR GRACIANA DEL CASTILLO, Columbia
Thur. 5 Feb., 4 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Buildin: 'Rebuilding war-torn states: the challenge of post-conflict economic reconstruction.'

DR JAMES PATTISON, West of England
9 Feb.: 'Who should intervene? The agents of humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect.'

PROFESSOR NIGEL WHITE, Sheffield
23 Feb.: 'Institutional responsibility for private military contractors.'

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER REUS-SMIT, ANU
Tue. 24 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'How individual rights transformed world politics.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS WHEELER, Aberystwyth
2 Mar.: 'A leap of trust? Overcoming the distrust in US–Iranian nuclear relations.'

DR TONI ERSKINE, Aberystwyth
9 Mar.: 'Kicking bodies and damning souls: the danger of harming "innocent" individuals while punishing "delinquent" states.'


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

PROFESSOR MARK DRUMBL, Professor of Law and Director of the Transnational Law Institute, Washington and Lee University, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 January, in Rhodes House. Further information may be found at www.fljs.org/Events.

This replaces the lecture by Professor Antonio Cassese, notified in the Gazette of 15 January, p. 517.

Subject: 'Justice after atrocity: a cosmopolitan pluralist approach.'


Lessons in Government seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: Mr Tom Lubbock and Dr Andrew Stockley.

29 Jan.: RICHARD THOMAS, Information Commissioner

Fri. 30 Jan.: CLEMENCY BURTON-HILL, actor and political commentator

5 Feb.: PROFESSOR ANTHONY KING, University of Essex

Fri. 6 Feb.: PETER KELLNER, YouGov

12 Feb.: ANN ABRAHAM, Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman

19 Feb.: LORD BEST, President, Local Government Association

26 Feb.: MICHAEL HOWARD, MP, former Leader, Conservative Party

Fri. 27 Feb.: MR LUBBOCK and DR STOCKLEY: 'The US elections: lessons from the small screen.'

5 Mar.: RHODRI MORGAN, AM, First Minister of Wales

Wed. 11 Mar., 11 a.m.: CHARLES CLARKE, MP, formerly Education Secretary and Home Secretary


Sociology Group seminars: Inequality, politics, religion, and moral attitudes: 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 Kenneth Macdonald.

DR EVA JASPERS, Nijmegen
28 Jan.: 'A comparative study on attitudes towards euthanasia: testing the "slippery slope" and "dignity with death" arguments.'

PROFESSOR HERMAN G. VAN DE WERFHORST, Amsterdam
4 Feb.: 'Vocational education and civic participation: institutional effects in seventeen countries.'

DR FRANCESCA BORGONOVI, LSE
11 Feb.: 'The relationship between education and levels of trust and tolerance in Europe.'

DR MAN YEE KAN
18 Feb.: 'Analysing social rhythms by optimal matching: working-week schedules of France 1998–9 and UK 2000-1.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY HEATH
25 Feb.: 'Class dominance, male dominance, or individualisation? Class identity in Britain, 1965–2005.'

DR MICHELLE JACKSON
4 Mar.: 'The relative importance of primary and secondary effects in creating ethnic inequalities in educational attainment.'

PROFESSOR DAN OLSON, Purdue
11 Mar.: 'Why do small religious groups have more committed members?'


Professional training for social scientists: (i) social science practice

PROFESSOR STEPHEN WOOLGAR will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 January, in the Saïd Business School. Further information may be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/social+scientists/.

Subject: 'Social science and policy?'

Professional training for social scientists: (ii) the organisational environment

The following lectures, intended primarily for doctoral students and researchers, but open to all members of the University, will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School. Further information may be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/social+scientists/.

DR VICTOR SEIDEL
27 Jan.: 'How to thing strategically.'

DR OWEN DARBISHIRE
3 Feb.: 'How to negotiate.'

DR STEPHEN NEW
10 Feb.: 'How to survive in organisations.'

DR OWEN DARBISHIRE
17 Feb.: 'How to run a team.'

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY MORRIS
24 Feb.: 'How to be a consultant.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW GOUDIE
3 Mar.: 'How to run a university department.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY HEATH
10 Mar.: 'Managing an academic career.'

Professional training for social scientists: (iii) research management

The following lectures, intended primarily for doctoral students and researchers, but open to all members of the University, will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Saïd Business School. Further information may be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/social+scientists/.

