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Oxford University Gazette, 30 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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Halley Lecture

PROFESSOR R. PIERREHUMBERT, Chicago, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'How rare is the Earth? Habitability in the Universe reconsidered.'

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Zaharoff Lecture

ANTOINE COMPAGNON, College de France and Columbia, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.

Subject: 'Raconter avec des photos.'

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Winchester Lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS HOMER-DIXON, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada, will deliver the Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'A theory of societal collapse: convergent stress, thermodynamic disequilibrium, and brittleness.'

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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 English

The iniquity of the fathers: iconoclasm in the Anglo-American tradition

PROFESSOR JAMES SIMPSON, Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English, Harvard University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Tue. 5 May: 'Iconoclasm in Melbourne, Massachusetts, and the Museum of Modern Art.'

Thur. 7 May: 'Learn to die: late medieval English images before the law.'

Tue. 12 May: 'Statues of liberty: iconoclasm and idolatry in the English Revolution.'

Thur. 14 May: 'Under the hammer: iconoclasm and the Enlightenment.'

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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 Deborah Lisburne (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk), and further information about the speaker and the lectures is available at www.sbs.oxford.edu/events.

Mon. 11 May: 'In search of best practice: enduring ideas in strategy, innovation, and technology management.'

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

Wed. 13 May: 'Ideas on broader views of the product firm: platforms and services.'

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Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible

PROFESSOR JAMES VANDERKAM, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, Notre Dame, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 5 May: 'The "Biblical" scrolls and their implications.'

Wed. 6 May: 'Commentary on older scriptures in the Scrolls.'

Thur. 7 May: 'Authoritative literature according to the Scrolls.'

Tue. 12 May: 'Group controversies in the Scrolls.'

Wed. 13 May: 'The Scrolls and the New Testament Gospels.'

Thur. 14 May: 'The Scrolls, the Acts of the Apostles, and the letters of Paul.'

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Lyell Lectures in Bibliography

Fragments in bookbindings

DR CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL, Cambridge, will deliver the Lyell Lectures in Bibliography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Museum of Natural History.

Thur. 7 May: 'The Ceolfrith Bible, c.700.'

Tue. 12 May: 'Orosius, ninth century.'

Thur. 14 May: 'Thomas Aquinas, late thirteenth century.'

Tue. 19 May: 'A Caxton indulgence, 1480.'

Thur. 21 May: 'A petition to Archbishop Parker, c.1571.'

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Classics

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

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

Early modern literature graduate seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton College. Contact: emma.smith@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

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

LINDA GREGERSON, Michigan
12 May: 'Samson and the scattered nation.'

SHARON ACHINSTEIN
26 May: 'Editing Milton in the McCarthy era.'

JOHANNA HARRIS
9 June: To be announced.

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Oxford Physics Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

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

PROFESSOR A. DONALD, Cambridge
8 May: 'Some consequences of protein aggregation.'

PROFESSOR H. BROWN
15 May: 'Reconstructing quantum mechanics: why special relativity should not be a template.'

PROFESSOR W. POON, Edinburgh
29 May: 'It's a bug's life: the physics of bacteria.'

PROFESSOR R. DEVENISH
5 June: 'Proton structure: the impact of HERA.'

PROFESSOR SIR M. BERRY, Bristol
12 June, 4.30 p.m.: 'Exuberant interference.' (Cherwell–Simon fiftieth anniversary lecture)


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.'


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.'


Department of Plant Sciences

The following research seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences. Abstracts available at www.plants.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Nicholas Harberd.

PROFESSOR JULIA BAILEY-SERRES, California
30 Apr.: 'Plants and insufficient oxygen—from cellular response to submergence tolerance.'

DR TOBY PENNINGTON, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
7 May: 'Using plant phylogenies to understand the historical assembly of tropical forests.'

DR PAUL DUPREE, Cambridge
14 May: 'First steps in manipulating plant cell wall synthesis: functional and industrial implications.'

DR KERRY FRANKLIN, Leicester
21 May: 'Light and temperature signal crosstalk in plant environmental adaptation.'

