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Oxford University Gazette, 8 October 2009: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre

MICHAEL FRAYN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: To be announced.


George Eastman Visiting Professor

PROFESSOR GRETCHEN GERZINA, Dartmouth, will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Bloomsbury and race.'


Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR ROBIN KELLY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ' "He's got the whole world in His hands": US history and its discontents in the Obama era.'


Dr Lee's Professor of Physical Chemistry

PROFESSOR CAROL ROBINSON will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Examination Schools. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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Cyril Foster Lecture

AMBASSADOR WILLIAM J. BURNS, US State Department, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'America and the world in a new era.'

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Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies

PROFESSOR JAMES KUGEL, Bar Ilan, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Note: the final lecture in each set will be given on a Thursday, and not on a Friday, as stated in the Gazette of 1 October, p. 54.

In praise of Jubilees: a brief but intensive course in the oldest commentary on the Book of Genesis

Mon., 26 Oct.: 'Jubilees in its intellectual milieu.'

Wed., 28 Oct.: 'Jubilees reads Genesis.'

Thur., 29 Oct.: 'Who wrote Jubilees?'


Modern biblical scholarship and traditional religious belief

Mon., 2 Nov.: 'The rise of modern biblical scholarship.'

Wed., 4 Nov.: 'Preaching the bad news.'

Thur., 5 Nov.: 'Who's afraid of the documentary hypothesis?'

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English Language and Literature

Drama in Performance

The following seminars will take place at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Shackleton Room, Brasenose College.

Conveners: Sos Eltis, Laurie Maguire, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Emma Smith, Tiffany Stern.

ANDY KESSON, Kent
14 Oct.: 'Storytelling on stage and in print: Gascoigne, Lyly and the 1570s.'

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH SCHAFER, Royal Holloway, London
28 Oct.: ' "Not our Olivia": Lydia Lopokova and Twelfth Night.'

CRAIG BAXTER, playwright
11 Nov.: 'Verbatim, gravity, evolution, and God: dramatising Newton and Darwin in their own words.'

PROFESSOR VIV GARDNER, Manchester
25 Nov.: 'The Sandow girl: the construction and performance of the healthy female body in fin de siècle musical comedy.'


Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton College.

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

PROFESSOR PETER DAVIDSON, Aberdeen
20 Oct.: 'Universal Baroque: the coherence of the early modern world.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD MCCABE
10 Nov.: ' "I am not I": authorial self-presentation in Spenser and his contemporaries.'

PROFESSOR PAUL YACHNIN, McGill
24 Nov.: 'Making theatrical publics in early modern England: Shakespeare's working language.'


Leverhulme Lectures: Public Interiorities and Voice in Pre-Reformation England

PROFESSOR D.A. LAWTON, Washington University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building, as detailed below.

20 Oct.: 'Voicing lost time (Chaucer, Orpheus, Machaut).'

27 Oct.: ' "And so I repress myself": voices of the fifteenth century.'

3 Nov.: 'Voicing secrets: arts of confession in Langland and Petrarch.'

10 Nov.: 'Rhythms of dialogue: nature, fortune, and the poet's voice.'

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English Language and Literature, History of Art, Music, Theology

The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Convener: Dr Christine Joynes.

PROFESSOR GYÖRGY SZÖNYI, Szeged
19 Oct.: 'The cultural history of Enoch from biblical times to the New Age: a history of ideas, art and literature.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD H. BELL, Nottingham
2 Nov.: 'Union with "Christ" in Wagner's Parsifal.'

DR TASSILO ERHARDT, Utrecht
16 Nov.: ' "in which the truth of the Christian religion is proved": Handel's Messiah as Christian apologetics.'

THE RT REVD DAVID STANCLIFFE, Bishop of Salisbury
30 Nov.: 'Imaging salvation: an imaginative commentary of the Gospels of the year.' (Hussey Seminar)

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History

Lecture

PROFESSOR BLAIR WORDEN will deliver a special anniversary lecture to mark the quatercentenary of the birth of Edward Hyde, first Earl of Clarendon, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, 1609–74: history, literature, politics.'


Lecture marking the centenary of the Professorship of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN, Chichele Professor of the History of War, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'War in Oxford: Oxford at war 1909–2009.'


Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR DIPESH CHAKRABARTY, Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Empire and disinterestedness: the cultivation of historical objectivity in British India.'


Centre for Early Modern Studies

PROFESSOR PETER DAVIDSON, Aberdeen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, in the Breakfast Room, Merton College.

Subject: 'Universal Baroque: the coherence of the early modern world.'


Transnational and Global History Seminar

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the St Cross Room, St Cross College, unless otherwise stated. Details of the 4 November lecture will be announced later.

Conveners: Tamson Pietsch, Muhammed Raza, Jonathan Sudbury, Gerard McCann, Benjamin Mountford.

DR JOHN DARWIN
14 Oct.: 'Doing global history—or trying to.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL REDCLIFT, Kings College, London
21 Oct., Lecture Room 4, New College: 'On the trail of chewing gum.'

PROFESSOR ANNE BOOTH, London
28 Oct.: 'Did living standards improve in late colonial Southeast Asia? A look at evidence from 1900–42.'

DR SUNIL AMRITH, Birkbeck, London
11 Nov.: 'Transnational subjects? "Indians" and "Chinese" in colonial Malaya.'

DR CLARE ANDERSON, Warwick
18 Nov.: 'Subaltern biographies of the Indian Ocean world.'

PROFESSOR WILLIAM GERVASE CLARENCE-SMITH, London
25 Nov.: 'The global 'battle for rubber', 1931–45.'

DR GARETH AUSTIN, London School of Economics
2 Dec.: 'Sub-Saharan Africa and global economic history.'


Medieval History Seminar

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College. All are welcome.

Convener: Professor C.J. Wickham.

JOHN WATTS
12 Oct.: 'Common weal and res publica: the conception of the Tudor state, 1450–1530.'

OREN MARGOLIS
19 Oct.: 'The politics of humanist literature: a diplomatic approach.'

BENJAMIN THOMPSON
26 Oct.: 'Prayers, property and polemic: the reform of the alien priories in late medieval England.'

HELENA HAMEROW
2 Nov.: 'An Anglo-Saxon villa regia in the upper Thames Valley? Rethinking early Anglo-Saxon royal resources.'

CONRAD LEYSER
9 Nov.: 'The memory of Gregory the Great and the making of Latin Europe, c.800–c.1000.'

MARGARET COOMBE
23 Nov.: 'Reginald of Durham's Life of St Godric of Finchale: an editor's view.'

HUGH DOHERTY
30 Nov.: 'Ranulf de Glanville and the Yorkshire knight's daughter.'


Early Modern Europe Seminar

The following lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Rees Davies Room, History Faculty, George Street.

Conveners: Robert Evans, Lyndal Roper and Howard Hotson.

MILES PATTENDEN
16 Oct.: 'How to become a Counter-Reformation pope; electoral strategies for early modern cardinals.'

CASPAR HIRSCHI, Cambridge
23 Oct.: 'Innovative anachronisms: Cicero and the role of learned politician in Renaissance and Enlightenment.'

VLADIMIR URBANEK, Prague
30 Oct.: To be announced.

ANTON CARUANA GALIZIA
6 Nov.: 'Social networks and noble status: the Depiro in eighteenth-century Malta.'

KATHERINE HILL
13 Nov.: 'The curious case of Hans Thun: the changing nature of central German Anabaptism, 1540–85.'

VALENTIN GROEBNER, Lucerne
20 Nov.: To be announced.

HAMISH SCOTT, St Andrew's
27 Nov.: 'The return of the nobility in early modern European history.'

LEIGH PENMAN
4 Dec.: 'Prester John's legacy. Samuel Hartlib, Andreas von Haberweschel and the fantasy of a Christian kingdom in the Orient in seventeenth-century Europe.'


Department of the History of Art: Research Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Conveners: Dr H. Grootenboer and Ms J. Spencer.

ROSE MARIE SAN JUAN, University College, London
13 Oct.: 'The turn of the skull: unthinking death and early modern anatomy.'

TAMAR GARB, University College, London
20 Oct.: 'Revisiting the 1860s: race and place in Cape Town and Paris.'

GENEVIEVE WARWICK, Glasgow
27 Oct.: 'Myth, music, metamorphoses: Bernini's art of sculpture.'

DR SARAH JAMES
3 Nov.: To be announced.

RICHARD WRIGLEY, Nottingham
10 Nov.: 'Loitering with intent: art, politics, and the origins of the flâneur in early nineteenth-century Paris.'

KOBENA MERCER, independent scholar
17 Nov.: 'Hew Locke's post-colonial emblems.'

MICHELLE COHEN, Richmond
24 Nov.: ' "a natural elevation of mind, even where it does not always exist": "accomplishments" and visual culture in eighteenth-century England.'

BRIONY FER, University College, London
1 Dec.: 'As a glass eye: Ed Ruscha's transparency.'


Art History Research Seminar

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's (first two lectures) and Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean (final two lectures).

Conveners: Dr C. Payne, Oxford Brookes, Dr C. Whistler and Dr A. Wright.

DR CAROLINE CAMPBELL, Courtauld Institute
21 Oct.: 'Ovid, Boccaccio and Florentine domestic painting.'

DR PAULA HOHTI, Helsinki
4 Nov.: 'Between rich and poor: novelty and refinement in the Renaissance artisans' home.'

DR RACHEL WELLS
18 Nov.: 'Bearing responsibility: Martin Creed and Santiago Sierra.'

