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Oxford University Gazette, 15 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: 'Childsplay: a personal look at the origins, nature, and possibilities of the theatre.'


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.

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

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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History

Lecture marking the anniversary of the birth of the first Earl of Clarendon

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.'


The working class in twentieth-century Europe: new approaches to an old phenomenon

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the History Faculty Building, George Street (access in rear of building). All welcome.

Conveners: Tom Buchanan and Martin Conway.

MARK PITTAWAY, Open
15 Oct.: 'What happened to the workers in twentieth-century Europe?'

CARL LEVY, Goldsmiths, London
22 Oct.: 'Errico Malatesta and the international labour movement: the rooted cosmopolitan.'

JOSIE MCLELLAN, Bristol
29 Oct.: 'Men, women, and sex in the workers' and peasants' state: East German erotica.'

TIM REESE, Exeter University
5 Nov.: 'In search of the working classes: the Spanish Communist Party, 1920–43.'

JESSICA WARDHAUGH
12 Nov.: 'Backstage politics: workers and theatre in inter-war France.'

NICO PIZZOLATO, Queen Mary, London
19 Nov.: 'I terroni in cittá: revisiting southern migrants' militancy in Turin's "Hot Autumn".'

JILL LEWIS, Swansea
26 Nov.: 'Mass strikes and general strikes. Comparing Austrian protests in 1927 and 1950.'

MARTIN CONWAY
3 Dec.: 'The forward march of labour halted? The case of Belgium, 1940–70.'


Commonwealth History seminar

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the History Faculty Building, George Street.

Conveners: Professor J. Brown and Dr J. Darwin.

DR GERARD MCCANN
16 Oct.: 'Settled strangers? The contested place of "Asians" in East Africa.'

DR MICHAEL COLLINS, University College, London
23 Oct.: 'Rabindranath Tagore, C.F. Andrews and Edward Thompson: the limits of trans-nationalism.'

DR ZOE LAIDLAW, Royal Holloway, London
30 Nov.: 'Humanitarian critics of Empire: the Aborigines' Protection Society, British India and United States slavery, 1837–60.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD DRAYTON, King's College, London
6 Nov.: 'Imperial history and the twenty-first century crisis of imperialism.'

PROFESSOR MILES TAYLOR, Institute of Historical Research
13 Nov.: 'Personal rule and the Raj: the Prince of Wales in India, 1875–6.'

PROFESSOR ALAN KNIGHT
20 Nov.: 'Why was there no scramble for Latin America? Informal Empire and internal colonialism in Latin America, 1850–1930.'

PROFESSOR PHILIP MURPHY, London
27 Nov.: 'The House of Windsor and the post-war Commonwealth.'

PROFESSOR IAN PHIMISTER, Sheffield
4 Dec.: 'Workers in Wonderland? White miners and the Northern Rhodesian Copperbelt, 1946–62.'

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Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

General linguistics seminars

The following seminars will take place at 4 p.m. on Mondays in Room 207, Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street. All welcome.

PROFESSOR ANDREAS WILLI
19 Oct.: 'Umbrian, syncretic vs analytic past.'

PROFESSOR KIM PLUNKETT
26 Oct.: 'How infants build a semantic system.'

DR MARTA ABRUSAN
2 Nov.: 'A topic in formal semantics.'

DR SANDRA PAOLI
9 Nov.: 'Clitic loss and language universals.'

PROFESSOR ELISABETH SELKIRK, Massachusetts at Amherst
16 Nov.: 'Distinguishing contrastive, new and given information.'

DR TIM WARTON, University College, London
23 Nov.: 'Pragmatics and prosody.'

DR LUDOVICA SERRATRICE, Manchester
30 Nov.: 'Bilingualism.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Mathematical biology and ecology seminars

The following seminars will take place at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

DR JAN KREFT, Birmingham
16 Oct.: 'Modelling interactions in spatially structured systems to understand the division of labour in nitrification.'

PROFESSOR MARTIN HOWARD, John Innes Centre
30 Oct.: 'Optimising noisy concentration gradients in developmental biology.'

DR MARK FRICKER
13 Nov.: 'Imaging and modelling fungal network dynamics.'