DR HENRIK JONSSON, Lund
28 May: 'Modelling plant shoot development.'

DR PETER FREER-SMITH, Forestry Commission
4 June: 'Forest research—objectives and outputs.'

DR SOPHIEN KAMOUN, John Innes Centre
11 June: 'The secrets of a plant killer: evolution and function of the effector secretome of Phytophthora infestans.'

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER HAWES, Oxford Brookes
18 June: 'Shaping the plant endomembrane system.'


Hinshelwood Lectures: Organisation and order in soft matter systems

PROFESSOR PAUL CHAIKIN, New York University, will deliver the following lectures at 11.15 a.m. in the Main Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. The lectures are sponsored by AksoNobel.

Tue. 5 May: 'Introduction to colloids, soft matter physics and experimental geometry.'

Thur. 7 May: 'Charged colloids and classical Wigner crystals.'

Thur. 14 May: 'Topological defects and order on flat and curved surfaces.'

Tue. 26 May: 'Photonic quasi-crystals.'

Thur. 28 May: ' "Random organisation"—reversibility and irreversibility at low Reynolds number.'

Mon. 1 June: 'Fingerprints and long-range order in 2D: nanolithography with diblock copolymers.'


Physical chemistry seminar

DR PIETRO CICUTA, Cambridge, will hold the following seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 11 May, in the Main Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

Subject: 'Moving colloids at low Reynolds number: a basic swimmer and a model metachronal wave.'


Atmospheric, oceanic and planetary physics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. No seminar will be held on 4 June as the Halley Lecture is being given on that day (see above).

DR A. CZAJA, Imperial College, London
30 Apr.: 'Atmospheric control on the thermohaline circulation.'

DR M.H.P. AMBAUM, Reading
7 May: 'Two-dimensional dynamics and filament instability.'

DR J.A. NEUFELD, Cambridge
14 May: 'Carbon dioxide sequestration: fluid flow and leakage.'

PROFESSOR J.P. BURROWS, Bremen
21 May: 'Measurements of tropospheric trace gases from space: GOME and SCIAMACHY.'

A. BLOOM, Edinburgh
28 May: 'Large-scale observations of methanogenesis inferred from satellite measurements of methane and gravity.'

DR P. TELFORD, Cambridge
11 June: 'Using the nudged UKCA model to study the effects of the Pinatubo eruption.'

DR P. FIELDS, Meteorological Office
18 June: 'Midlatitude cyclones: a compositing approach.'


Department of Materials

The following colloquia will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume- Rothery Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR ARTHUR H. HEUER, Case Western Reserve
30 Apr.: 'Slip and twinning dislocations in sapphire ([alpha]-Al2O3).'

PROFESSOR DR UTE KAISER, Ulm
7 May: 'Microscopy at the bottom.'

DR FELICIANO GIUSTINO
14 May: 'Electron–phonon interaction from first principles: from superconductors to graphene.'

DR ALBERTO SAIANI, Manchester
21 May: 'Self-assembling soft matter.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Medical Sciences

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

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

Convener: Professor P.K. Maini.

DR MARK THOMPSON
1 May: 'Mechanobiology of the musculoskeletal system.'

DR MATTHEW TURNER, Warwick
15 May: 'Sickle haemoglobin fibres—the "Ising model" for fibrillisation diseases?'

DR FRANCESCA SHEARER, Belfast
29 May: 'Mathematical modelling of cancer and radiotherapy.'

DR SIMON PRESTON, Nottingham
12 June: To be announced.

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Medical Sciences

Dunn School of Pathology

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

PROFESSOR IAN M. JONES, Reading
30 Apr.: 'Receptor binding by recombinant viral glycoproteins.'

PROFESSOR BASS HASSAN
7 May: 'Functional interactions of IGF2 in evolution, development and tumours.'

DR EMYR LLOYD-EVANS
21 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR IAN TOMLINSON
4 June: 'Identification of common, low- penetrance genes for colorectal cancer.'

