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Oxford University Gazette, 22 April 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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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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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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Lyell Lectures in Bibliography

PROFESSOR I. MACLEAN will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. at the Lecture Theatre, Museum of Natural History.

Tues. 27 Apr.: 'In medias res. A literary agent in Frankfurt, 1606–15.'

Thurs. 29 Apr.: 'The viewpoint of the author: genres and the placing of copy.'

Tues. 4 May: 'The viewpoint of the publisher: the production of learned books.'

Thurs. 6 May: 'The viewpoint of interested parties: legal protection, controls and censorship.'

Tues. 11 May: 'The viewpoint of sellers and purchasers: markets, distribution and collection-building.'

Thurs. 13 May: ' "Nundinas flaccescere experior": the rise and fall of the learned book market, 1590–1630.'

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English Language and Literature

O'Donnell Lectures

DR O.J. PADEL will deliver two O'Donnell lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, and Friday, 30 April, in Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Governance and language in medieval Cornwall.'


Hazlitt Day School: England's missing critic

The Hazlitt Day School will be held on Saturday, 5 June, in the Old Hall, Hertford. Speakers will include John Whale, Uttara Natarajan, Stephen Burley, Ian Patel, Tom Paulin, Marcus Tomalin and Neil Vickers. Cost £30 full, £20 retired and students. Information, including how to register, at: www.english.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/377-englands-mis sing-critic-tenth-hazlitt-da y-school-5-june- 2010.html.

Chair: John Barnard.


Literature and science seminar series

The following seminars will be given at the dates and times shown, and in the rooms indicated, in the St Cross Building.

Conveners: Dr Kirsten Shepherd-Barr and Dr Michael Whitworth.

SALLY SHUTTLEWORTH
Fri. 30 Apr., 3.30 p.m., Room 10: 'Childhood sexuality and the Victorian novel.'

BRUNO LATOUR, Sciences Po, Paris
Wed. 12 May, 5.30 p.m., Lecture Theatre 2: 'A compositionist manifesto.'

STELLA PRATT-SMITH and WILL TATTERSDILL
Fri. 28 May, 2 p.m., Room 10: Graduate forum: 'Mind over matter: from sensation to precision in nineteenth-century representations of electricity' (SP-S); 'Two sides of the same page: science and fiction in the late Victorian periodical' (WT).


Early modern literature graduate seminar

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

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

GAVIN ALEXANDER, Cambridge
27 Apr.: 'William Scott's "The Model of Poesy": a new Elizabethan critic.'

PETER MCCULLOUGH
11 May: 'Text and context: Donne's sermon for the funerals of Sir William Cokayne.'

BERNARD RICHARDS and TIFFANY STERN
25 May: 'Shakespeare's(?) Cardenio: pro and con.'

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History

Lecture

PROFESSOR R. WORTMAN, Columbia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, at 47 Wellington Square.

Subject: 'Dynasty and law in the representation of Russian monarchy.'


Language and History seminar

DAVID LAWTON will give a special Language and History seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Voice and vernacular literature in English, 1350–1500.'


East and east-central Europe seminar

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College, except where noted.

Conveners: Robert Evans, David Rechter and Natalia Nowakowska.

ANNA NOVIKOV-ALMAGOR, Leipzig
27 Apr.: 'Creating a nation: Jews and Silesians in interwar Katowice.'

JOHN WARREN
4 May, Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College: 'Exploiting the theatre: the Austrian corporate state, 1934–8.'

MARIUS TURDA, Oxford Brookes
11 May: 'Mobility and networking: central and southeastern European eugenics.'

MICHAEL CARTER-SINCLAIR, King's College, London
18 May: 'Priests of Vienna and the development of German nationalism: 1860–1938.'

KAREN AUERBACH, Southampton
25 May: 'Jewish publishers of the Polish book in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Warsaw.'

JAMES PETTIFER
1 June: 'C.M. Woodhouse in Greece, 1943–6—a classical warrior.'

ANDREA ORZOFF, New Mexico State
8 June: 'Battle for the castle: the myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914–48.'

RACHEL KING, Berlin
15 June: 'Narratives of amber in ducal Prussia and Counter-Reformation Italy.'


Centre for Early Modern Studies/History of Art

PROFESSOR JEROEN DUINDAM, Groningen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the History of Art Lecture Theatre, second floor, Littlegate House.

Subject: 'Dynastic centres in early modern Europe and Asia: an attempt at comparison.'


Medieval seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls, except where noted.

Convener: Professor Christopher Wickham.

ANDREA AUGENTI
26 Apr.: 'From Classe to Dorestad. Towns, ports and trade, AD 400–800.'

PATRICK HEALY
10 May: 'The cult and memory of Gregory the Great in the eleventh century.'

ROBERT SHAW
17 May: 'Celestine monks of France and Jean Gerson: monasticism and Church reform in the early fifteenth century.'

MARK BAILEY
24 May: 'The decline of villeinage in late medieval England, revisited.'

JOHN WREGLESWORTH
31 May: 'Rethinking eleventh-century history- writing in Spain: the case of the Historia Silense.'

MARY CARRUTHERS
7 June: 'Ordinary beauty in the Middle Ages.'

RICHARD SHARPE, MALCOLM VALE, EMMA CAVELL, PHILIP WOOD and SAMU NISKANEN
14 June, Reese Davies Room, History Faculty: 'Medieval research projects: show and tell.'


Cultures of knowledge in early modern Europe

The following seminars will be given at 3 p.m. on Thursdays, except where noted, in the Colin Matthew Room, Faculty of History. The series is a part of 'Cultures of knowledge: an intellectual geography of the seventeenth-century Republic of Letters,' a collaboration between the Bodleian Library and the Humanities Division, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Conveners: Pietro Corsi and Peter Harrison.

NOËL GOLVERS, Leuven
29 Apr.: 'Scholarly correspondence from the Jesuits in China with Europe (seventeenth–eighteenth centuries).'

ELIZABETHANNE BORAN, Trinity, Dublin
6 May: ' "Live and speake unto the Church, when you are dead": the correspondence of James Ussher (1581–1656) and Samuel Ward (1572–1643).'

ALAN STEWART, Columbia/CELL, QMUL
13 May: 'Writing Francis Bacon's letters.'

HENRY WOUDHUYSEN, University, London
20 May: 'Writing a letter in seventeenth-century England: forms and formats.' (With commentary from Peter Beal, London)

STEFANO VILLANI, Pisa
27 May: 'Tuscan readings of the English Revolution: the correspondence of Amerigo Salvetti and Giovanni Salvetti Antelminelli.'

MIRJAM DE BAAR, Groningen
3 June: 'Building up an international spiritual network: the correspondence of Antoinette Bourignon (1616–80).'

DIRK VAN MIERT, Huygens Institute, and PAUL BOTLEY, Warburg Institute
10 June: 'The seventeenth-century culture of editing scholarly correspondences: the case of Joseph Scaliger (1540–1609)' (DvM); 'The letters of Isaac Casaubon (1559–1614) and Richard Thomson (c.1570–1613)' (PB).

PETER MILLER, Bard
Wed. 23 June: 'Peiresc's Mediterranean merchant network.'


Modern European History Research Centre special lecture

PROFESSOR HARTMUT POGGE VON STRANDMANN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 May, in the Faculty of History.

Subject: 'Germany's overseas empire: colonial politics in Berlin.'

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History, Social Sciences

Medieval economic and social history seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel.

Conveners: John Blair and Ian Forrest.

MARK BAILEY, Leeds Grammar School
28 Apr.: 'Self- government in the small towns of late medieval England.'

ROB PORTASS
5 May: 'Royal-magnate politics and social change in tenth-century Galicia.'

GEORGE MOLYNEAUX
12 May: 'Coins and royal power in the tenth- century English kingdom.'

CHRIS DYER, Leicester
19 May: 'Why peasants needed towns in late medieval England.'

STEVE BASSETT, Birmingham
26 May: 'Anglo-Saxon defences in western Mercia: where are we now and where should we go next?'

JOHN LANGDON and JORDAN CLARIDGE, Alberta
2 June: 'Women and children in the medieval English labour force before the Black Death: the examples of building and agriculture.'

