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Oxford University Gazette, 23 April 2009: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Professor of Social Anthropology

PROFESSOR DAVID GELLNER will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The awkward social science? Anthropology on schools, elections, and revolution in Nepal.'


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.'


Montague Burton Professor of International Relations

PROFESSOR ANDREW HURRELL will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Provincialising Westphalia: the study of global international society in the twenty-first century.'


Michael Davys Professor of Neuroscience

PROFESSOR JONATHAN FLINT will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'The genetic basis of depression.'

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Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL BERRY, University of Bristol, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Exuberant interference.'

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Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts

KIP GRESHAM, master printer, publisher and artist, will deliver the next Hussey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Desperately trying to control the universe.'

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Myres Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR OLAF KAPER, Leiden, will deliver the twenty-fifth Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: 'Combining styles in the arts of Roman Egypt: the temple decorations at Kellis as a reflection of a changing world.'

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Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature

Unoriginal genius: constraint, concretism, citation

PROFESSOR MARJORIE PERLOFF, Sadie D. Patek Professor Emerita of Humanities, Stanford University, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in St Anne's College. The lectures will be given in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, except the first lecture (5 May), which will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre.

Tue. 5 May: 'Unoriginal genius and déjà dit: an introduction.'

Thur. 7 May: 'Phantasmagorias of the marketplace: citational poetics in Benjamin's Arcades Project.'

Tue. 12 May: 'From avant-garde to digital: the legacy of Brazilian concrete poetry.'

Thur. 14 May: 'Oulipian ideogrammatics: Charles Bernstein's Poem Including History.'

Tue. 19 May: ' "The rattle of statistical traffic": citation and found text in Susan Howe's The Midnight.'

Thur. 21 May: 'Towards a conceptual poetics: Caroline Bergvall's Dante and Chaucer, Craig Dworkin's 'Legion', Kenneth Goldsmith's Traffic.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

In search of best practice: enduring ideas in strategy, innovation, and technology management

PROFESSOR MICHAEL A. CUSUMANO, Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott (e-mail: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

Mon. 11 May: 'In search of best practice.'

Tue. 12 May; 'Firm agility: capabilities, "pull systems" ;, scope economies, and flexibility.'

Wed. 13 May: 'Broader views of the product firm: platforms and services.'

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Classics

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. in the Classics Centre.

DR DAVID RIDGWAY, Edinburgh
Mon. 27 Apr.: 'Greece, Etruria, and Rome: relationships and reciprocities.' (Haynes Lecture)

PROFESSOR ALESSANDRO SCHIESARO, La Sapienza, Rome
Thur. 7 May: 'Lucretian metamorphoses.' (Don Fowler Lecture)

ANGELOS MATTHAIOU, Greek Epigraphic Society
Wed. 27 May: 'The Athenian Empire on stone revisited.' (Lewis Lecture)

PROFESSOR SUZANNE SAÏD, Columbia
Thur. 11 June: 'Myth in historiography in the early empire: Diodorus, Strabo, and Diionysius of Halicarnassus.' (Gaisford Lecture)

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English Language and Literature, Music, History of Art

The Bible in art, music and literature

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor Chris Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

PROFESSOR TERRY WRIGHT, Newcastle
4 May: 'Understanding the Book of Genesis: how novelists can help.'

DR NATASHA O'HEAR
18 May: 'From the Trier Apocalypse to the political blogosphere: reflections on the visual history of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Rev. 6.2–8).'

DR DAVID ALLINSON, Bristol
1 June: 'The rood screen animated: the Passion and Fayrfax's Maria plena virtute.' (Hussey Seminar)

DR ANNIE SUTHERLAND
15 June: 'Reading the English psalms in the Middle Ages.'

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History

Dacre Lecture

DR NOEL MALCOLM will deliver the Dacre Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 April, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'The religion of the Patriarchs: ideas about Judaism and natural religion in early modern Europe.'


The Long Nineteenth Century Seminar: Religion and radicalism

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

ULTÁN GILLEN, Queen Mary, London
27 Apr.: 'Counter-revolution and religion, c.1789–1804.'

PHILIP LOCKLEY
4 May: 'Prophecy, millenarianism, and Radical politics in early nineteenth-century England.'

LUCY RIALL, Birkbeck, London
11 May: 'Religion, nation, and rival cultures of remembrance in Italy and France, 1848–70.'

IAN CHADWICK
18 May: 'Anticlericalism and dechristianisation during the Paris Commune.'

ELIYAHU STERN
25 May: 'The privatisation of religion and the emergence of traditionalism in nineteenth-century European Jewry.'

ANNA SUMMERS, Birkbeck, London
1 June: 'Female troublemakers: British women and cultures of internationalism, c.1815–1914.'

THOMAS MARSDEN
8 June: 'Old Believers and sedition: the politics of religious dissent in mid nineteenth-century Imperial Russia.'

DAGMAR WERNITZNIG
15 June: 'The garden and the workshop: first-wave feminism in Vienna and Budapest.'


East and East–Central Europe Seminar

The following lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rees Davies Room, History Faculty, George Street. Further information from Jane Cunning at Oxford 615038 or jane.cunning@history.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Robert Evans and David Rechter.

JONATHAN KWAN, Nottingham
28 Apr.: ' "Working towards the Emperor": political culture, state structure and the beginnings of Austrian parliamentarism, 1861–7.'

BOJAN ALEKSOV, University College, London
5 May: 'From imperial to national Church: Karlovci Orthodox Metropolitanate.'

ELIYAHU STERN
12 May: 'The modern Polish state and the privatisation of Judaism in the late eighteenth century.'

MARIJA PETROVIC
19 May: 'The Austrian Enlightenment the Orthodox way— Serbian church hierarchy and the Josephinist reforms.'

ROB GRAY, University College, London
26 May: 'Lord and peasant in the last years of Hungarian seigneurialism.'

ALEX DRACE-FRANCIS, Liverpool
2 June: 'Time and the self: Romanian travellers and personal identity.'

MARK CORNWALL, Southampton
9 June: 'Restructuring Czech–German space: the ambiguities of Sudeten German foreign policy in the mid 1930s.'

MARIUS TURDA, Oxford Brookes
16 June: 'Towards a social history of central and southeastern European eugenics.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Mathematical Institute: colloquium

PROFESSOR STEVEN N. EVANS, California at Berkeley, will lecture at a colloquium to be held on Friday, 8 May, in the Mathematical Institute. Enquiries may be directed to Petrona Winton (e-mail: winton@maths.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Eigenvalues of large random trees.'


Oxford Strachey Lectures in Computer Science

PROFESSOR EDMUND CLARKE, FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 May, in Lecture Theatre B, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'Model checking: my twenty-seven-year quest to overcome the state explosion problem.'


Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN BEDDINGTON, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science, will deliver the Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 June, in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science. Those wishing to attend are asked to e-mail head@eng.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Science, engineering and technological challenges for the twenty-first century.'


Theoretical Chemistry Group

The following seminars will be given at 4.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. All welcome.

Convener: Dr W. Barford.

PROFESSOR FRED MANBY, Bristol
11 May: 'Accurate electronic structure methods for ice and liquid water.'

DR EDWIN FLIKKEMA, Aberystwyth
18 May: 'Graph-based global optimisation of fully coordinated silica clusters.'

