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Oxford University Gazette, 30 October 2008: Lectures

Lecture By the President of Israel

By the invitation of Balliol College, HIS EXCELLENCY SHIMON PERES, the ninth President of Israel, twice Prime Minister of Israel, and winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Peace, will lecture at 7.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

The lecture will be open to all members of the University. Details of the admission arrangements will be announced later.

Subject: 'The globalisation of peace.'

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Jewish–Muslim relations in a time of change

This meeting, arranged by the University, Oxford Brookes University, and the Coexistence Trust, will be held on Thursday, 13 November, 7–8.30 p.m., in the Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

Panellists: BARONESS (RUTH) DEECH OF CUMNOR HILL, LORD (PARRY) MITCHELL, BARONESS (KISHWER) FALKNER OF MARGRAVINE, and LORD (KHALID) HAMEED.

The meeting will be chaired by Dame Fiona Caldicott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Personnel and Equality, and Principal of Somerville College.

The Coexistence Trust includes Muslim and Jewish peers and MPs who promote dialogue, co-operation, and good relations between Muslim and Jewish communities internationally. The Trust is embarking upon a university campus tour to promote dialogue between Muslim and Jewish student communities in the UK. The 'road show' aims to explore the similar trajectories of the Muslim and Jewish communities in Britain. Further information may be found at www.coexistencetrust.org.uk.

The event is free and open to all students and staff of the University and Oxford Brookes University. Tickets are required for admission: one ticket per person can be requested by e-mailing community@admin.ox.ac.uk and providing name and postal address. As there is a limited number of tickets available, early booking is strongly advised.

Note: those attending the event will need to present their valid University Card along with their ticket in order to gain entry.

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Inaugural Lectures

Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HARBERD will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Plant biology from the Flora Graeca to the genome era.'


Professor of Russian

PROFESSOR ANDREI ZORIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Tolstoy and his creation of historical continuity.'


Professor of Modern History

PROFESSOR ROBERT GILDEA will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The long road of oral history: around 1968 in France.'


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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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.

Note: The lecture will be given on Thursday, 27 November, and not on Friday, 28 November, as stated in the Gazette of 9 October (p. 162–3).

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

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Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture

Revised notice

PROFESSOR INGOLF DALFERTH, Claremont Graduate University, California, and Zurich, will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Examination Schools.

Note: this replaces the announcement which appeared in the Gazette of 9 October (p. 163), in which the date of the lecture was given incorrectly.

Subject: 'The contingency of evil.'

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Harmsworth Inaugural Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER ONUF, University of Virginia, Harmsworth Professor of American History 2008–9, will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Thomas Jefferson and the origins of American democracy.'

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Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Ghosts 1. Anthony Hecht and the Jews.'

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Astor Lecture

AKIRA IRIYE, Charles Warren Research Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Transnational moments.'

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George Eastman Visiting Professor

Michaelmas Term Lecture

PROFESSOR LYNN MARGULIS, George Eastman Visiting Professor and Fellow of Balliol College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Lecture Theatre (ground floor), the Department of Earth Sciences. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Martin Brasier.

Subject: 'Early life on Earth: Gaia and symbiogenesis.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Economics

Entrepreneurs, large firms, and innovation

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY F. BRESNAHAN, Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy, Stanford, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the St Cross Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

Further information may be found at www.oup.co.uk /academic/socs ci/economics/clef/. Enquiries may be directed to Andrea Nagel, Oxford University Press (e-mail: andrea.nagel@oup.com).

Mon. 3 Nov.: 'Network effects and competition.'

Tue. 4 Nov.: 'Positive economics, welfare economics, and competition.'

Wed. 5 Nov.: 'Entrepreneurial and large firm innovation in open systems.'

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English Language and Literature, Music, History

The Bible in art, music, and literature

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room (Back Quad 4), Queen's College.

Conveners: Professor Christopher Rowland and Dr Christine Joynes.

DR JOHN WALLISS, Liverpool Hope
3 Nov.: 'Visions of the end: the contours of contemporary evangelical Christian rapture films.'

DR BERNADETTE NELSON, Universidade Nova, Lisbon
17 Nov.: 'The word made flesh: Mary, Christ, and symbolism in the sacred music of Cristobal de Morales.'

DR HESTER JONES, Bristol
1 Dec.: ' "Deep calls to Deep": David Jones and the Book of Psalms.'

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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.

