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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography

PROFESSOR GORDON L. CLARK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 October, in the University Museum.

Subject: `The passions of commitment and the scales of regulation.'

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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.

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

SIR BASIL ZAHAROFF LECTURE 1995--6

PROFESSOR N. SCHOR, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Harvard, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture for 1995--6 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 February 1996, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `One hundred years of melancholy.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

DR BOYD HILTON, Trinity College, Cambridge, will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The politics of nature and the nature of politics in the early nineteenth century.'

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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 1995

Gender and society

The Herbert Spencer Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. They will take place on Fridays, with the exception of the lecture to be given on Monday, 4 December. The lectures will be open to the public.

PROFESSOR P. GOODFELLOW, Cambridge
20 Oct.: `Genetics of sex determination and differentiation.'

PROFESSOR S. WATKINS, Pennsylvania
3 Nov.: `Gender and population.'

PROFESSOR L. JACOBS, Berkeley
10 Nov.: `Sexual differentiation and cognitive function.'

PROFESSOR M. LE DOEUFF, Geneva
17 Nov.: `Women and intellectual work.'

DR GERMAINE GREER, Cambridge
24 Nov.: `Victims no longer: feminism and the reform of the criminal law.'

DR S.B. HRDY, University of California, Davis
4 Dec.: `Raising Darwin's consciousness: female sexuality and the prehominid origins of patriarchy.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES 1995

Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to

Malthus PROFESSOR DONALD WINCH, FBA,, University of Sussex, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

10 Oct.: `Overhearing conversations, political and social scientific.'

17 Oct.: `Mandeville, Rousseau, and the paradox in favour of luxury.'

24 Oct.: `Adam Smith and the Oeconomy of Greatness.'

31 Oct.: `Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, and factious citizens.'

7 Nov.: `Malthus, Godwin, and Condorcet: inequality and post-economic society.'

14 Nov.: `Economists versus human beings.'

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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

Law and legal theory in England and America

JUDGE RICHARD A. POSNER, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, will deliver the inaugural series of the Clarendon Law Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures are open to the public.

In addition to the lectures, a seminar will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 23 October, in the Law Board Room, the St Cross Building.

Mon. 23 Oct.: `Hart v. Dworkin.'

Tue. 24 Oct.: `Tort and contract law.'

Wed. 25 Oct.: `A theory of legal culture.'

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MEYERSTEIN LECTURE

PROFESSOR STEVE JONES, University College, London, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 October, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Is human evolution over?'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MILLER will lecture on the days shown, as follows: the meetings on 11 and 19 October will be held at 5 p.m. in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College; the meeting on 20 October will be held at 2.30 p.m. in the Old Fire Station, George Street.

Admission to all events is free but places are strictly limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the masterclass (20 October) are available in advance from the Old Fire Station box office on production of a student card. Tickets are limited to two per applicant, and will be available from 5 October.

Further information may be obtained from Mr George Peck (telephone: 01993 812883).

Wed. 11 Oct.: `The Plain Girl' (readings and discussion of Arthur Miller's new work).

Thur. 19 Oct.: `The language of theatre.'

Fri. 20 Oct.: Masterclass (scenes from Death of a Salesman and All My Sons performed by ETC).

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

On 9 November and 23 November, third-year graduate students will give talks on work in progress.

Convener: J.A.C. Smith, MA, University Lecturer in Plant Science.

DR J.D.G. JONES, John Innes Centre, Norwich
12 Oct.: `Structure and function of plant disease resistance genes.'

DR M.J. BENNETT, Warwick
19 Oct: `AUX1: molecular characterisation of a key regulatory element of the auxin signal transduction pathway in higher plants.'

PROFESSOR D.G. HARDIE, Dundee
26 Oct.: `Stress and the single cell: how cells from plants and othe eukaryotes monitor the availability of hexoses and ATP.'

DR A. HUDSON, Edinburgh
2 Nov.: `Phantastica: a gene required for dorsoventrality of leaves in Antirrhinum majus.'

DR N.P. HARBERD, John Innes Centre, Norwich
16 Nov.: `Molecular genetic analyis of gibberellin signal transduction in Arabidopsis.'

PROFESSOR N.J. ROBINSON, Newcastle upon Tyne
30 Nov.: `Metal–gene interactions in plants.'

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Department of Zoology

The following departmental research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology.

Details of the 16 October seminar will be announced later.

DR T. GUILFORD
9 Oct.: `Signal evolution and the mechanisms of receiver psychology.'

DR A. VINCENT
23 Oct.: `Pregnant males at risk: the conservation biology of seahorses.'

DR M. DJAMGOZ, Imperial College
30 Oct.: `Prostate cancer: an electrophysiologist's approach.'

DR P. AHLBERG, Natural History Museum
6 Nov.: `Lungfishes and tetrapods: parallel histories, parallel mysteries.'

DR J. SPEAKMAN, Aberdeen
13 Nov.: `Energetics and the evolution of echo- location.'

