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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art

PROFESSOR R.R.R. SMITH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Who was the Vienna Marcian? Portrait sculpture and imperial ideology in later antiquity.'

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ROMANES LECTURE 1995

SIR WALTER BODMER, FRS,, will deliver the 1995 Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `The Book of Man: the complete catalogue of our genes will revolutionise our ability to deal with disease and to understand our origins.'

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SLADE LECTURES 1995–6

Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view

MR JOHN RICHARDSON, Slade Professor of Fine Art 1995–6, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution. The series will continue in Hilary Term.

15 Nov.: `1907: Picasso's Baudelairian brothel.'

22 Nov.: `1909: Woman into mountain.'

29 Nov.: `1910: the graduate made of glass.'

6 Dec.: `1914: the lady vanishes.'

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SPECIAL LECTURE

DR DAVID NEWSOME will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Thomas Arnold: a bicentenary appraisal.'

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SPECIAL SEMINAR

PROFESSOR EMERY E. GEORGE, University of Michigan, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Friday, 10 November, in the Florey Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Recent developments in East European poetry.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Tuesday, 7 November, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR P. BAKER, City Hospital, Nottingham
2 p.m.: `The role of the endothelium in pre- eclampsia.'

DR F. BLAKE
3 p.m.: `Psychological aspects of gynaecology.'

MR J. GUILLEBAUD, Margaret Pyke Centre, London
4 p.m.: `New concepts in contraception.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Ancient History Seminar

PROFESSOR A. RAHE, Jay P. Walker Professor of American History, University of Tulsa, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 17 November, in the History Faculty Library.

Conveners: F.G.B. Millar, MA, D.Phil., D.Litt., Camden Professor of Ancient History, and A.W. Lintott, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History.

Subject: `Aristotelian regime-analysis and the study of ancient history.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR S. LUKES, European University Institute, Florence, will give readings from his new book, The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat, with discussion, at 3.30 p.m. on Monday, 6 November, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: G.A. Cohen, MA, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory.

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR R.W. TRUMAN
14 Nov.: `Crown, church, and power. Two views from the 1590s: J. Castillo de Bobadilla and Juan de Mariana, SJ.'

DR D.G. PATTISON
21 Nov.: `The language of Lazarillo de Tormes and the date of the text.'

MR BENIGNO FERNANDEZ SALGADO
28 Nov.: `What are dictionaries good for? The early history of the Galician Academy Dictionary.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

DR ROBERT HUNTER, United States Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, will give a lecture, with discussion, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 January, in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: R.J. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of the History of War, and E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.

Subject: `NATO and the former Yugoslavia.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Japanese

PROFESSOR ALBERT CRAIG, Harvard-Yenching Professor of History, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `From technology to invention: Fukuzawa Yukichi's grasp of Western society in 1867.'

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Ancient Near Eastern Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: M.A. Collier (Ph.D. London), Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College, S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, and E. Robson (B.Sc. Warwick), Junior Lecturer in Akkadian.

G. CUNNINGHAM
7 Nov.: `Mesopotamian incantations 2500–1500 BC: magic or religion?'

G. PHILIP
14 Nov.: To be announced.

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology, anatomical neuropharmacology, and clinical pharmacology seminars: amended notice

With the exception of the 24 November meeting, which will be held at 4.30 p.m. in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary, the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Department of Pharmacology.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 19 October, p. 220. Dr Empson's seminar will now take place on 3 November (not 17 November), and Professor Helle's seminar will take place on 17 November (not 3 November).

DR R. EMPSON
3 Nov.: `Reduction of inhibition by 5-HT in area CA1 of rat hippocampus.'

DR M. DOWDALL, Nottingham
10 Nov.: `The "Cinderella" synapses of the skate electric organ.'

PROFESSOR K.B. HELLE, Bergen
17 Nov.: `Chromogranins as prohormones for vasostatins and other bioactive peptides.'

DR T.P. OBRENOVITCH, Institute of Neurology, London
24 Nov.: `Excitotoxicity in cerebral ischaemia: alternative hypotheses to high extracellular glutamate.'