DR GLENN SWAFFORD, Director of Research Services
5 Feb.: 'Research: rights, privileges, responsibilities, and morality.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN WOOLGAR
12 Feb.: 'Communicating social science?'

KENNETH MAYHEW
19 Feb.: 'Winning research funding.'

KATE BLACKMON
26 Feb.: 'Managing ethics in the social sciences.'

DR STEPHEN NEW
5 Mar.: 'Problem construction and systems thinking.'

DR STEPHEN NEW
12 Mar.: 'Research project management.'


Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. 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.

KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS
30 Jan.: 'Can a post-colonial power export democracy and the rule of law?'

PABLO BERAMENDI, Duke
13 Feb.: 'Mobility and redistribution in political unions.'

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.'

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


Oxford Research Network on Government in Africa: Thomas Hodgkin Lecture

JOHN LONSDALE, Cambridge, will deliver the Thomas Hodgkin Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Nationalism in colonial Africa: fifty years on.'


Transitional Justice Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room D, Social Sciences Building, Manor Road unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome.

Conveners: Dr Phil Clark and Lydiah Bosire.

Lecturer to be confirmed. Co-hosted with the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society.
Wed., 28 Jan., 5.30 p.m., Mordan Hall, St Hugh's: To be confirmed.

DR TAMAR MEISELS, Tel Aviv
3 Feb.: 'Can terrorism ever be justified?'

PROFESSOR ANDREW RIGBY, Coventry
10 Feb.: 'Unpacking forgiveness and reconciliation in the context of transitional justice.'

PROFESSOR CHAIM GANS, Tel Aviv
17 Feb.: 'The justification for the Jews' return to Palestine and the burdens of contemporary Zionism.'

LARS WALDORF, London, and DR PHIL CLARK
Wed., 25 Feb., Lecture Room VII, Brasenose: 'Debating power, politics and justice in post-genocide Rwanda.'

AREZOU AZAD
3 Mar.: 'Linking justice and security: examples from various post-conflict settings.'

JENNIFER ROBINSON
10 Mar.: 'Transitional "justice" in East Timor and post-Suharto Indonesia.'


Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: Materiality in medicine

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Elizabeth Hsu and Caroline Potter.

PROFESSOR ANITA HARDON, Amsterdam
26 Jan.: 'The materiality of AIDS medicines: findings from multi-sited ethnography in sub- Saharan Africa.'

DR AYO WAHLBERG, LSE
2 Feb.: 'Plausibility as epistemological rectification: examining the colonisation hypothesis in a collaborative effort to industrially standardise a Vietnamese herbal remedy.'

DR GABRIEL LEFÈVRE, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris
9 Feb.: 'Plants in local healing practices in Toliara, south-west Madagascar.'

DR SIMON COHN, Cambridge
16 Feb.: 'Continuity, discontinuity, and the collision of neuropsychiatry: the inclusion of objective claims into the subjective experience of mental illness.'

DR ANNA WALDSTEIN, Kent
23 Feb.: 'Medicinal plants, medical anthropology, and Mexican migrants.'

YOSUKE SHIMAZONO
2 Mar.: 'Material exchange: organ transplantation in the Philippines.'

DR ELIZABETH HALLAM, Aberdeen
9 Mar.: 'Anatomical models: cultures of making, use, and display.'


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Departmental seminar

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Fridays at 64 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Clare Harris and Laura Peers.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS THOMAS, Cambridge
23 Jan.: 'A supplement to Tene Waitere's travels: Maori carving and colonial history.'

DR CLARE HARRIS
30 Jan.: 'The museum on the roof of the world: the spectacle of public space in Lhasa, Tibet.'

DR EMMA TARLO, Goldsmiths College, London
6 Feb.: 'Hijab online: cyber Islamic fashion, commerce and the challenges of representation.'

DR AMIRIA SALMOND, Cambridge
13 Feb.: To be confirmed.

PROFESSOR JOHN MACK, East Anglia
20 Feb.: 'Beyond the diagram: navigating and patterning as performative strategy.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL MILLER, University College, London
27 Feb.: 'The material culture of loss.'

PROFESSOR RUTH PHILIPS, Carleton University, Ottawa
6 Mar.: ' "Learning to feed off controversies": meeting the challenges of translation and recovery in Canadian museums.'

