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Oxford University Gazette, 27 May 2010: Lectures

Astor Visiting Lecture

PROFESSOR ROBERT E. COHEN, MIT, will deliver the Astor Visiting Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Thom Building.

Subject: 'Designing robust omniphobic surfaces.'

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Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts

JAMES MACMILLAN, composer and conductor, will deliver the Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 June, in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Subject: 'Music, modernity and the sacred.'

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Cherwell–simon Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL PEPPER, Pender Professor of Nanoelectronics, University College, London, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Semiconductor nanostructures—the engineering of physics.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Finance

Labour and Finance

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

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

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

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

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Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature

Textual trajectories in early modern Europe

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

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

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

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


Seminar

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

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

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English Language and Literature

Lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS PFAU, Duke University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Subject: ' "All is leaf": Goethe's dynamic form and the beginnings of phenomenology.'

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Oriental Studies

Korean Studies lecture

DR TOMAS HORAK, Prague, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in Lecture Room 2, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J. Kiaer.

Subject: 'Explaining some aspects of the Korean language structure from a functional perspective.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC)/Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War: Ethics under fire

PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE and DAPO AKANDE will introduce a screening of footage of US troops in Baghdad attacking a group of suspected insurgents, later found to include journalists and children. A discussion will follow. The event will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Old Library, All Souls College. Pre- registration required to secure a place by e-mailing: lucy.crittenden@politics.ox.ac.uk.


African Studies annual lecture

DR JONNY STEINBERG, South African writer and scholar, will deliver the African Studies annual lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Development as an alien culture: the purposes of governance in South Africa.'


Law Faculty Human Rights Discussion Group

PUSHPINDER SAINI, QC, Blackstone Chambers, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the senior common room, Law Faculty Building.

Subject: 'The Smith case: extra-territoriality and the right to life under the ECHR.'


Israel: historical, political and social aspects

PROFESSOR FRANCES RADAY, Hebrew University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 July, in the senior common room, Law Faculty Building. Co-hosted by the Law Faculty Human Rights Discussion Group.

Subject: 'Pluralism in Israel—religious, ethnic and gender equality through the looking glass of Israel's Supreme Court.'


Extra-legal Governance Institute: Codes of the underworld: applying signalling theory to criminal communication

The following seminar will be given on Friday, 25 June, in Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building. For information, contact: liz.davidbarrett@sociology.ox.ac.uk.

2 p.m.: PROFESSOR AVINASH DIXIT, Princeton, and GARRY RUNCIMAN, Cambridge.

4.15 p.m.: ALEX MCBRIDE, criminal barrister and author, and PROFESSOR DIEGO GAMBETTA.

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Theology

Ian Ramsey Centre

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

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

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Ashmolean Museum

Andrew Sherratt Memorial Lecture

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

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


Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

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

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

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Bodleian Libraries

Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)

The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the days shown at Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/training/wiser.

ISABEL HOLOWATY
Thurs. 3 June: 'Online resources for historians.'

ANNE MANUEL
Fri. 4 June: 'Using the Internet to find quality resources.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Twenty-fifth anniversary lecture

HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES will deliver a lecture to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Centre at 2.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Entry by ticket. For tickets and further information, e-mail: academic.office@oxcis.ac.uk or telephone: Oxford (2)78730.

Subject: 'Islam and the environment.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Seminars

SEAN KIDNEY, Climate Bonds Initiative, and CHRISTOPHER FLENSBORG, Swedish Bank, SEB, and designer of the World Bank's Green Bonds programme, will be lead presenters for the following seminar at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 June, in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.

Subject: 'Green bonds in climate finance: the key financial instrument to pay for global decarbonisation?'

JAKOB VON UEXKÜLL, Right Livelihood Awards and World Future Council, will be lead presenter for the following seminar at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Old Indian Institute.

Subject: 'Can the IMF create the money needed to save the world? A possible role for IMF Special Drawing Rights in developing country climate finance.'

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All Souls College

Chichele Lecture

WILLIAM ROGER LOUIS will deliver the Chichele Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'A troubled Oxford in the 1960s: the case of Oxford University Press and the Waldock Report of 1970.'

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Exeter College

Lecture

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

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

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Green Templeton College

Alan Emery Lecture

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

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

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Harris Manchester College

Michael Argyle Forum for Psychology and Religion

DR HUMAN-FRIEDRICH UNTERRAINER, Graz, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester College.

Subject: 'Dimensions of religious/spiritual well-being as research topics in clinical psychology: current results and perspectives.'

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Oriel College

Lee Seng Tee Lecture

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

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

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Seminar

XU YING, ANU, will give the following seminar at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 June, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Jenny Corbett.

Subject: 'Foreign entry and its impact on China's banking performance: some new evidence.'


European Studies Centre

Chancellor's seminar

LORD PATTEN will be in conversation with LORD HANNAY and SIR STEPHEN WALL at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Jane Caplan.

Subject: 'British EU policy after the election.'

Seminar

JEREMY WALDRON, New York, AGNES CALLAMARD, Article 19, and JAMES WEINSTEIN, Arizona State, will give the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: Professor Timothy Garton Ash.

Subject: 'Free speech: old principles, new circumstances.'

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St Edmund Hall

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR ARNE WESTAD, London School of Economics, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 June, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall. Free and open to all University members.

Subject: 'The globalisation of Cold War history.'

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St John's College Research Centre

Workshop: Conspiracy theories and secret histories

The following workshop will be held from 11 a.m. on Saturday, 29 May, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College. To reserve a place, e-mail: ritchie.robertson@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

NICHOLAS PURCELL
11.15 a.m.: 'Enquiries into truth, and the mirror of secrecy.'

PETER BURKE, Cambridge
12 noon: 'The rise of secret histories.'

RITCHIE ROBERTSON
2 p.m.: 'Jesuits, Jews and thugs: literary myths of conspiracy from Dickens to Thomas Mann.'

DANIEL PICK, Birkbeck, London
2.45 p.m.: 'A suitable case for treatment: Henry Dicks, Rudolf Hess and the "conspiracy" of 1941.'

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Wolfson College

War and civilisation series: War and medical science

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

PROFESSOR MARK HARRISON: 'War and medicine.'

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

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


Oxford Historic Churches Trust/Wolfson College Midsummer Lecture

PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 2 July, in Wolfson College. Admission by ticket. Details at: www.ohct.org.uk/MacCullochLectu re.html.

Subject: 'Christian history on a lunatic scale: book and television.'


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 Pitt Rivers Museum

Lecture

PATRICK HASE, immediate past president of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch, and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 June, in the lecture theatre of the new Pitt Rivers Museum extension (access by Robinson Close). Visitors welcome, but are asked to make a £2 contribution.

Subject: 'Fung shui in principle and practice.'

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