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Oxford University Gazette, 6 May 2010: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

PROFESSOR GUY STROUMSA will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'From Abraham's religion to the Abrahamic religions.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Business and Management

The entrepreneurial firm: strategy and organisation in new markets

PROFESSOR K.M. EISENHARDT, Stanford, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Business and Management at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Enquiries may be directed to Jane Hamilton, OUP (e-mail: jane.hamilton@oup.com).

Tue. 11 May: 'Origins of the entrepreneurial firm: shaping businesses and creating markets.'

Wed. 12 May: 'Gaining resources: venture capital, corporate venture capital, and acquisition.'

Thur. 13 May: 'Inside the entrepreneurial firm: teams, strategic decision-making, and heuristics.'

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Cameron Mackintosh Lecture

MICHAEL FRAYN, Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, will give his final lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College. To reserve a space, contact Franca Potts (telephone: (2)81596; e-mail: franca.potts@stcatz.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: The fallout from Copenhagen—fiction and the historical record.'

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL STERNBERG, Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology, will deliver a J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, in Lecture Theatre B, Department of Zoology.

Subject: 'Building perfect organs in nematodes.'

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Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL PEPPER, Pender Professor of Nanoelectronics, University College, London, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Semiconductor nanostructures—the engineering of physics.'

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Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID MACKAY, Chief Scientific Adviser and Professor of Natural Philosophy, Cambridge, will deliver the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in LR1, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science. For further details, see www.eng.ox.ac.uk/events/lubbock.

Subject: 'Sustainable energy—without the hot air.'

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Zaharoff Lecture

PROFESSOR JONATHAN CULLER, Cornell, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.

Subject: ' "L'hyperbole et l'apostrophe": Baudelaire and the theory of the lyric.'

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Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature

Textual trajectories in early modern Europe

PROFESSOR ROGER CHARTIER, writer and academic, Directeur d'Etudes, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, will give the following lectures at 5.30 p.m. in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Tues. 1 June: 'From manuscript to book: the author's hand.'

Wed. 2 June: 'From copy to print: the printer's mind.'

Fri. 4 June: 'From book to stage—a case study: Don Quixote for puppets (Lisbon, 1733).'


Seminar

PROFESSOR CHARTIER will hold the following seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Room 2, Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Textual recycling: the history of Cardenio.'

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Classics

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama: Lecture

JO BALMER, writer and translator, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies.

Subject: 'Translating the classics.'


APGRD Conference: Choruses—ancient and modern

The annual APGRD conference will be held on 13–14 September in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies and the Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's College. Confirmed speakers include Karen Ahlquist, George Washington; Josh Billings; Claudia Bosse, theatre director; Laurence Dreyfus; Zachary Dunbar, Central School of Speech and Drama; Simon Goldhill, Cambridge; Erika Fischer-Lichte, Free University, Berlin; Albert Henrichs, Harvard; Martin Revermann, Toronto; Ian Rutherford, Reading; and Roger Savage, Edinburgh. For more information, see www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events/confc horus.html. To register, contact naomi.setchell@classics.ox.ac.uk.

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English Language and Literature

Literature and science seminar series

The following seminars will be given at the dates and times shown, and in the rooms indicated, in the St Cross Building.

Conveners: Dr Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Dr Michael Whitworth, and Frédérique Aït-Touati.

BRUNO LATOUR, Sciences Po, Paris
Wed. 12 May, 5.30 p.m., Lecture Theatre 2: 'A compositionist manifesto.'

STELLA PRATT-SMITH and WILL TATTERSDILL
Fri. 28 May, 2 p.m., Room 10: Graduate forum: 'Mind over matter: from sensation to precision in nineteenth-century representations of electricity' (SP-S); 'Two sides of the same page: science and fiction in the late Victorian periodical' (WT).

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History

Campaigning and generalship seminars

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

MAJ.-GEN. ANDREW MACKAY
12 May: Title to be announced.

BRIG. J.M. COWAN
2 June: 'Transformation in contact—British counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan.'


