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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of the History of Art

PROFESSOR M.J. KEMP will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 March, in the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `The Mona Lisa: from science into myth.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 February, in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Admission is free. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first- served basis.

Subject: `Fifty years acting in the movies.'

At 2.30 p.m. on the same day Professor Attenborough will hold a meeting in the Circle Bar of the Oxford Playhouse to discuss his plans for the forthcoming year with junior members of the University.

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Friday, 9 February, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR C. BURNS, Oxfordshire Health Authority
2 p.m.: `Child abuse—medical aspects.'

MR N. MORTENSEN
3 p.m.: `Injury to the anal sphincter during normal labour.'

DR D. LINDSELL, DR A. BALEN, and DR J. WASS
4.15 p.m.: `When is a PCO not a PCO?'

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Seminars in Epidemiology and Social Medicine

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

C. JENKINSON, HSRU
6 Feb.: `Development and testing of SF-36 summary scale scores: results from a large-scale survey and a clinical trial.'

S. VOLLSET, Bergen
13 Feb.: `The Hordaland Homocystine Study.'

M. VERSCHUREN, Netherlands
20 Feb.: `Cholesterol and long-term coronary heart disease mortality in different cultures: twenty-five-year follow-up of the seven countries study.'

J. FERRIE, University College, London
27 Feb.: `Health effects of anticipation of job change and non-employment: longitudinal data from the Whitehall II study.'

J. WARDLE, ICRF Health Behaviour Unit
5 Mar.: `Stress and diet.'

D. ELBOURNE, NPEU
12 Mar.: `Early results of the Neonatal ECMO trial.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

History of the book

The following lectures will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: N.F. Palmer, MA, D.Phil., Professor of German Medieval and Linguistic Studies, and M.M. Bowie, MA, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature.

DR D. RHODES
6 Feb.: `Current work in Spanish bibliography up to the year 1600.'

DR N. CRONK
13 Feb.: `Illustration: the example of eighteenth- century France.'

DR D. ZANCANI
20 Feb.: `The modern Italian book.'

MR D. HOWELLS
27 Feb.: `The Russian book, from the eleventh to the twentieth century.'

MR A. ROSENHEIM
5 Mar.: `Electronic publishing and the future of the book.'

Lectures

PROFESSOR E. PASQUINI, Bologna, will give the following lectures, in Italian, at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: J.R. Woodhouse, MA, D.Litt., Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian Studies.

Wed. 14 Feb.: `Dante verso il millennio.'

Thur. 15 Feb.: `Lectura Dantis.'

Fri. 16 Feb.: `Lectura Dantis.'

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MODERN HISTORY

HE CHIEF EMEKA ANYAOKU, Commonwealth Secretary-General, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 February, in the Examination Schools.

Further information may be obained from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

Subject: `Managing diversity in our contemporary world.'

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MUSIC

Gustav Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna

The following seminars will be held on the days shown, as follows: the meetings on 16 February and 30 May will take place at 4 p.m. in the Taylor Institution; all other meetings will be held at 5 p.m. in the Music Faculty.

Convener: D.M. Reiber, Magdalen College.

PROFESSOR H.L. DE LA GRANGE, Paris
Fri. 16 Feb.: `Paradoxes in Mahler's music.'

DR P. FRANKLIN, Leeds
Tue. 20 Feb.: `Mahler and the rabble.'

DR E. NIKKELS, Amsterdam
Thur. 25 Apr.: `The meaning of midnight. Some musical-philosophical thoughts on Mahler and Nietzsche.'

PROFESSOR P. BANKS, Nottingham
Tue. 30 Apr.: `Historiography, bibliography, and biography. How do we perceive Mahler today?'

MR G. KAPLAN, New York
Tue. 14 May: `The debate over the performance of Mahler's music.'

PROFESSOR S.M. NAMENWIRTH, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Thur. 23 May: `Mahler and the Jewish connection.'

PROFESSOR A. COMINI, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Thur. 30 May.: `Alma Mahler and her Vienna.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Hume-Rothery Building. With the exception of the meeting to be held at 3.45 p.m. on Thursday, 22 February, they will take place at 4.30 p.m.

Conveners: J.M. Sykes, MA, University Lecturer in Materials Science, G.A.D. Briggs, MA, University Lecturer in Metallurgy, and P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., Research Fellow, Department of Materials.

