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Oxford University Gazette, 26 November 2009: Lectures

Cyril Foster Lecture

AMBASSADOR WILLIAM J. BURNS, US State Department, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools. This lecture is open to the public. Admission with University card; non-University card holders please provide photographic ID. Please do not bring large bags.

Subject: 'America and the world in a new era.'

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History

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR DIPESH CHAKRABARTY, Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Empire and disinterestedness: the cultivation of historical objectivity in British India.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Mathematical Institute

PROFESSOR ALESSIO CORTI, Imperial College, London, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: 'Finite generation of the canonical ring after Lazic.'


Department of Chemistry

Late notice: cancellation of lecture

The lecture due to have been given by Professor C.N.R. Rao, on 'Science in India', at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, has been cancelled.

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Medical Sciences

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Astor Lecture

DR KEVIN MORRIS, Scripps Institute, will deliver the Astor Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'The role of non-coding RNAs in gene transcription.'


Special lecture

DR MANOLO GUERCI, Cambridge, and DR JACOPO MARCELLO, Padua, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The lecture is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, London, the Regione Veneto, and the Associazione Ville Venete.

It will be followed by a reception and buffet, to which all are welcome. Reservations for the buffet may be made by telephone to 0207 396 4430, or by e-mail to rsvp.icilondon@esteri.it.

Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin, Magdalen College.

Subject: 'Living Palladio: the architectural masterpieces in the Veneto.'

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Oriental Studies and Pitt Rivers Museum

PROFESSOR IK-DOO KIM, Chonbuk National University, will deliver an illustrated lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Pitt Rivers Museum (entrance through the Pitt Rivers' south door, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road).

Conveners: Dr J.B. Lewis and Dr A. McLellan.

Subject: 'New directions in world theatre in the twenty-first century through the lens of Korean p'ansori: a harmonious fusion of two modes of audience communication—"mirroring" and "relating".'

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Social Sciences

Lessons in Government seminars

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, former US Supreme Court Justice, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 December, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free and open to all members of the University. To register to attend, e-mail: seminars@bnc.ox.ac.uk. Arrangements for this lecture differ from those previously published.


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

PROFESSOR RANDALL PEERENBOOM, DR MONIKA MAGYAR, constitutional lawyer, and DR CRISTINA PARAU will speak at this workshop, to be held on Tuesday, 8 December, 9.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m., in the Buttery, Wolfson College. For further information and to reserve a place, see: www.fljs.org/events, or e-mail: phil.dines@fljs.org.

Subject: 'Social foundations of constitutions: China, Hungary, Romania.'

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Library Services

Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)

The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the days shown in the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/trainin g/wiser/.

PENNY SCHENK and ANGELA CARRITT
Mon. 30 Nov.: 'Strategies for conducting research.'

ROGER MILLS and CATHERINE DOCKERTY
Thur. 3 Dec.: 'Science: citation searching with Web of Science.'

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Maison Française and St Hugh's College

St Hugh's–Maison Française d'Oxford seminar series

MÁIRE CROSS, Newcastle, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in Mordan Hall, St Hugh's College.

Convener: Mike Holland.

Subject: 'What really happened to Gauguin's grandmother? Historic and literary traces of Flora Tristan.'

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Hertford College

Tyndale Lecture

CHRISTOPHER WILKINS, author, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'The last knight errant: Sir Edward Woodville and the age of chivalry.'

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Keble College

Keble Lectures for Archaeology

PROFESSOR IAN HODDER, Stanford, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, in the O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble College.

Subject: 'Science and multivocal practice at Catalhoyuk.'

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Nuffield College

Graduate workshop: Decolonisation

The following speakers will present at a workshop, sponsored in conjunction with the Defence Studies Department, King's College, London, on Wednesday, 9 December (from 9.30 a.m), in Nuffield College. Those interested in attending, please e-mail: ashley.jackson@kcl.ac.uk.

Conveners: John Darwin and Ashley Jackson, King's College, London.

SHOHEI SATO
9.45 a.m.: 'End of informal empire: Britain's withdrawal from the Persian Gulf, 1964–71.'

P.J. THUM
10.25 a.m.: 'Perceptions of colonial authority in Singapore, 1953–5.'

GREGOR DAVEY, King's College, London
11.30 a.m.: 'Dilemmas in the gathering of Colonial Office intelligence, 1946–66: examples from Africa and the Caribbean.'

LAURA EVANS, Sheffield
12.10 p.m.: 'South Africa's Bantustans and the dynamics of decolonisation.'

JOHN SLIGHT, Cambridge
2 p.m.: 'Britain and the hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) in the era of decolonisation.'

JACOB NORRIS, Cambridge
2.40 p.m.: 'From Ottoman sanjak to West Bank canton: Bethlehem and the shrinking spaces of "decolonisation" in Palestine.'

DANIEL SPENCE, Sheffield Hallam
3.20 p.m.: 'Nationalising the Royal Indian Navy: British naval hegemony in post-independence India and Pakistan, 1947–58.'

WILL JACKSON, Leeds
4 p.m.: 'Settlers under stress: madness and marginality amongst Europeans in Kenya, 1939–63.'

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St Antony's College

Lecture

PROFESSOR ALEX DANCHEV will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.

Subject: 'Art and war and terror: Gerhard Richter and the Baader-Meinhof group.'


Conference

A conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 November, at Wolfson and St Antony's. For more information, e-mail: faisal.devji@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Moral and political ideas of Mahatma Gandhi—on the 140th anniversary of his birth.'


Asian Studies Centre

Southeast Asian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: P.J. Thum.

DR BEN MURTAGH, SOAS
26 Nov.: 'Queen of the Wadam: transvestites and transsexuals in Indonesian film from the 1970s.'

DR GRAHAM K. BROWN, Bath
3 Dec.: 'The ethnic leviathan: public discourse and private violence in Malaysia.'


European Studies Centre

Seminar

TIMOTHY GARTON ASH and CHARLES GRANT will hold the following seminar to commemorate the life and work of Ralf Dahrendorf (Warden 1987–97), at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 December, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre. Please register your interest at dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk and await confirmation. Chair: Margaret MacMillan.

Subject: 'Dahrendorf's Europe.'

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St Catherine's College

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR LORD DESAI will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Parks Road.

Subject: 'Mathematics, economics and decision making.'

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Wolfson College

Reading

WILLIAM FIENNES will read from and talk about The Snow Geese and The Music Room at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.


Lecture

MARK ROWAN-HULL, Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson, will lecture, preceded by a short film, Acrylic Variations, at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'Performance, visual art and the senses.'

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Oxford University Heraldry Society

MAURICE KEEN will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: 'Or a manche gules: arms disputed in the Court of Chivalry, 1407–10.'

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