DR M. NORTON-GRIFFITHS, UCL
20 Nov.: `Property rights and the marginal wildebeest.'

PROFESSOR F. DYER, Michigan
27 Nov.: `Maps and compasses in honey-bee navigation: exploring spatial cognition in a simple mind.'

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry. They will take place on Fridays, with the exception of the seminar to be held on Thursday, 16 November.

The 20 October seminar will be held at 1.15 p.m.; all other seminars will be held at 1 p.m.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

PROFESSOR J.P. ROSENBUSCH, Basle
20 Oct.: `Selectivity and voltage-gating in transmembrane channels of bacterial porins: structural basis at atomic resolution.'

DR G. CLARK, Auckland
3 Nov.: `Crystallography of oligonucleotides and oligonucleotide/drug complexes.'

PROFESSOR M.J. HUMPHRIES, University of Manchester
10 Nov.: `Molecular basis of ligand binding, activation, and signalling by integrins.'

PROFESSOR G. SHELDRICK, Göttingen
16 Nov.: `High resolution protein refinement.'

DR P.R. EVANS, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
24 Nov.: `Coenzyme B12 in action: the structure of methylmalonyl-CoA mutase.'

DR J.E. LADBURY
1 Dec.: `Calories and designer water.'

DR D. BARFORD
8 Dec.: `Structural studies on the serine/threonine protein phosphatase 1.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR M. SAMUELS, Harvard
6 Oct.: `Neurocardiology.'

PROFESSOR C. MATHIAS, National Hospital, London
20 Oct.: `Learning by listening---and other aspects of autonomic disorders in man.'

DR S. WILLIAMS, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
17 Nov.: `Respiratory muscle weakness.'

PROFESSOR N. LEIGH, Institute of Psychiatry
8 Dec.: `Pathogenic mechanisms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room of the department, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

F. GREEN, University College London Medical School
17 Oct.: `Genetic predisposition to arterial thrombosis.'

B. CHAIN, University College London Medical School
24 Oct.: `The cell biology of antigen processing.'

E. BELL, University of Manchester Medical School
31 Oct.: `T cell memory.'

J. BIDWELL, Bristol
7 Nov.: `DNA conformational assays in matching for transplantation.'

D. SACKETT, Centre for Evidence-based Medicine
14 Nov.: `Evidence-based surgery I.'


21 Nov.: `Evidence-based surgery II.'


28 Nov.: `Evidence-based surgery III.'


5 Dec.: `Evidence-based surgery IV.'


Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Ophthalmology Library, Walton Street.

Convener: J.M. Tiffany, MA, University Lecturer in Ophthalmological Biochemistry (telephone: Oxford 248996).

DR TIFFANY
9 Oct.: `What can viscosity measurements tell us about <alpha> -crystallin in the lens?'

A. SHARMA
23 Oct.: `Corneal wettability and tear film break- up.'

N. BARNETT
30 Oct.: `Possible involvement of dopamine in retinal ischaemia.'

J.C. PANDIT
6 Nov.: `Polymeric mucins in tears.'

B. NORLEDGE, Birkbeck College
13 Nov.: `Domain interactions in <beta> - and -crystallins.'

M.R. BAKER, Visual Science Laboratory
20 Nov.: `Mechanisms of human colour vision.'

M. PANDE
27 Nov.: `Cell life on intraocular lenses.'

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Nuffield Department of Pathology and Bacteriology

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar/CCTV Room, level 1 (off the main histopathology laboratory), the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR J. BOLODEOKU
16 Oct.: `Cellular and molecular biology of CD44 in breast cancer.'

DR C. PERRETT, Royal Free Hospital, London
23 Oct.: `Molecular genetics of ovarian cancer: p53 and vascular endothelial growth factor.'

MR R. LEEK
30 Oct.: `Macrophages in breast cancer: their role in angiogenesis, prognosis, and therapy.'

MR F. LEWIS, United Leeds Teaching Hospitals
6 Nov.: `Increasing our understanding of disease mechanisms: use of fluorescent PCR and genetic fragment analysis in diagnosis.'

DR C. OCKLEFORD, University of Leicester Medical School
13 Nov.: `Cellular biological approaches to human extra-embryonic pathology: confocal and electron microscopic studies.'

DR R. BICKNELL
20 Nov.: `Tumour angiogenesis and vascular targeting of gene therapy.'

DR S. FUGGLE
27 Nov.: `RT-PCR in situ: current and future applications in medical research.'


CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, MA, Professor of Pathology.

PROFESSOR M. WATERFIELD, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London
12 Oct.: `The structure and function of phosphatidylinsitol 3

kinase---ubiquitous second messengers.' DR K. DRICKAMER
19 Oct.: `Carbohydrate recognition by animal lectins.'

N. KUSHNIR
26 Oct.: `Interaction of dendritic cells and B cells---immune responses.'

DR M. MACKETT, Paterson Laboratories, Christie Hospital, Manchester
9 Nov.: `Animal models for Epstein--Barr virus and a potential role for vIL-10.'