PROFESSOR WILL VAUGHAN, Birkbeck, London
2 Dec.: ' "I never forgot these shadows": the darker side of Palmer's art.'


Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine: Disease, Health and Medicine since 1650

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays at 47 Banbury Road. All are welcome.

Conveners: Professor Mark Harrison and Dr Saurabh Mishra.

GEOFFREY HUDSON, Northern Ontario 12 Oct.: 'Ripping off the disabled? A whistle-blower extraordinaire and the rapacious elite of eighteenth-century Britain.'

STANISLAW KACHNOWSKI
19 Oct.: 'The history of medical technology in post-colonial India: 1947–91.'

KATHLEEN VONGSATHORN
26 Oct.: ' "Things that matter": missionaries and the creation of leprosy settlements as microcosms of 'civilisation' in Uganda.'

MARK HARRISON
2 Nov.: 'Yellow fever and the international economy, c. 1850–c. 1920.'

HARRY WU
9 Nov.: 'Mental consequence: constructing trauma psychiatry in post-war Taiwan.'

MADELINE FOWLER
16 Nov.: 'The port towns of British North America: cholera, communication and trade in nineteenth-century Canada.'

DAVID HAYCOCK
23 Nov.: 'Pills, bills and elixirs: making and selling irregular medicines in London, 1650–1720.'

CONRAD KEATING
30 Nov.: 'Richard Doll: from political to medical revolutionary.'

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History, Oriental Studies

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam and Beyond (Sawyer Seminar 2009–10)

The following colloquium is the first in a series that will continue in 2010. It will be held 2–6 p.m. on Friday, 9 October, in the MBI al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College. Those wishing to attend this free colloquium should register with Dan Schwartz at daniel.schwartz@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

ARIETTA PAPACONSTANTINOU: Opening remarks.

AVERIL CAMERON: 'Late antiquity: a matter of size and shape.' (Chair: Jessica Ehinger)

WALTER SCHEIDEL: 'State formation and belief systems in eastern and western Eurasia.' (Chair: Daniel Schwartz)

VESNA WALLACE: 'Religious conversions of the Mongols: past and present.' (Chair: Konstantin Klein)

NEIL MCLYNN: Closing remarks.

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History, Social Sciences

History of Political Thought

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Swire Room, University College.

Conveners: Ben Jackson and Marc Stears.

DR MARC MULHOLLAND
20 Oct.: 'A universal class? The proletariat in socialist thought, from Babeuf to Gorz.'

DR MICHAEL DROLET
27 Oct.: 'Democracy, moral psychology and historical memory in the thought of François Guizot.'

PROFESSOR JOHN KEANE, Westminster
3 Nov.: 'Monitory democracy.'

DR GEORGIOS VAROUXAKIS, Queen Mary, London
10 Nov.: ' "The two sacred principles of liberty and nationality": Victorian liberal thought on "nationality" revisited.'

DR LEA YPI
17 Nov.: 'On the legitimacy of revolution in Kant and Marx.'

DR RICHARD SHELDON, Bristol
24 Nov.: 'Enlightenment, poverty and famines: a critique of commercial utopianism.'

DR MARK PHILP
1 Dec.: 'Re-imagining democracy: Europe and the Americas 1750–1850.'


Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

AVNER OFFER
13 Oct.: 'Will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four? Contract ambiguity and the welfare state.'

ROBERT W. FOGEL, Chicago
20 Oct.: 'Some common analytical errors in explanations for the secular improvement in health and longevity.'

PRICE FISHBACK, Arizona
27 Oct.: 'In search of the fiscal multiplier: a study of the US states during the New Deal.'

THIJS LAMBRECHT, Ghent
3 Nov.: 'Farm servants and pre-marital savings in eighteenth-century England and the Netherlands.'

BOB ALLEN
10 Nov.: 'Why was the Industrial Revolution British? The Utrecht debate reprised.'

ALYSA LEVENE, Oxford Brookes
17 Nov.: 'Charity apprenticeship and the building of social capital in later eighteenth-century England.'

GILLIAN TETT, Financial Times
24 Nov.: 'Panning for fool's gold.'

ALFONSO HERRANZ, Barcelona
1 Dec.: 'The political economy of road construction: evidence from Restoration Spain.'

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History, Theology

Darwin in history: contexts and issues

The following lectures will be given at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Colin Matthew Room, the History Faculty Building. The series is part of a programme made possible by the British Council, in collaboration with the University of Tel Aviv and the Van Leer Foundation, Jerusalem.

MARTIN RUDWICK, Cambridge
15 Oct.: 'Seeing Nature as historical: Darwin's greatest debt to geology.'

JIM ENDERSBY, Sussex
22 Oct.: 'Sympathetic science: Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, and the passions of Victorian naturalists.'

JIM MOORE, Open University
29 Oct.: 'Darwin's progress and the problem of slavery.'

MARK FRANCIS, Canterbury Christ Church
5 Nov.: 'Spencer and the taming of the natural world.'

PIETRO CORSI
12 Nov.: 'The transformations of life: pre-Darwinian national and institutional landscapes.'

JOHN BROOKE
19 Nov.: 'The fate of Darwin's "Creator".'

JIM SECORD, Cambridge
26 Nov.: 'Global Darwin.'

ROBERT RICHARDS, Chicago
3 Dec.: 'Darwin's enchanting theory.'

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Law

Clarendon Lectures

PROFESSOR H. BEALE will lecture in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, and at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November. The subjects of the lectures will be announced later.

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Plant Sciences Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, except where noted, in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: Professor Nicholas Harberd.

DR JOYCE LOPER, USDA Corvallis
Tues., 13 Oct.: 'Genomics-guided discovery of novel traits in plant-associated bacteria.'

DR DOUGLAS TAYLOR, Virginia
22 Oct.: 'Some natural history observations from the mitochondrial genomes of plants, animals and fungi.'

PROFESSOR VINCENT COLOT, CNRS Paris
29 Oct.: 'Inheritance patterns of DNA methylation in Arabidopsis: molecular mechanisms and phenotypic consequences.'

PROFESSOR DARIO LEISTER, Munich
5 Nov.: 'Reversible phosphorylation of thylakoid proteins: mechanisms, enzymes and physiological relevance.'

PROFESSOR RUEDIGER SIMON, Düsseldorf
12 Nov.: 'Signalling modules controlling the stem cell niche in Arabidopsis.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN BELL
19 Nov.: 'The evolution of eukaryotes—mechanistic insights from the Archaea.'

DR GAIL PRESTON
26 Nov.: 'Acid, metal and punk bacteria: understanding the ability of Pseudomonas syringae to grow inside plants.

PROFESSOR MALCOLM BENNETT, Nottingham
3 Dec.: To be confirmed.


Physical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. All welcome.

Conveners: Professor M. Brouard and Dr R. Dullens.

PROFESSOR HELEN H. FIELDING, University College, London
12 Oct.: 'Molecular dynamics and control: from Rydberg electrons to photochemistry.'

PROFESSOR MICHIEL SPRIK, Cambridge
19 Oct.: 'Aligning electronic energy levels of solids, liquids and their interfaces.'

PROFESSOR THOMAS R. RIZZO, EPFL, Lausanne
26 Oct.: 'Vibrational spectroscopy of gas-phase biomolecular ions: from amino acids to helical peptides and beyond.' (Bourke Lecture of the Faraday Division of the RSC)

PROFESSOR MALCOLM H. LEVITT, Southampton
2 Nov.: 'Singlet NMR spectroscopy.'

PROFESSOR DAVID G. LIDZEY, Sheffield
9 Nov.: 'Spectroscopy of polyflourene and polythiophene-based polymers.'

PROFESSOR GUS HANCOCK
16 Nov.: 'Bad breath.'

PROFESSOR COLIN D. BAIN, Durham
30 Nov.: 'How do surfactant micelles break down?'


Theoretical Chemistry Group

The following seminars will be given at 4.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. All welcome.

Convener: Dr W. Barford.

DR ROBERT JACK, Bath
19 Oct.: 'Space-time thermodynamics: a perspective on the glass transition.'

PROFESSOR JAMES SKINNER, Wisconsin
2 Nov.: 'Hydrogen bonding structure and ultrafast dynamics of bulk, interfacial and confined water.'

DR MARK WILSON
16 Nov.: 'Predicting the growth and structure of inorganic nanotubes from simulation.'

PROFESSOR PATRICK FOWLER, Sheffield
30 Nov.: 'Recycling Huckel theory: graph theory and molecular conduction.'


Computational Mathematics and Applications

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Numerical Analysis Group Seminar Room, 3 Worcester Street, unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: Nick Trefethen and Sue Dollar (RAL).

DR COLIN MACDONALD
8 Oct., Lecture Theatre A, Comlab: 'Solving partial differential equations on surfaces with the Closest Point Method.'

PROFESSOR GITTA KUTYNIOK, Osnabrück
15 Oct., location To be announced: 'Sparsity, 1_1 minimisation, and the geometric separation problem.'

PROFESSOR CHARALAMBOS MAKRIDAKIS, Crete
22 Oct.: 'Mesh redistribution algorithms and error control for time-dependent PDEs.'

DR WAYNE HAYES, California at Irvine; Imperial College, London
29 Oct.: 'Is the outer solar system chaotic?'

DR JORIS VAN DEUN, Antwerp
5 Nov.: 'On rational interpolation.'

DR LEIGH LAPWORTH, Rolls-Royce
12 Nov., Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: 'CFD in the gas turbine industry.'