PROFESSOR PETER OLMSTED, Leeds
1 June: 'Free energy landscapes of proteins determined by mechanical unfolding: what can we learn?'


Department of Statistics

PROFESSOR STEVE EVANS, California at Berkeley, Astor Visiting Lecturer, will deliver the following seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 14 May, in the third-floor meeting room, Peter Medawar Building.

Subject: 'Most recent common ancestors and Poisson cut-out random fractals.'


Computational mathematics and applications seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre A, except where otherwise noted.

Conveners: Professor Nick Trefethen and Dr Sue Dollar.

DR CORALIA CARTIS, Edinburgh
23 Apr., Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: 'How sharp is the restricted isometry property? An investigation into sparse approximation techniques.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW STUART, Warwick
30 Apr.: 'Approximation of inverse problems.'

DR JOHN APPLEYARD, Polyhedron
7 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR IVAN GRAHAM, Bath
14 May: 'Hybrid asymptotic-numerical methods for high frequency scattering.'

DR CHRISTOPH ORTNER
21 May: 'Introduction to quasicontinuum methods: formulation, classification, analysis.'

PROFESSOR BENGT FORNBERG, Colorado
28 May: To be announced.

DR AMOS LAWLESS, Reading
4 June, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: 'Approximate Gauss-Newton methods using reduced order models.'

DR ATSUSHI SUZUKI, Czech Technical University and Kyushu
11 June: 'A fast domain decomposition solver for the discretised Stokes equations by a stabilised finite element method.'

DR NATASHA FLYER, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Colorado
18 June: To be announced.


Organic chemistry colloquia

The following colloquia will be given at 4 p.m. in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. All welcome.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL KRISCHE, Texas
Mon., 27 Apr.: 'Formation of C-C bonds via catalytic hydrogenation.' (Andy Derome Memorial Lectures)
Tues., 28 Apr.: 'Formation of C-C bonds via catalytic transfer hydrogenation.' (Andy Derome Memorial Lectures)

PROFESSOR DAVID MACMILLAN, Princeton
Wed., 13 May: 'New catalysis concepts.' (Vertex Lecture)

PROFESSOR BARRY TROST, Stanford
Mon., 18 May: 'Crafting chiral space for asymmetric induction in catalytic synthetic reactions.' (Robert Robinson Lectures)
Wed., 20 May: 'A challenge for total synthesis: atom economy.' (Robert Robinson Lectures)

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Medical Sciences

Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series

The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Richard Doll Building at the Old Road Research Campus and will be followed by open discussion. For any queries, please contact enquiries@ludwig.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR JOHN GRIBBEN, Barts and the London School of Medicine
27 Apr.: 'Interaction of cancer with the host immune system—models in leukaemia and lymphoma.'

PROFESSOR HANS CLEVERS, Utrecht
8 June: 'Wnt, Lgr5 stem cells and colon cancer.'

PROFESSOR PETER PINSKY, Stanford
28 June: 'Measuring and modelling the elasticity of the human cornea.'


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.

Convener: Dr Gareth Bond.

PROFESSOR JULIAN DOWNWARD, Cancer Research UK London Research Institute
13 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR BASS HASSAN, WIMM
17 June: To be announced.


Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, the Botnar Research Centre.

PROFESSOR NEIL MCHUGH, Consultant Rheumatologist, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath
8 May: 'New autoantibody findings in myositis.'

DR TRUDY ROACH, Bone and Joint Research Group, Southampton General
15 May: 'Inflammation and changes in epigenetic status.' (Postponed from 24 April)

DR HAZEL SCREEN, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, London
5 June: To be announced.

DR DAVID EVANS, Senior Lecturer in Biostatistical Genetics, MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, Bristol
26 June: 'Genome-wide association studies of ankylosing spondylitis.'


Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Sherrington Building. Two papers will be given at the meetings on 15 May and 5 June.

Details of the 8 May seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.

DR SARAH CALLAGHAN, Leeds
1 May: 'Caveolae: key regulators of G protein coupled receptor- and mechanotransductive-signalling pathways.'

DR JAN SCHNUPP
15 May: 'Depth perception and cortical function in a visually agnosic individual.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW PARKER
15 May: 'The representations of vocalisations in mammalian auditory cortex.'

PROFESSOR DAVID GLOVER, Cambridge
22 May: To be announced. (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, Imperial College, London
29 May: 'Death and regeneration: cardiac cell number as a therapeutic target.'

DR MATTHEW WOOD
5 June: 'RNA: non-coding RNAs and targeting mRNA for disease therapy.'

DR OLE PAULSEN
5 June: To be confirmed.

PROFESSOR SHOMI BHATTACHARYA, University College, London
12 June: 'Retinal degeneration: from genes to therapy.'

DR ANDREW TREVELYAN, Newcastle
19 June: 'Circuit breakers in the brain: the regulation of cortical activity.'


Neuroscience Grand Round Guest Lectures

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

PROFESSOR DAVID BURN, Newcastle
15 May: 'Dementia in Parkinson's disease: blowing cold and hot.'

PROFESSOR ADAM ZEMAN, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth
19 June: 'The syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia.'


Thomas Willis Oxford Brain Collection

The first Research Meeting of the Thomas Willis Oxford Brain Collection will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in Seminar Rooms A and B, Level 6, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will highlight some of the work for which tissues from the brain collection have been supplied, and will focus on research concerned with neurodegeneration.

Enquiries and attendance requests should be directed to Samantha Cragg (e-mail: samantha.cragg@orh.nhs.uk). Seating is limited, and allocations will be on first-come first-served basis.

Convener: Professor Margaret Esiri.

PROFESSOR ESIRI
10.30 a.m.: 'Introduction—the aims and scope of TWOBC.'

PROFESSOR PAUL FRANCIS, King's College London
10.40 a.m.: 'Brain chemistry and behaviour in dementia.'

DR ZSUZSA NAGY, Birmingham
11 a.m.: 'Search for the early clinical predictors of disease severity in Alzheimer's disease.'

DR STEVEN CHANCE
11.20 a.m.: 'From normal ageing to dementia: a microscopic journey.'

DR JAN VOSKUIL, Everest Biotech Ltd.
11.40 a.m.: 'Raising antibodies to serve CNS research.'

DR RICHARD WADE-MARTINS
12 noon: 'How does genetics make us susceptible to certain neurodegenerative disease?'

Speaker to be announced
12.20 p.m.: 'One person's experience of brain donation.'


Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology

The following seminars will be given at 3 p.m. on Mondays in the ROB meeting rooms 10.71a and b, Old Road Campus Research Building.

Conveners: Professor Ruth Muschel and Dr Katherine Vallis.

PROFESSOR JOHN WATERTON, Manchester
11 May: 'Imaging biomarkers in biomedical research.'

PROFESSOR BERND KAINA, Mainz
15 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR ANTONY CARR, MRC Genome Damage and Stability Centre
1 June: 'Mechanisms of dicentric formation and GCR after replication fork arrest.'

DR REBECCA FITZGERALD, Cambridge
13 July: To be announced.

PROFESSOR ROBERT BROWN, Institute of Cancer Research
14 Sept: 'Epigenomic profiling of ovarian cancer patient and tumour subpopulations.'