Military history seminar

BEN SHEPHERD will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 May, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Subject: 'Planning for the aftermath of war: Germany 1945 and Iraq 2003.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Oxford Strachey Lecture in Computer Science

PROFESSOR ORNA GRUMBERG, Israel Institute of Technology, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in Lecture Theatre B, Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'The 2-valued and the 3-valued abstraction-refinement frameworks in model checking.'


Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical geoscience seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House.

DR PETER BOLLADA, Cardiff
7 May: 'Visco- elastic modelling for the generation of plate-like behaviour in the mantle.'

PROFESSOR MIKE BAINES and DALE PARTRIDGE, Reading
21 May: 'Moving grids for a simple glacier model.'

DR ROIY SAYAG, Cambridge
4 June: 'Dynamics and spatiotemporal variability of ice streams.'

DR STEVEN ROPER, Glasgow
18 June: To be announced.


Department of Materials colloquia

The following colloquia will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.

PROFESSOR DAVID RITCHIE, Cambridge
6 May: 'Single-photon and entangled-photon sources for quantum information.'

PROFESSOR JOHN RODENBURG, Sheffield
13 May: 'Transmission and reflection imaging without lenses.'

DR MICHAEL RIETH, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Materials Research I
20 May: 'Tungsten as a structural material for nuclear fusion reactors.'


Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, the Information Engineering Building.

DR JENNIFER L. JORDAN, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
10 May: 'High strain rate properties of polymers and polymer-matrix particulate composites.'

SPEAKER TO BE CONFIRMED
17 May: Title to be confirmed.

PROFESSOR PAUL CURTIS, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
24 May: 'Advanced composite materials in aerospace and military systems.'

DR STEPHANE BORDAIS, Cardiff
7 June: 'From crack propagation to brain surgery simulation.'

DR MICHAEL OKEREKE
14 June: 'Micromechanical modelling of finite deformation of thermoplastic matrix composites.'

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Medical Sciences

Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism seminars (amended notice)

The following seminars will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. The details of several lectures differ from those previously published.

The series is sponsored by Lilly.

DR MATTHEW WOOD
12 May: 'RNA-based therapies for neuromuscular disease: current challenges and future potential.'

DR ANGELYN BETHEL
19 May: 'NAVIGATOR study results.'

PROFESSOR GERALD WATTS, Perth
26 May: 'Arterial function and residual cardiovascular risk in diabetes.'

DR HARPAL RANDEVA, Warwick
2 June: 'Adipokines in health and disease.'

MANJ SANDHU
9 June: 'Genetic epidemiology of variation in blood lipids.'

PROFESSOR PETER GRANT, Leeds
16 June: Title to be announced.


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology research seminars

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

DR LASZLO TORA, Strasbourg
6 May: 'Towards understanding the role of histone acetyl transferase complexes in regulating transcription, mRNA export and cell cycle progression.'

PROFESSOR PAUL KAYE, York
13 May: 'Can studying immunopathology provide new insights for the development of vaccines and drugs for neglected tropical diseases?'

PROFESSOR NILABH SHASTRI, Berkeley
Mon. 17 May: 'Revealing the hidden self: peptide presentation by MHC molecules.'

PROFESSOR BART VANHAESEBROECK, Queen Mary, London
20 May: 'PI 3- kinase isoforms in signalling and disease.'

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH BLACKBURN, California at San Francisco
27 May: 'Responses to perturbing telomere maintenance.' (Norman Heatley Lecture)

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER TANG, Imperial College, London
3 June: Title to be announced.

PROFESSOR SARAH TABRIZI, University College, London
10 June: 'Immune system dysfunction in Huntington's disease—relevance to neurodegeneration.'

PROFESSOR PERRY BLACKSHEAR, National Institutes of Health, USA
17 June: 'The TTP family of tandem CCCH zinc finger proteins in the regulation of mRNA turnover.' (Astor Lecture)

PROFESSOR HUGH ROSEN, Scripps Research Institute
24 June: 'Of knock-ins, compounds and crystals: the resolving roles of sphingosine 1- phosphate in physiology and immunotherapy.'