DR PEDRO GONNET, ETH Zurich
19 Nov.: To be announced.

DR TIMO BETCKE, Reading
26 Nov., Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: 'Invariant pairs of matrix polynomials.'

PROFESSOR ANDRE WEIDEMAN, Stellenbosch
3 Dec.: 'Rational approximations to the complex error function.'


Oxford Strachey Lectures in Computer Science

PROFESSOR SIMON PEYTON-JONES, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 October, in Lecture Theatre B, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'Classes, Jim, but not as we know them.'


Mathematical Institute: Colloquium

NORM ZABUSKY, Weizmann Institute of Science, will present the following colloquium at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 23 October, in room L2 of the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: 'My nonlinear Odyssey: analytics, simulation and visualisation.'

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Medical Sciences

Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics

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

Conveners: Dr Deborah Goberdhan and Dr Ole Paulsen.

DR LEWIS MURPHY, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Boston, USA
16 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR FRANK SENGPIEL, Cardiff
23 Oct.: 'Experience-dependent plasticity in the visual cortex: how to prevent or treat ambylopia.'

PROFESSOR JOCHEN DEITMER, Kaiserslautern
30 Oct.: 'A new concept of "transport metabolon": carboanhydrase interaction with membrane carriers.'

PROFESSOR TIM AITMAN, Imperial College
6 Nov.: 'Genomic approaches to complex traits.'

PROFESSOR GORDON SHEPHERD, Yale; Astor Visiting Professor
13 Nov.: 'From neuron doctrine to brain microcircuits: fifty-year Oxford perspective.'

DR GREG JEFFERIS, Cambridge
20 Nov.: 'How does smell turn into behaviour?' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR CHRIS PONTING
27 Nov.: 'What is genomics?'

PROFESSOR PETER RATCLIFFE
4 Dec.: 'Signalling hypoxia in animal cells.'


Neuroscience Grand Round Guest Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital. All welcome.

PROFESSOR JAMES NICOLL, Southampton
9 Oct.: 'A[eszett] immunotherapy for Alzheimer's disease.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BRADA, Institute of Cancer Research; Royal Marsden
20 Nov.: 'An update on what is new in neuro-oncology.'

PROFESSOR GORDON SHEPHERD, Yale
27 Nov.: 'Enhancing clinical neurology through neuroinformatics.'


Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar

The following presentations will be made at the seminar to be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, 9 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the LeGros Clark Building, the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics (old Anatomy building).

Convener: Dr Shankar Srinivas.

ROBERT KELLY, Marseilles: 'Connecting heart and head muscle development.' DR GEORGE TRICHAS: 'Just beat it: investigating the initiation of the mammalian heartbeat.'


Sir William 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.

On 1 October there will be a showing of Ana Fraile's film about the life of César Milstein, La Historia de un Fuegito.

For details of Professor Jordan Raff's inaugural lecture (5 October) see above.

PROFESSOR ROB CROSS, Marie Curie Research Institute
15 Oct.: 'Mechanochemical cell biology of kinesin.'

FREDERICO REGATEIRO
22 Oct.: 'Adenosine generation to control immune responses and inflammation?'

PROFESSOR PETER PALESE, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
5 Nov.: 'Influenza pandemics: past and future.' Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID A. HUME, Edinburgh
12 Nov.: 'Transcription control and macrophage biology.'

PROFESSOR ALAN CLARKE, Cardiff
19 Nov.: To be announced.

DR KEVIN MORRIS, Scripps Institute
26 Nov.: 'The role of non-coding RNAs in gene transcription.' Astor Lecture

DR ERIC MISKA, Cambridge
3 Dec.: 'The complex life of small RNAs.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Spanish Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, Taylor Institution.

DR CECILIA ESPARZA, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
13 Oct.: 'Sujeto y nación en la escritura autobiográfica de Mario Vargas Llosa y José María Arguedas.'

DR CLAUDIO RODRIGUEZ FER, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
20 Oct.: 'Borges anglófilo: escepticismo y fantasía.'

JONATHAN BRADBURY, Cambridge
3 Nov.: 'The Miscelánea of the Golden Age: an unstable label.'

DR JOHN EDWARDS
17 Nov.: 'Philip of Spain in the land of Amadís, 1554–5.'

DR XON DE ROS
24 Nov.: 'Metamorphic imagination in Antonio Machado's "El poeta".'

DR ISABEL TORRES, Queen's, Belfast
1 Dec.: ' "Righting" the middle: centres and circles in Algunas obras de Fernando de Herrera (1582).'


Graduate Seminars in Italian Studies

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 2, Tom VIII, Christ Church.

HEATHER WEBB
19 Oct.: ' The medieval heart.'

LELE GRAGNOLATI and SARA FORTUNA
26 Oct.: 'The power of disturbance: Elsa Morante's Aracoeli.'

PIERPAOLO ANTONELLO
9 Nov.: 'Beyond futurism: Bruno Munari's useless machines.'

NICK DAVIDSON
23 Nov.: 'The "failed" Italian Reformation.'

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Oriental Studies

Lecture

PROFESSOR JOACHIM QUACK, Heidelberg, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in the Lecture Room, 90 High Street, University College. All are welcome.

Subject: 'The Book of the Temple.'


Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: Seminars in Jewish Studies

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 314, the Oriental Institute.

DR JOSEPH DAVID
15 Oct.: 'Formatting historical consciousness: perceptions of the past among tenth-century Jewish scholars in Baghdad.'

DR SIMON LEVIS SULLAM
29 Oct.: ' "Six million accusers": the Eichmann trial fifty years late.'

DR AARON ROSEN
19 Nov.: 'How to make a modern Golem: lessons from the late paintings of Philip Guston.'

DR YEHUDA MIRSKY, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; Jewish People Policy Planning Institute
26 Nov.: 'The origins and evolution of Rav Kook's metaphysics of tolerance.'


Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

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

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

RABBI DR NORMAN SOLOMON
14 Oct.: 'Making the Talmud intelligible: introducing the Penguin Classics Talmud Selection.'

DR AARON ROSEN
21 Oct.: 'The art of inter-faith dialogue: looking at pictures of Jews and Christians.'

DR TAMAR DRUKKER, SOAS, London
28 Oct.: 'A thirteenth-century Arthurian tale in Hebrew: a unique literary exchange'

PROFESSOR JAMES KUGEL, Bar Ilan
4 Nov.: 'A moment of confusion: a glimpse of how some ancient Israelites conceived of God.'

PROFESSOR ALAN JONES
11 Nov.: 'Moses, a key figure in the Qu'ran.'

DR MENACHEM KALLUS, Haifa
18 Nov.: 'The various forms of visual depiction of kabbalistic doctrines: 1600–1900.'

DR JOSHUA WALDEN
25 Nov.: 'Ernest Bloch's concepts of race and composition, and the representation of Hassidism in Baal Shem.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT HAYWARD, Durham
2 Dec.: 'Aramaic Targum and the angelic world.'


Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period: Toleration of variety within Judaism in late antiquity

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Professor M.D. Goodman.

CHARLOTTE HEMPEL, Birmingham
13 Oct.: 'Toleration of variety within Judaism: the case of texts, from Bible to Serekh.'

SETH SCHWARTZ, Columbia
20 Oct.: 'How many Judaisms in antiquity?'

HYWEL CLIFFORD, Ripon College, Cuddesdon
27 Oct.: 'Hellenistic Jewish "monotheism(s)": the contribution of early Greek philosophy.'

JAMES KUGEL, Harvard
3 Nov.: 'The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs.'

NICHOLAS DE LANGE, Cambridge
10 Nov.: 'From eros to pneuma: the Greek translation of the Song of Songs.'

GUY STROUMSA
17 Nov.: 'Tertullian and the Mishnah.'

BIRGIT VAN DER LANS, Groningen
24 Nov.: 'Tolerance among Jews in first-century Rome: the impact of state interference.'

PHILIP ALEXANDER, Manchester
1 Dec.: 'Did the rabbis win the east? Unity and diversity in Babylonian Judaism in the Talmudic era.'

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Philosophy

PROFESSOR TONY COADY, Centre for Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, will lecture as follows. Enquiries may be directed to Nick Iles, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics

(nicholas.iles@philosophy.ox.ac.uk).

Fri. 16 Oct., 12.30 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Philosophy Faculty Centre: 'How dangerous is religion?'

Thur. 22 Oct., 5.30 p.m., St Cross Room, St Cross College: 'Religion, public reason, and the liberal state.' (St Cross Special Ethics Seminar)


James Martin Advanced Research Seminar Series

The seminars will be given at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, weeks 1–8, in Seminar Room 1, the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, Old Indian Institute, Broad Street. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss issues surrounding the future of humanity and the ethics of the new biosciences. Seminars are open to scholars and Oxford graduate students. The updated programme, including titles and abstracts, can be found at www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/events or www.bep.ox.ac.uk/teaching.

Conveners: Professor Julian Savulescu and Professor Nick Bostrom.

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Social Sciences

Lessons in Government Seminar

EDWARD CHAPLIN, British diplomat; Ambassador to Iraq, 2004–6, will deliver the Lessons in Government Seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Subject: To be announced.


Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room D, Social Science Building, Manor Road, except where stated. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 10 November.

Conveners: Dr Phil Clark and Nicola Palmer.

PROFESSOR MILES HEWSTONE
13 Oct.: 'Contact and conflict in Northern Ireland: a society in transition to reconciliation?'

PROFESSOR LAURENCE WHITEHEAD
26 Oct., Seminar Room C: 'Transitional justice: reframing the debate.'

