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Oxford University Gazette, 28 January 2010: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Sydney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology

PROFESSOR FIONA POWRIE will deliver her inaugural lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Gut reactions: immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Economics

The biological foundations of economic and social behaviour

ERNST FEHR, Professor in Microeconomics and Experimental Economics, University of Zurich, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5.30 p.m. on the dates shown. The first lecture will be held in the St Cross Building; the second and third lectures will be held in the Department of Economics, Manor Road Building.

Enquiries may be directed to Filip Adamski (e-mail: fil.adamski@oup.com).

Mon. 8 Feb.: 'Social and cultural foundations of economic preferences.'

Tues. 9 Feb.: 'Hormonal foundations of economic preferences.'

Wed. 10 Feb.: 'The neural circuitry of economic preferences.'

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Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR LEWIS WOLPERT, Emeritus Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine, University College, London, will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 February, in Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology.

Subject: Not set in concrete: from civil engineer to cell biologist.'

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Strachey Lecture

CLIFF JONES, Professor of Computer Science, Newcastle, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 February, in Lecture Theatre B, Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'Abstractions for reasoning about concurrency.'

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Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint

From textual transmission to critical edition of the Septuagint of 1 Samuel

PROFESSOR ANNELI AEJMELAEUS, Helsinki, will deliver the second series of Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

18 Feb.: 'Collation of evidence.'

25 Feb.: 'Recensional developments.'

4 Mar.: 'Problems of the critical text.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Astronomy for all

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College.

CHARLES BARCLAY
1 Feb.: 'Impact Earth—the threat of asteroid collision.'

RENEE HLOZEK
8 Feb.: 'Our Universe—from the tiny to the infinite.'

DR ALLAN CHAPMAN
15 Feb.: 'Oxford's astronomical century, 1690 to 1790—the age of Edmund Halley, James Bradley and Thomas Hornsby.'


Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, the Information Engineering Building.

ANGELOS MINTZAS
1 Feb.: 'Development of an elastic criterion for adhesively bonded joints using generalised stress intensity factors.'

RYUICHI TARUMI, Osaka
8 Feb.: 'Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy—acoustic resonance of solid and its application to materials science.'

DAVID BARTON, Leeds
15 Feb.: 'Processing and properties of highly orientated thermoplastic polymers.'

DR HOMA HADAVINIA, Kingston
22 Feb.: 'Evolution of damage in ductile materials and simulation of crack propagation in laminated composites.'

PROFESSOR HARM ASKES, Sheffield
1 Mar.: To be confirmed.


Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Mathematical geoscience seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 3, Dartington House. The speaker for the 29 January seminar has now been confirmed.

PROFESSOR PETER READ
29 Jan.: 'Eddy driven jets and vortices in gas giant planets, the oceans and the laboratory.'

DR POUL CHRISTOFFERSEN, Cambridge
12 Feb.: 'Observing and modelling processes at the base of the Antarctic ice sheet.'

DR THIBAUT PUTELAT, Cambridge
26 Feb.: To be confirmed.

DR STEPHEN GRIFFITHS, Leeds
12 Mar.: 'Global modelling of ocean tides.'


Materials Modelling Laboratory seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre, Department of Materials, except where noted.

Conveners: Feliciano Giustino, Aleksey Kolmogorov and Jonathan Yates.

PROFESSOR SAIFUL ISLAM, Bath
29 Jan.: 'Atomic-scale insights into clean energy materials: batteries included.'

PROFESSOR DAVID MANOLOPOULOS
5 Feb.: 'Competing quantum effects in liquid water.'

DR OLIVIERO ANDREUSSI
12 Feb.: 'Room temperatures ionic liquids: computational design of new electrolytes for safer, greener and better lithium ion batteries.'

PROFESSOR NICOLA MARZARI
19 Feb.: 'Electronic structure of complex materials and devices from maximally localised Wannier functions.'

DR ANDREA FERRETTI
26 Feb.: 'GW and hybrid functional corrections to quantum transport calculations.'