DR S. JACKSON, Wellcome/CRC Institute, Cambridge
16 Nov.: `DNA-dependent protein kinase; deciphering its roles in site-specific recombination and DNA repair.'

S. MUCKLOW
23 Nov.: `The sialoadhesin gene: structure and evolution.'

DR A. VAN DER MERWE
30 Nov.: `Carbohydrate recognition by the immunoglobulin superfamily cell-adhesion molecule CD22.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Probability and statistics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

Convener: J.E. Kennedy (Ph.D. Cambridge), Junior Lecturer (Temporary) in Statistics.

DR J. GITTINS
12 Oct.: `Resource allocation during a multi-stage pharmaceutical research project.'

DR S. DARBY
19 Oct.: `Mortality before and after HIV infection in the complete UK population of haemophiliacs.'

PROFESSOR H. TONG, Kent
26 Oct.: `Some recent developments in non-linear time series analysis.'

DR J. HUTTON, Liverpool
2 Nov.: `Model choice in regression models for survival.'

DR M. JONES, Iowa
9 Nov.: `A frailty model for clustered failure time data with patterned dependence structure.'

DR R. SPADY
16 Nov.: To be announced.

DR K. VIRASWAMI
23 Nov.: `Higher order asymptotics under model misspecification.'

DR J. GATES, Greenwich
30 Nov.: `Some problems of dual geometric probability.'

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Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential equations and applications seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the common room, Dartington House.

Convener: S.D. Howison, MA, M.Sc., D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

PROFESSOR L.A. PELETIER, Leiden
19 Oct.: `Spatial patterns in higher order bi- stable systems.'

DR N. WEBBER, Warwick Business School
2 Nov.: `A system of PDEs arising from a model of interest rates.'

DR R.V. CRASTER, Nottingham
16 Nov.: `A class of free boundary problems and related degenerate Fuchsian differential equations.'

PROFESSOR J. HARPER, VUW, New Zealand
30 Nov.: `Fornberg's big nearly spherical wake behind a bluff body in steady axisymmetric flow at high Reynolds number: analytical theory.'

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Numerical Analysis Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Computing Laboratory.

Convener: E. Süli, MA, University Lecturer in Numerical Mathematics.

PROFESSOR V. STRELA
19 Oct.: `Multiwavelets: theory and applications.'

PROFESSOR G. STRANG, MIT
2 Nov.: `Wavelets from filter banks.'

DR M. AINSWORTH, Leicester
16 Nov.: `Semi-discrete Galerkin approximation of the single layer equation on Lipschitz curves by general splines.'

DR J. BLOWEY, Durham
30 Nov.: `The vector Cahn–Hilliard equation with non-smooth smooth free energy.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR E. BRÜGGEN, Cologne, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 16 October, in Somerville College.

Conveners: A. Suerbaum, MA, and A. Volfing, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers in German.

Subject: `Inszenierte Körperlichkeit. Höfisches Zeremoniell im "Parzifal" Wolframs von Eschenbach.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR J. NELSON, King's College, London, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Bad rulership in the earlier Middle Ages: diagnoses and prescriptions.'

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Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Convener: J.M. Brown, MA, D.Phil., Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth.

DR D. HOPWOOD
13 Oct.: `Sexual encounters: the British, the French, the Arabs.'

DR W. RADICE, SOAS, London
20 Oct.: `Tagore or Rabindranath? Western and Bengali images of Tagore.'

MISS M. KASTURI, Cambridge
27 Oct.: `The Rajput myth considered: a study of satus and biradari amongst the thakurs of nineteenth-century North India.'

DR S. STOCKWELL, King's College, London
3 Nov.: `Imperial policy and British business in the Gold Coast on the eve of decolonisation.'

DR P. MURPHY
10 Nov.: `Holding back the tides? Alan Lennox-Boyd and the Colonial Office, 1954–9.'

DR A. TROTZ, Cambridge
17 Nov.: `From plantation labourers to housewives: gender, ethnicity, and the Indian community in post- indentureship Guyana, 1917–49.'

DR I.R. SMITH, Warwick
24 Nov.: `The South African War (1899–1902) and the historians (1900–95).'

DR C. MARKOVITS, Centre d'Études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud, Paris
1 Dec.: `British attitudes and policies towards the Indian merchant diasporas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.'

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Byzantine Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held on Fridays in Corpus Christi College. With the exception of the 17 November seminar, they will take place at 5 p.m.

The 17 November meeting will begin with the showing of a video film at 4.30 p.m. The seminar will follow at 5.10 p.m.

Convener: J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies.

DR HOWARD-JOHNSTON
13 Oct.: `The Khazar empire in the ninth century.'

M. WHITTOW
20 Oct.: `The Oxford University/British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Survey of Medieval Castles of Anatolia: 1995 season.'