PROFESSOR PAUL BRESSLOFF
27 Nov.: 'Molecular motor-based models of random intermittent search in dendrites.'


Soft matter, biomaterials and interfaces seminars

The following seminars will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12), Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. All welcome.

Conveners: Dr J. Doye and Dr R. Dullens.

DR MASSIMO NORO, Unilever
20 Oct.: 'Modelling (skin) lipid bilayers.'

DR RUSLAN DAVIDCHACK, Leicester
27 Oct.: 'Computing crystal-melt interfacial free energy in atomic and molecular systems.'

PROFESSOR KISHAN DHOLAKIA, St Andrews
3 Nov.: 'Light takes shape: novel potential energy landscapes for colloidal science.'

DR SANDER TANS, AMOLF, the Netherlands
10 Nov.: 'A single-molecule view on chaperone- mediated protein folding.'

DR RUT BESSELING, Edinburgh
24 Nov.: 'Flow of colloidal glasses.'

DR CHANTAL VALERIANI, Edinburgh
1 Dec.: 'Crystal formation in network-forming liquids and in colloidal systems: diamond nucleation and crystallisation of hard sphere glasses.'


Organic Chemistry colloquia: Pfizer mini-symposium

The following will take place from 2 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. All welcome.

DR BRUNO LINCLAU, Southampton
2 p.m.: 'New methodology for the diastereoselective synthesis of stereotriads and stereotetrads including chiral quaternary centres.'

DR CHARLIE MOWBRAY, Pfizer
2.40 p.m.: 'The discovery of UK-453061 (lersivirine): a next generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor for the treatment of drug resistant human immunodeficiency virus.'

DR JOHN MOSES, Nottingham
3.20 p.m.: 'Biomimetic syntheses of the tridachiahydropyrones.'


Organic Chemistry Colloquia

The following seminars will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise stated. All welcome.

PROFESSOR DONNA BLACKMOND, Imperial College, London
22 Oct.: 'Physical models for the origin of biological homochirality.'

PROFESSOR LUTZ ACKERMANN, Georg-August-Universität
29 Oct.: 'Catalysed direct arylations through C-H bond cleavages.'

DR A. GANESAN, Southampton
5 Nov.: 'Total synthesis of biologically active natural products.'

DR MELVYN GILES, AstraZeneca
12 Nov.: 'Ways to make the 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor AZD4407 and its fragile precursors.'

PROFESSOR SCOTT DENMARK, Illinois
Fri., 13 Nov.: 'Tandem cycloadditions of 2- azoniaheterodienes: an enabling technology for the synthesis of natural and non-natural products.'

PROFESSOR GREG CHALLIS, Warwick
19 Nov.: 'Elucidating and exploiting new pathways for natural product biosynthesis.'

DR PAUL DAVIES, Birmingham
26 Nov.: 'Reaction development using {pi}acid catalysis.'

PROFESSOR DOUG PHILP, St Andrews
3 Dec.: 'Evolving complex systems from simple molecules.'

PROFESSOR THOMAS CARELL, Ludwig-Maximillians
10 Dec.: 'Chemical probes for the investigation of gene replication and translation fidelity.'


Physics Colloquia

The following seminars will take place at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road.

Conveners: S.J. Blundell, J. March-Russell, R. Davies and P. Radaelli.

PROFESSOR U. LEONHARDT, St Andrews
23 Oct.: 'Geometry and light: the science of invisibility.'

PROFESSOR J. WELLS, CERN
30 Oct.: 'Mass generation and the Higgs boson entourage.'

PROFESSOR SIR C. LLEWELLYN SMITH, SESAME Council
13 Nov.: 'The SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and its Applications in the Middle East) Project fostering science and building bridges.'

PROFESSOR G. LONZARICH, Cambridge
20 Nov.: 'Ferromagnetic and ferroelectric quantum phase transitions.'

DR J. BARBOUR
27 Nov.: 'Mach's principle as the universal basis of dynamics.' (Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture)


Department of Materials colloquia

The following seminars will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre.

DR ALBERTO SAIANI, Manchester
15 Oct.: 'Self-assembling proteins and peptides.'

