University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 24 September 2009: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

César Milstein Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology

PROFESSOR JORDAN RAFF will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'A journey to the centre of the centrosome.'


Dr Lee's Professor of Physical Chemistry

PROFESSOR CAROL ROBINSON will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Examination Schools. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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History, Social Sciences

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER
13 Oct.: 'Will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four? Contract ambiguity and the welfare state.'

ROBERT W. FOGEL, Chicago
20 Oct.: 'Some common analytical errors in explanations for the secular improvement in health and longevity.'

PRICE FISHBACK, Arizona
27 Oct.: 'In search of the fiscal multiplier: a study of the US states during the New Deal.'

THIJS LAMBRECHT, Ghent
3 Nov.: 'Farm servants and pre-marital savings in eighteenth-century England and the Netherlands.'

ROBERT ALLEN
10 Nov.: 'Why was the Industrial Revolution British? The Utrecht debate reprised.'

ALYSA LEVENE, Oxford Brookes
17 Nov.: 'Charity apprenticeship and the building of social capital in later eighteenth-century England.'

GILLIAN TETT, Financial Times
24 Nov.: 'Panning for fool's gold.'

ALFONSO HERRANZ, Barcelona
1 Dec.: 'The political economy of road construction: evidence from Restoration Spain.'

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History, Theology

Darwin in history: contexts and issues

The following lectures will be given at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Colin Matthew Room, the History Faculty Building. The series is part of a programme made possible by the British Council, in collaboration with the University of Tel Aviv and the Van Leer Foundation, Jerusalem.

MARTIN RUDWICK, Cambridge
15 Oct.: 'Seeing Nature as historical: Darwin's greatest debt to geology.'

JIM ENDERSBY, Sussex
22 Oct.: 'Sympathetic science: Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, and the passions of Victorian naturalists.'

JIM MOORE, Open University
29 Oct.: 'Darwin's progress and the problem of slavery.'

MARK FRANCIS, Canterbury Christ Church
5 Nov.: 'Spencer and the taming of the natural world.'

PIETRO CORSI
12 Nov.: 'The transformations of life: pre-Darwinian national and institutional landscapes.'

JOHN BROOKE
19 Nov.: 'The fate of Darwin's "Creator".'

JIM SECORD, Cambridge
26 Nov.: 'Global Darwin.'

ROBERT RICHARDS, Chicago
3 Dec.: 'Darwin's enchanting theory.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Oxford Strachey Lectures in Computer Science

PROFESSOR SIMON PEYTON-JONES, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 October, in Lecture Theatre B, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'Classes, Jim, but not as we know them.'


Mathematical Institute: Colloquium

NORM ZABUSKY, Weizmann Institute of Science, will present the following colloquium at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 23 October, in Room L2, the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: 'My nonlinear Odyssey: analytics, simulation and visualisation.'

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Medical Sciences

Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar

The following presentations will be made at the seminar to be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, 9 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the LeGros Clark Building, the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics (old Anatomy building).

Convener: Dr Shankar Srinivas.

ROBERT KELLY, Marseilles: 'Connecting heart and head muscle development.'

DR GEORGE TRICHAS: 'Just beat it: investigating the initiation of the mammalian heartbeat.'


Botnar Research Centre

The following seminar will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, the Botnar Research Centre.

PROFESSOR GILLIAM WALLIS, Manchester
25 Sept.: To be announced.


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

On 1 October there will be a showing of Ana Fraile's film about the life of César Milstein, La Historia de un Fuegito.

For details of Professor Jordan Raff's inaugural lecture (5 October) see above.

PROFESSOR ROB CROSS, Marie Curie Research Institute
15 Oct.: 'Mechanochemical cell biology of kinesin.'

FREDERICO REGATEIRO
22 Oct.: 'Adenosine generation to control immune responses and inflammation?'

PROFESSOR PETER PALESE, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
5 Nov.: 'Influenza pandemics: past and future.' Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID A. HUME, Edinburgh
12 Nov.: 'Transcription control and macrophage biology.'

