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Oxford University Gazette, 29 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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History

Language and History seminar

ANTHONY WARNER, York, will hold a Language and History seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 May, in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Levels of style and the relevance of oral characteristics in English, 1340–1710.'


Transnational and global history seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at St Cross College. Postgraduate seminars will be held in weeks 5–7: details will be published later.

DR RACHEL BRIGHT, East Anglia
5 May: 'Asian migration and the British world, c.1850–1914.'

PROFESSOR ANN CURTHOYS and PROFESSOR JOHN DOCKER, Sydney
12 May: 'Is a history of humanity possible?'

PROFESSOR MILES OGBORN, Queen Mary, London
19 May: 'The power of speech: orality, oaths and evidence in the British Atlantic world, 1630–1838.'


Oxford architectural history seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Beckington Room, Lincoln College.

Conveners: Paul Barnwell, Louise Durning, Geoffrey Tyack and William Whyte.

BRIDGET CHERRY, former Editor, Pevsner Architectural Guides
10 May: 'Pevsner's churches and cathedrals: past and future.'

ERIKA HANNA
7 June: 'Preservation and modernism in Dublin: the fate of Fitzwilliam Street, 1960–5.'


History of Art: research seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of the History of Art, Littlegate House (second floor), St Ebbe's.

Conveners: Dr H. Grootenboer and Ms J. Spencer.

PROFESSOR MARGARET IVERSEN, Essex
4 May: 'Analogue.'

PROFESSOR PETER DE BOLLA, Cambridge
11 May: 'Bonnard and the blush of the world.'

DR LYNDAL ROPER
18 May: 'Witches in early modern art.'

DR ANNA DEZEUZE, Manchester
25 May: To be announced.


Art History Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: Dr C. Payne (Oxford Brookes), Dr J. Whiteley, and Dr A. Wright.

DR ZEYNEP YUREKLI-GORKAY
5 May: 'Sufi shrines under the Ottomans: hagiography, architecture, and the empire.'

DR VICKY AVERY, Warwick
19 May: 'The bronze well-heads in the Palazzo Ducale, Venice: art or craft?'

BETH WEST
2 June: 'At the sound of a conch: reconsidering the subject of Botticelli's Mars and Venus.'

DR COLIN CRUISE, Aberystwyth
16 June: 'Other readings: Burne-Jones, allegory, and myth.'

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Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Seminar

JOHN GOLDSMITH, Chicago, will lecture at 10 a.m. on Friday, 28 May, in Room 207, the Centre for Linguistics and Philology.

Subject: 'Unsupervised learning of natural language morphology.'


Seminars in linguistics

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Basement Room, 47 Wellington Square. All interested graduates and undergraduates are welcome.

LAUREN HALL-LEW
3 May: Title to be announced.

DONNA JO NAPOLI
10 May: 'Humour in sign language.'

MAGGIE TALLERMAN
17 May: Title to be announced.

ANTHONY WARNER
24 May: Title to be announced.

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Oxford Solid Mechanics launch

Oxford Solid Mechanics is an initiative to promote interaction between researchers in the University working on the mechanics of solids across the full range of spatial and temporal scales. The launch will take place from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, at the Mathematical Institute. Enquiries: solids@maths.ox.ac.uk.


Organic chemistry colloquia

The following colloquia will be given at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. Support for the colloquia is given by Eli Lilly, Windlesham.

DR EMILY BALSKUS, Harvard, and PROFESSOR TOM BROWN, Southampton
Thurs. 29 Apr., 3 p.m.: 'Shedding light on the biosynthesis of cyanobacterial sunscreens' (EB); 'Synthesis and applications of chemically modified oligonucleotides' (TB).

PROFESSOR ANDREW HOLMES, Melbourne
Tues. 4 May: 'Seeing the light with polymers.' (Robert Robinson Memorial Lectures)
Thurs. 6 May: 'Synthesis of biologically active piperidine and indolizidine alkaloids.' (Robert Robinson Memorial Lectures)

DR JARED SHAW, California at Davis
Thurs. 13 May: 'Multicomponent approaches to organic synthesis and chemical biology.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT BERGMAN, Berkeley
Mon. 17 May: 'Reactions of complexes bearing metal–nitrogen and metal–oxygen bonds with organic molecules.'

PROFESSOR ALAN KATRITSKY, Florida
Fri. 21 May, 3 p.m.: 'Some recent adventures with heterocycles.'

PROFESSOR KEIJI MARUOKA, Kyoto
Wed. 26 May: 'Design of high-performance organocatalysts for catalytic asymmetric synthesis.'

PROFESSOR IAN PATERSON, Cambridge
Thurs. 3 June: 'Total synthesis of complex polyketides.' (RSC Tilden Lecture)

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Medical Sciences

Oxford Forum for Medical Humanities

DR DRUIN BURCH, practising doctor in Oxford, and author of Taking the Medicine, will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Mure Room, Merton College. As a high attendance is expected, early arrival is advised.

Subject: 'The history of drugs, and our struggle to recognise which treatments are effective, and which not.'


Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Sherrington Library.

Convener: Dr Deborah Goberdhan.

PROFESSOR METIN AVKIRAN, Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital
30 Apr.: 'Novel cardiac function for protein kinase D.'

PROFESSOR KLAUS SEUWEN, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Forum 1, Basel
7 May: 'pH-sensing receptors.'

DR ANNA CARIBONI, University College, London
14 May: 'From nose to brain: synergistic action of VEGF and semaphorins in the migration of GnRH neurons.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR JEAN-MARC EDELINE, Paris–Sud
21 May: 'Coding conspecific vocalisations by temporal organisation of spike trains in the thalamo-cortical auditory system.'

PROFESSOR ALAN WILLIAMS, Cardiff
28 May: 'The pore-forming region of the cardiac ryanodine receptor channel: function and clues on structure.'

PROFESSOR MARK MCCARTHY
4 June: 'Human genetics and type 2 diabetes: discovery, biological inference and translation.'

PROFESSOR ZACH MAINEN, Champalimaud Foundation Institute, Portugal
11 June: 'Neural mechanisms for decision making in the rat.'

DR NICOLAS TAPON, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute
18 June: 'Control of tissue growth by the Hippo signalling pathway in Drosophila.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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Oriental Studies

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: Lunchtime seminars in Jewish Studies

The following seminars will be given on Thursdays at the Oriental Institute.

DR LAURENT MIGNON
29 Apr., 1 p.m.: 'Samuel Hirsch, Namik Kemal and the anti- Semites.'

DR HECTOR PATMORE, Protestant Theological University, the Netherlands
13 May, 1 p.m.: 'The transmission of the Targum to Samuel in a Christian world.'

DR AVIHU RONEN, Tel Hai College
10 June, 12 noon: 'We are here: Israeli historiography of the Holocaust in the fifties.'

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Social Sciences

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. The titles of the 6 and 27 May lectures differ from those previously published.

Conveners: Professor Judith Okely and Sara Sanders, California.

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

SARA SANDERS, California
6 May: 'Myth and experience in Mexico's 1968 student movement.'

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

DR SONDRA HAUSNER
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 Zambia.'

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

PROFESSOR JOHN 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.


Department of Education seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens. The seminars are organised in conjunction with the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.

PROFESSOR RICHARD PRING
29 Apr.: 'The need for philosophy in a big research project: the lessons from the Nuffield review of 14–19 education and training.'

DR JUDITH SUISSA, Institute of Education, London
13 May: 'The science of parenting: a philosophical critique.'

PROFESSOR PETER ROBERTS, Canterbury, New Zealand
10 June: 'Dostoevsky, education and the limits of reason.'


African history and politics seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 2, 3 Mansfield Road, except where noted. Seminars are organised jointly by the Oxford Department of International Development, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and the Faculty of History. Attendance at the 10 May special lecture is only with a University card.

Conveners: Dr A.R. Mustapha and Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira.

GAVIN WILLIAMS
3 May: 'Wine for workers: labour regimes in the South African wine industry.'

GEN MUHAMMADU BUHARI, former Nigerian Head of State and current leading member of the opposition
10 May, Manor Road Lecture Theatre: 'Nigeria: ten years of democracy.' (OReNGA Special Lecture)

JAMES FAIRHEAD, Sussex
17 May: 'African studies and the American Civil War.' (Followed by book launch: Identity Economics: Social Networks and the Informal Economy in Nigeria by Kate Meagher)

THANDIKA MKANDAWIRE, London School of Economics
24 May: 'Is there a role for social policy in contemporary Africa?'


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

The venues of the workshops on 7 May and 2 June differ from those previously published.

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., Clay Room, Nuffield College: 'Populism and democracy?'

JOAO 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., Clay Room, Nuffield College: 'Decentralisation, Indonesia-style.'


School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Fridays at 64 Banbury Road, except where noted.

Conveners: Mette Berg and Alison Shaw.

BYRON J. GOOD, Harvard
30 Apr., 5 p.m., Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College: 'Theorising the "subject" of medical and psychiatric anthropology.' (Marett Memorial Lecture)

FERNANDA PIRIE
7 May: 'Barristers: a modern elite?'

ALISON SHAW
14 May: 'Risk and reproductive decisions: British Pakistani parents' responses to genetic counselling.'

GILLIAN EVANS, Manchester
21 May: 'The aboriginal people of England: the culture of class politics in contemporary Britain.'

PATRICIA JEFFERY, Edinburgh
28 May: 'Leading by example? Women madrasa teachers in rural north India.'

PALOMA GAY Y BLASCO, St Andrews
4 June: 'Claudia's life: singular lives, gypsy metonymy and ethnographic writing.'


Department of Sociology

CHRISTIAAN MONDEN will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 3 May, in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: 'For better or worse. On heterogeneity and selection in the association between health and divorce.'

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Rothermere American Institute

Special seminar: Rethinking US hegemony

The following seminar will be given at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in Seminar Room 2, at the Rothermere American Institute. All welcome.

