Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics
PROFESSOR R. DAVIES will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `Telescopes, galaxies, and black holes.'
Professor of Taxation Law
PROFESSOR J. FREEDMAN will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject: To be announced.
Harmsworth Professor of American History
PROFESSOR M.P. LEFFLER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `9/11 and the past and future of American foreign policy.'
Merton Professor of English Literature
PROFESSOR D.G.E. NORBROOK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
Subject: `Women Lucretians: materialism, critique, and the canon.'
Professor of French Literature
PROFESSOR ALAIN VIALA will deliver his inaugural lecture, in French, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: `Réponse à Rousseau, ou: De La Modernité des Lettres.'
Camden Professor of Ancient History
PROFESSOR A.K. BOWMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.
Subject: `Outposts of empire.'
LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY
The world of books in Byzantium
NIGEL WILSON, James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography, 2002–3, will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building. 7 May: `The scriptorium.' 14 May: `An ill-paid profession.' 21 May: `Circulation.' 28 May: `Lenses and spectacles.'
PROFESSOR OF POETRY
PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `The end of the poem: "Poem of the End" by Marina Tsvetayeva.'
WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR IN EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 2002–3
ROBERT ALTER, Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Main Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution. Professor Alter will also give seminars at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays 28 May and 11 June in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College. Thur. 15 May: `Flaubert: the demise of the spectator.' Mon. 19 May: `Flaubert: urban poetics.' Thur. 22 May: `Dickens: the realism of metaphor.' Thur. 29 May: `Dickens: intimations of Apocalypse.' Mon. 2 June: `Bely: phantasmatic city.' Thur. 5 June: `Woolf: urban pastoral.' Mon. 9 June: `Joyce: metropolitan shuttle.' Thur. 12 June: `Kafka: suspicion and the city.'
MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE
PROFESSOR J.M. WAGSTAFF, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of Southampton, will deliver the twenty-second Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the McGregor Matthews Room, New College.
Subject: `The contribution of early travel narratives to the historical geography of Greece.'
CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2003
PROFESSOR W.D. PHILLIPS, Distinguished Professor of the University of Maryland, and Nobel Laureate 1997, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: `Time, Einstein, and the coldest stuff in the Universe.'
CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS
Is Keynes dead? Reviving a sensible macroeconomics
PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Columbia University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Tue. 13 May: `Cycles in business cycle theory.' Wed. 14 May: `Foundations of a new macroeconomics.' Thur. 15 May: `Applications to economic policy.'
HALLEY LECTURE 2003
PROFESSOR PAUL CRUTZEN, Nobel Laureate, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: `The Antarctic "Ozone Hole": a human-caused chemical instability of the stratosphere. What should we learn from this?'
HICKS LECTURE 2003
PROFESSOR RICHARD SYLLA, Stern School of Business, New York University, will deliver the Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `Trans-Atlantic capital market integration, 1790–1845.'
O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 2003
PROFESSOR ROBIN CHAPMAN STACEY, University of Washington, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: `Law and memory in early Ireland.'
Dionysus recast: ancient drama in the modern world
Unless otherwise indicated, the following interdisciplinary graduate seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hospitality Room, the Oxford Playhouse. Some papers will be accompanied by brief performances or readings by members of the Oxford University Classical Drama Society. Two presentations will be made at the meetings on 7 May, 14 May, 28 May, and 18 June. DR M. REYNOLDS
7 May: `Translation as tragedy in Browning's Agamemnon.' K. RILEY
7 May: `Herakles in fin-de-siècle Vienna: a reappraisal of the beginnings of Nervenkunst.' I. HURST
14 May: `A rancorous poisoned garment ... a life of deep anguish: George Eliot and Greek tragedy.' S. EVANGELISTA
14 May: `Apollo and the poetics of masochism in late Romantic literature.' H. STALLA
21 May, venue to be announced: `Virginia Woolf: knowing Greek.' DR P. BROWN
28 May: `Some musical versions of Greek tragedy.' A. WILLIS
28 May: `A new relevance: Trojan Women in the twentieth century.' PROFESSOR E. HALL, Durham
4 June: `Why Iphigenia in the third millennium?' DR S. HARRISON
11 June: `Modern versions of Senecan drama.' A. WRIGLEY
11 June: `Balliol Players.' L. HARDWICK, Open University
18 June, venue to be announced: `New polarities for old? The impact of translation for the stage on perceptions of Greek drama.' M.-L. CRAWLEY
18 June, venue to be announced: `The reincarnation of ancient drama: Dionysus at the Théâtre du Soleil.'
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Unless otherwise indicated, the following meetings will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.