DR ACHILLES KAPANIDIS
11 June: 'Single-molecule fluorescence studies of RNA- and DNA-polymerase dynamics.'

DR RICHARD MCCULLOCH, Glasgow
18 June: 'Mediation of recombination and antigenic variation in the African trypanosome.'


Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research: The signalling pathways and genetics of cancer

The following seminars will be held 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: 'Investigation of signalling networks involved in malignant transformation by RAS oncogenes.'

PROFESSOR BASS HASSAN, WIMM
24 June: 'IGF2 interactions during evolution, development, and in tumours.'

DR NIC TAPON, Cancer Research UK London Research Institute
30 Sept.: To be announced.


Botnar Research Centre

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

DR 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.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL NEVITT, University of California, San Francisco
22 May: 'Osteoarthritis of knee: what can we learn from the Osteoarthritis Initiative?'

DR HAZEL SCREEN, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, London
5 June: 'Investigating tissue micromechanics—informing mechanotransduction.'

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.'

PROFESSOR GORDON KLEIN, Shriners Burns Hospital and University of Texas, Galveston
Tue. 30 June: 'Burns—bad to the bone.'

PROFESSOR HENRY MCQUAY
24 July: 'Pain matters.'

DR JON TOBIAS, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol
18 Sept.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR GILLIAM WALLIS, Manchester
25 Sept.: To be announced.

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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.'

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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.'


Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

DR ELIYAHU STERN
6 May: 'The Bible, the rabbis, and the founding fathers of modern Jewry.'

PROFESSOR ISRAEL FINKELSTEIN, Tel Aviv
13 May: 'Jerusalem in the Persian period and the Wall of Nehemia.'

BETH KAPLAN
20 May: 'Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: the life and legacy of Jacob Gordin.'

PROFESSOR LEONARD GREENSPOON, Creighton University, Nebraska
27 May: 'Anglo-Jewish versions of the Bible.'

PROFESSOR MIRI RUBIN, Queen Mary, London
3 June: 'Reconsidering William of Norwich.'

PROFESSOR EDWARD FRAM, Ben-Gurion
10 June: 'Struggling against the tide: new sources of Jewish law and rabbinic resistance in early modern Poland.'

DR YEHOSHUA GRANAT
17 June: 'The biblical story of Jonah in medieval Hebrew and English poems: some points of comparison.'

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Oriental Studies and Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College

Religious cultures in South Asia, c.1500–1800

The following workshop will be held on 5–6 June in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Registration and enquiries: jennifer.griffiths@sant.ox.ac.uk; Oxford (2)74559.

Conveners: Polly O'Hanlon and David Washbrook.

MUZAFFAR ALAM, Chicago: ' "The Sufi has no religion" (al-Sufi la mazhab la-hu): a Mughal Indian discourse on religious truth.'

SUPRIYA GANDHI, Harvard: 'Persian writings on Indic religions: the reception of Dara Shikoh's Sirr-i Akbar.'

HEIDI PAUWELS, Washington: 'Bhakti for upwardly mobile warlords in the new Mughal imperial formation.'

DONALD R. DAVIS, Wisconsin–Madison: 'Documentary regimens of legal and religious administration in early modern Kerala.'

POLLY O'HANLON: 'Dharmadhikari families, intellectual networks and personal narratives of penance and purification in early modern western India.'

TONY STEWART, North Carolina: 'Heaven on earth: religious nostalgia as social blueprint in early Gaudiya Vaisnavism.'

TANIKA SARKAR, Delhi: 'Holy infants: caste and sect formation and the miraculous childhoods of gods and saints in early modern Bengal.'

AXEL MICHAELS, Heidelberg: 'The legislation of (death) impurity in early modern Nepal.'

NINA MIRNIG: 'Adapting to the mainstream in early medieval India: the gradual emergence of death rites in the Shaiva Siddhanta.'

JACK HAWLEY, Columbia: 'The four Sampradayas: ordering the religious past in early Mughal north India.'

CHRISTIAN NOVETZKE, Washington: 'The Brahmin double: the Brahminical construction of anti-Brahminism and anti-caste sentiment in the religious culture of Maharashtra, 1500–1800.'