DR CLAUDIA GAZZINI, European University Institute, Florence
3 Nov.: 'Repairing Libya's past: where does the quest for compensation end?'

JANICE WINTER, Axess Programme on Jounalism and Democracy
10 Nov.: 'Debating transitional justice in Zimbabwe: victim-centred rhetoric or reality?'

DR BLESSING-MILES TENDI
10 Nov.: 'Papering over the cracks: reconciliation in Zimbabwe's unity government era.'

DR ALEX JEFFREY, Newcastle
17 Nov.: 'Localising transitional justice: establishing the War Crimes Chamber of the Bosnia Court.'

DR ZOE NORRIDGE; PIORTR CIEPLAK, Cambridge
24 Nov.: 'Landscapes of memory: place, visual culture and the Rwandan genocide.'

PAR ENGSTROM, London
1 Dec.: 'Transitional justice and the inter- American human rights system.'


Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: Keeping Secrets, Withholding Knowledge and Hidden Behaviour

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Fridays at 61 Banbury Road. All welcome.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Dr Lidia Sciama and Dr Ian Fowler.

PROFESSOR DIEGO GAMBETTA
16 Oct.: 'Criminal communications under secrecy constraints.'

DR ALISON SHAW
23 Oct.: 'The family's "best kept secret": disclosure and non-disclosure of genetic knowledge.'

IEVA RAUBISKO
30 Oct.: 'Fear of the unsaid, surprise of trust: (un)covered knowledge in Chechnya's state of terror.'

DR CAROLINE IFEKA, University College, London
6 Nov.: 'Corruption from inside Nigeria: secrets that leak, cover-ups, images that stain.'

OLLY OWEN
13 Nov.: 'Secrecy, suspicion and economies of knowledge in Nigeria.'

DR ANASTASIA NORTON-PILIAVSKY
20 Nov.: 'Relatedness and the rhetoric of secrecy among thieves in rural Rajasthan.'

DR MOHAMMAD TALIB
27 Nov.: 'Covert operations and disclosures and the challenges of studying Islam and politics in the turbulent Afghanistan–Pakistani frontier.'

PROFESSOR DAVID GELLNER
4 Dec.: 'The power of secrets in Nepal.'


Complex Agent-based Dynamic Networks (CABDyN) Seminar Series

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted, in the James Martin Seminar Room, Saïd Business School.

Conveners: Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas and Dr Eduardo López.

PROFESSOR ERIK BOLLT, Clarkson
13 Oct.: 'Hierarchical models of multiscaled dynamics on networks and evaluating the model quality of such multiscaled systems.'

PROFESSOR DUNCAN WATTS, Yahoo Research
Fri., 23 Oct., 4 p.m., Seminar Room A: 'Using the Web to do social science.' (Oxford Internet Institute lecture in collaboration with CABDyN and the Oxford eSocial Science (OeSS) Project)

PROFESSOR ALAN MCKANE, Manchester
27 Oct.: 'Evolving networks.'

PROFESSOR PAUL BRESSLOFF
3 Nov.: 'Geometric visual hallucinations, Euclidean symmetry and the functional architecture of visual cortex.'

DR DIEGO GARLASCHELLI
10 Nov.: 'An exact randomisation method to detect patterns in real networks.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS CHRISTAKIS, Harvard Medical School
17 Nov., 4 p.m., E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton: 'A genetic basis for social network structure and social aspects of social network function.'


Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road.

Conveners: Dr Nikita Sud, Dr Clarinda Still and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

ADEEL MALIK
15 Oct.: 'Islam meets development: land, power and prosperity in Pakistan.'

PEGGY FROERER, Brunel
22 Oct.: 'Education, aspiration and inequality in rural Chhattisgarh.'

CLARINDA STILL
29 Oct.: 'The State in the Palli: Dalit perspectives on the State in Andhra Pradesh.'

CRAIG JEFFREY
5 Nov.: 'Timepass: youth, class and time among unemployed young men in India.'

INDIRA ARUMUGAM, London School of Economics
12 Nov.: ' "Vaduvur vampu" (village quarrels): violence, sociality and the self among the Kallars, Tamil Nadu.'

RUBINA JASANI, Warwick
19 Nov.: To be announced.

JANE DYSON, Washington
26 Nov.: 'Friendship in practice: girls work in the Indian Himalayas.'

ANDREW SANCHEZ, London School of Economics
3 Dec.: 'The good, the bad and the unfortunate: entrepreneurship and industrial labour in an Indian company town.'


Post-conflict State Building: Practitioners' Perspectives

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building.

Convener: Professor Richard Caplan.

20 Oct.: DAN SMITH, Secretary General, International Alert

10 Nov.: CLARE LOCKHART, Co-director, Institute for State Effectiveness

24 Nov.: ZORAN PAJIC, former head of the Legal Reform Unit and Special Advisor to Paddy Ashdown, Office of the High Representative

1 Dec.: PAUL SCHULTE, former Director, UK Government's Post-conflict Reconstruction Unit (PCRU)


International Gender Studies Centre: Emerging Issues in Gender and Development

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, Lecture Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road.

Conveners: Anne Coles and Janet Momsen.

PROFESSOR JANET MOMSEN, California at Davis
15 Oct.: 'Introduction to the seminars.'

DR COLETTE HARRIS, East Anglia
22 Oct.: 'Gender, religion and violence: where do they intersect? Some speculative answers drawing on research in Nigeria and Tajikistan.'

PAT HOLDEN, formerly UK DFID
29 Oct.: 'Reforming the UN gender architecture: an anthropological journey through the UN.'

DR SUSIE JACOBS, Manchester Metropolitan
5 Nov.: 'Gender and agrarian reforms: case studies from Vietnam, Zimbabwe and Brazil.'

DR TINA WALLACE
12 Nov.: 'Understanding and implementing approaches to women's inequality in development: what have we learned?'

DR FENELLA PORTER, London
19 Nov.: 'The challenge of change: relationships, learning and the potential for changing how organisations understand gender relations.'

DR JANET G. TOWNSEND, Newcastle
26 Nov.: 'Feminist development? From Colombian rainforests to a Nepali NGO.'

DR ROSEMARY PRESTON, Warwick, and DR INES SMYTH, Oxfam UK
3 Dec.: 'Development people: working in agencies.' (Panel chaired by Dr Anne Coles with Dr Anne Meike Fechter)


Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy

AHMED RASHID, Pakistani journalist, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Sunday, 11 October, in the Senior Common Room, Nuffield College. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Maya Tudor (e-mail: maya.tudor@politics.ox.ac.uk). Further information can be found at http://ocsid.politics.ox.ac.uk/events.

Subject: 'Making sense of the Afghan elections: a long view of political development in Afghanistan and Pakistan.'


ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society: Gender, migration, and citizenship

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Institute of Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Bridget Anderson.

PROFESSOR NIRA YUVAL-DAVIS, East London
15 Oct.: 'Women, migration and contemporary politics of belonging.'

DR SARAH VAN WALSUM, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
22 Oct.: 'Sex and the regulation of belonging. Dutch family migration policies in the context of changing family norms.'

DR BRIDGET ANDERSON
5 Nov.: To be announced.

DR LAURA BRACE, Leicester
12 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR BARBARA EINHORN, Sussex
19 Nov.: To be announced.

DR RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC, Open
26 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR PIERETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO, Southern California
3 Dec.: To be announced.


Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Reproduction and Age

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Renate Barber, Philip Kreager, Soraya Tremayne.

RENATE BARBER
12 Oct.: 'Changing reproductive ages.'

ANN BARRINGTON, Southampton
19 Oct.: 'Fertility postponement and recuperation: demographic trends in childbearing in Europe.'

CHRISTINA HELLMICH, Reading
26 Oct.: 'Overcoming early marriage—improving women's reproductive health?'

PHILIP KREAGER
2 Nov.: 'Who is disadvantaged by population ageing? Looking beneath the demographic models to the ethnography in Indonesia.'

MAYA UNNITHAM, Sussex
9 Nov.: 'Culture and reproductive ageing.'

ADITIYA BARADWAJ, Edinburgh
16 Nov.: 'The long road to conception: infertility, suffering and assisted conception in India.'

MICHAEL PARKER and SORAYA TREMAYNE
23 Nov.: To be announced.

BERNHARD HADOLT, Vienna
30 Nov.: 'Timing parenthood: age, technicity and reproductive decision-making in the era of assisted reproductive technology.'


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Departmental Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Fridays at 64 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Robin Dunbar and David Gellner.

STANLEY ULIJASZEK and CAROLINE POTTER
16 Oct.: 'Towards a cultural physiology.'

ALEX BENTLEY, Durham
23 Oct.: 'Social influence and drift in collective behaviour.'

BRIAN MORRIS, Goldsmiths, London
30 Oct.: 'Animals and ancestors: reflections on animal–human relations in Malawi.'

CLIVE GAMBLE, Royal Holloway, London
6 Nov.: 'Deep time and the evolution of the human social brain.'

RUTH MACE, University College, London
13 Nov.: 'The cultural evolution of social institutions.'

VIRPI LUMAA, Sheffield
20 Nov.: 'Measuring evolutionary fitness in humans: a case study using Finnish historical demography data.'

QUENTIN ATKINSON
27 Nov.: 'An evolutionary approach to studying cultural diversity.'

ALAN BARNARD, Edinburgh
4 Dec.: 'The social anthropology of human origins: a theory of three revolutions.'


Department of Sociology and Oxford Network for Social Inequality Research

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.

Convener: Dr Tak Wing Chan.