Convener: L. Calé, M.St., D.Phil., Arts Junior Research Fellow, University College (e-mail: email@example.com). C. RIDING, Curator, Tate Britain
8 May: `Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa: the picture, the panorama, and the play.' DR J. WHALE, Leeds
15 May: `The language man: Richard Roberts Jones.' PROFESSOR J. PAGE, Florida
22 May: `British Romanticism and Judaism.' PROFESSOR P. HAMILTON, Queen Mary College, London
Tue. 27 May, 90 High Street Lecture Room, University College: `Poetic astonishment: a Romantic genealogy.'
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, THEOLOGY, HISTORY OF ART
The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College. Those attending are asked to note that Dr Christine Joynes will speak in place of Dr Tess Knighton at the seminar on 5 May.
Conveners: C.C. Rowland, MA, D.Phil., Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture, and C.E. Joynes, MA, M.St., D.Phil., Bampton Fellow in Theology, Trinity College. DR JOYNES
5 May: `The journey of a text: Mark's Gospel in art, music, and literature.' PROFESSOR J. WEBSTER
19 May: `Karl Barth's Epistle to the Romans.' DR A. VOLFING
2 June: `Water into wine. John the Evangelist at the Wedding in Cana.' DR F. CAREY, British Museum
16 June: `The Apocalypse and the shape of things to come.'
LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
PROFESSOR GLEN MACDONALD, UCLA, Astor Visiting Lecturer, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.
Conveners: R.J. Whittaker, MA, Reader in Biogeography, and K.J. Willis, MA, University Lecturer in Physical Geography.
Subject: `Eighteenth-century explorers, lost forests, and changing climates of the Canadian and Russian Arctic—a new look at circumpolar treeline dynamics and global climate change, past, present, and future.'
MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Oxford Physics Colloquia
The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. For details of the Cherwell–Simon Lecture (16 May), see above.
Conveners: N.F. Johnson, MA, Professor of Physics, and J.I. Silk, MA, D.Phil., Savilian Professor of Astronomy. PROFESSOR SIR KEITH O'NIONS
9 May: `Science and a secure nation.' DR T. PALMER, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts, Reading
30 May: `Predicting weather and climate: a risky business.' PROFESSOR J. STONE, Cambridge
6 June: `Numerical models of accretion flows around black holes.' DR D.A. WILLIAMS, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, Cambridge
13 June: `Nanotechnology for solid-state quantum information processing.'
Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics
The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933. For details of the Halley Lecture (5 June), see above. DR J. AUSTIN, Meteorological Office
1 May: `QBO/solar cycle impacts on ozone.' DR M. WEBB, Meteorological Office
8 May: `Estimating uncertainty in the response to doubled CO2 using a large ensemble of GCM versions.' PROFESSOR T. CHOULARTON, UMIST
15 May: `The effects of aerosol on warm and mixed phase clouds.' DR N. HARRIS, Cambridge
22 May: `Ozone trends in the atmosphere.' DR C. PIANI
29 May: `Effects of the stochastic parameterisation of convectively generated gravity waves on the tropical stratosphere in the Unified Model.' PROFESSOR K. SHINE, Reading
12 June: `Kyoto and beyond: how can we compare the effects of emissions of different greenhouse gases?' DR C. JOHNSON, Meteorological Office
19 June: `Atmospheric chemistry and climate change.'
Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry. DR S.C. CREAGH, Nottingham