DR BARBARA MONTANARI, RAL
5 Mar., 21 Banbury Road conference room: To be confirmed.

DR PAUL TANGNEY, Imperial College, London
12 Mar.: To be confirmed.


Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: soft matter, biomaterials and interfaces

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

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

PROFESSOR ALFONS VAN BLAADEREN, Utrecht
2 Feb.: 'Towards the manipulation of the self-assembly of complex colloids.'

PROFESSON BERND BRUTSCHY, Goethe University, Frankfurt
16 Feb.: 'Laser ablation of biomolecules from droplets: new avenues in the mass spectrometry of complex and large biomolecules.'

DR MIRJAM LEUNISSEN, AMOLF, the Netherlands
23 Feb.: 'DNA-directed self-assembly of micro- and nano-particles: towards self-replicating materials.'

DR EDO BOEK, Imperial College, London
2 Mar.: 'Multi-scale simulation and experimental studies of asphaltene aggregation and deposition in capillary flow.'

DR STEFAN BON, Warwick
9 Mar.: 'Supracolloidal polymer chemistry: from colloidal building blocks to assembled structures.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Italian graduate seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, Tom VIII, Christ Church.

NICK DAVIDSON
15 Feb.: 'The "failed" Italian Reformation.'

CATERINA MONGIAT FARINA, Colby College, USA
22 Feb.: 'Parole ghiacciate, parole liquefatte. La lingua del cortigiano tra Castiglione e Speroni.'

FRANCESCA BILLIANI, Manchester
8 Mar.: 'Aesthetic and cultural transgressions: elite literary journals in 1920s and 1930s Italy.'

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Music

Ethnomusicology seminar

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY COOLEY, University of California at Santa Barbara, will hold the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 February, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Convener: Dr Anna Stirr.

Subject: 'Musicking about surf, surfing about music.'


Seminar in late medieval and Renaissance music—a forum for work in progress

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in All Souls College.

Convener: Dr Margaret Bent.

JACQUES BOOGART, Amsterdam
28 Jan.: 'Expressive devices in Machaut's music.'

RENATA PIERAGOSTINI
11 Feb.: 'Outsiders' incursions into music in late medieval Italy.'

MANUEL PEDRO FERREIRA, Lisbon
25 Feb.: 'The historical reception of the Cantigas, or: what it takes to be a classic.' (Joint session with the 'Medieval Hispanic texts and manuscripts' seminar)

FABRICE FITCH, RNCM
11 Mar.: ' "Who cares who is speaking?": a case study in style criticism.'


Graduate students' colloquia

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

PROFESSOR ROBERT SAXTON
2 Feb.: 'The wandering Jew: mythical notes.'

DR SUSAN WOLLENBERG
9 Feb.: ' "New paths to analysis": the case of women composers.'

DR ANNA STIRR
16 Feb.: 'Singing of love in the remembered village: migration and Nepali dohori ongs.'

PROFESSOR MARK EVAN BONDS, North Carolina
Mon. 22 Feb.: 'The spatial representation of temporal form in music.'

PROFESSOR DAVID FANNING, Manchester
2 Mar.: 'Carl Nielsen and theories of symphonism.'

DR GLENDA DAWN GOSS, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
9 Mar.: 'Jean Sibelius: art, science and symbolism.'

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Philosophy

Society for Applied Philosophy annual lecture

PROFESSOR PHILIP KITCHER, Columbia University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 March, in the Auditorium, MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College.

Subject: 'Militant modern atheism.'

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Social Sciences

SELF Research Centre: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods Special Interest Group (Quant SIG) seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12.15 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room J (Computer Laboratory), 28 Norham Gardens.

KAROLINA RETALI
1 Feb.: To be confirmed.

MATT GROVE
8 Feb.: 'An archaeological signature of multi-level social systems.'

PROFESSOR MOSHE ZEIDNER, Haifa
15 Feb.: 'Emotional intelligence: muddling through conceptual and measurement issues.'

