FIVE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LADY MARGARET PROFESSORSHIP OF DIVINITY
In celebration of the above, DENYS TURNER, Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity and Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `Doing theology in the University.'
CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2002
HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO OF BRAZIL will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall, Department of Politics and International Relations (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: `For a democratic global governance: a Brazilian perspective.'
SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES
Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth
DR WALTER MOBERLY, Reader in Theology, University of Durham, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures at 11 a.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Wed. 30 0ct.: `What is speech on God's behalf, and is it a meaningful and usable concept?'
Thur. 31 Oct.: `Searching for criteria of critical discernment: the voice of Jeremiah.'
Fri. 1 Nov.: `How might you recognise a true prophet? The story of Micaiah ben Imlah.'
Wed. 6 Nov.: `How might you recognise a true apostle? The testimony of Paul.'
Thur. 7 Nov.: `How does religious dogma open eyes, and how does it shut them?'
Fri. 8 Nov.: `Living dangerously: the demands of discernment.'
Dr Moberly will also give a seminar on `How appropriate is "monotheism" as a category for biblical interpretation' at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College. (Note: this date was previously incorrectly printed as Friday, 30 October.)
WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION
Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach
GEOFFREY SAMUEL, Professor of Anthropology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Mon. 11 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: introduction—tracing back Ganesha.'
Tue. 12 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: the limits of our knowledge.'
Mon. 18 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the world of the Yakshas.'
Tue. 19 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the origins of the ascetic orders.'
Mon. 25 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: the growth of the transcendental.'
Tue. 26 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: wild goddesses and demon devotees.'
Mon. 2 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: ritual technologies and the state.'
Tue. 3 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: the privatisation of Tantra.'
HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 2002
The future of education
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools. The lectures are open to the public.
DR J.T. BRUER, Director, James S. McDonnell Foundation
18 Oct.: `Neuroscience, cognitive science, and the rational basis of education.'
PROFESSOR J. LEDOUX, Centre for Neural Science, New York University
25 Oct.: `How our brains learn to be who we are.'
PROFESSOR M. COLE, Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego
1 Nov.: `Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on the consequences of education.'
PROFESSOR C. HOYLES, Professor of Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, London
8 Nov.: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning.'
PROFESSOR H. GIROUX, Waterbury Chair Professor
15 Nov.: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope.'
PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM, Director of the Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki; Professor of Communication, University of California at San Diego
22 Nov.: `The new landscape of learning at work.'
JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY
PROFESSOR IAN CHRISTIE, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the James Ford Special Lecture in British History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.
Subject: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25.'
CLARENDON LAW LECTURES
Intellectual property: omnipotent, distracting, or irrelevant?
PROFESSOR W. CORNISH, QC, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Cambridge, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the St Cross Building.
Fri. 1 Nov.: `Inventing.'
Thur. 7 Nov.: `Creating.'
Fri. 8 Nov.: `Branding.'
CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES
Information and organisation
PROFESSOR BRUNO LATOUR, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Ecole Normale Supérieure des Mines, Paris, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free of charge. Enquiries should be directed to Liz Buckle (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Veronica Allen (e-mail: email@example.com).
Tue. 22 Oct.: `Four new uncertainties in the social sciences.'
Wed. 23 Oct.: `For a critique of pure reason.'
Thur. 24 Oct.: `The trouble with organisation.'
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College. Two presentations will be made at the meetings on 31 October and 14 November.
Further information may be obtained from Dr Calè (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Convener: L. Calè, M.St., D.Phil., Arts Junior Research Fellow, University College.
DR J. MEE
24 Oct.: `Blake, nation, and circulation: politics, poetry, and physiology.'
31 Oct.: `Police, prisons, and poets: penal reform and the romantic imagination.'
DR C. THOMPSON
31 Oct.: ` "My Inheritance of Storms": Byron and the narrative of maritime disaster.'
DR N. VICKERS
Wed. 6 Nov.: `Epilepsy, hysteria, and Coleridge's "The Pain of Sleep" (1803).'
14 Nov.: `The death of Coleridge.'
14 Nov.: `Tom Moore's Lalla Rookh: Irish romantic orientalism and the Veto Question of 1799–1815.'
PROFESSOR M. FAVRET, Indiana
21 Nov.: `Reading and writing in wartime.'
PROFESSOR M. JACOBUS, Cambridge
Tue. 3 Dec.: `Wordsworth and Winnicott: on communicating and not-communicating.'
LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Public Understanding of Science Lecture
PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG, Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Arnes Research Center, California, and Nobel prize-winner, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 19 December, in the University Museum.
Subject: `Biology in space.'
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Childbirth practices
The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in 61 Banbury Road (note change of venue from 51 Banbury Road).
Conveners: Dr Soraya Tremayne, Dr Elisabeth Hsu, and Dr Laura Rival.
DR F. BARBIRA-FREEDMAN, Cambridge
21 Oct.: `Inventing cultures around maternities: waterbirth and infant massage in a global historical perspective.'
28 Oct.: `Multiple fatherhood in Amazonia: the fallacy of the neo-Darwinian explanation.'
R. PRINCE, Copenhagen
4 Nov.: `Birth in marginal places: conflicts over power and knowledge in western Kenya.'
DR L.E. BELAUNDE, Durham
11 Nov.: `Unattended birth and women's notions of self in the Peruvian Amazon.'
DR T. PLATT, St Andrews
18 Nov.: `The aggressive foetus: an anthropological approach to childbirth and reproductive politics in Bolivia.'
DR C. MCCOURT, Thames Valley
25 Nov.: `Childbirth practices in London hospitals.' (Provisional title)
PROFESSOR A. GOTTLIEB, Illinois
2 Dec.: `Birth or re-birth? Religion, labour, and post-partum practices among the Beng of Côte d'Ivoire.'
LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Palaeobiology Seminar Series
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.
Conveners: Dr P.M. Barrett, Departmental Lecturer in Animal Diversity, Department of Zoology, and Dr Mark Sutton, Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences.
DR D.B. NORMAN, Cambridge
23 Oct.: `Working with dinosaurs.'
PROFESSOR A. LISTER, University College, London
6 Nov.: `Patterns and processes in mammoth evolution.'
DR R. TWITCHETT, Bristol
20 Nov.: `Reassessment of the role of oceanic anoxia in the end-Permian extinction and recovery.'
DR J. HILTON, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
4 Dec., Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences: `The rise and fall of Palaeozoic coal swamps: the Chinese alternative.'
MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars
Unless otherwise indicated, 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.
DR S. JEWSON, Risk Management Solutions
17 Oct.: `Weather derivative valuation.'
DR S. TJEMKES, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt
Fri. 25 Oct.: `Towards cloud microphysical properties derived from Meteosat second generation observations.'
PROFESSOR J. HARRIES, Imperial College, London
31 Oct.: `Variability in the Earth's greenhouse effect, thermal spectrum, and radiation balance.'
DR S. MILLER, University College, London
7 Nov.: `Why is Jupiter so hot?'
DR G. VALLIS, Princeton
14 Nov.: `The structure of the North Atlantic oscillation: a dynamical null-hypothesis.'
DR H. ROSCOE, British Antarctic Survey
21 Nov.: `Trends in stratospheric water vapour and dynamics and trends in the future ozone hole: interactions and evidence.'
DR S. BEKKI, CNRS Service Aeronomie, Paris
28 Nov.: `Impact of large volcanic eruptions on the atmosphere: importance of sulphur photochemistry.'
DR P. MONKS, Leicester
5 Dec.: `Up, up, and away: the role of chemistry in controlling atmospheric composition in the UT/LS.'
Theoretical Physics Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre. (URL: http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/theory_seminars.html.)
Conveners: I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, Readers in Physics.
DR J. MAGORRIAN
18 Oct.: `Supermassive black holes in galaxies.'
PROFESSOR D. ABRAHAM
1 Nov.: `Spreading it about—the dynamics of complete wetting.'
DR S. SAUNDERS
15 Nov.: `Quantum probability from decision theory.'
DR J. MARCH-RUSSELL
29 Nov.: `The advantages of higher-dimensional grand unification.'
Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre. (URL: http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/part_seminars.html.)
Conveners: I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, Readers in Physics.