Richard Doll Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus. All welcome. Enquiries may be addressed to: rdseminars@ctsu.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Vicky Benson, David Cutter and Neeraj Bhala.

MR CONRAD KEATING
28 Apr.: 'Sir Richard Doll.'

PROFESSOR SIR NICHOLAS WALD, Barts and the London School of Medicine
5 May: 'The polypill—a new approach to the prevention of cardiovascular disease.'

PROFESSOR ZHENGMING CHEN
12 May: 'A prospective study of 515,000 people in China: the Kadoorie Biobank.'

PROFESSOR NICK WAREHAM, Cambridge
19 May: 'Investigating the causes and prevention of type-2 diabetes.'

PROFESSOR NICK WHITE
26 May: 'Can malaria be eradicated?'

PROFESSOR JULIAN PETO, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Institute of Cancer Research
2 June: 'Why the UK mesothelioma rate is the highest worldwide.'

PROFESSOR HUGH WATKINS
9 June: 'Complex cardiovascular phenotypes: advances in molecular genetics.'

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN BELL
16 June: 'The future of Oxford's contribution to public health and medicine.'


Pharmacology, Anatomical Neuropharmacology and Drug Discovery

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road.

DR KAREN MCCLOSKEY, Queen's University, Belfast
28 Apr.: 'Interstitial cells of Cajal in the urinary bladder—what's all the fuss about?'

DR ZOË BROOKES, Sheffield
5 May: 'Dysfunction of the vascular endothelium during inflammation and therapeutic invention.'

DR JACK MELLOR, Bristol
12 May: 'Synaptic plasticity between place cells in the hippocampus.'

PROFESSOR GERD DÖRING, Tübingen
19 May: 'Mechanisms of inflammation and infection.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HILL, Nottingham
26 May: 'New perspectives of GPCR pharmacology using fluorescent ligands and biophysical techniques.'

DR MICHAEL RANDALL, Nottingham
2 June: 'Cannabinoids and vascular control.'

DR PETER PROKS
9 June: 'Molecular mechanisms of neonatal diabetes caused by activating mutations in ATP-sensitive potassium channels.'

PROFESSOR TAMAS FREUND, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
16 June: 'Control of cortical inhibition and excitation by endocannabinoids: novel insights into anxiety and epilepsy.' (David Smith Lecture)

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Ilchester Lecture

MICHAEL BOYD, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, will be speaking in conversation with Dr Julie Curtis at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 May, in the Main Hall of the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Revolutions and the Russian theatre.'


Italian graduate seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 16, Taylor Institution, unless otherwise indicated.

ANTHONY MORTIMER, Fribourg
4 May: 'From Petrarch to Michelangelo: a translator's outlook.'

STEFANO BALDASSARRI, Institute at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence
18 May: 'Like fathers like sons: theories on the origins of the city in late medieval and early Renaissance Florence.'

CHRISTOPHER CELENZA, Johns Hopkins
25 May: 'Lapo da Castiglionchio.'

BRIAN RICHARDSON, Leeds
1 June, Taylor Institution Hall: 'Learning Italian in the Renaissance.' (Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture)

PAOLA CAPPONI, Seville
15 June: 'Per uno studio del lessico astronomico: fonti, ipotesi di ricerca e metodologia.'


Spanish research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

PROFESSOR IGNACIO ARELLANO, Navarra
28 Apr.: 'Aspectos de la violencia en el teatro de Calderón: la violencia y el honor.' (Medieval and Golden Age Seminar)

PROFESSOR LEE FONTANELLA, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, and Stirling
5 May: 'Literary chronicle and early photography in Spain.' (Modern Hispanic Seminar)

PROFESSOR AGUSTÍN SÁNCHEZ VIDAL, Zaragoza
19 May: 'Buñuel, Dalí y el perro andaluz.' (Modern Hispanic Seminar)

PROFESSOR DIEGO MARTÍNEZ TORRÓN, Cordoba
2 June: 'El tema del amor en Cervantes.' (Medieval and Golden Age Seminar)

JENNI LEHTINEN
9 June: 'Rómulo Gallegos's Pobre negro: the Venezuelan national romance reviewed.' (Modern Hispanic Seminar)

DR VICTORIA RÍOS CASTAÑO, Ulster
16 June: 'The inquisitor asks: Fray Bernardino de Sahagún's "ethnographical" method of data collection.' (Medieval and Golden Age Seminar)

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Oriental Studies

Truth and reconciliation in South Korea

PROFESSOR LEE YOUNG-JO, Standing Commissioner (vice-minister level), Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Korea, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 30 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building. The lecture is arranged by Korean Studies in association with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Oxford Transitional Justice Research.

Conveners: Dr J.B. Lewis and Dr P. Clark.

Subject: 'Democratisation and transitional justice in the Republic of Korea: a comparative perspective.'


Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Professor Martin Goodman.

LIVIA CAPPONI, Newcastle
28 Apr.: 'Hadrian in Jerusalem and Alexandria in 117 CE.'

ALISON SALVESEN
5 May: 'Tradunt Hebraei...': the problem of the origins and function of Jewish midrash in Jerome.'

YEHOSHUA GRANAT, Hebrew University
12 May: ' "Double predestination" and the pre-existence of repentance: Qumran, midrash, and piyyut.'

ISAIAH GAFNI, Hebrew University
19 May: 'Correspondence between Jewish communities in late antiquity: on patriarchal epistles and other letters.'


Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit (i): Jews and Judaism in the early modern period

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Quarrel Room, Exeter College.

Convener: Joanna Weinberg.

EDWARD FRAM, OCHJS and Ben-Gurion
30 Apr.: 'Problematics in the use of rabbinic responsa from early modern Europe as a source of history.'

ANDREA SCHATZ, King's College, London
21 May: 'Beyond Sinai: early modern approaches to a diasporic history of the Hebrew language.'

ADA RAPOPORT-ALBERT, University College London
28 May: 'The early modern Yiddish memorist Glikel of Hamel—as a widow.'

ELIYAHU STERN
4 June: 'Codes, commentaries, and the "community" in early modern Eastern European Jewry.'

IAN MACLEAN
11 June: 'Jewish and medical connotations of the epithet Lusitanus up to 1640.'

ADAM SUTCLIFFE, King's College, London
18 June: 'A philosemitic moment? Judaism and republicanism in seventeenth-century European thought.'

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit (ii): Hebrew and Latin manuscripts: their codicological features

This course, conducted by PROFESSOR MALACHI BEIT-ARIÉ ;, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with PROFESSOR PETER GUMBERT, Leiden, will be held 2.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the New Bodleian Library.

Pre-registration is required (e-mail: enquiries@ochjs.ac.uk).

The course is sponsored by the Kennedy Leigh Foundation.