5 May: `Tunnelling dynamics in a chaotic regime.' PROFESSOR D. BIRD, Bath
19 May: `Theory of chemicurrents.' PROFESSOR J.T. HYNES, Colorado and École Normale Supérieure, Paris
2 June: `How should we think about proton transfer reactions in solutions?'
Condensed Matter Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., and J.T. Chalker, MA, D.Phil., Professors of Physics. PROFESSOR T. RASING, Nijmegen
1 May: `Probing ferromagnetism at small length and short time scales.' DR R. COLDEA
8 May: `Observation of spin fractionalisation in a 2D frustrated quantum magnet.' DR R. MOESSNER, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
15 May: `Frustrated ferromagnetism: spin-ice in a magnetic field.' DR A. ANDREEV, Surrey
29 May: `Theory of the electronic structure and optical properties of GaN-based quantum dots.' PROFESOR D.S. CITRIN, Georgia Insitute of Technology
5 June: `Optical properties of quantum wells in strong THz fields.' (To be confirmed) PROFESSOR N. GOLDENFELD, Illinois
12 June: `Pairing and critical phenomena in the cuprate superconductors.' PROFESSOR S. HAYDEN, Bristol
19 June: `Magnetism and superconductivity in ZrZn2.'
Theoretical Physics Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics.
Conveners: I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, Readers in Physics. PROFESSOR S. RANDJIBAR-DAEMI, ICTP, Trieste
2 May: `Towards model building in brane world scenarios.' PROFESSOR J. GAUNTLETT, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
16 May: `Strings, branes, and quantum field theory.' PROFESSOR P. LEATH, Rutgers
30 May: `Phonons in random alloys.' PROFESSOR G. VOLOVIK, Helsinki University of Technology
13 June: `The universe in a helium droplet.'
Department of Earth Sciences
The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences. DR P. KOKELAAR, Liverpool
12 May: `Anatomy of a crisis—Montserrat volcanic emergency 1995–9.' DR S. TUDHOPE, Edinburgh
19 May: `What controls variations in the El Niño Southern Oscillation ... evidence from annually banded massive corals.' DR S. KELLEY, Open University
2 June: `Meteorite impacts and mass extinctions—do they really correlate?'
Biophysical Chemistry Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek. DR S. BALASUBRAMANIAN, Cambridge
7 May: `Fluorescence, FRETTING, and the application of single molecule fluorescence for the study of biomolecular structure and function.' DR L.J. SMITH
28 May: `Characterising non-native protein conformations.'
Seminars in public health and epidemiology
The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. DR T. KEY
6 May: `Fruit and vegetables and cancer.' DR P. PHAROAH, Cambridge
13 May: `Predicting the risk of breast cancer and BRCA1/2 mutation carrier probability in women with a family history.' DR A. MCLEAN
20 May: `Searching for immune correlates of viral dynamics in HIV infection.' DR R. WALTON,
27 May: `Tobacco addiction—can we blame our genes?' DR W. AITKEN, Cancer Research UK
3 June: `Smoking and colorectal polyps.' PROFESSOR D. KERR
10 June: `Colorectal cancer trials—links to pharmacogenetics.' DR A. CRAVIOTO, National University of Mexico
17 June: `A thirty-year analysis of diarrheal diseases in Mexican children.'
Department of Psychiatry and the Oxford Regional Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital. PROFESSOR M. OWEN, University of Wales College of Medicine