Pharmacology, Anatomical Neuropharmacology and Drug Discovery seminars (amended notice)

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology. The title of the 11 May seminar differs from that previously published.

DR REBECCA SITSAPESAN, Bristol
11 May: 'Dual regulation of SR Ca2+-release by novel TRICs and unexpected FKBPs.'

BJÖRN HEINDRYCKX, Ghent
18 May: 'Reprogramming of somatic cells: cloning vs induced pluripotent stem cells.'

DR MARK UNGLESS, Imperial, London
25 May: 'Decoding dopamine neuron diversity.'

PROFESSOR BARBARA SAHAKIAN, Cambridge
1 June: 'Neuroethical issues in pharmacological cognitive enhancement.' DR ELIZABETH TUNBRIDGE8 June: 'The therapeutic potential of COMT inhibitors in psychiatry.'

DR THEODOR BURDYGA, Liverpool
15 June: 'Ca release/Ca entry coupling in non- excitable and excitable cells.'

PROFESSOR IAN FORSYTHE, Leicester
22 June: 'Activity-dependent regulation of neuronal excitability: potassium channels as targets for nitric oxide signalling.'


Department of Public Health: Talking law and ethics

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3a/b (unless indicated otherwise), the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. Further details will be found at http://helex.medsci.ox.ac.uk/news/new-series-of-talking-law-and-ethics.

DR NADJA KANELLOPOULOU
18 May: 'Should you feedback results to participants?'

DR JANE KAYE
25 May: 'Who owns your samples and data?'

DR NAOMI HAWKINS
1 June: 'Translating genomic research into clinical applications.'

DR KAREN MELHAM, Oxford Bioethics Network
8 June, Room LGb: 'Facing the Ethics Committee.'

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Philosophy

Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford: Provocations

MICHÈLE LE DOEUFF, Director of Research, CNRS, Paris, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Collier Room, Regent's Park College.

Subject: 'Bergson and Freud with a bit of Shakespeare and Bacon.'


Book launch seminar. PAMELA SUE ANDERSON, editor of a book dedicated to Michèle Le Doeuff, New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Contestations and Transcendence Incarnate, will introduce this event at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in Regent's Park College. The event is part of a series of interdisciplinary seminars on 'Critical theory and spiritual practice.'

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Social Sciences

Foundation for Law, Justice and Society/Centre for Socio-legal Studies

PROFESSOR RAN HIRSCHL, Toronto, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in Magdalen College. For further information and to book tickets: www.fljs.org/events or phil.dines@fljs.org.

Subject: 'Politicising law, judicialising politics: a realist approach to comparative constitutionalism.'


Future of Work Programme seminar

DR GUY STANDING, Professor of Economic Security, Bath, and former Director, Socio-economic Security Programme of the International Labour Organisation, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Barclay's Room, Green Templeton College. Register at: fow@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Work after globalisation: building occupational citizenship.'


Anthropology Research Group at Oxford: Eastern medicines and religions

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, except where noted.

YURI NONAMI
12 May: 'Narratives in a homeopathic clinic in Japan.'

PROFESSOR WU GUO, Sichuan
Thurs. 20 May, Institute of Chinese Studies: 'The Taoist Jingming sect's approach to self cultivation.'

DR LUCIA CANDELISE, CNRS
26 May: 'Chinese medicine facing conventional medicine in two European countries: France and Italy.'


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

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Mondays in the Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln College, except where noted. The details of some of the lectures are different than those previously published.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer.

RUTH LANDE and AVIV WASSERMAN, Lod Foundation
Thurs. 6 May: 'Jewish–Muslim–Christian partnership in the making: the Lod Community Foundation.'

RUTH LANDE
10 May: 'The Egyptian–Israeli–Palestinian relations triangle: challenges and opportunities.'

DR JOSEPH DAVID, Hebrew University
17 May: 'Judeo- Arabic: plausible combination or myth?'

PROFESSOR FRANCES RADAY, Hebrew University
19 July, 5 p.m., senior common room, Law Faculty: 'Pluralism in Israel—religious, ethnic and gender equality through the looking glass of Israel's Supreme Court.'


