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Oxford University Gazette, 27 November 2008: Lectures

Romanes Lecture

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

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

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Cyril Foster Lecture

DR KAREN KONING ABUZAYD, UNRWA Commissioner General for Palestinian Refugees, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.

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

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Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

DR PANTELIS MICHELAKIS, Bristol, and DR OLIVER TAPLIN will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre. Enquiries may be directed to (telephone: Oxford (2)88210).

Subject: 'A century of Greek tragedy recorded on film.' (Includes a selection of rare film-clips from the APGRD collection)

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Medical Sciences

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 MICHAEL HANNA, National Hospital for Neurology
16 Jan.: 'Update on channelopathies.'

PROFESSOR GAVIN GIOVANNONI, Barts and the London Centre for Neurosciences
13 Feb.: 'Update on anti-basal ganglia antibodies.'

20 Mar.: 'Imaging consciousness.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Sub-faculty of Portuguese: Taylorian Special Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN GLEDSON, Professor Emeritus of Brazilian Studies, University of Liverpool, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Convener: Professor Thomas Earle.

Subject: 'How Machado de Assis became a universal writer.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict

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

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

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Saïd Business School: Journalism and the financial crisis

PROFESSOR COLIN MAYER, HUGH PYM, Economics Editor, BBC News, ANDREW DILNOT, Principal of St Hugh's, OLIVER KAMM, leader writer, The Times, and STELLA DAWSON, Thomson Reuters Global Treasury Editor, will take part in a panel discussion on Monday, 1 December 4.45–6 p.m., in Lecture Theatre 4, the Saïd Business School. The meeting will be chaired by PATIENCE WHEATCROFT, Non-Executive Director, Barclays Bank PLC. Further information may be found at

Oxford Transitional Justice Seminars

Unless otherwise stated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College. Enquiries may be directed to Paul Honey (e-mail:

Conveners: Dr Philip Clark and Lydiah Bosire.

LARS WALDORF, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, and DR PHILIP CLARK
Thur. 27 Nov.: 'Debating power, politics, and justice in post-genocide Rwanda.'

2 Dec.: 'Globalising justice or reinforcing the divide? Trends in transitional justice.'

Thur. 4 Dec.,4 p.m.: 'The dog that didn't bark: lawyers, conflict, and transitional justice in Northern Ireland.'

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TARIQ RAMADAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 December, in Trinity College. The lecture is part of a series of interdisciplinary events on the place of 'sacrifice' in the modern world.

Convener: Dr J. Zachhuber.

Subject: 'Sacrifice in modern Islamic thought.'

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Department for Continuing Education

Series of research seminars: Exploring complexity economics for sustainability

ERIC BEINHOCKER, Senior Fellow, the McKinsey Global Institute, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Geoffrey Thomas Lecture Theatre, the Department for Continuing Education. Registration is required: e-mail to

This series of research seminars is supported by the ESRC, HEEDnet, and the Environment Agency.

Subject: 'Escaping the last Malthusian trap: complex systems, climate change, and economic growth.'

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Wolfson College

Translation Seminar—Modern European Literature in English: Polish poetry in English translation (Tomasz Rozycki and Zbigniew Herbert)

DR JAN FELLERER, GYÖRGY GÖMÖRI, a Hungarian poet and translator, and ELZBIETA WÓJCIK-LEESE, a translator of Polish poetry, will take part in this seminar, to be held at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. The seminar will be chaired by Dr Carmen Bugan, to whom enquiries may be directed (e-mail: The event is free, and open to the public.

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