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Oxford University Gazette, 25 September 2008: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Professor of the History of Art

PROFESSOR CRAIG CLUNAS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Putting China in its place in the history of art.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Geography

Voices of places

PROFESSOR DOREEN MASSEY, Professor of Geography, Open University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Geography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College. Admission is free, and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

Tue. 21 Oct.: 'What's left of place? What possibility for a place-based radical politics in the current globalised world?'

Wed. 22 Oct.: 'Places in a revolution: theories of place meet politics in revolutionary Venezuela.'

Thur. 23 Oct.: 'Place beyond place: a relational politics towards an alternative globalisation.'

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Clarendon Law Lectures

On law and globalisation

PROFESSOR HAROLD HONGJU KOH, Dean and Gerard C. Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Two lectures will be given on Wednesday, 22 October.

Admission is free, and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

Wed. 22 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Law as globalisation.'

Wed. 22 Oct., 6.15 p.m.: 'Law of globalisation.'

Thur. 23 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Law in globalisation.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

Corporations, games, and societies

MASAHAKI AOKI, Takashi Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies as follows in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free, and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to Keira McDermott, OUP (e-mail: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

Mon. 20 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Corporations as embodying cognitive systems.'

Tue. 21 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'Corporations embedded in societies.'

Wed. 22 Oct., 5.15 p.m.: 'Corporations and societies co-evolving.'

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English Language and Literature

Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton College. Enquiries may be directed to Professor David Norbrook (e-mail: david.norbrook@ell.ox.ac.uk).

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

JAMES SHAPIRO, Columbia
14 Oct.: To be announced.

CYNDIA SUSAN CLEGG, Pepperdine
28 Oct.: 'Othello's tragedy and uncommon law.'

NEIL RHODES, St Andrews
11 Nov.: 'On speech, print, and new media: Thomas Nashe and Marshall McLuhan.'

LIAM SEMLER, Sydney
25 Nov.: 'Margaret Cavendish and Walter Charleston.'

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History

Paths to democracy

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

Conveners: Martin Conway and Thomas Buchanan.

JULIAN WRIGHT, Durham
16 Oct.: 'Independent socialism in France: Eugene Fournière and the Revue socialiste in the early twentieth century.'

LINDA RISSO, Reading
23 Oct.: 'Promoting democracy while fighting communism: the NATO Information Service between 1949 and 1965.'

CHRISTIAN BAILEY, Yale
30 Oct.: ' "Das Demokratische Deutschland: For a Democratic German... Eventually": German exiles in Switzerland 1939–45.'

FRANÇOISE GUESNET, UCL
6 Nov.: 'Fears of numbers: Jewish political tradition and democracy in Central Europe, 1848–1905.'

REBECCA CLIFFORD
13 Nov.: 'Radical approaches to democracy: the case of Italy's 1968.'

HUBERTUS JAHN, Cambridge
20 Nov.: 'The politics of popular culture in late imperial Russia.'

OLIVER ZIMMER
27 Nov.: 'Keeping politics out of City Hall? Political cultures in imperial Germany.'

NIGEL TOWNSON, Complutense, Madrid
4 Dec.: 'Making democracy in Spain: the role of the centre under the Second Republic, 1931–6.'

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History, Social Sciences

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor Jane Humphries and Dr Deborah Oxley.

ANNE DIGBY, Oxford Brookes
14 Oct.: ' "Vision and vested interests": national health service reform in South Africa and Britain from the 1940s.'

TIM LEUNIG, CHRIS MINNS, and PATRICK WALLIS, London School of Economics
21 Oct.: 'How fluid were labour markets in pre-industrial Britain? New evidence from apprenticeship records.'

DAVID HOPKIN
28 Oct.: 'Ecotypes: or, a modest proposal to reconnect social and cultural history.'

SAKARI SAARITSA
4 Nov.: 'Informal assistance in early twentieth- century Finland.'

BISHNUPRIYA GUPTA, Warwick
11 Nov.: To be announced.

HANS JOACHIM VOTH, Pompeu Fabra
18 Nov.: 'Lending to the borrower from hell: debt and default in the age of Philip II.'

STEPHEN HINDLE, Warwick
25 Nov.: To be announced.

SIR RODERICK FLOUD, University of London and Gresham College
2 Dec.: 'The lessons of anthropometric history.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Department of Zoology: Seminar

PROFESSOR SVANTE PÄÄBO, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, will hold a seminar at 1 p.m. on Monday, 29 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Conveners: Sir Walter Bodmer, Professor Paul Harvey, Professor Paul Holland, Professor Christopher Gosden, and Professor James Kennedy.

Subject: 'A Neanderthal perspective on human origins.'