29 Apr.: 'Discarded and recycled Hebrew fragments.'

6 May: 'The affinity between early Hebrew printed and hand-produced books.'

13 May: 'Quiring practices in Hebrew and Latin manuscripts.' (Juxtaposing Hebrew and Latin manuscripts)

20 May: 'Securing the right order of the codex.' (Juxtaposing Hebrew and Latin manuscripts)

27 May: 'Ruling techniques.' (Juxtaposing Hebrew and Latin manuscripts)

3 June: 'The relationship between text and images. The case of MS Opp.776, a fifteenth-century Hebrew prayer-book.' (Presented by Dr Suzanne Wijsmann, University of Western Australia)

10 June: 'Manuscripts produced by multiple scribes.'

17 June: 'Identification of Geniza fragments from the same codex.'

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit (iii): Seminars in Jewish Studies

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

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

GIL GAMBASH
30 Apr.: 'External trouble: the first Jewish revolt as Roman foreign campaign.'

DR FRANCESCA BREGOLI
14 May: 'Hebrew printing and networks of Jewish patronage in eighteenth-century Livorno: the cases of Judah Ayash and HIDA.'

GAVIN MCCORMICK
28 May: 'Varieties of triumphalism in Eusebian historiography.'

DR AMOS GEULA, Hebrew University
11 June: 'A journey to the end of the millennium—evidence about the editing time of some of the Midrashim of Byzantium.'

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Philosophy

James Martin Advanced Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, James Martin Twenty- first Century School, Old Indian Institute, Broad Street. Open to scholars and Oxford graduate students. Updated information, including titles and abstracts can be found at www.fhi.ox.ac.uk or www.bep.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Professor Julian Savulescu and Professor Nick Bostrom.

29 Apr.: DR CATHY LEGG, Waikato, and DR NICOLE VINCENT, Delft University of Technology. 6 May: PROFESSOR JAMES GRIFFIN and PROFESSOR ROBIN DUNBAR.

13 May: DR JEREMY HOWICK and STUART ARMSTRONG, InhibOx.

20 May: DR KATHLEEN TAYLOR and PROFESSOR RALPH WEDGWOOD.

27 May: PROFESSOR MATTHEW RUSHWORTH and DR GUY KAHANE.

3 June: DR BARBRO FRÖDING and PROFESSOR FOLKE TERSMAN, Uppsala.

10 June: DR DOMINIC WILKINSON and DR MARK SHEEHAN.

17 June: DR LISA BORTOLOTTI, Birmingham, and TOM DOUGLAS.

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Philosophy, Medical Sciences

Philosophy of Psychiatry Symposium

This one-day symposium will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, at St Cross College. Confirmed speakers are DR TIM BAYNE; PROFESSOR JOHN CAMPBELL, Berkeley; PROFESSOR MARTIN DAVIES; PROFESSOR TIM THORNTON, Central Lancashire. Registration is free but numbers are limited. To register, please contact the Events Office, St Cross (events@stx.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78480).

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Social Sciences

Visiting Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS RAWSKI, Professor of Economics and History, University of Pittsburgh, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Further information may be found at www.chinacentre.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'China's economy: past, present, and future.'


African Studies Annual Lecture

MAMADOU DIOUF, Columbia, will deliver the African Studies Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Further African Studies events can be found at www.africanstudies.ox.ac.uk/.

Subject: 'Islam, the "Originaries" and the making of a colonial city: St Louis of Senegal.'


Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War

PHILIPPE SANDS, QC, Professor of International Law, University College London, and author of Torture Team and Lawless World, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 April, in the Examination Schools. All are welcome. Enquiries should be directed to ccw@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The laws of war'.


ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS): The agency of borders: perspectives on UK immigration policy and practice

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Human Sciences, the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Further information is available at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/seminars_lectures.shtml.

Convener: Sarah Spencer.

PROFESSOR S.J. PEERS, Essex
Tue. 28 Apr.: 'EU immigration and asylum law—the implications for the UK.'

DR KEITH PUTTICK, Staffordshire
7 May: 'Reinventing "the family"? The family/extended family members' "right to reside".'

PROFESSOR ROGER ZETTER
14 May: 'Refuge or rejection? Eliminating asylum from UK immigration policy.'

DR CHRISTINA BOSWELL, Edinburgh
21 May: 'What governments really want: rethinking the migration policy process.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL KEITH
Tue. 26 May: 'Rethinking integration and cohesion: policy dynamics between the multicultural and the convivial.'

PROFESSOR ALLAN FINDLAY, Dundee
4 June: 'The business of international student mobility and the UK knowledge economy.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW GEDDES, Sheffield
11 June: 'The politics of illegal immigration in Britain.'

DR SARAH KYAMBI, David Hume Institute
18 June: 'Migration policy in Scotland: reserved powers, diverging agendas?'


Oxford forum on China and the world economy

The following forum, organised by the Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development and the Department of International Development, will be held on Monday, 18 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Economics.

SIR TONY ATKINSON and XIAOLAN FU
2 p.m.: Welcome.

Session 1: China and the world economy. Chair: Tony Venables

GANG FAN, National Economic Research Institute
2.10 p.m.: 'China's capacity of managing impacts of global crisis and potentials for further growth.'

WILL MARTIN, World Bank
2.45 p.m.: 'The implications of China and India's growth for the rest of the world.'

ADRIAN WOOD and JÖRG MAYER, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
3.20 p.m.: 'Has China de-industrialised other developing countries?'

Session 2: International trade and investment. Chair: Valpy FitzGerald

PETER BUCKLEY, Leeds
4.15 p.m.: 'Chinese outward foreign direct investment: determinants, policy and impact.'

XIAOLAN FU and RAPHIE KAPLINSKY, Open University
4.50 p.m.: 'China and the evolution of world manufactures prices.'

SIR TONY ATKINSON, JOHN KNIGHT and ALAN WINTERS, Department for International Development
5.25 p.m.: Panel discussion: 'China and the world economy.'


Extra-Legal Governance Institute

DR PETER ANDREAS, Brown University, will deliver the following lecture, co-organised by the Centre for International Studies, at 1 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'Blue helmets and black markets: the business of survival in the siege of Sarajevo.'


Professional training for social scientists (i): the organisational environment; research management

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Saïd Business School. All members of the University are welcome to attend. Further information can be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/social+scientists/.

ANNE DAVIES
28 Apr.: 'How not to get sued (in employment law).'

GLEN SWAFFORD
5 May: 'Research: rights, privileges, responsibilities and morality.'

STEVE WOOLGAR
12 May: 'Communicating social science.'

ANTHONY HEATH
19 May: 'Managing an academic career.'

KEN MAYHEW
26 May: 'Winning research funding.'

STEVE WOOLGAR
2 June: 'Social science and social policy.'

STEVE NEW
9 June: 'Problem construction and systems thinking.'

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

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Saïd Business School. All members of the University are welcome to attend. Further information can be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/social+scientists/.

KEN MAYHEW
30 Apr.: 'Funding mechanisms in the social sciences.'

DAVID MILLS
7 May: 'Teaching vs research.'

KATE BLACKMON
14 May: 'Key ideas in the philosophy of the social sciences.'

KATE BLACKMON
21 May: 'Managing ethics in the social sciences.'

RAY LOVERIDGE
28 May: 'Getting published.'

ADAM SWIFT
4 June: 'Social science and social justice.'

ANNE EDWARDS
11 June: 'The future of social science.'

STEVE NEW
18 June: 'Research project management.'


Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building. Enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Wilkinson (e-mail: elac@politics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR THOMAS HURKA, Toronto, PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE and DR DAVID RODIN
27 Apr.: 'Proportionality and the laws of war: conflicting interpretations.'