KATHARINA ULMSCHNEIDER
9 June: 'Coinage and economy in Middle Saxon Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.'

MARGARET YATES, Reading
16 June: 'Married women, their landholding, and the Court of Common Pleas.'

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Law

Graduate Legal Research Conference keynote lecture

EMERITUS PROFESSOR N. WIKELEY will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 April, in the MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi.

Subject: 'Reflections on twenty-five years of legal scholarship: from lecturer to judge.'


Lectures

JUSTICE K. O'REGAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Equality, culture and religion.'


T. OTTY, QC, will deliver the following lectures at 6 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, St Cross Building.

26 Apr.: 'The history and future of the Guantanamo Bay detentions: a poisoned inheritance and a principled solution.'

3 May: 'Secret justice: from the Star Chamber to the Special Advocate.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Brooke Benjamin Lecture on Fluid Dynamics

PROFESSOR TOM MULLIN, Manchester, will deliver the Brooke Benjamin Lecture on Fluid Dynamics at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in Lecture Theatre 1, Mathematical Institute. Further information will be found at www.maths.ox.ac.uk/eve nts/brooke-benjamin-lecture/.

Subject: 'The enigma of the transition to turbulence in a pipe.'


Theoretical Chemistry Group seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12), Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr W. Barford.

PROFESSOR SALLY PRICE, University College, London
10 May: 'The challenges to theory posed by the crystallisation of pharmaceuticals.'

PROFESSOR CAROLOS VEGA, Complutense de Madrid
24 May: 'Successes and failures in the description of water when simulating simple models.'

PROFESSOR NICOLA MARZARI
7 June: 'First-principles modelling of catalytic and electrochemical processes—challenges and solutions.'


Oxford Physics colloquia

The following colloquia will be given at 4.15 p.m., except where noted, on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

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

PROFESSOR C. GROVENOR
7 May: 'Superconducting materials for practical applications—the critical importance of defects.'

PROFESSOR K. MELNIKOV, Johns Hopkins
14 May: 'Till the LHC does us apart: Breaking away from the standard model at the new collider.'

PROFESSOR SIR M. PEPPER, University College, London
28 May, 4.30 p.m.: ''Semiconductor nanostructures—the engineering of physics.' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture)

PROFESSOR G. FARMELO, Northeastern
4 June: 'Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty.'

PROFESSOR A. COOPER-SARKAR
11 June: 'The deep structure of the proton.'


Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

PROFESSOR RIC WILLIAMS, Liverpool
29 Apr.: 'How are ocean heat content and overturning changes connected in the North Atlantic?'

PROFESSOR A.R. RAVISHANKARA, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder
6 May: 'Nitrous oxide (N2O): the dominant ozone-depleting substance emitted in the twenty-first century.'

DR DON JENNINGS, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre
13 May: 'The CIRS investigation on Cassini after five years at Saturn.'

DR JAVIER MARTIN-TORRES, CalTech
20 May: 'Astrobiological aspects of planetary atmospheres and instruments for remote sensing on Earth and Mars.'

DR MARINA GALAND, Imperial College, London
27 May: 'Comparative aeronomy.'

PROFESSOR PETER JAN VAN LEEUWEN, Reading
3 June: 'Nonlinear data assimilation in geophysical flows.'

DR THOMAS JUNG, ECMWF
10 June: 'Diagnosing the origin of forecast error and atmospheric circulation anomalies using relaxation experiments.'

PROFESSOR DAVID STEPHENSON, Exeter University
17 June: 'A dummy's guide to "climate trends": what they are and how to model them.'


Mathematical Institute, Numerical Analysis Group: Computational mathematics and applications seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, 3 Worcester Street, except where noted. Details of the 13 May seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: A.J. Wathen and S. Thorne (RAL).

DR MARTIN VAN GIJZEN, Delft University of Technology
22 Apr.: 'Spectral analysis of the discrete Helmholtz operator preconditioned with a shifted Laplacian.'

PROFESSOR DOMINIQUE ORBAN, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
29 Apr.: 'A primal–dual regularised interior-point method for convex quadratic programs.'

PROFESSOR ROLAND HERZOG, Chemnitz University of Technology
6 May: 'A preconditioned conjugate gradient method for optimal control problems with control and state constraints.'

DR JAN VAN LENT, West of England
20 May (RAL): Title to be announced.

PROFESSOR MAHADEVAN GANESH, Colorado School of Mines
27 May: 'High- order surface integral algorithms for 3D computational electromagnetics.'

GARTH WELLS, Cambridge
3 June: 'Automated computational modelling.'

PROFESSOR GIL STRANG, MIT
10 June: 'Banded plus low rank—a new matrix group.'

PROFESSOR JOSEPH WARD, Texas A and M
17 June: 'Towards effective computation with kernels on manifolds.'


Physical Chemistry seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

PROFESSOR CAROL ROBINSON
10 May: 'Structural biology in the gas phase.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW HODGSON, Liverpool
17 May: 'Water at metal surfaces—how does water wet a hydrophilic surface?'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL FINNIS, Imperial College, London
24 May: 'The crystal–melt interface free energy from metadynamics.'


Mathematical biology and ecology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 1, Mathematical Institute.

Convener: Professor P.K. Maini.

DR STEVEN WHITE, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
30 Apr.: 'Modelling sterile insect techniques in variable mosquito populations.'

PROFESSOR ANGELA MCLEAN
14 May: 'Within-host evolution and between- host transmission of HIV.'

DR COLIN MACDONALD
28 May: 'The numerical solution of partial differential equations on surfaces with the closest point method.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS A. HILL, Glasgow
11 June: 'Modelling pressure pulse propagation in the pulmonary circulation.'


Oxford Strachey Lecture in Computer Science

PROFESSOR ORNA GRUMBERG, Israel Institute of Technology, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in Lecture Theatre B, Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'The 2-valued and the 3-valued abstraction-refinement frameworks in model checking.'


Hinshelwood lectures: Atmospheric chemistry: the staple (or is it the masala?) in climate change, ozone layer depletion and air quality science

DR A.R. RAVISHANKARA, Director, Chemical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, USA, will lecture at 11.15 a.m. in the Main Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Mon. 26 Apr.: 'What makes atmospheric chemistry tick? The basics.'

Wed. 28 Apr.: 'Those darned particles: aerosols and how they "cloud" the environmental issues.'

Thurs. 29 Apr.: 'Light and dark sides of atmospheric chemistry: photochemistry, dark reactions and their combination in the atmosphere.'

Mon. 3 May: 'Is stratospheric ozone depletion a dead issue?'

Wed. 5 May: 'Emissions—the next frontier.'

Thurs. 6 May: 'Atmospheric chemistry at the intersections of climate change, ozone layer depletion and air quality.'


Soft matter, biomaterials and interfaces seminars

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

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

DR DENIS BARTOLO, ESPCI, France
11 May: 'Traffic jams and intermittent flows in microfluidic networks.'

DR DAVIDE MARENDUZZO, Edinburgh
18 May: 'Modelling DNA organisation: DNA in bacteriophages and eukaryotic chromosomes.'

DR SONIA CONTERA
25 May: 'High resolution dynamics and mechanics of biological systems with AFM: from single molecules to living cells and nanomedicine.'


Department of Plant Sciences research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences. Details of the 13 May seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor Nicholas Harberd.

DR ROBIN ALLABY, Warwick
29 Apr.: 'Ancient plant DNA: tales of local evolution in the lower latitudes.'

DR MARY BYRNE, John Innes Centre, Norwich
6 May: 'Genetic interactions in the shoot apex: diversity in mechanisms regulating meristem function and leaf patterning.'

PROFESSOR HANS MEINHARDT, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
20 May: Models for biological pattern formation and their application to plant development.' (G.E. Blackman Lecture)

PROFESSOR HERVÉ VAUCHERET, INRA, Versailles
27 May: 'Genetic dissection of plant RNA degradation pathways: lessons from silent trangenes.'

PROFESSOR PHILIP MAINI
3 June: 'Mathematical modelling of cancer growth.'