PROFESSOR NELSON GRABURN, Berkeley and London Metropolitan University
13 Mar.: 'Anthropological experiments and Inuit ethnoaesthetics: a performance model of artistic agency.'


Anthropology Research Group on Eastern Medicines and Religions: Chinese medicine in practice

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr Elisabeth Hsu and Arielle Rittersmith.

DR ANGELIKA MESSNER, Kiel
4 Feb.: 'New perspectives on the history of emotions.'

DR VIVIENNE LO, University College, London
18 Feb.: 'Chinese medicine in the UK: class, gender and ethnicity.'

DR DOMINIQUE HERTZER, East West Institute, Utting, Germany
4 Mar.: 'Chinese medicine in Germany: theory and practice.'


Transport Studies unit: open lectures on sustainable transport

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road. All are welcome. Enquiries may be directed to Lara Scott (e-mail: lara.scott@ouce.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR SIR PETER HALL, University College, London
27 Jan.: 'TGV-UK: an idea whose time has come?'

DR ROBIN HICKMAN, Halcrow
3 Feb.: 'Carbon efficiency in the transport sector: backcasting from London.'

PETER GUEST, British Parking Association
10 Feb.: 'Some thoughts on car parking.'

PROFESSOR PETER JONES, University College, London
17 Feb.: 'A new approach to street planning and design, based on "Link and Place".'

PROFESSOR MIKE BATTY, University College, London
24 Feb.: 'Visualisation and simulation: understanding and prediction from large- scale land use transport models.'

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Theology

McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life: McDonald Lectures

Behaving in Public: Christian ethics outside of the Church

PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR will deliver the following McDonald Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

Note: the lectures will be given on Wednesdays, and not, as previously announced, on Thursdays.

4 Feb.: 'Integrity, not distinctiveness.'

11 Feb.: 'Tense consensus.'

18 Feb.: 'Who are the public?'

25 Feb.: 'Can a theological argument behave?'


Seminar in the Study of Religions

PROFESSOR IVAN STRENSKI, California at Riverside, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Seminar Room West, Mansfield.

Convener: W.M. Morgan.

Subject: 'The State as transformed Church: religion, politics and "politics".'

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Maison Française

Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française. Enquiries may be directed to maison@herald.ox.ac.uk. Events with English titles will be in English.

Conveners: James Ambrose, Kate Tunstall, Alain Viala, and Rowan Tomlinson.

JOSEPH HARRIS, Royal Holloway, London
22 Jan.: 'Between empathy and emulation: Corneille and audience identification.'

MARION LAFOUGE
5 Feb.: 'L'opéra ou de la tératologie poétique: la querelle d'Alceste et l'invention du genre merveilleux.'

SOPHIE HOUDARD, Paris III
19 Feb.: 'Vraie ou fausse mystique à l'époque moderne (première moitié du XVIIe siècle)? Une querelle de mots ou sur les mots.'

THIBAUT MAUS DE ROLLEY
5 Mar.: 'Le vol d'un cheval de bois: les aventures d'un motif, entre fiction chevaleresque et traits démonologiques.'


Modern French Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française. Enquiries may be directed to maison@herald.ox.ac.uk. Events with English titles will be in English.

Convener: Michael Sheringham.

PATRICK O'DONOVAN, University College, Cork
29 Jan.: 'The time of Vigny: poetry and the discourse of happiness.'

MARCEL BENABOU, PAUL FOURNEL, and JACQUES ROUBAUD
12 Feb., 4 p.m.: 'OulipOxford: jeux formels et littéraires.'

DANIEL LANÇON, Grenoble III
26 Feb.: 'Les paradoxes de l'Egypte littéraire: l'exemple de Georges Henein.'

JAMES WILLIAMS, Royal Holloway, London
12 Mar.: 'Confronting Crisis, Resurrecting the Modern: the cinema of Jacques Nolot.'


Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française. Enquiries may be directed to maison@herald.ox.ac.uk. Events with English titles will be in English.

Conveners: Tony Hunt, Sophie Marnette, and Helen Swift.

SOPHIE PREVOST, LaTTiCe-CNRS, ENS ULM
3 Feb.: 'Changements linguistiques et grammaticalisation.'

CHRISTIAN MARCHELLO-NIZIA, Paris VI-Jussieu, ENS-LHS Lyon
17 Feb.: 'L'édition en ligne de la Queste del saint Graal (ms. K de Lyon): spécificités et possibilités du format numérique.'