JENNIFER FLASHMAN
22 Feb.: 'Adolescent friends and academic success: what is gained by a dynamic approach?'

TEREZINHA NUNES
8 Mar.: 'Longitudinal prediction of KS2 and 3 maths.'


Medical anthropology research seminars: Bodies in transformation

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays at 64 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Caroline Potter.

STANLEY ULIJASZEK
1 Feb.: 'Measurement of bodily transformations.'

STEFAN ECKS, Edinburgh
15 Feb.: 'India on Prozac: antidepressants in a globalising world.'

SUSIE KILSHAW, University College, London
22 Feb.: 'Experiences of altered masculinity during social conflict.'

RACHEL HALL-CLIFFORD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1 Mar.: 'This time it's personal: situating the lived experience of chronic childhood diarrhoea and undernutrition within the political economy of health in highland Guatemala.'

JAMES STAPLES, Brunel
8 Mar.: 'Bodies of meaning: interpreting disabled bodies in South India.'


Oxford intellectual property law invited speaker seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays at St Peter's College (directions from the Porter's Lodge).

Conveners: Graeme Dinwoodie and Justine Pila.

DR YOAV MAZEH, Ono Academic College
16 Feb.: 'Material fixation in copyright law.'

SIMON MALYNICZ, Hogarth Chambers
23 Feb.: 'Keyword advertising.'

PROFESSOR ANSGAR OHLY, Bayreuth
2 Mar.: 'Patent trolls—a European perspective.'

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Theology

Ian Ramsey Centre seminars

The following seminars will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old

Dining Room, Harris Manchester College.p KELLY CLARK, Calvin college
28 Jan.: 'Evolution and ethics.'

ANDREW PINSENT
11 Feb.: 'Joint attention, Aquinas and second- personal virtue ethics.'

ERNAN MCMULLIN, Notre Dame
25 Feb.: 'From Augustine to Darwin.'

THOMAS DIXON, Queen Mary, London, GEOFFREY CANTOR, Leeds, and JOHN HEDLEY BROOKE
11 Mar.: Book launch: Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives.


Research seminar on the Abrahamic religions: Contemporary perspectives

The following workshops will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Theology Faculty.

Convener: Professor Guy G. Stroumsa.

DR JOSEPH DAVID
2 Feb.: 'What makes the Abrahamic religions comparable? A contemporary perspective.'

PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
9 Feb.: 'Contemporary Islamic ethical issues.'

PROFESSOR AZIZ AL-AZMEH, Central European University, Budapest
16 Feb.: 'Prophets for a new century: comments on recent biographies of Muhammad and Jesus.'

PROFESSOR MARC SAPERSTEIN, Leo Baeck College; King's College, London
23 Feb.: 'Jews in dialogue with Christians and Muslims: progress and pitfalls.'

MARK SILK, Trinity College, Hartford, USA
2 Mar.: 'From Christian to Judeo-Christian to Abrahamic: the shibboleths of American civil religion.'

PROFESSOR DAVID FORD, Cambridge
9 Mar.: 'Inter-faith theology: beyond "Dabru Emet" and "A Common Word".'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

History and identity in the eastern Mediterranean, 500–1000

The following colloquium (with the Corpus Classics Centre) will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 13 February, in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College. To pre-register, send an e-mail entitled 'colloquium' to: philip.wood@ccc.ox.ac.uk. Cost £10.

JOSEPH BALI, Athens/Damascus: 'The writing of history and the political setting: Bar Hebraeus' account of late antiquity.'

TARA ANDREWS: 'Armenian chronicles of the fifth to seventh centuries.'

DAN KING, Cardiff: 'Remembering the Fathers: florilegia as history in the west Syrian tradition.'

HUSSEIN OMAR, Cairo: ' "The crinkly haired people of the black earth": examining Egyptian identities in Ibn Abd al-Hakam's Futuh.'

AMAL MAROGY, Cambridge: 'Arabic linguistic reasoning in the early 'Abbasid period: tribal and cultural identity and its linguistic reflection in the first Arabic grammar.'