PROFESSOR XAVIER VEKEMANS, Lille
10 June: 'Genomic signature of strong balancing selection in the self-incompatibility (S-locus) region in the genus Arabidopsis.'

PROFESSOR SANTIAGO GONZÁLEZ-MARTÍNEZ, INIA, Madrid
17 June: 'Genetic signatures of local adaptation in Mediterranean conifer trees with contrasting demography.'

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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.

Convener: Dr Gareth Bond.

DR DAVID TOSH, Bath
12 May: 'Turning pancreas into liver.'

PROFESSOR JORDAN RAFF
16 June: Title to be announced.

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


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. This series is sponsored by Lilly.

PROFESSOR GUY RUTTER, Imperial, London
28 Apr.: 'What do type 2 diabetes susceptibility genes tell us about the pancreatic beta cell?'

DR MATTHEW WOOD
12 May: 'RNA-based therapies for neuromuscular disease: current challenges and future potential.'

DR HARPAL RANDEVA, Warwick
19 May: 'Adipokines in health and disease.'

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

MANJ SANDHU
9 June: Title to be announced.

PROFESSOR PETER GRANT, Leeds
16 June: Title to be announced.


Pharmacology, Anatomical Neuropharmacology and Drug Discovery seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology.

DR BRUNO CAULI, CNRS
27 Apr.: 'Cortical neurons in neurovascular and neurometabolic coupling.'

PROFESSOR RYUICHI SHIGEMOTO, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
4 May: 'Glutamate receptors, their localisation, function and roles in physiological learning processes.' (David Smith Lecture)

DR REBECCA SITSAPESAN, Bristol
11 May: 'Single-channel secrets behind NAADP-induced Ca2+-release.'

BJÖRN HEINDRYCKX, Ghent
18 May: 'Reprogramming of somatic cells: cloning vs induced pluripotent stem cells.'

DR MARK UNGLESS, Imperial, London
25 May: 'Decoding dopamine neuron diversity.'

PROFESSOR BARBARA SAHAKIAN, Cambridge
1 June: 'Neuroethical issues in pharmacological cognitive enhancement.' DR ELIZABETH TUNBRIDGE8 June: 'The therapeutic potential of COMT inhibitors in psychiatry.'

DR THEODOR BURDYGA, Liverpool
15 June: 'Ca release/Ca entry coupling in non- excitable and excitable cells.'

PROFESSOR IAN FORSYTHE, Leicester
22 June: 'Activity-dependent regulation of neuronal excitability: potassium channels as targets for nitric oxide signalling.'


Medical history 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 TOUALAN, 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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Medical Sciences, Law

Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies at Oxford (HeLEX): International Data Sharing conference

The International Data Sharing conference will be held 20–22 September at St Hugh's. The conference will bring together key figures from academia, research ethics committees and clinical practice to discuss how the increase in data storage and access are changing scientific practice, as well as raising a number of technological, legal, ethical and social challenges in the field of genomics. For further information, see: http://helix.medsci.ox.ac.uk/data-sharing-international-conference[ hy]1.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

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 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.'


Italian graduate seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

ALESSANDRO CARLUCCI, Royal Holloway, London
3 May: 'Viva sa comune! Language and politics in Gramsci.'

BENEDETTA TOBAGI
10 May: Presentation of her book, Come mi batte forte il tuo cuore. (Respondent: Ruth Glynn, Bristol)

ELISABETTA ARCARI, Ca' Foscari, Venice
24 May: 'Mettere ordine tra scaffali virtuali: questioni filologiche per la biblioteca di Vincenzio Borghini.' (With presentations from graduate students, Teresa Franco and Cecilia Piantanida)

JANE TYLUS, New York
7 June: Presentation of her book, Reclaiming Catherine of Siena.

DR ANDREA PICCARDI, Szczecin/Stettino
14 June: 'Il Pontifex di Leon Battista Alberti. Le fonti, la figura del vescovo, il Concilio di Firenze.'


Francophone graduate seminar

LESLIE BARNES, California at Los Angeles, and NATHALIE HUYNH CHAU NGUYEN, Melbourne, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 April, in the Austin Gill Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Toby Garfitt and Eva Sansavior.

Subject: 'The literary representation of trauma: Linda Lê' (LB); 'Inherited trauma: memory and the legacy of loss in the Vietnamese diaspora' (NHCN).


Spanish research seminars

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

MICHAEL ROLFE, University College, London
27 Apr.: 'The death of a son: "alien voices" in Lope de Vega's Rimas sacras.' (Medieval and Golden Age Seminar)

DR ARANTZA MAYO, Royal Holloway, London
4 May: 'Rhetorical scenarios and political poetics in the work of Pedro Shimose (Boliva, 1940).' (Modern Hispanic Seminar)

PROFESSOR L. PATRICK HARVEY, King's College, London
25 May: 'How Islam went underground in Spain in the sixteenth century.' (Medieval and Golden Age Seminar)

ANDREA ACLE, Cambridge
1 June: 'Contrasting idealist and pragmatic forms of Spanish conservatism: Jaime Balmes (1810–48) and Juan Donoso Cortés (1809–53).' (Modern Hispanic Seminar)

KAITLIN WALSH and DIANA TORRES RIVERA
8 June: 'Figures of authority: Cervantes's critique of storytelling' (KW); ' "Alboroto de Hombros" y "Sabrosura de Barrio": cuerpo y ritmos afro-caribeños en la crónica urbana puertorriqueña' (DTR). (Medieval and Golden Age Seminar and Modern Hispanic Seminar)

PROFESSOR DANIEL CREWS, Central Missouri
15 June: 'The converso civic Christianity of Juan de Valdés.' (Medieval and Golden Age Seminar)

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Music

Graduate colloquia

The following colloquia will be given on Tuesdays at 5.15 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

PAUL GRIFFITHS, author
27 Apr.: 'Twenty-first century music: a progress(?) report.'

MENA HANNA
4 May: 'Coptic chant: transcribing the clash of East and West.'

PROFESSOR JEREMY YUDKIN, Boston
11 May: 'There's a place.'

DR BARBARA EICHNER, Oxford Brookes
18 May: 'A new song? Monastic music in late sixteenth-century Germany.'

PROFESSOR ALEX REHDING, Harvard
25 May: 'The discovery of slowness in music.'

TIGGER BURTON
1 June: 'Some thoughts on the problems that arise when singing the psalms to Anglican chant.'

PROFESSOR PETER FRANKLIN
8 June: 'Lost in spaces. Recovering Schreker's spectacular voices.'

MS JENNY TAMPLIN
15 June: 'Still mourning? Orpheus and time regained.'

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Oriental Studies

Leverhulme research seminar on toleration of variety within Judaism in the modern period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Oriental Institute, except where noted.

Conveners: Corinna Kaiser, Simon Levis-Sullam and Professor Martin Goodman.

LEENA PETERSEN, Sussex
26 Apr.: 'On dogmatism and tolerance in the Wissenschaft des Judentums.'

ELIYAHU STERN
3 May: 'Canon and tolerance in modern rabbinic culture.'

ELCHANAN REINER, Tel Aviv
10 May: 'Not "revenge messianism." Subversive messianic ideas in the Ashkenazi rabbinate from the late sixteenth to the late eighteenth century.'

ADAM FERZIGER, Bar Ilan
Tues. 18 May, 10 a.m.: 'The Hamburg cremation controversy: early twentieth-century Orthodoxy and the boundaries of Jewish identity.'

ADA RAPOPORT-ALBERT, University College, London
24 May: 'Hasidim and Mitnagdim.'

BERND WITTE, Heinrich Heine University
31 May: 'Moses Mendelssohn: tolerance in the tradition of Judaism.'

JONATHAN WEBBER, Birmingham
7 June: 'Shifting boundaries and cultural (in)coherence in the modern Jewish world.'

TUDOR PARFITT, London
14 June: 'Lost tribes in Africa and Asia.'


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 LÜSSIG, 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.'


Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: Textual criticism of medieval Hebrew texts and comparison of Hebrew and Greek manuscripts

PROFESSOR MALACHI BEIT-ARIÉ, Hebrew University, and PROFESSOR MARILENA MANIACI, Cassino, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Mondays, except where noted, in the New Bodleian Library.