MONIKA HORSTMANN, Heidelberg: 'Theology and statecraft.'

HEPHZIBAH ISRAEL, Delhi : 'Authority, patronage and customary practices: Protestant devotion in late pre-colonial south India.'

FRANCESCA ORSINI, SOAS: 'Kathas as sites of religious interchange: Sufis and Krishna bhaktas in Awadh.'

CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI: 'Non-dualism and the culture war in early modern Banaras.'

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Oriental Studies and Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

Contemporary approaches to the study of Mongolian Buddhism

This conference will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 May. Details may be found at www.ocbs.org.

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Philosophy

Uehiro Lectures

Beyond humanity? The ethics of biomedical enhancement

PROFESSOR ALLEN BUCHANAN, Duke Professor of Philosophy, Duke University, will deliver the Uehiro Lectures on this topic at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays 5, 12, and 19 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

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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.'


Centre for Criminology: Roger Hood Lecture

PROFESSOR 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, the 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.'


Department of International Development: Distinguished visitor lectures on development

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road. Information at: www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/event-info.

Conveners: Professor V. FitzGerald and Professor F. Stewart.

DR RAMA MANI, Adviser to Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect; Councillor of World Future Council
30 Apr.: 'Building a bridge over tormented waters? Reconciling post-conflict "transitional justice" with social justice and development.'

DR MATTEO RIZZO
14 May: 'Hegemonic confusion: the 2008 World Development Report and rural labour.'

DR PAUL SEGAL
21 May: 'Resource rents, redistribution, and halving global poverty: the resource dividend.'


Department of Politics and International Relations

WILLIAM MILAM, former US ambassador to Bangladesh and Pakistan, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 May, in Lecture Room A, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'State failure in South Asia? Praetorian Pakistan, recidivist Bangladesh.'


Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War

Lunchtime discussion seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries to Naomi King: ccw@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Details of the 9 June seminar will be announced later.

DR GIL-LI VARDI
5 May: 'Unchanging military culture: IDF strategic and operational patterns of action before and during the Six Day War.'

REAR-ADMIRAL SIMON CHARLIER
12 May: 'Carrier battle group.'

PROFESSOR MARTIN KITCHEN, Simon Fraser University
19 May: ' Rommel's desert war.'

DR STEPHEN BIDDLE, Council on Foreign Relations
26 May: To be announced.

COMMANDER JEFF MARSHALL
2 June: 'PLA in blue helmets: implications of PRC UN operations on Chinese civil–military culture.'

DR PATRICK PORTER, Joint Services Command and Staff College; King's College, London
16 June: 'The embattled West: tanks, Mongols and military orientalism.'


Campaigning and generalship seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Maj.-Gen. Jonathan Bailey.

LT.-GEN ANDREW FIGGURES, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Equipment Capability
20 May: To be announced.

LT.-GEN BILL ROLLO, Adjutant General
27 May: To be announced.

LT.-GEN NICK HOUGHTON, Chief of Joint Operations, PJHQ (UK)
3 June: To be announced.


Public lecture

PROFESSOR PHILIPPE SANDS, QC, University College London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The laws of war.'


Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Barclay Room, Green Templeton College. Enquiries: kate.hanneford-smith@politics.ox.ac.u k.

Details of the 27 May and 17 June seminars will be announced later.

PROFESSOR ROBERT PICARD
6 May: 'Why journalists deserve low pay.'

PROFESSOR JOHN NAUGHTON, Open University, and NIC NEWMAN
13 May: 'A grief observed: print journalists and the Internet.'

MARK THOMSON, Open Society Foundation
20 May: 'Television in Europe's new democracies: the end of reform.'

KEVIN MARSH, BBC College of Journalism
3 June: 'Is the BBC the guarantor of journalism's ethics?'

DR HENRIK ÖRNEBRING
10 June: 'Journalism as work: perspectives from six European countries.'


Media and politics seminar

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

Conveners: David Butler and John Lloyd.