RICHARD TRACHSLER, Göttingen
3 Mar.: 'The Elephant's knee-caps and other old stories: observations on medieval animal lore.'


History of Chemistry Seminar

The following conferences will be held as shown on Thursdays. Enquiries should be directed to maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.

26 Feb., 3–5 p.m., Maison Française: 'Travelling chymistry in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.' Conference organised in partnership with the University, Oxford Brookes University, and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry. Conveners: Stephen Clucas, Birkbeck College, London, and Bernard Joly, Université de Lille III.

12 Mar., 3–5 p.m., Centre for the History of Medicine, Oxford Brookes: 'The chemical apothecary in the eighteenth century.' Conveners: Hjalmar Fors, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and Jonathan Simon, Université de Lyon I.


Conferences and study-days

The following conferences and study-days will be held in the Maison Française unless indicated otherwise.

Mon. 2 Feb., 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., and Tue. 3 Feb., 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'Genetic criticism: editions, principles, practices.' Study day and hands-on workshop organised by Paolo D'Iorio, CNRS-MFO, in partnership with the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (CNRS-ITEM).

Wed. 4 Feb., 2.30 p.m., Cancer and Innovation: 'How to deal with cancer? Research, innovation and politics' Workshop organised by Muriel Le Roux, CNRS-MFO and Viviane Quirke, Oxford Brookes University.

Fri. 6 Feb., 4 p.m., Académie des Technologies–Maison Française–Saïd Business School Forum on Innovation: 'What conditions favour innovation?' Conference organised by Muriel Le Roux, CNRS-MFO, and chaired by M. Serge Plattard, Conseiller pour la Science et la Technologie, London. With François Guinot, Président de l'Académie des technologies, and Steve Woolgar, Saïd Business School.

Thur. 12 Mar., Maison Française; Fri. 13 Mar. and Sat. 14 Mar., Lady Margaret Hall: 'Obscenity in Renaissance France.' Conference organised by Hugh Roberts and Valerie Worth, University of Exeter.

Fri. 13 Mar. (from 9 a.m) and Sat. 14 Mar. (to 5 p.m): 'Genes and environment: Darwin and Lamark revisited.' Conference organised by Denis Noble, Balliol College and Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Pietro Corsi, Linacre College, Faculty of History and Muriel Le Roux, Linacre College, CNRS-MFO.

Fri. 13 Mar., 9 a.m.–7 p.m.: 'Les plaisirs du goût/the pleasures of taste.' Study day organised by Jean-Louis Labarriere, CNRS-MFO, with showing of Le festin de Babette at 5.15 p.m.


Other lectures and events

The following events will be held in the Maison Française unless otherwise indicated.

LAURENT PERNOT, Strasbourg
Thur. 2 Feb., 5 p.m., Ryle Room, Philosophy Faculty Centre: 'The intellectual concentration of Plotinus (Vit. Plot. 8) between philosophy and rhetoric.'

PATRICE LECONTE
Fri. 13 Feb., 5.15 p.m.: 'Soirée Patrice Leconte'—M. Leconte discusses his career, his work as a director and screenwriter, and his projects (in French).

Sat. 14 Feb.: showing of La fille sur le pont, followed by a meeting with film director Patrice Leconte (in French). Events organised by Michaël Abecassis, Language Centre and Violaine Heyraud, Paris X–Nanterre.

SIMON KITSON, University of London Institute in Paris
Mon. 16 Feb., 5.15 p.m., St Hugh's: 'Death and Liberation: Allied Bombing of Occupied France.'

CATHERINE DARBO-PESCHANSKI, CNRS–Université de Lille III
Tue. 24 Feb., 5 p.m., Classics Centre: 'Thinking Greek historicities to understand Greek historiography.' (Chair: Rosalind Thomas)

JOSCHKA FISCHER, former Foreign Minister of Germany
Wed. 25 Feb., 5 p.m., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: 'Dreams, myth, realities: transatlantic relations in the Obama era.' (European Studies Centre Annual Lecture)

HEINRICH BEST, Jena
Wed. 4 Mar., 5 p.m.: 'The Europe of elites. Dimensions and determinants of Europeanness of European political and economic elites.'