NearEastMed Archaeology Group: Iron age trade, interaction and cultural identity (amended notice)

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Ashmolean Museum Education Centre, via the St Giles' Street entrance. The seminars are supported by the Department of Classics, Institute of Archaeology, Oriental Studies and the Ashmolean Department of Antiquities. The 17 June lecture, below, was previously notified as taking place on 3 June.

TAMAR HODOS, Bristol
6 May: ' "Mediterraneanisation" in the north-eastern Levant.'

ALEXANDER VACEK
10 June: 'The Greek pottery from Al Mina. Aspects of Greek contacts with the eastern Mediterranean during the Iron Age.'

GUNNAR LEHMAN, Ben-Gurion
17 June, Lecture Room 1, Institute of Archaeology: 'New evidence for East–West contacts in eastern Cilicia during the eighth and seventh centuries BCE.'


Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: Faculty workshops and seminars in comparative politics (amended notice)

The following events will take place as shown. Details of the 10 May seminar differ from those previously published.

CRISTÓBAL ROVIRA KALTWASSER and WOLFGANG MERKEL, Humboldt
Fri. 7 May, 5 p.m., Clay Room, Nuffield College: 'Populism and democracy?'

JOAO CRAVINHO, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and THEODORE PANGALOS, Vice- President of Greece
Mon. 10 May, 5 p.m., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College: 'The economic crisis in Greece and its repercussions in southern Europe and the eurozone.'

JULIAN MISCHI, Centre d'Economie et Sociologie Appliquées à l'Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux, Dijon
Wed. 12 May, 1 p.m., European Studies Centre, St Antony's College: 'The French Communist Party and the working class (1930s–80s): communist activism, the view from the grassroots.'

ADEEL MALIK
Fri. 21 May, 1 p.m., Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building: 'Geography, colonialism and society: canal colonisation in British Punjab, 1880–1940.'

THOMAS PEPINKSY, Cornell
Wed. 2 June, 1 p.m., Clay Room, Nuffield College: 'Decentralisation, Indonesia-style.'


Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) lecture

PROFESSOR PHIL MARTIN, California at Davis, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road.

Subject: 'Why the US cannot reform its immigration policy.'


Refugee Studies Centre

Elizabeth Colson Lecture

PROFESSOR SASKIA SASSEN, Columbia, will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Enquiries may be directed to Wouter te Kloeze (telephone: Oxford (2)81726; e-mail: wouter.tekloeze@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The complexity of powerlessness: what makes human rights law perform?'

Public seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room One, 3 Mansfield Road.

Convener: Dr Matthew J. Gibney.

PROFESSOR ETIENNE PIGUET, Neuchâtel
12 May: 'Climate change and migration: theoretical and methodological challenges.'

PROFESSOR JACQUELINE STEVENS, California at Santa Barbara
19 May: 'States without nations: the future of free movement.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

NOEL LENSKI, Colorado at Boulder, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Danson Room, Trinity College. The event is jointly organised with Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO).

Subject: 'Slavery and society in Merovingian Gaul.'

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Ashmolean Museum

Andrew Sherratt Memorial Lecture

DR JOHN CHAPMAN, Durham, will deliver the Andrew Sherratt Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Temporary Exhibition Galleries in the Ashmolean Museum. Free, but booking is required at: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Ancestors, hierarchies and urban growth in Balkan prehistory.'


Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR STURT MANNING, Cornell, will deliver the Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 29 May, in Wolfson College. Free, but booking is required at: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Time as the measure of all things: synchronising ancient civilisations in the Near East and east Mediterranean, 2000–1000 BC.'

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Bodleian Libraries

WISER workshops

The following workshops will be held on the days shown in the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/service s/training/wiser/.

ANGELA CARRITT and KERRY WEBB
Mon. 10 May, 9.15 a.m.: 'Finding stuff—books and journals on SOLO.'
Mon. 10 May, 10.15 a.m.: 'Finding stuff—journal articles.'

JAYNE PLANT
Mon. 10 May, 11.30 a.m.: 'Finding stuff—theses and dissertations.'