Presentations by staff and postdoctoral students (Oxford)
25 Oct.: Introduction to the Particle Theory group.
PROFESSOR T. JONES, DAMTP Liverpool
8 Nov.: `Aspects of noncommutative field theories.'
PROFESSOR R. GODBOLE, DESY/IISc, Bangalore
22 Nov.: `Soft gluons and the energy dependence of total cross- sections.'
PROFESSOR JIHN KIM, Bonn and Seoul
6 Dec.: `Self-tuning solutions to the cosmological constant problem.'
Condensed Matter Physics Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Conveners: Professor R.J. Nicholas and Dr A. Green.
DR D. WILLIAMS, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory
17 Oct.: `Semiconductor structures for quantum information processing.'
DR D.I. GOLOSOV
24 Oct.: `Magnetic domain walls and phase separation in double exchange magnets.'
DR D. HASCO, Cambridge
31 Oct.: `Electron beam nanolithography for quantum effect structure fabrication.'
DR J. DAVIS
14 Nov.: `Bioelectrochemical and bioelectronic studies at the molecular level.'
PROFESSOR G.A.D. BRIGGS
21 Nov.: `Three candidate solid state schemes for quantum computing.'
DR E. MCCANN, Lancaster
28 Nov.: `Correlation function spectroscopy of inelastic lifetime in heavily doped GaAs heterostructures.'
DR M. CALDERON, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `Magnetic and electric properties of systems with colossal magnetoresistance.'
Biophysical Chemistry seminars
An inaugural series of seminars on biophysical chemistry will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Sir John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Conveners: Dr L.C. Snoek and others.
DR M.R. WORMALD
23 Oct.: `The complementary use of NMR, crystallography and molecular modelling in determining glycan structures.'
DR C. VEIGEL, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill
13 Nov.: `Single molecule mechanics of myosin motors using optical tweezers.'
PROFESSOR G. RICHARDS
4 Dec.: `Pattern recognition and grid computing in drug discovery.'
Department of Statistics: Royal Statistical Society Oxford local group meetings
The following meetings will be held at 4.30 p.m. on the days shown.
Convener: P.J. Northrop (Ph.D. London), Departmental Lecturer in Computationally Intensive Statistical Methods.
PROFESSOR A. HEATH
Tue. 22 Oct., Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College: `State and private schools.'
DR L. COOK, National Statistician and Registrar General
Wed. 27 Nov., Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College: `Challenges for the Office of National Statistics.'
Joseph Jaspars Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR S.T. FISKE, Princeton, will deliver the Joseph Jaspars Memorial Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 25 October, in Room C113, the Department of Experimental Psychology.
Subject: `The perils of prejudice: bias in the brain, mind, and society.'
Commonwealth History Seminar: Islam and the British Empire
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.
This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 10 October (p. 197). No meeting will now be held in sixth week (22 November), and the seminar by Dr James Piscatori will be held in eighth week (6 December).
Convener: J.G. Darwin, MA, D.Phil., Beit Lecturer in the History of the British Commonwealth.
18 Oct.: `Britain and the Ottoman Muslims in the late nineteenth century: the case of Crete.'
DR F. NIZAMI
25 Oct.: `Resistance and accommodation: Indian ulama and British rule 1803–57.'
DR S. ANSARI, Royal Holloway College
1 Nov.: `Islam and the British in India: the case of the Pirs of Sind.'
PROFESSOR I. TALBOT, Coventry
8 Nov.: `Locality and partition: the Muslims of Amritsar and the 1947 partition of the Punjab.'
DR J. ONLEY, University of Exeter
15 Nov.: `Britain's Muslim political agents in the Mid33dle East and India.'
PROFESSOR N. ETHERINGTON, Western Australia
29 Nov.: `Mapping South Africa.'
DR J. PISCATORI
6 Dec.: `Britain and the politics of pan-Islam in the interwar period.'
Graduate students' colloquia
The following colloquia will be held at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music. Interested undergraduates, graduate students, and staff are warmly encouraged to attend.
Conveners: Celia Blacklock and Luke Roberts.
Wed. 23 Oct.: `Formative years: Britten's tutelage under Frank Bridge.'
Tue. 29 Oct.: `Word underlay in Machaut's secular songs.'
Wed. 6 Nov.: `Lionardo Salviati and the literary foundations of early Florentine opera.'
T. GRAY, Stanford
Wed. 13 Nov.: `Masters and their critics: Wagner, Hanslick, Beckmesser, and the politics of art in Die Meistersinger.'