PROFESSOR MIKE GILLAN, London Centre for Nanotechnology; University College, London
22 Oct.: 'Quantum mechanics goes to extremes.'

DR JONATHAN YATES
29 Oct.: 'Nuclear magnetic resonance for materials characterisation.'

PROFESSOR PANOS TSAKIROPOULOS, Sheffield
5 Nov.: 'Beyond nickel-based superalloys: challenge and opportunities.'

PROFESSOR MIKE TREACY, Arizona State
12 Nov.: 'Designer zeolites.'

DR DAVID BUCKNALL, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
19 Nov.: Title to be announced.

PROFESSOR DRAGAN MIHAILOVIC, Institut Jozef Stefan, Ljublijana
26 Nov.: 'From self-assembled Luttinger liquid networks to bulk composites with MoSI molecular wires.'

PROFESSOR ROGER REED, Birmingham
3 Dec.: 'An alloy by design approach for Ni superalloys.'

PROFESSOR ROYA MABOUDIAN, Berkeley
10 Dec.: 'Surface and materials engineering for microsystems technology in harsh environment.'


Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical geoscience seminars

The following seminars will take place at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House, Little Clarendon Street.

DR ROB STYLE
23 Oct.: 'Frost flower growth on sea ice.'

DR SYLVAIN DEVILLE, CNRS/Saint-Gobain
6 Nov.: 'The freezing of colloids: implications and applications in materials science and geophysics.'

DR ED KING, Cambridge
20 Nov.: 'Devil in the detail: imaging sub-glacial landforms using high-resolution radar surveys of the Antarctic ice-sheet.'

DR RICHARD HINDMARSH, Cambridge
4 Dec.: 'Internal instabilities in ice sheets: thermally induced runaways and their interactions with glacier mechanics.'

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Medical Sciences

Litchfield Lecture

DR ELLEN LEIBENLUFT, National Institute of Mental Health, USA, will deliver the Litchfield Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Department of Psychiatry Seminar Room, Warneford Hospital. Enquiries may be directed to philly.white@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Paediatric bipolar disorder and severe irritability: diagnosis and brain mechanisms.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Sub-faculty of Portuguese

MARIA DE FÁTIMA SOUSA E SILVA, Professor of Classics, University of Coimbra, and HÉLIA CORREIA, dramatist and novelist, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: Dr Stephen Parkinson.

Subject: 'The return to classical literature in contemporary Portuguese drama (with special reference to the work of Hélia Correia).'

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Oriental Studies

Ratanbai Katrak Lectures

The following lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. The lectures commemorate the work of Mary Boyce on Zoroastrianism.

Conveners: Professor Theo M. van Lint and Dr Elizabeth Tucker.

FRANÇOIS DE BLOIS, Cambridge and London
20 Oct.: 'Mary Boyce and the quest for Zoroaster.'

PHILIP G. KREYENBROEK, Göttingen
27 Oct.: 'On the construction of Zoroastrianism in western Iran.'

JAMES RUSSELL, Harvard
3 Nov.: 'The magic mountain: a Zoroastrian archetype.'

FRANTZ GRENET, Paris
10 Nov.: 'Mary Boyce's legacy to archaeologists: from the Achaemenid temples to Sogdian funerary practices (fourth century BC to eighth century AD).'

ALBERT DE JONG, Leiden
17 Nov.: 'Regional variety in Zoroastrianism: the case of the Parthians.'

ALAN WILLIAMS, Manchester
24 Nov.: 'The re-placement of Zoroastrian Iran: a new reading of the Persian Qesse-ye Sanjan of Bahman Kay Qobad Sanjana (1599).'

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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)

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Social Sciences

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.: 'Development as "transformative communication": comparative case studies of HIV/Aids management in South Africa and India.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT ROGERS
17 Nov.: 'The clinical and psychological characteristics of Internet gamblers.'

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.'


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 Adviser to Paddy Ashdown, Office of the High Representative

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


Central European Seminar Public Lecture

DR BENEDEK VARGA, Semmelweis Museum, Library and Archives of the History of Medicine, Budapest, will deliver the following seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College. All welcome.

Conveners: Dr Robert Pyrah and Dr Marius Turda.