13 May: `The genetics of schizophrenia: out of the graveyard.' DR R. PALMER, Leicester Warwick Medical School
20 May: `Why do we get into such a mess with anorexia nervosa?'
Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars
The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. DR R. BICKNELL
6 May: `Molecular basis for angiogenesis.' DR S. AKOULITCHEV
13 May: `TFIIH and the regulation of transcription initiation.' PROFESSOR D. COOPER, Cambridge
20 May: `Regulation of Ca2+ sensitive adenylyl cyclases by Ca2+.' DR V. CHAPMAN, Nottingham
27 May: `The pharmacology of nociceptive processing in models of acute and chronic pain.' DR S. BURGE
3 June: `Sticking together: the Darier disease story.' DR M. NASH, Leicester
10 June: `Visualising IP3 signalling in individual neurones.' DR B. CALLINGHAM, Cambridge
17 June: To be announced. (Paton Lecture) PROFESSOR J. BREITNER, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
24 June: `Clues from epidemiology about the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.'
MEDICAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES
The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Saïd Business School. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 4 June. There has been a three-year moratorium on the licence to grow genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the United Kingdom. In the summer the Government will decide whether to lift the moratorium. This series will discuss some of the issues involved. Further details may be obtained from Jennifer Swift (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Jane Kaye (e-mail: email@example.com). To subscribe to the Genetics Forum, send an e- mail with the message `subscribe' to: firstname.lastname@example.org. DR B. MARANTELLI, Agriculture Biotechnology Council, and LAWRENCE WOODWARD, Elm Farm Research Centre, Newbury
7 May, Lecture Theatre 5: `GM crops: good or bad for the environment?' H. WARWICK, independent researcher
14 May, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Seeds of doubt: experience of North American farmers growing GM crops.' DR M. ANTONIOU, King's College School of Medicine, London
21 May, Lecture Theatre 5: `The new genetics: implications for GM crops and human health.' PROFESSOR R. GROVE-WHITE, Lancaster; Chair, Greenpeace UK
28 May, Lecture Theatre 5: `The emerging politics of public values in GM regulation.' DR L. LEVIDOW, Open University
4 June, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Metaphors of pollution: GM and the cultural meaning of the countryside.' COLIN TUDGE, LSE
4 June, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Shall we reap: the future of agriculture.' DR H. SCHMIDT, Nuffield Council in Bioethics, and P. MULVANY, Intermediate Technology Development Group
11 June, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `The role of GM crops in developing countries.'
MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES
Italian graduate seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Taylor Institution.
Conveners: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian Studies, and M. Zaccarello (Dott. Lett.), University Lecturer in Italian. PROFESSOR L. LEONARDI, Università per Stranieri, Siena
Thur. 8 May, Room 3: `Le Rime di Dante: postille a una recente edizione.' (Paget Toynbee Lecture) PROFESSOR A. CORSARO, Florence
Tue. 13 May, Room 2: `The Golden Age as a paradox: Tasso and other texts of the late Renaissance.' PROFESSOR G.H. TUCKER, Reading
Wed. 28 May, Room 3: `Halcyon days? Pietro Alcionio (1485–?1528) v. Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda on translating Aristotle.' (EHRC joint meeting with graduate seminars in French, Spanish, and Portuguese)
Seminars on the work of Paul Celan (1920–70)
These seminars will recommence this term at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Old Seminar Room, Wadham College. Topics for the seminars in weeks 4 and 5 will be announced later.
Conveners: R.C. Ockenden, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in German, and A. Phelan, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German. PROFESSOR B. BÖSCHENSTEIN, Geneva
6 May: `Celans Gespräche mit deutschen und französischen Dichtern.' PROFESSOR L. OLSCHNER, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
13 May: ` "Herzzeit, Weltzeit": reading deposits of time in Celan's poetics and poetry.'
East and East–Central Europe Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.
Conveners: R.J. Crampton, MA, Professor of East European History, and R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History. A. DRACE-FRANCIS, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London
2 May: `Books and social change in early modern eastern Europe. The Romanian case.' M. PITTAWAY, Open University
9 May: `Industrial workers and socialist dictatorship in Hungary, 1948–56.' J. SHERMAN
16 May: `Reforming through fiction: Ayzik-Meir Dik (1807–93) and the Yiddish bestseller.' J. FELLERER
23 May: `The Revolution of 1848 and the making of the Czech linguistic nation.' M. KVIETKAUSKAS
30 May: `The multicultural experience in fin-de- siècle Vilna: Yiddish literature and the politics of diasporism.' E. WEAVER
