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Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 2010: Lectures

Halley Centenary Lecture

PROFESSOR BRIAN SCHMIDT, ANU, will deliver the Halley Centenary Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'The accelerating universe.'

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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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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Lectures

PROFESSOR ARTUR AVILA, Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Brazil, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: 'Convergence of renormalisation.'

DR BERNIE FANAROFF will lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Africa, technology and iconic projects.'

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Medical Sciences

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research: Signalling pathways and genetics of cancer seminars

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Ludwig/Jenner Seminar Room, Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus Research Building. The title of the 16 June lecture has now been confirmed.

Convener: Dr Gareth Bond.

PROFESSOR JORDAN RAFF
16 June: 'Centrosomes in asymmetric stem cell division: size does matter!'

PROFESSOR ROY BICKNELL, Birmingham
7 July: 'Endothelial migration, from Robos to CLECs.'


Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research: seminar

PROFESSOR SIR TIM HUNT, London Research Institute, will hold a seminar at 1.45 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Richard Doll Building, the Old Road Campus.

Subject: 'Protein phosphatases and the control of entry into, and exit from mitosis.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Salvador de Madariaga, statesman and scholar

A symposium marking Spain's Presidency of the European Union, in honour of the first holder of the King Alfonso XIII Chair of Spanish Studies, who was a pioneer of European integration and founder of the College of Europe in Bruges, will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Taylor Institution. H.E. the Ambassador of Spain will close the symposium with an overview of Spain's role in the European Union. Admission is free and all University members are welcome. All talks will be delivered in English.

Convener: Professor Edwin Williamson.

PROFESSOR ISABEL DE MADARIAGA, London: 'Madariaga, statesman, scholar and writer.'

DR MARIA ROSA DE MADARIAGA, Madrid: 'Madariaga's European vision.'

PROFESSOR JOSÉ LUIS ABELLAN, Complutense de Madrid: Keynote lecture: 'The debate over Europe in Modern Spain.'

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Oriental Studies

Korean Studies lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. in the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

DR REMCO BREUKER, Leiden
Fri. 21 May, Lecture Room 1: 'Narratives of inauthenticity, impurity and disorder. Or, how forgeries, half-castes and hooligans shaped pre-modern Korean history.'

DR ALAIN DELISSEN, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Thurs. 27 May, Faculty Room: 'Towards annexing Japan, the Orient, the world: three geograms by Ch'oe Namson (1890–1957).'

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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.'

A dialogue with Michèle Le Doeuff. Students of the M.St in Women's Studies will hold a public reception and exchange of ideas with Dr Le Doeuff at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

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Social Sciences

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?'


Department of Sociology seminars

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

HEATHER JOSHI, Institute of Education
17 May: 'Part- time working and pay amongst Millennium Cohort Study mothers.'

MICHAEL BIGGS
24 May: 'Ethnic composition and the extreme Right: a spatial analysis of membership in the British National Party.'


Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar

DR MAXIMILIAN TERHALLE, Yale, will lecture at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'The liberal moment in retreat?'

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Oxford Institute of Ageing

Theological, arts and humanities perspectives on ageing

The following seminars will be given on Thursdays at 12.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Wolsey Hall, 66 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Professor Sarah Harper and Angelika Kaiser.

DR HELEN SMALL
13 May: 'A long life: what does this mean?'

CHARLES FOSTER
20 May: 'The elderly and the morality of euthanasia.'

DR DEBRA OXLEY
27 May: 'Weighty matters: body mass, ageing, health and gender inequality in the nineteenth century.'

JONATHAN HERRING
3 June: 'Dementia and capacity: the legal problems.'

PROFESSOR KAREN J. LEEDER
10 June: 'Figuring lateness in some modern poetry.'

DR ANDERS SANDBERG
17 June: 'Improvement of the human condition in our ageing society.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

LEONARD RUTGERS, Utrecht, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. The event is funded by Lewis Chester.

Subject: 'Making myths: Jews in early Christian identity formation.'