A. NEWCOMB, Berkeley
Wed. 20 Nov.: `The authority of the notated musical text in Italian musical culture c.1570–1620.'
R.M. MARVIN, Iowa
Tue. 26 Nov.: `Verdian opera burlesqued: a glimpse into mid- Victorian theatrical culture.'
N. SIMEONE, Bangor
Tue. 3 Dec.: `Messiaen and "les années noires": a composer under the German Occupation.'
The economics of transition
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from Dr Carol Leonard (telephone: Oxford (2)84767, e-mail: email@example.com).
Conveners: C.S. Leonard, MA, University Lecturer in Regional Studies in Post-Communist States, A. Chawluk, MA, Faculty Lecturer in Soviet-type Economies and their Transformation, and C.M. Davis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Russian and East European Political Economy.
PROFESSOR P. DESAI, Columbia
17 Oct.: `The Russian economy, the Dutch disease, and the WTO accession issues.'
DR S. BAUMIK, London Business School
24 Oct.: `Why transition paths differ: Russian and Chinese enterprise performance compared.'
J. CHOWN, Chown Dewhurst LLP, Cambridge economist, co-founder of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
31 Oct.: `Taxes, pensions, and emerging Europe.'
PROFESSOR M. SHAFFER, Heriot-Watt
7 Nov.: `Insider ownership and the performance of firms: evidence from Russia.'
DR C. VAN HIRSCHAUSEN, DIW Berlin—German Institute for Economic Research
14 Nov.: `The modernisation of infrastructure in transition countries: stylised facts and first econometric evidence.'
DR M. PALDAM, Aarhus
21 Nov.: `Social capital and the transition.'
PROFESSOR C. MAYER
28 Nov.: `The origination and evolution of ownership and control of corporations.'
DR S. SCHWANITZ, Adviser to the Green Fraction, Bundestag
5 Dec.: `The Russian software industry.'
INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING
The following research seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Further information may be obtained from Joanna Buddery, IAUL (telephone: Oxford (2)86815, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
24 Oct., Forte Room, Pembroke College: `Variation in students' experiences of the Oxford tutorial.'
M. PRICE, C. RUST, and B. O'DONOVAN, Oxford Brookes
7 Nov., Rookery Room, Pembroke College: `Enhancing student understanding of assessment standards and criteria: results of a three-year study.'
14 Nov., Rookery Room, Pembroke College: `Teaching in higher education: perspectives on development opportunities for the academic role.'
28 Nov., Seminar Room, IAUL: `Academics in the making.'
P. ASHWORTH, Sheffield Hallam
5 Dec., Seminar Room, IAUL: `Idiographic plagiarism.'
ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE
The 2002 Mid-term elections: a symposium
Led by Professor James Thurber, from the American University, and former members of Congress, this symposium will discuss the forthcoming US mid-term elections. It will be held on Thursday, 31 October, 4–5.30 p.m., in the Rothermere American Institute.
American History Research Seminar
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.
Convener: G.B. Davies, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in American History.
23 Oct.: `The public and private faces of marriage in early Georgia, 1732–76.'
V. MILLER, Middlesex
30 Oct.: `To flog or not to flog: convict discipline and punishment in 1920s Florida.'
L. COHEN, Harvard
Tue. 5 Nov.: `A consumers' republic: the politics of mass consumption in postwar America.'
R. FRANCIS, Bath Spa
13 Nov.: `A witchcraft judge says sorry: some thoughts on Samuel Sewall's Bill of Repentance and his Phaenomena quaedam Apocalyptica (1697).'
N. MITCHELL, North Carolina State
20 Nov.: `Pragmatic moralist: Jimmy Carter and Rhodesia.'
J. BELL, Reading
27 Nov.: `The evolution of American liberalism, 1945–52.'
4 Dec.: `Finance and foreign relations in mid-nineteenth-century America.'
SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Saïd Business School. A sandwich lunch will be provided at 12 noon in Meeting Room 14 (except on 1 November: Seminar Room B).
18 Oct.: DAVID HOBSON, Bath.
25 Oct.: CHRISTIAN LAUX, LSE.
1 Nov.: HENRY WYNN, Warwick.
8 Nov.: MARK SALMON, City University.
15 Nov.: STEPHEN TAYLOR, Lancaster.
22 Nov.: ERNST-LUDWIG VON THADDEN, Lausanne.
29 Nov.: FRANK GERHARD, Nuffield College.
6 Dec.: LUCIO SARNO, Warwick.
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. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: (2)73885). Co-ordinators: L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL).
