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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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 Examination Schools.

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

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Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR D.M. KENNEDY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Can the United States still afford to be a nation of immigrants?'

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CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1996

PROFESSOR U. AMALDI, University of Milan and European Laboratory for Particle Physics, CERN, will deliver the Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `When nothing is something: a history of the vacuum.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 1996

PROFESSOR D. GOUGH, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Subject: `The seismic structure of the sun.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

DR M. ASTON, FBA, FSA, F.R.HIST.S., will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Obliteration and memory in the English Reformation.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE 1996

PROFESSOR J. GOULD, Bristol, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 May, in St John's College.

Subject: `Something to do with Dionysos.'

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 1995–6

Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition

PROFESSOR MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM, Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days, as follows: the lectures on 22 April to 13 May inclusive will be given in the Examination Schools; the lectures on 20 and 27 May will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Professor Nussbaum will also give seminars at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, and Thursday, 23 May, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Mon. 22 Apr.: `Contemplative creativity I: Plato.'

Thur. 25 Apr.: `Contemplative creativity II: Spinoza, Proust.'

Mon. 29 Apr.: `The Christian ascent I: Augustine.'

Thur. 2 May: `The Christian ascent II: Dante.'

Mon. 6 May: `The Romantic Ascent I: Emily Brontë.'

Mon. 13 May: `The Romantic Ascent II: Mahler.'

Mon. 20 May: `Democratic desire: Walt Whitman.'

Mon. 27 May: `The descent of love: Joyce's Ulysses.'

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THE TIMES LECTURE 1996

MS D. CAMERON, Strathclyde, will deliver the Times Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 April, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Language and gender.'

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RATANBAI KATRAK LECTURES 1996

PROFESSOR PHILIPPE GIGNOUX, Ratanbai Katrak Lecturer 1996, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 29 Apr.: `The three immortal souls and other human faculties.'

Wed. 1 May: `Body: anatomy, physiology, and medicine.'

Fri. 3 May: `Cosmic elements and theory of microcosm.'

Mon. 6 May: `Is there an Iranian Shamanism? (1).'

Wed. 8 May: `Is there an Iranian Shamanism? (2).'

Fri. 10 May: `Problems of identity and conversion in Zoroastrianism.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism

PROFESSOR R. DONALD, Christchurch, New Zealand, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Monday, 11 March, in the Seminar Room, the Oxford Diabetes Centre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Pituitary tumours—recent developments.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Affirming the comprehensive ideal

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Department of Educational Studies. The meetings will be followed by a reception.

1 May: Effective schools and effective teachers

MS C. BENN, Kensington and Chelsea College of Further Education: `What is an effective comprehensive school?'
PROFESSOR TED WRAGG, Exeter: `Teachers for the comprehensive ideal.'

15 May: Effective learning

B. CLARKE, head teacher, Peers School, Oxford: `What comprehensive schools do better.'
J. ABBOTT, Director, Education 2000: `Information technology and the comprehensive ideal.'


29 May: The organisation of comprehensive education in the future

TIM BRIGHOUSE, Chief Education Officer, Birmingham: `A local democratic framework.'
PROFESSOR S. RANSON, Birmingham: `The comprehensive school within the learning society.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture 1996

PROFESSOR Q. SKINNER, Cambridge, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Ancient laughter and modern philosophy.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Lectures (Campion Hall Centenary) 1996

PROFESSOR RAYMOND E. BROWN, Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Union Theological Seminary, New York, will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays 23, 26, 30 April, and 3, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `New Testament scholarship and Christianity today.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. LEAVER will lecture to the Oxford Innovation Society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 14 March, in the Department of Pharmacology. Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72411).

Subject: `Transgenic plants: the next green revolution?'

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