PROFESSOR ALLEN BUCHANAN, Duke
4 May: 'Mass violence and social moral epistemology.'

PROFESSOR IAN HURD, Northwestern
11 May: 'The enigma of Article 2(4): interests and norms in IR theory.'

DR ROGER O'KEEFE, Cambridge
18 May: 'The "cultural heritage of all mankind": metaphysics, ethics and the positive laws of war.'


Centre for Criminology

Roger Hood Lecture

JONATHON SIMON, California at Berkeley, will deliver the Roger Hood Annual Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building. A follow-up seminar will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, 22 May, in the Wharton Room at All Souls.

Subject: 'No rationale for the law of homicide: how governing through crime has devolved the law of homicide and locked in hyper-punishment.'

Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Old Library, All Souls.

SHADD MARUNA, Queen's University, Belfast
7 May: 'The redemption ideal in criminal justice and beyond.'

LEANNE WEBER, New South Wales
14 May: 'Making peace at the border: prospects for the democratisation of global mobility.'


Israel: historical, political, and social aspects

The following lectures will held at 8 p.m. on the days shown. Enquiries may be directed to lsi2006@herald.ox.ac.uk, and further information will be found at www.ihps-oxford.co.uk.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.

PROFESSOR SHAI FELDMAN, Brandeis
Mon. 27 Apr., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln: 'The new Israeli government: implications for peace-building.'

LORD (DAVID) TRIMBLE
Thur. 30 Apr., Oakeshott Room, Lincoln: 'The Israeli–Palestinian conflict considered in the light of Northern Ireland's experience.'

SHLOMO BROM, Institute for National Security Studies
Thur. 7 May, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'The Middle East peace process and the new security environment.'

DR ISRAEL FINKELSTEIN, Tel Aviv
Tue. 12 May, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'Archaeology, identity, and politics in Israel: can the distant past determine the future?'


Department of Education: public lectures

The following lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room A, 15 Norham Gardens. The lectures are followed at 6.30 p.m. by a short reception. Further information may be found at www.education.ox.ac.uk/home/semin ars/. Enquiries may be directed to Philip Richards (e-mail: philip.richards@education.ox.ac.uk).

Details of the lectures on 8 and 15 June will be announced later.

ROSAMUND MITCHELL, Southampton 27 Apr.: 'Foreign languages in English primary schools: evolving policy and practice.'

MICHAEL YOUNG, Institute of Education, London
11 May: 'Knowledge matters: some reflections on sociology and the curriculum since Knowledge and Control.'

ALISON FULLER, Southampton
18 May: 'Network-based decision-making about educational participation: findings from recent research.'

PETER BRYANT, TEREZINHA NUNES, GORDON STANLEY, and ANNE WATSON
1 June: 'Why primary maths must go beyond the basics: evidence from two reviews of research.'

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Social Sciences, History

Hicks Lecture in Economic History

PROFESSOR PATRICK O'BRIEN, Professor of Global Economic History, London School of Economics, will deliver the Hicks Lecture in Economic History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'An architectural blueprint for the fiscal history of an exceptionally efficient fiscal state: Britain and its European rivals, 1642–1815.'


Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: Dr Rui Esteves, Dr Victoria Bateman, and Dr Nikola Koepke.

MICHAEL OLIVERS, ESC Rennes School of Business
28 Apr.: 'The management of sterling, 1964–7.'

DAVID JACKS, Simon Fraser
5 May: 'Trade booms, trade busts, and trade costs.'

ALEXANDER MORADI, Sussex
12 May: 'Referral and job performance: evidence from the Ghana Colonial Army.'

JACOB WEISDORF, Copenhagen
19 May: 'The working year of English day labourers, c.1300–1830.'

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Theology

Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions

The following films will be shown at 7.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.

Convener: Dr Elizabeth De Michelis.

4 May: Buddhism—Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring (film, 2003). A cyclic, universal tale of nameless monks, portraying in stylised fashion 'the joy, anger, sorrow and pleasures of our lives' along with Buddhist responses to them. Further information at: www.sonyclassics.com/spring.Presenter: Peggy Morgan.

18 May: Hinduism—Forest of Bliss (documentary, 1986). An unsparing yet redemptive account of the inevitable griefs, religious passions and frequent happinesses that punctuate life in Benares, India's most holy city.ö Further information at: www.der.org/films/forest-of-bliss.html . Presenter: Dr Sondra Hausner.


Ian Ramsey Centre

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

PROFESSOR MICHAEL REISS, London
7 May: 'How should we deal with creationism and intelligent design when teaching about evolution in schools?'

PROFESSOR DAVID BARTHOLOMEW, London School of Economics (emeritus)
21 May: 'God, chance and purpose.'

DR TIM MAWSON
4 June: 'Explaining the fine tuning of the universe to us and the fine tuning of us to the universe.'

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Oxford Institute of Ageing

Home and place in an ageing world

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated.

Convener: Dr George W. Leeson.

Speaker to be confirmed
30 Apr.: 'National strategy for housing in an ageing society.'

DR JO-ANNE BICHARD and DR RAMA GHEERAWO, Royal College of Art
7 May, Seminar Room F: 'Care of the ageing self in public and private.'

DR KAREN CROUCHER, York
14 May, Seminar Room F: 'Housing choice and aspirations in later life: aspirations and realities.'

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH BURTON, Oxford Brookes
21 May, Seminar Room F: 'Neighbourhood design and the well-being of older people.'

DR GEORGE W. LEESON
28 May: 'Late-life homelessness in Denmark.'

PROFESSOR JOHN ERMISCH, Essex
4 June: 'Housing adjustment in later life.'

MR JACO HOFFMAN
11 June: 'Institutional housing for older persons in (South) Africa.'

PROFESSOR SHEILA PEACE, Open University
18 June: 'The life-course contribution to person–environment interaction in old age.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

ELIZABETH ZADORA-RIO, CNRS, Tours, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Monday, 27 April, in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology. The lecture is held in conjunction with the Medieval Archaeology Seminar.

Subject: 'From Roman to early medieval settlement in France: village layout and buildings, c.300–900.'

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Saïd Business School

Science and Technology Studies: Visiting Speaker series

The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the James Martin Seminar Room, Saïd Business School, except where noted. All welcome. For further information, please see www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/insis/events.htm.

GEOFFREY BOWKER
23 Apr.: 'Political and social dimensions of science and technology studies—stories from the field.'

MARIA PUIG DE LA BELLACASA
7 May: 'Ethical doings—STS's engagement with ethics.'

MALCOLM ASHMORE
14 May: 'It's not worth the paper it's written on: document authentication and its ironies.'

PETER-PAUL VERBEEK
21 May: 'Moralising technology: towards a non-modern ethics of things.'

DANIEL BEUNZA
28 May: 'Reflexive modelling: the social calculus of the arbitrageur.'

LUCY SUCHMAN
4 June: 'Some encounters at the interface.'

STEVEN SHAPIN
18 June, Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School: 'Science as a vocation: notes towards a moral history.'


Oxford at Saïd: Business history

PROFESSOR ALAN MORRISON, PROFESSOR ALAN BOWMAN and DR CHRISTOPHER MCKENNA discuss what we can learn from business history about the current financial crisis, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 14 May, at the Saïd Business School. For information and to register, see www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/events.


