Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Chichele Professor of Medieval History

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The matter of Britain and the matter of England.'

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Cookson Professor of Materials

PROFESSOR B. CANTOR will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Materials processing and component design.'

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JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR R.W. GUILLERY, FRS, Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy, will deliver the Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `Mirrored maps in the forebrain: reflections on thalamocortical development.'

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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, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `One hundred years of melancholy.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: clinical research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

PROFESSOR B. CATERSON, Cardiff
12 Feb.: `Cartilage matrix degradation and arthritis.'

DR H. LAPPIN-SCOTT, University of Exeter
26 Feb.: `Bacterial behaviour in biofilms.'

DR H.I. ROACH, Southampton
4 Mar.: `Chondrocyte destinies: apoptosis or rejuvenation as bone cells.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Probability and statistics seminars: additional seminar

PROFESSOR J.H. FRIEDMAN, Stanford, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 February, in the Department of Statistics.

Subject: `Local learning (regression/classification) based on overlapping cover trees.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

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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Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante

PROFESSOR C. GRAYSON will give the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in 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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Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following meetings 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 A. RAÚL DE TORO SANTOS, Universidade da Coruña
20 Feb.: `Cultural relations between Great Britain and Galicia via the BBC (1947–56).' (In conjunction with the Centre for Galician Studies)

DR T.F. EARLE
27 Feb.: `Editing a sixteenth-century text: António Ferreira's Poemas Lusitanos.' (Joint meeting with the Portuguese Graduate Seminar)

PROFESSOR I. MACPHERSON, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
5 Mar.: `Fray Iñigo de Mendoza, Francisco Delicado, and two riddles of Solomon solved.'

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Portuguese Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square, except where otherwise indicated.

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., Special Lecturer in Portuguese Studies, and S.R. Parkinson, MA, University Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Linguistics.

A.J. LAPPIN
21 Feb.: `The two versions of the Auto da barca do inferno.'

DR EARLE
Tue. 27 Feb., Basement Common Room, Taylor Institution: `Editing a sixteenth-century text: António Ferreira, Poemas Lusitanos.' (Joint meeting with the Spanish Graduate Seminar)

A. DELAFORCE, Gulbenkian Foundation
28 Feb.: `Portugal and the United Kingdom: the Alliance Revisited' (with showing and discussion of the film of this title).

PROFESSOR R.C. WILLIS, University of Manchester
6 Mar.: `African literature in Portuguese.'

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COMMITTEE FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

Convener: C. Gosden, MA, University Lecturer in Prehistory.

PROFESSOR P. UCKO, Southampton
22 Feb.: `The World Archaeology Congress: the first ten years.'

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE
29 Feb.: `The Danebury Environs Project.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Victor Cook Memorial Lectures

Education, values, and religion

DR JONATHAN SACKS, Chief Rabbi, and PROFESSOR SIR STEWART SUTHERLAND, FBA, Principal, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the 1996 Victor Cook Memorial Lectures at 5.15 p.m. on the following days in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. The lectures are open to the public.

Further information may be obtained from Professor Richard Pring, Department of Educational Studies.

DR SACKS
Wed. 28 Feb.: `Religion and civil society.'
Thur. 29 Feb.: `Education and a community of value: the Jewish experience.'

PROFESSOR SUTHERLAND
Tue. 12 Mar.: `Diagnosis?'
Wed. 13 Mar.: `Prognosis? Cure?'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

La Révolution scientifique des XVIe et XVIIe siècles: traditions historiographiques françaises et brittaniques et travaux récents

The following one-day workshop will be held on Tuesday, 13 February, 9.15 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Maison Française.

Further information can be obtained from the Director's Secretary, the Maison Française, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE (telephone: Oxford (2)74222), or Professor R. Fox, History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD (telephone: Oxford (2)77277).

J. BENNETT
9.30 a.m.: `Geometry and warfare in the Renaissance.'

J. SEIDENGART, Reims
10.15 a.m.: `Copernicus, Thomas Digges, and the infinite universe in Renaissance England.'

R. BRIGGS
11.30 a.m.: `An Anglo-Saxon takeover? The French academicians and their world, 1660–1700.'

C. LICOPPE, CNET, Paris
12.15 p.m.: `Natural philosophy and the scientific revolution in France: the Acádemie Royale des Sciences and the credibility of experiments, 1666–99.'

G. LEWIS
2 p.m.: `The sponsorship of scientific publications by the Royal Society.'

S. ROUX, EHESS, Paris
2.45 p.m.: `Les explications de la philosophie mécanique.'

M. BLAY, CNRS, Paris
4 p.m.: `Force et continuité dans les Principia de Newton.'

S. MANDELBROTE
4.45 p.m.: `The role of neoplatonism in late seventeenth-century English natural philosophy.'

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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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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Oxford University Press/BBC English ELT Lecture

MARK TULLY, formerly BBC Chief of Bureau, Delhi, will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 February, in the English-Speaking Union, Charles Street, London.

Subject: `English—an advantage to India?'

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REWLEY HOUSE

Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture

DR R. DAWKINS will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Tickets will be available at the reception desk, Rewley House, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., or at the door; free to Friends of Rewley House, £2 to others.

Subject: `The gene's view of creation.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR 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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Conference: demographic and social change in Asia (revised notice)

Organised with the Centre for Modern Chinese Studies

This conference will be held on Friday, 16 February, in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from the centre (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@st-antonys.ox.ac.uk).

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 11 January, p. 545.

Convener: C.Z. Lin, MA, D.Phil., Shaw Lecturer in the Economy of China.

PROFESSOR R. SMITH, Cambridge
10 a.m.: `East-Asian transitions: any lessons from the European experiences?'

PROFESSOR C. DIXON, London Guildhall University
11.30 a.m.: `The socio-economic consequences of rapid urban based development in Thailand and Vietnam.'

DR M. REBICK
2.15 p.m.: `Population ageing in Japan: problems of employment for older workers.'

PROFESSOR DRAKAKIS-SMITH, Liverpool
3.45 p.m.: `Human resource management in Singapore.'

PROFESSOR R. CASSEN
5 p.m.: `India's economic demography revisited.'

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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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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR C. EDWARDS will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 February, in Bostar Hall, University College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The strange case of the Old High German lullaby.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Joint meeting with the Hakluyt Society

DR F. FERNÁNDEZ-ARMESTO will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 29 February, in the Convocation House. This is a joint meeting with the Hakluyt Society, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 1996. After the lecture wine and refreshments will be served in the Divinity School.

All interested persons are invited. Tickets, costing £8 for members, £10 for guests, are obtainable in advance from the Secretary, the Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford (telephone: (2)77022).

Subject: `Codex Mendoza: this unique treasure of the Bodleian Library which belonged to Richard Hakluyt casts world history in a new light.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, as follows: the lectures on 13 March and 17 April will take place in the Lecture Room, the Pitt Rivers Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road; the lecture on 14 February will be held in the Pitt Rivers Lecture Room, South Parks Road.

L. DA'LUZ VIEIRA, lecturer in traditional acupuncture
14 Feb.: `The development of traditional Chinese medicine.'

P. OLIVER, Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute
13 Mar.: `African vernacular architecture: ways of living and building in sub-Saharan Africa.'

DR W.D. HACKMANN, Museum of the History of Science
17 Apr.: `Alchemy through art.'

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