6 June: `Madonna crucified: post-Trianon irredentist imagery in Hungary, then and now.' M. CHISHOLM
13 June: `The Counter-Reformation decision in the Tyrol: 1562–5.'
Seminar in the Philosophy of Physics
The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Conveners: H.R. Brown, MA, Reader in Philosophy, J.N. Butterfield, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, and S. Saunders, MA, University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science. DR O. POOLEY
1 May: `Descartes and Newton on place, space, and motion.' PROFESSOR B. VAN FRAASSEN, Princeton
15 May: `The ideal of a purely structural description of nature.' DR BROWN
22 May: `Spacetime structure from a dynamical perspective.' DR J. VAN LITH, Utrecht
29 May: `Models and idealisation in statistical physics.' DR D. CORFIELD
5 June: `How natural is our mathematics?' C. TIMPSON
12 June: `Information is physical? Reflections on foundational implications of quantum information.' PROFESSOR J. PONS, Barcelona and Imperial College
19 June: `Constrained systems and Dirac's conjecture.'
INTERDISCIPLINARY SAWYER SEMINAR (IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION)
The theory and politics of civil society
Except where otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held from 1.45 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Rothermere American Institute. Those wishing to attend the seminars should register their interest in good time. All enquiries should be directed to Paul Bou-Habib (telephone: (2)82718, e-mail: email@example.com). PROFESSOR P. VAN PARIJS, Louvain
1 May: `Cultural diversity and economic solidarity.' PROFESSOR RICHARD RORTY, Stanford
8 May, Rhodes House: `Justice as a larger loyalty.' PROFESSOR LORD (RAYMOND) PLANT, King's College, London, PROFESSOR ADALBERT EVERS, Giessen, BLAKE BROMLEY, writer and activist, and others
15 May: final panel discussion.
RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology.
Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science. N. BARTON, Oxford Brookes
1 May: `Bridge or barrier? Early human contacts across the Gibraltar Strait.' S. SCARRE, Cambridge
15 May: `Always in the process of becoming: temporality and intention in the Neolithic long mound of Prissé- la-Charrière.' N. MAGGETTI, Fribourg
29 May: `Swiss news: from where did Neolithic and faience potters obtain their raw materials?' B. OTTAWAY, Sheffield
12 June: To be announced.
SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL
Except where indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School. Enquiries should be directed to Jos Van Bommel, the Saïd Business School. A Finance Symposium will be held in weeks seven and eight. For details of the Clarendon Lectures in Economics, see above. W. FERSON
1 May, Safra Lecture Theatre, 1 p.m.: `Evaluating fixed income fund performance with stochastic discount factors.' C. SPRATT
1 May (usual time and venue): `Equilibrium asset pricing under heterogeneous information.' P. REICHLIN
8 May: `Risk and intermediation in a dual financial market model.' A. SCHWARTZ
22 May: To be announced. H. HAU
29 May: `The role of transaction costs for financial volatility. Evidence from the Paris Bourse.' G. GIRAUD
5 June: `The limit-price exchange process.'
INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES
China Research Seminar
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute for Chinese Studies. Further information can be obtained from Rana Mitter (telephone: Oxford (2)80385, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). PROFESSOR G. DUDBRIDGE
1 May: `Towards a genetics of the Shuo fu blocks: a study of Bodleian Sinica 933 and 939.' MAYFAIR YANG, California, Santa Barbara
Tue. 6 May, 4.30 p.m.: `Goddess across the Taiwan Straits: matrifocal ritual space, nation-state, and satellite television footprints.' (Inaugural Seminar of the Leverhulme Project on Contemporary China; followed by a reception) LIU TS'UI-JUNG, Director, Institute of Taiwan History, Preparatory Office, Academic Sinica
15 May: `On concepts and institutions related to the environment in Chinese history.' R. STERCKX, Cambridge
22 May: `Sacrifice and self-cultivation in early China.' J. GOLDSTEIN, West Georgia
29 May: `China and Israel, 1911–2003.' A. HARDIE, Newcastle
5 June: ` "Massive structure" or "spacious naturalness"?: aesthetic choices in gardens of the Wang families in sixteenth- to seventeenth-century Taicang.' PROFESSOR A.C. BAYLY, Cambridge
Tue. 10 June: `The China–Burma–India Theatre in World War II: Rangoon 1940–8: the fall of a colonial city.' R. PHILLIPS, Auckland