ROBERT M. HAUSER, Wisconsin
12 Oct.: 'Is IQ a 'fundamental cause' of health? Cognitive ability, gender and survival.'

REBECCA SEAR, London School of Economics
17 Oct.: 'How much does family matter? A cross-cultural study of the impact of kin on birth and death rates.'

JUHO HARKONEN, Stockholm
26 Oct.: 'Prenatal health, educational attainment and intergenerational inequality.'

TIM HORTON, Fabian Society
2 Nov.: 'Public attitudes to poverty, inequality and welfare: what are the implication for social policy?'

FLORENCIA TORCHE, New York
9 Nov.: 'The effect of maternal stress on birth outcomes: exploiting a natural experiment.'

ROLAND FRYER, Harvard
16 Nov.: 'Financial incentives and student achievement: evidence from randomised trials.'

JOHN ERMISCH, Essex
23 Nov.: 'Causal effects of parents' education on children's education.'

JENNIFER FLASHMAN
30 Nov.: 'School racial composition and racial preferences for friends among adolescents.'


Social Policy and Social Work: CEBI Multidisciplinary Seminar Series

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Conveners: Dr P. Montgomery and Dr L. Cluver.

PROFESSOR EILEEN GAMBRILL, Berkeley
13 Oct.: 'A propaganda index for reviewing manuscripts and articles.'

PROFESSOR HAROLD JAFFE
20 Oct.: 'The early days of the AIDS epidemic in the United States: views from Hollywood and Atlanta.'

DR JERRY GALEA, California at Los Angles
27 Oct.: 'Rectal microbiocides and HIV prevention.'

DR JEREMY HOWICK
3 Nov.: 'Placebo controls: problematic and misleading baseline measures of effectiveness.'

PROFESSOR CATHY CAMPBELL, London School of Economics
10 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ROGERS
17 Nov.: To be announced.

DR PAUL MONTGOMERY, PROFESSOR FRANCES GARDNER and DR PAUL RAMCHANDANI
24 Nov.: 'Interventions following physical abuse in children—results from a series of systematic reviews commissioned after the Climbié inquiry.'

DR ADRIAN SMITH
1 Dec.: 'HIV and risk to men who have sex with men in Africa.'


Extra-Legal Governance: Discussion Group

Unless otherwise stated the following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room D, the Social Sciences Building. Enquiries may be directed to Elizabeth David-Barrett (e-mail: liz.davidbarrett@sociology.ox.ac.uk ).

Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, and Federico Varese.

BERTRAM TURNER, Max Planck Institute, Germany
15 Oct.: 'Local dispute management in Morocco and its transnational environment.'

TIMOTHY RAEYMAKERS, Ghent
22 Oct.: 'Protection for sale? War and the transformation of regulation on the Congo–Uganda border.'

HSUNG-HSIAO PAI, author of Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour, FRANK PIEKE, PROFESSOR FEDERICO VARESE, and JOHN LLOYD
29 Oct., 12.30–4 p.m.: 'Economic migrants: challenges and coping strategies in an extra-legal world.'

DANIEL AWREY
5 Nov.: 'The dynamics of "over-the-counter" derivatives regulation: bridging the public–private divide.'


Department of Education: public lectures

The following public lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room A, the Department of Education. The lectures will be followed by a reception. Further information will be found at www.education.ox.ac.uk/home/semina rs. Enquiries may be directed to Philip Richards (e-mail: philip.richards@education.ox.ac.uk).

PHILIP WOODS, Gloucester, GLENYS WOODS, Gloucester, and BETH GREEN
19 Oct.: 'Research in the new academies: enterprise, philanthropy, and faith.'

LYDIA PLOWMAN, Stirling
26 Oct.: 'Young children learning with toys and technology at home.'

MATTHEW SEXTON, Institute of Education, London
2 Nov.: 'Beyond input: interaction in first language acquisition.'

HERB MARSH
9 Nov.: 'The peer-review process in academia: strengths, limitations, and how to improve it.'

CELIA HOYLES and RICHARD NOSS, Institute of Education, London
16 Nov.: 'The eXpresser: a microworld to support mathematical generalisation.'

MANUEL SALAS-VELASCO, Granada, Spain
23 Nov.: 'Competencies possessed by young university graduates and qualification requirements for jobs.'

ALISON WRAY, Cardiff
30 Nov.: 'Memorisation and L2 learning: reflections on process and product.'


Obesity: the welfare regime hypothesis

This conference, arranged by the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, will be held in the Suzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, on 27 and 28 November. Enquiries may be directed to Amy McLennan (e-mail: oxfordobesity@googlemail.com).

There is no charge for attendance. Those wishing to attend are asked to register at http://tinyurl.com/welfarehypothesis.

Friday, 27 November. 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.: Emergence and incidence

PROFESSOR JOHN KOMLOS, Munich: 'Trends and socio-economic correlates of obesity in the United States.'

PROFESSOR THORKILD SORENSEN, Copenhagen: 'The history of the obesity epidemic.'

PROFESSOR ADAM DREWNOWSKI, Washington: 'Mapping poverty and obesity.'

PROFESSOR PETER WHYBROW, California, Los Angeles: 'Obesity and time urgency.'


1.30–2.30 p.m.: Hypotheses

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER: ' Welfare regimes and obesity.'

PROFESSOR STANLEY ULIJASZEK: 'Behavioural ecology of obesity.'


2.30–4 p.m.: Mechanisms

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL MARMOT, University College London: 'Subordination and stress.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD WILKINSON, Nottingham: 'Inequality and obesity: the background.'

DR KATE PICKETT, York: 'Inequality and obesity: the pathways.'


5–6 p.m.: Public lecture followed by public reception

DR TRENT SMITH, Washington State: 'Behavioural biology and obesity.'


Saturday, 28 November. 9.30–11 a.m.: Externalities and internalities

PROFESSOR ROBIN DUNBAR: 'Food and the social brain.'

DR JAMES STUBBS, Slimming World: ' Obesity: implementation of behaviour change in the general population?'

GEORGINA CAIRNS, Stirling: 'Obesity and marketing exposure.'


11.30 a.m.–12 noon: Hypotheses revisited, and open discussion

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER and PROFESSOR STANLEY ULIJASZEK: 'Welfare regimes and supply shock.'


Israel: Historical, political, and social aspects

Unless otherwise indicated the following lectures, workshops, and conferences will be held at 8 p.m. on the days shown. Further information may be found on www.ihps-oxford.co.uk. Enquiries may be directed to lsi2006@herald.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.

JUSTICE DALIA DORNER, Israeli Supreme Court
Tue. 20 Oct., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln, 12.30 p.m.: 'Balancing security and human rights: judicial perspectives.' (Workshop)

HIRSH GOODMAN, Tel Aviv
Mon. 26 Oct., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: media and public diplomacy.'

YOSSI MEKELBERG, Chatham House
Mon. 2 Nov., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'Israel's foreign policy: contemporary challenges.'

Various speakers
Sun. 15 Nov., time to be announced, Saïd Business School: 'Economic challenges in the Middle East: the case of Israel.' (All-day conference)

PROFESSOR GENNADY ESTRAIKH, New York
Fri. 20 Nov., 12.30 p.m., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln: 'Yiddish, Israel, and the Cold War.' (Workshop)

PROFESSOR AEYAL GROSS, Tel Aviv
Mon. 23 Nov., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'LGBT rights in Israel: legal and political realities.'

DR ILAN TROEN, Brandeis
Thur. 26 Nov., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln: 'Claiming Israel/Palestine: contending paradigms of legitimacy.'


Centre for Socio-legal Studies: Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication and governance

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building.

PROFESSOR PAOLO MANCINI, Perugia
26 Oct.: 'Beyond the Berlusconi common sense: a new idea of politics for the twenty-first century?'

PROFESSOR PNINA WERBNER, Keele
2 Nov.: 'Displaced enemies, displaced memories: British–Muslim and Jewish politics of memory of the Holocaust and Partition of British India.'

MARK STEPHENS, Finers, Stephens and Innocent
9 Nov.: 'Communication and cultural property rights: the case of the Tasmanian Aboriginals.'

DR DES FREEDMAN, Goldsmiths, London
16 Nov.: 'Silences in media governance.'

DR LAWRENCE MCNAMARA, Reading
23 Nov.: 'Media freedom and the right to know: the effects of counter-terrorism laws and cultures.'

PROFESSOR PAUL CORNISH, Chatham House
30 Nov.: 'The limits of international law: interdisciplinary approaches to cybersecurity policy.' (Subject to change)

PROFESSOR IOAN LEWIS, London School of Economics
7 Dec.: 'Communication and law in Somalia.' (To be confirmed)

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Theology

Ian Ramsey Centre

The following seminars will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College.

JIM ENDERSBY, Sussex
22 Oct.: 'Is there a God in this text: re-reading Darwin's Origin of Species.'

FERN ELSDON-BAKER, British Society for the History of Science
5 Nov.: 'The selfish genius: Richard Dawkins and the legacy of Charles Darwin.'

JOHN BROOKE
19 Nov.: 'Christian Darwinians: past and present.'

ROBERT RICHARDS, Chicago
3 Dec.: 'A defence of Darwinian moral theory.'


The established Church: past, present, future

A day conference with CANON PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR, DR MATTHEW GRIMLEY, PROFESSOR MARK CHAPMAN, CANON DR JUDITH MALTBY, PROFESSOR ELAINE GRAHAM, Manchester, and PROFESSOR DAVID MARTIN, London School of Economics. The conference is held from 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. on Saturday, 24 October, at St John's College. Chair: Canon Professor Sarah Foot. Registration £25; students/unwaged £15. Contact: julie.hutchence@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.u k.