HARRY MUNT: 'The Prophet's city before the Prophet: Ibn Zabala (d. after 199/814) on pre-Islamic Medina.'

ADAM TALIB: 'Topoi and topography in the histories of al-Hirah.'

SARAH SAVANT, Agha Khan Institute: 'Forgetting the past: traditions of early Islam and Iran.'

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Bodleian Library/Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Crossing borders: Hebrew manuscripts as a meeting-place of cultures

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, except where noted, in the Convocation House, Bodleian Library. Talks are followed by a guided tour of the exhibition 'Crossing borders: Hebrew manuscripts as a meeting place of cultures'.

CÉSAR MERCHÁN-HAMANN
2 Feb.: 'Fables from East to West.'

LESLEY SMITH
9 Feb.: 'Jews and Christians imagining the Temple.'

JUDITH OLSZOWY-SCHLANGER
16 Feb.: Christian Hebraism in thirteenth-century England.'

SABINE ARNDT
Wed. 24 Feb.: 'Science as a meeting-place of cultures.'

PIET VAN BOXEL
2 Mar.: 'The virgin and the unicorn: a Christian image in a Jewish prayer book.'

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Bodleian Libraries

WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources

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

HILLA WAIT, JULIET RALPH and ROGER MILLS
Thurs. 28 Jan.: 'E-books.'

KATE JACKSON and ANGELA CARRITT
Fri. 29 Jan.: 'Google Scholar—pros and cons.'

ROGER MILLS
Mon. 1 Feb.: 'Bibliometrics: the black art of citation ranking.'

LJILJA RISTIC
Thurs. 4 Feb.: 'Electronic resources for research: chemistry and materials science.'

JULIET RALPH
Fri. 5 Feb.: 'Using biology and medicine database BIOSIS previews on Web of Knowledge.'

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Saïd Business School

Distinguished speaker seminars

The following seminars will be given at 6 p.m. in the Saïd Business School. Seminars are free and open to all, but advance electronic registration is required at: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/. The title for the first lecture has now been confirmed.

ROGER CARR, Cadbury
Tues. 9 Feb.: 'Hostile bids and takeovers.'

PAOLO SCARONI, Eni plc
Tues. 16 Feb.: Title to be confirmed.

LORD BROWNE OF MADINGLEY, Riverstone Holding LLC
Mon. 8 Mar.: Title to be confirmed.

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Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Lecture

H.E. NALIN SURIE, High Commissioner for India to the UK, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Indian foreign policy: shifting roles and challenges in the new decade.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism/McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life

Journalism and public responsibility

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

Convener: Professor Nigel Biggar.

JAMES BRANDON, author of Unlocking Al-Qaeda: Islamist extremism in British Prisons (2009)
3 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR ONORA O'NEILL, Cambridge
10 Feb.: 'Ethics for mediated communication.'

PROFESSOR DAVID ODERBERG, Reading
24 Feb.: 'Appearance and reality: what Plato can teach journalists and the media.'

JOHN CORNWELL, Cambridge; journalist
3 Mar.: 'What ethic should journalism have?'

BRIAN MOYNAHAN, author; formerly Sunday Times
10 Mar.: ' "We don't do God": journalism and the coverage of faith.'

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All Souls College

Lee Lecture

PROFESSOR RODNEY BARKER, Professor Emeritus of Government, London School of Economics, will deliver the Lee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'A tale of three cities: the early years of political science in Oxford, London, and Manchester.'


Neill Lecture

BARONESS HALE OF RICHMOND will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Justice for the Jains: remedies for bad administration.'

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All Souls College/Oxford Roman Economy Project

Economies before Domesday: economic growth and contraction in classical antiquity and the early Middle Ages

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

NIKOLA KOEPKE
28 Jan.: 'The development of nutritional status as an indicator of well-being in prehistory and historical times.'

FRANÇOIS DE CALLATAY
4 Feb.: 'Trying to estimate the level of monetisation of the Hellenistic world.'