L. BRUBAKER, Birmingham
27 Oct.: `Image as exegesis in ninth-century Byzantium.'

J. SHEPARD, Cambridge
3 Nov.: `The Rus, the Khazars, and the northern policy of Byzantium.'

R. MORRIS, Manchester
10 Nov.: ` "The taxman cometh": Byzantine provincial administrators in the tenth and eleventh centuries.'

I. ARZHANTSEVA, Moscow
17 Nov.: `The Alan City of Kiafar (IX–XIIc).'

M. VICKERS
24 Nov.: `Carpaccio and the West: Rome, London, and Dover.'

C. MORRISON, Paris
1 Dec.: `Money and its use in dark age Byzantium.'

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Modern European History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

This is the core seminar for Probationer Research Students in Modern European History. The seminars are open to all.

Conveners: T.C. Buchanan, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Modern History and Politics, and F. Lannon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

DR LANNON
12 Oct.: `Gender and the Republic: the Spanish constitution of 1931.'

JULIO DE LA CUEVA MERINO
19 Oct.: `The invention of Catholic identity in northern Spain in the early twentieth century.'

R. HARRIS
26 Oct.: `Gender and the spiritual politics of pilgrimage to Lourdes.'

C. EHRLICH
2 Nov.: `Ethnicity, citizenship, and identity in the constitution of multi-ethnic states in twentieth-century Europe.'

T. REES, University of Exeter
9 Nov.: `The Communist International and the Spanish Civil War.'

M. CONWAY
16 Nov.: `A failed revolution? The liberation of Belgium, 1944–5.'

P. WEINDLING, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
23 Nov.: `The European Welfare State, 1918–45: national and international approaches.'

R. GRIFFIN, Oxford Brookes
30 Nov.: `Who was a Fascist in inter-war Europe? Defining an ideology.'

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German history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road.

Details of the seminars to be held in the second half of the term will be announced later.

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special (non-CUF) Lecturer in Modern History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

DR POGGE VON STRANDMANN
9 Oct.: `Hitler and Stalin, 1939–41, escalating paradoxes.'

DR R. GRAYSON
16 Oct.: `Austen Chamberlain and Germany.'

MR NICHOLLS
23 Oct.: `Historical writing on the German Democratic Republic: British and American views.'

J. ZATLIN, Berkeley
30 Oct.: `Carburettors and communism: the East German automobile industry and the end of the GDR.'

MODERN HISTORY, MUSIC

Music and power

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Examination Schools.

Convener: M. Bent, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College.

DR I. FENLON, Cambridge
9 Oct.: `Selling the Serenissima: music, ritual, and power in Renaissance Venice.'

PROFESSOR N. COOK, Southampton
16 Oct.: `The Sound of Money: the power of popular music.'

PROFESSOR D.K. HOLOMAN, University of California at Davis
23 Oct.: `Propaganda à l'Américaine: the Paris Conservatory Orchestra during World War I.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR HENRY CHADWICK
30 Oct.: `The power of music.'

DR E. HIGGINBOTTOM
6 Nov.: `Jean-Baptiste Lully: arbiter and servant.'

DR J. DEATHRIDGE, Cambridge
13 Nov.: `Wagner, Hitler, and the musical imago of power.'

DR R. PARKER
20 Nov.: `Verdi, politics, and the insidious mastery of song.'

PROFESSOR A. GOEHR, Cambridge
27 Nov.: `Music without power: the institutionalisation of modern music.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in economic and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

PROFESSOR S. TOLLIDAY, Leeds
11 Oct.: `Enterprise and state in the West German Wirtschaftswunder: Volkswagen and the automobile industry, 1939–62.'

DR S. HORROCKS, Leicester
18 Oct.: `Science and technology for British industry: the role of regional information networks.'

DR S. BOWDEN, Sheffield
25 Oct.: `Uncertainty, technological change, and investment behaviour: the motor industry and competitive decline, 1945–73.'

DR M. HARRISON, Warwick
1 Nov.: `The transfer of military technology from Germany to the USSR after World War II.'

DR OFFER
8 Nov.: `From the gift economy to the market economy.'

DR R. MIDDLETON, Bristol
15 Nov.: `Britain's economic problem: too small a public sector.'

PROFESSOR N. DE MARCHI, Duke University
22 Nov.: `Valuing originality in early modern Dutch art markets.'

DR H. GOSPEL
29 Nov.: `The management of labour: comparative historical perspectives.'

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MUSIC FACULTY, INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES, PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

THE NAXI MUSICIANS from Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China, will give a lecture-recital at 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 October, in the Rehearsal Hall, the Music Faculty, St Aldate's.

Subject: `Music from South of the Clouds.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

PROFESSOR P. DAVIS, UCLA
16 Oct.: `Teleseismic tomographic experiments and small-scale mantle convection beneath the East African, Rio Grande, and Baikal rift zones.'

PROFESSOR R. COHEN, Carnegie Institute
30 Oct.: `The computer as a window into the Earth.'

PROFESSOR M. LEEDER, Leeds
13 Nov.: `Sedimentology and stratigraphy—old keys to understand new tectonics.'

