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Oxford University Gazette, 3 June 2010: Lectures

Astor Visiting Lecture

PROFESSOR ROBERT E. COHEN, MIT, will deliver the Astor Visiting Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Thom Building.

Subject: 'Designing robust omniphobic surfaces.'

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Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts

JAMES MACMILLAN, composer and conductor, will deliver the Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 June, in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Subject: 'Music, modernity and the sacred.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Finance

Labour and Finance

MARCO PAGANO, Naples, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5.30 p.m. in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Thurs. 3 June: 'Finance, growth and job reallocation.'

Fri. 4 June: 'Workers, corporate debt and bankruptcy law.'

Sat. 5 June: 'Workers, corporate control and risk sharing.'

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History

Oxford architectural history seminar

ERIKA HANNA will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, in the EPA Lecture Theatre, Lady Abraham House, Museum Road. The venue differs from that previously published.

Conveners: Paul Barnwell, Louise Durning, Geoffrey Tyack and William Whyte.

Subject: 'Preservation and Modernism in Dublin: the fate of Fitzwilliam Street, 1960–5.'

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Oriental Studies

From the medieval to the 'early modern' in South Asia: sources, methodologies and problems

The following workshop will be held on Friday, 11 June, in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to Polly O'Hanlon (e-mail: rosalind.ohanlon@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

APARNA KAPADIA
9.45 a.m.: Opening remarks.

NANDITA PRASAD SAHAI, JNU
10 a.m.: 'Courting court records: Sunars and "early modernity" in the legal documents of Rajasthan.'

APARNA KAPADIA
10.20 a.m.: 'Can people write in an arid eco- frontier? The problem of historical sources for "medieval" Gujarat.'

SUNIL KUMAR, SOAS, Chair
10.40 a.m.: Discussion.

SHAILENDRA BHANDARE
11.35 a.m.: 'From Mughal to "British" circulating signs: coins in India, c.1707–1835.'

NORBERT PEABODY, Cambridge
11.55 a.m.: 'On the Indian origins of nationalism: native assistants, colonial administrators, and the imperial archive.'

POLLY O'HANLON, Chair
12.15 p.m.: Discussion.

SUNIL KUMAR, SOAS
2 p.m.: 'A preliminary prosopographical review of early tazkirat literature in the fourteenth–sixteenth centuries.'

MANAN AHMED, Free University of Berlin
2.20 p.m.: 'The literary imagination of the Chachnama.'

APARNA KAPADIA, Chair
2.40 p.m.: Discussion.

WHITNEY COX, SOAS
3.30 p.m.: 'The accession of Kulottunga I Cola: event, narrative and transformation in the medieval South.'

POLLY O'HANLON
3.50 p.m.: 'Consent and consensus: pandit assemblies and the constitution of Brahman "publics" in early modern India.'

NANDITA PRASAD SAHAI, JNU, Chair
4.10 p.m.: Discussion.

4.45 p.m.: Summing up and open discussion.

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Social Sciences

Oxford Humanitarian Group seminar

DR HUGO SLIM, Director, CforC Ltd, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 11 June, in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School.

Subject: 'Being humanitarian: personal morality and political project in today's wars.'


School of Geography and the Environment/James Martin Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport: The future of transport and energy use

This seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 25 June, in the Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment. The seminar brings together experts on engineering, transport, energy economics, and scenario analysis. Energy expert DR LEE SCHIPPER, Berkeley, will speak about passenger fuel economy and freight transport trends in North America. Free, but places are limited. Confirm with Mrs Lara Scott (e-mail: lara.scott@ouce.ox.ac.uk).

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Bodleian Libraries

Lectures

Architects from Shepley Bulfinch will deliver two hour-long lectures on library space and design on Thursday, 17 June, in the Lecture Theatre, Museum of Natural History. All University members welcome. Further details at: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whats-on.

12 noon: 'The college library as intellectual hearth.'

5 p.m.: 'Library edges: from porous borders to transitional spaces.'


Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)

The following workshops will be held at the times and dates shown at Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/training /wiser.

ANGELA CARRITT
Mon. 7 June, 1.30 p.m.: 'Finding stuff—books and journals on SOLO.'