ALAN BOWMAN
11 Feb.: 'The Roman imperial government and the Roman economy.'

BRUCE HITCHNER
18 Feb.: 'Too many men: environmental risk and the origins of Roman expansion in the early Republic.'

ELIZABETH FENTRESS
25 Feb.: 'Slaving peripheries.'

CHRIS WICKHAM
4 Mar.: 'Thoughts on the economic divide between late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.'

HELENA HAMEROW
11 Mar.: 'Agricultural investment and innovation in Anglo-Saxon England.'

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Balliol College

LORD HARRIES OF PENTREGARTH, formerly Bishop of Oxford, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 February, in Balliol College. The lecture is open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Alexandru Popescu (e-mail: alexandru.popescu@balliol.ox.ac.uk ).

Subject: 'Religion and guilt—burden or blessing?'

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Christ Church

Christ Church Cathedral Lent course

The following sessions, based on the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent book, Our Sound is our Wound: Contemplative Listening to a Noisy World (Lucy Winkett), will be held at 7.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Priory Room, Christ Church.

18 Feb.: 'The sound of scripture.'

25 Feb.: 'The sound of lament.'

4 Mar.: 'The sound of freedom.'

11 Mar.: 'The sound of resurrection.'

18 Mar.: 'The sound of angels.'

25 Mar.: 'Our sound is our wound.'

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Corpus Christi College

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID BROMWICH will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February, in the MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College.

Subject: 'Destruction and the theory of happiness in the poetry of Stevens and Yeats.'

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Green Templeton College

Green Templeton Lectures

Uncertainties and insecurities

This lecture series seeks to explore and explain the sources and forms of uncertainty in key aspects of contemporary life, including health, finance, politics and the media. Speakers include Gillian Tett, assistant editor of the Financial Times; Helena Kennedy, expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues; and Stephen Coleman, Institute of Communications Studies, Leeds. The lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on four Mondays, beginning 22 February, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton. Further details will be announced at a later date.

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New College

New College Chapel: The New forum

DR HUGO SLIM, Visiting Fellow, and PROFESSOR MILES HEWSTONE, will present the following at 4 p.m. on Sunday, 31 January. Dr Slim will preach at Evensong (6 p.m).

Subject: 'Forgiveness and reconciliation in a world of conflict.'

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Oriel College

Creative writing workshops

The Oriel College creative writing workshops will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College. Workshops will be held on 28 January, 4, 11, 18, 25 February and 4 March. For further information, contact: antonia.logue@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

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St Antony's College

European Studies Centre

International, imperial and global history seminar: Writing Europe in the world, 1900 to the present

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

For details of the 'Changing identities in South East Europe' seminar series see Gazette, 14 January.

Conveners: Anne Deighton, Jane Caplan and Patricia Clavin.

DANIEL MAUL, Giessen
28 Jan.: 'Holidays with pay for the colonies? European perspectives on colonial social policy, 1930–60.'

ANNE DEIGHTON
4 Feb.: 'Human rights and the Cold War: the European Convention on Human Rights.'

BRIGITTE LEUCHT
11 Feb.: 'Networks and governance in early Cold War Europe.'

DAVID EDGERTON, Imperial College, London
18 Feb.: 'Never alone: Britain, food, fuel and raw materials, 1939–45.'

HOPE HARRISON, George Washington
25 Feb.: 'The Berlin Wall as a site of memory, 1989–2009.'

KAI HEBEL
4 Mar.: 'Human rights and the Cold War: Britain and the CSCE.'

PETER GATRELL, Manchester
11 Mar.: 'The making of the modern refugee: a global history.'


European economic and social history seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: Knick Harley.

STEFANO BATTILOSSI, Carlos III
2 Feb.: 'Banks' FDIs in emerging markets during the first globalisation.'

CAROL LEONARD
9 Feb.: 'From inertia to ferment: the productivity of Russian agriculture from 1860 to 1912.'