DAVID AARONOVITCH, The Times
1 May: 'Being a columnist.'

JANE CORBIN, Panorama
8 May: 'Reporting the Middle East.'

PHILIP BASSETT, Chief of Staff to Leader of the Lords, formerly editor, Financial Times
15 May: 'The Westminster world.'

GILLIAN TETT, Financial Times
22 May: 'Reporting the City.'

LORD PATTEN OF BARNES, Chancellor of the University
29 May: 'Being reported.'


Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars and other meetings will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Wilkinson (e-mail: elac@politics.ox.ac.uk).

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

PROFESSOR THOMAS HOMER-DIXON, Waterloo, Canada
Thur. 7 May, 3 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building: 'Uncertainty, lags, and nonlinearity: challenges to governance in a turbulent world.' (Discussant: Professor Nick Bostrom)

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.'

PROFESSOR MARY KALDOR, LSE
Thur. 21 May, 5 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building: 'Inconclusive wars: is Clausewitz still relevant?'

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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.'

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Theology

McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life

Justice: rights and wrongs

This colloquium on Nicholas Wolstertorff's book will be held from 4 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, until 1 p.m. on Friday, 22 May, in Christ Church. The participants will include PROFESSOR NICHOLAS WOLSTERTORFF Yale, Virginia, ONORA O'NEILL, President, British Academy, ROGER CRISP, JULIAN RIVERS, Bristol, and TIMOTHY ENDICOTT.

Attendance is strictly by prior registration. Registration forms may be obtained from the McDonald Centre Administrator, c/o Biggar, South-west Lodgings, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (e-mail: mcdonaldcentre@theology@ox.ac.uk).

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Oxford Institute of Ageing

Ageing in Latin America—developing the research agenda

The Oxford Institute of Ageing is running a two-day, multi-disciplinary conference on all aspects of ageing in Latin American on 2 and 3 July. The institute hopes that the conference will attract scholars, policy-makers, and others interested in ageing in Latin American. The conference will take a multi-disciplinary approach.

For more information and registration, see www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/even ts/conferences-workshops or call Oxford (2)86193.

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Ashmolean Museum

Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

DR JACK GREEN will deliver the Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 30 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Entry is free. Contact to book a place: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78020.

Subject: 'Past, present, future. The ancient Near East at the Ashmolean.'

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Saïd Business School

Cabdyn Complexity Centre

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the James Martin Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School. Details of the seminars on 5, 12, and 19 May, and 9 and 16 June, will be announced later.

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WEST, Santa Fe Institute
26 May: To be announced.

DR COLM CONNAUGHTON, Warwick
2 June: 'Runaway growth in the coagulation equation revisited.'

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Smith School of Enterprise and Environment

Public seminar

DAVID FORSDICK, barrister, member of Landmark Chambers, London, will hold this seminar at 1 p.m. on Friday, 1 May, in the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street.

Subject: 'Renewable energy developments and disputes over wind farms: science and law.'

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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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Oxford Internet Institute

The following lectures will be given as shown in the Oxford Internet Institute. Further details may be found at www.oii.ox.ac.uk. To register, e-mail to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH JUDGE, Ottawa
Wed. 6 May, 5 p.m.: 'Presumed intentions and the copyright bargain: digital copyright reform, the making available right, and implied licence for public body uses of copyrighted works.'

PROFESSOR J.P. SINGH, Georgetown; editor of Review of Policy Research
Fri. 8 May, 4 p.m.: 'Negotiation and the global information economy.'

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Latin American Centre

DR LAURO MATTEI will hold the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 May, at the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Convener: Dr Timothy Power.

Subject: 'A general panorama of Latin American poverty today: intra-regional differences and anti-poverty programmes.'

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Maison Française D'oxford

The following events will take place at the Maison Française (e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk), unless otherwise indicated. Lectures and conferences with English titles will be in English.

Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.

JEAN-MICHEL RABATÉ ;, Pennsylvania
7 May: 'The Joyce–Proust parallax' (co- convened with Nathalie Aubert in conjunction with Oxford Brookes).

