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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 2010: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

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

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

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Wilde Lectures

Epistemic authority: an investigation of trust, authority and autonomy in religious belief

PROFESSOR LINDA ZAGZEBSKI, Oklahoma, will present the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools, except where noted.

Tues. 27 Apr.: 'The ideal of epistemic self-reliance.'

Thurs. 29 Apr.: 'Self-trust.'

Tues. 4 May: 'Trust in others.'

Thurs. 6 May: 'Trust in exemplars.'

Tues. 11 May: 'Epistemic authority.'

Thurs. 13 May: 'Testimony and authority in communities.'

Tues. 18 May: 'Moral authority.'

Thurs. 20 May, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.: 'Religious disagreement, trust and intellectual autonomy.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Business and Management

The entrepreneurial firm: strategy and organisation in new markets

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

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

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

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

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Medical Sciences

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine public lectures

The following lectures take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Seminar Room, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital. Enquiries: tel. Oxford 222443.

PROFESSOR SIR ANDREW MCMICHAEL
6 p.m.: Welcome and introduction.

DR LING-PEI HO
6.10 p.m.: 'Swine flu—why some of us do worse than others.'

DR ADAM MEAD
6.35 p.m.: 'Do cancer stem cells have an Achilles' heel?'

DR VALENTINE MACAULAY
7 p.m.: 'Days of wine and roses—and cancer.'

DR GRAHAM OGG
7.25 p.m.: 'Allergies: outside in or inside out?'


Public lecture

SIR MAGDI YACOUB, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College, London, will deliver a public lecture at 1.10 p.m. on Monday, 29 March, in the MBI Al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College. The lecture is presented by the European Cardiocell Consortium.

Subject: 'The hunt for the elusive cell to repair the heart.'


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: research seminar

DR JOHN MCPHERSON, Senior Vice-President, Genzyme Corporation, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'TGF-beta in health and disease.'


Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: Unruly bodies

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road. Enquiries may be directed to the convener.

Convener: Dr Erica Charters (e-mail: erica.charters@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

SAURABH MISHRA
26 Apr.: 'Branded and marked: animal vaccination, experimentation, and breeding in colonia India, 1850–1900.'

SARAH TOULALAN, University of Exeter
10 May: 'Examining bodies: diagnosing child sexual abuse in early modern England.'

CLAUDIA STEIN, Warwick
17 May: 'Seeing Jesuits: the Bavarian–Saxon kidney stone affair from 1580.'

ERICA WALD, London School of Economics
24 May: 'Military bodies and public health: the emergence of the dispensary and bazaar hospital in the mid nineteenth century.'

JULIE ANDERSON, Kent
7 June: 'Morbid fears: giants and anatomists.'

KATE MARSH, Liverpool
14 June: ' "Rights of the individual", indentured labour, and Indian workers: medical discourse and the slavery debate in the French Antilles post-1848.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Zaharoff Lecture

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

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


Taylor Special Lecture

PROFESSOR LINA BOLZONI, Scuola Normale di Pisa, will deliver a Taylor Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin.

Subject: 'Of poetry, portraits, and the magic of mirrors in the Renaissance.'


Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture

DR ADAM LEDGWAY, Cambridge, will deliver the Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin.

Subject: 'Lingua toscana in bocca calabra: Italian in Calabria.'

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Oriental Studies

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

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

PROFESSOR BARRY KOSMIN, Trinity College, Hartford
28 Apr.: 'The changing profile of American Jewry, 1990–2008.'

PROFESSOR ALAN DOWTY, Notre Dame
5 May: 'The four stages of the Arab–Israeli conflict: a reinterpretation.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN SCHNEER, Georgia Institute of Technology
12 May: 'The Balfour Declaration: an unexplored dimension.'

DR AHARON SHEMESH, Bar Ilan
26 May: 'Pesher and Midrash in the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

PROFESSOR SIMONE LÄSSIG, George Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Brunswick
2 June: 'Civilising the other and civilising the self: Jews and "civil improvement" in nineteenth-century Germany.'

DR LUTZ DOERING, Durham
16 June: 'Jewish letter-writing in the Second Temple period.'