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Oxford Institute of Ageing

Ageing from a Medical Perspective

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Wolsey Hall, 66 Banbury Road. Details of the 22 October seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Professor Sarah Harper and Angelika Kaiser.

PROFESSOR ANDREW MCMICHAEL
29 Oct.: 'Pandemic influenza.'

PROFESSOR TIPU AZIZ
5 Nov.: 'Neurosurgical issues in an ageing population.'

DR ADAM DAROWSKI
12 Nov.: 'Falls in the elderly.'

PROFESSOR MARGARET ESIRI
19 Nov.: 'Dementia seen as a twenty-first century epidemic.'

PROFESSOR PETER ROTHWELL
26 Nov.: 'Vascular disease in the elderly: under-diagnosed, under-investigated and under-treated.'

DR LYNNE COX
3 Dec.: 'Premature human ageing and what it can tell us about the molecular basis of normal human ageing.'

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Rothermere American Institute

Institute Fellows' Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN ELLIOTT will deliver the inaugural lecture of the series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, at the Rothermere American Institute. Those wishing to attend should register their interest by e-mailing enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The Atlantic world.'

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Bodleian Library (Centre for the Study of the Book)

Transmission: literary manuscripts on the move

The following master classes, supported by the Fell Fund and the Faculty of English, will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, New Bodleian Library.

Conveners: Chris Fletcher, Kathryn Sutherland.

ANTHONY THWAITE
19 Oct.: 'Philip Larkin.'

PROFESSOR KATHERINE DUNCAN-JONES
26 Oct.: 'Shakespeare.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL SUAREZ, Virginia
2 Nov.: 'Gerard Manley Hopkins.'

PROFESSOR PAMELA CLEMIT, Durham
9 Nov.: 'William Godwin.'

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Saïd Business School

Oxford at Saïd: corporate governance

LADY BARBARA JUDGE, PROFESSOR COLIN MAYER and PROFESSOR PAUL DAVIES will discuss some of the most disputed issues in corporate governance at 6 p.m. on Monday, 26 October at the Saïd Business School. For information and to register, go to www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/events.

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Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and St Antony's College

Geopolitics of Energy: Russia and Europe

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m., except where noted, on Wednesdays at the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission is free and open to all members of the University.

ANDRÉ MERNIER, Secretary-General, Energy Charter Secretariat
14 Oct., 4.30 p.m.: 'The future of the Energy Charter Treaty after the 2009 Russia–Ukraine crisis.'

RICHARD SAKWA, Kent
28 Oct.: 'The Yukos affair.'

VIKTOR CHERNOMYRDIN (to be confirmed), former Russian Prime Minister and Ambassador to Ukraine
4 Nov., 4.30 p.m.: 'Russian–Ukrainian relations and their impact on Europe.'

MICHAEL BRADSHAW, Leicester
18 Nov.: 'The Kremlin, the national champions and the international oil companies.'

YURI SHAFRANIK, Union of Oil and Gas Producers, Russia
25 Nov.: 'Resource nationalism in Russia.'

SHAMIL YENIKEYEFF
2 Dec.: 'Three faces of Russian energy policy: Yeltsin–Putin–Medvedev.'

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Strategising and embedding sustainability for business

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays, unless otherwise indicated, in the Seminar Room at the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street.

Convener: Dr M. Blowfield.

JEREMY BENTHAM, Shell International
12 Oct.: 'An era of revolutionary transitions—Shell energy scenarios to 2050.'

JONATHON SAMUEL, Anglo American
19 Oct.: 'Enhancing the development outcomes of mining: Anglo American's socio-economic development strategy.'

HUGO SPOWERS, LIFECar
26 Oct.: 'Innovation for sustainability.'

LEO JOHNSON, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
2 Nov.: 'Future-proofing the business: navigating climate change uncertainty.'

PETER LACY, Accenture
9 Nov.: 'Corporate sustainability strategies.'

DR MICK BLOWFIELD
16 Nov.: 'Transforming big business: can companies ever be sustainable again?'

PROFESSOR MOHAMED HAMZA, Stockholm Environment Institute; UNU-EHS
23 Nov.: 'Why can't we call them refugees?'

PROFESSOR MIKE HULME, East Anglia
Tues., 24 Nov.: 'Why we disagree about climate change.'

MIKE BARRY, Marks and Spencer
30 Nov.: 'Building a more sustainable business model: the race to be relevant in 2020.'

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Oxford Internet Institute

PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS, Catalonia and Southern California, OII Distinguished Visiting Professor in Internet Studies, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, in Oxford University Press (Walton Street entrance). Those wishing to attend should e-mail name, and affiliation if any, to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The crisis of global capitalism: towards a new economic culture?'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Seminars

PROFESSOR ABDALLAH SCHLEIFER, American University in Cairo, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: 'The common word open letter: a historic breakthrough for inter-faith dialogue.'


PROFESSOR ILBER ORTAYLI, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: 'The Ottomans and Islam: a retrospective.'


The Muslim World Today

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, unless otherwise stated. All welcome.

PROFESSOR ANOUSH EHTESHAMI, Durham
14 Oct.: 'Security and stability in the Gulf: the US, Iran and the GCC.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE JOFFE, Cambridge
21 Oct.: 'Reform and change in North Africa.'

DR ROSEMARY HOLLIS, City
Thurs., 29 Oct.: 'Egypt, Jordan and peace in the Middle East.'

PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM
4 Nov.: 'Israel and the Palestinians: a hundred years of conflict.'

MR DAVID GARDNER, the Financial Times
11 Nov.: 'Living with Islamists: the implications of change in the Middle East.'

PROFESSOR GARETH STANSFIELD, Exeter University
18 Nov.: 'Post-American Iraq.'

ROBERT LACEY
25 Nov.: 'Inside the kingdom: challenges facing Saudi Arabia.'

PROFESSOR ALEXANDER EVANS, Yale
Thurs., 26 Nov.: 'Pakistan's strategic culture.'

PROFESSOR JOHN SIDEL, London School of Economics
2 Dec.: 'Islam and the politics of Southeast Asia.'


The Emergence of the Modern Muslim World. Part I: Muslim Revivalism and European Imperialism 1800–1920

PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON, Sultan of Oman Fellow, will lecture at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, unless otherwise stated. Lectures open only to matriculated members of the University.

13 Oct., at Faculty of History: 'The Islamic world system and its workings.'

20 Oct., at Faculty of History: 'Revival and reform in eighteenth-century Arabia and India; the emergence of an Islam-wide movement in the nineteenth century.'

27 Oct.: 'The advance of the West in the Muslim world and what it meant.'

3 Nov.: 'Revival and reform and British imperialism in India.'

10 Nov.: 'Revival and reform and European imperialism in Egypt and Africa.'

17 Nov.: 'Muslims and European imperialism in Indonesia and Iran.'

24 Nov.: 'The end of the Ottoman empire; Europe dominates the Muslim world.'

1 Dec.: 'Religious change: the new emphasis on a this-worldly Islam of action.'


The Anthropology of Madrassahs in South Asia

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD TALIB, Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Fellow, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Lectures open only to matriculated members of the University.

19 Oct.: 'Madrassahs in recent history and politics.'

2 Nov.: 'Studies on Madrassahs (2001–9): themes and perspective I.'

16 Nov.: 'Studies on Madrassahs (2001–9): themes and perspective II.'

30 Nov.: 'Studying Madrassahs in their context: anthropology of institution–community relations.'


Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

DR ADEEL MALIK, Globe Fellow, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Lectures open only to matriculated members of the University.

15 Oct.: 'Introduction to the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).'

22 Oct.: 'Growth and volatility in MENA.'

29 Oct.: 'Themes in poverty and inequality in MENA.'

19 Nov.: 'The political economy of oil in MENA.'


Introduction to Islam (Islam 1)

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI, KFAS Fellow, will lecture at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Lectures open only to matriculated members of the University.

14 Oct.: 'The prophethood of Muhammad.'

21 Oct.: 'Muslim scripture (I): the Qur'an.'

28 Oct.: 'Muslim scripture (II): the Hadith.'

4 Nov.: 'The nature of Shi'ism.'

11 Nov.: 'Classical Islamic theology (Kalam).'

18 Nov.: 'Islamic law (Shari'a) and its sources.'

25 Nov.: 'Mystical dimensions of Islam (Sufism).'

2 Dec.: 'Islam and Christianity.'


Other Seminars and Lectures

Contact/registration information for the following at: (2)78730 or www.oxcis.ac.uk.

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI will lecture on 'Understanding Islam and the Muslims' at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays at Rewley House. The course is run in association with the Department of Continuing Education. All welcome. Registration required.

DR MOHAMMAD AKRAM will hold classes on rituals of worship (Fiqh al ibadat) at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All welcome. Registration required.

DR KARIMA SOUTSANE will give the following classes in modern standard Arabic at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The courses are run in association with the Department of Continuing Education. All welcome. Registration required.

Arabic 1a: Monday 5.15–7.15 p.m.

Arabic 1b: Tuesday 2.30–4.30 p.m.

Arabic 2: Monday 3–5 p.m.

Arabic 3: Monday 5–7 p.m.

Arabic 4: Tuesday 10 a.m.–12 noon

DR ALISON SHAW will hold classes in written and spoken Urdu at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All welcome. Registration required.