DR EVELYN GOH, Royal Holloway, London: 'The hegemonic contract: renegotiating post- Cold War US hegemony in East Asia.'

PROFESSOR IAN CLARK, Aberystwyth: 'Varieties of hegemony in international society: governing climate change and the future of US hegemony.'

DR JOCHEN PRANTL: 'Taming hegemony: informal institutions and US foreign policy.'

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Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity

Special lecture

ANDREA AUGENTI, Bologna at Ravenna, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. The event is funded by Lewis Chester.

Subject: 'Classis—the birth, life and death of Ravenna's port.'


The heroic age of archaeological research in the Byzantine and early Islamic Near East, c.1860–1950

This colloquium will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 8 May, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. Participants include Marlia Mango; Sabine Ladstätter, Vienna; Mahmoud Harwari; Alastair Northedge, Paris; Cyril Mango; Jim Crow, Edinburgh; Lukas Schachner; and Bryan Ward Perkins. Cost £5. Please e-mail the organiser, Lukas Schachner, to register ( lukas.schachner@classics.ox.ac.uk). For full programme, see www.ocla.ox.ac.uk/pdf/heroic_age_programme.pdf.

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity

Seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

EMMA REDDING
12 May: 'The physiology of the dancer.'

ARAVINDA GUNTUPALLI
19 May: 'Inquiry into the simultaneous existence of malnutrition and overweight in India using quantile regression.'

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Bodleian Libraries

WISER workshops

The following workshops will be held on the days shown in the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/service s/training/wiser/.

JULIET RALPH
Wed. 5 May, 11 a.m.: 'ARTstor: digital images for history of science and medicine.'

EMMA CRAGG and JANE RAWSON
Thurs. 6 May, 12.30 p.m.: 'Getting information to come to you.'

LJILJA RISTIC
Fri. 7 May, 12.30 p.m.: 'Key resources for mathematics and statistics.'

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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).

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Balliol College

Oxford Seminar on Conventions and Rules (OSCAR)

The following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Massey Room, Balliol College. The seminar is free to members of the University, but space is limited. To attend, please e-mail: john.latsis@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Ismael Al-Amoudi and John Latsis.

PROFESSOR ROBERT SALAIS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
4 May: 'Convention, common sense and public action.'

PROFESSOR PETER SCOTT, Reading
18 May: 'Path dependence, standards, and conventions: lessons from British economic history (work in progress).'


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: 'Afghanistan—ambition and reality.'

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

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Keble College

A colloquium in honour of Professor Dame Averil Cameron: Women in the Church—past and present

This colloquium will be held in the Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College, from 2.30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 22 May. Keynote speakers are Canon Professor Sarah Foot, Professor Judith Lieu, Cambridge, and The Revd Canon Dr Jane Shaw. To reserve a space, contact Sarah Apetrei (e-mail: sarah.apetrei@keble.ox.ac.uk).


Lecture

DR BO KAREN LEE, Princeton Theological Seminary, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 24 May, in the Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College.

Subject: 'Dying to live: the shadow side of frui Deo in the mystical theologies of Anna Maria von Schurman and Madame Jeanne Guyon.'


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.'

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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 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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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.'

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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.


Founder's Lecture

SIR KEITH THOMAS, Distinguished Fellow, All Souls College, will deliver the 2010 Founder's Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free and all members of the University are welcome. Further details may be found at www.sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Defining a "civilised" society; ideas of barbarism and civility in early modern England.'

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St Peter's College

Oxford intellectual property invited speaker seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays at St Peter's College. Enquiries may be directed to Ellen Moilanen (e-mail: ellen.moilanen@law.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR GRAEME AUSTIN, Arizona
6 May: 'Downunder parody: fair use for the purposes of parody and satire in Australian copyright law.'

DR JUSTINE PILA
13 May: 'The future of the European requirement for an invention (and with it of software, business method and biotech patents).'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL MADISON, Pittsburgh
20 May: 'Constructing commons in the cultural environment.'

DR LORAINE GELSTHORPE, Cambridge
27 May: 'Copyright infringement: normal, natural trouble? A view from a criminologist.'

DR CAROLYN DEERE-BIRKBECK
3 June: Title to be announced.

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University College

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN, Harvard, will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Rights and responsibility.'

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Wolfson College

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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Blackfriars, Campion Hall, and St Benet's Hall

John Henry Newman Lecture

PETER SUTHERLAND will deliver the John Henry Newman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free by ticket only, obtainable by e-mailing newman.lecture@stb.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Europe: values and identity.'

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St Stephen's House

Guest lecture

THE REVD DR BENEDICT VIVIANO, OP, will give this term's guest lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Couratin Room, St Stephen's House. Open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'A fresh look at the Gospels through the Aramaic Targums: a personal story of scholarship in the last century.'

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Oxford University Newman Society

Faith forum

There will be an opportunity to ask questions from a faith perspective of all four parliamentary candidates for the Oxford West and Abingdon seat (including Dr Evan Harris). The forum will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, at the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy, Rose Place, off St Aldate's. All are welcome.

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