CÉCILE LABORDE, University College London
Fri. 6 Mar., 5.15 p.m.: 'Critical republicanism: the hijab controversy and political philosophy.'


Cinema: a series of four films directed by Jean Renoir

The following events will be held in the Maison Française on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

Each film (in French with English subtitles) will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College. There is no need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.

27 Jan.: Toni (1934, 109 min)

10 Feb.: La Bête humaine (1938, 97 min)

24 Feb.: The River (1951, 99 min)

10 Mar.: French Cancan (1954, 102 min)

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James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation

Governance, accountability, and innovation in turbulent times

The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the James Martin Institute Seminar Room, Saïd Business School. All are welcome.

NOORTJE MARRES, Goldsmiths College, London
3 Feb.: 'Invisible, non-toxic but not exactly odourless? Experiments in carbon-based living and postcalculative forms of engagement.'

ROB HAGENDIJK, Amsterdam
10 Feb.: 'Building national innovation systems in the global south: accountability, politics and democracy.'

PERRI 6, Nottingham–Trent
17 Feb.: 'Making people more responsible? The Blair government's programme for changing citizens' behaviour.'

MIKE POWER, London School of Economics
24 Feb.: 'Risk management as a moral order.'

KAREL WILLIAMS, Manchester
3 Mar.: 'Governance, conjuncture and financial innovation.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Distinguished Public Lecture

PROFESSOR LORD (MARTIN) REES, President of the Royal Society, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Registration is required: see www.21school.ox.ac.uk/registration , or e-mail: events@21school.ox.ac.uk. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'The world in 2050.'

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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.'


Isaiah Berlin Centennial Seminar on Political Thought

An extended seminar will be given on Wednesday, 3 June, in the Old Library, All Souls College, in celebration of the centennial of the birth of Sir Isaiah Berlin. Admission is free but by ticket only. Application should be made to to Fellows' Secretary, All Souls College (telephone: Oxford (2)89109, e-mail: humaira.erfan-ahmed@all-souls.ox.ac .uk).

IAN CARTER, Pavia, QUENTIN SKINNER, Cambridge and London, and HILLEL STEINER, Manchester
2.30 p.m.: 'Berlin on negative and positive liberty.' Chair: Myles Burnyeat

JOSEPH RAZ, Columbia, TIM SCANLON, Harvard, and DAVID WIGGINS
4.30 p.m.: 'Berlin and the plurality of value.' Chair: G. A. Cohen

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR IAN STOREY, Professor of Classics, Trent University, Ontario, will give two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Classics Centre.

6 Feb.: 'On looking (again) into Kratinos' Dionysalexandros.' What happens when Paris cannot be found for the (in)famous Judgement of Paris, and the only substitue that can be found is the comic god, Dionysos? In 1904 a papyrus from Oxyrhynchus yielded most of the plot-summary of this lost comedy by Kratinos (career: 454–423 bc).

20 Feb.: 'The play before the play: when did a Greek play "begin"?'


Oxford Seminar on Conventions and Rules

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Old Common Room, Balliol College. The seminars are open and free of charge to members of the University, but space is limited. To attend, e-mail john.latsis@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Ismael Al-Amoudi and John Latsis.

PROFESSOR LAURENT THÉVENOT, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
3 Feb.: 'Conventions and below.'

PROFESSOR MARGARET ARCHER, Warwick
17 Feb.: 'Personal identity and the applicability of rules.'

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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 . Registrtion is free. Enquiries may be directed to Merry Donati (e- mail: merry.donati@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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Linacre College

Linacre Lectures

Societies in transition

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCE Main Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Building.

The lectures are arranged in conjunction with the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, and are supported by Tetra Laval. The series organiser is Professor Mark Pollard. PROFESSOR CHRIS STRINGER, Natural History Museum
22 Jan.: 'The Neanderthal–modern human transition.'

PROFESSOR GRAEME BARKER, Cambridge
29 Jan.: 'Footsteps, clearings, and fields: transitions to farming in island south-east Asia.'

PROFESSOR DAVID KILLICK, Arizona
5 Feb.: 'Did metals matter? An examination of the contexts of early metallurgy around the world.'

PROFESSOR STURT MANNING, Cornell
12 Feb.: 'The volcanogenic context of Europe's first state-level civilisation: Santorini, Crete and the origins of the classical world.'