PROFESSOR ALAN CLARKE, Cardiff
19 Nov.: To be announced.

DR KEVIN MORRIS, Scripps Institute
26 Nov.: 'The role of non-coding RNAs in gene transcription.' Astor Lecture

DR ERIC MISKA, Cambridge
3 Dec.: 'The complex life of small RNAs.'


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

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Ludwig/Jenner Seminar Room, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington.

Convener: Dr Gareth Bond.

DR NIC TAPON, Cancer Research UK London Research Institute
30 Sept.: 'Regulation of Src in epithelial morphogenesis.'

DR STEPHAN M. FELLER
11 Nov.: 'Structural analyses of multi-protein signalling complexes—the divide and conquer approach.'

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Oriental Studies

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

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

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

RABBI DR NORMAN SOLOMON
14 Oct.: 'Making the Talmud intelligible: introducing the Penguin Classics Talmud Selection.'

DR AARON ROSEN
21 Oct.: 'The art of inter-faith dialogue: looking at pictures of Jews and Christians.'

DR TAMAR DRUKKER, SOAS, London
28 Oct.: 'A thirteenth-century Arthurian tale in Hebrew: a unique literary exchange.'

PROFESSOR JAMES KUGEL, Bar Ilan
4 Nov.: 'The moment of confusion: a glimpse of how some ancient Israelites conceived of God.'

PROFESSOR ALAN JONES
11 Nov.: 'Moses, a key figure in the Qu'ran.'

DR MENACHEM KALLUS, Haifa
18 Nov.: 'The various forms of visual depiction of kabbalistic doctrines: 1600–1900.'

DR JOSHUA WALDEN
25 Nov.: 'Ernest Bloch's concepts of race and composition, and the representation of Hassidism in Baal Shem.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT HAYWARD, Durham
2 Dec.: 'Aramaic Targum and the angelic world.'


Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period: Toleration of variety within Judaism in late antiquity

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

Convener: Professor M.D. Goodman.

CHARLOTTE HEMPEL, Birmingham
13 Oct.: 'Toleration of variety within Judaism: the case of texts, from Bible to Serekh.'

SETH SCHWARTZ, Columbia
20 Oct.: 'How many Judaisms in antiquity?'

HYWEL CLIFFORD, Ripon College, Cuddesdon
27 Oct.: 'Hellenistic Jewish "monotheism(s)": the contribution of early Greek philosophy.'

JAMES KUGEL, Harvard
3 Nov.: 'The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs.'

NICHOLAS DE LANGE, Cambridge
10 Nov.: 'From eros to pneuma: the Greek translation of the Song of Songs.'

GUY STROUMSA
17 Nov.: 'Tertullian and the Mishnah.'

BIRGIT VAN DER LANS, Groningen
24 Nov.: 'Tolerance among Jews in first-century Rome: the impact of state interference.'

PHILIP ALEXANDER, Manchester
1 Dec.: 'Did the rabbis win the east? Unity and diversity in Babylonian Judaism in the Talmudic era.'

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Philosophy

PROFESSOR TONY COADY, Centre for Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, will lecture as follows. Enquiries may be directed to Nick Iles, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics (e-mail: nicholas.iles@philosophy.ox.ac.uk).

Fri. 16 Oct., 12.30 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Philosophy Faculty Centre: 'How dangerous is religion?'

Thur. 22 Oct., 5.30 p.m., St Cross Room, St Cross College: 'Religion, public reason, and the liberal state.' (St Cross Special Ethics Seminar)

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Social Sciences

School of Geography: Current research, points of mutual interest, future possibilities in arid and semi-arid lands

This meeting, to which desert researchers based in the University will contribute, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, 2 October, in the St Cross Room, St Cross College. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Troy Sternberg (e- mail: troy.sternberg@geog.ox.ac.uk).


Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society, in association with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

PROFESSOR FRANK CASTLES, ANU and Edinburgh, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 October, in the Manor Road Building. Tickets may be obtained via the Web site www.fljs.org/Events, or from Phil Dines (e-mail: phil.dines@fljs.org).

Subject: 'Black swans and elephants on the move: how emergencies impact on the welfare state.'


Extra-Legal Governance Institute: Discussion Group

Unless otherwise stated the following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room D, the Social Sciences Building. Enquiries may be directed to Elizabeth David-Barrett (e-mail: liz.davidbarrett@sociology.ox.ac.uk ).

Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, and Federico Varese.

BERTRAM TURNER, Max Planck Institute, Germany
15 Oct.: 'Local dispute management in Morocco and its transnational environment.'

TIMOTHY RAEYMAKERS, Ghent
22 Oct.: 'Protection for sale? War and the transformation of regulation on the Congo–Uganda border.'

HSUNG-HSIAO PAI, author of Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour, FRANK PIEKE, PROFESSOR FEDERICO VARESE, and JOHN LLOYD
29 Oct., 12.30–4 p.m.: 'Economic migrants: challenges and coping strategies in an extra-legal world.'

DANIEL AWREY
5 Nov.: 'The dynamics of "over-the-counter" derivatives regulation: bridging the public–private divide.'


Department of Education: public lectures

The following public lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room A, the Department of Education. The lectures will be followed by a reception. Further information will be found at www.education.ox.ac.uk/home/semina rs. Enquiries may be directed to Philip Richards (e-mail: philip.richards@education.ox.ac.uk ).

PHILIP WOODS, Gloucester, GLENYS WOODS, Gloucester, and BETH GREEN
19 Oct.: 'Research in the new academies: enterprise, philanthropy, and faith.'

LYDIA PLOWMAN, Stirling
26 Oct.: 'Young children learning with toys and technology at home.'

MATTHEW SEXTON, Institute of Education, London
2 Nov.: 'Beyond input: interaction in first language acquisition.'

HERB MARSH
9 Nov.: 'The peer-review process in academia: strengths, limitations, and how to improve it.'

CELIA HOYLES and RICHARD NOSS, Institute of Education, London
16 Nov.: 'The eXpresser: a microworld to support mathematical generalisation.'

MANUEL SALAS-VELASCO, Granada, Spain
23 Nov.: 'Competencies possessed by young university graduates and qualification requirements for jobs.'

ALISON WRAY, Cardiff
30 Nov.: 'Memorisation and L2 learning: reflections on process and product.'


Obesity: the welfare regime hypothesis

This conference, arranged by the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, will be held in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, on 27 and 28 November. Enquiries may be directed to Amy McLennan (e-mail: oxfordobesity@googlemail.com). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/welfarehypothesis.

Friday, 27 November. 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.: Emergence and incidence

PROFESSOR JOHN KOMLOS, Munich: 'Trends and socio-economic correlates of obesity in the United States.'

PROFESSOR THORKILD SORENSEN, Copenhagen: 'The history of the obesity epidemic.'

PROFESSOR ADAM DREWNOWSKI, Washington: 'Mapping poverty and obesity.'

PROFESSOR PETER WHYBROW, California, Los Angeles: 'Obesity and time urgency.'

1.30–2.30 p.m.: Hypotheses

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER: 'Welfare regimes and obesity.'

PROFESSOR STANLEY ULIJASZEK: 'Behavioural ecology of obesity.'

2.30–4 p.m.: Mechanisms

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL MARMOT, University College London: 'Subordination and stress.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD WILKINSON, Nottingham: 'Inequality and obesity: the background.'

DR KATE PICKETT, York: 'Inequality and obesity: the pathways.'

5–6 p.m.: Public lecture followed by public reception

DR TRENT SMITH, Washington State: 'Behavioural biology and obesity.'

Saturday, 28 November. 9.30–11 a.m.: Externalities and internalities

PROFESSOR ROBIN DUNBAR: 'Food and the social brain.'