Subject: 'The corporate state and patriotism in sixteenth-century Hungary.'


Conference: Women, leadership, and mosques: contemporary Islamic authority

This conference will be held on 16 and 17 October. Details can be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~san t1959/2009%20conference.html.

The conference will include showings of films Veiled Voices and Women's Mosques: A Space for Women, at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in Seminar Room 7, the Ruth Deech Building, St Anne's College.

Veiled Voices shows the world of Muslim religious leaders through the eyes of three women in Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt. Women's Mosques: A Space for Women takes the viewer inside the Wangjia Hutong Women's Mosque in Kaifeng, China. The screenings are open to the public.


Nissan Institute Seminar in Japanese Studies: Japan–UK 150

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College, unless otherwise stated. The seminars form part of 'Japan–UK 150', a series of events celebrating 150 years of friendship between the United Kingdom and Japan.

Conveners: Dr Sho Konishi and Professor Ian Neary.

H.E. SATSUKI EDA, President of the House of Councillors, Japan
Sat., 17 Oct., 2.30 p.m., Nissan Lecture Theatre: Presentation in English followed by a discussion.

DR ANGUS LOCKYER, London
23 Oct.: 'Beyond diplomacy: Anglo-Japanese relations from Gillingham to golf.'

DR ANTONI UCERLER and MRS IZUMI TYTLER
30 Oct., Nissan Lecture Theatre: 'Cultural legacies, east and west Japanese treasures from the Bodleian collection.'

DR YUKO KIKUCHI, University of the Arts, London
6 Nov.: 'Trans/national legacy of the Mingei movement.'

DR BRIAN POWELL
13 Nov.: 'Oxford and Japan.'

PRINCESS AKIKO OF MIKASA
20 Nov.: 'Kwan ko dzu setsu: a textbook of Japanese ceramics in Victorian Britain.'

H.E. SHIN EBIHARA, Japanese Ambassador to the UK
27 Nov.: 'Anglo-Japanese relations.'

SIR SYDNEY GIFFARD, former British Ambassador to Japan
4 Dec.: 'Japan and Britain: changing perceptions.'

RICK EMMERT, Theatre Nohgaku
Tues., 8 Dec., 10 a.m.: 'Classical Noh structures and contemporary Noh theatre.'


Refugee Studies Centre public seminar series: The politics of refugee voices

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room One, Queen Elizabeth House, unless otherwise stated.

Convener: Nando Sigona.

PROFESSOR ALESSANDRO TRIULZI, Naples l'Orientale
21 Oct.: 'Listening to migrant voices from the Horn of Africa' and screening of the documentary, Like a Man on Earth.

DR LEAH BASSEL, City
28 Oct.: 'Voices at the intersections: asylum, integration and the struggle for the public sphere.'

DR JOHN NASSARI, East London
4 Nov.: 'The refugee voice and the problems of representation.'

PROFESSOR ROBIN COHEN
11 Nov.: 'The formation of social identities among refugees and migrants: trajectories and intersections.'

PROFESSOR JAN EGELAND, Norwegian Institute of Internal Affairs; former UN Under-secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
18 Nov., Natural History Museum: 'Beyond blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced.' (Harrell-Bond Lecture)

PROFESSOR ROBERT BARSKY, Vanderbilt, USA
25 Nov.: 'From the American dream to maximum security lockdown: the muzzled voices of 'illegal' refugees in the "American South".'

DR MIRIYAM AOURAGH
2 Dec.: 'Virtual space—territorial place: the Internet, Palestinian diaspora and the construction of an imagined community.'


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

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Institute of Human Science, 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.'

Film screening
29 Oct.: Frozen river (2008).

DR NICK MAI, London Metropolitan
5 Nov.: 'The negotiation of social mobility, subjectivity and sexuality of male and transgender migrants working in the UK sex industry.'

DR LAURA BRACE, Leicester
12 Nov.: 'Empty shadows? Feminism and the politics of vulnerability.'

PROFESSOR BARBARA EINHORN, Sussex
19 Nov.: 'Migration, home and belonging: lessons from a personal journey.'

DR RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC, Open
26 Nov.: 'Sex on the move: gender, subjectivity and differential inclusion.'