PROFESSOR CHRIS GOSDEN
19 Feb.: 'Becoming Roman in Britain: imperial impositions and indigenous agency.'

DR BRYAN WARD-PERKINS
26 Feb.: 'The end of Roman civilisation: a man-made disaster?'

PROFESSOR MARILYN PALMER, Leicester
5 Mar.: 'Industrial transformation: innovation, diffusion, and continuity.'

PROFESSOR STEVE RAYNER
12 Mar.: 'Technology and transition in the twenty-first century.'

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Nuffield College and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Media and Politics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College. Undergraduates are welcome to attend.

Conveners: David Butler and John Lloyd.

SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK, formerly Ambassador to the UN and Special Representative in Iraq
23 Jan.: 'Diplomacy and the media.'

SIR JULIAN PRIESTLEY, Secretary General, European Parliament, 1998–2008
30 Jan.: 'The media and Europe.'

SIR CHRISTOPHER MEYER, Chairman, Press Complaints Commission, 2003–8
6 Feb.: 'Can the press be regulated?'

ANDREW MILLER, author of 'Bagehot' column, The Economist
13 Feb.: 'Analysing the political scene.'

MICHAEL WHITE, political writer, the Guardian
20 Feb.: 'Lobby journalism.'

JOHN BURNS, Head of London Bureau, New York Times
27 Feb.: 'Being a foreign correspondent.'

CHRISTOPHER HUHNE, MP
6 Mar.: 'Fair play for politicians?'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All are welcome. Enquiries may be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

PRS presentations will be held on 24 February and 10 March.

Convener: Dr Jeevan Deol.

DR SIOBHAN HURLEY-LAMBERT, Nottingham-Trent
27 Jan.: 'A Muslim woman in Edwardian Britain: travel, gender and nationalism.'

PROFESSOR POLLY O'HANLON
10 Feb.: 'Narratives of penance and purification in eighteenth-century Hindu India.'

ALEXANDER EVANS
17 Feb.: 'A social and political history of Pakistani-administered Kashmir.'

DR JON WILSON, King's College, London
3 Mar.: 'Bangladesh in 1975.'


South-east Asian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's. All are welcome.

Convener: Dr Eva-Lotta Hedman.

PROFESSOR GREG BANKOFF, Hull
5 Feb.: 'Cultures of disaster, cultures of coping: hazard as a frequent life experience in the Philippines.'

DR CLAUDIA MERLI, Durham
12 Feb.: 'Traditional midwives in southern Thailand and the hybridisation of birth cosmology.'

DR FILOMENO ABEL, visiting scholar from East Timor
26 Feb.: 'East Timor: challenges of nation building.'


European Studies Centre

South-east European Studies at Oxford

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, unless otherwise indicated.

Conveners: Othon Anastasakis and Dimitar Bechev.

GARETH WINROW, Bilgi
22 Jan.: 'Turkey and security issues in the Black Sea region.'

ERIC GORDY, University College, London
29 Jan.: 'Serbia: moving towards democratic consolidation?'

JEAN PIERRE CASSARINO, European University Institute, Florence, and DEREK LUTTERBECK, Malta
5 Feb.: 'Border management in the Mediterranean.'

MARTI AHTISAARI, former president of Finland; former UN Special Envoy in Kosovo
Wed., 11 Feb., Nissan Lecture Theatre: To be confirmed. (SEESOX Annual Lecture)

IOANNIS ARMAKOLAS and TIKOMIR LOZA, Transitions Online
19 Feb.: 'Political crisis in Bosnia: is there a way out?'

SEVKET PAMUK, London School of Economics
26 Feb.: 'Industrialisation and the middle class in Turkey.'

ALVARO DE VASCONSELOS, EU Institute for Security Studies
5 Mar.: 'The new Euro-Med agenda: strategic turn or more of the same?'

Greek–Turkish Network book launch
12 Mar.: 'In the long shadow of Europe: Greeks and Turks in the era of post-nationalism.'


Other lectures and seminars

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m.

Convener: Kalypso Nicolaïdis.

LORD PATTEN, Chancellor of the University, in conversation with students TOBIAS LENZ, CHRISTOPHER BICKERTON, LEE JONES and ANNA OLDMEADOW
Fri., 6 Feb., Nissan Lecture Theatre: debate on Lord Patten's book What Next? Surviving the twenty-first century.