DR JAMES STUBBS, Slimming World: ' Obesity: implementation of behaviour change in the general population?'

GEORGINA CAIRNS, Stirling: 'Obesity and marketing exposure.'

11.30 a.m.–12 noon: Hypotheses revisited, and open discussion

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER and PROFESSOR STANLEY ULIJASZEK: 'Welfare regimes and supply shock.'


Israel: Historical, political, and social aspects

Unless otherwise indicated the following lectures, workshops, and conferences will be held at 8 p.m. on the days shown. Further information may be found on www.ihps-oxford.co.uk. Enquiries may be directed to lsi2006@herald.ox.ac.uk. Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.

JUSTICE DALIA DORNER, Israeli Supreme Court
Tue. 20 Oct., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln, 12.30 p.m.: 'Balancing security and human rights: judicial perspectives.' (Workshop)

HIRSH GOODMAN, Tel Aviv
Mon. 26 Oct., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: media and public diplomacy.' YOSSI MEKELBERG, Chatham House Mon. 2 Nov., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'Israel's foreign policy: contemporary challenges.'

VARIOUS SPEAKERS
Sun. 15 Nov., time to be announced, Saïd Business School: 'Economic challenges in the Middle East: the case of Israel.' (All-day conference) PROFESSOR GENNADY ESTRAIKH, New YorkFri. 20 Nov., 12.30 p.m., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln: 'Yiddish, Israel, and the Cold War.' (Workshop)

PROFESSOR AEYAL GROSS, Tel Aviv
Mon. 23 Nov., Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel: 'LGBT rights in Israel: legal and political realities.'

DR ILAN TROEN, Brandeis
Thur. 26 Nov., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln: 'Claiming Israel/Palestine: contending paradigms of legitimacy.'



Centre for Socio-legal Studies: Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication and governance

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building.

PROFESSOR PAOLO MANCINI, Perugia
26 Oct.: 'Beyond the Berlusconi common sense: a new idea of politics for the twenty-first century?'

PROFESSOR PNINA WERBNER, Keele
2 Nov.: 'Displaced enemies, displaced memories: British–Muslim and Jewish politics of memory of the Holocaust and the Partition of British India.'

MARK STEPHENS, Finers, Stephens and Innocent
9 Nov.: 'Communication and cultural property rights: the case of the Tasmanian Aboriginals.'

DR DES FREEDMAN, Goldsmiths, London
16 Nov.: 'Silences in media governance.'

DR LAWRENCE MCNAMARA, Reading
23 Nov.: 'Media freedom and the right to know: the effects of counter-terrorism laws and cultures.'

PROFESSOR PAUL CORNISH, Chatham House
30 Nov.: 'The limits of international law: interdisciplinary approaches to cybersecurity policy.' (Subject to change)

PROFESSOR IOAN LEWIS, London School of Economics
7 Dec.: 'Communication and law in Somalia.' (To be confirmed)

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Theology

The established Church: past, present, future

A day conference with CANON PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR, DR MATTHEW GRIMLEY, PROFESSOR MARK CHAPMAN, CANON DR JUDITH MALTBY, PROFESSOR ELAINE GRAHAM, Manchester, and PROFESSOR DAVID MARTIN, London School of Economics, will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. on Saturday, 24 October, in St John's College. Chair: Canon Professor Sarah Foot. Registration £25; students/unwaged £15. Contact: julie.hutchence@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.u k.

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Rothermere American Institute

Fellows' Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN ELLIOTT will deliver the inaugural lecture of the series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, in the Rothermere American Institute. Those wishing to attend should register their interest by e- mailing enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The Atlantic world.'

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Bodleian Library (Centre for the Study of the Book)

Transmission: literary manuscripts on the move

The following master classes, supported by the Fell Fund and the Faculty of English, will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, New Bodleian Library.

A University Card is required for admission. Anyone without a card, who wishes to attend, should e-mail bookcentre@bodley.ox.ac.uk, at least a day in advance.