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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Law

Institute of European and Comparative Law: Comparative Law Discussion Group

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of European and Comparative Law, the St Cross Building. Enquiries may be directed to Jenny Dix (e-mail: jenny.dix@iecl.ox.ac.uk).

MATTHEW DYSON, Cambridge
30 Oct.: 'Development of law and legal development: English and Spanish mechanisms linking tort and crime since 1850.'

DR OMI HATASHIN, member of the Japanese Society of Comparative Law
13 Nov.: 'The reform of the Japanese Civil Code: to what extent do the common law elements survive?'

DR GIORGIO PEDRAZZI, Brescia
27 Nov.: 'The full compensation principle in European tort law.'


EU Law Discussion Group

The following lectures will be given at 12.50 p.m. on Wednesdays in the foyer of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, the St Cross Building.

PROFESSOR GARETH DAVIES, Free University of Amsterdam
5 Nov.: 'Production methods as obstacles to trade: can states in the EU regulate, tax or purchase goods according to the way they are made?'

GERARD CONWAY, Brunel and Belfast
12 Nov.: 'Levels of generality in the legal reasoning of the European Court of Justice.'

DR ELEANOR SPAVENTA, Durham
19 Nov.: 'Fundamental freedoms versus economic rights.'

DR XAVIER GROUSSOT, Lund
26 Nov.: 'General principles of EU law.'

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Medical Sciences

Department of Pharmacology

PROFESSOR GARTH COOPER will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. Those wishing to attend the reception to be held after the lecture are requested to e-mail ornella.sciuto@pharm.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Edith Sim.

Subject: `Copper-based links between the extracellular matrix and the mitochondria in diabetes: new targets for pharmacotherapy of cardiovascular and renal disease.'


Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Monday Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Library Conversion, Sherrington Building.

Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.

DR MIGUEL MARAVALL, Instituto de Neurosciencias, Alicante CSIC Spain
3 Nov.: 'Context dependence of sensory responses in the whisker system.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD VAUGHAN-JONES
10 Nov.: 'Proton trafficking in cardiac myocytes and the myocardium: a major controller of intracellular Ca2+ signalling in the heart.'

PROFESSOR DAVID PATERSON
24 Nov.: 'Gene transfer strategy to target cardiac-neural cyclic nucleotide pathways in cardiovascular disease.'

PROFESSOR URSULA RAVENS, TU Dresden
1 Dec.: 'Ion channels as good drug targets in atrial fibrillation?'


Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics: Friday Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Sherrington Building.

Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.

PROFESSOR JOSHUA R. SANES, Harvard
31 Oct.: 'Wiring up the visual system.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR SHIN KWAK, Tokyo
7 Nov.: 'A-to-I RNA editing of the AMPA receptor GluR2 subunit and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.'

PROFESSOR G. REES COSGROVE, Harvard
14 Nov.: 'Deep brain surgery, movement disorders and psychosurgery.'

DR BRUNO ROSSION, Louvain
21 Nov.: 'Understanding the human functional neuroanatomy of face recognition by combining lesion studies and neuroimaging.'

DR FRANCOIS GUILLEMOT, NIMR, London
28 Nov.: 'Transcriptional control of neurogenesis and neuronal migration in the mouse brain.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR RAY TALLIS, Manchester
5 Dec.: 'The ultimate aims of medicine and the future of old age.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Sub-faculty of German

JAMES HAWES will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor Karen Leeder.

Subject: 'Excavating Kafka: text as historical artefact.'


DR SANDRA LINDEN, Tübingen, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Large Senior Common Room, Oriel College.

Convener: Professor Annette Volfing.

Subject: 'Minne als Darstellungsproblem. Zu den Exkursen in Wolframs von Eschenbach Parzival.'

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Social Sciences

Israel: historical, political, and social aspects: amended notice

GEN. SIR RUPERT SMITH will lecture in this series at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in St Anne's College (not in the Law Faculty, as previously announced).

Subject: 'Israeli Army conduct after 2006.'


Department of Education

PROFESSOR PETER AGGLETON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 November, in Seminar Room G, the Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens.

Subject: `Education, vulnerability, and HIV/Aids.'


Department of Politics: Sergio Vieira de Mello Lecture

PROFESSOR FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO will deliver the Sergio Vieira de Mello Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Note: the lecture will be given in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, and not in the Examination Schools, as previously announced in the Gazette.

Subject: 'Reframing human rights in the global era: a tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello.'


Department of Politics: Refugees in International Relations

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated. Further information may be found at www.globalecon omicgovernanc e.org/migration/.