JOSCHKA FISCHER, former Foreign Minister of Germany
Wed., 25 Feb., Nissan Lecture Theatre: ESC Annual Lecture: 'Dreams, myth, realities: transatlantic relations in the Obama era.'

STEFFEN BRUENDEL, Essen, GARETH STEDMAN-JONES, Cambridge, HENNING MARMULLA, Frankfurt, KAREN LEEDER, PETRA TERHOEVEN, Göttingen, RAINER HORN, Sheffield, RAINER WINTER, Klagenfurt, SAM WHIMSTER, London, KRISTINA SCHULZ, Geneva (other participants to be confirmed)
Fri. 27 and Sat. 28 Feb., European Studies Centre: Stifterverband workshop: 'Wreckage of modernity or revolution of perception? 1968: consequences and echoes.' (Chaired by Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey and Jane Caplan)

SOPHIE DUCHESNE, Sciences PO/CNRS, KATHERINE THROSSELL, JUSTINE LACROIX and VIRGINIE VAN INGELGOM, University College, London/FNRS
Tues., 3 Mar., European Studies Centre: 'Debating European identities, how they vary and where they come from: the state of the art in research.'

HENRICH BEST, Jena
Wed., 4 Mar., Maison Française: 'The Europe of elites. Dimensions and determinants of Euuopeanness of European political and economic elites.'

CÉCILE LABORDE, University College, London, LUC BOROT and FRANCIS CHENEVAL
Fri., 6 Mar., Maison Française: 'Critical republicanism. The hijab controversy and political philosophy.'

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St Cross College

St Cross College Lectures

DR SCOTT PARAZYNSKI, Visiting Professor in Space Medicine, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in St Cross College. All are welcome. For further details and to book, contact events@stx.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78480.

Subject: 'A view from the top'—an account of Dr Parazynski's experiences as a spaceflight veteran and one of NASA's most experience space-walkers.

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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, St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. Free of charge to University members and mental health professionals, but space is limited. To attend, please e-mail paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

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

PROFESSOR NAOMI SEGAL, University of London
26 Jan.: 'To love and be loved: Sartre, Anzieu and the theories of the caress.'

PROFESSOR JANE RENDELL, University College, London
9 Feb.: 'Site- writing: critical spatial practice.'

DR BRIAN GARVEY, Lancaster
23 Feb.: 'Ego-devo: Freud and the prospect of an evolutionary developmental psychology.'

DR DAVID ARMSTRONG, Tavistock Consultancy Service
9 Mar.: 'What is the proper object of a psychoanalytic approach to working with organisations?'

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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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Trinity College

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

COLM TÓIBÍN will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 January, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'The art of losing: on grief and reason in the poetry of Thom Gunn and Elizabeth Bishop.'

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Wolfson College

Translation seminar

PROFESSOR MANANA GELASHVILI, PROFESSOR DONALD RAYFIELD, and PROFESSOR JON STALLWORTHY will discuss Georgian poetry in English translation (Galaktion Tabidze), at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 26 January, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries may be directed to Carmen Bugan (e- mail: carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).


Public lecture

PROFESSOR JAMES CRABBE, Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, and Executive Dean and Professor at the University of Bedfordshire, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Climate change and coral reefs: moving from science to conservation actions.'

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Oxford Bibliographical Society

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Taylor Institution. p DR JAMES CLARK, Bristol
26 Jan.: 'Monastic books in medieval England.'

DR IAN GADD, Bath Spa
23 Feb.: ' "Leaving the printer to his liberty": printing and publishing Jonathan Swift's political tracts, 1711–14.'

DR TIFFANY STERN
2 Mar.: 'The play and its manuscript skeleton: plots, plots and plots.'

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Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

The following seminars will be given at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the seminar room of the Pitt Rivers extension, access by Robinson Close, unless otherwise indicated. Visitors always welcome, but are asked to make a £2 contribution.

DAVID PRATTEN
11 Feb.: 'Masking youth: transformation and transgression in Annang performance.'

IMOGEN CRAWFORD-MOWDAY
4 Mar.: 'Flying high: the story of Salama, with a brief jaunt around other vessels in the Pitt Rivers Museum.'

Kenneth Kirkwood Memorial Day with four distinguished speakers
Sat., 14 Mar., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: 'Magic medicines: the art of healing.'

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