26 Apr.: 'The unique circumstances of Hebrew book production.' (MB-A)

3 May: 'Manual transmission and publication of texts: collective ownership.' (MB-A)

Tues. 11 May: 'Scribal enhancement of legibility, transparency and searchability of transmitted texts.' (MB-A)

17 May: 'Writing material (parchment and paper) in the Byzantine and Jewish worlds.' (MB-A and MM)

24 May: 'Ruling techniques in the page preparation of Greek and Hebrew manuscripts.' (MB-A and MM)

31 May: 'Mise en page of Greek and Hebrew manuscripts (including statistical codicology).' (MB-A and MM)

7 June: 'Text reproduction by learned copyists and hired scribes: deliberate interference and unintentional corruption.' (MB-A)

14 June: 'The implications of creating and reproducing Hebrew books on editing texts and textual criticism.' (MB-A)


Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period: Greek scripture and the rabbis

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

Conveners: Alison Salvesen and Martin Goodman.

DR TIM EDWARDS
27 Apr.: 'Aquila, the Targum and the rabbis in Psalms.'

PROFESSOR EMANUEL TOV, Hebrew University
4 May: 'Textual praxis and theories about the original biblical text.'

PROFESSOR PHILIP ALEXANDER, Manchester
11 May: 'Rabbinic attitudes to translating the Bible.'

DR MIKE GRAVES, Wheaton College
18 May: 'Aquila's edition of Genesis and rabbinic exegesis.'

JENNY LABENDZ, Jewish Theological Seminary
25 May: 'Aquila and the rabbis: the primary texts reconsidered.'

DR ALISON SALVESEN
1 June: 'The rabbis, Aquila, Symmachus and the translation of prophecy.'

DR MICHAEL LAW
8 June: 'The Cairo Genizah fragments attributed to Aquila's version.'

PROFESSOR BAS ROMENY, Leiden
15 June: 'The identity of "ho Hebraios".'

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Philosophy

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR R. DWORKIN will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building.

Subject: To be announced.


Public lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID CHALMERS, ANU, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools. Registration is required by e-mailing nicholas.iles@philosophy.ox.ac.uk. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'The singularity: a philosophical analysis.'


Inaugural Wellcome Lecture in Neuroethics

PROFESSOR STEVEN HYMAN, Provost of Harvard, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the University Museum. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Meditations on self-control: lessons from the neurobiology of addiction.'


Conference: The mechanisms of self-control: lessons from addiction

A conference will be held 13 and 14 May at Christ Church. Main speakers will include George Ainslie, Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Centre; Nomy Arpaly, Brown; Kent Berridge, Michigan; Richard Holton, MIT; Steven Hyman, Harvard; Mark Muraven, SUNY Albany; Steve Pearce, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Trust; Hanna Pickard; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke; and Gideon Yaffe, Southern California. For more information, please see: www.neuroethics.ox.ac.uk/. Organisers: Professor Neil Levy and Dr Nick Shea.

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Philosophy, Social Sciences

Conference: The many colours of Hegelianism: Hegel's philosophy and its reception in an international context

A conference bringing together scholars of Hegel's thought and its reception in different cultural contexts will be held 4 and 5 June at New 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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Philosophy/James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Advanced research seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays at the James Martin Twenty-first Century School. They are open to scholars and Oxford graduate students. There are usually two speakers per session.

DR PETER TAYLOR
28 Apr.: 'The mismeasure of risk.'

PROFESSOR NIGEL M. DE S. CAMERON and CHARLES WEBEL
5 May: 'Can there be policy on enhancement?' (NMdSC); 'A war of the world, or the end of war—can a non-violent strategy of conflict resolution be effective in ending the global war on terrorism?' (CW).

DR MARIAROSARIA TADDEO and FREJ KLEM THOMSEN
12 May: 'Informational conflicts: a new ethical challenge' (MT); 'We will find the black man who did this—police profiling and epistemic discrimination' (FKT).

DR BARBRO FRÖDING and PROFESSOR MARTIN PETERSON
26 May: Title to be announced (BF); 'Some actions are neither right nor wrong: abortion, euthanasia and some other controversial examples' (MP).

DR MICHELLE COWLEY and DR JEAN-FRANèOIS BONNEFON
2 June: 'The psychology of intention, foresee-ability and the boundaries of perceived responsibility in legal cases' (MC); 'Reasoning about unjust rewards and punishments: individual differences and behavioural experiments' (J-FB).

DR SIMON RIPPON and ELFED HUW PRICE
9 June: 'The significance of the distinction between treatment and enhancement' (SR); 'The evolution of symbolic thought—a just so story' (EHP).

JOSÉ LUIS PÉREZ TRIVINO and DR MARK SHEEHAN
16 June: 'Altruism and holocaust: some remarks' (JLPT); 'Society in science: why should we involve patients and the public in research?' (MS).

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Social Sciences

Roger Hood Public Lecture

PROFESSOR N. CHRISTIE will deliver the Roger Hood Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Scandinavian exceptionalism: five dangers ahead.'


African Studies Annual Lecture: Worldliness, postcolonial city life, and thinking from the south

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

Subject: 'City, art, motion: thinking the "now" from Johannesburg' (SN); 'Collision, collusion and refractions: reflections on South Africa after liberation' (AM).


Round table discussion

PROFESSOR J. WELSH will chair a round table discussion with PROFESSOR J. NYE, JR, Harvard, PROFESSOR Y.F. KHONG and DR N. BOWLES on the Obama presidency and US foreign policy at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, at the Rothermere American Institute.


Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: Faculty workshops and seminars in comparative politics

The following events will take place as shown.

ALAN RENWICK, Reading
Fri. 30 Apr., 5 p.m., Chester Room, Nuffield College: 'The politics of electoral reform: changing the rules of democracy?'

CRISTÓBAL ROVIRA KALTWASSER and WOLFGANG MERKEL, Berlin
Fri. 7 May, 5 p.m., senior common room, Nuffield College: 'Populism and democracy?'

JOÃO CRAVINHO, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and THEODORE PANGALOS, Vice-President of Greece
Mon. 10 May, 5 p.m., Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College: 'The financial crisis in southern Europe and the eurozone.'

JULIAN MISCHI, Centre d'Economie et Sociologie Appliquées à l'Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux, Dijon
Wed. 12 May, 1 p.m., European Studies Centre, St Antony's College: 'The French Communist Party and the working class (1930s–80s): communist activism, the view from the grassroots.'

ADEEL MALIK
Fri. 21 May, 1 p.m., Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building: 'Geography, colonialism and society: canal colonisation in British Punjab, 1880–1940.'

THOMAS PEPINKSY, Cornell
Wed. 2 June, 1 p.m., senior common room, Nuffield College: 'Decentralisation, Indonesia-style.'


International Gender Studies Centre: Political and reciprocal aspects of cross-cultural research

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Queen Elizabeth House, except where noted.

Conveners: Professor Judith Okely and Sara Sanders, California.

MARGARET DICKINSON, professional filmmaker
29 Apr.: 'Filming and teaching film in Africa and India: personal reflections.'

SARA SANDERS, California
6 May: 'Studying the 1960s: especially Mexican women in California.'

CAROLINE DUMONTEIL, independent scholar
13 May: 'Polygamy and the status of women: origins, practice and consequences of a reproductive system.'

DR SONDRA HAUSNA
Wed. 19 May, 5 p.m., St Antony's College: 'Ritual redemption in London's economy of love.' (Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture)

DR TONY SIMPSON, Manchester
27 May: 'Boys to men in the time of AIDS in Zimbabwe.'

VICTORIA SULTANA, Malta
3 June: 'Research with amputees: a Maltese context.'

PROFESSOR JOHNNY PARRY, London School of Economics
10 June: 'The anthropologist's assistant: a story from India.'

VISITING FELLOWS from China, USA and Ireland
17 June: Various presentations.