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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.

For details of the 'Media and Politics' seminars, see under 'Nuffield College' below.

DR ANDREW CURRAH
14 Oct.: 'What's happening to our news?'

ROBERT PICARD, Jönköping International Business School
21 Oct.: 'Why it's so hard for media companies to change.'

DAMIAN TAMBINI, London School of Economics
4 Nov.: 'The rights and responsibilities of journalists.'

BEN GOLDACRE, the Guardian
11 Nov.: 'Science and health in the media.'

PAOLO MANCINI, Perugia
25 Nov.: 'Comparing media systems.'

KEVIN MARSH, BBC College of Journalism Web site
2 Dec.: 'Using the BBC College of Journalism Web site.'

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Latin American Centre

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.
Convener: Dr Timothy Power.

JEAN GRUGEL, Sheffield
13 Oct.: '¿El tiempo está a favor de los pequeños? Children's rights in Latin America.'

ANDRÉS MALAMUD, Lisbon
20 Oct.: 'Mercosur's triple deficit: interdependence, leadership, and insitutionalisation.'

LEANY LEMOS, Brazilian Sentate and Oxford–Princeton Global Leaders Fellow
27 Oct.: 'Legislative oversight of the executive in six Latin American democracies.'

DAVID DOYLE, Dublin City
3 Nov.: 'Understanding the contemporary Left in Latin America.'

CARLOS PIO, Brasilia
10 Nov.: 'The political economy of incomplete market reforms in Brazil: foreign trade after the Real.'

LUCH TAYLOR, Aberystwyth
17 Nov.: 'Relationships of representation in Argentina.'

MARIA DO SOCORRO BRAGA, Federal University, Sao Carlos
24 Nov.: 'Political parties in Brazil: organisation, recruitment, and political representation.'

ALAN KNIGHT
1 Dec. : 'The several legs of Santa Anna: a saga of secular relics in Mexico and the US.' (Co-sponsored by the Rothermere American Institute)

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Oxford Learning Institute

Public Seminars Programme

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays at the Institute, 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.

PROFESSOR MANTZ YORKE, Lancaster
15 Oct.: 'The UK honours degree classification: analyses and compromises.'

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MIEKE CLEMENT, Leuven
22 Oct.: 'A continental perspective on educational development: trends and challenges.'

SUSANNA KANTELINEN, KIRSI KORPIAHO and PROFESSOR KEIJO RÄSÄNEN, Helskini School of Economics
29 Oct.: 'Entering academic work through the practices of doctoral education: varieties of engagement and an effort at support.'

DR JOHN FAZEY
5 Nov.: ' "Why we need theories in educational development" or "research as purified distilled experience—theories as explanations of what has been distilled".'

PROFESSOR JOSÉ CHAMBERS, Winchester
12 Nov.: 'Universities as organisations—"employee branding" or a "radical picture of a freer future"?'

PROFESSOR SUE CLEGG, Leeds Metropolitan
19 Nov.: 'Reflecting on researching personal development planning.'

PROFESSOR GILL CROZIER, Roehampton
26 Nov.: 'Capital accumulation: working class students learning how to learn in higher education.'

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR CHERYL AMUNDSEN, Simon Fraser
3 Dec.: 'New academics as doctoral supervisors: learning from the tensions and contradictions.'

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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.

Medieval French seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays.

Conveners: Sophie Marnette, Balliol College, and Helen Swift, St Hilda's College.

CHIMENE BATEMAN, Wadham College; TOM HINTON, Jesus College; JONATHAN MORTON, New College; HELEN SWIFT, St Hilda's College; ELIZABETH LAKE, Balliol College; and SOPHIE MARNETTE, Balliol College
13 Oct.: 'Working with theory: a round table.'

JEANETTE BEER, Purdue; St Hilda's College
27 Oct.: 'Caesar into medieval France: Li Fet des Romaines.'

OLIVIA ROBINSON, St Hilda's College
10 Nov.: 'The 'jeux' of Chantilly, MS. 617: page and stage.'

HANNAH SKODA, Merton College
24 Nov.: 'The pursuit of poetry: the Puy at Arras in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries.'


Early modern French seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays.

Conveners: Richard Parish, St Catherine's College; Kate Tunstall, Worcester College, Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment; and Rowan Tomlinson, St John's College.

GREGORY BROWN, Nevada
15 Oct.: 'Beaumarchais and the Bastille: an aristocratic villa in revolutionary Paris.'

TIMO KAITARO, Helsinki; ANDREW CURRAN, Weslyan; and ISABELLE MOREAU, University College, London
29 Oct.: Three papers on Diderot's Supplement au Voyage de Bougainville (part of the conference 'Celebrating Diderot Studies').

JAMES HELGESON, Nottingham
12 Nov.: 'Hypocrisy and lies: Erasmus, Montaigne.'

ALAIN CANTILLON, Paris III
26 Nov.: 'La querelle des Provinciales.'


Modern French seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays.

Conveners: Jane Hiddleston, Exeter College, and Ian Maclachlan, Merton College.

LISA DOWNING, University of Exeter
22 Oct.: 'Doing interdisciplinary research on the cusp of French studies and sexuality studies.'

IAN JAMES, Cambridge
5 Nov.: 'Bernard Stiegler and contemporary French.'

HANNAH THOMPSON, London
19 Nov.: 'Didacticism and self-censorship in Emile Zola's post-Rougon-Macquart novels.'

RUTH CRUICKSHANK, London
3 Dec.: 'Leftovers: the politics of food in post-war French fiction, film and thought.'


Conferences and Study Days

The following events will be held at the Maison Française unless otherwise indicated.

Sat. 3 Oct., 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m. Study day: 'Miscellany.' Organiser: William Pickering, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies.

Wed. 7 Oct., 9.45 a.m.–6.30 p.m. Conference: 'La francophonie ou l'éloge de la diversité.' Organisers: Michael Abecassis, Language Centre; Gudrun Ledegen, Université de la Réunion; and Karen Zouaoui, Jesus College.

Fri. 9 Oct. (9.30 a.m) to Sat. 10 Oct. (1 p.m). Conference: 'L'enseignement et la recherche en droit français au Royaume-Uni et en Irlande.' Organiser: Frédéric Audren, CNRS-MFO, with the support of the Institute of European and Comparative Law.

Fri. 16 Oct., 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. Conference: 'Facing the challenge of the Internet: policy and press responses in Britain and France.' Organised with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Thurs. 29 Oct. (2 p.m) to Sat. 31 Oct. (6.30 p.m). Conference: 'Celebrating Diderot Studies.' Organisers: Kate Tunstall, Worcester College, Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment, and Caroline Warman, Jesus College.

Thurs. 12 Nov. and Fri. 13 Nov. Conference: 'Centrality viewed from the borders. From the Himalayas to mainland South East Asia.' Organiser: Yves Goudineau, Institute of Chinese Studies, with the support of the Oriental Institute.

Fri. 13 Nov. Graduate conference: 'Les théâtres institutionnels au prisme de leurs querelles (1660–1848).' Co-organised with the Besterman Centre.


Other lectures and events

The following events will take place at 5.15 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Mon. 21 Sept., 9.15 a.m.–5 p.m. Symposium: 'Voices in medieval French narrative.' Organisers: Helen Swift, St Hilda's College, and Sophie Marnette, Balliol College.

PATRICK DECLERCK, author in residence
Tues. 3 Nov.: 'Ecrire contre l'homme: une lecture de textes de P. Declerck.'

PATRICK DECLERCK, author in residence
Wed. 4 Nov.: 'Psychoanalytical musings on Christ.'

WILLIAM MARX, Paris X
Wed. 11 Nov.: 'Comment peut-on être lettré?'

MIREILLE DELMAS-MARTY, Collège de France
Wed. 2 Dec.: 'A conceptual framework for understanding the transnational legal world.'


Cinema

The following showings will be held on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

During Michaelmas Term, the Maison Française will show a series of four films directed by Eric Rohmer. Each film (in French with English subtitles) will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College. No need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a first-come/first-served basis.

20 Oct.: Ma nuit chez Maude (1969, 110 min)

3 Nov.: Les nuits de la pleine lune (1984, 100 min)

17 Nov.: Conte d'automne (1998, 112 min)

1 Dec.: Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (2004, 109 min)

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Research Services

Research integrity seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Teaching Suite, Level 2, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome.

DR MARK SHEEHAN 20 Oct.: 'Who cares about research integrity?'

PROFESSOR NICK STENECK, Michigan; US Office of Research Integrity
Wed., 4 Nov., Teaching Room A, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus: 'Questionable research practices and how to respond to them.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE EBERS
17 Nov.: 'Conflict of interest: the Bugle Boy of Company B.'

DR PAUL TAYLOR, Melbourne
1 Dec.: 'An international perspective on promoting the responsible conduct of research.'

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Taylor Institution Library

Introducing ancient languages seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Taylor Institution Library. All are welcome.

Note: the seminar by Dr Dirk Meyer on 'Old Chinese', previously announced for 14 October, has been cancelled.

Convener: Dr Johanneka Sytsema.

DR JOHN PENNY
21 Oct.: 'Tocharian,'

DR ELIZABETH TUCKER
28 Oct.: 'Old Persian.'

PROFESSOR GEERT JAN VAN GELDER
4 Nov.: 'Classical Arabic.'

DR JAMES BENSON
11 Nov.: 'Sanskrit.'

DR ELIZABETH SOLOPOVA
18 Nov.: 'Germanic runes.'

