Lectures

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY 1995–6

Origins of the English State

JAMES CAMPBELL, FBA, FSA, Reader in Medieval History and Fellow of Worcester College, will deliver the Ford's Lectures for 1995–6 at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Examination Schools.

19 Jan.: `The first nation state?'

26 Jan.: `Politics and participation.'

2 Feb.: `Shires, hundreds, and leets.'

9 Feb.: `Towns.'

16 Feb.: `The state and the economy.'

23 Feb.: `Conclusion.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 1995–6

Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition

DAVID BROWN, Van Mildert Professor of Divinity, University of Durham, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

31 Jan.: `Tradition and revelation: Pentecost and Crib.'

7 Feb.: `From victim to saint: Isaac and Joseph.'

14 Feb.: `Apostle and penitent: Mary Magdalen.'

21 Feb.: `Seeing Christ differently: art as revelation.'

28 Feb.: `Slaying the dragon: pattern and particular.'

6 Mar.: `Transformation: Job renewed.'

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WINCHESTER LECTURE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

DR ROBERT HUNTER, United States Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, will deliver the Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 January, in the Examination Schools.

This is the first of a series of annual visiting lecturerships held on the basis of a generous endowment by Bapsybanoo, Marchioness of Winchester (b. 1902, d. 1995), and will be in the field of International Relations.

Subject: `NATO and the former Yugoslavia.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1996

DR BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the 1996 Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 January, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `The diplomatic role of the United Nations Secretary-General.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR R. BUTOW, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 14 December, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: C.J. Leaver, MA, Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science.

Subject: `Retrograde regulation: a novel path of communication between mitochondria, the nucleus, and peroxisomes in yeast.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Wednesday, 13 December, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR M. GILLMER
2 p.m.: `Diabetes in pregnancy—UK survey.'

DR I. COOKE
3 p.m.: `Genetic analysis of ovarian cancer.'

MR S. KENNEDY and DR S. NEWBOLD
4.15 p.m.: `Obstetrics and gynaecology statistics.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante

PROFESSOR C. GRAYSON will deliver the Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

19 Feb.: `The text of the Divine Comedy.'

26 Feb.: `The title of the Divine Comedy.'

4 Mar.: `The message of the Divine Comedy.'

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Lecture

PROFESSOR V. MOLETA, Western Australia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 January, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Italian.

Subject: `Virgil in lowest hell.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR S. BRAMS, New York University, will give a special seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 January, in the Large Lecture Theatre, Nuffield College.

Convener: I. McLean, MA, D.Phil., Official Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College.

Subject: `From cake-cutting to dispute resolution.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

A Summer School on techniques in connectionist modelling will be held from 21 July to 2 August 1996. The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling through lectures and exercises on Power PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

The cost, including accommodation, is £750.

A description of the 1995 Summer School can be found on the World Wide Web at: http://cogsci1.psych.ox.ac.uk/summer-school/

Further information about the contents of the course may be obtained from: steven.young@psy.ox.ac.uk.

Anyone wishing to participate in the Summer School should contact Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.oxford.ac.uk). Intending participants are asked to provide a brief description of their background, and an explanation of why they would like to attend (one page maximum), by 31 January 1996.

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