PROFESSOR N. HIGHAM, Manchester
17 Oct.: `Recent results on accuracy and stability of numerical algorithms.'
PROFESSOR E. SÜLI
24 Oct.: `Sobolev index estimation for hp-adaptive finite element methods.'
DR A. KUIJLAARS, Leuven
31 Oct.: `Superlinear convergence of conjugate gradients.'
DR J. MACKENZIE, Strathclyde
7 Nov.: `On the solution of moving boundary value problems using adaptive moving meshes.'
DR A. CLIFFE, Serco
14 Nov., RAL: `Computation of period orbits for the Navier- Stokes equations.'
PROFESSOR N. MACKEY, Michigan and Manchester
21 Nov.: `Spectral effects with quaternions.'
DR C. CARTIS, Cambridge
28 Nov.: `On the convergence of interior point methods for linear programming.'
PROFESSOR M.J.D. POWELL, Cambridge, and others
5 Dec.: Special Alan Curtis event (details to be announced).
Digital projects in Oxford
The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the OUCS, Banbury Road.
P. ROBINSON, Learning Technologies Group
23 Oct.: `Digital video at Oxford.'
P. DAVIS and I. MILLER, Learning Technologies Group
30 Oct.: `The European Computer Driving Licence.'
PROFESSOR W. DUTTON, Director, Oxford Internet Institute
6 Nov.: `Realising the Oxford Internet Institute's vision.'
PROFESSOR P. JEFFREYS, Director, OUCS
13 Nov.: `e-science.'
J. DOOK, University of Western Australia
20 Nov.: `Happenings at UWA!'
WEI-YANG CHEONG, Christ Church
28 Nov.: `Journal server—non-profit academic publishing online.'
M. WYNNE and R. WILLIAMS, Oxford Text Archive
4 Dec.: `Virtual corpora.'
RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART
Enquiring after the Turner Prize
The following presentations, focusing on this year's Turner Prize, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Drawing Studio, the Ruskin School, 74 High Street. Further information may be obtained from Michael Archer (telephone: Oxford (2)76940, e-mail: email@example.com).
The series includes visits by three of the artists short-listed for the 2002 prize—Liam Gillick, Catherine Yass, and Keith Tyson. To conclude the sequence, the critic Alex Farquharson considers the history and current status of the prize, and its position and value within and for the art world.
22 Oct.: LIAM GILLICK, artist.
12 Nov.: CATHERINE YASS, artist.
19 Nov.: KEITH TYSON, artist.
26 Nov.: ALEX FARQUHARSON, critic, curator, and tutor, Royal College of Art.
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.
PROFESSOR J.A.A. STOCKWIN
18 Oct.: `On writing a Dictionary of Japanese Politics: a lexicographer reflects.'
PROFESSOR QUANSHENG ZHAO, American University, Washington, DC
25 Oct.: `Sino-Japanese relations in the context of the US–China–Japan triangle.'
PROFESSOR H. BAERWALD, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
1 Nov.: `The allied occupation of Japan as an exercise in "regime change": reflections after fifty years by a participant.'
PROFESSOR MITSUTOSHI ITO, Kobe University
8 Nov.: To be announced.
PROFESSOR NAOHIRO OGAWA, Deputy Director of the Population Research Institute, Nihon University, Japan
15 Nov.: `Japan's population problem.' (Joint seminar with conference on "The changing Japanese family in comparative perspective")
DR S. TOWNSEND, Nottingham
22 Nov.: `Miki Kiyoshi and the New Order in Asia: globalisation, culture, and hegemony.'
PROFESSOR KAZUTOSHI KASE, Tokyo
29 Nov.: `The unemployment problem under globalisation: why does Japan suffer so much from it despite having the unemployment rate as Britain?'
DR S. DAY, Oxford Brookes
6 Dec.: `The Kawasaki City Foreigners Representative Assembly.'
INSTITUTO CAMÕES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
England, Portugal, and the wider world, twelfth to fourteenth centuries
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.
Convener: Dr Maria João Branco, Director of the Centre.