Conveners: Chris Fletcher, Kathryn Sutherland.

ANTHONY THWAITE
19 Oct.: 'Philip Larkin.'

PROFESSOR KATHERINE DUNCAN-JONES
26 Oct.: 'Shakespeare.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL SUAREZ, Virginia
2 Nov.: 'Gerard Manley Hopkins.'

PROFESSOR PAMELA CLEMIT, Durham
9 Nov.: 'William Godwin.'

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Saïd Business School

Oxford at Saïd: corporate governance

LADY BARBARA JUDGE, PROFESSOR COLIN MAYER and PROFESSOR PAUL DAVIES will discuss some of the most disputed issues in corporate governance at 6 p.m. on Monday, 26 October at the Saïd Business School. For information and to register, go to www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/events.

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Strategising and embedding sustainability for business

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays, unless otherwise indicated, in the Seminar Room at the Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street.

Convener: Dr M. Blowfield.

JEREMY BENTHAM, Shell International
12 Oct.: 'An era of revolutionary transitions—Shell energy scenarios to 2050.'

JONATHON SAMUEL, Anglo American
19 Oct.: 'Enhancing the development outcomes of mining: Anglo American's socio- economic development strategy.'

HUGO SPOWERS, LIFECar
26 Oct.: 'Innovation for sustainability.'

LEO JOHNSON, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
2 Nov.: 'Future- proofing the business: navigating climate change uncertainty.'

PETER LACY, Accenture
9 Nov.: 'Corporate sustainability strategies.'

DR MICK BLOWFIELD
16 Nov.: 'Transforming big business: can companies ever be sustainable again?'

PROFESSOR MOHAMED HAMZA, Stockholm Environment Institute; UNU-EHS
23 Nov.: 'Why can't we call them refugees?'

PROFESSOR MIKE HULME, East Anglia
Tues., 24 Nov.: 'Why we disagree about climate change.'

MIKE BARRY, Marks and Spencer
30 Nov.: 'Building a more sustainable business model: the race to be relevant in 2020.'

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Oxford Internet Institute

PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS, Catalonia and Southern California, OII Distinguished Visiting Professor in Internet Studies, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, in Oxford University Press. Those wishing to attend should e-mail name, and affiliation if any, to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The crisis of global capitalism: towards a new economic culture?'

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Latin American Centre

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.
Convener: Dr Timothy Power.

JEAN GRUGEL, Sheffield
13 Oct.: 'El tiempo está a favor de los pequeños? Children's rights in Latin America.'

ANDRÉS MALAMUD, Lisbon
20 Oct.: 'Mercosur's triple deficit: interdependence, leadership, and insitutionalisation.'

LEANY LEMOS, Brazilian Sentate and Oxford–Princeton Global Leaders Fellow
27 Oct.: 'Legislative oversight of the executive in six Latin American democracies.'

DAVID DOYLE, Dublin City
3 Nov.: 'Understanding the contemporary Left in Latin America.'

CARLOS PIO, Brasília
10 Nov.: 'The political economy of incomplete market reforms in Brazil: foreign trade after the Real.'

LUCH TAYLOR, Aberystwyth
17 Nov.: 'Relationships of representation in Argentina.'

MARIA DO SOCORRO BRAGA, Federal University, Sao Carlos
24 Nov.: 'Political parties in Brazil: organisation, recruitment, and political representation.'

ALAN KNIGHT
1 Dec.: 'The several legs of Santa Anna: a saga of secular relics in Mexico and the US.' (Co-sponsored by the Rothermere American Institute)

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Research Services

Research integrity seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Teaching Suite, Level 2, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome.

Enquiries may be directed to Kathryn Dally, Research Services (e-mail: kathryn.dally@admin.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS ALTMAN
6 Oct.: 'EQUATOR network—promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies.'

DR MARK SHEEHAN
20 Oct.: 'Who cares about research integrity?'