Lecture and exhibition

MAXIM KANTOR, Russian artist, novelist, playwright and artist-in-residence at the Department of Politics and International Relations, will deliver a lecture entitled 'Artist as politician' at 12 noon on Monday, 10 May, in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building. All welcome, but admission with a University card. There will also be an exhibition of prints and oils by Mr Kantor, 'Misteria of politics nowadays,' from 26 April to 10 May at the Manor Road Building.


Foundation for Law, Justice and Society/Centre for Socio-legal Studies

PROFESSOR RAN HIRSCHL, Toronto, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in Magdalen College. For further information and to book tickets: www.fljs.org/events or phil.dines@fljs.org.

Subject: 'Politicising law, judicialising politics: a realist approach to comparative constitutionalism.'


Department of Education public lecture programme

The following lectures will be given on Mondays, except where noted, at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room A, 15 Norham Gardens.

GJERT LANGFELDT, Agder, Norway
26 Apr.: 'Accountability in education: the end of schooling as we know it? Results from a recent project investigating the introduction of accountability in the governance of education in Scandinavian countries.'

JUSTIN J.W. POWELL, London
Wed. 5 May: 'Institutional change in special education? Comparing the United States and Germany.'

SIR DAVID WATSON, London
10 May: 'Is HE worth it? Higher education and lifelong learning.'

GERAINT JOHNES, Lancaster
17 May: 'Cost structure, efficiency and heterogeneity in US higher education: an empirical analysis.'

PETER ROBERTS, Canterbury, New Zealand
24 May: 'Trouble in Paradise? Utopia, dystopia and the knowledge society.'

CHRISTINE HOWE, Cambridge
7 June: 'Peer groups and children's development: some implications from studies of collaborative learning.'

GEOFF MASON, National Institute for Economic and Social Research
14 June: 'Employer support for part-time study in higher education: pushing at an open door?'


Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC)/Programme on the Changing Character of War seminar series

The following seminars will be given on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.

PROFESSOR WILLIAM SCHABAS, NUI
27 Apr.: 'The Review Conference of the Rome Statute: amending the statute and taking stock of the court.'

CAPT. WILLIAM PARK
4 May: 'The Mafia and the mullah: counternarcotics, counterinsurgency and realpolitik in Afghanistan.'

PROFESSOR DEREK JINKS, US Naval War College
11 May: 'The meaning of "membership in an armed group" in the context of "direct participation in hostilities".'

PROFESSOR ROBERT PATMAN, Otago
18 May: 'Strategic shortfall: the Somalia Syndrome and the march to 9/11.'

PROFESSOR TONI ERSKINE, Aberystwyth
25 May: 'Kicking bodies and damning souls: the danger of harming "innocent" individuals while punishing "delinquent" states.'

PROFESSOR CLIVE JONES, Nottingham
1 June: 'Intelligence and the Dhofar campaign.'

PROFESSOR JANE STROMSETH, Georgetown
8 June: 'Do international criminal courts strengthen justice on the ground in post-conflict societies?'

DR PAUL CORNISH, Chatham House
15 June: Title to be announced.


Israel: historical, political and social aspects

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m., except where noted, in the Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer.

PROFESSOR MORDECHAI KREMNITZER, Hebrew University
Mon. 3 May: 'Balancing freedom of speech and incitement to hatred and violence in Israeli politics.'

RUTH LANDE and AVIV WASSERMAN, Lod Foundation
Thurs. 6 May: 'Jewish–Muslim–Christian partnership in the making: the Lod Community Foundation.'

RUTH LANDE
Mon. 10 May: 'The Egyptian–Israeli–Palestinian relations triangle: challenges and opportunities.'

PROFESSOR SHLOMO AVINERI, Hebrew University
Thurs. 13 May: 'Herzl's vision of the Jewish state: utopia and reality.'

PROFESSOR SHLOMO AVINERI, Hebrew University
1 p.m., Fri. 14 May: Lunchtime workshop: 'Multi-culturalism and pluralism in Israel.'

DR JOSEPH DAVID, Hebrew University
Mon. 17 May: 'Judeo-Arabic: plausible combination or myth?'


Department of Politics and International Relations

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Queen Mary, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Politics and International Relations.

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


Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS): Anthropological approaches to migration and mobility

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

Convener: Iain Walker.

PROFESSOR LEIF MANGER, Bergen
29 Apr.: 'Surfing on the waves of globalisation. Reflections on the Hadrami migrations around the Indian Ocean.'

DR CATHRINE BRUN, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
6 May: 'Rehoused but homeless. Forced migration and resettlement on Sri Lanka's east coast.'

DR SYED ALI, Long Island
13 May: 'Permanently impermanent: Dubai's migrant workers.'

DR RUBA SALIH, Exeter University
20 May: 'Muslim women and the emergence of counter-public spheres in Italy.'

DR SONDRA HAUSNER and PROFESSOR DAVID GELLNER
27 May: 'Religion in the Nepali diaspora.'

DR MARUSKA SVASEK, Queen's, Belfast
3 June: 'Why focus on emotions when analysing migration? Concepts, methods, analysis.'

DR PETER HANSEN, Danish Institute for International Studies
10 June: 'Time for the pen, not the sword. Khat and consumption among diaspora returnees in Somaliland.'

PROFESSOR KAREN FOG OLWIG, Copenhagen
17 June: 'Caribbean nurses in Britain: victims, heroines or dutiful daughters?'


Media and Politics seminar

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

Conveners: David Butler, John Lloyd and David Levy.

LORD ADONIS, Secretary of State for Transport
30 Apr.: 'The best trade? Academic, journalist or politician.'

ADAM BOULTON, Political Editor, Sky News
14 May: 'Impact of 24/7 on broadcast reporting.'

BARONESS WILLIAMS OF CROSBY
21 May: 'The coverage of politics in the UK and USA.'

MARK THOMPSON, Director General, BBC
28 May: Title to be announced.


NearEastMed Archaeology Group: Iron age trade, interaction and cultural identity seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Ashmolean Museum Education Centre, via the St Giles' Street entrance. The seminars are supported by the Department of Classics, Institute of Archaeology, Oriental Studies and the Ashmolean Department of Antiquities.

Conveners: Dr Jack Green, Dr Catherine Draycott, Dr Yannis Galanakis, and Dr Anja Ulbrich.

TAMAR HODOS, Bristol
6 May: ' "Mediterraneanisation" in the north-eastern Levant.'

GUNNAR LEHMAN, Ben-Gurion
3 June: 'New evidence for East–West contacts in eastern Cilicia during the eighth and seventh centuries BCE.'

ALEXANDER VACEK
10 June: 'The Greek pottery from Al Mina. Aspects of Greek contacts with the eastern Mediterranean during the Iron Age.'


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.'

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Theology

Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion seminar series

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

PAUL ALLEN, Concordia
6 May: 'The natural state of sin and the renewal of theology.'

MICHAEL MURRAY, Franklin and Marshal College, USA, and JEFF SCHLOSS, Westmont College, USA
20 May: 'Deus sive natura: scientific explanations of religious belief and practice.'

SARAH COAKLEY, Cambridge
3 June: 'How cooperation makes a difference: evolution and the problem of divine providence.'

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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, Chris Kelly (States and Societies); Robert Hoyland, Nicola Clarke, Philip Wood (the Islamic World); Averil Cameron, Eileen Rubery, 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 Buddhist Studies

Lecture series

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College.

DR GEORGIOS HALKIAS 26 Apr.: 'The Greek–Buddhist interface: evidence and speculations.'

DR GEORGIOS HALKIAS
3 May: 'Tibetan Pure Land Buddhism: texts, images and practices.'

DAVID PRITZKER
10 May: 'The flowering of visual arts in western Tibet after c. AD 1000.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD GOMBRICH
17 May: 'The Buddha's thought and Stoicism: a comparison.'

THE VEN. DR ANIL SAKYA
24 May: 'Distinctive features of Buddhism in Thailand: I: a historical perspective.'

THE VEN. DR ANIL SAKYA
31 May: 'Distinctive features of Buddhism in Thailand: II: an ethnographic perspective.'

THE VEN. DR KHAMMAI DHAMMASAMI
7 June: 'History of Buddhism in Burma revisited.'