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Philosophy

Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford

CATHERINE AUDARD, London School of Economics and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Faculty Centre. Further information can be found at www.philosophy-forum.org.

Conveners: Dr Pamela Sue Anderson and Dr Roxana Baiasu.

Subject: 'The legacy of John Rawls.'

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Social Sciences

African Studies Annual Lecture

PROFESSOR SARAH NUTTALL and PROFESSOR ACHILLE MBEMBE, Witwatersrand, will deliver the African Studies Annual Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 April, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Worldliness, postcolonial city life, and thinking from the south.'


Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme lecture

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Queen Mary, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building. For further information, contact: reidar.maliks@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The idea of the State: a genealogy.'


Finance, institutional investors, and long-term investing: financing a more sustainable world?

This seminar will be held on Tuesday, 30 March, in the A.J. Herbertson Room, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Woods (e-mail: claire.woods@worc.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR GORDON CLARK
10 a.m.: 'Myopia in investment.'

CLAIRE WOODS, D.Phil student
11 a.m.: 'The principle of intergenerational equity—what force does it have?'

ERIC KNIGHT, D.Phil student
12 noon: 'The role of venture capital and private equity finance in finding climate change solutions.'

DR NAJAT EL MEKKAOUI DE FREITAS, Paris–Dauphine
2 p.m.: 'Longevity risk—insurance and household behaviour in France.'

DR ADAM DIXON, Bristol
3 p.m.: 'Politics of long-term investment.'

JOAQUIM DE LIMA and ROSHAN PADAMADAN, HSBC
4 p.m.: 'Sizing up the climate economy.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

The Mediterranean in late antiquity 300–700

This colloquium will be held on Saturday, 15 May, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., in Wolfson College.

Convener: Peter Bell (e-mail: peter.bell@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

Participants will include Peregrine Horden, Peter Heather, and Chris Kelly (States and Societies); Robert Hoyland, Nicola Clarke, and Philip Wood (the Islamic World); Averil Cameron, Eileen Rubery, and Peter Bell (Greek and Latin Culture), with With Michael Maas and Bryan Ward-Perkins.

Pre-registration is required,at www.ocla.ox.ac.uk/med. There is no charge, except for an optional light lunch.

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

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

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Exeter College.

Conveners: Joanna Weinberg and Piet van Boxel.

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

ANTHONY GRAFTON, Princeton
13 May: 'How Jesus celebrated Passover: the Last Supper in early modern scholarship.'

THEO DUNKELGRÜN, Chicago
27 May: 'Drusius' discovery of Jewish literature.'

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

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

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

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All Souls College

Lectures by Dr John Redwood

THE RT HON. DR JOHN REDWOOD will lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 7 May, and Friday, 14 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

7 May: 'The credit crunch—causes and phases: the alternative view.'

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


Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2010

Dreaming and historical consciousness in island Greece

DR CHARLES STEWART, Reader in Anthropology, University College London, will deliver the Evans- Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Tue. 27 Apr.: 'Neither Freud nor Artemidorus: dreaming and temporality in Greece.'

Wed. 28 Apr.: 'Dreaming of buried icons in independent Greece.'

Tue. 4 May: 'An epidemic of dreaming: Kóronos, 1930.'

Wed. 5 May: 'Dreaming in a time of financial crisis: emery mining and the Depression.'

Tue. 11 May: 'Dreaming life, living the dream, 1930–2010.'

Wed. 12 May: 'Buried objects, historicity and fantasy: dreaming and historical consciousness in island Greece.'

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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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Hertford College

DR TOBY BARNARD, Fellow of the college, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 March, in the chapel, Hertford College.

Subject: 'From halls to Hall: historical reflections on Hertford College.'

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Kellogg College

Bynum Tudor Lecture

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

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

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Lincoln College

John Wesley Lecture

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

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

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St Antony's College

Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture

LORD (ADAIR) TURNER will deliver the inaugural Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Timothy Garton Ash, and the respondents will be Professor Lord (Robert) Skidelsky and Professor Paul Collier. Pre-registration is required, by e-mail to antonians@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Wellbeing and inequality in post-industrial society.'

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