DR ANDREW HURRELL
3 Nov.: 'International society, global order and refugees.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BARNETT, Minnesota
17 Nov.: 'Constructivism and refugees.'

SOPHIA BENZ and ANDREAS HASENCLEVER, Tübingen
24 Nov.: 'The global governance of forced migration.'

DR ANNE HAMMERSTADT, Kent
1 Dec.: 'The securitisation of forced migration.'

DR JAMES MILNER, Carleton
Fri., 5 Dec., Seminar Room C, Department of Politics and International Relations: 'Refugees and the regional dynamics of peace-building.'


Refugee Studies Centre

Harrell-Bond Lecture

THE RT HON. SIR JOHN WAITE, co-chair of the Independent Asylum Commission, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in the University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries may be directed to Katherine Salahi (e-mail: katherine.salahi@qeh.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)70723).

Subject: 'Asylum: a new perspective.'


International Gender Studies Centre

Elisabeth Croll Memorial Lecture

DR DENIZ KANDIYOTI, SOAS, will deliver the Elisabeth Croll Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Islam and the politics of gender: perspectives on Afghanistan.'

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Theology

Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions

The film Son of Man, a South African retelling of the Jesus story set in contemporary Africa, will be shown at 7.45 p.m. on Monday, 3 November, in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College. The film-showing will be followed by a discussion.

Convener: Dr Elizabeth de Michelis, Oriel College.

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Rothermere American Institute

Special Lecture

PROFESSOR MARC CONNER, Washington and Lee University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: 'Modernity and the homeless: the religious dimensions of the contemporary African-American novel.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

ZBIGNIEW FIEMA, Helsinki, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. This event is held in conjunction with the Seminar for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, and is funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.

Subject: 'Jabal Haroun: a holy mountain and Byzantine monastery in south Jordan.'

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Research Laboratory for Archaeology

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Board Room, the Department of Geography, the Dyson Perrins Building.

Convener: Dr Peter Ditchfield.

RICHARD THOMAS, Leicester
6 Nov.: 'The Black Death in zoo-archaeological perspective.'

DUSAN BORIC, Cambridge
20 Nov.: 'Belief systems in a mesolithic landscape.'

MARTIN JONES, Cambridge
27 Nov.: 'Archaeology of feasting.'

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity

Unless otherwise indicated the following multidisciplinary seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus.

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek, Caroline Potter, and Michael Rayner.

PAUL SACHER, Director, MEND 5 Nov.: `Preventing and treating child obesity: a family and community- based approach through the MEND programmes.'

ANDREW BREWSTER, South-East Regional Director, National Obesity Forum 12 Nov.: `Cut the waist and BAROMETER: answers that matter.'

THORKOLD SORENSEN, Copenhagen University Hospital 19 Nov.: `Historical analysis of the development of the obesity epidemic.'

ROSEMARY KYLE, Sandwell Primary Care Trust 26 Nov, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: `Food and obesity: are we in danger of becoming all style and no substance?'


Saïd Business School

Building a business

The following lectures, which are open to all members of the University, will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School. Further information and registration details can be found at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/entrepreneurship/Open+programmes.htm.

The series will continue in Hilary Term.

TOM HOCKADAY, Managing Director, Isis Innovation
4 Nov.: 'Taking the first steps—company basics.'

ROBERT PITKETHLY, Lecturer, Saïd Business School
11 Nov.: 'Intellectual property.'

OWEN DARBISHIRE, Lecturer, Saïd Business School
18 Nov.: 'Negotiation skills.'

PAUL FISHER, Associate, Advent Venture Partners
25 Nov.: 'Raising capital, doing deals.'

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Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Public discussion

MATT STUART and GEOFF DYER will discuss street photography at 3 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in 128 Bullingdon Road.

Matt Stuart is a street photographer, who is reliant for his work on a small Leica camera, patience and lots of optimism. In return he gets the chance to make an honest picture, which people know immediately is a genuine moment that burrows deep into their memories.

Geoff Dyer's recent book The Ongoing Moment is a unique and idiosyncratic history of photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles, Dyer looks at the ways that canonical figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Andre Kertesz, Diane Arbus and William Eggleston have photographed the same scenes and objects. He constructs a narrative in which those photographers, many of whom never met in their lives, constantly come into contact with each other.

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Environmental and Ecological Economics: amended notice

Unless stated otherwise, the following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, and in the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street. This notice replaces previous announcements.

Conveners: Dr Georgina Santos and Dr Stanislav Shmelev.