THE VEN. DR KHAMMAI DHAMMASAMI
14 June: 'Buddhism in post-colonial Burma, 1948–88.'

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Saïd Business School

Oxford at Saïd seminar

The following seminar will be given at 6 p.m. on Monday, 24 May, at the Saïd Business School. Register at: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/centres/en trepreneurship/events.

Subject: 'Oceans.'


Complex Agent-based Dynamic Networks (CABDyN) seminar series

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

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

DR MICHAEL GASTNER, Imperial College, London
27 Apr.: 'The complex network of global cargo ship movements.'

DR GANESH AYALVADI, Bristol
4 May: 'Probabilistic consensus via polling and majority rules.'

DR MAURO MOBILIA, Leeds
11 May: 'Large fluctuations and fixation in evolutionary games with non-vanishing selection.'

DR JOSÉ JAVIER RAMASCO, Turin
18 May: 'Web traffic: analysis of navigation data and modelling at single user level.'

PROFESSOR ALEXANDRE ARENAS, Rovira i Virgili
25 May: 'Optimal map of the modular structure of complex networks.'

DR RENAUD LAMBIOTTE, Imperial College, London
1 June: Title to be confirmed.


Institute for Science, Innovation and Society: Visiting speaker seminar series: Issues in scale

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the James Martin Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School.

ANNEMARIE MOL
29 Apr.: 'Some eating body's wider relevance: on the elsewheres of the case.'

GAIL DAVIES
6 May: 'Rethinking scale and relations with humanised mice.'

FRANCK COCHOY
13 May: 'On curiosity devices: from scalography to depthography.'

SIGNE VIKKELSO
20 May: 'Appropriate scales of anxiety—on the frail operation of a therapeutic technique.'

CHRISTINA DUNBAR-HESTER
27 May: 'Soldering towards media democracy.'

JOHN LAW
10 June: Title to be announced.

ALBERTO CORSON JIMÉNEZ
17 June: 'How knowledge grows: an anthropological anamorphosis.'

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Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research

Special lecture

PROFESSOR DAME AVERIL CAMERON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 June, in the Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in honour of Professor Cameron.

Subject: 'How orthodox was Byzantium?'


Averil Cameron Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies: Religion in the Byzantine world

The following lectures will be given in honour of Professor Dame Averil Cameron at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies.

PROFESSOR JUDITH HERRIN, London
28 Apr.: 'The formation of church structures in Byzantium.'

PROFESSOR GUY STROUMSA
5 May: 'Jews and Arabs in Byzantine consciousness (fourth–eighth centuries).'

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH JEFFREYS
19 May: 'The cult of the Theotokos in twelfth- century Constantinople.'

PROFESSOR CHRIS WICKHAM
9 June: 'Western approaches to Byzantine state religion.'

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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 1 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: 'From biblical humanism to historical criticism: the Hebrew scholarship of Johannes Drusius (1550–1616).'

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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Museum of the History of Science

Oxford and the Royal Society public lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL HUNTER, Birkbeck College, London, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, at the Museum of the History of Science.

Subject: 'The great experiment: the early evolution of the Royal Society.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Muslims in Britain: research and reflections

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, except where noted, at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All are welcome.

PROFESSOR RON GEAVES, Liverpool Hope
28 Apr.: 'The challenging terrain of studying Muslims in Britain: reflections on twenty-five years of field research.'

DR JONATHAN SCOURFIELD, Cardiff
5 May: 'Muslim childhood in Britain.'

PROFESSOR LYNN STAEHELI, Edinburgh
12 May: 'Complex communities, complex identitites: Muslim? Arab? British?'

DR SEAN MCLOUGHLIN, Leeds
19 May: 'Holy places, contested spaces: British–Pakistani accounts of pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah.'

DR EMMA TARLO, Goldsmiths, London
26 May: 'Material matters: re-considering visibly Muslim dress practices in Britain.'

PROFESSOR CERI PEACH, Manchester
2 June: 'British Muslims: gender and disadvantage.'

DR DEBORAH PHILLIPS
Thurs. 10 June: Negotiating spaces: urban narratives amongst British Muslims in multicultural Bradford.'

DR ALISON SHAW and DR MOHAMMAD TALIB
16 June: 'Reflections on key themes and methodologies.'


The study of Muslim societies

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD TALIB will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Mondays at the Centre for Islamic Studies. Open to matriculated members of the University.

24 May: 'Varieties of data and analysis.'

31 May: 'Narratives and stories.'

7 June: 'Meanings and metaphors.'

14 June: 'Representation and beyond the data.'


Political economy of institutions and development

DR ADEEL MALIK will lecture at 3 p.m. on Thursdays during Trinity Term at the Centre for Islamic Studies. Open to matriculated members of the University.


The emergence of the modern Muslim world. Part II: Islamic revivalism and Western domination, c.1920–c.2000

PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON will lecture at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Centre for Islamic Studies. Open to matriculated members of the University.

27 Apr.: 'Islamic reform and the modern state; continued Western hegemony; the challenge of capitalism.'

4 May: 'Islamism, Mawdudi and Pakistan.'

11 May: 'Islamism, Sayyid Qutb and Egypt.'

25 May: 'Islamism comes to power: Khomeini and the Iranian Revolution.'

1 June: 'Islamism comes to power: Turkey, the followers of Ataturk and those of Said Bediuzzaman Nursi.'

8 June: 'The Cold War, its end and the emergence of al-Qaeda.'

15 June: 'The rise of the Shia: Hizbollah and Lebanon—the Shia of Iraq.'


Politics in the Middle East

PROFESSOR AUGUSTUS RICHARD NORTON will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of week 3, and Monday and Tuesday of week 4, at the Department of Politics and International Relations. Open to matriculated members of the University.


Special lecture

DR YAHYA ABDUL RAHMAN, founder of LARIBA system, former Chairperson of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All welcome.

Subject: 'The art of Islamic banking.'


Qur'anic Arabic

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI will give classes in Qur'anic Arabic at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays during Trinity Term at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All are welcome.


Modern standard Arabic

The following classes in modern standard Arabic will be given at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The courses are run in association with the Department of Continuing Education. Registration required.

MR YOUSIF QASMIYEH

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.

DR MONICA BALDA-TILLIER

Arabic 3: Monday 5–7 p.m.
Arabic 4: Tuesday 10 a.m.–12 noon.

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Barclay Room, Green Templeton College.

NIC NEWMAN, former Future Media Controller, Journalism at the BBC
28 Apr.: 'The UK elections and beyond—the challenges of the digital revolution for media companies.'

MARTIN MOORE, Media Standards Trust
5 May: 'The decline of international coverage in the UK and US media.'

DONALD MATHESON, Canterbury, New Zealand
12 May: 'The watchdog's new bark—the changing face of investigative journalism.'

DAVID SCHLESINGER, Reuters Editor-in-chief
19 May: 'Professional journalists, citizen journalists, militaries and protesters: telling the story, setting the context and staying safe.'

LINDSEY HILSUM, International Editor, Channel 4 News, and NAHID SEYEDSAYAMDOST
26 May: 'Reporting Iran.'

JOY LODICO, freelance writer and contributing editor to Prospect magazine
2 June: 'Tell it to the birds—why the Twitter revolution is falling on deaf ears.'

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Oxford Learning Institute

Public seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays on Level 2 of 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 JEROEN HUISMAN, Bath
29 Apr.: 'Internationalisation in higher education: institutional strategies and responses to the Bologna process.'

DR CELIA WHITCHURCH, London
6 May: 'Some implications of "third space" for professional identities in higher education.'

PROFESSOR PETER ROBERTS, Canterbury, New Zealand
20 May: 'Knowledge, performativity and higher education: the commodification of research in the twenty-first century.'

DR ANNA ROBINSON-PANT, East Anglia
27 May: 'Internationalisation of higher education: developing theoretical perspectives on practice.'

DR MARY LEA, Open
3 June: 'Digital literacies in higher education: texts and practices in the technologically mediated university.'

PROFESSOR GARETH WILLIAMS, London
10 June: 'An economic interpretation of higher education theory and policy.'

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Mason Française

Medieval French seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays in the Maison Française, except where noted.