DR K. REFSON
1 Feb.: `Ab-initio calculations of stacking-fault energetics in silicate perovskite.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR B. SHOLLOCK, Imperial College, London
8 Feb.: `Modelling the deformation of superalloys.'

DR J.E. KING, Rolls-Royce PLC
15 Feb.: `Materials for wealth: advanced materials for aero engine gas turbines.'

DR G. THORNTON, University of Manchester
22 Feb.: `Real and k-space probes of metal oxide surfaces: pretty pictures and surface structures?' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR E. GRÜNBAUM, Tel Aviv
29 Feb.: `SEM in-depth studies of semiconductors and superconductors.'

PROFESSOR S.K. BISWAS, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
7 Mar.: `How and why do materials wear out?'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Theoretical issues in social policy

The following lectures will be given at 3 p.m. on Mondays in the Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research.

DR A. GAUTHIER
5 Feb.: `Family policy in OECD countries.'

MRS J. PARKER
12 Feb. and 20 Feb.: `Some approaches to citizenship and work: Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.'

PROFESSOR S. RINGEN
27 Feb.: `Social assistance—discretion and rules in social policy.'

PROFESSOR GUILLEMARD
5 Mar.: `Life course, social protection, and unemployment: a comparative perspective.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Departmental seminars

The following meetings will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre of the laboratory.

This is a new series of non-specialist lectures intended to be of interest to most members of the Computing Laboratory, as well as to other members of the University.

Conveners: K.W. Morton, MA, Director and Professor of Numerical Analysis, and W.F. McColl, MA, University Lecturer in Computation.

PROFESSOR D.J.A. WELSH
6 Feb.: `Algorithmic problems about knots.'

PROFESSOR J.H. DAVENPORT, Bath
20 Feb.: `Computer algebra and numerical analysis.'

DR N.J. HIGHAM, University of Manchester
5 Mar.: `Turing, Wilkinson, and Gaussian elimination.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Rewley House.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Conservation and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Fellow of Kellogg College and Director, Stanford University in Oxford.

J. BUCKNALL, supervising architect to the Landmark Trust
26 Feb.: `Andrea Palladio and the Villa Saraceno: the rediscovery of a house and the work of a master.'

A. DOIG, Lady Margaret Hall
11 Mar.: `Architecture and memory: conservation and churches.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

The fiftieth anniversary of the Maison Française

PIERRE BOURDIEU and JACQUES BOUVERESSE, Professors at the Collège de France, will take part in a lecture/debate, organised by the Maison Française and the Faculty of Literae Humaniores, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 February, in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution. The meeting will be chaired by Professor David Wiggins, Wykeham Professor of Logic.

The meeting will be open to the public. Entrance to the hall will be possible from 4.45 p.m.

Further details may be obtained from the Maison (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).

Subject: `Conformismes et résistance.'

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Research seminar

PROFESSOR G. EASTON, Lancaster, will give a seminar at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 February, in the Seminar Room, the School of Management Studies, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The unfeasibility of managerial prescriptions: the case of industrial networks.'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

DR T. BARRETT, Institute of Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Friday, 8 March, in the Seminar Room of the institute.

Subject: `Plagues and distempers: morbilliviruses of man and other animals.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

General seminar: complete listing

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in 1 Church Walk.

J.C. TORRE, Instituto Di Tella, Argentina
6 Feb.: `El 17 de Octubre de 1945: el dia en que hace cincuenta años nacio el Peronismo.' (In Spanish)

P. LOWDEN
13 Feb.: `Decentralisation and clientelism in Colombia.'

M. SERRANO, ILAS-London
20 Feb.: `The Zapatistas' rebellion in southern Mexico.'

L. BETHELL
27 Feb.: `The Paraguayan War (1864–70): a reassessment.'

R. THORP
5 Mar.: `A case study of successful reform: the Peruvian tax administration.'

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Middle East Centre

Special Seminar

PROFESSOR CLEMENT DODD, formerly Chairman of the Modern Turkish Studies Programme, SOAS, London, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 February, in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

Enquiries should be directed to Ms Celia Kerslake (telephone: Oxford (2)78200).

Subject: `The Cyprus problem—can it be solved?'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following days in Rewley House.

PROFESSOR H.C.G. MATTHEW, Editor, New Dictionary of National Biography
Wed. 21 Feb.: `The New DNB: scholarship and logistics.'

DR S. HUNT, Assistant Editor, Oxford English Dictionary
Tue. 27 Feb.: `From Oxford to Ann Arbor and back: Middle English and the revision of OED.'

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