PROFESSOR M. COWARD, Imperial College
27 Nov.: `Western Chinese basins—their tectonic and basin development.'

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Dyson Perrins Laboratory: colloquia

The following meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Laboratory.

Those attending the 23 November meeting are invited to a reception, with refreshments, in the common room, immediately after the lecture, courtesy of Zeneca.

DR D.M. HODGSON
12 Oct.: `Recent developments in new synthetic methods.'

DR M. SOUKUP, Hoffmann-La Roche, Basle
19 Oct.: `Synthesis of antimalarial peroxides.' (1995 Roche Lecture)

PROFESSOR P.J. KOCIENSKI, Southampton
26 Nov.: `The total synthesis of salinomycin.'

DR P.F. LEADLAY, Cambridge
2 Nov.: `Modular polyketide synthases and the chemistry of unnatural products.'

DR R.W. ALDER, Bristol
9 Nov.: `Stable carbenes as bases and nucleophiles.'

DR M. WILLS, Bath
16 Nov.: `Asymmetric catalysis of the formation of C–C and C–H bonds.'

DR G.E. ROBINSON, Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
23 Nov.: `Fine chemicals; from grams to kilograms.'

DR J. EMSLEY, Science Writer in Residence, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London
30 Nov.: `OK write it...but no chemical names.'

DR D.J. WATKIN
7 Dec.: `Seeing is believing. X-ray crystallography as a first-line analytical technique.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the laboratory. They will take place on Mondays, except for the meeting to be held on Thursday, 12 October.

Convener: J.P. Simons, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

PROFESSOR S.R. LEONE, Colorado
12 Oct.: `Stereochemical effects in chemical dynamics.'

DR A. SUTTON
16 Oct.: `Computational materials synthesis.'

PROFESSOR B. HUDSON, Oregon
23 Oct.: `Resonance Raman studies of molecular excited electronic states: comparison of theory with experiment.'

PROFESSOR M.J. PILLING, Leeds
30 Oct.: `Timescales in combustion and atmospheric chemistry.'

PROFESSOR R. SAYKALLY, Berkeley
6 Nov.: `Vibration–rotation spectroscopy of water clusters: towards a genuine molecular model of the liquid.'

PROFESSOR S.K. SCOTT, Leeds
13 Nov.: `Complex waves in chemical systems.'

PROFESSOR L.M. PETER, Bath
20 Nov.: `Kinetics of photoelectrochemical reactions.'

PROFESSOR R. READ, University of Manchester
27 Nov.: `Highly excited states of atoms.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy.

Convener: R.W. Guillery, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy.

DR J. CLARKE, Roslin Institute, Roslin, Midlothian
13 Oct.: `Control of gene expression in the mammary gland during development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR A. HILL
20 Oct.: `Genetic analysis of susceptibility to malaria and tuberculosis.'

DR S. GUTHRIE, United Medical and Dental Schools, Guy's Hospital
27 Oct.: `Development and axonal pathfinding of cranial motor neurones.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR W. BLAKEMORE, Cambridge
3 Nov.: `Transplantation of glial cells into the central nervous system.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR A. HANDYSIDE, Hammersmith Hospital
10 Nov.: `Genetic analysis of preimplantation embryos.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR D. YOUNG
17 Nov.: `Nitric oxide in clinical practice.'

DR A. RAHEMTULLA
24 Nov.: `Immune development in the absence of CD4.'

PROFESSOR R. SCARAMUZZI, Royal Veterinary College, London
1 Dec.: `The regulation of ovarian follicular development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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Laboratory of Physiology

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, Reader in Human Physiology.

PROFESSOR D. ARMSTRONG, Bristol
11 Oct.: `Aspects of the supraspinal control of locomotion.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR S. NIELSEN, Aarhus
18 Oct.: `Aquaporin water channels: expression and regulation.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR R. RUBSÄMEN, Leipzig
25 Oct.: `Inhibition shapes the response areas of mammalian central auditory neurons.'(McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR B. NILIUS, Leuven
1 Nov.: `Volume-activated chloride channels in vascular endothelium: properties, possible functions, molecular biology.'(Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR T. CHEEK, Cambridge
8 Nov.: `The molecular mechanisms underlying calcium wave propagation in neuroendocrine cells.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR P. FLATMAN, Edinburgh
15 Nov.: `Magnesium transport in isolated rat ventricular myocytes.'(Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR B. RÖRIG, Institut für Physiologie, Munich
22 Nov.: `Electrotonic effects of gap junctional communication in the developing neurocortex and regulation by modulatory neurotransmitters.'(Jenkinson Seminar)

DR D. ATTWELL, University College, London
29 Nov.: `Novel properties of brain glutamate uptake carriers.'(Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

Department of Pharmacology

PROFESSOR R.A. NICOLL, University of California, San Francisco, will lecture at 4 p.m. on the following days in the Lecture Theatre, the University Department of Pharmacology.