DR J. PHILLIPS, Royal Holloway College, London
17 Oct.: `The conquest of Lisbon and the Second Crusade.'
DR J. DUNBABIN and DR BRANCO
24 Oct.: `Representative assemblies in the medieval west: a comparative study.'
DR C. PAZOS-ALONSO will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 October, in 47 Wellington Square.
Subject: ` "Voltar atrás para quê?" Revisiting Irene Lisboa's autobiographical works today.'
Conference: meeting of British historians of Portuguese history
This one-day meeting, to present some of the research work currently being done in British universities, and to discuss problems affecting scholars working in Portuguese subjects, will be held on Saturday, 26 October, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Instituto Camoes Centre, Littlegate House.
CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES
International Human Rights Seminar
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, the University Church (entrance via Radcliffe Square). Further details may be found at http@//www.oxfordunivhumanrightsseminar.org.uk.
Convener: Dr William F. Pepper (except 7, 21, and 27 November).
PROFESSOR ROGER HOOD and RAMSAY CLARK, former US Attorney General
24 Oct.: `Human rights and capital punishment.'
US SENATOR RUSSELL FEINGOLD
Tue. 29 Oct., Danson Room, Trinity College: `Anti-terrorist legislation and human rights in the US after 11 September.'
DR TAJUDEEN ABD AL RAHEEM
7 Nov.: `The African Union and human rights challenges.' (Chair: Dr Phyllis Ferguson)
M. KUKAH, Chair, Nigerian TRC
21 Nov. (venue to be confirmed): `The struggles for human rights in Nigeria.' (Chair: Dr Phyllis Ferguson)
Wed. 27 Nov., Hood Room, St Cross College: `Human rights and El Salvador.' (Chair: Dr Veronica Cobo-Santillan)
5 Dec., Danson Room, Trinity College: `Fundamentalism, human rights, and the media.'
LADY MARGARET HALL
Save the Children Eglantyne Jebb Seminar:
Child poverty: a scar on the soul—UK and global responses
This seminar will be held at 6.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in Lady Margaret Hall. Tickets, costing £8.50 (students £5), may be obtained from Julie Haynes (telephone: 0121-558 0111, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE
DR JAMES HAMILTON, former Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. After the lecture, Dr Hamilton will sign copies of his biography Faraday—The Life (HarperCollins, 2002), which will be available for sale at a drinks reception in the Buttery.
Subject: `Faraday's tips for lecturers—some thoughts of a past master.'
DR JUAN JOSÉ IBARRETXE, President, the Autonomous Basque Government, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Entry is by ticket only, available from the Development Office, St Antony's College (telephone: Oxford (2)74496, e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: `The Basque country in Europe.'
ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE
Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture
PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY, F.R.HIST.S., AC.S.S., will deliver the annual Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Lord Butler of Brockwell, GCB, CVO, will chair the meeting, and the audience will be invited to participate in a discussion following the lecture.
Subject: `What are Prime Ministers for?'
ST EDMUND HALL
Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture
ROGER ALTON, Editor, the Observer, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `Is there a future for print journalism?'
A.B. Emden Lecture
PROFESSOR B. WORDEN will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `Theatre and politics: the Globe, Shakespeare, and the Earl of Essex's rising of 1601.'
ST JOHN'S COLLEGE
ARNOLD RÜÜTEL, President of Estonia, will lecture on current political issues relating to Estonia at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Garden Quadrangle.
THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP, will deliver the fifth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Subject: `How might the Right right itself?'
Ronald Syme Lecture
PROFESSOR E. GRUEN, Berkeley, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.
Subject: `Tacitus and the Jews.'
NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY
DNB seminars on biography
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College.
24 Oct.: `Eleanor of Aquitaine: why another biography?'
7 Nov.: `The many lives of Anthony Blunt.'
21 Nov.: `Writing lives of the famous.'
OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP
JON THOMPSON will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (admission £2). Refreshments will be available from 6.30 p.m.
Subject: `Carpet weavers and their patterns.'
OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
MARY CLAPINSON and DAVID VAISEY will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 24 October, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: `The Bodleian and its librarians.'
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Examination Schools.
GAVYN DAVIES, Chairman of the BBC
Thur. 14 Nov.: `The role of the BBc in the digital age.'
BILL SCHNEIDER, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Tue. 19 Nov.: `The political war: the US mid-term elections.'