PROFESSOR NICK STENECK, Michigan; US Office of Research Integrity
Wed., 4 Nov., Teaching Room A, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus: 'Questionable research practices and how to respond to them.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE EBERS
17 Nov.: 'Conflict of interest: the Bugle Boy of Company B.'

DR PAUL TAYLOR, Melbourne
1 Dec.: 'An international perspective on promoting the responsible conduct of research.'

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Taylor Institution Library

Introducing ancient languages

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Taylor Institution Library. All are welcome.

Convener: Dr Johanneke Sytsema.

DR DIRK MEYER
14 Oct.: 'Old Chinese.'

DR JOHN PENNY
21 Oct.: 'Tocharian,'

DR ELIZABETH TUCKER
28 Oct.: 'Old Persian.'

PROFESSOR GEERT JAN VAN GELDER
4 Nov.: 'Classical Arabic.'

DR JAMES BENSON
11 Nov.: 'Sanskrit.'

DR ELIZABETH SOLOPOVA
18 Nov.: 'Germanic runes.'

DR JACOB DAHL
25 Nov.: 'Sumerian.'

PROFESSOR ANNA MORPURGO DAVIES
2 Dec.: 'Hieroglyphic Luvian.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Public Lecture

PROFESSOR JEFFREY SACHS, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, will deliver a public lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, in the University Museum of Natural History. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.


Distinguished Public Lecture

DR MOHAMMED EL-ERIAN, Chief Executive and Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO, will deliver the Distinguished Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Pre-registration is required, at www.21school.ox.ac.uk/registration/. There is no charge for registration.

Subject: 'The end of business as usual: navigating the new normal.' (An exploration of the key forces currently shaping global finance)


Getting to zero

Unless otherwise specified, the following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute (corner of Holywell Street and Catte Street). The seminars are free and open to all. Pre-registration is not required.

DR RICHARD PRICE, University of British Columbia
15 Oct.: 'Zero chance? Aiming for zero in weapons control.'

THE RT HON. SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND 22 Oct.: 'Eliminating nuclear weapons.'

PROFESSOR TONY VENABLES, Director, Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies
29 Oct.: 'Bottom billion or bottom zero? Policies for international poverty reduction.'

DR REBECCA JOHNSON, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London
5 Nov.: 'Dealing with doctrines: time to outlaw nuclear weapon use?'

DR PATRICIA LEWIS, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, California
19 Nov.: 'A new approach to nuclear disarmament: learning from international humanitarian law success.'

DR JODIE MCVERNON, Melbourne School of Population Health
26 Nov.: 'Global eradication of infectious diseases: can "not very much" undermine the goal of "none at all"?'

PROFESSOR JOHN SCHELLNHUBER, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
3 Dec., 2.30 p.m.: 'Restitution of the atmosphere: below zero emissions.'

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Nuffield College and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Media and politics

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.

PETER KELLNER, YouGov
16 Oct.: 'Polls and the media.'

MICHAEL CRICK, BBC Newsnight
23 Oct.: 'Muckraking?'

CAROLINE THOMSON, BBC
30 Oct.: 'Running the BBC.'

GEORGE BROCK, City; formerly, The Times
6 Nov.: 'Managing newspapers in UK and USA.'

PATIENCE WHEATCROFT, Wall Street Journal Europe
13 Nov.: 'Financial journalism.'

TONY BENN, former MP and Cabinet Minister
20 Nov.: 'The media and political reality.'

SIR GUS O'DONNELL, Cabinet Secretary
27 Nov.: 'The media and the public service.'

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St Antony's College

Warden's Seminar

DR LILIA SHEVTSOVA, Moscow Carnegie Centre, author of Russia—Lost in Translation: the Yeltsin and Putin Legacies, will lecture at 12.45 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Russian in crisis: domestic and foreign policy challenges.'

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St Edmund Hall

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

GEORDIE GREIG, Editor, London Evening Standard, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.

Subject: To be announced.

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