Department of Zoology: Southwood Lecture

PROFESSOR ILLKA HANSKI will deliver the Southwood Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 October, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'The Glanville fritillary butterfly: a model species for metapopulation biology.'

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Medical Sciences

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR BRUCE BEUTLER, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, will deliver the seventeenth Norman Heatley Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Convener: Professor Herman Waldmann.

Subject: 'Forward genetic analysis of innate immunity in mammals.'


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Research seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

PROFESSOR SIAMON GORDON
Wed. 22 Oct.: The macrophage: still my favourite cell.'

PROFESSOR GERO MIESENBÖCK
30 Oct.: 'Love at first light.'

DR DUNCAN ODOM, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute
6 Nov.: 'Global approaches to understanding tissue-specific transription.'

STEN EIRIK W. JACOBSEN
13 Nov.: 'Delineating the cellular and molecular pathways of haemopoietic lineage commitment.'

PROFESSOR OLIVER SCHWARTZ, Institut Pasteur, Paris
27 Nov.: 'HIV, immunological and virological synapses.'

DR RICHARD MCCULLOCH, Glasgow
4 Dec.: 'Mediation of recombination and antigenic variation in the Africa trypanosome.'


Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar

The following presentations will be made at the seminar to be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 25 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the Le Gros Clark Building, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics.

Convener: Shankar Sridivas.

MELINA SCHUH, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany: 'Spindle assembly and asymmetric spindle positioning in mouse oocytes.' RICHARD PARTON: 'The polarity and dynamics of MTs in Drosophila oogenesis.'

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Social Sciences

The Changing Character of War Programme

LAKHDAR BRAHIMI, formerly Special Adviser for Afghanistan to the UN Secretary General, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the East Writing School, the Examination Schools. The lecture is open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to ccw@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Reflections on the war in Afghanistan.'

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Theology

Ian Ramsey Centre

The following seminars will be given at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College. Further details can be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/semin ar.html.

Convener: Dr David Leech (e-mail: david.leech@theology.ox.ac.uk).

DR THOMAS DIXON, Queen Mary, London
16 Oct.: 'The history of altruism, 1851–2006: Comte, Wilde, and Dawkins.'

THE REVD DR JOHN POLKINGHORNE, Cambridge
30 Oct.: 'A new natural theology.'

PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH
27 Nov.: 'Natural theology: renewing a traditional interface between science and religion.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

The nomadic world of late antiquity

The following papers will be given at the colloquium to be held on Saturday, 4 October, 2–5.30 p.m., in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College. Those wishing to attend should inform Neil McLynn (e-mail: neil.mclynn@classics.ox.ac.uk). The colloquium is arranged with the support of Paul Pheby.

RUDI LINDNER, Michigan: 'Sedentary scholarship and nomadic history.' (Respondent: Peter Heather, King's College, London)

ROGER BATTY, Keio University, Tokyo: 'After Rome and the nomads.' (Respondent: John Wilkes)

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Voltaire Foundation

Besterman Lecture

PROFESSOR MARIE-HÉLÈNE COTONI, University of Nice, will deliver the Besterman Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Maison Française. Enquiries may be directed to the Voltaire Foundation (email: email@voltaire.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Les dégouts de Voltaire. Impressions et expression.'

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Computing Laboratory

Oxford Strachey Lectures in Computer Science

PROFESSOR RICHARD BRYANT, Carnegie Mellon, will lecture in this series at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in Lecture Theatre B, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'Data-intensive scalable computing: taking Google-style computing beyond Web search.'

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Computing Services

Seminar

DAVID H. WOLPERT, NASA Ames Research Center, will hold a seminar at 12 noon on Thursday, 9 October, in Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: 'The physical limits of inference.'

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Wolfson College

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR W.V. HARRIS, Columbia, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'History, empathy, and emotions.'

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Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

The following lectures will be given at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the new extension to the Pitt Rivers Museum (entrance through the south door in Robinson Close). Non-members are welcome to attend, and are requested to make a £2 donation. Enquiries may be directed to Elisabeth Yardley (e-mail: liz.yardley@btinternet.com).

HARRY BERAN, Historian of the art of the Massim region of Papua New Guinea
8 Oct.: 'Trobriand warshields: sex, speculation, and reality.'

DR GEORGE MCGAVIN, Department of Zoology
12 Nov.: 'Travellers' tales: a biologist abroad.'

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Oxonia Distinguished Speaker Events

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Department of Economics. Enquiries may be directed to Catherine McNeill, Nuffield College (e-mail: catherine.mcneill@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR DAVID BLANCHFLOWER, Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee and Dartmouth College
28 Oct.: 'Inflation, expectations, and monetary policy.'

BILL EMMOTT, formerly editor of The Economist
11 Nov.: 'What the shift of economic power to Asia really means.'

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