JAMES SHAW and SUE BIRD
Mon. 10 May, 12.30 p.m.: 'Finding stuff—conferences.'

MIKE WEBB
Thurs. 13 May, 12.30 p.m.: 'Manuscripts.'

GILLIAN PRITCHARD and ANGELA CARRITT
Fri. 14 May, 12.30 p.m.: 'Technology tools—reference management.'

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies: The reading of Hebrew and Jewish texts in the early modern period

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m., except where noted, on Thursdays in Exeter College.

Conveners: Piet van Boxel and Joanna Weinberg.

FEDERICA FRANCESCONI, California at Los Angeles
6 May: ' "This passage can also be read differently...": Jewish–Christian confrontation in seventeenth-century Modena.'

ANTHONY GRAFTON, Princeton
17 May, 4.15 p.m.: 'How Jesus celebrated Passover: the Last Supper in early modern scholarship.'

THEODOR DUNKELGRÜN, Chicago
27 May: 'From biblical humanism to historical criticism: the Hebrew scholarship of Johannes Drusius (1550–1616).'

ANDREW BURNS, Pennsylvania
3 June: 'The role of Hebrew in medical and natural scientific research in early modern Italy.'

PIET VAN BOXEL
10 June: 'The Basel Talmud: censorial cooperation between Jews and Christians.'

ANTHONY GRAFTON, Princeton, and JOANNA WEINBERG
17 June: 'A master Hebraist: Johannes Buxtorf and his Hebrew copybook.'

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Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. in the Library, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

DR RAVI M. GUPTA, William and Mary, USA
Thurs. 6 May and Thurs. 13 May: 'Creation and chaos in the Bhagavata Purana.' (Shivdasani Lecture)

PROFESSOR KEITH WARD, former Regius Professor of Divinity
Mon. 10 May: Comparative theology in global perspective.'

PROFESSOR CARL OLSON, Allegheny College, USA
Mon. 17 May: 'Radical monotheism of the Qur'an and equitheism of the Bhagavata Purana: a cross-cultural comparison of Allah and Krishna.' (Wahlstrom Lecture)

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Muslims in Britain: research and reflections (amended notice)

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, except where noted, at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All are welcome.

Note: the lecture due to have been given on 10 June, by Dr Deborah Phillips, has been cancelled.

PROFESSOR LYNN STAEHELI, Edinburgh
12 May: 'Complex communities, complex identitites: Muslim? Arab? British?'

DR SEAN MCLOUGHLIN, Leeds
19 May: 'Holy places, contested spaces: British–Pakistani accounts of pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah.'

DR EMMA TARLO, Goldsmiths, London
26 May: 'Material matters: re-considering visibly Muslim dress practices in Britain.'

PROFESSOR CERI PEACH, Manchester
2 June: 'British Muslims: gender and disadvantage.'

DR ALISON SHAW and DR MOHAMMAD TALIB
16 June: 'Reflections on key themes and methodologies.'


Quantitative Economics

DR ADEEL MALIK, Globe Fellow in the Economies of Muslim Societies, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Thursdays during Trinity Term in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The lectures are open to matriculated members of the University.

Note: this series was previously named 'Political economy of institutions and development'.


Medieval Arabic Thought

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI, KFAS Fellow, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Mondays during Trinity Term in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The lectures are open to matriculated members of the University.

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Oxford Learning Institute

Public seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays on Level 2 of Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street. The seminars are open to all; please contact research@learning.ox.ac.uk or (2)86811 if you would like to attend.

DR CELIA WHITCHURCH, London
6 May: 'Some implications of "third space" for professional identities in higher education.'

RICHARD BOLDEN, University of Exeter
13 May: 'Strategies for employer engagement in higher education.'

PROFESSOR PETER ROBERTS, Canterbury, New Zealand
20 May: 'Knowledge, performativity and higher education: the commodification of research in the twenty-first century.'

DR ANNA ROBINSON-PANT, East Anglia
27 May: 'Internationalisation of higher education: developing theoretical perspectives on practice.'