Conveners: Sophie Marnette and Helen Swift.

YASMINA FOEHR-JANSSENS, Geneva
27 Apr.: 'A force de rire: discours féminin et violence physique dans les recueils de Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles.'

PHILIPPE MAUPEU, Toulouse
11 May: ' "Intencion de l'aucteur" et éthique littéraire dans la littérature allégorique édifiante (14ème–15ème siècle).'

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
25 May: 'Approaches to editing medieval texts.'

SARAH KAY, Princeton
15 June, Main Hall, Taylor Institution: 'The nightingales' way: Jean Renart's Roman de la Rose and the invention of French poetry.' (Taylor Lecture)


Early modern French seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Richard Parish, Rowan Tomlinson and Kate Tunstall.

CAROLINE WARMAN
29 Apr.: 'Une "lumière faible et vacillante": the vilification of Condillac in the 1790s.'

KATHERINE IBBETT, University, London
13 May: 'Novel feelings: Lafayette, Villedieu and the problem of pity.'

FELICITY GREEN, Cambridge
27 May: 'Freedom and carelessness in Montaigne's Essais.'

NEIL KENNY, Cambridge
10 June: ' "Ce qui occasionna ceste Seree fut...": les "causes" du savoir dans les Serèes de Guillaume Bouchet (1584–98).'


Modern French seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française, except where noted.

Convener: Dominique Combe.

DOMINIQUE COMBE, Paris III
6 May: 'La "sombre et cruelle épopée": poésie et identité "nationale" au Québec.'

JONATHAN CULLER, Cornell
20 May, Main Hall, Taylor Institution: ' "L'hyperbole et l'apostrophe": Baudelaire and the theory of the lyric.' (Zaharoff Lecture)

STEPHEN ROMER, Tours
3 June: 'Une lignée Jean Follain? Présentation de l'anthologie: Into the Deep Street—Seven Modern French Poets, 1938–2008.'

PATRICK MCGUINESS
17 June: 'Death and belgitude in William Cliff's poetry.'


Oxford History of Chemistry seminar

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. in the Maison Française, except where noted. Two papers will be given at each meeting.

Conveners: Pietro Corsi; Robert Fox; John Perkins, Oxford Brookes; Viviane Quirke, Oxford Brookes; Muriel Le Roux; and John Christie.


Thurs. 29 Apr.: Chemistry in the Low Countries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

ERNST HOMBURG, Maastricht: 'Chemists and chemistry in the Netherlands, 1830–1960.'

BRIGITTE VAN TIGGELEN, Louvain: 'Chemists and chemistry in Belgium, 1830–1960.'


Wed. 12 May, Centre for the History of Medicine, Oxford Brookes: Chemistry and pharmacy in the colonial world

FLORIANE BLANC, Lyon: 'The Dakar Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, part of a global plan?'

STUART ANDERSON, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: 'Setting the standard: the British Pharmacopoeia as an instrument of imperialism, 1864–1932.'


Wed. 26 May: Chemical adventures: the search for natural products

CHRIS COOKSEY, RSC Historical Group/Dyes in History and Archaeology Group: 'Indigo in the nineteenth century.'

LAURENT SORCELLE, author and journalist: 'Science et conscience, richesse de l'âme.'


Digital humanities seminar: Scholarly editions

The following seminars will be given at the times shown on Wednesdays in the Maison Française.

Convener: Paolo D'Iorio.

NIENKE BAKKER, van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and PETER BOOT, Huygens Institute, The Hague
28 Apr., 4.30 p.m.: 'The letters of Vincent van Gogh: book and web edition.'

LOU BURNARD, TGE Adonis, Paris
5 May, 5 p.m.: 'Digital scholarly editions: from literary and linguistic computing to digital humanities.'

PIETRO CORSI
12 May, 5 p.m.: 'Internet as a research tool: the case of the history of science.'

CÉCILE MEYNARD and THOMAS LEBARBÉ ;, Stendhal-Grenoble 3
2 June, 4.30 p.m.: 'Stendhal's manuscripts.'

ELIANE FIGHIERA and PIERRA JOUIN, Assemblée Nationale; MICHÈLE SACQUIN, BNF; and PIERRE-MARC DE BIASI, CNRS-ITEM
9 June, 3.30 p.m.: The first digital genetic edition of Rousseau's La Nouvelle Héloïse.'


Conferences

The following conferences will be held in the Maison Française.

'Vichy in concepts' will be held from 2 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 May. Organisers: Luc Borot and Steffen Prauser, Birmingham.

'La grammaire de Port Royal. 350ème anniversaire' will be held from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, to 2 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May. Organiser: Martine Pécharman, CNRS.

'Writing legal history: breaking out of National Frameworks (UK and France)' will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, 24 May. Organised by Frédéric Audren, CNRS, with the support of the Institute of European and Comparative Law.

'Dealing with religious dissension. Historical and contemporary models' will be held from 2 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 29 May. Organisers: Luc Borot and Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS.


Study days

The following study days will be held in the Maison Française, unless otherwise noted.

'Engaging with "engagement": French Catholic thought, 1930–50' will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, at Magdalen. Organiser: Toby Garfitt. Chairs: Katherine Davies and Toby Garfitt.

'Publishing in the humanities in the global age' will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May. Organisers: Luc Borot and Christophe Prochasson, Editions de l'EHESS.

'The Durkheimians and Asia' will be held from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 22 May. Organisers: Yves Goudineau, EFEO, and William Pickering.

'Aristotle on action' will be held from 10 a.m. on Friday, 11 June, to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 12 June. Friday's venue to be announced; Saturday at Oriel. Organisers: Jean-Louis Labarrière, CNRS, and David Charles.


Other lectures and events

The following will be held in the Maison Française, unless otherwise noted.

A lecture, 'The results of the French regional elections and their political consequences,' will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 30 April. Organisers: David Goldey and Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS.

STEPHEN ROMER, Tours, in conversation with MICHAEL SHERINGHAM
Tues. 4 May, 5.15 p.m.: ' "The hard and the soft": translation as listening.'

Showing of Delicatessen, followed by a meeting with French actor, Jean-Claude Dreyfus (in French), at 4.10 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution. Organisers: Michaël Abecassis and Karen Zouaoui as part of 'Le cinéma et la culture française en fête.'

BRUNO LATOUR, Sciences Po, ParisThurs. 13 May, 5 p.m.: 'Law as special type of social link: a field study of a French Supreme Court.' Organiser: Frédéric Audren, CNRS. Chairs: Fernanda Pirie and Judith Scheele.

LAURENT DOUZOU, Sciences Po, Lyon
Fri. 14 May, 5.15 p.m.: 'L'appel du 18 juin.' Chair: Robert Gildea.

MATHIAS MALZIEU, singer-songwriter, author
Fri. 28 May, 5 p.m., Main Hall, Taylor Institution: 'La mécanique de la création: littérature et musique.' Organisers: Michael Abecassis and Frédéric Audren, CNRS.

BERNARD STIEGLER, Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation, Paris
Wed. 2 June, 5 p.m., Wadham: 'Littérature et mystagogie chez Henry James, Marcel Duchamp et Marcel Proust.' MFO–Taylorian Lecture. Chair: Gerald Moore.


Cinema: four films by Marcel Carné

The following films will be shown at 8 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays in the Maison Française. Films will be shown in French with English subtitles and introduced by Reidar Due. Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

4 May: Hotel du Nord (1938, 95 min).

18 May: Le Quai des brumes (1938, 91 min).

1 June: Les Enfants du paradis (1945, 190 min).

15 June: Les Tricheurs (1958, 120 min).

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Voltaire Foundation

Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment special lecture

PROFESSOR COLIN JONES will deliver the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment special lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, at the Taylor Institution. All welcome.

Subject: 'Laughing all the way to the French Revolution: the caricatures of Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin.'

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All Souls College

Lectures by Dr John Redwood: The credit crunch

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.'


The art of justice

GARY WATT, Warwick, and RUTH HERZ will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the Wharton Room, All Souls.

Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.

Subject: 'Honoré Daumier and the moving image of law' (GW); ' "We see the judges move like lions, but we do not see what moves them" (John Selden): Pierre Cavellat in the courtroom' (RH).