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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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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity

Seminar series (amended notice)

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. An additional seminar has been added to those previously published.

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek.

ARAVINDA GUNTUPALLI
19 May: 'Inquiry into the simultaneous existence of malnutrition and overweight in India using quantile regression.'

PETER WHYBROW, California at Los Angeles
26 May: 'The dilemmas of affluence: lessons from the great American experiment.'

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Bodleian Libraries

Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)

The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. 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/.

JULIET RALPH and ANGELA CARRITT
Mon. 17 May: 'Who's citing you? Tools for tracking citations.'

LUCILE DESLIGNÈRES
Fri. 21 May: 'Modern languages.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Public lecture and panel discussion: The plundered planet: how to reconcile prosperity with nature

PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER will be the key speaker at this lecture and discussion at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Panellists will be Mr Charles Badenoch, Chief Executive, World Vision UK; Mr Jamie Drummond, Executive Director, ONE; and Mr Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Editor, the Financial Times. Tickets are free, but pre- register at www.21school.ox.ac.uk/registration/.

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All Souls College

Chichele Lecture

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

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

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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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Brasenose College

Lecture by Professor Vernon Bogdanor: the 2010 election

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR will lecture on the 2010 election at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

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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.'

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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

European Studies Centre

Chancellor's seminar

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

Convener: Jane Caplan.

Subject: 'British EU policy after the election.'


Middle East Centre

Seminar

PROFESSOR GILBERT ACHCAR, SOAS, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road. The talk will be based on his new book, The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab–Israeli War of Narratives.

Subject: 'The Arabs and the Holocaust.'

Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

DR SHAHIRA SAMY
Thurs. 20 May: 'A new publication: Reparations to Palestinian Refugees: A Comparative Perspective (Routledge 2010).'

JOHN GING, Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza
Tues. 1 June: 'The siege of Gaza in 2010: a view from the inside.'

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St Catherine's College

Katritzky Lecture

PROFESSOR RICHARD THOMSON will deliver the Katritzky Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: 'Ruins, rhetoric, revolution: Paul Signac and anarchism in the 1890s.'

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St John's College

OxPeace Day Conference on the Serious Study of Peace: Building peace

This conference will be held on Saturday, 15 May, in St John's College. Keynote speakers will be Professor Johan Galtung, Barney Afako, Scilla Elworthy and Professor Rory Stewart (to be confirmed). Contact salih.solomon@oriel.ox.ac.uk for a registration form.


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

DR BETTINE BIRGE, Southern California, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Research Centre's Alumni Room, 45 St Giles'. Enquiries may be directed to Sarah Womack (e-mail: sarah.womack@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Philosophy, politics and law in Mongol–Yuan China (1260– 1368): competing visions and moral dilemmas in the application of marriage law in a multi-cultural society.'


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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St Peter's College

Oxford intellectual property invited speaker seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays at St Peter's College. The title of the 3 June lecture has now been confirmed. Enquiries may be directed to Ellen Moilanen (e-mail: ellen.moilanen@law.ox.ac.uk).

DR JUSTINE PILA
13 May: 'The future of the European requirement for an invention (and with it of software, business method and biotech patents).'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL MADISON, Pittsburgh
20 May: 'Constructing commons in the cultural environment.'

DR LORAINE GELSTHORPE, Cambridge
27 May: 'Copyright infringement: normal, natural trouble? A view from a criminologist.'

DR CAROLYN DEERE-BIRKBECK
3 June: 'The implementation game: the TRIPS Agreement and the global politics of intellectual property reform in developing countries.'

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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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Oxford English Dictionary Forum

PROFESSOR HANS SAUER, Munich, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in Room 207, Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

Subject: 'Old English word-formation: constant features and changes.'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

AIR CMDRE MARK MCGEOWN, RAF, British Defence Attaché to Moscow, and COL. KENNETH A. CHANCE, US Army, US Military Attaché to Moscow, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 24 May, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries may be directed to claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk. The Chatham House rule will apply.

Subject: 'Defence relations with Russia: a view from Moscow.'

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