Tue. 17 Oct.: `Diversity of syntaptic signalling in the CNS.' (Astor Lecture)

Thur. 19 Oct.: `In search of the molecules of memory.' (Seminar)

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (Room C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

PROFESSOR A. BADDELEY, Cambridge
10 Oct.: `Memory for prose: evidence for a new component of working memory.'

PROFESSOR M. SNOWLING, York
17 Oct.: `Language skills and learning to read.'

PROFESSOR W. MARSLEN-WILSON, Birkbeck College, London
24 Oct.: `Modality specificity in lexical access?'

DR B.J. MOORE, Cambridge
31 Oct.: `The coding of frequency and amplitude modulation in the auditory system.'

PROFESSOR I. GOODYER, Cambridge
7 Nov.: `Predicting the onset and maintenance of emotional and behavioural deviants in 11-year-olds.'

PROFESSOR M.F. LAND, Sussex Centre for Neuroscience
14 Nov.: `How vision guides steering.'

DR U. FRITH, MRC Cognitive Development Unit, London
21 Nov.: `Brain imaging in dyslexia?'

DR T. SNOWDEN, Cardiff
28 Nov.: `Human perception of complex motions.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Lecture

PROFESSOR RICHARD B. FENNO, JR., University of Rochester, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 October, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `The American elections of 1994: a worm's eye view.'

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Senior research seminar in American politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government, and others.

PROFESSOR R.F. FENNO, Rochester
17 Oct.: `Durability and representation: Senators Claiborne Pell and David Pryor.'

DR S.M. GILLON, lecturer in twentieth-century American history
31 Oct.: `The curse of the vice-presidency: Humphrey, Ford, Mondale, Bush, and Gore?'

MR T. POTTER, immediate past chairman, US Federal Election Commission
14 Nov.: `The FEC in politics, and politics in the FEC.'

DR D.S. KING
23 Jan.: `The origins of federal funding for social science.'

PROFESSOR SHAFER
6 Feb.: `Issues and outcomes: the trajectory of post-war presidential elections.'

DR N.P. BOWLES
20 Feb.: `Dollars and gold: the decision to create the modern monetary world.'

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African Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in Professor Ranger's room, 66 Woodstock Road.

Convener: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

T. JOHNSON, Boston
10 Oct.: `Bones of contention: the political ecology of cattle disease in Namwala, Northern Rhodesia.'

A. KING
17 Oct: `Representation and civilisation: a few thoughts on Rhodesian theories of democracy.'

A. JACKSON
24 Oct.: `Motivation and mobilisation for war: recruitment for the British army in the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1941–2.'

J. NHONGO, Zimbabwe
31 Oct.: `ZANU and ZANLA leadership, 1964–80: women's liberators or nationalist traditionalists?'

R. SAUNDERS, Canada, Cape Town, and SAM
7 Nov.: `Civil society and associational life in Zimbabwe.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
14 Nov.: `Playing with lives: malaria, tsetse, and forced resettlement in northern Matabeleland.'

A. WEMMER, Zurich and SAM
21 Nov.: `Ethnic mobilisation in South Africa.' (To be confirmed)

G. BLUWEY, Ghana and SAM
28 Nov.: `The foreign policy of Ghana.'(To be confirmed)

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Ethnic Relations Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays. With the exception of the 9 November meeting they will take place in Lecture Room 2, the Modern History Faculty Building.

The venue of the 9 November meeting, which is to include a piano performance by the speaker, Ms Wilson, will be announced later.

Details of the 2 November seminar will also be announced later.

Convener: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

PROFESSOR RANGER
12 Oct.: `Violence and ethnicity: the Matabele–Zulu link.'

M. CHAIT
19 Oct.: `Statehood and identity: the idea of Hawaiian independence.'

K. LUNN, Portsmouth
26 Oct.: `Race and the British Labour movement, 1850–1950: an exploration of historiographical, methodological, and theoretical problems.'

J. WILSON, Women's Jazz Archives, Swansea
9 Nov.: `Race, class, and gender in British jazz.'

H. ALI, Middlesex
16 Nov.: `Pan-Africanism: the 1945 Conference revisited.'

R. CARTER,Worcester College of Higher Education
23 Nov.: `Identity, immigration, and race-making: Britain and the United States compared.'

L. PARSONS
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Seeing Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

Convener: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

B. DAVIDSON
19 Oct.: `Africa and television.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
26 Oct.: `Making Zimbabwean landscapes: painters, projectors, and priests.'

J. MAPANJE, Leeds
2 Nov.: `The landscapes of African poetry.'(To be confirmed)

E. EDWARDS, Pitt Rivers Museum
9 Nov.: `Anthropology and photography in Africa.'

D. JEATER, Bristol
16 Nov.: `African husbands, wives and witches: seeing Africans through the courts.'

A. COOMBES, Birkbeck College
23 Nov.: `Exhibiting Africa.'

R. SAUNDERS, Cape Town
30 Nov.: `Africa and the press.'

The meaning of violence in Africa

PROFESSOR TERENCE RANGER will make a series of presentations throughout the academic year on this topic. They will take the form of a lecture at 11 a.m. on each Monday of term, followed by a group discussion. The sessions will take place in Professor Ranger's room at 66 Woodstock Road, and will begin on 9 October.