PROFESSOR PIERETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO, Southern California
3 Dec.: 'There's a spirit that transcends the border: faith in the US immigrant rights movement.'


Intellectual Property Law Invited Speaker Seminar Series

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays at St Peter's College, unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: Graeme Dinwoodie and Justine Pila.

MR JUSTICE ARNOLD, Patents Court
20 Oct., 5.30 p.m., St Catherine's College: 'Reflections on The Triumph of Music: copyrights and performers' rights in music.'

DR RUFUS POLLOCK, Cambridge
27 Oct.: 'The term of copyright and the size of the public domain.'

PROFESSOR ERIC BARENDT, University College, London
3 Nov.: 'Academic freedom and intellectual property rights.'

PROFESSOR GRAEME DINWOODIE
10 Nov.: 'Liability for keyword advertising: a comparative perspective.'

PROFESSOR HECTOR MACQUEEN, Edinburgh
17 Nov., St Catherine's College: 'Authors, editors, originality and antiquity.'

DR CHRISTOPHE GEIGER, Strasbourg
24 Nov.: ' 'Humanising' the intellectual property system: fundamental rights as tools to preserve a fair balance within intellectual property.'


Lessons in Government seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: Mr Tom Lubbock and Dr Andrew Stockley.

EDWARD CHAPLIN, Ambassador to Italy; former Ambassador to Iraq and Jordan
Fri., 16 Oct.: 'Dealing with dictators.'

RHODRI MORGAN, First Minister for Wales
Thurs., 29 Oct.: Subject to be announced.

NICK ROBINSON, BBC
Date and subject to be announced.

LORD PHILLIPS, Supreme Court of the UK
Thurs., 26 Nov.: Subject to be announced.

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, former US Supreme Court Justice
Tues., 1 Dec.: Venue and subject to be announced.

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

Special lecture

SETH SCHWARTZ, Columbia, will deliver a special lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 October, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles'. This event is held in conjunction with the Seminar for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and funded through the generosity of Lewis Chester.

Subject: 'Were the Rabbis Roman?'

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Saïd Business School

Distinguished Speaker Seminars

These seminars are open to all, but advance electronic registration is required at www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/. Admission is free. Information: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

In addition to the seminars listed below, 'Exeter at Saïd' is a series of collaborative events in which the Rector of Exeter will bring a high-level speaker to the Business School. Information and registration as above.

KEVIN SHARER, Amgen
Fri., 23 Oct., 5 p.m.: 'Leading in times of adversity.'

EMMANUEL ROMAN, GLG Partners
Tues., 27 Oct., 6 p.m.: 'Hedge funds, regulation and the financial crisis.'

TOM ILUBE, Garlik Ltd
Thurs., 5 Nov., 5.30 p.m.: 'Who's watching you online? Privacy, cybercrime and Internet fraud.'

LIONEL BARBER, Financial Times
Tues., 17 Nov., 6 p.m.: 'Paper futures: what's next for news and business media.'

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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. Details of the 16 November seminar differ from those previously published.

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.'

DONALD GRUBBA, Executive Board Member, Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil
16 Nov.: 'The challenges of multi-stakeholder initiatives: the case of palm oil.'

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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Taylor Institution Library

Exhibition and readings from Voltaire

NICOLE GORE will read from Voltaire's Dictionnaire philosophique and Lettres philosophiques (in French, with introduction in English), at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 October, in the Voltaire Room, the Taylor Institution. An exhibition of artworks inspired by Voltaire and the Reading Room, by Julie Smith, will be opened and will remain open until 30 January. Enquiries may be directed to Liz Baird (e-mail: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk).

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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)

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All Souls College

Chichele Lecture

PROFESSOR J. MORDAUNT CROOK will deliver the Chichele Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 November, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'G.M. Young: fifty years on.'

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Green Templeton College

Inaugural Annual Sir Douglas Hague Lecture

THE RT HON. LORD DRAYSON OF KENSINGTON, Minister for Science and Innovation, will deliver the inaugural Annual Sir Douglas Hague Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 November, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will expore the links between the academic and entrepreneurial worlds and the leadership challenges they pose.