Centre for Professional Service Firms, Saïd Business School: New organisational perspectives—design, networks, and practices

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Andrew Cormack Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School. Attendance requests should be directed to Camilla Stack (e-mail: camilla.stack@sbs.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the series should be directed to Mehdi Boussebaa (e-mail: mehdi.boussebaa@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

MICHAEL SMETS
7 May: 'Doing deals in a global law firm: the reciprocity of insitutions and work.'

TAMAR PARUSH
4 June: 'Fashions, movements, and reforms in the field of management: what makes managerial innovations flow?'

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Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment, Faculty of History

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 Robertsno and Dr Kate Tunstall.

DR KEVIN HILLIARD
4 May: 'The problem of the laughing philosopher: an eighteenth-century German discussion.'

PROFESSOR DIEGO VENTURINO, Metz
11 May: 'Le siècle de Louis XIV de Voltaire.' (in French)

DR MILAD DOUEIHI, Glasgow
18 May: 'Bayle on obscenities.'

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Environmental regulations and corporate strategy

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room at the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street.

Convener: Dr Frances Bowen.

DR FRANCES BOWEN
28 Apr.: 'More than summing parts: carbon initiatives within multinational corporations.'

DR BETTINA WITTNEBEN
5 May: 'What does it mean to become carbon neutral?

DR CHUKS OKEREKE
12 May: 'Climate policy and business climate strategies: explaining reasons for sluggishness.'

PROFESSOR BOBBY BANERJEE, Western Sydney
19 May: 'Climate change or climate justice? Climate change discourses, corporate rationality and the boundaries of corporate strategy.'

DR GIULIO BOCCALETTI, McKinsey & Company
26 May: To be announced.

DR NICOLE DARNALL, George Mason University
2 June: 'The business of corporate sustainability.'

DR PRATIMA BANSAL, Western Ontario
9 June: 'Short of time in business sustainability.'

PROFESSOR SVEINN GUDMUNDSSON
16 June: 'The air transport industry's long-term strategic options to meet energy, congestion and emissions challenges.'

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European Humanities Research Centre

Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR LAURA ENGELSTEIN, Yale University, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the McGregor Matthews Room, New College.

Convener: Professor Catriona Kelly.

Subject: 'Between art and icon: Aleksandr Ivanov and the politics of style.'

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International Gender Studies Centre

Research in progress

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road.

Conveners: Janette Davies and Anne Coles.

MARIKO JITSUKAWA, Tamagawa
30 Apr.: 'Sayonara: when we decide preventing suffering weighs more than keeping a life.'

KATHERINE MORTON, Australian National University
7 May: 'Climate change and human security on the Tibetan Plateau.'

ELSA DAWSON, development consultant
14 May: 'Turning discourse into reality: integrating gender equality in aid organisations.'

RACHEL CUMMINGS
21 May: 'Minding the gap: women's campaign and the Vice-President women.'

MAN KE, Chinese University of Hong Kong
4 June: 'Boundaries and gender relations: a case of Dongxiang People in Gansu, China.'

KANTHA RAO, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
11 June: 'Role of gender relations in the context of HIV/AIDS in Andhra Pradesh, India.'

FIONA ARMITAGE
18 June: 'Gertrude Bell and Freya Stark, in and around Baghdad.'

Commemorative lecture

PROFESSOR BARONESS AFSHAR will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: 'Peace and reconstruction: where are the women?'

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Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine

Medicine, surgery, and culture

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Margaret Pelling.

ANNA MARIE ROOS, Liverpool
27 Apr.: 'A whiff of alchemy: early modern conceptions of smelling salts.'

ALUN WITHEY, Swansea
11 May: 'A silent partner? Wales and the wider medical world, c.1600–1750.'

DAVID WRIGHT, McMaster
18 May: ' "Worse than being married": the exodus of British doctors from the National Health Service to Canada, c.1950–75.'

CATHY MCCLIVE, Durham
1 June: 'Menstrual time and the blood of stigmata in early eighteenth-century France.'

VALENTINA PUGLIANO
8 June: ' "I cannot but love and honour all virtuosi, but above all those belonging to this profession": apothecary-naturalists in early modern Venice and London.'

ELIZABETH HUNTER
15 June: ' "A Medicine Proper and Peculiar": religious melancholy and the paradox of despair in early modern English spiritual physic.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

PROFESSOR VARTAN GREGORIAN, President, Carnegie Foundation, New York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 April, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Encounters between faith and reason in Christianity and Islam.'


Islam and science

The following seminars, held in association with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All welcome.

PROFESSOR EMILIE SAVAGE-SMITH
29 Apr.: 'Cartography and Islam: The Book of Curiosities.'

DR PETER E. PORMANN, Warwick
6 May: 'Medicine and Islam: between tradition and innovation.'

DR RIM TURKMANI, Imperial College, London
13 May: 'Seventeenth-century England and Arabic science.'

PROFESSOR PEREGRINE HORDEN, Royal Holloway, London
20 May: 'Early Islamic hospitals: new evidence, old questions.'

PROFESSOR ROSHDI RASHEED, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
27 May: 'Al-Khwarizmi and the beginnings of algebra.'

DR GUY ATTEWELL, Wellcome Trust, London
3 June: 'Science and the rhetoric of revivalism: twentieth-century Yunani medicine in the making.'

PROFESSOR CHARLES BURNETT, Warburg Institute
10 June: 'Astrology as science: al- Kindi, Abu Ma'shar and al-Qabisi.'

PROFESSOR LEN BERGGREN, Simon Fraser
17 June: 'The mathematical legacy of Islam.'


The emergence of the modern Muslim world. Part II: Islamic revivalism and Western domination c.1920–c.2000

PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON, Sultan of Oman Fellow, will lecture at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The lectures are open only to matriculated members of the University.

28 Apr.: 'Islamic reform and the modern state; continued Western hegemony; the challenge of capitalism.'

5 May: 'Islamism, Mawdudi and Pakistan.'

12 May: 'Islamism, Sayyid Qutb and Egypt.'

19 May: 'Islamism comes to power: Khomeini and the Iranian revolution.'

26 May: 'Islamism comes to power: Turkey, the followers of Ataturk and those of Bediuzzaman Nursi.'

2 June: 'The Cold War, its end and the emergence of al-Qaeda.,

9 June: 'The rise of the Shia; Hezbollah and Lebanon; the Shias of Iraq.'

16 June: 'Major issues in the modern Muslim world: religious authority, democracy, women.'


The anthropology of Muslim societies

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD TALIB, Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Fellow, will lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The lectures are open only to matriculated members of the University.

28 Apr.: 'Understanding Islamic rituals: the insider/outsider views.'

5 May: 'Modes of transmission of sacred knowledge in Muslim societies: khanqah/madrassah/tabligh.'

12 May: 'Sacred symbols in the political sphere: fundamentalism/terrorist violence.'

19 May: 'Mirroring Islam and Muslims in media.'


International trade and finance

DR ADEEL MALIK, Globe Fellow, will lecture at 9 a.m. on Thursdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The lectures are open only to matriculated members of the University.