19 June: `Manzhougo [Manchukuo] revisited: the last successful colony in Asia?' R. WELLER, Boston
26 June: `The modern invention of nature in China and Taiwan: globalisation, nature tourism, and rocks.'
Numerical Analysis Group
Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. The co-ordinators are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL). Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885). DR D. RALPHS, Cambridge
1 May: `Modelling bilevel games in electricity.' DR S. FORTH, Shrivenham
8 May, RAL: `Elimination automatic differentiation for Jacobian calculation.' PROFESSOR N. NICHOLS, Reading
15 May: To be announced. PROFESSOR R. LEVEQUE, Washington
22 May: `Immersed interface methods for fluid dynamics problems.' PROFESSOR D. HIGHAM, Strathclyde
29 May: `Clustering, reordering, and random graphs.' DR A. MACK, University of Technology, Sydney
5 June: `A divergence-free element for finite element prediction of radar cross sections.' PROFESSOR G. STRANG, MIT
12 June: `Pascal matrices.' PROFESSOR P. TOINT, Namur
19 June, RAL: `A filter method for the nonlinear feasibility problem.'
WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE
Medicine and culture before 1800
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.
Note: this replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 24 April (p. 1098). The second seminar this term (the first in the list below) will take place in third week, on 12 May (not 3 May as stated previously). The fifth seminar will take place in seventh week, on 9 June (not 7 June, as stated previously).
Convener: M.H. Pelling, MA, M.Litt., Reader in the Social History of Medicine. DR M. SATCHELL, Cambridge
12 May: `The medieval hospitals GIS project.' DR J. LANDERS
19 May: `Gunpowder, energy, and the costs of war: the enigma of English exceptionalism.' DR A. CUNNINGHAM, Cambridge
2 June: `The curse of John Hunter's museum.' DR R. SERJEANTSON, Cambridge
9 June: `Medicine in the New Atlantis.' DR L. BROCKLISS
16 June: `Medical correspondence in eighteenth-century France: the case of Esprit Calvet and his colleagues in the Midi.'
OXFORD INTERNET INSTITUTE
DR THOMAS A. FINHOLT, School of Information, University of Michigan, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Saïd Business School. Further information may be found at http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk.
Subject: `If we build it will they come? The challenges of cyberinfrastructure development.'
OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES
DR J. THOMPSON, Ashmolean Museum, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.
Subject: `Intention, inchoherence, and fantasy: carpet patterns and their symbolic content.'
NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. MR JOJI KIJIMA, SOAS, London
2 May: `The Japanese and Chiang Kai-shek: a genealogy of "Returning Virtue for Malice".' PROFESSOR R. KELLER KIMBROUGH, Colby College, USA, and Sainsbury Institute, University of London
9 May: `Exemplary poets and cautionary tales: Heian women authors in the literature of medieval Japan.' MR KAZUHIKO TOGO, formerly Japanese Ambassador to the Netherlands
16 May: `Japan and Russia: past failures and future prospects.' DR C. AARON, Nathan Associates, Washington DC
23 May: `Japanese trade, ODA, and overseas investment—how things have changed.' PROFESSOR J.A.A. STOCKWIN
30 May: `Why Japan still matters?' (Valedictory lecture)
INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Instituto Camoes Centre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.
Convener: Dr Maria Joao Branco, Director of the Centre. PROFESSOR A. DUGGAN, King's College, London
8 May: `The cult of St Thomas of Canterbury in Portugal: an aspect of Anglo-Papal relations in the twelfth century.' DR O. REES
15 May: `English adventures of a Portuguese music print: Duarte Lobo's Liber primus missarum and musical antiquarianism, 1650–1860.'
The following will take place in the Instituto Camoes Centre.
Fri. 2 May, 6 p.m.: opening of exhibition of paintings by Miguel Machado. (Until 7 June) Fri. 9 May, 8.30 p.m.: showing of film Manha submersa, by Lauro António, preceded by the short film O Gato e la Lua, by Pedro Serrazina.
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE
Economic development Seminar: Povery and power
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Because the arrangements are subject to change, those wishing to attend are advised to check at http://www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminars.html.