DR MARY LEA, Open
3 June: 'Digital literacies in higher education: texts and practices in the technologically mediated university.'

PROFESSOR GARETH WILLIAMS, London
10 June: 'An economic interpretation of higher education theory and policy.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

International Migration Institute project launch seminar

DR HEIN DE HAAS will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in Seminar Room One, 3 Mansfield Road.

Subject: 'The determinants of international migration (DEMIG).'

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All Souls College

Lectures by Dr John Redwood: The credit crunch

THE RT HON. DR JOHN REDWOOD will lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 7 May, and Friday, 14 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
7 May: 'The credit crunch—causes and phases: the alternative view.'

14 May: 'The credit crunch—lessons and remedies.'


The art of justice

GARY WATT, Warwick, and RUTH HERZ will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the Wharton Room, All Souls.

Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.

Subject: 'Honoré Daumier and the moving image of law' (GW); ' "We see the judges move like lions, but we do not see what moves them" (John Selden): Pierre Cavellat in the courtroom' (RH).

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Balliol College

Leonard Stein Lectures

PROFESSOR RORY STEWART, Harvard, will deliver two Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College. Enquiries may be directed to the Academic Administrator (e-mail: academic.administrator@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

21 May: 'Afghanistan—ambition and reality.'

28 May: 'The rhetoric of war and intervention.'

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Harris Manchester College

Lecture

LEONARD TODD will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday 10 May, in the Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester College.

Subject: 'The compelling story of a slave, owned by the author's ancestors, who became one of the singular artists of the nineteenth century' (the lecture concerns Mr Todd's book, Carolina Clay: The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter, Dave).

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Keble College

A colloquium in honour of Professor Dame Averil Cameron: Women in the Church—past and present

This colloquium will be held in the Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College, from 2.30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 22 May. Keynote speakers are Canon Professor Sarah Foot, Professor Judith Lieu, Cambridge, and The Revd Canon Dr Jane Shaw. To reserve a space, contact Sarah Apetrei (e-mail: sarah.apetrei@keble.ox.ac.uk).


Lecture

DR BO KAREN LEE, Princeton Theological Seminary, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 24 May, in the Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College.

Subject: 'Dying to live: the shadow side of frui Deo in the mystical theologies of Anna Maria von Schurman and Madame Jeanne Guyon.'


Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE RT REVD LORD RICHARD HARRIES, former Bishop of Oxford, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: 'The end of the permissive society? Towards a Christian understanding of the common good.'

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Kellogg College

Bynum Tudor Lecture

THE MOST REVD DESMOND TUTU, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, will deliver this year's Bynum Tudor lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, at the Sheldonian Theatre. To reserve a place, contact: ana.pastega@kellogg.ox.ac.uk or 612015.

Subject: 'Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for twenty-first century challenges.'

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Lincoln College

John Wesley Lecture

PROFESSOR TED CAMPBELL, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.

Subject: 'John Wesley's disconnections, 1756–60.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Seminar

PROFESSOR DON EMMERSON, Stanford, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 May, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Professor Rosemary Foot.

Subject: 'Much ado about not much? Asian regionalism today.'


European Studies Centre

Symposium in honour of Raymond Carr: A reassessment of twentieth-century Spain

A symposium in honour of Raymond Carr will be held on Thursday and Friday, 6 and 7 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Julio Crespo MacLennan.

ESC annual lecture

JÜRGEN KOCKA, Berlin, will deliver the ESC annual lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Jane Caplan.

Subject: 'Writing capitalism into history: markets, crises and the challenge of reconstruction since the nineteenth century.'

Stifterverband/Müllgaard Stiftung workshop: Jewish spaces in modern societies and cultures: Germany in comparative perspective

This workshop will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, 26 and 27 May, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. ANDREAS GOTZMANN, Erfurt, will deliver the keynote lecture, 'Defining home. In the centre of Jewish spaces in early modern times.'

Conveners: Jane Caplan and Simone Lässig.

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.'


Latin American Centre

Lecture

DR CRISTOBAL ROVIRA, Social Science Research Centre, Berlin, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Monday, 17 May, in the Seminar Room, the Latin American Centre.