30 Apr.: 'International debt crisis.'

7 May: 'Policy conditionality: macroeconomic adjustment and structural reforms.'

14 May: 'Volatility of private international capital flows.'

21 May: 'Foreign direct investment.'

28 May: 'Official capital flows: development assistance or aid.'

4 June: 'Regional trade integration.'

11 June: 'Regional monetary integration.'

18 June: 'Revision lecture/conclusion.'


Islam in contemporary society

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI, KFAS Fellow, will lecture at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The lectures are open only to matriculated members of the University.
29 Apr.: 'Islamic reformism.'

6 May: 'The Wahhabi movement.'

13 May: 'Democracy and Islam.'

20 May: 'Women and Islam.'


Qur'anic Arabic

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI, KFAS Fellow, will give classes in Qur'anic Arabic during Trinity Term at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All welcome.


Understanding Islam and the Muslims

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI, KFAS Fellow, will lecture on Understanding Islam and the Muslims at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. This course is run in association with the Department for Continuing Education. All welcome.


Fiqh al-ibadat

DR MOHAMMAD AKRAM will give classes on rituals of worship (Fiqh al-ibadat) at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All welcome.


Modern standard Arabic

MS KARIMA SOUTSANE will give the following classes at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. These courses are run in association with the Department for Continuing Education. Registration required.

Tues., 5 p.m.: Arabic 1a and b.

Mon., 5.15 p.m.: Arabic 2.

Mon., 3 p.m.: Arabic 3.

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Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Ekaterina Hertog.

MR KEN OKAMURA
1 May: 'What can the Japanese banking crisis teach us about today's crisis?'

DR AYA HOMEI, Cambridge
8 May: 'The contentious death of Mr Kuboyama: radiation sickness and medical research in cold-war Japan.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL LUCKEN, Centre universitaire Dauphine
15 May: 'Around a few bones: monuments for "Class-A war criminals" in post-war Japan.'

DR MAKI UMEMURA, Cardiff Business School
22 May: 'Unrealised potential: Japan's post-war pharmaceutical industry.'

DR AYUMI TAKENAKA, Bryn Mawr College, USA
29 May: 'Re- migration of immigrants and its consequences for Japan.'

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Oxford Learning Institute

Research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oxford Learning Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's. Further details can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/oli.php?page=138. Those wishing to attend should e-mail to research@learning.ox.ac.uk.

Note: a seminar will be held in noughth week.

DR KLAUS ZIERER, Munich
23 Apr.: 'Pedagogical eclecticism: a common approach in higher education.'

DR IRIS CHIANG, Edinburgh
30 Apr. 'Research and teaching revisited: a pre-Humboldtian or post-Humboldtian phenomenon? Cases of France and the UK.'

PROFESSOR LIZ DOHERTY, Sheffield
7 May: 'Still doing the dishes: understanding the barriers to women's career progression in universities.'

DR LORI BRESLOW, MIT
14 May: 'Transplanting pedagogies: MIT experiments with small-group teaching.'

DR ALBERTO AMARAL, Fundaçao das Universidades Portuguesas
21 May: 'Quality assurance and assessment in higher education: recent trends.'

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WATSON, Institute of Education
28 May: 'Morale: understanding happiness and unhappiness in university life.'

DR LIZ MASTERMAN
4 June: 'There isn't anyone hanging over us: the experience of studying on master's programmes at Oxford.'

DR SARA CONNOLLY, East Anglia
11 June: 'Glass ceilings in higher education—evidence on salary and promotion for scientists from the UK.'

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building.

The seminars are open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to admin@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Fernanda Pirie.

DR CHRIS HODGES, Head, CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems
11 May: 'Issues in civil justice and collective redress: developing answers.'

DR MAGDALENA TULIBACKA, Research Officer, European Civil Liability Systems
25 May: 'Europeanisation of civil procedures: in search of a coherent approach.'

PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN
1 June: 'From legal theory to socio-legal studies and back again.'

DR NICOLE STREMLAU, Research Fellow/Coordinator, PCMLP
8 June: 'Media and governance in Somaliland.'

DR MARINA KURKCHIYAN, Law Foundation Fellow
15 June: 'Authority of law: contrasting contexts and interpretations of law in Bulgaria, England, and Poland.'


General jurisprudence workshop

WILLIAM TWINING, Quain Professor of Jurisprudence emeritus, University College, London, will present a special workshop from 2.30–6 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building. Aspects of Professor Twining's recent book will be discussed by Professor John Gardner, Professor Denis Galligan and Dr Fernanda Pirie. All welcome.

Subject: 'General jurisprudence: understanding the law from a global perspective.'


Foundation for Law, Justice and Society

PROFESSOR JOHN ROEMER, Yale, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 April, at Mordan Hall, St Hugh's.

Subject: 'Equality in an era of responsibility.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Distinguished Public Lecture

PROFESSOR LORD (NICHOLAS) STERN, I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

The lecture is open to the public. Those wishing to attend should register (without charge) at www.21school.ox.ac.uk/registration. Further details are available at www.21school.ox.ac.uk/?redirect=236 (e-mail: events@21school.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'A blueprint for a safer planet.'

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All Souls College

Evans-Pritchard Lectures

Smugglers and Shurafâ: Saharan connectivity and the moral unity of the central Sahara

DR JUDITH SCHEELE, Fellow by Examination, Magdalen College, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Tue. 28 Apr.: 'Camel-herders and truckers, caravanserais and garages: preliminary thoughts on Saharan connectivity.'

Wed. 29 Apr.: 'Cosmopolitan underbellies: Saharan traders and national morality in the Algerian south.'

Tue. 5 May: 'Dates, cocaine, and AK-47s: moral conundrums on the Algero- Malian border.'

Wed. 6 May: 'Shurafâ' as cosmopolitans: hierarchy, genealogies, and their contemporary use.'

Tue. 12 May: 'Trading in the shari'ah: universalising legal aspirations and the quest for local moral autonomy.'

Wed. 13 May: 'Turning movement into place: contemporary Saharan cities and the pitfalls of "hybridity".'


Chichele Lectures

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The lectures are open to all members of the University. DR ANTHONY GERAGHTY, York
29 May: 'Christopher Wren and the Restoration.'

DR SIMON GREEN, Leeds
5 June: 'John Sparrow's garland: All Souls in the 1950s.'

PROFESSOR COLIN KIDD, Glasgow
12 June: 'The Warren Commission and the dons.' 19 June: 'The Old-Soules Club: Mercurius and student unrest.'


Isaiah Berlin Centennial Seminar on Political Thought

An extended seminar will be held 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 the 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.' (Chaired by Myles Burnyeat)

JOSEPH RAZ, Columbia, TIMOTHY SCANLON, Harvard, and DAVID WIGGINS
4.30 p.m.: 'Berlin and the plurality of value.' (Chaired by G.A. Cohen)

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Balliol College

Leonard Stein Lectures

SIR MAX HASTINGS, FRSL, formerly editor of the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard, journalist and author, will give two Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College.

7 May: 'The limits of force in the Middle East: Israel.'

14 May: 'The limits of force in the Middle East: Iraq and Afghanistan.'

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Exeter College

Marett Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SCOTT ATRAN, Research Director, Institut Jean Nicod—Ecole Normale Supérieure; Visiting Professor, Michigan; Presidential Scholar, City University of New York, will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 May, in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter.