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, and S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies.

DR BROCK
11 Oct.: `St Theodore of Tarsus and of Canterbury: a bridge between the Christian East and West in the late seventh century.'

M. PLESTED
25 Oct.: `Macarian and Evagrian currents of spirituality within the Greek Christian tradition.'

K. LEEMING
8 Nov.: `History and heresy in a ninth-century Palestinian monastery.'

R. WHITE
22 Nov.: `Baptism in the Homilies of Gregory Palamas.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY AND CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Joint OCIAM/Numerical Analysis Seminars: differential equations, computational mathematics and applications

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Conveners: S.D. Howison, MA, M.Sc., D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics, and E. Süli, MA, University Lecturer in Numerical Mathematics.

PROFESSOR J.F. TOLAND, Bath
12 Oct.: `A Smale horseshoe in the theory of capillary-gravity waves.'

PROFESSOR G. GOLUB, Stanford
26 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR D.G. CRIGHTON, Cambridge
9 Nov.: `Newtonian asymptotics for combustion problems.'

PROFESSOR J.M. BALL, Heriot-Watt
23 Nov.: `Austenite–Martensite interfaces.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Muslims in Western Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. Further information may be obtained from the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

PROFESSOR C. PEACH
11 Oct.: `The growth of the Muslim population in western Europe.'

DR J.M. HALSTEAD, Plymouth
18 Oct.: `Between two cultures? Education for Muslim children in the West.'

DR J. NIELSEN, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham
1 Nov.: `Religion and minority rights in Europe.'

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD ANWAR, Warwick
22 Nov.: `The participation of Muslims in the British political system.'

DR MOHAMMED MASHUQ IBN ALI, Wales
29 Nov.: `Islam in Europe: threat or promise.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in contemporary South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

S. ADNAN, Shomabesh Institute, Bangladesh
12 Oct.: `Conceptual and comparative aspects of people's mobilisation in Bangladesh.'

C. LIEBESKIND
19 Oct.: `Saints and market forces: Sufi saints and shrines in north India in the twentieth century.'

J. SEN
26 Oct.: `Movements around the Narmada Dams project in India: history and dynamics.'

M. ALI SHAH, Sindh
2 Nov.: `The domestic environment of Pakistan and its implication for international security.'

C. PINNEY, SOAS
9 Nov.: `Images and power: the uses of chromolithographs in a central Indian village.'

M. ROBERTS, Adelaide
16 Nov.: `Pejorative phrases: caste ideology and anti-colonialism in Sinhala chauvinism.'

T. BYRES, SOAS
23 Nov.: To be announced.

S. JANAKRAJAN, Madras Institute of Development Studies
30 Nov.: `The political economy of irrigation in Tamil Nadu.'

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Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on forced migration

Responding to an emergency: the Rwanda case
The following seminars, which are open to the public, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Further information is available from the Education Unit, the Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70723, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rspnet@vax.ox.ac.uk).

DR R. VAN DER MEEREN, anthropologist, formerly of Makerere University, Uganda
11 Oct.: `Three decades of exile: the experience of the Rwandese since 1963.'

DR P. GOYINS, University Children's Hospital, Brussels
18 Oct.: `Health services in Eastern Kivu: collaboration or competition.'

DR F. RYNTJENS, Antwerp, Louvain, and Brussels
25 Oct.: `Was Rwanda a humanitarian or political emergency?'

MR B. RUTINWA, Dar es Salaam
1 Nov.: `The Tanzanian government's response to the Rwandan emergency.'

MR O. ANACLETI, Oxfam Regional Co-ordinator for the Great Lakes
8 Nov.: `The regional response to the Rwandan emergency.'

R. RYSCAVAGE, SJ
15 Nov.: `The Church's response to the genocide and its aftermath.'

MR R. VON BERNUTH, Associate Vice-President, Save the Children, USA
22 Nov.: `The voluntary agency response and the challenge of co-ordination.'

MR N. DABELSTEIN, Head of the Evaluation Unit, DANIDA
29 Nov.: `The international response: lessons from the Rwandan experience.'

DR P. DALEY
6 Dec.: `The response of academics to the Rwandan emergency.'

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Special Lecture

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

Subject: ` "Town planning" in Jerusalem.'


Foundation Courses

Introduction to the study of forced migration
Dr Harrell-Bond and Mr Tsering Shakya will teach this course on Mondays, 2–4 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room.
Field Methods course
Mr Enoch Opondo will teach this course on Mondays, 6–8 p.m., in the Blackhall Seminar Room.
The experience of forced migration from a cross-cultural psychological perspective
Dr Giorgia Donà will teach this course on Tuesdays, 2–4 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room.
International human rights and refugee law I
Dr Andrew Shacknove will teach this course on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Law Faculty Board Room, the St Cross Building.


