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Oxford University Gazette, 25 September 2008: Diary

Monday 29 September

CONFERENCE: 'Kafka and Modernist short prose', St John's, from 8.30 a.m. (Continues until Wednesday. Details at: www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/german/kafk a/)

PROFESSOR SVANTE PÄÄBO: 'A Neanderthal perspective on human origins' (seminar), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 1 p.m.

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Wednesday 1 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 3, follow-up day) (see information above).

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Friday 3 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 2, follow-up day) (see information above).

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Saturday 4 October

RUDI LINDNER: 'Sedentary scholarship and nomadic history', and ROGER BATTY: 'After Rome and the nomads' (Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity colloquium: 'The nomadic world of late antiquity'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 2–5.30 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: neil.mclynn@classics.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 7 October

CONGREGATION meeting, Convocation House, 12 noon (Vice-Chancellor's Oration). Back to top


Wednesday 8 October

HARRY BERAN: 'Trobriand warshields: sex, speculation, and reality' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers lectures), Pitt Rivers Museum Extension, entrance through Robinson Close, 6.15 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

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Sunday 12 October

FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 13 October

PROFESSOR ILLKA HANSKI: 'The Glanville fritillary butterfly: a model species for metapopulation biology' (Southwood Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 4 p.m. (open to the public).

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Tuesday 14 October

PROFESSOR RICHARD BRYANT: 'Data-intensive scalable computing: taking Google-style computing beyond Web search' (Oxford Strachey Lecture in Computing Science), Lecture Theatre B, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

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Thursday 16 October

PROFESSOR BRUCE BEUTLER: 'Forward genetic analysis of innate immunity in mammals' (Norman Heatley Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARIE-HÉLÈNE COTONI: 'Les dégouts de Voltaire. Impressions et expression' (Besterman Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR THOMAS DIXON: 'The history of altruism, 1851–2006: Comte, Wilde, and Dawkins' (Ian Ramsey Centre seminars), Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester, 8.30 p.m. (full details at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/semin ar.html).

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Monday 20 October

PROFESSOR MASAHIKO AOKI: 'Corporations as embodying cognitive systems' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: 'Corporations, games, and societies'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

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Tuesday 21 October

PROFESSOR STEPHEN BELL (Professor of Microbiology): 'The evolution of DNA replication' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. [Info from Prof Bell 21.2.08.]

PROFESSOR DOREEN MASSEY: 'What's left of place? What possibility for a place-based radical politics in the current globalised world?' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography: 'Voices of places'), O'Reilly Theatre, Keble, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR MASAHIKO AOKI: 'Corporations embedded in societies' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: 'Corporations, games, and societies'), Saïd Business School, 5.15 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

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Wednesday 22 October

PROFESSOR DOREEN MASSEY: 'Places in a revolution: theories of place meet politics in revolutionary Venezuela' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography: 'Voices of places'), O'Reilly Theatre, Keble, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH: 'Law as globalisation' (5 p.m), and 'Law of globalisation' (6.15 p.m) (Clarendon Law Lectures: 'On law and globalisation'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR MASAHIKO AOKI: 'Corporations and societies co-evolving' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: 'Corporations, games, and societies'), Saïd Business School, 5.15 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

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Thursday 23 October

PROFESSOR DOREEN MASSEY: 'Place beyond place: a relational politics towards an alternative globalisation' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography: 'Voices of places'), O'Reilly Theatre, Keble, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH: 'Law in globalisation' (Clarendon Law Lectures: 'On law and globalisation'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

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Tuesday 28 October

PROFESSOR DAVID BLANCHFLOWER: 'Inflation, expectations, and monetary policy' (Oxonia Distinguished Speaker Events), Department of Economics, 5 p.m. (enquiries: catherine.mcneill@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 29 October

PROFESSOR GLENDA ABRAMSON: 'Moonlight on the wire: Hebrew writing of the First World War' (Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars), Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

IMOGEN COOPER performs piano works by Schubert (Third Klavierstücke, D.946; Sonata in A minor, D.845; and Sonata in D major, D.850), the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the college lodge ten days before the event).

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Thursday 30 October

PROFESSOR W.V. HARRIS: 'History, empathy, and emotions' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

THE REVD DR JOHN POLKINGHORNE: 'A new natural theology' (Ian Ramsey Centre seminars), Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester, 8.30 p.m. (full details at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/semin ar.html).

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Friday 31 October

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HARBERD (Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science): 'Plant biology from the Flora Graeca to the genome era' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. [Info to Roz from sandie.hardaker@plants.ox.ac.uk 10.7.08 and 19.8.08]

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