Subject: 'Talking to the enemy: the dreams, delusions and science of sacred causes and conflicts.'

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Green Templeton College

Green Templeton Lectures

Addicted to Big Pharma? Reconciling business, medical and ethical needs

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to April Robson (e-mail: april.robson@gtc.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR TILLI TANSEY, University College, London
5 May: 'The origin and evolution of the pharmaceutical industry.'

SIR MICHAEL RAWLINS, National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence
12 May: 'Pharmaceutical companies, government and society.' Respondent: Chris Brinsmead, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.

DR PATRICK VALLANCE, GlaxoSmithKline
2 June: 'Pharmaceutical companies, global healthcare needs and profits.' Respondent: Philip Bloomer, Oxfam.

DR JOHN PATTERSON, formerly of AstraZeneca
9 June: 'Can the pharmaceutical company of today be the company of the future?' Respondent: Sophia Tickell, Pharma Futures.

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Keble College

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE REVD PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH, Professor of Theology, Education and Ministry, King's College, London, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: 'Religious and scientific faith: the case of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

JOHN RALSTON SAUL, essayist and novelist, will deliver the Canada Seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 May, in Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to Maya Evans (e-mail: maya.evans@lmh.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)74362).

Subject: 'The collapse of globalism and the return of choice.'

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Lincoln College

John Wesley Lecture

DR JEREMY GREGORY, Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern Christianity, University of Manchester, will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.

Subject: 'John Wesley's context: "the long eighteenth century".'

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Oriel College

Oriel Creative Writing Society: annual reading event

PHILIP PULLMAN, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, will give a reading as part of the Oriel Creative Writing Society's annual reading event, at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 May, in the Large Senior Common Room, Oriel College.

The event is free and open to all, but tickets are necessary. Tickets may be obtained by e-mailing to antonia.logue@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

Further information may be found at www.oriel.ox.ac.uk.

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St Antony's College

On liberty: the Dahrendorf questions

This panel discussion, marking the eightieth birthday of Lord Dahrendorf, will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The participants will JÜRGEN HABERMAS, FRITZ STERN, and TIMOTHY GARTON ASH.

Attendance is strictly by prior registration only. Requests for places should be e-mailed to dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk.


Asian Studies Centre

Taiwan Studies Programme: A new paradigm or restoring the '1992 consensus'? Cross-Strait relations under Ma Ying-jeou's first year in office

This meeting will be held on 15 and 16 May in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Enquiries and registration requests may be directed to Jennifer Griffiths (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

BAU TZONG-HO, National Taiwan University
Fri., 15 May, 10.10 a.m.: 'Resurrecting the "1992 consensus"?'

CHRIS HUGHES, LSE
11.50 a.m.: 'The legacies of the Chen administration on cross-Strait relations.'

JEAN-PIERRE CABESTAN, Baptist, HK
2.30 p.m.: 'The fundamental drivers in cross-Strait relations: what has changed and what has not changed?'

FRANCIS KAN, National Chengchi
3.45 p.m.: 'What does the Ma administration hope to achieve?'

SHUISHENG ZHAO, Denver
5.25 p.m.: 'What does Beijing want to achieve in cross-Strait relations under Ma?'

DAVID WEI-FENG HUANG, Academica Sinica
Sat., 16 May, 9.05 a.m.: 'What role can the DPP play? What are the implications?'

SZU-CHIEN HSU, Academic Sinica, IPSAS
10.20 a.m.: 'How far does public opinion in Taiwan impact upon the warming of relations?'

DON KEYSER, Stanford, Shorenstein APARC
11.50 a.m.: 'From Bush to Obama: has the US assessment of its interests and commitments changed?'

EDWARD FRIEDMAN, Wisconsin
2.30 p.m.: 'What is new and what is not?'


Russian and East European Studies Centre

Russia in international relations

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr Julia Mannherz and Professor Robert Service.

DOMINIC LIEVEN, London School of Economics
27 Apr.: 'War and peace, the reality: how Russia defeated Napoleon, 1807–14.'

PHILIP BULLOCK
4 May: 'Morbid curiosity and colossal credulity: Rosa Newmarch and Russophile propaganda in Britain, 1895–1917.'

JULIA MANNHERZ
11 May: 'International relations in the spirit world.'

TIMOTHY JOHNSTON
18 May: 'International relations in the word-of- mouth network: rumours about the wartime Grand Alliance.'

MARIA RUBINS, University College, London
25 May: 'The Russian diaspora in the cultural and political context of inter-war France.'

ANDY BYFORD
1 June: 'Russo-British relations and contemporary Russian-speaking migrants in the UK.'

DANIEL BEER, Royal Holloway, London
8 June: 'Russian liberals: unwitting architects of the Gulag.'

ROBERT SERVICE
15 June: 'Russia and 'the West', 1917–23: the geopolitics of revolutionary expansionism.'

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Wolfson College

Professor Caryl Phillips

CARYL PHILLIPS, novelist and playwright, will read from and talk about his work at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 April, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. All members of the University are welcome to attend.


Wolfson College Lectures

Lives and works

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hall, Wolfson College.

7 May: CHRISTOPHER RICKS on William Empson: 'Taken aback: the genius of William Empson.'

14 May: RICHARD DAWKINS on Charles Darwin: 'There is grandeur in this view of life.'

21 May: MARY BEARD on Jane Harrison: 'Living with Jane Harrison.'

28 May: ALAN RYAN on Isaiah Berlin: 'A very personal impression: Isaiah Berlin.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

Lecture and book-signing

PROFESSOR ROBIN WILSON, Fellow of Keble College, Professor of Pure Mathematics, Open University, and Professor Emeritus of Geometry, Gresham College, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 April, in Convocation House, the Bodleian Library. Professor Wilson will sign copies of his book of the same title (at a reduced price) after the lecture. Admission is free.

Subject: 'Lewis Carroll in Numberland.'


Thirty-minute lecture

PROFESSOR LAURIE MAGUIRE, Fellow of Magdalen College, will give a thirty-minute lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 May, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free.

Subject: 'Representing Helen of Troy.' Note, applicable to both lectures. 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 the Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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Oxford Italian Association

For further information about any of the following lectures or events, telephone Oxford 377479 or e-mail pmilner@clara.net.

Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR BRIAN RICHARDSON will deliver the Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 June, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution. Admission free.

Subject: 'Learning Italian in the Renaissance.'


Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. Members £1, non-members £3, students under 30 free.

PROFESSOR MARK ROBINSON
Tues., 12 May, Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: 'Recent excavations of Roman gardens at Pompeii.' (Rescheduled lecture)

NANDO SIGONA
Thurs., 21 May, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: 'Via gli zingari dall'Italia! (Gipsies out of Italy!).' (In English)


Other events

Film: Piazza delle cinque lune (in Italian with Italian subtitles). Fri., 1 May, 8 p.m., Rewley House Lecture Theatre. Admission free.

Cooking demonstration: rice dishes of Venice and Naples. Mon., 8 June. Booking essential. For details, see newsletter.

Annual garden party. Sat., 27 June. Members and their guests only.

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