PROFESSOR ROBERT AYRES, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science and Technology Management, INSEAD
4 Nov., OUCE: 'Industrial ecology and industrial metabolism.'

PROFESSOR JOHN QUAH
Wed. 5 Nov., Smith School: To be announced.

PROFESSOR PETER SODERBAUM, Mälardalen, Sweden
11 Nov., OUCE: 'Understanding ecological economics: towards pluralism in economics.'

DR HERMAN R.J. VOLLEBERGH, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Institute and Tinbergen Institute
Wed. 12 Nov., Smith School: 'International environmental agreements and technology diffusion: evidence from SO2 protocols.'

PROFESSOR JEROEN C.J.M. VAN DEN BERGH, Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Free University of Amsterdam
25 Nov., OUCE: 'Effective climate policy is not expensive.'


Risk, Uncertainty, Climate and Policy: amended notice

The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street. This notice replaces previous announcements.

Convener: Dr David Frame.

PROFESSOR CHARLES MASON, Wyoming
3 Nov.: 'Co- optimisation of enhanced oil recovery and carbon sequestration.'

PROFESSOR THOMAS E. DOWNING, Stockholm Environment Institute
10 Nov.: To be announced.

DR STEVE JEWSON, Vice-President, Model Development, Risk Management Solutions
17 Nov.: To be announced.

DR PETER TAYLOR, Future of Humanity Institute, and DAVID SHIPLEY, member of Council of Lloyd's and Chairman of Managing Agency Partners Ltd.
24 Nov.: 'Probably wrong: misapplications of probability and statistics in dealing with real-life uncertainty.'

DR RAFAEL RAMIREZ, Professor of Management, HEC Paris
1 Dec.: 'What is environmental turbulence and how does one plan in such conditions? Look forward!'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR JUAN MANUEL LÓPEZ MUÑOZ, University of Cadiz, will deliver a series of Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Great Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, as detailed below.

20 Nov.: 'French lyrical poetry in the Middle Ages (I): problems of traditional classification.'

4 Dec.: 'French lyrical poetry in the Middle Ages (II): women's discourse and discourse about women.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture

SIR JOHN GURDON, of the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, will deliver the Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries may be directed to Maya Evans (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: maya.evans@lmh.ox.ac.uk).< /p>

Subject: 'The reversal of cell differentiation and prospects for cell replacement therapy.'

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St Antony's College

Warden's Seminar

PROFESSOR PHILIP BOBBIT, University of Texas, DR SCOTT BLINDER, Nuffield, and DR NIGEL BOWLES, Director, Rothermere American Institute, will present the following seminar at 12.15 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Nissan Theatre, St Antony's College.

This is expected to be a capacity event, so early arrival is recommended.

Subject: 'The next American administration: change or continuity?'


European Studies Centre

Monte Dei Paschi Lecture

FRANCO FRATTINI, Italian Foreign Minister, will deliver the Monte Dei Paschi Lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre.

Subject: 'What can Europe do for global governance?'

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St Edmund Hall

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

LIONEL BARBER, editor, The Financial Times, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.

Subject: 'W(h)ither journalism? The future of the press and new media.'

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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.'


Colloquium: The world almost turned upside down: conscience, constitution, and a troubled poet in seventeenth-century England

This colloquium will be held on Monday, 17 November, 2.30–5 p.m., in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Members of the University and other interested parties are invited to attend. It will be followed by a public lecture by Mr Tony Benn (see below).

The colloquium is sponsored by Wolfson College and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society.

PROFESSOR RICHARD SORABJI: 'The idea of conscience in the Civil War period.'

DR MARGARET KELLY, Macquarie: 'John Milton: catching the conscience of the king? Politics and Paradise Lost.'

PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN: 'Constitutional revolution: the Levellers, the New Model Army, and the Putney Debates.'


Public lecture

MR TONY BENN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

The lecture follows an afternoon colloquium (see above).

Subject: 'The long hard road to democracy and social justice.'


Translation Seminar: Modern European Literature in English

DR JULIE CURTIS, DR ROSAMUND BARTLETT, DARYA PROTOPOPOVA, and DR OLIVER READY will discuss Chekhov's The Bishop in three English translations, at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Further information may be obtained from Carmen Bugan (e-mail: carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac. uk).

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Oxford Intelligence Group

GREG KENNEDY will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College (e-mail: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk ).

Subject: 'The importance to modern intelligence work of the events of the First World War, and in particular the need to operate a global blockade.'

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