Convener: Professor A. Knight.

Subject: 'Latin America's re-politicisation and the rise of left-of-centre governments.'

Special seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Latin American Centre.

DR ALIETO ALDO GUADAGNI, former Energy Secretary, Argentina, and Ambassador to Mercosur
11 May: 'Argentina: 2011 presidential elections—economic prospects.'

PROFESSOR WIL PANSTERS, Groningen and Utrecht
18 May: 'Potemkin in Mexico? Exploring the informal order of politics and society.'


Middle East Centre

Book Launch

A book launch will be held for Dawn Chatty's Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East, at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College.

Sheikh Zayed Book Award

A panel discussion will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, with award-winners Dr Ammar Ali Hasan, Egypt, for The Political Establishment of Sufism in Egypt; Qais Sedki, UAE, for his Manga novel, Siwar al-Dhahab ('Gold Ring'); and Dr Mohammad al Mallakh, Morocco, for Time in the Arabic Language.

Seminars

DR MAHA SHUAYB will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 May, in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: 'In the grip of UNRWA's educational policies and state discrimination: young Palestinian students in refugee camps in Lebanon.'

DR NAYEF AL-RODHAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: 'Critical turning points in the Middle East, 1915–2015.'

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

GREGORY GAUSE, Vermont, will deliver the King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, at the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Saudi Arabia and "rentier exceptionalism": why the kingdom does not fit the oil state pattern.'

George Antonius Lecture

PATRICK SEALE will deliver the George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'The deep grammar of the Middle East system: what future for Arab nationalism?'

Conference: Sudan: the prospects for unity or separation on the eve of self- determination

This conference will be held on Saturday, 5 June, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The speakers are Justice John Gatwech Lul, Justice of the Constitutional Court and former Justice of the Supreme Court of Sudan, and Professor Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil, University of Khartoum, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Speaker of Parliament. Places must be booked in advance. Further information can be found at www.sant.ox.ac.uk/mec/sudan.shtml.

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St Catherine's College

Wallace Watson Award Lecture

LAURA NELLUMS and TIM MOTZ will talk about their travels in Nepal and Tibet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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St John's College

Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN KAY will discuss his new book, Obliquity: Why our Goals are Best Achieved Indirectly, at 6 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's.


Legalism seminars

DR JUDITH SCHEELE will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the St John's College Research Centre. Enquiries may be e-mailed to sarah.womack@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Councils without customs: property and community in the Algerian Touat.'


Founder's Lecture

SIR KEITH THOMAS, Distinguished Fellow, All Souls College, will deliver the 2010 Founder's Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free and all members of the University are welcome. Further details may be found at www.sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Defining a "civilised" society; ideas of barbarism and civility in early modern England.'

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University College

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN, Harvard, will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Rights and responsibility.'

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Wolfson College

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR ROY FOSTER will deliver the Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Hall, Wolfson.

Subject: 'Senses of reality: writing the biography of a revolutionary generation.'

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Blackfriars, Campion Hall, and St Benet's Hall

John Henry Newman Lecture

PETER SUTHERLAND will deliver the John Henry Newman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free by ticket only, obtainable by e-mailing newman.lecture@stb.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Europe: values and identity.'

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St Benet's Hall

Lectures

PROFESOR AVIS CLENDENEN, St Xavier, Chicago, will deliver two lectures with slides at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 12 and 13 May, in St Benet's Hall.

Subject: 'Hildegard in Jung.'

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St Stephen's House

Guest lecture

THE REVD DR BENEDICT VIVIANO, OP, will give this term's guest lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Couratin Room, St Stephen's House. Open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'A fresh look at the Gospels through the Aramaic Targums: a personal story of scholarship in the last century.'

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Oxford University Newman Society

Thomas More Lecture

HIS EMINENCE SEÁN CARDINAL BRADY, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, will deliver the Trinity Term 2010 Thomas More Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Divinity School, the Bodleian Library.

Subject: 'The challenges facing the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland in the twenty-first century'.

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