ANN SMOCK, California at Berkeley
28 May: 'Logical Roubaud.'

SUZANNE DOW, Nottingham
18 June: 'Beckett and the ethics of humour.'


Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

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

GÉRARD FERREYROLLES, Paris IV–Sorbonne
30 Apr.: 'L'ecriture de l'histoire au XVIIe siècle.'

WILL MCMORRAN, Queen Mary, London
14 May: 'Sade and the ethics of fictional violence.'

MARK DARLOW, Cambridge
28 May: ' "Liberté des théâtres" and cultural control: the case of Paris Opera.'

KATHRYN BANKS, Durham
11 June: 'Functions of apocalypticism in French Reformation poetry.'


Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

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

CATHERINE EMERSON, NUI Galway
12 May: 'No way to treat your mother: understanding Petit Jean de Saintré's rage.'

FRANÇOISE LE SAUX, Reading
25 May: 'Theological debate and Wace's "Conception Nostre Dame." ' SUSAN DUDASH, Fordham9 June: 'The poetics of political engagement in late medieval France.'


History of Chemistry Seminar

The following seminars, organised in partnership with Oxford Brookes University and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Unless otherwise indicated the seminars will be held in the Maison Française.

LAURENCE LESTEL, Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers, and PETER REED
30 Apr.: 'Chemistry, pollution and the environment in the nineteenth century.'

ROBERT BUDD, Science Museum, London and HASOK CHANG, University College, London
14 May, History Faculty, George Street: 'Chemical philosophy in the nineteenth century.'

PETER MORRIS, Science Museum, London and MICHEL DUPUY, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
28 May: 'The German chemical industry in the twentieth century.'


Digital Humanities Seminar

The following seminars will be held in the Maison Française.

DAVID ROBEY
Wed. 13 May, 5 p.m.: 'E-science in the arts and humanities.'

YANNIK MAIGNIEN, Director of Adonis, and MARIN DACOS, Centre pour l'Édition Électronique Ouverte
Wed. 20 May, 4.30 p.m.: 'The French policy on research infrastructures and e-journals for the humanities: Adonis and Revue.org.'

STEFAN GRADMANN, Berlin
Fri. 19 June, 10 a.m.: 'Europeana. A digital library for the humanities?'


Conferences and Study Days

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

Thurs. 30 Apr. to Fri. 1 May at European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. Workshop: 'European stories. How national intellectuals debate Europe.' Organisers: European Studies Centre in collaboration with Oxford University, Université Libre de Bruxells and St Antony's College.

Fri. 1 May (10.30 a.m.–6 p.m) at St Antony's College. Workshop: 'New directions in French/Algerian history.' Organisers: Raphaëlle Branche, Paris I and Michael Willis, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College.

Sat. 2 May (9 a.m.–5.30 p.m). Conference: 'Political leadership in France: presidents and prime ministers of the Fifth Republic.' Organisers: David Bell, Leeds; Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS; and David Goldey, Lincoln College.

Wed. 6 May (10 a.m.–6 p.m). Study day about the eContent project 'Discovery': 'Philosophy in the digital era.' Convener: Paolo D'Iorio, CNRS.

Sat. 9 May (10.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m). Study day: 'Evil and suffering in the Durkheimian mode.' Organiser: William Pickering, Oxford.

Fri. 15 and Sat. 16 May. Conference: 'The background of Cudworth's ethics in early modern moral philosophy.' Organisers: Luc Borot, Maison Française and Martine Pécharman, CNRS-CRAL-Paris.

Wed. 20 May (10 a.m.–4 p.m). Workshop: Current research on elites.' Organiser: Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS.

Fri. 29 and Sat. 30 May. Conference: 'Déterminisme climatique et modération politique.' Organisers: Jean-Loius Labarrière, CNRS and Jean-Frédéric Schaub, EHESS.

Thurs. 4 June (at Maison Française) and Fri. 5 June (at Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road). International conference: 'Political rituals.' Organisers: Jean- Pascal Daloz, CNRS and Sudhir Hazareesingh, Balliol College (in partnership with the Department of Politics and International Relations and Balliol College).