Conference

A conference on `The role of the military in humanitarian emergencies' will be held at Queen Elizabeth House, 29–31 October. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)70728, fax (2)70721, or e-mail rsp@vax.ox.ac.uk.

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Centre for Cross-cultural Research on Women

Cross-cultural perspectives on women and the law

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Details of the 30 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Cecillie Swaisland and Camillia Fawzi El-Solh (telephone: Oxford (2)73644).

DR R. BREGER
12 Oct.: `Women, mixed marriages, and the law in Germany.'

DR S. MOKBEL-WENSLEY,lawyer
19 Oct.: `Women and the law in Lebanon.'

DR M.-B. DEMBOUR, Sussex
26 Oct.: `From female circumcision to genital mutilation: a comparison of the law in France and Britain.'

DR S. SAFWAT, lawyer
2 Nov.: `Arab women and the law.'

DR L. ROBERTS, Director, Anti-Slavery International
9 Nov.: `Women and servile marriages.'

DR L. BERMAN
16 Nov.: `Women and domestic violence in Britain.'

DR S. SEMAFUMU, Coventry
23 Nov.: `Law in the regulation of marriage in East Africa.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI LECTURE

Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

Ancient history in early modern Europe

PROFESSOR ANTHONY GRAFTON, Princeton University, will deliver the eighth series of the Lowe Lectures in Hilary Term 1996 at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Wed. 24 Jan.: `The reading and teaching of the ancient historians.'

Fri. 26 Jan.: `The antiquarians and the reconstruction of ancient societies.'

Mon. 29 Jan.: `The rediscovery of barbarian texts and civilisations.'


F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1996

HERMIONE LEE, Professor of English, University of York, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ` "Biomythographers": rewriting the lives of Virginia Woolf.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Radcliffe Lecture 1995

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WEATHERALL, FRS, will deliver the 1995 Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 October, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Genetics, medicine, and society.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture 1995

DR M. WEITZMANN, University College, London, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `William Tyndale, interpreter of the Hebrew Bible.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1995--6

Mind, brain, and the environment

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Linacre College acknowledges the generosity of British Petroleum PLC in making this lecture series possible.

DR A. YOUNG, MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge
19 Oct.: `Perceiving social and physical environments.'

PROFESSOR A. DAMASIO, University of Iowa College of Medicine
2 Nov.: `Emotion and reason in the future of human life.'

PROFESSOR C. BLAKEMORE, Waynflete Professor of Physiology
23 Nov.: `How the environment builds the brain.'

PROFESSOR D. MARSDEN, The National Hospital
30 Nov.: `Toxins in the environment and human brain disease.'

PROFESSOR R. HINDE, lately Royal Society Research Professor, Cambridge
25 Jan.: `Humans and human habitats: reciprocal influences.'

PROFESSOR H. FREEMAN, University of Manchester School of Medicine
8 Feb.: `Mental health and the urban environment.'

PROFESSOR T. INGOLD, University of Manchester
22 Feb.: `Culture, nature, environment: steps to an ecology of life.'

PROFESSOR A. CLARE, St Patrick's Hospital, Dublin
29 Feb.: `Meeting of minds: the import of family and society.'

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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 ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

General Seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Details of the 21 November seminar will be announced later.

10 Oct.: Round Table on Peru.

D. NICHOLLS
17 Oct.: `The crisis in Haiti and its background.'

E. POSADA, ILAS-London
24 Oct.: `The role of the press in Colombian electioneering, 1830–1930.'

B. FAUSTO, Sao Paulo
31 Oct.: To be announced.

G. KAUFMANN, Sussex
7 Nov.: `Gender and reproductive decision-making: why Brazilian women opt for sterilisation.'

D. POSEY
14 Nov.: `The biodiversity challenge to sovereignty in Latin America.'

L. RIVAL, Kent
28 Nov.: `Revisiting the geological imperative: petroleum industry, indigenous struggle, and green protest in the Ecuadorian Amazon.'

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Other seminars
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

DR Y. SEGNINI, Universidad Central de Venezuela
Thur. 12 Oct.: `Foreign Office and State Department views on the 18 October coup, 1945.'

PROFESSOR R. BUVE, Leiden
Fri. 13 Oct.: `Bullets and ballots: long-term trends in rural Mexican political mobilisation, nineteenth and twentieth century.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

PENNY SILVA, Editor, Dictionary of South African English, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in Rewley House. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The new Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Room, the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Christmas refreshments will be available in the museum following the December lecture. There will be a small charge.

Further information on Friends' events is available from the Programme Co-ordinator (telephone: Oxford 736324).

BIRGITTE SPEAKE, Head of Conservation, Pitt Rivers Museum
11 Oct.: `Conservation in the Pitt Rivers Museum.'

LINDA MOWAT, Research Associate
8 Nov.: `Crafts of Colombia: tradition and change.'

SHEILA PAINE, author and traveller
13 Dec.: `Embroideries of the Afghan amulet.'

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