Those wishing to attend should register online at http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/centres/entrepreneurship/events/Pages/SirDouglasHag ueLecture.aspx. Enquiries may be directed to Emily Davis, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88845).

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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: Sociology Group

Inequality, health, medical profession and sociology of the family: theoretical issues and empirical findings

The following Sociology Group seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Nan Dirk de Graaf and Raymond Fitzpatrick.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ERIKSON, SOFI, Stockholm
21 Oct.: 'Social stratification and the mortality of marital partners.'

DR DAVID STUCKLER
28 Oct.: 'Financial crisis and public health.'

DR TARANI CHANDOLA, University College, London
4 Nov.: 'Social inequalities in health.'

PROFESSOR MARY DIXON-WOODS, Leicester
11 Nov.: 'Regulation of medical profession.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS CHRISTAKIS, Harvard Medical School
18 Nov.: ' "Eat, drink and be merry": the spread of health phenomena in social networks.'

PROFESSOR MATTHIJS KALMIJN, Tilburg
25 Nov.: 'A comparative perspective on intermarriage: explaining differences in marriage choices of immigrant groups.'

PROFESSOR DAVID B. GRUSKY, Stanford
2 Dec.: 'Four gloomy futures for gender inequality.'

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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.'


Middle East Centre

The Arab world in the global economic crisis

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road. All welcome.

Conveners: Dr Eugene Rogan and Dr Leïla Vignal.

PROFESSOR RODNEY WILSON, Durham
23 Oct.: 'The global banking crisis of 2008 and the subsequent recession of 2009: implications for Islamic finance in the GCC and beyond.'

DR LEÏLA VIGNAL
30 Oct.: 'Egypt and Syria in the crisis: a comparative reflection.'

DR HEIN DE HAAS
6 Nov.: 'The impact of the global crisis on migration, remittances and development in the Maghreb.'

DR ADEEL MALIK
13 Nov.: 'Investing resource wealth: the experience of sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East.'

DR BASSAM FATTOUH
20 Nov.: 'The GCC and the financial crisis: short-term responses and long-term challenges.'

DR MASOOD AHMED, IMF, Washington
27 Nov.: 'The Middle East: beyond the international financial crisis.'

DR BRIGITTE DUMORTIER, Paris IV
4 Dec.: 'Urban societies of the Gulf countries in the crisis.'

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St Cross College

Special Ethics Seminar

DR MARK SHEEHAN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the St Cross Room, St Cross College. To book places, e-mail ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'In defence of governance: ethics and social research.'

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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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Somerville College

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

ELLEN LEIBENLUFT, National Institute of Medical Health, Maryland, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Diagnosing bipolar disorder in youth.'

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Wolfson College

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR SUSAN TREGGIARI will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: 'Syme and Servilia.'


Public Lecture

PROFESSOR GEZA VERMES will deliver the following lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Sixty years of wrestling with the Dead Sea Scrolls.'


Poetry Reading

GREY GOWRIE will read a selection of his poems at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. All welcome.

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Regent's Park College

Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture

David Nicholls Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND will deliver the David Nicholls Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, at Regent's Park College.

Subject: 'Defending politics in the twenty-first century.'


Exploring Baptist Origins

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at Regent's Park College. These are joint seminars with the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage.

Conveners: Dr N.J. Wood and Dr A.R. Cross.

DR KEITH JONES, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague
20 Oct.: 'Baptists and Anabaptists.'

DR ANTHONY CROSS
27 Oct.: 'The adoption of believer's baptism and Baptist beginnings.'

DR LARRY KREITZER
3 Nov.: 'William Kiffin and Particular Baptist origins.'

DR STEPHEN HOLMES, St Andrews
10 Nov.: 'The dangers of just reading the Bible: orthodoxy and Christology.'

DR CRAWFORD GRIBBEN, Trinity, Dublin
17 Nov.: 'A radically different world: in and out of time.'

DR BRIAN HAYMES, formerly Northern Baptist College and Bristol Baptist College
24 Nov.: 'Thomas Helwys' The Mystery of Iniquity: is it still relevant in the twenty-first century?'

PROFESSOR PAUL FIDDES
1 Dec.: 'Sect and church: a critical dialectic.'

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