HILLA WAIT and JULIET RALPH
Mon. 7 June, 2.15 p.m.: 'Finding stuff—e-books.'

ROGER MILLS
Mon. 7 June, 3.30 p.m.: 'E-book readers—pros and cons.'
Thurs. 10 June, 12.30 p.m.: 'Bibliometrics—the black art of citation rankings.'

ISABEL HOLOWATY
Fri. 11 June, 12.30 p.m.: 'Sources for US history.'

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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 may be directed to Kate Hanneford-Smith (e-mail: kate.hanneford-smith@politics.ox.ac.u k).

JEAN SEATON, Westminster
9 June: 'Power without responsibility.'

ALEX CONNOCK, Ten Alps
16 June: 'How to make money in news and current affairs TV.'

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

TIM JOHNSON, Aviation Environmental Federation, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 June, in the Seminar Room, the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street.

Subject: 'Will there be room for aviation in a low carbon future?'

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All Souls College

Chichele Lecture

WILLIAM ROGER LOUIS will deliver the Chichele Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'A troubled Oxford in the 1960s: the case of Oxford University Press and the Waldock Report of 1970.'

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Green Templeton College

Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR ANDREW HATTERSLEY, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College.

Subject: 'From base change to better care in diabetes.'

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Harris Manchester College

Michael Argyle Forum for Psychology and Religion

DR HUMAN-FRIEDRICH UNTERRAINER, Graz, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester College.

Subject: 'Dimensions of religious/spiritual well-being as research topics in clinical psychology: current results and perspectives.'

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Christ Church

Annual poetry summer school

Tower Poetry's annual summer school, for young poets aged 18–23, will be held in Christ Church from 24 to 27 August. The residential school gives twelve young people the opportunity to develop their writing and critical skills through a series of workshops, run this year by Daljit Nagra, the first poet to win the Forward Prize for both his first collection of poetry in 2007 and for its title poem in 2004, and Jo Shapcott, poet and President of the Poetry Society, and presenter of the weekly 'Poetry Proms' from 2001 to 2003.

The course offers its students a valuable opportunity to work with other writers. At the end of the summer school, the students' work will be collected and edited for publication in a pamphlet.

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Seminar

XU YING, ANU, will give the following seminar at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 June, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Jenny Corbett.

Subject: 'Foreign entry and its impact on China's banking performance: some new evidence.'


European Studies Centre

Chancellor's seminar

LORD PATTEN will be in conversation with LORD HANNAY and SIR STEPHEN WALL at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Jane Caplan.

Subject: 'British EU policy after the election.'

Seminar

JEREMY WALDRON, New York, AGNES CALLAMARD, Article 19, and JAMES WEINSTEIN, Arizona State, will give the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: Professor Timothy Garton Ash.

Subject: 'Free speech: old principles, new circumstances.'

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St Edmund Hall

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR ARNE WESTAD, London School of Economics, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 June, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall. Free and open to all University members.

Subject: 'The globalisation of Cold War history.'

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St John's College

Robert Penson Lecture in Garden History

DR KATHRYN GLEASON, Cornell, will deliver the Robert Penson Lecture in Garden History at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 June, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Of the garden and the ancients: fortunes of the cruciform garden.'


St John's College Research Centre seminar series: Legalism: history and anthropology

PROFESSOR PAUL BRAND will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Centre's Alumni Room, 45 St Giles'. Enquiries may be directed to Sarah Womack (e-mail: sarah.womack@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The medieval origins of the English legal profession.'

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Wolfson College

War and civilisation series: War and medical science

This seminar will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. All welcome. For more information, contact: erica.charters@history.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR MARK HARRISON: 'War and medicine.'

MR JOHN BEAVIS, orthopaedic and trauma surgeon: 'War and surgery.'

PROFESSOR SIMON WESSELY, King's College, London: 'War and mental health.'


Oxford Historic Churches Trust/Wolfson College Midsummer Lecture

PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 2 July, in Wolfson College. Admission by ticket. Details at: www.ohct.org.uk/MacCullochLectu re.html.

Subject: 'Christian history on a lunatic scale: book and television.'

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Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science

Lecture

PROFESSOR ALESSANDRO SCAFI will present an illustrated lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 12 June, in the Museum of the History of Science.

Subject: 'Mapping paradise.'

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