Conveners: F.J. Stewart, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Development Economics, and T.R. Thorp, MA, Reader in Economics. L. WHITEHEAD
1 May: `Civil society in Latin America.' PROFESSOR STEWART and M. WANG
8 May: `Do PRSPs empower poor countries and disempower the World Bank, or is it the other way round?' DR M. WOOLCOCK, World Bank
Wed. 14 May: `Governance in the gullies: political networks, leadership, and the delivery of basic services to Delhi's urban poor.' F. CLEAVER, Bradford
22 May: `The inequality of social capital: agency, association, and the reproduction of chronic poverty.' MS THORP
29 May: `Group formation as an anti-poverty strategy.' D. HULME, Institute of Development Policy Research, Manchester
5 June: To be announced. A. MARR, Greenwich
12 June: To be announced. PROFESSOR M. NUSSBAUM, University of Chicago Law School
19 June, Taylor Institution: `Beyond the social contract: capabilities and global justice.' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture)
International Gender Studies Centre
PROFESSOR KARIN BARBER, Centre of West African Studies, Birmingham, will deliver the Kaberry Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.
Subject: `How texts transcend gender in African oral and popular cultures.'
TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT
ESRC Seminar Series 2002–3: Transport investment and the economy
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Sylvia Boyce (e-mail: email@example.com).
Convener: J.M. Preston, MA, Director of the Unit and Reader in Transport Studies. PROFESSOR A. MAY, Leeds
22 May: `Determining levels of local transport investment.' PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
19 June: `Delivering transport investment: socio- economic issues.'
ALL SOULS COLLEGE
PROFESSOR ROGER LOUIS, Kerr Professor in English History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
Subject: `Sir Keith Hancock and the British Empire: the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana.'
Chichele Lectures 2003
All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, .1865–1914
DR SIMON GREEN, Fellow of the college, will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The lectures are open to the public. 30 May: `The years of the Constituent Assembly.' 6 June: `The impact of Anson.' 13 June: `The golden age of the Prize Fellows.' 20 June: `Chichele's professoriate and its peculiar purposes.'
Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2003
Dilemmas of difference in democratic society
PROFESSOR DAVID KENNEDY, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Stanford University, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in Rhodes House. Mon. 12 May: `The case of women.' Tue. 13 May: `The case of race.'
Churchill and Roosevelt: the Atlantic Alliance
This conference, the second in the Christ Church series, will take place between 31 August and 5 September. The distinguished speaker list includes Professor Sir Michael Howard, Dr Geoffrey Best, Professor Warren Kimball, and Professor Richard Aldrich. A comprehensive programme is available from the Conference Administrator, Christ Church. The college is making available a number of scholarship places for scholars whose academic work relates to the conference theme, but who may not be fully funded for an event of this kind. Applications will be welcomed and may be sent to the Programme Director via the Conference Administrator, Steward's Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Don Fowler Lecture
PROFESSOR ELLEN OLIENSIS, Associate Professor of Classics, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Don Fowler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `What Scylla wants: Freudian questions in Ovid's Metamorphoses.'
Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR DUNCAN FORRESTER, Edinburgh, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in the chapel, Keble College.
Subject: `Racism and sectarianism.'
Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792--3
MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Centre for Eighteenth-century Studies, University of York, and guest curator of the William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain, 2000, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.
14 May:` "A whole house to range in": recovering no. 13 Hercules Buildings, Lambeth, Blake's studios, method of "Illuminated Printing", and the production of "A Song of Liberty" .' 21 May: ` "GOD save the PEOPLE!!": Lambeth's manufactories, asylum, lying-in hospital, and workhouse, and the creation of Songs of Experience.' 28 May: ` "From the commencement of ALARM": Thomas Paine and Charles Ross, the Lambeth Association for the Preservation of Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers, "Our End is Come", and the prospect of Newgate.' 4 June: ` "The several Works now published and on Sale at Mr. Blake's": the Prospectus of 10 October 1793, meeting of the Society of Loyal Britons, Mount Row, Lambeth, America a Prophecy, and the politics of colour.'
Rowe Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE, FBA, Emeritus Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.
Subject: `The Travels of Marco Polo.'
ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE
Asian Studies Centre
Islam in Asia
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries: telephone Oxford (2)74559, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Convener: R.H. Barnes, B.Litt., MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Anthropology. DR N. GREEN
13 May: `Sufism in south Asia: between texts, territories, and the transcendent.' PROFESSOR W.G. CLARENCE-SMITH, SOAS, London
20 May: `Historical roots of fundamentalism in south-east Asia.' S. ANDREYEV, Institute for Ismaili Studies, London
27 May: `The shaping of the Ismaili community in central Asia.' PROFESSOR M. TALIB
3 June: `The Sufis and society.' PROFESSOR D. PARKIN
10 June: To be announced. A. GALLOP, British Library
17 June: `Illuminating the word: the art of the Islamic book in south-east Asia.'
South Asian History Seminar
Except where otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries: telephone Oxford (2)74559, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Modern South Asian History. DR S. BEHERA, Diplomatic Service, Government of India
6 May: `Revisiting the Jagannath cult: legend, rituals, and identity.' DR S. KUMAR, Delhi
Mon. 19 May, Deakin Room, St Antony's: `The woman in the accounts (hisab) of men: Sultana Raziyya and early Sultanate society.' DR M. KREPON, President Emeritus, Henry Stimson Centre, Washington DC
20 May: `Nuclear deterrence in south Asia: does the stability–instability paradox apply to India and Pakistan?' DR R. ROY-CHAUDHURY, King's College, London, and DR Z. CHEEMA
27 May: `Nuclear weapons and the use of force in south Asia.' (Panel discussion)
The balance sheet of democratisation in Taiwan
This meeting will be held from 10 a.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Griffiths (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: email@example.com).
Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics. TUN-JEN CHENG, College of William and Mary
10.10 a.m. Session 1, Party Politics: `How have democratic politics impacted upon the effectiveness and function of political parties in Taiwan?' (Moderator: Dr Tsang; discussant: Edward Friedman, Wisconsin) S. RIGGER, Davidson College
11.50 a.m. Session 2, Electoral Politics and Political Culture: `How has electoral politics affected the ordinary people's attitude towards politics?' (Moderator: Laurence Whitehead; discussant: Chu-cheng Ming, National Taiwan University) J.-P. CABESTAN, French Centre for Contemporary China
2.20 p.m. Session 3, Political accountability and governance: `What impact has democratisation had on government accountability, and the quality of governance?' (Moderator: Joyce Juo-yu Lin, Tamkang and Brookings; discussant: to be announced) CHIEN-MIN CHAO, National Cheng-chi University
3.30 p.m. Session 4, Corruption: `How is the politics of hejin related to democratisation?' (Moderator: Bob Ash, SOAS; discussant: Gary Rawnsley, Nottingham) FRANÇOISE MENGIN, Centre d'Études et de Recherches Internationales
5 p.m. Session 5, Sub-ethnic politics: `How has democratisation affected sub-ethnic cleavages and the forging of a national identity in Taiwan?' (Moderator: Chris Hughes, LSE; discussant: Hong-yuan Chu, Academica Sinica, Modern History)
ST HUGH'S COLLEGE
Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture 2003
H.E. JUDGE RICHARD MAY will deliver the Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.
Subject: `Upholding human rights through international law.'
Glaxo SmithKline Lecture
PROFESSOR J. MARTIN, Melbourne, will deliver the Glaxo SmithKline Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Somerville College.
Subject: `The skeletal complications of cancer.'
Margaret Howard Lecture
P.D. JAMES will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Subject: `Manners and murder: women detective writers as social historians.'
H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture
RICHARD A. EPSTEIN, Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago, and Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `The not so minimum content of natural law.'
Isaiah Berlin Lecture
PROFESSOR AVISHAI MARGALIT, Schulman Professor of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.
Subject: `Compromise and appeasement: between peace and justice.'
FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM
Beatrice Blackwood Lecture
STEPHEN HUGH-JONES, Cambridge, will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road. For enquiries, telephone 01491 873276.
Subject: `Pandora's box: body and cosmos in Amazonia.'
The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Rewley House. MICHAEL RUNDLE
8 May: ` "Where do lexicographers come from?"—training lexicographers in the twenty-first century.' PROFESSOR ROGER LASS, Cape Town
22 May: `The narrative responsibilities of etymology: phonology, morphology, and spelling in a historical atlas.' FIONA DOUGLAS, Glasgow
12 June: `The Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (SCOTS): a new corpus for the languages of Scotland.'