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Oxford University Gazette, 20 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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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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Clarendon Lectures in Finance

Labour and Finance

MARCO PAGANO, Naples, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5.30 p.m. in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Thurs. 3 June: 'Finance, growth and job reallocation.'

Fri. 4 June: 'Workers, corporate debt and bankruptcy law.'

Sat. 5 June: 'Workers, corporate control and risk sharing.'

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Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature

Textual trajectories in early modern Europe

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

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

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

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

Seminar

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

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

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Classics

Conference: Dining and death—interdisciplinary perspectives on the funerary banquet in art, burial and belief

This conference will be held on Saturday, 25 September, and Sunday, 26 September, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. Sponsored by the John Fell Fund, Somerville College, the Craven Fund, the Faculty of Classics, the School of Archaeology and the Griffith Egyptological Fund. For further information, see: www.arch.ox.ac.uk/dininganddeath.html.

Conveners: Catherine M. Draycott and Maria Stamatopoulou.

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Medical Sciences

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH BLACKBURN, California at San Francisco, will deliver the Norman Heatley Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. All welcome.

Subject: 'Responses to perturbing telomere maintenance.'


Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. Kindly sponsored by Lilly. The title of the final lecture has now been confirmed.

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

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

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

PROFESSOR PETER GRANT, Leeds
16 June: 'Diabetes, inflammatory thrombotic risk and cardiovascular disease.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Sub-faculty of Portuguese:
(i) Postgraduate research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays at 47 Wellington Square.

CLAIRE WILLIAMS
1 June: 'When they were good they were very, very good, but when they were bad...: Clarice Lispector's naughty child characters.'

BRUNO SILVA RODRIGUES
15 June: 'A concepçao artística de António Pedro: o dimensionismo, o surrealismo e as relaçoes de Apenas uma Narrativa com a sua pintura.'

(ii) Forum for Iberian Studies

The Forum for Iberian Studies will be held on Thursday, 24 June, and Friday, 25 June, at Exeter College and the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'The limits of literary translation.'

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Oriental Studies

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: Corob Symposium in Yiddish Culture

This symposium will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 May, in the Platnauer Room, Brasenose College.

DR JORDAN FINKIN: Introduction: 'The state of play on the field of Yiddish.'

PROFESSOR CHANA KRONFELD, Berkeley: 'The joint literary historiography of Hebrew and Yiddish.'

PROFESSOR ALLISON SCHACHTER, Vanderbilt: 'Creating Svive: Jewish modernisms in New York, 1960–74.'

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Philosophy, Social Sciences

Conference: The many colours of Hegelianism—Hegel's philosophy and its reception in an international context (amended notice)

This conference will be given on 4 and 5 June, at both New College and Trinity College. Keynote speakers are Professor Robert Stern, Sheffield, and Professor Ludwig Siep, Münster. The conference is supported by the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Faculty of Philosophy, New College and Trinity College. Advanced registration is required. For information: www.politics.ox.ac.uk/events/materials/hegel/hegel.asp.

Conveners: Robert Harris and Lisa Herzog.

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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?'


Postgraduate conference: Early medieval finds from the British Isles—theoretical and practical approaches to material culture

A day conference will be given from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 29 May, in the Manor Road Building. For full information, please see: www.ocla.ox.ac.uk/home_eve.shtml. To register, contact: jane.kershaw@arch.ox.ac.uk.

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Theology

Ian Ramsey Centre

SARAH COAKLEY, Cambridge, will lecture at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College. Further details may be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/seminar.html.

Subject: 'Evolution and the problem of divine providence.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

Colloquium: Late antique iconoclasms

A colloquium will be held from 1.30 to 6.30 p.m. on Saturday, 29 May, in the Al-Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College. The colloquium is free, but those wishing to attend should register by e-mailing: neil.mclynn@classics.ox.ac.uk.

JOHN HALDON, Princeton: 'Images of emperors: some different views of Leo III and Eirene.'

FINBARR BARRY FLOOD, New York: 'Beyond representation: Islam's Bilderverbot and the animate image.'

LESLIE BRUBAKER, Birmingham: 'Byzantine iconoclasm? The reinvention of the past.'

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Ashmolean Museum

Andrew Sherratt Memorial Lecture

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

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


Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

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

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

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Bodleian Libraries

WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources

The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the dates shown at OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details can be found at: www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/training/wiser.

LUCY MCCANN and SARAH RHODES
Mon. 24 May: 'Information sources for African studies.'

NICK MILLEA
Thurs. 27 May: 'Maps and mapping.'

NICK HEARN
Fri. 28 May: 'Arts and humanities citation index for modern linguists.'

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The Europaeum

Europaeum history workshop: Ethnicity, migration and the making of modern Europe

The workshop will be given from 2 p.m. on Friday, 21 May, and continue from 9 a.m. on Saturday, 22 May, at the Voltaire Foundation. Speakers will include Professor Peter Pulzer, Professor Robert Evans, and others. Further information will be found at www.europaeum.org.

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Public lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. at the Taylor Institution.

HRH PRINCE SULTAN BIN SALMAN BIN ABDULAZIZ, Secretary General of the Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Saudi Arabia
Tues. 1 June: 'Saudi Arabia's heritage.'

HE MRS IRINA BOKOVA, Director-General of UNESCO
Fri. 4 June: 'UNESCO, the world of Islam and the rapprochement of cultures.'

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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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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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Exeter College

Lecture

DR EZEKIEL (ZEKE) EMANUEL will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College. Open to University members only.

Subject: 'Lessons learned: health reform in the United States.'

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Green Templeton College

Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR ANDREW HATTERSLEY, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College.

Subject: 'From base change to better care in diabetes.'

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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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Oriel College

Lee Seng Tee Lecture

DR JOHN STEVENSON will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Oriel's Great War: "Going strong so far".'

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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.'

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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

Research Centre seminar series: Legalism: history and anthropology

DR DONALD R. DAVIS, JR, Wisconsin, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 May, in the Alumni Room, 45 St Giles'.

Subject: 'Looking for law in all the wrong places: a sketch of Hindu law in practice in medieval India.'

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Wolfson College

War and civilisation series: War and medical science

This seminar will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Buttery at Wolfson College. All welcome. For more information, contact: erica.charters@history.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR MARK HARRISON: 'War and medicine.'

MR JOHN BEAVIS, orthopaedic and trauma surgeon: 'War and surgery.'

PROFESSOR SIMON WESSELY, King's College, London: 'War and mental health.'


Isaiah Berlin Lecture

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

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

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Greyfriars Centre for Franciscan Studies

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Taylor Institution.

STRATFORD CALDECOTT
24 May: 'At home in the cosmos: the redemption of ecology.'

THOMAS HERBST, Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury
14 June: 'The integrity of the Franciscan vision: from Francis of Assisi's intuitive theology to the scholastic ethos of Bonaventure.'

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Oxford Italian Association

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 7.30 for 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Cost for members £1, non-members £3, students under thirty free.

DR ALLAN CHAPMAN
25 May, Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: 'Galileo in 1610: the telescope and its discoveries.'

GIUSEPPE D'ESPOSITO and LUCIA ITRIA
8 June, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences: 'A walk in the Phlegrean Fields.'

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