Thurs. 18 and Fri. 19 June at European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. Conference: 'Agents of change in the Mediterranean.' Organisers: European Studies Centre and Middle East Centre, St Antony's under the aegis of RAMSES2. Conveners: Leila Vignal and Dimitar Bechev, St Antony's College.

Sat. 27 June (9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m). Conference: 'Constitutional change in France and the United Kingdom.' Organisers: Franco-British Lawyers Society, Franco- British Council and School of Law of the University of Essex.


Cinema

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

The Maison Française will show four films by Olivier Assayas. Each film will be shown in French with English subtitles, and will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College. Seats will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.

5 May: Irma Vep (1996, 99 min)

19 May: Fin août, début septembre (1998, 112 min)

2 June: Les destinées sentimentales (2000, 180 min)

16 June: Clean (2004, 110 min)

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room C, the Manor Road Building.

PROFESSOR RYAN GOODMAN, Harvard
28 May: 'Socialising states: promoting human rights through international law.'

PROFESSOR TOM GINSBURG, Chicago
4 June: 'The lifespan of written constitutions.'

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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[eq]2 36 (e-mail: events@21school.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'A blueprint for a safer planet.'

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All Souls College

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.'

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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.'


Oxford seminar on conventions and rules (OSCAR)

PROFESSOR MIKE REED, Cardiff, will present the following seminar at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 May, in the Massey Room, Balliol College. The seminar free to University members, but space is limited. To attend, e- mail john.latsis@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Ismael Al-Amoudi and John Latsis.

Subject: 'Rules, power and elites in organisational life: reflections from a critical realist perspective.'

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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.


Rethinking gender in the twenty-first century: masculinities, well-being, and health

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Enquiries and registration requests may be directed to Yiu-tung Suen (e-mail: yiu.suen@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Two presentations will be given at each meeting.

PROFESSOR ALAN WHITE, Leeds Metropolitan
6 May: 'What's all this fuss about the health of men?'

DR STEVE ROBERTSON, Leeds Metroplitan
6 May: 'Lay men, health, and masculinities.'

DR KATE DAVIDSON, Surrey
13 May: ' "It came by itself, it'll go by itself": older men's attitude to health and illness.'

DR JONATHAN SCOURFIELD, Cardiff
13 May: 'Gendered suicide in the context of relationship breakdown.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY COXON, Cardiff
20 May: ' "Something sensational...": the sexual diary as a tool for mapping gay men's detailed sexual behaviour.'

DR RICHARD DE VISSER, Sussex
20 May: ' "That's not masculine": masculine capital and health-related behaviour.'

DR ROBERT WILLIAMS and DR ALISAIR HEWISON, Birmingham
27 May: ' "Being a father... is the embodiment of everything I do": African-Caribbean fathers' accounts of fatherhood and health.'

DR ELLEN ANNANDALE, Leicester
27 May: 'Men's health and women's health: pulling together or tearing apart?'


Asian Studies Centre

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)74559.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

PROFESSOR THOMAS J. CHRISTENSEN, Princeton
Mon., 8 June: 'Cross-strait relations and US policy toward Taiwan and mainland China.'

PROFESSOR BILLY K.L. SO, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tues., 23 June: 'Chinese legal reforms of the 1990s and the 1070s: any relevance of the past to the present and future?'

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St John's College

Founder's Lecture

PROFESSOR BRIAN DAVIES, King's College, London, will deliver the Founder's Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free. Further details may be obtained from alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Philosophical issues in science and mathematics.'


Conference: The serious study of peace

This conference will be held from 10 a.m. (registration 9.30 a.m) to 5.15 p.m. on Saturday, 2 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Keynote speakers will be PROFESSOR SCOTT APPLEBY, Notre Dame, and ANKE HOEFFLER. There will be six interdisciplinary 'breakout sessions' on local, regional, and international peace-making, peace-building, and peace-keeping. Registration is via bryony.winn@gmail.com, or at the door.

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Wolfson College

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

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.'

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.'


Other 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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