Stalin: a prophet armed or a tsar reincarnated?

PROFESSOR GABRIEL GORODETSKY, Rubin Chair for Russian Studies, Tel Aviv, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room (first two lectures) and the Old Library (final two lectures), All Souls College.

28 Apr.: 'The Ribbentrop–Molotov Pact seventy years later—is the jury still out?'

12 May: 'Hitler and Stalin: who was planning to attack whom in June 1941?'

26 May: 'Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt: the myth of the Grand Alliance in the Second World War.'

9 June: 'The Soviet Union and the creation of the State of Israel—compassion, socialist fraternity or crude realpolitik?'


Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 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.

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

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

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

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

Tues. 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: 'Afghanistanùambition and reality.'

28 May: 'The rhetoric of war and intervention.'

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Christ Church

After Eight series

PROFESSOR GUY STROUMSA will lecture at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 25 April, in Christ Church Cathedral.

Subject: 'The Golden Rule.'

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Keble College

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE RT REVD LORD RICHARD HARRIES, former Bishop of Oxford, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: 'The end of the permissive society? Towards a Christian understanding of the common good.'

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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 612015.

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


Creative writing seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 4.45 for 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Stopforth Metcalfe Room, Kellogg College. All are welcome but please reserve your space by contacting: ana.pastega@kellogg.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Clare Morgan.

PROFESSOR GERARD WOODWARD, author
11 May: 'Family and friends—life into literature.'

ROSE SOLARI, author, JAMIE MCKENDRICK, author and translator, and JANE GRIFFITHS, Bristol
8 June: 'Divided by a common language: divergent paths in British and American poetry.'

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Lady Margaret Hall

Canada Seminar

LAWRENCE HILL will deliver a Canada Seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 April, in Simpkins Lee Theatre, Pipe Partridge Building, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: 'Faction: merging history and fiction in The Book of Negroes.'

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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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New College

New Forum

PHILIP PULLMAN will discuss his new book, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, with The Revd Dr Jane Shaw at 4 p.m. on Sunday, 2 May, in the New College chapel. Followed by tea and Evensong. Entry is free, but places may be reserved at: chapel.administrator@new.ox.ac.uk or (2)79108.

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Nuffield College

Sociology Group seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Peter Hedström.

PROFESSOR GOKHAN ERTUG, Singapore Management University
28 Apr.: 'Money for nothing: salary effects on performance of high-status NBA players.'

PROFESSOR JERKER DENRELL
5 May: 'Learning to be satisfied with the status quo.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS CROSSLEY, Manchester
12 May: 'Networks, collective action and music: Britain's punk and post-punk music scenes in the late 1970s and early 1980s.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN L. MORGAN, Cornell
19 May: 'Primary and secondary effects of stratification on college entry in the United States.'

PROFESSOR PETER SHAWN BEARMAN, Columbia
26 May: 'Social influence and the autism epidemic.'

DR LUIS MILLER
2 June: 'The dynamics of normative conflict: an experimental investigation.'

PROFESSOR JEREMY FREESE, Northwestern
9 June: 'The integration of genotypic data into social science: the cautionary tale of Taqla.'

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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.'


South Asian Studies Programme

Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER VAN DER VEER, Göttingen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's. All are welcome.

Convener: Dr Faisal Devji.

Subject: 'The value of comparison: looking at India and China comparatively.'

History seminars

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

Convener: Dr Faisal Devji.

DR JOYA CHATTERJEE, Cambridge
27 Apr.: 'The disinherited: citizenship regimes in South Asia, 1946–67.'

DR NASSER HUSSAIN, Amherst College
4 May: 'Pakistan's small wars.'

DR FARZANA SHEIKH, Royal Institute of International Affairs
18 May: 'Identity, ethnicity and democracy: the case of Pakistan.'

DR RITU BIRLA, Toronto
25 May: 'Between vernacular capitalisms and the logic of capital: law, economy and historical translation.'

PROFESSOR SAURABH DUBE, El Colegio de Mexico
8 June: 'Modern makeovers: imperial identities and subaltern subjects.'

PROFESSOR INDERJIT SINGH, National War College
15 June: 'Demographic transitions in India and Pakistan and their implications.'

Southeast Asian Studies seminar

DR ABDUL RAZAK BAGINDA will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Seminar Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All welcome.

Convener: P.J. Thum.

Subject: 'Malaysia: between politics and religion.'


Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

The following seminars will be given at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Steve Tsang.

PROFESSOR JOHN GRIEVE, Independent Monitoring Commission for Northern Ireland
27 May: 'Pre-empting attacks and winning hearts and minds: where to strike a balance?'

DR FAISAL DEVJI
3 June: 'Terrorism Indian-style.'


Taiwan Studies Programme

Lectures

DR MING-YEH T. RAWNSLEY, Leeds, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's. All are welcome.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'New generation, young culture: a talk based on five short films.'

DR CHI SU, former Secretary General of the National Security Council, Chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, elected member of the Legislative Yuan, and professor at National Chengchi University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'Cross-strait talks—what the future holds.'

Conference

The following conference will be held Friday, 11 June, and Saturday, 12 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's. All are welcome, but registration is required. For information: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or www.sant.ox.ac.uk/asian/asianlectu res.html.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'The vitality of Taiwan.'

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St John's College

Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN KAY will discuss his new book, Obliquity: Why our Goals are Best Achieved Indirectly, at 6 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's.


St John's College Research Centre: Legalism seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Research Centre Seminar Room, 45 St Giles'.

DR MALCOLM VALE
27 Apr.: 'Custom, combat and the comparative study of laws: Montesquieu revisited.'

DR MARIKA YOUNI, Democritus, Thrace
4 May: 'What's in a name? Legality and illegalities in Roman Macedonia.'

DR JUDITH SCHEELE
11 May: 'Councils without customs: property and community in the Algerian Touat.'

DR BETTINA BIRGE, Southern California
18 May: '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.'

DR DONALD R. DAVIS, JR, Wisconsin at Madison
25 May: 'Responsa in Hindu law.'

PROFESSOR LOUIS ASSIER-ANDRIEU, CNRS; Montpellier-I
1 June: Title to be announced.

PROFESSOR PAUL BRAND
8 June: 'The medieval origins of the English legal profession.'

DR PAUL DRESCH
15 June: 'Aspects of non-state law: early Yemen and perpetual peace.'

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Trinity College

Richard Hilary Lecture

CAROL ANN DUFFY, Poet Laureate, will give a poetry reading at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 April, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building.

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Wolfson College

War and civilisation

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hall, Wolfson College.

NIALL FERGUSON
29 Apr.: 'War and finance.'

GEOFFREY HILL
6 May: 'War and poetry.'

MARINA WARNER
13 May: 'War and pity.'

IAN BURUMA
20 May: 'War and liberation.'


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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Friends of the Bodleian

New library for the twenty-first century

Wilkinson Eyre Architects will unveil the plans for the refurbishment of the New Bodleian Library and Richard Ovenden, Associate Direct and Keeper of Special Collections, will put them in context of the overall vision for the Bodleian at 3 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the Sheldonian. Please book in advance at: fob@bodleian.ox.ac.uk or (2)77234. Members £12, non-members £15.


Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Convocation House. Admission is free and all are welcome.

DR SUSAN E. WHYMAN
4 May: 'Letter writing, reading and the rise of the novel: Jane Johnson of Olney and Samuel Richardson.'

JILL SHEFRIN
8 June: 'Copper plate pictures: prints for the juvenile market.'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

Lecture

PAUL WINTER, recent Cambridge PhD graduate, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 May, in the Clay Room, Nuffield. Enquiries to: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk. The Chatham House rule will apply.

Subject: 'Penetrating Hitler's high command: Anglo-Polish wartime HUMINT.'

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Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

Public lectures

The following lectures will be given at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture theatre. Entrance through the South Door in Robinson Close, off South Parks Road.

JANE HARRISON
28 Apr.: 'The other city: investigating the archaeology of east Oxford.'

DR CLARE HARRIS
19 May: 'The invention of "Tibetan contemporary art".'

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