DR JACOB DAHL
25 Nov.: 'Sumerian.'

PROFESSOR ANNA MORPURGO DAVIES
2 Dec.: 'Hieroglyphic Luvian.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Public Lecture

PROFESSOR JEFFREY SACHS, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, will deliver a public lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October in the University Museum of Natural History. Pre-register without charge at www.21school.ox.ac.uk/registration/.

Subject: 'Repairing economic governance.'


Distinguished Public Lecture

DR MOHAMMED EL-ERIAN, Chief Executive and Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO, will deliver the Distinguished Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Pre-registration is required, at www.21school.ox.ac.uk/registration/. There is no charge for registration.

Subject: 'The end of business as usual: navigating the new normal.' (An exploration of the key forces currently shaping global finance)


Seminar series: Getting to zero

Unless otherwise specified, the following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute (corner of Holywell Street and Catte Street). The seminars are free and open to all. Pre-registration is not required.

DR RICHARD PRICE, University of British Columbia
15 Oct.: 'Zero chance? Aiming for zero in weapons control.'

THE RT HON. SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND
22 Oct.: 'Eliminating nuclear weapons.'

PROFESSOR TONY VENABLES, Director, Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies
29 Oct.: 'Bottom billion or bottom zero? Policies for international poverty reduction.'

DR REBECCA JOHNSON, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London
5 Nov.: 'Dealing with doctrines: time to outlaw nuclear weapon use?'

DR PATRICIA LEWIS, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, California
19 Nov.: 'A new approach to nuclear disarmament: learning from international humanitarian law success.'

DR JODIE MCVERNON, Melbourne School of Population Health
26 Nov.: 'Global eradication of infectious diseases: can "not very much" undermine the goal of "none at all"?'

PROFESSOR JOHN SCHELLNHUBER, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
3 Dec., 2.30 p.m.: 'Restitution of the atmosphere: below zero emissions.'

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Voltaire Foundation

Besterman Lecture

PROFESSOR GREGORY S. BROWN, Nevada at Las Vegas, will deliver the Besterman Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, in the Maison Française, 2–10 Norham Road.

Subject: 'Beaumarchais and the Bastille: an aristocratic villa in revolutionary Paris.'

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Balliol College

Oxford Seminar on Conventions and Rules (OSCAR)

The following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Old Common Room, Balliol College. Seminars are free of charge and open to members of the University, but space is limited. To attend, please e-mail john.latsis@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Ismael Al-Amoudi and John Latsis.

PROFESSOR OLIVIER FAVEREAU, Paris X
13 Oct.: 'The hidden side of conventions in Keynes' General theory.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL RUSTIN, East London
27 Oct.: 'Norbert Elias, social rules and psychoanalysis.'

DR NUNO MARTINS, Catholic University of Portugal
10 Nov.: 'Emergence and social causation.'

PROFESSOR CHRYSOSTOMOS MANTZAVINOS, Witten/Herdecke
24 Nov.: 'The role of definitions in institutional analysis.'

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Magdalen College

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN, Reading, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College (entrance through Longwall). The lecture is arranged in conjunction with the Oxford Italian Association.

Subject: 'The legacy of the Risorgimento to a united Italy.'


Ewen Green Memorial Lecture

DR JOHN LAWRENCE, Cambridge, will deliver the Ewen Green Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, at Magdalen College.

Subject: ' "Affluent" workers and the politics of everyday life, 1945–63.'

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Nuffield College and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Media and politics seminar

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

For details of the Reuters Institute seminars, see above.

Conveners: David Butler, John Lloyd.

PETER KELLNER, YouGov
16 Oct.: 'Polls and the media.'

MICHAEL CRICK, BBC Newsnight; author
23 Oct.: 'Muckraking?'

CAROLINE THOMSON, BBC
30 Oct.: 'Running the BBC.'

GEORGE BROCK, City; formerly, The Times
6 Nov.: 'Managing newspapers in UK and USA.'

PATIENCE WHEATCROFT, Wall Street Journal Europe
13 Nov.: 'Financial journalism.'

TONY BENN, former MP and Cabinet Minister; diarist
20 Nov.: 'The media and political reality.'

SIR GUS O'DONNELL, Cabinet Secretary; Home Civil Service
27 Nov.: 'The media and the public service.'

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St Antony's College

Warden's Seminar

DR LILIA SHEVTSOVA, Moscow Carnegie Centre, author of Russia–Lost in Transition: the Yeltsin and Putin Legacies, will lecture at 12.45 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Russia in crisis: domestic and foreign policy challenges.'


Asian Studies Centre

Seminar

PROFESSOR THOMAS J. CHRISTENSEN, Director, Princeton–Harvard China and the World Program, Princeton, will deliver the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'Cross-strait relations and US policy towards Taiwan and mainland China.'


South Asia Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. All are welcome.

Convener: Professor Faisal Devji.

YASMIN KHAN, Royal Holloway, London
3 Nov.: 'The Haj Line and the Mogul Line: "swadeshi" shipping in wartime India 1939–45.'

SHRUTI KAPILA, Cambridge
10 Nov.: 'Terror and territory in the Indian twentieth century.'

MARKUS DAECHSEL, Royal Holloway, London
17 Nov.: 'Death—sovereignty—dev elopment: reflections on how to make sense of the Pakistani state.'

MAGNUS MARSDEN, London
24 Nov.: 'Of Islam, caviar and jihad—Muslim diplomats in northern Afghanistan.'

FRANCESCA ORSINI, London
1 Dec.: 'Textual pieces of a multilingual puzzle: for a comparative literary history of North India, fifteenth–seventeenth centuries.


Studies of the Chinese-speaking World

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All are welcome.

Conveners: Dr Rachel Murphy and Dr Steve Tsang.

MR BAU PU, political commentator and human rights activist
20 Oct.: 'Insights into high politics: the secret journal of Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang.'

PROFESSOR INDERJIT SINGH, National Defence University
27 Oct.: 'Can India ever catch up with China?'

PROFESSOR CAROL JONES, Wolverhampton
3 Nov.: 'Law in the Cold War: internal security in Hong Kong 1950–71.'

DR WEI ZHANG, Cambridge
10 Nov.: 'Prisoner of the State: how did Zhao Ziyang change to a democratic socialist from a communist?'

DR JEREMY TAYLOR, Sheffield
17 Nov.: 'The Hokkien frontline: the Amoy-dialect film industry in the context of China's Cold War.'

PROFESSOR SHUJIE YAO, Nottingham
24 Nov.: 'New economic theory of financial crisis and economic recovery in China.'

PROFESSOR CHARLES STAFFORD, London School of Economics
1 Dec.: 'The punishment of ethical behaviour: a case study from Taiwan.'


Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre and European Studies Centre

1989: Twenty Years After

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Open to all.

Conveners: Robert Service and Jane Caplan.

ALEX PRAVDA
12 Oct.: 'Moscow and Eastern Europe in 1989: a policy of optimism and caution.'

TIMOTHY GARTON ASH
19 Oct.: 'Remembering 1989.'

JANUSZ ONYSZKIEWICZ, formerly of Solidarity
26 Oct.: 'Did civil resistance bring an end to the Soviet empire? The Polish case.' (Discussants: Timothy Garton Ash and Adam Roberts)

ALAN SMITH, University College, London
2 Nov.: 'Economic factors in the collapse of communism.'

DENNIS DELETANT, University College, London
9 Nov.: 'The overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu: a memoir of Bucharest.'

NORMAN DAVIES
16 Nov.: 'Communism still in their heads.'

MARK PITTAWAY, Open
23 Nov.: 'What was the meaning of 1989? The beginnings of post-socialism and Hungary's long-term discontents.'

ANATOL LIEVEN, King's College, London
30 Nov.: 'The independence struggle in the Baltic states, 1987–91.'


Pluscarden Programme

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. University members welcome on production of their University card. Others wishing to attend must obtain prior permission at pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk or (2)74559.

PROFESSOR BRUCE HOFFMAN, Georgetown
15 Oct.: 'Recent evidence of jihadi radicalisation in the US: an assessment.'

DR KIM HOWELLS, MP, Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee
19 Nov.: 'Ensuring accountability without undermining national security: parliamentary supervision of the intelligence services.'

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St Edmund Hall

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

GEORDIE GREIG, Editor, London Evening Standard, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.

Subject: To be announced.

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Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Bray Lecture

DR SATHI CLARKE, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, will present the Bray Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, at Ripon College. Lecture is free, but must be booked with Julie Hutchence (Oxford 874404 or julie.hutchence@ripon- cuddesdon.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Competing religious fundamentalisms: twenty-first century context for Christian theology and mission.'


Principal's Lecture

THE RT REVD DAVID STANCLIFFE, Bishop of Salisbury, will deliver the Principal's Lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, at Ripon College. Lecture is free, but must be booked with Julie Hutchence (Oxford 874404 or julie.hutchence@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.u k).

Subject: 'The grammar of our intercourse.'

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

RACHEL SILBERSTEIN will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 October, at the Pauling Institute, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors welcome.

Subject: 'A biography of the cloud collar: the changing role of dress in Chinese ceremonial culture.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

Thirty-minute Lecture

ROBERT J. BRUCE, former Bodleian staff member, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 October, in the Convocation House, Bodleian Library. Admission free and all are welcome.

Subject: 'An ark for the nation.'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

MIHAI-RAZVAN UNGUREANU, Director, Foreign Intelligence Service, Romania, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, in the Conference Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Bunce (e-mail: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Diplomacy and intelligence as tools of statecraft; common objectives, different methods.'

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