DR T. SMART, School of Pharmacy, London
1 Dec.: `Modulation of GABA A receptors.'

DR T. LOVICH, Birmingham
8 Dec.: `Control of the mid-brain aversive system by the Raphe nucleus: role of 5-HT and nitric oxide.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR RAYMOND BOUDON, University of Paris, Visiting Professor, will give the following lectures and seminars. The 21 November lecture (the Sidney Ball Lecture) will be given in the Old Library, All Souls College; the two later meetings will be held in the Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research, Barnett House, Wellington Square.

Tue. 21 Nov., 5 p.m.: `The moral sense.' (Sidney Ball Lecture)

Thur. 30 Nov., 3 p.m.: `Beyond the rational choice model.'

Fri. 1 Dec., 2.15 p.m.: `Reflections on sociology.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The NHS internal market: is it working?

A one-day conference on this subject will be held at Rewley House, Wellington Square, on Thursday, 9 November, 8.30 a.m.–5 p.m. The speakers will be Harriet Harman, Shadow Secretary of State for Health; Jean Bailey, Royal College of Nursing; Philip Davies, University of Oxford; John Ford, British Medical Association; and Roland Petchey, University of Nottingham.

The cost of attendance is £75, including lunch, refreshments, and notes. Further details may be obtained from Oxford (2)80347.

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

The Measurers: a Flemish image of mathematics in the sixteenth century

A series of talks will be given in the Museum, in connection with the current exhibition on this theme, at 6 p.m. on the following days.

DR J.A. BENNETT
Mon. 6 Nov.: `The measurers: a Flemish image of mathematics in the sixteenth century.'

PROFESSOR G.L.'E. TURNER, Imperial College, London
Tue. 7 Nov.: `The Louvain workshops.'

DR A. MESKENS, Mechelen, Belgium
Wed. 8 Nov.: `Practical mathematics in Antwerp in the sixteenth century.'

DR A.D.C. SIMPSON, National Museums of Scotland
Fri. 10 Nov.: `Sharp practice or customary measure: a cautionary tale of European market-place tradition.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Special lecture

MRS LYNDA BRAYER, Executive Legal Director, Society of St Yves, Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 November, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Subject: ` "Town planning" in Jerusalem.'

Annual Human Rights Lecture

PROFESSOR HARRY HONGDA WU will deliver the Annual Human Rights Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Roy Goode.

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures

Death

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR M. RAFF, University College, London
22 Jan.: `Death of the cell: apoptosis.'

PROFESSOR TONY WRIGLEY, Cambridge
29 Jan.: `Death, Malthus, and human society.'

MR J. GLOVER
5 Feb.: `Death, euthanasia, and eugenics.'

PROFESSOR W. HAMILTON
12 Feb.: `Death, sex, and evolution.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture 1995

PROFESSOR C.V. PHYTHIAN-ADAMS, Head of the Department of English Local History, University of Leicester, will deliver the fifth Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Cultural frontiers of provincial England.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

DR S.D. HOWISON, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The Alan Tayler Lecture is sponsored by Smith System Engineering.

Subject: `Risk and reward: the role of mathematics in finance.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public Lecture

MR DENIS MACK SMITH, Fellow of Wolfson College, will give a public lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Mussolini.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. HIGGINS of the IMM will lecture to the society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 December, in the Department of Pharmacology. The lecture will be preceded by tea at 5.30 p.m.

Admission is by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72411).

Subject: `Gene therapy.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR R. EASTING, University of Wellington, New Zealand, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Bostar Hall, University College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Other world visions: the case of Edmund, the monk of Eynsham.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE ART SOCIETY

Lecture and exhibition

JOYCE REZENDES, Artist in Residence, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 5 November, in the Upper Oscar Wilde Room, Magdalen College.

Subject: `Archetypes: another interpretation.'

An exhibition by Ms Rezendes, entitled `Duplicity', is open daily, 4–7 p.m., until 5 November, in the Upper Oscar Wilde Room.

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