ANGELA REDISH, British Columbia, and WARREN WEBER, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
16 Feb.: 'A model commodity money with minting and melting applied to medieval Europe.'

JUAN FLORES, Geneva
23 Feb.: 'On trade, sovereign defaults and economics: new evidence from the nineteenth century.'

BERNARD HARRIS, Southampton
2 Mar.: 'Nutrition and the decline of mortality in Britain, 1700–1914.'

MATT GROVE
9 Mar.: 'Social mechanics and the rank-size rule in archaeological date.'


SEESOX Panel

PETER SANFEY, EBRD, JEROMIN ZETTELMEYER, EBRD, and MAX WATSON will discuss the following subject at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 February, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: Max Watson.

Subject: 'The impact of the global crisis on transition economies.'


Seminar on Polish–Ukrainian relations

ANDRZEJ PODRAZA, Catholic University, Lublin, will give the following seminar at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 February, in the Khodorkovskii Room.

Conveners: Paul Chaisty and Jan Zielonka.

Subject: 'Poland's relations with Ukraine in an integrated Europe: a difficult advocacy?'


Deakin workshop in collaboration with the Department of Politics and International Relations

The following workshop will be held on Friday, 26 February, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the European Studies Centre, and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Conveners: Bastien Irondelle and Chris Bickerton.

Subject: 'European security and defence policy: new approaches.'


Workshop in cooperation with the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

JACEK SARYUSZ-WOLSKI, European Parliament, and other speakers will present in the following workshop from 2 p.m. on Friday, 26 February, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre.

Conveners: Jonathan Scheele, John Beyer and Graham Avery.

Subject: 'The EU and its eastern neighbours—what kind of partnership?'


Basque workshop

The following workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 March, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre. Speakers are to be confirmed.

Convener: Helena Iñarra.

Subject: 'Game theory applied to social science.'


Annual Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena lecture

PAOLO GARIMBERTI, President of RAI, will deliver the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Paolo Mancini, Jan Zielonka and John Lloyd.

Subject: To be confirmed.


Seminar

The following seminar will be held on Friday, 12 March (and Saturday, 13 March, by invitation only).

Convener: Jan Zielonka and Paolo Mancini.

Subject: 'Public service broadcasting in southern and eastern Europe.'


Middle East Centre and Asian Studies Centre

Seminar

ALEX STRICK VAN LINSCHOTEN and FELIX KUEHN, authors of My Life with the Taliban, will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 February, in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

Subject: 'Losing Kandahar, 1968–2010.'

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St Catherine's College

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

LORD DRAYSON, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, will deliver the Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 February, in the Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. To reserve a place, contact franca.potts@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The future for UK science.'

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St John's College (research Centre)

Legalism: history and anthropology

DR ALLEN ABRAMSON, University College, London, will hold a seminar at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 February, in the seminar room, the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'.

Convener: Sarah Womack.

Subject: 'The lie of the land: jural and ritual domains of material possession in Fiji.'

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Somerville College

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ELSPETH GARMAN, President, British Crystallographic Association and Senior Kurti Fellow, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Crystallography one century AD (after Dorothy).'

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Blackfriars

Aquinas Lecture

DR JOHN MARENBON, Cambridge, will deliver the Aquinas Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February, in Blackfriars. Enquiries may be directed to The Revd Dr Vivian Boland, OP (e-mail: vivian.boland@english.op.org).

Subject: 'Aquinas, Thomists, and the problem of paganism.'

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Campion Hall

Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

The dragon and the cross: contemporary Chinese perspectives on Christianity in China

DR XIAOXIN WU, San Francisco, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

3 Feb.: 'Pyramid or triangle? Church, government and local Catholic communities in Fujian in the Qing Dynasty.'

10 Feb.: 'The Hall of Four: politics, faith and daily life in a northern Chinese village.'

17 Feb.: 'Economic growth and spiritual nourishment: Shenzhen and its entrepreneur citizens.'

24 Feb.: 'Connecting the dots: Chinese scholars on Christianity in China today.'

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